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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team depart China for New Zealand By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:12 PM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Charles Caudrelier led his team out of Serenity Marina, Sanya, China today as ‘Dongfeng’ set sail for Auckland, New Zealand. This journey, officially described as a Training Leg, will allow Charles to analyse and test the six Chinese Race Squad sailors onboard – a key initiative to help Charles choose the final race crew for the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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Images from the 2014 Jack Tar Auckland Cup By Ivor Wilkins, , 12:04 PM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
Ivor Wilkins was on the water for the first day of the 2014 Jack Tar Auckland Regatta. Here's how he saw the day: ...
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Mayhem leads the way on Day 1 of 2014 Jack Tar Auckland Cup By Sail-World, , 11:59 AM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
Light winds prevailed for the first day of the 2014 Jack Tar Auckland Cup, sailed off Eastern Beach today. Two races were sailed in winds of 5-7kts. In Class A, the TP52 Mayhem (Harry Dodson) took line honours in both races, with the 52fter Georgia (Jim Farmer) placing second. Another TP52 Kia Kaha finished third in the first race with Wired placing third in the second race of the day. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew member medevaced By Clipper Round the World, , 11:50 AM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Jamaica Get All Right round the world crew member Mick Wood, 63 from Bordon in Hampshire is to be medevaced; he has been treated for a chest infection but is now suffering from chest and arm pains. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Live Video coverage: Day 5, Act 2 Muscat By Sail-World, , 9:55 AM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
Catch the live racing action from Muscat, Oman for Finals of Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series. Racing starts at 11.00am GMT/UTC; Midnight NZT; 7.00am in New York, 11.00am in London; 12.00pm in Paris; 10.00pm in Sydney; 12.00pm in Alicante; 7.00pm in Singapore; 3.00pm in Abu Dhabi. And 4.00am if you are on the West Coast of USA ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 22, 2014: Currencies lift By Collinson FX, , 2:29 AM Sat 22 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 22, 2014 - Markets continued to settle with equities taking advantage of the 'new norm' in Europe. The acceptance of Russian expansionism has changed the balance of global powers with power resting with those prepared to use it rather than capabilities. Commodity currencies pushed the reserve currency up and forcing the AUD back to 0.9020 and the KIWI to 0.851 ...
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Round Hainan Regatta: Malcolm Page and Brian Thompson battle for lead By Pierre Orphanidis, Sanya, China , 11:03 PM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
The Round Hainan Regatta kicked off on Friday in great style, with fresh conditions that at times tested the sailors and their boats. Despite the overcast skies and light rain at start time, the breeze topped 17 knots and allowed for close and exciting races on off Serenity Marina in Sanya. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ in top three ahead of Final By Warren Douglas, , 10:19 PM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
Five points from the lead, one point from second at the end of the third day of the Muscat Extreme Sailing Series regatta. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Podium wide open ahead of final showdown By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:14 PM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
On the penultimate day of Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the punishing light winds and beating Arabian sun called for nerves of steel in Muscat, which saw a reshuffle of the pack and a shift in power on the leaderboard. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series Live Video coverage: Day 4, Act 2 Muscat By Sail-World, , 11:31 AM Fri 21 Mar 2014 GMT
Catch the live racing action from Muscat, Oman for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series. Racing starts at 11.00am GMT/UTC; Midnight NZT; 7.00am in New York, 11.00am in London; 12.00pm in Paris; 10.00pm in Sydney; 12.00pm in Alicante; 7.00pm in Singapore; 3.00pm in Abu Dhabi. And 4.00am if you are on the West Coast of USA ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ improves in a tough day By Warren Douglas, , 11:50 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Drama in slow motion. That’s the story for the fleet on the second day on the Extreme Sailing Series Muscat regatta. But it was a better day for Dean Barker and the Emirates Team New Zealand crew, winning two of the six races sailed to claim third place on the leaderboard. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Intense competition begins this April By Sailing World Cup Hyeres, , 10:17 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
In just a month’s time, from 19 to 26 April 2014, the town of Hyères will be hosting the much awaited final leg of the ISAF world circuit, the Sailing World Cup Hyères – Toulon Provence Mediterranean. The only French leg of the Sailing World Cup, organised by the French Sailing Federation (FFV), is proud to welcome more than sixty delegations. ...
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Flying Eleven’s to invade our Shores By John Kennett, Christchurch , 9:14 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
The hull moulds are loaded and additional boats are on their way to boost the New Zealand fleet of Flying Eleven’s. The Flying Eleven is a proven and popular Australian Junior class that has been growing steadily for several decades, supported by a very strong Australian Association. It ...
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2014 Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship By Craig Edwards, Bay of Islands , 9:07 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Entries are expected from as far away as Dunedin and Wellington for this year’s Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship. The event to be held in Akaroa on 22 and 23 March is expected to provide some of the closest class keelboat racing of the season also drawing sailors from Nelson and Auckland to the event. ...
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America's Cup: Loick Peyron talks about Artemis in San Francisco By Pressure-Drop.US, , 8:37 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
US sailing website, Pressure-Drop.US caught up with Artemis Racing's Loick Peyron after the team's training session yesterday on San Francisco Bay. ...
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PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight By Mike Rose, , 8:14 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Twenty-five Personal Water Craft (PWC) riders have safely tackled the 6-day, 325-nautical mile 2014 Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-NZ challenge, raising an impressive $93,000 to fight the deadly skin cancer disease. Organised by Auckland 747 pilot, father of three and melanoma survivor Jeremy Burfoot, the Yamaha Melanoma Foundation Ski-NZ challenge was this year held at the top of the South Island ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi pulls ahead on day 2 in Muscat +Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:13 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
In Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, it may not have been high-speed racing on the second day in Muscat, Oman, but it was as close as it gets, with the leaderboard reshuffling after every race. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 20, 2014: US economy improves By Collinson FX, , 3:44 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 20, 2014 - The turnaround extended to the commodity currencies with the AUD retreating to 0.9010 and the NZD 0.8525. The continuation of tapering, will impact the Dollar in a positive fashion, but may have an adverse effect on the Equity bubble. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Anna Tunnicliffe reports from Day 1 + 2 By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 12:13 PM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) is an Olympic gold medal winner in the Laser Radial class from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a two-time winner of the ISAF World Sailor of the Year award. She is sailing with Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series and reports from Day 1 + 2 at Muscat, Oman - in Act 2 of the tour. ...
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Alex Thomson: Behind the scenes on the Hugo Boss mastwalk - Video By Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:26 AM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
Go behind the scenes as solo round the world yachtsman, Alex Thomson, performs a daring feat on board his his IMOCA60, Hugo Boss. Previously we have seen Thomson perform the stunt where everything goes according to plan. However this newly released video shows what happened in the first takes, where things didn't quite go so well. ...
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Round Hainan Regatta attracts big international entry By Sail-World, , 10:42 AM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
China's premiere offshore racing event has attracted a record-breaking 45 entries with Olympic medalists and world champions among the 372 participating sailors representing 15 countries and regions from four continents. After China, Russia brings the biggest number of participants with six teams and dozens of sailors. The fifth edition of the race is another stepping stone for the island of Haina ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ mid-fleet after Day 1 at Oman By ETNZblog.com, , 9:24 AM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
A very competitive fleet, an unpredictable breeze and tight racing combined to produce five winners in seven races on the first day of the Extreme Sailing Series at Muscat, Oman. The leader board at the end of the day is predictably tight. Only eight points separate the top six boats in the fleet of 11. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing training on San Francisco Bay + Video By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:21 AM Thu 20 Mar 2014 GMT
For those longing for a Cup-Fix after six months of abstinence, videographer John Navas was back on the seawall on San Francisco Bay and provided this gallery of images and video of Artemis Racing (SWE) out sailing on San Francisco Bay. The former Challenger of Record still has a base set up in Alameda used in the last America's Cup, and have a sailing team on site. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA completes first session in Australia By Oracle Team USA Media, , 8:51 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA has finished it's first training session of the 35th America's Cup in Sydney, Australia. Sailing team manager/tactician Tom Slingsby and skipper Jimmy Spithill, along with sailors Kyle Langford and Joe Spooner give their updates on the week. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Multiple winners on first race day in Oman By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:12 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014 GMT
On the opening day of Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the fleet of 11 elite level Extreme 40 catamarans headed onto the Muscat racecourse, in what it’s shaping up to be an unpredictable and close fought event, with five different winners over seven races. ...
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