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SSL Finals 2014: Introducing German duo Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy By Alex D'Agosta, , 4:22 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
We’re talking, of course, about Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who make up one of two German duos in Nassau this year, along with 2014 World Champion Robert Stanjek. Polgar and Koy have been strong sailing partnership for many years now and finished fifth in the 2013 Star Sailors League Final with just Scheidt-Prada, Kusznierewicz-Zycki, Mendelblatt-Fatih and Negri-Lambertenghi in front of them. ...
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RYA Regional Youth Champion Award 2014 - Make your nomination By Susie NationGrainger, , 4:11 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
These regional awards which were launched last year are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievement and performance of young people across the range of activities the RYA represents. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression *Feature By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 10:40 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ...
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Flying high at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:04 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Seven Australian Sailing Team and Squad crews are currently competing in five of the Olympic events at Abu Dhabi at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. Next on the AST and Squad’s calendar is the World Cup in Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014. The deadline of Tuesday December 2nd for entries is fast approaching and organiser Yachting Victoria is calling for final registrations. ...
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Windsurfing William wins a JMST Bic Techno By RYA, , 5:23 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
A youngster who learned to windsurf with OnBoard in 2013 at North Lincolnshire and Humberside Sailing Club has been awarded a Bic Techno windsurf board by the John Merricks Sailing Trust – and his parents have started windsurfing too! ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Shaw steals the show on Day 1 By RYA, , 4:44 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - British windsurfer Bryony Shaw set the pace for the British Sailing Team on an action-packed first day of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ...
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West Lancs juniors compete for Brasileiro Trophy By RYA, , 4:02 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Eighteen sailors took part in an end-of-season junior race day at West Lancs Yacht Club (WLYC), competing for the Brasileiro Trophy, and the sailing conditions were great. When most OnBoard sessions had already finished, this club’s OB kids were still sailing in one of the fleets‏! ...
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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Trail Blazing start expected By Trish Jenkins, , 1:45 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ...
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WPNSA Chairman Edward Leask awarded OBE and RYA Volunteer Award By Cailah Leask, , 1:19 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Former Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), Edward Leask, has been awarded both an OBE and a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Community Award for Outstanding Contribution. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Spectacular opening day in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:06 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg two – Team Brunel: riders on the storm By Team Brunel, , 1:19 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ...
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America's Cup: San Diego YC Commodore on the America's Cup venue By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:23 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mast Track issue adds to pressure on Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:38 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:33 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:21 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...
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2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Be part of a special feature By Susie Nation-Grainger, , 2:15 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Tickets are now on sale for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to be part of a special feature at the show. ...
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Alex Mothersele to coach RS Feva SW Open Training By Sally Campbell, , 1:52 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
We are delighted to announce that Alex Mothersele, RS Feva zone squad coach and runner up in the RS Feva Nationals, will be the lead coach for the RS Feva SW Open Training this winter. ...
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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Launch of Ragamuffin 100 By Louise Bashford, , 1:31 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The official launch of Syd Fischer’s super maxi, Ragamuffin 100, will take place next Tuesday, 2 December 2014, at Sydney City Marine Complex, Rozelle. ...
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PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC By Mike Scullin, , 9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre takes lead in Leg 2 as break point looms *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The latest position report from Volvo Ocean Race Control has given the lead in leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Mapfre (Iker Martinez). She takes over the lead from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker), who has led from soon after the start of Leg 2, a week ago. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi to offer new challenge + Video By ISAF, , 5:03 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 270 sailors from 38 nations have enjoyed a mixed range of conditions since their arrival early on in the week. The athletes have used the time to acclimatise to their surroundings, different sea states and a variety of wind strengths. But now, the practice time is over with racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets to kick start the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Brunel: tactical masterminds By Team Brunel, , 4:07 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014 - A golden finale By Groupama Sailing Team, , 1:37 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ...
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Abu Dhabi excitement for ISAF Sailing World Cup Final sailors + Videos By ISAF, , 12:59 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ...
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