| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 19, 2013 - Confidence builds
By Collinson FX, ,
1:29 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 19, 2013 - The EUR holds relatively high levels at 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6400 but remain vulnerable to tapering. Commodity currencies also relect the pressures from the reserve currency with the AUD slipping below 0.8900 and the KIWI 0.8225. ...
America's Cup e-Book project close to achieving start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:07 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. There are over 24 hours, and just over $400 is required to run to reach the initial funding target. To date 171 investors have pledged their support ...
ORC World Championship - Three World Titles secured
By Hermann Hell, ,
11:51 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
ORC World Championship is being held in Kiel, Germany from second to 9th August 2014. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held its annual conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and so did the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), who helps organize ISAF’s official offshore World Championship, the annual ORC Worlds. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship
By Jim Gale, ,
10:19 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87 *Feature
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
NZL Sailing Team: 2014 crews named along with funding increase
By Sail-World, ,
5:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014 NZL Sailing Team was launched by Yachting New Zealand today at a function in Auckland attended by team supporters and media. At about the same time, High Performance Sport NZ announced the latest round of funding which sees an increase in funding for Yachting in 2015 and 2016. ...
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup. ...
Yamaha’s stunning 250hp SHO again makes history in Bridge-to-Bridge
By Mike Rose,
4:59 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Yamaha’s highly impressive 250hp SHO four-stroke outboard has again scored a sensational 'first' at this year’s Yamaha Rollos Marine Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic on the Waikato River. Outvoted powered by a single Yamaha 250hp SHO four-stroke outboard, totally dominated this year’s Time Trial race, winning by more than a minute ...
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
10:03 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 18, 2013 - AUD eases into NZD
By Collinson FX, ,
9:47 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 18, 2013 - Commodities remained well bid with the KIWI holding 0.8240. The AUD is under extreme pressure from the RBA, who declined to cut rates, but relied upon debasement as a strategy to advantage any growth in the reserve currency. The AUD continued recent declines testing 0.8900 overnight. ...
Team Gilmour bounces back
By Team Gilmour, ,
4:40 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
After our terrible result at our final event of the year, the entire team has been busy sailing separately and have bounced back posting some terrific results coming from Thailand and Melbourne as well as practicing for the Sydney to Coffs Harbour race. ...
Croatia Beneteau First 45 One Design Regatta – 28 June to 6 July 2014
By Maggie Joyce, Croatia ,
2:52 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
This is an absolute one design regatta with the fleet of ten First 45’s all fitted-out with sails from the same loft in January 2013. The sails are tri-radial cut from spectra. There is one jib and one spinnaker on each of the 10 yachts. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Super Sevens champ swaps rugby for super maxi
By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, ,
8:22 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
English former IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Ollie Philips, has swapped his rugby jumper for sailing gear and is racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard the 70 foot Great Britain, which arrived in Sydney on Sunday. ...
Kiwi winery owner backs himself for Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media,
8:12 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
New Zealand’s Oyster Bay wine producer Jim Delegat took just one hour to decide on placing $1million on winning this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and the form guide leading into the race shows he has made a shrewd investment.
Delegat spent the money on the winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the Volvo 70 Groupama 4, renamed it Giacomo after his wine pioneer grandfather and installe ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 17, 2013 - NZ Confidence high
By Collinson FX, ,
9:21 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 17, 2013 - NZ Consumer Confidence continues to gain ground and has been reflected in the relative strength of the currency in the down markets. The KIWI holds 0.8230 and has broken above 0.9200 against the AUD. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A lift for Wild Oats XI
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
3:24 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The crew aboard Wild Oats XI call her the Swiss Army Knife these days - and fair enough - lately she has added so many foils and blades, thrusting out at all angles from her narrow steel-grey hull, she looks like some kid has had a great time pulling all the do-dahs out of a penknife at once. ...
America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill on the 34th Match and more *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
2:19 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
In the second of two interviews, Radio New Zealand National spoke with the two opposing skippers in the 2013 America's Cup, Dean Barker and Jimmy Spithill.
Below are some of the key points from Spithill, including the link to the full 30minute interview. Spithill explains how Oracle Team USA reacted when they were 8-1 down, and which team he will sail for in the 35tth America's Cup ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce onboard reporter
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:31 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 first onboard reporter position was landed by experienced multi-media broadcaster Tom Bushell on Wednesday. The sport presenter saw off a long list of challengers for one of the toughest assignments in the media. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - ‘The Swiss Army Knife’
By Rob Mundle,
10:41 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
When Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was lifted from the waters of Sydney Harbour today it became very apparent why the yacht is now referred to affectionately as ‘The Swiss Army Knife’. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup Round 4: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
9:10 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
With Rob Hannah's Shogun V looking a sad sight in her berth at the RPAYC after her dismasting on Saturday, the five boat fleet of TP52s enjoyed light but consistent breezes on Pittwater for Round 4 of the Southern Cross Cup on Sunday, managing to complete three windward/leeward races back-to-back, to wrap up the series.
Crosbie Lorimer was on the water to capture the action as Team Beau Geste c ...
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