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Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 9 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 2:49 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck to capture these images during race nine of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 8 2014 - Oz jobless jumps By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
August 8 2014: The Australian Unemployment release shocked markets with the rate leaping to 6.4% from 6.0%. This is a 12 year high and spooked many analysts with the AUD crashing to 0.9270. The KIWI managed to hold around 0.8470, despite flagging housing data, accentuating the cross rate. ...

Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta - Medals to be decided in four classes By Daniel Smith, , 2:31 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 will conclude on Friday 8 August with the Medal Races across the four fleets bringing their racing to a close at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014. All racing will take place inside Guanabara Bay and the conditions are set to be fair across the three race courses that will be used. ...

America's Cup winner takes on the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard race By Jimmy Spithill, , 1:18 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
At the end of July, twice America's Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill, competed in the 32 mile Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship The M2O is one of the most prestigious SUP events in the world. It is raced across the Ka’iwi Channel between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Getting ready for a windy regatta By Tracey Johnstone, , 11:12 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
The record fleet of 135 monohulls and multihulls have spent today carefully checking and re-checking every piece of race equipment as they prepare for tomorrow’s start of the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week regatta. ...

ORC International Worlds - Images by Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi By Pavel Nesvadba - Max Ranchi, , 10:31 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographers Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on site at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images. ...

Doyle Sailmakers delivers sails to 60m Perini Navi Sloop Perseus 3 By Andrew Schneider, , 9:23 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Doyle Sailmakers is pleased to announce it has fit sails on the impressive new 60m Perini Navi Sloop, Perseus ^3, in La Spezia, Italy this past week. Perseus 3 stands apart from its peers with both a carbon clearcoat mast - one of the world’s tallest - and her impressive sail wardrobe, including the world’s largest sail, an A2 spinnaker measuring 28,010 square feet (2,602 metres) in area. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Performance divisions guaranteeing hot racing By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:25 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
As the skippers gather in front of the Registration table at the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, the talk is about the depth of competition expected in the Performance Division. ...

Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta: van Rijsselberge and Picon claim RS:X wins By ISAF, , 8:03 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) and Charline Picon (FRA) took the Men's and Women's RS:X honours at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the Medal Races on Pão de Açucar brought the windsurfing proceedings to an end. Giles Scott (GBR) wrapped up gold in the Finn with a race to spare whilst the Medal Race places were confirmed in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Kiwi World Champion crews lead 49er and 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 1:39 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
New Zealand now leads in the Women’s 470 and 49er events, and is second in the 49erFX as the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) rolls towards its conclusion in Rio, Brazil. On a day where light and fickle winds challenged sailors and race organisers the NZL Sailing Team have managed to continue on their course for a multiple podium result at this regatt ...

Aquece Rio - Kids inspired to think about sustainability By ISAF, , 12:04 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
While the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, continues to produce thrilling races on the waters of Guanabara Bay, back on dry land it is inspiring the city's children to think about a wide range of important issues. ...

America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge By Sail-World, , 8:02 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ...

ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ...

Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW By Amy Monkman, , 7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...

Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak By WIM Series, , 5:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets By RORC Event Press, , 4:29 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...

Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready By Daniel Smith, , 3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 7 2014 - NZ UnEmployment drops By Collinson FX, , 2:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
August 7 2014: The good news was greeted with a fall in the currency, but losses were regained overnight, with high returns hard to resist. The NZD traded around 8460. The AUD pushed north to around 0.9340 reflecting softness in the reserve and stable domestic economic conditions. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Monohull experts cross over to faster side By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Multihull Racing Division for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on Saturday, has attracted a surprising and impressive team of sailors to its ranks. ...

Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands By Martime NZ, , 7:23 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
An elderly Swedish couple were rescued on Wednesday from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Islands. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected a beacon alert from the 11.2m (37 foot) Blue Horizon at around 5.15pm yesterday (5 August), with satellite phone contact also established with the yacht via the Swedish Joint Rescue Coordination Cent ...

International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, , 7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...

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