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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica managed to keep leverage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:37 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - With the fleet in their lanes to the north since this morning and the split of Team Alvimedica 50 nm west of the others, I‘ve been basically staring at the tracker all day. And so, since the last Watch Producer report at 1900 UTC, the Turkish-American team has managed to keep 9.2 miles of leverage, meaning that they have lost only half of a mile in the last 12 hours. ...

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Another record breaking day for Phaedo^3 By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:27 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
At 5.15am, lloyd Thornburg and his crew set off from Antigua. On board was a special guest Antiguan local legend Carlo Falcone, and it turned into another record breaking day. Phaedo^3 finished the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race in 1 hour and 27 minutes, beating the previous record set by Mari-Cha IV by almost 45 minutes. ...

Guadeloupe to Antigua Race – Record broken By Louay Habib, , 2:49 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo^3 has smashed the race record for the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race, completing the 42-mile course in 1 hour, 27 minutes, 0 seconds, at an astonishing average speed of 28 knots and a top speed of 34 knots. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Ups, downs and unpredictability in Hyeres By ISAF, , 2:24 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
The new ISAF Sailing World Cup format of 40 boats per fleet is stirring up exceptional competition in Hyères following another day of ups, downs and unpredictability. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tricky day three By Robert Deaves, , 1:51 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Giles Scott (GBR) has extended his lead over Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), after the third day of the opening series at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres was again delayed by light winds early in the day. Race wins went to Caleb Paine (USA) and Ioannis Mitakis (GRE). ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Bitter pill for Team Alvimedica By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:12 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - A bitter pill for Alvimedica delivered with the 1300 UTC skeds. As mentioned in the 0400 UTC Watch Log, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were protecting the left side of the fleet by using the localised wind shifts to tack to the north. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Entre grains et pépins By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:39 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
La Volvo Ocean Race vit au rythme des nuages qui passent sur l’Atlantique Sud. Ils sont nombreux, imprévisibles, et chacun d’entre eux apporte sa petite touche au classement général. ...

Barcelona World Race – C’est parti pour une nouvelle trilogie By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:27 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
La première trilogie de la Barcelona World Race vient juste de s’achever avec la fin de la troisième édition, quelques jours plus tôt. Ces dix dernières années, la course a conforté la croissance de la course au large et a développé un travail culturel et social grâce à l’impact des programmes éducatif et scientifique, partie intégrante de cette course en double autour du monde. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica escapa do pelotão By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:17 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
O time turco/norte-americano sobre para sua casa Newport e adota uma rota mais próxima à costa brasileira. Os outros cinco barcos trocam de posições com o bico mais ao norte. ...

Así funciona el Jurado ISAF de la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:01 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
El Jurado y sus decisiones han estado en boca de todos últimamente. Pero, ¿qué es el Jurado, y quién lo forma? Nos lo cuenta Bernard Bonneau, su presidente, que lo es también del Comité de Reglamento de Competición de la ISAF, así como un juez internacional de renombre que ha trabajado en los Juegos Olímpicos y en la Vendée Globe ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - A strong day on the water By Franck Socha, , 1:20 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - A strong day on the water ...

Sailing World Cup –Hyeres 2015 - Now all is right with the 49er World *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 1:14 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
New Zealand’s Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won every single 49er regatta they have entered since their 2012 London Silver medal result and that includes multiple world titles, World Cup regattas and the Rio test event. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Heading the race for home By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:12 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – American Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA), who are dreaming of winning the sixth leg to their home port of Newport, Rhode Island, USA, snatched a narrow lead on Friday. ...

Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Burton continues to lead Laser By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 11:29 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Laser World ranked number one, and 2013,2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winner Australian Tom Burton pushed to the top of the leader board on day two of the 2015 regatta after posting a third and second place. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 2 images by Franck Socha By Franck Socha, , 10:48 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 2 images by Franck Socha ...

The first Virtual Sailing World Championship By SailX, , 10:29 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
What would happen if all of the sailors in the world could race each other on a truly level playing field? ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images from day 2's racing By Franck Socha, , 10:10 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images from day 2's racing ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:37 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
With less than a week to go until the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, there is a palpable tension in the air, as the nine-strong Extreme 40 fleet head to China’s Olympic sailing city, 30 April – 3 May. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Plastic soup - There is a solution By Bouwe Bekking, , 8:58 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
What a huge difference is there between Itajai and Rio de Janeiro. Ok, the water looks murky in Itajai, but that is because it is at the end of a river. Luckily there is not so much plastic and other rubbish in the waters near Itajai. But also streets looks much cleaner and, of course, that helps with less rubbish washing in the river during heavy rain showers, of which there are plenty in Brasil ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet waits for the right-hand shift By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:15 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – As the fleet waits for the inevitable right-hand shift that the trade winds will bring, they have continued to plug northeast. But plugging on has not been as straightforward as some hoped ...

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Under starter's orders By Trish Jenkins, , 5:10 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
The 45th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week will open for registration on Friday, April 24. Antigua Sailing Week is the longest running and most famous regatta in the Caribbean and this year the number of entries has eclipsed recent years with 121 entries. Antigua Sailing Week is recognised the world over and the participants come from an astonishing 21 different nations and overseas territories. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - No mercy' in Hyères By ISAF, , 2:42 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The biggest smile of the day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères belonged to Poland's Maja Dziarnowska after she picked up three straight race wins in the Women's RS:X. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup -Giles Scott leads Finn after Day 2 at Hyeres By Robert Deaves, , 2:15 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Giles Scott (GBR) has taken pole position in the Finn fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres after a day of tough sailing in winds around 16-18 knots. He leads from Ed Wright (GBR) and Pieter-Jan Postma (NED). After another delay to wait for the wind, the Finn fleet eventually got in two slightly late races. The wind was forecast to come in stronger than on Wednesday and did just that. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - When to tack? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:28 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been a day of light winds for the fleet. A northerly breeze in the range of eight to 11 knots. For MAPFRE’s skipper Xabi Fernández, this has been pleasant. ...

Sailing World Cup - Could this actually be an ISAF success story? *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 9:37 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT has often been critical of ISAF decision making and sadly it seem will have reasons to continue to be so, but frankly it does look like ISAF is gradually getting things right with the Sailing World Cup. ...

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