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Tempo change at 2015 Sail Port Stephens By Lisa Ratcliff, , 11:35 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Sail Port Stephens - Something’s brewing at Port Stephens, and not just the crazy crew costume plans for tonight’s dress up ‘P party’ at Vues on the Bay on the eve of Sail Ports Stephens’ final day. Skipper of the 20 ton Kaufman 58 called Pilgrim, Paul Ley, had been keenly awaiting anticipated fresher conditions to push the weighty beauty around the track. ...
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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Over the rainbow By Louay Habib, , 11:04 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ...
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Red Bull Foiling Generation search in seven nations begins in Japan By Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:44 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Congressional Cup draws world class line-up By World Match Racing Tour, , 8:28 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ...
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Baffling Jury decision over refusal to allow unusable sail replacement By Sail-World.com NZL, , 5:47 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA denied permission for sail change By Team SCA, , 3:45 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The International Jury has denied the Team SCA’s request to replace their Race FRO with their pre-race FRO after their sail was badly damaged during a crash gybe on Leg Five from Auckland to Itajai. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s easy to smile when everything’s going your way By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:51 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Fair enough we didn't win on the first few legs but we were in fact doing much better than anyone had imagined and that was enough at the start. We knew we could contend with the best and that was where we wanted to be. We know you’re only as good as your next result but from leg Three onwards it was a permanent high – a home victory into Sanya ...
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Dangerous conditions for boaters from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:05 AM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert to boaters after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to impact the coastline from Ulladulla to Port Macquarie from Monday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ...
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Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:33 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica supports heart health By Team Alvimedica, , 4:12 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The funds raised through the online auction will support heart health in Rhode Island with the auction funds benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Newport Hospital, along with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home By Team Alvimedica, , 3:45 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 3:19 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ...
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Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:03 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ...
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Sail Port Stephens’ gentle restart ahead of forecast change By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:26 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens – Refreshed after yesterday’s layday or newly arrived to join the salty fray, around 50 yachts and crews fanned out on three different courses in light southerly winds averaging 10 knots when the event restarted today, Friday April 17, 2015 ...
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Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe By Vendée Globe, , 9:10 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ...
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QLD Etchells – Class in art By John Curnow, , 3:38 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Previously we have seen that inside the Land of Oz, there exists the State of Is. Most specifically it centres on the Brisbane Etchells Fleet and is best described as possessing bright colours, sparkles of light, warmth, and a marvellous and captivating energy. So whether it is the art of sailing being showcased by the Class or the artisans inside the Class displaying their finer skills ...
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Fifth Eastern States Impulse Championships overall By Queensland Impulse Association, Richmond River, Ballina , 1:43 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
The fifth Eastern States Impulse Championships were hosted by the Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April 2015 ...
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Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:51 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ...
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Barcelona World Race – Best quotes of Riechers and Audigane By Barcelona World Race Media, , 4:27 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The last hour of Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane's Barcelana World Race rather typified their whole race since having to pit stop into New Zealand. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series™ – Getting to know Edhem Dirvana By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 3:30 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ – The Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes co-skipper, 38, on keeping it cool, being a movie star and creating a more peaceful world ...
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Extreme Sailing Series™ – Extreme 40 sails on the Huangpu River By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 3:13 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ – On one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Huangpu River, in the Bund area of Shanghai, hundreds of thousands of passers-by were stopped in their tracks today by the unique sight of the Land Rover Extreme 40 sailing on this iconic waterway alongside cargo ships, tankers and passenger ferries. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur complete their endurance test By Barcelona World Race Media, , 12:35 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:24 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the race – and is cautiously optimistic they are on track ...
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