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Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns By KPMS, , 12:00 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which gets underway on Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
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RYA Youth National Championships - Action-packed day 2 + Video By Matt Carter, , 11:06 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of the RYA Youth National Championships, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcomed superb sunshine, big waves and a fresh 15-18 knots as racing ramped up. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 5:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It may be close to the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top competitors before they head north to the U.S. and across the 'pond' to the UK and Europe to chase an endless sailing season. ...
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Pace steps up for Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series By Flavia Bateson, Hampshire , 3:17 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It was a busy time for Warsash Sailing Club on 12th-13th April with racing on both days for the opening of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Championship and the fifth Sunday of the Spring Series. As the weather became warmer, entry numbers have increased so that some 140 boats were out to enjoy the full schedule of racing. ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:15 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The world's largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has been revealed as the Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents and five oceans. ...
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Royal Southern Match Cup entrants include three WMRT card holders By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 9:51 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has now released the list of competitors for their ISAF Grade 2 Royal Southern Match Cup to be held in Hamble from 12 - 15 June. With entries from three of the eight Alpari World Match Race Tour card holders headed by World No. two Ian Williams (GBR), this is the strongest match racing field to be seen racing in UK waters for many years. ...
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Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew By Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:57 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 50th Congressional Cup, world number one Taylor Canfield (USA) and his crew sailed an unforgiving and mistake free defense to win the championship final with two wins to world number two Ian Williams' (GBR) one to collect the traditional Crimson Blazer. ...
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Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day By Louay Habib, , 9:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the final day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Antigua, glorious but lighter conditions prevailed. The Oyster fleet was a magnificent sight, flying spinnakers for a predominantly downwind race from Nonsuch Bay to English Harbour Antigua. Even the wildlife turned out to watch with sunfish and sea turtles coming to the surface in the divine Caribbean swell. ...
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RYA Youth National Championships: Waiting for the wind on day 1 +Video By Matt Carter, , 8:23 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships 2014 kicked off today (Monday 14 April) for the majority of classes at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as a light building breeze greeted the record breaking entry of 392 sailors at the RYA’s premier youth racing event. ...
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RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series – Glorious conditions at the WPNSA By Matt Carter, , 6:09 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second installment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ...
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RS400 Sprint Championships – 83 race across four clubs By Paul Allen, , 6:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
What a great start to the year. With 25 RS400s at the Sprint Champs, 21 boats at Findhorn, 10 boats racing at Notts County, and a bumper 27 turnout at the Irish eastern, that's 83 400s racing at just four clubs this past weekend. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 5:33 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
These days, 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. In her blog, Anna Tunniclffe gives this insight into the world of CrossFit, before she heads for Qingdao and the next round for the Extreme Sailing Series: ...
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Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata By Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:56 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Perhaps more familar as the test platform for Emirates Team NZ, the SL33 is available as a production catamaran, and is now fitted as a foiler. William Calver from oceanphotography.co.nz took some amazing photos of Mike Sanderson's Stratis SL33, in full flight, ahead of its release as a production one design foiler. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA By Clipper Ventures, , 11:22 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 28 of Race 10 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, having conquered the mighty Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet and clocking up nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10, PSP Logistics have just under 40 miles to go until they arrive in San Francisco, USA. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete By ISAF, , 10:50 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail with the crème of the crop of Olympic and Paralympic sailing set to compete in Hyères, France. ...
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Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:29 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
In addition to Francesco Bruni, helmsman of Luna Rossa and winner in 2010, nine skippers of the highest level participated in the event, including four who had already won the Congressional Cup at least once: Ian Williams, Mathieu Richard, Simone Ferrarese and Johnie Berntsson. Joining them this year was also Taylor Canfield, currently number one in the world match racing ranking list. ...
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Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website By Jav Greaves, , 10:08 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Victorian 14 Footer Sailing Council, has launched the 2015 International 14 Class World Championship, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, between 3 - 17 January 2015, with the launch of the event website. ...
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Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach By Rich Roberts, , 7:42 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
First he noticed the six-inch chunk missing from the transom behind his feet, then he reached for the protest flag and moments later saw the on-water umpires affirm his protest with a blue flag, matching Williams' ID for that race. ...
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America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design By Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA , 1:41 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Kimball Livingston of the Blue Planet Times talks with Gino Morrelli of top US multihull design partnership, Morrelli and Melvin, who have had a big hand in the design process for the draft design of the AC62, expected to be used for the next America's Cup. ...
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Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager By Ellie Brade, , 1:21 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Effective immediately, Andrew Brown has joined the Doyle Sails New Zealand team as One Design Manager. Originally from Christchurch, Brown is the holder of 13 national titles in dinghy racing, and represented New Zealand at the 2004 Olympics in the International 470 Class. He currently undertakes contract coaching for the Yachting New Zealand's NZL Sailing Team ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 10:10 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on Friday's Royal Matchrace and the state of the 34th America's Cup: We raced on board the two Sail NZ IACC yachts on a tight course outside the RNZYS. I was fortunate to sail with William back in 2010 when he was last in NZ ...
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50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences By Sail-World.com, , 7:21 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The Finals of the 50th Congressional Cup have just concluded at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles, with a win for World #1 ranked Match Racer, Taylor Canfield (USA) over Iain Williams (GBR). Catch the delayed video and commentary of all the racing and media conferencesSee this story for regatta website links and information. ...
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