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Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne By RPAYC media, , 8:23 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
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Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
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America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
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RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3 By RS100 Class Association, , 2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 11:59 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue skies, balmy temperatures, world and national premieres - it was all happening today! ...
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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Clean and quiet start By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:29 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The gentlemanly midday start of the eighth annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race on Moreton Bay for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville was clean and quiet. This afternoon off Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast Bob Oatley’s race record-holder Wild Oats XI comfortably leads the pack. ...
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Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day By Golly Tucker, , 8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
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Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch By Chris Bone, Vanuatu , 8:45 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - One day to go to close of entries By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:41 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - There is just one day left for skippers to enter their boat in the record-breaking Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
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Festival of Sails 2015 - Get ready for a sensational summer of sailing By Festival of Sails Media, , 8:11 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Race Management Committee of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club has been burning the midnight oil to put together an entire month of sailing on Corio Bay, in January next year, with the Notice of Race released today. The New Year will start with upwards of 100 International 14s contesting their 2015 World Championships from Saturday 3rd January until Saturday 17th January. ...
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29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow By 29er World Championships, , 7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds By Jerelyn Biehl, , 7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
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Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:55 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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Sydney International Boat Show begins! By Jeni Bone, , 4:37 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The perfect Sydney day greeted visitors to the first day of this year's Sydney International Boat Show - chilly morning, clear blue sky, warming up to a 25C top and some gusty breezes over the marina. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Race – A gentle start By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:09 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane has turned on a stunning winter’s morning for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville starting the eight annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 3:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ...
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29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow By 29er Worlds, , 3:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ...
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Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 2:24 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
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