Collinson FX Market Commentary: Nov 25 - Chinese interest rate cut
By Collinson FX, ,
1:14 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
November 25, 2014: The single currency bounced to 1.2430 while the GBP jumped to 1.5700. These are likely dead-cat bounces as the EUR drifts towards 1.2000! Commodity currencies gave up some of last weeks gains, with the KIWI falling back to 0.7850, while the AUD was the big loser. The AUDUSD fell to 0.8615 impaired by the reality of the Chinese interest rate cut. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos
By ISAF, ,
11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016
By Sail-World, ,
11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea ,
9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
VX One Pittwater to Sydney Challenge - The VX Ones are going offshore
By Andrew York, Sydney, New South Wales ,
9:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Next Saturday will not be any ordinary Saturday of racing around a windward-leeward course on the harbour for the Sydney VX One fleet. Steve Barlow has generously donated his time and the use of his Riviera 44 to make a special event possible. ...
Thieves wreck Marine Rescue volunteers’ fundraising drive
By Ken McManus, ,
8:18 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ...
Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
7:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall.
Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians
By Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media, ,
7:10 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ...
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and Int'l Champs held in Netherlands
By David Staley, ,
5:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ...
Australian Farr 40 renaissance
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. ...
Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
3:55 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ...
29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers sets sail
By World Cruising Club, ,
3:26 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The 29th Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today bound for Saint Lucia following a delayed start due to strong winds locally in the harbour of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria yesterday. For only the third time in the rally's history, the decision was made to delay the start, initially planned for 12:30 on Sunday 23 November by 20 hours. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Belcher and Ryan gunning for gold
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:05 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings number one crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week from 27-30 November 2014. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - What were you doing at 21 years old? + Video
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
2:54 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Most of you were probably studying at university, or even settling down into your first office job? Your worries and concerns perhaps centered around money, deadlines or plans for the evening with your friends. ...
Turkey Day Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:42 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ...
St Barth Cata Cup - New winners on the Island
By Dominique Ladouceur, ,
2:19 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ...
Miles wins 2014 Pusser's Rum Melges 24 NSW State Championships
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater ,
2:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel release app for iPhone and Android
By Team Brunel, ,
2:09 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ...
Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame join Phantom Sailing Team + Video
By Nicolas Felix, Saint Malo ,
2:05 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Phantom International is proud to announce that Billy Besson and Matthieu Vandame are joining the Phantom Sailing Team for the 2015 season. To celebrate and seal this collaboration Billy and Matthieu enjoyed a fast foiling ride with the Flying Phantom in the sea off Saint Malo – FRA. ...
Star Sailors League Final -Interview with Robert Scheidt
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
2:00 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ...
Noosa Buoyed Up Indigenous Program - another outstanding success
By Paul Blundell, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club ,
1:57 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club recently invited Cherbourg State School to send 20 of their Primary School kids to attend the Five Day Buoyed Up camp at Noosa. ...
USODA 2015 Nationals - Pensacola Yacht Club to host
By Talbot Wilson, ,
1:41 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
By Clipper Round the World, ,
10:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
Kamila Czartolomna presented with brand new powerboat
By RYA, ,
10:49 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
It was a very happy birthday for Perton driving ace Kamila Czartolomna as she was presented with the brand new powerboat for South Staffordshire Sailing Club that she won by claiming the national Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship title on Sunday (23 November). ...
HRH The Princess Royal recognises dedicated volunteers + Video
By RYA, ,
10:44 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards in London last week (Friday 21 November). ...