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Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 9:14 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ...
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RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman By RC44 Class Association, , 6:06 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ...
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Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview By ISAF, , 5:32 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ...
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America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ...
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2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - A bumpy ride By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ...
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EPA punts on renewable fuel standard By BoatUS, , 10:52 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...
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Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. ...
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Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The wind continued to blow on day four of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to produce another action packed day in New Caledonia, as a further three races for the men and four races for the women were completed in 15-25 knot winds. By the end of the day Ben Van Der Steen headed to the top of the rankings after a near perfect display. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by By RC44 Class Association, , 4:36 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 3:56 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The fast southeast sailing continues in the Volvo Ocean Race but where excitement and adrenaline began—discomfort has taken over. We’re seeing an average of about 25 knots of wind but the sea state is making life somewhat miserable! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:37 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ...
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Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015 By Stuart Bayliss, UK , 3:27 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
A new and exciting Viper 640 European Event in 2015 has been announced by Rondar Boats Ltd. Lake Garda is one of the great sailing venues and already there are signed up entries from the UK and Australia, with potential entries from the USA. It’s a serious sailing regatta and Italian holiday in one event! ...
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British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same? By Amanda Simpson, London , 10:52 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
On Monday 17 November, an impressive line-up of speakers at 13th International Sailing Summit shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. British Cycling has seen its membership grow by 567% since 2005. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues By GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:08 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ...
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Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race By Annapolis to Newport Race 2015, , 8:46 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Designed primarily for single-handed or double-handed racing, the high-performance monohulls have also been a fixture in such East Coast distance races as Newport-to-Bermuda and Marblehead-to-Halifax. Now the Class 40 is coming to the historic Annapolis-to-Newport Race for the first time. ...
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Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:02 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ...
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Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani By Chris Yates, , 2:53 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
As promised the wind arrived on the third day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup to provide an enthralling day of challenging racing in winds ranging from 10-25 knots. After almost seven hours of racing three eliminations have been completed for the men, whilst four races have been completed for the women. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:42 AM Fri 21 Nov 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ...
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ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015 By ORC Media, , 8:43 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 7:20 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2. Team Alvimedica’s OBR Amory Ross reports on the Leg 2 start and progress. Well, now we know what it feels like to be shot from of a cannon! That was utter insanity. When the gun went I think there was almost no wind at all—two knots or something—but as we slowly crept out from under the shadow of Table Mountain it changed drastically. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory By Corinna Halloran, , 6:06 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ...
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