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Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:29 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams through to qualifier round undefeated By Talbot Wilson, , 9:44 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
One flight of the Quarter Finals was sailed Friday afternoon following the completion of the Qualifying Rounds and the selection of opponents and draw for boats. The Quarter Finals set Ian Williams against Marek Stanczyk, Taylor Canfield against Steffan Lindberg, Eric Monnin against Pierre Morvan, and an all Swedish pairing of Bjorn Hansen against Johnie Berntsson. ...
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Gill Commodore's Cup accepting entries in all boat categories By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 9:30 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
What could be better than racing for three days with over 2000 of the world's best sailors? How about racing for four days! The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta is proud to announce that their pre-event, the Gill Commodore's Cup, is accepting entries in all boat categories (excluding Lottery Class). ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Wind continues to take a break By Chris Yates, , 9:05 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The seventh day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the light winds continue, despite a promising forecast for today. In the late afternoon a few of the sailors took part in a tow-in training session as there is scope to run a tow-in contest tomorrow, with the forecast looking glassy. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Tour Card holders crash out + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:27 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Picture postcard perfect conditions returned to Bermuda for the third and final day of Qualifying at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s torrential rain, Hamilton Harbour was bathed in glorious sunshine and breeze that by lunchtime was gusting up to the mid-teens. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:04 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Control reports that the lead boats in the 40,000nm race have rounded, or rather passed, the turning point off Fernando de Noronha. They are now proceeding down the Brazilian coast, to round the back of the South Atlantic high pressure zone , and have what is expected to be a fast ride to the Leg 1 finish in Cape Town. ...
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Melges 32 Gold Cup on the horizon By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 6:37 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
With a fleet and sailors as diverse as the nightlife on Ocean Avenue, the Melges 32 Gold Cup, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club kicks off in just two weeks, featuring eighteen ultra-high performance Melges 32 teams from nine different countries. ...
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Route du Rhum - Race Village open in Saint-Malo By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, , 6:26 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
At 1600hrs local time this afternoon the race village for La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe was opened, ready for an estimated influx of up to two million visitors expected over the next week leading up to the start of the four yearly race from the historic walled town of Saint Malo to Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
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Route du Rhum - Marc Guillemot and Safran arrive in Saint-Malo By Safran Sailing Team, , 5:58 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
After a 24-hour delivery from La Trinité-sur-Mer, Marc Guillemot and his crew arrived Friday in Saint-Malo. The Safran monohull is now moored in the Duguay-Trouin basin alongside the other eight competitors in the IMOCA class. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi passa em primeiro na Linha do Equador By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
O Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing venceu a corrida até a Linha do Equador, marco mais significativo da primeira perna da Volvo Ocean Race. O barco árabe cruzou o traço imaginário entre os hemisférios norte e sul na noite desta quinta-feira (23). Depois de escapar do marasmo dos Doldrums, o time terá de cumprir uma obrigação: passar por Fernando de Noronha antes de voltar a proa para a Cidade do Cabo. ...
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Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 in the starting blocks By Spindrift Racing, , 5:25 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Never in the Route du Rhum’s 36-year history have there been so many competitors and so many huge trimarans. The 10th edition of the most famous single-handed transatlantic yacht race is already rewriting the record books. A record 91 sailors were in Saint-Malo this Friday for the opening of the official village, in the shadow of the city walls. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No point pretending for Dongfeng + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:10 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Day 13 onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Weather from here to there? Upwind, boat heeled, wet on deck (too wet to open front hatch and let air through), hot below decks still, bumpy ride, not easy to relax onboard – and going to stay like this for four or more days with no real prospect of catching the guys in front as everyone is straight lining in same conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Keeping a good watch By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:00 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is still significant and we are keeping a close watch on the yachts still at sea. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Improbable match race for Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 2:46 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
After racing 2,500 nautical miles in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel once again found themselves in an improbable match race in which the boat of skipper Ian Walker slowly gained ground and finally disappeared from sight yesterday. Now Pablo Arrarte is trimming the mainsail. Water drips from his nose. There is a 17-knot wind blowing from the south-east. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA prepares for the Southern Ocean By Corinna Halloran, , 2:37 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 13 onboard Team SCA. I’m unsure if I should be nervous, excited, stressed, or thrilled today. As today I get to have fish guts smeared over me only to then become officially apart of King Neptune’s kingdom. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Shakeup on day 3 + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:12 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
There was a shakeup at the top on day three of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. ...
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China Cup International Regatta - Old rivalries renewed on day 1 By Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com, , 1:34 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The opening day of the 105-boat China Cup International Regatta saw old rivalries renewed in the Beneteau 40.7 class, as Vatti Sailing stole victory from Vanke Longcheer in the opening Simpson Marine Passage Race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The week ahead on Leg 1 - Team Alvimedica By Sail-World, , 12:18 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigational Strategist, Anderson Reggio, explains the issues ahead of the crews in the remaining half of leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After the Equator and Fernando, the weather looks to be shaping up to be pretty standard for the South Atlantic. The St Helena High which typically dominates this body of water is the main driver for breeze in the short term. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A 17 time Equator veteran describes the ceremony By Stu Bannatyne, Team Alvimedica, , 11:32 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The next landmark, or ‘sea mark’ if you will, for Leg 1 is crossing the Equator, as Team Alvimedica continue to make their way south to round Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil. Crossing this latitude is not like crossing any other on their way around the world, but has special significance for sailors who have never crossed the 0° parallel of latitude. ...
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VOR 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadament By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:25 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadamente. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup – AWMRT - Canfield and Williams shine in Bermuda By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 9:55 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Argo Group Gold Cup - A front slowly crossing Bermuda brought with it an overcast sky and rain squalls. Nonetheless, despite squelching their way ashore completely soaked, the Group 2 crews enjoyed the morning’s stronger breeze, the wind less shifty having veered into the southwest overnight, blowing down Hamilton Harbour rather than across it. ...
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RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Day 1 - Strong performances and jitters By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:54 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - In second place, Adam Larson of Bermuda has seven points and had a great day on the water today. Larson, whose family is still without electricity after Hurricane Gonzalo, said he has been getting to bed a lot earlier these days and feels that the conditions also favored his performance today. ...
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Groupama Race 2014: The winner on handicap is 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus' By Groupama Race, , 7:50 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus' and her crew (one of whom was the only woman in the race - Lauren Hautier) have won again! Handicap winner in 2012, they have played a repeat performance to win the 2014 Groupama Race. Such a worthy result is a just reward for a crew who got the best performance out of their yacht, in relation to its characteristics (measurements, type of sails, age, displacement, etc.). ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield and Williams first into Quarter Finals By Talbot Wilson, , 9:08 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ...
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