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St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1 By Bob Fisher, , 12:29 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
If racing sailors could choose . . . it would be for consistent wind of 20-22 knots, sunshine and courses that are not of the repeated windward/leeward variety and occasional natural hazards. Those attending the St. Thomas International Regatta had exactly that today. The natural hazards struck hard with some – beach catamarans upside down are difficult to right ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:02 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. The fleet is expected to be hit with a series of fronts with winds gusting to 45-50kts. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - 'L'air est à 5°, l'eau est à 6...' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:15 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Alors qu’il évolue en deuxième position à bord de MAPFRE, Jean-Luc Nélias fait le point sur cette sixième étape. Il parle de cette régate au contact, des conditions glaciales, des icebergs en maraude et des empannages à n’en plus finir. ...
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Solo Basse Normandie - Eyes on the tracker By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 7:43 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Despite early sunshine in Granville, it was a grey start to 188 mile Solo Basse Normandie (Friday 27th March) with fine drizzle reducing visibility and just seven knots of wind on the start line for 24 competitors to play with. However, the gloom was soon pierced by the beaming white smile of Artemis Offshore Academy Rookie Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), as he started his competitive solo Figaro career ...
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Le Grand Prix Guyader - Y'a pas que la voile à Douarnenez ! By Grand Prix Guyader / SRD, , 6:45 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Le Grand Prix Guyader est, sans conteste, un événement nautique par excellence au cours duquel les plus grands skippers de l’hexagone et au-delà aiment se retrouver et se confronter dans une baie souvent qualifiée de « véritable stade nautique». Pour autant, la mer coulant dans les veines des organisateurs du Grand Prix Guyader : tout ce qui flotte est de la fête. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 6:12 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 5:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time By Sailing Intelligence, , 5:04 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1 By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 4:09 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz, Slovenia welcomed the sailors with a pouring rain and +12 degrees. As a result of the day three races were completed. ...
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RC44 Valletta Cup - Katusha does the double By RC44 Class Association, , 3:36 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
With gale force winds forecast from lunchtime on, it was a relatively early start to proceedings for day three of RC44 Valletta Cup in Malta. Principal Race Officer, Peter Reggio, got racing underway two hours ahead of schedule, at 0930, before finally pulling plug at midday after two races had been held. ...
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Barcelona Race - L’équateur pour les uns, Gibraltar pour les autres By Barcelona World Race, , 2:10 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Au 86è jour de mer, la course continue de plus belle pour les six équipages de la Barcelona World Race toujours sur l’eau. Deuxième bateau attendu à Barcelone, Neutrogena, termine aujourd’hui sa progression vers Gibraltar. Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz sont attendus ce soir aux portes de la Méditerranée (entre 23h et minuit HF) ...
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Barcelona World Race - Home waters By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:13 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – En pelotón hacia el mítico Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:55 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – 'Hay que amar esto para hacerlo, no se puede explicar en palabras. Si no, no lo haces'. Así comenzaba Fran Vignale, el reportero del MAPFRE, su blog de hoy, en el que relata las condiciones que están viviendo en el océano Antártico, que les impide, en ocasiones, cubrir sus más básicas necesidades fisiológicas ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Un iceberg de 25 millones de toneladas en el camino By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:05 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
La última colisión de un barco de la Volvo Ocean Race con un iceberg tuvo lugar en 2001-02, en el océano Antártico. Para evitar que vuelva a ocurrir, desde 2005-06 la organización establece límites de hielo como los que la flota bordea en estos momentos, y dentro de los que se desplaza a la deriva una mole de 25 millones de toneladas de hielo ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - La magie de Dongfeng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:47 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Il faut se pincer pour le croire mais Dongfeng Race Team vient de gagner quatre places en moins… d’une heure. Alors qu’ils évoluaient en queue de peloton jusqu’à ce matin, avec un retard de près de 24 milles sur le leader, Caudrelier et ses hommes sont parvenus à renverser la vapeur grâce à une trajectoire unique ...
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Diferença mínima entre barcos esquenta disputa da mais gelada etapa By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:32 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Cinco dos seis barcos que disputam a quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race podem assumir a qualquer momento a liderança nos mares do Sul. ...
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Topper World Championships - ISA Topper squad for Summer 2015 By Gail MacAllister, , 2:18 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Topper events, including the Topper World Championship are open to all sailors of various ages and standard ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:11 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ...
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The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue By The Transat, , 10:26 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The Transat 2016 – The iconic sea-faring City of Plymouth (UK), known as Britain’s Ocean City, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Sunday, May 8, 2016 ...
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33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away By Fraglia Vela Riva, , 9:26 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
With less than a week until the 33rd Garda Optimist Meeting over 800 participants have already pre-registered. After an absence of 25 years, South Africa returns represented by Alex Falcon. The Guinness World Record event will be preceded by the first Country Cup Meeting a regatta competed by nations. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:30 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ...
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Melges 24 European Sailing Series will take off in Portoroz, Slovenia By Melges 24, , 5:29 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The first stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 will be held this weekend on March 27-29. A truly international fleet will start their sailing season in the beautiful bay of Portoroz, Slovenia. ...
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America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Long cold shower By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 5:10 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - How many people do you know who have enjoyed a four hour long cold shower? Normal people don't do that, unless they have masochist tendencies. The water temperature in the Southern Ocean has dropped to around eight degrees by now, so the spray which thunders over the deck is absolutely freezing. ...
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