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Don St Clair Brown passes away...America's Cup analysed...Gladwell's Line: No USA in AmCup? | 15/12/2008
Gladwell's Line...New mast to China...America's Cup heavies in the Monaco ring...PredictWind for Xmas | 11/12/2008
Minoprio on BlackMatch - just the start ...BMW Oracle bows out of Alinghi's Cup...Latest Moth gear | 09/12/2008
Straight talking from Ellison on America's Cup...BlackMatch on fire at Monsoon Cup | 07/12/2008
BlackMatch at Monsoon Cup...America's Cup Letters...Sailrocket's leap | 04/12/2008
Volvo News Summary Leg 2...Ericsson 4 scoops points...Carbon crunching | 02/12/2008
Youth Worlds caught in Thai crisis...White Island Race...BOR90 meets the aerobatic team | 02/12/2008
Sailor of the Year...Barker takes NZ Matchracing...Volvo finish looms | 30/11/2008
Davis and Barker lead in NZ Match Racing... Ainslie in action in NZ...Round the World Races news | 27/11/2008
Kiteboard record controversy...Round the World race news...The Flying 18's | 25/11/2008
Team Origin in NZ Match Racing ...Millennium Cup details...Bay of Island Race Week news | 23/11/2008
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series grows ... Keelboat fleet controversy...Kiwis win in Noumea | 20/11/2008
Barker wins Keelboats...Round the World race news...ISAF Meeting concludes | 18/11/2008
America's Cup exclusives ...Elliott 6 selected for 2012 Olympics...National Keelboat Championships | 15/11/2008
Rolex ISAF Sailor of the Year...Ainslie for NZ Matchracing...Club Marine keelboats underway today | 13/11/2008
America's Cup sailing and reflection...Norths NZ aid Hugo Boss...Vendee Globe carnage | 11/11/2008
New 24hr record predicted...Ericsson 4 takes Leg 1...Changes for Leg 2 | 09/11/2008
Sail Auckland sponsorship...America's Cup updates ... ISAF Meets...Conner on BOR90 | 09/11/2008
America's Cup sailing...Volvo OR enters Pit Lane...Yachting Australia positions | 06/11/2008
Volvo OR finishes in Cape Town... Speed records tumble...impressive entry for Keelboat Nats | 03/11/2008
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News - New Zealand & the World

America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Emirates Team New Zealand has responded to reports published in Bermuda and mainland USA, that Bermuda has been selected as venue for the 35th America's Cup. In a media release sent mid-afternoon, New Zealand time, Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton said in response to unconfirmed reports that Bermuda had won the right to host the 35th America’s Cup, that the team had not been told of a decision ... [more]  

November 21, 2014: Commodities fought a rear guard action and the associated currencies attempted to stem the losses, with the AUDUSD pushing back to 0.8620, while the NZD moved up to 0.7860. ... [more]  

Yates Cup: Images from the front of the fleet *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Sail-World was on the water, courtesy of Doyle Sails, and captured these images of the front runners in the Yates Cup, which started today off Orakei ... [more]  

2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - The 22nd Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta at RPAYC opened with a spectacular day of racing on Sydney’s Pittwater with over 100 Races completed in a lively15-18kt NE sea breeze. ... [more]  

The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour. Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Team Aqua was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

To summarize the last 24 hours of the Volvo Ocean Race in one word: change. The weather, the water, the sails, and our bodies are all equally (and rapidly) changing. The first full day at sea, we have experienced what some trips see in a week—if they’re lucky enough. However, that said, change can also be frustrating. ... [more]  

Zhik’s ZK Seaboots have been developed for extreme weather protection in the most demanding sailing conditions, using a combination of neoprene, rubber and merino to provide unparalleled warmth, flexibility and total protection. Whether you are driving a RIB, on a delivery trip or extending your boating season into the winter months, these Zhik Seaboots will keep your feet warm and dry. ... [more]  

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken New Zealand’s top honour in sailing for two years running after being named as 2014 House of Travel Sailor of the Year at tonight’s Awards ceremony in Auckland. 'It’s a big honour to win this Award,' says Peter Burling. 'We had a great year last year, so to do it all again, to build on that is just brilliant.' ... [more]  

GC32 Racing Tour: State-of-the-art in catamaran design, the GC32 is attracting considerable interest due to its conceptual similarity to the AC72 and AC62 foiling catamarans pioneered in the America’s Cup. However as the GC32s are smaller one designs with soft sail rigs, they provide both professional teams and private owners with the opportunity to experience airborne catamaran racing. ... [more]  

RMSIR 2014 – Penang to Langkawi. An espresso race by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia
A slow start for the last coastal race of the Raja Muda is almost a tradition. ‘L’ flag and ‘follow me’ up the course until the RO finds conditions that suit. Equally almost traditional is that this is the blowiest leg of the regatta. 50nm and another straight line to the finish, except this one really is a straight line, with no sand bars or other deviant diversions. ... [more]  

Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ... [more]  

Amidst a 10% growth report on having issued over 9000 certificates worldwide in 2014, the recent Annual General Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announces numerous improvements approved for use in the ORC Rules and policies for 2015. ... [more]  

The start of Leg 2 offered all the wind conditions you could want. I will not lie: I was pretty nervous to begin leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race (Mom called it ‘Stage Fright’); I think the whole team was pretty nervous. Here we are, having confidently completed the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race—after 27 days at sea! ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be 'an experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing on the cards. ... [more]  

After finishing third in the annual RC44 match race championships, Team Nika seem to have got a taste for the podium. It was a tough day on the water for the start of fleet racing at the RC44 Oman Cup, with many teams struggling for consistency. ... [more]  

RMSIR 2014 – Patience is a virtue by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia
Today PRO Jerry Rollin earned himself a medal – for patience. The scheduled 1230h start time for the Penang Inport Races came and went, and then receded over the horizon. Sitting there with no breeze on a glass-calm sea some of us wondered whether we needed a watch or a calendar to track the passing time. ... [more]  

While more modifications are being mooted for the champion supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI as part of her preparation for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, a high-profile new member of the team was revealed on Sydney Harbour today. ... [more]  

November 20, 2014: The KIWI also staggered as Dairy prices were hit by the prospect of increased competition arising from China Free Trade Agreements. The NZD fell to 0.7860 and may face some short term pressures mellowed by interest rate differentials. ... [more]  

Wild Oats XI and Audi are ready to give the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart a shot! Photos by Andrea Francolini. ... [more]  

After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature by Bob Fisher, Cape Town, South Africa
The seven competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 roughly gathered at 6pm local time (1600 Zulu) in a south-easterly wind that peaked at 30-40 knots, which had the local habit of dying away to nothing in places along the shoreline in the lee of Table Mountain. The clever skippers has sought advice from Geoff Meek, a local with a mass of experience ... [more]  

Come and join Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (2012 London Olympic Gold Medalists and 2013 International female Sailors of the year) for two hours of match racing on the Waitemata Harbour followed by drinks and canapés at Emirates Team NZ base with Jo and Polly along with some key Team NZ members. Support the Kiwi SKUD Kiwi SKUD Sailing team aiming to represent NZ at the 2016 Paralympics. ... [more]  

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the Emirate’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014–15, cast off on the next leg of the epic, round-the-world race on Wednesday evening hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the best place possible – the team’s home port of Abu Dhabi. ... [more]  

Over 600 scientists gathered in Barcelona for the second International Ocean Research Conference have this evening named the skippers in the Barcelona World Race, the first and only double-handed, round the world regatta with no stops, as scientific agents during their upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, departing from the Catalan capital on December 31st. ... [more]  

Newport's Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will again welcome top international youth sailors to its doors for the 22nd Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship to be sailed on Pittwater commencing with Round Robin racing starting Wednesday 19 through to Sunday 23 November. ... [more]  

Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape From the very start on Wednesday (1800 local/1600 UTC), the sailors were given a taste of things to come with gusts of up to 35 knots kicking up a procession of white-capped waves. It was a question of 'don't break your boat' as most opted for conservative sail choices, whil ... [more]  

An invigorated, rested and relatively relaxed crew on Team SCA led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Cape Town late this afternoon at the start Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi. The 6,125-mile leg will provide a large variety of conditions and will require good seamanship and good navigational choices. ... [more]  

A whole host of Olympic heroes and World Champions will fight it out in the Nacra 17 at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November 2014. The 17-boat Nacra 17 fleet features an abundance of Olympians with no less than 18 appearances stemming from Atlanta 1996 within the 17-boat fleet of 34 sailors. ... [more]  

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Finn fleet is made up of some exceptional talent with Great Britain's Ed Wright and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) coming in to Abu Dhabi, UAE with good form. Wright has been a permanent fixture on World Championship and ISAF Sailing World Cup podiums in recent years. ... [more]  

The RC44 Oman Cup opened with the season’s final day of match racing. Defending champions Team Aqua held a slim one-point lead over Synergy Russian Sailing Team who were fighting for the trophy they last won in 2012. Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika started the day in third, with Hugues Lepic just two-points adrift in fourth and keen to get the French flag onto the podium. ... [more]  

Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. Catch ther replay here, if you missed the 90 minutes of racing action in Cape Town. The sailing is spectacular! ... [more]  

November 19, 2014: The GDT dairy auction overnight showed prices falling 3.1% from two weeks ago, this pushed the NZD down from overnight highs nearing 0.7950. The NZD pushed lower on all crosses after the auction to trade 0.6312 and 0.5050 against the EUR and GBP. ... [more]  

Visiting Cape Town was more than just a stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for Team Alvimedica, but was an opportunity to really get to know the people and the culture of the 'mother city.' Take a look at how the team get involved while in Cape Town from meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visiting heart surgery patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. ... [more]  

15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen
Etchells: Tuesday Night November 18 Report and Results
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 2 Preview
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 Media Conference - Full replay *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind ready to race
Volvo Ocean Race: Young sailors get behind ADOR ahead of Leg 2
18fters: Getting through the 'Death Zone' in a 35kt breeze *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies speaks openly about the first leg *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Exciting 49er and 49erFX action expected
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 18 - Japan in recession, Kiwi +ve
America's Cup: Significant changes made to Protocol, but issues remain *Feature
Raja Muda 2014, race 2 - More holes than Blackburn, Lancashire
Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs: Knight Frank lead after 5 races
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - RS:X elite Abu Dhabi bound   
RC44 Oman Cup - Grand final showdown on the horizon   
Visit Doyle Sails New Zealand at METS 2014   
Top Kiwi Finn sailor debuts in the 2014 Star Sailors League Finals   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 16 show *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 15 - The beaches beckon   
Josh Junior wins the 2014 New Zealand Match Racing Championships   
49er and FX Intergalatics, Brazil: Kiwi stars shine in both skiffs   
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2014 – Opening strokes   
Australian 18ft Skiffs: 40kt winds cancel race but Witt sails + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi are the Kings of Cape Town   
Volvo Ocean Race: In Port races do count *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi rules in Cape Town In Port Race   
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2014 – the prequel.   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA third in Cape Town In-Port Race   
A Sailor's Dream Home in the beautiful Bay of Islands - Auction 22 Nov   
Volvo Ocean Race: Cape Town In Port Race video and Media Conference *Feature   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The thinking trio   
Moth Worlds 2015: Sliced bread, sheep stations, awe and reverence *Feature   
Volvo Ocean race: Images from the Practice racing in Cape Town *Feature   


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