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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team recruits top sailor for leg 5 By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:18 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng crew changes: Foxall on, Rouxel off, Bidegorry is back, and Riou returns as leg 5 Onboard Reporter. What happens when you put four French sailors, two Chinese, one Swede, and an Irishman together on a carbon speed machine? Sounds like a corny joke, it isn’t… ...
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Barcelona World Race – Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5000 miles By Barcelona World Race, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 5 - NZD pushes upwards By Collinson FX, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Mar 5 - The NZD is pushing up towards 0.7560, while the AUD consolidates above 0.7800, supported by steady GDP growth at 2.5%. Commodity currencies remain relatively strong, with jawboning from their respective Central Banks, failing to impact attractive interest rate differentials. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Young team sailed best leg to date By Sean McNeill, , 12:14 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. 'From a navigation and tactics point of view, we stayed with the group and were hard-charging ...
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Bacardi Miami sailing week - Great conditions continue for racing By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:05 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s hot, hot, hot in Miami for the third day of Star racing in the 88th Bacardi Cup and it is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, as tomorrow the remaining classes, J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One, will begin racing in the sixth BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank. ...
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World Champions to sail in the 24hr Race this weekend By Murrays Bay SC, , 11:33 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The North Shore’s beloved OKI 24-Hour Race begins this Saturday 7 March at 2pm. Olympic-hopefuls and local heroes young and old will be sailing through the night in this iconic event with past winners including Dean Barker, Hamish Pepper and Blair Tuke. ...
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RYA OnBoard celebrates ten years of getting youngsters on the water By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:06 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
In front of a packed crowd, young sailors took to the main stage at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (Sunday 01 March) to officially mark the ten year anniversary of the RYA OnBoard programme (OB). ...
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Etchells Post Christmas Series - Flight 6: Three close races By Alex Webster, , 10:52 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Sweet Baby Jesus, the racing is getting close out there. The margins are getting slimmer with each successive week and it is a credit to the series leaders that they are hanging on on to podium berths so tenaciously, when the slightest error can be so brutally punished by a close-following fleet. ...
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Growing fleets buck the trend at Hayling Island Sailing Club By bymnews.com, , 10:46 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Hayling Island Sailing Club is one of the few sailing clubs to defy current trends by creating significant growth in its Fireball and RS Elite fleets. Leadership, strategic plans and the strength of the class captains are being cited as some of the reasons behind the recent unprecedented growth of these fleets at the club. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ireland's Foxall racing Leg 5 aboard Dongfreng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. The Irishman was the natural choice when Dongfeng’s skipper looked for an experienced sailor to bolster his line-up for the 6,776-nautical mile (nm) stage from Auckland ...
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Marine Industry experts convene at Volvo Ocean Village - Register now! By Keith Taylor, , 10:08 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. This three-day technical conference, ninth to 11th March, is the latest for those who make it their business to push the performance boundaries of yachts both power and sail. ...
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Farr 40 Midwinters Championship – Tight competition By Farr 40 Class Association, , 9:25 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
If there was any takeaway for competitors in the regatta's first three races, it's that walking away with the title of Farr 40's Midwinters Champion is not going to be an easy feat. ...
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2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta– Bobby Dazzler flies in from Antigua By heinekenregatta.com, , 8:58 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is buzzing today with race crews arriving to register for the Gill Commodore's Cup. Over 2000 sailors are expected to take part and many of them have sailed their yachts to St.Maarten from neighbouring islands. ...
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One Ton Cup Revisited: History repeats for the champion Rainbow II By Alan Sefton, , 8:55 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
In 1969, the S&S 36, skippered then, as now, by Chris Bouzaid, won four straight to win the coveted One Ton Cup off the North Sea island of Heligoland. Fast forward, and today she nailed a 2/1/1/1 series to guarantee victory on overall points even though there is still the 1.5-points race finale scheduled for Saturday. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth – A spectacle guaranteed By lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com, , 8:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
With the starting gun of the 2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth due to be fired in little less than two months, the list of entries continues to flesh out ...
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2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta – Top sailors are up to the challenge By Delta Lloyd Regatta, , 8:01 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ...
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2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Perfect start By Jill Campbell, , 5:07 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The 21 Swan yachts competing in the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean could not have asked for a more perfect start to the event's four scheduled days of racing in Virgin Gorda. After a rip-roaring race around the island accompanied by 20 to 22 knots of breeze and some serious waves, Swan 80 Selene was the victor in Class A (18.29m and above) while Swan 53 Music led yachts in Class B ...
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2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Day 1 images by Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 4:22 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 1 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ...
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Andre Hoek at RHKYC: ‘Sailing Design driven by Scientific Research’ By Sail-World Asia, , 3:58 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
André will talk about research, development and design, focusing on the development of hull shapes of classically styled yachts with modern underwater configurations, and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Velocity Prediction Programmes which are used to optimise their hull shapes. He will also briefly explain the hull shape research for J Class yachts and various other designs. ...
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San Fernando Race Charity Dinner - loud shirts, please! By Colin Dawson, , 3:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been racing to San Fernando since 1977. Sailors enjoy 'going south' away from miserable, grey Hong Kong weather, with ideal sailing conditions under a full moon leading them to the shores of northern Luzon. ...
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Bay of Islands to host 3.7 Class NZ National Championship By Chris Mitchell, Bay of Islands , 2:03 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The 3.7 Class National Championship is to be held March 7-9 at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at Waitangi in Northland. Over 21 yachts are expected to enter. The defending champion is Derek Snow of Wakatere. ...
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Barcelona World Race - South Atlantic Angst. Pacific anticipation By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions for boaters By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 1:27 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters about dangerous surf conditions forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for the next couple of days. ...
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Editorial: Volvo OR arrives..Rainbow II wins again..NZ sailing roundup By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for March 4, 2015: On Saturday evening Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race came to a remarkable end, with the three leading boats arriving within six minutes of each other - that's after three weeks of very intense racing. New Zealand is still coming to grips with the new Volvo Ocean Race. No New Zealand boat. One design fleet. ...
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2015 EFG Winter Cup - Day 1 overall By viper640.org, , 6:03 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 EFG Winter Cup - Miami is known as the gateway to Latin America. For Viper sailors, it may also be the jumping off point for points east. If you hailed from an island in the Atlantic Ocean, you probably did well at the Winter Cup. ...
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