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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 2:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The first item on the itinerary for the second day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup was to remove the fishing boat, which was a prominent feature during yesterday’s Super Session, from the reef after running aground on the eve of the event. The sailors remained on hold until 6pm, but with a deteriorating swell no competition was able to be held today. ...
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470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification By 470 International Association Class, , 12:56 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Two conflicting breezes cancelled each other out this morning at the 470 Men and Women World Championships, keeping teams postponed ashore. But it was soon back out to the ocean courses for the 470 Men and Women in what turned out to be another challenging day for teams and the Race Committee. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Two days into the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship and after more than 13 hours afloat the Finn fleet has only one race to show for it. It was a good race though with wins going to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR), but then after a long wait the fleet was sent ashore. Three races are now planned for Wednesday. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video By ISAF, , 8:24 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a tough day five of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Race win gets Scott off the mark By Lindsey Bell, , 7:20 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Giles Scott got his world title campaign off to the ideal start, winning the first and only race for the Finn class at the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Santander on Tuesday (16 September). The Spanish venue served up improved conditions on this fifth day of the first Olympic qualification regatta, but still just 23 races of the scheduled 40 were possible. ...
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Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Rán Racing claimed victory in the official practice race today off Ibiza, the final preparation before the start of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, the finale to the Barclays 52 Super Series. In gentle breezes Niklas Zennström’s team made the best of the shifts early in the race and were able to keep a loose cover on Azzurra and Quantum Racing to cross the finish line first. ...
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Ben Ainslie Racing partners with Yamaha Motor in the UK By Sarah Alexander, , 5:50 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Today, Tuesday 16th September, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, launched a new team partnership with Yamaha Motor in the UK. The occasion was the presentation of the first of the BAR team’s new 9.8m Scorpion Serket RIB chase boats, with twin Yamaha F225 engines, delivered at the Southampton Boat Show. ...
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Etchells European Championships on Weymouth bay By Rob Goddard, , 5:25 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The Etchells European Championship 2014 was three days of racing in Weymouth bay, sailed in generally a moderate strength shifting wind coming from a North Easterly direction. David Campbell-James was PRO for the Portland based regatta organised by the WPNSA, the location was chosen as the start of a two year program of Etchells events leading up to the 2016 Etchells Worlds to be held here. ...
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A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
We are fun, speed, best performance, great people, top quality, pure one design, a high level of sailing... We are the Audi Melges 20. On the heels of an amazing World Championship in Riva Del Garda, Check out the latest fresh video - a complete recap of the most successful World Championship ever held. ...
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Ben Ainslie reveal unique opportunity By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 3:54 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
British sailing legends, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Ben Ainslie revealed a unique opportunity today for a young person to experience Mother Nature’s toughest conditions, as a competitor in the world’s longest ocean race. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series prizegiving to capture these images. ...
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ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video By Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association, , 12:48 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Two years ago at the London 2012 Olympics, Lara Vadlau secured the final nation slot for Austria and was the youngest competing helm. Heading into Rio 2016, plans are looking a bit different. ...
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18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix By Sail-World, , 11:22 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Compilation of video clips from the glory days of the Grand Prix 18ft Skiff series. Catch the spectacular carnage, capsizes and catastrophe. ...
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ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
A video produced for Volvo Cars Sailing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the British Sailing Team ...
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Cowes Week and 6mr European Championship success with Doyle Sails By Stuart Bayliss, Hampshire, UK , 10:49 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The Swan 48, Bella Nove, owned by Nick Maddalena, took the prestigious Nautor Swan trophy at Cowes Week, sporting a full inventory of Doyle Carbon/Technora Stratis sails. Nick and his team are now off to the Swan Cup in Sardinia. ...
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POSH RS100 Regatta - Fantastic waves on the English Riviera By Sally Campbell, , 10:45 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The English Riviera provided the backdrop to the penultimate event on the RS100 circuit, and with an Easterly wind for the weekend, some fantastic waves for downwind sleigh rides to die for. The RS100s provided the largest fleet of the rescheduled event, there being excessive wind for the original event in May. ...
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Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend By Sail-World, , 8:42 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The inaugural Bart's Bash to remember Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who died in the break up of the Artemis Racing AC72 in San Francisco, in May 2013, will be staged worldwide this weekend. The purpose of the regatta is both as a fundraiser and to get new and existing sailors out on the water. 10,000 sailors from over 60 countries will participate. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The opening day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw marginal, starboard tack conditions, but that didn’t prevent the elite of the wave sailing world from producing a great display of sailing during the Super Session, which took place after registration, which was held between 10am-12pm. ...
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470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2 By 470 International Association Class, , 7:25 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
An anti-climax on race day two here at the 470 Worlds in Santander, Spain as again there was no wind. The 470 Men and 470 Women fleets were initially postponed on shore. But a sniff of breeze out on the race course brought the postponement flag down and teams headed out. But it was all to no avail and five hours later they were heading back to shore with no races completed. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander By Sail-World.com, , 6:46 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo and Barbara Sanchez were on the water to capture these images during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine By ISAF, , 6:39 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships features more than 1,000 sailors from 81 nations competing on the waters off the Spanish city. Many of the sailors have different backgrounds and entered the sport through various routes to get to where they are at today. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4 By ISAF, , 6:29 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, only the 49er yellow fleet were able to get racing in as light, teasing winds played havoc across the seven race courses. The 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets were all scheduled for racing early on in the day with the Laser (silver and bronze fleets) and Laser Radial (silver fleet) penned in later in the afternoon. ...
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Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, London , 5:19 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to reveal that the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will participate in the fundraising event Bart’s Bash, a Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race in the World. ...
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Volvo OR: The Crown Prince of Denmark wishes Team Vestas fair Winds By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, , 3:45 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met with Chris Nicholson and the two Danish crew members at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in order to wish them good luck in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems By Ole Wejse Svarrer, , 3:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
There is a fishing boat, grounded, fifty meters from the beach in Klitmøller - right where the world's best wave windsurfers will sail, today, in this year's PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii. 'It's like the boat just got placed, right in the middle of the park', said event manager, Robert Sand. ...
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