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2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2 By Will Ricketson, , 3:14 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors and race officials was rewarded with another picturesque day of racing at the 2014 IFDS Worlds. Warm temperatures, flat water and winds of around 12 knots made for perfect conditions for the three Paralympic racing classes. ...
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2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock By Melges 20, , 2:15 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Sail Newport takes place this weekend - 21-23 August with guarantee of great racing, supreme competition and outstanding sailing conditions. Fifteen teams of the highest quality from all over the continent have arrived in Newport with all sights set on the National Championship title and trophy ...
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IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
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America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
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ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup By ISAF, , 4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
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IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
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Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia By International Maxi Association, , 2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
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Great conditions for Optimist Canadian Championships By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 1:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The Canadian Optimist Championships started with a practice race on Sunday, August 17th with a storm running through the race course on Mahone Bay that challenged the sailors to hike and bail harder. Ashore, all sailors lined up and were piped into the opening ceremonies to start the regatta. ...
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World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing' By MaxComm Communication, , 12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
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Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
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Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014 By ISAF, , 10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing By Kathy Large, , 8:39 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. ...
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Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR By Sail Canada, , 8:06 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser, Radial, Finn, 49er and FX sailors hit the water with winds light and from the east. On the singlehanded course the easterly breeze held for three races for the Lasers with CST member Robert Davis (KYC-RCYC) taking a bullet in the first race by a large margin. ...
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Women’s Keelboat Championship overall By Sail Canada, , 7:27 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
A total of 11 boats and 36 participants took part, getting nine races in over three days. Event coach Toby Bryant was on site for practice and racing days giving competitors tips and tricks! Toby is one of the top Shark sailors in Quebec, with experience sailing in Fireball, J24, J30, 2.4m fleets. Day one of racing kicked off with light breeze, grey skies and cool temperatures. ...
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2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins By Melges 20, , 3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3 By Daniel Smith, , 3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
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America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
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Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland , 9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
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Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport, CT , 9:47 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The women’s match racing rankings remain unchanged other than Andrea Cabito (San Francisco, CA) moving into the number 10 spot. Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team hold onto the number one spot among U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA) and Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) remain number two and three. ...
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2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 9:23 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Florian Gruber (GER, UC/Ozone) and Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) top the leaderboard at the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships at Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey. In the womens fleet it is a neck-on-neck battle between Steph Bridge (GBR, North), Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/ELF) and Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson By Sail-World.com, , 8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled By Jonno Turner, , 5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
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Chester Race Week - Josenhans’ daily 'news' reports By Katie Nicoll, Chester , 4:04 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
They love to see the sailors come and they love to see them go! Now that Chester Race Week is over, all the 300+ sailors have departed, and Chester reverts back to a wonderful, easy-going, summer sailing community... what would the community be without the daily seminars at Chester Race Week by Olympic sailor and general all-around wonderful guy, Andreas Josenhans. ...
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Niagara team wins Canadian Women's Keelboat Championship By Jinnie Gordon, Pointe Claire, Quebec , 3:58 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Skipper Jinnie Gordon and her team of Laurel Gordon and Eileen Quigley from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club have captured the 2014 Sail Canada National Women's Keelboat Championship. The Championship was hosted by the Pointe Claire Yacht Club and Sail Canada in Quebec (near Montreal) August 15 – 17. ...
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