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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ...

Ingham earns second career Championship of Champions title By Jake Fish, , 7:57 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Recognized as US Sailing’s most unique National Championship, the 2014 edition was nothing short of this description. Sunday's showdown featured Mike Ingham (Rochester, N.Y.), a J/24 sailor and the 2005 champion of this event, and Jack Parkin (Riverside, Conn.), an International 420 sailor and member of US Sailing’s 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship Team. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Dockside emotion turns in to onboard action By Dongfeng Race Team, , 7:31 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
For most people, leaving your loved ones for three to four weeks isn’t that much of a big deal. People do it all the time. But when you’re leaving your loved ones to sail 6,487 nautical miles across both North and South Atlantic in one of the world’s real sporting adventures Volvo Ocean Race, it’s safe to say emotions can run high. ...

Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014 - Eric Monnin wins By TeamWork management SA, , 6:54 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Teamwork Geneva Match Race - The top ranked match racers lived up to their reputation this week-end in Geneva with Eric Monnin (11th in the ISAF ranking) beating David Gilmour (12th) and Arthur Herremann, (21st). The final took place on Sunday afternoon in light and fluky winds off the Société Nautique de Genève. Eric Monnin didn’t leave a chance to Gilmour, winning the final two-zero. ...

Eric Monnin remporte le Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014 By TeamWork Management SA, , 6:08 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Eric Monnin Remporte Le Teamwork Geneva Match Race 2014. ...

Barcolana 46 Regatta 2014 - Start images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 5:47 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Barcolana 46 Regatta 2014 - Start images by Carlo Borlenghi. ...

Quick pit stop in Trieste for four Extreme 40s at Barcolana 46 Regatta By Land Rover Sailing, , 5:15 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
The four Extreme 40s were invited for four days of exhibition racing by the organisers of Barcolana 46, the Società Velica Di Barcola e Grignano, and to celebrate the launch of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, taking advantage of the perfect stadium in the heart of the city. The Extreme 40s were the new kids on the block in this monohull-only regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Playbook for Leg one By Henry Bomby, , 4:22 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - As a Figaro sailor the Volvo this time around has got a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of one design boats. The racing will be closer, and tactical options will most likely make one of the biggest differences out on the water. ...

Busan Cup Women’s Intl. Match Race - Windy start with big swells By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 3:40 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Super Typhoon Vongfong is not expected to disturb the racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race until Monday, but Sunday’s conditions were challenging enough for the crews on this final event of the 2014 WIM Series. The swells and the puffs caused not only severe difficulties in boat handling, but also a few minor breakdowns and some seasickness among the crews. ...

Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - Day three By RHKYC Media, , 12:16 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
Audi China coast Regatta 2014 - After an extremely close race, using both sides of the course, the first boat to cross the line was Signal 8, only five seconds ahead of Island Fling, however it was Elektra which corrected out to first in Racer 1. In Racer 2, Mojito took the gun with Whiskey Jack taking the IRC honours, and Jelik took another bullet for Racer 0. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2: Team Vestas Wind leads the race for the Rock By Sail-World.com, , 11:42 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
With about 130nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Denmark's Team Vestas Wind holds a useful 2-3nm lead over the remainder of the fleet at 1000hrs UTC on Day 2. Volvo Ocean Race reports: Team Vestas Wind emerged as narrow leaders when daylight broke on the Mediterranean after the first night of Leg 1 but the fleet were hot on their heels after a night of rain and wind changes. ...

Update: Stunning finds from ancient Greek Shipwreck By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:10 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
The rescued antiquities include tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue. The Antikythera wreck was first discovered in 1900 by sponge divers who were blown off course by a storm. ...

Inaugural Auckland Women Laser Cup - 11th October By Chantal Grass, Auckland , 8:56 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
There was great competition, sun, fun on this glorious Spring day at the Inaugural Auckland Women Laser Regatta at Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club (PLSC). Eleven participants from as far as Port Ohope came to take part in this keenly contested regatta which even 'old Hughie' smiled on, delivering a stunning day graced with tricky trade winds from the South West / East ...

2014 Championship of Champions - Day 2 By US Sailing, , 3:16 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Championship of Champions - An exciting, full day of racing at the 2014 Championship of Champions, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club, has set the stage for a down-to-the-wire finale on Sunday. The Jack Brown Trophy is up for grabs after six more races were completed on Saturday. ...

2014 Star North American Championship - Final run By Cayard Sailing, , 2:52 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Star North American Championship - One race was held today on the Choptank in seven - ten knots and rain. The wind was just as shifty as it has been all week. ...

First World ARC arrivals touchdown in Port Louis, Mauritius By World Cruising Club, , 2:28 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
After sailing approximately 2350 nautical miles, the first of the World ARC fleet has arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius. Nexus, the 17.90 meter Semi Custom Catamaran skippered by Russell Owen, arrived today in the late afternoon. Completing the passage in 13 days, a warm welcome ashore greeted them with offerings of fruit and rum! ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October11, 2014 - Ominous correction By Collinson FX, , 12:44 AM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
October 11, 2014: Equities turned negative to close the week in the US which is ominous. This may be the correction that markets have been looking for as the Dow turns negative for the year! The AUD shed a big figure to test 0.8700 on the downside while the KIWI is back to 0.7820. ...

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1's Pitfalls and Challenges By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 9:58 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his first report. I’ll be writing for sailors, people who know their port from starboard, and a tack from a gybe. So, looking forward to Leg One – where do some of the challenges and the opportunities lie for our seven navigators? ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 start images by Leighton O'Connor By Sail-World.com, , 9:35 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on the water in Alicante to capture these images during the Leg 1 start of the Volvo Ocean Race ...

Laser Masters Worlds - Final day results and images By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 8:04 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
The winners have been decided at the 2014 Laser Masters Worlds in Hyeres. In the Standard Apprentice, Greece’s Adonis Bougiouris claimed the top spot. In second and third were Maciej Grabowski of Poland and Matt Blakey of New Zealand respectively. ...

Barcolana Race - Images from day 3 By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:20 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Stefano Gattini and Carlo Borlenghi were on site to capture these images on day three of the Barcolana Race. ...

Star North Americans - Another tough day for the fleet By Laura Beigel, , 7:04 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
For the third day in a row now, competitors at the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship endured none other than Oxford’s most precarious winds as they fought one another through Races Six and Seven for the top spot in the overall standings yesterday. ...

Audi China Coast Regatta - Long and trying day 2 By RHKYC Media, , 6:39 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
It was a long and trying day for the Race Officer at today’s Audi China Coast Regatta, with a dearth of breeze in the Lamma patch forcing Inge Strompf-Jepsen to seek out a course in Tai Tam Bay, where 8-10kts of northerly was on offer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica is Cape Town bound By Team Alvimedica, , 6:08 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and their six rivals began the 39,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe today as the Volvo Ocean Race got underway in Alicante, Spain. The battle to Cape Town has begun, and for Charlie Enright and his crew the moment couldn’t come soon enough. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA Leg 1 start images By Sail-World.com, , 5:25 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA departed Alicante today in the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Check out these images by Rick Tomlinson of the action. ...

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