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Congressional Cup - Semi finalists decided
Rich Roberts,
Francesco Bruni's sailing world turned in the 46th Congressional Cup Thursday when the Azzurra team skipper from Italy swept five races to join defending champion Johnie Berntsson and four-time winner Gavin Brady in Saturday's semifinals, as Bill Hardesty of San Diego slipped into position to claim the fourth slot.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World race - Another low approaches the fleet
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race Leg 7 Quindgao to San Francisco Day 24. Crews are tightening their belts as another serious low pressure system approaches the fleet. Team Finland has picked up pace after a frustrating 24 hours of headwinds.... [more]
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Team New Zealand defends BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010
Ivor Wilkins,
New Zealand became the first nation to successfully win back to back titles in the BMW Sailing Cup World Final when a young crew led by Phil Robertson swept to victory on their home waters in Auckland today. In winning the prestigious amateur regatta in a field of seven nations, Robertson and his crew successfully defended the title won in Italy last year by another New Zealand crew... [more]
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Hong Kong Youth Sailing Team at World Youth 4.7 Laser Champs
RHKYC Media,
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) counts five of its youth sailors amongst the seven-strong Hong Kong team competing in the World Youth 4.7 Laser Championship hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand from Wednesday 31 March to Thursday 8 April.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: New Hull & Humber skipper announced
Clipper Ventures,
ustin Taylor will take over as the skipper of Clipper 09-10 Race entry Hull & Humber following skipper Piers Dudin's broken leg and subsequent medevac whilst racing from Qingdao, China to San Francisco. A highly experienced yachtsman, Justin is a qualified RYA Yacht Master Ocean, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and has more than 120,000 nautical miles under his belt.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Miami added to stop over ports
Volvo Ocean Race,
Miami, Florida, will host the start of the transatlantic leg to Lisbon, Portugal, for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The race village will be located at Bicentennial Park, on the Biscayne Bay, in the heart of Downtown Miami. It is a 29-acre, open park which is suited for major events and has been used in the past for shows such as the Cirque Du Soleil.... [more]
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New Website and Media Co-ordinator joins Secretariat of ISAF
ISAF Media Unit,
Johno Fullerton (GBR) joins ISAF's Marketing and Media department to replace News Editor David Knapman who leaves ISAF on 26 March. Johno will have key responsibilities for delivering ISAF's news and press service and the ISAF website [more]
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14th Asian Sailing Championship tees off
Zhu Runfang, GAGOC,
The14th Asian Sailing Championship, a Test Event for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games, teed off with an opening ceremony at the Guangdong Ocean Sports Training Centre in Shanwei of Guangdong Province on Monday night, according to Guangzhou Daily.... [more]
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Survival conditions for Day 3 of BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010
Ivor Wilkins,
The wind gods in Auckland, New Zealand continued to raise the challenge for the seven international crews competing in the BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010 today, with winds gusting over 30 knots testing their skills to the limit. Today saw the beginning of the match race section of the regatta, starting with the teams who placed fourth to seventh in the fleet racing competing in a sudden death... [more]
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62 yachts register for Sail Banda 2010
Antara News,
Sail Indonesia 2010 will depart from Darwin on July 24, and during the following 3 months the participants are invited to participate in a series of Cultural Festivals at the different stopovers across Indonesia on the islands of Timor, Banda, Ambon, Buton, Lembata, Wakatobi, Flores, Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Borneo, Belitung and finally on to Batam or Bintan just south of Singapore.... [more]
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2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race South American stopover announced
Volvo Ocean Race,
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race: he cityof ItajaĆ­, in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina, will be the South American stopover for the race. The Volvo Ocean Race crews will have faced major challenges in the Southern Ocean, where icebergs, whales, huge waves and fiercely cold temperatures are common-place, ItajaĆ­ will be a great place for them to regain their strength before heading offshore again.... [more]
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