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2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - From one hemisphere to another By Marion Cardon, , 6:40 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The second major event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters championship, the Barcelona World Race has certainly fulfilled its promise in the two weeks since it set sail. Never before has the pace been so high and the fleet so evenly matched for this double-handed round the world race starting out from Barcelona. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Last min dash for tomorrow’s start By Sue Pelling, , 1:45 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
With teams continuing to arrive all day in time for the start of Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series tomorrow, the Bajan party scene kicked off early this evening with a steel band and Mount Gay rum in full flow at the exotic beach location of Barbados Cruising Club. ...

Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena puts on cloak of invisibility By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:40 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning one of the two leading boats of the Barcelona World Race, Neutrogena, put on their cloak of invisibility and disappeared from the view of the competition and the public from 0900hrs UTC. Whilst racing neck and neck alongside rivals Cheminées Poujoulat, only a matter of five miles away after 16 days of racing ...

London Boat Show - ACWS Portsmouth receives Royal support By ACWS Portsmouth, , 12:28 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, visited the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth (ACWS Portsmouth) display at the London Boat Show, to support Ben Ainslie Racing and the America's Cup World Series events planned between 23 – 26 July 2015. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day images by Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, Sorrento , 11:07 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the Final day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds at Sorrento. ...

Barcelona World Race - Challenge not over yet for Thomson and Ribes By Alex Thomson Racing, , 10:37 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Hugo Boss set out to race 26,000 miles around the world, with Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes one of the favourite teams to win the race. The boat was leading the eight boat Barcelona World Race fleet by 60 nautical miles when disaster struck. She was dismasted at 21:02GMT on Wednesday evening in moderate conditions. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Images from Teri Dodds By Teri Dodds, Sorrento , 8:27 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The Moth Worlds have come to an end, with probably the most testing conditions for the Gold fleet. With big breeze, tidal flow and choppy seas there were very few competitors who didn't take a swim. Congratulations to New Zealand's Peter Burling who took the title with relative ease, and adds to his world championships tally, in his specialist 49er class. ...

McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Burling wins in style By Di Pearson, McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, , 7:57 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Peter Burling (NZL), who turned 24 on January 1, leaves Sorrento tonight with the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship title, hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. 'I‘m stoked,' was all Burling could get out, as he sprayed and was sprayed with champagne after stepping ashore at Sorrento just after 3.15pm local time today. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling wins world title in a gallop By Richard Gladwell/, , 4:40 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand sailing prodigy, Peter Burling, has won the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds in Sorrento, Melbourne. Sailing in conditions at the top end of the range for the foiling singlehander, Burling finished sixth in the first race of the day, and won the title with a race to spare. ...

Int'l 14 World Champs - Podium places assured as final day blown out By Tracey Johnstone, , 4:31 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Int'l 14 World Championship - A brutal north-wester blew across Corio Bay this afternoon forcing the abandonment of the final race in the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. With yesterday’s results awarding the 2015 world title to Britain’s Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe, today was going to be all about the battle for second and third place. ...

Kaenon + Zhik Interview: Peter Burling - 2015 Moth Worlds, Day 6 By Oliver Hartas, Sorrento , 3:42 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Oliver Hartas, was onshore during the break in racing on the Final Day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds and filed this interview with the now new World Champion, Peter Burling ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling unbeatable for title By Richard Gladwell/, , 2:56 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Provided only one race is able to be sailed before the limit of 3.00pm, then Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling has won the 2015 World Moth Championship. With one race being attempted to start Burling goes into the race with a 9pt advantage over Artemis Racing's Nathan Outteridge (AUS). ...

I14 World Championships - Second and third places still up for grabs By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:17 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The final race of the 2015 I14 World Championships plays out today on Corio Bay, Geelong, with second and third place still to be decided. ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Heartbreak for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 2:00 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
After leading the Barcelona World Race since the first full day of racing, for most of 14 days and having recently extended their lead on the water to what the skippers estimated to be around 60 miles, pre-race favourites Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on their IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, were dismasted on last night (Wednesday) in the South Atlantic ocean in relatively moderate wind conditions. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Great sailing - Predictwind - Day 6 By Richard Gladwell, , 12:21 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect champagne sailing conditions for the final day of the regatta. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a the breeze coming out of the West initially and then swinging SW at a strength of 10-15 kts for Day 6 of the regatta. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Interviews and action from Day 6 By Oliver Hartas, Sorrento, Melbourne , 10:52 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Hartas Productions features a six minute video taken on Day 6 of the Finals for the Worlds, on Thursday. Oliver Hartas was on the shore and water shooting in High Definition as the foiling Moths did their thing in 25kt winds and flat seas. ...

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2015 - Day two + Video By RLIR 2015, , 12:19 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
All yachts headed out to the open sea of the Coastal Course on Race Day two of the 13th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2015. Having secured Race one and two of the regatta on the first day, the Principal Race Officer (PRO) charted the courses for three races for the Racing, IRC-1 and IRC-2 classes, while all other classes raced twice on Day two. ...

Neil Pryde retires as head of Pryde Group By Pryde Group, , 11:51 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Pryde Group, an international sports group, announces the retirement of founder and Chairman Mr. Neil Pryde effective January 1, 2015. ...

J/80 World Championchip 2015 preview By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 11:03 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
J/80 World Championchip 2015 is being held from July 4th to 10th in Kiel. Kieler Yacht-Club is using the momentum of the successful ORC worlds last August and for another upcoming keelboat world championship in 2015 ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling - 'Just a standard Mach 2' *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:23 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
With a hat-trick of wins on the penultimate day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds, Peter Burling decimated the 80 strong Gold Fleet, and few would bet against him finishing the job on Friday. Despite his success, the points system used for the regatta has kept his great rival in the Olympic skiff event, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) very much in the viewfinder, and the 2012 Olympic Gold med ...

International 14 Worlds - Brits triumphant By Tracey Johnstone, , 9:49 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
Britain’s Glen Truswell and Sam Pascoe have locked in the 2015 International 14 World Championship title with a day to spare after another superb display of confident racing on Geelong’s Corio Bay. Not satisfied with finishing with a safe fifth place, they stormed into first place in Race six and into the class history books. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling maintains control at top By Di Pearson, McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds, , 9:26 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealander Peter Burling continued his near-flawless run on day five of the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship being hosted by the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria. With one day remaining to finish the World’s off, Burling showed nerves of steel and control to score a second in Race nine. ...

London Boat Show - HRH The Princess Royal unveils RYA Yachtmaster 2014 By Loretta Spridgeon-Connor, , 4:48 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
At the London Boat Show outstanding youngster George Gillingham has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2014 for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills, having successfully passed his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam just a few weeks after his 18th birthday. ...

Barcelona World Race: Hugo Boss dismasted By Barcelona World Race, , 3:27 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes, skippers of the IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss, which was leading the Barcelona World Race, this evening lost their mast overboard at 21.02 GMT. The yacht was reaching in moderate conditions when there is reported to have been a rigging failure and the mast fell overboard and broke. ...

International 14 World Championship - Crucial day for all top teams By Tracey Johnstone, , 1:50 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
On the penultimate day of the 2015 International 14 World Championship today’s forecast of a 10 to 15 knot south-westerly and a flat Corio Bay, will eminently suit the fast teams competing in Geelong. ...

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