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Volvo Ocean Race – Treacherous times in the danger zone By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:42 AM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – After twelve hours of straight line sailing locked together, Alvimedica made a move to sail from below Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s line to above. This established Alvimedica as the most left in the pack and farthest to the north. ...

Oracle Team USA builder gets NZ Government R+D Grant By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 5:54 AM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
The builder of Oracle Team USA's boats for the 2013 and 2010 America's Cup boats has received a grant from a Research and Development Fund operated by the New Zealand Government. Earlier today the New Zealand Herald ran a story claiming the Warkworth based company had received a grant of $17.5million. ...

Big announcements in Hyères as World Cup racing begins in light winds By ISAF, , 1:46 AM Thu 23 Apr 2015 GMT
Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères got underway following the announcement of prize money for the event and live broadcasting of the Medal Races. €72,000 is to be distributed across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic disciplines on show in Hyères when the medals are decided on Sunday 26 April. The Medal Races will also be broadcast live from Hyères on the ISAF website on Sunday 26 April. ...

New Zealand leads in Finn and 49er after Day 1 at Hyeres World Cup By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 7:21 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta is underway for 2015 and the NZL Sailing Team has opened well, particularly in the Finn and 49er classes. The new look ISAF Sailing World Cup format, debuting here in Hyeres, sees all fleets restricted to a maximum of 40 boats featuring only the best sailors. ...

Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Outteridge and Jensen are back + Interview *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 6:30 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
London 2012 49er Gold Medallists, Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen lead their Silver medal rivals, New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke after the first day of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta in Hyeres. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ – Chinese sailors enter the Extreme 40 fray By Extreme Sailing Series™, , 5:15 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Chinese sailor Cheng Ying Kit and Danish Olympic Champion Jonas Warrer to co-skipper the national Extreme 40 entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ in China’s Olympic sailing city of Qingdao. ...

Road to Rio 2016 – An interview with Giles Scott By Jonny Fullerton, Grand Prix Sailing, , 3:36 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Jonny Fullerton talks to British Finn supremo, Giles Scott at the beginning of the 2015 season with less than 500 days to go to Rio 2016 ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 22 - Testing parity with AUD By Collinson FX, , 1:48 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The RBA Governor confirmed interest rate cuts were likely on an overvalued currency, which drove the currency back to 0.7700, while markets are now talking a floor of 0.7000. The NZD was impacted but not to the same extent, drifting back to 0.7650, while again testing AUD parity. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - ready to set sail By Franck Socha, , 1:29 PM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres images by Franck Socha ...

RNZYS sign partnership with Sultanate of Oman Tourism By NZL, , 11:21 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Every weekend from May-March for the next 3-years, Oman-branded Gennakers will power the Squadron’s entire fleet of Elliott-7s around Auckland’s harbour, as well as during the largest match racing regattas in New Zealand. Additionally, one of the Elliott-7s will be completely Oman-branded – a true flagship for Oman in New Zealand. ...

Auckland Skiff League line up against the Aussies in ANZAC Regatta By Auckland Skiff League, , 9:55 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The 18 Foot Skiffs – reputedly the fastest monohull yachts in the world, will be competing in a classic trans-Tasman battle on the waters of Auckland Harbour this ANZAC weekend. Reaching speeds in excess of 25knots (50kmph) the regatta promises all of the thrills and spills that are associated with this spectacular class ...

Hurry up and wait for Dongfeng as Volvo Ocean Race hangs in balance By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 9:14 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The six boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to exhibit herd mentality with just 5nm covering the fleet from front to back, in fact just 2nm covers the first five boats. The girls crew sailing Team SCA are hanging in as they did at the start of Leg 5 and are holding third place, behind race leaders Abu Dhabi and Mapfre. ...

Prize money to be awarded at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres By ISAF, , 8:01 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
Prize money is to be awarded in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. €72,000 is to be distributed across the 12 events on show in Hyeres when the medals are decided on Sunday 26 April. ISAF President Carlo Croce said, 'We are pleased to be awarding the best of the Olympic and Paralympic sailing world with prize money at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères.' ...

Twenty Kiwi sailors to compete in revamped World Cup Regatta in Hyeres By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 12:40 AM Wed 22 Apr 2015 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team is in France preparing for the up-coming ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta which gets underway on Wednesday 22 April and runs though until Sunday 26 April. ...

Mapfre leading tight Volvo Ocean Race fleet heading into Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, NZL, , 10:05 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Busted toilets and watermakers have been the order of the day for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet entering their third day at sea. Light winds prevailed for the start an continued for the first hours at sea, before picking up to 13-15kts. The herd mentality continues to afflict the fleet - which are still closely grouped as a result. ...

Doyle Sails' Andrew Brown reports from ISAF World Cup Hyeres By Andrew Brown, , 8:21 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails' NZ One Design Manager, Andrew Brown, reports from Hyeres, Wellington and Auckland: I’m back overseas, this time on the French Rivera in the South of France, Hyeres. This is the first of the “new” ISAF World Cup events with a capped number of sailors being the top 40 sailors in each class. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 21 - NZ Inflation contracts By Collinson FX, , 5:11 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
This problem is far from over. Commodity currencies surrendered some of last weeks huge gains, with the AUD retreating to 0.7710, while the KIWI slipped below 0.7650. NZ inflation contracted, with CPI coming in at minus 0.3% for the quarter, reflecting the parlous state of growth in the 'rock-star economy'! ...

Barcelona World Race - Double strength spirit By Barcelona World Race, , 3:00 AM Tue 21 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday 20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race. ...

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