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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing first to exit the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 6:10 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 12 for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 4:22 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team Alvimedica. There is no question as to the origins of the phrase 'down in the doldrums;' the monotony of these days is painfully apparent. It’s a pattern too familiar: a night of variable conditions—torrential rain and 20 knots of wind one minute, no wind and starry skies the next. Feast or famine. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Luna Sea 100th entry for 628 nautical mile race By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 4:05 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - England emerges victorious By SYWoC Press Office, , 3:46 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ...
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RORC Transatlantic Race fast approaching By Trish Jenkins, , 3:34 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ...
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AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership + Video By Oracle Team USA, , 3:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, AIRBUS will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ...
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Nominations open for Ontario Sailing Awards By Ontario Sailing, , 2:44 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ontario Sailing is now accepting nominations for the Ontario Sailing Annual Awards. Do you have a deserving recipient in mind? The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 17, 2014. Awards will be presented at Ontario Sailing's Annual General Meeting on Sunday, January 18, 2015. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:19 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar By Talbot Wilson, , 2:04 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors By Team Brunel, , 1:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ...
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The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming... By American Windsurfing Tour, , 10:33 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Artie's heroic return By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 8:37 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chasing down the leaders on the last day to Fernando *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:29 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Slender lead for Marek Stańczyk By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 2:00 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ...
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Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature By Sarah Alexander, , 9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors By Chris Yates, , 9:02 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...
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Register for your chance to win at Sail Canada AGM and Conference By Sail Canada, , 8:28 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Register today for your chance to win* at Sail Canada AGM and Conference! All registrants will have the chance to WIN at the Conference and AGM in Victoria, BC this week! Draws prizes will take place at various sessions through Friday and Saturday! Be there for your chance to take home goodies from Sail Canada and our partners. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet By KPMS, , 6:37 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery By Agathe Armand, , 5:58 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:07 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ By Amory Ross, , 5:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:15 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA By Sara Hastrieter, Team SCA, , 3:14 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ...
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco By KPMS, , 3:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ...
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