07/03/2014 Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth, UK, in unique global voyage to change perceptions of multiple sclerosis

Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage....>>

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07/02/2014 Frustrating Day on the Water Rocks the Star Fleet and Racing Schedule at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship

Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a 1 hour delay, the Race Committee was able to...>>

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07/02/2014 Tour de France à la voile: Groupama defends its title

Undisputed winner in 2013 between Dieppe and Marseille ahead of Courrier Dunkerque and Bretagne Crédit Mutuel, the crew of Groupama 34 is throwing its title into the ring in the Tour de France à la Voile 2014. Up against eight...>>

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07/02/2014 Luna Rossa on a roll

Marstrand, Sweden (2nd July 2014): With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in...>>

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07/02/2014 2014 International Star Class World Championship in Malcesine, Lake Garda: Race One win for Robert Stanjek

It was a long monday here at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half...>>

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07/01/2014 A note from Joe Harris

Hello sports fans-We are coming to you live today from 38’10 North x 67’17 West with breaking news regarding the passage of GS2 from Bermuda to Portland. It is happening… Unfolding slowly… with little drama or fanfare… simply an ocean passage in a...>>

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06/29/2014 FRENCH ON FORM TO LEAD 470 MEN/MIXED AND 470 WOMEN JUNIOR WORLDS ON OPENING DAY

26 JUNE – 3 JULY 2014, CERVIA, ITALY Maelenn Lemaitre/Aloise Retornaz (FRA) -...>>

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06/27/2014 Four Chinese confirmed as part of Dongfeng Race Team’s final race squad for Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

LORIENT - Four rookie Chinese sailors were today revealed as crewmembers in Dongfeng Race Team’s final 10-strong race squad for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.French skipper Charles Caudrelier also unveiled a world-class group of five western sailors...>>

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06/21/2014 Bermuda Race Start

Hello friends-Greetings from GS2 as we approach the continental shelf.  Life is good right now - a good breeze, flat seas and boatspeed nearly equivalent to windspeed of about 7 knots , which is rare.It has been a busy day but in a way pretty...>>

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06/20/2014 Knierim 60, the really fast cruiser

The aesthetic lines of the royal blue hull and broad window strip all round the deckhouse are distinctive features of the first Knierim 60, which has now been launched on the Kiel Canal. The 18.30 metre yacht with a beam of 5.35 metres is a...>>

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06/19/2014 Spain enters sixth boat in 2014-15 fleet for Volvo Ocean Race

Spain is back for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with a boat spearheaded by two of the country’s leading sailors, Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández who will be aiming to help claim their nation’s first victory. It’s the eighth time out of the 12...>>

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06/19/2014 NEW YORK, USA - DERRY-LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND

DERRY~LONDONDERRY~DOIRE IS THE FIRST TEAM TO FINISH THE OCEAN SPRINT WITH A TIME TO BEAT OF 24 HOURS 20 MINUTES, 56 SECONDS AND IS STILL LEADING THE FLEET IN THE BATTLE TO BREAK THE HOME PORT CURSE AND BE FIRST INTO NORTHERN IRELAND. The boats...>>

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06/18/2014 Ed Baird Adds More Excitement to Alpari Tour Stage in Sweden

London, UK: Double America’s Cup winner and three time ISAF Match Racing World Champion - Ed Baird, joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up for Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The event will be...>>

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06/18/2014 Ocean Sampling Day 2014: Capturing marine biodiversity

MicroB3's Ocean Sampling Day, the first global sampling and sequencing event, will take place at over 160 sites throughout the world.The event takes place on 21 June 2014.Data will be made openly...>>

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06/18/2014 Bermuda Race Memories - A note from Joe Harris

Hello Friends- As I prepare for my 10th Newport- Bermuda race, I can't help but reflect back on the rich history of the Harris family in this race. My father Woody Harris, was a very accomplished offshore sailor with 18 (!) Bermuda Races to his...>>

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06/18/2014 WATERLILY – An innovative french prototype for environmentally friendly anchorage

Download Sophia-Antipolis based french company, ACRI-IN, has designed the Waterlily, a hugely innovative mooring system prototype that respects the environment. The unusual lotus-shaped prototype was installed in Grimaud,...>>

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06/10/2014 “THIS MACHINE – DESIGNED FOR RACING OR FOR TORMENT?”

From onboard reporter, Allan, who finds himself in at the deep end (literally):‘Who in their right mind invented this crazy race?’ said Horace. I am thinking the same thing… Is this boat designed for racing or for torment? Imagine you are...>>

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06/10/2014 Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire: Gwénolé Gahinet and the 37 Solitaires

Download On Sunday in Deauville, Gwénolé Gahinet will start on his first Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cachemire. For this 45th edition the event brings together 38 great competitors. The stars of the circuit, rookies,...>>

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06/10/2014 SAP become Host Venue Partner and RussianFirst make it 12 Extreme 40s at Russian debut

- Extreme Sailing Series™ Technical Partner SAP continues to transform the world of sailing with innovative solutions as it is named Host Venue Partner for Act 4.- Russia’s top multihull and Olympic sailors confirmed for RussianFirst.- Fleet prepare...>>

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05/27/2014 Local Swan 65 claims final day coastal race

There were sighs of relief today as Capri and the Bay of Naples came good for the final day of Maxi and 52 Super Series racing at Rolex Capri Sailing Week. After two days of the best intentions, but ultimately no racing, today the Maxis were able to...>>

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05/27/2014 Jamaica - New York - The Grange Hotels Trophy

It’s been a tense 24 hours for the 12-strong matched fleet, as the battle to be the first team across the Scoring Gate and secure 3, 2, 1 points respectively, meant a fierce battle ensued. Henri Lloyd fought of stiff competition and stormed to...>>

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05/27/2014 The most challenging Tour yet for Francesco Bruni

London, UK (27th May 2014): Italian Francesco Bruni may not have done much keelboat match racing in recent years, but the talented match racer has always shown a remarkable talent for learning the ropes quickly. As the 2014 Alpari World Match...>>

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05/17/2014 panama - jamaica - the spirit of jamaica chase

    17.05.2014 / Race 12 Day 3       With around 80 miles to the finish of the Spirit of Jamaica Chase, concentration levels are high as the teams focus on maximising boat speed upwind with...>>

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05/17/2014 Are you good enough to be a Clipper Race skipper?

The world’s longest ocean race is seeking 12 extraordinary skippers to lead its novice crews around the globe in the tenth edition of the most unique sailing challenge - the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. Are you good enough to take...>>

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05/15/2014 International cooperation needed to tackle maritime crime at source in West Africa

The shipping industry and coastal countries in West Africa should increase levels of training and cooperation to prevent maritime crime from spreading in the region, says leading maritime security company GoAGT.  For the last five years,...>>

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