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2007 South American Championship underway
SOUTH AFRICA-(6-4-2007) Soling South American Championship
South Africa - Three races in the first day of racing from SE with 15-16 knots, the first and second windward / leeward courses of six legs, the third one was a double triangle course.
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470 Internationale launches new Sailors Support Programme
MILAN, ITALY-(19-12-2006) 470 Intl. 2008 Olympic Pathway Solidarity Grant
Milan, Italy - 470 Internationale announces the continuation of its Sailors’ Support Programmes with the “2008 Olympic Pathway Solidarity Grant”. The new Programme aims at the support of talented 470 sailors with sailing ambitions and abilities on Olympic levels who find financial or infrastructural obstacles on their way to Olympic Qualification.
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World Cup Series Gets The Green Light
HELSINKI, FINLAND-(13-11-2006) ISAF World Cup© series for Olympic Classes
Helsinki, Finland - On the final day of ISAF Council meetings at the ISAF Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland this year’s hot topic, an ISAF World Cup for the Olympic Classes was given the go ahead.
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A year to go!
BARCELONA, SPAIN-(13-11-2006) Barcelona World Race
Barcelona, Spain - Just over a year ago in the Catalonian city of Barcelona, OC Events launched a new double-handed, non-stop round the world race, simply called the Barcelona World Race. An entirely new event but to be raced over the same classic, east-about non-stop route around the world via the three great Capes, onboard IMOCA Open 60 monohulls.
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US SAILING Announces Dates and Locations for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing
PORTSMOUTH, RI USA-(8-11-2006) US Sailing Olympic Trials
Portsmouth, RI USA - US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has determined the dates and locations for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing in the 11 events selected for the 2008 Olympic Regatta.
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Lexcen and Van Dyck Lauded by America’s Cup Luminaries
NEW YORK, NY, USA-(3-11-2006) Rolex America's Cup Hall of Fame 14th Annual Induction Ceremony
New York, NY, USA - The Rolex America’s Cup Hall of Fame Annual Induction Ceremony, held October 26 at the Union League Club in New York, N.Y., was memorable for its glamorous crowd and for the memories invoked by and about the those who have contributed to the sport.
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470 Internationale presents new Constitution and Management Committee
ISTANBUL, TURKEY-(20-10-2006) 470 Internationale General Assembly
Istanbul, Turkey - Alberto PREDIERI from Italy has been elected as the new President of 470 Internationale at the Class’ General Assembly that took place last weekend in Istanbul. PREDIERI will be leading the Class assisted by a strong Management Committee with a two-year mandate in a new structure parallel to a new constitution that was approved by the General Assembly.
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Intl 470 Class continuous successful Solidarity Programme
MILAN, ITALY-(8-5-2006) 470 Internationale Solidarity Programme
Milan, Italy - The 470 Internationale, in close co-operation with Olimpic Sails® (Trieste, Italy) as the sole Official Sponsor, announces the “470 Internationale Solidarity Programme” for the 2006 sailing season.
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Volvo Extreme 40 brings out first DVD
BENNEBROEK, THE NETHERLANDS-(15-3-2006) Volvo Extreme 40
Bennebroek, The Netherlands - The first Volvo Extreme 40 Grand Prix took place during the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue in Sanxenxo last November. The races concluded with exciting finals between the Volvo Ocean Race Team skippered by Carolijn Brouwer and Team Tommy Hilfiger with Randy Smyth at the helm.
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Intl. 470 Class supports development of South American sailors clinic
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-(21-2-2006) South American 470 Sailors Clinic
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The 470 Internationale is proud to financially support the Argentine 470 Class Association in the organisation of the Sailors Clinic in Buenos Aires (Argentina) that will take place from 25th to 27th February 2006.
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Team Campbell-James secure the first slot in the JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Final
LONDON, UK-(8-12-2005) JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Final
London, UK - Mark Campbell-James, Dave Mason, Andrew Yates and Andy Clark are the first team to get a slot in the JPMorgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Final following their win at the match racing event this weekend (3-4 December).
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New super maxis put the ‘big’ into Big Boat Challenge
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(29-11-2005) CYCA Big Boat Challenge
Sydney, Australia - Australia’s newest 98 foot super maxis, Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo and Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, which is due to be launched at Rozelle in Sydney later this week, will go head to head for the first time in this year’s Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday 13 December.
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ISAF officially recognizes Swan 45 One-design Racing Class
UK-(29-11-2005) GEM Group
UK - Nautor’s Swan announced today that the Swan 45 Class has been officially designated by the International Sailing Federation as an ISAF recognised class.
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Geronimo – could she have a record in sight
LOS ANGELES-(15-11-2005) Los Angeles Honolulu Challenge record attempt
Los Angeles - The giant ocean warrior Geronimo continues to power her way towards the islands of Hawaii in her quest to set a new WSSRC sailing speed record for the transpacific Los Angeles Honolulu Challenge.
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Australian Farr 40 fleet prepare for upcoming Rhodes Waterside Farr 40 regatta
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(23-10-2005) Rhodes Waterside Farr 40 regatta
Sydney, Australia - After three days of close racing at the Corinthian Doors Peppers Anchorage Farr 40 regatta, the next event on the Australian Farr 40 calendar, the Rhodes Waterside Farr 40 regatta, will be held October 28-30 at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at Pittwater on Sydney’s northern beaches.
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Team Trouble Upsets World Champs And Wins U.S. Team Racing Championship
LARCHMONT, NY. USA-(17-10-2005) U.S. Team Racing Championship
Larchmont, NY. USA - “Our motto’s going to be ‘keep our sticks up’”, yelled one boat from Team Trouble to another as they sailed into the final race of the semi-finals, down one race already. With winds gusting to 40 mph at one point, the final day of sailing at US SAILING’s U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman trophy was wet, wild and thrilling.
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Trinidad and Tobago looking for a Sailing Coach to take the National team to higher levels
TRINIDAD-(18-8-2005) Sailing Trinidad
Trinidad - The Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association Youth Sailing School requires and English peaking Coach to set up Trailing Programs for Optimists, Lasers (Standard, Radial and 4.7), and 420’S, with the goal of taking the National Team to International Events.
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Spectacular launch
VASTERVIK, SWEDEN-(2-8-2005) Volvo Extreme 40
Vastervik, Sweden - It is, in one word, ‘spectacular’. The first Volvo Extreme 40 sailed its first mile and spectators opened their mouths - “what a boat!”
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Great success for first Intl. 470 Class Coach the coaches clinic
ISTANBUL, TURKEY-(7-7-2005) Intl. 470 Class Coach the Coaches clinic
Istanbul, Turkey - Coaches are an essential and growing reality of sailing competition today. With the assistance of the Istanbul Sailing Club, 470 Internationale has just completed the first of what is sure to become a regular and important event, the Coach the Coaches Seminar.
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US Sailing announces qualifying events for 2006 US Youth World Team
PORTSMOUTH, RI. USA-(23-5-2005) 2006 US Youth World Team
Portsmouth, RI. USA - US SAILING, national governing body for the sport, has announced the qualifying events for the 2006 US Youth World Team, which will represent the U.S. at the 2006 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF (International Sailing Federation) World Championships.
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Turbulent ABN AMRO North Sea Regatta ends in calm conditions
SCHEVENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS-(17-5-2005) North Sea Regatta 2005
Scheveningen, The Netherlands - On Monday May 16th, the ABN AMRO North Sea Regatta 2005 ended in calm conditions, after three days of strong winds and waves. The inshore races for yachts, dinghies, one design classes and beach catamarans started on Friday May 13th in Scheveningen (NED).
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Technology will make it possible to sail onboard VO 70 Movistar
SANXENXO (PONTEVEDRA)-(5-5-2005) VO 70 Movistar
Sanxenxo (Pontevedra) - The 2005-2006 edition of the Volvo Ocean race will have to comply with a new rule that brings major changes with respect to previous editions of this Round the World race. In the words of the VOR organization, the new VO70 rule was developed “with the goal of promoting innovation, creativity and skill, preventing big budgets from obtaining any advantages”.
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VO 70 Movistar arrives to Rio de Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRZAIL-(5-5-2005) VO 70 Movistar
Rio de Janeiro, Brzail - The VO 70 “movistar” arrived to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since she left Newcastle, Australia, on March 23rd, the Spanish Volvo Ocean Race boat has sailed a whopping 8.100 nautical miles, has crossed the always menacing Cape Horn, and has broken a world record by sailing 530.19 nautical miles in 24 hours. It was a journey in which the “movistar” yacht has had to battle many adversities, including winds gusting over 40 knots, snow, humongous waves and a collision while sailing at speeds of over 20 knots.
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It’s official: “movistar” is the fastest boat in the world
CAPE HORN. CHILE-(19-4-2005) VO 70 Movistar
Cape Horn. Chile - The World Speed Sailing Record Council –the record-control department of the International Sailing Federation– ratified today Monday, the World record set by the VO 70 “movistar” last April 5, after sailing 530,19 nautical miles (981,92 kilometres) in 24 hours, at an average speed of 22.09 knots (40.91 Km/h).
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“Movistar” rounds Cape Horn
CAPE HORN. CHILE-(15-4-2005) VO 70 Movistar
Cape Horn. Chile - VO 70 “movistar” has rounded Cape Horn. In just two weeks, she has sailed the 4,300 miles separating Wellington from the southernmost tip of the American continent, going from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic; a journey during which the crew of the Spanish Round the World race has faced every possible difficulty: “We have come across every sea and wind combination that one can encounter sailing – says Bouwe Bekking, movistar’s Skipper – from winds over 40 knots with monster waves and snow, to dead calms, sailing at 5 knots with the sea like a mirror”.
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New attempt of Italian sailors to break 20ft Open Cat Atlantic World Record
ATLANTIC OCEAN-(1-3-2005) Worldrecord Dakar-Guadeloupe
Atlantic Ocean - Andrea Gancia and Matteo Micelli from Italy are trying to break the Dakar to Guadeloupe (in an open catamaran of 20 feet) Worldrecord of 15days, 2 hours and 26 minutes(WSSRC ratified) held by Hans Bouscholte(Netherlands) and Gerard Navarin(France).
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Bonnitcha wins AUS Mistral Nationals with sights set on Beijing Oiympics 2008
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-(17-2-2005) Australian Yachting News
Sydney, Australia - Australia’s new Mistral national sailboard champion, 23-year-old Jonathan Bonnitcha, has moved his sailing and his law degree studies to Europe as he works towards representing his country at the Beijing Olympics 2008.
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She has done it
FALMOUTH, UK-(8-2-2005) Ellen MacArthur Round The World Record Attempt
Falmouth, UK - B&Q skipper, Ellen MacArthur, crossed the finish line off Ushant at 22:29:17 GMT tonight (Monday, 7.2.05) to set a new solo, non-stop round the world record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds. MacArthur has taken 1 day, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds off the previous fastest 72 day, 22 hours, 54 minute solo time of Francis Joyon (Joyon finished his record attempt on 3.2.04).
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US Sailing names new Executive Director
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. USA-(24-1-2005) US Sailing
Portsmouth, R.I. USA - US SAILING, national governing body of the sport, announced today that it has named Charles Leighton of Middletown, R.I., as its new Executive Director. Leighton will take the organization’s helm on January 31, 2005.
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Canadian 470 class sailor visits schools for Sailing Sport promotion
VANCOUVER, CANADA-(20-1-2005) Canadian Yachting Association
Vancouver, Canada - Nikola GIRKE, a native of Vancouver and a member of Canada's 2004 Olympic Sailing team in the 470 class, visited the Comox Valley on Friday January 7 to talk to students at Aspen Middle School and Highland Secondary.
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Monohull and multihull records smashed
KEY WEST, FL. USA-(16-1-2005) 30th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race
Key West, FL. USA - The racing records for both monohull and multihull classes in the Storm Trysail and Lauderdale Yacht Clubs' Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race were obliterated on January 13 when Carrera, the Reichel/Pugh 81 owned by Joe Dockery (Stamford, Conn.), and Zephyr, the Antrim 40 multihull owned by Duane Zelinsky (Ontario, Canada), completed the 160 nautical mile race in less that 11 hours.
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Foerster and Burnham, Swanson Are 2004 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year (USA)
PORTSMOUTH RI, USA-(12-1-2005) 2004 Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year
Portsmouth RI, USA - Paul Foerster (Rockwall, Texas) and his crew Kevin Burnham, (Miami, Fla.), along with Jody Swanson (Buffalo, N.Y.), today were named the respective winners of the prestigious 2004 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards.
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Italians Andrea Gancia and Matteo Miceli break Atlantic crossing World Record owned by Hans Bouscholte and Gerard Navarin
GUADALOUPE-(11-1-2005) World Record Atlantic Crossing in a 20ft open catamaran
Guadaloupe - It’s World Record for Andrea Gancia and Matteo Miceli, who have crossed on January 10th at 01:26’:20’’ UTC the arrival line at Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, after 13 days, 13 hours, 58 minuts and 27 seconds of sailing on board their 20 feet catamaran Abaco Team Property Management OceanCat.
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Brendan Todd named South Australian High Performance Coach
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(24-12-2004) Yachting Australia
Melbourne, Australia - Yachting Australia on behalf of the program partners, are pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Todd, coach for the inaugural South Australian High Performance program.
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Challengers still undecided
New Orleans, USA - Principal Race Officer Wallace Paletou (New Orleans) and Chief Umpire Dobbs Davis (Annapolis, Md.) determined today that conditions were not suitable for racing at the 2004 International Catamaran Challenge Trophy (ICCT).
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Lovell/Ogletree to Defend
New Orleans, USA - Light air today on Lake Pontchartrain yielded only three flights in the quest for the 2004 International Catamaran Challenge Trophy, historically known as the `Little America's Cup.`
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Russell Coutts, Malin Burnham and Gary Jobson to Headline Presenters at Rolex America’s Cup Hall of Fame 12th Annual Induction Ceremony
BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND, USA-(6-7-2004) Rolex America’s Cup Hall of Fame
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - America’s Cup legend Russell Coutts will be on hand this month as a presenter when the Herreshoff Marine Museum honors its Class of 2004 at the Rolex America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
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No snow this year at Soling Audi Icebreaker
TORONTO, CANADA-(25-5-2004) Soling Audi Icebreaker
Toronto, Canada - Leading up to race time on day two conditions were less than favourable with light winds, rain, and thick fog (but no snow this year!).
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Int'l 14, Solings and J 22's celebrate 50th Anniversary of Ice Bowl Regatta
ANNAPOLI, MD. USA-(1-5-2004) Ice Bowl Regatta
Annapoli, MD. USA - On New Year's Day 2004 three International 14's, eight Solings, and nine J-22's sailed up the Severn River around St Helena's Island and return to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first sailing of the Ice Bowl on New Year's Day 1955 - and to initiate a year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Severn Sailing Association in 1954.
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