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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing

'2.4mR - 2014 IFDS World Championship'    Jude Robertson / www.juderobertsonphoto.com

It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today.

On the 2.4 mR course, the first race was abandoned. On the Sonar course, the winds which were as low as two knots at points, making for a long race. And facing the same conditions, the SKUD-18s also only sailed one race today.

There was one big upset. On the 2.4 mR course, Matthew Bugg of Australia grabbed a bullet today after four other races much further back in the fleet. Overall results for this fleet, however, have Heiko Kroeger of Germany in first place, Damien Seguin of France in second followed by Megan Pascoe of Great Britain in third.

On the SKUD-18 course, GBR's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell moved up into first place, Italy's Marco Gualandris and Marta Zanetti are now in second place and the Australian team of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch sit in third after five races.

The Sonar teams are still led by the Canadian team of Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes and Logan Campbell. France has moved into second with the team of Bruno Jourdren, Nicholas Vimont-Vicary, and Eric Flaguel followed by GBR-1 John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas.

The top performance by an American team today was from the SKUD-18 duo of Ryan Porter and Cindy Walker, who placed fourth today and now sit in sixth position in their fleet.

Teams are starting to zero in on the competition for country qualification for the Rio Paralympic regatta in 2016. The top eight 2.4 mR sailors, top five SKUD-18 teams and top seven Sonar teams in Halifax will all win a place in the Paralympics for their countries. The remaining slots will be filled at the IFDS Worlds next year in Melbourne, Australia.

Results

Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

Sonar Day 3 Final

Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 18, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Crew 1 Crew 2 Country Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 24 CAN 835 Paul Tingley Scott Lutes Logan Campbell Canada 3.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 (5.0) 16.0 11.0
2nd 39 FRA 840 Bruno Jourdren Nicolas Vimont-Vicary Eric Flageul France (19.0 BFD) 5.0 6.0 2.0 2.0 34.0 15.0
3rd 30 GBR 1 John Robertson Hannah Stodel Steve Thomas Great Britain 1.0 1.0 9.0 5.0 (10.0) 26.0 16.0
4th 29 AUS 1 Colin Harrison Jonathan Harris Russell Boaden Australia 10.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 (12.0) 30.0 18.0
5th 37 NOR 1 Marie Solberg Aleksander Wang-Hansen Per Eugen Kristiansen Norway 9.0 9.0 1.0 (10.0) 1.0 30.0 20.0
6th 23 USA 1 Rick Doerr Hugh Freund Tim Angle United States 4.0 6.0 4.0 6.0 (13.0) 33.0 20.0
7th 33 GRE 1 Vasileios Christoforou Theodoros Alexas Anargiro Notarogloun Greece 7.0 (10.0) 8.0 3.0 3.0 31.0 21.0
8th 32 IRL 694 John Twomey Ian Costelloe Austin O'Carroll Ireland 2.0 15.0 (16.0) 7.0 4.0 44.0 28.0
9th 26 GER 11 Jens Kroker Robert Prem Siegmund Mainka Germany (19.0 BFD) 7.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 48.0 29.0
10th 36 ISR 1 Dror Cohen Arnon Efrati Shimon Ben-Yakov Israel 5.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 (14.0) 52.0 38.0
11th 34 AUS 834 Jamie Dunross Robert Cridge Francis Gaudin Australia 14.0 (17.0) 12.0 8.0 6.0 57.0 40.0
12th 22 USA 810 Andrew Fisher Bradley Johnson Michael Hersey United States (19.0 BFD) 3.0 7.0 15.0 16.0 60.0 41.0
13th 38 ESP 1 Paco Llobet Baccells Hectot Alvarez Garcia Manuel Gimeno Ugarte Spain 12.0 8.0 (14.0) 13.0 9.0 56.0 42.0
14th 27 ITA 720 Cristiano D'Agaro Fabrizio Solazzo Gianbacchisio Pira Italy 6.0 14.0 10.0 (19.0 DSQ) 15.0 64.0 45.0
15th 25 NZL 1 Richard Dodson David Barnes Andrew May New Zealand (19.0 DSQ) 13.0 13.0 12.0 7.0 64.0 45.0
16th 21 GBR 747 Craig Wood Steve Palmer Edward Suckling Great Britain 8.0 12.0 15.0 (16.0) 11.0 62.0 46.0
17th 31 JPN 3 Shinya Yamamoto Junichi Ohnumao Noriaki Nishino Japan 11.0 16.0 (19.0 DNF) 14.0 17.0 77.0 58.0
18th 35 ISV 3 David Flaherty Robert Blackwell Jim Kerr US Virgin Islands 13.0 (18.0) 17.0 17.0 18.0 83.0 65.0


Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

2.4mR Day 3 Provisional

Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 49, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Country Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 12 GER 1 Heiko Kroeger Germany 1.0 3.0 (50.0 DNS) 1.0 3.0 58.0 8.0
2nd 16 FRA 13 Damien Seguin France (50.0 BFD) 2.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 66.0 16.0
3rd 01 GBR 141 Megan Pascoe Great Britain (50.0 BFD) 5.0 1.0 9.0 2.0 67.0 17.0
4th 08 GBR 75 Helena Lucas Great Britain 2.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 (8.0) 27.0 19.0
5th 17 FRA 5 Kevin Cantin France 5.0 1.0 (18.0) 13.0 10.0 47.0 29.0
6th 49 USA 88 John Ruf United States 9.0 11.0 4.0 (19.0) 12.0 55.0 36.0
7th 11 NOR 1 Bjørnar Erikstad Norway 6.0 12.0 (23.0) 3.0 16.0 60.0 37.0
8th 40 NZL 92 Brett Willcock New Zealand 11.0 9.0 (17.0) 5.0 17.0 59.0 42.0
9th 18 PUR 14 Julio Reguero United States 16.0 4.0 2.0 (25.0) 21.0 68.0 43.0
10th 35 NZL 1 Paul Francis New Zealand (50.0 BFD) 27.0 10.0 2.0 6.0 95.0 45.0
11th 51 CAN 39 Bruce Millar Canada 3.0 7.0 11.0 24.0 (26.0) 71.0 45.0
12th 34 FIN 173 Niko Salomaa Finland 14.0 17.0 5.0 10.0 (19.0) 65.0 46.0
13th 33 USA 145 Ted Green United States 17.0 10.0 (26.0) 12.0 7.0 72.0 46.0
14th 10 GBR 113 John Brooker Great Britain 8.0 20.0 (27.0) 15.0 4.0 74.0 47.0
15th 22 AUS 36 Matthew Bugg Australia 7.0 (22.0) 19.0 21.0 1.0 70.0 48.0
16th 14 NED 1 Barend Kol The Netherlands 4.0 (50.0 DSQ) 13.0 20.0 13.0 100.0 50.0
17th 09 AUT 1 Sven Reiger Austria 15.0 24.0 8.0 7.0 (29.0) 83.0 54.0
18th 15 GER 44 Lasse Klötzing Germany (50.0 BFD) 15.0 16.0 14.0 9.0 104.0 54.0
19th 13 GBR 142 Carol Dugdale Great Britain 20.0 13.0 15.0 (29.0) 15.0 92.0 63.0
20th 26 GBR 124 Jonathan Currell Great Britain 22.0 (50.0 DNC) 24.0 8.0 11.0 115.0 65.0
21st 25 CZE 7 Daniel Bína Czech Republic (50.0 BFD) 14.0 9.0 27.0 18.0 118.0 68.0
22nd 38 ESP 15 Arturo Montes Vorcy Spain 23.0 (26.0) 6.0 18.0 23.0 96.0 70.0
23rd 02 USA 165 Daniel Evans United States (50.0 RET) 18.0 30.0 11.0 14.0 123.0 73.0
24th 06 POL 7 Piotr Nowak Poland 12.0 (38.0) 12.0 16.0 35.0 113.0 75.0
25th 31 ESP 509 Rafael Andarias Buigues Spain 19.0 25.0 14.0 22.0 (31.0) 111.0 80.0
26th 30 GBR 3 Will Street Great Britain 13.0 8.0 36.0 30.0 (50.0 BFD) 137.0 87.0
27th 55 ITA 104 Antonio Squizzato Italy (50.0 BFD) 19.0 28.0 17.0 25.0 139.0 89.0
28th 32 ESP 7 Antonio Maestre Hernandez Spain 10.0 30.0 25.0 (50.0 DNS) 30.0 145.0 95.0
29th 37 RUS 4 Nikolai Uliashev Russia 21.0 23.0 21.0 (41.0) 33.0 139.0 98.0
30th 05 USA 142 Charles Rosenfield United States 24.0 28.0 (38.0) 26.0 28.0 144.0 106.0
31st 46 ARG 3 Matias Paillot Argentina 18.0 (39.0) 31.0 36.0 22.0 146.0 107.0
32nd 39 ESP 16 Borja Melgarejo Spain 27.0 (36.0) 34.0 23.0 24.0 144.0 108.0
33rd 21 AUS 38 Neil Patterson Australia (50.0 BFD) 16.0 43.0 33.0 27.0 169.0 119.0
34th 47 ARG 1 Juan Fernandez Ocampo Argentina (50.0 BFD) 50.0 DSQ 22.0 28.0 20.0 170.0 120.0
35th 50 POL 8 Piotr Cichocki Poland (50.0 BFD) 29.0 20.0 31.0 42.0 172.0 122.0
36th 03 USA 118 Tim Ripley United States (50.0 BFD) 21.0 29.0 38.0 34.0 172.0 122.0
37th 27 CAN 88 Aaron Wong-Sing Canada 28.0 33.0 (35.0) 35.0 32.0 163.0 128.0
38th 19 BRA 837 Antonio Santa Rosa Brazil 26.0 34.0 40.0 34.0 (48.0) 182.0 134.0
39th 42 CAN 12 Christine Lavallee Canada 25.0 (50.0 DNF) 33.0 37.0 41.0 186.0 136.0
40th 04 CAN 19 Siobhan MacDonald Canada 29.0 31.0 39.0 40.0 (43.0) 182.0 139.0
41st 45 CAN 22 Peter Eagar Canada 31.0 (42.0) 37.0 39.0 37.0 186.0 144.0
42nd 36 RUS 7 Elena Belodedova Russia (50.0 BFD) 35.0 41.0 32.0 39.0 197.0 147.0
43rd 23 CAN 18 Audrey Kobayashi Canada 33.0 32.0 44.0 (47.0) 40.0 196.0 149.0
44th 44 KOR 1 Yun ByeongHwan South Korea 35.0 40.0 (50.0 DSQ) 42.0 38.0 205.0 155.0
45th 24 CAN 7 Stacie Louttit Canada (50.0 BFD) 43.0 32.0 46.0 36.0 207.0 157.0
46th 07 ISV 1 Antonio Sanpere US Virgin Islands 34.0 37.0 (47.0) 45.0 47.0 210.0 163.0
47th 29 JPN 1 Masakazu Suto Japan 30.0 (50.0 OCS) 45.0 44.0 45.0 214.0 164.0
48th 28 USA 160 Kevin Holmberg United States 32.0 44.0 46.0 (48.0) 46.0 216.0 168.0
49th 43 CAN 09 Joseph Gerlinsky Canada (50.0 BFD) 41.0 42.0 43.0 44.0 220.0 170.0


Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

SKUD 18 Worlds Day Three Final

Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 14, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Crew Country Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 01 GBR 057 Alexandra Rickham Niki Birrell Great Britain 2.0 (4.0) 1.0 2.0 1.0 10.0 6.0
2nd 08 ITA 054 Marco Gualandris Marta Zanetti Italy 3.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 (8.0) 16.0 8.0
3rd 10 AUS 047 Daniel Fitzgibbon Liesl Tesch Australia 1.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 (5.0) 14.0 9.0
4th 05 CAN 058 John McRoberts Jackie Gay Canada (5.0) 2.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 19.0 14.0
5th 15 AUS 044 Amethyst Barnbrook Brett Pearce Australia (10.0) 8.0 4.0 7.0 2.0 31.0 21.0
6th 03 USA 004 Ryan Porteous Cindy Walker United States 4.0 (9.0) 8.0 6.0 4.0 31.0 22.0
7th 06 NED 070 Vera Voorbach Jan Rein van Essenveld The Netherlands 6.0 5.0 6.0 (8.0) 7.0 32.0 24.0
8th 12 NZL 048 Tim Dempsey Gemma Fletcher New Zealand (12.0) 6.0 7.0 5.0 10.0 40.0 28.0
9th 02 USA 074 Sarah Everhart Skeels Gerard Tiernan United States 7.0 7.0 (10.0) 9.0 9.0 42.0 32.0
10th 13 ESP 41 Sergio Roig Violeta Del Reino Spain 8.0 (15.0 DNF) 9.0 10.0 6.0 48.0 33.0
11th 07 NED 069 Rolf Schrama Sandra Nap The Netherlands 11.0 10.0 (15.0 BFD) 11.0 13.0 60.0 45.0
12th 04 AUS 055 Peter Beard Rachael Cox Australia (13.0) 11.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 60.0 47.0
13th 14 ISR 001 Hagar Zahavi Moshe Zahavi Israel 9.0 12.0 13.0 14.0 (15.0 DNF) 63.0 48.0
14th 11 POL 049 Andrzej Bury Olga Gornas-Grudzien Poland (14.0) 13.0 11.0 13.0 11.0 62.0 48.0


Highliner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron

2.4mR Day 3 Final

Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 49, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Bow Number Sail Number Helm Country Nat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Nett
1st 12 GER 1 Heiko Kroeger Germany 1.0 3.0 (50.0 DNS) 1.0 3.0 58.0 8.0
2nd 16 FRA 13 Damien Seguin France (50.0 BFD) 2.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 66.0 16.0
3rd 01 GBR 141 Megan Pascoe Great Britain (50.0 BFD) 5.0 1.0 9.0 2.0 67.0 17.0
4th 08 GBR 75 Helena Lucas Great Britain 2.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 (8.0) 27.0 19.0
5th 17 FRA 5 Kevin Cantin France 5.0 1.0 (18.0) 13.0 10.0 47.0 29.0
6th 49 USA 88 John Ruf United States 9.0 11.0 4.0 (50.0 DSQ) 12.0 86.0 36.0
7th 11 NOR 1 Bjørnar Erikstad Norway 6.0 12.0 (23.0) 3.0 16.0 60.0 37.0
8th 40 NZL 92 Brett Willcock New Zealand 11.0 9.0 (17.0) 5.0 17.0 59.0 42.0
9th 18 PUR 14 Julio Reguero United States 16.0 4.0 2.0 (24.0) 21.0 67.0 43.0
10th 51 CAN 39 Bruce Millar Canada 3.0 7.0 11.0 23.0 (26.0) 70.0 44.0
11th 35 NZL 1 Paul Francis New Zealand (50.0 BFD) 27.0 10.0 2.0 6.0 95.0 45.0
12th 34 FIN 173 Niko Salomaa Finland 14.0 17.0 5.0 10.0 (19.0) 65.0 46.0
13th 33 USA 145 Ted Green United States 17.0 10.0 (26.0) 12.0 7.0 72.0 46.0
14th 22 AUS 36 Matthew Bugg Australia 7.0 (22.0) 19.0 20.0 1.0 69.0 47.0
15th 10 GBR 113 John Brooker Great Britain 8.0 20.0 (27.0) 15.0 4.0 74.0 47.0
16th 14 NED 1 Barend Kol The Netherlands 4.0 (50.0 DSQ) 13.0 19.0 13.0 99.0 49.0
17th 09 AUT 1 Sven Reiger Austria 15.0 24.0 8.0 7.0 (29.0) 83.0 54.0
18th 15 GER 44 Lasse Klötzing Germany (50.0 BFD) 15.0 16.0 14.0 9.0 104.0 54.0
19th 13 GBR 142 Carol Dugdale Great Britain 20.0 13.0 15.0 (28.0) 15.0 91.0 63.0
20th 26 GBR 124 Jonathan Currell Great Britain 22.0 (50.0 DNC) 24.0 8.0 11.0 115.0 65.0
21st 25 CZE 7 Daniel Bína Czech Republic (50.0 BFD) 14.0 9.0 26.0 18.0 117.0 67.0
22nd 38 ESP 15 Arturo Montes Vorcy Spain 23.0 (26.0) 6.0 18.0 23.0 96.0 70.0
23rd 02 USA 165 Daniel Evans United States (50.0 RET) 18.0 30.0 11.0 14.0 123.0 73.0
24th 06 POL 7 Piotr Nowak Poland 12.0 (38.0) 12.0 16.0 35.0 113.0 75.0
25th 31 ESP 509 Rafael Andarias Buigues Spain 19.0 25.0 14.0 21.0 (31.0) 110.0 79.0
26th 30 GBR 3 Will Street Great Britain 13.0 8.0 36.0 29.0 (50.0 BFD) 136.0 86.0
27th 55 ITA 104 Antonio Squizzato Italy (50.0 BFD) 19.0 28.0 17.0 25.0 139.0 89.0
28th 32 ESP 7 Antonio Maestre Hernandez Spain 10.0 30.0 25.0 (50.0 DNS) 30.0 145.0 95.0
29th 37 RUS 4 Nikolai Uliashev Russia 21.0 23.0 21.0 (40.0) 33.0 138.0 98.0
30th 05 USA 142 Charles Rosenfield United States 24.0 28.0 (38.0) 25.0 28.0 143.0 105.0
31st 46 ARG 3 Matias Paillot Argentina 18.0 (39.0) 31.0 35.0 22.0 145.0 106.0
32nd 39 ESP 16 Borja Melgarejo Spain 27.0 (36.0) 34.0 22.0 24.0 143.0 107.0
33rd 21 AUS 38 Neil Patterson Australia (50.0 BFD) 16.0 43.0 32.0 27.0 168.0 118.0
34th 47 ARG 1 Juan Fernandez Ocampo Argentina (50.0 BFD) 50.0 DSQ 22.0 27.0 20.0 169.0 119.0
35th 50 POL 8 Piotr Cichocki Poland (50.0 BFD) 29.0 20.0 30.0 42.0 171.0 121.0
36th 03 USA 118 Tim Ripley United States (50.0 BFD) 21.0 29.0 37.0 34.0 171.0 121.0
37th 27 CAN 88 Aaron Wong-Sing Canada 28.0 33.0 (35.0) 34.0 32.0 162.0 127.0
38th 19 BRA 837 Antonio Santa Rosa Brazil 26.0 34.0 40.0 33.0 (48.0) 181.0 133.0
39th 42 CAN 12 Christine Lavallee Canada 25.0 (50.0 DNF) 33.0 36.0 41.0 185.0 135.0
40th 04 CAN 19 Siobhan MacDonald Canada 29.0 31.0 39.0 39.0 (43.0) 181.0 138.0
41st 45 CAN 22 Peter Eagar Canada 31.0 (42.0) 37.0 38.0 37.0 185.0 143.0
42nd 36 RUS 7 Elena Belodedova Russia (50.0 BFD) 35.0 41.0 31.0 39.0 196.0 146.0
43rd 23 CAN 18 Audrey Kobayashi Canada 33.0 32.0 44.0 (46.0) 40.0 195.0 149.0
44th 44 KOR 1 Yun ByeongHwan South Korea 35.0 40.0 (50.0 DSQ) 41.0 38.0 204.0 154.0
45th 24 CAN 7 Stacie Louttit Canada (50.0 BFD) 43.0 32.0 45.0 36.0 206.0 156.0
46th 07 ISV 1 Antonio Sanpere US Virgin Islands 34.0 37.0 (47.0) 44.0 47.0 209.0 162.0
47th 29 JPN 1 Masakazu Suto Japan 30.0 (50.0 OCS) 45.0 43.0 45.0 213.0 163.0
48th 28 USA 160 Kevin Holmberg United States 32.0 44.0 46.0 (47.0) 46.0 215.0 168.0
49th 43 CAN 09 Joseph Gerlinsky Canada (50.0 BFD) 41.0 42.0 42.0 44.0 219.0 169.0













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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. It’s the place where the northern and southern winds meet, where a sailing race can be won or lost in an instant. And with its complex and confusing conditions, lack of breeze, and stifling heat – it’s also a place that most sailors can’t wait to see the back of. But there is one good thing about the Doldrums. ... [more]  

The Atlantic has proved to be a test for the VO65s in the Volvo Ocean Race and their teams as a battle of gybing down the west coast of Africa broke out, keeping all boats in a relatively tight-knit pack for much longer than expected. Having passed Morocco and the Canaries, we were drawn to the tricky-to-handle magnet of Cape Verde. ... [more]  

It’s the dawn of a complicated day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s face it: we’re not having a very good time on Dongfeng. We lost distance last night, and our leading position. The day got dull afterwards. Sailing straight ahead, with the spinnaker up, in light winds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 10 onboard Team SCA. Two days, eight hours, thirty-four minutes, and ten seconds, nine seconds, eight, seven, six, five… over the last few days the clock has gotten louder and louder as it counts down to October 23rd at noon—the time when we cross the equator and the time when myself and six other sailors join the rest of our crew in King Neptune’s court. ... [more]  

For Pablo Arrarte Elorza, the Volvo Ocean Race is a tough challenge. Not as far as physical effort is concerned because this likeable Spaniard is a very strong guy. For Pablo, the race is mostly a culinary war of attrition because the food that the team has bought with it on the race does little to please his gourmet palate. ... [more]  

The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ... [more]  

The team at The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are very happy to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Regatta, taking place March 5 - 8. The team hopes to see lots of return entries as well as new ones this year, all coming to celebrate the event's 35th year. In order to celebrate this milestone year, there will be some new features this coming season. ... [more]  

After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race. The prevailing wind remains weak, but is expected to strengthen this afternoon coinciding with the arrival of bulk of the fleet t the Egadi Islands. ... [more]  

Last week the Volvo Ocean Race was all about VMG downwind sailing, with Dongfeng being the star performer. After DFRT took the lead, they shortly lost it again 36 hours later after hitting something in the water and losing their rudder. Two hours later they were up and running again with the spare in. Impressive stuff. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. ... [more]  

Student Yachting World Cup - Fourth race day + Video
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - An opportunity for growth
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board
Star Sailors League Finals - Torben Grael and Jorge Zarif join fleet
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads for the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, a crew on a mission
Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships
Farr 40 Worlds: Prizegiving images from the Final day in San Francisco
Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 20 October 2014
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco *Feature
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night
34th Student Yachting World Cup 2014 - Second race day
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature   
Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie   
New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature   
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Challenge - Youngerman wins   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Santander team victorious   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature   
RS:X Youth World Championships - All set for Clearwater action   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Slow road north   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna   
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature   
Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow   
2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights   
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Plenty of time   
Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Day 2   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Massive swell on day 1   


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