| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
2013 Laser Worlds: Conditions turn light in Oman to help Kiwis
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
6:43 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
After solid wind through the opening half of the 2013 Laser World Championships in Oman, Day 4 provided sailors a new challenge with light and very shifty conditions. Two races were sailed and Sam Meech was the New Zealand sailor to best meet the challenging conditions beginning the day with a second place in the first race and going on to record and eighth in the second race of the day. ...
Laser World Champs: Shifts add difficulty except for Scheidt on Day 4
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
4:20 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard World Championships, the breeze turned light in Oman but it was the shifts that made the fourth day the most difficult yet for the sailors - except for Robert Scheidt who by the end of the qualifying series had stretched his lead to five points. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 20, 2013 - More record highs
By Collinson FX,
2:15 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 20, 2013 - Equity markets remained steady overnight trading at record highs due to Central Bank stimulus. Expectations are high that this will continue globally and many investors believe that there will be little to counter this in the Fed Minutes released tonight. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nail biting start to Ocean Sprint
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:00 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
In Race 4, Day 16 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the teams have entered the Ocean Sprint. In the last 24 hours, the top four competing teams got off to a nail biting start with only 14 minutes separating three of the teams as they crossed the line. ...
International Paralympic Committee Conference heads to Athens
By International Paralympic Committee, ,
12:46 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Around 450 people from over 150 countries are descending on Athens, Greece, for the sixteenth IPC Conference and General Assembly which starts this Friday (22 November) and continues over the weekend at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. ...
Monsoon Cup: Team Gilmour training in Perth ahead of Malaysia
By Team Gilmour,
10:38 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Team Gilmour (AUS) reports on their latest training and racing and take a look ahead to the upcoming Monsoon Cup: After some down time since our last event, Team Gilmour has come back together in Perth for some intensive training on the Foundation 36 yachts this week before heading up to Malaysia to compete in the final event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
Harken International Youth Match Racing Champs celebrates 21 years
By Damian Devine, Sydney, NSW ,
9:43 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will celebrate its 21st year when racing gets underway tomorrow on Pittwater and continue until Sunday 24 November. ...
2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race Worlds: Practice Day and Opening
By Mike Pateniotis, Boao, Hainan, China ,
9:26 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kite Racing World Championships kicked off in spectacular fashion Tuesday with a firework-laced opening ceremony before the athletes blasted around the course in their final warm-up sessions before the action begins in earnest on Wednesday. ...
Sydney 18fters: Gotta Love It 7 puts the heat on the fleet
By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW ,
8:59 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The Giltinan Champion Gotta Love It 7 team have already shown they mean business in the two races they’ve contested so far this season, but from their performance last Sunday they are putting as much pressure on their boat as they are on the opposition.
The team went about a staggering display as they powered around the three lap course in the 15-18 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour. ...
Revamped format for Round 3 of inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup
By Lisa Ratcliff, Sydney, NSW ,
8:23 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Round 3 of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup is going ahead this weekend with a revamped format and new sponsor. An inshore passage race past many of Sydney Harbour’s best-known landmarks will be mixed in with the traditional windward/leeward format. ...
Line 7 Marine & Events Clothing’s Huge Clearance Sale in Wellington
By Claire Skellon, Wellington ,
5:13 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
For the first time in Wellington!
Line 7 Marine & Events Clothing’s Huge Clearance Sale is coming to the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club.
Be there Saturday November 30 and Sunday 01 December (9am – 6pm) ...
2013 Laser Worlds: Kiwis all lying in the mid-teens in Qualification
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
4:07 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Laser World Championships is proving to be an almighty battle as day three concludes and the six day regatta reaches the half way point in Muscat, Oman.
Conditions in Muscat on the third day provided decent breeze allowing the race committee to run three races for both fleets catching up on the day two postponement . ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge to take part
By RC44 Championship Tour, ,
8:54 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Having become a part of the class at the 2013 RC44 Sweden Cup, Vladimir Liubomirov and his Bronenosec Sailing Team has formed a partnership with fellow RC44 owner Kirill Podolskiy to provide a training platform for the St.Petersburg Yacht Club’s, Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge. ...
Mini Transat - Escaping the northern latitudes
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:08 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, there's a holiday atmosphere in the fleet, the wind has finally eased in the race area and the Ministes can bring out their summer wardrobe at last. As the sailors reduce the number of clothes they wear, so they can increase the amount of canvas they hoist. In the race everyone is gradually wending their way south. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 19, 2013 - Dow sets new high
By Collinson FX,
7:31 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 19, 2013 - The Dow broke through the record high, never achieved... the magic 16,000 level! The massive stimulus has literally flooded equity markets and inflated further bubbles in asset prices, supporting currencies, as the reserve is undermined. The AUD is approaching 0.9400 and the KIWI 0.8350 ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Battle lines drawn in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
4:40 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships, high stakes have grown even higher in Oman today after a day of close and merciless competition produced five winners in six races and added substance to Robert Scheidt’s tireless pursuit of another Olympic gold. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Candidates line up to join Team Dongfeng
By Volvo Ocean Race,
2:57 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
It has been less than three weeks since the announcement of the new Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Team Director Bruno Dubois is delighted with the number and quality of the applications. The recruitment campaign for Team Dongfeng is off to a flying start. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race to Western Australian heats up
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:48 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
On Day 15 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland are sailing with determination and the crew members on Qingdao know they need to work hard to retain a podium spot in this race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew face hurricane force gusts
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. ...
World Yacht Racing Forum to feature world class speaker line-up
By Sally Corander, ,
11:22 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF), now in its sixth year, is supported by Brandspot and includes new, exciting features and a world class speaker line-up. ...
Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup (Part I)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
9:21 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Olympic Gold Medallist and Oracle Team USA 34th AC strategist Tom Slingsby confirmed to Sail-World last week that he will return to Oracle Team USA when it mounts its defense of the 35th America’s Cup.
Sail-World talked at length with Tom in recent weeks. Here is the first part of our three part interview series with him. ...
Laser Standard World Championship day 2
By Lisa Hynes,
8:07 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam crosses finish line
By Oman Sail, ,
3:08 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
After a 5,968 nautical mile match race across the Atlantic Ocean, Oman Air-Musandam’s skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and co skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line in Itajaii, Brasil, at 23:04:09 CET on 18 November in second place, just 5 hours and 15 seconds behind Edmond de Rothschild’s Sebastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier after 11 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes and ...
America's Cup: The Comeback - Video
1:43 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA, winners of the 34th America's Cup present a video compilation of the team's comeback to win one of the closest regattas in America's Cup regatta.
Duration over 9 minutes.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Official launch November 26
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
10:10 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 is set to take place next Tuesday, 26 November 2013, at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. The launch will mark just one calendar month until the Boxing Day start of one of the world’s most famous yacht races. ...