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2015 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Ready to rock By Sperry Charleston Race Week, , 3:10 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Hindsight may be 20-20, but none of the competitors at the first edition of Charleston Race Week in 1996 would ever have expected that a small, local event started by a few friends would become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential regattas. Sperry Charleston Race Week is proud to once again take the crown as the biggest keelboat regatta in the Americas - with 286 boats registered ...

Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 8:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ...

The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 2:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ...

America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 10:57 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ...

America's Cup World Series - 100 days to go By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 10:57 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Tuesday 14th April marks 100 days until The America's Cup World Series, Portsmouth (Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 July 2015). ...

Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board By, , 8:14 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ...

Les Voiles de St Barth - Phaedo3's race one images by Rachel Jaspersen By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:32 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Photographer Rachel Jaspersen was on the water at Les Voiles de St Barth, and provided this gallery of images from race one. ...

Records are meant to be broken By Jan Harley, , 3:00 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Just two weeks ago the maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 set a new world sailing speed record on the English Channel: from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to Dinard, France. Driven by Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, the 138-nautical mile passage was completed in five hours and fifteen minutes at an average speed of 26.36 knots. ...

U.S. Match Racing Championship- First qualifier - And the winner is... By Oakcliff Sailing, , 2:23 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Dave Perry with a team comprised of local sailor Jon Singsen, New York Times Correspondent Chris Museler, and Californians Doug McLean and Steve Natvig went undefeated in the first qualifier of the year: A difficult feat given the level of competition in this qualifier with half of the top 10 in the country competing. ...

Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary By Nic Douglass, Milton , 7:57 PM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
One year of Sunset Radio was marked with the 44th regular show for Adventures of a Sailor Girl. 74 shows (30 event based and 44 regular) has made for quite a collection of adventures over the past year for Nic Douglass, the Sailor Girl. ...

America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 11:55 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Louis Vuitton Cup supremo, Bruno Trouble says that in his view there will be only two strong Challengers at the next America's Cup and with a field of that size he is glad that Louis Vuitton pulled out. He was interviewed on Radio New Zealand this Tuesday morning by Kathryn Ryan and asked to expand on several of the points he made in his open letter on the state of the America's Cup ...

Antigua Sailing Week – Peter Holmberg to defend his title By Antigua Sailing Week, , 10:39 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are delighted to announce that the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge will be returning to this year's Lay Day events on Pigeon Beach on Wednesday, April 29. ...

S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup joins Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta By Icarus Sailing Media, , 10:20 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The 28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta begins on Wednesday, April 15th, and will conclude on April 21st following an array of events that include a Concourse d’Elegance, four days of racing and a full schedule of social events. ...

Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge – Battle to defend title By Trish Jenkins, , 3:22 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are delighted to announce that the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge will be returning to this year’s Lay Day events on Pigeon Beach on Wednesday, April 29. ...

2015 USODA National Championships — Registration now open By Talbot Wilson, , 5:02 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 USODA National Championships — All Optimist dinghy sailors worldwide are now invited to register to enter the race July 18-26 in Pensacola Florida. The Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) and the people of Northwest Florida will host the three 2015 USODA National Championship events with plenty of spectacular racing on Pensacola Bay and plenty of fun in Florida’s First city. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar By + Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:17 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast. It has been a long journey for the stricken boat since the top of its mast fractured 200 nautical miles (nm) from Cape Horn in Southern Ocean conditions on March 30 during the leg five from Auckland to Itajaí, south-east Brazil. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:57 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
After being escorted by the local police, blocking off several roads, taking on a few sharp turns, adjusting a street sign and enduring incessant honking from the Brazilian traffic, Donfeng's new mast finally arrived at the village in Itajai yesterday. And early the next morning, after 10 days at sea, the shore crew of Dongfeng Race Team delivered the boat to Itajai ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 3:39 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
You’re prodded awake in the middle of the night. After a meal of freeze-dried pasta, you hoist yourself into a soaking wet sailing suit and step outside into the cockpit. At that exact moment, the bow of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean race boat buries itself into the rear of an enormous wave. Thousands of litres of ice-cold water spray violently into your face. Your working day has started. ...

Round the Island Race – Record entries By Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC, , 2:28 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The Race entries team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has witnessed a flurry of activity since the clocks changed. The nod towards summer has encouraged an increase in momentum as entries are nearing the 800 mark. ...

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Preview By Louay Habib, , 1:45 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – Wonderful yachts and passionate sailors, from all over the world, are gathering in Antigua for the 28th edition, sponsored by Panerai. The event attracts an astounding collection of yachts from almighty J-Class and magnificent schooners to beautiful petite pride and joys. ...

Chicago Match Race Center announces new membership program By Chicago Match Race Center, , 1:17 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The ice has melted and Chicago Match Race Center is ready to begin its seventh season. With new faces on the coaching staff, CMRC is excited to offer even more opportunities for both advanced and beginner match racers. ...

VX One Caribbean Cup preview By Media BVI Spring Regatta, , 9:27 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
In a joint statement, the St. Thomas International Regatta and BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival announced their partnership with VX One to host the first VX One Caribbean Cup in 2016. Already plans are underway for 2016 just as the events wrap a successful 2015 ...

Doublehanded Lightship Race - Fast and furious ocean contests continue By Erik Simonson -, , 8:47 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The fast and furious ocean contests of 2015 continue off the San Francisco Coast, this time, the Island Yacht Club's Double Handed Light Ship Regatta, a 25nm jaunt from the Golden Gate Yacht Club out to the SF Entrance Buoy and back was a quick one, with the first boat, Peter Stoneberg's Prosail 40' Shadow completing the course on a shade over three hours. ...

2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to.... By SDYC, , 4:58 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2015 Etchells National Championship proved the old sailing adage that nothing in a regatta is certain until the very last race. Marvin Beckmann and his crew faced a difficult task going into the last race of the regatta. After a scratch performance in Race Seven, they had put five boats between them and Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty in order to win the regatta. ...

America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup By LX Sailing/, , 12:48 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Portuguese sailing website LX Sailing has published a short interview with twice America's Cup winner, Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) on the current state of the America's Cup and his interest in participating again in the regatta. Rodrigo Moreira Rato of LX Sailing spoke with Ernesto Bertarelli: ...

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