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St Thomas Int Regatta: Some sympathy from Above on Day 2 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 8:09 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to 20 knots maximum and eliminated the broaching and c ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...
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2015 Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off - Stage two finals By Rick Roberts, , 3:34 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Scott Dickson and his Dickson Racing Team beat Dustin Durant’s Long Beach Match Racing team Saturday winning Stage Two of Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional Cup Club Sail-Off. Dickson and his team’s next stop will be at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 1 2015 Congressional Cup, May 13-17, now part of the World Match Racing Tour. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead By Sailing Intelligence, , 2:38 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:08 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:16 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:02 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos. ...
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2015 Malibu WWA Rider Experience schedule announced By World Wakeboard Association, , 10:37 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The World Wakeboard Association is on the cusp of another breakthrough season, which will include another successful season of the Malibu WWA Rider Experience. The Malibu WWA Rider Experience is the leader in both amateur competition and giving riders deeper education on how the sport works. ...
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Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race title sponsor announced By Mikela Sani, , 8:52 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
A prominent Atlantic Canadian company is the 2015 title sponsor for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. Steele Auto Group is based in Halifax and owns 17 dealerships in the region. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Over 1,200 sailors will compete By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 6:12 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until the fourth of April in the beautiful bay of Palma. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar -Kiteboarders compete for first time By Trofeo Princesa Sofia, , 5:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
One of the innovations of the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar is the addition of Kiteboarding. For IKA CEO, Markus Schwendtner this represents an important step towards the inclusion of Kiteboarding as an Olympic discipline in 2020. ...
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SAP 505 World Championships - Hamlin in a race against time By Sailing Intelligence, , 5:04 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Head-torches on, Howie Hamlin and Jeff Nelson were working another late night in the boat park, on the eve of the SAP 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race now with important sponsor By Laurie Morrison, , 2:52 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Newport Ocean Racing Association, hosts of annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht International Race, proudly confirmed this week that the Los Angeles Times will be a three-year presenting sponsor for the illustrious, historical race. N2E is not only a sailboat race; it has through the years become an epic event for the sailing community and local residents. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Home waters By Barcelona World Race, , 1:51 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into Mediterranean this evening. Once more One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are defying expectations and sailing quicker upwind than their rivals, 150 miles to their west, We Are Water. Current routeings have the two Catalan IMOCA 60's only hours apart at Gibraltar, too close to call right now. ...
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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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