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News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World

Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finishing the day in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing. Four teams stay undefeated, with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victories. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:34 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - New leader emerges as Steinhude turns it up By Robert Deaves, , 7:23 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) has taken a three point lead in Steinhude, Germany after two race wins as the winds peaked out at 26 knots on a tough day for the fleet. Andre Budzien (GER) is still in second with defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) down to third. ...
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Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Brunel claimed pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. 'The race was really fun, with various conditions,' said Team Brunel’s Lithuanian crew member Rokas Milevi?ius. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2 By ISAF, , 5:54 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the warm climate as the competition heated up on day two in Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop the on-water action with 12 more flights completed. The situation is incredibly tight ahead of the last ten flights. ...
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Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video By SailingNet, , 5:26 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three at the Laser Radial World Championship was different. The sailors were greated by a beautiful, blue sky, light wind and sunny weather. Everybody was asking one question: where is the fog? From the beginning of the championships misty mornings started to be something usual for us. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:07 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has now confirmed the bustling Mediterranean city of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the 2014 season, to be held 2-5 October. Hosted by Ville de Nice, the Extreme Sailing Series has been a regular feature on the city’s sporting calendar since 2011. ...
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs By KPMS, , 2:18 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Owned and helmed by individuals accustomed to success outside of sport, sailed by outstanding professional talent and designed by architectural visionaries, the world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their speed, power and elegance. ...
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29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off By Marianne Davis, , 1:35 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Today kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Competition is strong in the final series, with the fleet now split into gold and silver. ...
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29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario By Jerelyn Biehl, , 12:58 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The Cork facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
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NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:30 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta is a ‘Test Event’ for the 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta. On between 2 and 9 August ...
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Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events By ORC, , 10:05 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Joaquín Barenys, Vice Commodore of RCNB and Chairman of the Organizing and Events Committee of the 2015 ORC World Championship, expresses the satisfaction for RCNB to host this major intercontinental sailing event: 'For the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona it is a great satisfaction for us to be the organizer of the 2015 ORC World Championship.' ...
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America's Cup designers and engineers to talk at NZ Multihull YC By David Smith, Auckland , 7:55 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Cup design engineers Andy Kensington (Emirates Team NZ) and Oracle Team USA's Neil Wilkinson will be guest Speakers on Tuesday the 5th August at 7.30 pm at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in the Dinghy Locker. ...
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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race: Kiteboarders provide dramatic backdrop By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:20 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Kite Townsville’s international Kiteboarding Championship will provide a dramatic back-drop to the annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week with both events being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. ...
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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Australian Cricket Captain makes debut By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:54 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Australian Cricket Captain Michael Clarke will make his ocean racing debut aboard Perpetual Loyal in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia organised Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race which starts this Saturday 26 July at 1pm off Nielsen Park on Sydney Harbour. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:10 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - They fight hard on the race course but have a lot of fun at the same time. Like today third day of racing at the 2014 World championships. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 24, 2014 - Rate rise hits trade By Collinson FX, , 12:57 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
July 24, 2014: The KIWI is trading around 0.8670 once again and is likely to be further supported by a rise in interest rates by the RBNZ today. A rise in rates will further impact the economic recovery and this is likely to be reflected in the trade data also released today. Exports and Imports are likely to contract as the RBNZ monetary policy hits the trade economy hard. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Defending champ leads after day 2 By Robert Deaves, , 9:10 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Steinhuder Meer produced its best for the second day of racing at the OK Dinghy Europeans with two races held in glorious sunshine, with wall to wall blue skies and 10-12 knots of warm wind. Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) has taken the lead from Andre Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Race wins went to Budzien, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN), Jorgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Jim Hunt (GBR). ...
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Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3 By Fiona Brown, , 8:44 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:28 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:40 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1 By ISAF, , 5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open By ISAF, , 4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
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Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads By Jeff Martin, , 3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
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Coaches wear Zhik: John Bertrand (US) with the AST By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:36 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Top sailors (and their coaches) need top clothing to deliver a top performance. Former Laser World Champion and Olympic Silver medallist in the Finn class, John Bertrand (USA) describes the Zhik gear they need to wear as coaches in the long hours they spend on the water under cold and wet conditions. ...
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