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ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015 By ORC Media, , 8:43 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ...
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Route du Rhum - Miranda Merron finishes seventh By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, , 7:44 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The legend of Andrew 'Capey' Cape By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 7:09 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel. Everyone remembers his first date. At the end of the date, you would kiss if you were lucky. But if you then had another date with the same lady, carrying on from where you left off was not such a foregone conclusion. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory By Corinna Halloran, , 6:06 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ...
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Route du Rhum - Brian Thompson to skipper MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 4:32 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Britain’s well-known offshore sailor Brian Thompson returns to the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail to take over from French skipper Sidney Gavignet for the return leg of the Route du Rhum, a trans-Atlantic delivery from Guadeloupe to Lorient in France. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium By RC44 Class Association, , 4:12 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ...
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RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia , 4:07 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ...
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London Boat Show - CWM FX signs as title sponsor By London Boat Show, , 4:00 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Thursday 20 November) agreed to a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX. The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show. CWM FX offers quality, user-friendly and professional trading platforms and features, giving users the power to customise their trading experience to fit personal needs for any trade, anywhere, any time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery By Rob Mundle, , 10:58 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos By Andrea Francolini, , 9:48 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 8:06 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 2:43 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ...
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Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents By Barcelona World Race Media, , 11:45 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins leg 2 start By Team Brunel, , 8:21 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Brunel has set out on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 from Cape Town tonight. The 6125 mile (11,343 km) route will take the seven racing yachts via the Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean to Abu Dhabi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 7:59 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start By Victoria Low, , 6:20 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet By ISAF, , 6:05 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set By ISAF, , 5:45 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions By RC44 Class Association, , 5:09 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town By Sail-World.com, , 4:55 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ...
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Aspiring young sailors awarded own boats and boards By Susie NationGrainger, , 4:10 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
For the second year running, aspiring young sailors have been awarded their very own boats and windsurfers, donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme. The 13 youngsters were selected from over 70 applications after competing in the RYA Zone and Home Country Championships which took place at nine venues across the UK this September. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town By Team Alvimedica, , 11:05 AM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ...
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Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, , 9:13 AM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Spanish solo skipper Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3,542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Guadeloupe. ...
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SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen By Alex D'Agosta, , 7:59 AM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Star Sailors League Finals 2014, Nassau (Bahamas) - Robert Stanjek will be attempting to bring a stunning 2014 season to a fittingly impressive conclusion in the big upcoming Finals in Nassau in two weeks’ time. The second half of the year has proved particularly rewarding for the German sailor. ...
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