| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Laser Standard World Championships - Scheidt sounds warning to rivals
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, Oman Sail,
4:44 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
A-Class Worlds: 64 entries and counting down to February 2014
9:58 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Sailing Events Takapuna are proud to present the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships and Nationals as sanctioned by the IACA in February 2014.
The event will be held at the picturesque Takapuna Boating Club right on the foreshore of Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore from the fifth to the 16th February. ...
Clipper Round the World day 14: Wind down, sun out and sky clear
By Clipper Ventures, ,
9:56 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, conditions have eased considerably for the teams since the latest storm. The wind is down, the sun is out and the sky is clear, giving the Southern Ocean a very different personality. ...
Laser World Championship: Perfect sailing conditions on day 1
By Lisa Hynes, ,
7:50 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Laser World Championships 2013, the 130 competitors from 51 countries enjoyed perfect sailing conditions on day one of the event - winds of between 15 and 18 knots, waves were 1.5 metres high, the sun shone. The favorites did well today with Britain’s Nick Thompson at the top of the leader board at the end of day one ...
3.7 Grand Prix Series and North Shore Champs
By Chris Mitchell, Takapuna ,
6:36 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The 3.7 Class raced the North Shore Champs; the second of their Grand Prix Series events at Takapuna Boating Club over Nov 16/ 17 combined with an A Class regatta. There was little or no wind both days and only two races were completed, not enough for the North Shore Champs to be awarded. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat crowned champion
By Oman Sail, ,
6:00 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In a thrilling final race on Sunday, Oman’s The Wave, Muscat won the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series championship for the second year running! ...
2013 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat clinch crown
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:26 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The Wave, Muscat clinched victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis presented by Land Rover, in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year history of the Series. Under a brilliant Brazilian sunshine with a perfect 10 knots of breeze, Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Hashim Al Rashidi and Musab Al Hadi were leading the fleet as they went into the final. ...
The Monsoon Cup: Receives valuable support from NSC
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
2:49 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The sixth and final stage of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – the Monsoon Cup and the sport of sailing in Malaysia has received valuable support from the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Council (NSC) following an announcement to launch a series of development programs starting next year aimed at producing world class sailors from the country. ...
Optimist North Island Champs: Kiwi first, Australia second
By Angus Haslett, ,
10:00 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
The final day of the Optimist North Islands got underway in the continued light conditions of 4-6knots so it was a true day for good clear thinking and strategic sailing.
It was a Kiwi, Scott McKenzie from Kohimarama Yacht Club in the Gold Fleet who led the way with a great display of skill in reading the shifts and good boat speed in the conditions, taking two firsts to pull away from Australi ...
Laser Worlds: Maloney makes solid start in classy fleet in Oman
By Jodie Bakewell-White and Sail-World,
6:50 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
There are five kiwis competing in Oman with Andy Maloney making the best start of the New Zealand contingent in the solid breeze on day one. The Murrays Bay Sailing Club sailor is in 10th position after placing seventh in both of his blue fleet races today. ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Promising start from Thompson
By Oman Sail, ,
4:20 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today he revelled in the superb breeze at Mussanah Sports City, Oman to get his 2013 Laser Standard World Championships off to a promising start after the opening two races. ...
Laser World Sailing Championships - Top ranked sailors compete
By Lisa Hynes, ,
3:53 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
A star studded fleet of Laser sailors have arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for the Laser Standard Men’s World’s Championships which started today, November 17th. 48 of the 50 top ranked sailors in the world are competing at what is Oman’s first ever sailing world championships. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team recovers
By Sarah Branson,
2:00 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
On the penultimate day of racing for this Extreme Sailing Series 2013, after the dramatic capsize yesterday afternoon, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team worked with impressive speed to de-rig the boat and tow it in off the water. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Wind gusts exceed 100 knots
By Clipper Ventures,
11:44 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, mother Nature invited select teams to a star studded weather show yesterday. Those who were invited had no choice in their attendance, though according to skipper reviews it was a fun night of exciting, incredible, awe inspiring and definitely unforgettable proportion. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave Muscat focuses on winning
By Oman Sail, ,
10:30 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
Oman’s defending champion The Wave, Muscat is completely focused on winning the Extreme Sailing Series Championship as as they go into Sunday’s final day of the 2013 season with a slim three point lead after eight races in tough, gusty conditions in Florianopolis, Brasil on Saturday. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 16, 2013 - ANZAC gains
By Collinson FX,
10:26 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 16, 2013 - Equity Markets continued to break new ground with assurances from the Fed nominee, Janet Yellen, that QE Infinity will continue for the forseeable future.
Interest rates will continue to be kept at unnaturally low levels to prime the pump of the US economy. The continued flood of liquidity pours into equities and undermines the Dollar. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Competition Stiffens towards the finals
By Oman Sail, ,
9:51 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
With just 700nms to go to the finish of the 5,450nm Transat Jacques Vabre, Oman Air-Musandam – the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 campaign – has made significant inroads on Edmond de Roth schild’s lead, sitting just 39nms behind on Sunday morning. ...
18ft Skiffs: 3-Buoys Challenge- Thurlow Fisher Lawyers wins race 5
By Frank Quealey, ,
9:21 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
In the 3-Buoys Challenge, Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Daniel Nixon brought Thurlow Fisher Lawyers home as winner of race five on Sydney Harbour today. ...
Minoprio and his Alpari Match Crew win 2013 NZ Match Racing Champs
By Mel Benton, RNZYS,
9:01 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
Winner of the NZ Match Racing Championship 2013 Adam Minoprio paid a big thank you to his team today for an outstanding win in a trying conditions. With only three losses in four days there was never any doubt that the Alpari Match team of Adam Minoprio, helm, Chris Main, main sheet, Tom Powrie, trimmer, and Jim Turner, bow, would be in the top crews for the regatta. Adam Minoprio said at prizegiv ...
SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsize on penultimate day + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
4:21 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
It was another action-packed, full pressure day at the penultimate day’s racing for the Extreme 40 fleet at the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2013 finale in Florianópolis, presented by Land Rover. It was in the seventh race when the SAP Extreme Sailing Team Extreme 40 were hit by the biggest gust of the day, causing the boat to trip over its bows and capsize. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsize update
By Sarah Branson, ,
3:54 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
Quote from SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Rasmus Kostner following the dramatic capsize during racing this
'We had a pretty good downwind where we saw some breeze from behind, we jibed into it and then came in from a good angle into the gate - we put the bow in and then the wind just took us at the wrong angle and we capsized. It was pretty full on, there were just a couple of ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsizes
By Nicola Moore, ,
8:46 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
In race 7 on the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Florianopolis at 1705 BRST, SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsized. In gusty and testing conditions, as the team came out of a gybe, a big gust caught their Extreme 40, resulting in the capsize. ...
Mini Transat - Forgetting where the brake pedal is
By Solene Rennuit, ,
7:35 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, as of 16.00 (GMT +1) Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) was only 130 miles from Lanzarote, the first mark of the course after the start from Sada. If the wind holds up, he should pass the waypoint overnight from Saturday to Sunday at around three the morning. ...
Laser Men’s World Sailing Championships open in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
5:12 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Laser Men's World Sailing Championships were welcomed, along with the world's sailing community, to Oman on Saturday with a lavish opening ceremony to mark the start of the class's first ever sailing world championships at Mussanah Sports City. ...
Clipper Round the World - Freak wave hits British amateur crew + Video
By Julia Wall-Clarke,
4:20 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The infamous Roaring Forties of the Southern Ocean have long been known as being home to some of the least hospitable conditions on the planet for professional sailors, let alone the amateur crew taking part in Race 4 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. ...