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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 7 - Oil price drops below $50 By Collinson FX, , 9:34 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Mar 7 - US stocks crashed to finish the week in an alternate universe. The world in which, good news is bad, and vica-versa! Global markets have been corrupted by Central Bank interference. Commodities drifted lower with Oil slipping back below $50/barrel. Associated currencies continued to drift, with the AUD falling to 0.7777, while the NZD traded below 0.7500. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean – Exceptional conditions, worthy winners By regattanews.com, , 8:38 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean concluded in style on Saturday seven March following four terrific days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands ... [more]

Bacardi Cup - Final results announced By Cayard Sailing, , 8:18 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Lars Grael won the final race and his second Bacardi Cup in a row. Lars’s success is even more remarkable as he is an amputee, missing his right leg. He is a model of resilience. Young Jorge Zarif with Bruno Prada crewing put in a good performance to finish second in the regatta with Mark Reynolds and Magnus Liljedahl finishing third. ... [more]

2015 Victorian Optimist Championships - Sun shines on the Optimists By David Staley, , 8:07 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With one race to make up for the Open Fleet after yesterday’s light, variable and cloudy conditions, there were high hopes for a better day two of the Victorian Optimist Championships. But after the fleets were released from the beach just before 9am, what breeze there was dropped out and sailors were returned to shore. It was not the start the organisers were hoping for. ... [more]

Morgan Lagravière’s new IMOCA 60, Safran, christened in Lorient By Safran Sailing Team, , 7:57 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Just two days after being launched, the monohull, Safran, skippered by Morgan Lagravière was christened on Saturday in Lorient in the presence of sponsoring godmother Catherine Maunoury, director of France’s Museum of Air and Space, and sponsoring godfather, Jean-Paul Herteman, chairman and CEO of Safran ... [more]

2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta - Last day images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 7:37 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini captured these shots at the last day of 2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta. ... [more]

2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Temperature is rising on Day 2 By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, , 6:42 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
The second day of the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. In comparison to last two days, a breeze of about 20 knots was more of a comfort zone but the racing was no less spectacular with close racing right through the fleet. ... [more]

The new IMOCA 60s integrate the very first standardised elements By Marion Cardon, , 6:19 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The decision to standardise the masts and keels of its new boats was a compromise between an open measurement and a one-design boat. Two years on, with several new craft in build, the first standardised elements have been integrated into the boats. Their design and manufacture has been entrusted to approved suppliers, who are all specialists in their field and fully acquainted ... [more]

One small step for Rainbow, one giant leap for New Zealand sailing By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 6:04 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 20, 1969. It was a day for making history. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. But as all eyes were cast up toward the sky, there was also history being made on the sea. In Heligoland, Germany, Rainbow II, skippered by young Kiwi Chris Bouzaid, stormed to victory in the One Ton Cup, up until that point dominated by European nations. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Atlantique, les voilà ! By Barcelona World Race, , 6:00 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Jour de Horn pour les équipages de We are Water et de One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton en passe de doubler le troisième et dernier cap du parcours autour de l’Antarctique. Les premiers, Bruno et Willy Garcia, sont attendus vers 21h30 (HF) au large de la pointe de la Terre de Feu pour embouquer le canal de Drake aux portes de l’Atlantique. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton retour By Barcelona World Race, , 5:38 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton a doublé la longitude du cap Horn (67º 17' 35 W) à 03:01 TU (04:01 en France, 00:01 au Chili). Aleix Gelabert et Didac Costa ont passé 66 jours, 15 heures et 01 minutes en mer et en course depuis le départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton returns By Barcelona World Race, , 5:20 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton has crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 03:01 UTC (04:01 in Barcelona, 00:01 in Chile). Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa have spent 66 days, 15 hours and 01 minutes racing since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014. ... [more]

2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Day 2, MOD 70 Phaedo³ images By Jesús Renedo, , 4:59 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from Day 2. ... [more]

2015 SB20 Australian Championships recognise IWD 2015 in Hobart By Jane Austin, , 4:30 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Day Two of the SB20 2015 Australian Championships began in style in Hobart this morning with host club, the Derwent Sailing Squadron taking time out after Day Two’s race briefing to recognise women in sailing on International Women’s Day 2015. ... [more]

2015 SB20 Australian Championships – Day 2 By Jane Austin, , 4:07 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Tasmania’s Michael Cooper (Export Roo) will be hoping for success on the water as he fights Glenn Bourke (Red) to take the lead in the SB20 One Design Class 2015 Australian Championships in Hobart today. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 4:02 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. He outlined the differences between the VO70 and the new VO65 one design, which features a canting keep pin angled at 6 degrees which creates an interesting ride when surfing ... [more]

2015 Farr 40 Midwinter Championship – Day 4 By Farr 40 Class Association, , 3:44 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World USA GMT
Alberto Rossi and his crew aboard Enfant Terrible have ended each day of racing at Farr 40 Midwinter Championship on the top of the scoreboard. In a class where consistency is key, Enfant proved day after day to be the most consistent competitors in the class. The Italian crew raced a beautiful regatta against some very serious competition, and now they will head into rest of the Farr 40 circuit ... [more]

2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Victors claim spoils By Jill Campbell, , 3:04 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean drew to a close today with a fourth day of picture perfect sailing for the 21 participating yachts. Overall winners of the event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Nautor's Swan in collaboration with Rolex, were Swan 80 Selene in Class A and Swan 53 Music in Class B. ... [more]

Rio officials probe source of fish die-off in Olympic waters By Jenny Barchfield, , 2:56 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]

Sydney Harbour Regatta - Protests change outcomes as final day arrives By Di Pearson, , 2:35 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta - A few protests overnight have skewed the leaderboard in Division two of the Premier Class at Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 10th anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta which concludes today. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Monsta's view of the Class of 2014-15 By Mark O'Brien, San Francisco, USA , 2:31 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New Zealand based caricaturist, Mark O'Brien, compiled this gallery of the competitors in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. Mark has drawn many sailing events including the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups from 2000 and Volvo Ocean Races. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - Bruno et Willy Garcia, frères de Horn! By Barcelona World Race, , 2:23 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
We Are Water, mené par Bruno et Willy Garcia, a doublé la longitude du cap Horn (67º 17' 35 W) à 22:06 TU (23:06 en France, 19:06 au Chili), ce samedi 7 mars 2015. Son temps de course depuis le départ de Barcelone, le 31 décembre 2014, est de 66 jours, 10 heures et 06 minutes TU. ... [more]

Barcelona World Race - We Are Water leaves Cape Horn behind By Barcelona World Race, , 2:07 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
We Are Water, sailed by Bruno and Willy Garcia, crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17' 35 W) at 22:06 UTC (23:06 in Barcelona, 19:06 in Chile). Their elapsed time since the start in Barcelona on 31st December 2014 is 66 days, 10 hours and 06 minutes. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: New support approach to 'Human Edition' + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:16 AM Sunday 08 Mar 2015 - GMT
The egalitarian approach to the new Volvo Ocean Race has extended to more than just the adoption of a one design by Farr Yacht Design, and construction by a consortium of builders. The between leg servicing is now run a by a Shore Team headed by Australian Nick Bice, a two race veteran of the 40,000nm around the world classic. Bice runs the Volvo Ocean Race’s equivalent of Pit-Lane. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: The bunching of the fleet - should we stop the boat? By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:26 PM Saturday 07 Mar 2015 - Sail-World NZ GMT
In the new Volvo Ocean Race, no boat has won more than one In Port race, further underlining the evenness of the one design Volvo 65. The margins are contracting too, with the now-six boat fleet finishing inside six hours at the end of Leg 4 - 5200nm of intense racing. At the skippers media conference following Leg 4, two factors were identified – the one design and AIS ... [more]

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