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SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 By Sailing Intelligence, , 5:09 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Day 1 By Robert Deave, , 4:39 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ...
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VOR - Dongfeng mast breakage - What happened and what happens next? By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:14 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ...
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Dongfeng challenging final miles to Ushuaia in wake of mast breakage By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:42 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Horn Rounding Live and Dongfeng Update By Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:35 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
From the Volvo Ocean Race Headquarters in Alicante, we catch up live with the entire fleet live, via satellite, as they near the Mt. Everest of sailing, Cape Horn. We hear from the top four as the round, as well as from Dongfeng Race Team on their recent dismasting, and from TeamSCA about their Cape Horn ETA. A ground-breaking first for live coverage in such a remote location! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Youngest crew in Race are the first to Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:16 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Alvimedica leads first four around Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:42 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 12:20 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Four round Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:50 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. With a broken FRO sail and electronic problems, the magenta crew now has to find the right balance between safety and racing. ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar 2015 - Wind played tricks all day in Palma By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 10:05 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar 2015 - The wind played dirty tricks all day in Palma on sailors and race committees who had to juggle with big shifts and different pressure. From 4 to 20 knots, and reaching 40 in some gusts, the wind turned around the bay playing with everybody's nerves! ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Our first major punch By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:29 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team, the joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) who broke their mast a day ago, eased their stricken boat to dry land and safety on Tuesday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:58 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ...
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2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma By European Sailing Federation, , 4:28 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ...
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Solo Basse Normandie– British secure top positions for Artemis Academy By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 2:36 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Solo Basse Normandie – It’s hard to know what’s more intense – sailing a 24 hour race through rough seas, huge tide and gusting winds against some of the best solo sailors in the world, or having your faced glued to a computer screen for 24 hours, tracking the progress of the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Figaro fleet during their first race of the season. ...
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America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:49 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ...
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UBS Jersey Regatta 2015 - Notice of Race By Bill Harris, , 11:34 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The 17th combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the third year by UBS AG, will be held in St Aubin's Bay and off the south coast from fourth to 6th September. ...
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J.P Morgan Asset Management Round Island Race announces Race HUB Clubs By Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC, , 10:26 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has reached agreements with the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club to act as HUB Clubs for the duration of the Race weekend Friday 26th - Sunday 28th June ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:23 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ...
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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston tells tales at the Fitting Out Supper By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 6:04 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
A lively champagne reception and the opportunity to watch a time lapse video telling the story of the piling and dredging works that have been taking place to build the Prince Philip Yacht Haven since the start of construction, launched the start of the Royal Southern Yacht Club Fitting Out Supper on Saturday evening (28th March). Yacht Haven will start to accept its first boats in one week's time ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...
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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 4:10 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ...
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Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 6:28 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:37 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 9:09 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:57 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...
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