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

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 27 - Europe takes a bashing By Collinson FX, , 12:50 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Feb 27, 2015: The EUR was battered overnight, as the Dollar surged. NZ Trade data was as expected, with contraction from Exports and Imports, although the balance was positive. Central Bank activity remains the major driver of currencies while insipid economic data does not support the robust economic recovery many touted. T ...
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Oceanbridge Sail Auckland - Day 2: Three seasons in one day By Oceanbridge Sail Auckland media, , 11:32 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Day 2 started with the Postponement Flag hanging from the official regatta flagpole but at 1100 hours it was lowered, as there was a faint breath of air filling in on the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland race courses. A light northwest breeze came in and was eventually good enough for the race committee to start laying courses. ...
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America's Cup: What does a Performance Coach do? Oracle's tells By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:01 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
This week, Kiwis have been hearing a lot about the role of a Performance Analyst and Coach, with Emirates Team NZ claiming that the function will be vital to their success in the 2017 America's Cup. Orace Team USA's Philippe Presti describes what a Performance Coach does and how they were able to effect the catch-up on Emirates Team NZ during the final half of the 34th America's Cup Match. ...
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Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open By Robert Deaves, , 9:50 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 7:46 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Ian Walker’s crew on Azzam is almost leveled with the northern tip of New Zealand, and has managed to keep a small amount of separation from the Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE, all separated by 3-5 nautical miles north to south and within 10nm east to west. Now its time for the reverse Coastal race. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home By Barcelona World Race, , 1:58 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015 GMT
If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video By John Navas, , 10:52 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ...
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High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover By Graeme Finch, , 10:35 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:25 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:06 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ...
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One Ton Revival: New sails by Doyle for Bouzaid's Rainbow II By Ellie Brade, , 8:39 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Rainbow II is one of the most iconic yachts in New Zealand sailing history. Built and skippered by Chris Bouzaid, her win in the One Ton Cup in 1969 was New Zealand’s first big international sailing win. Doyle Sails NZ was commissioned to build the new sails for the iconic Rainbow II with design work by Chris’ son Richard ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:51 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 26 - Big jump for AUD By Collinson FX, , 1:26 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Feb 26, 2015: The AUD jumped towards 0.7900, while the KIWI traded 0.7530, looking at the release of Trade data today. Exports and Imports are expected to be lower reflecting the economic environment, although the balance is expected to be static. Central Banks continue to drive market direction while economic data remains a symptom. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 12:08 PM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ...
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AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video By pressure-drop.us, , 11:19 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ...
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Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Light shifty conditions on Day 1 By Oceanbridge Sail Auckland media, , 9:09 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Day 1 of the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland got off to a slow start due to a lack of wind - with all fleets forced to wait two hours with the postponement flag hoisted up the official flagpole. Once the fleets finally launched at 1300 hours news came in that top 49er sailor Peter Burling (NZL) had been announced as one of two helmsmen for Emirates Team NZ ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 8:26 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ...
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Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:00 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 2:18 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ...
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America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 1:49 AM Thu 26 Feb 2015 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature By Steve Rosenberg, , 7:58 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:52 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ...
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Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Racing underway Thursday morning By Oceanbridge Sail Auckland media, , 7:32 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland registration for sailors and coaches has begun at Royal Akarana Yacht ahead of the four-day regatta. 194 boats across 17 classes will race on the Waitemata Harbour spread between four courses, making this event one of the largest Olympic, Paralympic and Invited classes in New Zealand. ...
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Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution By Barcelona World Race, , 4:49 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ...
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Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn By Barcelona World Race, , 3:17 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ...
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