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America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 1, 2014 - NZ Economy hits wall By Collinson FX, , 12:23 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
July 1, 2014: Wheeler has embarked on an aggressive monetary policy to raise rates in an effort to combat inflationary pressures and fight the real estate bubble in Auckland. He has succeeded in slowing economic activity, by raising the cost of capital and boosting the KIWI, which has been a body blow to the all-important trade sector. ...
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Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ...
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2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 1 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:27 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - It was a long Monday here at Fragile Vela Meclizine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - All set for Turkmenistan action By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The PWA enters new territory as the slalom sailors prepare to take centre stage in Turkmenistan. From the first to the 6th July the PWA will be entering unchartered waters as the male and female slalom fleets head to Turkmenistan for the first time ever, for what promises to be a fantastic new event on the PWA Slalom World Tour. ...
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2014 Etchells Worlds: Images of Newport, Bertrand returns after 31 yrs By Daniel Forster, Newport RI , 10:56 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
After an absence of 31 years, Australia's John Bertrand returned to Newport RI for the 2014 Etchells World Championships, with his long-time crew of Grant Simmer and Andrew Palfrey. The finished a very creditable seventh in the regatta won by USA's Bill Hardesty. Daniel Forster, working out of his hometown, provided this gallery of images from the regatta ...
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Star World Championship - Tremendous battle on Day 1 By Star Class World Championship, , 8:23 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a long Monday at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half delay, a stable Ora developed, but the over-eager fleet of 87 teams required two general recalls and a Black Flag before the fleet got away. ...
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Star World Championship - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:16 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day one of the Star World Championship to capture these images. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed opening day in Marstrand By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:22 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The 20th anniversary Stena Match Cup Sweden opened with a full day of racing and eight flights of Qualifying completed in near perfect 12-15 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. At the end of play of day one, it is the Waka Racing and Team Alpari FX teams of New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and Australian Keith Swinton respectively, who lead, both currently on 5-0. ...
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Melges 24 World Championship - Entries open for 2015 edition By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 5:18 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
365 days to go until the Melges 24 World Championship! Large events take time to practice for - and to plan. Match Racing Denmark, who will be hosting the event next summer, attracting top sailors from all over the world to Middelfart, have just launched the event website, opening for entries. ...
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470 Junior World Championships - Perfect breeze emerges on day 2 By 470 International Association Class, , 3:52 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
On day two of the 470 Junior World Championships, an insufficient breeze of around four knots following by a transitioning wind forced racing into postponement for about 90 minutes out on the water in Cervia, Italy. The light wind added to the heat and humidity, so relief when the breeze stabilized and race 3 for the 470 Women got underway in around 12 knots for some stunning racing. ...
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Hosting bids invited for 2018 By ISAF, , 3:30 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2018 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. ...
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NZL’s Kosinska set to start for 2014 RS:X European Champs in Turkey By Jodie Bakewell-White, Turkey , 12:24 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X European Champs are about to get underway in Cesme, Turkey, where NZL Sailing Team’s Natalia Kosinska and youth men’s rider Alex Hart will start racing tomorrow. Coach Dave Robertson reports ...
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Clipper Round The World - Teams face light winds and strong tides By Clipper Ventures, , 10:27 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following a spectacular send-off from Derry-Londonderry by the red arrows and big crowds, the penultimate race of the series, the OneDLL cup to Den Helder in the Netherlands, is underway. ...
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Clipper Round The World - Simply LegenDerry! By Ruth Harrington, , 7:23 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The near 800 nautical mile race will be a tactical challenge, navigating around Scotland, into the North Sea, and then on to the historic Naval port on the north west edge of Holland. The crew was treated to gastro breakfast sandwiches prepared by local ‘celebrity’ chefs before the teams were led to their yachts by Derry-Londonderry Mayor Councillor Brenda Stevenson. ...
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BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2014 - Preview video By Patrik Pollak, , 4:30 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Last big event for the Youth Olympic windsurfing class this summer is World Championship in Brest, France. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2014 - Directional changes By Collinson FX, , 12:41 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
June 28, 2014: The week ahead has many reasons for some quantum directional changes, with important Employment data out in the US, while the ECB and RBA rate decisions ensure Central Banks dominate. This should be a massive week, but shortened, with the Independence Day holiday on Friday in the USA! ...
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RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Down to the wire + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 11:13 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Racing at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup finished today with the tensest of conclusions, two boats tied going into the final race and the ultimate result of the regatta going right to the wire. Three races were held, once again in brilliant sunshine and a slowly building, but very shifty westerly breeze blowing off the Andalucian coast. ...
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Star Class World Championship - Sailors ready to begin battle By Star Class World Championship, , 11:10 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Beginning tomorrow, Monday, June 30 until Saturday, July 5, Star Sailors from across the world will come together in Malcesine, Italy at Fraglia Vela Malcesine to compete in the 2014 International Star Class World Championship on the infamous waters of Lake Garda. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Five teams play Russian Roulette on final day By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:17 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
After four days and 22 races, Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover came down to an edge-of-the-seat final race shoot out, with five teams gunning for the podium and no room for error. The game of Russian roulette between The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi continued until the final double pointer. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ makes podium again in Russia By ETNZblog.com, , 8:30 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand sailed an outstanding final day in the Extreme Sailing Series, Russia to make the medla podium again.Emirates Team New Zealand did all they could to win the Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg today including winning the final double points race. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: More images from Day 3 By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, , 3:13 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Russian photographer Eugenia Bakunova of www.mainsail.ru is in St Petersburg, Russia for the final two days of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4. She provided this second image gallery from Day 3 of the regatta. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Day 3 - a Russian view By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, , 12:46 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Russian photographer Eugenia Bakunova of www.mainsail.ru is in St Petersburg, Russia for the final two days of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4. She provided this image gallery from Day 3 of the regatta. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: View the final day of Act 4 here - Video By Sail-World, , 9:45 AM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Full video coverage of the final day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, St Petersburg. A massive 10 races were sailed on the penultimate day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover, with superb sailing conditions that saw six different race winners result in a shake-up on the Act leaderboard. ...
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