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2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 8:08 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er North American Open Championship - As the World 29er series kicks off today in Kingston, Canada, there’s no flying under the radar for Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, who just won the North American Open at the same venue. ...
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Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue second vessel out of fuel By Ken McManus, , 6:06 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Bermagui have again been called to rescue a fishing boat stranded far offshore after running out of fuel – only two days after an almost identical emergency operation ...
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International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins By Cora Zillich, , 4:56 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship - Australian Sailing Team’ Olympic Champion Nathan Outteridge (NSW) won the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club in the UK last night. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wet time for the crews By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:22 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Tim Constable from the Bureau of Meteorology delivered entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race their final weather forecast this morning, and while crews on the 55 yachts are in for a wet time, a few were rubbing their hands in glee at the prophesized wind direction and speed ...
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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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Australian Team head to Germany For O'pen Bic Worlds By Ryan Spring, Manly , 1:43 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 O'pen Bic worlds is being held at Lübecker Yacht Club, Travemünder Woche, in Germany from the 23rd to the 27th of July. With over 120 individual entries and several nations involved the stage is set for it to be the best yet. ...
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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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2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory By Pacific Cup, , 8:27 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Winning an ocean race like the Pacific Cup requires skill, but also some luck. Unlike many previous years where a boat performance was key, this year was more of a chess match, with luck and weather analysis making a big difference. Everyone in the fleet sailed south of the rhumb line for the first third of the race, but those who remained south suffered severely. ...
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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Record safe for another year By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - It should be a pleasant ride all the way to Queensland for the 56 competitors in the 29th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, according to Andrew Treloar from the Bureau of Meteorology, who delivered the weather forecast at the official race briefing at the Club last evening. ...
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O'pen Bic WOC - Wind and sun with close racing on day 2 By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 3:37 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the O'pen Bic WOC again had wind, sun and waves with a 12-18 knots NE breeze. Two fleets took to the water again with the U13 Division completing three races first on the GOLF course at Travemunde week. There were three different winners for the races with Australia's Jack Challands winning the second of the day. ...
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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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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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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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