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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front By RORC, , 2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
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Royal Navy sail past and one minute silence on Tuesday 5 August By Cowes Week Ltd, , 12:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It was on August 5th 1914 that the first shot at sea was fired from the gun of HMS Lance in the North Sea. The gun is now a permanent exhibit in the HMS - Hear My Story gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. ...
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2015 ilovesailing calendar filling up as winners 7 and 8 are announced By Emma Slater, , 11:33 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
As we crown Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk and Jacob Hill from Bangor, County Down winners seven and eight in the ilovesailing 2014 calendar competition just four more spots remain on the 2015 calendar. ...
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Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing. If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
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MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season By Oman Sail, , 8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3 By PKRA, , 3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day By Fiona Brown, , 9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony By Robert Deaves, , 7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet By James Boyd, , 6:12 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ...
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Under 21 Laser European Championships - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious By Matt Carter, , 5:17 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed an emphatic European victory at the 2014 Under 21 Laser European Championships in Torbole, Italy, on Saturday (19 July). In addition to the gold and silver in the Under 21 fleet, there was further podium success for the British squad with Henry Wetherell sealing the Under 19 title, finishing sixth overall. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners By Chris Yates, , 2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
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Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win By Fiona Brown, , 2:26 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
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A tale of sausages and pasties at the Osprey Nationals By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 1:37 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two, July 20th, of the 39 boat Osprey Nationals at Porthpean brought a long wait before the action started. When the action started it was brisk, with an offshore wind of around 15 knots. The famous Porthpean pasty boat was not needed, with the sailors who included quite a few famous pie eaters formerly of a ghostly class having to fuel up with the pasties before the late launch. ...
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Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 1st – 3rd August 2014 By Pwllheli Sailing Club, , 12:43 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The inaugural ‘Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships’ is only a few weeks away and is hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club (PSC) on first to 3rd August. The event has used the successful 2013 J Cup hosted by PSC as a spring board with the added award of the ‘Spinlock IRC’ regional title. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC By Oracle Team USA, , 11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia. First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries By Team SCA, , 9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
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No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing. It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder! This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh By Mark Jardine, , 8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening By Patrik Pollak, , 2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
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