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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:24 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ...
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Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ...
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Big breeze season opener at RC44 Valletta Cup By RC44 Class Association, , 3:50 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
It seems that Mother Nature does not intend the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour to get off to a gentle start. Today near gale force south-easterlies were battering the coast of Malta, as the teams geared up for the opening regatta of 2015, the RC44 Valletta Cup. With the wind forecast to build to a full gale later, most teams chose to get their practice in this morning before returning to their berths ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - The longest day By Barcelona World Race, , 8:59 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
With less than 220 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Atletas sofrem em 'noite selvagem' no Oceano Antárt By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:58 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - As últimas horas da quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race foram bem complicadas e perigosas para os atletas que navegam rumo ao Brasil. Passando pelo Oceano Antártico, as equipes foram obrigadas a fazer manobras e trocas de vela arriscadas na alta velocidade do vento de popa. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Ne pas vendre la peau de l'ours... By Barcelona World Race, , 7:31 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Ne jamais crier victoire trop tôt. C’est une attitude récurrente chez les marins de ne jamais trop se réjouir tant que la ligne d’arrivée n’est pas encore franchie. Tous ont en mémoire des histoires d’accidents stupides survenus alors que la partie semblait jouée. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:14 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
A day of team building, a day of character building! The magenta boat of Team SCA was, for a short time this morning a white boat - as a 50kt hail squall passed over. After last night’s rough riding, spirits were high enough to find the fun side of the grim weather with a ‘snowball' fight. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Una noche salvaje en el Océano Antártico By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:34 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Cuatro de los seis barcos que componen la flota de la Volvo Ocean Race han sufrido incidentes a su paso por el Océano Antártico en las que han sido, sin duda, las 12 horas más dramáticas de todas la regata. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – In the wake of our Chinese gybe By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:31 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Last night we experienced our first Chinese Gybe. To explain to you what this is we have two contrasting pieces of writing. One from Rookie Chinese sailor Liu Xue (Black) and one from our Skipper Charles Caudrelier ...
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Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format By Yacht Racing Forum, , 2:35 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Nuit de frayeur dans le grand sud By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:52 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - En 12 heures cette nuit, plus de la moitié de la flotte a été confrontée à de sérieux problèmes. Alors qu’Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing a connu un énorme « départ au tas », Mapfre, Team SCA et Dongfeng Race Team ont pour leur part expérimenté le « gybe chinois », un empannage involontaire aggravé par la position de la quille basculante. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:52 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ...
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Spindrift 2’s new mast, a work of craftmanship By Spindrift racing, , 11:00 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Spindrift racing’s sailors and hundreds of others will return to competition from 2-6 April for the famous Spi Ouest-France, which is held every year over the Easter weekend at La Trinité-sur-Mer. ...
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SAP 505 Worlds headed for South Africa’s 'Windy City' By Andy Rice / Sailing Intelligence, , 10:31 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
International teams from four continents are set to contest the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of this month. Among the favourites for the 505 world title is the defending champion, Mike Holt from California, who won his first 505 World Championship last year in a wet and windy Kiel in Northern Germany. ...
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Flota del Volvo Ocean Race colabora en el estudio del Océano Austral By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:27 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
La flota de la Volvo Ocean Race se ha tomado un respiro en esta apasionante quinta etapa en su paso por el Océano Austral para prestar su apoyo a un importante proyecto ambiental ...
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Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:02 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 9:50 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:17 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet gybes and heads east again By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:37 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After a period of unstable conditions and differing opinions in angles to sail, all the fleet has gybed and is heading east again. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere By Nic Douglass, Sydney , 7:41 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ...
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America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:33 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Doucement, prudemment, sûrement… By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Après un passage rapide du détroit Gibraltar dimanche matin, Cheminées Poujoulat doit désormais composer avec les caprices de la Grande Bleue. Sur la route retour, la première nuit en mer d’Alboran s’est révélée complexe et laborieuse dans des brises évanescentes. Si le duo a retrouvé du vent dès le lever du jour, il reste que les 350 derniers milles à parcourir pour rallier ligne de la délivrance ...
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Barcelona World Race - Final weather hurdles for Cheminees Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race, , 1:35 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Less than 400 miles from the finish line now, Cheminées Poujoulat are passed Cabo de Gata, east of Almeria, and are starting the final ascent of the Mediterannean out of the Alboran sea to Barcelona. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to finish sometime between 1000hrs and midday on Wednesday, but still have some complicated final transitions standing between them and a well earned victory ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:16 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Many of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet commented on the picturesque departure from Auckland as the fleet left the outer Hauraki Gulf and its islands and landmarks. In this video shot from onboard Team Brunel, we see the fleet leave Auckland and then get an inside view of the battering taken as the fleet caught Cyclone Pam. ...
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