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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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Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:33 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Finding Point Nemo is not going to be hard as it’s right in front of them. The fleet is now only 100 nautical miles from the most remote place in the whole world, also known as the Pole of Inaccessibility. It’s ironic really as the northern pack might pass through its very location, almost as if they were trying to visit this iconic point and run it down. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:24 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ...
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Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ...
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Rio Olympics 2016 - US Sailing and Development Team rosters announced By Will Ricketson, , 2:08 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
With 500 days remaining until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 42 Olympic and Paralympic class athletes to the 2015 US Sailing Team Sperry. The US national sailing team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for Rio 2016. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ...
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Barcelona World Race - The longest day By Barcelona World Race, , 8:59 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
With less than 220 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Whether the Weather again By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:14 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
A day of team building, a day of character building! The magenta boat of Team SCA was, for a short time this morning a white boat - as a 50kt hail squall passed over. After last night’s rough riding, spirits were high enough to find the fun side of the grim weather with a ‘snowball' fight. ...
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Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and new format By Yacht Racing Forum, , 2:35 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The sailing world is changing fast. Flying boats, rigid sails, new events, new partners and sponsors, new venues. Following the trend, and determined to be at its heart, the Yacht Racing Forum announces a new concept and format for its 2015 edition, to take place over December 7-8. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:52 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ...
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