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Ben Ainslie Racing - The fitter they are the faster they fly By Mark Chisnell, , 5:19 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
In all of the changes that have been wrought on the America's Cup by the introduction of the new, foiling multihull boats, one of the biggest is the physical contest, the man-to-man battle. There are no longer any pauses, there's no more sitting down, and absolutely no chance for anyone to get their breath back. ... [more]

The new Azzurra is ready for her debut at Palmavela By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 5:02 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - GMT
The 2015 version of Azzurra, the third TP52 by that name, will have her regatta debut tomorrow at PalmaVela, a test event for the best teams in the most competitive and technologically advanced monohull sailing class. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - A nail-biting decision By Dongfeng Race Team, , 4:44 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - There’s an important choice to be made and like all important choices, the final decision is up to the boss. Except the boss onboard Dongfeng is staring at his computer with his arms crossed muttering in a heavy French accent “I don’t know, merde I don’t know.” ... [more]

C. Thomas Clagett Regatta announces its 2015 Sponsors By Sam Crichton, , 3:52 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Preparations are in full swing for the 2015 C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, which is being hosted by Sail Newport from June 25-28. As the 13th year of this world recognized event draws near, The Clagett would like to recognize the sponsors who help ensure this event continues to be held each year. ... [more]

California kick off for 16th World Match Racing Tour Season By World Match Racing Tour, , 3:21 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Next week the Long Beach Yacht Club in California will play host to the two opening events of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour season, The Ficker Cup and Congressional Cup. This year’s eight strong skipper field including New Zealand’s Chris Steele, currently ranked no. 11 on the ISAF Match Race Rankings (International Sailing Federation). ... [more]

Defender to assist new Japanese Challenger at 35th America's Cup By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 2:50 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Kansai Yacht Club with sponsor Softbank Corporation have announced they have come to an agreement to challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. The new team will be known as SoftBank Team Japan and will compete in the 2015 America’s Cup World Series events, and challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda. ... [more]

Port Phillip Bay calamari habitats revealed + Video By Nick Foster, , 2:23 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - GMT
A three-year study funded by recreational fishing licence fees has found that certain areas of Port Phillip Bay are much more important to calamari breeding than others. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Aggressive move by Team SCA By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:49 AM Thursday 30 Apr 2015 - GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Apart from the occasional rainsquall, the sailors have been living the dream. 20 knots of boat speed in 20 knots of wind, sunshine and a sea temperature of 26º C equals deep joy. The fleet is all agreed that although pushing every bit as hard as ever, they are loving the fast sailing, beam reaching with the wind just 15º behind the mast. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica's Will Oxley celebrates a big birthday at sea By NZL, , 11:09 PM Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The crew of Team Alvimedica 'help' navigator Will Oxley celebrate his 50th birthday at sea during Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Just to prove that everyone grows old, but no-one has to grow up - the sailing watch on Team Alvimedica decide to see if they can catch Will out with a mid-ocean radio call from an approaching cruise liners - that Will can't see on his AIS. ... [more]

Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta - Offshore or Inshore? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 6:42 PM Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Alastair Fox, head of competitions for ISAF, says that two sailing courses located just outside the bay in the open Atlantic – and a third being planned there – could be used for all races in the 2016 Olymppic Regatta at Rio de Janeiro. Three other courses have been planned inside the bay but may not be used. ... [more]

B14s do battle at Stokes Bay Sailing Club By Mark Barnes, whitstable , 6:15 PM Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 - Sail-World UK GMT
The B14 Flying Circus headed to Stokes Bay Sailing Club, venue of the 2015 National Championships for their second TT of the year, and first sailed event, due to Rutland being blown off. The forecast was for gusts in excess of 25 maybe 30 knots on both days, so those travelling further, stayed away as they had an inkling they were in for another Rutland weekend propping up the bar ... [more]

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