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Volvo Ocean Race – Difficult start for Dongfeng without fresh water By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:54 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race, boats can (and have) suffered the most random of problems. Last race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing had to drill 30 holes into their hull to keep their boat in one piece, last leg we suffered a broken mast. But to a certain extent damage to the boat is expected in ocean racing, what is slightly less predictable, however, is a broken water maker. ...
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HKRNVR Memorial Vase pursuit race presented by Old Mutual By RHKYC Media, , 12:16 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The HKRNVR Memorial Vase pursuit race is the finale of the Old Mutual Top Dog Trophy Series 2014-2015 which combines the results from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s quartet of pursuit races in order to identify Hong Kong’s top helm for the season. ...
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Australian Nacra 17 sailors lead after Day One *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:50 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Of the Australian Nacra 17 campaigners Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis were last to launch their Rio campaign in 2014, They started well with a World Cup win and a string of podium places but the wheels have been wobbling a little in recent times, while Jason Waterhouse and cousin Lisa Darmanin have been steadily improving with a third placing at the ISAF Worlds in Santander an excellent result and ...
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Hurry up and wait for Dongfeng as Volvo Ocean Race hangs in balance By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:14 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The six boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to exhibit herd mentality with just 5nm covering the fleet from front to back, in fact just 2nm covers the first five boats. The girls crew sailing Team SCA are hanging in as they did at the start of Leg 5 and are holding third place, behind race leaders Abu Dhabi and Mapfre. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA has slender lead By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A very slight increase of wind across the fleet and just a few degrees of the right-hand shift have shuffled the pack a little from the last scheduled position report. ...
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Prize money to be awarded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres By ISAF, , 8:01 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Prize money is to be awarded in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. €72,000 is to be distributed across the 12 events on show in Hyeres when the medals are decided on Sunday 26 April. ISAF President Carlo Croce said, 'We are pleased to be awarding the best of the Olympic and Paralympic sailing world with prize money at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères.' ...
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IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship – results after two year of rac By Marion Cardon, , 5:19 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The Barcelona World Race, concluding the two-year IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship season, sees Jean Le Cam crowned as victor, having won the double-handed round the world with Bernard Stamm, and the Transat Jacques Vabre with Vincent Riou. With his Championship win in 2006, this is the second time that Jean Le Cam is World Champion. ...
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Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2015: Towards World Class By Guy Nowell, Tetra Media, Singapore , 1:55 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Not to be confused with Asia Pacific Superyachts (a superyacht service company) or the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (a regional industry association). Sometimes it feels as if there is a distinct shortage of differentiation when it comes to business names in this part of the world. Maybe that’s why we all need to get together once a year and remind ourselves who is meant to be doing what ...
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Barcelona World Race - Prizes and awards presented in Barcelona By Barcelona World Race, , 1:38 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Barcelona's historic Maritime Museum was the perfect venue this afternoon for the prizegiving and awards ceremony for the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race. The reception honoured all of the eight pairs of skippers who competed in the race, particularly highlighting the top three finishers: Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet is bunched By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:06 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet continues its way east-northeast with no big changes. They all have a heading of between 50 and 55 degrees, compared to the 70 they had this morning. Mapfre continues on in the lead and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is just 0.7 nm behind. The Emiratis managed to sail past Team Alvimedica at around 1600 UTC. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Nacra 17 kick-off tomorrow By Groupama Sailing Team, , 7:46 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - For the 47th year in a row, Hyères' harbour is playing host to the entire Olympic sailing series. And for the third year, the Sailing World Cup is the designated context, proof that this race zone is quite simply one of the finest and most technical in the world. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – No water maker is a big problem By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:22 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Twenty-four hours into leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race and Dongfeng Race Team suffered another setback. Not as immediately devastating as breaking the mast, but with potential serious consequences. Dongfeng OBR, Sam Greenfield, tweeted from the boat: “Broken water maker. No more fresh onboard. Thirsty crew. Bad.” ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Burton goes for Laser hat-trick + video By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:00 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Australian Laser sailor Tom Burton has his head down concentrating on improving his technique and decision making after a slow start to his European season ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – Sailors gather for next instalment By ISAF, , 3:13 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – The world's finest Olympic and Paralympic sailors are in Hyères, France for the next instalment ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Thirsty work for Dongfeng crew By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:28 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - They’ve been back on the water for less than 48 hours since leaving Itajaí, Brazil - but the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six race to Newport, Rhode Island is already taking its toll on Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Thirsty work for Dongfeng crew By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:28 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - They’ve been back on the water for less than 48 hours since leaving Itajaí, Brazil - but the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six race to Newport, Rhode Island is already taking its toll on Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Mapfre leading tight Volvo Ocean Race fleet heading into Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 10:05 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Busted toilets and watermakers have been the order of the day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet entering their third day at sea. Light winds prevailed for the start an continued for the first hours at sea, before picking up to 13-15kts. The herd mentality continues to afflict the fleet - which are still closely grouped as a result. ...
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Sense of pride at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères By Fédération Française de Voile - ISAF, , 8:56 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
The ten Olympic and two Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions ...
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Hyeres ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 - the experiment begins By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 6:22 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
By early 2013 ISAF having recognised that what was a potentially valuable event property, the Sailing World Cup, was in fact a mess, with variable formats, organisational structures, quite unattractive for potential global sponsors. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Double strength spirit By Barcelona World Race, , 3:00 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday 20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team once again in trouble By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:52 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - How do you survive 20 days at sea without your main source of fresh water? And Dongfeng Race Team are the team who will have to provide an answer. The Chinese boat reported earlier today that their water maker is not working. ...
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AST starts European Olympic and Paralympic selection season By Cora Zillich, , 1:34 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The Australian Sailing Team will compete in full force at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, which gets underway in France on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 (22-26 April 2016). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Spanish eyes are smiling By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:10 PM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) put a difficult week behind them to snatch the early lead on the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six from Itajaí to Newport, Rhode Island on Monday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:04 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Images from leg six start day ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – To win, first you have to finish By Dongfeng Race Team, , 8:55 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – “To win, first you have to finish” a quote from Volvo Ocean Race veteran Chris Dickson in bold print in the Race Village. To even have a chance at winning this race first you have to finish it, something that for Dongfeng Race Team was a question mark just less than a week ago. ...
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