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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2014 - AUD jaw boned lower By Collinson FX, , 11:08 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
July 5, 2014: US Markets were closed to finish the week for the Independence Day holiday. The week was optimistic after a surprisingly good Jobs number on the Thursday. The AUD has been jaw boned lower by the RBA and will open the week trading 0.9350 while the KIWI remains bid around 0.8750. ...
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Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015 - Date set for 2015 race start By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:22 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The monohulls will race under Category 2 safety regulations while the details of the safety requirements for the multihulls are to be advised in the next few months. MHYC’s Commodore, John McCuaig, has pushed forward to have the 2015 start date confirmed early, giving plenty of time for boat owners to plan for the race. ...
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2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race: Race record smashed By Peter Campbell, , 6:25 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Tasmanian yacht Alive this morning smashed the race record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu. Alive crossed the finish line off Port Vila at 10:22:45am (Australian Eastern Standard time) for a record-breaking elapsed time of five days 23 hours 52 minutes and 45 seconds. ...
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...
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NZL Sailing Team's Konsinska ends the RS:X European Champs in 12th By Jodie Bakewell-White, Turkey , 8:34 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X European Open Championships are over for Natalia Kosinska who has finished in 12th overall sailing against the world’s best Olympic Women’s windsurfers in Cesme, Turkey. Overnight, the regatta came to its conclusion with only the top ten in each fleet heading onto the water for the podium determining medal races. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Strong winds, no sailing in RS:X Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 1:17 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Strong winds keep the fleets ashore on the penultimate day of the 2014 RS:X European Champs in Turkey. Dave Robertson, coach to NZL Sailing Team's Natalia Kosinska, reports in from Cesme; 'Unfortunately no racing today due to the 30 plus knot winds and big seas here in Turkey. Very unfortunate for Natalia who was champing at the bit to redeem herself from yesterday.' ...
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Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series - Big Breeze By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:54 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
A reduced fleet took to the Waitemata for Race 5 of the RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series. Only one 50fter, V5 (David Nathan) fronted the start line, and her nearest competition was the Elliott 35ss Bushido. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1. The top four going through to the Semi-Finals were decided earlier today with Italian Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa the sole team to win their Quarter Finals in straight sets, in their case against David Gilmour. ...
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Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 4, 2014 - AUD Overvalued By Collinson FX, , 3:33 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
July 4, 2014: Some of the gloss came off the AUD after Retail Sales contracted 0.5% and the RBA Governor Stevens confirmed their opinion that the AUD/USD is overvalued and should be lower ??. The AUD traded 0.9350 while the KIWI was well supported around 0.8750. ...
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Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: RS:X drops in big breeze; Tuke looks to Europeans By NZL Sailing Team, , 12:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day 3 of racing at the RS:X European Champs in Cesme didn’t go as Natalia Kosinska would have hoped and she has slipped to 11th in the standings (placing 23, 19, DNC). But with two days to go there’s time to improve; Coach Dave Robertson says; 'Unfortunately today went from bad to worse for Natalia. She was starting well but lacked some speed in the +20 knots and big waves. One of 'those days' ...
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Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup By Clipper Ventures, , 11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
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World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
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Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
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2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host By Duncan Worthington, Phuket , 8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
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PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
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Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
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