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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:50 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 3 position report for 19th January 2015: The two big moves of the last 12 hours have been made by Dongfeng and Team Alvimedica. Let’s comment on the leaders first. ...

Pape Chevrolet North American Championships - Register today! By J24 Australia, , 12:08 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Pape Chevrolet North American Championships - Will you be in the US in September this year, maybe you would like to enter or maybe just stop by and have a look. The 2015 Pape Chevrolet North American Championships will include 3.5 days of great racing, multiple nights of live entertainment at Portland Yacht Club ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo By Sail-World, , 9:37 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Sally Barkow before the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, on how she made the transition from Olympic sailing to offshore and the woman's crew aboard Team SCA. A skilled match racer and has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years, Sally Barkow competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, in the Yngling Womens keelboat event ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 4:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...

C&C 30 Javelin makes West Coast Debut By Erik Simonson, , 4:30 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The first C&C 30 to hit the West Coast splashed this week at Richmond and did a couple days of test sailing and prep and is currently en route to its racing debut at the Corinthian Yacht Club. ...

Quantum Key West Race Week - Flurry of activity By Bill Wagner, , 2:06 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Key West has been a flurry of activity for the last four days as sailors swarmed into town for the annual race week that is being held here for the 28th year. Quantum Key West 2015, which begins Monday on the aqua waters off the southernmost point of the United States, has attracted 115 boats in 10 classes and competitors have been busily preparing and practicing ...

2015 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Day 2 By Sue Pelling, , 1:38 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
After two days of racing in the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Coastal Series, leading contenders for the overall honours are beginning to emerge. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:12 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race Leg Three leader Dongfeng has rounded the waypoint of Pulau Weh at 0340 UTC and has now entered the waters of the Malacca Strait, between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ahead, they will have 434 nm of sailing in this narrow stretch of water. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images By Alex McKinnon, , 5:12 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Those magnificent flying machines and their pilots grabbed a lot of attention during the recent McDougall+McConaghy Moth World Championships at Sorrento. Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the final day, when Pete Burling (NZL) became the new champ. ...

Quantum Key West Race Week - GC32 class joins the action By GC32 Racing, , 4:30 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Foiling catamaran racing comes to Quantum Key West Race Week with the GC32 class joining the action this week at North America’s leading winter regatta. Held off the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys, racing commences on Monday, 19th January and continues until Friday, 23rd. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race - Racing underway in classic conditions By Sue Pelling, , 3:17 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors were treated stunning conditions on the opening day of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 with winds up to 20kts generally from the east-north east, and big rolling waves. ...

Barcelona World Race - Matched up for a Duel in the South By Barcelona World Race, , 2:40 AM Sun 18 Jan 2015 GMT
The pair of IMOCA 60s which have shared the lead of the Barcelona World Race since the demise of pacemaker Hugo Boss remain stuck together, only a handful of miles apart as they ease through the lighter winds at the edge of the South Atlantic high pressure system and now relish the fast sailing ahead into the Southern Ocean. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day's action and Interviews By Oliver Hartas, , 9:02 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
Oliver Hartas compiled this video of the Final Day of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds completed on Friday in fresh winds at Sorrento, Melbourne. Features all the action, crashes, and interviews with some of the top sailors at the regatta, plus some of the stars from other areas of the sport who competed. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet on the Monsoon trail By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:42 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The Monsoon is back and the fleet has finally started to move. The time the crews were drifting for almost three days in the Bay of Bengal, the biggest bay in the world, will not be forgotten and the memories of zephyr sunsets, hot nights and glazy waters will remain in their memories. ...

2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - From one hemisphere to another By Marion Cardon, , 6:40 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
The second major event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters championship, the Barcelona World Race has certainly fulfilled its promise in the two weeks since it set sail. Never before has the pace been so high and the fleet so evenly matched for this double-handed round the world race starting out from Barcelona. ...

Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week celebrates 20 years By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 3:33 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
What began as a local regatta with 29 entries nearly two decades ago has evolved to become the largest keelboat gathering of its kind in North and South America. Sperry Charleston Race Week turns 20 this spring and the organizers are putting a special emphasis on the two elements that have been pivotal to the regatta’s success – superb race management and exceptional shoreside fun. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Last min dash for tomorrow’s start By Sue Pelling, , 1:45 AM Sat 17 Jan 2015 GMT
With teams continuing to arrive all day in time for the start of Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series tomorrow, the Bajan party scene kicked off early this evening with a steel band and Mount Gay rum in full flow at the exotic beach location of Barbados Cruising Club. ...

Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena puts on cloak of invisibility By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:40 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning one of the two leading boats of the Barcelona World Race, Neutrogena, put on their cloak of invisibility and disappeared from the view of the competition and the public from 0900hrs UTC. Whilst racing neck and neck alongside rivals Cheminées Poujoulat, only a matter of five miles away after 16 days of racing ...

Newport Bermuda Race 2016 will be scored by one handicapping system By John Rousmaniere, , 7:35 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
When the Newport Bermuda Race is next sailed in 2016, it will be scored by one handicapping system, the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR). The ORR calculates each boat’s speed potential based on its dimensions, using a Velocity Prediction Program (VPP). The ORR has been used in the Newport Bermuda Race since 2006, following many years of handicapping under other VPP systems. ...

Quantum Key West Race Week - Preview By JBoats, , 3:51 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The most notable kick-off event for the year is sailing’s version of 'Woodstock'- Quantum Key West Race Week. The regatta has evolved over time, but one thing is certain, it has been taken over by J/Teams! As last year, the J/70s are by far the largest fleet in the regatta and the exciting new development that both J/88s and J/111s, the 'new kids on the block', have one-design starts this year! ...

London Boat Show - ACWS Portsmouth receives Royal support By ACWS Portsmouth, , 12:28 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
HRH Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, visited the America's Cup World Series Portsmouth (ACWS Portsmouth) display at the London Boat Show, to support Ben Ainslie Racing and the America's Cup World Series events planned between 23 – 26 July 2015. ...

Long Beach sailors head list of Aquatic Capital Foundation Awards By Ron Antonette, Long Beach, CA , 11:43 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The members of the Long Beach Yacht Club sailing team that captured the San Francisco Perpetual Challenge Cup, match racing’s second oldest trophy, have been selected as Aquatic Athletes of the Year by the Long Beach Aquatic Capital of America Foundation. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Final day images by Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, Sorrento , 11:07 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
Melbourne based photographer and videographer, Alex McKinnon, was on the water again for the Final day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds at Sorrento. ...

Premiere Sailing League presents a new way of racing… and thinking By Barby MacGowan, , 9:47 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The new Premiere Sailing League, America, promises to change the way we think about amateur sailing in the U.S. Announced at the Strictly Sail boat show in Chicago on January 15 (J/Boat booth # 4030), the series kicks off this August and will be comprised of four district qualifying regattas that divide 72 sailing club teams by regions. ...

McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Images from Teri Dodds By Teri Dodds, Sorrento , 8:27 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015 GMT
The Moth Worlds have come to an end, with probably the most testing conditions for the Gold fleet. With big breeze, tidal flow and choppy seas there were very few competitors who didn't take a swim. Congratulations to New Zealand's Peter Burling who took the title with relative ease, and adds to his world championships tally, in his specialist 49er class. ...

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