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Round Hainan Regatta - Vatti and Ubox victorious in IRC-B divisions By Pierre Orphanidis, , 1:42 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
As the sun was setting over the horizon on Sanya bay on Thursday evening at the Round Hainan Regatta, a day of close and exciting offshore racing was coming to a close. An 18-strong fleet of boats departed from Wanning earlier in the morning and sailed to Sanya in a tricky 60-nm race that would make tacticians scratch their heads and produce surprises and upsets. ...
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Sailing World Cup Mallorca - One year down for Martinez and Pacheco By Daniel Smith, , 1:17 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia marks the one year anniversary for the Nacra 17 duo of Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco (ESP). The Spanish sailors commenced their Rio 2016 campaign at the 2013 edition of the regatta and the experienced pair have seen a noticeable improvement over the last 12 months. ...
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Techno 293 South American Championships day 4 + Video By Patrik Pollak, , 6:30 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Few can enjoy great conditions and nice view all the time. Most had to travel far but they all agree it was totally worth it… ...
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Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible tightens grip on lead By Tink Chambers, , 6:07 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
There has been one constant during the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship, skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team have sailed brilliantly and have steadily put a stranglehold on the top spot in the standings. Beyond that, the four-day regatta has been tremendously competitive with numerous boats showing well at times and the results difficult to predict from race to race. ...
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Gazprom Int'l European Dragon Championship - Debutant retains top spot By Imagina, , 3:25 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The fleet of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, which is being organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, was greeted today by excellent weather conditions with a bright sunny sky and steady westerly breeze. ...
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St. Thomas International Regatta: Caribbean consistency By Bob Fisher, Caribbean , 12:20 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The three-day St. Thomas International Regatta opened in style on Friday but there was nothing other than age-old tradition that would have made the competitors in the seventy boats believe that the racing would have been as good as it was. ...
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Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Action underway in Portoroz By International Melges 24 Class Association, Portoroz, Slovenia , 10:42 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 in Portoroz was blessed with sunshine and steady wind. After the relaxing morning in the marina, sailors hit the water at noon to sail their first races. The first event of Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 will take place from 28th March to 30th March with 24 crews from 10 nations competing. ...
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Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:11 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Sailing is not only the most enjoyable of all sports or lifestyles, it can be a life-changing event for those with a background of hardship. Out there on the waves, the problems on land seem to fall away into the wake, whether it is planned or not. So Germany's 'Fleet of Hope' sets and example each year about how young people can be helped, just by taking them sailing. ...
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3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters By Haemus/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:29 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
How far back in history does sailing - or boating - go? Archeologists have been continually surprised over the years, and now a boat dating from 1200BC has been discovered, not in Egypt but in Croatian waters, an incredible 3,200 years old - and it's in pretty good shape. ...
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RS200 Winter Championships at Bristol Corinthian By Nick Charles, , 8:18 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Bristol Corinthian welcomed a bunch of hardy sailors to their RS200 Winter Championships last weekend (22/23 March). It was definitely a case of winter by name and winter by nature as hail storms made the final stages of rigging and launching that bit less appealing! ...
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Product of the Week: the LineGrabber By Des Ryan, , 8:10 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Simple, effective, floats, cheap and it works! Music to a sailor's heart, so the LineGrabber, if you haven't tried one already, should be a winner for most cruising sailors. While there are various knots and mechanical devices that can attach an intermediate tie-off point onto a line, often the best solution is the most simple. ...
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Product of the Week: the LineGrabber By Des Ryan, , 7:47 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Simple, effective, floats, cheap and it works! Music to a sailor's heart, so the LineGrabber, if you haven't tried one already, should be a winner for most cruising sailors. While there are various knots and mechanical devices that can attach an intermediate tie-off point onto a line, often the best solution is the most simple. ...
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St. Thomas International Regatta - 70 yachts start in 41st edition By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 6:40 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Seventy yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Europe and Australia will take to the seas on Friday for the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club May 28 to 30, the big buzz this year is the sheer impressiveness of the fleet. ...
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MexORC Copa Corum - Challenging day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 6:22 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
We welcome you back for day four of the MexORC Copa Corum. This great regatta is reaching the finishing line leaving behind the lay day where all the sailors enjoyed unique moments. The weather conditions were more than promising for another exciting day of racing action. ...
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RYA Eric Twiname Championships - Entries are now open By Matt Carter, , 5:57 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Entries for the 2014 RYA Eric Twiname Championships, being staged at Rutland Sailing Club, are now open. The annual Junior event will take place from 10 – 11 May 2014, and all sailors should enter online via the event website. ...
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Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta reveals coaching line up By Sam Crichton, , 4:35 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta's mission statement is 'to provide sailors with disabilities the opportunity to improve their skills and reach personal goals through world-class coaching and competition'. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Cammas and Turckheim ready for battle By Groupama Sailing Team, , 4:27 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a first year of Olympic preparation, which culminated in victory at the French Olympic Week in October 2013, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim will be attacking the first event of the 2014 season aboard the Nacra 17 Groupama. They will be vying against the international elite in Palma de Mallorca at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014: Speculation push By Collinson FX, , 1:59 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014 - The EUR dipped back to 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6615. Speculation was rife that the RBNZ would continue to raise interest rates and this pushed the KIWI toward highs, trading around 0.8675 with the AUD rallying to 0.9250. ...
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Online videos allow Olympic sailors to learn on the move By Andy Rice, , 1:47 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Audi Sailing Team Germany has created a comprehensive range of ‘how to’ videos for sailors to learn key racing skills whenever the time or the opportunity arises. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching By Clipper Ventures, , 1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...
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America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...
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Techno 293 South American Championships day 3 + Video By Techno 293, , 10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
When the sky is blue the wind starts blowing over Lake Potrerillos. The sailors have had five races over two light wind days and now 15-22 knots is expected for the remainder of the Championships - a perfect combination to suit everyone and everyone has a chance to win. ...
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Just seven days to the start By G2LHI Media, , 9:19 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
There are only seven days to go until the start of the Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and several of the competitors have had their final hit out in preparation for the 416nm blue water passage race that starts in Broken Bay Saturday April 5th. ...
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Gazprom International European Dragon Championship - Racing resumes By Imagina, , 5:03 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Today brought the second day of racing at Sanremo for the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo in collaboration with the International Dragon Association and the Italian Sailing Federation, FIV, in partnership with Gazprom International and BMW. ...
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...
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