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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 4 images by Yvan Zedda By Sail-World.com, , 10:46 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Yvan Zedda was on deck during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Men, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 10:28 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Thom Touw was out on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the Men's 470 racing action. ...
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Byte CII World Championship - Classic conditions on day 2 By Elena Giolai, , 9:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The second day of the World Byte Championships enjoyed classic conditions on Upper Garda. Sunshine and a southerly wind of 12-14 knots allowed four races to be completed today bringing to a total of five overall. The competitors had started to prepare themselves in front of the club during the morning even though the first race was scheduled for 12.30. ...
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Easter Tray action at Itchenor Sailing Club By Archie Massey, , 8:45 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Easter Tray hosted by Itchenor Sailing Club is the traditional kick-off to the 14 season. There were 21 boats entered for this early season event. With a few new crewing combinations and some winter boat-pimping, it was anyone's guess who was going to come out on top. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mixed bag for the Finns on day 4 By Robert Deaves, , 8:25 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, mixed fortunes and high scores played with the Finn fleet. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) still holds a sizeable lead of 17 points from Thomas Le Breton (FRA), who won race 8, and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) who moves up to third after two third place finishes. The first race of the day was won by Björn Allansson (SWE). ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 4 RS:X images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 8:03 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Franck Socha was out on the water during day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the men and women's RS:X action. ...
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RC44 Cascais Cup - Tricky opening day for fleet racing By Jo Grindley, , 7:52 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
A stiff breeze blowing along the coast, along with an impressively large Atlantic swell made the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup a very tricky one, particularly for helmsmen. In the three races sailed, consistency was difficult and of the 12 teams competing, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum was the only team to manage it. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Near disasters and hard fought battles By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 7:15 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères reached a critical stage with a fourth day that included near disaster, small margins of error and hard fought battles across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic events. Over 1,100 sailors are competing at the fifth and final stage of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series and it was long day out on the water with the last race concluding at 20:01 local time. ...
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Antigua Sailing Week - 106 strong fleet ready to rumble By Louay Habib, , 5:47 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week gets underway on Sunday with an entry list slightly up on last year of 106 yachts. It features seven days of superb racing from the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on Friday 25th April to the final awards ceremony on Friday 2nd May. ...
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Taylor Canfield prepares to defend World Championship title By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:19 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the lead up to the season opening event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Germany, we catch up with defending ISAF Match Racing World Champion Taylor Canfield on his preparations for the 2014 World Tour. In early 2013 Taylor Canfield was announced as one of the new Tour Card holders for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Extreme 40s ready for Act 3 battle in Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:42 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series is set to begin in a week with the fleet of 12 Extreme 40s, including home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ set to line up on one of the most notorious stadium racecourses on the global tour, for the ‘Double Star Mingren’ Cup, 1-4 May. ...
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RCIYC Commodore's Cup and Cook Salver overall By Bill Harris, , 4:33 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual race to St Malo was held on Good Friday. Coming to the line in bright sunshine for the 10 a.m. start, the ten-strong fleet found that conditions were ideal for this, the first passage race of the new season. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - 34th edition announced + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:23 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized each year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l'Europe, the cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the cup. That's why the Course de l'Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC. ...
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RYA VHF Handbook eBook / Garmin prize draw winner revealed By Emma Slater, , 3:58 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
David Smith from West Byfleet in Surrey has been revealed as the winner of the RYA VHF Handbook eBook / Garmin prize draw. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain claims race 11 lead By Clipper Ventures, , 3:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as the clothing layers and miles to finish continue to be shed, a tactical shift by Great Britain towards the rhumb line has seen the team take the lead in race 11. Team Garmin is now neck and neck with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second place as the sprint to the Scoring Gate shapes up. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Veterans steal the headlines By KPMS, , 3:28 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, two yachtsmen seemingly in the twilight of their sailing careers stole the headlines and plaudits at a memorable edition of the event. Syd Fischer, 87 years young, a veteran of 45 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, winner of the Rolex Fastnet in 1971 and five-time challenger of the America’s Cup, skippered Ragamuffin 90, the race’s largest and fastest boat to line honours. ...
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Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotton - Brits countdown to the start By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 2:44 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
With only a week to the start of the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotton, Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rich Mason, Alan Roberts and Sam Matson have absorbed the invaluable lessons learned in the Solo Maître Coq last month and are feeling primed ahead of the second solo showdown of their careers. ...
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2015 Venue for Fireball Worlds announced By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 2:40 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Fireball International, the UK Fireball Association and Clwb Hwylio, Pwllheli Sailing Club have just launched a presentation announcing Pwllheli as the venue for the 2015 Fireball Worlds. The regatta will take place in Wales between 17th and 28th August 2015. ...
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Brightlingsea One Design fleet expands By Fiona Brown, , 2:31 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Created in 1927 by Robbie Stone, the Brightlingsea One Design (BOD) has been sailed from the Essex seaside town for which it was named ever since. An 18' clinker built three man centreboarder, the BOD is a particularly elegant and spirited form of the classic day-boats adopted by so many British clubs during the 1920s and 30s. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: More glamour conditions on day 4 +Video By Daniel Smith, , 11:41 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - More of the same is expected on the fourth day of racing with a morning north westerly breeze in between 3-6 knots turning to the west and increasing to 9-12 knots at midday. As the day goes on a south westerly breeze in between 13-16 knots will ensure more great racing on the French Riviera. ...
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Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:28 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to great success on the world stage over the last 13 years. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Weguelin and McIntyre do the double By RYA, , 3:44 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre stole the show on day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, taking a clean sweep of race wins in the 470 Women’s event on Wednesday (23 April) as competition stepped up a gear. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Women, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 2:00 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was on site to capture these images of 470 Women's racing action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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RC44 Cascais Cup - Smashing conditions on opening day By Jo Grindley, , 9:31 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Cascais Cup, conditions couldn’t have been better for the opening day. With the sun out, a wind that started light and built to a solid 20 knots, combined with a long rolling swell coming in from the Atlantic, it is no coincidence that Portugal’s sailing mecca is renowned internationally. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More day 3 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 9:30 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was on deck to capture these images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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