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420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front By 420 International Class Association, , 10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
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2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff By Paul Davies, , 8:41 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ...
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Coastguard Coastal Medic Course Being Run In Wellington By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:36 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running a Coastal Medic course over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. This course offers participants the qualification of Coastguard Boating Education Service Marine Medic (Coastal), NZQA units 6400, 6401, 6402 and Maritime New Zealand commercial first aid. It should be a prerequisite for anyone involved in ocean sports. ...
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Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
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Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio By ISAF, , 5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
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Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 30, 2014 - KIWI drifts down By Collinson FX, , 1:33 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
July 30, 2014: The EUR dropped to 1.3410 and the GBP 1.6940 after the recent rally in the reserve currency. US Consumer Confidence jumped while Home Prices were subdued. The AUD traded around 0.9400 after local new home sales rose 1.2%. The KIWI drifted lower to 0.8510, the victim of the RBNZ war on the economic recovery ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
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Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde By Rob Burn, , 9:54 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam Barnett and Zak Merton score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie von Waldow and Annabel Cave get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. ...
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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published By ISAF, , 9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
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2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race By 420 Sailing, , 3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes By Rupert Holmes, , 9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5 By Chris Yates, , 6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
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WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered By World Paddle Association, , 5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
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America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup By Beau 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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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