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Bay of Islands Race Week: Freshening breeze - Predictwind - Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:25 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect light to moderate moderate SE winds for the second day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be under 10kts for the morning, before swinging east or NE late in the morning/early afternoon. ...

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals - Knight Frank skiff wins! By John Little, Auckland , 7:30 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals finished on Sunday with the Knight Frank skiff team of Riley Dean, Matt Coutts and John Little taking the win. The Knight Frank (15pts) skiff team managed to take the win 5 points ahead of Yamaha (20pts). Maersk Line (35) had a great final day to finish in third spot ahead of ASCC (40pts) who they battled the whole way through the regatta. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 21 - NZD drops as movie repeats By Collinson FX, , 12:37 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
January 21, 2015: European equities rallied overnight, for all the wrong reasons.Haven't we seen this movie? The US has flushed the markets with liquidity, since the GFC, giving equity markets the biggest monetary boost in history. The ECB plans to do the same and flood the markets with cheap money in an effort to stimulate. ...

J-70 gets a work out at Key West Race Week By Sail-World, , 10:49 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Top US magazine Sailing World's editor Dave Reed describes his experience racing the J-70 at Key West Race Week: The J/70 has this sensation when it happens, as if the boat gets lighter, and it just sort wiggles upwind. I remember this feeling well from a few years back when sailing with Tim Healy at the first Key West Race Week for the J/70 class. ...

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: More images by Will Calver from Day 1 By Richard Gladwell,, , 9:24 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Top sailing photographer, Will Calver, is on the water at Bay of Islands Sailing Week and filed this gallery of images from the opening day of the three day regatta. ...

2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Day 2, hot and humid By AIOBCA O'pen Bic, Melbourne , 9:18 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
What a difference a day makes, especially in Melbourne. The competitors were greeted with a steady but warm 15-20knt Northerly Breeze and smaller waves from the day before. ...

2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals won by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie By Brian Peet, Auckland , 7:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals just completed at the Glendowie Boating Club was won after a hard fought battle by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie. Going into the third and final day of racing, Jason Hewitt from Waikato held the slenderest of leads over Auckland’s Jeremy Mitchell. ...

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem takes a A-Division win on Day 1 By, , 6:42 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2015 edition got underway in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland today. the event is combined with the Millennium Cup for superyachts. Top international navigator, Mike Quilter forecast a light SE 10 – 15 knots to form in the morning, variable during the day and predicted to decrease during the afternoon. Includes video of day 1 ...

America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda By Sail-World, , 12:19 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill is dockside in Bermuda this week, along with other team members, to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the team as it moves to the new host venue of the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. ...

Doyle Sails offer sail repair and basic rigging service at BOISW By Sail-World, , 11:22 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands Sailing Week - BOISW and the New Zealand Millennium Cup start Wednesday and Doyle Sails are offering an overnight service on sail repairs and a basic rigging service. Doyles have team members on several boats during the regatta, so will be ready to help you as soon as you hit the dock, should you suffer any damage during the racing. ...

Bay of Islands Race Week: Moderate breezes - Predictwind - Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:35 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect moderate SE winds for the first day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be gusting to 20kts in the morning, before easing and swinging east later in the day. ...

Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015 By, , 7:55 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series has announced a schedule of eight venues and several new teams for the 2015 circuit. Now in its ninth year of competition, the America's Cup teams have exited the competition and been replaced with teams from Italy and Turkey. Eight teams will make up the regular tour with Team Aberdeen joining for the first event of the 2015 Tour. ...

Artemis Offshore Academy rookies arrive for another season By Ed Gorman, , 5:51 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
The sky is grey, matching the gruesome concrete of the giant Second World War-era German submarine pens on the dockside at Lorient, as the rookie sailors of the Artemis Offshore Academy arrive for another session of cold January training. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 20 - Holidays stall markets By Collinson FX, , 12:41 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
January 20, 2015: Markets were slow, calm and steady overnight due to MLK holidays taken by US markets. This allowed speculation on European markets about the timing and magnitude of the ECB's QE. Massive expansion of liquidity is expected, which boosted equity markets, but undermine the currency. ...

18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2 By Michael Chittenden, , 11:56 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden, was on the water for Race 2 of the NSW 18fter Championships, sailed on Sydney harbour, and shot this gallery of images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!! By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 11:19 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg three race leader Dongfeng yesterday was 100 nautical miles ahead of the chasing pack as she sped down the first part of the funnel that is the Malacca Straits. Then she hit the wall, almost parked up and in the day, she lost 55 miles. Suddenly she was only 45 nautical miles ahead of the second placed boat, MAPFRE, as the following fleet was still in 5-6 knots of breeze. ...

Bay of Islands Race Week: Registration Day By BOIRW Media, , 8:53 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Pre Race Day with a temperature of 27-28 degrees. Not too much wind, but it’s tomorrow on Race Day 1 that we want Mother Nature to come to the party. Currently forecast is light until mid morning when the bay breeze just might come up with 10 – 15 knots. ...

Strait Ends wins Ross 780 NZ Nationals at Napier By Wayne Holdt, , 8:16 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Seven boats from Wairoa, Napier, Wellington and New Plymouth turned out for the regatta held in great sailing conditions. James Sandall skippering Strait Ends representing the Wairoa Yacht Club produced 7 wins of the 9 race series and backed it up with 2 second places to dominate the regatta. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video By Andy Rice, , 2:27 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
This morning Team Alvimedica and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have entered the mouth of the Malacca Strait, the potentially treacherous gateway to south-east Asia. ...

World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration By WMRT, , 1:57 AM Tue 20 Jan 2015 GMT
Retail broker Alpari (UK) Limited, title sponsor for the World Match Racing Tour since 2012, has gone into administration, after being battered by the surge in the Swiss franc last week. The tour announced that it is continuing as scheduled, including their final event of the 2014 World Championship in Malaysia on February 10-14. ...

Williams and Precey have close win in Hartley 16 Nationals at Napier By Wayne Holdt, , 10:58 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Napier turned on some lovely sailing conditions for the Independent Liquor sponsored 49th Hartley 16 Nationals. With five boats able to win the regatta going into the last day. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo By Sail-World, , 9:37 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Sally Barkow before the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, on how she made the transition from Olympic sailing to offshore and the woman's crew aboard Team SCA. A skilled match racer and has been on and off the Olympic circuit for the past 10 years, Sally Barkow competed for the US team in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, in the Yngling Womens keelboat event ...

Solarshield by Oceanair: Antiglare roller blind for Marine use By Sail-World, , 8:49 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Oceanair, leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens, and soft furnishings in the marine market, is proud to introduce the new Solarshield – a Lloyd’s approved antiglare roller blind that has been optimised for the marine environment. The unique roller blind blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and rejects up to 80% of the sun’s energy and is ideal for use on bridges ...

Australian 420 Youth Nationals – four Kiwi teams compete By Angus Haslett, , 8:03 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
The four NZ 420 teams who competed in the Australian 420 Nationals in Fremantle over New Year started the second regatta of their tour on Thursday 7th January- the 2015 Australian Youth Champs. Once again Fremantle Sailing Club (FSC) played host, however added to the event are the Lasers (4.7 and Radial), 29ers, Bic’s and Hobbie 16’s and the Australian Optimist Nationals on at the same time ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature By Gonzalo Infante, , 4:56 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The Malacca and Singapore Straits are a big talking point of this leg - and not without reason. These narrow and busy passages have all the ingredients to make them extremely difficult places to race sail boats. ...

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