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Volvo Ocean Race: No Easter Break for GAC Pindar and Southern Spars By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 8:27 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Southern Spars received an urgent call on the Thursday before Easter, from Volvo Ocean Race to get a spare mast on a ship that weekend. Richard Thorpe of TNL GAC Pindar was immediately on the case, leading a logistical mission for the team at TNL GAC Pindar. The other spare mast is currently getting loaded onto a plane in the Middle East to meet Dongfeng Race Team in Itajai. ...

Salish Sea Pilot guides - 'Almost free' By Jim Burgoyne, Victoria , 6:10 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Nothing feels more altruistic than offering cruising guides as free downloads. And it made the folks at Salish Sea Pilot pretty popular at dock parties, too. ...

BUCS-BUSA Student Yachting Championship 2015 - Nationals Wrap By Tony Mapplebeck, Gunwharf Quays Marina, Portsmouth , 5:14 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
In an exciting last two days of the 2015 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) yachting nationals, Southampton Red maintained their lead overall to win the Championship. Following a very close dual between Southampton Red and Southampton Solent Red in the long inshore race on the penultimate day, the fleet was split into Gold and Silver Fleets for the final day. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A warm welcome to Brazil By Team SCA, , 4:28 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA crossed the finishing line in Itajai at 13:52:15 UTC to a rapturous reception from family, friends and an army of local supporters. ...

Barcelona World Race - Touching distance By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:18 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The finish line is within touching distance for One Planet One Ocean and Pharmaton, with Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa embarking on their final night at sea. They are forecast to arrive in Barcelona in fourth place tomorrow evening (April 8), and have around 250 miles left to sail to Barcelona. Behind them in fifth place, We Are Water is now around 85 miles behind ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 5 - Team SCA - Itajai - Live Video and Replay By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 4:11 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the live and replay coverage of Team SCA's Leg 5 Finish in Itajai, Brazil - coverage starts around 1330UTC. The first four boats have finished, Team SCA will cross for fifth boat home in Itajai. Check the video link below to see the live action and then the replay. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA made it By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:58 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Battered, bruised, but defiant to the last, Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) finally completed a gruelling leg five on Tuesday and arrived to a well-deserved Brazilian welcome fit for heroines. ...

Melges 24 World Championship 2015 exceeds 100 entries By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:32 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Melges 24 World Championship 2015 - At the end of the first period of the pre-registration, more than 100 boats have been registered to participate at the worldwide gathering in Middelfart, Denmark. ...

2015 European Season – Oman Sail aims for bigger and stronger future By Oman Sail, , 3:03 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 European Season – Oman Sail’s spotlight on speed in 2014 when they broke the Round Britain and Ireland World Record will be replaced with a focus on the future in 2015 targeting Oman’s offshore team for development in a demanding European season that includes the Rolex Fastnet and Middle Sea Races. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Recap leg five By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:18 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - A warm breeze blows through the restaurant of the small pousada Villa Balangan in Itajaí. In the distance, the waves of the warm southern Atlantic Ocean are breaking on a dazzling white beach. While children play football in the street, the sailors of Team Brunel are eating their first decent breakfast in nineteen days. Together, the crew look back on the last leg. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - In the true spirit of sailing By Giraglia Rolex Cup Press, , 1:10 PM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
Rolex’s European yachting season commences in mid-June with the Giraglia Rolex Cup which includes the Mediterranean’s oldest offshore race. The competition is a treasured part of Rolex’s association with sailing, encapsulating the sport’s noble values and the spirit of fair play and bonheur that unites all of Rolex’s yachting events. ...

RYA Youth National Championships - Day 1 overall By RYA, , 5:05 AM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships kicked off today with racing for all classes at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The day started with a short postponement ashore before sailors headed out for their first race around 11am. The light sea breeze remained in the harbour for the rest of the day. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Last night at sea By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:31 AM Tue 7 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Last night at sea for Team SCA. The magenta boat is now 300 nautical miles from Itajaí, sailing along the Brazilian coast in 18 knots of southern breeze. The wind has decreased in the last hours and shifted 40 degrees to the right. ...

Barcelona World Race - A gentleman’s duel By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:48 PM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - There are fewer than 500 miles to the finish for One Planet One Ocean and Pharmaton, but the challenges of the Barcelona World Race are not quite over yet. ...

Magic Marine Easter Regatta 2015 - A bright end to day 3 By Carrie Howe, , 2:35 PM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
A beautiful Easter morning welcomed the third day of racing at the Magic Marine Easter Regatta, with all boats launching on time. The first race was underway as scheduled, however due to the lack of wind, only Gold Fleet managed to finish before the wind ran out, with the other two fleets races having to be abandoned. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: ‘The Undaunted’ – Team SCA women battle on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:46 PM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) was still doggedly battling the elements on Monday to reach their destination in Itajaí, south-east Brazil, more than 12 hours after the leaders had finished leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi's fifth consecutive offshore podium finish By TCA Abu Dhabi, , 11:15 AM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) - the emirate’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) - has established a seven point advantage at the top of the overall standings after winning the marquee fifth leg in the epic, round-the-world race, from New Zealand to Brazil. ...

2015 Garda Optimist Meeting - And the winner is.... By Fraglia Vela Riva, , 4:25 AM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
For the third year running Italy tastes victory at the Garda Optimist Meeting, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva and Guinness World Record holder, which this year hosted 29 nations and 863 young sailors. Riccardo Sepe managed to hold his concentration throughout four days of competition in conditions found on Garda, Trentino, first with strong winds and high waves then with light winds of 10-12 knots ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A monster of a leg ends in glory By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:49 AM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) buried the miserable memories of three years ago to win an epic Southern Ocean/south Atlantic crossing in Leg 5 and claim their second stage victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - And the fourth position goes to... By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:17 AM Mon 6 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - After a really tough leg on the Southern Ocean, Team Brunel has finished safely in fourth position. The Dutch team required 19 days and 25 minutes to complete the fifth Volvo Ocean Race leg to the Brazilian port of Itajaí. Team Brunel is now third in the general rankings. ...

Volvo Ocean Match Race: Abu Dhabi wins Leg 5 in very close finish By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:01 PM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has won Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race in a close finish at Itajai, Brazil with the first four boats finishing within an hour around dusk in Itajai. After sailing for 19 days on the 6776nm leg, Abu Dhabi crossed the line at 19.30.10UTC. She was followed 32 minutes later by the Spanish entry, and Leg 4 winner, Mapfre (Iker Martinez). ...

RORC Easter Challenge overall By RORC Event Press, , 4:27 PM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
While the sun came out for the final day of the RORC Easter Challenge, sadly the wind failed to materialise on the Solent and at 1130 BST, Principal Race Office Stuart Childerley hoisted the AP over A announcing an end to the regatta ...

Princesa Sofia – 49er Women finish with a bang, all Aussie results By Australian Sailing, , 11:24 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofia – Olympic silver medallist Olivia Price (NSW) and crew Eliza Solly (VIC) have won the bronze medal in the Women’s Skiff 49er-FX last night (Saturday, 4 April) ...

Magic Marine Easter Regatta - Tight racing on the sheltered lake By Carrie Howe, Lake Braassemermeer , 9:57 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Magic Marine Easter Regatta - Marking the opening of the International Optimist schedule, the regatta is in full swing with 240 competitors representing 17 different countries. From what started as a dismal week with gale force winds and torrential rain, the event has developed to provide tight racing on the sheltered lake in The Netherlands. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Tough fight among leading pack with 200nm to Itajai By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:43 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The leaders passed the 200 nautical miles (nm) to the finish around 0200 UTC. For them the past 12 hours of sailing have consisted in pointing the bows towards the Brazilian coast where they are heading upwind in starboard tack. ...

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