| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 16, 2013 - Europe contracts USD up
By Collinson FX,
6:17 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 16, 2013 - Stocks were flat-lining in the US after some further weak economic data from Europe and domestically. The EUR continued to fall against the Dollar trading 1.2870 and the GBP 1.5215. Commodities are drifting in the face of the Dollar rise and have continued to impact the associated currencies. The AUD is now trading 0.9875 and the KIWI 0.8220. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:15 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s Match Race Germany commences tomorrow. Twelve international teams will be competing off Langenargen on Lake Constance with the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps as a backdrop. ...
Women's Match Racing action kicks off in Saint Quay-Portrieux
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
4:42 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series season commences tomorrow with an international mix of newcomers and veterans taking part the first event in St Quay-Portrieux, France. Sailing the former Olympic class Elliott 6m, ten crews from eight countries will fight hard to reach the podium on Sunday. ...
ORC World Championships - Ancona competitor list published
By ORC Media,
4:16 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Organizers for the 2013 Adria Ferries ORC International World Championship have published the list of entries that are set to take part in the event held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013. To maintain the highest possible standards for the event, organizers have put limits on the number of entries eligible to race, so there are now 100 confirmed entries and 22 yachts on the waiting list. ...
President's Report on the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Copenhagen
4:03 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF President Carlo Croce reports on the 2013 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Timeless classic returns this June
By KPMS, ,
3:37 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The Giraglia Rolex Cup, a competition that has run annually since 1953, returns from 14-22 June 2013. The weeklong event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has long captured the imagination of the Mediterranean sailing community, and has experienced a marked revival since Rolex’s emergence as title sponsor in 1998. ...
Global Ocean Race - Carterham Challenge to join 2014-15 action
By GOR Media, ,
3:25 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 edition of the Global Ocean Race will welcome one of motor racing's engineering and design geniuses as an entrant. Mike Gascoyne will be joining the eight teams already preparing for the start. Gascoyne will be at the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the start of the round-the-world race in September 2014 with a new Class40 boat, Caterham Challenge, to be launched this summer. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 15th May 2013
By ISAF/ISAF UK LTD, ,
1:42 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is perfectly primed at the top of the Open Rankings with a healthy advantage in the ISAF Match Race Rankings, while ISAF Nations Cup European Regional Final Winner Viktor Ogeman reaps the rewards of his success to move to a personal best of World 28. ...
Kiwis dominate in International Friendship All Japan Junior YC Regatta
By Brad Davies,
12:15 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Recently a young Kiwi team headed over to Japan for the annual three day youth regatta – the International Friendship All Japan Junior Yacht Club Regatta 2013 from the third – fifth of May. The team of three young and upcoming Kiwi sailors was led by North Sails New Zealand Purchasing Manager Hayden Whitburn who himself has competed in the very same regatta back in 2000. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Cyprus + Promo video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:34 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship to be held at the island of Cyprus and the city of Limassol ...
US orders new Protector for America’s Cup
By Mike Rose,
6:20 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A new Rayglass Protector 11.5-metre Cabin SL is on its way to San Francisco after being ordered especially for watching the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas later this year.
The new model features a custom interior, including a cockpit lounge suite for entertaining, and a teak cockpit sole, and will be powered by two 300hp-plus outboards. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 15, 2013 - The mindless Bulls
By Collinson FX,
12:31 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 15, 2013 - Markets continued the bull run which seems to be mindless considering economic fundamentals. The peripheral currencies continue to suffer the risk aversion trade with the AUD now below 0.9900 and the KIWI 0.8180. ...
America's Cup: Committee to report on AC72 safety measures
By Richard Gladwell,
10:06 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup organisers, Golden Gate Yacht Club, have appointed a six-strong team to investigate and report on the facts of the Artemis incident, last Thursday, and to recommend on safety issues for the event.
The group is working in conjunction with the US Coast Guard who must issue SLR's (Special Local Regulations) for the event to proceed. ...
Lysekil Women's Match action commences August 5
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
8:26 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Lysekil Women’s Match is set to take place 5-10 August and Danish match racing star Camilla Ulrikkeholm is one of the skippers already having accepted an invitation to this year’s event. British Olympian Lucy Macgregor, Claudia Pierce of New Zealand and last year’s rookie Alexa Bezel of Switzerland (runner-up in Lysekil 2012) will be some of her competitors. ...
AEE Sportscam video: Mark Orams 2013 Paper Tiger Nationals - Race view
By Colin Preston, Auckland ,
6:41 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Join Mark Orams on Race 1 of the Paper Tiger Nationals, held off Maraetai Beach Auckland earlier this year, as viewed from bow and boom mounted AEE Sportscam cameras. ...
WMRT Match Race Germany - Lake Contstance battle fast approaching
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:39 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Match Race Germany is coming up and the top match racing crews from around the world are gathering on the north shore of Lake Constance this week ready for the first salvos of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set to commence on Thursday. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Early entry fee discount period extended
By Matt Carter, ,
5:11 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta event organisers are happy to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday 31 May - giving sailors the opportunity to get their entries in without breaking the bank! ...
Finn World Masters - Sailors return en-masse to La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:02 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The Finn class returns en-masse to La Rochelle, France for the 2013 Finn World Masters next week. It is destined to be not only the largest Finn Masters ever, but also the largest Finn event ever if all the pre-entered 307 sailors from 27 countries show up. ...
Kieler Woche - Outright racing and pure excitement to the end
By Kieler Woche, ,
1:48 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche will take place 22-30 June with victory and medal ranks being decided on the very last race day when the top six athletes race against each other in the finals. There will be no tactical games, but just outright racing and pure excitement until the very last, as only the finals will bring the decision. ...
Volvo partners New Zealand youth sailing
By Yachting NZ,
9:56 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
achting New Zealand is proud to announce a new partnership with Volvo Cars to support the drive for youth sailing development around the country.
A long term investment, Volvo will sponsor New Zealand’s flagship school sailing programme Volvo Sailing… Have a Go! as well as contributing to youth development camps and clinics. ...
FMJ Racing win the 1010 4g Match Racing Grade 2 at Royal Hong Kong YC
By FMJ Racing,
9:28 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
FMJ Racing have won the 1010 4g Grade 2 Match Racing Regatta held out of The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The competition was world class with tour card holders Waka Racing and Ian William's GAC Pindar in the mix and also a lot of local talent. ...
Etchells Australian Titles at Southport YC preview
By Bronwen Ince, ,
2:42 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013-14 Etchells Australian Titles is expected to be one of the largest Etchell National Titles ever run for this hotly contested class of yacht. With the perfect Gold Coast location and the increased level of competition sailors and their families will be converging from all across Australia and New Zealand. ...
America's Cup: German team pulls out of Red Bull Youth series
11:51 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francsico. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 14, 2013 - AUD breaks the ice
By Collinson FX,
10:15 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 14, 2013 - Rumours swirled in the US, that the massive Bond Buying program the Fed has blessed the markets with, may be coming to an end. The AUD has well and truely breached parity, trading 0.9950 and the KIWI slipped to 0.8240 despite House Sales rising 25% tempered by a flattening in prices. ...
America´s Cup Artemis Crew in shock - newspaper quotes inaccurate
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
10:04 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The sailing world is very much in shock following the death of British Olympic Gold and Silver medallist and America's Cup strategist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson trapped under water after the capsize of the Swedish AC72 Artemis on San Francisco Bay last Thursday. Helmsman Nathan Outteridge has issued a statement saying that quotes attributed to his father were not accurate. ...