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Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years By KPMS, , 10:58 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
For 30 years the Rolex Swan Cup has been attracting sailors to Porto Cervo for all kinds of reasons. Some love the cut-and-thrust of the racing, others enjoy the camaraderie of going sailing with close friends and family; then there is the great weather, the breathtaking mountains of northern Sardinia and stark, craggy islands dotted around the race course. ...
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America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified By America's Cup, , 10:25 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The six America’s Cup teams have agreed to a project that will see the existing fleet of AC45 catamarans modified into fully foiling catamarans for racing in the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS). The teams have also committed to continue to race the foiling AC45s on the America’s Cup World Series circuit in 2018, following the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 10:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Do you want to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015? Great, because it is simple! All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at www.ecsix.com/contest. 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:52 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report just before Santander: This week has sped by in a blur! It feels like it was a few hours ago that we were here typing our last blog. It has been a cool week for us here in Santander, and the excitement is building for the first race day of the 2014 ISAF Worlds. ...
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America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha By Sail-World, , 9:21 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, launched a new team partnership with Yamaha Motor in the UK. The occasion was the presentation of the first of the BAR team’s new 9.8m Scorpion Serket RIB chase boats, with twin Yamaha F225 engines, delivered at the Southampton Boat Show. ...
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2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow By Dobbs Davis, , 4:55 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Tomorrow morning the world's top sailing talent will begin a five-day battle of high-intensity match racing for the right to claim the Chicago Match Cup, the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). A total of $75,000 in prize money is at stake, as well as valuable points on the AWMRT World Championship year-long series. ...
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Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:29 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
London 2012 49 Olympic Gold Medallist Nathan Outteridge signals major issue with Rio 2016 regatta Plenty of boat park time at Santander World 2014 as the race organisers struggle to keep racing on track in light airs and in discussions this week, the Australian gave this assessment of a major issue looming for the sailing regatta in 2016 ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top By US Sailing, , 4:15 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Day 5 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the bulk of an aggressive 40-race schedule for Tuesday, helping to get the event nearly back on track following Monday's shortage of breeze. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights By ISAF, , 3:44 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - It was a tough fifth day of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo By Jesús Renedo, , 3:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo was on the water for 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander to capture these images. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 2:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The first item on the itinerary for the second day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup was to remove the fishing boat, which was a prominent feature during yesterday’s Super Session, from the reef after running aground on the eve of the event. The sailors remained on hold until 6pm, but with a deteriorating swell no competition was able to be held today. ...
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470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification By 470 International Association Class, , 12:56 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Two conflicting breezes cancelled each other out this morning at the 470 Men and Women World Championships, keeping teams postponed ashore. But it was soon back out to the ocean courses for the 470 Men and Women in what turned out to be another challenging day for teams and the Race Committee. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Two days into the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship and after more than 13 hours afloat the Finn fleet has only one race to show for it. It was a good race though with wins going to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR), but then after a long wait the fleet was sent ashore. Three races are now planned for Wednesday. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video By ISAF, , 8:24 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a tough day five of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander By Will Ricketson, , 7:33 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Day five of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the bulk of an aggressive 40-race schedule for Tuesday, helping to get the event nearly back on track following Monday’s shortage of breeze. ...
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Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Rán Racing claimed victory in the official practice race today off Ibiza, the final preparation before the start of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, the finale to the Barclays 52 Super Series. In gentle breezes Niklas Zennström’s team made the best of the shifts early in the race and were able to keep a loose cover on Azzurra and Quantum Racing to cross the finish line first. ...
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Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1 By American Windsurfing Tour, , 4:41 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Day one of the holding period for the 2014 Hatteras Wave Jam didn’t provide much in the way of windsurfing conditions, so the contest was called off for the day at first light. With minimal wind and no waves, many competitors took the time to play tourist for the day. We drove to the southern tip of Cape Hatteras, and took the 45 minute ferry ride to Ocracoke. ...
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A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
We are fun, speed, best performance, great people, top quality, pure one design, a high level of sailing... We are the Audi Melges 20. On the heels of an amazing World Championship in Riva Del Garda, Check out the latest fresh video - a complete recap of the most successful World Championship ever held. ...
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 3:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series prizegiving to capture these images. ...
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ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video By Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association, , 12:48 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Two years ago at the London 2012 Olympics, Lara Vadlau secured the final nation slot for Austria and was the youngest competing helm. Heading into Rio 2016, plans are looking a bit different. ...
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18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix By Sail-World, , 11:22 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Compilation of video clips from the glory days of the Grand Prix 18ft Skiff series. Catch the spectacular carnage, capsizes and catastrophe. ...
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ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
A video produced for Volvo Cars Sailing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships by the British Sailing Team ...
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Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend By Sail-World, , 8:42 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The inaugural Bart's Bash to remember Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who died in the break up of the Artemis Racing AC72 in San Francisco, in May 2013, will be staged worldwide this weekend. The purpose of the regatta is both as a fundraiser and to get new and existing sailors out on the water. 10,000 sailors from over 60 countries will participate. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The opening day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup saw marginal, starboard tack conditions, but that didn’t prevent the elite of the wave sailing world from producing a great display of sailing during the Super Session, which took place after registration, which was held between 10am-12pm. ...
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470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2 By 470 International Association Class, , 7:25 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
An anti-climax on race day two here at the 470 Worlds in Santander, Spain as again there was no wind. The 470 Men and 470 Women fleets were initially postponed on shore. But a sniff of breeze out on the race course brought the postponement flag down and teams headed out. But it was all to no avail and five hours later they were heading back to shore with no races completed. ...
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