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Progression Chart for the Apparent Wind Classes By Chris Mitchell, Tauranga , 4:55 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
A group of NZ Classes including individual administrators, sailmakers, coaches and top sailors in 12 footers, 18 footers, Farr 3.7, A Class, Paper Tigers and Moth have put together a two page progression chart for families, sailors, clubs to discuss and consider. ...
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Auckland Tauranga Race: Crusader takes line honours By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:35 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The Elliott 35 Crusader has taken line honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race. She trailed her sister design Bushido for much of the race, but slipped through down the Coromandel coast to finish almost two hours ahead. ...
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Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
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Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Murray's Bay win Interclubs By Angus Haslett, , 11:47 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals get underway at the Manly Sailing Club, around mid-day on Friday. On Thursday the Murrays Bay No 1 Team - Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit won the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly. ...
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International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:00 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water By Collinson FX, , 11:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...
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HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
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Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 5:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 By ISAF, , 4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera By ISAF, , 3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race Day 1 By Rolex China Sea Race, , 11:54 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. ...
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America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
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Seventh edition of Sail Port Stephens wraps up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:17 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Variable southerly winds and occasional showers felt all too familiar for the 400 sailors tying up their three day cruising series. ...
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2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - Welcome mat out By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:18 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 Audi IRC Australian Championships - The welcome mat is out and the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club marina filling with the last of the arrivals for the Audi IRC Australian Championship commencing tomorrow, Thursday 17 April, and running through to Easter Sunday. ...
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World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video By Elena Giolai, , 12:06 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - AUD slips back By Collinson FX, , 11:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - US Equities continued the momentum upwards struggling to recover the massive hits taken last week. The RBA minutes did not reveal any pending support for the AUD, in the form of interest rates rises, and the currency slipped back to 0.9350. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 15, 2014 - Dead Cat bounce? By Collinson FX, , 4:00 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 16, 2014 - The AUD is attempting to regain 0.9400 while the KIWI trades 0.8670. The RBA Minutes will be released, early today, which will give an insight into the perceptions of the Australian economy and likely strategies. Is this a 'dead cat bounce'? ...
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CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs By CNN Mainsail, , 1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors. Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
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Big week of sailing ahead for NZL Optimist sailors By Angus Haslett, , 1:09 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealands largest single class regatta of the year, the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships is about to commence at Manly Sailing Club on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Racing gets underway next Friday April 18, where 265 sailors from 5 countries will race up to 15 races over the five days of racing. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65 By North Sails Media, , 12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
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Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:15 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The world's largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has been revealed as the Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents and five oceans. ...
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