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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 5:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, shore crews are going through the final checks and putting the finishing touches to the seven new one-design boats. In the 1200m2 facility, specifically built for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, the teams are racing against the clock to complete their check-ups and repairs - which must be made before the Alicante In-Port Race on October 4th. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 By ISAF, , 2:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 have been released. 2014 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) rockets to the top of the Finn rankings and finally counts scores from the maximum six regattas. Previously ranked at World #14 he adds the maximum 200 points to his total and tallies a perfect line up of first place finishes to keep Sweden's Bjorn Allansson at bay at World #2. ...
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Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race By Amy Martindale, , 10:02 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Over 130 former Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew and skippers spanning nine race editions over 19 years were joined by renowned yachtsman and Clipper Race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the 24.8 mile course from Gosport on the South Coast, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event. ...
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Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33 By Ben Gladwell, Boating NZ, , 10:01 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: 'Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above - and sometimes under - the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting.' ...
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Hobie 16 Open North American Champ and Pan Am Games Qualifier- Day 1 By Greg Raybon, , 3:01 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
47 teams began racing today at the Hobie 16 North American Championships in Lewes,DE. A cold front came through Sunday night and provided sailors with a beautiful sunny day for the first day of racing. Three races were completed with winds from 15-20 knots from the northwest and waves from two - three feet. ...
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J/24 Worlds - Opening day leaves two teams tied on points for lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:13 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - Newport, Rhode Island welcomed 70 teams from around the globe with wind and waves on the first of five days at the 2014 J/24 World Championship. The top of the fleet saw some familiar names but also some fresher faces. Mark Hillman’s Sokokumaru (USA) and Vernon Robert’s Gringa DC (Chile) are tied at five points, with Hillman having the first-place advantage thanks to ...
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Grenada Sailing Week - Dates set for 2015 edition By Grenada Sailing Week, , 7:48 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The dates are definite and planning for Grenada Sailing Week Thursday 29 January to Tuesday 3 February 2015 is under way. Skippers’ Briefing on Thursday 29 January will be followed by Racing on Friday and Saturday, a Lay Day on Sunday and then more Racing on Monday and Tuesday. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Canadian Nationals - Power day at Port Credit YC By International Melges 20 Class Association, , 7:12 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
As if on cue, overnight storms and rain clouds parted as Audi Melges 20 teams pulled into the Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC) parking lot allowing for crystal clear, sunny conditions for the final day of racing at the 2014 Canadian National Championship. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Suited, booted and ready for the start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:11 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
With our hearts in our mouths we countdown the days until Charles Caudrelier and his men on Dongfeng are suited and booted ready for the start day of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team is ready to take on some of the best sailors our generation has ever seen. ...
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The game Barcelona World Race is back! By FNOB, Barcelona , 1:59 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
It's been a long wait, but the new virtual game from the Barcelona World Race is here and it's packed with new features. In addition to the new developments, we are looking to make even more improvements, with your help. So, how can you help? ...
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Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie By Canadian International Soling Association, , 1:42 PM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
After the storm at the Soling North Americans, that helped calm down the youngs and the music late at night, the wind moved to the west; Early in the morning it was blowing around 20 knots. ...
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Bart’s Bash set to smash Guinness Record as biggest ever sailing event By Irene Corosu, London , 10:07 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Bart's Bash - Thousands of people from around the world took part today in Bart’s Bash, a sailing race that looks set to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). Set up to remember Olympic gold medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and to inspire the next generation of sailors, Bart’s Bash attracted over 18,000 participants of all ages and abilities ...
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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2015 - Autumn leaves By Louay Habib, , 9:40 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
There are a number of Caribbean regattas throughout the season and one of the growing regattas is Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week. Yacht racing in Grenada dates back to the 1950s but Grenada Sailing Week was only established in 2012 and has been growing in popularity ever since. 36 yachts entered last year from France, Australia, Canada, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and Caribbean Islands. ...
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2014 Finn Gold Cup - A week in images By Robert Deaves, , 9:11 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The Finn Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious and hard to win trophies in the world of sailing and he made it look easy. Is there anyone who can challenge him over the next two years as he continues towards his Olympic dream? Santander provided a beautiful location for the championships with fantastic sailing conditions when there was enough wind. ...
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Etchells Class North American Championship - Elizabeth named champion By Susan Kantor, , 3:31 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Solid winds, tight competition and good camaraderie characterized the three days of racing of the International Etchells Class North American Championship, which wrapped up with two races at the Chicago Yacht Club on Sunday. ...
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2014 Chicago Match Cup - Canfield Conquers By Dobbs Davis, , 2:47 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Chicago Match Cup - In a masterful display of tenacious match race sailing in today's blustery conditions, Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One has successfully defended his title to the Chicago Match Cup, the only US event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). Canfield's US One team consists of tactician Rod Dawson, trimmer Mike Rehe and bowman Hayden Goodrick ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander wraps up in Spain By Sail Canada, , 2:27 AM Mon 22 Sep 2014 GMT
The closing ceremonies officially wrapped up the 2014 ISAF World Championships today in Santander Spain. The overall event management was not without its challenges with difficult weather conditions forcing race committees to make some controversial decisions throughout the week. With priority placed on maximizing gold fleet racing, some of the silver fleets fell significantly behind ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Historic day for Thomas Traversa By Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup, , 9:59 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
At the start of the week we were asking if one of the previous champions would reign supreme again or if a fifth new champion in five years would be crowned, but as the end of the final day of the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup approached, everyone was left asking if anyone would be crowned champion at all. ...
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U.S. Multihull Championship - Victory for Lars Guck By Jake Fish, , 7:42 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
As soon as the U.S. Multihull Championship began on Friday, it was clear that multi-time A-Cat North American Champion Lars Guck (Barrington, R.I.) was the most accomplished and experienced A-Cat sailor in the fleet of 15. On Sunday’s finale, Guck finished the regatta like he started on Friday, and won three more races to go undefeated through 11 races. ...
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Bart’s Bash 2014 - Images of Ben Ainslie Racing by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 7:09 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
A selection of images of Ben Ainslie Racing captured by Ingrid Abery at the Queen Mary Sailing Club’s round for Bart’s Bash. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: French awarded IOC President's Trophy By ISAF, , 7:01 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships have drawn to a close with the French team picking up the IOC President's Trophy. Hundreds of thousands of sailing enthusiasts, local residents, friends and family have passed through the championship venue and the closing ceremony was no different with a packed crowd watching the conclusion of the event. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wraps up Finn Gold Cup By Robert Deaves, , 6:36 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Giles Scott (GBR) has won the 2014 Finn Gold Cup at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) started the day in second overall and a win in the medal race comfortably gave him the silver medal. Ed Wright (GBR) eventually took bronze after a close battle with Jonathan Lobert (FRA). ...
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Barclays 52 Super Series - Winning spirit of Quantum Racing prevails By 52 Super Series, , 6:34 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
Quantum Racing secured the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series title today on Race seven of the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza regatta and on the next race they did enough to also win the Ibiza event, their third regatta title of the season. The American flagged team of Doug DeVos came to Ibiza with a healthy points lead in the four event circuit which attracted 12 TP52s from ten different nations. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander: The overall results +Video By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 6:08 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships have wrapped up in the Spanish city of Santander with the Rio 2016 spots being snapped up as well as the event's gold, silver and bronze medals. ...
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