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2014 Garmin Summer Series - Round four preview By Brenda Hoult, , 3:34 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Garmin Summer Series - Almost as legendary as the event itself is the Noble family members with a plethora of appearances on the Birkett trophies. Hence the announcement was made with some trepidation that the Garmin prize draw for early entry revealed that very name - though statistically, with four entries, the Nobles were up there with a chance ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1. The top four going through to the Semi-Finals were decided earlier today with Italian Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa the sole team to win their Quarter Finals in straight sets, in their case against David Gilmour. ...
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Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...
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Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Light airs on day 2 By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:57 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge saw the eight competing teams complete the first round robin with the Royal Thames Yacht Club coming out on top with six wins out of seven. In a change to the original format - result from a request by participants to maximize the number of races run on the waters of the Costa Smeralda - racing then continued in the second round robin. ...
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J80 European Championship - EV Cataschool claims the crown By Neus Jordi, , 5:46 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Quentin Delapierre, who is only 23 years old, led 'EV Cataschool' to the J80 European Championship crown. Despite being the first year in which this French crew sailed in this class, they won the continental title, dominating the water today under heavy winds. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...
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Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy takes place this weekend By Brenda Hoult, , 2:44 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Almost as legendary as the event itself is the Noble family members with a plethora of appearances on the Birkett trophies. Hence the announcement was made with some trepidation that the Garmin prize draw for early entry revealed that very name - though statistically, with four entries, the Nobles were up there with a chance on probability. ...
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Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
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Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup By Clipper Ventures, , 11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
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Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup By Robert Deaves, , 10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
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Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
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British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview By British Dragon Association, , 8:32 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Alongside excellent racing the competitors will also enjoy a fantastic social programme starting with a Welcome Reception on Saturday 5 July and including the Edinburgh Cup Gala Dinner on Wednesday 9 July and a final Prize Giving and BBQ on Friday 11 July. ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
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La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire - Beyou got advantage By Riva Com, , 4:18 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
With just less than 100 miles to go this afternoon on Leg 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire it may be advantage to Jérémie Beyou (Maitre Coq) as the race leader has his main rivals behind him as he seeks to win this famous solo race for the third time, but the final set of the stage in to Cherbourg-Octeville still has huge potential for upsets. ...
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Solitaire du Figaro - Figaro Master Metronome Beyou wins his third By Riva Com, , 3:29 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
When he crossed the finish line off Cherbourg-Octeville at 11h20m50s (UTC +2hrs) this morning to win the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro overall for the third time Jérémie Beyou, sailing Maître Coq, wrote himself into the solo race's record books, joining only three skippers to have triumphed overall three times. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Five nations on the podium By 470 International Association Class, , 9:07 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Three medals were secured with a day to spare at the 470 Junior World Championships yesterday. So today’s medal race was all about who would claim bronze in the Women and Silver and Bronze medals in the Men/Mixed events. Despite closely fought racing and a few close shaves, the same teams holding the podium places going into the medal race retained them to safely secure their medals. ...
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470 Junior Worlds - Podium success for Jess Lavery and Megan Brickwood By RYA, , 8:58 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Great Britain’s sailors were celebrating silver success on Wednesday (2 July), as Jess Lavery and Megan Brickwood claimed a podium finish on the penultimate day of the 470 Junior World Championships in Cervia, Italy. ...
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Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
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J80 European Championship - Interface Concept reclaims lead By Neus Jordi, , 7:17 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
France’s 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, finished first in the only race held today at Barcelona’s Maresme waterfront in the J80 European championship staged by Club Náutico El Balís. The French team recovered the lead replacing 'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, who still has options to fight for the title of the event that will finish tomorrow. ...
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Invitational Team Racing Challenge underway By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 6:59 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, got off to a superb start with perfect sailing conditions and well over half of the matches in the round robin completed on day one. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
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Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...
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