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Barcelona World Race - Charybde ou Scylla ? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:22 PM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Jusque-là, ce fut comme un ersatz des mers du Sud. Bien sûr, les marins de la Barcelona World Race ont troqué les tenues légères pour les polaires et cirés complets, les poissons volants ont laissé la place au vol des albatros qui planent dans les remous des voiles et la houle du sud est là, puissante, qui accompagne les départs au planning des carènes des monocoques. ...
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2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:02 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ...
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RYA statement on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By RYA, , 8:27 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Remaining six Gold medals decided By ISAF + Sail-World, , 4:56 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:14 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott continues unbeaten record By Robert Deaves, , 1:57 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A en perdre le sud By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:42 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Il y a de quoi en perdre son latin. Se retrouver presque encalminé au nord des îles Kerguelen, ou profiter des rayons du soleil et de la chaleur (relative) par 45° sud, n’est pas vraiment le lot commun des circumnavigateurs. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Unseasonal sunshine By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:58 PM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race Cheminées Poujoulat has passed the Kerguelen Islands as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam continue to lead the Southern Ocean charge. The duo were just over 300 miles north of the largest island of Kerguelen at 1400hrs this afternoon. ...
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Shock News - Sailing dropped from 2020 Paralympics By Paralympic, , 9:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour - Spindrift racing confirms participation By Spindrift Racing, , 9:22 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Four gold and early glory on Day 5 By ISAF, , 7:25 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Routine en file indienne By Barcelona World Race, , 5:23 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Avec l’entrée de We Are Water, ils sont maintenant cinq dans les eaux de l’océan Indien. Cinq qui tendent à s’aligner et naviguer en ligne de file non loin des limites de la zone d’exclusion des glaces. La faute à l’anticyclone des Mascareignes qui tend à bloquer toute circulation au nord du 44 sud. Autant dire que le couloir de navigation est étroit. ...
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2014-15 Barcelona World Race - The Southern Ocean sorts out the fleet By Marion Cardon, , 3:57 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott leads line-up of champions By Robert Deaves, , 2:59 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ...
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Barcelona World Race - The gaps widen By Barcelona World Race, , 2:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands. ...
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SAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:27 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 5 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is flying By GC32 Racing Tour, , 6:32 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:15 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel: After living for 23 days in a space not much bigger than the average student room, it’s not easy for the Team Brunel sailors to acclimatise in China. Hardly anyone speaks English and the food is quite different to what we are used to in the West. ...
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2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean By Barcelona World Race, , 2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit By ISAF, , 1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Bergamo By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 7:02 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas‬' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift By ISAF, , 5:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Grises mines et vie en rose By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:59 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Cette fois-ci, ils y sont tous : ciels gris, vagues puissantes, albatros ou puffins, humidité permanente, le décor est planté pour plusieurs semaines. La flotte de la Barcelona World Race est maintenant entrée dans le vif du sujet. De l’entrée de l’océan Indien à la délivrance du cap Horn, il n’y aura pas beaucoup d’échappatoire. ...
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