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ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds: Day 3 - Consistency changes the lead By Jane Moffat, , 11:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds saw a change in the leader board yesterday, with GBR 761 Whitstable Marine sailed by Chris Lewns and Tom Pygall take the lead from locals Guy Bancroft and Lachlan Imeneo AUS 793. With day two cancelled because of strong winds and challenging sea state sailors were keen to get on to the water for day three. ...
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Tasar World Championships - Races one and two overall By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 10:45 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Tasar World Championship race one and two were held on the afternoon of Sunday 4 January on the waters Geographe Bay, Busselton. ...
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Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Sail-World.com Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...
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30th Rose Bowl Regatta - Day 2 overall By Rich Roberts, , 8:34 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
30th Rose Bowl Regatta - The Sailors' (that's their appropriate nickname) B team of Campbell D'Eliscu and Madeline Bubb matched the efforts of the A team's Sean Segerblom and Briggs D'Eliscu (Campbell's kid brother) in winning the first and last of their eight races over two days, and also notched two firsts and a second as NHHS swept the Gold A and B groups. ...
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Seaweed Soup Regatta - A bit of a bite By Erik Simonson, , 8:09 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The first Major Midwinter Regatta of the 2015 Sailing Season rolled into the San Francisco Bay with a bit of a bite. After months of above average temps, a blast of Arctic air settled in at the end of 2014 and decided to hang around into the New Year. The Golden Gate Yacht Club's Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup, race three was greeted with good but brisk oscillating northerlies. ...
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OK Dinghy World Championship: World Champion Matt Stechmann talks By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday we brought you some of the interview with Matt Stechmann (NZL), who won the OK Dinghy World Championship at Black Rock YC on January 4 after a week of unusual and confounding weather. Here is the complete interview, taken shortly after he came ashore after claiming the title. ...
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2015 International 14 World Championship - I14 family reunites By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:18 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Sixty-nine teams are converging on Geelong for the seven race series being hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay from the seventh to 16th January 2015. ...
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Two Gates Pursuit Race - A great day for Durant By Rick Roberts, , 3:00 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
In the 2015 Two Gates Pursuit Race, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, Bill Durant and his team raced his Santa Cruz 52, Relentless, to first place honors Sunday. ...
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Bob Levin Memorial Trophy – Day 2 By Paul Cayard, , 2:25 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Two races were held today on Biscayne Bay for the Star class. Classic conditions returned with eight - twelve knot southeasterly and 80 temps. ...
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OKs finish in the middle of a high! By Alex McKinnon, , 11:54 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Alex McKinnon was the official photographer for the 2014 International OK Dinghy World Championships. Run out of the delightful Black Rock Yacht Club on the shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the fleet endured many hours on the beach due to high winds, significant moguls and then the complete opposite! ...
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Please Stop using Heats when you mean Races *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:01 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
In sport whether its athletics, rowing or surfing, elimination series are run with heats, quarter finals, semis and finals. So when non sailors read about heats in sailing, they reasonably expect they are part of an elimination series. But in sailing that is not the case … some classes and sailors use the word Heat when they mean Race. ...
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Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - 'Three musketeers' By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:40 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15: If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the 'three musketeers' who are making the pace - albeit at speeds of a Sunday promenade today - there is still very little to choose between them. ...
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OK Dinghy Worlds final day - Perfect Port Phillip conditions By Robert Deaves, , 12:13 PM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship 2014-15: Going into the final day, the fleet needed two more races to get in a valid series, so there was audible relief as the sailors arrived on Sunday morning to a sailable 15-20 knots on the bay. The day started damp and grey, following the overnight storm and rain, but by the second race the sky was clear and the sea breeze was pumping. ...
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OK Worlds: Matt Stechmann wins World OK's after classic Black Rock day By Robert Deaves, , 11:31 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
After a week of uncooperative weather at Black Rock, Australia, the OK Dinghy World Championship wrapped up in perfect Port Phillip conditions. Matt Stechmann (NZL) did just enough to take the title by one point from Luke O'Connell (NZL), who won a three way points tie with defending champion, Roger Blasse (AUS), who took third overall, and Greg Wilcox (NZL) in fourth. ...
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30th Rose Bowl Regatta 2016 - Day 1 By Rich Roberts, , 10:09 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
30th Rose Bowl Regatta: The skipper and crew Isabelle Luzuriaza of the Washington D.C. school's A boat won all four of their races in the College A class---a big jump toward defending the championship they won for Georgetown University last year. ...
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2015 Tasar Worlds - Practice Race By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 8:44 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - Saturday afternoon was the Practice Race for the Tasar 2015 World Championships which is being sailed on Geographe Bay, Busselton. Some of the 114 boats were a bit too keen to start and caused a re-start of the race. ...
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Bob Levin Memorial Trophy - Day 1 By Paul Cayard, , 7:17 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Yesterday morning in Ross, California there was ice on the lawn. At midnight I walked onto the back deck of Bob Norton’s Hatteras 46 at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in 80 degrees and humidity. That’s why people go to Florida in the winter! ...
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Lambert Lai passed away on December 30, 2014 By Jack DePeters and David Stoller, , 5:44 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Lambert began his love for sailing and the sea in his native Hawaii as a young man. He arrived in upstate New York after his service to our country as an Army Medic in Vietnam. He finished his schooling and became a Physician’s Assistant. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A record, but no easy way out for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race, , 3:34 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
A new record for the 538-mile opening passage from Barcelona to Gibraltar was set by Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes when they exited the Mediterranean on Hugo Boss on Thursday evening, leading the Barcelona World Race. But their passage into the Atlantic proved problematic when they then hit two unidentified objects and hooked a net around their keel in strong winds and muscular seas. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet away to a foggy start for Leg 3 By Sail-World, , 1:37 AM Sun 4 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) led the six boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of their home city of Abu Dhabi at the start of Leg 3 in a blanket of fog. Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China. ...
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Tasar 2015 World Championships commence in Busselton, Australia By Greg Jennings, Busselton , 1:16 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors for the 2015 Tasar World Championships were busy today preparing for tomorrow (Saturday third) afternoon’s Practice Race which will be sailed in an area close to the west side of Busselton Jetty, within good viewing distance for spectators on the jetty and foreshore. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel start on tough Leg 3 By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 12:42 PM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Team Brunel started in the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 this afternoon. The 4670 miles (8648 km) long route takes the fleet from Abu Dhabi to the Chinese coastal resort of Sanya. This city can be found on the most southerly point of the tropical island of Hainan, in the South China Sea. ...
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Day One 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds - 'I’m a Bit Dizzy' By Jane Moffatt, , 11:24 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Day one conditions at the ISail Whitsunday B14 Worlds were not looking promising a weak north easterly threatened to completely fade. However Race Officer Peter Merritt found a magic spot on the water and squeezed in two races. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild plan revealed + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:18 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
In a media conference just completed in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson confirmed that the target for the team to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race is at the Lisbon Stopover in early June 2015. That means the team will miss the next four stopovers and will be sailing at the final four, being Lisbon, Lorient, the Hague and the finish in Gothenburg. Includes Video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Bringing the dream home By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:40 AM Sat 3 Jan 2015 GMT
Today at 1400 local time in Abu Dhabi (1000 GMT), Dongfeng will embark on Leg Three of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 4,670 nautical mile journey from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China. ...
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