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Star Class World Championship - Malcesine action on the horizon By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:12 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Star Class World Championship will take place in spectacular Malcesine from 28th of June till 6th of July with the Organization Committee to work hard in order to deliver a unique edition of this important race. More than 90 boats will fill the starting line in a few days looking for the perfect spot that lead them close to the title. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ lifts to third in Russia By ETNZblog.com, , 8:53 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Day 2 of racing in St Petersburg for the Extreme Sailing Series was about as tough as they come for any race committee or sailing team. If anyone wanted a lesson on the intricacies of wind then today was the day. It came, it went. It was left, it was right. It blew then didn’t blow at all and did it randomly all over again on several occasions. ...
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Kieler Woche - 180 crews compete in 29er Europeans By Herman Hell, , 8:10 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a strange feeling of happiness for the organising director of Kieler Woche, Peter Ramcke, on Friday. 'I would have not bet on this in the morning,' said Ramcke and meant the amazing quantity of 52 races sailed in 14 boat classes. The dead calm in the morning was not as persistent as suspected, so around 800 crews could get on the race course at noon. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Fickle breeze shuts down proceedings By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:13 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the race conditions on the Neva River remained capricious in Saint Petersburg today for the 12-strong Extreme 40 fleet, against the backdrop of the Winter Palace and the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, where mastering the light breeze, overcoming the strong current and remaining consistent paid dividends. ...
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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Challenging conditions on day 3 By Jessica Gray, , 5:14 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
For day three of the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, the Mediterranean laid on different conditions to the first two days. While the sun remained, there was initially no wind and when it did fill in, it was blowing down the coast, from the northeast, rather than the westerly offshore breeze of the first two days. ...
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Etchells World Championship - Lead change on day 3 By Steve Girling, , 2:31 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Day three of the 95 boat Etchells World Championship in Newport, RI dawned hot and steamy. PRO Tom Duggan was facing a difficult call on how long to keep the fleet ashore in a dying southerly that was forecast to come in hard from the North East. ...
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Caribbean Sailing Association annual conference to be held in Antigua By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 11:19 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Over the last few years the event has been held in St. Maarten and Puerto Rico and the move to Antigua, which is centrally located, is to encourage representatives from as many islands as possible to attend the conference. ...
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Etchells World Championship - Hardesty on top of the leaderboard By New York Yacht Club, , 8:38 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
On day three of the Etchells World Championship 2014, hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in association with Sail Newport, Bill Hardesty’s resilience has brought him and his crew of Taylor Canfield, Stephanie Roble and Marcus Eagan to the top of the leader board despite a heavy downpour and fluky winds. ...
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2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Day 6 By Talbot Wilson, , 3:40 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Actaea won the St. David’s Lighthouse Division in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. Michael and Connie Cone’s Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl raced in Class One. They started in Newport, RI on Friday June 20 at 1:00PM EDT and finished in Bermuda off St. David’s Lighthouse almost 122 hours later. ...
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African Kite Racing Championships - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:48 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The African Kite Race Championship 2014 continued for its third day at 7Bft Kite House in Soma Bay. The day saw the possible come-back of Florian Gruber and offered some surprising twists, proving this championship is still any man's game. ...
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Etchells World 2014 - Etchells legends panel now scheduled for Friday By New York Yacht Club, , 12:39 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Some of the world's best-known sailors will participate in a panel discussion on the enduring Etchells design (95 boats competing in its 46th world championship) and sailing in general. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ in the top group after Day 1 By ETNZblog, , 9:38 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series’ St Petersburg regatta kicked off on the river Neva today in typical fashion – tight racing on a confined and tricky race area where again consistency was king. Some teams did well, others suffered on the tight race course which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. Testing conditions saw the crews battle massive wind shifts and a four-knot current across th ...
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Newport Bermuda Race - Actaea wins St. David’s Lighthouse Division By Chris Museler, , 9:30 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, Actaea won the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. Michael and Connie Cone’s Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl raced in Class 1. They started in Newport, RI on Friday June 20 at 1:00PM EDT and finished in Bermuda off St. David’s Lighthouse almost 122 hours later. ...
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Tight, fast and furious on day 2 By Fiona Brown, , 7:57 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The second day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2014 brought stronger winds and some thrilling racing for the 31 competing teams. Quarter Ton racing is always close but today's three races were particularly tight with fast and furious action at every mark and a few classic IOR broaches to keep the spectators entertained. ...
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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Tacticians have their work cut out By Jessica Gray, , 6:42 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
For the opening fleet races at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, there was another day of the same great conditions, with Mediterranean sun and wind in abundant supply, but once again an awkward offshore breeze was blowing. With wind shifts often as large as 50 degrees, the tacticians had their work cut out for them. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Action underway in Saint Petersburg By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:27 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Set against a city backdrop instantly recognisable the world over, the Neva River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg, presented by Land Rover, where some teams thrived and others suffered within the confines of the tight stadium racecourse, which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:08 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Torben Grael, Brazil’s joint most decorated Olympic medalist with five medals and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been awarded the inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for his contribution to sailing. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - European venues invited to bid By ISAF, , 3:40 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF is inviting European venues to bid to host the ISAF Sailing World Cup for the 2014-2015 series and beyond. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Its centre-piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final held in November. The inaugural SWC Final will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2014. ...
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Etchells World Championship - Lammens leads, Gilbert wins the day By Steve Girling, , 3:03 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Race three of the Etchells World Championship started shortly after noon yesterday with a nice breeze that oscillated between 220 and 235. A beautiful start line greeted competitors, and the 95-boat fleet used every inch of it to get away at the second attempt under a black flag for the four leg 1.75 mile course. ...
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A-Class Europeans: Ashby leads, Barker foils 13 places on leaderboard By Sail-World, , 10:11 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Current World Champion, Glenn Ashby scored two wins to retain his lead in the 2014 European A-Class Catamaran Championships, being sailed on Lake Hourtin, Bordeaux, France. Three days have now been sailed in the regatta and today's was the best for sailing with winds of 15-17kts, allowing the multihulls to foil ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Big shifts test crews on Practice Day By ETNZblog.com, , 9:38 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Testing conditions on practice day at the St Petersburg Extreme Sailing Series Regatta had crews battling massive wind shifts and a 4-knot current across the River Neva course. Neither the fickle breeze nor the current got in the way of the Emirates Team NZ crew’s twin missions for the day: get to understand more about the course and work on crew combinations. Barker has jumped in the A-Cats Euros ...
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2014 Etchells World Championship legends panel By New York Yacht Club, , 7:15 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Some of the world's best-known sailors will participate in a panel discussion on the enduring Etchells design (95 boats competing in its 46th world championship) and sailing in general. ...
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2014 Etchells World Championship: Former hockey star takes the lead By New York Yacht Club, , 4:10 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Hank Lammens (USA) has taken the overall lead in the 2014 World Etchells Championships being sailed off Newport RI. He overtook the overnight leader Bill Hardesty (USA) after the second day of sailing in the regatta. 'We're starting with 100 boats, anything can happen,' said Lammens. ...
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Newport Bermuda Race - Day 5 overall By Talbot Wilson, , 2:59 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race Shockwave, skippered by George Sakellaris of Framingham MA, crossed the finish line at 6:34 Bermuda time Monday to take line honors. All of the boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division have now finished. ...
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup: Outstanding opening day on the water By Fiona Brown, , 10:12 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Warm sunshine, sea breezes and an excellent fleet of Quarter Tonners are ingredients guaranteed to produce an outstanding day on the water and the opening day of the 2014 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup certainly lived up to everyone's expectations. ...
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