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Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:06 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:08 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:26 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature By Steve Rosenberg, , 8:58 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up - Video *Feature By John Navas, San Francisco, USA , 6:44 AM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA is enjoying a final sailing session on San Francisco bay the waters of their club, Golden Gate Yacht Club. Today she hooked up with Artemis Racing who have been training out of their base in Alameda. ...
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup skipper coup denied by Burling *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 1:06 AM Fri 20 Feb 2015 GMT
The man at the heart of the focus of the Emirates Team New Zealand skipper brouhaha, Peter Burling, said in an interview a few days before the media frenzy, that no decision had been made, and that he expected that the fastest skipper would be at the helm of Emirates Team NZ's AC62 in the 2017 America's Cup. ...
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America's Cup: Qualifers Venue and Format Decision not announced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 6:13 AM Mon 16 Feb 2015 GMT
The requirement in the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup for Qualifiers venue to be announced on February 15, has not been met and is now deferred for a fortnight. A telephone conference is believed to have been held on Sunday between the six teams to discuss the options for the Venue for the Qualifier Series and other matters. ...
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A critical time for Olympic and Paralympic sailing *Feature By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team, , 10:46 PM Sun 15 Feb 2015 GMT
While the rights and wrongs of the IFDS submission to IPC are being debated, what is clear is the IFDS submission did not persuade the Paralympic Games decision makers that Sailing deserved a place in Tokyo 2020. ...
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2020 Summer Paralympics - A damming critique of Sailing's submission *Feature By Laura Hale, , 1:26 PM Mon 9 Feb 2015 GMT
The 2020 Summer Paralympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020. Craig Spence, the IPC’s Communication and Media Director, wrote a detailed response as to why sailing was eliminated from the 2020 Summer Paralympics program. Its a RED alert for sailing. Read and weep!!! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley - Part 2 - Dongfeng and post Vestas Wind *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:41 PM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far, which was covered in Part 1. In this second part he talks about some of the issues that navigators face, what has changed for the navigators since the Team Vestas Wind incident, and why Dongfeng is the leading the race so far. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The Race within the Race *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 1:07 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Before the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 started CEO Knut Frostad said he hoped that the crews would be the focus of this race. Now it seems the experiences of the Team Vestas Wind crew through the crash and rebuild of their badly damaged boat and it’s hoped for re-entry in the race could very much be THE story of this 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley on the Race so far - Part 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:51 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far. 'Long periods of quite boring sailing interspersed with some quite important tactical periods where it became quite interesting,' is how Oxley, now on his third Volvo Ocean Race, describes the Leg. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:30 PM Mon 26 Jan 2015 GMT
40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 5:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...
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McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Burling - 'Just a standard Mach 2' *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:23 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015 GMT
With a hat-trick of wins on the penultimate day of the 2015 McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds, Peter Burling decimated the 80 strong Gold Fleet, and few would bet against him finishing the job on Friday. Despite his success, the points system used for the regatta has kept his great rival in the Olympic skiff event, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) very much in the viewfinder, and the 2012 Olympic Gold med ...
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Tauranga Cup: More images from Day 2 of the P-class at Takapuna *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:00 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Second gallery of images from the Tauranga Cup being sailed off Takapuna Beach in a beautiful sea breeze and big seas. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...
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Tauranga Cup: Images from Day 2 of the P-class Nationals at Takapuna *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:10 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015 GMT
Today the P-class sailors enjoyed one of the great sea breezes for which Takapuna Beach is renowned. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ian Walker grilled by Pakistani Navy - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:03 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, Ian Walker, got interrogated by the Pakistani Navy, as the Volvo Ocean Racer passed by Pakistani territorial waters. On Board Reporter, Matt Knighton, caught the exchange on video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind reveal more detail of program *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:59 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Last Friday, when it became known that Team Vestas Wind had made a decision to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race, the team and primary sponsors, Vestas Wind and Powerhouse called an international media conference in Abu Dhabi, with a series of invited international sailing media online. ...
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Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com , 12:09 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ...
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Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 10:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals... If your club, association or race committee would like to publicise or report on an event, especially its National titles, stories, pictures and or results can be uploaded via our Sail-World.com Contributors System at the top right of the site. ...
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OK. Time for the dinghies to hit the water *Feature By Alex McKinnon, , 12:33 PM Thu 1 Jan 2015 GMT
Photographer Alex McKinnon hit the waters of Port Phillip to get out with the OK Dinghies for their 2014 World Championships. After being blown out for two days, Melbourne's Port Phiilip then asked everyone to hang around for quite some time to ensure that 4 knots from nearly everywhere could indeed build to 20 knots from the Sou'west. The sun came to play, as well. Cool, huh?! ...
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Building the bridge from Optimist to Laser and beyond – with Byte C1 *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 3:05 PM Wed 31 Dec 2014 GMT
‘We don’t expect children to ride adult bikes when they can’t touch the ground, so why do we expect them to sail adult boats when they can’t control as they should. We didn’t want this for our children so set about trying to develop a boat that addresses this problem. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A wild edition + Video *Feature By Regattanews, , 9:51 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Completing the legendary 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart race course in 3 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes and 43 seconds, Wild Rose arrived in Hobart on Monday evening, finishing with a corrected time that proved insurmountable for the yachts drifting through an abating breeze to Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tattersall's Cup Presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 7:37 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The crew of Wild Rose was presented with the George Adams Tattersall's Cup as overall winners under the IRC handicap in a dockside presentation here in Hobart this afternoon. ...
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