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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Tom Slingsby, skipper of Oman Air
By Oman Sail, ,
3:33 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ...
The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 1 *Feature
By Mark Chisnell for B&G, ,
9:59 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing.
This week he reviews the first week of action in Leg 2 as the teams leave Cape Town for Abu Dhabi: ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar.
In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 25 - Chinese interest rate cut
By Collinson FX, ,
1:14 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
November 25, 2014: The single currency bounced to 1.2430 while the GBP jumped to 1.5700. These are likely dead-cat bounces as the EUR drifts towards 1.2000! Commodity currencies gave up some of last weeks gains, with the KIWI falling back to 0.7850, while the AUD was the big loser. The AUDUSD fell to 0.8615 impaired by the reality of the Chinese interest rate cut. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos
By ISAF, ,
11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016
By Sail-World, ,
11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea ,
9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race *Feature
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
7:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall.
Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians
By Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media, ,
7:10 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ...
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and Int'l Champs held in Netherlands
By David Staley, ,
5:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
By Clipper Round the World, ,
10:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
By ISAF, ,
10:36 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ...
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
By Chris Yates, ,
10:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
9:46 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
By Corinna Halloran, ,
9:44 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ...
2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix
By Yamaha Outboard, ,
9:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
By ISAF, ,
8:59 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
By ISAF, ,
8:54 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Andy Rice, ,
8:36 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:04 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ...
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
By Jessica Gray, ,
3:18 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:07 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:10 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ...
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:15 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup.
And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ...
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
By RC44 Class Association, ,
4:36 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Going into the final day Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson calling the shots, sat at the top of the leader board having shown an unmatched level of consistency in Muscat. ...