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Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:11 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
On Day 1 of Race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, after a spectacular send-off from San Francisco, USA the 12 strong fleet competing pulled no punches as the 3,300 mile race to panama got off to a flying start. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie scores hat-trick of wins on Day 4 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:28 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC sailor, Scott McKenzie, has extended his lead in the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals with three wins on the third day of the regatta. Conditions were testing for the 270 strong fleet with a southwesterly breeze prevailing of 15-25kts. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11 By Marina Thomas, , 3:09 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The PSP Logistics Panama Cup, race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, set sail today with San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats. ...
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Medals for New Zealand at RYA Youth Championships at Weymouth, UK By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:39 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealand crews have placed well at the RYA National Youth Championships sailed at the Weymouth Olympic Centre, at Portland, UK The regatta attracted a massive entry of 266 crews sailing five classes. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama By Clipper Round the World, , 5:11 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11, gets underway today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit the Panama Canal in its centenary year before starting Race 12 to Jamaica. ...
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2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 9:35 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...
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America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity By Clipper Round the World, , 3:50 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, you may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here. The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 9:14 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...
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Progression Chart for the Apparent Wind Classes By Chris Mitchell, Tauranga , 4:55 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
A group of NZ Classes including individual administrators, sailmakers, coaches and top sailors in 12 footers, 18 footers, Farr 3.7, A Class, Paper Tigers and Moth have put together a two page progression chart for families, sailors, clubs to discuss and consider. ...
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Auckland Tauranga Race: Crusader takes line honours By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:35 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The Elliott 35 Crusader has taken line honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race. She trailed her sister design Bushido for much of the race, but slipped through down the Coromandel coast to finish almost two hours ahead. ...
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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Murray's Bay win Interclubs By Angus Haslett, , 11:47 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals get underway at the Manly Sailing Club, around mid-day on Friday. On Thursday the Murrays Bay No 1 Team - Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit won the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly. ...
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International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:00 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water By Collinson FX, , 11:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 5:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race Day 1 By Rolex China Sea Race, , 11:54 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. ...
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