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Women sport news - Sailors celebrated in New Year’s Honours
Britain’s history-making sailors have had their astonishing feats in 2008 recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.
Women sport news - IOC Honour Sailing With Best Sports Coverage Award At Olympic Golden Rings Ceremony
Sailing scored a major coup as its television coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games was recognized as The Best Sports Coverage by the Host Broadcaster at the International Olympic Committees (IOC) Olympic Golden Rings ceremony, held last night (16 December) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Women sport news - RYA set up new womens academy for 2012 Olympics
THE Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has set up a new women’s Olympic Match Race Academy as part of its preparations for 2012 and to find sailors for the new keelboat event that will replace the Yngling class, which Britain has won at the last two Games.
Women sport news - Hamilton Island hosts the first Australian Sailing Development Squad Camp
The momentum gained from sailing’s success at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games continued full force with the expansion the Australian Sailing Development Squad (ASDS) in Yachting Australia’s Performance Program.
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Women sport news - RYA statement on the selection of Olympic Classes for 2012 at the ISAF Conference

RYA statement on the selection of Olympic Classes for 2012 at the ISAF Conference

At its annual conference, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) selected the female boat classes which will be contested at the 2012 Olympic sailing competition at Weymouth and Portland.
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Women sport news - Conti wins Rolex Osprey Cup

Conti wins Rolex Osprey Cup

Italy’s Giulia Conti won the 2008 Rolex Osprey Cup – one of only two ISAF Grade 1 women’s match racing events in the U.S. – held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.), from October 22-25. photo Char Doyle
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Women sport news - SAILING’s Rolex US Yachtswoman of the Year Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

SAILING’s Rolex US Yachtswoman of the Year Awards: Nominations Now Accepted

The end of the 2008 sailing season is approaching and, with that, comes the opportunity to recognize those U.S. sailors who have collected impressive regatta results at home and abroad in 2008
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Women sport news - Intercollegiate offshore Regatta

Intercollegiate offshore Regatta

Just when it seemed the annual Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta couldn’t get any bigger, it breezed into Larchmont Yacht Club on Columbus Day Weekend to increase its participants from last year’s count of 235 college sailors to a whopping 318 and its borrowed-boat fleet from 31 to 36.
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Women sport news - World’s number one match racing team to compete in Rolex Osprey Cup

World’s number one match racing team to compete in Rolex Osprey Cup

The list of invited skippers for the 2008 Rolex Osprey Cup has been announced by organizers St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.). Topping the list at the ISAF Grade 1 match racing regatta is Claire Leroy (Nantes, FRA), the world’s #1 ranked match racer and ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year in 2007.
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Women sport news - RYA National Ranking Series set for exciting finale

RYA National Ranking Series set for exciting finale

Hannah Mills and Katrina Hughes are poised to end their season on a high with the 2008 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series 470 women’s crown.
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Women sport news - Linda Rahm Wins Tróia Portugal Women's Cup

Linda Rahm Wins Tróia Portugal Women's Cup

The Swedish Linda Rahm won the Tróia Portugal Women's Cup,organized by Sun Sailing team and sponsored by Turismo de Portugal and Troiaresort, which ended today in Tróia. The crew won 13 matches and was defeated only twice in the three Round Robins. photo troiaportugalwomenscup.com
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Women sport news - Linda Rahm on the way to the final

Linda Rahm on the way to the final

The Swedish Linda Rahm and the British Lucy McGregor, current European Champion, confirmed the status of favorites to victory at Tróia Portugal Women's Cup, event organized by Sun Sailing Team and sponsored by Turismo de Portugal and Troiaresort. photo .troiaportugalwomenscup.com
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Women sport news - Linda Rahm Leads

Linda Rahm Leads

The crew of the Swedish Linda Rahm continues to lead the Tróia Portugal Women's Cup, after the second day of racing.
29. September Sailing606
Women sport news - Patience the key at RYA Zone & Home Country Championships

Patience the key at RYA Zone & Home Country Championships

Patience was the key as 1,000 youngsters across England, Scotland and Wales took part in the 2008 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships last weekend. credit Paul Wyeth RYA. photo credit Paul Wyeth / RYA.
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Women sport news - ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2008.

ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2008.

ISAF received nominations from across the world representing all aspects of the sport in two categories. Photo by: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
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Women sport news - ISAF World Match Race Rankings

ISAF World Match Race Rankings

Claire Leroy maintains French control at the top of the Open and Women's ISAF World Match Racing Rankings in their latest release on 17 September.
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Women sport news - Olympic Sailor Krystal Weir to headline the first leg of the  ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne in December

Olympic Sailor Krystal Weir to headline the first leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne in December

OLYMPIC sailor Krystal Weir used a meet and greet session with the public at her home club yesterday, to formally announce Sail Melbourne in December would be the start of her 2012 London Games campaign.
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Women sport news - Lawrence seals National Match Racing Finals berth

Lawrence seals National Match Racing Finals berth

Charlotte Lawrence booked her place in the Grand Final of the 2008 RYA National Match Racing Championships next month as her crew finished runners-up at the penultimate qualifier of this year’s Series.
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Women sport news - Celebrity Godparents bless Dee Caffari¹s Open 60 yacht Aviva with sabrage display

Celebrity Godparents bless Dee Caffari¹s Open 60 yacht Aviva with sabrage display

The start of the Vendée Globe 2008/09 yacht race is only 63 days away and today at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Dee Caffari had her Open 60 yacht Aviva blessed by its celebrity godparents ahead of the gruelling round the world race. photo onEdition
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Women sport news - Australia Sailing at The Paralympic Games

Australia Sailing at The Paralympic Games

The first day of racing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Qingdao got off to a slow start. After launching at 1pm the boats soon returned to the shore where they were held, postponed for a couple of hours.
06. September Sailing569
Women sport news - ISAF World Sailing Rankings

ISAF World Sailing Rankings

There are two new leaders in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings and some major changes elsewhere with the inclusion of results from the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.
05. September Sailing1207
Women sport news - A birds eye view of the Big Fellas

A birds eye view of the Big Fellas

Without doubt one of the best views in the house at the 19th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is that of the helicopter pilot tasked with positioning the film and photographic teams recording events unfolding. It is an enviable job and an addictive one too. photo Lindsay Owen Jone/Rolex Daniel Forster
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Women sport news - British sailors welcomed home to London

British sailors welcomed home to London

Britain¹s podium-topping sailors were today welcomed home to London, and to the news that leading long-term investments provider Skandia has confirmed its continued support of the British sailing team for the next four years. photo onEdition
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Women sport news - Aussies Claim 470 Gold

Aussies Claim 470 Gold

Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinon have won Australia's second sailing Gold medal today, taking victory in the Women's 470 medal race.
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Women sport news - Golden blondes win first GB sailing title

Golden blondes win first GB sailing title

Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb today become only the second British female athletes in history to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after claiming Yngling class victory with crew Pippa Wilson at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao this afternoon.
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Women sport news - Gold beckons for GB sailors

Gold beckons for GB sailors

The Yngling trio of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson have also ensured a medal for Team GB – a minimum of silver as long as they finish their medal race without incident. Penny Clark saw a 22 in the sole race for the Laser Radial class today, but should improve on her overall position of 10th once she can drop her worst result after the fifth race for the fleet tomorrow. photo onEdition
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Women sport news - Aussie Racing resumes in Qingdao

Aussie Racing resumes in Qingdao

Sailing resumes in Qingdao today after racing was postponed due to inclement weather and lack of wind yesterday. With oscillating winds of 7-9 knots forecast for today, there should be some real action on the water. As the wind blows through the mountains at the rear of Qingdao, it swirls as it moves over the water. Combined with the moving tide, it will make for a challenging day of competition.
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Women sport news - Racing heats up as medal race draws closer for some

Racing heats up as medal race draws closer for some

Anna Tunnicliffe from the United States continues to do what she does best -- staying at the front end of major events. There was only one race sailed Wednesday in which Tunnicliffe finished well enough to increase her lead to seven points -- a great start towards gold.
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Women sport news - Action from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - 13th August

Action from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games - 13th August

It was an agonisingly slow day on the water, with a hazy fog hanging over Qingdao and the wind flaking between two to six knots. As the wind reduced during the afternoon, races were postponed in the Finn, Yngling, Laser Radial and Laser classes who all managed only one slow spin around the course each today.
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Women sport news - Day four review: Testing times for Team GB sailors

Day four review: Testing times for Team GB sailors

The trio of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson extended their lead at the top of their respective Finn and Yngling fleets, with both British boats finishing second in their only race of the day. photo onEdition
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