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Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA looks towards their strengths *Feature By Jedda Murphy & Rob Kothe, , 11:07 AM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
This morning Sail-World interviewed British sailor Annie Lush, who was selected in 2013 to join Team SCA, based in Lanzarote, Canary Isles. While they were the first team to receive their Volvo 65, Lush says that there is no way to train for the offshore legs of the Volvo Ocean race but to do a Volvo Ocean Race, for instance south ocean driving experience can only gained in the south ocean ...
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Changes to Volvo leaderboard as Int Jury issues penalties in Lisbon *Feature By Richard Gladwell & Rob Kothe Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:20 AM Wed 3 Jun 2015 GMT
The ISAF-appointed independent international jury has heard four cases during the Lisbon stopover after alleged breaches of sailing rules during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Reports were lodged by the Race Director against Dongfeng, Mapfre and Team SCA. Midrace in an onboard video Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker talked of the incidents along with navigator Simon Fisher ...
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Volvo Race - Vestas Wind from Pearshaped onwards - Nico interview *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 5:05 PM Tue 2 Jun 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind - a beautiful fit, a company totally devoted to wind power. Nico assembled a team and made it to the Alicante start line with just a few days to spare. The boat had a great start winning the offshore practice race. They as expected had a much more difficult time into Cape Town but were mid-fleet off Mauritius in Leg 2 to Abu Dhabi, when it all went pear shaped. ...
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Pantaenius Insurance – How good does it get? *Feature By John Curnow, , 8:55 AM Fri 29 May 2015 GMT
Insurance may not be the buzzword. There is not unobtanium for keels, spinach enhanced sails or hulls of cut diamond and vibranium fuel cells powering arc reactors to rave on about. No. It is numbers, facts, risk and documentation. Boring? No. Quite the contrary if you happen to have put your boat up on a reef or Hughie blows it off its mooring, smashes her through everything in sight... ...
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Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, WA , 5:54 AM Fri 29 May 2015 GMT
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA’s fired up for short courses *Feature By Jedda Murphy, , 5:42 AM Tue 26 May 2015 GMT
Sail-World's Jedda Murphy was aboard Team SCA for the three practice races in Alicante, last October, this morning she talked to SCA skipper Sam Davies by Sat Phone as the Volvo fleet blasts towards Lisbon, now a day away. ...
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Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:33 AM Tue 26 May 2015 GMT
The new San Francisco Yacht Racing Cup, to be sailed in 'Super 12s” has attracted interest from 20 teams from 12 countries. The new regatta will be the richest in the sport, carrying a total prizemoney of $500,000, with $300,000 going to the winner, $150,000 to second and $50,000 to the third placegetter. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Major upset as fleet heads for Lisbon *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 1:05 PM Mon 25 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – After a storming 24 hours by Team SCA, who once again have been Buffalo Girls, coming round the outside, the tail gunner in the six boat fleet is in fact, the overall race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, who had lost more miles on the leaders in recent skeds. ...
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Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:06 AM Mon 25 May 2015 GMT
Despite landing two major commercial sponsors, Emirates Team New Zealand continues to take a beating from local media as well as the other America's Cup teams. With Italian team Luna Rossa now out of the mix for the 35th America's Cup, the nine-times Challenger/Defender is alone, despite having more Cup campaigns to their credit than the other teams combined. ...
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Ian Gibbs, Admirals Cup champion dies at 87 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:41 AM Sun 17 May 2015 GMT
Ian Gibbs, one of New Zealand's top offshore owner/skippers, has died at the age of 87 years. In a 20 year period Gibbs, competed very actively and with considerable success in major international regattas in the offshore rating classes - principally in Half-Tonners, and then in Admirals Cup classes. He was the owner skipper of the top individual boat in the 1981 Admirals Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race - Newport, RI - Live and Replay *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:35 AM Sat 16 May 2015 GMT
Catch the live and replay coverage of the In Port Race in Newport RI, USA. Check the video link below to see the countdown for the live action and then the replay. ...
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America's Cup- Emirates Team NZ play catch-up *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:27 AM Wed 13 May 2015 GMT
Fresh on the back of the re-signing of naming rights sponsor, Emirates, three of Team New Zealand's sailing crew are headed off to Portsmouth, England, for test sailing in the one design foiling version of the AC45 wingsailed catamarans. ...
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America's Cup- Marking the 20th anniversary of Team NZ's win + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:47 AM Tue 12 May 2015 GMT
May 14 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Team New Zealand's win in the 1995 America's Cup which became one of the milestone achievements in New Zealand sport. Bob Fisher, long time follower of the America's Cup and possibly the world’s most travelled yachting journalist, overviews Team New Zealand 5-0 victory over Team Stars and Stripes, NZ's Boating World magazine. ...
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America's Cup- Core Builders embraces the Composite Age - Part 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 4:57 AM Tue 12 May 2015 GMT
“We’ve had the stone age. We’ve had the metal age. Now we are starting the composites age,” says Tim Smyth, during a tour of Core Builders Composites in Warkworth. An evangelist for composite construction, Smyth believes the New Zealand marine industry is underselling its capability, and also does not think laterally about the type of projects in which it should be involved. ...
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America's Cup- Emirates signs on as naming rights sponsor with Team NZ *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 3:51 AM Tue 12 May 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have announced the most significant commercial sponsorship yet in the 35th America's Cup with the confirmation today that the Emirati international airline has signed on again with the 30 year old America's Cup team. ...
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Queensland Etchells – Invasion *Feature By John Curnow, , 12:59 AM Wed 6 May 2015 GMT
The State of Is must have cast its spell wonderfully. There was a small, but none the less powerful contingent of Southerners that arrived to contest the recent Etchells Brisbane Fleet Championships. Early birds had to sit out the torrential rain, yet it almost seems as if Hughie, the God of Wind, was also keen to see this high-end sailing take place. ...
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Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta - Offshore or Inshore? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 6:42 PM Wed 29 Apr 2015 GMT
Alastair Fox, head of competitions for ISAF, says that two sailing courses located just outside the bay in the open Atlantic – and a third being planned there – could be used for all races in the 2016 Olymppic Regatta at Rio de Janeiro. Three other courses have been planned inside the bay but may not be used. ...
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Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres – Giles Scott Road to Rio a superhighway *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:04 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Another dominating display from British Finn sailor, Giles Scott as he continues to show the way for a very competitive fleet. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres - Laser fleet tactical move misfire *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:46 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres - Laser Race 8 tactical battle ended in Protest Room, after on water joust. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Heyres Besson and Riou take Nacra 17 honours *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 6:02 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
French sailors Billy Besson and Marie Riou have been dominating the new Nacra 17 Olympic class in recent times. Here at Hyeres 2015 they only need to start in the medal race to take the Gold. . If they continue their current form they will be strong favourites to win the Nacra17 Olympic Gold medal at Rio 2016. Late in the interview Billy reveals one of the issues within the class. ...
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Sailing World Cup –Hyeres 2015 - Now all is right with the 49er World *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 1:14 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
New Zealand’s Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won every single 49er regatta they have entered since their 2012 London Silver medal result and that includes multiple world titles, World Cup regattas and the Rio test event. ...
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Sailing World Cup - Could this actually be an ISAF success story? *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 9:37 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com has often been critical of ISAF decision making and sadly it seem will have reasons to continue to be so, but frankly it does look like ISAF is gradually getting things right with the Sailing World Cup. ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Outteridge and Jensen are back + Interview *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 6:30 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
London 2012 49er Gold Medallists, Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen lead their Silver medal rivals, New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke after the first day of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres. ...
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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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Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:33 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ...
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