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Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:13 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1 By Bob Fisher, , 12:29 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
If racing sailors could choose . . . it would be for consistent wind of 20-22 knots, sunshine and courses that are not of the repeated windward/leeward variety and occasional natural hazards. Those attending the St. Thomas International Regatta had exactly that today. The natural hazards struck hard with some – beach catamarans upside down are difficult to right ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:11 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ...
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The Transat 2016 – City of Plymouth chosen as host venue By The Transat, , 10:26 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The Transat 2016 – The iconic sea-faring City of Plymouth (UK), known as Britain’s Ocean City, has won the bid to host the start of the next edition, ensuring that The Transat, the successor for professional sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR in 1960, will start from its historic ‘home’ of Plymouth on Sunday, May 8, 2016 ...
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33rd Garda Optimist Meeting just a week away By Fraglia Vela Riva, , 9:26 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
With less than a week until the 33rd Garda Optimist Meeting over 800 participants have already pre-registered. After an absence of 25 years, South Africa returns represented by Alex Falcon. The Guinness World Record event will be preceded by the first Country Cup Meeting a regatta competed by nations. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:30 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ...
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America's Cup boils over with two leading Challengers set to walk away By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:21 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The America's Cup boiled over with a split between two of the senior teams in the 35th America's Cup, and the commercial and marketing arm of the Cup Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club. The series of plays was triggered by a statement from the Luna Rossa Challenge that they would consider withdrawing from the 35th America's Cup if there was a change to the class announced nine months previously ...
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Charleston to host Audi Melges 20 National Championship By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 4:41 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
When Sperry Charleston Race Week gets under way next month (April 16-19), there will a lot at stake for most of the competitors. And for the sailors competing in the Melges 20 fleet, even more will be on the line. The officers of the Audi Melges 20 Class have chosen to stage their 2015 national championship regatta as part of the event. ...
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46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía - US Sailing Team Sperry headed for Spain By Will Ricketson, , 4:23 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
The US Sailing Team Sperry and US Sailing Development Team will be present in force at the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofía (March 28-April 4, 2015), one of the most enduring and prestigious Olympic-class regattas in the world. The event is held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a venue with a rich sailing history, and this year approximately 1,000 sailors from over 50 nations are expected to compete. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The start of a new day By Team SCA - Sam Davies, , 3:34 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
This morning was a special sunrise for me. It has been a hard few days, full of emotion, stress, adrenaline. As skipper it is hard to find the balance between pushing the boat and crew, but making sure we stay safe and keep our boat in one piece. ...
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Barcelona World Race - And the beat goes on! By Barcelona World Race, , 2:08 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - bouncing along the barbed wire fence By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:46 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Another sleepless night for most of the fleet. As the girls on Team SCA had no choice but to take a less-is-more approach to navigate the ice limit, the rest of the fleet has been caught up in a gybing battle the whole way between the ice limits #7 and #8. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:58 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Skirting new ice limit lines on route to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:59 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres. ...
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2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Green is the new black? By Trish Jenkins, , 5:28 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is all dressed up and ready to strut her stuff. We have submitted our application to Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas program, the world's only certification system for water based events. ...
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North American Melges 32 fleet, locked and loaded By Melges32, , 4:35 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
In partnership with the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC), the International Melges 32 Class Association is excited to announce a three-part Winter Series in 2015/16. Each event will be hosted by LYC and based out of the expansive Bahia Mar Marina and Hotel. Combining warm weather, a world-class racing venue that can provide just about every condition, and first class hospitality with easy logistics. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:24 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ...
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America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:23 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:04 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo By Barcelona World Race, , 10:10 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions By Barcelona World Race, , 9:56 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:25 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Final Miles for Cheminées Poujoulat By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:45 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat slowed by the light winds By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:12 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. ...
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Alinghi will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Media Alinghi, , 9:35 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ...
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