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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2014 - AUD jaw boned lower By Collinson FX, , 11:08 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
July 5, 2014: US Markets were closed to finish the week for the Independence Day holiday. The week was optimistic after a surprisingly good Jobs number on the Thursday. The AUD has been jaw boned lower by the RBA and will open the week trading 0.9350 while the KIWI remains bid around 0.8750. ...

European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Audi tron taking more action By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 10:48 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 – 2014 - After eight races - yesterday's three heats have been sailed under a stable Ora wind blowing 10-15 knots. ...

Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015 - Date set for 2015 race start By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:22 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The monohulls will race under Category 2 safety regulations while the details of the safety requirements for the multihulls are to be advised in the next few months. MHYC’s Commodore, John McCuaig, has pushed forward to have the 2015 start date confirmed early, giving plenty of time for boat owners to plan for the race. ...

Land Rover Winter Series 2014 - Winners decided By Jennifer Crooks, , 7:51 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Race Officer Steve Kidson got the fleet away on time, on their respective course A, in 13 knots of westerly breeze. 'It’s a gorgeous day with good consistent breeze and flat water. The breeze is flicking either side of west but has settled in' ...

2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race: Race record smashed By Peter Campbell, , 6:25 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Tasmanian yacht Alive this morning smashed the race record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu. Alive crossed the finish line off Port Vila at 10:22:45am (Australian Eastern Standard time) for a record-breaking elapsed time of five days 23 hours 52 minutes and 45 seconds. ...

Vanuatu ups their welcome to cruising sailors with new approach By Lee Mylchreest, , 5:42 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
What a government does to promote yacht tourism is always vital, causing cruising sailors to arrive in droves or flee to cheaper or more friendly cruising grounds. Now tropical Vanuatu is taking the game to a whole new level, with one cruising couple spending years researching to make Vanuatu's welcome the very best in the South Pacific. ...

British Vessels asked to mark First World War Centenary By RYA, , 3:45 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Vessels in harbour are encouraged to use a remembrance sound signal as may be decided and permitted by the local port authorities at 1700 UTC. This being the hour of the first shot fired in the conflict. ...

Criminal charges mooted for owners of sunk HMS Bounty By Lee Mylchreest, , 2:42 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
There have been investigation after investigation, and report after report, but now the U.S. Coast Guard investigation report has now been released, 19 months after the HMS Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy. Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the management company responsible for The Bounty, CNN reports. ...

Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones By Jane Gordon, , 2:36 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...

Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 Act 4 overall By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 10:37 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24, organised by the Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with con B.Plan Sport&Events, valid as the fourth act of the continental sailing circuit dedicated to the most widespread one design boat produced by the Melges Performance Sailboats. ...

Foiling Week - Moth National Open Day 1 By Domenico Boffi, , 9:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week commenced today and for the rest of the weekend will see 33 mothies from eight countries and three continents. It 's the National Championship but, thanks to GAC Pindar Logistics and the approaching Foiling Week mixed races, there is a world class entry list. ...

RS:X European Windsurfing Championship and Open Trophy - Day 5 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:38 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
After four days of tough competition, and yesterday’s no-racing day due to strong winds, the 2014 RS:X European Windsurfing Championship and Open Trophy was all about the double-points Medal Race today. The top 10 men’s and women’s teams were set based on the leaderboard from the eight races held and today was the final push to make it to the podium. ...

Red faces after authorities inadvertently aid boat thief to get away By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:14 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
They called it the case of 'What do you do with a drunken sailor?' or 'How on earth did the authorities help this boat thief to steal a luxury yacht?' or 'From sea captain to pirate and back to sea captain'. Whatever, there are some red faces in Orange County this week as the word leaked out that local authorities had actually aided a drunk boat thief to get away after he had stolen a boat. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...

Tour de France a la Voile: Courrier Dunkerque 3 leads overall rankings By Fabienne Morin, , 8:51 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The nine teams of the Tour de France à la Voile had a tough day on the water today. In a strong wind, with gusts up to 30 knots, Courrier Dunkerque 3 proved to be the master of the game in its homeport. The team skippered by Daniel Souben won two of the three inshore races and takes an early lead overall. ...

ORC European Championship - Past champions rise to the top By ORC Media, , 8:39 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ORC European Championships, part of the annual Trofeo SM La Reina, it took four inshore races for several past ORC champions to dig out from their poor showings in the offshore race on Thursday and rise to the top of the leaderboards in both classes at the Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV). ...

NZL Sailing Team's Konsinska ends the RS:X European Champs in 12th By Jodie Bakewell-White, Turkey , 8:34 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X European Open Championships are over for Natalia Kosinska who has finished in 12th overall sailing against the world’s best Olympic Women’s windsurfers in Cesme, Turkey. Overnight, the regatta came to its conclusion with only the top ten in each fleet heading onto the water for the podium determining medal races. ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Victory for Italy's C.C. Aniene By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 6:30 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At the conclusion of two round robins, with almost 60 races held in the team racing event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, victory in the Invitational Team Racing Challenge went to Italy's C.C. Aniene skippered by Cristiana Monina and Luca Tubaro. ...

Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:01 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to become the new world champions and the first German world champion for seventeen years. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 5:53 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was out on the water for the third day of the ORC Championships in Valencia to capture these images. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Valencia action on the horizon By Soto 40 Media, , 5:45 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The second World Championship of the Soto 40 International Class will start tomorrow at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I where eight boats of seven countries will be fighting for the title of the Class. The competition will be held on July 6-12 and the boats that will be competing are Alegre (IVB), Bigamist (POR), Earlybird (GER), Glen Ellen XXII (FRA), Ngoni (GBR), Noticia IV (ESP) and Uon (POR). ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France! By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 5:21 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Ocean racers from the Maritimes, Newfoundland, the U.S.A. and France are heading out on another edition of Route Halifax Saint-Pierre on Tues., July 8th. The starting gun fires at noon and sends the fleet from Halifax harbour racing up the Atlantic Coast. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site for day three of the ORC European Championship to capture these images during races 3-5. ...

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