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Registration for the 2015 Finn European Championship is live! By Robert Deaves, , 9:05 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ...
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RORC Caribbean 600, day 4 – Classic Focus and Four Figaro II teams By RORC Event Press, , 8:50 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 7:46 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ...
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RS Aero UK National Championships and International Open 2015 preview By Peter Barton, , 5:15 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Following on from the launch of ‘RS Aerocup - Barcelona Edition’, where 16 charter boats will be made available to International entrants outside the UK, RS Sailing have made a further exciting commitment. They will generously also make those 16 charter boats available two months earlier, for the inaugural UK Nationals, to enable International visitors to compete. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video By John Navas, , 10:52 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ...
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High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover By Graeme Finch, , 10:35 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:25 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:06 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 2015 – No sleep until Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:51 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ...
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RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 – Close competition – 43 yachts still racing By RORC Event Press, , 4:08 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - The only place to be this weekend! By Susie Nation-Grainger, , 3:12 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015 brought to you by the RYA, is the only place to be this weekend (28 February-01 March) whether you’ve never set foot in a dinghy or you’re a seasoned pro. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:08 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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AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video By pressure-drop.us, , 11:19 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ...
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RS Aerocup first edition to be held in Barcelona By RS Aero Sailing, , 10:30 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
We are delighted to announce the addition of a new gem to the RS Aero international calendar and the birth of the RS Aerocup series! The first edition of the Aerocup will be held from October 30th to November 1st 2015 in the iconic city of Barcelona, hosted by the Olympic sailing venue of 1992; Barcelona International Sailing Centre. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 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 – The race tightens as New Zealand looms By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:00 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ...
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GJW Direct SailFest - Entry now open By Brenda Hoult, , 4:46 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
For the 2015 edition of GJW Direct SailFest entry is now open. With an early heads-up, the keen Devoti D-Zero fleet have already got entries coming in for their inaugural national championships, to be held as part of the SailFest regatta. ...
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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Clamcleats 50th anniversary competition By Emma Slater, , 3:37 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Clamcleats Limited will be at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show over the weekend of 28 February – 01 March at Alexandra Palace, London. As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, they have a competition to win one of three Topper Taz dinghies! ...
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Andark opens watersports lake in heart of Hampshire By Emma Slater, , 3:15 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Hampshire based Andark has opened its own watersports lake for a host of recreational and water based activities. Tucked away down a small, dusty lane at the back of Andark’s existing premises in Swanwick, is the lake which is peacefully nestled amongst fields and ancient woodland. More than double the size of an Olympic pool, the lake also offers state of the art conference rooms ...
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Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:18 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ...
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America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:49 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ...
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WPNSA announces 2015 events calendar By WPNSA, , 5:33 PM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is ready for another year of water based action. Some of the braver youths are taking to the winter waters of Portland Harbour as early as February and March sailing in the Topper, Laser and 420 dinghy Classes. The WPNSA has confirmed six national ranking events across the year for Olympic Classes as well as five National Championships and ...
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