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B&G introduces Forwardscan™ - sail with confidence By Laura Tolmay, , 9:40 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
ForwardScan allows sailors to avoid potentially dangerous areas and sail with confidence in unfamiliar waters. With an effective range of eight times the actual water’s depth, real time updates and a built-in configurable shallow depth alarm, B&G ForwardScan integrates seamlessly with other collision avoiding technologies, such as Broadband Radar; ensuring sailors avoid costly navigation mistakes. ...
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Dutch Match Cup - Team Gilmour in Lelystad By Team Gilmour, , 9:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
This week the World Match Racing Tour has moved to Lelystad in The Netherlands for the fifth stage. This is the first time this event has been run and all the teams are excited to spend a week here. We will be sailing the MaxFun 25's, which are a light sporty boat with a large Asymmetric spinnaker. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from Team Vestas Wind, winner of the Leg Zero on the Volvo Ocean Race as she gears up for the In Port race in Alicante, Spain on October 4. Leg 1 is due to start a week later on October 11, heading for Cape Town. The last minute entry still has a lot of work ahead in boat preparation and logistics. ...
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Hatteras Wave Jam successfully completed + Video By American Windsurfing Tour, , 7:33 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
'The successful completion of the Hatteras Wave Jam signals the end of a two month period on the road and what an experience it has been! With events in Peru, Mexico and North Carolina the global reach of the AWT is growing event by event and being a part of this family is the most rewarding thing, which I have been involved in for many years.' ...
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St. Thomas International Regatta set for March 27-29, 2015 By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 6:25 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) will take place March 27-29, 2015, continuing into its fourth decade with an exceptional program of serious world class yacht racing that has earned it the status of the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’. ...
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Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, London , 6:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). ...
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Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:58 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve teams are preparing to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. ...
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Sheboygan welcomes top women match racers By WIM Series, , 5:44 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The time has come for the penultimate event on the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series), the Buddy Melges Challenge. Named after the legendary sailor, the event will be raced for the remainder of this week on Lake Michigan, in the mid-US town Sheboygan. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 5:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship: Fleet ready for San Francisco racing By KPMS, , 4:27 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will be held in San Francisco, California next month (15-18 October). More than 20 yachts are expected to take part in the defining juncture of the Farr 40 racing season: a competition noted for its fierce level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
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5.5m IC World Championship - Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano + Video By Tessa Wiechmann, , 3:51 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Two great races completed on the second day of the 5.5m World Championship 2014 in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. A challenging course for the 37 yachts from Bahamas, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Italy that sailed under sunny skies with winds from the east north-east at 8-15 knots gusting to 23 and flat azure seas with occasional whitecaps. ...
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Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai - Legends in numbers By Les Regates Royales, , 3:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
As expected, high force five to six winds swept the Bay of Cannes on the opening day of the 36th Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai, compelling the Race Committee to abandon racing for all classes. The crews waited expectantly until the decision by the organisers at 1pm, before being able to enjoy the many social activities scheduled in the race village. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:56 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, shore crews are going through the final checks and putting the finishing touches to the seven new one-design boats. In the 1200m2 facility, specifically built for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, the teams are racing against the clock to complete their check-ups and repairs - which must be made before the Alicante In-Port Race on October 4th. ...
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U.S. Adult Sailing Championship to take place in Texas By Jake Fish, , 2:23 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Top-notch J/22 sailors will put their skills to the test against a talented fleet this week on Eagle Mountain Lake at the U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by the Fort Worth Boat Club. This historic US Sailing National Championship gets underway this Wednesday, September 24 and concludes Saturday, September 27. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 By ISAF, , 2:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 have been released. 2014 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) rockets to the top of the Finn rankings and finally counts scores from the maximum six regattas. Previously ranked at World #14 he adds the maximum 200 points to his total and tallies a perfect line up of first place finishes to keep Sweden's Bjorn Allansson at bay at World #2. ...
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Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash at Northampton SC By Debbie Darling, , 1:43 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Northampton Sailing Club hosted the RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash event on September 20/21, with 39 competitors from around the country. The event was the final RYA UK Junior Squad selector, so added an extra pressure to some of the sailors. ...
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Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach wanted for Canberra Yacht Club By Matt Owen, Canberra , 1:34 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Canberra Yacht Club is looking for a Dinghy Sailing Instructor/Coach in its very busy Sailing School. The CYC Sailing School is the fourth largest centre in Australia training over 1,000 kids and adults from Opti learn to sail to HP coaching. ...
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EFG MothEuroCup - A perfect ending to the season By Dani Rast, Brenzone, Lake Garda , 1:23 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The EFG MothEuroCup came to a close this weekend on beautiful Lake Garda at the Yacht Club Acquafresca. The big players were repeat top finishers from previous events: Chris Rast, Carlo De Paoli, Giovanni Galeotti and Matthias Renker. ...
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One week and the tale of two beer can races By Steve Bodner, , 1:07 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
My Thursday and Friday night beer can races on the SF city front could not be more different. This is my 14th year of doing the Friday night windsurfing series and only the first one of the Thursday night kite board series. In one, I'm able to finish in the top two consistently in every bi-weekly race; In the other- I'm still not able to get around the course within the time limit! ...
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SA marinas and yacht clubs to open their gates on SA Marina Day By Laura Turner, South Australia , 10:46 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
South Australian marinas and yacht clubs are planning a full day of predominantly free on-water and land based events on Sunday 12th October for people to experience the boating lifestyle first-hand and learn how easy it is to get involved. ...
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Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race By Amy Martindale, , 10:02 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Over 130 former Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew and skippers spanning nine race editions over 19 years were joined by renowned yachtsman and Clipper Race chairman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the 24.8 mile course from Gosport on the South Coast, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event. ...
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Learning to Fly: A test ride on Stratis, the foiling SL33 By Ben Gladwell, Boating NZ, , 10:01 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
They told me to wear a wetsuit and booties. What they should have said was: 'Wear a full diving bell with chain mail gloves. And chest armour. You are going to be riding a raging bull that flies above - and sometimes under - the water at thirty-five knots. And all you have to hang on to is a bit of netting.' ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Video highlights By Rob Mundle, , 4:29 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Highlights of all the sailing, sun and fun from Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014. ...
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LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Great therapy… By John Curnow, , 4:11 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailing is more than a sport. Quite literally, it is more than a pastime, too. It certainly is a passion, but maybe, just maybe, it can best be described as therapy. Stresses seem to disappear around boats and the ones that arrive as a result of being close to a vessel do appear to get solved somewhat smartly, due mainly to the captive audience nature of the people around. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 23, 2014 - Euphoric offset By Collinson FX, , 3:14 AM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
September 23, 2014: The NZD traded strongly against the EUR at 0.6300 and slipped further against the GBP to trade 0.4940. This represents a 6 month low in the NZDGBP and could test lower on the downside. ...
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