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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA round Cape Horn and pay tribute to Mange By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:49 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Today Team SCA passed the mystical and legendary Cape Horn, the Southern headland of America, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. When passing the Horn at 1142 GMT the crew paid a tribute to their late coach Magnus Olsson ('Mange') who passed away close to two years ago, at the age of 63. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofía – Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic aims to win medal in Rio By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 3:41 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Princesa Sofía – 2014 ISAF Worlds silver medallist in Santander and world number one in the Finn class, Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is sailing in Palma with a clear objective: select for the Olympic Games and win a medal in Rio ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing powers towards Itajaí By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:12 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) continued to power towards Itajaí at the head of the fleet on Wednesday with the possibility of extending their overall Volvo Ocean Race lead tantalisingly within their reach. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet head north By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:00 PM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It has been a steady night of upwind sailing for the lead pack as they head north, beating in 25 knot winds. There have been no major changes with the front four in the past 12 hours. Reports from the boats are saying they are preparing for a period of stronger winds in the next 24 hours as they catch the top of a low-pressure system passing them to the south. ...
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Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 preview By International Six Metre Association, , 10:29 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The International Six Metre Class World Championship 2015 will be hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité-sur-mer (SNT), Brittany from 29 May to 5 June. The team at SNT is world renowned for its event management and will be working closely with the International and French Six Metre Associations to deliver another outstanding regatta. ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – French and New Zealanders showing the way! By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 8:10 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – It was a long day in Palma with the late coming sea breeze delaying racing. Patience paid off and the second day provided great racing and allowed to complete the qualification stage. A seventh race was completed for the kites who will go into medal race mode on Wednesday. ...
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BUCS - BUSA Student Yachting Championships - Day 1 By Tony Mapplebeck, , 5:13 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2015 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Yachting Championship is underway in the Solent today. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the British Universities Sailing Associations’ (BUSA), are holding the University Yachting Championship 2015 at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth this week. 176 students in 22 teams from 18 universities set sail from Port Solent ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:03 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Team SCA is due to round Cape Horn tomorrow between 1200 – 1800 UTC. They are still battling with the elements, squally conditions, sailing in 20 knots of wind, from west-northwest. Sea state is rough and waves are 6 metres high. ...
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Strong field for RORC Easter Challenge By Trish Jenkins, , 3:36 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
After a successful RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's European season sets sail this week with the RORC Easter Challenge, running on the Solent from Good Friday (3rd April) to Easter Sunday (5th April). ...
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America's Cup: Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 3:23 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class - a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Finn class surprises By Robert Deaves, , 3:09 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
Josh Junior (NZL) takes the lead at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma after being one of the few sailors to achieve any sort of consistency on the second day’s racing. Jonathan Lobert (FRA) drops to second on equal points, while Tapio Nirkko (FIN) remains in third with no race position better than seventh. Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Junior. ...
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Through the eyes of our Chinese sailors, the things we don't see By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:07 AM Wed 1 Apr 2015 GMT
For the professional offshore sailors of the world, mast breakages (or any sort of damage to the boat) is an unfortunate occupational hazard. For our rookie Chinese sailors on the other hand, the experience has been shocking, scary and bewildering. The reaction of Liu Xue (Black) is understandably in contrast to the pro crew who know how to manage these kinds of situations. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:41 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning. Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:02 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years. Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2017: Field announces campaign for 2017 Volvo Race By Rebecca Hayter, Boating NZ, , 7:05 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ...
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Round the Island Race – Largest fleet of matched ocean racers to debut By Clipper Ventures, , 3:42 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race – Three months from now, the world’s largest fleet of matched ocean racers will make its debut on the start line against 1,600 competitors. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 2:22 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz finish second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:08 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Altadill and Muñoz crossed the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel at 23:47:00 hrs UTC this Monday night completing the 23, 321 miles course in 89d 11hrs 47mins ...
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Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger By Glenn McCarthy, , 11:19 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Epic day for leading fleet By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:18 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Yesterday was an epic day for the leading fleet as they rounded Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica was first out of the Southern Ocean and to cross into the Atlantic Ocean for the second time this race. ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces new and expanded 16 event schedule By WMRT, , 8:47 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ...
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World Match Racing Tour announces Royal Southern Match Cup By WMRT, , 8:27 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ...
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Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – Bright future for Kiteboarding By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 7:59 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ...
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Time for Prize-Giving at the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 7:08 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3 By Sailing Intelligence, , 4:09 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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