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Tall Ships Regatta off to a fantastic start from Falmouth By Clive Reffell, , 8:34 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Fine weather on Sunday August 31 encouraged an estimated crowd of 100,000 to watch a flotilla of a thousand vessels accompany the Tall Ships as they set off from Falmouth in Cornwall. The largest ship in the fleet, the 120 metre Polish ‘Dar Mlodziezy’ led a Parade of Sail out of Falmouth Harbour and headed west to the delight of thousands of spectators on the Pendennis headland. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Sail-World.com, , 7:59 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for Day 1 of racing at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - A touch of yesteryear By KPMS, , 7:10 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The 25th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup commenced with gusto today as the 35 competing Maxi yachts completed a coastal course through Sardinia’s Maddalena archipelago. Strong winds ensured conditions were exacting for the five classes of Maxi yacht contesting the event, among them the beguiling J-Class yachts, where competition offers competitive racing and a compelling insight into sailing heritage. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 1 images by Jesús Renedo By Sail-World.com, , 6:47 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo was on the water for day one of racing at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship underway By International Maxi Association, , 5:33 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, started today in the beautiful waters of the Costa Smeralda. ...
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RYA Youth National Match Racing Championship: Vose and crew victorious By Matt Carter, , 4:12 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
This year’s RYA Youth National Match Racing Championship title was decided this weekend (30-31 August) as Annabel Vose and her crew of Tim Gratton and Matt Wallis came out on top at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...
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Gaastra August Regatta - Great sailing for the fortunate few By Phil Riley, , 2:29 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
In the early 1970s British economist EF Schumacher's influential book Small Is Beautiful created a stir by arguing that bigger was often not better. It's a view that neatly describes the Royal Southern Yacht Club's Gaastra August Regatta which, despite having a relatively small fleet, served up great sailing for the fortunate few who were able to take part. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander: The game will be wide open By ISAF, , 2:08 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The game will be wide open in both the Laser and Laser Radial at the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championship with large numbers gunning for World Championship glory and a Rio 2016 Olympic place. 72 nations featuring 150 sailors will compete in the Laser fleet whilst 58 nations will sail in the 120-boat Laser Radial fleet. Both fleets will kick start racing in Santander on Friday 12 September. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind name crew and leave for Qualifier By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 12:50 PM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The latest entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Vestas Wind left Southampton on Sunday, heading for the race start port in Alicante, Spain. The team will take on the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic waters off Spain and Portugal before reaching the Mediterranean to complete the obligatory 2,000-nautical-mile qualifying distance. ...
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Vendee Globe: Alex Thomson announces new Hugo Boss By Sail-World, , 11:49 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Alex Thomson Racing has announcing the build of the new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 to be launched in summer 2015, with the aim of winning the 2016 Vendee Globe. Financially, building a new race boat is a considerable investment and Alex Thomson Racing are privileged to have the support of their sponsors and financial backing to announce this boat build. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - All to play for on the final day By Chris Yates, , 3:13 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
There was all to play for on the final day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) looked to defend his overnight lead against good friend Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who was hoping to rain on his parade. However, the man from Saint Maarten held his nerve to be crowned champion for the first time in his PWA career. ...
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America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:08 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Yves Carcelle a long time supporter and backer of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Challenger Series for the America's Cup has died of cancer at the age of 66yrs. Carcelle led Louis Vuitton's sponsorship and involvement in the America's Cup from the front. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - In a class of its own + video By regattanews.com, , 7:12 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Three-time runner up Alegre starts off as one of the favourites. Andres Soriano’s 2013 launch will be expected to use last year’s strong showing to good measure. Soriano’s former Alegre, now Swiss Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R, is one of four other boats in the championship reserved for racing Mini Maxis. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Maxis ready to race in Porto Cervo By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, , 5:32 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association and with the support of title sponsor Rolex, the event runs from 31st August to 6th September. These spectacular sailing yachts, many of which are over 100 feet in length, will take to the waters off Porto Cervo tomorrow, Monday 1st September for the first of five days of racing. ...
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EFG Moth Euro Cup 2014 - Swiss-British battle for the top By Moth Euro Cup, , 4:17 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
The sailors were greeted with another picture perfect day of racing today, laced with some grey skies and some occasional rain. The PRO, Eiko Dietrich, together with his team, was able to get four races off with some gusty southerly breeze between 12-18 knots. Early on it was Ben Paton setting the pace after changing to his KA Sail and his small front horizontal. ...
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18' Skiffs International Regatta - Day 6 wrap-up By Rich Roberts, , 3:31 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After a wild week of inflicting its fury on the 13th 18' Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco Bay got the message and greeted competitors Saturday with a modest 15 knots of summery breeze through the Golden Gate. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Grandstand finale on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 8:55 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day five of the 2014 PWA Alacati World Cup, another day of brilliant racing was produced as winds of 10-22 knots arrived by just before 1pm - allowing a further two winners’ finals to be completed in both the men’s and women’s divisions. ...
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Melges 20 World Championship - More day 4 photos by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:52 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship was packed with action on the water. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck to capture these images. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 4 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 6:31 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
On day four of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, a final race decided the winner. Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water to capture these images of the action. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:29 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
After one final race at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, John Kilroy at the helm of Samba Pa Ti, tactician Paul Goodison and crew Jeff Reynolds proved they were more than deserving of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Champion title. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 4 -the Mean Streak By Rich Roberts, , 2:11 AM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Skip McCormack spoke for all competitors after Friday's fourth day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis YC. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 3 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:19 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day three of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustrating start to day 4 By Chris Yates, , 8:46 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The early part of day four turned out to be a hugely frustrating affair as variable winds, in terms of both strength and direction, wreaked havoc with the start of the racing at the Pegasus Airlines PWA World Cup. However, over the duration of the afternoon the wind slowly stabilised to provide the most exciting racing of the week in winds of 15-28 knots. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 8:35 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
The third day of racing on beautiful Lake Garda produced premium conditions and spectacular competition at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship once more. Three additional races were completed with second place overall Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. closing the gap on regatta leader, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti ahead by five points. ...
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Irish Laser National Championships - Day 1 at Ballyholme By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 6:37 PM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Irish Laser National Championships, the three fleets woke up on a beautiful sunny day at Ballyholme Yacht Club knowing that the wind was to fill in over the afternoon but no-one was sure by how much. ...
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