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Foggy send off for Noumea race...Volvo Race finishes in Russia...Salperton IV unveiled | 27/06/2009
Louis Vuitton World Series?...Silvers for Kiwis in Kiel...Line 7 sale not to be missed | 25/06/2009
BlackMatch top of rankings...Waka Racing on Portugal...Far North crew performing in 49ers | 22/06/2009
Torben on Ericsson's Volvo win secrets... 1800 to go Round the Island...Telefonica Blue gets back on track | 20/06/2009
Telefonica Blue collison video...Kiwis win Volvo Ocean Race...Sail-World contest creates Laser boom | 17/06/2009
Telefonica Blue on rocks...Emirates Team NZ blitzes Marseilles...Bronze medal in Europeans for new NZ Olympic crew | 15/06/2009
Strong showing from Emirates Team NZ...New 470 crew shines in Europe...Ericsson 4 sneaks another win | 12/06/2009
Strong showing from Emirates Team NZ...New 470 crew shines in Europe...Ericsson 4 sneaks another win | 12/06/2009
Audi MedCup underway in Marseilles...Graeme Owens honoured...Waka Racing in Russia | 10/06/2009
Volvo fleet fastens seat-belts at 30kts...Kiwis in Korea...Foiling yacht sets record...Woody Bay deadline looms | 08/06/2009
Revival of Admirals' Cup...Kiwis on fire in Korea and Queensland...More from Carlo's camera in Scarlino | 06/06/2009
A lost navigational art explained...Emirates Team NZ's TP52 design analysed...Fire blow for Volvo competitor in Ireland | 03/06/2009
Kiwis fourth on debut at World Cup...Team Racing Nationals held in Gale...America's Cup gets thumbs down | 02/06/2009
New pairing making mark at World Cup...Kiwi named as top US College sailor...Blackmatch fighting hard in Germany | 30/05/2009
Design of Alinghi 90fter revealed?...Wave jumping at Southport - images...Hard questions asked of Italian wannabes | 28/05/2009
Volvo Ocean Race all but in the bag?...Images and action from Volvo finish...Cup claims offbeam? | 25/05/2009
High speed drama in North Atlantic...America's Cup takes new twist...Cameras in Capri | 23/05/2009
PredictWind's Atlantic Slingshot... Volvo Racer damaged by whale...Photo art from Alicante | 21/05/2009
Emirates TNZ find it tough at top of MedCup... A Scow is Re-born...Foggy opening for Volvo Ocean Race | 18/05/2009
America's Cup issues resolved??...Wind issues at Alicante...Treleavens' Indies cruise continues | 15/05/2009
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News - New Zealand & the World

Imagine finishing the Coastal Classic and relaxing in your own waterfront home at Opua with your boat tugging gently on a deep-water mooring off the lawn. Built to an architect design in 2000, this north-facing waterfront Opua property is a short walk to the marina and boatyard. It is going to auction on November 22. View this Labour Weekend after the Coastal Classic. ... [more]  

October 23, 2014: The AUDUSD held steady at 0.8780 while the NZDUSD traded around 0.7915. Geopolitical issues remain a serious threat to stability and market confidence. The NZD will today be lead by the Q3 CPI data out at 10.45am, expectations are for a dip to 1.2%q/q ... [more]  

The weather forecast looks optimal for an attempt to Kiteboard the Coastal Classic Route from Auckland to Russell. The challenge will be taken on by Dave Robertson who is New Zealand’s most successful Kiteboard racer finishing ninth at the Kite Boarding World Championships and is a Yachting New Zealand board coach. ... [more]  

PIC Coastal Classic: Multihull record under threat, others safe *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Only one record for the 119nm PIC Coastal Classic seems to be under threat when the race gets underway on Friday morning. According to routing from www.predictwind.com!Predictwind!new an ORMA60 multihull would tear up the course in 5hr 21 minutes - well inside the existing record of 5hr 40 minutes, set by TeamVodafone Sailing in 2012. ... [more]  

The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ... [more]  

With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, AIRBUS will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]  

Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ... [more]  

The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ... [more]  

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ... [more]  

Groupama Race 2014 - The New Zealand yacht 'Crusader' shattered the race record by 4h 26m to take first place. Third place went to 'Mange Mieux Bouge Plus', a Sydney 38. The skipper of 'Mange Mieux' is keeping a close eye on his watch - later on this evening he'll know whether he has carried off the handicap trophy too, or not. ... [more]  

Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ... [more]  

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ... [more]  

NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team: John Jennings reports from the first day of the 2014 Optimist World Championships in Argentina: Well, its not every day you kick-off your first world championship, whether as a sailor or a parent. In this year’s team it’s a novel experience for all of us bar the McKenzies ... [more]  

As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ... [more]  

Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ... [more]  

Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ... [more]  

The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ... [more]  

Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ... [more]  

A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ... [more]  

Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ... [more]  

The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ... [more]  

After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and they’ve earned their lay day! Very light and shifty winds were forecast for the day, and it was a nice surprise to see a seven knot side-off breeze fill in early from the North. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
There are 92 yachts still racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 25 yachts had officially retired from the race by 15:00 CET on Wednesday 22 October. ... [more]  

October 22, 2014: The Slipping USD did support the associated currencies, with the AUDUSD again testing 0.8800, while the KIWI awaits further carry trade. The NZDUSD looked to do gathering strength for another attempt at 0.8000, supported by attractive interest rate differentials, before taking a turn for the worst to trade 0.7935. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video: You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. ... [more]  

Monday was effectively another day off for the sailors with a bit of down/leisure time at SOIVA. The boys room got a bit of attention from the mums whilst Kerensa’s study was disturbed. The sailors then headed down to CNSI for a bit of boat setup and fine tuning. They then hung around for the first dinner supplied as part of the regatta package. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
As reported earlier Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race would seem to have gone from being a tightly fought contest to being a procession to Cape Town. Even though only 40% of the course has been sailed, the distance between the boats are significant (other than the two lead boats) and look set to increase. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Over the last few days there have been frantic phone calls between travel agents from competitors at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage and the oldest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Over Friday night and into Saturday the Category Three Hurricane Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda pummelling it with 100+ knot winds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature
Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set
The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - To the Trade Winds - Leg 1, Week 2 *Feature
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Kids breeze past Hurricane Gonzalo
DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old
Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 21, 2014 - Greenback retreats
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing
A Sailor's Dream Home: View after the Coastal Classic - Auction 22 Nov
NZL Yachting Trust: Optimists - SAS arrive for battle
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - An opportunity for growth   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3   
Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook   
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads for the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, a crew on a mission   
Groupama Race - Front runners are spreading out   
Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships   
Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 20 October 2014   
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco   
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night   
Safer Boating Week boosted by short, snappy, safety tips clip   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature   
Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie   
New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature   


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