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RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins By Laurie Fullerton, , 9:03 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup 2014 - Hamilton Bermuda — After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:42 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team have followed the world's top sailors such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Ben Ainslie and Chris Dickson in becoming a two time victor of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:08 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Moth World Championship - The delightful Mornington Peninsula in the Australian State of Victoria is renowned for many items in the natural and culinary worlds. One thing not referred to all that often are the sand or march flies that occupy the area during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. Most travellers know Australia for flies, but the sand fly is larger and bites. ...
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2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:28 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Touristen Express’ Bjoern Frasch and crewman Oliver Peter are leading the way for a German challenge at the International 14 World Championships to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from third to 17th January, 2015. ...
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Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale By Tom Dowler, , 4:59 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew finished fourth in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, despite going 12 flights unbeaten in the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. ...
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RS sailors to arrive at the Ball in style By Sally Campbell, , 12:19 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
As part of Volvo Car UK's support of the RS Association, RS sailors are being given the opportunity to 'win a car for their RS event'. Three lucky winners will have a Volvo collected and delivered from their choice of address, complete with a towbar and full tank of fuel, to help transport them and their boat to the End of Seasons Championship and RS20th Anniversary Ball in comfort and style. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics By Henry Bomby, , 3:29 PM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the traditional options and what to look out for on the tracker, as well as where the next potential passing lanes might be. I have had a few questions asking why the teams didn't turn hard left at Fernando and head straight to Cape Town, so explaining this seems like a good place to start. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:35 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to work its way down the west coast of South America. While there is some opening and closing of the margins, there has been no change in the relative positions of the boats. ...
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18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one By Frank Quealey, , 7:50 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - After all teams registered their new equipment, they took to the harbour in a South-East breeze, which gusted to more than 20-knots. Two of the top skiffs had major skipper changes. James Francis replaced Seve Jarvin on Gotta Love It 7 and Hugh Stodart replaced Michael Coxon on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers. ...
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2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day By Optiworlds, , 5:12 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - 38 Countries competed in the OptiWorld Team Racing Championship. The regattas were very intense. Conditions were challenging as usual. The shallow waters, combined with strong current and five kn Breeze made it very hard for the sailors. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha By Agathe Armand, , 4:34 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - All the Brazilian coast is beautiful, but Fernando de Noronha may be the most beautiful island in the world,' says Carolijn Brouwer, sheltering from the wind and the waves inside the boat as Team SCA leave the rock behind. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route By Agathe Armand, , 4:04 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Freshly shaved from his first Equator crossing ceremony, Charlie Enright looks around him. His Team Alvimedica’s boat is reaching south at 17 knots, in strong southeast trade winds. Blue skies, couple of waves, full weather gear. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday By Talbot Wilson, , 9:22 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Quarter Finals were completed Saturday morning and the Semi Finals, Petite Finals and Finals will all be sailed on Sunday. Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar and Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team came through the quarters with 3-0 scores. Williams, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader at 12-0 is undefeated in all his races. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 9:01 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
A frontal system edging its way towards Bermuda resulted in light winds, a grey sky and racing eventually being canned early, but not before the remaining Quarter Final flights had been completed at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup - Searching for breeze on the race course By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:55 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Searching for breeze and pressure on the race course was a game of snakes and ladders for young competitors at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. While grappling with the need for patience and consistency – two requirements for sailing well in light air – many sailors were tested during the third day of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Radical wave tow-in on day 8 By Chris Yates, , 8:09 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw stunning sunshine as the mercury hit almost twenty degrees. In the afternoon seven of the world’s best sailors took to the water for a radical tow-in contest, which kept the crowds entertained with the massive aerial antics on display. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Music to Bouwe Bekking's ears By Team Brunel, , 5:29 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, onboard Team Brunel. So close yet so far away. We sail near Brazil, less than 300 miles from Rio de Janeiro. The city where scantily clad women are parading on the Copacabana beach. In my mind I see in the background three mustachioed Brazilians playing the song 'Guantanamera' on a tiny guitar. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video By KPMS, , 4:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was one to remember. Not only for international fleet that, for the third year in a row, set a record number of entries, but for the array of conditions that the yachts faced. From no wind to too much; from flat calm to turbulent seas; from going nowhere to flying fast and furious: the 606-nm mythical racecourse offered everything. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - How eight on Team SCA became Shellbacks By Corinna Halloran, , 3:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 14 onboard Team SCA. I’m discovering there are two types of days offshore: the days where not much happens, and the days where so much happens it’s hard to believe that’s just one day! Yesterday was one of those days and I’m unsure where to begin! ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4 By RS:X Class, , 3:08 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, and the sound of the day was that of racers whooping and hollering past the race committee boats (two imposing 44-ft power catamarans provided by event sponsor MarineMax) in a breeze that high-wind specialists had been waiting for all week. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Prize giving ceremony in Valetta By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:52 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The prize giving ceremony for the Rolex Middle Sea Race was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, one of Valletta's most historic venues. Honoured guests included: The Minister of Tourism; The Hon Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading for the speedway to Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:11 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race fleet are now all around the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha, and have continued down the Brazilian coast. Currently the first three yachts, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are all travelling at 17kts, as they travel around the St Helena High. ...
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Optimist World Championship - First stage finished By Optiworlds, , 8:24 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - The first stage of the OptiWorlds Argentina 2014 schedule has finished today. The fleet was divided in three equal parts: the first third is gold, the second one is silver and the last fleet is bronze. This individual regatta continues next Tuesday. ...
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North Sails UK Golf Day - £8,500 raised for JMST By Rachel Jaspersen, , 7:13 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
£8,500 raised for JMST at North Sails Golf Day - thank you to all our generous sponsors and to all those who donated prizes, as well as the 88 golfers who turned out to play a round of golf, whilst remembering Jonny and supporting the charity in his name. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Equator takes its first scalp By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:22 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the race to the Equator late on Thursday and were in good shape to make the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as their six rivals were still playing catch-up despite finally escaping the Doldrums. ...
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