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Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:51 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Olympic Gold Medallist and 2013 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Mat Belcher is leading a very strong Australian team into the last ISAF Sailing World Cup of the 2013-2014 season. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 10:40 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, a confirmed number of 1,111 sailors racing in 765 boats from 59 nations are ready for the opening day of racing. Racing is scheduled to commence at 11:00 local time with the race areas under the influence of two weather systems - a trough extending from central Spain to west of Corsica and a feeble ridge from north of the Adriatic sea to the Alps. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:17 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, the last 24 hours has seen some very close, and tense match downwind racing amongst the 12-strong fleet with speeds reaching in excess of 26 knots as it makes its way further south towards Panama. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem By Louay Habib, , 12:58 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Blue water gurgling through the gunnels with white foam hissing at the toe rail, day three of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was an absolute gem. The Cannon Course featured four reaching legs, six miles out and back and the Classics' fleet played out an entertaining procession in heavenly conditions, 20 knots of breeze, bright sunshine with warm water rolling down the decks. ...
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Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed By Premiere Racing, , 12:43 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Classes and sailors from across the country and around the globe already have Quantum Key West 2015 on their winter calendars. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 28th edition of Key West Race Week, scheduled for January 18-23. ...
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Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik By Dave Smith, Lake Lanier , 12:28 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
The Flying Tiger’s are alive and well. Over the winter, Mike Krantz and the North American Zhik team sponsored the Zhik Flying Tiger Winter Series at Lake Lanier Sailing Club on Lake Lanier, Georgia. The series included five separate weekend regattas held between November and April and a total of 45 course and distance races. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears By ISAF, , 11:57 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is all set to commence tomorrow, Monday April 21, with the boat parks now bustling with anticipation as 1,100 sailors from 61 nations fine tune their equipment ahead of racing. The event will bring the 2013-2014 World Cup series to a close and with Olympic heroes, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists in abundance, the racing will be intense. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 6:12 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on deck to capture these images as the fleet set sail in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, race 11 of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
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27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly By Louay Habib, , 12:16 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - With the breeze at over 25 knots and a significant sea state, the Classic sailors came ashore soaking wet, covered in salt and wide-eyed from the thrill of it all. The Trade Winds were at full force today and after two days of big breeze the sea state, especially around Shirley Heights was impressive. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi By Regattanews, , 11:25 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - 'It was incredibly close racing,' enthused Pryde. 'To be this close after so many miles is amazing. It was the same all the way down. We were never out of sight of the other boats so you could not relax one moment.' ...
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Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:11 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
On Day 1 of Race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, after a spectacular send-off from San Francisco, USA the 12 strong fleet competing pulled no punches as the 3,300 mile race to panama got off to a flying start. ...
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Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective By Jon Bramley, , 4:42 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Franck Cammas bucks the trend of top class ocean racers who tend to be built on the very massive side. But the little Frenchman still ranks as one of the toughest around, a man whose word is law on any boat he choses to skipper. Ask him about Charles Caudrelier, though, and he immediately breaks into a broad smile. ...
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Clipper Race - Californian crew member continues fundraising journey By Ruth Harrington, , 4:12 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race- Californian crew member, Elaina Breen, 69 from Point Richmond, has started her second Clipper Race leg, raising money for a charity which helps the families of those killed in war. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 2 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 3:58 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on deck again for race 2 of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta to capture these images. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth - Images by Christophe Jouany By Sail-World.com, , 3:51 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Christophe Jouany was out on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11 By Marina Thomas, , 3:09 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The PSP Logistics Panama Cup, race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, set sail today with San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats. ...
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Congressional Cup - Canfield and Team US One best star-studded field By Chicago Match Race Center, , 8:52 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
After days of grinding through a format of round robin racing among twelve teams from all over the world, including many rivals from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the Chicago Match Race Center congratulates Taylor Canfield and his Team US One for having won the oldest and most prestigious Grade 1 event in the US, Long Beach YC's Congressional Cup. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama By Clipper Round the World, , 5:11 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11, gets underway today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit the Panama Canal in its centenary year before starting Race 12 to Jamaica. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 4:02 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Chester, Nova Scotia photographer Jude Robertson was out on the water at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta to capture these images during race 1. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi collects the coveted IRC Overall title By RHKYC Media, , 3:06 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The second major prize of the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race was decided in Subic Bay this morning, as Hi Fi held Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky to a two minute lead on the water to ensure that Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 collects the coveted IRC Overall title for the second time in four years. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - First arrivals in Subic Bay By KPMS, , 8:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
At midday on Saturday, five of the 34-strong international fleet had completed the 27th Rolex China Sea Race. 87-year old Syd Fischer’s Maxi Ragamuffin 90 claimed line honours at 22:51.18 local time on Friday evening having led the race from start to finish. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity By Clipper Round the World, , 3:50 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, you may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here. The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...
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