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Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:26 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm on board Cheminées Poujoulat have become the first team to return to the Mediterranean in the Barcelona World Race, crossing the longitude of Gibraltar this morning at 08.30 (UTC). The leaders kept a course close to the North African shore, before a rapid transit through the Straits in a 20-knot southerly. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A failed attempt at a comeback By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:13 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race leg five has been a rude awakening for Dongfeng Race Team. Until now, working collectively as a team, they have been able to compensate for the lack of experience of the Chinese sailors. ...
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2015 ISAF Youth World Championship - Registration to open By ISAF, , 2:16 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Registration for the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December to 3 January 2016 is set to open on Wednesday 25 March. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:36 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has picked up some pace over the last 12 hours. On every position report, the Dutch boat has gained about ten miles on Team Alvimedica and five miles on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. ...
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2015 18ft Skiff Australians: Gotta Love it 7 wins on Waterloo Bay By Miles Ruge, , 9:21 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Squalls and unsettled weather greeted crews on the final day of competition at the 2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championship on Waterloo Bay, Manly. ...
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Marinassess Women Match Racing - Parker showcases dominant performance By Di Pearson, , 9:13 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta - Sarah Parker and her crew of Evelyn Foster, Clare Costanzo, Rachel Bower and Lauren Crossman from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club capitalised on their dominant performance of yesterday to take out the regatta hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia ...
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Aberdeen Asset Management 2015 Farr 40 NSW State Title – Day 2 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:56 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Lloyd Clark and Andrew Hunn’s Farr 40 Voodoo Chile sailing for Tasmania beat the host state’s majority line-up to be declared NSW champion at the penultimate contest of the one design class’ 2014/15 season. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop By Brunel Sailing, , 6:23 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Cristiano Ronaldo stands ready to take a free kick. Real Madrid’s star player has positioned the ball carefully about eight yards outside the penalty box and prepares to curl the ball over the wall into the furthest corner of the net. Then suddenly a new player comes running onto the pitch and explains to the star in detail how he can take the kick in a different way. ...
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What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor? By Marina Thomas, , 3:29 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
What inspires an amateur sailor to take on the grueling Clipper Round the World Race? We get some insight from San Francisco-based Jason Chan… ...
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Club Marine Series – 33,000 feet and still soaring. By John Curnow, , 9:57 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Since the early 2000’s, the penultimate round of Melbourne’s Club Marine Series has been all about supporting kids with cancer. Specifically, it is about assisting both them and their families through a very challenging time. To that very end, all the race fees of the day and the resources of the host, Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), are given freely and proudly to the kids cancer charity, Challenge ...
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Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment By Barcelona World Race Media, , 8:10 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat just 15 miles from Morocco, Leaders set to cross Gibraltar tomorrow afternoon- Race to exit the Doldrums between We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:41 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
A massive one kilometre-wide iceberg has forced the Volvo Ocean Race to change the positioning of their ice gates to keep the fleet clear of trouble in the Southern Ocean on Leg 5. The berg was heading towards the path of the six-strong fleet, so organisers and opted late on Thursday night to move the current ice limit route further to the north. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!! By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:26 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - There is a saying made famous by advertising hat makers in the 1940s: “If you want to get a head, then get a hat.” Well, in the Volvo Ocean Race, the teams that get a head will need a hat! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism” By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
“For Wolf and Black its one hell of a baptism, and for our team, the big challenge of this Volvo Ocean Race” – Charles Caudrelier. The first miles of this leg were truly magnificent. Sailing along the New Zealand coast is exceptionally beautiful and interesting. ...
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Team Parker in form at Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta By Di Pearson, , 10:37 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club crew of Sarah Parker, Evelyn Foster, Clare Costanzo and Rachel Bower showed a clean pair of heels on Day 1 of the Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Sydney Harbour, winning seven out of seven matches. ...
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2015 Sydney Wollongong Yacht Race - Winners announced By Di Pearson, , 10:08 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
St George Midnight Rambler (Ed Psaltis/Michael Bencsik/Bob Thomas) won the Sydney Wollongong Race, the last of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score series, but the celebrations were loudest on Julian Farren-Price’s About Time after a landslide fifth consecutive title. ...
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Fast and furious start to Farr 40 NSW state title By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:23 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
“It was fast and furious and if I wore a pacemaker it would have needed new batteries,” said owner of the Farr 40 Zen, Gordon Ketelbey, at the end of the class’ Aberdeen Asset Management NSW State Title opening four-race round on Sydney Harbour. ...
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2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championship – Day 2 By Andy Gough, , 8:52 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Brisbane, Australia, It was a day of high-drama out on Waterloo Bay, as day two of the 2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championships got underway. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - After the slamming, now respite By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:10 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Although Team Brunel have taken a marginal lead and, with Team Alvimedica, have been sailing in a slightly stronger breeze (1-2 knots more), Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have positioned themselves in the best spot in the course. ...
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Which 49er World Champion will win a Volvo or America's Cup first? *Feature By Ben Remocker, , 3:22 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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Etchells: Post Christmas Series - Flight 8 - Feng Shui takes the day By Etchells NZ media, , 7:58 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
In Race 1 Captain Pete (716) charged out of the blocks from the Committee boat end and had a very solid lead by the top mark in some very shifty conditions, leaving everyone else to play catch up. In winds ranging from 10 - 20 knots, Captain Pete (716) took first place, followed by Feng Shui (1348) and Affinity (1059). ...
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2015 18ft Skiffs Australian Championships - Day 1 By Miles Ruge, Brisbane , 7:01 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
The Australian 18 Footers League today took to pristine Waterloo Bay, Manly, to contest the 2015 18ft Skiff Australian Championship. Under calm seas, crews dealt with warm weather on the first day of competition, and a moderate North-Easterly breeze. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Sunday afternoon in the Med? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:39 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Sunday should see Cheminées Poujoulat in the Mediterranean. Some time Sunday. It is hard to be precise because the Barcelona World leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to have only light winds for their passage of the Gibraltar Strait and it is quite possible they will be slowed. ...
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2015 Aloha Round Hainan Regatta preview By Carla Anselmi, , 2:21 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
The first starting signal of the Aloha Round Hainan Regatta 2015 is fast approaching. The race village and the pontoons at Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya are bustling with activity, with crews giving the final touches to their boats, race officials working on measurements and organizers finalising entries. ...
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Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe preview By Mini Transat 2015, , 1:42 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
On 19 September 2015, there will be 84 competitors heading out to do battle with the Atlantic for the 20th edition of the Mini Transat. As was the case in 2013, the race will set sail from Douarnenez in north-west Brittany. For this edition, the aims of the organisers are twofold: to build on what made the 2013 edition such a success and to strengthen the points that required tweaking. ...
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