| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 29, 2014 - NZD remain target
By Collinson FX, ,
3:03 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
July 29, 2014: The AUD remains strong, trading around 0.9400, while the KIWI is weaker due to the RBNZ 'jawboning' and deteriorating economic data. The NZD trades 0.8540 but will remain a target for the carry trade with attractive interest rate differentials. ...
Winners with Zhik: The British 49er team
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:36 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top sailors need top clothing to deliver a top performance.Continuing this this regular feature on Sail-World, we check in with the British 49er Sailing Team and their coach Ben Rhodes to find out what Zhik gear they like most. ...
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
By Beua Outteridge, ,
1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing).
Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
Zhik Video: Ride aboard the Nacra 17
By Zhik, ,
12:18 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Zhik sailors Lorenzo Bressani and Giovanna Micol take us on a wild ride onboard their Nacra 17 ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1
By Rob Burn, ,
11:13 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one racing was again very light and hot, a slight delay on the Start on the boys course, but racing underway in a oscillating breeze of 3-5 knots, great for the little guys and girls. The two Courses are a long way out and quite far apart, probably nearly a half hour tow out from the beach, we can see the Girls course off in the distance but are reliant on the girls for their racing stories. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy?
By John Curnow, ,
2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
By ISAF, ,
4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
By Sail Canada, ,
3:11 PM Mon 28 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). ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Hayne’s Celestial victorious
By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, ,
1:24 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Sam Hayne’s Celestial has been declared winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this afternoon. When told of his win, Haynes, representing the CYCA in Sydney said: 'It’s fantastic – what a great race to win – it’s a marquee event. It’s great to win the first race of the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore.' ...
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
By ORC Media, ,
12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
Record fleet for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
11:11 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
For the first time in the coastal classic’s history RQYS has relaxed the requirement for every yacht to carry an HF radio, an expensive addition for owners who rarely race Category 2 events. The club is offering competitors the option of using a Satellite phone hardwired with a fixed external antennae rather than HF radio, stripping up to $3,000 off the cost of mandatory safety gear. ...
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...
North Sails: Get Stop tabs now ... Winter sails service...Cover care
By North Sails, ,
9:05 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Latest newsletter from North Sails NZ with information on how to get Stop tabs fitted to your sails - faster than woolling a spinnaker. Check out the Winter Service deal. And look at their Cover Care Pack ...
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record
By Heidi Walton, ,
4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Celestial in box seat
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
4:16 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Sam Haynes has sailed his Rogers 46, Celestial, to what looks to be an unassailable position to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
11:29 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
By Jeff Martin, ,
12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Start; Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
11:52 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
You could have been forgiven for thinking you'd missed out on a whole 12 months if you were on Sydney Harbour yesterday. Rewind to July 2013 and exactly the same conditions prevailed only minutes after the start signal - bright sunshine, flat seas and barely a skerrick of wind.
Crosbie Lorimer was in the midst of the drifting fleet and captured these images. ...
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