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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October15, 2014 - Oil a victim By Collinson FX, , 7:57 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 15, 2014: Equity markets stabilized overnight but for how long? The melt down has been aggressive and currencies have been hit along with commodities. Oil has been one of the major victims, with demand plummeting, endorsing some very long time bears. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Passing inside the Canary Islands By Richard Gladwell, , 7:39 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet remains tightly bunched amongst the front runners at least, as the sail downwind inside the Canary Islands. Travelling at speeds calculated to be 12kts in a similar windstrength, they face some interesting routing choices, before the breeze stabilises again. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - You think the fight is over? Think again By Agathe Armand, , 6:58 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race, the storm passed, and the wind dropped. Guys and girls can now rinse their faces, and dry their clothes. Cook a real meal, and heal their bruises. You think the fight is over? Think again. It’s far from plain sailing into the trade winds. The challenges still keep on coming, but just in different forms. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Quite the day for Team SCA By Corinna Halloran, , 6:57 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Today was a special day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Not only are we all sailing together as a fleet—and pushing each other as a fleet—down the West Coast of Africa after an unexpected great day of sailing, but it’s also day four of leg 1. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel prepares for possible gale force winds By Team Brunel, , 6:56 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
'The first leg really is something for you,' says bowman Gerd-Jan Poortman shortly after the start of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante. 'It’s the perfect leg to get into your workflow.' Poortman gives me a pep talk because he knows I have zero experience in ocean sailing. 'At Gibraltar we put the gennaker on it and then ride downwind to Cape Town. A piece of cake.' ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Like ducks in a row, we march south By Team Alvimedica, , 6:54 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Like ducks in a row we march south towards the Canary Islands in the Volvo Ocean Race. Rather unexpectedly, the binoculars continue to be our primary means of recon rather than the position reports. I’m not sure one 'sched' has been read aloud to date; there’s no need when you can see everyone with your own eyes ... [more]

Nordic Championship - Estonia's Mati Sepp claims victory By Piret Pomerants, , 5:59 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Estonia's Mati Sepp claimed victory at the Nordic Championship which was held from 3-5 October 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. Twelves teams from seven countries participated on the regatta - four Estonians, two Swedish, two Finnish, one Polish as well as more exotic entries from Hungary, Greece and as far as Australia. ... [more]

Liga Layar Malaysia - Masyuri Rahmat victorious in Port Dickson By Norzuhaira Ruhanie, , 5:54 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Mohd Masyuri Rahmat, skipper of RMNMRT/151(ONESAILS) Racing Team has emerged victorious at the sixth edition of Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM), finally beating close rival Jeremy Koo of Sime Darby Foundation - Koo Racing Team. 'Finally we managed to beat Jeremy, I was really happy with the way my team performed today,' said Masyuri after the races ended. ... [more]

Sunfish World Championship - Big breeze on day 2 By Sherri Campbell, , 5:42 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After a light air day one for the Sunfish World Championship, day two brought big breeze and plenty of chop to the race course. Principal Race Officer, Hal Smith put the fleet through their paces to get in four races and bring the throw out to the score sheet. ... [more]

Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron Aramid products By Teijin Aramid, , 5:27 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Teijin Aramid will raise prices for its Twaron products. All prices for Teijin Aramids Twaron products will increase by 7% insofar as existing contracts allow. This is the first time since 2008 the company has announced a general price increase. ... [more]

Dr. Shrink tightens distribution in Russia By Martin Flory, , 5:19 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Russia, international premium shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, has joined forces with FastPack Russia. The company will stock all Dr. Shrink supplies in its warehouse near St. Petersburg. 'FastPack Russia has the capability to train, demonstrate, and ship materials throughout Russia in a very timely manner,' said Dr. Shrink president Mike Stenberg. ... [more]

Doha's Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City to expand By Mourjan Marinas, , 4:58 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Doha’s premier marina Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City has announced it will expand in response to increasingly high demand for more berths in Qatar. Construction is now underway on 49 new modern floating berths, which will bring the marina’s total offering to 142 berths. ... [more]

IMOCA Class General Assembly wraps up in Nantes By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 4:37 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
It was a studious General Assembly meeting for the IMOCA Class that took place in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nantes this Wednesday 15th October. On the agenda was the event programme for the class for the coming years, the partnership with OSM (Open Sports Management) and the re-writing of the design rules with the addition of some external expertise. ... [more]

King of Offshore - The Untold Story of Reggie Fountain + Video By American Performance Media, , 4:17 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Reggie Fountain--a legend, a leader and a brand that still defines one of the most historic chapters of Powerboating history. The compelling story of offshore racer and boat builder Reggie Fountain--the man who revolutionized offshore racing with innovations in boat building that still influence the sport today--is told by American Performance Media in its new film documentary, King of Offshore. ... [more]

RSYC marks key milestone in development of Prince Philip Yacht Haven By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 4:11 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
The first pile has been driven in the Royal Southern's Yacht Club's most ambitious construction scheme to date, the creation of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven. The Royal Southern Yacht Club and its close neighbour, the RAF Yacht Club, have worked together for several years to reach this milestone. ... [more]

Italian Grand Prix - Teams head for title decider in Terracina By Class 1, , 4:01 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Victory and Chaudron top the standings in the UIM C1 and V1 World and European Championships and head-up a 13-strong line-up for the European title decider at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Terracina. ... [more]

ISAF Match Race Rankings - 15 October 2014 By ISAF, , 3:50 PM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) has reclaimed the world number one position in the open rankings whilst Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) holds on to the world number one position in the Women's rankings. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Ian Williams (GBR) have once again exchanged places on the ISAF Open Match Race Rankings with the 2013 World Champion, Canfield returning to the world number one position. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Tight battles and close knit racing By ISAF, , 11:46 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It was a day of tight battles and close knit racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the six fleets enjoyed a strong breeze in Qingdao, China. There were several close finishes across the fleets with 13-18 knots of south westerly breeze and up to 2.5 knots of current on the race track making life tough for the 171 sailors from 21 nations. ... [more]

Busan Cup Women’s Int'l Match Race - Palludan and Macgregor leading By Joakim Hermansson/WIM Series, , 11:22 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
After an intense Wednesday in light winds and bright sunshine on the waters of the Korean Haeundae Beach, the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race was completed. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals 2014 - Giles Scott makes Star debut By Alex D'Agosta, , 10:48 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The list of champions taking up the invitation to the second Star Sailors League Finals, organised by the Nassau Yacht Club for December 1st-7th 2014, is getting longer by the week. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders play swapsie along Moroccan coast By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:55 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues to work its way south, searching for the for the steady winds that will give the boats a faster ride to the Doldrums. The boats are sailing downwind, with speeds varying according to wind pressure. ... [more]

The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - And they're off - Leg 1, Week 1 By Mark Chisnell for B&G, , 9:15 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent and analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. Here's his analysis of Leg 1 . Scary Spice may be doing a pretty dreadful job on the UK’s X Factor, but it was Girl Power all the way in the opening round of the Volvo Ocean Race. Team SCA’s navigator, Libby Greenhalgh hit one out of the park ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Getting south, and west… By Henry Bomby, , 9:15 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Some of the content is just fantastic and it makes interesting viewing too as there is a lot we can learn from the pictures and videos sent off the boats about how the sailors are sailing the boats. This photo here for example shows how much emphasis Dongfeng are putting on stacking their gear. Coiled ropes on deck, and piling up the stack twice the height of the guard wire. ... [more]

PIC Coastal Classic: Big boats join 150 entries in race to Russell By Sail-World, , 8:54 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Spectators at the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic are set to witness a battle of epic proportions, as some of Australasia's biggest and most impressive yachts take to the water for the start of the annual Auckland to Russell race on the morning of Friday 24th October 2014. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Leg 1 position report: Day five, 0500 UTC By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:31 AM Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Latest position report at 0500 UTC, Leader: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Spread of fleet: 15 miles, Wind speed: six knots, Boat speed: 8-10 knots, Team Vestas Wind gambled – and lost big time – during a night of movement and a lead change in the fleet. ... [more]

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