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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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