02/08/2011 FICKLE CONDITIONS FOR CAFFARI AND CORBELLA AS THEY FEND OFF HUGO BOSS

Today the all female duo aboard GAES Centros Auditivos will be fighting hard to maintain their current position in the Barcelona World Race as closest race rivals, Andy Meiklejohn & Wouter Verbraak aboard Hugo Boss, bear down on them. Creating a...>>

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02/08/2011 TIGHT RACING FOR VELUX 5 OCEANS RACERS EARLY IN THIRD SPRINT

TIGHT RACING FOR VELUX 5 OCEANS RACERS EARLY IN THIRD SPRINT  Brad Van Liew leading fleet – but not by much IT has been an exciting first few days of the third sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS as the solo skippers make quick progress east. In...>>

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02/07/2011 CLUB OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED BUT WHO WILL BE THE OVERALL WINNER?

On Saturday 5th March the overall winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year award will be announced at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2011.    The top five clubs will travel to the show, held at Alexandra Palace, London to collect their...>>

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02/07/2011 Cork Clipper Partnership reveals strong economic impact of Clipper 09-10 participation

Cork Clipper Partnership has today revealed the strong economic impact of their participation in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.More than 105,000 people visited Cork and Kinsale during the Clipper 09-10 stopover in Ireland in July...>>

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02/07/2011 GUTEK HITS SUBMERGED TREE IN FIRST INCIDENT OF VELUX 5 OCEANS SPRINT THREE

Polish sailor lucky to escape with no damage to Operon Racing POLISH ocean racer Zbigniew ‘Gutek’ Gutkowski suffered the first setback of ocean sprint three today after Operon Racing hit a submerged tree. Just over 24 hours after the start of...>>

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02/06/2011 Exciting finale rounds out Sail Auckland 2011

Sail Auckland 2011 is over with gold medals going to Tom Ashley and Kate Ellingham in the RS:X, Andrew Murdoch and Sara Winther in the Laser and Radial, Nick Rogers and Chris Grube(GBR)  in the 470, Dan Slater in the Finn and Marcus Hansen and...>>

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02/06/2011 WET AND WILD START FOR VELUX 5 OCEANS SPRINT THREE

Polish skipper Gutek takes early lead in race to Uruguay IT was a wild, wet and windy start to the third sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world yacht race today as the four ocean racers blasted out of Wellington Harbour. Grey,...>>

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02/04/2011 GAES CENTROS AUDITIVOS: RACE UPDATE - CAFFARI AND CORBELLA FINALLY ESCAPE THE GRUELLING UPWIND CONDITIONS

Having battled upwind for the last few days, it is a case of ‘TGI Friday’ for the only all female crew of the Barcelona World Race having finally been given some respite as they make progress in a south easterly direction. For Caffari and...>>

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02/04/2011 A WINDSURFING WEEKEND AT THE RYA VOLVO DINGHY SHOW 2011

After a successful return last year, windsurfing will once again be making an appearance at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2011.   From expert talks and sailors to special birthday celebrations, this year’s show has plenty of activities on offer;...>>

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02/04/2011 CSM SCOOPS MEDIA AWARDS AT VELUX 5 OCEANS SPRINT TWO PRIZE-GIVING

British skipper rewarded for best communications during Cape Town to Wellington leg BRITISH solo sailor Chris Stanmore-Major made a clean sweep of the VELUX 5 OCEANS sprint two media awards last night at the official prize-giving ceremony. The...>>

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02/04/2011 Tight battles unfold at Sail Auckland

Racing continued today at Sail Auckland 2011 as the ISAF Grade 1 Olympic classes regatta now hits the half way mark with some tight battles unfolding ensuring an exciting conclusion to the event over the weekend. The westerly offshore breeze...>>

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02/03/2011 Racing underway... Sail Auckland 2011

Sail Auckland 2011 got underway today with nine fleets racing on three courses scattered up the Hauraki Gulf north of Takapuna Beach in a westerly offshore breeze which was light and shifty at times but provided good racing across all classes. ...>>

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02/02/2011 BLAST FROM THE PAST FOR SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNTSON

Yachting legend takes trip down memory lane Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail solo around the world non-stop, was today united with the son of a New Zealand fisherman who he met on his historic singlehanded...>>

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02/02/2011 Trickle down effect?

Sea trialing the AC45 on Anniversary Day,  Round Rangitoto Island, Auckland - (c) Gilles Martin-Raget, America's Cup Media   Auckland sailors have had a preview of the future of the America's Cup with the...>>

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02/01/2011 Dee Caffari onboard GAES Centros Auditivos in the Barcelona World Race

As British record-breaking yachtswoman, Dee Caffari enters the Southern Ocean with her co-skipper Anna Corbella, she faces upwind sailing conditions which is quite unusual when sailing around the world Eastabout. Pirates have jumped onboard GAES...>>

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02/01/2011 VELUX 5 OCEANS FLEET FACE TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YET IN OCEAN SPRINT THREE

Point Nemo and Cape Horn await ocean racers in race to Punta del Este HOWLING winds and mountainous seas, the most remote place on the entire planet and the infamous Cape Horn – that is what lies in store for the VELUX 5 OCEANS racers during...>>

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02/01/2011 Two days to go: Sail Auckland 2011 Preview

Sail Auckland 2011 is now just two days away with over 150 sailors entered and registration opening tomorrow at Takapuna Boating Club on Auckland’s North Shore.Competition starts on Thursday [3rd Feb] continuing through until Sunday [6th Feb] with a...>>

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02/01/2011 New book gives insider's view of hurricanes

"The Hurricane Book: A Sailing Captain's Memoirs" by D. Randy West is a firsthand account of what it's like to experience hurricanes around the world DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. (MMD Newswire) January 31, 2011 -- Hurricanes are not to be taken...>>

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01/31/2011 Small Luxury Hotels of the World supports Britain’s favourite yacht race

The organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race are delighted to announce a ninth and final Race Partner for the 2011 and 2012 Round the Island Races.  Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is the latest Race Partner...>>

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01/31/2011 Former Olympian enters Norwegian boat Berge Viking in Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta

Flying the Norwegian flag, the Norway Round the World project, headed by former Olympic sailor Peder Lunde, jr, will sail the veteran Swan 57, Berge Viking, to Alicante in November this year.  The boat will join Copernicus (Poland), Great...>>

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01/31/2011 TENSION MOUNTING AS VELUX 5 OCEANS SPRINT THREE START LOOMS

Third leg to Punta del Este starts on Sunday, February 6 THERE is less than one week to go until the start of sprint three of the VELUX 5 OCEANS round the world yacht race. The countdown has begun to the 7,000 nautical mile leg from Wellington,...>>

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01/28/2011 Marine Travel Company gets back on board for the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Ventures Plc is pleased to announce that the Marine Travel Company has come back on board as an official supplier for the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. Following their successful debut as the Official Travel Agency in the Clipper...>>

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01/28/2011 Sanctuary Cove Tipped to Offer World Class Display in 2011

The 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has already confirmed a huge range of world releases which will be unveiled at the May 19 to 22 event this year.   World launches include Clipper Motor Yachts’ release of the Cordova 45 in a...>>

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01/28/2011 Qingdao, the City of Sailing, Confirmed as Chinese Host Venue

At the official launch of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Estoril (Portugal) in December 2010, China was confirmed as one of nine the host countries – a new territory for this year’s circuit and a significant step into...>>

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01/28/2011 The crew of Groupama back at their base in Lorient

  It was during the night of 25 January that Franck Cammas and his men made it into the port of Lorient aboard Groupama 70. After two months' training in Spain (Alicante and Lanzarote) the sailors have returned to...>>

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