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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:24 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:39 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ...
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2017 J/80 World Championships are awarded to Royal Southern Yacht Club By Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works, , 3:41 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ...
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Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:30 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ...
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Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 10:04 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ...
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OK Dinghy Worlds - Preview 2: Overindulgence in sailing fun By Robert Deaves, , 9:52 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:37 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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Sydney Hobart Race - Crew prepares for a game of 'Snakes and Ladders' By Rob Mundle, , 4:30 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ...
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Comanche in the Solas Big Boat Challenge - Images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 2:35 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water to provided this gallery of images of Comanche. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 19 - Oil resumes slippery slide By Collinson FX, , 12:14 AM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
December 19, 2014: Oil prices resumed downward momentum, testing new lows, pushing energy costs lower. NZ GDP numbers met expectations with the last quarter rising 1% to 3.2% annually. Modifications to the methodology of growth calculation cast a shadow over the numbers but the economy looks healthy compared to most. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Mauritius as Vestas Wind salvage begins By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:20 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez leaves Mapfre for Leg 3 to China By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:48 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson back on the atoll to retrieve Vestas Wind By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:06 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray appointed as Regatta Director again By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:09 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Clipper Race to enter 12-strong fleet By Marina Thomas, , 3:26 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: The intention to enter the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the 71st edition has just been confirmed by Clipper Race organisers. The RSHYR will form part of the biennial Clipper Race series for a second time. The round-the-world fleet created much interest in 2013 as amateur sailors from over 40 different nationalities competed as part of their 40,000 mile circumnavigation. ...
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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from December 16 show By Sail-World, , 12:38 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 18 - Brent Oil boost for markets By Collinson FX, , 12:25 PM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
December 18, 2014: Oil(Brent) rebounded to $63 overnight pushing energy stocks higher and boosting equity markets. The NZD Currently trades 0.6207 and 0.4925 against the EUR and GBP, down slightly on yesterdays levels. The NZDAUD has been trading in a wide volatile range in the last 24 hours sitting 0.9440 this morning, down from a high of 0.9490. ...
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The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 2, Week 4 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 11:38 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Today, he reviews the fourth week of action in Leg 2. He writes: Leg 2 is finished, but the overall race has never looked more open. After almost 12,000 miles of ocean racing, we have a three-way tie for the overall lead. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:59 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ...
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Int'l 14 World Championships - Defending champion expects tight racing By Tracey Johnstone, , 5:42 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Four-time World Champion, Britain’s Archie Massey, expects racing in the titles at Geelong, Australia, will be tight. ...
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Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:29 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet. Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ...
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Etchells: Valsheda takes pre-Xmas Series in Auckland By Etchells NZ media, , 10:58 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Inclement weather has brought the pre-Christmas series to a close, with 7 of 8 scheduled flights raced. However, the results show that victory for Valsheda II (950) was a virtual certainty, notwithstanding the early bath. Al Gair and crew sailed an impressive series, taking first or second place in every flight, bar one (when Al was absent). ...
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Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ...
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Perpetual Loyal unveils 1120 square metre A2 for Rolex Sydney Hobart By Nic Douglass, Sydney , 11:34 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ...
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New yard site for Yachting Developments By Ellie Brade, , 10:37 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
From 1 December 2014, Yachting Developments has relocated to a new, larger yard site, conveniently positioned next door to its former Hobsonville facility. With teams across all disciplines, including new build, refit and restoration, engineering, design and upholstery, the new site offers increased space with a large office space to complement the modern 50m building shed. ...
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