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Copa del Rey Mapfre - IRC 1 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:38 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to captures these images of the IRC 1 class during races three and four. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Kiwi Daryl Wislang returns with a point to prove By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:25 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race start is fast approaching and Daryl Wislang will be returning to the race onboard ADOR’s Azzam with a point to prove after being named in Ian Walker’s race crew on Tuesday. The 33-year-old New Zealander’s call-up coupled with the appointment of Matt Knighton as Onboard Reporter completes Abu Dhabi’s line-up for ocean racing’s toughest test which begins in Alicante on October 4 ...

ORC World Championship - Day 2 images from Kiel By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:08 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were out on the water for day two of the ORC World Championship to capture these images in Kiel. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta- Rain in the bay and beyond By Daniel Smith, , 2:33 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations competing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 woke up to rain on Guanabara Bay and beyond as the predicted cold front came in overnight. Whilst the front is some way off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it’s influence is impacting on the race areas. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 5, 2014 - Equity markets jump By Collinson FX, , 11:39 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
August 5, 2014: Equity markets rebounded from the worst falls in two years in the previous week. Buffeted by Geo-Political issues and ambushed by the default in Argentina and the European Banking crises relapsing. Australian Retail Sales increased 0.6% and Job Ads rose 0.3%, supporting a consolidation of the currency, which traded just above .9300. The KIWI creeps slowly back above 0.8500 supporte ...

NZL Sailing Team: No wind and no racing in Rio on Day 2 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:20 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
It was hot and calm in Rio, Brazil today, and no racing was possible at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014). Today was day two of the regatta and all 324 sailors from 34 countries were prepared for a day of competition on which all ten Olympic classes were scheduled to race. ...

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Excellence confirmed on day 1 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:31 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The bay of Palma has confirmed its excellent reputation as a race course on the opening day of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. The wind conditions allowed the teams to sail the two races scheduled for all classes. ...

420 World Championship - Italy and Spain claim gold in Travemuende By 420 Sailing, , 10:01 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a waiting game on Sunday’s final day of racing at the 420 World and Ladies World Championships as teams waited anxiously under postponement ashore for the call to the race track and contest the final two races. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Women kick start action in El Médano By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Tenerife PWA World Cup saw the sailors registering between 10am and 12pm. Over the duration of the morning the wind slowly built and by the late afternoon the women began their single elimination, after the juniors had earlier taken centre stage. By the end of the opening day, all but one heat of the first two rounds has been completed. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Racing canceled on day 2 By ISAF, , 7:28 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
For Rio de Janeiro's thousands of tourists Monday 4 August was the perfect day with a beating Brazilian sun, clear South American skies and the occasional gust of light breeze to cool down bathers on Copacabana Beach. Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:0 ...

Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day By 52 Super Series, , 7:15 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ...

ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing By ORC Media, , 6:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:23 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:03 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ...

Lysekil Women’s Match - All set for Swedish West Coast action By WIM Series, , 4:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match begins Tuesday, the event will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a very competitive field of nine crews of six sailors each. Will Danish world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm take her fourth consecutive victory in the beautiful Swedish West Coast archipelago? Can World Champion Anna Kjellberg get her first triumph on her home waters? ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore to host 2015 Series opener By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Singapore is set to host the curtain-raiser to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series world tour – the first of eight Host Venues across three continents to be revealed, confirmed Series organisers OC sport and Series Main Partner, Land Rover. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Fleets ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 3:14 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
After the Finn and RS:X fleets kicked off racing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Sunday, the remaining seven will start on Monday 4 August. All five race courses will be used on Monday with three areas - Ponte, Escola Naval and Pão de Açucar -situated inside Guanabara Bay and the other two - Copacabana and Niterói - located outside the bay in open water. ...

ORC International World Championship 2014 - Action shots from day 1 By Max Ranchi Photography, , 12:41 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on deck at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images on day one. ...

Barclays 52 Super Series - Copa del Rey Mapfre 2014 - Playing catch up By Barclays 52 Super Series, , 11:23 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
And while Quantum Racing may be perceived to be a dominant force after winning the US Super Series and the Audi TP52 World Championship title under skipper Ed Baird, in reality when racing starts tomorrow Monday Quantum Racing are actually only four points ahead of Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing and five points ahead of the Roemmers family’s Azzurra skippered by Guile Parada. ...

International Sailing Regatta - RS:X and Finn fleets put Rio to test By ISAF, , 10:34 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
With 28 racers on the water it's not far off the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition fleet size. In two years' time 36 racers will take to water and van Rijsselberge is enjoying the similarities, 'We have a really nice fleet here. That's the biggest plus. Everybody is here and it's a strong field. I think it's a really good test. ...

2014 ORC World Championship - Record fleet starts tomorrow By ORC, , 3:45 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 ORC World Championship - At 10:55 tomorrow morning, Monday four August, the first Warning signals will sound for the first race on three separate course areas here in Kiel for the start of the 2014 edition of the ORC World Championship. This offshore World Championship sanctioned by ISAF features a record-setting turnout of 151 boats from 19 countries ...

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - A trophy for any crew to win By Rob Mundle, , 3:16 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - As the fleet size for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week climbs towards the impressive mark of 180, it has been confirmed that this year there will again be two trophies on offer that any competing crew can win. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - World's best prepare for action By Chris Yates, , 2:36 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup is set to take place from the 4th-10th August. The elite of the wave sailing world will be returning to action as they prepare for their second battle of the season. ...

2016 Olympics: Brazil successfully improving water quality By Richard Gladwell/, , 12:26 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Top international photographer, Juerg Knaufmann (SUI) has been in Rio de Janeiro at the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics and reports that the serious issues surrounding the water pollution at the race venue are being mitigated. ...

NZL Sailing Team: Racing underway in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:13 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing is underway for the NZL Sailing Team in Rio, Brazil in the RS:X and Finn classes at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 – the Olympic Sailing ‘Test Event’. Natalia Kosinska has made a solid start in the Women’s RS:X racing to lie sixth overall at the end of the first day of competition. The Takapuna Boating Club representative placed 13th and second in today’s two fleet race ...

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