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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Training Partners building the future By Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com, , 6:47 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Probably the most successful Olympic class sailing programs over the last few decades is the Australian 470 program, with five Gold Medal Teams since 2000. ...
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St. Thomas International Regatta - Thrills and spills on day 1 By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands , 5:41 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Boom or bust was the big story for the 69-boat fleet racing on the first day of the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Thirty-plus knot guests tested the mettle of equipment and crews as the fleet sailed along the island’s south shore into scenic Charlotte Amalie harbor and back again amidst a mix of sun and squalls. ...
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Sailing World Cup–World Sailor of the Year would not be anywhere else By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:55 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
World Sailor of the Year 2013 and winner of 18 regattas out of the last 19 Olympic Class 470 Regattas, Australian Matt Belcher along with crew Will Ryan are red hot favourites to win the Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia 2014 against an 80 boat 470 Men’s fleet. ...
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Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi images, , 4:22 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Saint Barth Bucket Race to capture these images. ...
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St. Thomas International Regatta: Caribbean consistency *Feature By Bob Fisher, Caribbean , 12:20 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The three-day St. Thomas International Regatta opened in style on Friday but there was nothing other than age-old tradition that would have made the competitors in the seventy boats believe that the racing would have been as good as it was. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014: Speculation push By Collinson FX, , 1:59 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014 - The EUR dipped back to 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6615. Speculation was rife that the RBNZ would continue to raise interest rates and this pushed the KIWI toward highs, trading around 0.8675 with the AUD rallying to 0.9250. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching By Clipper Ventures, , 1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...
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America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne dates announced By ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, , 4:00 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofía - World's best to battle in Palma + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 7:41 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Sunday, the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia, fourth stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, will see almost 1,200 sailors from 60 nations commence battle for the precious prize of the Majorcan regatta, a silver Trophy with the names of the absolute winners engraved on it. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Tactics play out in mighty Pacific race By Marina Thomas, , 4:46 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with 3,500 miles of racing across the North Pacific to go until the welcome sight of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 12 teams have positioned themselves for the low pressure system that is developing as it draws ever closer 10 days into Leg 6. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise By Clipper Ventures, , 3:38 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 27, 2014: AUD renaissance By Collinson FX, , 3:10 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 27, 2014 - The AUD has undergone a renaissance recently with domestic economic data on the improve and the expected resurgent Dollar not eventuating. A break above 0.9200 has seen a stern test of the downward trend-line and looks likely to continue unless the Fed support a resurgent Big Dollar. The KIWI rallied to just under 0.8600, having a good look at Expor ...
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America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, , 2:15 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ...
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Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014 By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club , 2:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Sailors ready to fight hard By ISAF, , 8:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March – 5 April with more than 850 sailors fighting hard for honours. Fifty nations will be represented across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events at the fourth of five World Cup Regattas of the 2013-2014 series. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 26, 2014: Risk appetite returns By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 26, 2014 - A lull in developments in the Ukraine has led to a recovery in Equities reinforced by a rise in US Consumer Confidence. There were no new advancements in the Crimean sphere of activity with consolidation allowing some breathing space. US Consumer Confidence jumped to 82.3, from 78.3, perhaps signalling a spring rally. ...
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2014 Harken Young 88 Nationals underway April 12-13 By Young 88 Assoc, , 12:00 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand’s premier one design class will embark on a battle of the best at the 2014 Harken Young 88 Nationals set to race 12th and 13th April. Hosted by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and raced on the America’s Cup waters outside Rangitoto, this regatta is set to be one of the highlights of the Auckland racing calendar. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet prepares for low weather system By Clipper Ventures, , 11:47 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, while the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. ...
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Guest speaker on Tuesday April 1 at Royal NZ Yacht Squadron By David Smith, Auckland , 11:32 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
Kevin Peet is a highly experienced commercial and racing skipper who has helped to win major regattas both in New Zealand and overseas. Between 2001 and 2005 he was Training Manager at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s junior sailing team, which won the RNZYS Youth Match Racing Regatta. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing By Elena Giolai, Garda Lake , 4:01 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX Team: Jetlag, misfortunes, still smiling By Molly Meech, Palma, Spain , 2:05 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
World Champion 49erFX crew of Alex Maloney and Molly Meech report on their arrival at Palma, Spain, for the next round of the ISAF World Cup, due to start in a week: There are record numbers for the regatta here in Palma this year, bringing most of the worlds top sailors together at the start of the European season. We are really looking forward to getting out there ...
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Denmark presents 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships bid By Matthew Pryor, , 7:50 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Denmark’s bid for the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships was presented at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England, today, with a vision to expand the sport’s horizons and let the stars of sailing shine. One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined a bid that promises to take sailing to the people. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to fly By Clipper Ventures, , 5:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay. ...
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