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52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble By 52 Super Series, , 2:41 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A two-speed Atlantic By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 10:41 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series– Home team advantage? Oman Sail aims high By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 9:04 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ...
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Flying Fifteen Nationals: Goodmanson and Rowlands win on home waters By Graeme Robinson, , 8:26 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Aaron Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands sailing 'Ffortune' regained their title at the Winters Family Flying Fifteen National Championships sailed on their home waters in Lyttelton Harbour and consolidated their place as the most successful New Zealand crew in the Class history. ...
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2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Day 2 images by Studio Borlenghi By Studio Borlenghi, , 2:29 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Studio Borlenghi provide some of these stunning shots from Day 2 of 2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Transition Time rings in Atlantic and Pacific By Barcelona World Race, , 1:52 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
After a spell last night and today during which almost all of the Barcelona World Race fleet were in light or moderate winds, in the Atlantic and the Pacific, it looks more like Transition Time is ringing for many. ...
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America's Cup: An international insight on Team NZ's media floggings By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:40 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Stuart Alexander, one of the world's leading yachting correspondents has been in New Zealand for the past few months, and provided the following perspective on Emirates Team New Zealand's latest media flogging, ahead of the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 5 - NZD pushes upwards By Collinson FX, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Mar 5 - The NZD is pushing up towards 0.7560, while the AUD consolidates above 0.7800, supported by steady GDP growth at 2.5%. Commodity currencies remain relatively strong, with jawboning from their respective Central Banks, failing to impact attractive interest rate differentials. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5000 miles By Barcelona World Race, , 12:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and also crossed over their own outbound track. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Young team sailed best leg to date By Sean McNeill, , 12:14 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Reflecting on his team’s performance on Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright said the youngest crew in the race had sailed its best leg to date. 'It was our most complete leg so far. But like all these legs it had its ups and downs,' said the 30-year-old Enright. ...
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World Champions to sail in the 24hr Race this weekend By Murrays Bay SC, , 11:33 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The North Shore’s beloved OKI 24-Hour Race begins this Saturday 7 March at 2pm. Olympic-hopefuls and local heroes young and old will be sailing through the night in this iconic event with past winners including Dean Barker, Hamish Pepper and Blair Tuke. ...
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Etchells Post Christmas Series - Flight 6: Three close races By Alex Webster, , 10:52 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Sweet Baby Jesus, the racing is getting close out there. The margins are getting slimmer with each successive week and it is a credit to the series leaders that they are hanging on on to podium berths so tenaciously, when the slightest error can be so brutally punished by a close-following fleet. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ireland's Foxall racing Leg 5 aboard Dongfreng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming Leg 5. Caudrelier and Foxall were on the Groupama boat that won the 2011-12 edition. ...
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Marine Industry experts convene at Volvo Ocean Village - Register now! By Keith Taylor, , 10:08 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
Marine industry experts from around the world will convene next week in the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference. The three-day technical conference, 9-11 March, is still open for late registrations ...
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One Ton Cup Revisited: History repeats for the champion Rainbow II By Alan Sefton, , 8:55 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
In 1969, the S&S 36, skippered then, as now, by Chris Bouzaid, won four straight to win the coveted One Ton Cup off the North Sea island of Heligoland. Fast forward, and today she nailed a 2/1/1/1 series to guarantee victory on overall points even though there is still the 1.5-points race finale scheduled for Saturday. ...
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2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta – Top sailors are up to the challenge By Delta Lloyd Regatta, , 8:01 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The competition for the 2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta looks promising. Especially the registrations for Laser and Laser Radial are well under way. International top sailors like Marit Bouwmeester (Laser Radial) and Bundock & Curtis (Nacra17) are up to the challenge in Medemblik from 24 - 30 May 2015. Races will start from 26 May onwards. ...
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Bay of Islands to host 3.7 Class NZ National Championship By Chris Mitchell, Bay of Islands , 2:03 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
The 3.7 Class National Championship is to be held March 7-9 at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at Waitangi in Northland. Over 21 yachts are expected to enter. The defending champion is Derek Snow of Wakatere. ...
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Barcelona World Race - South Atlantic Angst. Pacific anticipation By Barcelona World Race, , 1:49 AM Thu 5 Mar 2015 GMT
It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries. ...
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Editorial: Volvo OR arrives..Rainbow II wins again..NZ sailing roundup By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for March 4, 2015: On Saturday evening Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race came to a remarkable end, with the three leading boats arriving within six minutes of each other - that's after three weeks of very intense racing. New Zealand is still coming to grips with the new Volvo Ocean Race. No New Zealand boat. One design fleet. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 4 - Pressure goes on RBNZ By Collinson FX, , 8:46 AM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
Mar 4 - Equity markets and the Dollar retreated overnight, from elevated highs, driven by Central Bank activity. Markets keenly await the detail of the ECB's QE policy to be elucidated Thursday. The NZD fed off these cross Tasman moves, pushing above 0.7550, putting pressure on the local RBNZ. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:52 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:34 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:14 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:43 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Navigators Prize winner for Leg 4 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:53 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four. ...
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