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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:20 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:48 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:06 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:09 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show By Sail-World, , 12:38 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ...
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Pogo 40, Bingo completes RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 By Louay Habib, Race Reports, , 8:01 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: Isabelle Haudiquet was on the helm as the bright yellow hull blasted through the finish line. Having safely moored Bingo after 17 days at sea, the French crew enjoyed a cold beer dockside at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:59 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ...
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Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:42 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Four-time World Champion, Britain’s Archie Massey, expects racing in the titles at Geelong, Australia, will be tight. ...
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:29 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet. Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ...
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Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ...
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Optim'X (FRA) completes RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 By Louay Habib, Race Reports, , 3:11 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic: As with every yacht participating in the race, staff from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina greeted the French team on arrival with warm congratulations, a cold beer and a welcome basket from the Grenadian Tourism Association on behalf of the people of Grenada. The crew of five looked tired after nearly 17 days at sea, but owner, Frank Lang was full of praise for his crew. ...
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ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:36 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ...
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Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched By Robert Deaves, , 10:35 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ...
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Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:56 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ...
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Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 8:32 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away! By Kathy Large, , 7:26 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ...
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McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event By Di Pearson, , 4:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 3:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...
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Successful St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up at Kim Sha Beach By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 3:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Last Saturday saw the third annual St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up organized by the St. Maarten Regatta as part of the Regatta Art Competition. Unfortunately, due to exams, not many children showed up. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return By Di Pearson, , 2:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:40 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ...
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1851 Trust appoints CEO By 1851 Trust, , 4:07 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The job went to Alasdair Akass, a multi-award winning senior manager in the charity sector. The charity was launched in October with the British America’s Cup team, Ben Ainslie Racing, with the aim to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory By Team Brunel, , 3:00 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down By Louay Habib, , 12:52 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Transatlantic Race: After time correction, Apollo 7 is leading IRC Two. Nigel's team included three close friends from his home town of Plymouth, Devon: Steve Wassell, James Slater and Mark Davies. Also on board were two offshore specialists: Dan Gohl, a past Class40 world champion and Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record holder as well as Rolex Fastnet Race winner Brett Aarons. ...
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2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least By Robert Deaves, , 10:27 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ...
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