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America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ...
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49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...
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The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ...
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470 European Championship - Belcher and Ryan trumping the fleet By International 470 Class Association, , 7:08 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
470 European Championships 2014 - Athens, Greece. Greek mythology has it that Aeolus is the ruler of the wind, and today the wind was in charge across the race track of the Saronic Gulf. An 18-20 knot breeze for the first race of the day delivering some exhilarating races – three for the women and two for the men. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco claim victory By Camille El Beze, , 6:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After starting their title challenge in the worst possible way at the Nacra 17 European Championship, a hole in their hull after a simple collision on the first day, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco finished off a long, difficult regatta when they collected their first major title as a partnership by clearly winning the sudden death, tricky light winds medal race. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory By Clipper Ventures, , 4:36 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome in London eleven months after setting off. Having conquered Mother Nature’s toughest conditions during the 40,000 mile ocean odyssey, the team was victorious in the overall Clipper 2013-14 Race, claiming a total of eleven podiums and five overall wins to beat second-placed GREAT Britain. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Kiwi World Champions in pole position By Andy Rice, , 3:53 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
At the 49er and 49erFX European Championships, both the men’s and women’s World Champions sit in pole position going into the deciding day in Helsinki. In the 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech moved ahead of the defending European Champions, Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen, after a solid day in strengthening winds. ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - British boat Ngoni victorious By Soto 40 Media, , 3:40 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After five days of intense racing, the British boat Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham was crowned 2014 Soto 40 International Class champion, after achieving a second place in the last race in Valencia. Noticia IV – Burriana Nova, property of Luis Martín Cabiedes finished second position, followed by Pedro Mendonça’s Bigamist. ...
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Volvo Cork Week victory for Michael Boyd's Quokka By Louay Habib, , 3:20 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Marvin Gaye's 'Let's get it on' and The Stranglers 'Something better change' rang out over the air waves as the Volvo Cork Week fleet waited for the breeze to set in for the final day of racing. However, the wind was sufficient to allow for a full racing programme to decide the winners for the regatta. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 10:39 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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Clipper Race: Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames By Clipper Ventures, , 7:09 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16 By Clipper Ventures, , 6:52 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain has won the final race of the global series into its home port, finishing Race 16 off Southend, UK at 20:44:33 BST/19:44:33 UTC. ...
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2014 British Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Final day images by Rupert Holmes By Rupert Holmes, , 5:09 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Rupert Holmes was on water to capture these images on Day 6 of the 2014 British Dragon Edinburgh Cup. ...
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2014 British Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Final day By Rupert Holmes, , 4:13 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 British Dragon Edinburgh Cup - The final day of the Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, served up another tantalisingly close race in challenging conditions. The day started with an hour's postponement while a sea breeze became established - a decision that delivered another stunning day, making best use of the afternoon's limited amount of decent wind. ...
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Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Day 1 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 3:27 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup - In the first day of competition, the Fleet race saw the three classes in strong competition with each other. The sun was strong and the water was slightly choppy, a regular day for most boats but still challenging for boats raced previously on lakes or along waterways. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Anders Pedersen claims victory in Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Anders Pedersen (NOR) has won his first ever Finn Silver Cup, and in his last year as a Junior, without any more races taking place. Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) took the silver and Nened Bugarin (CRO) took the bronze. For the third day in a row the 32 Finn sailors set out from Hoorn and came back with no more races sailed. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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Soto 40 World Championship - Huge expectations on penultimate day By Soto 40 Media, , 5:18 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
We’ve arrived at the penultimate competition day in the Soto 40 World Championship that confirmed the equality of the eight crews and boats of the fleet. Alegre and Noticia IV were today’s winners. The Spanish boat also reduced its distance from Ngoni, which is still top position overall with 25 points. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland returns to battle in Cowes By James Boyd, , 5:05 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Having claimed Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup victory in 2010, Ireland was unable to mount a campaign to defend its title in 2012, but this year they are returning to Cowes for the RORC's biennial regatta for amateur national three boat teams, over 19th-26th July, with one of the strongest line-ups taking part. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
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‘Introduction to Team Racing’ training weekend set for Oxford SC By Matt Carter, , 3:30 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
If you are a current member of the RYA Youth Racing programme, have just left and are wondering what to do next or are wishing to get involved in university sailing in the near future, then the RYA has the perfect weekend for you. ...
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National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington , 3:10 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Squib Owners Association (NSOA) have announced that Rondar Race Boats have been chosen to be the next builder of the National Squib, subject to final ratification by the RYA. Last year, events led to the RYA having to withdraw the Squib boat builder licence which was issued to BP Sailboats since 2009. ...
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470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1 By International 470 Class Association, , 2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...
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