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Volvo Ocean Race – Difficult start for Dongfeng without fresh water By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:54 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race, boats can (and have) suffered the most random of problems. Last race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing had to drill 30 holes into their hull to keep their boat in one piece, last leg we suffered a broken mast. But to a certain extent damage to the boat is expected in ocean racing, what is slightly less predictable, however, is a broken water maker. ...
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Australian Nacra 17 sailors lead after Day One *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:50 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Of the Australian Nacra 17 campaigners Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis were last to launch their Rio campaign in 2014, They started well with a World Cup win and a string of podium places but the wheels have been wobbling a little in recent times, while Jason Waterhouse and cousin Lisa Darmanin have been steadily improving with a third placing at the ISAF Worlds in Santander an excellent result and ...
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2018 Golden Globe - Stepping back to the golden age of solo sailing By Barry Pickthall, , 11:39 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968/9 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth UK on June 14, 2018 – the same day that Knox-Johnston set out on his epic voyage 50 years before. ...
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Hurry up and wait for Dongfeng as Volvo Ocean Race hangs in balance By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:14 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The six boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to exhibit herd mentality with just 5nm covering the fleet from front to back, in fact just 2nm covers the first five boats. The girls crew sailing Team SCA are hanging in as they did at the start of Leg 5 and are holding third place, behind race leaders Abu Dhabi and Mapfre. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA has slender lead By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A very slight increase of wind across the fleet and just a few degrees of the right-hand shift have shuffled the pack a little from the last scheduled position report. ...
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Prize money to be awarded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres By ISAF, , 8:01 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Prize money is to be awarded in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. €72,000 is to be distributed across the 12 events on show in Hyeres when the medals are decided on Sunday 26 April. ISAF President Carlo Croce said, 'We are pleased to be awarding the best of the Olympic and Paralympic sailing world with prize money at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères.' ...
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IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship – results after two year of rac By Marion Cardon, , 5:19 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The Barcelona World Race, concluding the two-year IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship season, sees Jean Le Cam crowned as victor, having won the double-handed round the world with Bernard Stamm, and the Transat Jacques Vabre with Vincent Riou. With his Championship win in 2006, this is the second time that Jean Le Cam is World Champion. ...
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2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Overall report By Louay Habib, , 2:17 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, celebrated the winners at the Prize Giving Ceremony on the lawn of the Copper and Lumber Store, Nelson's Dockyard. The huge crowd was welcomed by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Chairman, Julian Gildersleeve, who introduced His Excellency Dr Sir Rodney Williams, Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda and the Minister of Tourism ...
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S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup of Caribbean at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta By Icarus Sailing, , 1:53 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta began on Wednesday, April 15th and concluded on April 21st, 2015 following an array of events that included a Concourse d’Elegance, four days of yacht racing and a full schedule of social events. Forty-six magnificent sailing yachts from many different eras with competitors from over 20 foreign nations traveled to Antigua, West Indies to compete for Antigua title ...
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Barcelona World Race - Prizes and awards presented in Barcelona By Barcelona World Race, , 1:38 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Barcelona's historic Maritime Museum was the perfect venue this afternoon for the prizegiving and awards ceremony for the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race. The reception honoured all of the eight pairs of skippers who competed in the race, particularly highlighting the top three finishers: Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet is bunched By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:06 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet continues its way east-northeast with no big changes. They all have a heading of between 50 and 55 degrees, compared to the 70 they had this morning. Mapfre continues on in the lead and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is just 0.7 nm behind. The Emiratis managed to sail past Team Alvimedica at around 1600 UTC. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Nacra 17 kick-off tomorrow By Groupama Sailing Team, , 7:46 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - For the 47th year in a row, Hyères' harbour is playing host to the entire Olympic sailing series. And for the third year, the Sailing World Cup is the designated context, proof that this race zone is quite simply one of the finest and most technical in the world. ...
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F18 Class Event - Flying start for the new F18 DG press SailinG Team By DG press, , 5:07 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
F18 Class Event - The first event for the DG press SailinG Team was a great success! With no expectations at all, the F18 Class Event in Muiderzand was a splendid start for the three brand new boats of the DG press SailinG team ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – No water maker is a big problem By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:22 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Twenty-four hours into leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race and Dongfeng Race Team suffered another setback. Not as immediately devastating as breaking the mast, but with potential serious consequences. Dongfeng OBR, Sam Greenfield, tweeted from the boat: “Broken water maker. No more fresh onboard. Thirsty crew. Bad.” ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Burton goes for Laser hat-trick + video By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:00 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Australian Laser sailor Tom Burton has his head down concentrating on improving his technique and decision making after a slow start to his European season ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Batalla de Dongfeng contra la sed By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:33 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – La potabilizadora de Dongfeng dejó de funcionar ayer (lunes), lo que supone un problema de primer orden: no sólo necesitan beber un mínimo de 1,5 litros por hombre y día, sino que rehidratar la comida liofilizada también requiere agua. Con la potabilizadora de emergencia han de bombear 9 horas manualmente para conseguirlo ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – Sailors gather for next instalment By ISAF, , 3:13 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – The world's finest Olympic and Paralympic sailors are in Hyères, France for the next instalment ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team en manque d’eau douce By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:40 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
La soif est en train de gagner l’équipage franco-chinois. Hier soir, le déssalinisateur électrique de Dongfeng Race Team est tombé en panne et l’eau devient donc un enjeu majeur. En effet, il faut non seulement de l’eau pour boire mais aussi pour manger puisque la grande majorité de la nourriture est lyophilisée. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Thirsty work for Dongfeng crew By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:28 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - They’ve been back on the water for less than 48 hours since leaving Itajaí, Brazil - but the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six race to Newport, Rhode Island is already taking its toll on Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Thirsty work for Dongfeng crew By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:28 PM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - They’ve been back on the water for less than 48 hours since leaving Itajaí, Brazil - but the 5,010-nautical mile (nm) leg six race to Newport, Rhode Island is already taking its toll on Dongfeng Race Team. ...
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Mapfre leading tight Volvo Ocean Race fleet heading into Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 10:05 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Busted toilets and watermakers have been the order of the day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet entering their third day at sea. Light winds prevailed for the start an continued for the first hours at sea, before picking up to 13-15kts. The herd mentality continues to afflict the fleet - which are still closely grouped as a result. ...
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Spirit of Hungary, septième de la Barcelona World Race By Barcelona World Race Media, , 9:48 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman bouclent leur tour du monde en 110 jours, 10 heures, 59 minutes et 40 secondes sur les 23.321,76 milles de la route fond. Spirit of Hungary skippé par Nandor Fa et Conrad Colman, a signé la fin de la Barcelona World Race en coupant la ligne à 00h 59mn 40s le 21 avril 2015 ...
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Sense of pride at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères By Fédération Française de Voile - ISAF, , 8:56 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
The ten Olympic and two Paralympic events at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères are flooded with Olympic, Paralympic, World and Continental Champions ...
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Hyeres ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 - the experiment begins By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 6:22 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
By early 2013 ISAF having recognised that what was a potentially valuable event property, the Sailing World Cup, was in fact a mess, with variable formats, organisational structures, quite unattractive for potential global sponsors. ...
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2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Final day By Louay Habib, , 3:35 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Racing came to a conclusion today at the 28th edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The Windward Course was raced today by all classes and featured a glorious reaching start outside Falmouth Harbour to the deep water Woodstock mark followed by a spectacular downwind surf to Old Road Bluff then a long beat to Cape Shirley. ...
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