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Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33 *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:30 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Former Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson, caught on video flying high in his foiling SL 33, Stratis. Conditions were described as very gusty and with good seas, making for challenging sailing, but Sanderson and his crew from Doyle Sail really put the foilin catamaran through her paces. ...
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2014 Monjon J24 State Championships - Pacemaker victorious By Simon Grain, Melbourne , 10:02 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
After a close and hard fought series of eight races on Port Phillip last weekend, the Monjon 2014 Victorian State titles was won Dave Suda sailing Pacemaker. Sailing with Dave are Herschel, Luke, Sam and Rachel, pretty much the same team that has been doing it for the last 10+ years, perhaps the only team in the fleet to have been together for so long – and it showed. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup: Generational 'Game-On' in 49er Fleet at Hyeres By Ben Remocker, , 9:56 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
For ages it was said that it took multiple Olympic cycles to move into podium potential performance. The young guns, not known for patience, are saying forget about that, I want to compete now! Just look at the podium at 2013 worlds. Out in front were mid-twenties Burling and Tuke, in Second, youngsters Hansen and Porebski, and in Bronze, veterans Dyen and Christidis. ...
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Byte CII Oceania Regional Qualifier for Youth Olympic Games - Day 1 By jason Goulding, RQYS , 9:07 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The Byte C11 Oceania qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games first day was contested in a light breeze. This event is used to qualifier nations for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held this August in Nanjing, China. ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing By Daniel Smith, , 8:15 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - The one problem, the early morning breeze that has been evident over the opening two days of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères was absent. But fear not, the easterly breeze evident over day’s one and two has been replaced with a westerly that will start to really come in towards the latter part of the morning with 9-12 knots on the cards. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 10:56 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy these day two images of Laser action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres captured by photographer Franck Socha. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini + Video By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:29 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy this selection of images from the Audi IRC Australian Championship by photographer Andrea Francolini. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Aussies on form following qualification By Cora Zillich, , 10:08 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The qualification stage at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, France has drawn to an end after two days of racing with Australian Sailing Team crews performing strongly in the first two days of racing at the fifth and final World Cup of the 2013-2014 season. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 9:55 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Franck Socha was out on the water for day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the Nacra 17 action. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2 By Robert Deaves, , 8:26 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
With race wins on day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres going to Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) and Thomas Le Breton (FRA), Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) now has a reduced lead of just one point. Postma jumps two places to second, while Caleb Paine (USA) remains in third. ...
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Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda By Elena Giolai, , 8:11 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
No sooner has the Riva club just celebrated the the victory of its own athlete at the 32nd Garda Optimist Meeting than Fraglia Vela Riva is again hard at work preparing for another regatta. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 7:07 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, the qualification stage has drawn to an end with gold fleet racing on the minds of the world's best top sailors over the next three days. Conditions at the fifth and final regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series could not have been any better on the second day of racing. ...
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ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:23 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The debut event for the newest Olympic class boat, the mixed multihull Nacra 17 was the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Mallorca, when a 34 boat primarily European fleet sailed in the event. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 6:23 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was on deck for day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images. ...
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Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Images from Day 5 *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:04 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World NZ was on the water for Day 5 of the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals - here's a selection of images from the action in the Gold Fleet. A fleet of 270 boats competed in the regatta which drew crews from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, USA and Britain. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie fends off competition on Final Day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, sail-World.com/nz, , 6:00 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie did what he had to do on the final day of the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships, and sailed a steady but unspectacular final three races to only drop one point on the overnight leaderboard. ...
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Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay By Spindrift Racing, , 3:52 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Spindrift 2 has had its first sail following the winter optimisation, spending a night at sea criss-crossing the Bay of Biscay. The control was there straight away and the boat ran like clockwork. The 2014 season has begun and it has started well for Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s team. This week, the Spindrift team will be racing on Lake Geneva as they begin the D35 training. ...
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45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 2:20 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Man hadn’t yet walked on the moon. 45 years ago, sailing solo non-stop around the world was as big an adventure as space travel is today and even now, fewer people have sailed solo around the planet than have orbited it above the atmosphere. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 2:01 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Right up until the last minutes before the 1,111 sailors from 59 nations head out onto the water at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, they are busy tweeting up a storm. ...
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49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup By Ben Remocker, , 12:40 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49erFX raced first in the 49er race area in a single fleet of 42 boats while the 49er class waited for the afternoon and raced in split fleets of 40 boats each. The 49er course area was left favoured most of the day, so teams sailing on that course had to start well and hold their lanes to get to the left side. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing By Clipper Ventures, , 12:07 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
In race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, with just over 35 miles now separating the entire fleet as it passes into Central American waters, the last 24 hours have seen very close match racing as thoughts now turn to the scoring gate and securing those all-important, 3, 2, 1 bonus points. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite By Daniel Smith, , 8:42 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 as sailors trickled in to rig their boats on the second day of racing they were greeted with flags fluttering in a beautiful breeze that will whet their sailing appetite. ...
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Operation Blue Water - 92 per cent compliance rate By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:51 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
During Operation Blue Water, held from 5 to 13 April, 884 vessels, 763 recreational vessels and 61 commercial vessels, were randomly checked by Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers (BSO). ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 8:56 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was out on the water on day one of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these image of the Nacra 17 class. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 8:53 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy these images by photographer Thom Touw who was on site for day one of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres during Laser class action as well as full results. ...
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