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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace By RORC Event Press, , 11:38 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...
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Extreme Sailing Act 5 - Pressure builds on The Wave, Muscat By Oman Sail, , 10:11 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Lying second in the 2014 rankings, just three points behind leaders Alinghi, McMillan has identified Cardiff as a key event in The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title which they won last year and in 2012. 'This is a very important part of the season,' said McMillan who has previously shown good form in Cardiff taking first and second in 2013 and 2012 respectively. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar adds experience ahead of Cardiff By Neil Brotherston, , 9:43 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has today named its crew ahead of Act five of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales (22-25 August), adding experienced Olympic Sailor, Hugh Styles to the team. Styles replaces Troy Tindall as Main Sail Trim and brings with him a wealth of sailing pedigree, including previous experience of the Extreme Sailing Series with GAC Pindar in 2010. ...
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International Cadet World Championships 2014 - Australians extend lead By Peter Campbell, , 8:26 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Overnight they scored their fourth win in six races and with a third place in the other race of the day they now have a net seven points, with their race one fourth their discard. The Australians are now five points clear of their nearest opponents, the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who had a fourth and a third overnight for a net 12 points. ...
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Dennis Conner International Challenge 2014 - Letter from America By Simon Grain, , 7:50 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Well…..I really enjoyed it! Though it was super, super tough. When the Norwegian says to the German during his presentation speech (both of whom finished behind us} that the last time he beat him was at the Olympic games, you’re not sailing against bunnies. In addition, other competitors said how much of an honor it was to sail in the company of the German skipper (must look up who he is). ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2 By Daniel Smith, , 3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images By Jude Robertson, , 2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
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Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England , 8:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Teams from across Europe are descending upon Cowes for the inaugural J/111 World Championships. The event will be hosted by the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, with racing taking place from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th August. Twelve races are scheduled across the five days, to give both local and travelling teams maximum opportunity to take the prestigious title. ...
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OK Dinghy National Championships - Hunt closes in on the title By Terry Curtis, , 8:20 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jim Hunt has taken a six point lead at the OK Dinghy National Championships after three more races in a very unstable breeze at Dabchicks Sailing Club, with just two more races to go on Tuesday to complete the series. ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people By Bob Fisher, , 8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
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First action packed weekend of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit closes By Bryan Chan, Raffles Marina , 7:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A week of constant rain cleared Singapore’s sky just in time for the start of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta, and Raffles Marina buzzed with excitement as all 78 entries finally came together with their preparations done--ready to race. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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RS200 Nationals - Sprint racing action at Hayling By The Windward Mark, , 5:01 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
If it wasn’t for the sand, Hayling Island would be hard to beat as a championship venue. As a result, it is the chosen venue for the RS200 Championships, otherwise known as the 'Clash of the Titans'. The roll call of talent lined up on the beach here reads as a mixture of a Who’s Who in dinghy sailing and a Who Will be Who. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Registration day By John Friend, , 4:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Registration takes place today for the 2014 edition of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, with racing starting tomorrow and concluding on Saturday 23rd August. Strong teams from Italy and Russia will be competing against sailors from Germany, the UK and other European nations, including of course, the host nation, Poland. ...
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UBS Jersey Regatta - Focus shifts to the 16th edition By Bill Harris, , 3:55 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
With a busy summer sailing season gently drawing towards autumn and with memories of light winds and blazing sunshine still fresh in the mind, the Island’s sailing community is increasingly focussing on the sixteenth Jersey Regatta being held in St Aubin’s Bay and southwards from 12th to 14th September. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
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RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Entries are now open online By Matt Carter, , 3:06 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships with more than 1,000 young sailors and windsurfers set to descend on nine venues around the UK on the weekend of 27 – 28 September. The Championships traditionally mark the end of the Junior racing season and the start of a hard winter’s training. ...
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RS400 UK Nationals begin August 24th at Mounts Bay By Keith Bedborough, , 1:42 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine UK Nationals for the RS400 Class will start on Sunday 24th August at Mounts Bay Sailing Club in Cornwall. Given that Mounts Bay is a firm favourite amongst the 400s, it’s appropriate that we will be going to this fantastic location for our 20th birthday champs. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
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Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
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Cadet International Worlds UK - Day two: Geelong siblings dominating By Peter Campbell, , 10:18 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
After a first race fourth, Thomas (16) and Sophie (13) have scored three straight wins, revelling in the freshening winds on Weymouth Bay. After four races, they are two points clear of the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who have notched up three seconds and a third. ...
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Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
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RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 8:33 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio explained: 'The wind was over our normal limit of 26-28 knots at 2-3m, so at the top of the rigs it would have been 28-30. We were anticipating it dying down, but unfortunately the sea state wouldn’t die with it. So ultimately it was down to the sea state.' ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage. Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ...
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2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 2 By Lee Child, , 4:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day two of the OK Dinghy Nationals dawned with an average wind speed of 25 and gusting 32 knots which prompted a two hour postponement ashore. ...
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