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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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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 - Race day 3 + Video By Barby MacGowan, , 3:28 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Under a gray sky that struggled to hold back rain, 70 teams competing at Les Voiles de St. Barth set out from the Port of Gustavia this morning for the third of four racing days that followed yesterday's sunny Lay Day. ...
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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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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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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth - Race three images by Richard Langdon By Rachel Jaspersen, , 7:52 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Nationals open with challenging first day in Charleston By Melges 20, , 5:49 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Opening day at the 2015 U.S. National Championship held in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW) granted the Audi Melges 20 fleet three nice races with a stab at a fourth. Under overcast skies and light rain teams went racing in eight - ten knots of breeze that fluctuated throughout the day due to the passing weather front. ...
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Baffling Jury decision over refusal to allow unusable sail replacement By Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:47 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ...
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2015 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champs - Day 1 images by Joy Dunigan By Joy Dunigan, , 5:05 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Sperry Charleston Race Week, and provided this gallery of images from Day 1. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA denied permission for sail change By Team SCA, , 3:45 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s easy to smile when everything’s going your way By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:51 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ...
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2015 Sperry Charleston Race Week - High spirits despite a little rain By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 1:29 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Despite overcast skies and some early rain, the 2,500 sailors competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week got in a full day of racing across the six race courses that make up this mega event. And if the conditions dampened anyone's spirits, they were sufficiently uplifted on the dock as the racers were greeted by the Torqeedo girls handing out cans of Gosling's signature Dark 'N Stormy beverage. ...
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Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:33 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica supports heart health By Team Alvimedica, , 4:12 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home By Team Alvimedica, , 3:45 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 3:19 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ...
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Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:03 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ...
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2015 Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 1 By Paul Cayard, , 12:29 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Star Western Hemisphere Championship – The Stars are back on Biscayne Bay for the last time this season. The “Spring Championship” is being hosted by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. Seven races are scheduled Through Sunday ...
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US Melges 20 National Championship to take place on Charleston harbor By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 11:08 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is thrilled to be holding one of its major class events in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW) this weekend. ...
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Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe By Vendée Globe, , 9:10 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ...
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2015 Sperry Charleston Race Week - Boats and racers ready for action By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 4:46 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Tax day. For most of America, that’s a worry. For the 2,500 or so sailors participating in Sperry Charleston Race Week, not so much. In fact, for them, today was a breeze – literally. In 15-knot easterly winds, hundreds of sailors launched their boats at marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards around Charleston, while nearly 100 crews took to the water to enjoy some serious tune-up racing. ...
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Entry fees increase Monday for Marion Bermuda Race By Talbot Wilson, , 3:56 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Entry fees Racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race that starts June 19, 2015 will increase by $150 per yacht as the regular entry period ends Monday April 20th. The regular Entry Fee is $950 for Yacht and Skipper plus $50 for each additional crewmember. The entry fee for a service academy or University sailing club is $475 plus $50 for each additional crewmember. ...
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