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

2016 Olympics: Brazil's new Environment Secretary backs away from goal By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:02 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
In a disturbing report published by Associated Press, a newly appointed Environmental Secretary has said Brazil will not be able to achieve its stated goals of water quality in the venue for the 2016 Sailing Olympics. 'Removing 80 percent of the pollutants? It's not going to happen, it's not going to happen,' said Andrea Correa, who took office earlier this month. ...
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RYA statement on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By RYA, , 8:27 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
Hugely disappointing news for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide, for Sailing team athletes who are already working hard towards Tokyo, and is a loss to the Paralympic Games itself as sailing provides a unique element to the sporting programme. ...
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championships: Thurlow Fisher snatches last minute win By Frank Quealey, , 7:42 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers team of Michael Coxon, Trent Barnabas and Dave O’Connor won one of the most amazing NSW 18ft Skiff Championships in the 120-year history of the sport following a brilliant finish in today’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. Story includes full video of the race. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Remaining six Gold medals decided By ISAF + Sail-World, , 4:56 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
The remaining six medals for the Olympic events were decided on Day 6 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, during the Medal racing phase of the regatta, which counts for double points. Despite that points premium, four of the events, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X Women were decided yesterday, Day 5. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Double Gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 3:46 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
New Zealand has won double gold at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami after Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech won the 470 and 49erFX events. A further three of the NZL Sailing Team also come away from Miami with a top five finish in what has been a successful regatta for the kiwi contingent. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 3:14 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Medal Races photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott continues unbeaten record By Robert Deaves, , 1:57 AM Sun 1 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has convincingly and unflinchingly shown that he is still the man to beat in the Finn Class as the 2015 season gets underway. Finishing a close second in the medal race at the end of the Sailing World Cup Miami, Scott wrapped up his eighth consecutive major win in the class and defends the title he won this time last year. ...
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Shock News - Sailing dropped from 2020 Paralympics By Paralympic, , 9:43 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time but the shock news is that sailing will not be a 2020 Paralympic sport. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: One Gold secured at Miami - looking good for another By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:12 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
At the conclusion of competition today, on what was the penultimate day of the ISAF World Cup series regatta, Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have an unassailable 50 point gap over second place and consequently must simply show up for the race, then return to shore to be awarded the 49erFX gold medal. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Four gold and early glory on Day 5 By ISAF, , 7:25 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
The Gold medals have been decided in four events on Day 5 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami. Finn sailor Giles Scott (GBR), is not the only one guaranteed to finish in a gold medal position tomorrow. Nacra 17 team Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA), Women’s RS:X dominator Bryony Shaw (GBR) and the breakaway 49erFX Kiwis, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) join him with gold in the bag. ...
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2014-15 Barcelona World Race - The Southern Ocean sorts out the fleet By Marion Cardon, , 3:57 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - After a month of racing, the Barcelona World Race fleet is through into the Southern Ocean. As is often the case, the distances between the boats have widened as they’ve entered the Roaring Forties. The leading crews, who were first to hit the strong winds of the southern latitudes, had a great opportunity to make good their escape. ...
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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta: RNZYS crew wins in Perth By John Roberson, , 3:38 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - Chris Steele and his crew from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have won, beating local skipper Sam Gilmour on a count back after racing in the final was curtailed by light winds. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott leads line-up of champions By Robert Deaves, , 2:59 AM Sat 31 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself his first victory of the year after two more races were sailed Friday in the lightest winds of the week at the Sailing World Cup Miami. He now sits 23 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), who had the best day to rise from fourth to second. Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) is third, just one point further back. ...
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GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is flying By GC32 Racing Tour, , 6:32 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 3, Week 4 By Mark Chisnell, Hamble , 9:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing - Congratulations to Dongfeng Race Team on an almost wire-to-wire victory in Leg 3. A really impressive, some might say flawless performance made them the first Chinese boat to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win came to be By Geoff Waller, , 8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...
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One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch By Alan Sefton, Auckland , 5:42 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ...
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2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
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Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, , 3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...
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Warren Jones Regatta: Three crews share lead at end of Round Robins By Sail-World.com NZL, , 2:31 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ...
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2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images By Rachel Jaspersen, , 2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
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2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean By Barcelona World Race, , 2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit By ISAF, , 1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats. The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Two Kiwi leaders extend on Day 4 at Miami SWC By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 1:24 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand crews continue to lead in two classes after Day 4 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. A total of six crews from the NZL Sailing Team are on target to make their medal race heading into the penultimate day of competition. In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points leads even further. ...
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NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup… By John Curnow, , 10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...
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