| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code
By IPC, ,
2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry
By Marina Thomas, ,
1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south
By Henry Bomby, ,
12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:20 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ...
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage
By Optiworlds, ,
10:53 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel snatch lead for now
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:00 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:37 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side.
The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
5:36 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Straight-line progress continues for Team Alvimedica
By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, ,
5:07 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Alvimedica OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew’s progress. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Groundhog Day onboard! Our straight-line progress south continues without significant change and after 48 hours of port tack bliss we’re still free running in the South Equatorial Current at steady speeds in excess of 20 knots. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA entering the Southern Ocean + Video
By Corinna Halloran, ,
2:52 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 17 for the team as they enter the Southern Ocean. Entering the Southern Ocean and racing to Cape Town is not as easy as sailing a straight line South. Currently, we are heading west in order to catch a Low pressure that spins out of the South. ...
Comanche ocean trials in Newport + Video
By Rob Kothe, ,
2:24 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
Jim and Kristy Clark’s newly launched Comanche, a 100-foot supermaxi is aim for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart as her first major outing. The first video is of a training run from Newport, RI to Charleston, SC on Oct 24-26, 2014.The second video is of earlier trials off Newport. ...
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Title race thrown wide open
By Chris Yates, ,
2:14 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
La Torche only produced one day of wind over the nine days for the PWA Grand Slam, but the one day of competition was one to remember as La Torche produced some of the best conditions of the year, for the wave sailors, with 20-30 knot winds and powerful, peeling, clean waves, providing the perfect platform for the world’s most radical sailors to throw themselves skywards. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards one week away
By ISAF, ,
2:08 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Awards will be held in one week’s time at a glittering awards ceremony in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. After an exciting year of sailing across multiple disciplines of the sport, five male and three female nominees make up the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year shortlist based on their achievements from 1 September 2013 to 21 September 2014. ...
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