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America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts America's Cup - It's just too damn hard to win - The Alternative Facts Alan Sefton comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald Alan Sefton a long time and outstanding sailing and sports journalist, who was involved in Team New Zealand and its predecessor New Zealand Challenge covering the period 1987 to 2000 comments on a column that appeared yesterday in the NZ Herald and which has appeared in other online publications around the world. S-W NZ is advised that these comments were sent to the Herald who declined to run an by Alan Sefton Posted today at 5:45 am Sydney Hobart - A yachties' cruise with John Longley Sydney Hobart - A yachties' cruise with John Longley Do you have doing a Sydney Hobart race on your bucket list, or have competed in the race and would like to revisit Do you have doing a Sydney Hobart race on your bucket list, or have competed in the race and would like to revisit some memories and take a better look at the places you sailed past? Now you can experience the nautical tradition that is the 73rd Sydney to Hobart international ocean yacht race with expert commentary from Australia II crew member John Longley by Gray Gibson Posted today at 12:03 am Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Tour de France à la Voile – Mixing it up in Marseille Today’s elimination stage and Super Final failed to dislodge the top dogs from their vantage points. A 13 – 16 knot westerly breeze, sunshine and blue skies accompanied the fleet as they fought tooth and nail throughout five qualifying races to gain a golden ticket to today’s Super Final. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul Moth Worlds 2017 – Contrasting fortunes for fleet on Day 3 + Video Moth Worlds 2017 – Contrasting fortunes for fleet on Day 3 + Video The Blue fleet was sailing the Southernmost course off the picturesque medieval city of Malcesine. The early morning Peler from the North provided contrasting fortunes for the fleet of 220 Moths racing on Day 3 of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. After a lunchtime break to repair boats and refuel with more pasta, all fleets were sent back out for a much more sedate afternoon of racing, but again the Garda wind gods had other ideas. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 27 Jul 52 Super Series – Provezza eye the Puerto Portals prize 52 Super Series – Provezza eye the Puerto Portals prize Provezza were out to the middle right early after a good, fast start and went on to second in first race of the day. Provezza were out to the middle right early after a good, fast start and went on to second in this first race of the day. by 52 Super Series Posted on 27 Jul Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE sign up two female stars to complete crew Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE sign up two female stars to complete crew Spanish Olympic gold medallist Tamara Echegoyen and Team SCA favourite Sophie Ciszek join up with Xabi's squad. Spanish Olympic gold medallist Tamara Echegoyen and Team SCA favourite Sophie Ciszek join up with Xabi's squad. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 27 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 6 and 7 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 6 and 7 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 6 and 7 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 27 Jul America's Cup - Artemis Racing's Iain Percy reflects on Bermuda America's Cup - Artemis Racing's Iain Percy reflects on Bermuda 'Such an amazing journey Artemis Racing has had here in Bermuda'. 'Such an amazing journey Artemis Racing has had here in Bermuda'. Artemis Racing's Team Manager, Iain Percy, offers a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in or supported our challenge for the 35th America's Cup. by Artemis Racing Posted on 27 Jul Feva World title in sights of young Kiwi crew Feva World title in sights of young Kiwi crew A couple of Kiwi youngsters, Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson, are one point off the lead A couple of Kiwi youngsters, Eli Liefting and Rose Dickson, are one point off the lead at the RS Feva world championships in the Netherlands with one day of racing remaining. Liefting and Dickson, the two-time national Feva champions from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, were fourth at last year's world championships by Yachting NZ Posted on 27 Jul Tour de France a la Voile - Mistral takes over in Marseille Tour de France a la Voile - Mistral takes over in Marseille Act 8 of the 40th Tour de France a la Voile did not get off to the most auspicious of starts in Marseille Act 8 of the 40th Tour de France a la Voile did not get off to the most auspicious of starts in Marseille as the region’s notorious Mistral wind put paid to any hopes of sailing today. While the Tour has so far encountered conditions crossing the spectrum from light and shifty to big and blustery, this is the first time since the event got underway in Dunkirk on 7th July by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 27 - Oil up after meeting Collinson FX Market Commentary - July 27 - Oil up after meeting AUD breaking above 0.7950, while the NZD pushed above 0.7450. Oil prices continued to post gains, pushing up to $48.50, as a direct result of the Russian led OPEC/Non-OPEC meeting. US Housing data continued to improve and this leading sector may lead the economy but tax reform is sorely needed. The flagging reserve allowed commodity currencies to continue to gain ground, with the AUD breaking above 0.7950, while the NZD pushed above 0.7450. by Collinson FX Posted on 27 Jul Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video Slow catch up for Qualifying fleets at Moth Worlds + Video The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. There was still a lot of summer thunderstorm activity in the Lake Garda region but finally, racing got underway today on day two of the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2017 hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine. The 220 entrants from 25 nations were split into four groups, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green Qualifying fleets. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 26 Jul 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second 52 Super Series – Takashi Okura’s Sled win two to go second The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts. The breeze was more right than the usual sea breeze direction, between 225 and 240 degrees today, from 10-13kts but it was very hard to read and use the lanes of strongest pressure. by 52 Super Series Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Azzurra is still in the game Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. Sled got two wins today and is currently second overall behind the event’s leader, Ran. Quantum is in third place. by Azzurra Posted on 26 Jul Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Puerto Portals 52 Super Series – Races 4 and 5 images by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from Races 4 and 5 of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series. by Max Ranchi Posted on 26 Jul Ocean racing's big guns in the Rolex Fastnet Race Ocean racing's big guns in the Rolex Fastnet Race Dongfeng Race Team benefitted from being first to get sailing this time, picked their boat up post-refit late January. Dongfeng Race Team benefitted from being first to get sailing this time, picked their boat up post-refit late January. by James Boyd Posted on 26 Jul Hobie 16 European qualifying for the Gold and Silver fleets Hobie 16 European qualifying for the Gold and Silver fleets A large swell greeted the Hobie® 16 sailors in Noordwijk wishing to qualifying for the Hobie 16 Gold Fleet A large swell greeted the Hobie® 16 sailors in Noordwijk wishing to qualifying for the Hobie 16 Gold Fleet and the chance to win the Hobie 16 European Championships. The leading boats will be allowed to enter the Gold Fleet with the sailors who have qualified in their own country. by David Brookes Posted on 26 Jul Robertson on a roll as WMRT turns to Russia Robertson on a roll as WMRT turns to Russia Current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO team are in a dominant position Current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO team are in a dominant position and on supreme form as they head to the fourth round of the World Match Racing Tour Championship season – the WMRT Match Cup Russia hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, supported by Gazprom, August 1-6. by Aston Harald Posted on 26 Jul Volvo Ocean Race - Olympic skiff Gold medalist joins team AzkoNobel Volvo Ocean Race - Olympic skiff Gold medalist joins team AzkoNobel Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Martine Grael has joined the Volvo Ocean Race entry team Azkonobel Brazilian sailing website Noticias Nauticas has reported that Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Martine Grael has joined the Volvo Ocean Race entry team Azkonobel, skippered by Simeon Tienpont (NED). Martine Grael follows her father Torben Grael, winner of five Olympic medals in the Soling and Star classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 26 Jul Gladwell's Line - America's Cup all happening in double quick time Gladwell's Line - America's Cup all happening in double quick time Emirates Team New Zealand along with Challenger of Record have got cracking with the 36th America's Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand along with Challenger of Record have got cracking with the 36th America's Cup. Last Wednesday's announcement that there would be a Protocol announced in September achieves in two months what took Golden Gate YC eight months - but that included splitting from their first Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 25 Jul
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