| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Extreme Sailing Series - Team France enters the major league
By Team France, ,
5:13 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Just two months after its creation was revealed at the Nautic Paris Boat Show, and thanks to Groupama, Team France is competing in its first international competition at the Extreme Sailing Series, which starts in Singapore this Thursday. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Challenging first day for GAC Pindar
By Adam Tanous, ,
5:02 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, following a challenging first day’s competition in Singapore today, including a heavy collision with The Wave, Muscat in Race 6, the GAC Pindar shore team is now in over-drive to make overnight repairs and get the team’s Extreme 40 back ready for action tomorrow. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air roll the dice
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
4:41 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The opening day of competition in the Extreme Sailing Series offered a sign of things to come in the 2014 season with defending champions The Wave, Muscat and sister ship Oman Air both taking time to get into the swing of things in the fickle breeze of Singapore amid a seriously upgraded Extreme 40 fleet. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 9 to Qingdao underway
By Clipper Round the World, ,
4:16 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the race to China’s Olympic sailing city is one of contrasts. The fleet is still suffering with steamy temperatures, fairly calm seas and light winds, but once it reaches Taiwanese waters it can expect the winds to increase to 30 to 40 knots with a very rough sea state creating demanding headwind conditions. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 20, 2014 - Markets cool off
By Collinson FX, ,
2:21 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 20, 2014 - Markets turned negative overnight with the release of an IMF report for the upcoming G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bankers. Tentative markets lead to uncertainty and the AUD slipped back to 0.9000 with Leading Indicators reducing by 0.2%. The KIWI below 0.8300 although this support level is becoming increasingly important. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Realstone throw down the gauntlet on open
By ESS Media, Singapore ,
2:19 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The much-anticipated opening regatta of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series began today in Singapore under the gaze of the city’s soaring skyscrapers, with eight races producing six different winners. The Swiss-flagged Realtstone were the form team, executing a consistent strategy in the trying conditions, to finish the opening day of the global tour top of the leaderboard ...
Aussie’s ready to take on ANZ Sail Fiji
By Suellen Hurling, Auckland ,
11:10 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Midnight Rambler is so enthusiastic to make the start line for ANZ Sail Fiji that they are already sending through their crew details for the race.
Leaps and bounds ahead of the fleet, Midnight Rambler’s Chris Rockell contacted Race Management at Royal Akarana Yacht Club to get their documentation submissions in full swing. ...
ISAF - Guidelines for the use of social media by ISAF Race Officials
By ISAF Race Officials, ,
8:25 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
ISAF - Guidelines for the use of social media by ISAF Race Officials. With the increasing use of new communication tools on the web such as blogs, social networks, call and text message services, it is necessary for ISAF Race Officials to consider how their own use of such tools interacts with their role as an official. ...
The Clipper Race - Fleet depart Singapore to Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
4:01 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The 12-strong Clipper Race fleet departed One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove this morning after a highly enjoyable stopover in Singapore to head for the Race nine start line to Qingdao, China ...
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA to head downunder for spring training
By Peter Rusch, ,
9:52 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Winner of the 34th America's Cup, Oracle Team USA, will start its sailing program in Sydney, Australia next month. The team has scheduled practice against Team Australia, representing the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
ISAF seeks individual to be Head of ISAF Sailing World Cup
By ISAF, ,
5:23 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is launching a new ISAF Sailing World Cup, which includes an annual Grand Final, with the first events taking place in December 2014. The Sailing World Cup is ISAF's most important event property, and is to be managed in-house. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 19, 2014 - Aussie smelt-down
By Collinson FX, ,
1:09 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 19, 2014 -\ Markets were already again overnight digesting recent gains and growing economic confidence. US Markets re-opened after the Presidents Day holiday and did little. NAHB Home Price Index slipped back and the Empire State Manufacturing Index contracted, but data has largely been ignored, due to the harsh winter weather engulfing much of the US. ...
Emirates Team New Zealand update - From the A Class to Extreme 40s
By Warren Douglas, ,
9:54 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand is taking to the water in Singapore this week at the first of the Extreme 40 Series 2014 championships.
Fresh from a remarkable success in the World A Class championships which ended in Auckland at the weekend, the sailing team steps up a notch in Singapore. ...
Sailing robot Honey Badger that could sail itself around the world
By Adam Fisher, ,
9:37 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
On October 1, the 19-foot craft was set loose in the San Francisco Bay with a simple command lodged in its electronic brain: Sail to Hawaii. For 2,248 nautical miles the boat did the rest. ...
2014 Nespresso Youth International: Gautrey wins all Kiwi Final
By Amber Roberts, ,
8:43 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s George Gautrey pulls off a fantastic regatta to win the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014. In the Final – the battle of the Georges - Gautrey, versus RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme member Brasell, lost the first of three matches by 17 seconds before fighting back to take the last two ...
The Kulmar Family JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions of 1976
By Frank Quealey, ,
3:01 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff Nationals - The ‘Past Winners’ list of the JJ Giltinan Championship shows '1976 Miles Furniture Stephen Kulmar', but that statistic doesn’t tell the full story about this team and their success in the 18s. ...
Fleet numbers up at Waitara Regatta
By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth ,
7:46 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Waitara Boating Club hosted their annual regatta over the weekend with the biggest fleet of centerboard dinghy’s turning out for years.
A great breeze saw three races completed on day one, and some very close racing with the fleet of 50 boats on the river and with the many classes competing you had to keep your wits about you to avoid other boats. ...
New Wilsecure system holds your gear in place - ashore and afloat *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
5:45 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Do you get frustrated and annoyed when your dive bottles, chilly bins, water tanks get thrown around while you’re out on your boat? If you do then there's a new solution, for this annoying and potentially dangerous situation.
Wilsecure Track and Bracket Systems is an innovative product which has a wide and varied range of uses in the marine environment. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 18, 2014 - Tide comes in
By Collinson FX, ,
2:19 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 18, 2014 - The 'rising tide is lifting all boats' with Global economic confidence on the rise.Earlier talk of a market correction from last years surge in equities was all but forgotten.
It appears emerging markets are recovering and Chinese trade has surged to boost demand for commodities. ...
Weta fun, rum and racing at Charlotte Harbor Regatta
By Miranda Powrie, Port Charlotte ,
5:35 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
The fifth annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta was a great success. Luckily only two Weta guys came down from New York this year so the rest of the places were still available for the local folks. Keith Rice (NY) ended up in first place with six wins. ...
First ever edition of Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook published
By Robert Deaves, ,
4:39 PM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
The Finn Class has now published the first ever edition of the Finn Masters Magazine and Yearbook. During discussions at the 2013 Finn World Masters in La Rochelle, France, the idea of a dedicated magazine for the ever growing number of Finn masters was put forward. Eight months later the first edition has just been published. ...
North Islanders dominate 2014 Zephyr Nationals *Feature
By Richard Mackay, Christchurch ,
11:00 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
Aucklander Tim Snedden sailing 523 'Quandry' took out his fifth consecutive Zephyr National title in Lyttelton over Waitangi weekend. With a 1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1 tally from 8 races, Snedden was a clear winner over second place-getter, Greg Wright (Wellington) with a 2-1-4-3-2-6-4-2 score (low points scoring system). ...
A-Class Worlds: Emirates Team NZ sailors a class above the rest
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna, NZ ,
10:27 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
The final day of racing scheduled in the A Class Catamaran World Championships was basically a drifter when the crews arrived at the Takapuna Boating club this morning.
There was one race for the final day, but after waiting on the water for an hour the committee called the boats back to the beach to wait for some breeze. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL damaged by shark
By Clipper race, ,
8:17 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 teams were on alert for potential piracy situations during race eight and gladly while no such incidents occurred, one team did find itself the target of a very different kind of predator. ...
Four of the best expected at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:03 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Four of the best-known offshore yachtsmen in Australia and New Zealand are expected to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August following confirmation that each has ordered a high-performance MC38 One-Design. ...