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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 ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video By Richard Gladwell/ 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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet commits to southern routing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:50 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A busier day for all! The fleet has now committed to the southern routing as the option to go north has passed, and life got a little more variety. ...

Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two By Robert Deaves, , 2:38 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Not only is the Dinghy Academy serving as a fantastic training base to a number of established sailors, it is also acting as a staging post for young sailors taking their first steps in the Finn, somewhere they can learn the ropes, get the best advice, and plan a campaign of substance and direction. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Presentación de exposición fotográfica By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:59 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Por la presente queríamos convocarte a la inauguración de la exposición fotográfica '24 horas a bordo' que tendrá lugar el próximo miércoles 25 de marzo a las 11:00 en el Museo de la Volvo Ocean Race en Alicante ...

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe - A six mois du départ de 20e édition By Mini Transat 2015, , 12:45 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Le 19 septembre prochain, ils seront 84 concurrents à s’élancer à l’assaut de l’Atlantique pour la 20e édition de la Mini Transat. Comme en 2013, c’est de Douarnenez que la course prendra son essor. Pour cette édition, les organisateurs manifestent une double volonté : s’appuyer sur ce qui avait fait le succès de l’édition 2013 et renforcer les points qui étaient à améliorer. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Place your bets By Robbert-Jan Metselaar / Team Brunel, , 11:09 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Going to the casino and putting a fiver on red is great fun. But let's be honest, putting fifty quid on red is even more fun. It's simply more exciting because the stakes are higher! 'Within two days, we've a good chance of a 400 or maybe 500 mile split in the fleet,' says Bouwe Bekking. ...

Time de brasileiro na Volvo Ocean Race toma estratégia ousada By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:21 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Em último lugar na quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, o MAPFRE, do brasileiro André 'Bochecha' Fonseca, enfrenta um momento-chave no caminho para Itajaí. Com um sistema de baixa pressão pela frente, a equipe espanhola precisa decidir se opta pela rota mais ao Norte ou ao Sul. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Sunshine and wind as fleet heads for Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:53 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Sunscreen and the Southern Ocean are not words often found in the same sentence, but liberal amounts are needed at the moment, under bright blue skies and fast reaching conditions. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Better safe than sorry By Agathe Armand, , 8:02 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014 / 2015 - Three years ago, Iker Martínez’s boat crossed the Southern Ocean in more than 60 knots of wind. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Another good day for Team Brunel By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:30 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The Dutchies continue to extend their lead over all the boats except Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing who up until the last sched had not lost or gained on the current leg leaders. At 1900 UTC the yellow boat was hammering along at 19 knots, reaching in 16kt of wind. ...

Moins de 500 milles jusqu’à Barcelone By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:55 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Ce dimanche matin, à 9h30 (HF), Cheminées Poujoulat a franchi la longitude de Gibraltar. Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam, qui font cavalier seul en tête de la Barcelona World Race depuis la traversée du Pacifique, ont fait leur retour en Méditerranée. Après un passage rapide du canal qui sépare ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Autopista al Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:46 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - En menos de 24 horas la flota de la Volvo Ocean Race, que se encuentra en estos momentos en el día cinco de la etapa cinco entre Auckland e Itajaí ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders back in the Med -The final 500 miles By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:26 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm on board Cheminées Poujoulat have become the first team to return to the Mediterranean in the Barcelona World Race, crossing the longitude of Gibraltar this morning at 08.30 (UTC). The leaders kept a course close to the North African shore, before a rapid transit through the Straits in a 20-knot southerly. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A failed attempt at a comeback By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:13 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race leg five has been a rude awakening for Dongfeng Race Team. Until now, working collectively as a team, they have been able to compensate for the lack of experience of the Chinese sailors. ...

2015 ISAF Youth World Championship - Registration to open By ISAF, , 2:16 PM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Registration for the 2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December to 3 January 2016 is set to open on Wednesday 25 March. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ups the pace By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:36 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has picked up some pace over the last 12 hours. On every position report, the Dutch boat has gained about ten miles on Team Alvimedica and five miles on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Bull in a China shop By Brunel Sailing, , 6:23 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
Cristiano Ronaldo stands ready to take a free kick. Real Madrid’s star player has positioned the ball carefully about eight yards outside the penalty box and prepares to curl the ball over the wall into the furthest corner of the net. Then suddenly a new player comes running onto the pitch and explains to the star in detail how he can take the kick in a different way. ...

What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor? By Marina Thomas, , 3:29 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
What inspires an amateur sailor to take on the grueling Clipper Round the World Race? We get some insight from San Francisco-based Jason Chan… ...

Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment By Barcelona World Race Media, , 8:10 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat just 15 miles from Morocco, Leaders set to cross Gibraltar tomorrow afternoon- Race to exit the Doldrums between We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton ...

Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 1 image highlights by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 7:58 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Saint Barth Bucket Regatta - Day 1 image highlights by Carlo Borlenghi ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 7:41 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
A massive one kilometre-wide iceberg has forced the Volvo Ocean Race to change the positioning of their ice gates to keep the fleet clear of trouble in the Southern Ocean on Leg 5. The berg was heading towards the path of the six-strong fleet, so organisers and opted late on Thursday night to move the current ice limit route further to the north. ...

Barcelona World Race - Dimanche, c’est le changement By Barcelona World Race Media, , 7:38 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat attendu demain à Gibraltar One Planet One Ocean and Pharmaton et We Are Water pourraient sortir du Pot au noir Renault Captur en passe d’accrocher les alizés ...

Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!! By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:26 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - There is a saying made famous by advertising hat makers in the 1940s: “If you want to get a head, then get a hat.” Well, in the Volvo Ocean Race, the teams that get a head will need a hat! ...

Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism” By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
“For Wolf and Black its one hell of a baptism, and for our team, the big challenge of this Volvo Ocean Race” – Charles Caudrelier. The first miles of this leg were truly magnificent. Sailing along the New Zealand coast is exceptionally beautiful and interesting. ...

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