Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 27 2014 - US economy pumping
By Collinson FX, ,
11:59 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
August 27 2014: US Economic data continued to support the growing confidence in the markets, with the S&P breaking above the '2000' for the first time. Durable Goods orders surged 22.6%, led by a boom in aircraft orders, while Consumer Confidence jumped the most seen in six years. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships 2014 - Day three
By Matt Sheahan, ,
9:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After Monday's (Day two) racing had been called off due to the lively conditions everyone was keen to get back into the competitive groove but a forecast of light and variable winds of under five knots along with a big left over swell from the previous day's action was always going to make racing challenging and a long postponement likely. ...
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
By Melges 20, ,
3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Day 4
By Jerry Wales, ,
2:37 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Early gossip in the dinghy park on day four of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals was suggesting that the front runners would be happy if the wind remained under the required four knots for racing to take place. ...
Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - First entries in!
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:08 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - The chairman of the organising committee for the 34th Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and skipper of the multihull record holder are the first entries for the New Year offshore event starting January 2, 2015 off Barrenjoey Headland. ...
Cowes Week - First year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
9:29 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 was the first year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA, as the official charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. It was a week full of royalty, celebrities, racing, sending bosses 100ft up the mast of a yacht as well as plenty of activities for the public to get involved with. ...
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
By Ian Ponting, Maui ,
7:43 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The second Annual Keith Dinsmoor regatta hosted by the Lahaina Yacht Club is set to run September 13-14 2014. Junior sailors form Oahu and Maui will line up in O'pen Bic and RS FevaXL. We expect 30+ boats on the line in one of the largest junior regattas in Hawaii. ...
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
7:03 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Three days of tight racing with a buoy ocean combo made for a superb weekend during the 2014 Aldo Alessio Regatta hosted by the StFYC this past weekend. With nine different courses that would take the fleets out to Bonita twice on Friday, beginning with a flood for the first rounding in 12-15 knots, and then switching to a boisterous ebb with 15-18 outside the Gate and much more inside. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
By Chris Yates, ,
6:45 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ...
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
By Bruce Nairn, Annapolis, MD ,
4:07 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The star studded National Championships in these three Olympic classes ramped it up as teams vied for spots in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016. Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing, the conditions and race management were excellent. Video coverage was provided by Heron Financial Group and filmed by T2PTV. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - An enjoyable experience for Groupama 40
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
2:57 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Ninth in the overall ranking in the fifth stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the skipper of Groupama 40 gives us a positive analysis of its participation against some of the best sailors on the sailing planet. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges
By Collinson FX, ,
2:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ...
Groupama 40 à Cardiff : Ça fait plaisir
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
2:38 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Neuvième du classement général de la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series de Cardiff, le skipper de Groupama 40 dresse un bilan positif de sa participation face à certains des meilleurs marins de la planète voile. ...
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
U21 Laser World Championship - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious
By Lindsey Bell, ,
2:00 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising British sailing talent Lorenzo Chiavarini hopes his under 21 Laser World Championship victory will ‘push him on to greater things’, as he added the junior world title to his under 21 European crown in Douarnenez, France, this weekend (23 August). ...
J24 Short Course Regatta at Cronulla Sailing Club
By J24 Australia, ,
1:47 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. ...
Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015
By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand ,
12:24 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand.
The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ...
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen ,
12:23 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ...
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
By Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara ,
12:22 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Just eight Wetas made the trip up or down old Highway 101 to posh Santa Barbara, the historic wine-loving town on 'California’s Riviera', to sail in our West Coast Champs. ...
EUROSAF Youth Europeans - Golden hat-trick for GBR sailors
By Lindsey Bell, ,
12:15 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
British Youth Sailing talents scooped a hat trick of gold medals and two bronzes on an exciting final day of racing at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championships. With place changes and medals possible in most of the seven classes heading into the final day, the medal race format – which many of the British squad had not experienced – provided an opportunity to learn new skills. ...
Brydes Whale feeding in the Firth of Thames - up close images
By Peter Idoine, ,
10:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Monday Peter Idoine and friends were out on the Hauraki Gulf about 5 Miles NE of Gannet Rock. Coromandel. Channel Island and Great Barrier Island were visible on a very clear day.
He describes what happened next: ...
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
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