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America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
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505 Worlds 2014 - Six teams in with a shout for Five-Oh world title By SAP 505 World Championship, , 3:23 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
In the first, medium-airs race it was the up and coming Aussies, Pete Nicholas and Luke Payne, who once again demonstrated an uncanny knack of sniffing out the tricky breeze and ploughed a lonely furrow out on the left-hand side of the track. 'We’re going fast in the 12-18 knot wind range, and we backed ourselves to find something good on the left,' said Payne. ...
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British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video By Amy Cada, , 2:34 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ...
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J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
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Europe Class UK Nationals 2014 - Report By Gareth Williams, , 12:17 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday saw a healthy force three against an equally healthy incoming tide producing some steep chop on the race course. The first race started with an individual recall, with local David Labrouche, certainly trying to make an impression in his first race in a Europe with a port tack flyer, was just a little too keen! ...
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British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ...
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International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
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2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
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SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top By SAP 505 Worlds, , 3:26 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel have moved to the top of the leaderboard of the SAP 505 World Championship after winning a breezy race in Kiel, Germany, today. They sit just two points ahead of their training partners, the British duo of Andy Smith and Tim Needham who pushed the Americans all the way around the windy and wavy race course. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 2:06 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a sunny day with light winds when everyone headed out to the race courses this morning at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. But the wind built across the harbour and the race officers picked their spots and soon enough, all three classes were racing again. ...
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IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Positive day 2 By John Friend, , 8:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite the breezy start and delayed launching of the boats, the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship again completed an almost full programme of races today, with some interesting developments is the overall placings. Strong winds caused a delay to the start of day two of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship in Gdynia this morning, with gusts reportedly as high as 30 knots. ...
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America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
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Waller-Harris Two-handed Triangle Race - Action starts September 6th By Bill Harris, , 5:08 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's 19th Waller-Harris Two-handed Triangle Race, a major highlight in the Jersey's racing programme takes place from sixth-8th September. This event has a very strong following due to its perfect mix of competitive sailing and warm social atmosphere. Boats carry a skipper and just one crew member. ...
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ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup By ISAF, , 4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
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Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video By ILCA (As Amended by ISAF), , 3:46 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Asya Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite have claimed the girl's and boy's Laser Youth 4.7 World Championships after a championship dominated by light winds in Katatsu, Japan. In a fleet of 37 sailors from 22 nations, Asya Luvisetto (SUI) sealed her World Champion title with a day to spare in Karatsu, Japan after demonstrating she is an excellent all-rounder in the fresh 15-18 knots of the penultimate day ...
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420 Junior Europeans - GBR sailors claim bronze By Matt Carter, , 3:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The British Youth Sailing Team’s Sarah Norbury and Mari Davis clinched a bronze medal at the 420 Junior European Championships in Marina Gdynia, Poland, on Monday (18 August). It was the first piece on international silverware for the double-handed 420 sailors, who earlier this summer finished 10th at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal. ...
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IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
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Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia By International Maxi Association, , 2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
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