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Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew By Sail-World, , 9:40 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ...
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McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released By Sail-World, , 8:07 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ...
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America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:05 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction By Jane Eagleson, , 9:10 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 22 - Alarm clock wakes up Kiwi By Collinson FX, , 11:25 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
January 22, 2015: The NZD and AUD fell out of bed overnight as the realisation dawns on Central Banks there is little growth and falling inflation. The Bank of Canada surprised markets and cut interest rates citing low inflation and decimated Oil prices. ...
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America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta By Sail-World, , 10:01 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ...
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Auckland Anniversary Day: Tug race to circuit Waitemata Harbour By Zoe Hawkins, , 9:46 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
If you are venturing out on the Waitemata Harbour between 10 and 11am on Auckland’s Anniversary Day, be sure to keep an eye out for the wakes of racing tugboats. Up to 30 tugs, tow boats and fishing boats of all shapes and sizes will be racing in the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta tug boat race, helping to celebrate 175 years since Auckland was founded. ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 2 By Sail-World.com, , 8:26 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The ubiquitous Will Calver of Ocean Photography, was on the shore, on the water and in the air during Day 2 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Here's how he saw the day. ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Northland turns on great breeze for Day 2 By Sail-World, , 6:52 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The fleet enjoyed champagne sailing conditions for the second day of Bay of Islands Sailing Week, which this year combined with the Millennium Cup contested by five superyachts. Weatherman, Mike Quilter, perhaps better known as an international navigator gave the forecast at the beginning of the day: 'a ridge of high pressure establishes itself over the North Island today and tomorrow' ...
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Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1: By Steve Western, , 3:36 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ...
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Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands By Sail-World, , 1:15 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand. Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:00 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - The nightmares of the Malacca Straits behind them, leg three leaders Dongfeng Race Team have now well and truly entered the South China Sea, clearing Singapore without too many problems on the way to Sanya. China, a little over 1000 miles away. ...
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Bay of Islands Race Week: Freshening breeze - Predictwind - Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:25 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect light to moderate moderate SE winds for the second day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be under 10kts for the morning, before swinging east or NE late in the morning/early afternoon. ...
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Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals - Knight Frank skiff wins! By John Little, Auckland , 7:30 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals finished on Sunday with the Knight Frank skiff team of Riley Dean, Matt Coutts and John Little taking the win. The Knight Frank (15pts) skiff team managed to take the win 5 points ahead of Yamaha (20pts). Maersk Line (35) had a great final day to finish in third spot ahead of ASCC (40pts) who they battled the whole way through the regatta. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 21 - NZD drops as movie repeats By Collinson FX, , 12:37 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
January 21, 2015: European equities rallied overnight, for all the wrong reasons.Haven't we seen this movie? The US has flushed the markets with liquidity, since the GFC, giving equity markets the biggest monetary boost in history. The ECB plans to do the same and flood the markets with cheap money in an effort to stimulate. ...
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J-70 gets a work out at Key West Race Week By Sail-World, , 10:49 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Top US magazine Sailing World's editor Dave Reed describes his experience racing the J-70 at Key West Race Week: The J/70 has this sensation when it happens, as if the boat gets lighter, and it just sort wiggles upwind. I remember this feeling well from a few years back when sailing with Tim Healy at the first Key West Race Week for the J/70 class. ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: More images by Will Calver from Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:24 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Top sailing photographer, Will Calver, is on the water at Bay of Islands Sailing Week and filed this gallery of images from the opening day of the three day regatta. ...
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2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Day 2, hot and humid By AIOBCA O'pen Bic, Melbourne , 9:18 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
What a difference a day makes, especially in Melbourne. The competitors were greeted with a steady but warm 15-20knt Northerly Breeze and smaller waves from the day before. ...
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2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals won by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie By Brian Peet, Auckland , 7:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals just completed at the Glendowie Boating Club was won after a hard fought battle by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie. Going into the third and final day of racing, Jason Hewitt from Waikato held the slenderest of leads over Auckland’s Jeremy Mitchell. ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem takes a A-Division win on Day 1 By Sail-World.com, , 6:42 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2015 edition got underway in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland today. the event is combined with the Millennium Cup for superyachts. Top international navigator, Mike Quilter forecast a light SE 10 – 15 knots to form in the morning, variable during the day and predicted to decrease during the afternoon. Includes video of day 1 ...
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America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda By Sail-World, , 12:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ...
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Doyle Sails offer sail repair and basic rigging service at BOISW By Sail-World, , 11:22 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands Sailing Week - BOISW and the New Zealand Millennium Cup start Wednesday and Doyle Sails are offering an overnight service on sail repairs and a basic rigging service. Doyles have team members on several boats during the regatta, so will be ready to help you as soon as you hit the dock, should you suffer any damage during the racing. ...
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Bay of Islands Race Week: Moderate breezes - Predictwind - Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:35 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect moderate SE winds for the first day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be gusting to 20kts in the morning, before easing and swinging east later in the day. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015 By Sail-World.com, , 7:55 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series has announced a schedule of eight venues and several new teams for the 2015 circuit. Now in its ninth year of competition, the America's Cup teams have exited the competition and been replaced with teams from Italy and Turkey. Eight teams will make up the regular tour with Team Aberdeen joining for the first event of the 2015 Tour. ...
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Artemis Offshore Academy rookies arrive for another season By Ed Gorman, , 5:51 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The sky is grey, matching the gruesome concrete of the giant Second World War-era German submarine pens on the dockside at Lorient, as the rookie sailors of the Artemis Offshore Academy arrive for another session of cold January training. ...
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