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Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:17 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, the last 24 hours has seen some very close, and tense match downwind racing amongst the 12-strong fleet with speeds reaching in excess of 26 knots as it makes its way further south towards Panama. ...
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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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Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed By Premiere Racing, , 12:43 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Classes and sailors from across the country and around the globe already have Quantum Key West 2015 on their winter calendars. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 28th edition of Key West Race Week, scheduled for January 18-23. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears By ISAF, , 11:57 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
he ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is all set to commence tomorrow, Monday April 21, with the boat parks now bustling with anticipation as 1,100 sailors from 61 nations fine tune their equipment ahead of racing. The event will bring the 2013-2014 World Cup series to a close and with Olympic heroes, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists in abundance, the racing will be intense. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 6:12 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on deck to capture these images as the fleet set sail in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, race 11 of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi By Regattanews, , 11:25 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - 'It was incredibly close racing,' enthused Pryde. 'To be this close after so many miles is amazing. It was the same all the way down. We were never out of sight of the other boats so you could not relax one moment.' ...
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Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:11 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
On Day 1 of Race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, after a spectacular send-off from San Francisco, USA the 12 strong fleet competing pulled no punches as the 3,300 mile race to panama got off to a flying start. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie scores hat-trick of wins on Day 4 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:28 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC sailor, Scott McKenzie, has extended his lead in the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals with three wins on the third day of the regatta. Conditions were testing for the 270 strong fleet with squalls of up to 36kts hitting one fleet. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11 By Marina Thomas, , 3:09 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The PSP Logistics Panama Cup, race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, set sail today with San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats. ...
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Medals for New Zealand at RYA Youth Championships at Weymouth, UK By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:39 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in Weymouth. The regatta attracted a massive entry of 266 crews sailing five classes. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama By Clipper Round the World, , 5:11 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11, gets underway today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit the Panama Canal in its centenary year before starting Race 12 to Jamaica. ...
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2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 9:35 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...
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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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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity By Clipper Round the World, , 3:50 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, you may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here. The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 9:14 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...
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Progression Chart for the Apparent Wind Classes By Chris Mitchell, Tauranga , 4:55 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
A group of NZ Classes including individual administrators, sailmakers, coaches and top sailors in 12 footers, 18 footers, Farr 3.7, A Class, Paper Tigers and Moth have put together a two page progression chart for families, sailors, clubs to discuss and consider. ...
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Auckland Tauranga Race: Crusader takes line honours By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:35 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The Elliott 35 Crusader has taken line honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race. She trailed her sister design Bushido for much of the race, but slipped through down the Coromandel coast to finish almost two hours ahead. ...
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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Murray's Bay win Interclubs By Angus Haslett, , 11:47 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals get underway at the Manly Sailing Club, around mid-day on Friday. On Thursday the Murrays Bay No 1 Team - Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit won the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly. ...
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International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:00 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water By Collinson FX, , 11:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...
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