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News for the Last 7 Days - UK

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:48 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – 'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Mon 23 Feb 2015 GMT
Legend has it that over 31 days during 1788 the HMS Bounty of Captain Bligh made just 85 miles while attempting fruitlessly to round Cape Horn. If they round Cape Horn as expected on Tuesday 24th February, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will have taken 31 days to race from the longitude of Cape of Good Hope to the most feared of all Capes. ...
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Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title By Teri Dodds, Pittwater, Australia , 10:05 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
It was one of those nail biting finishes, but eventually results came through and the team onboard Phoenix were rewarded for their long campaign with the National title win. In the final race, Old School took the win, with Phoenix crossing the line in eighth, frantic calculations were done on each of the boats. Phoenix pipped them my a mere one point. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge By Bruce Kerridge, Sydney , 5:31 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images are produced by Bruce Kerridge. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums By Sail-World.com, , 2:44 PM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
'This is the Doldrums?!?' – questioned Dongfeng’s OBR Sam Greenfield on a note to our desk. 'We’ve had the fastest and wettest downwind conditions yet on this leg (or the last) during this morning’s romp through the Doldrums, hitting 20-24 knots SOG.' ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7 By Frank Quealey, , 7:27 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Gotta Love It 7’s team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2015 JJ Giltinan 18ft Trophy winners after the regatta concluded on Sydney Harbour today. The team had already secured the title before today’s race and skipper Seve Jarvin had become the most capped skipper and competitor in the championship’s 76-year history. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:39 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 3.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video By John Navas, , 1:50 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champions made a rare journey today to sail out past the Golden Gate. Last time an AC foiler went out into the tide ridden area under and beyond the Golden Gate Bridge was when Oracle Team USA pitchpoled their first AC72 in October 2012. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6 By Michael Chittenden, Sydney , 12:11 AM Sun 22 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on the water again on Saturday for the penultimate Race in the 2015 JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unifficial world championship of 18ft skiff sailing. Crews from three nations took the top three places. Gotta Love It 7 set a new record for JJ Giltinan Trophy wins - scoring her seventh title. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha By Nic Douglass, , 11:17 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
After Race 6 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy, Nic Douglass caught up with several crews in the series - Team America, Thurlow Fisher and Yamaha. Today's video is a composite of interviews with the podium placegetters in Race 6: Team America (Howie Hamlin, Skip McCormack and Daniel Philips), Thurlow Fischer (Michael Coxon) and Yamaha (David McDiarmid). ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler By Oracle Team USA, , 11:05 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA are undertaking a final testing session in San Francisco, prior to heading for Bermuda. The team is sailing a development AC45 which is one of their four one design AC45's which has been converted to a foiler. 'Two days in and the thing is nearly as quick as the AC72,' was the way sailor Joe Newton described the new foiling AC45. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau By Christophe Favreau, , 9:56 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Christophe Favreau was on the water for the sixth and penultimate race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy. Long time 18ft skiff sailor, USA's Howie Hamlin, showed plenty of spark to pull a race win in the very tricky conditions on Sydney harbour. ...
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RORC Caribbean 600 - The young ones By Louay Habib, , 9:53 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Dockside at the Antigua Yacht Club the pontoons are buzzing. The who's who of yachting has gathered for the seven edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, including winners of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendée Globe and Jules Verne Trophy. However this elite group of sailors only make up a small proportion of the 700-plus avid sailors taking part in the race. ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6 By Frank Quealey, , 8:39 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Despite finishing a disappointing eight place today, the Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage became the 2015 JJ Giltinan champions as a result of the brilliant start to the regatta with four consecutive race wins. The win gave the Gotta Love It 7 team their record seventh JJ Giltinan Trophy ...
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo 3 and Paradox fly into Antigua By Louay Habib, , 5:25 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
The Multihull record for the RORC Caribbean 600 has not been broken since the inaugural race in 2009. For the last six editions the record set by John Burnie and Claude Thelier on ORMA 60 trimaran, Region Guadeloupe (40 hours 11 mins 5 secs) has remained unbeaten. However, this year there are two multihulls, both owned by RORC members, that have the potential to smash the record by hours. ...
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RORC Caribbean 600 provides a mixed bag of IRC delights By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 5:02 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
With many if not the majority of the most prestigious yacht races and regattas around the world using the IRC rating system, it is no surprise that it is also the choice of state-of-the-art yachts such as the Maxi 72s, TP 52s, Wally Yachts and 100 foot Maxis including the latest Ragamuffin 100 from Australia and Comanche built in Maine. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Closing fast By Barcelona World Race, , 4:30 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Who knows if the second placed crew in the Barcelona World Race, Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz have recently used the official scheduled reports to pinpoint the position of their nearest rivals GAES Centros Auditivos? But with the two IMOCA Open 60s seeming to be on converging courses in the South Pacific, just 16 miles apart this afternoon ...
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JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay! By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:07 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Follow Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy Live/Replay on Sail-World by clicking on the viewer below. The race gets underway at 4.00pm Sydney time with an international fleet contesting the unofficial World Championship of the 18ft Skiff class ...
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Meet 505 World Champions at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show By Emma Slater, , 2:05 AM Sat 21 Feb 2015 GMT
Since the announcement that Weymouth will host the 505 World Championships in 2016, interest in this International Class has exploded. Many of the UK’s top dinghy sailors have already begun their campaigns and others have boats on order. ...
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America's Cup: Parties given until today to file on AC45 arrest claim By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:22 PM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have been given a very short deadline for filing papers opposing the wages and bonus claim lodged on February 11, 2014 by crew man Joe Spooner. Spooner's claim was lodged under US maritime law which allows a vessel to be arrested if there are unpaid wages due to her crew. ...
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