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

ISAF Worlds: Olympic Qualifier puts Kiwi sailors on the line By Dave Leggett and Sail-World, , 10:00 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
New Zealand's sailing prowess gets another examination when the International Sailing Federation world championships start in Santander, Spain tonight. There is an important undercurrent to these championships, too, as half the Olympic places in the 10 classes at the Rio Olympics in 2016 are on the line. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul By Emirates Team NZ, , 9:28 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got. As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening By ISAF, , 8:33 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ...
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GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio By GC32 Media, , 8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Agathe Armand, , 3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...
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J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell By Sail-World.com, , 1:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Chris Howell was on the water at the J/70 World Championship to capture these images on day two of competition. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of 'crises' loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The fleet will be sailing to Majorca and back from Race headquarters in Alicante and failure to complete the trip will mean they will have to return to do it again or at least complete any unfinished mileage. ...
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America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup By Bob Fisher, , 12:34 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
The much-vaunted America’s Cup Press Conference in London was anti-climatic in every respect. There was nothing new to announce except to introduce the new Commercial Commissioner to the assembled company that had arrived from far and wide. All were agreed that it was a waste of time and money. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 11, 2014 - Dollar rallies By Collinson FX, , 12:00 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
September 11, 2014: The KIWI has also shed weight, trading 0.8220, although agricultural commodities have not suffered as much as the metals. The RBNZ will announce a suspension of their rising interest rate policy, but unfortunately not because of the damage done to the economy, but from doubts. Wheeler believes he is getting ahead of the curve rather than jumping the gun. ...
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Ultimate Cup: Final of Barker vs Spithill fishing Challenge - Saturday By Matt Watson, ITM Fishing Show, , 11:47 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A Barker versus Spithill fishing challenge was born, with the first to score nine over a range of species and fishing techniques winning the aptly named ‘Ultimate Cup’. Catch Part 1 in this story. ...
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2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - Zhik gears on three key outlets By Liz Rushall, Emsworth , 10:30 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - Zhik will be displaying their innovative wet and dry gear for yachting and racing sailors at the Southampton Boat Show on the stands of three key outlets, Marine Superstore, Force 4 and Ovington Boats. ...
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2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced By RC44 Class Association, , 10:24 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location – Valletta, Malta in March ahead of touring some of the finest sailing venues in Europe. This includes a debut for Porto Cervo, Italy as well as old favorites Marstrand, Sweden and Cascais, Portugal before heading back to the Caribbean to finish the season in the winter sun at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s practice day for the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul regatta and Emirates Team New Zealand is out to make the most of every precious minute on the water that’s allowed under the rules. The Extreme 40 crew for the sixth round of the series – Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin Delaat – are keen to convert findings from the Cardiff debrief into performance on the rac ...
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Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc slightly shaken and a bit stirred By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa , 8:51 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Registrations now open for the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race The WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht race trophy will be up for grabs on Thursday November the sixth when yachties race across the Cook Straight in a battle to land our new release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on our capital’s shores. ...
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4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success By Kate Elkington, , 8:43 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural wonders throughout the event, including breathtaking displays by frolicking whales and their calves. The Welcome and Briefing function was held at the beautiful Coral Sea Resort where participants quickly became acquainted over sunset canapés and drinks. ...
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J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series By Jan Harley, , 7:48 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ...
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2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Pushing at the gates By Barby MacGowan, , 3:45 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - From the second-floor 'race deck' at St. Francis Yacht Club, there is a commanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and Alcatraz Island to the east, but the iconic landmarks never look as grandly linked as when boats competing at the annual Rolex Big Boat Series are streaking by on San Francisco Bay. ...
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2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Dates set for 2015 regatta By Airlie Beach Race Week, , 3:23 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Following the success of the 25th anniversary event in August which saw a record number of entries, the club says there is already anticipation building for race week 2015. ...
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Gladwell's Line: London stalling *Feature 9:41 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not. The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ...
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SB20 World Championship - Russians claim early lead By Evgeny Golantsev (As Amended by ISAF), , 5:09 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The first racing day at the SB20 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia was long and brought interesting and unexpected results. Russia's Evgeny Neugodnikov and his crew of Sergey Musikhin and Pavel Kuznetsov had an exceptional day finishing in the top four in all four of the days races. ...
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J/70 World Championship - Joel Ronning owns opening day By J/70 Worlds, , 4:50 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It may have been mostly cloudy for the opening day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, but one standout bright spot was the performance of Joel Ronning of Minneapolis, Minn. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - AC34 Commentator Tucker Thompson Bermuda bound By Talbot Wilson, , 4:11 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26. ...
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Barclays 52 Super Series - Gaastra Pro to enter the final event By 52 Super Series, , 3:39 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Gaastra Pro, one of the 52 Super Series most passionate long standing supporters and suppliers, will enter the final event of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series, the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza in their own right with a chartered 52 which will be skippered by Gaastra Pro’s director Marc Blees. ...
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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image reveals international jury By Bernard Schopfer, , 3:00 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2014. Carlo Croce, Ken Read, Karin Bäcklund, Antonio Palma (Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA), will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year. ...
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