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Audi Melges 20 Winter Series - Classic conditions usher in first day By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:39 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
With near perfect conditions for the February Audi Melges 20 Winter Series event (Miami Winter Regatta), it was assumed that the Melges Rocks Regatta in March would not be able to deliver the same. After completing three races with 80 degree temps, warm water and a easterly 12-15 knots of breeze, it looks like the finale of the Winter Series may be the best yet ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Moving from Youth Programs to Professional Sailing By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 9:20 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
In this video interview, Team Alvimedica crew members Ryan Houston and Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica recap on their sailing careers and how they progressed from Youth Match Racing programs to Professional Sailing. Houston and Swete are both graduates of the Lion Foundation RNZYS Youth Program in Auckland, NZ ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Volvo Ocean Race Skippers Media Session By Sail-World, , 9:14 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
This is the full media conference at the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover. Includes some great comments, including 'The team that learns the fastest will win this race' from Ian Walker, and 'You can't say you have sailed the Volvo Ocean Race until you have gone around Cape Horn' from Charlie Enright. ...

BVI Spring Regatta 2015 - Crews prepare for competitive racing By Trish Jenkins, , 8:58 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
With less than three weeks to go until the start of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2015, teams from several countries including: Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Canada and USA will join local sailors at one of the most popular and friendly regattas in the Caribbean. ...

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous - Race one By Jill Campbell, , 5:14 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous race one brought both competing divisions on a circumnavigation of the island of Virgin Gorda in approximately 16 knots of easterly breeze. The application of the new ORCsy handicap rule combined with time-on-distance pursuit racing had a positive debut outing with numerous position changes throughout the races ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The strongest cyclone in 40 years By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:00 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
The cyclone named Pam - Category five - again caused the postponement of the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, race which will be played between New Zealand and Brazil. Experts indicate that the phenomenon is the strongest in 40 years in the South Pacific and is causing winds of over 200 km / h and torrential rains. ...

2015 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 3:49 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was in air at Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2015, and provided this gallery of images. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™- Winning formula for SAP Extreme Sailing Team By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 3:01 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
SAP Extreme Sailing Team showcased a winning formula on day two at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, Oman, taking four bullets out of eight races in the shifty 15 knot north-easterly breeze and lumpy two-metre swell, that put a premium on boat handling. ...

Barcelona World Race - Duellistes au long cours By Barcelona World Race, , 2:27 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Depuis le départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre dernier, la Barcelona World Race est marquée par quelques matches acharnés. Celui auquel se livrent We are Water et One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton est l’un des plus serrés depuis leur passage au cap Horn, mais remonte à plus de deux mois. Une vingtaine de milles les sépare après quelque 21600 milles parcourus. ...

Barcelona World Race - Duels for Duos. Setting the Red Line By Barcelona World Race, , 1:59 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015 GMT
Cheminées Poujoulat's lead at the head of the Barcelona World Race is being eroded the rate of over 100 miles a day by the ever tenacious duo of Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz on Neutrogena. Spirit of Hungary are less than 1000 miles to Cape Horn. ...

Extreme Sailing Series- OmanSail teams and Sarah Ayton dominate podium By Oman Sail, , 5:12 PM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat’s trademark consistency proved difficult to nail on the second day of racing in Muscat but Oman Air claimed four podium places to affirm their growing status in the Extreme 40 fleet. ...

Extreme Sailing Series- Extreme Sailing Team showcases winning formula By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 4:11 PM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
SAP Extreme Sailing Team showcased a winning formula on day two at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, Oman, taking four bullets out of eight races in the shifty 15 knot north-easterly breeze and lumpy two-metre swell, that put a premium on boat handling. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Ciclone tropical adia largada de regata da By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:38 PM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Um ciclone tropical no Oceano Pacífico adiou a largada da quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre a Nova Zelândia e o Brasil. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Pas de départ avant lundi By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:21 PM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Un cyclone tropical, baptisé Pam, évolue en ce moment au large de la Nouvelle-Zélande avec des vents enregistrés à 200 km/h. ...

VolvoOceanRace- Aplazada la salida de la etapa cinco por el ciclón Pam By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:46 PM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - El ciclón tropical Pam está generando vientos de 200 km/h y podría reforzarse mientras se desplaza al Sur ...

2015 Foiling Week programme announced By Foiling Week, , 11:37 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Following the experience of the inaugural event, the Foiling Week is pleased to announce an improved programme concentrating all events in one location, held over five consecutive days. It starts Wednesday, July 1st and ends on Sunday, fifth ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Jimmy Nelson portrays the tribe Team Brunel By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 9:32 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The renowned British photographer Jimmy Nelson is going to take portraits of the Team Brunel sailors in Auckland. Nelson became world famous for his book Before They Pass Away, for which he visited 44 countries in three years, photographing indigenous people ...

2015 RC44 Valletta Cup programme of events launched By Yachting Events, , 8:09 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
With just thirteen days to go, final preparations for the first RC44 Valletta Cup are in full swing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Start of Leg 5 looking more likely for Tuesday By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 7:43 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Organisers have announced that the start of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil, has been delayed due to the development of a tropical cyclone. The six-strong fleet was originally set to depart for the 6,776 nautical-mile voyage through the Southern Ocean on Sunday March 15. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Pro Am Number 1: Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Auckland , 5:33 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
The first of the Pro Am races was run today in light breezes on a course set close to the City's waterfront. It was a brief affair of just one upwind and downwind leg, with the race time stretched by the slow downwind leg as the boats were not setting spinnakers. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ - Exceptional opening day for The Wave By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 2:39 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
The opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series™, Act 2 Muscat, delivered an afternoon of perfect racing conditions, as the eight-strong Extreme 40 fleet flew around the coastal racecourse in Muscat, Oman, relishing the North Easterly breeze that filled in from eight to 16 knots. ...

Barcelona World Race - Dix heures dans l’enfer du Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 1:59 AM Thu 12 Mar 2015 GMT
Le cap Horn, Renault Captur l’a doublé hier dans de bonnes conditions. Le pire était à venir. Peu après, au large d’îles toujours à l’extrémité de la Terre de Feu, Jörg Riechers et Sébastien Audigane ont été cueillis par un violent coup de tabac qui s’est prolongé jusqu’à l’île des Etats. En combinaison de survie, enfermés dans le bateau peu toilé, les deux marins ont laissé passer la furie des él ...

Barcelona World Race - Hurricane force Horn By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:28 PM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur skippers reveal how they sailed through a 70-knot storm after rounding Cape Horn. 'These are the most stressful conditions I have seen in 25 years' Sébastien Audigane Leaders Cheminées Poujoulat enter the North Atlantic tradewinds. We Are Water cover 400 miles in 24 hours. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Irish onboard reporter tells how he survived crash By Ireland Afloat, , 2:27 PM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
As the Volvo Ocean Race organisers release the investigation report into the Team Vestas Wind shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, Irish sailor Brian Carlin who was the yacht's onboard reporter describes dramatically on the current edition of This Island Nation just what happened and how he survived. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing back and foiling in San Francisco By John Navas, San Francisco , 10:14 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015 GMT
San Francisco videopgrapher, John Navas, was back on the seawall at the edge of San Francisco Bay, and caught Artemis Racing's surrogate AC45 out for another practice session. ...

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