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America's Cup: Voting on Cost Savings aimed at a late change of Boat By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:49 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:23 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...
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Australian Team kicks-off European season at Trofeo Princesa Sofia By Cora Zillich, , 2:44 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The Princes Sofia Regatta Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (30 March to 4 April 2015) marks the start of the European season and kicks-off racing in the Northern Hemisphere for the Australian Sailing Team. Over 1200 sailors from 65 nations will compete in the 46th edition of this international regatta, which has become a regular feature on the international regatta calendar. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race marks 30 year By Di Pearson, , 1:43 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
When the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 starts on Saturday 25 July, it will mark the 30th edition of the 384 nautical mile race which traditionally opens the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s challenging Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS). ...
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Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ...
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Melges 24 Young Guns Regatta 2015 winner announced By Tracey Walters, Pittwater , 3:48 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
The annual Melges 24 Young Guns Regatta is a fantastic opportunity for younger crews to enjoy a day of fun competitive racing in the Melges 24 class, followed by socializing using their regatta card tab at the host club RPAYC. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...
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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Bump n’ Grind By John Curnow, , 12:18 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races. ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 8:09 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead By Sailing Intelligence, , 2:38 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday By Barcelona World Race, , 1:44 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:08 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:16 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...
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MYC Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015 - Ynglings on show By Ivana Gattegno, sydney , 1:48 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
MYC Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015 - The Yngling is an International class and has racing fleets across three continents - Europe, USA and Australia. A World Championship Regatta is staged every year in a different country. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:02 AM 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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2015 Farr 40 National Championship - Winner announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:35 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s been a four year endeavour and this afternoon the Tasmanian crew on Voodoo Chile were declared Australian Farr 40 champions. “We first came up to Sydney in 2008 and went away with our tail between our legs,” said a glowing Andrew Hunn, co-owner of Voodoo with his boat partner of eight years, Lloyd Clark. “In 2011 we finished top ten at the worlds in Sydney and decided we would build on that. ...
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2015 Mount Gay Top Jock – And the winner is… By Di Pearson, , 8:30 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Tony Kirby (Patrice) and his crew of Peter Messenger, David Burt and Tara Blanc-Ramos have won the Mount Gay Top Jocks Regatta held on Sydney Harbour today, becoming the champions of champions for 2015. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 6:12 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 5:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time By Sailing Intelligence, , 5:04 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Home waters By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:13 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ...
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2015 O'pen Bic Magic Marine 'Team Australia' announced By AOBCA, Melbourne , 5:00 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
After a record turnout for the 6th Australian O'pen Cup at Sandringham Yacht club the team was selected. The Australian O'pen Bic Association is pleased to announce the team members for 2015. Some old faces from the successful 2014 team again make the team along with some new members. ...
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