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

ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out By John Curnow, , 10:36 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ...
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Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched By Robert Deaves, , 10:35 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 17 - Oil continues to tank *Feature By Collinson FX, , 10:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
December 17, 2014: The AUDUSD held 0.8200 but is under extreme internal and external pressures. The KIWI booked gains and look set to test 0.7800 looking more attractive to investors than it's Trans-Tasman cousin. The NZD currently trades 0.6218 and 0.4922 against the EUR and GBP. ...
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Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:56 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ...
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Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 8:32 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ...
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IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away! By Kathy Large, , 7:26 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ...
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TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season By Stuart MacKinven, Auckland , 6:49 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast: Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ...
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McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event By Di Pearson, , 4:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ...
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2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required By Suellen Hurling, , 4:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 3:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:40 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean. The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory By Team Brunel, , 3:00 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ...
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2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least By Robert Deaves, , 10:27 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam By Realteam Sailing, , 9:00 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 6:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 1:25 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ...
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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014 By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ...
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Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 12:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
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2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins By Lisa Hynes, , 1:31 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - The Wave, Muscat’s long tenure of the Extreme Sailing Series crown came to an end in Sydney today when Swiss team Alinghi won the eighth and final Act of the year to take an overall victory in the 2014 series despite a superb late challenge from Tom Slingsby on Oman Air. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:43 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review By Ed Gorman, , 4:42 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:29 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ...
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Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent By Land Rover Sailing, , 12:59 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images By John Curnow, , 12:46 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ...
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