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

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 1, 2014 - AUD slides Kiwi Holds By Collinson FX, , 7:07 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
August 1, 2014: The AUD is now testing 0.9300 on the downside, while the KIWI is attempting to hold 0.8500. Non-Farm Payrolls tonight will control the equity markets as a solid number will further spook markets dependent on the Fed's sugar! ...
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Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
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Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
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America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
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Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. , 1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 31, 2014 - US rates to rise? By Collinson FX, , 1:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
July 31, 2014: Markets were mixed again overnight with the Fed mulling over interest rates. They cut QE by a further $10 Billion and should complete this process in the next couple of months. The GDP number in the US rebounded strongly by 4%. ...
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Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets By Rob Burn, , 12:06 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the third day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. Bad races, good races, the last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. ...
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Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles By International Windsurfing Association, , 10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
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Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch By Chris Bone, Vanuatu , 8:45 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Any skippers with a little time on their hands and wanting to make a positive difference for the Oceans they love might want to have a look at www.oceanswatch.org who are currently looking for a volunteer skipper in the South West Pacific. ...
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - One day to go to close of entries By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:41 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - There is just one day left for skippers to enter their boat in the record-breaking Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
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29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow By 29er World Championships, , 7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds By Jerelyn Biehl, , 7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
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Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery By Juerg Kaufmann, , 6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue. Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event By Cora Zillich, , 2:24 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
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420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front By 420 International Class Association, , 10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
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2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff By Paul Davies, , 8:41 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ...
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Coastguard Coastal Medic Course Being Run In Wellington By Matt Wood, Wellington , 8:36 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running a Coastal Medic course over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. This course offers participants the qualification of Coastguard Boating Education Service Marine Medic (Coastal), NZQA units 6400, 6401, 6402 and Maritime New Zealand commercial first aid. It should be a prerequisite for anyone involved in ocean sports. ...
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Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature By David Schmidt, , 6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
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Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio By ISAF, , 5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
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Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, Weymouth , 2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 30, 2014 - KIWI drifts down By Collinson FX, , 1:33 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
July 30, 2014: The EUR dropped to 1.3410 and the GBP 1.6940 after the recent rally in the reserve currency. US Consumer Confidence jumped while Home Prices were subdued. The AUD traded around 0.9400 after local new home sales rose 1.2%. The KIWI drifted lower to 0.8510, the victim of the RBNZ war on the economic recovery ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
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Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde By Rob Burn, , 9:54 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam Barnett and Zak Merton score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie von Waldow and Annabel Cave get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. ...
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