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

Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead By International 49er Class, , 4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
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470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1 By International 470 Class Association, , 2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults By Collinson FX, , 2:21 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
July 11, 2014: Equity market crashed in Europe as panic ensued triggered by yet another banking crises emanating from the previously destructive shores of Portugal. One of Portugals largest Banks, Bank Espírito Santo, was under the spotlight. An associated institution, Espírito Santo International, defaulted on bond payments. ...
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PredictWind's Weather Routing tool gives option of comfort or speed By Sail-World.com, , 12:47 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. What can take hours to do manually happens with the click of a button on PredictWind. ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 12:42 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavia’s premier match racing contest. ...
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Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway By Clipper Ventures, , 10:48 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series. ...
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49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 9:14 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The women race first in the 49er FX followed by the men in the 49er. ...
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America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time. The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Aleh take early lead; 49erFX excel in the breeze By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 10:58 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are leading at the 2014 Women’s 470 European Championships which got underway today in Athens. Meanwhile, in Helsinki at the 49er and 49erFX European Champs Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech (pictured) knocked out three great races to lift their overall rank, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke returned a couple of bullets in exhilarating conditions. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare By Fiona Brown, , 9:38 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With a bravura performance of three straight wins on today's penultimate day, the stunningly restored 1978 Farr designed Swuzzlebubble, owned and helmed by Peter Morton and crewed by Kelvin Rawlings, Anthony Haines, Eouard Lynch, John Kemp, David Lenz and Martin Calmon, claimed the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte By Camille El Beze, , 6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video By Andy Rice, , 5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
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New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC By IPC, , 3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 10, 2014 - KIWI hits higher By Collinson FX, , 3:39 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
July 10, 2014: The EUR moved up to 1.3640 while the GBP hit 1.7150 again. The AUD was hit by a weaker than expected consumer confidence number. Confidence did rise 1.9%, but expectations were higher, and the currency slipped back although this was reversed with the fall in the USD after the Fed minutes. The AUD again approached 0.9400 and the KIWI hit 0.8825. ...
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London By Clipper Ventures, , 3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
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FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
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2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Nacra 17 into Euro Gold fleet; Too light for skiffs By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:25 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders were the only NZL Sailing Team sailors to hit the water for racing today at the 2014 European Champs for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull in La Grande Motte. Light winds postponed and then cancelled racing in Helsinki at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champs. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings By Camille El Beze, , 7:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ...
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Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome By Clipper Ventures, , 2:23 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailing royalty Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Dame Ellen McArthur will lead the welcome committee for the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which includes a GREAT Britain entry, alongside thousands of friends, family and spectators who are expected to line the Thames and provide emotional homecoming scenes this Saturday. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 9, 2014 - New stat pushes ANZACs By Collinson FX, , 1:00 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
July 9, 2014: A slow leak appeared in a rather large equity bubble overnight. The sell-off gained momentum with the DOW plunging back below the record 17,000 level. Nervous investors have been spooked by Banks predicting an end to the biggest monetary expansion in history. ...
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