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Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:11 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta By Louay Habib, , 9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
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2014 MC38 Australian Championship - Leslie Green crowned Champion By Di Pearson, , 3:43 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, last weekend. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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RS100 Open meeting at Bala SC By Mark Harrison, , 9:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten RS100s gathered at Bala, from as far as Port Dinorwic, Windermere and the Isle of Wight to be confused and baffled as the wind blew or rather wafted from the NW, the sort of direction that gives a Race Officer nightmares. The first race started with the beat turning swiftly turning to a reach, then most of the remaining legs also having a reach in at some point. ...
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How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is By Nera Cornell, , 7:47 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
We’ve been stuck in ice, walking among ivory animal bones, talking with Canadian Inuit, and lots more over this 2014 summer. We’ve seen Dundas Harbour and the great Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Cuming inlet and the shaggy Musk Ox (Ovibos moschatus), Beechey island with its Franklin graves and Gyrfalcons. ...
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Helping boaters understand weather basics By BoatUS, , 7:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS200 UK Nationals overall By Claire Walsh, , 6:53 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of racing at the RS200 UK Nationals and the later start of 1pm allowed everyone to recover from a rum soaked evening at the Piranha bar. One esteemed old soak left with the bulk of the fleet at witching hour, only to realise he’d cycled too far when he hit the bridge to the mainland ...
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Match 40s find the surface again + Video By Oakcliff Sailing, , 6:45 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Oakcliff has lent seven Match 40s to the Knickerbocker Cup for the past four years. On Saturday, Manhasset Bay YC was towing four boats to their club, however two never made it to the race. When dealing with boats, there are always multiple things that can go wrong and unfortunately many did. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pablo Arrarte: 'El que se adapte antes, ganará' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Tras dos Volvo Ocean Race consecutivas a bordo de Telefónica Azul (2008-2009) y Team Telefónica (2011-2012) respectivamente, Pablo Arrarte (Santander, 11 de noviembre de 1980) cambia la bandera española por la holandesa. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
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Kitetender sailing The Solent, Cowes, Isle of Wight By Peter Renssen, soest , 4:17 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this amazing new video by Tom Court. ...
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ISAF Training Scholarship - Japan and Latvia on course By ISAF, , 3:50 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Candidates from both Japan and Latvia share their goals as they count down to the 2014 ISAF Training Scholarship. The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Latvia, Russia and Sri Lanka have supported IOC Olympic Solidarity funding applications for candidates to attend the course. ...
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Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director By Sam Crichton, , 3:35 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The Board of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Walcott as Executive Director of The Clagett Regatta. This comes as the organization, founded by Judy and Stephanie McLennan in 2002, moves into its second decade of operation. ...
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Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition By Stuart Streuli, , 3:28 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. ...
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Weather challenges at final event of the Garmin Summer Series By Brenda Hoult, , 1:32 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailFest, the final round of the Garmin summer Series, took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, starting with a coaching day on Friday with six races scheduled over Saturday and Sunday, culminating in the North Sails One Design Long Distance Pursuit on Monday. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 27 2014 - US economy pumping By Collinson FX, , 11:59 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
August 27 2014: US Economic data continued to support the growing confidence in the markets, with the S&P breaking above the '2000' for the first time. Durable Goods orders surged 22.6%, led by a boom in aircraft orders, while Consumer Confidence jumped the most seen in six years. ...
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Book your spot on the RYA Active Marina Experience By Susie NationGrainger, , 11:46 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
If you’re interested in refreshing your boating skills and picking up some top tips from expert instructors, then sign up today for the RYA Active Marina Experience which is returning to the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September). ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships 2014 - Day three By Matt Sheahan, , 9:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After Monday's (Day two) racing had been called off due to the lively conditions everyone was keen to get back into the competitive groove but a forecast of light and variable winds of under five knots along with a big left over swell from the previous day's action was always going to make racing challenging and a long postponement likely. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: welcome mat rolled out as fleet roll in By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The warm north Queensland welcome mat is out for the large monohull and multihull fleet competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which starts tomorrow. The fleet are arriving in early, gently slipping into their berths at Magnetic Island Marina and joining in the relaxed and welcoming dock chatter as old friends catch up and new friendships start. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
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2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda By Melges 20, , 3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
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