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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - AUD slips back By Collinson FX, , 11:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - US Equities continued the momentum upwards struggling to recover the massive hits taken last week. The RBA minutes did not reveal any pending support for the AUD, in the form of interest rates rises, and the currency slipped back to 0.9350. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 15, 2014 - Dead Cat bounce? By Collinson FX, , 4:00 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - The AUD is attempting to regain 0.9400 while the KIWI trades 0.8670. The RBA Minutes will be released, early today, which will give an insight into the perceptions of the Australian economy and likely strategies. Is this a 'dead cat bounce'? ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Big week of sailing ahead for NZL Optimist sailors By Angus Haslett, , 1:09 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealands largest single class regatta of the year, the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships is about to commence at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Racing gets underway next Friday April 18, where 265 sailors from 5 countries will race up to 15 races over the five days of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:15 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The world's largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has been revealed as the Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents and five oceans. ...
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Royal Southern Match Cup entrants include three WMRT card holders By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 9:51 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has now released the list of competitors for their ISAF Grade 2 Royal Southern Match Cup to be held in Hamble from 12 - 15 June. With entries from three of the eight Alpari World Match Race Tour card holders headed by World No. two Ian Williams (GBR), this is the strongest match racing field to be seen racing in UK waters for many years. ...
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Renaissance is not just for art galleries. By John Curnow, , 7:21 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The Brisbane Etchells Fleet is case worth more than considering. It is somewhat of a beacon in these days when sailing, like all sports, is under pressure from an ever-expanding set of threats. Today, they’re back, maybe not from total obscurity, but certainly the wilderness. Actually, the Brisbane Fleet is the first to talk about it, as they fess up in a way and clear the table generally, which s ...
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Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew By Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:57 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 50th Congressional Cup, world number one Taylor Canfield (USA) and his crew sailed an unforgiving and mistake free defense to win the championship final with two wins to world number two Ian Williams' (GBR) one to collect the traditional Crimson Blazer. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 5:33 PM Mon 14 Apr 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. In her blog, Anna Tunniclffe gives this insight into the world of CrossFit, before she heads for Qingdao and the next round for the Extreme Sailing Series: ...
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Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata By Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz, , 11:56 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Perhaps more familar as the test platform for Emirates Team NZ, the SL33 is available as a production catamaran, and is now fitted as a foiler. William Calver from oceanphotography.co.nz took some amazing photos of Mike Sanderson's Stratis SL33, in full flight, ahead of its release as a production one design foiler. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA By Clipper Ventures, , 11:22 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 28 of Race 10 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, having conquered the mighty Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet and clocking up nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10, PSP Logistics have just under 40 miles to go until they arrive in San Francisco, USA. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete By ISAF, , 10:50 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail with the crème of the crop of Olympic and Paralympic sailing set to compete in Hyères, France. ...
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Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:29 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
In addition to Francesco Bruni, helmsman of Luna Rossa and winner in 2010, nine skippers of the highest level participated in the event, including four who had already won the Congressional Cup at least once: Ian Williams, Mathieu Richard, Simone Ferrarese and Johnie Berntsson. Joining them this year was also Taylor Canfield, currently number one in the world match racing ranking list. ...
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Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website By Jav Greaves, , 10:08 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Victorian 14 Footer Sailing Council, has launched the 2015 International 14 Class World Championship, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, between 3 - 17 January 2015, with the launch of the event website. ...
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Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Easy-going Commodore’s Cup day one By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:46 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Breakthrough is a truly international entry with its team of four Poms, one Kiwi and a few token Aussies. The Poms feel right at home in the rainy conditions that continue to dampen the fleet at Sail Port Stephens. Describing the wind’s upper range today helmsman Mike Law joked it was breezy enough to blow the hair off his head. ...
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Ha Ha – Laughing all the way to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Rob Mundle, , 8:02 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - After cruising for 8000 nautical miles over the past two years between Sydney, the Gold Coast and the Whitsundays, as well as to Noumea and back, Ainsworth has decided on a change of pace: he’s going to compete in the Multihull Division at Race Week. ...
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Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach By Rich Roberts, , 7:42 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
First he noticed the six-inch chunk missing from the transom behind his feet, then he reached for the protest flag and moments later saw the on-water umpires affirm his protest with a blue flag, matching Williams' ID for that race. ...
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Newcastle on a plate, in a glass, on a hill, by the beach… By John Curnow, , 6:06 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Not everyone in Newcastle for the 2014 Audi IRC Australian Championship from April 17 to 20 will be there for yacht racing. Some will be shore crew. So here then a few ideas to keep them entertained and perhaps offer a locale or two for you to book in for dinner or grab a drink. ...
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America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design By Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA , 1:41 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Kimball Livingston of the Blue Planet Times talks with Gino Morrelli of top US multihull design partnership, Morrelli and Melvin, who have had a big hand in the design process for the draft design of the AC62, expected to be used for the next America's Cup. ...
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Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager By Ellie Brade, , 1:21 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Effective immediately, Andrew Brown has joined the Doyle Sails New Zealand team as One Design Manager. Originally from Christchurch, Brown is the holder of 13 national titles in dinghy racing, and represented New Zealand at the 2004 Olympics in the International 470 Class. He currently undertakes contract coaching for the Yachting New Zealand's NZL Sailing Team ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 10:10 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on Friday's Royal Matchrace and the state of the 34th America's Cup: We raced on board the two Sail NZ IACC yachts on a tight course outside the RNZYS. I was fortunate to sail with William back in 2010 when he was last in NZ ...
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50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences By Sail-World.com, , 7:21 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The Finals of the 50th Congressional Cup have just concluded at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles, with a win for World #1 ranked Match Racer, Taylor Canfield (USA) over Iain Williams (GBR). Catch the delayed video and commentary of all the racing and media conferencesSee this story for regatta website links and information. ...
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Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco By Clipper Ventures, , 11:35 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - With Mission Performance now just 10 miles ahead of Jamaica Get All Right, light winds have once again been forecast at the finish line into San Francisco which could hamper the progress of the final three teams. With an elapsed time of 36 hours, PSP Logistics remain upbeat with their sights firmly on beating Team Garmin to claim ninth place. ...
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