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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Inshore series concludes By KPMS, , 8:17 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The third and final day of racing in the Inshore Series of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup confirmed the winners in all classes. In IRC 0, Andres Soriano’s British Mini Maxi Alegre won today’s race and secured the class prize on count-back from Swede Niklas Zennström’s Ran 5 which was second today. Lupa of London ended in third. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates confirm discussions over Team NZ naming rights *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:16 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Team New Zealand have confirmed reports appearing in several New Zealand media on Tuesday that Emirates Airlines are working closely with the team to renew their naming rights sponsorship. A news report on TV3 on Tuesday claimed that a trigger point for the airline, which has been a long-time sponsor of the team, was the exposure they received from the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Magnus Holmberg given wildcard invitation By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:34 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Former America’s Cup campaigner and legendary sailor Magnus Holmberg has been given a wildcard invitation to compete at the Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014. ...
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Final phase fast approaching By KPMS, , 6:04 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enters its final phase tomorrow, Wednesday, with the start of the 241-nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet. The mythical course which, in a normal year, takes crews from France to Italy, via the Giraglia rock off the northern tip of Corsica, offers something exceptional this year: a finish in Monte-Carlo. ...
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Twelve youth teams compete in national match racing event By Dave Perry, , 5:49 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
US Sailing has partnered with Oakcliff Sailing and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club to organize the 2014 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event to be held on June 18-22, in Oyster Bay, New York. The event, founded by the Newport-Balboa Sailing and Seamanship Association, is the fifth running of the Rose Cup. ...
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 4:53 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on deck during day three of the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...
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USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Finding 5th gear... By Steve Bodner, , 4:36 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
As if the previous 30 mile+ day of overpowered racing wasn't enough- the RC decided to do three marathon races across the San Francisco Bay for the second day of the Ronstan Challenge. ...
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Kieler Woche 2014 - Will Buhl do the hat-trick? By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, , 1:11 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Over 4500 sailors from more than 50 nations with 1800 boats will be racing off Schilksee from 21 to 29 June at the 132nd Kieler Woche, and they will be fighting for titles and medals in 42 Olympic, paralympic, international and offshore classes. ...
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America's Cup: Can the Venue be other than the waters of the Defender? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:45 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
With the America's Cup venue now being bid to ports other than that of the Defending club, some wonder whether this practice is within the spirit, if not the letter, of the Deed of Gift which governs the 162 year old trophy. The issue was raised in 1988 when the San Diego YC was looking at Defence options against the Mercury Bay Boating Club's 'Big Boat' Challenge ...
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Clipper Race 2013-14 - High pressure system engulfs majority of fleet By Clipper Ventures, , 11:43 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the front three yachts that headed east after the scoring gate have managed to outrun the ridge of high pressure that has engulfed the rest of the fleet. They will be able to start the Ocean Sprint part of the course in the next nine hours, racing across a section with the aim of achieving the fastest time and two extra points. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Media crunch in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 8:20 AM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The America's Cup has dominated the sporting and general media, in New Zealand at least, for the past week, polarising fans and others. Team New Zealand scored an own goal, with a media conference at its base in the Viaduct harbour, Auckland, last Friday, Black Friday, which resulted in a lot of skewed and sensational reporting. ...
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Troublesome day 2 for the Inshore Series By KPMS, , 11:12 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The second day of racing in the Inshore Series of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup proved troublesome, though ultimately rewarding, as the wind took some time to materialize sufficiently. When the wind did arrive at 13:00, it swung from the east to the south with alarming irregularity and peaked at 20 knots offering a challenging afternoon’s sailing for all crews. ...
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Newport Bermuda Race - Follow the fleet with Pantaenius Race Tracking By Talbot Wilson, , 7:27 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The 49th Newport Bermuda Race is just around the corner. Home-based spectators can track their favorite yachts, skippers or crewmembers in the 635-mile ocean classic starting June 20 from Newport Rhode Island. All boats in the 2014 fleet will be provided with Yellowbrick tracking modules before the start. ...
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Cleveland Race Week - 88 strong One Design fleet invades Edgewater By Julie Howell, , 7:17 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
A fleet of 88 one-design boats invaded Cleveland Race Week at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio from June 13-15. Eight fleets competed, including 25 J/70s duking out the Great Lakes Championship and 18 Tartan 10s seeking the title of Lake Erie Champion. ...
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Giraglia Rolex Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:06 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water to capture these images during day two of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup. ...
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NYYC Annual Regatta - Record fleet takes part in 160th edition By Kirsten Ferguson, , 6:50 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
A record 189 teams competed in the 160th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex this weekend. The event is the oldest regatta in the country and was challenged by near-drifting conditions at times. Nevertheless, the breezes cooperated better for the final day of racing and winners were named in 19 classes. ...
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New York to Barcelona Race - Valuable experience for GAES crew By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 5:22 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
For Spain’s Anna Corbella and Gerard Marin, the sole mixed crew in the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race, the last fortnight of racing has provided some valuable experience prior to competing in this autumn’s Barcelona World Race. ...
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Red flags and boat buying scams to look out for By BoatUS, , 3:20 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
It’s summer boating season and some boat buyers and sellers are getting ripped off, say’s Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national boater advocacy, safety and services group outlined the top boat selling scams reported to its Consumer Protection Bureau and offers some ways to greatly improve your chance of a smooth sale or purchase – and when to walk away. ...
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Summer windsurfing bender comes to an end By Steve Bodner, , 1:54 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Eight days and 32 windsurf races later this summer windsurfing bender comes to an end. We completed eight formula races and 12 slalom heats at the US Windsurfing National Champs in the gorge this week (and for those you following- that was after a five day Formula North American champs in SF last week). ...
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New York to Barcelona 2014 - Neutrogena home in second By Open Sports Management, , 12:57 PM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
For the first time ever Spain and Chile came together to compete in an IMOCA race with round the world sailor José Muñoz joining Spanish offshore veteran Guillermo Altadill aboard Team Neutrogena. ...
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Clipper Race - Skippers analyse complex weather forecasts By Clipper Ventures, , 11:06 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Amidst the changeable conditions, this kind of weather is very hard to predict meaning that a lot of the current tactical play is gut instinct combined with guesswork to try and cross the ridge. There is also a blocking high pressure system sitting just west of Ireland that remains in place and will cause the fleet a significant detour either north or east. ...
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New York to Barcelona - El Neutrogena Segundo, con La Cara Muy Alta By Open Sports Management, , 10:59 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
New York to Barcelona - El Neutrogena Segundo, con La Cara Muy Alta ...
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California Cup - Farr 40 class returns to contest By Tink Chambers, Chesapeake Bay , 10:33 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
California Yacht Club established the California Cup in 1963 and the regatta has a rich, storied history. Founded as a match racing event and later switched to fleet racing, the Cal Cup has featured many great classes, renowned yachts and famous sailors. ...
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International Optimist Regatta - About to set off at US Virgin Islands By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 9:52 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The International Optimist Regatta (IOR) – one of the largest and longest held junior sailing events in the Caribbean – celebrates its 22nd year. The IOR will take place June 20 to 22, prefaced by the Sea Star Clinic June 16 to 18 and Sea Star Team Race on June 19. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand gets more traction than the All Blacks *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:18 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The pulling power of the Team New Zealand brand was demonstrated once again on Sunday, with a story on the America's Cup team taking the lead spot on the front page of a major Sunday newspaper. What was even more powerful was that the story about the team's much reported media conference on Friday afternoon, was up against a controversial win by the All Blacks over the touring English Rugby tea ...
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