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St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1 By Bob Fisher, , 12:29 PM Sat 28 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: 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. The fleet is expected to be hit with a series of fronts with winds gusting to 45-50kts. ...
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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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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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