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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007




News - New Zealand & the World

Volvo Ocean Race – Ref! Ref! Substitution! by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
'Hello love, how did it go at work today?” It was great! I spent six hours grinding a sort of big mincing machine and from time to time they threw a bucket of water in my face. Who’d be a sailor in the VOR? You either like it or you don’t! ... [more]  

The rise in the reserve hit the commodity currencies, with the NZD slipped back to 0.7525, the AUD giving up recent gains. The AUD fell to 0.7840, hit by strong speculation that the RBA will cut the reserve rate to 2%. This week will be dominated by a wealth of Manufacturing data from the US and Europe. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat staged a valiant comeback to score a resounding win in the final double points race in Qingdao which hoisted them to second place overall with Oman Air coming in four places behind ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - After being lifted all morning, it was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel who gybed first away from the mid Atlantic high at 1630 UTC. ... [more]  

Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on July 25th and 26th this summer, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland through to the Finals in 2017. ... [more]  

Tomorrow Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 will finish. Today's menu consisted of a coastal race for the Wally, Maxi 72, IRC, ORC 0, ORC 1 and Vintage/Classic fleets and windward/leeward races for the rest of them. Today was a big day in Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 regatta, for the first time the 140 boats registered sailed in the ay and in fresh breeze. ... [more]  

Today marked the fifth anniversary of the sailing event billed as ‘Rugby Sevens on the Water’ with 66 boats dressing up and swapping their usual crews for ad hoc combinations of Swedes, Turks, Kiwis and 13 other nations which gathered at Royal Hong Hong Yacht Club for the start of a day-long pursuit race. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Three teams now set up and sailing in Bermuda by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Three of the six teams entered, or who have indicated they will enter, the 2017 America's Cup are now set up and sailing Bermuda. Artemis Racing (SWE) are the third team to sail in two man foiling catamarans and joined the first team, Ben Ainslie Racing and Defenders Oracle Team USA. ... [more]  

America's Cup champions, Oracle Team USA have shifted base from San Francisco and are now in Bermuda, with their base in the final stages of construction - but being used. The team has been sailing in foiling Phantoms, until the launch of their AC45S on Monday. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy Spring Cup – Charlie Cumbley has moved into a seven point lead after three more races were sailed on Saturday. It was always going to be the lightest day and the fleet woke to a mirror like IJsselmeer with most forecasts showing very little wind. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – A patchy seven-knot breeze blew across the Chinese racecourse today as the nine international Extreme 40s took to the water in the shadows of the Qingdao skyscrapers at Act three. The change in conditions mirrored a change in rank within the fleet, as Team Turx powered by Kaya Ropes stepped up to the mark. Replay today’s racing here. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – Skippers Leigh McMillan and Stevie Morrison will be aiming to sprinkle some magic dust on the racetrack tomorrow after both Oman Sail teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air experienced challenging days in Qingdao, China, today ... [more]  

A recap of the Sydney Sailboat Expo, a catch up with Anthony 'Knocka' Nossiter on Bart's Bash, the Canadian Ocean Racing Team, a landlubber, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club Etchells Nationals preview and an important announcement about a certain logistics sponsor! GAC Pindar are now on board with Adventures of a Sailor Girl ... [more]  

Auckland Council may call their decision a compromise to allow Ports of Auckland to build one wharf instead of two. But one wharf poking a further 100 metres out into the Waitemata harbour is still a 100 metres of water space gone. If you believe the Mayor, the Council seem to think that they can please everyone by getting the port company half pregnant. ... [more]  

The U.S. Coast Guard announced on Thursday that the bodies of two sailors who participated in Saturday's Dauphin Island Regatta had been found. That brings the total number to five sailors dead, with one still missing ... [more]  

Top of the Gulf day 1 - thoroughly uncooperative weather by Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya
The Top of the Gulf Regatta out of Ocean Marina Yacht Club at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, has established a good reputation for itself over the last ten years. Good quality fleets, a very attractive location, hard and fast racing on flat water, and quietly efficient race management. That’s what it takes – that’s all it takes! ... [more]  

Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ – After mother nature forced the cancellation of racing on day one of the Act 3, Qingdao, today the dense fog lifted just enough for race director Phil Lawrence to squeeze in nine tight races, in front of the crowds that lined the shores of Fushan Bay. Replay the day’s racing here ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series – The fog lifted just enough in Fushan Bay in Qingdao, China, to get some racing in on day two and cleared the way for Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat to climb the leaderboard ... [more]  

ISAF president Carlo Croce took everybody by surprise during the signing of contract for ISAF World Sailing Championships 2018 in Aarhus. Kiteboarding and Paralympic Classes should become part of the event. ... [more]  

The AUD was also hit overnight, with speculation the RBA will cut interest rates next week, reducing their own interest rate margins. The AUD dropped to test 0.7900, on the downside, despite a falling USD. The Bank of Japan confirmed their own record QE, ensuring the global currency wars go forward, with the obvious exception of a major global player ..New Zealand!? ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Tactical decisions, exhaustion – and seaweed – were the main preoccupations of the fleet midway through leg six on Friday as the teams hurtled towards a point east of the Caribbean ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed has played a big part in the last 1000nm of racing, with all teams reporting they have had to stop and back down to clear the foils ... [more]  

The America’s Cup is teaming up with some of the biggest names in the marine industry to launch an ambitious Community Sailing Project, with a focus on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has exhibited much more subtle behavior in the past 12 hours. The six teams are eagerly awaiting a very solid right-hand shift north. ... [more]  

Most of Team Vestas Wind crew members have been reunited in Bergamo, Italy, at the Persico shipyard where the rebuild process progresses swiftly and on a very tight schedule to make it possible for the boat to be in Lisbon, ready to join in for the last legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

NZ business confidence is losing momentum in the face the RBNZ interest rate decision today. Expectations are high for a cut in the reserve rate. Failure to act will confirm the ineptitude of the current Governor. The NZD traded below 07700, despite the promise of a rate cut, while the AUD is again testing 0.8000. Central Banks remain firmly in control of currency markets and the RBNZ may fina ... [more]  

At the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, persistent heavy fog forced the cancellation of racing on day one. It is only fourth time in the nine-year history of the Series that mother nature has forced the organisers to cancel racing, but the first time it has happened due to fog. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel collides with a large fish by Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar
Volvo Ocean Race – Due to a collision with a large fish, Team Brunel has lost its lead earlier today. The Dutch boat is now in fourth place in the sixth leg. Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his crew had been sailing in the lead for more than a day when the incident occurred ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A solid few hours for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The last two skeds have shown the Emirati boat making strong progress back into the lead. ... [more]  

International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book by Luissa Smith - International 420 Class
The International 420 Class has launched the Exercise e-Book, a new online training resource targeted at providing world-class training techniques and strategies on performance improvement for coaches and sailors. ... [more]  

In all of the changes that have been wrought on the America's Cup by the introduction of the new, foiling multihull boats, one of the biggest is the physical contest, the man-to-man battle. There are no longer any pauses, there's no more sitting down, and absolutely no chance for anyone to get their breath back. ... [more]  

Next week the Long Beach Yacht Club in California will play host to the two opening events of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour season, The Ficker Cup and Congressional Cup. This year’s eight strong skipper field including New Zealand’s Chris Steele, currently ranked no. 11 on the ISAF Match Race Rankings (International Sailing Federation). ... [more]  

The Kansai Yacht Club with sponsor Softbank Corporation have announced they have come to an agreement to challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup. The new team will be known as SoftBank Team Japan and will compete in the 2015 America’s Cup World Series events, and challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica's Will Oxley celebrates a big birthday at sea
Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta - Offshore or Inshore? *Feature
52 Super Series 2015 - Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week launch
All sails set for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Aarhus
2017 America’s Cup – Butterfield named official Bermuda Bank
Volvo Ocean Race – The Poker game game continues as Abu Dhabi leads
Keel design scrutinised in UK Marine Accident report on Cheeki Rafiki
Volvo Ocean Race – Close game at the head of the fleet
Website error put Dauphin Island Regatta racers into deadly storm
America's Cup: Who is Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling?
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 29 - Cash rate cut expected
Splits breaks and gains through Doldrums in Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race – A cone of possibilities
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA leads the fleet across the Equator
Volvo Ocean Race - Significant gains back in past 12 hours
Andy Claughton on British America's Cup design issues - Video
London 2012 Gold medallists on the way back
Volvo Ocean Race - No room for complacency as Dongfeng leads
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 27 - RBNZ to march to same tune
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet to deal with the doldrums
Dauphin Island Race -One sailor dead, four missing after Alabama storm   
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The world's biggest offshore race   
Slow start and fast finish for ANZAC 200 Miler   
Burling and Tuke record 18th successive win in 49er class at Hyeres   
Gold and Silver for the NZL Sailing Team at ISAF World Cup in Hyeres   
Gold and two Silver Medals for Australia at World Cup Hyères   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Fan turned up for final day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Tom Burton - the Laser King of Hyeres   
Sailing World Cup Hyeres – Giles Scott dominates Finn medal race   
Volvo Ocean Race – Intense racing ahead to shoreline   
Maersk Line ANZAC Regatta - Big breeze doesnt deter Thurlow Fisher   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Heyres Besson and Riou take Nacra 17 honours *Feature   
View Replay coverage of Medal Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres   
Martine Grael interviewed ahead of the Medal Race in 49erFX   
Meech and Maloney look forward to the Medal Race in 49erFX - Interview   
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet continues to push north   
Giles Scott takes 19 point lead into Finn medal race in Hyeres   
Burling and Tuke have massive lead ahead of Medal Race in Hyeres   
Early golds clinched at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Hyères   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres -Double French gold in Paralympic events   


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