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Star North Americans - Another tough day for the fleet By Laura Beigel, , 7:04 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
For the third day in a row now, competitors at the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship endured none other than Oxford’s most precarious winds as they fought one another through Races Six and Seven for the top spot in the overall standings yesterday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica is Cape Town bound By Team Alvimedica, , 6:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and their six rivals began the 39,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe today as the Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Alicante, Spain. The battle to Cape Town has begun, and for Charlie Enright and his crew the moment couldn’t come soon enough. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA Leg 1 start images By Sail-World.com, , 5:25 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA departed Alicante today in the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Check out these images by Rick Tomlinson of the action. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - More action shots from the start of Leg 1 By Sail-World.com, , 5:02 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Ainhoa Sanchez and David Ramos were on the water during the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race to capture these images of the action. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Watch the Leg 1 start summary By Sail-World.com, , 4:45 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race set sail from Alicante, Spain today, October 11th. The seven teams are headed for Cape Town, South Africa. Check out the Leg 1 start summary video below! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng, fighting for a dream + Video By Amy Monkman, , 4:28 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Smiles, tears, nerves, excitement and thousands of spectators – the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race but the real drama is to come. 'I am nervous but I trust my team. Contrary to popular belief I am not worried about the Chinese sailors. They are strong and they are solid and most importantly they are ready. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Town, here we come! By Jon Bramley, , 4:25 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - It's a long, long way to Cape Town from Alicante - but our seven-strong fleet set off today after an emotional send-off from families and some 50,000 fans packing the dockside. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel in pole position to Cape Town By Team Brunel, , 4:12 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Today in the Spanish port of Alicante, the Volvo Ocean Race started. In calm conditions the seven teams started the first 6487 mile (about 12.000 kilometers) long leg to Cape Town. Immediately after the start Team Brunel - with the Dutch television host Humberto Tan on board – took the lead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 start images from Alicante By Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographers David Ramos and Ainhoa Sanchez were on site in Alicante to capture these images as the seven strong fleet set sail on leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape Town. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind prepare to head for Cape Town By Team Vestas Wind, , 2:50 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
One of the most well-known legs of the Volvo Ocean Race is about to be taken on by seven one-design boats – this will be a race of tactics and decision making. At 6,487 nautical miles, it’s also one of the longest legs on the race, the second longest to be exact. Heading due south though isn’t on the cards and just leaving the Mediterranean can prove to be a challenge in itself. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel leads fleet out of Alicante By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:49 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The seven-strong fleet of the 12th Volvo Ocean Race raced out of Alicante on Saturday for the punishing first leg to Cape Town with rains and strong winds forecast to greet them in the opening eight hours. Team Brunel took the honours after the fleet bade farewell to a memorable Alicante nine-day stopover before heading out to the Mediterranean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA says goodbye ahead of Leg 1 start By Sail-World.com, , 2:28 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Rick Tomlinson was in Alicante ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 start to capture these images of Team SCA as they bid farewell to family and friends before departing for Cape Town, South Africa. ...
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Fisher's View: Clock ticks, tension mounts ahead of Volvo OR start *Feature By Bob Fisher, , 2:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The world's leading sailing journalist, Bob Fisher, is in Alicante for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. He reports: A bright and sunny day has brought huge crowds to the Race Village to bid the seven boats and the 59 sailors 'Bon Voyage' at the start of the first and longest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2013 – 14, the twelfth in the series of races that began with the Whitbread in 1973. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Teams bid farewell ahead of Leg 1 start By Sail-World.com, , 2:01 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The seven teams of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race bid farewell to family and friends ahead of the leg 1 start in Alicante today. Check out the images as they say goodbye before setting sail for Cape Town. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1, Day 1 - Mapfre leads post start By Agathe Armand, , 1:35 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Four hours after the race start - The seven boats are now north of Cartagena, some 150 nm from their next turning point, Cabo de Gata. The Spanish boat is in the lead, 2 nm ahead of Team Brunel, 3 nm ahead of Team Alvimedica, Team Vestas Wind, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team. Team SCA are just behind. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Route options narrow, wind increases for Gibraltar *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:44 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The latest forecast and route projections for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, show that winds are expected to increase, and route options have tightened. As predicted previously navigators are expected to sail a more direct route to Gibraltar. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today's the day By Jonno Turner, , 9:27 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Sometimes, life at the extreme starts… quietly. It’s a sunny day in Alicante and eight to eleven knots of easterly wind are forecasted for the race start. No rough conditions, no proper tactical options to take – it’s a straight line to Cabo de Gata, the southern corner of Spain. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Just hours before the start By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, Alicante, Spain , 9:06 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
A packed press conference at the Volvo Ocean Race centre yesterday morning, less than 30 hours before the start of Leg 1, Alicante to Cape Town.Now the start is just five hours away. It's yet another clear bright day here in Alicante on Spain's Costa Blanca. This is shaping as one of the best Whitbread-Volvo Round the World races ever. Enormous credit has to go to Knut Frostad and Volvo for tr ...
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Busan Cup Int'l Women’s Match Race - Exciting final on Korean waters By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 7:48 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Busan Cup International Women’s Match Race - It’s time for the exciting finale of the 2014 WIM Series, the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race. A dozen of the world’s best women match racing skippers will, beginning Sunday, compete on the waters just off the Haeundae Beach. Anna Kjellberg holds the top spot of the WIM Series standings, with four more skippers still having the chance to ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - What's in Rokas Milevicius bag for Leg 1? By Jonno Turner, , 7:22 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - A few sets of thermals, one per week, assuming it's getting colder and colder. Some extra socks and underwear - I'm not sure whether to take two or three pairs of pants but probably two. Oh, and boots, and full weather gear, just in case! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 full replay of the start at Alicante *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:06 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
You can see the replay coverage of the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race here. The race started at 2.00pm local time in Alicante. Race coverage started 10 minutes before that. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - What's in Nick's bag for Leg 1? By Agathe Armand, , 6:47 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - 'I’ll pack like I did last time on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Two full changes of clothes, with thermals, top and bottom, underwear and board shorts. I don’t wear thick shorts offshore, ‘cause when they get enough salt, they just stand on their own. I’ll probably only change once though. You always think you need more and end up changing clothes 15 days into the leg. ...
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2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Michel, what's in your bag for Leg 1? By Jonno Turner, , 6:04 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Five or six pants, more than others I guess! I don’t take food in my personal bag – it’s an item we share and if you have to start hiding some in your kit, the atmosphere onboard must be pretty bad. ...
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The Barcelona World Race at the Barcelona International Boat Show By Barcelona World Race, , 5:44 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The Barcelona World Race will feature at the Barcelona International Boat Show (known in Spain as the 'Salón Naútico') which will take place from the 15th to the 19th of October at the Catalan city's Port Vell. ...
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2014 Championship of Champions - Day 1 By US Sailing, , 4:09 AM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Championship of Champions - The Edgewater Yacht Club launched a successful start to the 2014 Championship of Champions on Friday. Lake Erie greeted the 20 teams with light breeze and a chill in the air. ...
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