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The jury is out: Storms deeper and stronger because of pollution By phys.org/Sail-world, , 7:54 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
??????Are storms getting worse, or is it just my imagination? No, for the first time, scientists have proved it, with the all-too-graphic statement, 'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream. They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation.' ...
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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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Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Freshwater adventure on tap By Kirsten Ferguson, , 1:38 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Affectionately known as the 'Bayview Mack,' the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race—hosted by Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club—promises to deliver in more ways than one this year when it commences at 11:30 a.m. ...
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Annapolis Book of Seamanship - the latest update By Des Ryan, , 1:07 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
While many many things changed in the last 31 years in sailing, nothing has changed about the value of good seamanship, an eternal skill, not aided by the most dramatic of technological breakthroughs. This is why the 'Annapolis Book of Seamanship' no matter which version, will never be truly out of date. That doesn't mean that the extensive update by author John Rousmaniere isn't worthwhile ...
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NZ's Marlborough Sounds gets active about safety By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:46 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Police are linking up to spread the word on safety to recreational boaties in the Marlborough Sounds this Easter. ...
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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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Britain's RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 10:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities residing in the UK will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - No multihull records this year By Peter Hackett, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations and movements to the northern end of the bay are the chores for crews in both fleets of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ...
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Rescue of Canadian sailor by Swedes north of New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Recently we published the news story of the rescue, while it was underway, of solo Canadian cruising sailor Art Munneke (See Sail-World_story) by a commercial ship, giving full credit to them for going off course to rescue Munneke. Here now is the graphic account of his survival. ...
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RYA Youth National Championship - Victory for Elliot Hanson + Video By Matt Carter, , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Elliot Hanson has today been crowned RYA Youth National champion as racing for the Laser Standard came to a close, while the five other Youth racing classes battled against their peers on the penultimate day of racing. ...
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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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Coastal Cup sets sail from Alameda June 11 By Andrew Kopetzky, , 8:10 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Various coastal breezes and fabulous scenery of the West Coast of California await entrants of the 23rd annual Coastal Cup. The ocean race from San Francisco to Southern California will be returning to Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. ...
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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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RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 7:55 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with RYA Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ...
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RS100 Sprint Champs at Rutland SC By David Smart, , 12:48 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Rutland RS100 Sprint Championship - Twelve races in two days, with no discards (Damn - We all need discards!) was going to be a challenge and writing this up two days after the event, the muscles are still recovering from one of the best weekends of sailing to be had. ...
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BWA UK Wave Tour begins in three weeks By Nigel Treacy, , 12:05 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
After an exciting Tour in 2013, it’s nearly time for the BWA competitors, crew and coaches to hit the road once again to start the title race for 2014! ...
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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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32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist starts today + Video By Elena Giolai, , 11:10 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The 32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist - starts today and forms part of the World Youth Sailing Week. The second World Youth Sailing Week organized by Vela Garda Trentino comes to life with the procession and opening ceremony for the 32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist. The procession took place between the Fraglia Vela Riva and the city centre. ...
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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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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
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Spi Ouest France - Gunning for the top spot By Groupama Sailing Team, , 10:11 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Dominating last season in M34, Groupama Sailing Team won all the races, except one: The Spi Ouest France. Beaten by a very high performance Courrier Dunkerque, from there on in Franck Cammas' crew were on an upward spiral. ...
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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 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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RS800 Grand Prix at Stokes Bay SC By Peter Barton, , 9:50 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. The double bonus was how the sunshine and the tide direction boosted the forecasted wind to fun levels on both days with Saturday even being quite fruity over the legendary Stokes mogul field. ...
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