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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - Leaderboards shape up By ISAF, , 5:02 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The leaderboards across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding event at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE are shaping up ahead of the penultimate day of racing. ...
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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Last opportunity to vote! By Bernard Schopfer, , 4:09 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2014’ competition is proving more popular than ever. In just under a month, no less than 50,000 people have visited the event website and viewed 380,000 pages, whilst more than 28,000 people have already voted for their favorite photograph. The social networks have been hugely successful too, with uncountable mentions, ‘shares’ and ‘likes’. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - This problem is going to hang over all the way By Amy Monkman, , 3:07 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
We won’t be able to relax until the end of the leg, it’s the kind of problem that can end our race. Its happened a load of times in offshore racing. ...
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2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - Less than two weeks to go By James Gradwell, , 2:19 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 World Yacht Racing Forum - The CEO of Alvimedica will be one of the event speakers alongside Sir Keith Mills, Bertrand Cardis, Bryan Winning, David Brabis, James Dadd, Dobbs Davis, Alistair Fox and many other key personalities from the yacht racing industry. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Belcher-Ryan and Tom Burton defend their lead By Cora Zillich, , 1:23 AM Sat 29 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The leaderboards across the Olympic classes at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE are shaping up ahead of the penultimate day of racing and ahead of Sunday’s medal race. ...
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SSL Finals 2014: Introducing German duo Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy By Alex D'Agosta, , 4:22 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
We’re talking, of course, about Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who make up one of two German duos in Nassau this year, along with 2014 World Champion Robert Stanjek. Polgar and Koy have been strong sailing partnership for many years now and finished fifth in the 2013 Star Sailors League Final with just Scheidt-Prada, Kusznierewicz-Zycki, Mendelblatt-Fatih and Negri-Lambertenghi in front of them. ...
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Fireball Australian Championships - Fireballs storming back to Gosford By Chris Payne, Gosford, NSW , 2:30 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The Fireball Australian Championships is being sailed on the picturesque Brisbane Waters at Gosford Sailing Club, NSW from the 27th December 2014 through to the 3rd January 2015. The Fireballs have been to Gosford on a number of occasions and have always experienced close and exciting racing. In past years there have even been fires in the surrounding hills to make the Fireballs feel more at home. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression *Feature By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 10:40 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ...
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Musto International Youth Match Racing: RNZYS takes the title By Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia, , 8:41 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship: A clearly elated Brasell was 'over the moon,' with a performance that sees the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron takes the title for the third consecutive year. Brasell and his crew of Connor Mashlan, Logan Andresen and fill-in crew Malcolm Parker representing Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, sailed consistently throughout the day. ...
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Flying high at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:04 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Seven Australian Sailing Team and Squad crews are currently competing in five of the Olympic events at Abu Dhabi at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. Next on the AST and Squad’s calendar is the World Cup in Melbourne, December 7-14, 2014. The deadline of Tuesday December 2nd for entries is fast approaching and organiser Yachting Victoria is calling for final registrations. ...
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NSW 12 Foot Skiff State Championship - Garde favourites for the event By Skiff Ed, Sydney , 8:00 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 NSW 12 Foot Skiff State Championship - This Saturday the 29th of November sees the NSW 12ft Skiff fleet contest the State Championships. Skiffs from Lane Cove, Abbotsford and The Sydney Flying Squadron with greet the staters with the event returning to its spiritual home the Sydney Flying Squadron for the first time in five years. ...
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Festival of Sails 2015 - New Shoreside Festival Sponsor announced By Festival of Sails Media, , 7:32 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
Geelong Connected Communities is a community company, established for the benefit of every Greater Geelong Region resident. This company is a vehicle for all of Geelong to work together and experience the benefits of having its own community company. As Shoreside Festival Sponsors, Geelong Connected Communities will proudly present the festivities and activities presented free to the community. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Belcher/Ryan and Tom Burton take lead By Cora Zillich, , 3:22 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The Australian Sailing Team kicked-off racing with a bang on the first race day at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ...
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2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Trail Blazing start expected By Trish Jenkins, , 1:45 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November 1200 CET from Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Grenada, West Indies, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. ...
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Win $5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine By Club Marine, Brighton, Victoria , 12:01 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy. ...
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eBay auction for crew spots in the CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge By Louise Bashford, , 11:39 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has once again launched its eBay auction that provides an exclusive opportunity to bid for places onboard one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race favourites, when they compete in the CYCA’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge – the spectacular maxi yacht race around Sydney Harbour on Tuesday 9 December. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Spectacular opening day in Abu Dhabi By ISAF, , 3:06 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi 2014: Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon the conclusion of racing. A north westerly breeze that ranged between 9-14 knots greeted the sailors across the four race tracks. The outside courses saw big waves to add some spice to the sailors’ lives. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg two – Team Brunel: riders on the storm By Team Brunel, , 1:19 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel: Sailing against the wind and ramming into waves is not exactly comfortable. But it can get worse, because right now we are heading straight into a tropical storm. 'Tro-tro-tropical storm?' I stammer in fright to Louis Balcaen. The young Belgian sailor quickly makes it clear that I’m not the only one who is afraid of this particular weather condition. ...
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America's Cup: San Diego YC Commodore on the America's Cup venue By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:23 PM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
The Commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, which has hosted three America's Cups and one America's Cup World Series, appeared on local TV, commenting on the apparent decision to award the 35th America's Cup to British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. In this replay of the video Commodore Chuck Sinks, deftly stays within the confines of not confirming that Bermuda has won the hosting rights. ...
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2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - WA yachts are gearing up By Susan Ghent, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club , 10:14 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - Thirty one yachts are gearing up for the Rockingham Race Weekend, hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Contested off the coast of WA, racing will be on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi drops the lead - and then comes back By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 9:44 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has slipped in the Volvo Ocean Race having led for most of Leg 2, and won Leg 1. But as has been done before Abu Dhabi has caught up, and now playing storm-watch. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mast Track issue adds to pressure on Dongfeng By Dongfeng Race Team, , 9:38 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Mast track issues have dogged the Chinese Volvo Ocean Race entry, Dongfeng Race Team on Leg 2 on the 40,000nm round the world race. The problem is not fully repairable in the current upwind and bumpy conditions, and is certainly an issue of concern for Charles Caudrelier led team. ...
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Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate Fireball Victorian Champs overall report By Chris Payne, Cairn Curran Sailing Club , 9:17 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
It has been almost 30 years, but the International Fireball Association of Victoria headed back to Cairn Curran to run the 2014 state championships. With the wonderful support of Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate, a renowned winery in the area, the fleet competed as a part of the Cairn Curran Classic being run on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd November. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The Traemeister's onboard gym session *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:33 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, claimed he did not know what a Gym before he set foot aboard Team Vestas Wind. And then compounded his issues by saying that he thought 'Gym' was pronounced 'Gime'. Fitness freak Trae has taken on the invidious task of getting the Irish OBM up to a passable fitness level, believed to be 100 push-ups. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving at Sea *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:21 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
Although they may be far from home, old traditions aren't forgotten as the US crew aboard Team Alvimedica celebrate one of the great traditions. And the non-US crew partake of their first Thanksgiving, off the coast of Madagascar. There's some of the traditional fare, adapted for the Volvo Ocean Race, and some messages and mementos from home. ...
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