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Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – No regrets for Jonas Høgh-Christensen By International Finn Association, , 1:30 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo SAR Sofia Iberostar – Jonas Høgh-Christensen, the Danish silver medalist in the Finn class from the London 2012 Olympics is back for his fourth Olympic campaign. The Sofia Iberostar in Palma marks his return to Olympic campaigning ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Interview with Jimmy Spithill + Show 43 By Sail-World, , 12:49 PM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 43rd. Features a separate interview with America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Three Kiwis lead three classes on Day 3 in Palma By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:03 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team is competing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Now with its third day complete, the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Regatta shifts from opening to finals racing. The NZL Sailing Team is still at the top of the Finn, 49er and Women’s 470 leader-boards. ...
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QLD Etchells – Heidelberg, Dada or something else? By John Curnow, , 8:38 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
It was only a short while ago that we saw how the Brisbane Etchells Fleet had taken renaissance out of the art galleries and onto Moreton Bay. The resurgence was completed during the course of last year. First they won the right to hold the 2018 Etchells World Championship. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Podium completed By Barcelona World Race, , 5:57 AM Thu 2 Apr 2015 GMT
Catalans Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín take third place and complete the podium for this 2014-15 edition of the Barcelona World Race. Sailing GAES Centros Auditivos the female-male duo crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel this Wednesday afternoon April 1st at 17h 09min 28sec UTC. ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar: Finn Fleet compresses behind Josh Junior By Robert Deaves, , 4:34 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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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar– Sailors mark history with debut of kite racing By Icarus Sailing Media, , 11:29 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The kites made their first appearance in Palma this year. Ten challenging races were sailed by mixed teams of male and female riders coming from all over the world to mark history with the debut of kite racing alongside the usual ten Olympic classes and the 2.4 paralympic event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA round Cape Horn and pay tribute to Mange By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:49 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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Not the San Fernando Race 2015 By RHKYC Media / Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 4:44 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Category 1 Offshore Race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak: there was a certain amount of angst flying around in the RHKYC Sailing Office yesterday afternoon when San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had come to the decision to amend the destination ...
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2016 Rio Games – Rubbish collection boats remains suspended By Nick Butler - Insidethegames.com, , 2:17 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics Games - Rubbish collection using ecoboats in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay remains suspended indefinitely, despite next year's Rio 2016 being only 17 months away, insidethegames reports ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 9:10 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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America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 4:23 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, , 4:09 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, , 3:07 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, , 11:41 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, , 10:02 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, , 8:05 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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San Fernando Race – Category one race rerouted due to Typhoon Maysak By RHKYC Media, , 4:04 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
This afternoon in Hong Kong, San Fernando Race Chairman Gerry Daughton announced that, having monitored the development of Typhoon Maysak and taken advice from Hong Kong Observatory, the Race Committee had made the decision to amend the destination of the 20th edition of the San Fernando Race for the safety of the fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 3:22 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, , 1:08 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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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng suspends racing - what happens next? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:46 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng have finally made land fall under their own sails to the mouth of the Beagle Chanel. They finally admitted that it would be unsafe to proceed under sail alone. The weary sailors suspended racing at 0130 UTC. They entered the tricky passage with the aid and assistance from the Chilean Navy who escorted them through. ...
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Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger By Glenn McCarthy, , 12:19 PM 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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Volvo Ocean Race – Epic day for leading fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:18 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, , 9:47 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, , 9:27 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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