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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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Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support By Tim Dempsey, Auckland , 10:06 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are an aspiring sailing duo on the path to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the SKUD 18. Dempsey is a former Paralympic sailor who knows the dedication required to sail at the elite level demanded by the games. He has Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition and he knows this is his last chance to represent his country at the Paralympics. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video By Techno 293, , 4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
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29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up By Marianne Davis, , 3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 23, 2014 - AUD creeps up By Collinson FX, , 12:57 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
July 23, 2014: The AUD has slowly climbed back towards 0.9385, while the country is pre-occupied with the Malaysian air crises, with little to divert on the economic front. Geo-Political issues remain central, with no major economic data to divert attention, although Central bank activity will impact. ...
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Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
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Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2 By Fiona Brown, , 9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
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OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23 By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
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Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing. If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
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29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston By Cork, , 7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 22, 2014 - Europe watched By Collinson FX, , 4:28 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
July 22, 2014: The KIWI was trading just below 0.8690 while the AUD holds below 0.9370. Look for local data release and Global geo-political issues to drive direction. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3 By PKRA, , 3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day By Fiona Brown, , 9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony By Robert Deaves, , 7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners By Chris Yates, , 2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
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Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win By Fiona Brown, , 2:26 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
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2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)! By Paul J Davies, , 12:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC By Oracle Team USA, , 11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia. First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
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