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Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar.
In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos
By ISAF, ,
11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016
By Sail-World, ,
11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base.
Clipper Race - Hyde Sails prepares to power world’s longest ocean race
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:40 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea ,
9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race *Feature
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
7:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall.
Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians
By Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media, ,
7:10 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ...
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and Int'l Champs held in Netherlands
By David Staley, ,
5:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ...
Turkey Day Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:42 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ...
St Barth Cata Cup - New winners on the Island
By Dominique Ladouceur, ,
2:19 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ...
Star Sailors League Final -Interview with Robert Scheidt
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
2:00 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ...
USODA 2015 Nationals - Pensacola Yacht Club to host
By Talbot Wilson, ,
1:41 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
By Clipper Round the World, ,
10:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
By ISAF, ,
10:36 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ...
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
By Chris Yates, ,
10:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder
By Amory Ross, ,
9:56 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
9:46 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
By Corinna Halloran, ,
9:44 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
By ISAF, ,
8:59 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
By ISAF, ,
8:54 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
By Dominique Ladouceur, ,
8:43 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Andy Rice, ,
8:36 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:04 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ...
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
By Jessica Gray, ,
3:18 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:07 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ...
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