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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel faced big challenges – Recap Leg 4 By Team Brunel, , 2:50 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ...
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2015 RORC Caribbean 600 – 66 best yachts and 600 mile thrilling race By RORC Event Press, , 11:36 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 – Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean, took part in the seventh edition of the event. 66 yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world champions, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailors taking part with passionate Corinthian amateurs, many of whom are members of the Royal Ocean Racing Cl ...
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RYA talks BTEC in sailing and watersports and students' prospects By Emma Slater – RYA Press Office, , 10:34 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
RYA's Lifeskills National Careers Week – To kick start the RYA’s week looking at different careers in the marine industry and ways to get started, we hear from RYA Chief Instructor, Dinghy and Windsurfing, Amanda Van Santen about marine BTEC’s and we chat with students at the London Nautical School ...
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ACWS Portsmouth ticket launch – Watch top sailors battling it out By ACWS Portsmouth, , 9:36 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
This summer’s ‘must have’ tickets for The America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth (ACWSUK) are officially available from Monday 2nd March. Fans and spectators are encouraged to book their place now to avoid disappointment with event organisers already receiving a large number of ticket and hospitality enquires. ...
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EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour - Gripping conclusion By Lisa Hynes, , 4:57 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour -A third place in the final leg was enough to confirm Sidney Gavignet and his mixed Omani and European team overall winners for the second year in a row. ...
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Delivery of Phaedo3 MOD 70 By Henry Bomby, , 4:14 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Sitting here in Antigua airport waiting for my flight back to London, life is good having just blasted across the Atlantic in just under nine and a half days on board the new Phaedo3 MOD 70, one of the fastest sailing boats 'in the world'... ...
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Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...
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RYA Dinghy Show 2015 - Inspirational disabled sailor presents cheque By Emma Slater - RYA Press Office, , 3:36 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show today (01 March), disabled teen sailor Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert presented a cheque for £5,469.20 to the RYA Foundation, following her epic ‘Sea and Summit Challenge’. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:06 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, , 1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...
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RYA Dinghy Show - RYA Club of the Year 2015 award winner announced By Susie Nation-Grainger - RYA Press Office, , 11:57 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (Saturday 28 February) - RYA Club of the Year 2015 received their award from British Sailing Team’s Nick Thompson and RYA CEO, Sarah Treseder. ...
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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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Volvo Ocean Race launches Rookie Award to support EFG Sailing Arabia By Oman Sail, , 8:43 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race competitors have been drawn from the ranks of past and present crew since 2011 when Oman Sail first launched its 760nm endurance race around the Gulf of Arabia, and 2015 is no exception with past winners Damian Foxall (IRL) and Sidney Gavignet (FRA) currently at the front of the EFG SATT fleet as they head towards the finish in Bahrain. ...
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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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Barcelona World Race - Passing the Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:19 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north ...
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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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Solitaire du Figaro - Academy Rookies countdown to first race By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 5:34 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Solitaire du Figaro - Training alongside the Lorient Grande Large training group since November, the time has almost come for Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rob Bunce, Andrew Baker and Robin Elsey to put what they have learned into practice. In just one month’s time the trio will make their solo-racing debut in the Solo Basse Normandie, the first race of the Classe Figaro season. ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show officially opened by sailing stars + Video By Susie NationGrainger, , 4:18 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show brought to you by the RYA, in association with Yachts and Yachting (28 February-01 March), was opening byfour time Laser World Champion Medallist Nick Thompson and Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailor David ‘Freddie’ Carr. ...
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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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