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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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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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2015 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title – The winner is… By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:00 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Short and sharp. Not the usual chop on Port Phillip but the Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria titles that were reduced from a weekend to a single day series after 25-35 knot wind squalls, driving rain and hail pushed up from Bass Strait. ...
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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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Land Rover Winter Series kicks off with Great Veterans and Ladies Day By Di Pearson, , 10:52 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Land Rover Winter Series – Nick Cassim, a 55-year member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, has today taken out the Club’s 2015 Great Veterans Race, which along with Ladies Day, traditionally opens the event on Sydney 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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DSS Autumn Short-Handed Series – Hobart’s new boats show their paces By Peter Campbell, , 9:54 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Derwent Sailing Squadron’s Autumn Short-Handed Series – Hobart’s new fleet of Elliott 7 sports boats today dominated results in Division four on the River Derwent, again filling first and second place on line and handicap. ...
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Southerly front spares Sail Port Stephens- IRC state winners announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:54 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2015 - A cold front moving up the NSW coast bringing strong winds, rain and thunderstorms stayed away long enough for race crews to enjoy a sixth and final day of easy-going conditions, other than some light pre-frontal activity over Nelson Bay in the regatta’s final hours that didn’t even wash the decks. ...
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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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Alfred’s Youth Development Program –Expressions of interest close soon By Jenna Walters, Pittwater , 6:44 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Join the likes of James Spithill (current Americas Cup Dual Winning Skipper), Zane Gills (bowman on Telefonica, Volvo Ocean Race), Nicky Souter (Women’s World Match Racing Champion), Nina Curtis (Silver Medal at the London Olympics in Women’s Match Racing) with the RPAYC Youth Development Program. This youth elite athlete program is designed for sailors aged 16-24 years who are ready to take their ...
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2015 Queensland IRC State Titles - July 4-5th By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast , 6:34 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
The clear, warm waters of the Sunshine Coast are the place to be for sailors this Winter, with the combination of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR) and the Queensland IRC State Titles in July. After the success of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR)’s revival last year, the renowned event will once again be held in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. ...
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Precision Racing - Sailing the 49er with Australian Olympic medallists By Cora Zillich, , 4:20 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Gillette World Sport visited Wangi, Lake Macquarie in March for the final 49er training camp ahead of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères, France (22-26 April) and spoke to Australian Sailing Team’s Olympic gold medallists. ...
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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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Tempo change at 2015 Sail Port Stephens By Lisa Ratcliff, , 11:35 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Sail Port Stephens - Something’s brewing at Port Stephens, and not just the crazy crew costume plans for tonight’s dress up ‘P party’ at Vues on the Bay on the eve of Sail Ports Stephens’ final day. Skipper of the 20 ton Kaufman 58 called Pilgrim, Paul Ley, had been keenly awaiting anticipated fresher conditions to push the weighty beauty around the track. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Over the rainbow By Louay Habib, , 11:04 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ...
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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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