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2015 RORC Caribbean 600 – 66 best yachts and 600 mile thrilling race By RORC Event Press, , 11:36 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 – Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean, took part in the seventh edition of the event. 66 yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world champions, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailors taking part with passionate Corinthian amateurs, many of whom are members of the Royal Ocean Racing Cl ...
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ACWS Portsmouth ticket launch – Watch top sailors battling it out By ACWS Portsmouth, , 9:36 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
This summer’s ‘must have’ tickets for The America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth (ACWSUK) are officially available from Monday 2nd March. Fans and spectators are encouraged to book their place now to avoid disappointment with event organisers already receiving a large number of ticket and hospitality enquires. ...
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E.E. Manning Regatta – NHYC kids hold it together in restless weather By Rich Roberts, , 7:55 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
SCYA's E.E. Manning Regatta 2015 – They had never sailed together until six months earlier when they stepped onto a boat that neither had ever sailed, but skipper Joseph Hou, 15, and crew Skylar Jacobsen, 14, squeezed out a remarkable victory Sunday in the Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association's Shadden Series ...
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2015 California Dreamin’ Series-Long Beach Stop – A close fight By Rick Roberts, , 5:29 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Shawn Bennett of Tiburon, Calif. won the Long Beach Stop of the 2015 California Dreamin’ Series Sunday in this International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade three match racing regatta hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and raced on the Long Beach Sailing Foundation’s fleet of Catalina 37s. ...
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Delivery of Phaedo3 MOD 70 By Henry Bomby, , 4:14 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Sitting here in Antigua airport waiting for my flight back to London, life is good having just blasted across the Atlantic in just under nine and a half days on board the new Phaedo3 MOD 70, one of the fastest sailing boats 'in the world'... ...
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Premiere Racing stepping aside after their 21st Key West Race Week By J Kleene, , 3:53 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
In November of 1994 Yachting Magazine consultant Gary Jobson asked Peter Craig, 'how hard can it be? Just raise some flags and blow off some guns.' And so began Craig's involvement in what was then a 112 boat - single division regatta that would soon evolve into an iconic annual international keelboat event. Yachting Magazine founded Key West Race Week in 1987. ...
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Sol having Serious Fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:27 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Serious Fun! That's what participants, sponsors and onlookers are expected to have during the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta which will be held in St. Maarten during March 05 - 08, 2015. The Regatta is considered to be the biggest in the Caribbean and offers a great combination of challenging races and fantastic gatherings under the banner of 'Serious Fun'! ...
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Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:06 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, , 1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...
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Miami Sailing Week – Bacardi Cup preview By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:10 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank will kick off with 173 boats traveling to Coconut Grove to compete in the 88th Bacardi Cup ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
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Farr 40 International Circuit - Plenty team hungry for more By Farr 40 Class Association, , 6:17 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Farr 40 International Circuit - Alex Roepers doesn't like to dwell in the past. However, when prompted, the New York businessman will talk about the magical run he and the crew aboard Plenty enjoyed during the 2014 Farr 40 International Circuit. To the contrary, the thrill of victory only made Roepers and the Plenty team hungry for more. ...
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Coast Guard continues search for San Diego sailor By Coast Guard News, , 4:53 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Coast Guard crews continue the search Monday for Richard Byhre, the 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected. ...
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Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar By Bruce Kirby, , 4:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - An island-wide effort By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:38 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
This year's 35th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than an island-wide effort. Besides the sponsors, countless volunteers and the numerous local organizations that offer their excellent services, the Regatta Organizers would like to say special thanks to the hotels which are so generous to donate complimentary hotel rooms for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:44 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race-Brasileiro ajuda barco espanhol a vencer quarta etapa By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:08 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
O MAPFRE conquistou de maneira emocionante a quarta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, disputada entre a China e a Nova Zelândia. Na manhã deste sábado (28), o barco espanhol cruzou a linha de chegada em primeiro após quase 21 dias de navegação. ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ...
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Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4 By Volvo, , 12:10 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is By Sail-world, , 11:08 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland By Sail-World, , 9:32 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:00 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ...
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