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

Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW By Amy Monkman, , 7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...
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Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...
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Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak By WIM Series, , 5:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets By RORC Event Press, , 4:29 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ...
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Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...
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Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready By Daniel Smith, , 3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 7 2014 - NZ UnEmployment drops By Collinson FX, , 2:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
August 7 2014: The good news was greeted with a fall in the currency, but losses were regained overnight, with high returns hard to resist. The NZD traded around 8460. The AUD pushed north to around 0.9340 reflecting softness in the reserve and stable domestic economic conditions. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week - Monohull experts cross over to faster side By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Multihull Racing Division for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on Saturday, has attracted a surprising and impressive team of sailors to its ranks. ...
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Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands By Martime NZ, , 7:23 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
An elderly Swedish couple were rescued on Wednesday from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Islands. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected a beacon alert from the 11.2m (37 foot) Blue Horizon at around 5.15pm yesterday (5 August), with satellite phone contact also established with the yacht via the Swedish Joint Rescue Coordination Cent ...
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International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, , 7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...
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2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4 By ISAF, , 4:21 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Three crews lying top two in Rio Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:48 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the lead in the Women’s 470 at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) on now in Rio, Brazil. New Zealand also holds second place in both the men’s and women’s skiff events with World Champion crews Peter Burling and Blair Tuke moving up in the 49er ranks and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech delivering more keeper res ...
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Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new' By Mike Rose, , 10:45 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith. Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ...
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PWA Tenerife World Cup - Entralling day 3 of windsurfing By Chris Yates, , 9:54 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
El Médano truly came to life on day three of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup as stronger winds and bigger waves rolled into the shores of El Cabezo, producing an action packed and amazing day of action spanning almost ten hours. ...
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Lysekil Women's Match - Ulrikkeholm remains undefeated By WIM Series, , 8:26 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Title-holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm of the Royal Danish Yacht Club just continues to win and win in the Lysekil Women’s Match. Now she’s on 12 wins after as many sailed matches: 'We have excellent speed and very good manoeuvres, and just minor problems with details that don’t affect the outcome of the matches at all' says Ulrikkeholm, now dreaming of an event totally without losses. ...
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ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait By ORC Media, , 7:10 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ...
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Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing By 52 Super Series, , 6:41 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ...
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Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:37 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during races five and six. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Fraser quick to accept invite By Colin Thompson, the Royal Gazette, , 5:23 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Bermuda will once more be represented by two teams in the Argo Group Gold Cup in October in Hamilton Harbour. Gold Cup organisers confirmed yesterday that local helmsman Lance Fraser has accepted an invitation to compete in the event sanctioned by the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). ...
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Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Packed day 4 schedule By Daniel Smith, , 3:20 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations arose to Brazilian sunshine on day four of Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 with another packed racing day on the cards. Tuesday’s cold front has passed and clear skies are present across Rio de Janeiro. A morning north westerly breeze at 3-6 knots inside and 10 knots outside the bay was the state of play mid-morning. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 6, 2014 - Jawboning hits NZD By Collinson FX, , 2:29 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
August 6, 2014: Jawboning hit the NZD, but the attractive interest rates will encourage further buying until the currency starts to impact the trade related economy and kills the recovery, thereby fulfilling the prophecy for all the wrong reasons. Flight to the USD sent the KIWI back to 0.8470 but Central Bank activity is the major driver of all currency moves. ...
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Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd named Official Technical Clothing Supplier By Ruth Harrington, , 9:51 AM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The two-race deal was announced in Cowes, Isle of Wight on board the winning entry Henri Lloyd -50 Years of Pioneering Spirit, by the founder and chairman of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and CEO William Ward alongside Paul and Martin Strzelecki, joint CEOs of Henri Lloyd. ...
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ORC International World Championship - Coastal Race photos from Kiel By Pavel Nesvadba - Max Ranchi, , 9:35 AM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographers Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on deck at the ORC International World Championship 2014 in Kiel to capture these Coastal Race photos. ...
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