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British Sailing Team concludes mid-cycle squad review By RYA, , 5:25 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
The RYA’s Olympic Steering Group has finalised its latest periodical review of the British Sailing Team squads following the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, with a number of changes at the Podium level as the focus towards Rio 2016 intensifies. ...
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2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The wrap By Sail Canada, , 4:39 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The final day of racing brought 10-15 knots of breeze and sunny skies. There were three races scheduled for the day however the dying breeze forced the cancellation of race three, with a total of 10 races on the final scoreboard. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An autumn in Pampelonne By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 1:53 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez 2014, 27th September – 5th October. It is a forgotten place in winter, where the morning sun beats down silvery rays over the crowds in search of a little coolness by the beaches. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Skippers Press Conference images by Rick Tomlinson By Sail-World.com, , 12:27 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Rick Tomlinson was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Skippers Press Conference. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Swiss dominate on day 2 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:19 AM Sat 4 Oct 2014 GMT
Swiss skipper Jérôme Clerc managed to fight off the challenges of the encroaching pack to keep Realteam at the top of the leaderboard on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice as the pressure builds with just two days of racing left. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - An opportunity to rekindle the links By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 10:02 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a particularly special day and one not to be missed on any pretext. Indeed, Thursday at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez has been an opportunity to rekindle the links with the Nioulargue era and the founding spirit of yachting, when owners and captains launched friendly challenges from boat to boat with the shake of a hand, a meal or just for the sake of it. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A tense day in Alicante for Team Alvimedica By Jane Eagleson, , 8:24 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was intense onboard Team Alvimedica today, even if it was just a practice race in Alicante. Saturday brings the first In- Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race, and today was a dry run for the seven international teams, as well as the race management. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2 - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 8:09 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Nice, France after the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready to take on the challenge By Team SCA, , 7:52 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Saturday October 4th, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, will kick off with the In-Port Race in Alicante. For SCA it brings to a close almost two years of training and preparation. Finally it is time to race. 'It’s going to be fantastic to take on this challenging race', says Sam Davies skipper of Team SCA. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ advances to second overall By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 7:27 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The breeze was light again on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series seventh round at Nice. Seven races were sailed and once again the 4-7 knot breeze gave teams mixed results. By the end of the day, no clear pattern had emerged and the fleet was still tightly bunched with less than 20 points separating the top eight teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 66 sailors ready for In-port battle in Alicante By Jonno Turner, , 7:26 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race preparations of Team SCA and Team Vestas Wind for this nine-month round the world race could not have been more different – yet they stand side by side amongst the other five teams, in the shade of Alicante’s famous castle tomorrow. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail teams firmly in contention By Oman Sail, , 5:31 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Light airs in Nice conspired to create another day of up and down performances across the Extreme Sailing Series fleet but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air were able to build enough consistency to stay in contention with two days of racing remaining. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Inshore Practice Race –Dongfeng takes first win By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:18 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
A glorious Spanish autumn day in Alicante, puffy white clouds and a building breeze, after a postponed start. Superstitions abound in sailing, with bananas on boats up there with winning practice races but maybe these are not Chinese concerns because China’s Dongfeng team did not hesitate in todays’ Volvo Ocean Race Inshore practice race, they went full tilt from the gun. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the Alicante practice race By Sail-World.com, , 3:02 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race practice race action has commenced in Alicante, Spain. Check out these images of the action captured by photographer David Ramos. ...
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Oyster Regatta Palma - Patchy day 2 for the fleet By Mike Owen, , 2:38 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
With a glance at the forecast before the start of the Oyster Regatta Palma 2014, the faint hearted might have tutted and raised eyes upwards beseeching at least sailable winds. But as so often in Palma, fact has been better than forecast. ...
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Ranger to Rainbow - J Class book launch By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington , 12:49 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
This new book is a detailed account of the development of the J Class yachts, primarily from 1996 when author, David Pitman, first became involved with the rebuild of Velsheda. He was Secretary of the class for more than 12 years and primarily responsible for the rebirth of the Class, from the launch of a new Ranger in 2002, then Hanuman, Lionheart and finally Rainbow in 2012. ...
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More images from St Tropez: Day 3 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 12:39 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this second gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 3 ...
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Images from St Tropez: Day 3 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 12:30 PM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 3 ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 1 at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 11:31 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Nice, France after Day 1 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Green Blue welcomes new member and celebrates team member success By RYA, , 3:55 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s been an exciting month for The Green Blue as they welcome Kate Fortnam to the team as Environmental Outreach Officer and celebrate the success of Sustainability Officer Dan Reading as he gains ‘Chartered Environmentalist’ status. ...
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Young Kent sailors have Olympic ambitions By RYA, , 3:05 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Boughton Monchelsea’s Tom Cunningham, 13, claimed the Bic Techno 6.8 windsurfing crown at the RYA East Zone event hosted by Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club in Essex, while 12-year-old Morgan Archer, from Lynsted near Sittingbourne, took Topper one-person dinghy glory at the RYA South East Zone event at Bewl Valley Sailing Club. ...
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Open 2.4mR World Championships - Stellan takes over the lead By Sail Canada, , 2:20 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Three races were completed today at the Open 2.4mR World Championships, with winds at eight to ten knots from the east with lumpy seas. ...
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Oyster Regatta Palma - Good racing on day 1 By Mike Owen, , 2:11 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
As crews busied around in final prep for the first day’s racing in the Oyster Regatta Palma 2014, some were already out in the bay testing conditions and feeding back good news. What seemed only a light breeze in the Real Club Nautico de Palma dock was already blowing between 13 and 17 knots outside. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for battle By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 1:13 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – Abu Dhabi’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race - is primed and ready for its first Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) competitive clash this weekend - the Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, October 4. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Light and tight for Emirates Team NZ in Nice By Warren Douglas, , 12:17 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was very light and very tricky for the first day of the seventh round of Extreme Sailing Series at Nice. With Peter Burling back on the helm for the first time since June, Emirates Team New Zealand started slowly as Burling and Olympian team mate Blair Tuke settled in. ...
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