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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

Gladwell's Line - #LetsGetDalton *Feature by Richard Gladwell, NZL
Despite landing two major commercial sponsors, Emirates Team New Zealand continues to take a beating from local media as well as the other America's Cup teams. With Italian team Luna Rossa now out of the mix for the 35th America's Cup, the nine-times Challenger/Defender is alone, despite having more Cup campaigns to their credit than the other teams combined. ... [more]  

The AUD remains conflicted by the weak demand for commodities, dropping to 0.7800, while the KIWI continues to consolidate above 0.7300. Interest rate differentials remain attractive and support the 'once rock-star' economy! The coming week will bring no major surprises on the economic front but may deliver some adverse Geo-Political surprises form within Europe or the Middle East. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Newport to Lisbon - with 1270 nautical miles to go to the Lisbon finish line the fleet still bumping along the Ice Limit barbed wire fence. Helped by 20 knots of wind, the fleet is cruising downwind towards the eastern-most ice limit (IL), reaching hard and fast. Dongfeng Race Team have continued to hold their narrow lead overnight. As the fleet approach IL5, they are th ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A few days ago the feeling onboard Dongfeng was that they had just had the worst day racing so far (after their mast breakage on leg five, that is). ... [more]  

WMRT Match Race Germany - Swiss match racer Eric Monnin, SUI (Team Sailbox) and Croatian Tomislav Basic, CRO (TB Race Team) are tied at the top of the leaderboard after day two of qualifying at the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. Both teams have posted seven wins out of their eight races, with six flights remaining in the qualifying rounds. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day 4. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 - Between yesterday and today see-sawing fortunes of the top title contenders at the Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week may have been tough to deal with on board the two leading TP52s but they have made for compelling viewing on the waters off Malvarrosa Beach as the 52 Super Series first event of the season reached its penultimate day. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day four. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind’s (Chris Nicholson/AUS) incredible journey to re-join the Volvo Ocean Race was nearing its final lap on Friday when the rebuilt Vestas Wind emerged out of the Persico boatyard ready for the trip to Lisbon. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Max Ranchi is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Races 8 and 9 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - For men born and raised more than 5,000 miles apart, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill share plenty of common ground. ... [more]  

35th America’s Cup - Omega has long supported the able yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ boldly celebrates the brand’s relationship with the renowned sailing team. ... [more]  

Rio Olympic games - RS:X Class sends BYO Regulation to ISAF by International RS:X Class Association
2016 Rio Olympic games - The RS:X Class has sent the BYO (‘Bring Your Own’) Regulation to ISAF for approval. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet rounded the ice limit (IL) mark 4 around 2020 UTC with Team Brunel in the lead followed by the rest of the boat within 2.5 miles, except Team SCA 10 miles behind the leaders. ... [more]  

The new Japanese Challenger for the America's Cup, SoftBank Team Japan has announced that it has signed by Dean Barker, who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese team. See the link to an interview with TV3's Paul Henry broadcast live on breakfast television this morning, where Barker gets some rather direct questioning on several points. ... [more]  

Gulfstream Politics—Racing Hobie 16s to Cuba from the USA by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle, USA
The Havana Challenge was the first U.S.-Government sanctioned race from the USA to Cuba in 50-plus years, adn offered sailors from both sides of the Gulf Stream an opportunity to race and exchange ideas. Best yet, it provided the race participants a wild ride across the Gulf Stream to the Marina Hemingway, on the long-forbidden island nation. ... [more]  

52 Super Series 2015 – From a long and intense three race day on Valencia’s world renowned Malvarrosa Beach race track Andy Soriano’s Alegre crew step clear at the top of the rankings for Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week with an eight point lead. ... [more]  

World Match Racing Tour – Day one of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from day 3 ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - After last night's compression, it continues to be a dogfight as the fleet push east. It has been uncomplicated sailing as they parallel two nautical miles (nm) south of the ice limit (IL). Two nm separates first to fifth and Team SCA are only 9.5nm behind Team Brunel and MAPFRE, who are too close to separate in their tussle for the lead. ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Max Ranchi is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Races 5, 6 and 7 ... [more]  

2015 Royal Southern Match Cup - Just a year ago, Ian Williams lay second in the ISAF Open rankings. Now he is World Champion both as the number one in the rankings and the five times winner of the World Match Racing Tour. ... [more]  

While the sailing season reaches its height, organizers of the 2015 St-Barth Cata Cup have completed the registration process for the next edition of the event, held from November 18 to 22, 2015. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel’s Bouwe Bekking was embroiled in the battle for the leg seven lead on Thursday, nine years to the day when he was at the centre of one of the most dramatic episodes the race has ever seen. ... [more]  

South Pacific Laser Masters - A fleet of over 70 Lasers from Australia and New Zealand enjoyed fresh to strong breezes for this year’s regatta held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron from 15th – 18th May ... [more]  

The eighth edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Nieuwpoort, Belgium, which since 2002 has been the new historical homeport of the Half Tonners. After the excellent Half Ton Classics Cups in Cowes (2011), Boulogne-sur-Mer (2013) and Saint-Quay-Portrieux (2014), the Half Tonner fleet will meet again for a week of sailing and celebrations ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Newport to Lisbon. Yesterday Brunel had opened up a lead of more than 20 nautical miles on the next boat, but during the night, Bouwe Bekking’s lead has come down to 7.3 nautical miles on MAPFRE. That’s a 14nm loss since yesterday at 1900 UTC. Its tight racing with now less than 2000 miles to the Lisbon finish line, with the fleet most like to arrive next Friday. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race Day three of Leg 7 Newport to Lisbon, At 0700 UTC this morning the Dutch Team Brunel were leading the fleet, almost all in a line heading east. What happened next was very interesting. ... [more]  

Glenn Ashby could barely keep his competitive instincts in check as he observed Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing flying around the Great Sound in their AC45s yesterday. The Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman (sic) spent several hours running the rule over the sailing venue for the 35th America’s Cup along with team-mates Jeremy Lomas and Richard Meacham ... [more]  

Omega renews sponsorship with Emirates Team NZ by Richard Gladwell/ NZL
Long time Emirates Team New Zealand sponsor Omega has confirmed its continued sponsorship of the team in its Challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. Omega is the second major sponsor of the team to renew its commitment in as many weeks along with Emirates ... [more]  

52 Super Series - Two second places today, both of them hard earned from intense, close boat-on-boat combat, keep ice cool Niklas Zennström ‘s Rán crew on the top of the Ford Vignale Sailing Week ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Ingrid Abery is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ... [more]  

Top international sailing photographer Max Ranchi is in Valencia, Spain for the 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Races 3 and 4 ... [more]  

Zhik’s stylish Kiama jacket has arrived
The Superyacht Cup 2015 - Turning up the heat in Palma
Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Newport RI - Volvo Ocean Race
2015 ORC World Championship - 105 entries from record 23 countries
52 Super Series 2015 - Race 1 and 2 images by Max Ranchi
Volvo Ocean Race - Three lead changes during night
CYCA Winter Series 2015 - Images from Race 4 by Beth Morley
Collinson FX Market Commentary- May 20 - US flat-lines on surging data
Emirates Team NZ in England and Bermuda
Team Oz enters Tour De France Voile
Volvo Ocean Race - The tight Gulf Stream battle continues
All eyes are on the 52 Super Series in Valencia
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing report sickness on board!
2015 52 Super Series sets the highest level yet
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 Preview
NZL Sailing Team- Josh Junior wins Silver at 2015 Finn Europeans
24th Australian Historic 10ft Skiff Championship - Overall report
Volvo Ocean Race - Remembering Hans Horrevoets
Collinson FX Market Commentary- May 16 - Doubts on US recovery
RS-X omitted from Kiwi line-up for Pre-Olympics
2015 Finn European Championship – Day 6 video   
Congressional Cup – Taylor Canfield defends his title, beats Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 start images by Leighton O'Connor   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7- Its all up in the air   
Supermaxi Wild Oats XI head to Los Angeles for Transpac race to Hawaii   
Volvo Ocean Race – Match racing masterclass as fleet leaves Newport   
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA starts race back to Europe   
2015 Finn Europeans – Kistanov and Gaspic secure the titles   
Volvo Ocean Race - Up Periscope!   
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Book your accommodation   
Death of a five-time Olympic sailor and IOC stalwart   
Ian Gibbs, Admirals Cup champion dies at 87 *Feature   
Finn European Champs - Scene is set for medal race showdown + Video   
Congressional Cup - Williams breaks into Semis out of Repechage   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind on track for Lisbon + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - In-port Race - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Start and In Port - Newport, RI - Live   
Volvo Ocean Race – Mapfre has end to end win in Newport In Port race   
Volvo Ocean Race – Changes announced for next edition to swell entries   
Volvo Ocean Race - Challenging conditions ahead for race leader   

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