| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges
By Collinson FX, ,
2:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ...
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
By KPMS, ,
1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015
By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand ,
12:24 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand.
The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ...
Brydes Whale feeding in the Firth of Thames - up close images
By Peter Idoine, ,
10:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Monday Peter Idoine and friends were out on the Hauraki Gulf about 5 Miles NE of Gannet Rock. Coromandel. Channel Island and Great Barrier Island were visible on a very clear day.
He describes what happened next: ...
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Six months to Auckland Stopover
By Geraldine O’Kane, ,
5:28 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Friday 27 February, exactly six months from tomorrow, the Race Village for the Auckland Stopover will open for business ready to welcome the fleet contesting the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.
Seven boats – the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s – are due to contest this edition of the Race which starts in Alicante (Spain) next month and the fourth Leg will see the fleet race from Sanya (China) into ...
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:44 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Runaway wins on the first day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday may have resembled the lopsided racing in the 34th America's Cup on these same tricky waters a year ago, but this time the tide turned at the starting line. ...
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
9:42 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
There was good and not-so-good for Emirates Team New Zealand on the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff regatta.
By the end of the day Dean Barker and crew found themselves in unfamiliar territory – 11th on the Cardiff leader board, even after a great second place in the double-points last race. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
By Chris Yates, ,
5:13 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
From the 26th to the 31st August the fastest sailors in the world will be returning to action as they prepare to descend upon the beautiful shores of Alacati, Turkey, for the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup. Alacati is located on the Cesme peninsula, just a thirty minute drive from the bustling city of Izmir. ...
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
4:07 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Day five of the J/111 World Championships dawned with a clear sky, low temperature and no gradient wind. The forecast was for five knots at 1030 rising to eight by noon. With two races left to sail and a 1500 prize giving ceremony, in view of the light conditions it seemed likely that at best only one race would be sailed. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
By Sail-World, ,
12:04 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Catch the Final Day of the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff - Replay
Just click on the player below for the full replay coverage of the exciting Final Day.
Coverage starts at 3.30pm London, 10.30am New York, 4.30pm Paris. 2.30pm UTC, 7.30am San Francisco, 10.30pm Singapore, and 6.30pm Abu Dhabi ...
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland
By John Reed, ,
11:22 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record. ...
Wakatere takes home the silverware in the MRX Youth Pathways Regatta
By Tom Macky, Auckland ,
10:46 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Five crews from Wakatere Boating Club, Kohimarama Yacht Club and French Bay Yacht Club contested the inaugural MRX Youth Pathways Regatta. The regatta has been introduced to suggest a fun and practical pathway from youth to adult sailing for our young sailors, so many of whom drop out of sailing after graduating from the youth classes. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes
By Tim Wilkes, ,
10:36 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site Sunday for the final day of the IFDS World Championship to capture these images. ...
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins
By Dobbs Davis, Detroit ,
8:59 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
In masterful display of (nearly) error-free match race sailing, Pierre-Antoine Morvan and his Vannes Agglo Sailing Team of Mathie Renault and Steven Liorzou have emerged from four days of battle to be the 2014 Champions of the Detroit Cup. The French team defeated their Semi-Final and Final opponents two - one and three - zero today in front of a spectator crowd lining the Detroit River shoreline ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
By Ben Ainslie Racing, ,
6:25 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing had another long day out on the waters of Cardiff Bay for Day 3 of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5.
However, after two long days with a record-breaking 19 races sailed, the wind barely showed up until the end this time, and only another five races were contested. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
By Kathy Large, ,
3:53 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Three world championship teams have been named in three Paralympic sailing classes. They won their titles at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 regatta held at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Aug. 19-24th. ...
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
By Guy Perrin, ,
3:32 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Tim Wilkes was back on the water for Sunday’s race of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
1:04 AM Mon 25 Aug 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 Cardiff, Wales after Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
12:15 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) have won the 2014 Formula Kite World Championship titles. On the final day of competition in Burc Beach, Istanbul-Turkey, four medal races were run in both men and women fleets, in perfect conditions and winds averaging 12-15 knots. ...
Loving our midwinter pit stop in NZ, nothing like home
By Pete Burling & Blair Tuke, Tauranga ,
11:34 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
We have been back in NZ for the last 10 days having just completed the Rio de Janeiro '2-year-out Olympic Sailing Test Event'.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back in New Zealand and report on their Extreme Sailing Series experience, the Auckland Fiji Race, and their defence of their European 49er Champions title. 'This was our first chance to start sussing out the 2016 Olympic sailing waters. ...
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
By Warren Douglas, ,
10:33 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Another frustrating time for Emirates Team New Zealand on Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series.
The day started with the hearing into yesterday’s collision, resulting in the team being awarded average points for the three races missed because of it. ...