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US Sailing highlights 2014 initiatives and looks to a promising 2015 By US Sailing, , 4:24 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
We hope that 2014 brought you and your family much happiness and that you had opportunities to remain active in your respective sailing communities with family and friends. ...

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes with trophy presentation By Di Pearson, Rolex Sydney Hobart Media, , 3:52 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to an end on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place. ...

NOSA Donates, Preps for opening of N2E registration By Laurie Morrison, , 12:10 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Officials with the Newport Ocean Sailing Association ended the year by giving a $3,750 donation to the Sea Base; just in time to ramp up preparations to open registration for the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - They are off! By Alex Thomson Racing, , 3:19 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The Barcelona World Race kicked off today at 13.00 with Hugo Boss crossing the start line in first place as they head off to sail around the planet, non-stop unassisted. Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes are Skippering ‘Hugo Boss’ an IMOCA 60 designed by VPLP. Together Thomson and Ribes will be at sea for up to 90 days. ...

Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 2:05 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ...

BIC Techno 293 One design class - 2014 Season highlights video By Patrik Pollak, , 1:31 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
BIC Techno 293 One design class 2014 - 100s of competitions from all continents, 1000s of participants around the world. Lot of fun, new adventures, new places, new friends. Another successful year for BIC Techno 293 One design class. Season highlights video here. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Weather Forecast 31-Dec-2014 By Barcelona World Race, , 1:17 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon four-eight knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona five-nine knots. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Ready to race: skippers bid farewell By Barcelona World Race., , 1:01 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
There was scarcely enough wind to lift the flags but the warm morning sunshine offered an idyllic setting as the crowds build under the watchful eye of the Christopher Columbus statue. Bubbly and openly nervous round the world rookie Jorg Riechers of Germany and his quiet, focused French co-skipper Seb Audigane were first to leave on Renault Captur. ...

Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Sun and sons shine on light winds start By Barcelona World Race, , 7:59 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds, setting up with speed at the gun, to eke out a small lead to the turning mark, 1.5 miles away from the line. With 23,450 miles to sail, of course the early advantage to the British-Spanish duo might only appear to be psychological. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Time to redress By Jon Bramley, , 4:00 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have won their claim for redress after they diverted course to sail to the assistance of the grounded Team Vestas Wind in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...

Rose Bowl Regatta - Fair weather due By Rich Roberts, , 3:19 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
For the 30th Rose Bowl Regatta some chill, rain and prospects of the coldest Rose Parade in its 125 years on New Year's Day haven't heralded fair sailing in midweek, but forecasts call for a sunny shirtsleeve weekend for the nation's best young sailors at Long Beach this weekend. ...

Tornado World Championship - Day 1 overall By Andrew Dowley, , 1:16 AM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
The first day of the ISAF Tornado World Championships and Global Mixed Championships in Perth, Western Australia, got underway on Tuesday the 30th December. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Day 4 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi, , 1:21 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Day 4 images provided by top international photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Crew change onboard Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:09 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
For the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 Dongfeng Race Team announce new crew line-up, a new fourth Chinese sailor, addition of an under 30 solo sailor, and a replacement OBR for next leg. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica granted Redress for Leg 2 By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:05 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
After a Hearing by the International Jury for the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica has had her points adjusted for Leg 2. For going to the assistance of Team Vestas Wind, after she became wrecked on a reef in late November, Team Alvimedica has had their points for the Leg reduced by 1pt to four points under the low points score system. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A little luck goes a long way for Vestas Wind By, , 12:44 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
In a joint venture between Subtech and Svitzer a team was mobilized from South Africa under a Bimco Wreckhire to refloat and recover, intact, the remains of the 'Vestas Wind' from the Cargados Carajos Shoal. The main objective being to salvage the deck intact to install in a new boat to be built, as that was the one item that would not be ready in time to make re-entry into the race possible. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Redress gives Pretty Fly III win in Division Zero By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:48 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The New South Wales yacht Pretty Fly III (Colin Woods) has been elevated to first place in Division Zero in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, after a Redress Hearing was held today, in Hobart. The incident occurred on the final night of the race as the remaining Division Zero competitors raced at speeds in excess of 20kts driven by a strong northerly that gusted up to 35kts. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Age no barrier for the final finisher By Danielle McKay, RSHYR media, , 9:20 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: So much for getting slower with age! The 60-year-old wooden sloop Southern Myth today completed her 15th, and her fastest, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The crew had one day’s food to spare, having packed for the yacht’s average five-day trek south. They crossed the finish line in four days and two hours – the last of the 70th fleet to do so. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: On board video of Comanche's wild rides By Morgan Trubuovich, , 9:16 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Crewman, Morgan Trubovich compiled this video of the US supermaxi, Comanche (Jim and Kristy Clark) at pace in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Includes spectacular on-board video from the early stages of the race to Hobart, with Comanche on full charge ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A wild edition + Video *Feature By Regattanews, , 8:51 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Completing the legendary 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race course in 3 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes and 43 seconds, Wild Rose arrived in Hobart on Monday evening, finishing with a corrected time that proved insurmountable for the yachts drifting through an abating breeze to Hobart. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Friends make Wild Rose 'Simply the Best' By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR media, , 7:32 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart winning skipper, Roger Hickman is surrounded by the family and friends whom he describes, with apologies to Tina Turner, as 'Simply the Best'. Today, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia John Cameron presented Hickman with that trophy and Jean-Noel Bioul of Rolex SA handed him the coveted Rolex timepiece. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tattersall's Cup Presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 6:37 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The crew of Wild Rose was presented with the George Adams Tattersall's Cup as overall winners under the IRC handicap in a dockside presentation here in Hobart this afternoon. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart:A Wild Wild win or two By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 4:14 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Who could have known at any stage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that boats touched by Bob Oatley and both bearing the name ‘Wild’ in their title would take line honours and overall corrected time honours in the 70th edition of the race and the 70th anniversary of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia? ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 2:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC. The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...

Eight Bells - Sail on Warren Brown By Paul Doughty, , 1:39 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the entire Bermuda sailing community and indeed sailors around the world were saddened to learn of the death of Warren Brown. One of Bermuda’s greatest sailing icons, Warren died Christmas Day at King Edward VII Hospital in Bermuda after surgical complications. ...

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