Collinson FX Market Commentary - Nov 5 - All predictions contradicted
By Collinson FX, ,
11:10 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Equities slipped overnight with the appearance of Fed Chairman, Yellen, in front of lawmakers. Her testimony confirmed, that the telegraphed interest rate rise for December, is 'live'! This is confirmation of previous statements and looks to contradict all predictions. ...
OK Dinghy World Rankings – Greg Wilcox maintains his lead
By Robert Deaves, ,
11:00 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Greg Wilcox (NZL) maintains his lead on top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List. He has now been world ranked number 1 since December 2013, a record only beaten by four-time World Champion Nick Craig (GBR). ...
America's Cup - Prince Charles takes helm of foiling Cup catamaran
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
10:38 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Dunedin's Animation Research Ltd , had the honour of hosting His Royal Highness Prince Charles on Thursday.
The Prince had a tour of the software development company and their projects including the latest America's Cup virtual experience with Oculus, a ride down the Shotover Jet, and had a virtual America's Cup Race on the ARL developed simulator. ...
2015 NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic – Impressive advances on Day 8
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
10:31 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic – The first round was completed smoothly with 15 minute heats. We saw a few members of the Youth division impressively advance. ...
Etchells Worlds – Up and down on Day 4
By RHKYC Media, ,
9:59 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
The steak houses of Hong Kong were doing a brisk trade last night with Etchells sailors feeding up after yesterday’s post-race re-weigh and energy levels were clearly high as the fleet took to the water early this morning to check the breeze and recce the right and left of the likely course and check in with the Signal boat. ...
Aquece Rio 2015 test event Interim report from Dr Nebojsa Nikolic
By Dr Nebojsa Nikolic, ,
9:40 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Aquece Rio 2015 – ISAF is taking seriously the potential dangers to our Sports Person’s health. By the nature of our sport, the ‘field of play’ can differ greatly from their home environment and can have a decisive influence on the final success in the competition. Major environmental changes can strongly influence not only Sports Person’s fitness abilities, but also their health. ...
2016 Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta – Pollution update and water quality
By Alastair Fox, ISAF, ,
9:24 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
At the time of the Rio 2016 bid in 2008 the Rio authorities had committed to use the Olympic Games as a trigger to improve the water quality of Guanabara Bay by 80%. Since 2012 ISAF has been working with Rio 2016 and the IOC to ensure a safe and fair Field of Play for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
WWA Wake Park World Championships launches in Abu Dhabi
By The WWA, ,
5:24 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
The 2015 Wake Park World Championships held at Al Forsan International Sports Resort launched today and the perfect combination of park features, scenery, conditions, vibes and rider camaraderie, the world could not ask for anything more at the event. Riders of all ages and skill level showed everyone what it takes to continue their path toward becoming a WWA Wake Park World Champion. ...
Skipper safety obligations under the spotlight
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
5:04 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services will shine a spotlight on skippers and their key responsibilities in keeping themselves and others safe on the water during the second statewide boating safety campaign starting this Saturday. ...
The St-Barth Cata Cup, a flagship event for the F18 Class
By Dominique Ladouceur, ,
4:39 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
A few weeks from now, the eighth edition of the international St-Barth Cata Cup will bring together 120 amateur and professional F18 racers in an idyllic location. Year in and year out, the regatta demonstrates the enduring appeal of the F18 Class. ...
Rio Olympic and Paralympic Regattas - Domestic airport to close
By Global Post, ,
4:05 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's domestic airport will close for four-and-a-half hours a day during the 10-day Olympic sailing competition in the Brazilian city's iconic Guanabara Bay, the government said Wednesday. ...
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 – Win a VIP pass
By Mechelle Walker, ,
3:48 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 – Purchase any Marinepool item online from Ross and Whitcroft during November and be in the draw to win a one day VIP Pass ...
Lifetime Achievement Awards - Bob Oatley and Bill Buckle honoured
By Jane Gordon, ,
3:29 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Lifelong friends Bob Oatley AO and Bill Buckle OAM will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contribution to sailing at the Yachting Australia Awards in Sydney on Friday night. ...
2015 Pensacola a la Habana Race – First boats reach Cuba
By Talbot Wilson, ,
2:31 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
The Corsair 31R trimaran, ‘Bellafonte’, was the first overall to finish in the 2015 Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana Race. ‘Bellafonte’ led the Multihull Division out of Pensacola Bay on Saturday October 31st and completed the 511 nautical mile (nm) rhumb-line course at 2:06:41 AM on Wednesday morning November 4th. ...
Vodafone 32 foiling catamaran due in Auckland this week
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
2:13 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Team Vodafonesailing has advised that their new GC32 foiling catamaran will be arriving in Auckland this week and will be launched next Friday November 13. The GC32 will be co-branded with the TeamVodafoneSailing logo and Zhik, which is represented in New Zealand by Simon Hull's company Multihull Ventures, trading as Zhik New Zealand.
The TeamVodafoneSailing GC32 will be known as the Vodafone32 ...
Winterization and Ethanol blended fuels
By BoatUS and American Motorcyclist Association, ,
2:03 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
The coming of cooler weather means an end to the boating and motorcycling season for many. Chiefly important in preparing these vehicles for winter is managing the potential for engine damage from the federally-mandated ethanol blend in our nation’s gasoline supply. ...
Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe - Avoiding false moves
By Mini Transat, ,
1:50 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
Powered by the trade winds, the Minis are speeding across the Atlantic. Only gybes and the speed differences continue to create gaps. Getting the gybe right in the right timing, repositioning the boat at the right moment is a particularly delicate exercise. As upwind, the racers need to be aware of wind shifts, and find the edge closest to the course, while seeking to gain in the south. ...
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Blasting to Brazil + Video
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
1:33 AM Thu 5 Nov 2015 GMT
The Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, from the leading Ultime to the final Class 40, now spans the Atlantic from the latitude of Lisbon, Portugal to Recife, Brazil. MACIF, the pacemaking Ultime, of Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry made 608 miles in the last 24 hours, averaging 25kts. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss update from Alex Thomson
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
10:36 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
Video showing the start and drama from the Mono60 foiler Hugo Boss, with co-skipper Alex Thomson, tracing her start in the 2015 Transat Jacques Vabre, decision to suspend racing, her capsize by a rogue wave and then her crew's rescue ...
America's Cup - Brits tap into fighter jets, foils and human factors
By Land Rover BAR, ,
8:04 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
Land Rover BAR launched their Technical Innovation Group (TIG) with PA Consulting Group to bring together the very best in British design, technology and innovation to help bring the America’s Cup home to Britain. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Macif clocks a 600nm day with 1225nm to finish
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
7:48 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
The pacemaking class Ultime, 80ft trimaran, of Francois Gabart and Pascal Bidegorry made 608 miles in the last 24 hours, averaging 25kts.
With 1225 miles to the finish line in Itajai, Brazil, it might appear that the overtaking options are running out fast for their pursuers Sodebo Ultim, Thomas Coville and Jean Luc Nelias who are now over 200 miles behind. ...
South Island Paper Tigers - Shaw defends title at Queen Charlotte
By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington ,
7:40 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 South Island Paper Tiger Championships – This years regatta was hosted by Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. ...
Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Top teams set to race
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
5:01 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Nine Open teams representing some of the best men and women match racers in the Caribbean, U.S. and World, are confirmed to compete, set for December 3rd to 6th, 2015. ...
Could you dock your sailboat under bare poles?
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
2:07 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
Imagine that you enter a marina and all of a sudden--your engine sputters and dies. Too late to turn around! What now, skipper? How does your sailboat sail with the wind abaft the beam? Do you have enough maneuverability to turn left, right or even make a hard 90° turn to port or starboard? ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Boatyard success story to be showcased at METSTRADE
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
1:59 PM Wed 4 Nov 2015 GMT
Nick Bice, who runs the Boatyard for the Volvo Ocean Race, has been invited to the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE) this month as a keynote speaker to explain the secrets of success for the event’s boat maintenance centre. ...