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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
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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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Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet finally heads for Newport By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – After a painfully slow start, the fleet finally got going. Team Alvimedica led the way out of Itajai. The Turkish American team must be spurred on and fired up for a good result for this homecoming leg back to Newport, Rhode Island ...
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EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong's young sailors By HK Sailing Federation, , 5:34 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training squad by the HKSF has resulted in successful international campaigns by young sailors who have gained critical experience and, in some cases, international accolades. 'Right now, we have a group of young people coming through our training schemes with real potential to win honours on regional and global stages' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - USA-bound By Team SCA, , 4:30 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA left Itajai in Brazil in light winds this afternoon as they started the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from the southern Brazilian city to Newport, Rhode Island. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - En route to the North Atlantic Ocean By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:52 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has embarked with extremely light conditions on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The 5,010 mile (9,200 km) long route will take the six sailing teams from Itajaí to the American harbour of Newport, Rhode Island. “We can still win, but that will depend on the other teams,' says Bouwe Bekking. ...
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Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing By Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ , 1:53 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on life since Team NZ. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ...
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Mooloolaba Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 1:39 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Hong Kong Fleet Captain Greg Farrell is leading the charge down under of the Hong Kong teams planning on using the June long-weekend Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship as a warm-up to their World Championships later in the year. ...
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More Challenges than Challengers - New York Times on Cup fallout By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:27 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ...
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Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:49 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ...
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Gunboat G4 capsizes on final day at St Barths + Capsize Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:39 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ...
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Hong Kong International Match Racing Regatta 2015 overall By RHKYC, , 11:40 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Hong Kong International Match Racing Regatta – With four international teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China pitted against four of Hong Kong’s best match racing skippers, this weekend’s regatta promised two days of fierce competition in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. ...
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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Prince Charming By John Curnow, , 10:08 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester. Yes it was the full regalia that included a 2m seaway of ugly Port Phillip chop, 14˚C ambient temperature on land, storms containing cold, icy bullets of rain and so on. Hhhmmmmm. Lovely stuff. ...
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Mapfre loses 2pts for not following Rulebook in Southern Ocean gale By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:58 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series™ reveals record media coverage By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 4:49 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Itajaí In-port Race By Team Brunel, , 4:19 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s no joke – Dongfeng are back! By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:24 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ...
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Team Brunel wins light airs Volvo In Port Race in Itajai By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:23 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The race starts here By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:07 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) carry a seven-point advantage into the start of Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but their team are taking nothing for granted. ...
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Red Bull Foiling Generation search in seven nations begins in Japan By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:44 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Baffling Jury decision over refusal to allow unusable sail replacement By Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:47 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ...
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