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Collinson FX Market Commentary - May 24 - Green pastures in store?
by Collinson FX
Commodity currencies remain under pressure, with the AUD holding 0.7200, while the KIWI trades around 0.6750. In Europe the French Manufacturing PMI data slipped lower, while the German data held, although Europe wide the PMI contracted. The EUR traded 1.1200, while the JPY slipped below 110.00. Commodity currencies remain under pressure, with the AUD holding 0.7200, while the KIWI trades around 0.6750.
Posted today at 2:23 pm
14 IMOCA 60s ready to set sail for New York – Vendée Race
by Marion Cardon
The fleet, currently berthed in Manhattan’s North Cove Marina, includes the six latest generation IMOCA 60s. Among the six are Armel le Cleac’h and Banque Populaire, recent winners of the Transat bakerly. Runner-up in the last two Vendée Globes, Le Cleac’h is favourite for the race to the Vendée.
Posted today at 7:23 pm
Para Sailing Worlds – Brilliant start for two current world champions
by Richard Aspland - World Sailing
With a top class 2.4 Norlin OD lineup there are a lot of contenders who are more than capable of landing a medal. With a top class 2.4 Norlin OD lineup there are a lot of contenders from around the globe who are more than capable of landing a medal, so a fast start out of the blocks will do wonders for the confidence in what could be a challenging week of changing weather conditions.
Posted today at 7:01 pm
Para Sailing Worlds– British defending champions off to perfect start
by RYA
British Sailing Team Sonar trio mastered breezy conditions on the Ijsselmeer to take an early overall lead at regatta A strong northerly 15-22 knot breeze brought with it some cold conditions to challenge the three Paralympic classes, but Robertson, Stodel and Thomas enjoyed the physical Sonar racing, crossing the finish line first in both races, and with a substantial 49 second lead in the second.
Posted today at 6:28 pm
Team ENGIE to take part in the first big event of the GC32 Racing Tour
by Sébastien Rogues
The teams entering this year represent five nations (France, Switzerland, United States, Netherlands and Sweden). The teams entering this year represent five nations (France, Switzerland, United States, Netherlands and Sweden) and come from all different backgrounds: America's Cup, One Design, Olympic Sailing and many other sailing disciplines, and are even more skilled than those competing in 2015.
Posted today at 6:12 pm
28 teams to compete at 2016 Tour de France à la Voile
by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile
Diam40 OD boats offered a great show in the first races of the season. The future competitors showed their potential. The sailors will have to be at their best technically, find the good speed and not let the pressure get to them during the 20 racing days if they want to take the line honours in Nice.
Posted today at 4:48 pm
Youngest competing skipper to start the Transat New York – Vendée
by Safran Sailing Team
The skipper of Safran will be the youngest of the 17 sailors participating in the final prelude to the Vendée Globe This solo transatlantic race will be the last opportunity for all the contenders for victory in the 2016 Vendée Globe to face each other in race conditions. The six foilers (IMOCA equipped with foils) will be present, most of which have now achieved a good level of reliability.
Posted today at 4:21 pm
World Sailing appoints Massimo Dighe as Para World Sailing Manager
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Dighe campaigned in the Sonar for London 2012, sailing alongside Antonio Squizzato and Paola Protopapa. The Italian will start work at World Sailing's Executive Office in early July and will be responsible for promoting and developing Para World Sailing with the objective of sailing being reinstated to the 2024 Paralympic Games.
Posted today at 2:59 pm
Hella Marine announces waterproof low profile Surface Strip lamps
by Sail-World.com NZL
The new Surface Mount Strip lamps from Hella Marine feature an innovative waterproof switch for easy operation. The new Surface Mount Strip lamps from Hella Marine feature an innovative waterproof switch for easy operation. Completely sealed, UV and corrosion resistant with an ultra-low profile design make these lamps easy to install and ideal for interior and exterior applications.
Posted today at 12:34 pm
2016 GC32 Racing Tour gets underway this week
by GC32 Racing
In addition to its natural beauty, Lake Garda is renowned for its exceptional wind conditions and flat water. Back for a fourth year on the circuit, Marazzi’s team this season features New Zealand Olympic and round the world sailor Sharon Ferris, the sole woman on the circuit. This season ARMIN STROM Sailing Team will benefit from competing on board a new boat.
Posted today at 10:02 am
IMOCA 60 - Interview with Alex Thomson and sailing on 'No Way Back'
by Nic Douglass
A quick catch up with Alex Thomson before he docked off from the Newport Shipyard to head to New York A quick catch up with Alex Thomson before he docked off from the Newport Shipyard to head to New York in preparation for the Ocean Masters race to Vendee on 29 May.
Posted today at 9:22 am
Laser Standard Masters Worlds - Day 2 action-shots by John Pounder
by John Pounder
John Pounder was on water at 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images. 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - Photographer John Pounder was on water at 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 2.
Posted today at 6:27 am
BIC Techno 293 Class 2016 season trailer
by Patrik Pollak
BIC Techno 293 OD is an Olympic Class, but defined by much more than just five colours of Olympic rings. BIC Techno 293 OD is an Olympic Class, but defined by much more than just five colours of Olympic rings. It is a multi-coloured, multi-cultural, organisation of friends from places all around the world.
Posted today at 3:27 am
Laser Standard Masters – Perfect racing conditions on Day 2 + Video
by Eric Faust
Nothing seems to change forecast here – wind, sun and waves means perfect Laser racing conditions prevailed once again Nothing seems to change the forecast here in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico – wind, sun and waves means perfect Laser racing conditions prevailed once again for the Laser Standard Masters Worlds. This part of the coast is known for its reliable thermal winds, and today did not disappoint as the Laser Masters sailors took to the water for races three and four of the twelve race series.
Posted today at 1:29 am
RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series returns in 2016
by Sail-World.com NZL
The Team at Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club have announced that Moore Wilson is back for the Winter Series The Team at Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club have announced that one of the club’s longest supporters is back supporting one of the club’s most popular events
Posted on 23 May
British sailors aim for successful last showdown at Para Sailing World
by RYA
Robertson, Stodel and Thomas were crowned 2015 World Champions by a single point over the Australian crew in Melbourne The Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas claimed their third World Championship title at the 2015 edition in Melbourne, and Colchester’s Stodel says this year’s event provides some timely opportunities as they aim for a first Paralympic podium finish in Rio.
Posted on 23 May
Three US teams ready to steal the headlines at the WMRT Newport
by World Match Racing Tour
Three teams will be flying the Stars and Stripes next week in Newport, off the US yachting capital’s historic Fort Adams At least three teams will be flying the Stars and Stripes next week in Newport, off the US yachting capital’s historic Fort Adams and more could join them following the final qualifier event.
Posted on 23 May
Collinson FX Market Commentary - May 22 - Markets close steady
by Collinson FX
Commodity currencies have been more impacted by the reserve, AUD trading just above 0.7200, while the NZD hit 0.6760. Markets closed the week steady with the Dollar holding higher levels after telegraphed Fed rate rises in the coming month.Commodity currencies have been more impacted by the reserve, with the AUD trading just above 0.7200, while the NZD hit 0.6760.
Posted on 23 May
The third day of the Vice Admiral's Cup produces a dramatic finale
by RORC Press
A light northerly breeze succumbed to a solid southwesterly air flow which built during the afternoon A light northerly breeze succumbed to a solid southwesterly air flow which built during the afternoon, as did the tension, especially in the 10-strong Fast40+ Class and the 12-strong Quarter Tonner Class.
Posted on 23 May
Zhik open new store in Victoria Park, Auckland
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The brand trusted by several top Olympic Teams has a new home in Auckland, New Zealand. The brand trusted by several top Olympic Teams has a new home in Auckland, New Zealand. The store is themed around the successful NZL Sailing Team The flagship store is located in historic Victoria Park Market in central Auckland a few hundred metres from the Auckland Waterfront, and Viaduct Harbour.
Posted on 23 May
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