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America's Cup: Commissioner makes key announcements on Cup future By America's Cup Media, , 10:43 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
In a Regatta Memorandum issued to the teams today, Commercial Commissioner Schiller confirmed two America’s Cup World Series events have already met the hosting criteria and had been scheduled to be raced in 2015 by the America’s Cup Event Authority. Schiller says that he also expects at least one additional team will be joining as a late entry. ...
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Cougar II on the prowl in Combined Clubs Long Race By Peter Campbell, , 10:02 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
Cougar II, Tony Lyall’s entry for this year’s 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, gave a glimpse of her sail power in today’s Combined Club’s Long Race, covering the 30 nautical mile course in just less than two hours and forty minutes. ...
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2014 Audi Showdown Regatta - Day 1 By Peter Campbell, , 9:41 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Showdown Regatta - North-west to westerly winds, gusting sharply up to 35 knots at times, forced the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to bring sailors ashore after less than an hour and a half of racing on the opening day of the Audi Showdown on Hobart’s River Derwent yesterday. ...
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Kiteboarder becomes first to successfully completes 120nm coastal race *Feature By Charles Winstone, Auckland , 9:06 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
Dave Robertson has become the first successful Kite Boarder to complete the 120nm PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell. His time of 7hours 28mins makes him the fastest solo sailor and board sailor to complete the 120nm race. Although he had a 30 minute head start, Robertson managed to beat an 80ft canting keelboat and a VOR70. See video of race in this story ...
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2014 Gascoigne Cup - an upset By Peter Campbell, , 8:07 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Gascoigne Cup - Rod Pearse’s Dehler 41 cruiser/racer Ultreya upset the regular offshore racing fleet today in winning the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Gascoigne Cup sailed in strong north-westerly winds between Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Skirting the Southern Ocean icebergs + Video By Jonno Turner, , 5:16 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014 GMT
'You know they’re around, because you can smell the stale water, and feel the temperature drop – especially at night, or when it’s foggy,' explains Justin Slattery on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. He’s talking about icebergs. Massive chunks of thick, jagged frozen force. Floating fast, recklessly and aimlessly in the ocean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet turns to avoid Ice and heads for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The lead boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have all turned and are heading for the finish line in Cape Town which is about four days 10hrs distant as of the 1840hrs UTC sked on October 31. The lead four boats , Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas and Dongfeng are all covered by a very small distance indeed, ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - On Board: Welcome to the Southern Ocean - Day 19 *Feature By Volvo Ocean Race OBR's, , 7:51 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean race On Board Reporters update from the Southern Ocean on Leg 1, Day 19: Like flipping a light switch. Off to on in so much as an instant, the anticipated westerlies of the South Atlantic have finally arrived—28 knots now—and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly life onboard can change. Includes the latest videos from onboard - raw and uncut :-) ...
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Route du Rhum - Spindrift 2 skipper more determined than ever By Spindrift Racing, , 7:28 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
With just 48 hours days to go until the start of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, it only takes a few minutes with Yann Guichard to see the extent of his determination. The incredible attention to detail in the preparations by Spindrift 2 speaks volumes about the work accomplished by the team since the single-handed race was inserted into Spindrift racing’s programme almost a year ago. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary's entry completed By Barcelona World Race, , 4:29 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built‏ by Nandor Fa himself. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - No place like home for Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 3:32 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Stefan Coppers reports on day 20 at sea for Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Team Brunel we have a so-called 'day-bag'. Every day, we stow all the food for the day in this big, white, sailcloth bag. This enables us to get an organised view of what has been set aside for that day. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Monumental day for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 3:10 PM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 20 for the crew. Wow; A bit of a monumental day—both literally and figuratively. Three weeks ago it was the eve of the start my friends took me for one last ice cream and I couldn’t figure out if I was nervous or not nervous. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 31 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:26 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Like in the old English tale of Robin Hood, it’s a case of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That is what we have been seeing over the last few days. More wind just behind the leaders has allowed the middle, poorer pack to catch the rich leaders. ...
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IKA ponders foil kite race ban By Ian MacKinnon, , 7:20 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites from the beginning of next year. ...
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2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase - Day 8 By Luderitz Speed Challenge, , 2:22 AM Fri 31 Oct 2014 GMT
Today was the top performance day of the 2014 Chris Benz Lüderitz World Record Chase with 50+Knots performances recorded, as well as many PBs and four country records falling. Strong 25-35 knot winds were forecast for today and this proved true, however, the angle of the wind only allowed for optimal performances towards the end of the day’s racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Still tight at front as Roaring Forties beckon *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:20 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
According to the routing function of Predictwind, the three boats are covered by just 10 miles in terms of distance to be sailed to the finish on their optimum course, more telling is that on the same basis just seven minutes would cover the first and third boats to finish. Sail-World interviewed Team Vestas skipper, Chris Nicholson this morning - he comments in this report. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1 By Corinna Halloran, , 3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
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Southern States kick off their M24 Summer Regattas By Donna Evans, , 3:03 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Vostok Europe Series - Adelaide Sailing Club (ASC), Race PRO Mike Rogers and his team of eager club officers and volunteers hosted the South Australian Melges 24 Fleet for regatta one of the Vostok Europe Series over the last weekend of October. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, , 2:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevičius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
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2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off By Daniel Nordlund, , 6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
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Talented Tasmanians line-up for Audi Showdown 2014 By Peter Campbell, , 6:10 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Showdown Regatta - Many of Tasmania’s most talented sailors in junior, youth and adult classes will provide a colourful racing spectacle in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 2014 Audi Showdown one-design regatta on Hobart’s River Derwent this weekend. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in historic Gascoigne Cup By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Gasoigne Cup - The winner of Saturday’s Gascoigne Cup will have its name engraved on the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic yachting trophy but it’s doubtful if it will receive the same accolade as the first winner of the Cup, Magic. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats. The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
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Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open By American Windsurfing Tour, , 6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
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