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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica managed to keep leverage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:37 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - With the fleet in their lanes to the north since this morning and the split of Team Alvimedica 50 nm west of the others, I‘ve been basically staring at the tracker all day. And so, since the last Watch Producer report at 1900 UTC, the Turkish-American team has managed to keep 9.2 miles of leverage, meaning that they have lost only half of a mile in the last 12 hours. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Ups, downs and unpredictability in Hyeres By ISAF, , 2:24 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
The new ISAF Sailing World Cup format of 40 boats per fleet is stirring up exceptional competition in Hyères following another day of ups, downs and unpredictability. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tricky day three By Robert Deaves, , 1:51 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Giles Scott (GBR) has extended his lead over Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), after the third day of the opening series at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres was again delayed by light winds early in the day. Race wins went to Caleb Paine (USA) and Ioannis Mitakis (GRE). ...
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Burling and Tuke still lead 49ers in Hyeres at ISAF Sailing World Cup By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 1:42 AM Sat 25 Apr 2015 GMT
At the end of day three at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta the NZL Sailing Team continues to lead the 49er class, with a further five crews also lying within the top ten. Tomorrow is the penultimate day of the regatta, the last day of fleet racing and the last chance for all crews to secure a place in the top ten of their fleet for a start in Sunday’s medal races. ...
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Sailing World Cup –Hyeres 2015 - Now all is right with the 49er World *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 1:14 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
New Zealand’s Pete Burling and Blair Tuke have won every single 49er regatta they have entered since their 2012 London Silver medal result and that includes multiple world titles, World Cup regattas and the Rio test event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Heading the race for home By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:12 PM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – American Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA), who are dreaming of winning the sixth leg to their home port of Newport, Rhode Island, USA, snatched a narrow lead on Friday. ...
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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Burton continues to lead Laser By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 11:29 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Laser World ranked number one, and 2013,2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winner Australian Tom Burton pushed to the top of the leader board on day two of the 2015 regatta after posting a third and second place. ...
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The first Virtual Sailing World Championship By SailX, , 10:29 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
What would happen if all of the sailors in the world could race each other on a truly level playing field? ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images from day 2's racing By Franck Socha, , 10:10 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
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Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:37 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
With less than a week to go until the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, there is a palpable tension in the air, as the nine-strong Extreme 40 fleet head to China’s Olympic sailing city, 30 April – 3 May. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Plastic soup - There is a solution By Bouwe Bekking, , 8:58 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
What a huge difference is there between Itajai and Rio de Janeiro. Ok, the water looks murky in Itajai, but that is because it is at the end of a river. Luckily there is not so much plastic and other rubbish in the waters near Itajai. But also streets looks much cleaner and, of course, that helps with less rubbish washing in the river during heavy rain showers, of which there are plenty in Brasil ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet waits for the right-hand shift By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:15 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – As the fleet waits for the inevitable right-hand shift that the trade winds will bring, they have continued to plug northeast. But plugging on has not been as straightforward as some hoped ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - No mercy' in Hyères By ISAF, , 2:42 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The biggest smile of the day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères belonged to Poland's Maja Dziarnowska after she picked up three straight race wins in the Women's RS:X. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup -Giles Scott leads Finn after Day 2 at Hyeres By Robert Deaves, , 2:15 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
Giles Scott (GBR) has taken pole position in the Finn fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres after a day of tough sailing in winds around 16-18 knots. He leads from Ed Wright (GBR) and Pieter-Jan Postma (NED). After another delay to wait for the wind, the Finn fleet eventually got in two slightly late races. The wind was forecast to come in stronger than on Wednesday and did just that. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 24 - Earth to Wheeler? By Collinson FX, , 1:16 AM Fri 24 Apr 2015 GMT
The currency wars have seen Global Monetary policies pushing interest rates to record lows, while RBNZ Wheeler, has been operating in an alternate universe... the Auckland housing market! The recovery has collapsed under his wrong-minded policy direction and this has blown the 'rock star economy' phenomena. Signals of a reversal in policy is long overdue and markets have listened. ...
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Sailing World Cup - Could this actually be an ISAF success story? *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 9:37 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com has often been critical of ISAF decision making and sadly it seem will have reasons to continue to be so, but frankly it does look like ISAF is gradually getting things right with the Sailing World Cup. ...
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2015 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships By Gay Noyer, Taupo , 8:43 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Thirty New Zealand Secondary School teams entered the 2015 Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships, hosted last week by Lake Taupo Yacht Club. Sailing was held over five days, with a variety of conditions to test the sailors. ...
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Burling and Tuke near perfect on Day 2 of Sailing World Cup Hyeres By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:34 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Racing continued for the NZL Sailing Team in France today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where our 2012 Olympic medallist crews hit their stride. On the skiff course Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were showing everyone else how it’s done, while in the Women’s 470 Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have made major gains on the leader-board. ...
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Japanese expected to announce Challenge late next week By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:02 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Extremely well connected international sailing correspondent, Stuart Alexander, has reported some of the detail of the Japanese America's Cup Challenge which he expects to be announced late next week. Writing in the Independent (UK) Alexander says the Challenge will have a Japanese skipper. ...
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Oracle Team USA sails for first time in Bermuda By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:45 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA has made its debut on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda Wednesday with the team training on two foiling Phantom catamarans. Kyle Langford, Graeme Spence, Joey Newton and Andrew Campbell were the first sailors on the Defending America's Cup champion to test the local conditions. ...
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Road to Rio 2016 – An interview with Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark By Jonny Fullerton, Grand Prix Sailing, , 5:46 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Jonny Fullerton of Grand Prix Sailing talks to 2012 Olympic 470 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Team GBR at the start of the 2015 season ...
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Ocean Summit on Marine Debris to address a growing catastrophe By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:13 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, next month has attracted a stellar list of expert speakers to bring attention to a ‘growing catastrophe’. ...
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The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 6 Week 1 Review By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 1:46 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. It was a slow start to Leg 6, as the teams got underway from Itajai, Brazil for their journey back into the northern hemisphere and the finish at Newport, Rhode Island, USA – a ‘mere’ 5,010 miles away. It was so light at the start time that overall lea ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Images by Franck Socha By Franck Socha, , 1:24 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA celebrate their lap of the planet By Corinna Halloran, OBR, Team SCA, , 12:45 PM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - April 22, 2015 will now forever live in the hearts of Team SCA. At 18:56 UTC, fellow competitor, Ian Walker from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, was the first to congratulate Team SCA in completing successful lap around the world. According to Ian, we have crossed our Leg 1 track, therefore completing a feat most only dream about. ...
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