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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Murray's Bay win Interclubs By Angus Haslett, , 9:47 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals get underway at the Manly Sailing Club, around mid-day on Friday. On Thursday the Murrays Bay No 1 Team - Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit won the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly. ...
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International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water By Collinson FX, , 9:57 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...
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Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers By Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, , 8:20 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The ideal option for exploring river reaches, the Gold Coast canals, lakes, bays and inland waters, pontoon boats are enjoying a rise in popularity, thanks to their affordable, stable and social natures. ...
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More reasons to attend METS 2014 - International Sailing Summit By METS, , 8:09 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
As the undisputed first port of call for the international B2B maritime community, the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam RAI offers much more than a three-day exhibition alone. The latest addition to an impressive line-up of complementary events is the International Sailing Summit (ISS). ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 7:57 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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RS800 Grand Prix at Stokes Bay SC By Peter Barton, , 7:50 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. The double bonus was how the sunshine and the tide direction boosted the forecasted wind to fun levels on both days with Saturday even being quite fruity over the legendary Stokes mogul field. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action By US Sailing, , 7:29 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Following a short break after the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen By Australian Sailing Team, , 7:01 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
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RYA Youth National Championships - Gold fleet racing underway + Video By Matt Carter, , 6:45 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
On day three of the RYA Youth National Championships, sunshine and an average 12-15 knots greeted the 392 sailors vying for Championships honours as the nation’s future Olympic hopefuls took to the water for another fantastic day of competition. ...
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Exposure X2 gets ‘red eye’ night sight test in the Rolex Sydney Hobart By Liz Rushall, , 6:26 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
We know that good things come in small packages, and in the recent Sydney Hobart Race a number of top crews also came to the same conclusion! Exposure took the opportunity to obtain some intensive offshore product testing on their current X2 model alongside development products. ...
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Teen organizes fundraiser for Andrew Simpson’s Sailing Foundation By Sarah Johnson, , 5:57 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Fourteen year old Billy Vennis Ozanne, from Hampshire is organizing for the proceeds from the HISC 5th May Pursuit Race to be donated to his sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson’s Sailing Foundation. Billy was inspired after meeting the gold and silver Olympic medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson when he visited Hayling Island Sailing Club two years ago following the 2012 London Olympics. ...
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Tripulaciones de lujo en la quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 4:16 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
A punto de poner punto final a la temporada del Caribe, las 70 embarcaciones inscritas en esta quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth están disfrutando del buen ambiente de la isla, tanto en tierra como en el mar. Con las nueve clases separadas en cuatro salidas diferentes, la flota disputó ayer la primera regata con una ligera brisa de entre 8 y 10 nudos. ...
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Laser Europa Cup - 346 sailors battle in Marseille By Barbara Murray (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:05 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The second leg of the 2014 Europa Cup series was held in Marseille, France over the weekend ending on 15 April. Racing got off most days at around noon except for the third day when the first start was at about five and saliors docking as the sun went down. ...
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Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours By Richard Gladwell,, , 3:20 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:01 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ORC European Championship - Past champions return By ORC Media, , 2:53 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
With the final version of the Notice of Race now posted, entries for the ORC European Championship are now quickly increasing, with teams from seven countries from throughout Europe now entered. Among them are some past champions at this and other international ORC events, with all gathering at Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV) for racing over 1-6 July. ...
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Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things By BoatUS, , 2:40 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
With the top boat buying season of the year kicking off, springtime boat buyers are on the prowl. The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy and services group, Boat Owner Association of The United States (BoatUS), has some must do tips before you sign on the dotted line. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 2:20 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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Tall Ships Regatta - Countdown underway to Falmouth start By Clive Reffell, , 2:04 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Wednesday, 9 April, marked the start of Royal Greenwich's 150 day countdown to this year’s Tall Ships Regatta. The Dutch sailing schooner Tolkien carried guests from Woolwich Pier to Greenwich Pier and back. The sun shone, a gentle breeze blew and musicians sang and played sea shanties to set the mood. ...
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