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Touch2Play at Key West Race Week By Larry Huibers, , 7:29 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
Touch2Play had the great fortune of participating in what would be the largest yet gathering of J88’s to date. Quantum Key West Race Week would serve as a chance to see how boats lined up against one another in conditions that covered the full range. For this event we had Rob and Sandy Butler, Steve Leibel, Keven Piper, Coleen Walsh and myself, Larry Huibers. ...
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Barcelona World Race leaders split paths By Barcelona World Race, , 5:13 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
As the Barcelona World Race leaders race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours. ...
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Final line-up to be announced By IPC, , 5:01 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 1 - Brits off to a flying start By RYA, , 3:06 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
On a high octane first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Monday (26 January) Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas saw the best possible start to their 2015 sailing seasons with double race victories. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video By ISAF, , 2:31 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Tough Day 1 + Video By ISAF, , 2:31 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ...
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RC44 World Championship Leg 1 - RC44 Valletta Cup preview By Yachting Events Malta, , 2:10 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
RC44 World Championship Leg 1 gets underway on 24th March until 29th March 2015. The RC 44 Class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high performance one design yacht created for top level racing in international regattas. If one was to compare this concept to racing cars, then we would be talking about the F1, NASCAR or similar. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team Day 1 By Will Ricketson, , 12:41 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
On Day 1 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America's premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong breeze for the duration of the day, in addition to a brief but powerful rainstorm. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami -Finn class -testing conditions on Day 1 By Robert Deaves, , 12:20 PM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) said last week that he hoped his unbeaten run would continue, and based on Monday’s form at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the 2014 World and European Finn Champion is giving it a pretty good shot ...
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ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 11:51 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images provided by photographer Ingrid Abery. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica wins first podium place in Sanya By Sail-World, , 8:34 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng scores historic victory for China By Sail-World, , 7:53 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng release first DroneCam video from Leg 3 By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:29 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team set historic first with home port win By Sail-World, , 1:42 AM Tue 27 Jan 2015 GMT
World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives on time in Genoa + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:38 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ...
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America's Cup - Virgin considers backing Ben Ainslie after breakdown By James Quinn, , 8:12 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ...
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Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes By Barby MacGowan, , 8:02 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
To the 91st 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race significant changes have been made in order to enhance the race experience, and by the looks of it, sailors are embracing them wholeheartedly. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:01 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
The final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup Malaysia, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A game of chase By Barcelona World Race, , 6:52 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race the two lead boats are preparing for a gruelling 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean, until the next natural gateway of the course, Cape Leeuwin in south-west Australia. ...
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Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut By GC32 Racing Tour, , 4:41 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Quantum Key West Race Week provided the opportunity for the GC32s to make a spectacular debut in the USA. During the five days of racing held in balmy temperatures off the southernmost tip of Florida, crews experienced a range of conditions. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 3:30 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 12:58 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race. The northerly drag race continues, with the stable light wind forecast to drop slightly. The boats have all remained in position, if anything cementing their places with gaps between them increasing slightly through the night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Matt Knighton, , 12:34 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Sailing in a straight line was never supposed to be as tense as this. We’ve been pointing at Sanya for almost a day now and fortunately, Alvimedica, MAPFRE, and Brunel far enough back to not be in AIS range anymore. The problem is they’re not in AIS range anymore. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard! By Jack Bouttell, , 12:29 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - After what can only be described as a frustrating few days of wind and current conditions in the Malacca Strait, the shipping lanes we had to pass were a bit more entertaining as it was upwind which meant some tacking. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:58 AM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ...
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