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News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets By ISAF, , 12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
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America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing By Sail-World, , 12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 19 2014 - ANZAC gap widens By Collinson FX, , 11:20 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
August 19 2014: The AUD consolidated above 0.9300, with interest focused around the release of the RBA minutes that may reveal some insight into the Central Bank strategy. The KIWI is trading around 0.8470 and has an inflation report from the RBNZ to consume, which may influence monetary policy, ergo the NZD. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2 By Daniel Smith, , 3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
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2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images By Jude Robertson, , 2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Maxi Ragamuffin's racing comeback By Lisa Ratcliff, , 2:20 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The 27 ton bullet-proof aluminium built Maxi Ragamuffin is making its racing comeback at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week following a 21 year lull when the old girl toiled as a charter workhorse. ...
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NZL Sailing Team in the Media Spotlight By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 1:37 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team were in the media spotlight today in Auckland with New Zealand’s current Olympic sailing World Champions talking to New Zealand media while back in New Zealand briefly between key events. ...
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Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people By Bob Fisher, , 8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
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Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
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Zhik's new Ocean range put to the test on ANZ Auckland Fiji Race By Ben Gladwell, , 11:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailing upwind for 800 miles in 20-40 knots of wind is a pretty good test for any wet weather gear. Zhik’s Ocean range of kit, which included Isotak Ocean foul weather gear, Hydrobase base layers, and ZK seaboots, passed as though it was a day sail on the harbour. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance By RORC Event Press, , 11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
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Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here By Sail-World, , 10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
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Whale-come surprise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:40 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A mother and baby humpback were the stars of the show, delighting the international guests on Stephen Everett’s Queensland boat Salacia and the crew aboard Ron James’ Beneteau 41 Synergy for up to 45 minutes. 'We had overseas guests on board…we couldn’t have organised it any better,' said Everett this afternoon. James couldn't believe his eyes when a huge whale launched next to his boat. ...
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Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships By Sail Canada, , 9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
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RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 8:33 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio explained: 'The wind was over our normal limit of 26-28 knots at 2-3m, so at the top of the rigs it would have been 28-30. We were anticipating it dying down, but unfortunately the sea state wouldn’t die with it. So ultimately it was down to the sea state.' ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 6:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage. Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ...
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IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies By Kathy Large, , 3:42 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours. The event is scheduled to happen in the boatyard near the Marine Activity Centre and reporters and camera operators are welcome to attend. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer By Patrik Pollak, , 2:53 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Second Youth Olympic Games start today. Together with other young athletes there will also 41 windsurfers from BIC Techno 293 fighting for Olympic medal. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead By Trish Jenkins, , 1:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 10:33 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Some of the heavy air specialists must be wondering whether it's time to re-train for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week after Day 1 of racing in 2014 started much as it signed off in 2013, with very light airs for the entire Lindeman Island race. Not that such conditions in any way worried most of the crews who, despite a shortened course at Lindeman Island for many of them, returned to the dock ...
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Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive By Bob Fisher, , 8:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began in a long-time expected fashion with a light (even perhaps ultra-light) south-easterly breeze for the Round Lindeman Island Race. It was a gentle preparation for the following five days of racing to come, but it provided those of us unused to the venue to absorb the surroundings from the deck of Sandy Oatley’s motor yacht, Andiamo ...
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Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing By ISAF, , 1:37 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
One hundred and one sailors across four fleets have completed registration and are fully prepared for racing on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony had it all. Ancient and modern China was represented through jaw dropping audacity on an epic scale. ...
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Planes, ferries and automobiles to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:51 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
For three of the crew from Craig Neill’s Judel Vrolijk 42 Elena Nova from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, it was particularly slow and tiring Lindeman Island race given they had spent all night in a hire car. Three planes full of sailors attempted to land at the Island yesterday afternoon but due to poor visibility with the cloud cover and fog, the pilots were forced back to the mainland. ...
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