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IKA: New President, Class Rules Change & Foilboarding

October 27th, 2013

(October 27, 2013) – The IKA 2013 class AGM was held yesterday in London. The agenda comprised class rule issues as well as elections. Many class rule changes for the Formula Kite class were approved, concluding the switch from the former “open” class rules into closed class rules and separating the racing discipline from the


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J/80 Titlist Brian Keane Wins Championship of Champions

October 27th, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 27, 2013) – The 2013 edition of the Championship of Champions, hosted by Columbia Sailing Club, came down to a dramatic conclusion Sunday. It took all 16 races to determine this year’s winner of the Jack Brown Trophy. Three teams were in legitimate contention going into today’s final two races Brian Keane


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Great Britain Wins Race Into Cape Town

October 26th, 2013

(October 26, 2013) – Great Britain has crossed the finish line by Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, taking line honours for Race 3 at just before 11am local time. In second place, Henri Lloyd has overtaken Invest Africa, and is ahead of the home entry by six miles in the final push into


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Swan 60 Emma Wins Swan Mediterranean Challenge Trophy

October 25th, 2013

(October 25, 2013) – The Rolex Middle Sea Race concluded this week in Malta with Swan 60 Emma taking the title of the best placed Swan to win the Swan Mediterranean Challenge trophy, after completing the 600 plus nautical mile race around the island of Sicily. The 34th edition of the race, organised by the


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Clipper Race fleet due in Cape Town Tomorrow

October 25th, 2013

(October 25, 2013) – The front runners of the twelve-strong matched fleet of 70 foot ocean racers competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race will arrive in V&A Waterfront, Cape Town tomorrow (Saturday 26 October). After racing nearly 4,000 miles from Rio de Janeiro the many South African crew aboard Invest Africa


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West Marine Reports Mixed Q3 Financial Results

October 25th, 2013

By Tom Kaiser (October 25, 2013) – West Marine, the country’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, reported its third-quarter financial results showing pre-tax income down 23.2 percent compared to the same time last year. For the period ending September 28, 2013, West Marine’s net revenues were $193.4 million, an increase of 0.7


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Newport Bermuda Race Adopts New US Safety Equipment Requirements

October 25th, 2013

By John Rousmaniere A summary of the new U.S. Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements is at http://offshore.ussailing.org/SAS.htm. The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirements will be posted soon on the race web site, www.BermudaRace.com. The requirements will be addressed and discussed at the Cruising Club of America Bermuda Race Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, R.I.,


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Final Results Hobie 16/18 North Americans

October 25th, 2013

Galveston, TX (October 25, 2013) – Big breeze and big waves for the final day or racing in Galveston of the Hobie 16 & 18 North American Championships. Three races were completed in 20-25 knots of wind with large waves. Those that stayed out were truly challenged by the waves, the sea state was very


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America’s Cup: Auctioneer Thrilled With Liquidiation Sale

October 24th, 2013

Say what you will about the masterminds behind the America’s Cup — but they don’t seem to be overly nostalgic. One day after the controversial regatta’s on-the-water conclusion, the fixtures and furnishings found within the buildings generously provided by the city and its Port went under the gavel, en masse. In insider’s terms, this is



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