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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead By WIM Series, , 9:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Another calm and sunny morning at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, was followed by a day of intense and action-packed match racing, enjoyed by the crowds on the beach. 'We’ve just lost one match so far, and that gives us great confidence approaching the weekend,' Kjellberg smiles, just before going for a cooling and refreshing swim. ...
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Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard By SailingNet, , 5:51 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the Laser Radial Men’s World Championships is over. Traditionally the competitors didn’t surprise the race committee, starting with two general OCS. The weather conditions were very good. The races ran very smoothly and the last competitor crossed the finishing line at 14:57. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Conditions halt racing on day 4 By Robert Deaves, , 5:41 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The forecast for day four at the OK Dinghy European Championship on Steinhuder Meer in Germany was for rain and a reducing wind. Soon after the Gold fleet set off, the rain stopped and the wind died. The fleet waited afloat for two hours and ashore for three hours but racing was finally abandoned for the day just before 1800. ...
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America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue By Sarah Alexander, , 3:33 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Joint statement from the teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France, who will be challenging for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
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Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014 By Fiona Brown, , 2:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Hadden and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Race Committee gave it their all to achieve two races on the final day of the Six Metre European Championship, but the wind once again refused to cooperate and their best efforts were thwarted. As a result no Six Metre European Champion, Modern or Classic, could be declared for 2014. ...
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Half model of Sir Edward's yacht presented to the Royal Southern YC By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 2:21 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Foundation today presented a half model of Sir Edward's yacht, Morning Cloud 2, to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire. It is intended as a memento of Britain's most celebrated sailing Prime Minister and of the central role the Club played in his sailing career. ...
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£500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 2:02 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday evening, the International Moth Class presented a cheque for £500 to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to thank them for their help in rescuing sailors, including Moth sailors, throughout the year. Co-incidentally during the presentation, a yacht called 'Moth' (pictured) was being towed in by the RNLI past the Lifeboat station. ...
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More than £23,000 raised for Clipper Race charity By Amy Martindale, , 10:43 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Announced as the official charity of the Clipper 2013 -14 Round the World Race in October 2012, over £23,000 has been raised for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust during the 40,000 mile challenge. ...
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Ollie Phillips joins the team at Clipper Ventures By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:28 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Former England rugby sevens Captain and 2009 IRB Player of the Year, Ollie Phillips has joined the team at Clipper Ventures, the company that owns and operates the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as a partnerships and development ambassador. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 9:39 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ...
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Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing. It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4 By Fiona Brown, , 3:32 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
After a two-day hiatus, the fourth day of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth finally produced a much-needed third race for the twenty-seven competing teams. The wind failed to cooperate for much of the day and it wasn't until 17.30 that the race finally started in a rainy nine knots from the northeast. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4 By Patrik Pollak, , 3:04 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - No problem!!! We had cart world championship with some very, very attractive prizes. Some exercise, lot of fun, lot of smiles. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon By Chris Yates, , 2:04 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
From the 25th of July to the 2nd August Fuerteventura will be returning to the forefront of the windsurfing world, as the world’s fastest sailors prepare for their third instalment of warp speed slalom, whilst the freestyle elite prepare for their second battle of the season. ...
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Burge and Townend seize Osprey Nationals in final race By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 11:43 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Osprey Nationals at Porthpean, Cornwall, it was another day of bright basking sunshine, and a wait for the wind. This time though the initial wind was onshore, so it settled and eventually rose to six kts to allow racing, with a trapezoid- sausage course getting its first airing of the event. ...
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Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finishing the day in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing. Four teams stay undefeated, with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victories. ...
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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead By Trish Jenkins, , 7:55 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
In contrast to the frustration of yesterday's two unfinished races, today three inshore races were successfully held at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, bringing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews back on schedule. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:34 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - New leader emerges as Steinhude turns it up By Robert Deaves, , 7:23 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) has taken a three point lead in Steinhude, Germany after two race wins as the winds peaked out at 26 knots on a tough day for the fleet. Andre Budzien (GER) is still in second with defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) down to third. ...
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Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Brunel claimed pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. 'The race was really fun, with various conditions,' said Team Brunel’s Lithuanian crew member Rokas Milevi?ius. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2 By ISAF, , 5:54 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the warm climate as the competition heated up on day two in Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop the on-water action with 12 more flights completed. The situation is incredibly tight ahead of the last ten flights. ...
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Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video By SailingNet, , 5:26 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three at the Laser Radial World Championship was different. The sailors were greated by a beautiful, blue sky, light wind and sunny weather. Everybody was asking one question: where is the fog? From the beginning of the championships misty mornings started to be something usual for us. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:07 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has now confirmed the bustling Mediterranean city of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the 2014 season, to be held 2-5 October. Hosted by Ville de Nice, the Extreme Sailing Series has been a regular feature on the city’s sporting calendar since 2011. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs By KPMS, , 2:18 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Owned and helmed by individuals accustomed to success outside of sport, sailed by outstanding professional talent and designed by architectural visionaries, the world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their speed, power and elegance. ...
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RORC Channel Race action on the horizon By Louay Habib, , 2:10 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The tenth race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship will take place this weekend. Starting and finishing in the Solent, the race is expected to take over 24 hours. The weather forecast is for a light northerly breeze for the start, which may build as the race develops. ...
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