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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - High stakes and capricious winds By KPMS, , 5:54 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A crucial part of any yacht race or regatta is the expertise of the organizing body. Top class events, featuring cutting-edge, expensive yachts and the cream of international sailing talent, demand the highest professionalism in their race management. Competitors require racing to be fair, enjoyable, well managed. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Tension building in Nacra 17 and Finn fleets By ISAF, , 3:22 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A pocket of Nacra 17 and Finn racers will head into the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships marked as favourites following exceptional results throughout 2014. However with the stakes high and tension mounting there will be plenty of competitors aiming to peak and upset the form book in the Spanish city. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pressure builds as title challenge heats up By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:01 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover, the Extreme 40 fleet is due for arrival in Istanbul, where the historic city will play host to the 12 competing international teams. The 100 square mile city, that straddles both Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Bridge, will become the Series’ temporary residence, 11-14 September. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 4, 2014 - 'Rock-star' fades By Collinson FX, , 1:26 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
September 4, 2014: NZD remained under pressure, heading back towards 0.8300, as the 'rock-star' economy fades with an increasingly competitive election beckoning. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng arrives in Alicante for start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:16 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Life just got very real for the Chinese sailors onboard ‘Dongfeng’ as they docked at the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante in the early hours of this morning. They have gone from hopeful candidates submitting their CV’s ten months ago, to arriving in Alicante, home to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

Oakcliff hosts an international battle By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve international teams from six different countries including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, and the United States will begin racing on Thursday. The Oakcliff International, a Grade Two match race, is the final stop on the US Grand Slam Series. The US Grand Slam series also includes the Chicago Grand Slam, Detroit Cup, and Knickerbocker Cup. ...

Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig By Sail-World, , 12:26 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
With just over a week to go until the inaugural J/70 World Championship, the team from Southern Spars One Design are celebrating the build of the 500th J/70 carbon mast at their facility in Sri Lanka. 'The first J/70 prototype rig was tested in 2011. The first five rigs were delivered in 2012 and now here we are two years later having just completed rig #500! ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Anticipation building for 50th edition By Barby MacGowan, , 9:50 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
With over 100 entries, anticipation is building for next week’s 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The regatta kicks off Thursday, Sept. 11, to host hundreds of sailors over four days of buoy and stadium-style racing in the ever-challenging and seemingly always breezy conditions on San Francisco Bay. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Tight at the top after day 3 By International Maxi Association, , 5:00 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship was blessed with bright sunshine and a northerly gradient breeze, which shifted north east in the afternoon. A significant swell was still evident and changeable conditions developed as the sea breeze arrived during the afternoon. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Action shots by Ingrid Abery By, , 4:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
UK photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia to capture these images. ...

Baltic Match Race - Mati Sepp claims victory in Tallinn By Piret Pomerants (As Amended by ISAF), , 3:56 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
From 29-31 August, the ISAF Grade 2 Baltic Match Race was held in Tallinn, Estonia with teams from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Korea, New Zealand and Australia competing. Throughout the three day event there was a round robin, semi final and final. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 sailors out to defend crowns By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) and Mat Belcher (AUS), with crew Will Ryan, will be out to defend their 470 world titles at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The Kiwi and Australian sailors have been the stand out 470 racers in recent years with success after success wherever they compete. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 3, 2014 - NZD trades strong By Collinson FX, , 2:24 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
September 3, 2014: The GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) Index hitting a new 2 year low of US$2,787, down from US$3,000 two weeks ago. Despite this the NZD did not lose too much ground, testing the 0.8300 mark on the downside. Despite this the NZD is still trading strongly against the EUR and GBP at 0.6310 and .5030 respectively. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 2:12 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 Final - Notice of Race released + Video By ISAF, , 10:47 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been released. All ten Olympic events will be contested in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November, with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Hannah White takes on extreme sailing By Extreme Sailing Series, , 10:27 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
See what it takes to be an extreme sailor as Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White tries her hand at Extreme Sailing. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup: Image tribute to Yves Carcelle By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:27 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
In this image gallery, Carlo Borlenghi covers Yves Carcelle's involvement and enthusiasm for the Louis Vuitton Cup, sharing those moments with the characters of the Cup. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2015 - Entry opens, Muscat confirmed Act 2 host By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:36 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Who’s up for the challenge of the world’s only annual and global Stadium Racing series? With entry now open for the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, and the Notice of Race available, Series organiser OC Sport and Series Main Partner Land Rover are officially inviting team entries, for what will be the ninth year of competition on the international sailing calendar. ...

Foiling Stratis SL33 hits over 30kts in Hauraki Gulf - Video By Sail-World, , 9:23 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Boating NZ recently undertook a boat test on the Doyle Sails Stratis SL33 sailing on the America's Cup course area on the Hauraki Gulf. Here the video of the day and ride - thanks to Bryce Taylor. ...

Brisbane Etchells to host the first cab off the rank. By John Curnow, , 5:10 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Each Summer, the Brisbane Test is cricket’s first cab off the rank. Held at the ‘Gabba’, which is derived from the ground’s location in the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba, it marks both the change of season and a subject for conversation over a frosty beverage. Our first test is going to be the LJ Hooker 2014 Etchells Queensland State Championship. ...

Int'l 29er Class World Championship - Hong Kong ready to host in 2018 By RHKYC, , 2:18 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is delighted to announce that, following the recent 29er World Championship held in Ontario, Canada, the Club has been awarded the 2018 edition of the event by the International 29er Class Association. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 5:46 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds - Challenging day 2 By International Maxi Association, , 5:26 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
On the second day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the 35 strong Maxi fleet was split onto two separate race courses. A tactically challenging windward leeward course was set for the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship fleet, the nine strong Wally Class plus the magnificent J-Class fleet, all of which completed two races today. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - The Mini Maxi appeal is clear By KPMS, , 5:07 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
The appeal of the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship is clear. Cutting-edge racing yachts crewed by skilled professional sailors, driven by the energy and passion of their owners. Races decided by fine margins. Nothing left to chance on the water. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Windsurfers ready to race By ISAF, , 3:40 PM Tue 2 Sep 2014 GMT
A fleet of 108 men and 70 women will do battle in the RS:X Class when racing at the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships commences on 13 September. The world's finest windsurfers from 49 nations in the men's and 32 in the women's fleet will be on show and as well as world titles being awarded, 50% of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places will be won based on results in Santander. ...

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