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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar: Finn Fleet compresses behind Josh Junior By Robert Deaves, , 3:34 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) holds the narrowest of leads after the third day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. With redress now granted for race four, Giles Scott (GBR) is just 0.8 points back in second, while Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops one to third. Races wins went to Zsombor Berecz (HUN) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A tough night awaits the fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:48 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
At 1142 UTC, Team SCA rounded Cape Horn in uncomfortable conditions with an even more uncomfortable forecast ahead. Spirits were high to have reached this milestone and to be turning the corner in search for warmer and less taxing weather. Ian Walker’s men are holding their lead and sailing a slightly higher course than the next boat, Team Alvimedica, just 11nm to the south ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA round Cape Horn and pay tribute to Mange By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:49 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Today Team SCA passed the mystical and legendary Cape Horn, the Southern headland of America, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. When passing the Horn at 1142 GMT the crew paid a tribute to their late coach Magnus Olsson ('Mange') who passed away close to two years ago, at the age of 63. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA dobla Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:45 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A las 11:42 UTC, 13:42 hora española, Team SCA ha conseguido doblar Cabo de Hornos. Todos los barcos de la flota están de nuevo en el Atlántico, salvo Dongfeng, que prepara su transporte a Itajaí tras romper el palo y abandonar la etapa. ...
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Grand Prix Guyader - Saveurs du large By douarnenez regates, , 7:36 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
La baie de Douarnenez est un terrain de jeu magnifique pour tous les amoureux de régate et le Grand Prix Guyader en est la meilleure illustration avec ce mélange sans complexe, riche et détonnant de ténors et d’amateurs (éclairés) qui y évoluent 10 jours durant. Venus du large ou en partance pour l’Espagne, les bateaux du Vendée Globe et la flotte de La Barquera font partie des funambules de ces b ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng se retire de l'étape By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:27 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Il fallait non seulement remettre le bateau en état mais en plus traverser le canal de Beagle en sens inverse pour repartir de l’endroit où ils s’étaient arrêtés. Après ça, il fallait enrouler le Cap Horn et terminer l’étape sous voilure réduite, le tout en croisant les doigts pour rejoindre Itajaí dans des délais raisonnables. Devant ces contraintes en cascade, Caudrelier fait ...
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52 Super Series – Quantum Sail Design launches new boat for 2015 event By Quantum Sails, , 4:13 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
52 Super Series – With a stunning and eye-catching livery, the new TP52 Quantum Racing (USA) recently launched in Spain and is now undergoing sea trials before the start of an intense racing season ...
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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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The return of the Courrier By TB Press, , 11:03 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Géry Trentesaux, 56, wore out his first foulies on his father’s boat in a score of RORC races before a not unsuccessful stint racing single-handed on the Figaro circuit and also the Route du Rhum in 2006. However, his preference for crewed competition has stood the test of time thanks to his brilliance and consistency ...
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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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