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PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustrating start to day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:46 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The early part of day four turned out to be a hugely frustrating affair as variable winds, in terms of both strength and direction, wreaked havoc with the start of the racing at the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup. However, over the duration of the afternoon the wind slowly stabilised to provide the most exciting racing of the week in winds of 15-28 knots. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 2:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during races seven and eight. ...
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Velux 5 Oceans - First solo race around the world with equal chances By Velux 5 Oceans, , 1:48 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, President of Clipper Ventures who organised the Velux 5 Oceans, confirmed that the ninth edition in 2014-15 will welcome not only the successful Eco 60 Class, which has shown its durability during the 2010-11 race, but will also welcome the SolOceans One Design Class. ...
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America's Cup: Wild Oats AC45 flying in Paradise - Video By Nic Douglass, , 9:14 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The Oatley's latest yacht - the wing sailed AC45 renamed Wild Oats, was in action at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Nic Douglass compiled this video as she worked her way through the fleet ...
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Ronstan Bridge to Bridge 2014 - Images by Erik Simonson By Erik Simonson, , 7:42 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Images of Ronstan Bridge to Bridge by Erik Simonson. Event organized by St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, United States. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:10 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The latest Volvo Ocean Race entry, Team Vestas Wind, is making good progress towards her preparation for the 40,000nm race around the world. Her initial target was to be splashed on August 21, 2014, followed by sailing trials, pull-down and two days of crew safety training. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team signs up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:45 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad’s en masse entry for the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014, raises the competition bar among the Olympic classes and gives aspiring sailors the chance to challenge their heroes. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 3 By Rich Roberts, , 4:08 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Early every day at Crissy Field hundreds of San Francisco's hardiest citizens and their dogs can be found running, biking or walking briskly along the wind-swept bay, where some may even be sailing later. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:15 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ...
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America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner By Sail-World.com, , 7:27 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ...
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Next weekend the Platu 25 International Class goes back in Brunnen By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 7:19 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The eighth Central European Alp-Cup Edition (Ceac), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting ready with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will take place from the 29th to the 31th of August. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:44 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:54 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ...
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East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta By Louay Habib, , 9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
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