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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:00 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore. The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
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Fireball Europeans, Lerwick, Shetland - Day 1 By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 8:02 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Fireball European Championship, Lerwick, Shetland - Although the seascape at 07:30 this morning suggested otherwise, Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask was able to get the three races he had programmed for the day completed here in Lerwick, thus allowing the regatta to get started. ...
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Overseas regatta opportunity for Cowes Week winner 2014 By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington , 5:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sportsboat Class at this year’s Cowes Week Regatta has again been declared a qualifying event for EFG Viper Pan American Sportsboat Championships, hosted in Miami from 3rd-5th March 2015, during Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event By ISAF, , 4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
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29er World Championship - All set in Kingston By Sail Canada, , 3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
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RORC Channel Race - Winsome declared overall winner By Louay Habib, , 1:38 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the closest races of the RORC Season's Points Championship took place over the weekend with side by side battles right through the fleet of seven classes racing in the 10th fixture of the series. The race started on the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, with the RORC fleet beating into a light southwesterly wind helped on by a positive tide. ...
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ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet By ORC Media, , 12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
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Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships By Pip Baily, , 11:51 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold. With results from three fleets the overall position after day one is incredibly tight. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014 By ISAF, , 10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...
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2014 Fireball Europeans - Opened in traditional style in Lerwick By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland , 9:35 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Fireball Class Europeans were opened in traditional style last night in Berwick in the Shetland Islands by an axe-wielding Viking dressed in traditional costume along with a group of his colleagues. ...
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29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park By Marianne Davis, , 8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
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Tornado Sailing Championships 2014 24th-27th July Travemünde-Germany By Roland Gaebler, , 7:21 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The first two days with strong winds and high waves from the northeast we had some wild rides with the Tornado catamaran. The stable high-pressure weather system brought us exceptional and extreme sailing conditions which were a real challenge for the 25 Teams from 8 Nations. We were glad we and our boat had survived this rough sailing. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 11:29 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ...
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Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
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J-Cup Regatta 2014 report By Phil Riley, , 11:28 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
To cap a memorable event, boat and crew were also awarded the prestigious J-Cup 2014 at Saturday night's hugely attended Gala Dinner and Prizegiving. Ultimate success, after what proved to be challenging and tricky wind conditions across all three days, was also a personal triumph after years of competition. ...
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final By NJK, , 6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing By WIM Series, , 8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Jørgen Svendsen claims victory in Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 7:10 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) is the new OK Dinghy European Champion after all racing was cancelled on the final day as the wind failed to appear for the second day in a row. Andre Budzien (GER) took the silver while defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) had to settle for the bronze. ...
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