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2014 International Masters Regatta - Augie Diaz takes the trophy By Katelyn Montero, , 4:15 AM Tue 28 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 International Masters Regatta - Out of twelve legendary sailors, one has sailed away with the title of International Masters Regatta Champion. On the final day of racing it was Augie Diaz who finished in first place for the three day regatta, continuing his streak of impressive finishes. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Supreme sailing for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 8:26 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. OBR Amory Ross reports on day 16 for Team Alvimedica. Day 16. Hollllly smokes. Where have the miles gone!? Time flies when you’re having fun I guess, and Housty nailed it today—'this sailing is supreme.' We’re basking in the traditional SE tradewinds, serving up a gorgeous dosage of twenty-knot perfection squarely on the beam. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one By Corinna Halloran, , 7:08 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
For each of us, to sail on an all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race, is a dream come true. However, we would not be here without help. Over the years and decades, we each have met individuals who have fostered our talents, hard work, and determination in order for us to become ‘the best.’ ...

A big shift for Pumpkin Pursuit in Richmond By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 6:54 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
A gorgeous, warm October day with wind 180 degrees, the opposite of Saturday for the Great Pumpkin Pursuit Race. Out of the north, we had 8-15 knots with a downhill start. Most boats opted for the sleigh ride to Alcatraz, but that's where things got sticky. ...

ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain By ISAF, , 5:23 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Annual Conference will take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 1-8 November 2014. ISAF Committee, Sub-committee and Commission members will head to Palma where they will be joined by ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs), Class Associations, sailors, event organisers, boat manufacturers and many more. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:52 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The question in recent days has been 'when will the teams head east towards Cape Town?', but at around 0900 UTC this morning, the fleet leaders Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel actually gybed west, towards the Brazilian coast in order to generate more distance between themselves and the light winds of the St. Helena High. ...

Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team to race RORC Transatlantic Race By Dawn Riley, , 4:41 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team is pleased today, to confirm their entry in the inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race. The team will start their training in less than a week, sailing the newly donated Class 40 Bodacious Dream from England to Lanzarote in the Spanish Canary Islands. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on By Amy Martindale, , 3:45 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The search is on for what could be the toughest job on the ocean: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is currently searching for twelve highly skilled sailors for the challenging role of race skipper. 'You need to understand that it’s an incredibly tough job. Candidates have to really want it and be totally dedicated.' ...

China Cup Int'l Regatta - Windier weather brings victory for Vanke By Andy Rice,, , 2:51 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The China Cup International Regatta saved the best for last by producing the strongest breeze of the regatta for the final day. It set up the perfect showdown in some of the closely fought classes, with the 103-boat fleet sent on a 13-mile Round the Island Race in the morning followed by a concluding short-course race. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team has won the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup and $50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Berntsson defeated Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team 3-1 in brilliant match racing conditions on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour. This is the second time the jovial Swede has won the cup, repeating his triumph of 2008. ...

GC 32 Foiling Cat Argo sets Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record By Julianna Barbieri, Newport, RI , 1:59 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
A new outright record and time to beat was set today for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Jason Carroll of New York City helmed his new GC 32, Argo, around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 58 minutes and 31 seconds, besting the previous record of 01:03:38 by four minutes and seven seconds. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:43 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - The story today is one of caution. Who pulls the trigger and makes a move? The leaders or the chasing pack? There is a small low-pressure system forming to the south. It’s about how many more miles you sail to get to it or whether you sail fewer miles and have it come to you. The latter option involves turning to port earlier and risking a light air rendezvous with the St. Helena High. ...

2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video By RS:X Class, , 10:37 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
With standings so tight at the beginning of day five, all eyes were on the medal races at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. Saturday on Clearwater Beach is always a busy day, and the combination of bright sunshine, strong breeze and world-class windsurfing action brought upwards of 20,000 people to the beach for the conclusion of the event. ...

2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners! By Michael Nolan, Sydney , 9:45 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - With entries already received from Australia, New Zealand, America, Germany, Holland and Hungary it is set to be a truly international event. ...

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins By Laurie Fullerton, , 9:03 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup 2014 - Hamilton Bermuda — After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:42 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team have followed the world's top sailors such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Ben Ainslie and Chris Dickson in becoming a two time victor of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...

Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:08 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Moth World Championship - The delightful Mornington Peninsula in the Australian State of Victoria is renowned for many items in the natural and culinary worlds. One thing not referred to all that often are the sand or march flies that occupy the area during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. Most travellers know Australia for flies, but the sand fly is larger and bites. ...

2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:28 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Touristen Express’ Bjoern Frasch and crewman Oliver Peter are leading the way for a German challenge at the International 14 World Championships to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from third to 17th January, 2015. ...

Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale By Tom Dowler, , 4:59 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew finished fourth in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, despite going 12 flights unbeaten in the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics By Henry Bomby, , 3:29 PM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the traditional options and what to look out for on the tracker, as well as where the next potential passing lanes might be. I have had a few questions asking why the teams didn't turn hard left at Fernando and head straight to Cape Town, so explaining this seems like a good place to start. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:35 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to work its way down the west coast of South America. While there is some opening and closing of the margins, there has been no change in the relative positions of the boats. ...

18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one By Frank Quealey, , 7:50 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - After all teams registered their new equipment, they took to the harbour in a South-East breeze, which gusted to more than 20-knots. Two of the top skiffs had major skipper changes. James Francis replaced Seve Jarvin on Gotta Love It 7 and Hugh Stodart replaced Michael Coxon on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers. ...

2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day By Optiworlds, , 5:12 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - 38 Countries competed in the OptiWorld Team Racing Championship. The regattas were very intense. Conditions were challenging as usual. The shallow waters, combined with strong current and five kn Breeze made it very hard for the sailors. ...

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha By Agathe Armand, , 4:34 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - All the Brazilian coast is beautiful, but Fernando de Noronha may be the most beautiful island in the world,' says Carolijn Brouwer, sheltering from the wind and the waves inside the boat as Team SCA leave the rock behind. ...

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route By Agathe Armand, , 4:04 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Freshly shaved from his first Equator crossing ceremony, Charlie Enright looks around him. His Team Alvimedica’s boat is reaching south at 17 knots, in strong southeast trade winds. Blue skies, couple of waves, full weather gear. ...

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