|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction
By Jane Eagleson, ,
9:10 PM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 22 - Alarm clock wakes up Kiwi
By Collinson FX, ,
11:25 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
January 22, 2015: The NZD and AUD fell out of bed overnight as the realisation dawns on Central Banks there is little growth and falling inflation. The Bank of Canada surprised markets and cut interest rates citing low inflation and decimated Oil prices. ...
America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta
By Sail-World, ,
10:01 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The city of Cagliari , Sardinia - Italy, will inaugurate the 2015 – 2016 America's Cup World Series, the regattas preliminary to the 35th America's Cup. The event will take place in the Gulf surrounding the island's capital from June 4 to 7, 2015. ...
Auckland Anniversary Day: Tug race to circuit Waitemata Harbour
By Zoe Hawkins, ,
9:46 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
If you are venturing out on the Waitemata Harbour between 10 and 11am on Auckland’s Anniversary Day, be sure to keep an eye out for the wakes of racing tugboats.
Up to 30 tugs, tow boats and fishing boats of all shapes and sizes will be racing in the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta tug boat race, helping to celebrate 175 years since Auckland was founded. ...
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 2
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:26 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The ubiquitous Will Calver of Ocean Photography, was on the shore, on the water and in the air during Day 2 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week.
Here's how he saw the day. ...
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Northland turns on great breeze for Day 2
By Sail-World, ,
6:52 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
The fleet enjoyed champagne sailing conditions for the second day of Bay of Islands Sailing Week, which this year combined with the Millennium Cup contested by five superyachts.
Weatherman, Mike Quilter, perhaps better known as an international navigator gave the forecast at the beginning of the day: 'a ridge of high pressure establishes itself over the North Island today and tomorrow' ...
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:
By Steve Western, ,
3:36 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action on the on the first Day (and with a couple from Day 2) of racing at the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week. The two events are being conducted in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ. Five superyachts are competing along with round the world race winner Steinlager 2. ...
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands
By Sail-World, ,
1:15 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing in light winds of under 10kts, five superyachts enjoyed the first day's racing at the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands, in Northland, New Zealand.
Five superyachts are competing Silencio, Silvertip, Bliss, Janice of Wyoming and Sassafras. Three of these designed by Ed duBois, who is attending the regatta. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, ,
9:00 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - The nightmares of the Malacca Straits behind them, leg three leaders Dongfeng Race Team have now well and truly entered the South China Sea, clearing Singapore without too many problems on the way to Sanya. China, a little over 1000 miles away. ...
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. ...
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