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Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday By Talbot Wilson, , 9:22 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Quarter Finals were completed Saturday morning and the Semi Finals, Petite Finals and Finals will all be sailed on Sunday. Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar and Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team came through the quarters with 3-0 scores. Williams, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader at 12-0 is undefeated in all his races. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 9:01 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
A frontal system edging its way towards Bermuda resulted in light winds, a grey sky and racing eventually being canned early, but not before the remaining Quarter Final flights had been completed at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Radical wave tow-in on day 8 By Chris Yates, , 8:09 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw stunning sunshine as the mercury hit almost twenty degrees. In the afternoon seven of the world’s best sailors took to the water for a radical tow-in contest, which kept the crowds entertained with the massive aerial antics on display. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Music to Bouwe Bekking's ears By Team Brunel, , 5:29 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, onboard Team Brunel. So close yet so far away. We sail near Brazil, less than 300 miles from Rio de Janeiro. The city where scantily clad women are parading on the Copacabana beach. In my mind I see in the background three mustachioed Brazilians playing the song 'Guantanamera' on a tiny guitar. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video By KPMS, , 4:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race was one to remember. Not only for international fleet that, for the third year in a row, set a record number of entries, but for the array of conditions that the yachts faced. From no wind to too much; from flat calm to turbulent seas; from going nowhere to flying fast and furious: the 606-nm mythical racecourse offered everything. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - How eight on Team SCA became Shellbacks By Corinna Halloran, , 3:48 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 14 onboard Team SCA. I’m discovering there are two types of days offshore: the days where not much happens, and the days where so much happens it’s hard to believe that’s just one day! Yesterday was one of those days and I’m unsure where to begin! ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4 By RS:X Class, , 3:08 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida, and the sound of the day was that of racers whooping and hollering past the race committee boats (two imposing 44-ft power catamarans provided by event sponsor MarineMax) in a breeze that high-wind specialists had been waiting for all week. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Prize giving ceremony in Valetta By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 2:52 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The prize giving ceremony for the Rolex Middle Sea Race was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, one of Valletta's most historic venues. Honoured guests included: The Minister of Tourism; The Hon Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading for the speedway to Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:11 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race fleet are now all around the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha, and have continued down the Brazilian coast. Currently the first three yachts, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are all travelling at 17kts, as they travel around the St Helena High. ...
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Botany Bay Race more than a victory for Great Xpectations By Di Pearson, , 8:50 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Rod Wills’ Great Xpectations went above and beyond this afternoon to beat Julian Farren-Price’s About Time for a win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Botany Bay Race, the second of the Club’s Ocean Point Score Series – but today’s victory spilled over into something else for Wills. ...
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Optimist World Championship - First stage finished By Optiworlds, , 8:24 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Optimist World Championship - The first stage of the OptiWorlds Argentina 2014 schedule has finished today. The fleet was divided in three equal parts: the first third is gold, the second one is silver and the last fleet is bronze. This individual regatta continues next Tuesday. ...
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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Equator takes its first scalp By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:22 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won the race to the Equator late on Thursday and were in good shape to make the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as their six rivals were still playing catch-up despite finally escaping the Doldrums. ...
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ISAF announces the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Jerome Pels By ISAF, , 4:03 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Jerome has decided to pursue other professional challenges. ...
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2014 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Day 2 By Laurie Fullerton, , 3:37 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Stamina and determination were key factors for the competitors racing in day two of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. The 14 international guests and 26 young Bermudians finished five races on Bermuda’s Great Sound. This is a test of endurance for any sailor especially young ones. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:29 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: On board video from TeamVodafoneSailing and Caro By ARG Marine Media, , 1:59 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
Join the crew of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing as they slash 20 minutes off their previous record for the PIC Coastal Classic on Friday. The Coastal Classic is a 119nm course from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Originally conceived as a drag race between multihulls and monohulls ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Williams through to qualifier round undefeated By Talbot Wilson, , 9:44 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
One flight of the Quarter Finals was sailed Friday afternoon following the completion of the Qualifying Rounds and the selection of opponents and draw for boats. The Quarter Finals set Ian Williams against Marek Stanczyk, Taylor Canfield against Steffan Lindberg, Eric Monnin against Pierre Morvan, and an all Swedish pairing of Bjorn Hansen against Johnie Berntsson. ...
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La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Wind continues to take a break By Chris Yates, , 9:05 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
The seventh day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the light winds continue, despite a promising forecast for today. In the late afternoon a few of the sailors took part in a tow-in training session as there is scope to run a tow-in contest tomorrow, with the forecast looking glassy. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Tour Card holders crash out + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:27 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Picture postcard perfect conditions returned to Bermuda for the third and final day of Qualifying at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s torrential rain, Hamilton Harbour was bathed in glorious sunshine and breeze that by lunchtime was gusting up to the mid-teens. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:04 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Control reports that the lead boats in the 40,000nm race have rounded, or rather passed, the turning point off Fernando de Noronha. They are now proceeding down the Brazilian coast, to round the back of the South Atlantic high pressure zone , and have what is expected to be a fast ride to the Leg 1 finish in Cape Town. ...
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Keeping a good watch By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, , 3:00 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is still significant and we are keeping a close watch on the yachts still at sea. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Improbable match race for Team Brunel By Team Brunel, , 2:46 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
After racing 2,500 nautical miles in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel once again found themselves in an improbable match race in which the boat of skipper Ian Walker slowly gained ground and finally disappeared from sight yesterday. Now Pablo Arrarte is trimming the mainsail. Water drips from his nose. There is a 17-knot wind blowing from the south-east. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA prepares for the Southern Ocean By Corinna Halloran, , 2:37 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 13 onboard Team SCA. I’m unsure if I should be nervous, excited, stressed, or thrilled today. As today I get to have fish guts smeared over me only to then become officially apart of King Neptune’s kingdom. ...
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Shakeup on day 3 + Video By RS:X Class, , 2:12 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
There was a shakeup at the top on day three of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: The week ahead on Leg 1 - Team Alvimedica By Sail-World, , 12:18 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica Navigational Strategist, Anderson Reggio, explains the issues ahead of the crews in the remaining half of leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After the Equator and Fernando, the weather looks to be shaping up to be pretty standard for the South Atlantic. The St Helena High which typically dominates this body of water is the main driver for breeze in the short term. ...
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