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News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World

America's Cup: Luna Rossa threatens withdrawal over boat change By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:58 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The Challenger of Record, long time America's Cup competitor, Luna Rossa have threatened to withdraw from the America's Cup if the mooted Protocol change to a smaller boat is implemented. Emirates Team NZ, via social media, have supported the Italian stand against the boat change. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 26 - Tech sector sell-off By Collinson FX, , 1:57 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The KIWI traded around 0.7580, while the AUD drifted back to 0.7830, with support from interest rate differentials and a Dollar retracement. Central Banks will continue to dominate with economic data release influencing speculation on action. Growth is not likely to surprise on the upside and inflation will certify this direction. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Skirting the ice limit coordinates on Day 7 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:33 PM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
The ice limit coordinates, as decided by Race Control, have been dictating the action in the last eight hours of Day 7, Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The first five boats are now short-gybing up a virtual coastline to within just 300 metres of the virtual boundary which they are not permitted to cross without penalty. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fast sailing deep in the Southern Ocean - Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:24 AM Thu 26 Mar 2015 GMT
Video from all the boats from Day 6 and 7 of Leg 5 in the Volvo Ocean Race as the boats skirt the ice zone. Features fast sailing footage from all the boats, plus the on-board video of Team SCA's Chinese Gybe on Monday night. ...
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America's Cup: Boat shrink mooted to reduce campaign costs By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:23 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
America's Cup organisers have issued a media release following a competitors conference believed to have been held last Monday. The thrust of the release is to focus on the recurring theme of reducing costs by using a smaller boat for the event. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - We've found Nemo! - as new ice limit advised By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:04 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race’s fleet passed over Point Nemo* on Wednesday – the furthest from land you can get when at sea– on the day that a new ice limit was introduced by organisers to keep the boats clear of a large iceberg that was drifting towards the path of the fleet. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Victory for renowned Swiss-French duo By Barcelona World Race, , 10:10 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The vastly experienced duo, Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) have won the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 and set the reference time for the two crew round the world race: 84 days, 5 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds to complete the 23,321.76 miles of the theoretical course. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Winners, first reactions By Barcelona World Race, , 9:56 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - The fight to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:25 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Despite the fleet being separated by 80nm it all comes down to the new front forming in the next 12 hours which will power the boats on to Cape Horn. Mapfre, as the southernmost boat, has the most wind as they head directly to the ice limit. ...
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The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 5 Week 1 By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 10:46 AM Wed 25 Mar 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 he sees developing. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 25 - US drowns in liquidity By Collinson FX, , 10:02 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The Fed will not raise rates, with little growth and low inflation, with the inability to service the massive debt accumulated through endless deficits. The weak Dollar was reflected in the commodity currencies, with the AUD trading 0.7850, while the KIWI remained bid around 0.7630. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind's rebuild progresses at Persico By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:24 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The rebuild of the VO65 Team Vestas Wind is progressing well at the Persico Marine facility to Bergamo, Italy. So far the the VO65 is on track to rejoin the race fleet during the Lisbon Stopover, taking the fleet back up to seven boats. ...
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Rio100 wins Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas on debut By Sail-World.com NZL, , 7:20 AM Wed 25 Mar 2015 GMT
The Bakewell-White supermaxi 'RIO100' has taken Line Honours in the 800nm 2015 Newport Beach (Calif. USA) to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico) International Yacht Race. Manouch Mosheyadi and his team won on debut in their home waters. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boat Blogs - A wild Southern Ocean shake-up + Video By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:39 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After a wild day in the Southern Ocean, the On Board Reporters filed these stories and images of Chinese Gybes, broken gear, staying safe, and plenty of fast sailing in 30-35kts winds. 'In 24 hours we got it all. The most spectacular sailing you can imagine and a total wipe out with shredded sails, broken bits and pieces and a boat in a complete mess as a consequence.' ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Video of Mapfre's Chinese Gybe in Southern Ocean By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:52 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
On board video of Mapfre doing a Chinese Gybe in the Southern Ocean. According to crew member Rob Greenhalgh the Spanish entry nose-dived off a wave and went into a crash - Chinese gybe. Also features video from below decks and video from Team Brunel sailing at 26kts in the Southern Ocean ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 24 - Kiwi wins beauty contest By Collinson FX, , 11:37 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The Dollar is also collateral damage, with the EUR rising to 1.0940, while the GBP trade 1.4940. Commodity currencies also booked big gains with the AUD rising to 0.7870, while the KIWI surged to 0.7650! The NZD Dollar is extremely attractive, as economic conditions are marginally less benign, while interest rate differentials provide massive incentive ...
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Alinghi joins the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour By Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, , 10:02 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
After winning both the Vulcain Trophy (Lake Geneva) on its Decision 35 and the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series (global), Alinghi is proud to announce that it will compete in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour. The team will also again race on Lake Geneva on the D35 circuit. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A wild night in the Southern Ocean + Video By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 9:50 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
Four of the six Volvo Ocean Race boats suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean gave the fleet its roughest ride of the race in 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and Mapfre (Iker Martínez/ESP) did Chinese gybes* Includes Video of the Mapfre Chinese Gybe, and Brunel sailing at speed ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Deploying the Buoy By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:17 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has taken some time out from the thrilling Leg 5 racing through the Southern Ocean to assist with an important environmental project. As planned, all six boats dropped buoys laden with scientific equipment – or ‘drifters' – to help collect oceanic data from one of the most remote areas of the world. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Stu Bannatyne reports from a warm Southern Ocean By Stu Bannatyne, , 8:52 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
New recruit to Team Alvimedica, Stu Bannatyne reports on his eighth foray into the Southern Ocean, on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. It is good to be back! The leg so far has not disappointed in terms of delivering some exhilarating downwind sailing. After a quick chat with navigator Will it sounds like there is plenty more to come yet, too. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Two shows and 90 minutes from everywhere By Nic Douglass, Sydney , 7:41 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
An amazing amalgamation of my 41st show's content from on the ground in Auckland for the Auckland Volvo Ocean Race stopover, and my adventures back in Sydney this week. Only just to call it show 41 & 42 with 90 minutes of sailing action! From ocean racing, to Olympics to the AC this show has it all; Burling, Walker, Spithill, Page and Chappo to name a few... ...
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America's Cup: AC72 - Luna Rossa Catamaran images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 2:33 AM Tue 24 Mar 2015 GMT
>Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provided these images of the AC72 “Luna Rossa” catamaran, from the 34th America's Cup, now on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo Da Vinci” of Milan. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaving Auckland and catching Pam - Onboard Video By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:16 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Many of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet commented on the picturesque departure from Auckland as the fleet left the outer Hauraki Gulf and its islands and landmarks. In this video shot from onboard Team Brunel, we see the fleet leave Auckland and then get an inside view of the battering taken as the fleet caught Cyclone Pam. ...
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Dinghy Academy goes from strength to strength - Part two By Robert Deaves, , 2:38 PM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Not only is the Dinghy Academy serving as a fantastic training base to a number of established sailors, it is also acting as a staging post for young sailors taking their first steps in the Finn, somewhere they can learn the ropes, get the best advice, and plan a campaign of substance and direction. ...
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2015 New Zealand South Island O’pen Cup: Capsize proves costly By Ryan Spring, Nelson Yacht Club , 9:07 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015 GMT
Nelson Yacht Club hosted the 2015 New Zealand South Island O’pen Cup (unofficial). NYC held the O’pen BIC class event alongside the Laser 4.7’s, and with a steady 7-11kts blowing through conditions were just right for this small but competitive bunch of youngsters. ...
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