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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, , 11:35 AM 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。 ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 8:10 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. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:03 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. ...
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America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 3:23 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. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Finn class surprises By Robert Deaves, , 3:09 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. ...
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Through the eyes of our Chinese sailors, the things we don't see By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:07 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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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:41 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:02 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2017: Field announces campaign for 2017 Volvo Race By Rebecca Hayter, Boating NZ, , 7:05 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ...
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San Fernando Race – Category one race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak By RHKYC Media, , 3:04 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
This afternoon in Hong Kong, 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 made the decision to amend the destination of the 20th edition of the San Fernando Race for the safety of the fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:22 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ...
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Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger By Glenn McCarthy, , 11:19 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 四支船队顺利绕过合恩角 东风队正式宣布退出第五赛段 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:44 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
3月30日对于2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛来说是值得记住的一天。北京时间22时07分,本届赛事最年轻的队伍阿尔维麦迪卡队以黑马之姿率先驶过著名的合恩角,随后阿布扎比队、布鲁内尔队和曼福队也成功征服这一海上高峰。但是同样在这一天,东风队遭遇桅杆断裂,中断了他们前往合恩角的步伐。最后为了保证器材抢修工作顺利,不影响之后的比赛和总成绩,船长夏尔正式宣布东风队退出本赛段的角逐。 ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces new and expanded 16 event schedule By WMRT, , 8:47 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces Royal Southern Match Cup By WMRT, , 8:27 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – Bright future for Kiteboarding By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 7:59 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ...
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Time for Prize-Giving at the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 7:08 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ...
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VOR - Dongfeng mast breakage - What happened and what happens next? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:14 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ...
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Dongfeng challenging final miles to Ushuaia in wake of mast breakage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:42 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, , 1:35 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, , 12:16 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, , 11:42 PM Mon 30 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 , 11:20 PM Mon 30 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, , 10:50 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, , 9:05 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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