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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
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - 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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Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide , 9:56 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam By Realteam Sailing, , 9:00 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 6:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part 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 discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 1:25 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ...
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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
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Yachtsman of the Year Awards in doubt after sponsor goes bust By Barry Pickthall, , 4:26 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
The defaulting entrepreneur has left a huge hole in the finances of the Yachting Journalists’s Association, organisers of the awards, and the annual lunch at Trinity House, where the winners are traditionally announced, may have to be cancelled this January unless a new sponsor can be found. ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Big adventure comes to an end By Louay Habib, Race Reports, , 3:56 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: The Spirit of Adventure crew of 15 were met dockside by representatives of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and well wishers at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. After enjoying an ice cold beer, the first cold drink for two weeks, the crew cleared customs and headed for the Victory Bar for eggs and bacon. ...
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Datchet Flyer - Tight battle for overall honours By Andy Rice, Winchester , 3:41 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series - Datchet Flyer: Nick Craig and Alan Roberts raced their Merlin Rocket to victory in the Datchet Flyer, which tested competitors across a variety of wind conditions. The second of eight events in this season’s GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, the battle for overall honours was incredibly tight, with just seven points separating the top six. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014 By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ...
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Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 12:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
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