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Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team has won the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup and $50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Berntsson defeated Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team 3-1 in brilliant match racing conditions on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour. This is the second time the jovial Swede has won the cup, repeating his triumph of 2008. ...
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GC 32 Foiling Cat Argo sets Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record By Julianna Barbieri, Newport, RI , 1:59 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
A new outright record and time to beat was set today for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Jason Carroll of New York City helmed his new GC 32, Argo, around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 58 minutes and 31 seconds, besting the previous record of 01:03:38 by four minutes and seven seconds. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:43 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - The story today is one of caution. Who pulls the trigger and makes a move? The leaders or the chasing pack? There is a small low-pressure system forming to the south. It’s about how many more miles you sail to get to it or whether you sail fewer miles and have it come to you. The latter option involves turning to port earlier and risking a light air rendezvous with the St. Helena High. ...
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2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video By RS:X Class, , 10:37 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
With standings so tight at the beginning of day five, all eyes were on the medal races at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. Saturday on Clearwater Beach is always a busy day, and the combination of bright sunshine, strong breeze and world-class windsurfing action brought upwards of 20,000 people to the beach for the conclusion of the event. ...
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2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners! By Michael Nolan, Sydney , 9:45 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - With entries already received from Australia, New Zealand, America, Germany, Holland and Hungary it is set to be a truly international event. ...
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RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins By Laurie Fullerton, , 9:03 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup 2014 - Hamilton Bermuda — After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:42 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team have followed the world's top sailors such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Ben Ainslie and Chris Dickson in becoming a two time victor of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:08 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Moth World Championship - The delightful Mornington Peninsula in the Australian State of Victoria is renowned for many items in the natural and culinary worlds. One thing not referred to all that often are the sand or march flies that occupy the area during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. Most travellers know Australia for flies, but the sand fly is larger and bites. ...
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2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:28 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Touristen Express’ Bjoern Frasch and crewman Oliver Peter are leading the way for a German challenge at the International 14 World Championships to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from third to 17th January, 2015. ...
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Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale By Tom Dowler, , 4:59 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew finished fourth in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, despite going 12 flights unbeaten in the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics By Henry Bomby, , 3:29 PM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the traditional options and what to look out for on the tracker, as well as where the next potential passing lanes might be. I have had a few questions asking why the teams didn't turn hard left at Fernando and head straight to Cape Town, so explaining this seems like a good place to start. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:35 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to work its way down the west coast of South America. While there is some opening and closing of the margins, there has been no change in the relative positions of the boats. ...
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18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one By Frank Quealey, , 7:50 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - After all teams registered their new equipment, they took to the harbour in a South-East breeze, which gusted to more than 20-knots. Two of the top skiffs had major skipper changes. James Francis replaced Seve Jarvin on Gotta Love It 7 and Hugh Stodart replaced Michael Coxon on Thurlow Fisher Lawyers. ...
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2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day By Optiworlds, , 5:12 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - 38 Countries competed in the OptiWorld Team Racing Championship. The regattas were very intense. Conditions were challenging as usual. The shallow waters, combined with strong current and five kn Breeze made it very hard for the sailors. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha By Agathe Armand, , 4:34 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - All the Brazilian coast is beautiful, but Fernando de Noronha may be the most beautiful island in the world,' says Carolijn Brouwer, sheltering from the wind and the waves inside the boat as Team SCA leave the rock behind. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route By Agathe Armand, , 4:04 AM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Freshly shaved from his first Equator crossing ceremony, Charlie Enright looks around him. His Team Alvimedica’s boat is reaching south at 17 knots, in strong southeast trade winds. Blue skies, couple of waves, full weather gear. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday By Talbot Wilson, , 9:22 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Quarter Finals were completed Saturday morning and the Semi Finals, Petite Finals and Finals will all be sailed on Sunday. Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar and Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team came through the quarters with 3-0 scores. Williams, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader at 12-0 is undefeated in all his races. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 9:01 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
A frontal system edging its way towards Bermuda resulted in light winds, a grey sky and racing eventually being canned early, but not before the remaining Quarter Final flights had been completed at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup - Searching for breeze on the race course By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:55 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Searching for breeze and pressure on the race course was a game of snakes and ladders for young competitors at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. While grappling with the need for patience and consistency – two requirements for sailing well in light air – many sailors were tested during the third day of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Radical wave tow-in on day 8 By Chris Yates, , 8:09 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw stunning sunshine as the mercury hit almost twenty degrees. In the afternoon seven of the world’s best sailors took to the water for a radical tow-in contest, which kept the crowds entertained with the massive aerial antics on display. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video By KPMS, , 4:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was one to remember. Not only for international fleet that, for the third year in a row, set a record number of entries, but for the array of conditions that the yachts faced. From no wind to too much; from flat calm to turbulent seas; from going nowhere to flying fast and furious: the 606-nm mythical racecourse offered everything. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - How eight on Team SCA became Shellbacks By Corinna Halloran, , 3:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 14 onboard Team SCA. I’m discovering there are two types of days offshore: the days where not much happens, and the days where so much happens it’s hard to believe that’s just one day! Yesterday was one of those days and I’m unsure where to begin! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica rounds Fernando de Neronha By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 3:38 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 14 onboard Team Alvimedica. Our boat smells a bit better this morning and I’m not sure if it’s because the gnarly concoction of freeze-dried brew in the bow has been sacrificed to the sea along with some of Mark, Charlie, and Alberto’s head hair, or if it’s because those three have had a complete bathing following said sacrifice to King Neptune. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4 By RS:X Class, , 3:08 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, and the sound of the day was that of racers whooping and hollering past the race committee boats (two imposing 44-ft power catamarans provided by event sponsor MarineMax) in a breeze that high-wind specialists had been waiting for all week. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Prize giving ceremony in Valetta By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:52 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The prize giving ceremony for the Rolex Middle Sea Race was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, one of Valletta's most historic venues. Honoured guests included: The Minister of Tourism; The Hon Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis. ...
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