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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 1, 2014 - AUD slides Kiwi holds By Collinson FX, , 7:07 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 1, 2014: The AUD is now testing 0.9300 on the downside, while the KIWI is attempting to hold 0.8500. Non-Farm Payrolls tonight will control the equity markets as a solid number will further spook markets dependent on the Fed's sugar! ... [more]

Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 By Jeni Bone, , 6:22 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ... [more]

Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel By Ken McManus, , 4:58 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The new Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes unit and its $120,000 rescue vessel will be formally commissioned in a dual ceremony on Sunday, August 3. ... [more]

2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights By Beau Outteridge, , 3:49 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship - The countdown begins By Clare Sargent, , 3:28 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Only a fortnight to go until the RS300 Nationals at Prestwick Sailing Club in Scotland. We are very excited that this will be the biggest RS300 Nationals ever with 35 boats competing. A full run down of the entrants can be seen here. ... [more]

2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Champ - Harry Price ready for battle By Jennifer Crooks, , 2:51 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Championship - Fresh from his silver medal in the Olympic 49er under 21 category last month, Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are primed and ready to do battle with nine teams competing in this weekend’s Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ... [more]

Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 12:37 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ... [more]

The first annual WetaFresh is a big success By Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI , 9:38 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The final results are in. WetaFest Was a huge success. We had two sailors from Cleveland, Ohio, one from Detroit, MI, four made the trip from the Chicago area and two locals from Grand Rapids. ... [more]

Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race By Rupert Holmes, , 9:25 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ... [more]

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne By RPAYC media, , 8:23 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ... [more]

Youngstown Yacht Club hosts a successful CanAm Challenge! By Amy Reynolds, , 8:12 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
Last weekend, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the CanAm Challenge, a one-design and pursuit class event that emphasizes a friendly rivalry between the United States and Canada, with each country vying for bragging rights. 92 boats registered for this Inaugural event; split between 12 One Design divisions as well as two Pursuit classes, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. ... [more]

Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu By B. J. Skane, , 7:16 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Aiming to strengthen the protection of Vanuatu’s borders and facilitate the clearance of genuine small craft and travelers into and out of the country the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue has issued a Notice to Masters that clearly sets out the procedures waterborne visitors must follow. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:54 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ... [more]

Richard Saul Wurman to moderate roundtable discussion at IYRS By Melissa Flaherty, , 6:43 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
IYRS School of Technology and Trades will conclude its summer series, Mastering the Craft, with a roundtable focusing on Making with Modern Materials on Friday, August 15th in Restoration Hall. ... [more]

Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1 By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:25 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ... [more]

El Equipo Español prueba dos tripulantes rumbo a Inglaterra By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:57 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
El Equipo Español de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 ha puesto rumbo a las islas británicas donde a partir del 9 de agosto participará en la Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ... [more]

WPNSA named European ISAF Sailing World Cup Venue By Matt Carter, , 5:52 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA is happy to reveal that the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has today (31 July) been named by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as one of two European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, which will form part of UK Sport’s Gold Event Series. ... [more]

Fireball European Championship - Elements halt racing action By Cormac Bradley, , 5:41 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Thursday’s racing at the Homecoming Scotland 2014 European Championships didn’t happen as Bruce Leask, Principle Race officer was beaten by the elements and was thus unable to get a race in. The fleet set out for the race course shortly after 12 noon for a scheduled 13:00 start, to the backdrop of a third cruise liner in Lerwick Harbour in as many days. ... [more]

Cowes Week - Weather outlook provided by Rupert Holmes By Cowes Week Ltd, , 5:32 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The weather outlook for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (2-9 August) is currently indicating that the long run of hot and gloriously sunny weather that has brought frustratingly light and fickle breezes to Cowes and the waters of the Solent area over the past few weeks is changing to a more unsettled picture. ... [more]

17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video By James Oxley, , 5:19 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
A 9-year-old schoolgirl who became trapped between giant rocks whilst playing on the beach at Aberaeron was dramatically rescued on July 10th. New Quay inshore RNLI lifeboat was called into action at 5pm after the alarm was raised that the girl was trapped inside the sea defences, as the tide was beginning to rise. ... [more]

Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video By Luke Blissett, , 5:03 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
A teenage girl who won a competition to choose the name of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) latest Shannon class lifeboat officially named the lifesaving vessel at a special ceremony at RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset, on July 17. ... [more]

America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge By Sarah Alexander, , 4:31 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ... [more]

RS500 World Championship - All set for Loctudy action By Pip Baily, , 3:26 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
In less than a week over 100 RS500 sailors from five different nations are descending on the French town of Loctudy in Brittany for the 2014 World Championships. The 2014 entries see many rock stars of the class from different countries, promising a highly competitive event from start to finish. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video By ISAF, , 3:09 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ... [more]

Inspections increased by QBFP to safeguard fishing industry By Tanya Armstrong, , 2:50 PM Thursday 31 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has significantly increased ‘in port’ inspections over the past year in a bid to continue safeguarding the fishing industry. QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said more ‘in port’ inspections were conducted following ongoing concerns from industry about non-compliance and to ensure the integrity of the quota managed fisheries. ... [more]

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