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Antigua Sailing Week - 106 strong fleet ready to rumble By Louay Habib, , 5:47 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week gets underway on Sunday with an entry list slightly up on last year of 106 yachts. It features seven days of superb racing from the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race on Friday 25th April to the final awards ceremony on Friday 2nd May. ...
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Taylor Canfield prepares to defend World Championship title By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:19 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the lead up to the season opening event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Germany, we catch up with defending ISAF Match Racing World Champion Taylor Canfield on his preparations for the 2014 World Tour. In early 2013 Taylor Canfield was announced as one of the new Tour Card holders for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Extreme 40s ready for Act 3 battle in Qingdao By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:42 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series is set to begin in a week with the fleet of 12 Extreme 40s, including home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ set to line up on one of the most notorious stadium racecourses on the global tour, for the ‘Double Star Mingren’ Cup, 1-4 May. ...
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RCIYC Commodore's Cup and Cook Salver overall By Bill Harris, , 4:33 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual race to St Malo was held on Good Friday. Coming to the line in bright sunshine for the 10 a.m. start, the ten-strong fleet found that conditions were ideal for this, the first passage race of the new season. ...
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Student Yachting World Cup - 34th edition announced + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 4:23 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
The Student Yachting World Cup is an event organized each year in France by students for students. Created in 1979 under the name of Course de l'Europe, the cup was just meant to great participants from Western Europe. But, as time went by, more and more Eastern European countries joined the cup. That's why the Course de l'Europe changed its name to become the SYWoC. ...
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RYA VHF Handbook eBook / Garmin prize draw winner revealed By Emma Slater, , 3:58 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
David Smith from West Byfleet in Surrey has been revealed as the winner of the RYA VHF Handbook eBook / Garmin prize draw. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain claims race 11 lead By Clipper Ventures, , 3:50 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as the clothing layers and miles to finish continue to be shed, a tactical shift by Great Britain towards the rhumb line has seen the team take the lead in race 11. Team Garmin is now neck and neck with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second place as the sprint to the Scoring Gate shapes up. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race - Veterans steal the headlines By KPMS, , 3:28 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, two yachtsmen seemingly in the twilight of their sailing careers stole the headlines and plaudits at a memorable edition of the event. Syd Fischer, 87 years young, a veteran of 45 Rolex Sydney Hobarts, winner of the Rolex Fastnet in 1971 and five-time challenger of the America’s Cup, skippered Ragamuffin 90, the race’s largest and fastest boat to line honours. ...
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Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotton - Brits countdown to the start By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 2:44 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
With only a week to the start of the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotton, Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rich Mason, Alan Roberts and Sam Matson have absorbed the invaluable lessons learned in the Solo Maître Coq last month and are feeling primed ahead of the second solo showdown of their careers. ...
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2015 Venue for Fireball Worlds announced By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 2:40 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Fireball International, the UK Fireball Association and Clwb Hwylio, Pwllheli Sailing Club have just launched a presentation announcing Pwllheli as the venue for the 2015 Fireball Worlds. The regatta will take place in Wales between 17th and 28th August 2015. ...
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Brightlingsea One Design fleet expands By Fiona Brown, , 2:31 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Created in 1927 by Robbie Stone, the Brightlingsea One Design (BOD) has been sailed from the Essex seaside town for which it was named ever since. An 18' clinker built three man centreboarder, the BOD is a particularly elegant and spirited form of the classic day-boats adopted by so many British clubs during the 1920s and 30s. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: More glamour conditions on day 4 +Video By Daniel Smith, , 11:41 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - More of the same is expected on the fourth day of racing with a morning north westerly breeze in between 3-6 knots turning to the west and increasing to 9-12 knots at midday. As the day goes on a south westerly breeze in between 13-16 knots will ensure more great racing on the French Riviera. ...
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Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:28 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to great success on the world stage over the last 13 years. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Weguelin and McIntyre do the double By RYA, , 3:44 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre stole the show on day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, taking a clean sweep of race wins in the 470 Women’s event on Wednesday (23 April) as competition stepped up a gear. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 470 Women, action shots by Thom Touw By Sail-World.com, , 2:00 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
Thom Touw was on site to capture these images of 470 Women's racing action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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RC44 Cascais Cup - Smashing conditions on opening day By Jo Grindley, , 9:31 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Cascais Cup, conditions couldn’t have been better for the opening day. With the sun out, a wind that started light and built to a solid 20 knots, combined with a long rolling swell coming in from the Atlantic, it is no coincidence that Portugal’s sailing mecca is renowned internationally. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More day 3 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 9:30 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was on deck to capture these images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Postma takes Finn control on day 3 By Robert Deaves, , 8:50 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) took control of proceedings on the third day with two great victories to take a commanding lead at the top of the scoresheet at the half way stage. He holds an 18 point lead over Caleb Paine (USA) and 19 over third placed Thomas Le Breton (FRA). ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Tense gold fleet racing + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 8:49 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, gold fleet racing got underway with tense competition across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events. With a full complement of races completed thus far the leader boards are shaping up nicely with fine margins between the world's top sailing talents. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Franck Socha By Sail-World.com, , 8:41 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was out on the water to capture these images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. ...
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Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:07 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to unrivalled success on the world stage since 2001. Great Britain is now the most successful Olympic classes sailing nation and sailing has been one of the nation’s consistently high performing sports at the past three Olympic Games. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ home nation entry By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:11 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
In a little over one week, China’s 2008 ‘Olympic Sailing City’ of Qingdao will welcome the formidable fleet of Extreme 40s for Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series to Fushan Bay, with the home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ bolstering the elite level racing fleet to 12 boats, including two of China’s top sailing stars. ...
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Sport NZ gives Lifetime Achievement Award to ISAF's Adrienne Greenwood By ISAF, , 4:50 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Vice President Adrienne Greenwood has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, held in Christchurch, New Zealand. Greenwood is a well-known figure within the sailing community. In addition to being involved with the sport at the grassroots coaching level, she has had a number of significant management and governance roles. ...
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ISAF MNAs encouraged to apply for IOC Olympic Solidarity funding By ISAF, , 4:31 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) are encouraged to apply for IOC Olympic Solidarity funding ahead of the approaching deadline. Applications for 'Rio 2016' funding have been open since March and MNAs are required to complete their proposals to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) before the end of June 2014 when the application process will close. ...
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ISAF seeks interest from Performance Sail Training providers By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation is inviting letters of interest from Performance Sail Training providers wishing to be listed by ISAF as an 'Approved Training Centre'. ...
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