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DangerZone leads after first day of racing in Young 88 Nationals By RNZYS Media, , 9:06 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Lincoln Fraser and his Dangerzone crew, who finished second behind Flash Gordon (Helm: Mike Sanderson) in 2013, kept themselves ahead of their rivals with three fourth place finishes backed up by a first, a second & a fifth, this was good enough to place them at the top of the podium after day one, albeit by one point. ...
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Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs By Rich Roberts, , 4:30 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield won all five of his races Friday to leap into first place and virtually clinch a berth in the semifinals of Stage Two of the 50th Congressional Cup, but he's a hard young guy to satisfy. ...
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America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:08 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's Sir Russell Coutts has stepped into the fray over the AC45 boat tampering and the penalties handed out against the team he headed. Olympic Gold medalist Coutts (NZL) who skippered the New Zealand boat in two America's Cup wins, says 'the report is spot on in my opinion'. 'The ISAF jury appeared to be on a crusade to 'save the America’s Cup'. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress? By Clipper Round the World, , 9:30 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire chasing down the final 30 miles into San Francisco, the rest of the fleet continues to tackle the last few hundred miles of Race 10, as light winds towards the finish line look set to hamper the teams progress. ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters By Fabrice Thomazeau, , 8:55 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Les Voiles de St. Barth is getting ready once again to rock the waters off the island of Saint Barthélemy. Scheduled for next week, April 14-19, the event has become progressively more seasoned while its participating teams have, in parallel fashion, become increasingly more impressive in terms of talent on board. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco By Clipper Round the World, , 8:41 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, OneDLL and Qingdao have arrived in San Francisco after crossing the Pacific Ocean in the race from Qingdao, China. OneDLL crossed the line in fourth position at 12:56:00 UTC, passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in heavy fog. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:24 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
With no sign of the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup in sight, Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, confirmed last night in a TV3 interview that the funding advance from the New Zealand Government would run out in June 2014, or just over two months. Appearing on prime time news show, Campbell Live, Dalton nodded in confirmation of a statement be Campbell, that the money would run out at the end ...
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50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here By Sail-World.com, , 6:20 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
The 50th Congressional Cup is being sailed at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles. Catch the live video and commentary here ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 11, 2014 - Up and down, again By Collinson FX, , 3:50 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 11, 2014 - Equity markets tumbled again as Global growth prospects degenerated. China Exports and Imports both contracted sharply sparking fears of a slowdown in the recovery. Demand slipped for commodities after ealier good news from Employment numbers released in Australia. ...
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Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 3:33 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Second gallery of images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who went match racing on the Waitemata harbour, Friday, in the America's Cuppers NZL-41 and NZL-68. It was the Duke's second match racing attempt on the Waitemata, having sailed here four years ago under the tutelage of America's cup skipper, Dean Barker. ...
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Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 11:59 AM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went match racing on the Waitemata harbour, Friday, in the America's Cuppers NZL-41 and NZL-68. It was the Duke's second match racing attempt on the Waitemata, having sailed here four years ago under the tutelage of America's cup skipper, Dean Barker. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:33 AM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In Southampton, UK Team Alvimedica launched their new Volvo Ocean 65 boat on Friday to herald six months of crew selections and hard training before the start of the race in October. ...
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Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata By Warren Douglas, , 10:47 AM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Emirates Team New Zealand today for a taste of match racing on Auckland Harbour. With crowds lining vantage points around the Viaduct and the harbour, the Duke at the helm of NZL68 and the Duchess on NZL41 - both boats from the America's Cup monohull era - had two races on the inner harbour. ...
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The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd By Rich Roberts, , 3:05 AM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
Adam Minoprio has skippered in the Congressional Cup and other major match racing competitions, but has a new role in the game these days: tactician for 2010 Crimson Blazer winner Francesco Bruni, in Italy's renewed Luna Rossa campaign for the America's Cup, starting with Stage Two of this event. ...
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50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here By Sail-World.com, , 10:13 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
The 50th Congressional Cup is being sailed at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles. Catch the live video and commentary here ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 10, 2014 - Equity markets surge By Collinson FX, , 3:43 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 10, 2014 - The AUD moved up towards 0.9400 while the KIWI consolidated just under 0.8700. Gains are a reflection of the contempt the Fed has for the USD, which is being manipulated lower, to stimulate trade growth. At some point confidence in the reserve currency will be undermined and this will be red flagged in the bond markets. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on By Clipper Ventures, , 3:30 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as the final miles tick away in the 5,800 mile race to San Francisco, the lure of sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge continues to spur on the fighting spirit amongst the fleet, as race 10 rumbles on. ...
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SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th By Herman Hell, , 2:58 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Kieler Yacht-Club is happy to host the SAP 5O5 World Championship 2014, which will take place in Kiel, Germany from 13-22 August, 2014. More than 130 crews from over fifteen nations are expected to descend on Kiel to compete for the title of SAP 5O5 World Champion. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair By Agathe Armand, , 2:37 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Their strong-minded looks match, they speak with a similar Swiss accent and sail the same pink boat. Justine and Elodie-Jane share a family name, too. The Mettraux girls are about to do a Volvo Ocean Race with Team SCA. Meet the first sisters the race has ever seen. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain claims line honours By Marina Thomas, , 2:01 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Race 10 has been one of the toughest legs of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, but crossing the finish line, even in the dark, under San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, is a moment to savour after 5600 miles of ocean racing across the mighty Pacific. ...
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Harken Young 88 Nationals: Team NZ crews back to regain title By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 11:13 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
The Young 88’s reputation for hard but fair and fun racing has brought America's Cup sailor Jeremy Lomas back to one hull this weekend. He is skipper of Flash Gordon with some well know teammates including Dean Barker and James Dagg as crew. ...
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America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 3:08 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
The two New Zealanders involved in the ruckus over boat tampering in the AC45 class prior to the 34th America's Cup have not had any action taken against them by Yachting New Zealand. ...
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NZ Rigging to present at SailFiji Race seminar at Royal Akarana YC By Sail-World, , 12:01 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014 GMT
Rigging expert, Richard 'Bart' Bearda (NZ Rigging) will be giving a presentation tonight April 10, 2014 at Royal Akarana Yacht Club. He will be part of a panel advising on how to prepare sails and rigging for the testing ANZ Sail Fiji race which starts on Saturday June 7. The cruiser rally leaves on June 2, 2014. ...
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America's Cup: Italians confirm Minoprio as Match race tactician By Sail-World, , 9:59 PM Wed 9 Apr 2014 GMT
A media release from Italian America's Cup Challenger Luna Rossa has confirmed that Adam Minoprio (NZL) has slotted into the tactician's role on the match racing circuit with helmsman Francesco Bruni. Minoprio was formerly with Emirates Team New Zealand, and sailed for the team in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race aboard Camper ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Bitter blow as OneDLL is disqualified By Clipper Round the World, , 6:04 PM Wed 9 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, although some of the fleet are still to complete the Ocean Sprint, the fastest boat to date, OneDLL, has been dealt a bitter blow by being disqualified by the Clipper Race Committee for failing to report their start time within the required time frame of three hours. ...
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