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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Thrilling Leg 4 finish highlights By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – MAPFRE’s stand-in skipper Xabi Fernández (ESP), was savouring a memorable Leg 4 triumph on Sunday, but his stint in charge will come to a halt for the next stage through the Southern Ocean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
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Gayle Beck crowned 2015 Queen of Sydney Harbour By Frank Quealey, , 7:13 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ...
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Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar By Bruce Kirby, , 4:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history By Annaleisha Rae, , 3:40 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:44 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ...
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Club Marine Series – Forget 50. Try warm and cool. By John Curnow, , 5:04 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Alas, one could only be talking about grey. So the former is that book and now film, and the latter refers to a section of the Pantone® Matching System for colours. On Saturday, Melbourne’s Port Phillip was both warm, as in muggy, and cool, as in lack of vibrancy due to the heavy cloud cover. Forget Dakota Johnson, what you had was more akin to the complete Dorothy experience... ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ...
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Eight minutes between Podium players as Spanish win VOR leg 4 By Volvo, , 12:10 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - fleet arrives in Auckland and the winner is By Sail-world, , 11:08 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 - the fleet approaches Auckland By Sail-World, , 9:32 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ...
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Clark back on the bike at the Farr 40 One Design Trophy By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:15 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the 2014/15 Farr 40 season’s stage two Aberdeen Asset Management One Design Trophy and stunning final day of summer in Sydney, four different crew combinations pulled off a win from five races. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:00 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Finish - Auckland - Live Video and Updates By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ...
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind By Barcelona World Race, , 4:40 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ...
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Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled By Barcelona World Race, , 2:04 AM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ...
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Junior Windsurfing taking off at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron By Ryan Spring, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron , 5:01 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron has kicked off a brand new Junior Windsurf program. The aim of the program is to introduce kids to windsurfing and encourage an active participation in the sport and provide a safe, structured, social environment to pursue the sport on a regular basis. The courses fundamentals are to train and develop skills to allow kids to enjoy windsurfing in all its forms ...
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Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open By Robert Deaves, , 9:50 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ...
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Registration for the 2015 Finn European Championship is live! By Robert Deaves, , 9:05 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 7:46 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ...
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Wild Oats XI - From water to wheels for Sydney Hobart challenge By Rob Mundle, , 4:39 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
From water to wheels – it’s another epic Sydney to Hobart challenge for the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record holder, Wild Oats XI. It will be wheels, not water, from Sydney to Hobart for the nucleus of the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart race record Holder, Wild Oats XI, starting in Sydney this weekend. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video By John Navas, , 10:52 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ...
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