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North U Womens Matchracing Clinic; ISAF Centenary; America's Cup winds up | 31/08/2007
Kendall on Tornados; Pepper on Pre-Olympics; America's Cup perspectives; Images from 18's, Hamilton Island | 28/08/2007
Pre-Olympics good for Brits, Aussies and Kiwis; 18's fly in Frisco; Hamilton Island Images and reports | 25/08/2007
Gold and Silver at Pre-Olympics; Golden Gate back to Court; RNZYS and YNZ news; Women go sailing on Spirit; Hamilton Island | 23/08/2007
Five Kiwis in top five at Qingdao; Pre-Olympics suffer lack of wind; Audi Hamilton Island cartoons, images and reports; | 20/08/2007
Kiwis fly in Qingdao; Airlie Race Week; Fastnet Record smashed; Brady on America's Cup | 17/08/2007
NZ Optimist return; Kiwis in NA Stars; America's Cup news; Letter from the Med; Cowes Week action and images | 07/08/2007
America's Cup showdown?; Dean Barker on the last America's Cup; Four Olympic sailors nominated; 12 sq metre Sharpies race in UK | 04/08/2007
NZ Optimists on top of the World; Ecover launching and righting; America's Cup latest news; Stars in North America; BBW36 wins in WA IRC | 02/08/2007
Optimist Team well placed; Laser Radial Euros; Splash Worlds finish in Split; Extreme 40's; America's Cup latest; Chris Law | 30/07/2007
America's Cup latest updates; Den Barker interviewed; Chris Law dies; Optimist Worlds reports; Letter from the Med; OK Worlds good for Kiwis | 28/07/2007
Russell Coutts signs with BMW Oracle Racing; Womens Match Racing from Portugal; Across the Atlantic in 100 hours; OK and Optimist Worlds news | 25/07/2007
America's Cup news on several fronts; Optimist, OK's and Splash Worlds; Hamilton Island; Transpac win for Barker | 23/07/2007
NZL Youth finishes third nation; Two silver for Kiwi Youth; America's Cup in Courtroom | 21/07/2007
America's Cup comes to the boil; Carleton Mitchell; Overboard tactics; NZL performing well in ISAF Youths | 19/07/2007
Kiwi Youth make good start at Worlds; Reports from NZ team at Optimists; Vale Louis Vuitton; Container danger | 16/07/2007
Golden gate springs America's Cup Challenge; Great day for Kendall; Royal Akarana and RNZYS news | 13/07/2007
SIMRAD Two handed reports; Big wind hits Auckland; Cascais medal and Olympic Qualification; Stars fourth | 12/07/2007
SIMRAD Start Images; reports from Cascais; NZ competes in US 29ers; Letter from Valencia; Enter to win | 09/07/2007
Fisher wraps up; New 90fter announced and other major changes; Dalton comments on Cup changes; Photo finish of Race 7 | 06/07/2007
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News - New Zealand & the World

December 17, 2014: The AUDUSD held 0.8200 but is under extreme internal and external pressures. The KIWI booked gains and look set to test 0.7800 looking more attractive to investors than it's Trans-Tasman cousin. The NZD currently trades 0.6218 and 0.4922 against the EUR and GBP. ... [more]  

Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast: Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ... [more]  

From 1 December 2014, Yachting Developments has relocated to a new, larger yard site, conveniently positioned next door to its former Hobsonville facility. With teams across all disciplines, including new build, refit and restoration, engineering, design and upholstery, the new site offers increased space with a large office space to complement the modern 50m building shed. ... [more]  

In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ... [more]  

IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ... [more]  

The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ... [more]  

2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ... [more]  

The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ... [more]  

The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ... [more]  

The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ... [more]  

This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ... [more]  

ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ... [more]  

Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO by Dale Lorimer, Sydney
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - The Wave, Muscat’s long tenure of the Extreme Sailing Series crown came to an end in Sydney today when Swiss team Alinghi won the eighth and final Act of the year to take an overall victory in the 2014 series despite a superb late challenge from Tom Slingsby on Oman Air. ... [more]  

Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time. ... [more]  

In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ... [more]  

Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ... [more]  

John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ... [more]  

After an epic year-long battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson and their crews, spanning 12 months, 8 countries and 223 races, the Swiss team were crowned new champions when they crossed the finish line of the final double points race in second place to earn a 12 point advantage over The Wave for the Sydney Act and a 10 point lead on the overall leaderboard. ... [more]  

December 13, 2014: The collapse in Oil prices acts a massive global stimulus for consumer and producers. The impact will be huge on the consumer and retail sales, sparking demand, flowing through to producers. Commodities have been slaughtered and the associated currencies reflect this. The AUD is under extreme pressure, with terms of trade dictating weaker economic conditions, pushing the AUD to ... [more]  

18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy by Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. Appliancesonline.com.au was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos by Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - It was another successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) on day two of medal racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with four gold, three silver and two bronze added to the Australian Sailing Team and Squad (AST/ASS) tally after yesterday’s one gold, two silver and one bronze. ... [more]  

Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami
RHKYC Race Coach vacancy
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2
Extreme Sailing Series: Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour *Feature
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour
Missing from Royal Akarana Yacht Club
Early Christmas presents for ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 finish - Team Brunel wins from Dongfeng *Feature
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Day 1 overall
2014 CYCA Trophy - Passage Series - Shogun and Nine Dragons in form
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage - Day 3 +Audio *Feature
International Optimist partnerships build fleet of future champions
Successful seventh edition of 2014 World Yacht Racing Forum
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Day 6 Preview
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 Photos and season highs and lows video
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg Two - Final fight to the finish + Video
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - McMillan tops table in Sydney + Video
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 12 - Delusional pronouncements
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 2: Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney   
ISAF SWC Melbourne - Top ten prepare for Port Phillip showdown + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series Act Eight 2014 – Photos by Andrea Francolini   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three way alley-brawl on final day of Leg 2 *Feature   
ISAF SWC Melbourne: Family affair for Papua New Guinea sailors + Video   
Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship - Stormy capsize   
Extreme Sailing Series: Replay coverage - Day 2 +Audio *Feature   
America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced *Feature   
Maxi Beau Geste lining up for Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs race   
Simon McKeon launches 2015 IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined Worlds   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Wet, wild and windy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Thrilling action on Day 4 + Videos   
M32 Series - A simple philosophical approach   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 4 - Nervy but excited competitors   
Extreme Sailing Series: Skippers Media Conference *Feature   
Etchells 2015 Australian Championship – Look out for the ‘newbie’   
Yachting NZ receives $400k boost for 2016 Olympics to $12.4million   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 10 - Bombs and Politics   
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Turtled and Jelly-Fished on day three + Video   
ISAF Match Race Rankings – 10 December 2014   


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