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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The lead boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have all turned and are heading for the finish line in Cape Town which is about four days 10hrs distant as of the 1840hrs UTC sked on October 31. The lead four boats , Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas and Dongfeng are all covered by a very small distance indeed, ...
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European Freestyle Expression - No wind on day 2 By EFPT, , 7:57 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Day two at the European Freestyle Expression unfortunately didn’t see any wind, but a day packed with alternative programs for the riders and the spectators. After the skippers meeting at 10.00 in the morning a training session with the coach of Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) was been organised. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - On Board: Welcome to the Southern Ocean - Day 19 *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race OBR's, , 7:51 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race On Board Reporters update from the Southern Ocean on Leg 1, Day 19: Like flipping a light switch. Off to on in so much as an instant, the anticipated westerlies of the South Atlantic have finally arrived—28 knots now—and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly life onboard can change. Includes the latest videos from onboard - raw and uncut :-) ...
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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe: Key details for the 10th edition By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 7:50 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
This tenth edition of the legendary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe starts on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 1400hrs CET (1300hrs UTC) off the Pointe Grouin. There are 91 solo skippers racing in five classes. There are 24 trimarans, one catamaran and 66 monohulls. ...
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29er Eurocup - Slovenians Janezic-Podlogar lead By Elena Giolai, , 6:15 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The final leg of the 29er Eurocup is under way at Riva del Garda and for Fraglia Vela Riva it is the final regatta in what has been a highly intense 2014. So far Lake Garda, Trentino has offered up two beautiful days providing just the right winds for the 84 crews from 12 European nations. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary's entry completed By Barcelona World Race, , 4:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built‏ by Nandor Fa himself. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No place like home for Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:32 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Stefan Coppers reports on day 20 at sea for Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Team Brunel we have a so-called 'day-bag'. Every day, we stow all the food for the day in this big, white, sailcloth bag. This enables us to get an organised view of what has been set aside for that day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Monumental day for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:10 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ...
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Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston makes final preparations By Marina Thomas, , 2:19 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, is carrying out final preparations on his yacht Grey power ahead of his return to competitive solo racing in Sunday’s Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe race start. The oldest competitor in the French solo Transatlantic race has had a busy week on board his Open 60 yacht in Saint Malo, Brittany. ...
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Luke Patience joins the record Star Sailors League Finals 2014 fleet By Alex D'Agosta, , 10:38 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Talent, passion, ability, success. All qualities that spring to mind with regard to Luke Patience, the 28 year old 470 Class silver medallist from London 2012. SSL is delighted to announce that Luke has now accepted the Star Sailors League invitation to participate in our 2014 Finals, becoming the second UK special guest star, alongside newly-crowned Finn World Champion Giles Scott. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 31 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:26 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ...
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IKA ponders foil kite race ban By Ian MacKinnon, , 7:20 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ...
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2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase - Day 8 By Luderitz Speed Challenge, , 2:22 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
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European Freestyle Expression - Registration day in Six Fours By European Freestyle Pro Tour, , 7:46 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
For the third time in a row, an EFPT stage is being hosted on the shores of Six Fours les Plages. For the second time now it will be the place where the European champion will be crowned. This year there has been a notable recognition amongst the crew and the riders about how much the event has been growing year by year. ...
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Qui va gagner la 10e Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe? By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 7:31 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Bien sûr, il y aura un vainqueur au scratch et selon toute probabilité, il s’agira d’un des huit multicoques géants de la classe Ultime. Mais il y a aussi une timbale à décrocher dans les quatre autres catégories. Revue des forces en présence à trois jours du départ. ...
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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Who will claim victory? By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 6:44 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ...
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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - IMOCA skippers set for battle By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 5:10 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1 By Corinna Halloran, , 3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
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Star Sailors League Finals - Win a trip to the Bahamas and watch live By Star Sailors League, , 2:57 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Want to see 40 great sailing champions in action in stunning Nassau in the Bahamas? The Star Sailors League, an emerging international circuit, is offering the chance to win a four-day holiday for two people with accommodation at the luxury Atlantis resort and water park. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 2:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevičius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’ By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 5:25 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ...
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29er Eurocup kicks off on Thursday at Riva del Garda By Elena Giolai, , 8:57 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The 29er Eurocup, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, has over eighty boats taking part representing twelve different countries and will finish on Sunday after a maximum 14 races, (up to four a day). The 29er Eurocup is the last leg in the lengthy European tour which started in Spain back in February. Eleven legs have since taken place in various parts of Europe. ...
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