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Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 3:06 AM Sat 6 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 3 images provided by photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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America's Cup: Bermuda up for $40million in Venue Fee and Underwrites *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:09 AM Sat 6 Dec 2014 GMT
Figures released in the Bermudian Parliament reveal that British Overseas Territory, with a population of about 65,000, has agreed to pay the America's Cup Events Authority $15million as an Event Fee. A further underwrite of $25million has also been put in place against any sponsorship shortfall by ACEA. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Navigator comments on error aboard Team Vestas Wind *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:31 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind's navigator Wouter Verbraak appears to have 'fessed up to the error which put the Volvo Ocean Racer on a collision course with Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. In a new video, the crew were aware they were sailing in shoal water 30seconds before hitting a rock. ...
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Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 5 - Good things come to those who wait By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 4:55 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
But we are getting ahead of ourselves: today is 5th December, the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej of Thailand, the monarch for whom this regatta was inaugurated and after whom it is named. The King behind the King’s Cup, literally. For the past several years, racing on His Majesty’s birthday has been preceded by a Sail Past, ...
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Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 2 images from Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 3:41 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
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Laser Training at H20 Sports Academy Australia By Performance Sailcraft Australia, , 3:38 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The H2O Sports Academy Australia is a new and unparalleled training centre based within the NSW Sport and Recreation Centre at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie in NSW. Run by a team of Olympic sailors and windsurfers with the shared aim of inspiring and motivating others whilst sharing their knowledge and skills. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 5 - Slow finish to week By Collinson FX, , 1:07 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
December 5, 2014: The AUDUSD traded below 0.8400 while the KIWI was equally stunted at 0.7765. Lack of action from Central Banks in Europe have concentrated attention on NFP in the US which may set the tone for the coming week. The NZD currently trades unchanged against the EUR and GBP at 0.6290 and 0.4950 respectively. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - A contest at sea to inspire a nation and world By regattanews.com, , 1:05 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Over the course of its proud history, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has paid homage to feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour; has witnessed adversity and overcome tragedy; and has attracted a diverse cross-section of people to contest this nautical rite of passage. The race has been conquered by both 30-ft Corinthian-crewed boats and professionally-sailed 100-ft Maxi yachts. ...
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Sydney-Hobart Of Lemmon & Wood, Slags & Pitstops, Ruffcuts & Blasts *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:26 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Whether it is the 60s movie, The Great Race, or Hanna-Barbera’s 17 episode cartoon series that followed, one thing is for certain. Yep. It is time once more for The Wacky Races. Now the notion is simple. Build anything you want, and as long as it complies with some rules, you’re in! That those very rules do not yet allow for multi-hulls, kind of proves that this really is all a bit wacky anyway. ...
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Extreme 40s prepare for 2014 title fight in Sydney Harbour stadium By Extreme Sailing Series, , 10:24 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: But while they may be in the driving seat by eight points as they head to the Harbour City, they can expect a fight-back from The Wave, Muscat, with the defending 2012 and 2013 Series champions and skipper Leigh McMillan out to defend their title and achieve a first ever triple crown. ...
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Star Sailors League: Day 2 - Mendelblatt leads followed by Scheidt By SSL Media, Nassau, Bahamas , 9:40 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Today brought another great day’s sailing in the Bahamas for the Star Sailors League Finals 2014. Once again the action was dominated by Americans Mendelblatt/Fatih, who snatched the leadership from Scheidt/Prada two-thirds of the way through qualifying. ...
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Star Sailors League: Another day, another series leader *Feature By Bob Fisher, Nassau, Bahamas , 9:21 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The first of the day’s races was held in 15-18 knot breezes from just north of east and the start was keenly contested, particularly at the pin end, where several appeared to be fractionally ahead of the gun, but there was no recall. Those who continued on starboard tack came off best. ...
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2015 Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta - Entries open now! By Heather Lacey, Waikawa , 8:37 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta - The Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta on Jan 10th and 11th 2015 is the 'top of the South' premier keel boat sailing regatta. It is the sixty-fourth year of a Waikawa Boating Club regatta in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds and the eighth year of premier sponsorship by Lawson’s Dry Hills. ...
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America's Cup: Bermuda celebrates the arrival of the Cup on the Island *Feature By Sail-World, , 4:48 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Crowds lined Front Street in Bermuda as the America’s Cup Venue celebration took place, following after the announcement on Tuesday that Bermuda has been selected to be Venue for the America’s Cup in 2017. The America’s Cup trophy arrived in Bermuda onboard a private jet earlier that day, and was driven in a motorcade to the Cabinet Office grounds, where people gathered to get a glimpse of the ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 2 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 6:43 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Today, he reviews the second week of action in Leg 2, a week dominated by a navigational error. It just wasn’t the sort of mistake that we’re normally concerned about on this blog – but even as Team Vestas Wind hit an Indian Ocean reef ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic images and video of Vestas Wind on reef *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:42 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have released the first images and video from when Team Vestas Wind struck the coral reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. In these three videos we show the whole incident; on board reporter Brian Carlin gives his commentary on the event; and shore manager Neil Cox gives his assessment from Mauritius ...
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America's Cup: Ben Ainslie racing confirms design deal with Red Bull By Mark Chisnell, , 5:56 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) has announced it will be working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), a division of the Red Bull Formula One group, as it progresses with its campaign to claim the 35th America’s Cup. Operating as a Design House, RBAT is based in Milton Keynes, UK. Founded on the group’s impressive F1 DNA, which has resulted in eight Formula One World Championships ...
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Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 4 – all boats on 77 By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand , 4:09 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
We should all remind ourselves occasionally that Race Officers cannot control the wind. That is the prerogative of an even higher authority. The first three days of the 2014 Phuket King’s Cup have involved a great deal of waiting around in the sort of hot sunshine that some people pay good money for, but the lack of wind has been frustrating ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi 2014 - Images by Jesús Renedo By Sailing Energy - Jesús Renedo, , 3:53 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi 2014 - Best of Sailing Energy - Jesús Renedo photos. ...
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Melbourne World Championship - Greg Wilcox leads OK World Ranking By Robert Deaves, , 2:03 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship Melbourne 2014: Another great season from the 2002 World Champion has seen him lead the rankings for the whole of 2014, having reached the top spot this time. At 1035 points, he also holds the record for the highest cumulative points in the decade long history of the ranking list. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 4 - KIWI suffering its own crises By Collinson FX, , 12:36 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
December 4, 2014: Australian GDP disappointed, rising 0.3% for the quarter, more than half the expected 0.7%. This is confirmation that the Australian economy is being hit hard by the collapse in commodity prices. The currency dropped below 0.8400 and remains vulnerable with calls for monetary stimulus. ...
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Sail Sydney medallists announced By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:56 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail Sydney 2014: Competitors enjoyed a quiet mid-week Sydney Harbour. The regular Manly Ferry service slipped quietly past and sea planes flew out of Rose Bay, otherwise sailors had a clear and quiet space to go to work. Conditions were diverse for the three-day series, and humid. Strong nor’easters up to 20 knots on day one eased, but there was still plenty of breeze. ...
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Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 10:46 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day one images by Ingrid Abery. ...
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Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day one photos By Melges 32 Class Association and Carlo Borlenghi, , 9:50 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day one photos by Melges 32 Class Association and Carlo Borlenghi. ...
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Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne By Bruce Spedding, Wellington , 8:54 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
The Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Slalom Tour in New Caledonia. ...
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