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News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World

PWA Pozo World Cup - A week you can't afford to miss By Chris Yates, , 1:56 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
From the 14th to the 20th July the most radical sailors in the world will once again be descending upon the hallowed shores of Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, as the curtain is raised on the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour. The week ahead promises to be one you can’t afford to miss as the elite of the wave sailing world perform gravity defying stunts to win the adulation of the crowd and the judges. ...
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Images from Helsinki: Kiwis in action in 49er and 49er FX Final By Mick Anderson, , 8:41 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture the Final Day of action in the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champion ships in Helsinki, Finland. NZL Sailing Team's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominated the fleet in the Mens 49er Fleet. Overnight leaders, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech slipped back to third and the Bronze medal. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:11 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ...
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America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ...
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Safety at Sea Two Handed Series sailed in light winds, murk and rain By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:18 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A decision to delay the start of the 2014 SSANZ Safety at Sea Triple Series Baltic 50, by two hours proved to be a mixed blessing. The winds had been blowing at gale strength for most of the week, including until the early hours of Saturday morning, but a predicted reduction in the wind strength came in earlier than expected. ...
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49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...
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The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c By Collinson FX, , 1:50 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
July 12, 2014: The KIWI is holding above 0.8800 and will look towards short term targets of 0.9000 before the impact of destructive monetary policy undermines the 'rock star' economy and has a fundamental impact of the long term state of the currency. ...
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Images from Day 5 - European 49er Championships at Helsinki By Sail-World, , 9:34 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture these images of the NZL Sailing Team and others in action on day 5 of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being sailed in Helsinki, Finland. New Zealand leads both the Means and Womens fleets with current World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominating the Mens 49er fleet. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: NZL leads 49er and FX ahead of Final; Podium in 470W By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:01 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
New Zealand is well placed to collect medals at the 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki with both Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech leading going into the final day of the regatta. At the 470 European Championships in Athens Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have climbed into third place after Day 3 of racing. ...
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470 European Championship - Belcher and Ryan trumping the fleet By International 470 Class Association, , 7:08 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
470 European Championships 2014 - Athens, Greece. Greek mythology has it that Aeolus is the ruler of the wind, and today the wind was in charge across the race track of the Saronic Gulf. An 18-20 knot breeze for the first race of the day delivering some exhilarating races – three for the women and two for the men. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco claim victory By Camille El Beze, , 6:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After starting their title challenge in the worst possible way at the Nacra 17 European Championship, a hole in their hull after a simple collision on the first day, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco finished off a long, difficult regatta when they collected their first major title as a partnership by clearly winning the sudden death, tricky light winds medal race. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory By Clipper Ventures, , 4:36 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome in London eleven months after setting off. Having conquered Mother Nature’s toughest conditions during the 40,000 mile ocean odyssey, the team was victorious in the overall Clipper 2013-14 Race, claiming a total of eleven podiums and five overall wins to beat second-placed GREAT Britain. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Kiwi World Champions in pole position By Andy Rice, , 3:53 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
At the 49er and 49erFX European Championships, both the men’s and women’s World Champions sit in pole position going into the deciding day in Helsinki. In the 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech moved ahead of the defending European Champions, Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen, after a solid day in strengthening winds. ...
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Multihull images from Safety at Sea Two Handed - Baltic 50 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:45 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Multihull images from the Safety at Sea SSANZ Two Handed Triple Series, sailed on Saturday after the start was delayed for two hours due to strong winds. The gale which had blown for most of the week was forecast to ease early afternoon but instead backed off by mid-morning, with heavy rain easing before the start of the race. ...
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More images from Safety at Sea Two Handed - Baltic 50 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:26 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Second gallery of images from the Safety at Sea SSANZ Two Handed Triple Series, sailed on Saturday after the start was delayed for two hours due to strong winds. The gale which had blown for most of the week was forecast to ease early afternoon but instead backed off by mid-morning, with heavy rain easing before the start of the race. ...
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Images from Safety at Sea Two Handed - Baltic 50 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:51 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Images from the Safety at Sea SSANZ Two Handed Triple Series, sailed on Saturday after the start was delayed for two hours due to strong winds. The gale which had blown for most of the week was forecast to ease early afternoon but instead backed off by mid-morning, with heavy rain easing before the start of the race. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 10:39 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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MC38 Harbour Regatta - Kiwis in early assault By Di Pearson, , 8:51 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Howard Spencer (NZ) and his Menace crew have taken an early lead in the MC38 Harbour Regatta hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron this afternoon. Spencer got off to a cracking start, winning Race 1 and Race 3 for a one point advantage over Leslie Green’s Ginger, which recently scored victory at Sail Port Stephens, and second place at the Autumn Cup, the class’s most recent one-design event. ...
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Clipper Race: Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames By Clipper Ventures, , 7:09 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16 By Clipper Ventures, , 6:52 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain has won the final race of the global series into its home port, finishing Race 16 off Southend, UK at 20:44:33 BST/19:44:33 UTC. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Five wins from six races in Helsinki By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:44 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Today belonged to the NZL Sailing Team’s top Olympic skiff sailors both on fire in their quest for their respective 2014 European Championship titles in Helsinki. Burling and Tuke took three bullets from three gold fleet races today which sees them take the overall lead, while Maloney and Meech claimed two bullets and climb to within one point of the lead. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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