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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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Annapolis-to-Newport Race - Website launched, entries coming in By Annapolis to Newport Race 2015, , 10:06 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Joseph Hanna chuckled when told that he was now the answer to a trivia question. The Charleston, South Carolina sailor is the earliest entrant in the 70-year history of the prestigious Annapolis-to-Newport Race. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland 2014 postponement - Nick Elliott explains By RORC Event Press, , 8:20 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
RORC Racing Manager, Nick Elliott explains the decision to delay the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race by 21 hours. ...
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2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships preview By Jake Fish, , 3:59 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
U.S. Youth Sailing Champ - The US Sailing National Championship tour of Michigan continues this week with the U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The U.S. Youth Championships is the pinnacle youth sailing event for young women and men up to 19. Over 150 sailors representing five classes will race on Lake St. Clair beginning Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. ...
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2014 Morgan Cup - It's a Cinderella Story for Newport Harbor By New York Yacht Club, , 3:10 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Morgan Cup - A tweak to the regatta format breathed second life into Newport Harbor (Calif.) Yacht Club's prospects of winning the 2014 Morgan Cup Invitational Team Race, hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in Newport, R.I. The team then took full advantage of the opportunity, battling through a handful of win-or-go-home matches to claim one of team racing's most coveted trophies. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 2:47 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Here's your chance to win a trip for two to one of the seven ports of call in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. Scott Vogel, President of Composite Rigging, announced that the company is sponsoring the 'ECsix T-Shirt Design Contest.' According to Vogel, 'Everyone and anyone have a chance to win an expense paid 'trip for two' to one of seven ports-of-call along the Round the World Race.' ...
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2014 CORK International Optimist Regatta - Third and final day By Marianne Davis, , 2:43 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 CORK International Optimist Regatta - Today was the third and final day of the CORK International Optimist Regatta. The day started out with light winds from the southwest, building slightly in the afternoon to six - seven knots. Both the Green and the Red/Blue/White fleets hit the water for an 1100 start. ...
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Pacasmayo Classic - Pro finals complete By American Windsurfing Tour, , 7:54 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
Waking up on Finals day at the Pacasmayo Classic, everyone was relieved to see that the new swell had filled in nicely. Logo to mast high sets were steam rolling their way from the point all the way down through to the El Faro Adventure Resort and beyond. It was lining up to be a special day. Bernd Roediger, Morgan Noireaux, Levi Siver, and Kevin Pritchard were set for an epic showdown. ...
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America's Cup: Barker and Shoebridge give their take on the Cup-State By Sail-World, , 1:38 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker and CEO Kevin Shoebridge talk to Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch on several background issues to the Team's entry to the 35th America's Cup. They covered the entry process for the Team, and whether they expect it to be accepted. Also discussed is why they believe the Team was excluded from the recent Competitors Meeting in London ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Race postponement: quotes By RORC Event Press, , 1:01 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted, with the result that the forecast winds for the start and the immediate period afterwards include sustained winds of 40 knots, with gusts in excess of 50 knots in the English Channel. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start postponed for 21hrs By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
The Race Committee of the Royal Ocean Racing Club have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours. The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted ...
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Team Alvimedica completes Volvo Ocean Race line-up By Stefano Blin, , 7:21 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
The full line-up will take part in the Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts today from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and includes five Volvo Ocean Race teams. Severe weather warnings are in place and conditions are expected to be treacherous. ...
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Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - Action concludes on Guanabara Bay By ISAF, , 9:38 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 has drawn to a close with the Laser, Laser Radial and 470 honours being picked up on the final day of action. The Laser and Laser Radial gold medals went the way of Tom Burton (AUS) and Anne Marie Rindom (DEN). ...
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Aquece Rio - US sailors finish top 10 in 5 classes By Will Ricketson, , 9:22 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in five of 10 classes. 'We came here with 25 athletes to learn as much as we can about the Rio sailing venue and Guanabara Bay,' said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. ...
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