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Dongfeng challenging final miles to Ushuaia in wake of mast breakage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:42 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Horn Rounding Live and Dongfeng Update By Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:35 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Youngest crew in Race are the first to Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:16 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Alvimedica leads first four around Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:42 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 12:20 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:50 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 10:05 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:29 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:58 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ...
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2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma By European Sailing Federation, , 4:28 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 东风队桅杆断裂幸无人员受伤 无奈止步合恩角 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:38 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段的比赛过半,各支船队已经接近赛事最大亮点合恩角。然而北京时间今天上午11时15分,中国东风队桅杆上半部分断裂,所幸无人员受伤。东风队或将放弃继续征战这一赛段。 ...
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America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:49 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – 航海圣地合恩角 辉煌历史激发追梦华章 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:06 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段的比赛正在进行中,水手即将征服南美洲最南端的合恩角。有人说,合恩角是航海届的“珠穆朗玛峰”,但这样说也许并不恰当,因为事实上,征服合恩角的人,比征服珠穆朗玛峰的人更少。沃尔沃环球帆船赛自诞生起,就与合恩角结下了不解之缘。这个南美洲最南的偏远角落,作为水手心中的航海圣地,已见证了无数的历史,有欢笑,有泪水,有命悬一线的危机,也有劫后余生的奇迹。历史仍在记忆中熠熠生辉,而又有一波水手已经开始书写新的传奇。 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:23 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 6:28 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:37 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...
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AboitizPower PHC combines world-class sailing and outreach programs By Rapunzel Garcia, Batangas , 3:11 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
AboitizPower 15th Philippine Hobie Challenge, the country’s premier extreme sailing race, once again conquered seas and hearts in its latest edition held last March 14 to 22, 2015 ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 9:09 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:57 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...
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BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday By Barcelona World Race, , 2:44 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:08 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:16 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...
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Aloha Round Hainan Regatta comes to an end with deserving winners By Go4image, , 3:53 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The sixth Aloha Round Hainan Regatta came to an end with the two fleets IRC one and two and 3/4/5 completing their second and final leg from Haikou and Wanning to Sanya respectively. All along the night and on the day's early hours the boats kept crossing the finish line in a good breeze that had been accompanying them all along the 280 and 120 nm legs along the east coast of Hainan Island ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:02 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos. ...
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