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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. ...

Brad Butterworth skippered Rambler goes head to head with Comanche By 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 ...

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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai By Richard Gladwell/ 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board By, , 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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out By Richard Gladwell, 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 ...

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. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar By + Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:17 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast. It has been a long journey for the stricken boat since the top of its mast fractured 200 nautical miles (nm) from Cape Horn in Southern Ocean conditions on March 30 during the leg five from Auckland to Itajaí, south-east Brazil. ...

2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Start planning to go troppo By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 4:03 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Now is the time for skippers and crew to start planning their visit to northern Queensland to compete in ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The racing is on from August 27 through to September 1, but there is plenty on the island to do and see before and event after the regatta, including enjoying a leisurely holiday with family and friends. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:57 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
After being escorted by the local police, blocking off several roads, taking on a few sharp turns, adjusting a street sign and enduring incessant honking from the Brazilian traffic, Donfeng's new mast finally arrived at the village in Itajai yesterday. And early the next morning, after 10 days at sea, the shore crew of Dongfeng Race Team delivered the boat to Itajai ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 3:39 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
You’re prodded awake in the middle of the night. After a meal of freeze-dried pasta, you hoist yourself into a soaking wet sailing suit and step outside into the cockpit. At that exact moment, the bow of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean race boat buries itself into the rear of an enormous wave. Thousands of litres of ice-cold water spray violently into your face. Your working day has started. ...

Round the Island Race – Record entries By Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC, , 2:28 PM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The Race entries team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has witnessed a flurry of activity since the clocks changed. The nod towards summer has encouraged an increase in momentum as entries are nearing the 800 mark. ...

Successful Women's Laser Coaching session held at French Bay By Chantal Grass, French Bay Yacht Club , 9:47 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Ten women attended the Laser Coaching session today at French Bay Yacht Club. Women from all over NZ and Auckland attended: Port Ohope, Worser Bay, Point Chevalier, Pupuke, Panmure and French Bay participated. A nice 15-25 knot breeze gave us some challenging conditions to apply our tips from our two fantastic coaches ...

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 50th entry By Rob Mundle, , 5:21 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
World 18ft skiff and ocean racing champion, Peter “Soro” Sorensen, has established an impressive milestone for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 by registering his yacht, The Philosopher's Club, as the 50th entry for this year's regatta. ...

America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup By LX Sailing/, , 12:48 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Portuguese sailing website LX Sailing has published a short interview with twice America's Cup winner, Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) on the current state of the America's Cup and his interest in participating again in the regatta. Rodrigo Moreira Rato of LX Sailing spoke with Ernesto Bertarelli: ...

Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation Options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 6:37 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015? It is always good to book early to secure the best properties as these book out first. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 4:49 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson talked to, providing this update as the countdown to Lisbon clicks on for the Danish Volvo Ocean Race team pushes on in the repair process, as Nico and his crew work towards the the Portuguese start line. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 11 - KIWI gears for interest cuts By Collinson FX, , 3:53 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
The AUD remains below 0.7700, while the KIWI trade 0.7515, gearing up for interest rate cuts and currency wars. A failure of the NZD/AUD cross to achieve parity may form a ceiling. ...

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