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America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act' *Feature By Bob Fisher, Bournemouth Coroners Court , 7:22 PM Wed 21 May 2014 GMT
The cause of death of Artemis crewman Andrew Simpson was summarily dismissed by the Deputy Coroner for the County of Dorset, Mr. Richard Middleton, today in a brief hearing of sixteen minutes. The Coroner, in a prepared statement, from which he read, announced: 'This is a final hearing', leaving the five family members and ten journalists, no doubt that the matter was closed. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 21, 2014 - OZ plunges bigtime *Feature By Collinson FX, , 3:26 PM Wed 21 May 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 21, 2014 - Equities tumbled overnight, not because of any economic data releases, but on sentiment. The OZ plunged a big figure, to 0.9250 and remains vulnerable, improving the environment for the trade exposed sector. The KIWI was not immune to all the cross Tasman activity and slipped back below 0.8600. ...
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US Coast Guard resume search for Cheeki Rafiki life raft and sailors *Feature By Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com, , 1:01 PM Tue 20 May 2014 GMT
The British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the search for the four missing crew from the 40ft Cheeki Rafiki is to be resumed. The search was initiated after a request was made by the UK government. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Has the America's Cup lost its way? *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 11:57 AM Sun 18 May 2014 GMT
The America's Cup has taken another curious turn, with the news out late in the week that the America's Cup Event Authority had approached Bermuda to stage the 35th America's Cup. That would move the regatta out of USA, and arguably sailed in Britain, as the tiny island is a British Overseas Territory. ...
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Three foilers race with RNZYS fleet in first of Club Marine Series *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:58 AM Sat 17 May 2014 GMT
Three foiling 33ft catamarans raced in the multihull division of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Club Marine Winter Series, Race 1 Stephen Craig was on hand to capture these images and a lot more ...
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America's Cup: British Territory in running to to stage the 35th Match *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 1:25 AM Sat 17 May 2014 GMT
Reports are emerging from Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, that the island has been short listed as a venue for the 35th America's Cup. A report in the Royal Gazette says that the territory is one of four venues - the others believed to be San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago. ...
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Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images Day 2 - Mostly fishing *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:01 PM Fri 16 May 2014 GMT
Images from the second day of the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, taken around the covered pavilions ...
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Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images Day 2 - Yamaha stand and Have a Go *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:33 PM Fri 16 May 2014 GMT
Images from the second day of the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, taken around the covered pavilions featuring a range of powerboats, inflatables, electronics, fishing gear, outboards, jetskis and more. Check out the fantastic Yamaha stand - truly a work of art. ...
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Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images Day 1 - Weta Dinghy Central *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:40 AM Fri 16 May 2014 GMT
Images from the first day of the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, taken around Weta Dinghy Central, featuring a range of small boats, like the boat show of old - with everything from Dean Barker's P-class to fully rigged 18ft skiff. New boat at the show is the VX One Design built by Mackay Boats, with spars by Southern Spars. ...
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Gladwell's Line: Can the teams survive the America's Cup negotiations? *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:16 PM Sun 11 May 2014 GMT
The Protocol negotiations, Venue decision and Class rule development look set to be a more protracted process, than the previous edition of the America's Cup - which came off the back of a protracted two year Court case, and need for a whole new concept for the Cup. The current process should have been one of fine adjustment only. But the delays are making it hard for the Challengers. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray on the Trials, the Team, and the Protocol *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 11:10 AM Wed 7 May 2014 GMT
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, talks with Team Australia CEO and America's Cup Challenger of Record negotiator, Iain Murray, in this third part of a three part series. In Part 3 we look at Murray's thoughts on the task ahead of Team Australia, selection trials, how the Cup organization will be set up, and when the Protocol will be announced. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray on the Venue and AC62 size, shape and speed *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 7:41 AM Tue 6 May 2014 GMT
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, talks with Team Australia CEO and America's Cup Challenger of Record negotiator, Iain Murray, in this second part of a three part series, updating on the state of the 35th America's Cup, as seen through his eyes. He gives his thoughts on the next America's Cup venue, the base dimensions of the AC62, and the speeds that can be expected and more ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray interviewed on the Protocol and AC62 *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 3:36 AM Mon 5 May 2014 GMT
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, talks with Team Australia CEO, Iain Murray who has been representing the Challenger of Record in the negotiations over the 35th America's Cup Protocol and development of the AC62 catamaran. In the first of a three part series he reveals how the Challenge came about, how the racing will work and the AC62. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team New Zealand within 10% of budget to compete *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:27 AM Sat 3 May 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton, says the team were within 10% of making the budget necessary to confirm the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race entry. 'Normally we would take that financial risk, and historically we have bridged the gap. But it is not going to be easy to fund the America's Cup either.' Part of the reason for the decision not to compete is the delay in producing the AC Protocol ...
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Robert Scheidt – Nine time Laser World Champion - Back to the Future *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 5:17 PM Thu 1 May 2014 GMT
Back in the Laser class heading into Rio is 41 year old Brazilian Robert Scheidt, who won two Gold Medals and a silver in the Laser class and a Silver and Bronze in the Star class over five Olympic Regattas, along with nine Laser World Championships and three Star class World Championships. He is campaigning for Rio de Janerio Olympics in 2016. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The Tale of three B's *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:06 PM Sat 26 Apr 2014 GMT
Today's Medal Races for Australia's Rio Olympic campaigners was largely the tale of three B's Burton, Belcher and Bundock. ...
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ISAF World Cup: NZL Sailing Team's World Champions lead fleets *Feature By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:55 PM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealand continues to lead in the 49er and Women’s 470 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where over 1100 of the world’s best Olympic campaigners are competing. Kiwis also occupy second place in the 49erFX and the Laser, and third place in the 49er putting the NZL Sailing Team in good shape for the medal hunt. Day four has just concluded with two days of racing remaining. ...
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Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 7:28 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014 GMT
GBR Team Manager Stephen Park has led Great Britain’s Sailing Team in the Olympic and Paralympic Classes – to great success on the world stage over the last 13 years. ...
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Doyle's Mike Sanderson flying above the Hauraki Gulf on a foiling SL33 *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:30 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
Former Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson, caught on video flying high in his foiling SL 33, Stratis. Conditions were described as very gusty and with good seas, making for challenging sailing, but Sanderson and his crew from Doyle Sail really put the foilin catamaran through her paces. ...
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Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Images from Day 5 *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:04 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World NZ was on the water for Day 5 of the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals - here's a selection of images from the action in the Gold Fleet. A fleet of 270 boats competed in the regatta which drew crews from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, USA and Britain. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie fends off competition on Final Day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, sail-World.com/nz, , 6:00 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie did what he had to do on the final day of the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships, and sailed a steady but unspectacular final three races to only drop one point on the overnight leaderboard. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Late charge puts pressure on leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:38 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie holds a 13 point lead going into the final day of the 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championships, after leading for the whole regatta. Behind him the race is on for second place, with McKenzie's clubmate, Lewis Anderson, moving past Sam Bacon (Worser Bay). Closing in on the top group is Jackson Keon (Murray's Bay) who has pulled to within 2pts of the top three. ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
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