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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 10:39 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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Clipper Race: Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames By Clipper Ventures, , 7:09 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16 By Clipper Ventures, , 6:52 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain has won the final race of the global series into its home port, finishing Race 16 off Southend, UK at 20:44:33 BST/19:44:33 UTC. ...
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Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Day 1 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 3:27 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup - In the first day of competition, the Fleet race saw the three classes in strong competition with each other. The sun was strong and the water was slightly choppy, a regular day for most boats but still challenging for boats raced previously on lakes or along waterways. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dynamics change for Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 2:55 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The crew on Team Alvimedica are preparing for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race and discuss now the ‘promotional start’ with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The story was supposed to be about leaving Newport, Team Alvimedica's home base and place of rest and refuge for the last few weeks. ...
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2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team preview By Will Ricketson, , 2:44 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships are set to begin in Tavira, Portugal, with races being held across eight classes from July 14-18. The US Sailing Youth World Championship Team, comprised of twelve athletes hailing from six states, has arrived onsite and will continue preparations over the next 48 hours for international youth sailing’s premier event. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - 420 sailors set sights on Rio 2016 By ISAF, , 4:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship medallists Tiago Brito (BRA) and Nadja Horwitz (CHI) have their eyes set on 420 Boys and Girls honours at the 2014 edition in Tavira, Portugal. Brito won gold in 2013 with Andre Kneipp and will race in the 33-boat 420 Boys fleet whilst Horwitz took silver with 2014 crew Carmina Malsh and will sail in the 27 strong 420 Girls fleet. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
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Committee announces Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame Inductees By Laurie Fullerton, fullerton.laurie557@gmail.com , 3:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In celebration of the upcoming 125th anniversary of Marblehead Race Week this July, eight new members of the sailing community were named to the Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame this year. The inductees include Nicholas A. Burke, Robert E. Doyle, Bruce E. Dyson, the late Francis P. Scully, the late David J. Smith, Judson A. F. Smith, Joan Thayer and Richard B. Wilson. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 12:42 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavia’s premier match racing contest. ...
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Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway By Clipper Ventures, , 10:48 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 9:14 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The women race first in the 49er FX followed by the men in the 49er. ...
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Bell’s Beer 90th Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race By Barby MacGowan, , 8:20 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
This year, three Shore Course divisions (Racing, Cruising, Double-Handed) and two Cove Island Course divisions (Racing, Multihull) are further divided into 13 and four classes, respectively. Approximately 82% of the fleet is sailing the Shore Course, and all competitors are sailing under the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet system (PHRF). ...
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America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time. The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
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2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place By Barbara Biers, , 2:42 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s 30th Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix, once again drew record crowds into the streets and along the beaches of Sarasota. An estimated 40,000 fans lined Main Street to cheer for their favorite teams and despite the rain shower towards the end, the crowd enjoyed what is one of the biggest holiday parades in Florida. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Top teams to battle By Jake Fish, , 8:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Women’s match racing takes center stage this week at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, N.Y. One of the premier high-performance training centers in the country will host the 2014 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, beginning this Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13. ...
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Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action By Joy Dunigan, , 8:23 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
More than 40 Audi Melges 20 teams will compete this weekend at the Riva Del Garda edition of the 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series, the fourth act of the five-part European program that also serves as a prelude to the World Championship. The Worlds is scheduled to take place in late August (25-30) in the same location, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva, organized by B.Plan Sports & Events and Melges Europe. ...
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Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3 By Louay Habib, , 7:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Unsettled weather provided changeable conditions for day three of racing at Volvo Cork Week. The day started with bright sunshine and balmy conditions, causing a short postponement for many classes and light rain (honestly!) and a stiffer breeze was encountered during the day. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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