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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video By KPMS, , 4:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was one to remember. Not only for international fleet that, for the third year in a row, set a record number of entries, but for the array of conditions that the yachts faced. From no wind to too much; from flat calm to turbulent seas; from going nowhere to flying fast and furious: the 606-nm mythical racecourse offered everything. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - How eight on Team SCA became Shellbacks By Corinna Halloran, , 3:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 14 onboard Team SCA. I’m discovering there are two types of days offshore: the days where not much happens, and the days where so much happens it’s hard to believe that’s just one day! Yesterday was one of those days and I’m unsure where to begin! ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4 By RS:X Class, , 3:08 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, and the sound of the day was that of racers whooping and hollering past the race committee boats (two imposing 44-ft power catamarans provided by event sponsor MarineMax) in a breeze that high-wind specialists had been waiting for all week. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Prize giving ceremony in Valetta By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:52 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The prize giving ceremony for the Rolex Middle Sea Race was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, one of Valletta's most historic venues. Honoured guests included: The Minister of Tourism; The Hon Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis. ...
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China Cup International Regatta - Dominant start for Dongfeng By Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com, , 2:41 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team is putting in a dominant performance at the China Cup International Regatta, with scores of 1,1,1,2 so far in IRC Division B, with last year’s winner Whiskey Jack in second. The Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 is skippered by the boat’s designer, Frenchman Daniel Andrieu. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading for the speedway to Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:11 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race fleet are now all around the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha, and have continued down the Brazilian coast. Currently the first three yachts, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are all travelling at 17kts, as they travel around the St Helena High. ...
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Optimist World Championship - First stage finished By Optiworlds, , 8:24 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - The first stage of the OptiWorlds Argentina 2014 schedule has finished today. The fleet was divided in three equal parts: the first third is gold, the second one is silver and the last fleet is bronze. This individual regatta continues next Tuesday. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Equator takes its first scalp By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:22 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the race to the Equator late on Thursday and were in good shape to make the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as their six rivals were still playing catch-up despite finally escaping the Doldrums. ...
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ISAF announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Jerome Pels By ISAF, , 4:03 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Jerome has decided to pursue other professional challenges. ...
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2014 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Day 2 By Laurie Fullerton, , 3:37 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Stamina and determination were key factors for the competitors racing in day two of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. The 14 international guests and 26 young Bermudians finished five races on Bermuda’s Great Sound. This is a test of endurance for any sailor especially young ones. ...
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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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