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East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 9:11 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 28 2014 - US takes a breather By Collinson FX, , 12:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
August 28 2014: The Interest rate differentials provide support for a static NZ economy while a politically unstable Australia offers no real impetus. The NZD is trading up against the EUR at 0.6315 and the GBP at 0.5020. JPY remains solid buying at 86.60. Central Bank commentary and Geo-Political issues will continue to dominate a quiet economic week. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini By Sail-World.com, , 9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
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Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi By Sail-World.com, , 5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
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IFDS World Championship overall By Kathy Large, , 2:57 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 27 2014 - US economy pumping By Collinson FX, , 11:59 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
August 27 2014: US Economic data continued to support the growing confidence in the markets, with the S&P breaking above the '2000' for the first time. Durable Goods orders surged 22.6%, led by a boom in aircraft orders, while Consumer Confidence jumped the most seen in six years. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Magnetic Island Race Week: welcome mat rolled out as fleet roll in By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island , 7:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The warm north Queensland welcome mat is out for the large monohull and multihull fleet competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which starts tomorrow. The fleet are arriving in early, gently slipping into their berths at Magnetic Island Marina and joining in the relaxed and welcoming dock chatter as old friends catch up and new friendships start. ...
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2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2 By Rich Roberts, , 3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
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2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda By Melges 20, , 3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
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PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa By Chris Yates, , 6:45 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ...
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International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic By KPMS, , 1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
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Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015 By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand , 12:24 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand. The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ...
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Brydes Whale feeding in the Firth of Thames - up close images By Peter Idoine, , 10:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Monday Peter Idoine and friends were out on the Hauraki Gulf about 5 Miles NE of Gannet Rock. Coromandel. Channel Island and Great Barrier Island were visible on a very clear day. He describes what happened next: ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
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International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
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