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Volvo Ocean Race - Significant gains back in past 12 hours By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:41 AM Tue 28 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Time to start talking up the big split again! The past 12 hours have seen Team SCA make significant gains back on the fleet. The question is, will it be a short-term gain or will it play out sticking to the west side of the pack all the way through the North American Basin? ...

Andy Claughton on British Americas Cup design issues - Video By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 11:58 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Chief designer for Ben Ainslie Racing, Andy Claughton, outlines the design issues for the new America's Cup class in this 25 minute video. ...

London 2012 Gold medallists on the way back By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 5:19 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen dominated the 49er class in the two years before the London 2012 Olympics where they won gold. They had superior boat speed, great boat handling and excellent tactics. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – El último Ecuador de la vuelta al mundo By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:18 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
La flota de la Volvo Ocean Race vuelve al hemisferio Norte, y lo hace liderada por Dongfeng, a quien MAPFRE pisa los talones a menos de 5 millas. Mañana se espera que crucen el Ecuador, y tomen una decisión trascendental: la ruta para llegar a Newport, meta de la etapa 6. ...

Volvo Ocean Race saindo da costa brasileira By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:23 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Os barcos que disputam a sexta etapa da Volta ao Mundo sobem o Atlântico rumo aos Estados Unidos e a liderança provisória está nas mãos dos chineses do Dongfeng Race Team ...

Volvo Ocean Race - No room for complacency as Dongfeng leads By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:44 PM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA), fully recovered from the trauma of breaking their mast on the last leg, narrowly led the chase to Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on Monday. There was no room for the slightest complacency on the Chinese boat, with MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) hot on their heels just 4.6 nautical miles (nm) astern, and Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) a further two nautica ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng visar vägen norrut By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:50 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – En vecka in på den sjätte etappen är det fortsatt jämt mellan båtarna strax norr om Brasiliens östra udde Cabo Frio. Martin Strömbergs Dongfeng Race Team har tagit ledningen och imorgon väntas de passera ekvatorn för sista gången i Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 ...

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet to deal with the doldrums By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:09 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has slightly converged in the past 12 hours as they approach the corner of the South American continent, where the Brazilian coast sketches a right angle at the end of the most easterly littoral of Brazil ...

2015 Antigua Sailing week - Third record on the third day By Rachel Jaspersen, , 4:20 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Today Phaedo^3 made their third record achievement in as many days. Making a new record for Antigua Sailing weeks Round Redonda, by doing the 80 mile course in 5 hours 18 minutes and 58 seconds. ...

2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The world's biggest offshore race By James Boyd, , 3:24 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The world's largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent on 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and with it a record-sized fleet with as many as 350 boats is expected to take part. ...

2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1 By Louay Habib, , 2:39 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week may be the oldest regatta in the Caribbean but there was nothing old school about Timbalero III. Eduardo Perez's foiling G4 Gunboat was ripping up the race course today, literally flying at close to 30 knots of boat speed. In ocean conditions off the south coast of Antigua, the crew lit her up screaming down the ocean surf. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Good days, bad days By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:02 AM Mon 27 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing opts for western option. The thermally driven ocean currents that circle the world’s oceans play a huge part in global weather systems. ...

Burling and Tuke record 18th successive win in 49er class at Hyeres By, , 9:30 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, London 2012 Olympic Silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won the medal race, after dominating the regatta series. The win was their 18th successive win in the Olympic Skiff - having won every regatta they have sailed in since the 2012 Olympics. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Fan turned up for final day By ISAF, , 5:37 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
The fan was turned up for the final day at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères as an exciting finale played out across two racing areas. ...

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - The Spanish Cup of disabled sailing By Real Club Náutico Palma, , 5:20 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 will score as the Spanish Cup of Disabled Sailing for the 2.4, Hansa 303 individual and Hansa 303 double classes. 29 boats have registered to compete for the three different titles at stake. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Donfeng se impone por la ruta del este By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:45 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - La noche ha terminado de golpe y plumazo con la buena racha del Alvimedica. La tripulación turco-americana cede la cabeza de la flota a un Dongfeng Race Team que se impone al séptimo día de etapa tras optar por la opción del este. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Tom Burton - the Laser King of Hyeres By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 2:44 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
There was quite some tension ahead of the Laser class medal race, in Hyeres, after a dramatic night in the protest room, with Tonci Stipanovic ( forced to carry a 41st, after failing to sail a proper course, in his attempts to push Burton into using his drop of 33rd. 30th over the line Burton was given redress and started the medal race with a slender lead over Nick Thompson (GBR) ...

Sailing World Cup Hyeres – Giles Scott dominates Finn medal race By International Finn Association, , 2:33 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
Giles Scott (GBR) secured his second Sailing World Cup event of the year in Hyeres on Sunday after winning the final double points medal race to take the top spot by 24 points. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) made sure of the silver with a third place while Ed Wright (GBR) just managed to retain the bronze with an eighth place finish. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Intense racing ahead to shoreline By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:26 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
In our latest report yesterday at 1900 UTC, Team Alvimedica was still in the lead by only 2.5nm. During the night, we have seen the black and orange boat losing positions on every report ...

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – A successful Test Event By Bullitt GC32 Racing, , 12:22 PM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour – With 25+ knots winds blowing, the final day of the Marseille Test Event, racing was cancelled. However, over the previous three days, 15 races had been held in conditions ranging from 3-20 knots, providing the four teams with the most valuable learning experience prior to the Tour’s first event on Lake Traunsee, Austria over 27th-31st May. ...

Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres – Giles Scott Road to Rio a superhighway *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:04 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Another dominating display from British Finn sailor, Giles Scott as he continues to show the way for a very competitive fleet. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres - Laser fleet tactical move misfire *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 8:46 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2015 Hyeres - Laser Race 8 tactical battle ended in Protest Room, after on water joust. ...

ISAF Sailing World Hyres Besson and Riou take Nacra17 honours - video *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 6:02 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
French sailors Billy Besson and Marie Riou have been dominating the new Nacra 17 Olympic class in recent times. Here at Hyeres 2015 they only need to start in the medal race to take the Gold. . If they continue their current form they will be strong favourites to win the Nacra17 Olympic Gold medal at Rio 2016. Late in the interview Billy reveals one of the issues within the class. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tough times for Groupama By Groupama Sailing Team, , 5:41 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
After posting a mediocre performance on the last day of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres during which some four races were contested, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim dropped four places in the overall ranking, which means they haven't qualified for the Medal Race. However, this frustration will serve only to reinforce the determination of the Groupama crew in its Olympic quest. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 4 images by Richard Langdon By Richard Langdon, , 5:21 AM Sun 26 Apr 2015 GMT
Photographer Richard Langdon was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, and provided this gallery of images from Day 4. ...

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