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2015 Transpac – Entries represent a wide spectrum of boat types By Transpacific Yacht Club, , 8:25 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Transpac, 48th edition, has received entries from 60 boats from five countries around the Pacific region, including 57 monohulls and three multihulls, by the end of the most recent standard entry deadline a week ago ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: De Ridder to join Team Brunel for Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:30 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Brunel have announced that the French sailor Laurent Pagès has broken broke two ribs during the stopover in Auckland, and will be replaced by the Dutch offshore sailor Dirk de Ridder. De Ridder’s long experience in ocean sailing and his excellent trim and steering capabilities make him the perfect candidate to join the crew on what is, undoubtedly, the toughest leg of this Volvo Ocean Rac ...
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Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur rounds the stormiest Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:13 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
It has been a day of landmarks – both tangible and invisible - for the Barcelona World Race fleet. For Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane the landmark was very much a physical one, as Cape Horn presented the Renault Captur pair with one of the most fearsome Pacific Ocean farewells of any Barcelona World Race team. ...
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French sailing heroine Florence Arthaud killed in tragic accident By ISAF Media, , 9:19 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
The legendary French yachtswoman Florence Arthaud was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen were killed including the swimmer, Camille Muffat and the boxer, Alexis Vastine. ...
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2015 China Cup International Regatta preview By China Cup Media, Shenzhen , 5:02 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
We are delighted to announce the 9th Edition of the China Cup International Regatta will take place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen(Guangdong Province), China from October 30th to November 2nd, 2015, under the auspices of Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China and Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism. ...
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Rio Olympics 2016 - ISAF discusses pollution concerns with IOC By Nick Butler - insidethegames.biz, sailing.org, , 11:00 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
As Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held in Brazil, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday 6 March where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro ...
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Volvo Ocean 65s – One-design to the last millimetre By Keith Taylor, , 8:06 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Ask Knut Frostad if the absolutely identical one-design Volvo Ocean 65-footers are the right boat for the round-the-world marathon? The answer is an emphatically positive yes! ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar’s winning formula in Oman By Tom Dowler, , 3:47 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). ...
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BWR - Double Date-Renault at Cape Horn, Cheminees Poujoulat at Equator By Barcelona World Race, , 2:37 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
There is always a measure of relief in completing the passage of Cape Horn, escaping from the hostile Pacific into the Atlantic. But, come early Tuesday morning, it should be an especially pleased Jorg Reichers and Sébastien Audigane who bring sixth placed Renault Captur out of the Pacific and make the left turn, northwards for home. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confirm Dean Barker offer rejection By Warren Douglas, , 10:24 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Speaking on behalf of Emirates Team New Zealand, Chairman Keith Turner today confirmed that Dean Barker has decided not to accept the position of Performance Manager/Coach and Executive Team Member offered to him following a four month period of restructure at ETNZ. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's boat arrested by US Marshalls By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:33 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Lawyers acting for the aggrieved former Oracle Team USA crewman, Joe Spooner have advised that the AC45 #4 has been arrested by Marshalls in San Francisco. Previously lawyers for Oracle Team USA advised Northern Californian Court that the same boat had been sold to Team France in December 2013. ...
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VIC Etchells – Masters of the last day By John Curnow, , 8:29 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Triad, which is crewed By Bill Browne, Jake Newman and John Bertrand AM have won the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. They are known for their mastery of grabbing a title on the last day, even when it may not have seemed entirely likely, just as occurred at Adelaide recently for the Australian Etchells Championship. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – 维斯塔斯风力队触礁调查报告发布 提高航海安全 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:36 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
2014年11月29日,维斯塔斯风力队在参加2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第二赛段(从开普敦至阿布扎比)的航行中,于印度洋上的卡加多斯-卡拉若斯群岛发生触礁。此后,由专家组成的调查小组对触礁的原因进行了深度的调查研究。2015年3月9日,事件研究报告发布,这一研究报告旨在提高所有参赛船队在海上的航行安全,尤其是建议升级航海地图和其他船上的导航软件来避免类似的情况再次发生。 ...
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Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail’s hometown heroes go head to head By Oman Sail, , 1:35 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail’s Extreme 40 teams on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are anticipating a rousing reception from thousands of home supporters when Act 2 gets underway off the beach at Almouj in Muscat on Wednesday 11 March. ...
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Clipper 2015-16 Race to showcase remote medical support service By Clipper Ventures Plc, , 10:40 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
ClipperTelemed+™ has been revealed as a Team Sponsor in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is a new joint venture between Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Cyclone Pam set to give fleet a torrid farewell By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:44 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet look set to have an interesting opening to the start of Leg 5 from Auckland on Sunday. The wind forecasts from Predictwind show winds gusting in to 30knots in the Waitemata Harbour around the start time for the race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Report released into Team Vestas Wind grounding By Sail-World.com, , 6:06 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race was released today. It included a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica bring in the Heavy Metal for Leg 5 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The USA and Turkish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica have announced that six times Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Stu Bannatyne will join the crew for Leg 5 into the Southern Ocean. The New Zealander, who has won the round the world race three times, will start preparing with the crew tomorrow ahead of the Leg 5 start from Auckland on March 15. ...
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VIC Etchells – Time for starting practice By John Curnow, , 5:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
No one really knew, but clearly the crews were after some repetition methodology when the 1100hrs start arrived for today’s races at the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. Too keen, as it would turn out, for the result was a General Recall, with a good number over before the gun. Time for the Committee to also get yet more practice as they reset the start to be able to go again. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena closes their circle By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:18 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two more round Cape Horn. Dreams realised for We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Neutrogena crosses outbound wake, closes circle. Renault Captur less than 600 miles to Cape Horn ...
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Jeanneau Class Regatta starts with brighter and lighter conditions By RHKYC Media, , 3:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Jeanneau Class Regatta – After a dull and dreary week in Hong Kong, it was a relief to see the cloud lift in time for the start of the event. Of the 43 boats entered, 26 were in the Long Course fleet consisting of Etchells, Sportsboat and J/80 classes and the remainder from the Short Course fleet consisting of Dragon and Impala classes. ...
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Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton returns By Barcelona World Race, , 5:20 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton has crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 03:01 UTC (04:01 in Barcelona, 00:01 in Chile). Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa have spent 66 days, 15 hours and 01 minutes racing since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 4:02 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. He outlined the differences between the VO70 and the new VO65 one design, which features a canting keep pin angled at 6 degrees which creates an interesting ride when surfing ...
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Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sun 8 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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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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