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Volvo Ocean Race: Monsta's view of the Class of 2014-15 By Mark O'Brien, San Francisco, USA , 2:31 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
New Zealand based caricaturist, Mark O'Brien, compiled this gallery of the competitors in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Mark has drawn many sailing events including the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups from 2000 and Volvo Ocean Races. ...
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Barcelona World Race - We Are Water leaves Cape Horn behind By Barcelona World Race, , 2:07 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
We Are Water, sailed by Bruno and Willy Garcia, crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 22:06 UTC (23:06 in Barcelona, 19:06 in Chile). Their elapsed time since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014 is 66 days, 10 hours and 06 minutes. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: New support approach to 'Human Edition' + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:16 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The egalitarian approach to the new Volvo Ocean Race has extended to more than just the adoption of a one design by Farr Yacht Design, and construction by a consortium of builders. The between leg servicing is now run a by a Shore Team headed by Australian Nick Bice, a two race veteran of the 40,000nm around the world classic. Bice runs the Volvo Ocean Race’s equivalent of Pit-Lane. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The bunching of the fleet - should we stop the boat? *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:26 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
In the new Volvo Ocean Race, no boat has won more than one In Port race, further underlining the evenness of the one design Volvo 65. The margins are contracting too, with the now-six boat fleet finishing inside six hours at the end of Leg 4 - 5200nm of intense racing. At the skippers media conference following Leg 4, two factors were identified – the one design and AIS ...
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Matchrace Thailand Championships - Day 2 By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club , 5:06 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
With the racing underway on time in a great south-westerly wind and sunshine, it was one of the founders of the event, Morten Jakobsen (THA), who started in fine form by winning his first four matches ...
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VIC Etchells – Hospitable just not inviting… By John Curnow, , 4:58 PM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
From the outset, the cool and grey day did not inspire. However, the warmth and genuine welcome showed by the whole of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) was both invigorating and motivating. Once the day was done, there was just the one residual feeling that you became present to and on reflection, you found it to be envy. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Saturday night - Cape Horn fever By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the relase from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies. ...
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Matchrace Thailand Championships - Day 1 By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club , 4:45 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Varuna Yacht Club is hosting the Matchrace Thailand Championships between 5th - 8th March. Although the event has been going for six strong years, it has been upgraded to an ISAF grade 2, achieved by the generous support from sponsors North Sails and Landrover, providing six sets of fantastic new sails. The higher calibre competition means more ISAF matchrace ranking points up for grabs ...
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52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble By 52 Super Series, , 2:41 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A two-speed Atlantic By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 10:41 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series– Home team advantage? Oman Sail aims high By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:04 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ...
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Royal Bombay Yacht Club vows to keep serving steak and kidney pies By The Telegraph, , 6:50 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, one of India's oldest British Raj clubs, has announced it will continue serving its famous steak and kidney pie after the government announced a ban on the sale of beef. ...
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Thai stars scoop top awards at Thai Laser Nationals By Pattaya Mail, , 5:30 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Royal Varuna Yacht Club hosted the Thailand Laser National Championships 21-22 February at Pattaya, with the objective of promote and support sailing activities in Thailand and as a stimulus for the tourism industry in Pattaya. With around 40 Thai and international sailors aged from 14–75 attending the competition, the three Laser classes of Standard, Radial and 4.7 were contested. ...
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RHKYC Jeanneau Class Regatta, 7-8 March 2015 By RHKYC Media, , 4:08 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The one-design classes of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club relocate from their usual urban territory of Victoria Harbour to the wilds of Port Shelter for the occasion. Around 50 boats will race against each other on RHKATI handicaps, with Etchells, J/80 and Sportsboat fleets competing for the Long Course title, and Dragon, Flying Fifteen, Impala, Pandora and Ruffian classes racing on the Short Course ...
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Barcelona World Race: Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific By Barcelona World Race, , 1:52 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ...
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America's Cup: An international insight on Team NZ's media floggings By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:40 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team recruits top sailor for leg 5 By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:18 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng crew changes: Foxall on, Rouxel off, Bidegorry is back, and Riou returns as leg 5 Onboard Reporter. What happens when you put four French sailors, two Chinese, one Swede, and an Irishman together on a carbon speed machine? Sounds like a corny joke, it isn’t… ...
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Barcelona World Race – Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5000 miles By Barcelona World Race, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Young team sailed best leg to date By Sean McNeill, , 12:14 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ireland's Foxall racing Leg 5 aboard Dongfreng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ...
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Marine Industry experts convene at Volvo Ocean Village - Register now! By Keith Taylor, , 10:08 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ...
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2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta – Top sailors are up to the challenge By Delta Lloyd Regatta, , 8:01 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ...
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Andre Hoek at RHKYC: ‘Sailing Design driven by Scientific Research’ By Sail-World Asia, , 3:58 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
André will talk about research, development and design, focusing on the development of hull shapes of classically styled yachts with modern underwater configurations, and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Velocity Prediction Programmes which are used to optimise their hull shapes. He will also briefly explain the hull shape research for J Class yachts and various other designs. ...
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San Fernando Race Charity Dinner - loud shirts, please! By Colin Dawson, , 3:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been racing to San Fernando since 1977. Sailors enjoy 'going south' away from miserable, grey Hong Kong weather, with ideal sailing conditions under a full moon leading them to the shores of northern Luzon. ...
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Barcelona World Race - South Atlantic Angst. Pacific anticipation By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ...
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