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AUS Olympic Team announcement slowed by appeals…
by John Curnow
There have been appeals in both the Finn class and the 49er FX class is the real story here... The full version of the Olympic release is below, but the statement – “There have been appeals in both the Finn class and the 49er FX class. A further selection announcement is expected once the appeal process has concluded.” – actually ends up being the real story.
Posted today at 10:55 am
Sir Bob Jones to speak at Kiwi Gold fundraiser on June 1 - book now
by Sail-World.com NZL
Join the Kiwi Gold three man keelboat team for the 2016 Paralympics at a fundraiser to be held at RNZYS on Wed June 1. Join the Kiwi Gold three man keelboat team for the 2016 Paralympics at a fundraiser to be held at RNZYS on Wednesday June 1. The team urgently need funds to enable them to compete in crucial training regattas ahead of the Paralympics, two weeks after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Posted today at 10:53 am
Sea Blade delivers 23 foot Patrol Boats to Hawaiian US State Dept
by Sail-World.com NZL
Two Sea Blade 23 Law Enforcement Vessels built for the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii. A joint build between Lancer Industries Ltd (NZ), Orca Engineering (NZ) and Navatek Ltd (USA) has seen the successful supply of the two Sea Blade 23 Law Enforcement Vessels for the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii. The Sea Blade® was chosen during the tender process due to its ability to operate more capably than other tenderers vessels in open sea conditions.
Posted today at 9:02 am
Zhik opens flagship store in Victoria Park, downtown Auckland
by Sail-World.com NZL
The brand trusted by New Zealand sailors heading to the Rio Olympics now has a new home in Auckland, New Zealand. The brand trusted by New Zealand sailors heading to the Rio Olympics now has a new home in Auckland, New Zealand. Zhik has marked the launch of its New Zealand agency by opening a flagship store in Victoria Park Market in central Auckland.
Posted today at 8:46 am
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 2
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Continuing the update on Volvo Ocean Race from a media conference at Southern Spars In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. Continuing the update on Volvo Ocean Race from a media conference at Southern Spars
Posted today at 1:42 am
The countdown is on to the 2016 RC44 World Championship
by RC44 Class Association
The dominant force in the fleet after winning the Bermuda Cup, Team Aqua enter this years championship as favourites. New to the fleet in Sotogrande is the all Russian crew of BlackWater and, after a short absence at the beginning of the year, Nico Poons' team Charisma returns to the fleet with American John Kostecki calling tactics and French team Aleph Racing comes back with Kiwi Olympic sailor Hamish Pepper onboard as tactician.
Posted today at 2:15 pm
Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson sets sail on board new Hugo Boss + Video
by Alex Thomson Racing
The Alex Thomson Racing Team are currently in Newport preparing Hugo Boss for the start of the Transatlantic Race. The Alex Thomson Racing Team are currently in Newport preparing Hugo Boss for the start of the Ocean Masters New York to Vendee Transatlantic Race
Posted today at 1:14 pm
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg Live Video
by Mark Jardine
90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League 90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League with the great support of the Hamburg and Luebeck Bay Starfleet and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein.
Posted today at 9:53 am
Sixty years of heritage and heroes at the Finn Gold Cup
by Robert Deaves
Sixty years ago the inspiration of two men set in motion the beginnings of a pinnacle sailing event 2016 Finn Gold Cup - Sixty years ago the inspiration of two men set in motion the beginnings of a pinnacle sailing event, the enormous challenge of which has transcended generations and remains to this day one of the most coveted trophies to win in the sport of sailing.
Posted today at 8:33 am
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series - Big Apple, here we are!
by Groupama Team France
The defender and challengers are back together for a fresh series of on-the-water battles, this time in New York. 2016 America’s Cup World Series - Two months on from the first event of the 2016 season of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, the preliminary circuit for the America’s Cup, the defender and challengers are back together for a fresh series of on-the-water battles, this time in New York.
Posted today at 3:15 am
2016 SSL City Grand Slam - Difficult conditions on Day 2
by Rachele Vitello
There were snakes and ladders on the second day of qualifying rounds for the Star Sailors League City Grand Slam 2016 SSL City Grand Slam - There were snakes and ladders on the second day of qualifying rounds for the Star Sailors League City Grand Slam on Lake Astler, set in the heart of Hamburg, Germany's second largest city. A light gradient wind from the north produced difficult conditions to master. The land effects around the lake produced a course with more traps than a prophet's tomb.
Posted today at 1:48 am
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ have an early look at the Hudson
by Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand trimmer Blair Tuke and crew took the chase boat out to have a first hand look at the tricky wa Emirates Team New Zealand trimmer Blair Tuke and crew took the chase boat out to have a first hand look at the tricky waters of the Hudson River, race track for this weekends Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series. Key points of interest in the video are the amount of current in the Hudson River (visible against the channel buoys) and the lack of visible wind signs on the river.
Posted today at 12:59 am
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club - Leading the way on World Oceans Day
by Koko Mueller
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will no longer sell beverages in single-use plastic bottles nor provide plastic bags The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the Club will no longer sell beverages in single-use plastic bottles nor provide members with plastic bags or plastic straws. This initiative will take effect from 8 June 2016, an auspicious date being the internationally celebrated World Oceans Day, a United Nations recognised day of celebration and action for the ocean held every 8 June.
Posted on 4 May
World Sailing Cup - Big prizemoney and travel grants for Melbourne
by Sail-World.com NZL
Medalists at the 2016 Olympics will be assisted financially to attend the regatta the pinnacle of the Sailing World Cup World Sailing will be providing $200,000 AUD in prize money, together with travel grants for the world's best sailors at the Sailing World Cup Final, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 4-11 December 2016. Medalists at the 2016 Olympics will be assisted financially to attend the regatta which is the pinnacle of the Sailing World Cup circuit
Posted on 4 May
Fastest giant trimarans lighting up leaderboard in The Transat bakerly
by The Transat bakerly
This afternoon the two giants were about 30 miles apart about 550 miles west, south-west of the southern tip of Portugal After two full days of racing in the 3,050-mile classic from Plymouth to New York, the leading pair of Ultimes, Macif skippered by Francois Gabart and Sodebo skippered by Thomas Coville, are thrashing along at average speeds of over 30 knots.
Posted on 4 May
It's been a busy couple of weeks with the Sailing World Cup
by World Sailing
When people say every day was different, they must have got that saying from this event. Evi Van Acker (BEL) completed a hat-trick in the Laser Radial as she won for the third consecutive year, while Matthew Bugg (AUS) won his first ever international event in the 2.4 Norlin OD.
Posted on 4 May
World Sailing announces Rio 2016 press team
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Darryl will be supported in his leadership team by Malcolm Page, Chief Marketing Officer of World Sailing. Seibel served as Director of Communications and Olympic Media Strategy for the British Olympic Association from 2009-2014 and before that was the Chief Communications Officer for the United States Olympic Committee. The Rio 2016 Olympics will be his 10th Olympic Games assignment.
Posted on 4 May
A record entry of TP52s to compete at Gaastra Palma Vela Regatta
by 52 Super Series
Teams have been warming up on over recent days, stepping up their processes from speed testing and two boat tuning Weather conditions over the four days of windward-leeward racing are expected to be changeable and unsettled. Normally were the reliable, set-your-clock-by-it Palma sea-breeze to blow each and every day then it would be universally welcomed, but in fact a range of different conditions for this early season event is of more practical value to the nine crews.
Posted on 4 May
Spindrift heads to Copenhagen for 2016 World Match Racing Tour
by Spindrift racing
Yann Guichard and his team showed their ambition and motivation in this new type of dueling event on M32 catamarans. By taking third place at his first event in the opening round of the 2016 WMRT in Fremantle, Australia, Yann Guichard and his team showed their ambition and motivation in this new type of dueling event on M32 catamarans.
Posted on 4 May
Collinson FX Market Commentary - May 4 - Surprise from RBA
by Collinson FX
The big moves in the AUD, dragged the Trans-Tasman cousin lower, after rallying to highs above 0.7000. The big news in local markets was the RBA decision, followed by the pre-election Budget. The RBA caught the markets by surprise, cutting the rate by 0.25%, to 1.75%. This was not unexpected, but with the Bank of Japan and RBNZ, resisting the urge to act was anticipated.
Posted on 4 May
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