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Greek official axed after Olympian's sex abuse claim

Athens - A senior official at the Greek sailing federation has been forced to resign in the wake of sexual abuse allegations by one of the country's top Olympians, the governing body said.

#MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

Athens - Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion's claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes.

Rescue underway in Vendee Globe as skipper abandons sinking boat

French skipper Kevin Escoffier abandoned his PRB Yacht during the Vendee Globe on Monday and was in a life-raft awaiting rival skipper veteran Jean le Cam to pick him up.

New Zealand to change border rules after 'Avatar' row

Wellington - New Zealand will ease its coronavirus border controls, the government said Friday, after a decision to let Hollywood director James Cameron into the country to film an "Avatar" sequel prompted anger over double standards.

Supermaxis vye for early lead in Sydney-Hobart yacht race

Sydney - Race favourite Comanche snatched the lead after a slow start in the gruelling Sydney-Hobart Thursday, as more than 150 yachts sailed into open ocean for the annual race down Australia's east coast.

Protest mars Wild Oats XI record Sydney-Hobart race win

Sydney - Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won a record ninth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart ocean race Friday, but a protest against its victory for the second-year running has marred the celebrations.

British Golden Globe sailor rescued in Southern Ocean

Santiago - British Golden Globe Race sailor Susie Goodall was plucked from a stormy Southern Ocean by a Chinese ship on Friday, a day after her yacht was dismasted, rescuers told AFP.

Battered solo yachtswoman awaits rescue in Pacific

Wellington - A British solo around-the-world sailor whose yacht was crippled in a ferocious storm as she crossed the Pacific has stabilised her battered vessel and is awaiting rescue, race organisers said Friday.

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Sydney - Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Indian, Irish yachtsmen 'stable' after remote ocean rescue

Sydney - Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a "good and stable condition" after being rescued in an multinational mission, Australian authorities said Tuesday.

Injured Indian yachtsman plucked to safety from remote ocean

New Delhi - A solo Indian sailor adrift thousands of kilometres from dry land with a serious back injury was safely rescued from his stricken yacht Monday after an international effort.

Solo yachtsman stranded at sea rescued: Indian navy

New Delhi - A solo Indian yachtsman trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of kilometres (miles) from land was rescued Monday, an Indian navy official said.

World sailing 'disappointed' over Japan dolphin show

Apo - The world sailing federation voiced disappointment on Tuesday after a dolphin show was held at an Olympic test event near Tokyo, sparking criticism.

Volvo Ocean Race: Chilean police investigate sailor's disappearance

Puerto Montt - Chilean police on Tuesday began investigating the disappearance of British round-the-world sailor John Fisher, who was lost overboard from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht SHK/Scallywag.

Safety line undone when ocean sailor lost overboard

Wellington - A missing British round-the-world sailor unclipped his safety tether before a swinging boom knocked him into the churning Southern Ocean, likely rendering him "unconscious before he hit the water," his crew-mates revealed Thursday.

Mapfre leads Volvo fleet into inhospitable waters

Auckland - Spanish entry Mapfre led the seven-yacht fleet out of Auckland Harbour on Sunday as the gruelling Volvo Ocean Race resumed with its toughest leg across the tempestuous Southern Ocean.

Deadly Volvo yacht race 'like a slalom': competitor

Hong Kong - Teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong Kong on the fourth leg of the journey, French sailor Franck Cammas told AFP, after a collision left one Chinese fisherman dead.

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Brest - Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Thousands flock to Le Havre for tall ships parade

Le Havre - Tens of thousands of people lined the quays of the French port of Le Havre on Sunday to see some of the world's oldest and most majestic sailing ships glide past on the city's 500th anniversary.

French sailor sets new Atlantic solo record

Paris - French yachtsman Francis Joyon beat his own record for the solo trans-Atlantic crossing on Wednesday to set a new benchmark of five days two hours and seven minutes.

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Saint-nazaire - Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Europe to fight in World ...

Op-Ed: Yachting season celebrates its 100 Anniversary in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - This Sunday, April 23rd, to mark the occasion of the 100th Opening Day on the Bay, the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association will celebrate in grand style.

Search suspended for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific

Bejing - The US Coast Guard has suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers found his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but aboard his lifejacket.

Fears for star Chinese sailor missing in Pacific

Bejing - Chinese sailing fans expressed fears and hopes Thursday for star sailor Guo Chuan, who was missing in the Pacific on an attempt to set a record crossing of the ocean.

Corpses, excrement, litter: Welcome to Rio Olympic sailing venue

Rio De Janeiro - When Olympic sailors compete in Rio the cameras will show a made-for-television scene of sparkling tropical waters and mountains. Luckily, the billions of viewers won't catch the revolting stink.

Rio official blames financial troubles for pollution woes

Rio De Janeiro - Raw sewage and garbage litter Rio's Guanabara Bay, the Olympic sailing venue in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain, with pollution one of several major headaches for organizers and athletes ahead of the Games.

Russian officials say North Korea released detained yacht

Moscow - A Russian yacht detained by North Korean coast guards was released Sunday and has set sail for the far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Russian officials said.

Russia says yacht detained by North Korea

Moscow - A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan and towed in to land with five crew members on board, Russian officials said Saturday.

Olympic marina inaugurated in filth of Rio bay

Rio De Janeiro - With horrifying levels of pollution in the water the picture postcard Olympic marina at Guanabara Bay has been inaugurated just four months ahead of the Rio Games.

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

Los Angeles - Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken.
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The event will be this coming Sunday  April 23  2017 in San Francisco Bay.
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