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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) ...
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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. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía - US Sailing Team Sperry results By Will Ricketson, , 7:12 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
The US Sailing Team Sperry finished in the top ten in four classes at the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía, an event that attracted over 1,200 olympic-class sailors from 65 countries. 46-year-old regatta was a notable stop on team's European racing circuit, with competitor berths for 2015 Rio Olympic Test Event being awarded based on combined results of US athletes at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami ...
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Sixty-second Annual Golden Gate Bullship Race - Overall report By Erik Simonson, , 5:01 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Twenty-two El Toros started, and all finished. The skies were clear, sunny, with northwesterly winds steadily increasing until most of the skippers sat on the rails. The predicted flood current took a number of boats close to Alcatraz, and nearly a dozen had to sail against the current from Fort Mason to the finish line. ...
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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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2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Day 2 By Trish Jenkins, , 4:07 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
The second day of the BVI Spring Regatta was blessed with perfect sailing conditions and wonderful azure blue water, pumped up by 15 knots of warm tradewinds, blew through the Sir Francis Drake Channel. In CSA Racing One, Ola Hox's TP52, Team Varg/Conviction won the first two races of the day, putting pressure on class leader, Steve and Heidi Benjamin's HP40, Spookie. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Day 6 + Video By Icarus Sailing amended by Sail-World.com, , 3:31 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - The medal races concluded on Saturday the 46th edition of the Trofeo Sofia Iberostar deciding Olympic classes winners. ...
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2015 ASPBYC Walt Elliott Harbor Challenge – And the winner is… By Rick Roberts, , 3:06 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Mike Burch, commodore of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, won the Association of San Pedro Bay Yacht Clubs 2015 Walt Elliott Harbor Challenge Sunday and will be taking the Walt Elliott Trophy back to his club which, since this regatta began in 1968, CBYC has now won 15 times. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 5 Finish - Itajai - Live Video and Replay By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:09 AM Sun 5 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the live and replay coverage of the Leg 5 Finish in Itajai, Brazil. The first four boats have finished. Check the video link below to see the live action and then the replay. ...
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America's Cup: Bruno Troublé - Organiser mistakes are killing the Cup By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:13 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Bruno Troublé is the creator and face of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the highly successful America's Cup Challenger Series he created in 1983, and which continued as a mainstay of the America's Cup until 2013. Includes links to interviews with Peter Montgomery, Brad Butterworth and Grant Dalton (today, Sunday). Plus interviews with Brad Butterworth, Grant Dalton and Peter Montgomery. ...
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Princess Sofia Iberostar medal races - Day 8 Images by Richard Langdon By Richard Langdon / Ocean Images, , 9:10 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Princess Sofia Iberostar medal races - Day 8 Images by Richard Langdon ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Close cover to the finish By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:08 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
The fleet has under 300nm to the finish, sailing in 10 knots of wind, 10 to 12 knots of boats speed on the wind beating to Itajai. The first boat to tack and spook the herd was the Turkish-American team, Alvimedica, followed almost immediately by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Mapfre and Team Brunel quickly followed, keeping the relative positions the same. ...
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Princess Sofia Trophy 2015 - Races day 8 images by Richard Langdon By Richard Langdon / Ocean Images, , 9:03 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Princess Sofia Trophy 2015 - Races day 8 images by Richard Langdon ...
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46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar - Olympic classes winners announced By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 7:32 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
The medal races concluded on Saturday the 46th edition of the Trofeo Sofia Iberostar deciding on the Olympic classes winners. Two final races in the 2.4 and the Dragon conclude the event. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia 2015 - 49ers winners just keep on winning By Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía, , 6:58 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), 49ers winners in the 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar, are racing in many events throughout the year in order to keep their level at the top. “It is a good way to see the strong points of the other teams and what we have to fix. It is a great motivation to keep working and try to be better.” explains Burling. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Itajaí at fever pitch By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:47 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
In the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race, Itajaí was gearing up for a thrilling finale to one of the most closely contested Southern Ocean/south Atlantic legs with four boats still in with a chance of an epic victory on Sunday evening ...
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Gladwell's Line: April Fooled *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:45 PM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Wednesday was April 1, in New Zealand and March 31 in the slower time zones of USA and Europe. The various media releases came thick and fast. April 1 and its Eve are traditionally a time for some rather bizarre releases as various elements of the sailing media publish stories design to fool the reader, at least for a paragraph or two. Traditionally too, there is a lot of licence allowed ...
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Clipper Race - Youth sailors win place in world’s longest ocean race By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 11:38 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Charlie Stannard, 19 from London and Heather Thomas, 18, from West Yorkshire are celebrating today after winning a life changing opportunity to race across the Pacific Ocean in Leg 6 of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. ...
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2015 Garda Optimist Meeting - Challenging moments on Day 2 By Fraglia Vela Riva, , 11:11 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
It was another beautiful day of sunshine and wind on Lake Garda Trentino for the 868 Optimists taking part in the 33rd edition of The Garda Optimist Meeting, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, which has a participation of 863 helmsmen from 29 different nations. Maxime Thommen of Switzerland leads the pack with two firsts, followed by Dimitra Vartholomaiou of Greece (seven - one), six points behind. ...
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Chicago to host 2015 Blind World Fleet Racing Championship By Dobbs Davis, , 9:29 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
The Chicago Yacht Club, along with Sail Sheboygan and the Chicago Match Race Center, will host the 2015 Blind World Fleet Racing Championship from September 9-13. ...
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2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Day 5 + Videos By Icarus Sailing, , 7:05 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
The Trofeo Sofia Iberostar has crowned three champions on the last day of finals in Palma. Evi van Acker in the Laser Radial and the French team of Billy Besson and Marie Riou in the Nacra will sail their round of honour in Saturday's medal race. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - still tight at the top By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
Around 2100 UTC the wind shifted 30º from the north-northwest towards the north for the leading boats. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing are still in the lead, 2.2 nautical miles (nm) ahead of Mapfre. The Emiratis have lost 2.6nm to the Spaniards in the past 12 hours. During the night Team Alvimedica have been able to defend their third place in front of Team Brunel, just 1nm behind the Turkish-Americans. ...
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2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Day 1 By Louay Habib, , 5:49 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Rain squalls ripped through the Sir Francis Drake Channel at the start of racing on day one of the BVI Spring Regatta, enhancing the trade winds to over 20 knots for most of the day. A short sea state, at times rising to three metres when the fleet was racing out of the Channel added gusto to the wet and wild conditions. ...
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2015 SAP 505 World Championships - Battle for second position By Sailing Intelligence, , 5:11 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 SAP 505 World Championships - After Mike Holt and Carl Smit won the SAP 505 World Championships with a day to spare, the final day in South Africa was all about who could secure second place overall. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - “It’s never over until it’s over” By Robert Deaves, , 4:34 AM Sat 4 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - The saying “it’s never over until it’s over” was never truer than the final qualification day for the Finn fleet at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. The fact that Giles Scott (GBR) managed to extend his lead with twenty, nine finishes really sums up the day it was. The landscape in the top ten is dramatically different from this morning. ...
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