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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Kinky and quite difficult conditions By Jessica Gray, , 8:29 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio and his race management team made up for yesterday’s single race by successfully holding four on the penultimate day. Racing was held in conditions which Nico Poons, skipper of Charisma, described as: 'Quite kinky! Quite difficult with the shifts.' ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Tables turn on Saint Petersburg leaderboard By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:57 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, a massive 10 races were sailed on the penultimate day in Saint Petersburg, with superb sailing conditions that saw six different race winners result in a shake-up on the Act leaderboard. ...
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Newport Bermuda Race - 635-mile race concludes By John Rousmaniere, , 6:49 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Actaea, skippered by Michael and Connie Cone from Philadelphia, PA and Shockwave, a 72-foot Mini-Maxi sloop owned by George Sakellaris from Framingham, MA, are the big winners in 2014’s 49th Newport Bermuda Race. The 635-mile race across the Gulf Stream had 164 starters on June 20 at Newport, RI, in five divisions, each for a type of boat. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Good speed for J.P. Morgan BAR By Sarah Alexander, , 6:38 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4, delivered strong and stable, racing conditions and a day of exciting, engaging stadium racing in Russia’s sailing capital. Ten races were completed, each one a highly competitive battle throughout. ...
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Kieler Woche - Exciting final day for 29er Europeans By Herman Hell, , 5:59 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
This year’s Kieler Woche has already seen race cancellations due to strong or light winds, but no cancellation due to a thunderstorm. This was the case on Saturday. Most of the classes had finished one race, when the black clouds were moving in above Schilksee. ...
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49er and 49erFX Junior World Championship - Kiwis out front + Video By Ben Remocker, , 5:31 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
On day one of the 2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX Junior World Championship, a rainy calm greeted the sailors this morning as they arrived. Coaches and Race Officers were apprehensive as to whether there would be racing, but Denmark delivered and a full complement was races was held on schedule. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4: Oman Sail teams poised for strong finish By Oman Sail, , 5:11 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, a perfect show was laid on with bright sunshine, excited crowds and a lively breeze which propelled Oman Air up the leaderboard and The Wave, Muscat into a position of strength to make a bid for the first ever Russian title in the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series. ...
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J80 European Championship - Sailing stars to battle in Maresme By Neus Jordi, , 4:47 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Olympic medallists Hugo Rocha from Portugal, skippering 'New Territories', and Catalan José María van der Ploeg, commanding 'Factor Energía', will battle from Monday at Barcelona's Maresme waterfront for the J80 European championship, organized by Club Náutico El Balís at Sant Andreu de Llavaneres. ...
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470 Junior Worlds kicks off with Classic Cabriolet Opening Ceremony By Luissa Smith, Cervia , 11:05 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Junior 470 World Championships - Circolo Nautico Cervia in the Milan Maritima district of Italy is hosting sixty-nine 470 teams from 19 nations for six days of racing at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships which kicks off on Saturday 28 June 2014. ...
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2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Super sail carries boat to victory By Laurie Fullerton, fullerton.laurie557@gmail.com , 10:10 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - George Sakellaris and the team aboard the Reichel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34 AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. The close contest between Shockwave and her rival Bella Mente, Hap Fauth’s 72 foot Judel/Vrolijk mini-maxi, was a near repeat of the 2012 race ...
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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Day 3 By RC44 Class Association, , 7:53 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
After two days of strong winds, conditions turned light with a change of wind direction into the northeast for day three of RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup ...
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Etchells World - Change of weather brings change of fortune By New York Yacht Club, , 5:55 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
The best sailors remember every detail of every race. But there are some days on the water that simply have to be forgotten. Day three of the 2014 Etchells World Championships, hosted by the New York Yacht Club in association with Sail Newport, was such a day for Jim Cunningham. ...
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2014 - Bullit and Illes Pitiuses victorious By Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, , 3:57 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Epic is without doubt the best way to describe the concluding day of the tenth anniversary Coutts Quarter Ton Cup. From the opening race where places eight to twenty three were separated by less than a minute on corrected time, via the day's five dead heats, to the final race showdown where second to sixth place were separated by only six seconds, it was a drama of Wagnerian proportions. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Malcesine action on the horizon By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:12 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Star Class World Championship will take place in spectacular Malcesine from 28th of June till 6th of July with the Organization Committee to work hard in order to deliver a unique edition of this important race. More than 90 boats will fill the starting line in a few days looking for the perfect spot that lead them close to the title. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ lifts to third in Russia By ETNZblog.com, , 8:53 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Day 2 of racing in St Petersburg for the Extreme Sailing Series was about as tough as they come for any race committee or sailing team. If anyone wanted a lesson on the intricacies of wind then today was the day. It came, it went. It was left, it was right. It blew then didn’t blow at all and did it randomly all over again on several occasions. ...
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Kieler Woche - 180 crews compete in 29er Europeans By Herman Hell, , 8:10 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a strange feeling of happiness for the organising director of Kieler Woche, Peter Ramcke, on Friday. 'I would have not bet on this in the morning,' said Ramcke and meant the amazing quantity of 52 races sailed in 14 boat classes. The dead calm in the morning was not as persistent as suspected, so around 800 crews could get on the race course at noon. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - J.P. Morgan BAR plays the waiting game By Sarah Alexander, , 6:51 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Day two of Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 and the Extreme 40 fleet struggled to find a rhythm in the light, taxing conditions. Just two races were completed on the Neva River, as the wind played a game of stop – start in the iconic city. Despite their disappointment at the lack of races, J.P. Morgan BAR used the day wisely and played the waiting game. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Fickle breeze shuts down proceedings By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:13 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the race conditions on the Neva River remained capricious in Saint Petersburg today for the 12-strong Extreme 40 fleet, against the backdrop of the Winter Palace and the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, where mastering the light breeze, overcoming the strong current and remaining consistent paid dividends. ...
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Stornoway Port seek event organiser for Ocean Yacht race and Boat show By Jane Maciver, Stornoway , 6:03 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Stornoway Port Authority plan to run a Hebridean Ocean Race and Boat show as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations in 2015 and are currently inviting proposals from experienced event organisers. It should be noted that what is on offer is a contract for services, not a contract of employment. ...
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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Challenging conditions on day 3 By Jessica Gray, , 5:14 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
For day three of the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, the Mediterranean laid on different conditions to the first two days. While the sun remained, there was initially no wind and when it did fill in, it was blowing down the coast, from the northeast, rather than the westerly offshore breeze of the first two days. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Oman Sail crews on the rise By Oman Sail, , 4:57 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg, Oman Sail’s two Extreme 40s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air both moved up the leaderboard today despite another difficult day, compared by skipper Leigh McMillan to a game of snakes and ladders. ...
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RYA announces new partnership with Nipper Skipper By Emma Slater, , 4:50 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Adding to its existing stable of rewards, benefits and discounts for members, the RYA is delighted to announce a fantastic new partnership with Nipper Skipper, who provide clothing and kit for junior boaters. ...
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UK RS Southern Championships at Hayling Island SC By UK RS400 Class Association, , 1:27 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The 250 sailors who took part in the RS Southern Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club this weekend could not have asked for better conditions for an RS regatta event. The expected wall-to-wall sunshine created a rigging scene in the dinghy park more akin to Garda in August, and the sea breeze came in on cue for the competitors briefing. ...
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Régates Royales 2014 - A year full of novelties By Les Regates Royales, , 12:13 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Few regattas in the world boast some of the best and oldest classic yachts as entries. For the 36th edition the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai many of the most magnificent yachts have entered to celebrate in grand style the tenth anniversary of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge circuit. ...
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Ilovesailing announce calendar competition winners for May By Emma Slater, , 10:51 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Chosen from over 30 outstanding entries Nick and Peter clinch themselves a spot on the 2015 ilovesailing calendar, along with tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show in September, a canvas print of their winning photo, a copy of the calendar and of course the much coveted ilovesailing rubber duck! ...
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