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Volvo Ocean Race: De Ridder to join Team Brunel for Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 7:30 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Brunel have announced that the French sailor Laurent Pagès has broken broke two ribs during the stopover in Auckland, and will be replaced by the Dutch offshore sailor Dirk de Ridder. De Ridder’s long experience in ocean sailing and his excellent trim and steering capabilities make him the perfect candidate to join the crew on what is, undoubtedly, the toughest leg of this Volvo Ocean Rac ...

2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta - Sailors full of praise By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 4:22 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
With big breeze, sunshine and probably the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean this season, the 35th St.Maarten Heineken Regatta was a roaring success. The raw ingredients of fantastic sailing conditions and intense competition gave the regatta organizers the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle - they didn't fail. ...

Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur rounds the stormiest Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:13 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
It has been a day of landmarks – both tangible and invisible - for the Barcelona World Race fleet. For Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane the landmark was very much a physical one, as Cape Horn presented the Renault Captur pair with one of the most fearsome Pacific Ocean farewells of any Barcelona World Race team. ...

French sailing heroine Florence Arthaud killed in tragic accident By ISAF Media, , 9:19 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
The legendary French yachtswoman Florence Arthaud was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen were killed including the swimmer, Camille Muffat and the boxer, Alexis Vastine. ...

2015 China Cup International Regatta preview By China Cup Media, Shenzhen , 5:02 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
We are delighted to announce the 9th Edition of the China Cup International Regatta will take place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen(Guangdong Province), China from October 30th to November 2nd, 2015, under the auspices of Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China and Shenzhen Municipal Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism. ...

Barcelona World Race – Horn tempétueux pour Renault Captur By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:38 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
L’Allemand Jörg Riechers et le Français Sébastien Audigane ont paré le troisième cap du parcours planétaire de la Barcelona World Race en sixième position, dans 35-40 nœuds de vent d’ouest – nord ouest et une mer alignée. ...

French sailing star killed in Argentina heli crash By Ireland Afloat, , 1:55 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
French offshore sailing star Florence Arthaud, 57, a hugely accomplished sailor, who won the 1990 Route du Rhum, the prestigious solo Atlantic race is one of three French sports personalities among ten people killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina, the French presidential office has confirmed. ...

Cape Town Classic - 470 Training Camp and Regatta announced By ISAF, , 12:13 PM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Cape Town has set the stage for first international 470 training camp and racing, aptly and affectionately known as the Cape Town Classic. ...

Rio Olympics 2016 - ISAF discusses pollution concerns with IOC By Nick Butler -,, , 11:00 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
As Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held in Brazil, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday 6 March where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro ...

Volvo Ocean 65s – One-design to the last millimetre By Keith Taylor, , 8:06 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
Ask Knut Frostad if the absolutely identical one-design Volvo Ocean 65-footers are the right boat for the round-the-world marathon? The answer is an emphatically positive yes! ...

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar’s winning formula in Oman By Tom Dowler, , 3:47 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). ...

BWR - Double Date-Renault at Cape Horn, Cheminees Poujoulat at Equator By Barcelona World Race, , 2:37 AM Tue 10 Mar 2015 GMT
There is always a measure of relief in completing the passage of Cape Horn, escaping from the hostile Pacific into the Atlantic. But, come early Tuesday morning, it should be an especially pleased Jorg Reichers and Sébastien Audigane who bring sixth placed Renault Captur out of the Pacific and make the left turn, northwards for home. ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confirm Dean Barker offer rejection By Warren Douglas, , 10:24 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Speaking on behalf of Emirates Team New Zealand, Chairman Keith Turner today confirmed that Dean Barker has decided not to accept the position of Performance Manager/Coach and Executive Team Member offered to him following a four month period of restructure at ETNZ. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's boat arrested by US Marshalls By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:33 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Lawyers acting for the aggrieved former Oracle Team USA crewman, Joe Spooner have advised that the AC45 #4 has been arrested by Marshalls in San Francisco. Previously lawyers for Oracle Team USA advised Northern Californian Court that the same boat had been sold to Team France in December 2013. ...

VOR - Relatório sugere ainda mais melhorias na segurança de navegação By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:05 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
O acidente do Team Vestas Wind obrigou a Volvo Ocean Race a buscar respostas para o ocorrido. Por isso, a organização do evento chamou uma auditoria independente para apontar medidas que aumentem a segurança das equipes durante as regatas oceânicas. ...

Barcelona Word Race - Le Horn pour Renault Captur By Barcelona World Race, , 6:59 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Le Pacifique n’aura pas été tendre et ne leur offre pas une approche du cap Horn des plus faciles. Si le célèbre rocher a montré un visage conciliant avec leurs prédécesseurs qui l’ont tous salué dans des conditions plutôt clémentes, l’histoire n’est pas du tout la même pour Renault Captur, 6è bateau de la Barcelona Word Race ...

St Maarten Heineken Regatta- Elvis is in the building By Rachel Jaspersen, , 4:55 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
St Maarten Heineken Regatta - The third straight day of picture-perfect weather set the stage for Sunday's finale - a single, three hour race from Simpson Bay to the Northeast tip of St Maarten and back - perhaps the most picturesque race track of the entire 35th anniversary. ...

Campionato Italiano Minialtura - il punto a due mesi dal via By Alessandro Pavanati, Chioggia , 4:25 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
A due mesi dal via del prossimo Campionato Italiano Minialtura, che lo ricordiamo si disputerà a Chioggia dal 8 al 10 maggio prossimi, è già tempo di primi bilanci per il Circolo Velico Il Portodimare ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Un 'galáctico' para Alvimedica en la etapa más dura By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:48 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
El neozelandés Stu Bannatyne, triple campeón de la Volvo Ocean Race y un auténtico 'galáctico' de los océanos, se une a Team Alvimedica para la etapa 5, de Auckland (Nueva Zelanda) a Itajaí (Brasil), el pasaje más duro de cualquier vuelta al mundo que se precie. ...

Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Sail’s hometown heroes go head to head By Oman Sail, , 1:35 PM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Sail’s Extreme 40 teams on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are anticipating a rousing reception from thousands of home supporters when Act 2 gets underway off the beach at Almouj in Muscat on Wednesday 11 March. ...

Clipper 2015-16 Race to showcase remote medical support service By Clipper Ventures Plc, , 10:40 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
ClipperTelemed+™ has been revealed as a Team Sponsor in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is a new joint venture between Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Cyclone Pam set to give fleet a torrid farewell By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:44 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet look set to have an interesting opening to the start of Leg 5 from Auckland on Sunday. The wind forecasts from Predictwind show winds gusting in to 30knots in the Waitemata Harbour around the start time for the race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Report released into Team Vestas Wind grounding By, , 6:06 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race was released today. It included a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. ...

2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Phaedo³, last day racing images By Jesús Renedo, , 4:48 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica bring in the Heavy Metal for Leg 5 By NZL, , 8:26 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The USA and Turkish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica have announced that six times Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Stu Bannatyne will join the crew for Leg 5 into the Southern Ocean. The New Zealander, who has won the round the world race three times, will start preparing with the crew tomorrow ahead of the Leg 5 start from Auckland on March 15. ...

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