|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Record donation to worthy competitor
By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, ,
3:50 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
When it comes to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitors, there’s little wonder why the Mates4Mates charity was selected to receive a record donation from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Associates Committee. The women’s committee, which has been raising funds for more than 10 years, produced a record $4,200 in donations from the annual Christmas hamper raffle. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce Aussie recruit
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
1:39 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Australian Luke Parkinson has been recruited by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The 23-year-old Perth sailor is joining the team skippered by Ian Walker. Parkinson will be one of Abu Dhabi’s Under-30s crew members. Turning 24 in February, this 49er sailor was selected by skipper Ian Walker after coming highly recommended within sailing circles and passing a series of testin ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Taylor’s quest for the Cup
By Danielle McKay, ,
1:07 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing. ...
2014 A-Class Worlds: Glenn Ashby to lead ETNZ team at Worlds
By Sail-World, ,
11:33 AM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
Glenn Ashby leads contingent of Emirates Team NZ members competing at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds. With two months until racing begins, the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships has already attracted an all-star line up of some of the world’s best sailors. Organisers have announced that a contingent of up to six members of Emirates Team New Zealand have also signed up to take part. ...
America's Cup e-Book project greatly exceeds start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
9:38 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has been more than successful in achieving his initial fundraising target using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup.
With just over 20 minutes to run before his funding deadline, the project had attracted $21,260 of pledges from 202 investors. ...
Penalty imposed on Temavento brand following Kiteracing Europeans
By IKA, ,
7:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Per requirement of class rule B.4 the Temavento Brand and ISAF have been notified today about the final outcome of the investigations following equipment inconsistencies found during the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships, where 18 sailors were disqualified for using equipment with measurements outside reasonable production tolerances. ...
Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
6:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters?
No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition winner revealed
By YOG, ,
3:39 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
A young sports fan from Slovakia has been revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the winner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship NoR published
By ISAF, ,
2:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
With a little more than 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the Notice of Race has been published. Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship glory and Olympic qualification. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 20, 2013 - AUD crashes
By Collinson FX, ,
2:42 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 20, 2013 - Commodity currencies reacted, as expected, with the AUD crashing to the low 0.8800's although the KIWI showed some initial resilience. Local data supported the currency with GDP rising to 3.5% and the Trade Surplus also logging gains. Despite the strong economic data, the KIWI was finally overwhelmed, forcing the NZD back below 0.8200. ...
2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations now published
By ISAF, ,
2:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations have been published on the ISAF website with an amendment sheet outlining changes in the new edition. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations are used by race organisers to provide uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for monohull and multihull yachts racing offshore. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI receives clean bill of health
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:00 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi Wild Oats XI, went back into the water today with a clean bill of health, after being out of the water at Woolwich Dock for a thorough going-over for four days. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Video highlights
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:46 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ was a truly global circuit, with a fleet made up of some of the world's greatest sailing talent. Six established teams were joined by home nation and wildcard entries throughout the year in the fight to secure the Series trophy - one of the most coveted in the sport. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Long range weather forecast favours big boats
By Jim Gale, ,
10:27 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 long range weather forecast is very promising for the biggest, fastest boats in the fleet, even dangling the possibility of a race record, but what comes as good news on the V70s and 100 foot super-maxis is disappointing for the mid-sized and particularly smaller yachts. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
10:16 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...
Big initial entry for revival of One Ton Cup - event planning underway
By Alan Sefton, ,
6:38 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1). ...
America's Cup e-Book project achieves start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:07 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has successfully initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup
We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - and now it would seem that there is going to be a real alternative ...
ORC World Championship - Three World Titles secured
By Hermann Hell, ,
11:51 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
ORC World Championship is being held in Kiel, Germany from second to 9th August 2014. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held its annual conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and so did the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), who helps organize ISAF’s official offshore World Championship, the annual ORC Worlds. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship
By Jim Gale, ,
10:19 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 19, 2013 - Confidence builds
By Collinson FX, ,
9:29 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 19, 2013 - The EUR holds relatively high levels at 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6400 but remain vulnerable to tapering. Commodity currencies also relect the pressures from the reserve currency with the AUD slipping below 0.8900 and the KIWI 0.8225. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87 *Feature
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
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