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Foils for the Masses - A look at the Glide Free Foiling Kit *Feature By David Schmidt, , 7:40 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s virtually impossible to look at imagery from the 34th America’s Cup and not have a serious 'I wish!' conversation with your mates. While the foil-bound AC72 class of wingsail-powered cats look truly outrageous, sadly, these rarefied America’s Cup class yachts cost tens of millions of dollars to design, build and maintain, and represent the absolute pinnacle of experts-only sailing hardware. ...
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IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Tim Wilkes By Sail-World.com, , 3:05 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on deck for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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Formula Kite World Championships - 17 year old Bridge on top + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 2:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships in Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey saw the beginning of the Final Series for the mens fleet, with Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) topping the leaderboard with a strong lightwind performance. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) jumped into second position with a 1-2 score, while Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) defends his bronce podium spot. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 22 2014 - KIWI fight back By Collinson FX, , 12:53 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
August 22 2014: The AUD trades around the 0.9300, after dipping during domestic trade, a direct result of disappointing Chinese Manufacturing data. The KIWI fights back towards 0.8400, supported by attractive interest rates, despite the deteriorating economy due to RBNZ monetary policy. NZ Consumer Confidence contracted and Credit Card spending fell, in line with recent economic trends ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner By RORC Event Press, , 12:19 PM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ...
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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
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North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs - Oct 4-5: Bringing back Funtastic By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 7:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
The Young 88 is a versatile cruiser racer matched with a variety of class events. If the national champs epitomise cut throat one design competition stacked with pros then the North Sail's Owners Champs provide an opportunity for a more relaxed and collegial regatta where the boat must be helmed by an owner. ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:08 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
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America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
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Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
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America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
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J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
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International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
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2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 21 2014 - KIWI drops further By Collinson FX, , 6:29 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
August 21 2014: The rise in the reserve, finally pushed the AUD below 0.9300 and domestic markets will look at Consumer Confidence numbers today, without much enthusiasm. The KIWI continued to reflect recent weak economic data and added pressure from the Dollar has pushed the NZD back to 0.8375. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink By Laura McKee, , 4:33 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
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IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 2:06 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a sunny day with light winds when everyone headed out to the race courses this morning at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. But the wind built across the harbour and the race officers picked their spots and soon enough, all three classes were racing again. ...
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