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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant supports Bart’s Bash By Irene Corosu, , 2:34 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce that Bart’s Bash, the Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race on 21st September 2014, has received the support of UK Minister for Sport Helen Grant. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship - Mixed bag on day 3 By John Friend, , 9:46 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Variable wind conditions, across the two race areas, result in one course completing a full schedule of races and the other only a partial programme. The championship, however, is well underway and proving a great success with the sailors and coaches. ...
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RS800 National Championship - Warm welcome on day 1 By Emma and Luke McEwen, , 8:56 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships kicked off today in Plymouth with a warm welcome from the Mount Batten Centre and a feisty force 4-5 with sparkling sunshine. With at least five boats realistically capable of winning the Championships, plus a few dark horses, it was all to play for on the first two-race day. ...
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Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships underway By Neil Ashby, , 8:47 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships started today with a breezy forecast. Everybody went out wrapped up (which was just as well) and had a great day on the water. First start first race Neil Ashby and Jerry Wales got off the line first. We went left up the first beat and pulled a lead out on the rest of the fleet. ...
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America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR gear up for home racing By Sarah Alexander, , 7:32 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
J.P. Morgan BAR are gearing up for a weekend of racing on home waters at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay. It’s been eight weeks since the team last competed together, on the River Neva, St Petersburg and the UK event marks the fifth of the eight part series. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
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America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
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British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video By Amy Cada, , 2:34 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ...
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J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
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Europe Class UK Nationals 2014 - Report By Gareth Williams, , 12:17 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday saw a healthy force three against an equally healthy incoming tide producing some steep chop on the race course. The first race started with an individual recall, with local David Labrouche, certainly trying to make an impression in his first race in a Europe with a port tack flyer, was just a little too keen! ...
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British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ...
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International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
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