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Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi - Day 1 at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 11:31 AM Fri 3 Oct 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 Nice, France after Day 1 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...

Huge fleet for yachting’s Opening Day in Hobart By Peter Campbell, , 9:21 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
The Sail Past in Sullivans Cove, with the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Justice Alan Blow, taking the salute from aboard the classic motor launch Egeria, continues a tradition that goes back at least 134 years when yachts carried out ‘evolutions’ starting off Castray Esplanade. ...

TV awareness campaign calls on boaties to be safe on the water By Transport for NSW, , 6:22 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Maritime Management Centre General Manager Howard Glenn said the campaign aims to build on the success of last year’s campaign, which will continue to use the tag line ‘Wear a lifejacket. It never ruined a day on the water.’ 'Boating is a wonderful activity enjoyed by an estimated two million people each year in NSW,' Mr Glenn said. ...

Green Blue welcomes new member and celebrates team member success By RYA, , 3:55 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s been an exciting month for The Green Blue as they welcome Kate Fortnam to the team as Environmental Outreach Officer and celebrate the success of Sustainability Officer Dan Reading as he gains ‘Chartered Environmentalist’ status. ...

Young Kent sailors have Olympic ambitions By RYA, , 3:05 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Boughton Monchelsea’s Tom Cunningham, 13, claimed the Bic Techno 6.8 windsurfing crown at the RYA East Zone event hosted by Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club in Essex, while 12-year-old Morgan Archer, from Lynsted near Sittingbourne, took Topper one-person dinghy glory at the RYA South East Zone event at Bewl Valley Sailing Club. ...

Open 2.4mR World Championships - Stellan takes over the lead By Sail Canada, , 2:20 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Three races were completed today at the Open 2.4mR World Championships, with winds at eight to ten knots from the east with lumpy seas. ...

Oyster Regatta Palma - Good racing on day 1 By Mike Owen, , 2:11 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
As crews busied around in final prep for the first day’s racing in the Oyster Regatta Palma 2014, some were already out in the bay testing conditions and feeding back good news. What seemed only a light breeze in the Real Club Nautico de Palma dock was already blowing between 13 and 17 knots outside. ...

Sail Sandy Regatta just two weeks away By Chris Furey, Melbourne , 1:52 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Excitement is mounting and the planning is well in hand for the annual Sail Sandy Regatta to be sailed on the waters of Port Phillip off Sandringham Yacht Club over the weekend of October 18 and 19, 2014. ...

2014 NSW Discover Boating Week - Set to kick off this year’s summer By Domenic Genua, , 1:51 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 NSW Discover Boating Week - The BIA of NSW will this year launch Discover Boating Week on 18 to 26 October. Domenic Genua from BIA NSW told MarineBusiness-World that Discover Boating Week has been designed to help those considering boating as a lifestyle option to better understand the multitude of offerings available. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing ready for battle By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 1:13 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – Abu Dhabi’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race - is primed and ready for its first Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) competitive clash this weekend - the Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, October 4. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Light and tight for Emirates Team NZ in Nice By Warren Douglas, , 12:17 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was very light and very tricky for the first day of the seventh round of Extreme Sailing Series at Nice. With Peter Burling back on the helm for the first time since June, Emirates Team New Zealand started slowly as Burling and Olympian team mate Blair Tuke settled in. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Good opener for JP Morgan BAR By Sarah Alexander, , 7:31 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Day one of Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series and J.P. Morgan BAR opened well, winning the first race of the day and finishing third in the second. It was a great start – and while the team struggled to hold that form through the middle of the day in lighter and more fickle conditions – they went on to consolidate, made the gains they needed, and brought it home tidily in the final races. ...

U.S. Match Racing Championship - All set for San Francisco Bay action By Jake Fish, , 6:35 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Match Racing takes center stage on one of America’s most exciting and challenging sailing venues on San Francisco Bay. Eight talented teams have qualified to represent their home sailing organization this week as they go one-on-one for the Prince of Wales Bowl at the U.S. Match Racing Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Change in the air on the Cote d'Azur By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:14 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Light winds dominated the opening day of Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice, France calling for pin-point precision from the teams as the battle at the penultimate Act of the 2014 global tour began on the sparkling Mediterranean waters. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Tricky start for The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 6:00 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
A soft breeze turned the form guide upside down on the opening day in Nice with Oman Sail’s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air among a cluster of teams to be frustrated in their bid to create an early impression at Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series. ...

US Coast Guard to drop the current life jacket type code scheme By BoatUS, , 5:24 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
In a move that is expected to benefit recreational boaters, on Oct. 22 the US Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme -- Type I, II, III, IV and V -- that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use. ...

Incheon 2014 Asian Games - South Korea claims four gold medals By Warwick Downes, , 3:28 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
The Asian Sailing Games have now been completed for 2014 in Incheon, Korea and the medals awarded in 14 events. Top of the table is Korea with four gold, one silver and one bronze medal. Thailand had the highest medal count with one gold, two silver and six bronze medals. ...

Championnats du monde en 2.4mR – Jour 2 By Voile Canada, , 3:14 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Bruine, brouillard et vent variable de l’est ont accueilli les marins en cette deuxième journée des Championnats. Trois courses ont pu être faites, causant un remaniement important au tableau de pointage. Le Canadien Allan Leibel s’est hissé au troisième rang, derrière Megan Pascoe (GBR) et Bjørnar Erikstad (NOR), grâce à de bons résultats constants et 2,3 et 7. ...

Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Genova to serve as grande finale By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 3:01 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
The Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series will conclude this weekend in Genoa, Italy, October 3-5. For the very first time ever, a very special 'Melges Team Racing' formula will involve all three Melges sportboats - the Audi Melges 20, Melges 24 and Melges 32. ...

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation chosen as British Sailing charity By Amanda Simpson, London , 2:41 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
British Sailing, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as its official charity for the next two years. The charity will be supported through a number of fundraising events and will also benefit from promotion to the international sailing community. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - In-shore showdown on the horizon By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:13 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s been two long years of waiting but the Volvo Ocean Race returns to action in the opening Alicante in-port race on Saturday with anticipation rising thanks to a new one-design boat which promises the closest competition in the event's 41-year history. ...

Vendee Globe - Italian skipper gets new boat By Vendee Globe, , 1:58 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Andrea Mura, aged 50, announced his intention on September 24th to take part in the next Vendée Globe aboard a new generation 60-foot IMOCA. She will be built at the Persico yard in Bergamo. Famous for winning the 2010 Route du Rhum in his category, the Italian skipper will be attempting to repeat that success this year before focusing on the non-stop solo round the world voyage. ...

Yachting Australia Awards finalists revealed By Jane Gordon, , 1:38 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia is pleased to reveal the finalists in twelve categories for the Yachting Australia Awards 2014, the annual celebration providing an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and recognise contributions made, both on and off the water. ...

GAC Pindar eager to impress as the Extreme Sailing Series reaches Nice By GAC Pindar, , 10:45 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Nathan Wilmot and his GAC Pindar Crew are hoping to finish with a flourish when the world’s sailing elite travel to Nice (2-5 October), for the penultimate Act of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series. GAC Pindar plan to mount a charge up the leader board, following race victories and several podiums in Cardiff and Istanbul in Acts 5 and 6. ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 2, 2014 - NZD fights back By Collinson FX, , 10:20 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
October 2, 2014: The NZD was attempting to stabilize above 0.7800 with fear dissipating. The interest rate differentials will be far too attractive for investors to resist and with the currency at these levels flows will undermine the RBNZ's campaign to destabilize the NZD. In the auction held overnight milk prices fell yet again as the world try’s to absorb the massive surplus in production. ...

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