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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race has lifted intensity again on Day 9 with the fleet spread across 100nm of ocean and charging in a line for the turning point of Fernando de Noronha, 220nm off the Brazilian coast. ...

Programme de course hauturière à AGA By Sail Canada, , 9:16 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Le comité de course hauturière de Voile Canada est heureux de présenté des ateliers vendredi et samedi au Congrès et AGA les 24 et 25 octobre à Victoria, BC. Les ateliers, qui débutent par un introduction au comité canadien de voile hauturière, seront suivis d'une discussion libre entre les organisateurs de courses hauturières. ...

Offshore Racing Sessions at the Sail Canada AGM and Conference By Sail Canada, , 9:12 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Sail Canada Offshore Racing Programs Committee are pleased to feature sessions on both Friday and Saturday at the AGM and Conference on October 24-25th in Victoria, BC. Sessions will include an introduction to the Canadian Offshore Sailing Committee followed by an open discussion amongst offshore race organizers. ...

La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:05 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
As expected the third day of the 2014 La Torche PWA Grand Slam proved to be a quiet affair with very light winds throughout the day. After a chilly and overcast start, the sun eventually broke through to produce another beautiful afternoon in La Torche. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook By Anderson Reggio, Team Alvimedica, , 6:47 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The first eight days of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race have been filled with more excitement and tighter racing than anyone could have anticipated. Up until Saturday morning, Leg One has left the fleet with few tactical options and therefore has kept everyone tightly packed as one unit of seven boats. ...

St Barth Cata Cup - Two Canadian teams to compete By Dominique Ladouceur, , 6:43 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
In a little less than one month, Saint Barthélémy will host the seventh edition of the St. Barth Cata Cup, which will take place from November 19 to 23 in St. Jean bay. Keen fans of regatta, Maxime Loiselle, Anthony Boueilh and Olivier Pilon will meet top multihull racers like World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video By Jonno Turner, , 6:14 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The sun’s out. It’s warm – not too hot, but warm enough for just a tee shirt. Ian Walker is stood at the helm of his Emirati boat, generous Atlantic trade winds whistling past his ears. 'We’re going straight through,' he claims, confidently. 'What Doldrums? - they’re going to say. Azzam isn’t even going to slow down.' ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A las puertas de las Calmas Ecuatoriales By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:51 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Los tripulantes dicen que es difícil explicar la complejidad del tiempo en esta parte del mundo. El aire es seco y caliente. No hay modelo informático o previsión meteorológica que funcione con exactitud. 'Allí no se predice, se observa' dice Gonzalo Infante. Por eso todo podría cambiar en los Doldrums, o Calmas Ecuatoriales. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 5:14 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
At 1700 CET in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, 113 yachts had rounded Stromboli, the active volcano that marks the most northerly point of the course. Race leader on the water, Esimit Europa 2, was less than 20 miles from Favignana and preparing to turn south with 289 miles to go and is expected to finish the race in the early hours of Wednesday 22 October, which would be well outside the course record ...

Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race - Registration now open By Lisa Gabrielson, , 4:09 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race have announced the opening of registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015. Supported by the Beverly YC of Marion, Mass., the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Paget, Bermuda, and the Blue Water SC of Boston, Mass., the race is open to seaworthy yachts appropriate for an offshore ocean race as defined in the USSER. ...

MOB - Learn the 'Elevator' Recovery Technique! By John Jamieson, , 3:47 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Just the thought of falling overboard scares most sailors into a 'stay-aboard-at-all-costs' mindset. And yet this most serious of sailing emergencies does happen now and then. Recovery will be tough no matter what the marine weather conditions. ...

RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships overall By Matt Carter, , 3:31 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
This weekend (18-19 Oct.) winning glory went to ‘Gingernut and Assorted Biscuits’ and team ‘420’ as they were crowned 2014 RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing champions in their respective events. The biggest team racing event in the world was held at Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, with 23 Junior (under 16) teams and 27 Youth (under 19) teams competing for championships honours. ...

Star Sailors League Finals - Torben Grael and Jorge Zarif join fleet By Alex D'Agosta, , 3:15 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
It is with great pleasure that the Star Sailors League announces that two more top Brazilian sailors will be joining the fleet of 20 super-champions taking part in the Star Sailors League Finals 2014 being held for the second consecutive year at Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. ...

El 'Mapfre' busca su sitio de cara a las Calmas Ecuatoriales By Mapfre, , 3:02 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Intentando ganar Sur y Oeste lo más rápido posible, la tripulación española está decidida a buscar el pasillo que podría abrirse en el Oeste en las calmas ecuatoriales, situadas ahora a unas 400 millas (740 km) de su proa. El 'Mapfre' marcha en la cuarta plaza de la flota, con una velocidad de 13 nudos, y a menos de tres millas del podio. El líder está a 15,1 millas (28 km). ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads for the Doldrums By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 2:46 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team Alvimedica. It’s hard to explain the complexity of the weather in this part of the world. No computer model or forecaster can accurately predict the winds because the air here is dry and warm, 23c now, and the typical barometric pressure gradients that generate them become very weak. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, a crew on a mission By Corinna Halloran, , 2:33 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team SCA. We’re a boat on a mission: catch the fleet. And they’re getting closer by the mile. The first time I sailed past Cape Verde islands was in 2010 when I was helping deliver a catamaran from Gibraltar to Antigua, W.I. ...

Gul RS200 Youth Championships at Chew Valley Lake SC By Sally Campbell, , 2:19 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
In an incredibly competitive 60 boat fleet at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club, Jamie Barker and Helen Pearson-Farr triumphed to become the Gul RS200 Youth Champions 2014, winning the coveted Hyundai Trophy. ...

Groupama Race - Front runners are spreading out By Groupama Race, , 2:03 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
With nearly twenty hours of racing under their belts, the front runners are spreading out in the Groupama Race. The two real-time favourites, 'Crusader' and 'Keel Bill Groupama', chose options well to the east of the rest of the fleet. Astern of them, the time has come to re-organise. Meanwhile 'Opt Catch Me', less adventurous perhaps, made the smart choice of the day. ...

Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club , 1:11 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Pattaya's Royal Varuna Yacht Club has submitted a bid to host the 2016 International Optimist Dinghy Association World Championships, offering the world's most talented junior sailing teams a chance to experience the steady wind, sunshine, smiles, great food, and family-friendly attractions of Thailand's top dinghy sailing destination ...

Farr 40 Worlds: Prizegiving images from the Final day in San Francisco By Ellen Hoke, , 12:25 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this second gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 Prizegiving ...

Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on By Malcolm McKeag, Scuttlebutt Europe, Lymington, England: , 11:55 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Bill Green, San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey (not a lot of people know that); US Coastguard; shrimp-boat hand (not a lot of people know that either); One Ton Cup winner and most latterly proprietor of Green Marine slipped quietly away from this life ...

ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 20 October 2014 By ISAF, , 11:16 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Tom Burton (AUS) retained World #1 in the Laser after a tremendous fight back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao where he picked up bronze. The Australia had a tough opening day, finishing down the pack in both races but as the week progressed he worked his way up and sealed bronze on the final day to keep hold of World #1. ...

Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco By Ellen Hoke, , 11:03 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ...

2014 Sailing Champions League: Denmark wins in front of Italy and Oman By Dan Ibsen, , 10:53 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Sailing Champions League - 23 clubs from 14 nations managed three days packed with sailing sport on the highest level. The premiere of the Sailing Champions League (17th to 19th October 2014) ended in the rain, but the atmosphere was brilliant. ...

Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco By Ellen Hoke, , 10:50 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ...

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