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420 and 470 Junior European Championships 2014 - Preview By International 420 Class Association, , 8:03 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The two Junior European Championships are held alongside each other to support the natural transition between the 420 and 470, although the racing format and course areas are separate. A total of 332 sailors are competing, with teams from 25 nations contesting the 420 Junior Europeans and 470 Junior Europeans. ...
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Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 8:01 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World talks to four times Volvo Ocean race veteran, Chris Nicholson, the just confirmed skipper of Team Vestas Wind today. ‘We believe we can give this race a good shake. We will be a young team, a good mix of proven experience and new energy and enthusiasm. ...
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Moth Class fun By Dani Rast, Switzerland , 7:39 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The art of succeeding in the Moth class is to be ahead of the game on equipment technology without giving away your secret to the entire fleet. This is not as easy at it sounds, since Moth sailors are so friendly in the boat park it is hard not to look closely at what the guy next to you is doing. Also the fact that you must be able to do research and development. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:05 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Chris Nicholson, (Nico) the Skipper of Team Vestas Wind is a four Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a two-time Australian Olympian with three 49er and three 505 sailing World Championships to his name. Nicholson was the skipper of the CAMPER TEAM, run by Emirates Team New Zealand (ENTZ) which came second in the 2011-12 race. He was expected to be once more the skipper of the ETNZ team had they entered ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Danish entry confirmed as Team Vestas Wind By Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Copenhagen , 11:48 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The world's largest wind turbine builder Vestas has just been announced as the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with the second ever Danish-sponsored boat Vestas Wind. ...
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Ida Lewis Distance Race - 'Virtual mark' adds an intriguing new twist By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:01 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
A 'virtual mark' adds an intriguing new twist to the 10th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR), which starts this Friday (August 15). Starting at 12:30 p.m. off Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., the popular overnighter takes its fleet of PHRF, IRC, One-Design, Doublehanded and Multihull boats on one of four courses – between 104nm and 177nm – that trace the New England coastline. ...
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U.S. Youth Championships - Conditions halt racing on day 2 By Jake Fish, , 9:07 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The U.S. Youth Championships Race Committee did all they could to start racing in each of the five classes on Tuesday. Threatening thunderstorms this morning forced a brief postponement, until an opening appeared in the forecast later in the morning. The eager 156 sailors quickly launched their boats to maximize the sunshine and clearing skies. ...
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IFDS Worlds to take place at RNSYS in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 7:16 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailors from 24 countries will be racing in Halifax harbour all next week for a chance to win a world championship in the 'High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014' at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Check-in and measurement starts on Friday, Aug. 15th. Opening ceremonies take place on Monday, Aug. 18th at 1800 hrs. at the Squadron. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Records set to fall By Trish Jenkins, , 5:35 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Musandam-Oman Sail reached Out Stack, the rock north of Muckle Flugga and the most northerly part of the course, just before 1500 BST 12th August. The MOD 70, skippered by Sidney Gavignet, has about 46 hours to complete the remaining 1098 miles to set a new world record. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race: Life gets complicated onboard Dongfeng By Amy Monkman, , 5:24 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Life is getting complicated onboard Dongfeng in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Today we broke a sail, our entire comms system went down, we were in third place and dropped to fourth. We have decided that life onboard is not always easy. In fact, it is really quite complicated. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Female Techno 293 sailors all set By ISAF, , 4:27 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
A fleet of 21 female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August. Following a continental qualification period spanning from July 2013 to April 2014 the hard work has been done to get to an event that no sailor has yet to experience. ...
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Final stop of WWA Wakeboard World Series to take place in Cancun By World Wakeboard Association, , 2:36 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The most elite contest of the 2014 wakeboard season is being announced to take place at Puerto Cancun, Mexico October 3-5, 2014. This first-time event, pulled by the 2015 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV, will bring the highest caliber wake riders to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wakeboard Association at one of the top rated vacation areas in the world. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Musandam-Oman Sail beating the record By Oman Sail, , 1:07 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
It came as a pleasant surprise to skipper Sidney Gavignet to hear that he and his crew on Musandam-Oman Sail were beating the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland course record by two hours after a supersonic first night at sea. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Record pace at Muckle Flugga By RORC Event Press, , 11:50 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The MOD 70, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is two hours inside the course record set by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011 of 3 days 3 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds. Sidney Gavignet contacted the RORC Media team at 1000 this morning, just 100 miles from the top of the course, having raced approx. 600 miles in 24 hours. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ...
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Vestas Wind Systems completes Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 line-up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:48 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Six-time world champion Chris Nicholson, who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat and work is already well underway to ready the Danish company’s team for the race start in October. 'It’s an honour to be skipper of Team Vestas Wind. They have unmatched expertise in harnessing the power of wind and together we can use our knowledge to take on this challenge,' said Nicholson ...
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PWA Tenerife World Cup - Tow-in action at Siam Park By Chris Yates, , 2:25 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
With the main event of the 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park Tenerife PWA World Cup being concluded two days early, yesterday saw a phenomenal conclusion to another brilliant event in Tenerife as the elite of the wave sailing world headed to Siam Park for the Dunkerbeck Eyewear tow-in exhibition. ...
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Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Rainy day 2 in Brunnen By Star Sailors League, , 9:20 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Following a long day of waiting and false hopes on race day one of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship, the Star sailors endured an even longer day today, race day two, filled with on and off rain, inconsistent wind pressure, and shifty wind direction. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Three retire on day 1 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:42 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Three boats have retired from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on day one. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been forced to retire after splitting the mainsail between second and third reefs on his yacht, Grey Power. The mast has also been damaged. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Byte CII fleet all set + Video By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
A fleet of 30 Boys Byte CII's will line up to race on Monday 18 August when sailing commences at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Based on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing 30 boys, aged 15-16, from 30 nations will fly their flag on the Chinese inland waters as they bid to take the honours at the second Youth Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Tough North Sea night expected +Video By Trish Jenkins, , 6:33 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, MOD 70 Musandam-Oman Sail, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is now over 40 miles ahead of the Volvo 65 fleet and has averaged an astonishing 27 knots since the start. At that speed, Musandam-Oman Sail will finish the race in two days and 18 hours, smashing the race and course record. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Fleet returns to Swedish sailing mecca By RC44 Class Association, , 4:43 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Returning to the Swedish sailing mecca of Marstrand Island for the fourth consecutive year, this week will see the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (GKSS) host the 2014 RC44 World Championship.mWith 12 confirmed teams the scoreboard could not be closer, as two points separate the top three teams. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65s neck and neck By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:25 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Five Volvo Ocean Race boats are currently neck and neck in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race, which began at 0900 this morning. Our fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s is leading the monohulls as they exit the English Channel. Our fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s is leading the monohulls as they exit the English Channel. ...
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SevenStar Round Britain Race: Fleet gets away under full power + Video By SRB&IR Media, , 12:22 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, started at 0900 BST August 11. All 28 yachts are now heading east along the Solent having now started the 1800 mile race around Britain and Ireland. ...
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Musandam-Oman Sail starts Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, , 11:42 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
The Solent was alive with boats this morning at the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race that got underway after a 21-hour postponement due to heavy conditions left in the wake of hurricane Bertha. The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship 70ft trimaran, Musandam-Oman Sail, cast off from Cowes with a 50% Omani crew for the first time since the start of the Oman Sail programme in 2008. ...
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