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2014/2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Images by Joy Dunigan By Joy Dunigan, , 6:06 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
2014/2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Images provided by photographer Joy Dunigan. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage - Day 3 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:45 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
Live of the third day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 3 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ...
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta kicks off with successful sponsor party By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 4:42 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sponsor party, held on Monday December 8, 2014, turned out to be a successful and enjoyable event. Over 20 sponsors received acknowledgement and praise for playing a very important role in the successful continuation of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta this year and coming year. ...
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Successful seventh edition of 2014 World Yacht Racing Forum By Bernard Schopfer, , 3:39 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
The seventh edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum and Yacht Racing Design and Technology Symposium closed its doors on Thursday afternoon following two intense days of presentations and networking in Barcelona. Once again, most key speakers highlighted the need for a stronger governing body. ...
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2014 Star Sailors League Finals - Catching up with Robert Stanjek By Alex D'Agosta, , 2:55 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Star Sailors League Finals - I think nowadays the Finn sailors have good skills to bring here. For the last eight years, they’ve been allowed to pump in the Finn so they are very physical. They practice their technique, without getting judged on Rule 42. As Olympic Star sailors, we never practiced these techniques because it was not allowed before and so they have a good advantage. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 6 Preview By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:03 AM Sat 13 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Strong northerly winds are buffeting Sandringham Yacht Club and Port Phillip is a sea of white caps on the first day of Medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 Photos and season highs and lows video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:14 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Act Eight Sydney Photos and the video about highs and lows of the season so far. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:37 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: The final pages of the Leg Two epic to Abu Dhabi will be played out in the next 24 hours. The leading trio of Team Brunel, Dongfeng and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been close sparring partners since crossing the Equator on day 16. On day 18 Dongfeng were just 2.1nm behind the leader Team Brunel and not much has changed since. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - McMillan tops table in Sydney + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:59 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
A physically exhausting 10 races were sailed, with all the teams pulling some big punches out of the water that resulted in seven different race winners. Oman’s The Wave, Muscat blasted round the tight course and was slick in executing their manoeuvres – despite a huge nose dive in the first race that almost saw the team lose control. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 12:50 PM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. reports in from Sydney, Australia, after the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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ISAF SWC Melbourne - Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 11:02 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Day five at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne was pedestrian compared to yesterday’s blow up on Port Phillip, and all-in-all produced the best day’s racing of the world-class event. The east in the 12-15 knot south-east breeze kept the inshore courses flat; further offshore the seas were lumpier though nothing like the steep walls of green water that forced the cancellation of racing yesterday. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014 – Photos by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 9:40 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014, Sydney – Photos by Andrea Francolini. Finally Sydney is putting on a good show. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Three way alley-brawl on final day of Leg 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Less than a day remains on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with the leading three boats looking set to make a serious race of it right to the finish line in Abu Dhabi. According to the latest projects from the routing function of Predictwind the two leading boats, Dongfeng Race Team and Team Brunel will be a minute apart at the finish line. ...
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International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 2014-15: Holiday heat By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:31 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 2014-15: An annual pilgrimage now in its sixth season, thirty-one Audi Melges 20 teams have settled in and are dialed for a legendary week of sailing on the crystal blue waters of Biscayne Bay. The only reminders of the frozen north are the faux pine garland and wreaths hanging from the hotels and restaurants dotting the strip in Coconut Grove. ...
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ISAF SWC Melbourne: Family affair for Papua New Guinea sailors + Video By Tracey Johnstone / ISAF Sailing World Cup, , 7:40 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne 2014: PNG is one of 33 countries represented at the important Oceanic event, the largest Olympic sailing regatta in the southern hemisphere. The squad is working under the tutelage of coach Graham Numa, who is also the father to three of the sailors Raymond, John and Rose-Lee, and uncle to the other two, Janet Vaa and Markson Charlie. ...
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Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship - Stormy capsize By Frank Quealey, , 5:48 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Last Sunday, Michael Coxon’s Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team was leading the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship race when gear failure on the second spinnaker run ultimately led to a spectacular capsize. ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race - Lupa spice it up for Line Honours victory By Louay Habib, , 4:07 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - It was a tired but elated crew on Lupa of London, Jeremy Pilkington's British Baltic 78, that crossed the finish line of the inaugural 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada today at 11:38:55 UTC. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Replay coverage - Day 2 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:49 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014 GMT
Replay coverage of the second day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 2 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:30 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder denied the cheating allegation and subsequent finding by the Jury, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence. He had not sailed since the Jury Hearing and Decision, announced just before the start of the 34th America's Cup. Oracle Team USA was penalised $250,000 over the same cheating issue by the International Jury. ...
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US Tour: Four GC32s to compete at Quantum Key West Race Week + Video By GC32 Racing Tour, , 4:27 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
Quantum Key West Race Week - Using the event as a demonstration for the class in the USA, four GC32s are entered in Quantum Key West Race Week. Taking place over 18-23rd January, this is the northern hemisphere’s first major regatta of the year, sailed in the azure blue waters off the so-called ‘Conch Republic’, perched on the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Wet, wild and windy By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:24 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
At the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover, wet, wild and windy conditions forced Race Management to cancel the first day of racing on Sydney Harbour, with the city’s famous 'Southerly Buster' playing havoc on the racecourse before the fleet even left the dock. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Thrilling action on Day 4 + Videos By Lisa Ratcliff, , 12:25 PM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Southerly winds were manageable at an average 22-24 knots, it was the vertical rouge waves and cranky sea-state that brought on some seasickness, cancelled starts and reduced the original racing timetable. Four classes from the first session were sent out - Nacras, Lasers, 2.4mR and SKUD18 - and they all managed to put two more scores on the board. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne day four - Extreme sailing By Cora Zillich, , 10:28 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Tom Burton (NSW) and Matt Wearn (WA) are leading the Laser fleet in first and second respectively, while Jason Waterhouse (NSW) and Lisa Darmanin (NSW) defended their lead in the Nacra 17. In the Paralympic classes gold medallists Liesl Tesch (NSW) and Dan Fitzgibbon (NSW) built on their lead by posting two race wins. ...
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M32 Series - A simple philosophical approach By M32 Series, , 9:30 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
The new M32 Series fills an obvious void in the current sailing marketplace between the budgets needed for small boat dingy racing and the seemingly inaccessible world of large professional competition. The new M32 Series sets out to provide a platform that is commercially viable for the teams, partners and sponsors as well as being exciting for the audience. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 4 - Nervy but excited competitors By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:59 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Nervy but excited competitors and photographers are rubbing their hands. Rattling rigging rather than yesterday’s fluttering flags can be heard around Sandringham Yacht Club on day four. It’s the penultimate day of the qualification series for the Olympic classes and joining the world cup competition on a white-capped Port Phillip. ...
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