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Extreme Sailing Series™ reveals record media coverage By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 4:49 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Itajaí In-port Race By Team Brunel, , 4:19 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s no joke – Dongfeng are back! By Dongfeng Race Team, , 10:24 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ...
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Team Brunel wins light airs Volvo In Port Race in Itajai By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:23 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ...
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2015 Flying Phantom Series Eurocat - Starts in May first weekend By Nicolas Felix, Carnac , 7:06 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
As each year on the first weekend in May, Carnac Yacht Club will be organizing the Eurocat, one of Europe’s biggest gatherings of racing catamarans. This year, it will also be the first event for the Flying Phantom catamarans: The Flying Phantom Series – Eurocat 2015. Fifteen Flying Phantoms will be taking part in this big event on their very own race course off the main beach ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 - Race day 3 + Video By Barby MacGowan, , 3:28 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Under a gray sky that struggled to hold back rain, 70 teams competing at Les Voiles de St. Barth set out from the Port of Gustavia this morning for the third of four racing days that followed yesterday's sunny Lay Day. ...
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ClubSwan celebrates the true spirit of Swan By Nautor’s Swan, , 2:45 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Owners, media, and guests were greeted yesterday in the stunning backdrop of Yacht Club Monaco to celebrate ClubSwan, together with partners Gazprom and the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The race starts here By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:07 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) carry a seven-point advantage into the start of Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but their team are taking nothing for granted. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Over the rainbow By Louay Habib, , 11:04 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ...
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Magic Marine RS Aero open at Reading SC By Emily Davis, , 9:26 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
The rain ceased as we arrived at Reading Sailing Club and we were greeted by a friendly club member who helped us off with our RS Aero and RS Teras. A beautiful spot with an interesting long thin lake allowing the breeze which was running straight down to maintain its strength. A cheer was raised as one RS Aero sailor decided to head off early to be rewarded by an instant capsize! ...
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Red Bull Foiling Generation search in seven nations begins in Japan By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:44 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Les Voiles de St Barth - Race three images by Richard Langdon By Rachel Jaspersen, , 7:52 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race three. ...
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Baffling Jury decision over refusal to allow unusable sail replacement By Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:47 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA denied permission for sail change By Team SCA, , 3:45 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s easy to smile when everything’s going your way By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:51 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ...
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Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:33 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica supports heart health By Team Alvimedica, , 4:12 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home By Team Alvimedica, , 3:45 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 3:19 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ...
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Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:03 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ...
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Superyacht UK Tour of Excellence underway By British Marine Federation, , 2:04 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The British Marine Federation (BMF) and group association Superyacht UK (SYUK) has been promoting British Excellence to a global audience on the Tour of Excellence this week. ...
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Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe By Vendée Globe, , 9:10 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ...
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