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Brisbane to Keppel Race - The Healer last to first By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:06 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Mark Hipgrave’s Beneteau First 36s7 called The Healer finished the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last in the fleet, at 5.30am this morning, Sunday August 3, 2014. On handicap it’s a very different story, the small Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron crew outclassing the entire PHS fleet. ...
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Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad... By Rob Burn, , 3:53 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in. After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:07 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
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Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles By Peter McIntosh, Kingston , 1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 2, 2014 - Interest buoys KIWI By Collinson FX, , 1:15 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
August 2, 2014: A dramatic collapse in equities for the week signalled a confluence of Geo-Political crises and economic fundamental changes globally. Equities have turned, with the fear the Fed will conclude QE Infinity and begin to raise rates, for the first time in eight years. The KIWI managed to consolidate, at 0.8500, supported by extremely attractive interest rate differentials. ...
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420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde By 420 Sailing, , 8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Robertson on match point in semis By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:50 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The Semi-Finals remained in the balance at the close of play today at Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, with four time champion Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team 0-2 down against Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing, while defending champion Taylor Canfield’s USone team was even on 1-1 against France’s Mathieu Richard and his LunaJets crew. ...
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Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Winter race - Foilers and big Boats By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:09 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Images from the RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series, sailed Saturday, August 2. Shooting from under North Head, there was a good view of many of the race boats before the cloud moved in and the light crumped out. Conditions were a testing northerly wind, blowing straight down the Channel, averaging 20kts and gusting to 25kts - making for some exciting racing. ...
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Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ...
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420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:03 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ...
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Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
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Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 3:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...
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