Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica closing in + Video
By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, ,
3:40 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica's OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew's progress as they continue to head south in the Volvo Ocean Race. The last week of sailing has been full of tactical decisions as the team decide when to head south and when to turn east towards Cape Town. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - No place like home for Team Brunel
By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, ,
3:32 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Stefan Coppers reports on day 20 at sea for Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Team Brunel we have a so-called 'day-bag'. Every day, we stow all the food for the day in this big, white, sailcloth bag. This enables us to get an organised view of what has been set aside for that day. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng bound for the Roaring Forties
By Yann Riou, ,
3:21 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Yann Riou reports on the progress of Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race as they head for the Roaring Forties. This morning we saw our first albatross. Surprising, because we were only at 32 degrees south. We wondered what it was doing there… Holiday up north? We didn’t see any others. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Monumental day for Team SCA
By Corinna Halloran, ,
3:10 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ...
Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston makes final preparations
By Marina Thomas, ,
2:19 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, is carrying out final preparations on his yacht Grey power ahead of his return to competitive solo racing in Sunday’s Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race start. The oldest competitor in the French solo Transatlantic race has had a busy week on board his Open 60 yacht in Saint Malo, Brittany. ...
Aina Colom, campeona del mundo femenina de Optimist en Argentina
By Pep Portas, ,
2:09 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
El Mundial Optimist 2014, disputado en Argentina echa el cierre y lo hace con una nota muy alta para el equipo español, destacando a nivel individual el título de campeona del Mundo Femenino logrado por la balear Aina Colom, del Club Náutico S'Arenal, mientras que en lo colectivo la más que merecida medalla de bronce en el Mundial por Equipos. ...
2 days to start of Route du Rhum for Gavignet and Musandam-Oman Sail
By Oman Sail, ,
11:45 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The temperature is rising in St Malo – and not just ashore where temperatures in the Route du Rhum village are balmy – but amongst the competitors who are on the final approach to the start line of one of France’s most epic sailing competitions. ...
Luke Patience joins the record Star Sailors League Finals 2014 fleet
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
10:38 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Talent, passion, ability, success. All qualities that spring to mind with regard to Luke Patience, the 28 year old 470 Class silver medallist from London 2012. SSL is delighted to announce that Luke has now accepted the Star Sailors League invitation to participate in our 2014 Finals, becoming the second UK special guest star, alongside newly-crowned Finn World Champion Giles Scott. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 31
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:26 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ...
Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - Day four + Video
By Icarus Sailing Meida, ,
9:46 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
On the penultimate day of the Marmaris International Race Week’s 25th Anniversary, the crews were eager to get out on the water, owing to a lay day yesterday due to the lack of wind. Some of the crews were fully focused on the racing to improve their standings whilst others simply wanted to enjoy a day of sailing in the stunning Marmaris Gulf. ...
Boujmaa Guilloul - AWT Severne Starboard Aloha Classic Pro Champion
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
8:22 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
American Windsurfing Tour Severne Starboard Aloha Classic 2014 - Today we have all been treated to an incredible spectacle of windsurfing, on the second day of competition at the AWT pro bracket of the Severne Starboard Aloha Classic. ...
IKA ponders foil kite race ban
By Ian MacKinnon, ,
7:20 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ...
4th Macau Yacht Show on the horizon, Macau, 7-9 November 2014
By Macau Yacht Show Media, ,
2:18 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The media conference marks the opening of the 2014 China (Macau) International Yacht Import and Export Fair, which will take place at the Grand Colane Resort from 7-9 November. The three-day fair promises to offer its valuable guests a vibrant experience of luxury lifestyle and oceanic culture. ...
Josse, Gavignet, Coville, Riou et Gabart gardent œil sur la VOR
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
9:10 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Avant de larguer les amarres, Josse, Gavignet, Coville, Riou, Gabart jetteront un dernier coup d’œil au classement de la Volvo Ocean Race. Ces accrocs aux tours du monde suivent avec attention les routes des sept bateaux engagés. Après 19 jours de course, la flotte de la Volvo Ocean Race est toujours aux prises avec l’anticyclone de Sainte-Hélène. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - A por los 40 rugientes codo con codo
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
9:02 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
19 días tras la salida, los barcos en cabeza de la Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi y Brunel, con Chuny Bermúdez y Pablo Arrarte a bordo respectivamente, navegan a dos millas de distancia, algo inaudito en la historia de la regata. MAPFRE se recupera de los sustos de las últimas horas, y se espera que el fin de semana lleguen a los 40 rugientes, donde se prevén vientos de 30 nudos y olas de 4 metros. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Quatro barcos disputam liderança
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:54 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
A cada atualização, uma surpresa. Quatro barcos disputam quilômetro a quilômetro a liderança da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre Alicante, na Espanha, e a Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. Com a aproximação ao destino final, Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel, Team Vestas Wind e Dongfeng confiam em suas estratégias para cruzar a linha de chegada em primeiro. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
European Freestyle Expression - Registration day in Six Fours
By European Freestyle Pro Tour, ,
7:46 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ...
Qui va gagner la 10e Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe?
By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, ,
7:31 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ...
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Who will claim victory?
By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, ,
6:44 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ...
30 years of the Aloha Classic - A history and philosophy
By Pietro Porcella, ,
5:35 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
The Aloha Classic is the longest existing windsurfing wave event (together with Sylt in Germany). 2014 marks 30 years since the very first event and the 25th edition of the Aloha Classic. Let me rewind back to when I was a young journalist, following the evolution of windsurfing, back then windsurfing was called ‘the fastest growing sport’… ...
Route du Rhum - Sébastien Josse’s objectives and aims
By Kate Jennings, ,
5:28 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
The Route du Rhum is a legendary race, which Sébastien Josse and the Gitana Team had no intention of following on their computer screens just because they didn’t have the winning steed. Indeed, measuring some 21 metres in length with a maximum sail area of 400m2, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild is the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the XXL fleet. ...
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - IMOCA skippers set for battle
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
5:10 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ...
Route du Rhum - Objectifs et ambitions de Josse à 72 h du départ
By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, ,
4:47 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
La Route du Rhum est une course de légende que Sébastien Josse et le Gitana Team n'envisageaient pas un instant suivre derrière leur ordinateur uniquement parce qu'ils ne disposaient pas de la monture pour gagner. En effet, avec ses 21 mètres de long et ses 400 m2 de voilure maximum, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild fait figure de petit poucet face à ses concurrents XXL. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - El 'Mapfre', preparado para las borrascas sur
By Mapfre, ,
4:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Mañana es el día. A bordo del 'MAPFRE' se preparan para la llegada de los vientos fuertes de Oeste y trasluchar al Este. 19 días de navegación y a 2.458,6 millas de Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). ...
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