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Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:33 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Int Jury penalises Mapfre and denies sail requests By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:53 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the ISAF-appointed independent jury for rules breaches during leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica heading home By Team Alvimedica, , 3:45 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ...
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Barcelona World Race – Lessons for other races By IMOCA Ocean Masters, , 3:19 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ...
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Barcelona World Race – Older guys rule the waves? By Barcelona World Race Media, , 3:03 PM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ...
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Bernard Stamm to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe By Vendée Globe, , 9:10 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ...
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QLD Etchells – Class in art By John Curnow, , 3:38 AM Fri 17 Apr 2015 GMT
Previously we have seen that inside the Land of Oz, there exists the State of Is. Most specifically it centres on the Brisbane Etchells Fleet and is best described as possessing bright colours, sparkles of light, warmth, and a marvellous and captivating energy. So whether it is the art of sailing being showcased by the Class or the artisans inside the Class displaying their finer skills ...
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Live coverage of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:51 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the live coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. Check on the video below for the countdown to the start time in your location Leg 6 to Newport RI will start the following day ...
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Big fleet chase Worlds slot on line in first RS Feva Nationals By Dan Slater, , 11:10 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The largest ever gathering of RS Fevas in NZ will contest the RS Feva Nationals. The Water Shed RS Feva NZ Nationals will be held over this weekend from Milford Cruising Club on Auckland's North Shore. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 16 - Oil prices surge By Collinson FX, , 4:10 PM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Oil prices surged overnight and equities were going along for the ride. Oil reached US$56/barrel and boosted energy stocks reviving the recent rally. The Feds Biege Book was bleak, revealing mixed Retail sales and weak Manufacturing across all measured areas. This confirmed the economic weakness, supported by recent data releases, and further delayed prospects of interest rate rises. ...
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Team Vestas Wind has six weeks before leaving shed for Volvo start By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ...
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Team Vestas Wind optimistic of making Lisbon start in Volvo Ocean Race By Sail-World.com: NZL, , 10:02 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind's shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. He is cautiously optimistic they are on track. The team ripped the bottom and rudders out of their Volvo Ocean 65 on November 29 during Leg 2 when they collided with a reef in the Indian Ocean, are rebuilding the boat in the Persico boatyard in Bergamo. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl sits down with Jimmy Spithill By Nic Douglass, Milton , 9:30 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ...
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Brad Butterworth skippered Rambler goes head to head with Comanche By Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:17 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
Four times America's Cup winner Brad Butterworth (NZL) is skippering the newly launched Rambler 88 in the Race of Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015, sailed in the Caribbean. Owned by George David Rambler 88 was designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian and built by New England Boatworks. Shae was launched late in 2014. Here's the video and images from the first and second days ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup- the best sailing talent to assemble in Hyères By ISAF, , 5:40 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015 GMT
The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 15 - All rise against indicators By Collinson FX, , 3:36 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The NZD pushed back above 0.7500, while the AUD managed to regain 0.7600, beating macro-economic indicators.. Interest rate differentials continue to support the commodity currencies and sustain trade disadvantage. Will the RBA and RBNZ join the currency wars and cut rates, confronting pressures from trading partners monetary policies. ...
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The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 2:21 PM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, the teams will now unwind their Leg 1 passage across the equator and return to the northern hemisphere - it’s 5,010 miles and it will run the full range of climate zones. ...
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Starling Nationals: Murrays Bay sailors take top three overall By Wayne Holdt, , 9:34 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
The legend of big swells in past Starling Nationals hosted by the New Plymouth Yacht Club continued as the regatta battled with a couple of weather systems passing through. The first two days of racing were lost through too little wind, and then too much. The regatta battled with a couple of weather systems passing through. ...
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Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board By pressure-drop.us, , 8:14 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
Earlier this year, the first stop of The Kite Foil Gold Cup was held in La Venta, Baja Mexico. The event was loaded with international talent and a large variety of board and foiling combinations from around the globe. Amongst the entries was a new concept board. ...
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Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Queens birthday long weekend By Lisa Ratcliff, , 1:13 AM Wed 15 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Organisers hope up to 30 teams representing every Australian state and territory plus an international team from New Zealand will head out on Port Phillip Bay over the June long weekend to mark the silver anniversary of the longstanding Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary By Nic Douglass, Milton , 7:57 PM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
One year of Sunset Radio was marked with the 44th regular show for Adventures of a Sailor Girl. 74 shows (30 event based and 44 regular) has made for quite a collection of adventures over the past year for Nic Douglass, the Sailor Girl. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 14 - China Trade shock hits KIWI By Collinson FX, , 2:21 PM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Shock trade data from China broke the strong global rally to start the week. The World Bank warned of the impact on Iron Ore prices which immediately hit the AUD. The commodity currency plunged to 0.7570, while the KIWI dropped to 0.7430, reflecting the dependent nature of their relationship with China. ...
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America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:55 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
Louis Vuitton Cup supremo, Bruno Trouble says that in his view there will be only two strong Challengers at the next America's Cup and with a field of that size he is glad that Louis Vuitton pulled out. He was interviewed on Radio New Zealand this Tuesday morning by Kathryn Ryan and asked to expand on several of the points he made in his open letter on the state of the America's Cup ...
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RNZYS extend Int Sailing Fund assistance to include Officials By Andrew Delves, , 11:00 AM Tue 14 Apr 2015 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have now extended their International Sailing Fund to help cover the costs of club volunteers involved in overseas race management. The fund, initially set up to help sailors compete in overseas events, has grown through member support, donations and organised events like the Charity Regatta. ...
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