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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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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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RS300 Sprint Championship at Rutland SC + Video By Steve ‘Harold Abrahams’ Bolland, , 1:57 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
A fantastic entry of 24 RS300s appeared on the starting blocks of the annual Sprint Championship hosted once again by the excellent Rutland Sailing Club. The first round of three, 20 minute races on Saturday morning saw the athletes subjected to a wind-assisted 11m/s down the back straight which caused all kind of problems to just about everyone at some point ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 1:44 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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Spi Ouest France Intermarché - Oman Sail kicks off European season By Oman Sail, , 1:29 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Oman Sail’s multinational race squad, skippered by Sidney Gavignet and tasked with racing the M34 in the Tour de France a la Voile and the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 this season, will line up on the start line of Spi Ouest France Intermarché on Thursday for a weekend of racing on the M34 and J80 in La Trinite-sur-Mer. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start By KPMS, , 1:21 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
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RORC Easter Challenge – Tokoloshe to lead the charge By James Boyd, , 1:13 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The RORC's UK season commences on the Solent this Good Friday with the three day long Easter Challenge. As an indication that Britain is slowly extricating itself from recession, there are a few new boats in the Solent this year. ...
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