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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: MC38s Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:53 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
The sleek and fast looking MC38s are something of an eye-catcher at this regatta and when you see seven of them powering down Dent Passage under spinnaker, the camera boats tend to pay attention. Here are Crosbie Lorimer's images of the fleet's start this morning. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Today's Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 2:47 AM Sat 23 Aug 2014 GMT
For the last day of racing the entire regatta fleet was sent on short passage races starting from the yacht club line in Dent Passage.With 15 knot southeasterlies in bright sunshine it made for a colourful and fast start. A number of the yachts had a nervous moment or two, rounding up in the gusty breezes in the lee of the northern point of Dent Island. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 11:17 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Many of the crew racing in yesterday's breezy passage race would have down well to listen closely to the advice that Team Beau Geste's sailing master Gavin Brady gave at the Shoot The Breeze briefing in the morning. After 5 days of light breeze, yesterday brought 20-25 knot winds and made for a spectacular start for the cruising divisions in the southern start area. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals - Day 2 images and results By Clare Sargent, , 10:28 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gruitt was on site for day two of the Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championship to capture these images. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR claims two consecutive wins By Sarah Alexander, , 10:08 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The second half of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series kicked off in Cardiff Bay today, the only UK leg of the global racing circuit. J.P. Morgan BAR delivered their best day of the season so far, claiming two consecutive wins to leave them in first place on 70 points, eight points clear of second place SAP Extreme Sailing Series. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 5: Ainslie dominant on Cardiff Bay + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The towering masts of the Extreme Sailing Series fleet dominated the Cardiff Bay skyline today, as the best of the sailing world took to the water under bright skies and tactically demanding winds, that ended with the home team J.P. Morgan BAR in pole position. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Barker rusty and pays penalty in Wales - Day 1 By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:21 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day of racing at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series regatta less than happy with their performance. Skipper Dean Barker was feeling a little rusty having missed the previous two rounds of the 2014 series. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships day 2 By Dave Smithwhite, , 9:07 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Variable conditions greeted competitors for the second day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships. The shifty north westerly breeze varied between four and 22 knots across the day. Three races were run with three different winners. ...
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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air opens Cardiff campaign with a bang By Oman Sail, , 7:26 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Oman Air wasted no time in getting points on the board when they opened their Cardiff campaign with an outright win while conditions on the first day of Act 5 in the Extreme Sailing Series drew Leigh McMillan into a ‘step by step’ plan for The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the season championship crown. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship overall By Steve Bolland, , 3:27 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
We knew it was windy when we looked out of the window and the seagulls were flying backwards. By the time we reached the club the Race Officer, Paul Gilmore had already ‘phoned the harbour masters at Ayr and Troon and received confirmation that the gusts were reaching 40 knots. Less scientifically, my hat blew off which tells me it’s definitely too windy to go sailing. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant supports Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, , 2:34 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce that Bart’s Bash, the Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race on 21st September 2014, has received the support of UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship - Mixed bag on day 3 By John Friend, , 9:46 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Variable wind conditions, across the two race areas, result in one course completing a full schedule of races and the other only a partial programme. The championship, however, is well underway and proving a great success with the sailors and coaches. ...
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RS800 National Championship - Warm welcome on day 1 By Emma and Luke McEwen, , 8:56 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships kicked off today in Plymouth with a warm welcome from the Mount Batten Centre and a feisty force 4-5 with sparkling sunshine. With at least five boats realistically capable of winning the Championships, plus a few dark horses, it was all to play for on the first two-race day. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships underway By Neil Ashby, , 8:47 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships started today with a breezy forecast. Everybody went out wrapped up (which was just as well) and had a great day on the water. First start first race Neil Ashby and Jerry Wales got off the line first. We went left up the first beat and pulled a lead out on the rest of the fleet. ...
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America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
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