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42nd St. Thomas International Regatta - Something for everyone By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 11:13 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses tested the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike on the second day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:23 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Huele a Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:42 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Si hace unos días Iker Martínez, patrón del Mapfre, afirmaba en tono jocoso que olía a Patán -Pablo Arrarte-, su excompañero de equipo que navega ahora con Team Brunel, es posible que lo que huela en estos momentos sea el Cabo de Hornos. MAPFRE navega segundo a sólo 3,8 millas del barco de bandera turco-americana tras haber superado un par de problemas técnicos que le apearon de primera posición. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...
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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:10 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ...
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2015 St. Thomas International Regatta - 62 yachts stir up excitement By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 7:12 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, this ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ boasts an impressive fleet ranging from 50- to 60-foot super hi-tech sport boats to lightening quick 16-foot beach cats. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Bassins de décantation By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:45 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Naviguer en Méditerranée, c’est aussi faire l’apprentissage de la patience. Alors qu’un boulevard semblait hier s’ouvrir devant eux, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont dû batailler une bonne partie de la nuit dans des vents variables faibles. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...
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RC44 Valletta Cup - Giant seas provide challenging racing day + Videos By RC44 Class Association, , 11:32 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
RC44 Valletta Cup – Giant seas and 25 knot winds provided a challenging penultimate day of racing for the 11 teams competing in Malta ...
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46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar - Kiteboarders make the first appearance By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 8:58 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
The kiteboarders were the first to race at the 46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar with three races dominated by Spanish rider Florián Trittel and Elena Kalinina (RUS) in Es Portitxol. Meanwhile in the other clubs the Olympic classes were starting their preparations for the practice race on Sunday and the start of the competition Monday ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 8:09 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...
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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:03 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today's score will take into account one discard. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead By Sailing Intelligence, , 2:38 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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Barcelona World Race - La confusion des sentiments By Barcelona World Race, , 2:23 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
“Seule la victoire est jolie” avait dit Michel Malinowski à l’arrivée de la première édition de la Route du Rhum quand son grand monocoque avait été battu de 98s par un petit trimaran jaune, barré par un navigateur canadien inconnu du grand public, Mike Birch. ...
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RC44 Valletta Cup - Maxed out in Malta By RC44 Class Association, , 2:00 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
If the Mediterranean conjures up images of balmy sun drenched days and wearing shorts and T-shirts, today it was at the opposite end of the meteorological spectrum, challenging RC44 Valletta Cup competitors to the maximum. ...
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BWR - Barcelona ready to bid 'benvinguda' to Neutrogena Monday By Barcelona World Race, , 1:44 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena is now forecast to cross the finish line in Barcelona at around 1730hrs UTC Monday evening. Barcelona will no doubt lay on an emotional welcome for one of its favourite, most successful and well known round the world racers, who will complete his seventh circumnavigation. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:08 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:16 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Seize the day By Stefan Coppers, , 4:13 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – I just fished a carton of coffee creamer out of the food bag. Written on it in felt pen was: 'You can do it!' What a fantastic confidence booster in the middle of nowhere, written by Edgar Dinkelaar ...
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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. Includes two on board videos. ...
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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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