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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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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 4:49 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson talked to Sail-World.com, providing this update as the countdown to Lisbon clicks on for the Danish Volvo Ocean Race team pushes on in the repair process, as Nico and his crew work towards the the Portuguese start line. ...
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America's Cup- February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:45 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
An email received in mid-February from an America's Cup Events Authority spokesman confirms that the Qualifier Venue decision was made in mid-February, as required by then current version of the Protocol governing the conduct of the 35 America's Cup. ...
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America's Cup- An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature By Bob Fisher, Lymington, UK , 8:21 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
I cannot escape notice of what you are doing to the America’s Cup – it has been nothing short of a disgrace to the premier event in the sport of Sailing. You have abused it, misused it and reduced it to no more than an average regatta, losing on the way its prestige and at the same time driven away the most serious competitors. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Lifting the lid off the Southern Ocean dogfight *Feature By Louay Habib, , 12:36 PM Thu 9 Apr 2015 GMT
Full video record of the highlights of Leg 5 Volvo Ocean race including the historic live coverage of Cape Horn rounding On the morning of March 18, 2015, 66 sailors started leg five, 6776 nautical miles from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil and it would be a safe bet that all of them were nervous and many a little scared. ...
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Gladwell's Line- April Fooled *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:45 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Wednesday was April 1, in New Zealand and March 31 in the slower time zones of USA and Europe. The various media releases came thick and fast. April 1 and its Eve are traditionally a time for some rather bizarre releases as various elements of the sailing media publish stories design to fool the reader, at least for a paragraph or two. Traditionally too, there is a lot of licence allowed ...
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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, , 10:02 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- 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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Which 49er World Champion will win a Volvo or America's Cup first? *Feature By Ben Remocker, , 4:22 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
July marks the 20 year anniversary of the ISAF evaluation camp that flung the 49er onto the sailing world. The 49er showed up from down under to take on the likes of the 5o5, the Boss, the laser 5000, and the I14. Instantly the world knew the 49er was a beast to be tamed, and those with ambition have since lined up to try and tame her. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- The Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Walking the Dock *Feature By Nic Douglass, , 1:30 AM Wed 18 Mar 2015 GMT
Nic Douglass - Adventures of a Sailor Girl - did a 'dock walk' with photographer/videographer Jen Edney, before the sailors headed off on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race following a four day delay. Very interesting atmosphere with no crowds, just the sailors and their focus on the Southern Ocean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race; Auckland Stopover - In-Port Race - Video *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 1:15 PM Mon 16 Mar 2015 GMT
With the start of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race being postponed due to Cyclone Pam’s predicted course heading straight down the east coast of New Zealand, the In-Port Race was held on schedule in glorious sunshine belying the ominous weather that was forecast to arrive in the following days. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Kaenon Interviews - Team SCA - Lush and Barkow *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:10 AM Sat 14 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell spoke with Team SCA's Annie Lush (GBR) and Sally Barkow (USA) in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. This long, unedited interview traversed a lot of ground from the start of the program to the end of Leg 4. Both wear prescription Kaenons, which they describe as a 'life-changing experience' as well as providing eye-protection. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Knut Frostad on the Cyclone and other matters Volvo *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:30 PM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad is passionate about this event, late Friday afternoon he provided this up date on on the situation with the impending arrival of Cyclone Pam, the options, and consequences of a later start. Having got that out of the way, he then covered a lot more on the Volvo Ocean Race ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Southern Spars rise to the Volvo Challenge *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 PM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
With a quarter of a century of involvement in Round the World racing, it was an obvious move for Volvo Ocean Race organisers to go to Southern Spars for the one design, supplied Volvo 65 class. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Stu Bannatyne thoughts on the Southern Ocean - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:19 PM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
New Zealand Round the World sailor, Stu Bannatyne has been bought into the crew of Team Alvimedica for Leg 5 through the Southern Ocean.He talks about his involvement with the team; Issues in the Southern Ocean; The Volvo 70 compared to the Volvo 65; How hard boats can be pushed in the Southern Ocean; and Comparisons between the earlier boats and round the world races in which he has competed ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Will Oxley on the Cyclone, AIS and more - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:12 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Oxley discusses the closeness of racing on Leg 4; Whether there is an over-use of AIS as a tactical tool in the race; How reliable is course routing; How he thinks Cyclone Pam will work over the race and the conditions expected; and his thoughts on Navigation training and the best way to lift your competency ...
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VIC Etchells – Masters of the last day *Feature By John Curnow, , 9:29 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Triad, which is crewed By Bill Browne, Jake Newman and John Bertrand AM have won the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. They are known for their mastery of grabbing a title on the last day, even when it may not have seemed entirely likely, just as occurred at Adelaide recently for the Australian Etchells Championship. ...
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VIC Etchells – Time for starting practice *Feature By John Curnow, , 6:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
No one really knew, but clearly the crews were after some repetition methodology when the 1100hrs start arrived for today’s races at the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. Too keen, as it would turn out, for the result was a General Recall, with a good number over before the gun. Time for the Committee to also get yet more practice as they reset the start to be able to go again. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:02 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. He outlined the differences between the VO70 and the new VO65 one design, which features a canting keep pin angled at 6 degrees which creates an interesting ride when surfing ...
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