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News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World

Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:41 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The combined Auckland Optimist Championships and Auckland Starling Championships are underway at Wakatere BC. The combined fleet size is believed to make this regatta the largest junior one design event ever held in New Zealand. ...
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Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour By Sail-World, , 12:27 PM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ...
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Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage By Barcelona World Race, , 3:24 AM Sun 25 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ...
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More images from the Mahurangi Regatta By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:19 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
As well as a very impressive restored Classic Yacht fleet, the Mahurangi Regatta which can trace it roots back to 1850, was not always a Classic yachts regatta, and now, as always attracts a variety of sailing craft, many of which are unique to the Mahurangi. ...
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Images of Mahurangi Classics Regatta: Brilliant day, beautiful boats By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:11 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Images from the Mahurangi Regatta, sailed on Saturday at picturesque Mahurangi Harbour, north of Auckland. The event is the main event on the Auckland Classic Yacht regatta calendar ...
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Mahurangi Regatta: Classic racing in beautiful conditions By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:58 PM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
A large fleet of classic yachts once again competed at the Mahurangi Regatta the annual rallying point for Auckland's impressive classic yacht fleet. Sailing in a light to moderate easterly breeze, the fleet did two laps of the course that takes them around Saddle Island at the entrance to the harbour. ...
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2015 Australian Match Racing Championship - Winner announced By Bernie Kaaks, , 4:30 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Australian Match Racing Championships - In a five race series that was full of drama and interest, Matt Jerwood overcame the experience of Evan Walker to claim his first national match racing title with a three-nil score line. ...
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2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish By Bill Wagner, , 4:13 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ...
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Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace By Barcelona World Race, , 3:47 AM Sat 24 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 7:02 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 23 - Dollar slide continues By Collinson FX, , 1:14 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
January 23, 2015: The AUDUSD fell to 0.8060, while the NZDUSD is testing 0.7500, on the downside. It is the lack of demand and the hit to global growth that is impacting the markets ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 3 By Sail-World.com, , 12:48 PM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
The ubiquitous Will Calver of Ocean Photography, was on the water during Day 3 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Here's how he saw the day. ...
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem finds form on Day 3 By Sail-World, , 11:05 AM Fri 23 Jan 2015 GMT
Mayhem (Harry Dodson) regained her temporarily lost form and finished the third day of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week, with two second places and a win across the line. On handicap she scored two wins and a second place. Series results are not available ...
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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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