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Bristol sailing charity becomes Sailability Centre of Excellence By RYA, , 4:27 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
A Bristol sailing charity has recently joined a very select group of just eleven UK sites, having been given a Sailability Centre of Excellence award. ...

What motivates a Clipper Round the World Race sailor? By Marina Thomas, , 3:29 AM Sun 22 Mar 2015 GMT
What inspires an amateur sailor to take on the grueling Clipper Round the World Race? We get some insight from San Francisco-based Jason Chan… ...

Barcelona World Race - Enjoying the moment By Barcelona World Race Media, , 8:10 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat just 15 miles from Morocco, Leaders set to cross Gibraltar tomorrow afternoon- Race to exit the Doldrums between We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Icebergs force course change to keep fleet clear By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 7:41 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
A massive one kilometre-wide iceberg has forced the Volvo Ocean Race to change the positioning of their ice gates to keep the fleet clear of trouble in the Southern Ocean on Leg 5. The berg was heading towards the path of the six-strong fleet, so organisers and opted late on Thursday night to move the current ice limit route further to the north. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - If you want to get a-head get a hat!! By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:26 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - There is a saying made famous by advertising hat makers in the 1940s: “If you want to get a head, then get a hat.” Well, in the Volvo Ocean Race, the teams that get a head will need a hat! ...

Volvo Ocean Race - “It’s one hell of a baptism” By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
“For Wolf and Black its one hell of a baptism, and for our team, the big challenge of this Volvo Ocean Race” – Charles Caudrelier. The first miles of this leg were truly magnificent. Sailing along the New Zealand coast is exceptionally beautiful and interesting. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - After the slamming, now respite By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:10 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
Although Team Brunel have taken a marginal lead and, with Team Alvimedica, have been sailing in a slightly stronger breeze (1-2 knots more), Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have positioned themselves in the best spot in the course. ...

Which 49er World Champion will win a Volvo or America's Cup first? *Feature By Ben Remocker, , 3:22 AM Sat 21 Mar 2015 GMT
July marks the 20 year anniversary of the ISAF evaluation camp that flung the 49er onto the sailing world. The 49er showed up from down under to take on the likes of the 5o5, the Boss, the laser 5000, and the I14. Instantly the world knew the 49er was a beast to be tamed, and those with ambition have since lined up to try and tame her. ...

Barcelona World Race - Sunday afternoon in the Med? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:39 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Sunday should see Cheminées Poujoulat in the Mediterranean. Some time Sunday. It is hard to be precise because the Barcelona World leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are forecast to have only light winds for their passage of the Gibraltar Strait and it is quite possible they will be slowed. ...

2015 Aloha Round Hainan Regatta preview By Carla Anselmi, , 2:21 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
The first starting signal of the Aloha Round Hainan Regatta 2015 is fast approaching. The race village and the pontoons at Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya are bustling with activity, with crews giving the final touches to their boats, race officials working on measurements and organizers finalising entries. ...

Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe preview By Mini Transat 2015, , 1:42 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
On 19 September 2015, there will be 84 competitors heading out to do battle with the Atlantic for the 20th edition of the Mini Transat. As was the case in 2013, the race will set sail from Douarnenez in north-west Brittany. For this edition, the aims of the organisers are twofold: to build on what made the 2013 edition such a success and to strengthen the points that required tweaking. ...

35th America's Cup - Bermuda training – Writing the playbook By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:09 PM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Bermuda will be the venue for the 35th America's Cup. It's a brand new race track for foiling multihulls, and Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) were the first to test it back in January. It was immediately clear that it would be much more of a strategic and tactical test than the drag-race that dominated the 34th Cup match in San Francisco. ...

Barcelona World Race - The entire fleet in the Atlantic By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 10:32 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The final tacks by Cheminées Poujoulat, and subsequently those by Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos, are likely to be rather lively as they approach the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean. ...

A close battle for the Shustoke Gauntlet 2015 By Chris Biglin, , 10:03 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Competitors arriving for the 2015 Shustoke Gauntlet on Saturday 14th March were greeted by bacon sandwiches and a perfect 10 knot breeze forecast to be steady throughout the day ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gets back into action - 1 + Video By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:22 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
First installation of a weekly update from Persico Marine in Bergamo where Team Vestas Wind's VO65 is being rebuilt. This week, shore manager Neil Cox brings us up to speed with the technical ongoings and the Team. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet sets up for the high-pressure system By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - As forecast, the wind has started to drop in the last 12 hours and the breeze is now between 15 and 20 knots blowing from the southwest. Average boat speeds are now in the 11-12kt range. ...

Barcelona World Race - Spare a thought for..... By Barcelona World Race, , 2:23 AM Fri 20 Mar 2015 GMT
There may be some truth in the perception that life at the front of the Barcelona World Race fleet inherently feels better than that in any of the other current positions. True, most would swap with the Cheminées Poujoulat duo in an eyeblink, 1330 miles from the finish line with a lead of 1000 miles, but that does not mean that Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have it easy. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet cross the dateline in 30kt winds + Video By NZL + Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:30 PM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet have all crossed the international dateline and are now in the western hemisphere in their 40,000nm lap of the planet. The conditions after passing New Zealand’s East Cape, were hardly conducive to comfortable sailing – 30 knots of wind (56 kilometres per hour) and a much heightened sea state. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Racing's boat released from judicial custody By, , 2:51 PM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
In the latest chapter of a dramatic legal battle over the America's Cup AC45 '4 Oracle Team USA', a federal judge has ordered the arrested AC45 released from judicial custody after hearing arguments from both sides yesterday. ...

America’s Cup World Series - Incredible response to ticket launch By, , 1:50 PM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
This summer's 'must have' tickets for The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (23rd to 26th July 2015) are being snapped up fast after an incredible response to the ticket launch for the four day sailing and entertainment spectacular from both Portsmouth residents and further afield from national and international bookings ...

The IDEC Sport trimaran sold to the Chinese sailor Guo Chuan By Mer et Media, , 10:52 AM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
A new chapter opens for Francis Joyon with the sale of his legendary trimaran, aboard which he smashed the major solo records, including the round the world record, for which he set a new time of 57 days ...

Clipper Race reveals history-making skipper line-up By Claire Glancy, , 10:32 AM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has revealed its most diverse ever line-up of professional skippers who will lead their amateur crews in the tenth edition of the world famous challenge, setting sail on August 30, 2015. ...

Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 NSW- Fleet prepares for title fight By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:39 AM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
The Farr 40 fleet is preparing for this weekend’s Aberdeen Asset Management NSW Farr 40 title as the precursor to next week’s season finale, the John Calvert-Jones Trophy national title fight when a new Australian one design champion will be declared on Saturday March 28, 2015. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel and Team Alvimedica are pushing harder By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:02 AM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
On Day 2 of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, there have been nasty conditions in the last 12 hours: 30 knots of breeze in five–six metre waves (16.4–19.7 feet). That has led to a fast ride for the fleet with average speeds between 18 and 21 knots of average speeda fast ride for the fleet with average speeds between 18 and 21 knots of average speed. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet finds Cyclone Pam's leftovers on Day 2 By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 4:15 AM Thu 19 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are striking out into the South Pacific Ocean and have encountered big seas left over from Cyclone Pam. At latest report there were no reports of damage, as the one design Volvo 65 gets a thorough work-out. ...

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