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Carr now to lead UK Sport

April 22nd, 2013

Rod Carr, who led the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) from December 2000 until his retirement in February 2010, has been named Chairman of UK Sport, and will now lead the UK’s high-performance sports agency as it looks to build on the success of London 2012, where Britain’s athletes finished an unprecedented third in the Olympic


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Sailing the big winner in sports funding package

April 22nd, 2013

Australia’s elite athletes are to receive a funding boost, but sports will be held more accountable for the money they spend on high-performance programs. The Australian Sports Commission announced its new funding allocations on Monday, which will be worth a total of $120 million in 2013-14. The new funding package prioritises sports which have made


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Wilson Trophy: Olympic medallists to make guest appearance

April 22nd, 2013

Two Olympic silver medallists are set to take on West Kirby Sailing Club’s home team plus other top teams from across the UK, USA and Ireland, as the world’s largest team racing event, the British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, is hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club over Bank Holiday weekend (3-5


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The long arms of Hurricane Sandy

April 21st, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore on the Northeast coast last October, it not only caused flooding, but it also shook the ground as far away as the West Coast, triggering seismometers monitoring vibrations in the Earth’s crust. Scientists announced their findings about the massive storm at the Seismological Society of America’s annual meeting, which wrapped


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Growth in Asia attributed to RS Sailing

April 21st, 2013

RS Sailing is proud to announce that the RS Range received a prestigious award at the fourth running of the Asian Marine and Boating Awards in Shanghai, presented on the first evening of the China International Boat Show. The RS Range beat off stiff competition in the Best Dayboat, Sportboat or Dinghy category because it


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IMOCA chooses the boat for the future

April 19th, 2013

Press Release Friday 19 April 2013 IMOCA chooses the boat for the future; OSM announces 2013-2014 Race Programme The Skippers and Members of IMOCA met in Paris on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 April 2013 at the IMOCA Annual General Meeting to decide the future direction of their class, and in particular to discuss two


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Charleston – By the number

April 18th, 2013

Here are the numbers to consider for the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week on April 19-21. There are 28 sponsors listed to support the 3 day regatta that seeks to complete 8 races. There are 287 entrants, representing 7 countries, racing 64 types of boats. There are 18 different classes that will compete on 1


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Good news for Chicago suburb

April 18th, 2013

Wilmette, IL (April 18, 2013) – The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District this morning reversed course and awarded a 39-year lease to the private Wilmette Harbor Association, assuring North Shore boaters they’ll have a place to dock their vessels this summer. The district earlier this month had voted 4-3 not to renew the association’s lease –


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Foiling from Los Angeles and Honolulu

April 18th, 2013

Alain Thébault and his teammates Jean Le Cam and Yves Parlier announced they will try to beat the record of the 2215nm Transpacific crossing between Los Angeles and Honolulu. Their foiling boat, Hydroptere, is based in Alameda, CA, and is currently undergoing a complete check-up before being launched in early May. She will then be


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World Cup season ends in France

April 17th, 2013

Following ISAF Sailing World Cup events in Australia, USA, and Spain, the season will close next week in Hyères, France. Over 800 sailors will compete in the ten Olympic events and the singlehanded and tripehanded Paralympic events on April 22-27. – Event website



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