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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - No multihull records this year By Peter Hackett, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations and movements to the northern end of the bay are the chores for crews in both fleets of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen By Australian Sailing Team, , 9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start By KPMS, , 3:21 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race Day 1 By Rolex China Sea Race, , 11:54 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. ...
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America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
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Challenge takes the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria State Titles *Feature By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne, Australia , 9:34 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
In the tightest contest in the history of the championship, Challenge was ultimately crowned the winner of the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last weekend. There is no doubt the gap between the nine Sydney 38 competitors has narrowed as the highlight of the series was the close racing. There were four different race winners. ...
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Seventh edition of Sail Port Stephens wraps up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:17 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Variable southerly winds and occasional showers felt all too familiar for the 400 sailors tying up their three day cruising series. ...
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Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, , 7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...
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Wounded Defence mates conjure the ‘Spirit of Mateship’ By Zoe Russell, , 7:25 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2014 - Skipper Russell McCart and crew will be joined by eight first-timers when the race gets underway on Good Friday (18 April). Mates4Mates Chief Operating Officer Michael Quinn said it’s an amazing opportunity for the Brave Mates who had been selected as part of Mates4Mates’ rehabilitation programs. ...
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2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - Welcome mat out By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - The welcome mat is out and the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club marina filling with the last of the arrivals for the Audi IRC Australian Championship commencing tomorrow, Thursday 17 April, and running through to Easter Sunday. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video By Elena Giolai, , 12:06 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns By KPMS, , 12:00 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which gets underway on Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
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SLAM Combined High Schools Champs - Makin aiming for back to back wins By Rod Carter, Belmont , 11:49 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The start to today’s races were delayed at the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship as the weather forecast failed to materialize, and unsettled conditions meant different challenges throughout the two scheduled races. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 5:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It may be close to the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top competitors before they head north to the U.S. and across the 'pond' to the UK and Europe to chase an endless sailing season. ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Big week of sailing ahead for NZL Optimist sailors By Angus Haslett, , 1:09 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealands largest single class regatta of the year, the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships is about to commence at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Racing gets underway next Friday April 18, where 265 sailors from 5 countries will race up to 15 races over the five days of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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