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Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature By Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa , 8:06 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 2:43 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ...
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Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 2:04 AM Thu 20 Nov 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day two of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA event, but the competitors’ patience wasn’t rewarded on this occasion as the wind remained too light for racing. A few sailors were tempted out onto the water, but apart from a few reaches of sporadic planing, the wind wasn’t enough and soon dropped back after showing promise in the early afternoon. ...
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Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents By Barcelona World Race Media, , 11:45 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Stop-start battle to the Cape of Good Hope By Team Alvimedica, , 8:31 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica set out on the 6,125 nautical mile race to Abu Dhabi today, as they sailed out of Cape Town at the start of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. After a brief lap of Table Bay, with the Turkish/American boat close to the lead, it was straight into battle. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 7:59 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start By Victoria Low, , 6:20 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet By ISAF, , 6:05 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set By ISAF, , 5:45 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ...
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RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions By RC44 Class Association, , 5:09 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town By Sail-World.com, , 4:55 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014 GMT
Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ...
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