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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
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Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up By Marianne Davis, , 3:33 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after five days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind. It was show time on the skiff course as the 49er and 49erFX fleets moved to the stadium course for theater style racing. ...
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505 Worlds 2014 - Six teams in with a shout for Five-Oh world title By SAP 505 World Championship, , 3:23 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
In the first, medium-airs race it was the up and coming Aussies, Pete Nicholas and Luke Payne, who once again demonstrated an uncanny knack of sniffing out the tricky breeze and ploughed a lonely furrow out on the left-hand side of the track. 'We’re going fast in the 12-18 knot wind range, and we backed ourselves to find something good on the left,' said Payne. ...
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British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video By Amy Cada, , 2:34 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ...
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J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
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Nova Scotia Team Wins Team Racing Challenge By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 2:06 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing continues today on the waters of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia at the Canadian Optimist Championship at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. Yesterday saw 15 teams compete for the fully umpired team race championships. ...
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Tingley in the lead at IFDS World Championships By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS , 1:06 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes sailing textbook today, with a 3, 1, moving into the lead. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
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Europe Class UK Nationals 2014 - Report By Gareth Williams, , 12:17 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday saw a healthy force three against an equally healthy incoming tide producing some steep chop on the race course. The first race started with an individual recall, with local David Labrouche, certainly trying to make an impression in his first race in a Europe with a port tack flyer, was just a little too keen! ...
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MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Ginger retains lead on Day 4 By Di Pearson, , 11:21 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite arriving back at dock without having won any of the three windward-leeward races today, Leslie Green (Ginger) has maintained his lead of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a pair of second places and a fifth good enough to keep him on top. ...
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British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ...
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Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:13 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week differs from yacht to yacht. For the crew of South Australian yacht Secret Mens Business, the combination of mateship and a strong drive to win is key. Led by owner-skipper Geoff Boettcher, the Farr 400 he bought from America this year was trucked from Adelaide to Hamilton Island, covering 6,000km in the trek. ...
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C’est reparti pour Realteam à Cardiff, pour l’ Extreme Sailing Series By Realteam Sailing, , 9:44 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Realteam s’envole pour Cardiff au Pays de Galles, où se tiendra du 22 au 25 août 2014 la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series. Quatrième du classement général provisoire, l’équipe Suisse entame la deuxième partie de saison en pleine forme. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam heads to Cardiff for Act 5 By Realteam Sailing, , 9:36 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Swiss Realteam sailors set off for Cardiff in the UK this week for the next round of the Extreme Sailing Series from the 22-25 August. Currently in fourth place overall, the team is approaching the second half of the season fresh and on top form. ...
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International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
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2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day five with whales! By Andrea Francolini, , 8:16 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on site for day five of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to capture these images. ...
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AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos By American Windsurfing Tour, , 8:00 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The week started with an incredible day of action seeing Morgan Noireaux win his first AWT pro title and Fiona Wylde her first women’s crown. Day two of the AWT Quatro Desert Showdown saw the wind take a break but with the waves staying around no one was disappointed. Day three once again had little wind but all competitors stayed busy on the water either surfing or SUPing. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 21 2014 - KIWI drops further By Collinson FX, , 6:29 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
August 21 2014: The rise in the reserve, finally pushed the AUD below 0.9300 and domestic markets will look at Consumer Confidence numbers today, without much enthusiasm. The KIWI continued to reflect recent weak economic data and added pressure from the Dollar has pushed the NZD back to 0.8375. ...
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Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home By Event Media, , 5:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 boat show will be relocated to Music Island in Wuyuan Bay. This small artificial island was created from construction waste during the reconstruction of Wuyuan Bay. The new location will be connected to the yacht berths by a floating bridge. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink By Laura McKee, , 4:33 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ...
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SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top By SAP 505 Worlds, , 3:26 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel have moved to the top of the leaderboard of the SAP 505 World Championship after winning a breezy race in Kiel, Germany, today. They sit just two points ahead of their training partners, the British duo of Andy Smith and Tim Needham who pushed the Americans all the way around the windy and wavy race course. ...
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2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2 By Will Ricketson, , 3:14 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors and race officials was rewarded with another picturesque day of racing at the 2014 IFDS Worlds. Warm temperatures, flat water and winds of around 12 knots made for perfect conditions for the three Paralympic racing classes. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
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