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Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – No regrets for Jonas Høgh-Christensen By International Finn Association, , 1:30 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – Jonas Høgh-Christensen, the Danish silver medalist in the Finn class from the London 2012 Olympics is back for his fourth Olympic campaign. The Sofia Iberostar in Palma marks his return to Olympic campaigning ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Interview with Jimmy Spithill + Show 43 By Sail-World, , 12:49 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 43rd. Features a separate interview with America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill ...

20th San Fernando Race – Day 1 – Antipodes leading the fleet By RHKYC Media, , 11:17 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
20th San Fernando Race – After 24 hours of racing, Geoff Hill’s Smith 72’ Antipodes is leading the fleet, around 20nm shy of virtual mark three of the revised San Fernando Course, having covered just under 200nm. ...

QLD Etchells – Heidelberg, Dada or something else? By John Curnow, , 8:38 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
It was only a short while ago that we saw how the Brisbane Etchells Fleet had taken renaissance out of the art galleries and onto Moreton Bay. The resurgence was completed during the course of last year. First they won the right to hold the 2018 Etchells World Championship. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – A hard days night By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:28 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Tonight the front squad has broken through the 1000nm barrier to the finish of this leg in Itajaí. This milestone has probably passed unnoticed among the fleet in a night where pretty much everything has consisted of survival, seamanship and staying safe and sound in the racetrack. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Drama for Dongfeng + Video By Dongfeng Race Team, , 6:26 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Watch the drama unfold in this emotional video showing the acute disappointment of the team as they realise the leg is over and they battle to secure the mast, overcome logistical nightmares and head to Itajai. ...

Barcelona World Race - Podium completed By Barcelona World Race, , 5:57 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Catalans Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín take third place and complete the podium for this 2014-15 edition of the Barcelona World Race. Sailing GAES Centros Auditivos the female-male duo crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel this Wednesday afternoon April 1st at 17h 09min 28sec UTC. ...

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar: Finn Fleet compresses behind Josh Junior By Robert Deaves, , 4:34 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) holds the narrowest of leads after the third day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. With redress now granted for race four, Giles Scott (GBR) is just 0.8 points back in second, while Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops one to third. Races wins went to Zsombor Berecz (HUN) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO). ...

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar– Sailors mark history with debut of kite racing By Icarus Sailing Media, , 11:29 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The kites made their first appearance in Palma this year. Ten challenging races were sailed by mixed teams of male and female riders coming from all over the world to mark history with the debut of kite racing alongside the usual ten Olympic classes and the 2.4 paralympic event. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A tough night awaits the fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:48 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
At 1142 UTC, Team SCA rounded Cape Horn in uncomfortable conditions with an even more uncomfortable forecast ahead. Spirits were high to have reached this milestone and to be turning the corner in search for warmer and less taxing weather. Ian Walker’s men are holding their lead and sailing a slightly higher course than the next boat, Team Alvimedica, just 11nm to the south ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA round Cape Horn and pay tribute to Mange By NZL, , 8:49 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Today Team SCA passed the mystical and legendary Cape Horn, the Southern headland of America, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. When passing the Horn at 1142 GMT the crew paid a tribute to their late coach Magnus Olsson ('Mange') who passed away close to two years ago, at the age of 63. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng se retire de l'étape By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Il fallait non seulement remettre le bateau en état mais en plus traverser le canal de Beagle en sens inverse pour repartir de l’endroit où ils s’étaient arrêtés. Après ça, il fallait enrouler le Cap Horn et terminer l’étape sous voilure réduite, le tout en croisant les doigts pour rejoindre Itajaí dans des délais raisonnables. Devant ces contraintes en cascade, Caudrelier fait ...

Not the San Fernando Race 2015 By RHKYC Media / Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 4:44 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Category 1 Offshore Race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak: there was a certain amount of angst flying around in the RHKYC Sailing Office yesterday afternoon when San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had come to the decision to amend the destination ...

Trofeo Princesa Sofía – Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic aims to win medal in Rio By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 4:41 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing powers towards Itajaí By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:12 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ...

2016 Rio Games – Rubbish collection boats remains suspended By Nick Butler -, , 2:17 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics Games - Rubbish collection using ecoboats in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains suspended indefinitely, despite next year's Rio 2016 being only 17 months away, insidethegames reports ...

Volvo Ocean Race fleet head north By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:00 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - 从乌斯怀亚前往伊塔加 东风队为第六赛段做准备 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段中因桅杆断裂而退出比赛的东风队已于北京时间3月31日19时30分抵达阿根廷的乌斯怀亚,他们计划先将帆船与人员转移至伊塔加,然后再进行进一步的帆船修复工作,力求以最完美的状态迎接第六赛段的比赛。 ...

Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview By International Six Metre Association, , 11:29 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ...

Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 9:10 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ...

Sea Asia 2015 - Singapore to host more than 14,000 people By Sharon Chan, , 5:46 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Singapore is gearing up to host more than 14,000 participants from over 60 countries this month at Sea Asia 2015 – one of the region’s largest maritime conferences and leading forum for analysis and debate on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:03 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ...

America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 4:23 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ...

2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Finn class surprises By Robert Deaves, , 4:09 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ...

Through the eyes of our Chinese sailors, the things we don't see By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:07 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ...

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