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ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 7:46 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets. Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. ...
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World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk By Sail-World.com, , 7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Marc Pare takes the top spot on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 6:57 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the youths take centre stage for the second time this week as the pros spent another day on hold waiting for better conditions to materialise. A new youth - Marc Pare (Simmer) - claimed top spot in their second elimination with an accomplished display of sailing. ...
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Melges 32 European Championship - All set for Riva Del Garda action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 4:47 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
This coming weekend seventeen Melges 32 teams will usher in the 2014 European Championship, hosted by Fraglia Del Riva, organized by B.Plan Sports & Events and Melges Europe. The very best in competition is anticipated as this location provides one of the most stunning yachting backdrops and a very tricky race course. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Playing the waiting game on day 3 By ISAF, , 4:17 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
On day three of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 367 sailors from 67 nations are playing the waiting game in Tavira. As of 12:00 local time the on-water breeze was light with conditions not playing ball for racing to commence. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Athlete Participation Programme thriving in Tavira By ISAF, , 4:05 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) continues to go from success to success with 22 sailors from 16 nations supported at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. APP has been running since 2002 and has given over 150 sailors the opportunity to compete at the premier youth sailing regatta. ...
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 July 2014 By ISAF, , 3:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) hangs on to World #1 in the ISAF World Open Match Race Rankings whilst in the Women's Rankings Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) stays solid at the top. For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by a whisker, just 12 points ahead of Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 16, 2014 - Oz confirms low rates By Collinson FX, , 3:18 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
July 16, 2014: The AUD dipped to 0.9370 with the RBA minutes confirming low interest rates to support slack demand and economic challenges. The KIWI slipped back below 0.8800 but does not have the docile interest rate environment of its trading partners. ...
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Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao By Clipper Ventures, , 3:16 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award ...
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Cameron Appleton joins North Sails By Bridgid Murphy, , 3:02 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series - David Carr's views on the first 4 Acts By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
If there is anyone that knows the Extreme Sailing Series, it’s David ‘Freddie’ Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the iShares Cup – before going on to win it in 2009 with Oman Sail Masirah. He is now part of the 2014 broadcast commentary team, and as such he has seen the Series from both sides of the track. ...
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470 European Championships - Podium line-up decided in Athens + Video By International 470 Class Association, , 1:22 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The last double-points Medal Race wrapped up racing to decide the podium line-up for the 2014 470 European Championship and Open European Championship titles, with overall European victory going to teams from Great Britain and Austria. ...
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48th Gov Cup begins in California By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 1:14 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Unbeaten on the first day of racing, Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin, in their first Gov Cup racing, were able to prevail over the San Diego Yacht Club team led by Nevin Snow who won in 2011. The exciting match racing began on Tuesday at noon with winds from ten to fifteen knots and a temperature of 71 degrees with overcast. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 2 in Portugal By Sail-World, , 11:47 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Light winds prevailed for Day 2 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Photographer Neuza Aires Pereira was on the water and captured these images of the day's action. ...
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NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Long, tough Day 2 at ISAF Youth Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 10:51 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
It was a long, tough day for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Tavira, Portugal on day two of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. Light winds meant all fleets were kept ashore until late in the day with racing not getting underway until after 4pm when a steady breeze allowed for competition. The last of the sailors didn’t get off the water until 9pm. ...
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420 Nationals - France: Grey skies, Grey warships, Black Flags.... By Rob Burn, , 10:24 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The two NZL 420 crews in Ouistreham, Normandy, have one of those days that is best forgotten. The day started very cloudy and not that warm for Summer, the small French Warship was pretty impressive as it navigated the Harbour locks as the 420 fleet was about to launch but on the course, the two races that were held for each flight were marred by many Black Flag Disqualifications. ...
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New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show By Isla McKechnie, , 10:19 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will host new innovation this September, as local companies show the best international products to New Zealand’s boating public. ...
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Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display By Isla McKechnie, , 10:06 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show will play host to two yachts, new to New Zealand. Bavaria’s Vision 46 and Cruiser 41 are both Farr Yacht-designed to cater to cruising sailors who enjoy spending as much time as they can onboard. ...
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You are invited to a Boating Safety Conference in Auckland By Joanne Glassford, Auckland , 9:55 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education is hosting a Boating Safety Conference on Thursday August 28th 2014 at the Voyager NZ Maritime Museum in Auckland, NZ. General Manager Neil Murray said that the conference is a new concept which will focus on boating safety in New Zealand under three key subject headings, participation, education and legislation. ...
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Belcher and Ryan win 2014 Open European 470 Championship in Athens By Cora Zillich, , 9:07 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
'Rio is the ultimate goal for sure. For Mat it was a twelve year dream to get to London, for me it will have been an eight year dream by the time I hopefully get to Rio. It’s a long term goal for both of us. It will take a lot of effort, time and money and everything else to get there, but Rio 2016 is definitely our focus.' ...
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Postcards from France, second day’s racing at French 420 Nationals By Rob Burn, , 8:15 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The trouble began with the second flight starting, the breeze was increasing but shifting increasingly to the Right. The P Flag start was a General recall, the next Start on a Black Flag, the start coincided with a major windshift, Taylor and Taylor were but one of many crews caught in the melee and over the line in the last minute before the Start, also ending in a General Recall. ...
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America's Cup: Challengers give Oracle a very frank message at Meeting By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:28 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the British newspaper, The Independent, reports on the Competitors Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend. Sail-World was earlier told that representatives of seven teams would be present, at the meeting called by the Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a late start and a late finish in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time. The breeze came in late in the day and the first start came at 16:01 local time before the final competitors reached the shore at 21:00. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Gold medalists have Muppet Moment in Medal race By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:53 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the bronze medal at the 2014 Women’s 470 Open European Championships which wrapped up in Athens, Greece today. Going into today’s final medal race, worth double points, laying second overall and assured of a podium finish an uncharacteristic mistake at the first mark rounding sealed their fate and the golden girls have to settle for bronze. ...
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Light winds and tricky waves on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:03 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
After a slow start to day two of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, Pozo eventually woke up to provide a small window of opportunity - allowing three out of the four trials heats to be completed in relatively light wind and tricky waves. ...
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