10 October 2014

LIVE Replay of Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Alicante Start (video)



Alicante to Cape Town Leg Start | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 |  LIVE coverage 11:50 GMT / 7:50 ET (US), Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | Official website: Volvo Ocean Race
LIVE Twitter feed - Volvo Ocean Race - more coverage at:
JohnTheCrowd | sailing news | johnthecrowd.com: VOR Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Iker and Xabi video above
Iker and Xabi are an institution. "They're like a married couple" says Iker's wife, and like the best marriages their relationship has been built on trust and friendship. Published on Oct 9, 2014

Volvo Ocean Race--The start of Leg 1 will be broadcast online, with the live stream program from 13:50 until 15:05 CEST / 07:50 to 09:05 EDT, Saturday, October 11th

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Ken Read: Keys to winning the Volvo Ocean Race
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I am curious to see when they decide to hoist the new sails [every team is allowed four replacement sails of pre-determined types - their choice].
Volvo Ocean Race: Gear standards keep teams evenly matched - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

michel desjoyaux sailing circumnavigation legend"What are the biggest risks for the upcoming [Volvo Ocean] race? Hitting something at full speed – a shipping container, or a whale, at 30kph. The whale is softer, for sure – but that's still a lot of meat in the water! Really, the worst possible thing is a man-overboard. When it happens, it's not easy conditions – we're going fast, it's often dark. You never want that to happen...."


Reuters

Identical boats bring women back to Volvo Ocean Race
Reuters
ALICANTE Spain (Reuters) -- - Offshore sailing's toughest professional crewed test, theVolvo Ocean Race, sets sail on Saturday for nearly 39,000 ...
Ivy Leaguers lead young Volvo Ocean Race team - FOXSports.com
How to follow the Volvo Ocean Race - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Volvo Ocean Race notebook: Fewer sailors means greater versatility is crucial - The National

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Three Olympic class world championships coming to USA in 2016
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In an unprecedented move, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Olympic sailing classes have selected Clearwater, Florida (USA) as the location of ...
Clearwater to Host Olympic Class Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Worlds in 2016 - US SAILING (press release)


Eastbourne Herald

Club has a Bash at global sailing race
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It was held at sailing clubs throughout the world to set a new Guinness World Record, raise money for charity and to remember British Olympic Gold ...
Sailing club turn out to partake in Bart's Bash - Eastbourne Herald


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Nominations open for 2014 Sail Canada Awards
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The Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards is the premier opportunity for Canadians to recognize the achievements and successes of Canadian ...


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Nominees Announced for Boat of the Year Award
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Annapolis, MD (October 9, 2014) – Cruising World and Sailing World magazines announced the nominees for the 2015 Boat of the Year (BOTY) ...

Sailor who clung to the wreckage of his yacht during vicious storm speaks for first time | UK | News | Daily Express: "....Despite his terrifying ordeal, Mr Royton says he has no plans to stop sailing and is already forming a way to recover his yacht. He added: "I hope to go out and find my boat but if not I shall build another one." Catherine Jordan, commanding officer of HMS St Albans, said: "We initially responded to reports of a capsized trimaran with an unknown number of people onboard. "Weather conditions were initially very difficult but this gradually improved as the night went on and eventually the moon broke the cloud cover which provided us with good illumination. "Following a search of over 250 square nautical miles at 0315 an unlit yacht with no mast and significant damage was spotted by the bridge team some 30 miles from the original mayday position..."

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