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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 7, 2014 - ANZACs rise By Collinson FX, , 10:21 AM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
October 7, 2014: The AUD rose to 0.8670 despite weak Job advertisement data. The NZD is testing 0.7800 supported by continued strong house price data. Extreme pressure on commodities and currencies will continue as QE concludes and the prospects of a return from Bonds begin to impact. ...
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Kawau facilities get new lease of life - your chance to join new club By Sail-World, , 9:38 AM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
The Yacht Club and facilities at Bon Accord Harbour which were mothballed by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron at the end of last season are to reopen at Labour Weekend. The Kawau Boating Club has been formed, and on October 7, signed a lease from the Squadron that will retain ownership of the property. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Final Day - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 7:35 PM Mon 6 Oct 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. She reports in from Nice, France after the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Alberto Bolzan lone Italian on Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 7:22 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Hailing from the culturally diverse city of Trieste, Italy, Alberto Bolzan is the team’s lone Italian crewmember. Indeed, the 32-year-old is the only Italian competing in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race and he brings to Team Alvimedica a flair that only an Italian can carry. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Bringing dynamic design to the Alicante stopover By Team SCA, , 5:07 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
As you arrive into the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante, Spain, one of the most striking features is the SCA Pavilion. The structure consists of a triangular, two-story structure and is close to 400 square meters in size. ...
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Fleet set for Bermuda action By Talbot Wilson, , 4:17 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The fleet is set for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup, Stage Six of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Racing starts Tuesday, October 21 at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Qualifying knockout Round-Robin matches consist of 20 teams divided into two groups. That’s followed by knockout Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals. ...
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Laser Masters World Championships - Weather delays racing By Rob Lowndes/Sail-World, , 2:04 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Not the best start yesterday at the Laser Masters World Championship. Two races were scheduled with the first at 11:00am. No wind until 3:00pm when we were sent afloat in a nice late breeze, just before our start it dropped to almost nothing and the Radial fleets were sent back to shore around 5:00pm. Standard rigs in another course area got one race in. ...
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Queensland Etchells – If practice makes perfect, then look out 2018! By John Curnow, , 1:07 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 Etchells Queensland Championship has been raced and won. Well done Gen XY. Others to feature in one way or another were all the crews, the volunteers and of course, the weather. So you do get the impression that the genuine hospitality that awaits all visitors here is just the beginning and shows that the Brisbane Etchells Fleet is on track to hold a glamour World Championship in 2018. ...
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2014 Ronstan NZ Weta Fest - Entries now open! By Justina Kitchen, Auckland , 12:15 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Ronstan NZ Weta Fest - This family friendly event was a huge success in 2013 and we are hoping for a repeat performance this year in the beautiful Tauranga harbour on November 21st - 23rd. ...
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2014 NZ Youth Match Racing: Royal Port Nicholson YC dominates podium By Matt Steven, Wellington , 11:57 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has dominated the 2014 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals taking out first and second place. Teams representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron claimed third and fourth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Alvimedica: In-Port race + video By Team Alvimedica, , 11:34 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Greetings from Alicante where we have enjoyed a few epic days as the Volvo Ocean Race official events and In-Port racing kicked off here in Spain. It’s been a whirlwind with the Opening of the Race Village, the Skipper’s Opening Press Conference, two days of Pro-Am racing and a win for Team Alvimedica in the first In-Port Race on Saturday. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica: Hola from Alicante! By Team Alvimedica, , 11:00 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
We know we have been a bit quiet and that’s because we have had our heads down working hard to prepare for the start of this marathon ocean race. After an awesome six weeks in Newport at the start of the summer, we sailed back across the Atlantic to Southampton, England. ...
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Stack Winter Champs 2014: Fires up on Final Day By John Adair, Auckland , 10:13 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
.espite the weather bomb over the weekend, the wind held back just enough to enjoy some blustery racing for all classes on Sunday, the juniors managing to nip in some racing on Friday before the wind really picked up. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In-Port Race Alicante images By Leighton OConnor, , 9:53 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In-Port Race Alicante images by Leighton OConnor. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson has one hand on Series trophy By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:41 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson and the Swiss team Alinghi snatched victory from the hands of their fellow countrymen Realteam in the final race at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice, to take victory on French waters in front of thousands of spectators – and with that they now have one hand firmly placed on the 2014 Series trophy. ...
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2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing begin next Sunday By Frank Quealey, , 3:58 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing will begin next Sunday (12 October) when the Australian 18 Footers League stages a 3-Buoys club trophy race on Sydney Harbour. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica looks back on a job well done By Team Alvimedica, , 12:33 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica’s Charlie Enright might have been trying to keep a lid on Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race win celebrations, not wanting to make more of the moment than he felt was necessary. But the celebrations went ahead all the same, with a prizegiving on the stage at Alicante. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing takes second in In-Port race By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 12:19 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) contesting team – finished second in an electrifying Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, losing out by just six seconds to the Turkish-American entry Team Alvimedica. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Planning the menu for over 20 days at sea By Team SCA, , 12:16 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
When Team SCA departs for Leg 1of the Volvo Ocean Race on October 11th, the crew will be carrying enough food for over 20 days at sea. Consuming enough food and drink during an offshore race is a prerequisite for high performance and to maintain body weight, both crucial success factors in this kind of race. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar finish sixth in Nice By GAC Pindar, , 11:48 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Nathan Wilmot and his GAC Pindar crew found the light winds in Nice challenging, but they finished on the podium eight times in the penultimate Act of the Extreme Sailing Series (2-5 October) to finish in sixth place – in their best overall finish in this year’s series. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - H.R.H. Carl-Philip of Sweden atop 30-metre mast By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:35 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Prince Carl Philip is a patron of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, and had sailed the previous day with Swedish-backed entry Team SCA during the in-port race. On Sunday he boarded Chinese – French challenger Dongfeng Race Team to take part in the Pro-Am event – and took the opportunity to grab a once in a lifetime shot with a GoPro camera. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel takes fourth in Alicante In-Port Race By Team Brunel, , 9:49 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
With the start of the Alicante In-Port race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has officially begun. Hundreds of spectators watched a thrilling In-Port race where the teams were faced with 14 knots of shifting wind. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ slips to fifth at Nice By Warren Douglas, , 9:10 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series focus shifts now to Sydney – the last event in the 2014 season – where all the questions will be answered. Only four days of racing remain this year with five teams – Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat, Emirates Team New Zealand, Realteam and J.P. Morgan BAR – capable of a top-three position. ...
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Biggest sporting call-up nails Land Rover Above and Beyond Award By Land Rover Sailing, , 8:22 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
And at the penultimate Act of Extreme Sailing Series in the French Riviera city of Nice, the Committee was unanimous that there was one outstanding example in the true spirit of Land Rover’s Above and Beyond ethos. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 3 at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 8:13 PM Sun 5 Oct 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. She reports in from Nice, France after Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
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