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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:44 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:54 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ...
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A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 5:22 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
I recently took a call from a member who had just returned home from a boating trip to Brittany. When in Brittany he found that about a third of the shore supply in marinas had reverse polarity. He says the French were disinterested but feels that members should be made aware of the dangers. ...
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OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash By Barby MacGowan, , 5:00 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Neither Garrod Clute (Bristol, Conn.), Ed Weschler (Chicago) nor Maggie Dunbar (Newport, R.I.) had ever been aboard a Tall Ship before, but when they arrived in Portsmouth, R.I. last week with over two dozen other teens aboard the 180-foot three-masted schooner Mystic one would have sworn they had been aboard for five weeks rather than five days. ...
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East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
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Topaz National Championships - Paddy Cunnane and Adam Byrne victorious By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:36 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Dingle Sailing Club is pleased to announce that local Dingle sailors Paddy Cunnane (helm) and Adam Byrne (crew) are the Topaz Irish National Champions 2014. The Topaz National Championships were hosted by Dingle Sailing Club for the first time on the 23-24 August 2014 ...
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ISA All Ireland Championship - Ben Duncan to face stiff competition By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:31 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Ben Duncan will face some stiff competition next week as he fights to retain his title. 16 national class champions have been invited to compete at the ISA’s most prestigious annual senior sailing event; the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship on the sixth and seventh of September. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
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RYA Mega Prize Draw – Win over £3,000 worth of amazing prizes By Emma Slater, , 2:39 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
One lucky visitor to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show could be in with a chance of winning over £3,000 worth of amazing boating related prizes in the RYA’s Mega Prize Draw. Running throughout the show visitors to the RYA Stand (JO66) will have the opportunity to submit their entry in to the mega prize draw and win a whole host of prizes. ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Beneteau leading production boat builder By Beneteau, , 10:56 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Light conditions early on during the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta had the 28 strong Beneteau fleet battling for leading positions across the Divisions. Increased breeze and better sailing conditions later in the week seemed to favour the Beneteaus as overall results improved after the lay day, with a number of Divisional wins and outstanding performances. ...
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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 4 images By LPB Aerial Imagery, , 10:06 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
LPB Aerial Imagery was on site at the Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships 2014 to capture these images on day four. ...
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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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Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing By Neptune Racing, , 7:34 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ...
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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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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 28 2014 - US takes a breather By Collinson FX, , 12:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
August 28 2014: The Interest rate differentials provide support for a static NZ economy while a politically unstable Australia offers no real impetus. The NZD is trading up against the EUR at 0.6315 and the GBP at 0.5020. JPY remains solid buying at 86.60. Central Bank commentary and Geo-Political issues will continue to dominate a quiet economic week. ...
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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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