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

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 4 - Pressure goes on RBNZ By Collinson FX, , 8:46 AM Wed 4 Mar 2015 GMT
Mar 4 - Equity markets and the Dollar retreated overnight, from elevated highs, driven by Central Bank activity. Markets keenly await the detail of the ECB's QE policy to be elucidated Thursday. The NZD fed off these cross Tasman moves, pushing above 0.7550, putting pressure on the local RBNZ. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:52 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi Catch-up - Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:34 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Race Director Jack Lloyd reflects on the new VOR By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:14 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design - with all boats having finished every leg (with one exception - Vestas Wind). ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 9:43 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Navigators Prize winner for Leg 4 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 8:53 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four. ...
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing burns up the Bay + Video By John Navas, , 8:18 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ...
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On Ton Cup Revival: Big win for Rainbow II in Race 3 By Alan Sefton, , 6:54 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
The second 20-mile Olympic course race of the One Ton Revisited series produced another classic day on the inner-Hauraki Gulf . The ENE breeze blew 10 to 12 knots at the start and built to 12 to 15 knots by the finish. The recently restored, former One Ton Cup winner Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) was in her element and won by an impressive 6m 40s on IRC corrected time ...
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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Ready to welcome the Olympic Sailing By trofeoprincesasofia.org, , 6:25 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
The countdown to the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar has begun in the bay of Palma from 28th March to 4th April. With less than a month to go until the start of the event, the regatta has already around 700 teams (667) from 59 nations representing the five continents. ...
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RC44 Championship - New faces and seasoned pros ready to lead By RC44 Class Association, , 2:02 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 RC44 Championship Tour - With less than a month to go, eleven teams are eagerly anticipating the season-opener set to take place in Malta's renowned capital of Valletta, the historic 'City of Knights', from 25-29 March. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 3 - Chinese chop interest rates By Collinson FX, , 1:06 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Mar 3,2015: China gave markets a pleasant surprise over the weekend with an interest rate cut. Chinese Governments officials must set the growth targets, and to achieve any where near 7% would require stimulus, hence the interest rate cut. The stimulus was good news for global markets, ...
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Maintain the urgency - Reinstating paralympic sailing in Tokyo 2020 By Will Ricketson, , 3:03 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s been a month since the International Paralympic Committee publicized its decision to drop sailing from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since then ISAF has stepped up to lead the appeal for reinstatement. At US Sailing, we believe ISAF leadership is critical to our chances of overturning this decision, and we are pleased to see President Carlo Croce take this on himself ...
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Volvo Ocean Race Village: Have a look around without leaving your seat By Sail-World.com: NZL, , 2:51 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron is working out of the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. ...
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Doyle Sails and NZ Rigging supply package for new Sydney based Shaw 11 By NZ Rigging, , 2:30 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
NZ Rigging Supplied the Mast and Rigging package for Adrian Walters new Shaw 11 mtr 'Little Nico'. The mast is a High Modulus mast with internal locks on all halyards, internal mast jack, one piece Nomex cored box section boom, and composite rigging.cored box section boom, and composite rigging. ...
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New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals a great success at Manly By David Brookes, , 3:52 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals was a great success. Conducted by the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa there was varied weather conditions. Sailors from New Zealand, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia giving the true international feel. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel faced big challenges – Recap Leg 4 By Team Brunel, , 2:50 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ...
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Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Champs to be sailed this weekend By Naval Point Club / Young 88 Association, , 12:18 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
After successful campaigns in Waikawa and Wellington over the summer Craig Edwards and his team on Flying Machine must be seen to be the favourites to defend their Knight Frank South Island Young 88 title this weekend on Lyttelton Harbour. But Edwards is not expecting have it all his own way. ...
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One Ton Cup Revival: Rainbow II takes up early running - Race 2 By Alan Sefton, , 7:44 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) again took line honours in race 2 of the One Ton Revisited regatta – a 20-mile Olympic course off Auckland’s East Coast Bays. But, the winner on corrected time was the S&S 36 Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) which now leads on overall points after a second in the opening race on Saturday and now a victory today. ...
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Peter Boyd joins Doyle Sails NZ for Bay of Islands and Pacific Islands By Ellie Brade, , 1:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails has announced that effective immediately, Peter Boyd will be acting as their representative in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a key location for Doyle, particularly with a high percentage of Doyle’s cruising customer base clearing out of Opua. Based in Paihia, Peter will also be spending regular time in the Pacific Islands and can provide support to Doyle cruisers ...
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One Ton Cup Revival: Rainbow II does 47 spinnaker changes in light air By Alan Sefton, , 12:39 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) did the line and handicap double in Race 1 of the One Ton Revisited series on Saturday. It was a severe test of light airs sailing, with Auckland and the inner Hauraki Gulf locked in the relentless grip of the high pressure systems that have made summer in these parts one of the warmest and driest on record. ...
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Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Dutchman stops clean sweep by NZL Team By Sail-World.com NZL, , 11:42 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Dutch Finn sailor, Pieter-Jan Postma stopped a clean sweep in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland regatta, by NZL Sailing Team members. The four day regatta was plagued with light winds, with full racing only on the final day with a light sea breeze early in the morning building into perfect sailing conditions later in the day. ...
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Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet By Barcelona World Race Media, , 5:28 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:06 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, , 1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
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