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S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup joins Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta By Icarus Sailing Media, , 10:20 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The 28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta begins on Wednesday, April 15th, and will conclude on April 21st following an array of events that include a Concourse d’Elegance, four days of racing and a full schedule of social events. ...

2015 USODA National Championships — Registration now open By Talbot Wilson, , 5:02 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 USODA National Championships — All Optimist dinghy sailors worldwide are now invited to register to enter the race July 18-26 in Pensacola Florida. The Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) and the people of Northwest Florida will host the three 2015 USODA National Championship events with plenty of spectacular racing on Pensacola Bay and plenty of fun in Florida’s First city. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar By + Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:17 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast. It has been a long journey for the stricken boat since the top of its mast fractured 200 nautical miles (nm) from Cape Horn in Southern Ocean conditions on March 30 during the leg five from Auckland to Itajaí, south-east Brazil. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:57 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
After being escorted by the local police, blocking off several roads, taking on a few sharp turns, adjusting a street sign and enduring incessant honking from the Brazilian traffic, Donfeng's new mast finally arrived at the village in Itajai yesterday. And early the next morning, after 10 days at sea, the shore crew of Dongfeng Race Team delivered the boat to Itajai ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 3:39 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
You’re prodded awake in the middle of the night. After a meal of freeze-dried pasta, you hoist yourself into a soaking wet sailing suit and step outside into the cockpit. At that exact moment, the bow of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean race boat buries itself into the rear of an enormous wave. Thousands of litres of ice-cold water spray violently into your face. Your working day has started. ...

Round the Island Race – Record entries By Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC, , 2:28 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The Race entries team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has witnessed a flurry of activity since the clocks changed. The nod towards summer has encouraged an increase in momentum as entries are nearing the 800 mark. ...

2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to.... By SDYC, , 4:58 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2015 Etchells National Championship proved the old sailing adage that nothing in a regatta is certain until the very last race. Marvin Beckmann and his crew faced a difficult task going into the last race of the regatta. After a scratch performance in Race Seven, they had put five boats between them and Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty in order to win the regatta. ...

America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup By LX Sailing/, , 12:48 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Portuguese sailing website LX Sailing has published a short interview with twice America's Cup winner, Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) on the current state of the America's Cup and his interest in participating again in the regatta. Rodrigo Moreira Rato of LX Sailing spoke with Ernesto Bertarelli: ...

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, 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. ...

Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place By Barcelona World Race Media, , 1:34 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - If the final miles in the Mediterranean look mildly frustrating but nevertheless straightforward for Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane as they close in on sixth place in the Barcelona World Race on Renault Captur, so the last 1600 miles which stand between Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman and seventh place will be sailed with extra care ...

Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad By YIA, , 11:06 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
The Selection Committee of the YAI has announced the National Squad for 2015. The National Squad will provide development opportunities for the selected athletes to refine their sailing abilities in the build-up towards the 2016 Olympic and 2018 Asian Games ...

Etchells National Championship - Close racing and closer points By SDYC, , 3:25 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
When a fleet’s roster has as many World Championships as the 2015 Etchells National Championship, you know the points are going to be tight. By the end of the regatta’s second day of racing, only three points separated Bill Hardesty, Marvin Beckmann and Argyle Campbell in the top three spots. ...

Congratulations to Sail Canada’s March Sailor of the Month By Sail Canada, , 1:49 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week kicked off the month of March delivering excellent racing conditions and atmosphere for 164 teams racing in a range of one-design classes in Coconut Grove, FL. The Star Bacardi Cup was the marquee event of week with Lars Grael capturing his second consecutive title. Canadians Brian Cramer and Cam Lymburner placed a respectable seventh overall in competitive 57-boat fleet ...

Calgarians survive days in Honduran jungle following pirate attack By Ryan White, , 9:29 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
A retiredCanadian couple from Calgary encountered pirates in the Caribbean Sea and lived to tell their tale. Loretta Reinholdt and her husband, Andy Wasinger, volunteered to act as the crew for a captain planning to transfer a 17 metre (55 foot) mono hull sailboat from Belize to Roatan in Honduras. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video By Brian Carlin, , 8:14 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Exclusive footage from Italy of the joining of the deck to the hull and the removal of Team Vestas Wind's VO65 from her mould. This week, shore manager Neil Cox updates us on the progress of the rebuild from Persico Marine. ...

Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges - It's time to get onboard By Spirit of Canada Sailing Team, , 6:02 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Bermuda to Lunenburg events aboard Spirit of Adventure are more accessible than ever before. Due to some last minute cancellations on two of our events from Bermuda to Lunenburg we are passing on some savings in an attempt to fill these positions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress By Team Alvimedica, , 5:48 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Six-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and three-time winner Stu Bannatyne joined the Team Alvimedica crew for Leg 5 where six of the eight crew were taking on the infamous Southern Ocean and Cape Horn for the first time. Originally a coach for the team, Bannatyne joined the crew in Auckland. ...

Phaedo3 sets a new record around Island of St Maarten By Rachel Jaspersen, , 5:35 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Back in March 2003, Steve Fossett set a record for sailing around the Island of St Maarten. He circumnavigated the island in two hours four minutes and 36 seconds. It has remained unbroken until today. ...

Etchells National Championship - One point separates top four By SDYC, , 3:53 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego’s infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship on April 10, 2015. The past few weeks have all been leading up to this, as the Etchells National Championship is the third of four regattas in the Etchells West Coast Series, hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club. ...

America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 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. ...

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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:42 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race was the ninth time that Team Brunel navigator Andrew Cape had sailed round Cape Horn and skipper Bouwe Bekking now has eight roundings to his name. But there were also first-timers on board. ...

Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration By Barcelona World Race Media, , 2:23 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Last night was a time for celebration for Bruno and Willy Garcia, who finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place, and for the fellow competitors who greeted them ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 1:40 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Videographer, John Navas was waiting on the shore of San Francisco Bay for Artemis Racing's practice session, on April 9 - here are the highlights in high definition video ...

OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate By Robert Deaves, , 10:27 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
There are a lot of position changes in the first OK Dinghy World Ranking list of 2015, but Greg Wilcox (NZL) continues to dominate as World No. 1 following his fourth place at the World Championships at Black Rock, Australia over the New Year. ...

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