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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:11 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ...
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Farr 40 National Championship - A “brain-boggler” second day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:56 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
A “brain-boggler” second day at the Farr 40 National Championship on Sydney Harbour is Transfusion crewman Will Mackenzie’s take on the five race outing where vexed tacticians made calls then crossed their fingers and hoped for the best, three different owners claimed bullets from five races, and there’s a new pointscore leader. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:30 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ...
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America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day By Team SCA - Sam Davies, , 3:34 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
This morning was a special sunrise for me. It has been a hard few days, full of emotion, stress, adrenaline. As skipper it is hard to find the balance between pushing the boat and crew, but making sure we stay safe and keep our boat in one piece. ...
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Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on! By Barcelona World Race, , 2:08 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:46 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Another sleepless night for most of the fleet. As the girls on Team SCA had no choice but to take a less-is-more approach to navigate the ice limit, the rest of the fleet has been caught up in a gybing battle the whole way between the ice limits #7 and #8. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:58 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ...
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QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - And the winner is… By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 6:06 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
With just one week to go until the start of the 2015 QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race the inevitable question on everyone’s lips is that perennial question, who will win the silverware? ...
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Farr 40 National Championship - Opening day to Transfusion By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:02 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Farr 40 National Championship - “You can’t win a regatta on the first day, but you can lose it,” reminds the leading Farr 40 skipper Guido Belgiorno-Nettis after day one of the John Calvert-Jones Trophy. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:59 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres. ...
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North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded By Melges32, , 4:35 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:24 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ...
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America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:23 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:04 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo By Barcelona World Race, , 10:10 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions By Barcelona World Race, , 9:56 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:25 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:45 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:12 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ...
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Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Media Alinghi, , 9:35 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:33 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:24 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ...
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Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ...
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