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Volvo Ocean Race - Tricky In-Port Race for Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 4:47 PM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica placed sixth in today's Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race, on a tricky race track on Table Bay. The team’s on board reporter, Amory Ross, said: 'That was a whole Volvo Ocean Race leg, all rolled into an hour’s racing.' Skipper Charlie Enright agreed: 'We had enough sail changes, wind shifts, velocity changes, there was a lot going on.' ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA third in Cape Town In-Port Race By Team SCA, , 4:28 PM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Team SCA took their first podium result in today’s InPort race in Cape Town. In the shadow of Table Mountain the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was thrown a few surprises as conditions fluctuated with the teams experiencing anything from sevem to 30 knots. ...

A Sailor's Dream Home in the beautiful Bay of Islands - Auction 22 Nov By Sail-World, , 11:55 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Just a week left to run on your opportunity to own a waterfront home, plus deep-water mooring in the Bay of Islands Built to an architect design in 2000, this north-facing waterfront Opua property is a short walk to the marina and boatyard. It is going to auction on November 22. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town In Port Race video and Media Conference *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 7:48 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Catch the action in the second In Port Race on the replay here . The crew lists are out with the top crews on Leg 1 making little or no change, and others at the back of the Leg 1 finishing list making two or three crew changes. Two boats will sail with only seven racing crew in what is expected to be a very testing race. See yesterday's Media Conference highlights in this story ...

2014 Brazilian Championship - Day 2 By Soto 40, , 6:57 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
The Brazilian Championship continued today at Marina Verolme, Angra Dos Reis with only one race due to the lack of wind, winning Eduardo Souza Ramos's Pajero the top position overall. The first race started as it was scheduled, with a 10 knot wind over the race course. Pajero crossed the finish line in first position with six points in the overall ranking and added their second victory. ...

2014 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship - Long haul By Melges 24, , 4:52 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
The saying goes, 'it's a marathon, not a sprint,' and on the first day of the 2014 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship hosted by Davis Island Yacht Club (DIYC), PRO Eric Robbins made good on his promise. It was a long day with the completion of five races, leaving the fleet with weary grins, and a well-earned session at the new DIYC tiki bar. ...

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The thinking trio By Agathe Armand, , 4:20 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
Three Volvo Ocean Race navigators discussing each other’s strategy. Three brains reviewing options and tactics. Today Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Pascal Bidégorry of Dongfeng Race Team and Simon Fisher of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing talk to B&G, debating the best Leg 1 strategy and the legitimate winner of the B&G Navigators’ Prize. ...

US Sailing Team to celebrate Clearwater Training Center By Will Ricketson, , 3:50 AM Sat 15 Nov 2014 GMT
On Saturday, November 15, Clearwater Community Sailing Center will celebrate its new status as an official training center of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the national Olympic and Paralympic sailing team. As one of two training centers designated by the team, CCSC has become an integral part of the effort to win medals for the US at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. ...

Moth Worlds 2015: Sliced bread, sheep stations, awe and reverence *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:54 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
The 2015 McDougall and McConaghy Moth World Championship will showcase the most amazing array of sailing talent on the planet. They are Olympic heroes for their countries and/or America’s Cup legends too, all whilst still being in their twenties or thirties! Their choice of weapon for this mucho-kudos-pulling title is the 26kg Foiling Moth, which is sailing’s developMENTAL class. ...

Volvo Ocean race: Images from the Practice racing in Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:45 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
A fresh breeze prevailed for the Practice Racing in Cape Town. Originally a Pro-Am race was scheduled to be held prior, but the conditions meant that was not possible. Not to be deterred the crews went out later in the day for a blast around the bay. Here's the best of the action. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Lindsay Dibowitz sails on board Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 9:41 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Sailing as a guest on board Team Alvimedica today for the Volvo Ocean Race practice race was Lindsay Dibowitz from Cape Town. It was a special day for Lindsay, but then again, every day since March 2008 has been special. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big breeze for Practice Racing in Cape Town *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town , 9:14 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Today, there were 26 knots of wind from the north-west, enough to call a halt to the Pro-Am racing, but just the right amount for the seven teams to pit their wits in a 6.4 nautical mile treble triangle practice race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - All-clear from piracy threat By Jon Bramley, , 6:16 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
One of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race’s key questions has been answered – the seven teams will sail all the way from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. The event’s security experts gave the all-clear this week following a big decrease in piracy. In the 2011-12 edition, the boats were shipped from the Maldives to Sharjah during the same stage because of the threat of attack from pirates in the Indian Ocean. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA confirms Leg 2 crew By Team SCA, , 4:49 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Briton Dee Caffari and Swiss Elodie Mettraux will step onboard Team SCA for the 6125-mile second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi, switching places with US sailors Sally Barkow and Sara Hastreiter. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Laser and Laser Radial sailors all set By ISAF, , 4:36 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE will welcome the high flyers in the Laser and Laser Radial with every racer eyeing up victory. Sailors in the 20-boat Laser and 17-boat Laser Radial fleets will be gunning for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final from 26-30 November 2014. ...

Star Sailors League Finals - France to be represented By Alex D'Agosta, , 2:42 PM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
One of the founders of the Star Sailors League, Rohart will also be the standard-bearer for France at next December’s historic regatta in the Bahamas. Even in this record fleet, however, Rohart has one of the best CVs. ...

67th Turkey Day Regatta - ABYC dishes up another special regatta By Rich Roberts, , 10:43 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
67th Turkey Day Regatta - Cal 20 and Viper 640 keelboats will share Long Beach Harbor inside the breakwater with high-performance 29er skiffs, singlehanded Finns, Class A catamarans, Lasers and Laser Radials, while Lido 14s, Naples Sabots and Optimists race inside on Alamitos Bay. ...

Dual Olympian Krystal Weir announces retirement from Olympic Sailing By Cora Zillich, , 3:41 AM Fri 14 Nov 2014 GMT
Weir won a World Championship in 2004 as well as seven national and three ISAF Sailing World Cup titles throughout her Olympic sailing career in the Laser Radial class. She represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the three-crew Yngling team, where she finished tenth alongside teammates Karyn Gojnich and Angela Farrell, after they finished second at the Yngling World Championships. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sibling rivalry, Greenhalghs prepare to race By Team SCA, , 4:13 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Team SCA’s Libby Greenhalgh was ‘stoked’ and ‘excited’ to hear the news that her older brother, Rob Greenhalgh is going to join the crew of Mapfre for Volvo Ocean Race. 'He called to ask what I thought. He helped me loads to make my own decision to join Team SCA, so it was great to be able to do it back to him and that he valued my opinion. ...

Star Sailors League Finals - Kljakovic Gaspic and Sitic to race By Alex D'Agosta, , 3:46 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Ivan Kljaković Gašpić is one of the international sailing scene’s top sailors. He has not only enjoyed huge success in the Finn but has also clocked up experience with other classes. The SSL Finals 2014 will provide him with an opportunity to pit himself against a class and a group of champions he has never encountered before. ...

Live Coverage of the 13th International Sailing Summit By Brenda Hoult, , 3:45 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Every sailor should be interested in the future of their sport, but important conferences are often seen to be held behind closed doors. A key international conference takes place at the METS trade exhibition next week and, for the first time in the event's 13 year history, the ISS seminars can be viewed live and on replay by sailors all around the world. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Gunning for gold in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:24 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Five ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year will be gunning for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. Since 2002, Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Anton Paz (ESP), Mat Belcher (AUS), Blanca Manchon (ESP) and Paige Railey (USA) have all been presented with the prestigious marble and silver trophy. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica part of stress of sailing study By Team Alvimedica, , 2:41 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
As the young crew of Team Alvimedica races around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, the sailors are providing an ocean laboratory for a landmark medical study assessing how continued stressful conditions might negatively impact the human heart as well as the body’s strength, endurance, and fitness functions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica preparing for Leg 2 By Team Alvimedica, , 2:53 AM Thu 13 Nov 2014 GMT
Six days after finishing Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright is still sporting the beard that he arrived with in Cape Town. Twenty-six days at sea with no razor will make any one grizzled. But despite a few days of rest and relaxation that included a mini-safari with wife Meris and two American friends, the skipper still has an indelible impression from Leg 1. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Vive la Difference! *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 10:13 PM Wed 12 Nov 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race Fleet winner arrived here just seven days ago and the other six boat finished within 48 hours. That, in itself, was remarkable, but what has happened in the meantime is quite staggering. ...

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