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Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Bump n’ Grind By John Curnow, , 12:18 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
The Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) hosted today’s third round of the 2015 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). Sensational Autumnal weather greeted the crews that had turned out for the Women In Sailing Challenge, which is usually a set of sprint races. ...
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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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SAP 505 World Championships - Two bullets fire Holt into early lead By Sailing Intelligence, , 2:38 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015 GMT
Mike Holt and Carl Smit put the hammer down on day one of the SAP 505 World Championships to nail the first two races in sunny Port Elizabeth, South Africa. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:08 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:16 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...
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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. Includes two on board videos. ...
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2015 Farr 40 National Championship - Winner announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:35 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s been a four year endeavour and this afternoon the Tasmanian crew on Voodoo Chile were declared Australian Farr 40 champions. “We first came up to Sydney in 2008 and went away with our tail between our legs,” said a glowing Andrew Hunn, co-owner of Voodoo with his boat partner of eight years, Lloyd Clark. “In 2011 we finished top ten at the worlds in Sydney and decided we would build on that. ...
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2015 Mount Gay Top Jock – And the winner is… By Di Pearson, , 8:30 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015 GMT
Tony Kirby (Patrice) and his crew of Peter Messenger, David Burt and Tara Blanc-Ramos have won the Mount Gay Top Jocks Regatta held on Sydney Harbour today, becoming the champions of champions for 2015. ...
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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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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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2015 O'pen Bic Magic Marine 'Team Australia' announced By AOBCA, Melbourne , 5:00 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
After a record turnout for the 6th Australian O'pen Cup at Sandringham Yacht club the team was selected. The Australian O'pen Bic Association is pleased to announce the team members for 2015. Some old faces from the successful 2014 team again make the team along with some new members. ...
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St Thomas Int Regatta: No more of the Up and Down on Day 1 By Bob Fisher, , 12:29 PM Fri 27 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: 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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Farr 40 National Championship - A “brain-boggler” second day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:56 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
A “brain-boggler” second day at the Farr 40 National Championship on Sydney Harbour is Transfusion crewman Will Mackenzie’s take on the five race outing where vexed tacticians made calls then crossed their fingers and hoped for the best, three different owners claimed bullets from five races, and there’s a new pointscore leader. ...
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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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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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Changed boating conditions for classic boat festival at Toronto Bay By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 3:00 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Toronto Bay at Lake Macquarie next weekend for the safe staging of the classic boat festival. ...
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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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