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ISAF Youth Worlds - Athlete Participation Programme thriving in Tavira By ISAF, , 4:05 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) continues to go from success to success with 22 sailors from 16 nations supported at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. APP has been running since 2002 and has given over 150 sailors the opportunity to compete at the premier youth sailing regatta. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 July 2014 By ISAF, , 3:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) hangs on to World #1 in the ISAF World Open Match Race Rankings whilst in the Women's Rankings Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) stays solid at the top. For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by a whisker, just 12 points ahead of Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. ...
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Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 3:16 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award ...
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Cameron Appleton joins North Sails By Bridgid Murphy, , 3:02 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - David Carr's views on the first 4 Acts By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
If there is anyone that knows the Extreme Sailing Series, it’s David ‘Freddie’ Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the iShares Cup – before going on to win it in 2009 with Oman Sail Masirah. He is now part of the 2014 broadcast commentary team, and as such he has seen the Series from both sides of the track. ...
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Mixed bag for Volvo Ocean Race crew on Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 2:27 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 crew onboard Team Alvimedica updates us on the mixed bag of conditions they are experiencing at sea. I have spoken too soon! Directly conflicting with yesterday's update on down time and easy living-today's note has nothing in common except the week in which it's been written. ...
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6m British Open and Europeans - Falmouth action on the horizon By Fiona Brown, , 2:20 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Six Metre British Open and European Championships open for registration today, Wednesday 16 July, and continue until Friday 25 July 2014. With some 27 boats already entered from across Europe and as far afield as the USA, Canada and Hong Kong, the event will have a truly international feel. The fleet will include divisions for both Modern and Classic Six Metres, each with their own start. ...
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NYYC Race Week - Sailing legends prepare for part 2 action By Barby MacGowan, , 1:55 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After sweeping the classic yacht competition with his 12 Metre New Zealand in Part I of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex (July 12-13), Newport’s Gunther Buerman is preparing for the biennial event’s second half with his newly acquired IRC 52 Hooligan. ...
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48th Gov Cup begins in California By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 1:14 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Unbeaten on the first day of racing, Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin, in their first Gov Cup racing, were able to prevail over the San Diego Yacht Club team led by Nevin Snow who won in 2011. The exciting match racing began on Tuesday at noon with winds from ten to fifteen knots and a temperature of 71 degrees with overcast. ...
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Foiling week, an unforgettable success and a record run By Domenico Boffi, , 12:00 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The GC32 catamaran set a new speed record on Wednesday, ninth. Sebastian Col and Josh Mcknight sent the impressive catamaran flying through to 37.9 knots! The next target for this Innovative hydrofoil one design is to break down the 40 knots barrier. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 2 in Portugal By Sail-World, , 11:47 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Light winds prevailed for Day 2 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Photographer Neuza Aires Pereira was on the water and captured these images of the day's action. ...
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Changing leaderboards as Pacific Cup boats catch more breeze By Pacific Cup, , 10:59 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Kolea Doublehanded Division, Wolfpack has the pedal to the metal, posting a 219-nautical-mile day – one mile less than California Condor. Awesome speed for this 30-foot boat! ...
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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Winning gains made on smart moves By Barby MacGowan, , 7:44 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The venerable distance race, in its 90th edition, had begun at 11:30 Saturday morning (July 12) on southern Lake Huron with consecutive starts for the fleet’s 14 classes. A westerly breeze of 9-11 knots allowed an initially mellow downwind spinnaker run to the first turning points in each of two courses. ...
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America's Cup: Challengers give Oracle a very frank message at Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:28 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the British newspaper, The Independent, reports on the Competitors Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend. Sail-World was earlier told that representatives of seven teams would be present, at the meeting called by the Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. ...
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Flying Dutchman World Championships - Sailors enjoy lighter breezes By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships at Largs, Scotland experienced a turnaround in weather on Tuesday 15th July, after a tough first day. Light breezes and plenty of sunny intervals made ideal conditions for competitors and boats which had been pounded by wind and rain on Monday. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a late start and a late finish in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time. The breeze came in late in the day and the first start came at 16:01 local time before the final competitors reached the shore at 21:00. ...
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US Etchells schedule information By Etchells North America, , 7:29 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
A huge congratulations to Bill Hardesty, Stephanie Roble, Marcus Eagan and Taylor Canfield for their win at the 2014 Etchells Worlds Championship! We also want to acknowledge all US sailors who participated in the event. The fleet was full of world-class sailors, and though not everyone can win, qualifying and sailing at that level is a huge accomplishment in itself. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Light winds and tricky waves on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:03 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
After a slow start to day two of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, Pozo eventually woke up to provide a small window of opportunity - allowing three out of the four trials heats to be completed in relatively light wind and tricky waves. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds competitors reveal their sailing heroes + Video By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal is the 44th edition of the regatta and is ISAF's longest running event. Throughout its illustrious history more than 100 nations have sailed on Youth Worlds host venue waters and the stars of the future have been born. ...
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VOR 2014-15: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Ian Walker has done the math *Feature By Sail-World.com, , 3:34 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Changes in the nature of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 have as expected moved the race from a technical boat design competition to an emphasis on sailing ability. British Volvo Ocean Race veteran 44 year Ian Walker is very happy with the change. ...
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J/70 North American Championship launches Thursday By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 3:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Eighty-one J/70 teams are assembling in Rochester, New York for the second annual J/70 North American Championship. Competitors from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Sweden and the United States are invading the area as entrants complete the registration procedures and tune-up for the official start of competition on Thursday, July 17. ...
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VX One North American Championship on the horizon By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:12 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The third annual VX One North American Championship kicks off Thursday, July 17 from Newport Yacht Club in Rhode Island. Nineteen VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States, are gathering for three days of competition. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 2 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 12:37 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations are prepared for the second day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a glamorous opening day of racing that spoilt the sailors rotten the five classes across eight events are rigged and ready to take on Tavira’s conditions for race day two. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez and Desjoyeaux team up for Volvo By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martínez will again be leading the Spanish challenge for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15, his team confirmed today. The team has also announced today that they have recruited the biggest name in French sailing, Michel Desjoyeaux, to help guide the crew’s preparations. ...
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Wet and windy for Flying Dutchmen Worlds By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:39 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages. ...
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