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2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed By Trish Jenkins, , 3:52 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds. ...
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2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead By Chicago Match Race Center, , 2:46 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
The top seeds in the field have taken the early lead here in the first day of competition at the Chicago Match Race Center's ISAF Grade Two Chicago Grand Slam. Among their matches sailed in the first stage of the Round Robin, the top seed - World-ranked number two Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands - has taken the early lead with a score of 100% wins in the seven matches ...
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Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK Editor, , 9:47 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Knut Frostad had a big smile on his face in Copenhagen at the ’Vestas Wind’ press launch at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in northern Copenhagen. Frostad gives his views about the seventh boat, the late entry and the future of the race. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Three more races were held today at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams claiming race wins. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of today’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, in turn one ahead of the leader going into today’s racing, Dutch RC44 newbie Nico Poons and his Charisma team. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position By Amy Monkman, , 6:09 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day five for Dongfeng Race Team. If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra pressure the One Design nature of the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines has put on the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:48 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
First images of the Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, as she emerges from the paint and fit out facility in Southampton, England. Launch date is set for August 21, 2014 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the By Corinna Halloran, , 1:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team SCA and the Women's crew in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Corinna Halloran ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos By Justin Chisholm (Abu Dhabi) and Francisco Vignale, , 12:39 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Azzam with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Justin Chisholm - and more from Team Campos with their OBR, Francisco Vignale ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:24 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The first three days of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race produced fast downwind conditions for the entire fleet. However, yesterday afternoon a northwesterly air flow headed the fleet yet to round Out Stack, and the changeable weather is due to continue today. ...
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Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship By 52 Super Series, , 10:45 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
The excellent facilities, very desirable location, reliable sea breezes and ease of travel access are just some of the key reasons that the TP52 class has chosen Puerto Portals. The TP52 World Championship will once again be a constituent regatta of the 52 Super Series in 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 9:46 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng By Yann Riou - Team Dongfeng, , 9:29 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Dongfeng (CHN) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Yann Riou ...
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 8:49 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunshine, perfect temps, low humidity and a fresh breeze filled the day as teams enjoyed a great practice session around midday with PRO Anderson Reggio and his race management team from Sail Newport. 'I really don't think that Newport has looked any prettier than it does right now. The weather is perfect', said John Kilroy Jr. who will helm Samba Pa Ti. ...
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USA Match Racing Grand Slam Series - Kicks off in Chicago By Chicago Match Race Center, , 3:07 AM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Chicago Match Race Center will host the first of four events on the US Grade two Grand Slam Series this weekend. This series attracts some of the best international talent to compete for valuable points in the Grand Slam Series and invitations to two stops on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) - Chicago Match Cup in 2015 and Bermuda Argo Group Gold Cup in 2014 ...
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U.S. Youth Championships - Climactic finish on Lake St. Clair By Jake Fish, , 9:29 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
A climactic finish unfolded on Lake St. Clair on Thursday at the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. It came down to the wire, including the final race of the regatta for several fleets. The crowded leaderboards and windy conditions provided an exciting finish to this pinnacle US Sailing Youth National Championship, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Lake Jinniu action on the horizon By Will Ricketson, , 8:42 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
On Monday August 18, racing will begin at China's Lake Jinniu, the sailing venue of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). An event which brings together over 3,800 athletes across 28 sports, the YOG is a world-class athletic competition held every four years. To be eligible to participate, all athletes must be either 15 or 16 years old. ...
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Chester Race Week - Racing off to a great start By Susan Tate, , 8:26 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
With a few last-minute course tweaks and very cooperative winds, Chester Race Week 2014 got off to a great start. According to One Design Course Race Officer Brian Todd, sailors were treated to near-perfect conditions. 'We had excellent winds, 8-11 knots, and racing was tight, and fun. My race committee team was fantastic, constantly adjusting the course to make it perfect for the sailors.' ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - New faces hope to ruffle the order in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:58 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Anticipation in the Welsh Capital is building ahead of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The fleet of 11 high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans are preparing to flex their giant sails, fine tune their speed machines and bring Stadium Racing to Cardiff Bay, as the headline Act to the Harbour Festival, 22-25 August. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Charisma claims early lead in Marstrand By RC44 Class Association, , 7:39 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Fleet racing at the RC44 World Championship in Marstrand commenced today in lively conditions, delivering a mix of sun with occasional torrential rain, strong winds with occasional lulls, plus, in race three, a giant squall. Today’s three races have left RC44 newcomers, Nico Poons’ Charisma three points clear of class veteran Chris Bake and his Team Aqua’s 11 points. ...
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420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Leaders retain control on day 2 By International 420 Class Association, , 7:13 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Rain gave way to an overcast day with patches of blue sky on race day two at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans in Gdynia, Poland. Two races for all fleets in a 14-17 knot north-westerly breeze and flat seas. Conditions were a bit shifty, influenced by the passing storm, which meant those at the front had to control the fleet, as any team that found the gusts accelerated away. ...
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MoY Classic Yacht Regatta - Dates for 35th edition revealed By Jenny Holmqvist, , 5:57 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
The Museum of Yachting at IYRS is pleased to reveal to the community the 35th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, August 29th- 31st. Registration is now open for the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta, part of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge which also includes the Nantucket Opera Cup Regatta (Nantucket, MA) and the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (Marblehead, MA). ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng out of the washing machine By Amy Monkman, , 5:42 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day four onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Thanks to Mother Nature, offshore racing is one of the most unpredictable sports around. If you can’t handle unpredictability, ecstatic highs and unfair lows then this sport is probably not for you. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Extraordinary series of events By Trish Jenkins, , 5:32 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 trimaran, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race: Musandam-Oman Sail on top of the world By Oman Sail, , 3:46 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
Musandam-Oman Sail have set a new world record for sailing round Britain and Ireland after shaving sixteen minutes off the current record and taking line honours in the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race after a nail-biting end to a remarkable three days. ...
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Lake Ontario 300 and 600 Single-Handed wins for Brent Hughes By Veronica Brown, , 2:44 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014 GMT
An experienced sailor and one design racer, Brent Hughes added to his performance resume last week winning not only the Lake Ontario 300 (one lap around the Lake) but also taking top honors in the Lake Ontario 600 (two laps around), receiving the coveted Sperry Cup for top overall performance in both races. ...
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