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Trofeo Princesa Sofía – Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic aims to win medal in Rio By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 3:41 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing powers towards Itajaí By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:12 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Barco chinês abandona etapa até o Brasil By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:01 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
O barco Dongfeng Race Team quebrou o mastro na manhã da última segunda-feira (30) e foi obrigado a abandonar a quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, entre a Nova Zelândia e o Brasil. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet head north By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:00 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng abandona la etapa 5 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:55 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - El equipo Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) ha anunciado que se retira de la etapa 5 tras romper su mástil en el océano Antártico, a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos. ...
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Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview By International Six Metre Association, , 10:29 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Charles Caudrelier: 'No hemos abandonado' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:38 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Tras romper el mástil a 200 millas de Cabo de Hornos y alcanzar el Canal de Beagle a vela, Dongfeng Race Team ha puesto motor hacia Ushuaia y ha suspendido momentáneamente su participación en la etapa cinco, pero confía en acabarla a vela una vez reparada la avería. Abu Dhabi lidera en el Atlántico, y MAFPRE es tercero. ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 8:10 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:03 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ...
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America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 3:23 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Finn class surprises By Robert Deaves, , 3:09 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ...
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Through the eyes of our Chinese sailors, the things we don't see By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:07 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:41 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:02 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2017: Field announces campaign for 2017 Volvo Race By Rebecca Hayter, Boating NZ, , 7:05 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ...
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RC44 Valletta Cup – Golden wheels for Charisma + Videos By RC44 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
RC44 Valletta Cup – Conditions came good for the final races in Malta with the wind pushing 25 knots and substantial waves once again, with the welcome addition of Mediterranean sunshine ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:22 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz finish second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:08 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ...
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Neutrogena deuxième de la Barcelona World Race 2014-2015 By Barcelona World Race Media, , 11:51 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont bouclé leur tour du monde en 89 jours, 11 heures, 47 minutes sur les 23.321,76 milles de la route fond. ...
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Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger By Glenn McCarthy, , 11:19 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ...
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2015 ORC European Sportboat Championship – Discount entry deadline By ORC Media, , 11:10 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 ORC European Sportboat Championship – The pace of entries is increasing approaching the deadline for a discount on the entry fees ...
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Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena à moins de 30 milles de l'arrivée By Barcelona World Race, , 11:01 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – A 17 heures, l’équipage de Neutrogena pointe à moins de trente milles de la ligne d’arrivée. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Epic day for leading fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:18 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces new and expanded 16 event schedule By WMRT, , 8:47 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces Royal Southern Match Cup By WMRT, , 8:27 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ...
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