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ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Windsurfers ready to race By ISAF, , 3:40 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
A fleet of 108 men and 70 women will do battle in the RS:X Class when racing at the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships commences on 13 September. The world's finest windsurfers from 49 nations in the men's and 32 in the women's fleet will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded, 50% of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Dates confirmed for Weymouth and Portland By Matt Carter, , 3:32 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
The RYA, in conjunction with the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), is pleased to confirm that the Weymouth and Portland leg of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will take place from the 8 -14 June 2015. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Join the action with Virtual Regatta games By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:06 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
Two giants of ocean racing – one virtual and one very much reality – have joined forces to provide gamers with a double treat for the next nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the sailing’s leading round-the-world crewed event and Virtual Regatta boasts the world’s largest sailing gaming community with peaks of more than one million players. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: this wind never happens here By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:55 AM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
The last day of racing delivered enough weather challenges to force changes to the podium places in many of the six divisions racing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: from soldier to sailor in one week By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:26 AM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
In among the 57-boat fleet competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week is a team of Defence mates; veterans of past conflicts who have had a new door opened in their lives. ...
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Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:29 AM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
Gale force winds and damaging surf are forecast for Sydney waters, the mid north coast, Hunter coast and Illawarra tonight. Dangerous surf conditions are expected to further increase on Wednesday in the Hunter and southern parts of the mid north coast. ...
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2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia By Mandurah Boat Show, , 3:51 AM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - WA’s biggest boat show, the Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show, will be on again this October at Mandurah Ocean Marina, and this year will offer more activity for families. ...
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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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Magnetic Island Race Week: Day 4 lighter wind changes leaderboard By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:21 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week fleet headed out this morning for the penultimate day of racing in the five-day event and were greeted by soft wind and flat water. ...
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Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:04 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Andrew Scott has joined Superior as General Manager - a significant milestone in the evolution of this globally significant company. ...
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Oracle Team USA prepares for racing By Erik Simonson, , 3:39 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
The crews at Oracle Team USA at Pier 80 have been busy of late packing up and readying for the transition from San Francisco to the new home on the Puget Sound in Washington. The team decreased their footprint at the pier to 1/2 of what was used during AC 34 shortly after their successful defense. ...
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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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2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - 50 entries and counting By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:41 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It’s all about the numbers for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with entries in the 70th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s blue water classic swelling to 50, including classic yachts such as Love and War and the high-tech flying machines like Ichi Ban. ...
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Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 1:47 AM Mon 1 Sep 2014 GMT
Southport Yacht Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast is now offering party packages for the junior set, with access to your own party room, grassy play area and specially built kids’ playground, which opened in June. ...
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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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Sealink Magnetic Island Kite Marathon: Crane fastest across bay By John Byrne, Townsville , 9:48 PM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
There were two types of high-speed vessels travelling from Magnetic Island to Townsville yesterday. One was the Sealink high-speed catamaran ferry. The other were the competitors in the inaugural Sail Townsville Magnetic Island to Townsville kite board race ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: worth the long wait on Day 3 By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 8:23 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
It was worth the long wait for the breeze to fill and deliver a superb short course afternoon of racing in the seaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The sailors made good use of the race postponement as the morning’s glassy conditions. Several took to the sparkling water to cool off while others found a spot in the shade of a mainsail or boom tent to hide from the hot sun. ...
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Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Winter Series: Sydney Hobart entrant wins By Peter Campbell, , 7:41 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
The Peterson 41 revelled in the fresh to strong morning northerly breeze that averaged 18-20 knots, gusting to 24 knots, finishing fifth in fleet and first in Division two, beating overall Winter Series winner Footloose and line honours winner Peregrine, David Stephenson’s Farr 40, on corrected time. ...
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‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 6:35 AM Sun 31 Aug 2014 GMT
Empire Marina Bobbin Head in Sydney has been inducted into the newly created Australian ‘Marina Hall of Fame’ by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) at a ceremony held at the marina last week. ...
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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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Sail Townsville: another corker of a day for Kiteboarders By John Byrne, Townsville , 9:34 PM Sat 30 Aug 2014 GMT
It was another corker of a day yesterday in the Sail Townsville Kiteboard Championship with four more races competed on Day 2. Blistering speeds and spectacular wipe outs were the order of the day. ...
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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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