Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 17 - Oil continues to tank
By Collinson FX, ,
10:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
December 17, 2014: The AUDUSD held 0.8200 but is under extreme internal and external pressures. The KIWI booked gains and look set to test 0.7800 looking more attractive to investors than it's Trans-Tasman cousin. The NZD currently trades 0.6218 and 0.4922 against the EUR and GBP. ...
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:56 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ...
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
8:32 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ...
2015 Lakefest Aquatic Week - A week-long celebration of boating
By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Lake Macquarie ,
8:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The Lakefest Aquatic Week on beautiful Lake Macquarie – just south of Newcastle – is set to become a reality with a number of events confirmed to occur during the February 20-27 week long celebration. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!
By Kathy Large, ,
7:26 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ...
TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season
By Stuart MacKinven, Auckland ,
6:49 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast:
Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ...
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Advice to boaters ahead of start
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
5:25 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services advises boaters to plan their trip on Sydney Harbour well in advance of the 1pm start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this Boxing Day. ...
Seven tips to get more out of a marine survey
By D. Scott Croft, ,
5:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. ...
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event
By Di Pearson, ,
4:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ...
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required
By Suellen Hurling, ,
4:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ...
Le Maire de Barcelone souhaite bon vent aux skippers
By Daniel Ferrando, ,
3:47 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Xavier Trias, le Maire de Barcelone a tenu à saluer ce matin les 16 navigateurs de neuf nationalités différentes qui prendront le départ le 31 décembre prochain de la Barcelona World Race, pour 90 jours de course en double (pour les plus rapides) à l’issue d’une circumnavigation de 23 000 milles (soit environ 42 500 km). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
3:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...
Successful St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up at Kim Sha Beach
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
3:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Last Saturday saw the third annual St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up organized by the St. Maarten Regatta as part of the Regatta Art Competition. Unfortunately, due to exams, not many children showed up. ...
US Sailing releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:11 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from August 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina de Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
By Di Pearson, ,
2:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ...
Marine Auctions raises the bar with live internet bidding for auctions
By Praneel Lal, ,
1:48 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Marine Auctions is proud to announce that they will be pioneering their 2015 auctions with live internet online bidding from around the world. This is a huge step for Marine Auctions who have cemented themselves at the forefront within the industry. ...
Day 12 of the PSA 12 Days of Christmas
By PSA Sailing, ,
1:32 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Day 12 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is $500 of a new boat. ...
2015 Cretan Union Cup - The promo
By Icarus Sailing, ,
9:00 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The Cretan Union Cup (CuCup) is ready to embark from 23rd till 31st of May 2015 in the magnificent island of Crete, continuing the legacy of 2013! The inaugural regatta took place in the wake of celebration for hundred-year anniversary of reunion with Motherland Greece and all the sailing clubs of the island decided to re-organize the event after its great success in 2013. ...
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:40 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have announced from their headquarters in Alicante, Spain that an independent report has been commissioned into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean.
The report will be released during the Auckland stopover. ...
1851 Trust appoints CEO
By 1851 Trust, ,
4:07 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The job went to Alasdair Akass, a multi-award winning senior manager in the charity sector. The charity was launched in October with the British America’s Cup team, Ben Ainslie Racing, with the aim to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory
By Team Brunel, ,
3:00 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The French sailor scratches his newly shaved skin. He tentatively reaches towards a plate of fried chicken pieces. Still not sure. He rubs his chin again. He hesitates. Laurent briefly runs his eye over the other plates, but finally he can no longer resist the crispy fried chicken pieces. 'This is what I’ve been waiting for,' says the cheerful Frenchman. ...
RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down
By Louay Habib, ,
12:52 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Transatlantic Race: After time correction, Apollo 7 is leading IRC Two. Nigel's team included three close friends from his home town of Plymouth, Devon: Steve Wassell, James Slater and Mark Davies. Also on board were two offshore specialists: Dan Gohl, a past Class40 world champion and Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record holder as well as Rolex Fastnet Race winner Brett Aarons. ...
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:27 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ...
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist
By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide ,
9:56 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ...
PBSC Three Islands Christmas Race - Merry Weta sailing at Pittwater
By Paul White, Pittwater ,
9:26 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The Wetas made up the largest single class at this fun event amongst assorted Hobies and other catamarans, and all competitors had been encouraged to wear Christmas costumes (Santa hats abounded) and decorate their boat accordingly. ...