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Volvo Ocean Race: Youngest crew in Race are the first to Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:16 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Team Alvimedica, the youngest crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, rounded the iconic Cape Horn first today just after 1400 UTC and only 15 minutes ahead of Abu Dhabi Racing, in a hotly contested battle at the front of the fleet. While the 6,776- nautical mile stage from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil, is far from over and there are no race points for reaching the iconic landmark first, a Ca ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Alvimedica leads first four around Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:42 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, a pleasure cruelly denied Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) after the Chinese boat’s mast was broken early in a dramatic day on Leg 5. Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) had the considerable honour of leading the battered fleet past the fabled point at 1407 GMT, just 15 minutes cle ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: Nine bullets for Annie Gardner in Nacra 17 By Bob Fisher, St Thomas , 11:20 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Regular weather produces regular results, but sailors, being what they are, are not totally regular, and on the third and final day of the St. Thomas International Regatta they provided some surprises. Sunshine and a fine breeze of around 15-17 knots gave the competitors the challenge they required and they all enjoyed a variety of courses. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Daylight on Dongfeng reveals extent of damage By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:58 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – It’s not every day you see something like this. Sunrise in the Southern Ocean has revealed the full extent of the damage through images captured by onboard reporter, Yann Riou ...
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2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series kicks off in Palma By European Sailing Federation, , 3:28 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The first regatta in the 2015 Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup Series has started in Palma, Mallorca, to kick-off the Spring and Summer Olympic Classes European Tour ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng démâte, l’équipage est sain et sauf By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:44 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
La Volvo Ocean Race confirme que Dongfeng Race Team a démâté tôt ce lundi (30 mai, temps GMT). Personne n’est blessé et l’équipage n’est pas en danger immédiat. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team rompe el mástil By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:06 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team ha comunicado haber roto el mástil a 240 millas al oeste de Cabo de Hornos a las 0315 UTC (0415 CET, hora española) del lunes 30 de marzo, última hora de la noche en esa zona del planeta. ...
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America's Cup: Cost Savings vote really aimed at a late change of Boat By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:49 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The official America's Cup website reports that the entered Competitors in the 35th America's Cup will vote this week on changes presented as cost saving measures. In effect, the measures centre around a complete change in the boat already announced in the Protocol nine months ago, and for which several teams have design projects underway. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – On ne va pas encore abandonner l’étape By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:45 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – L’équipage se dirige vers Ushuaia (Chili) où va l’attendre l’équipe technique. Caudrelier ne souhaite pas abandonner pour l’instant. ...
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42nd St. Thomas International Regatta - Something for everyone By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 11:13 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses tested the talents of seasoned sailors and weekend warriors alike on the second day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. ...
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UBS Jersey Regatta 2015 - Notice of Race By Bill Harris, , 10:34 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The 17th combined clubs’ Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the third year by UBS AG, will be held in St Aubin's Bay and off the south coast from fourth to 6th September. ...
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Eurocup Series – New beginnings in the RS Feva Class By RS Sailing, , 10:15 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Eurocup Series – It’s set to be an exciting season for the RS Feva class as we see the European championships taking place from 23rd-25th May 2015 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:23 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race has confirmed that Dongfeng Race Team broke its topmast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but fortunately nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night onboard Dongfeng. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Huele a Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:42 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
Si hace unos días Iker Martínez, patrón del Mapfre, afirmaba en tono jocoso que olía a Patán -Pablo Arrarte-, su excompañero de equipo que navega ahora con Team Brunel, es posible que lo que huela en estos momentos sea el Cabo de Hornos. MAPFRE navega segundo a sólo 3,8 millas del barco de bandera turco-americana tras haber superado un par de problemas técnicos que le apearon de primera posición. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...
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2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:10 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015 GMT
The final day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz started with the lack of wind and waiting ashore. After one and a half hour a sea-breeze arrived allowing just one more race to complete the series of eight races. The Melges 24 2015 sailing season in Europe has been kicked off with this great event hosted by the Yachting Club Portoroz ...
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2015 St. Thomas International Regatta - 62 yachts stir up excitement By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 7:12 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, this ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’ boasts an impressive fleet ranging from 50- to 60-foot super hi-tech sport boats to lightening quick 16-foot beach cats. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Bassins de décantation By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:45 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Naviguer en Méditerranée, c’est aussi faire l’apprentissage de la patience. Alors qu’un boulevard semblait hier s’ouvrir devant eux, Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont dû batailler une bonne partie de la nuit dans des vents variables faibles. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Altadill comes home in triumphant second By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Altadill, 52, has enjoyed many round the world race finishes over a varied and successful career spanning nearly 30 years. But finishing into his own home city, through the waters where he grew up sailing - and indeed coached at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the Spanish Olympic team - will surely rank as one of the sweetest memories of his life. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:37 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...
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RC44 Valletta Cup - Giant seas provide challenging racing day + Videos By RC44 Class Association, , 11:32 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
RC44 Valletta Cup – Giant seas and 25 knot winds provided a challenging penultimate day of racing for the 11 teams competing in Malta ...
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46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar - Kiteboarders make the first appearance By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, , 8:58 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
The kiteboarders were the first to race at the 46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar with three races dominated by Spanish rider Florián Trittel and Elena Kalinina (RUS) in Es Portitxol. Meanwhile in the other clubs the Olympic classes were starting their preparations for the practice race on Sunday and the start of the competition Monday ...
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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 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 2 By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:03 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Heavy rain was gone for the second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event organized by the Yachting Club Portoroz. Instead of the sun, clear blue sky and lighter NE wind Bora were the key-words of the day allowing complete four races. With seven races altogether today's score will take into account one discard. ...
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