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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. ...

Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena closes their circle By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:18 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two more round Cape Horn. Dreams realised for We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Neutrogena crosses outbound wake, closes circle. Renault Captur less than 600 miles to Cape Horn ...

Barcelona World Race – Cinq vers le nord, deux vers l’est… By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:49 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Cinq bateaux en Atlantique. Renault Captur à 550 milles de la sortie du Pacifique. Spirit of Hungary retrouve du vent ...

35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – More thrilling action on day 2 By St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 2:16 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. ...

St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Big wind on Day 2 By Rachel Jaspersen, , 9:58 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
In the St Maarten Heineken Regatta reinforced trade winds kicked in again this morning with 20+ knots of breeze on the starting line just outside Cole Bay, enough to launch Gunboat 62 Elvis to victory twice. New York-based owner Jason Carroll held on for an overall victory in the first race and a slim handicap win in the second race despite several major gear issues resulting from the big wind ...

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – Exceptional conditions, worthy winners By, , 8:38 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean concluded in style on Saturday seven March following four terrific days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands ...

Morgan Lagravière’s new IMOCA 60, Safran, christened in Lorient By Safran Sailing Team, , 7:57 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Just two days after being launched, the monohull, Safran, skippered by Morgan Lagravière was christened on Saturday in Lorient in the presence of sponsoring godmother Catherine Maunoury, director of France’s Museum of Air and Space, and sponsoring godfather, Jean-Paul Herteman, chairman and CEO of Safran ...

2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Temperature is rising on Day 2 By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 6:42 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second day of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. In comparison to last two days, a breeze of about 20 knots was more of a comfort zone but the racing was no less spectacular with close racing right through the fleet. ...

The new IMOCA 60s integrate the very first standardised elements By Marion Cardon, , 6:19 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The decision to standardise the masts and keels of its new boats was a compromise between an open measurement and a one-design boat. Two years on, with several new craft in build, the first standardised elements have been integrated into the boats. Their design and manufacture has been entrusted to approved suppliers, who are all specialists in their field and fully acquainted ...

Barcelona World Race - Atlantique, les voilà ! By Barcelona World Race, , 6:00 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Jour de Horn pour les équipages de We are Water et de One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton en passe de doubler le troisième et dernier cap du parcours autour de l’Antarctique. Les premiers, Bruno et Willy Garcia, sont attendus vers 21h30 (HF) au large de la pointe de la Terre de Feu pour embouquer le canal de Drake aux portes de l’Atlantique. ...

Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton retour By Barcelona World Race, , 5:38 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton a doublé la longitude du cap Horn (67º 17' 35 W) à 03:01 TU (04:01 en France, 00:01 au Chili). Aleix Gelabert et Didac Costa ont passé 66 jours, 15 heures et 01 minutes en mer et en course depuis le départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014. ...

Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton returns By Barcelona World Race, , 5:20 AM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton has crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 03:01 UTC (04:01 in Barcelona, 00:01 in Chile). Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa have spent 66 days, 15 hours and 01 minutes racing since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014. ...

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