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Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:22 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
You thought it would be a day trip, but unforecast contrary winds persist and are building. The crew is exhausted, and, as skipper you have decided there's a need to do something different. It'll be getting dark soon. There's a deep gulf ahead, an unfamiliar one, but it promises rest and a good night's sleep. You checked and you have charts. Should you go in? Here consider the options: ...
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Images from Helsinki: Kiwis in action in 49er and 49er FX Final By Mick Anderson, , 8:41 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture the Final Day of action in the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champion ships in Helsinki, Finland. NZL Sailing Team's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominated the fleet in the Mens 49er Fleet. Overnight leaders, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech slipped back to third and the Bronze medal. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:11 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ...
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America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ...
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Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats By Yacht Club de Monaco, , 10:56 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States. The futuristic vessels designed and built by these young engineers competed in a fleet race, slalom races and one-on-one challenges in front of the Principality, watched with great interest by passers-by and YCM members. ...
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Land Rover Winter Series: Colour and fun theme for closing Ladies Day By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 10:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Having fun was the theme of the day with the crew of Eye Appeal getting into the spirit of Ladies Day dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and Scottish tamoshantas. ...
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:44 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Bella Vista East 1 - Highly sought after ground floor two bedroom apartment located on the northern end of the island. Featuring a spacious open plan design, beautiful furnishings plus more. On special at $500 per night! ...
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Safety at Sea Two Handed Series sailed in light winds, murk and rain By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:18 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A decision to delay the start of the 2014 SSANZ Safety at Sea Triple Series Baltic 50, by two hours proved to be a mixed blessing. The winds had been blowing at gale strength for most of the week, including until the early hours of Saturday morning, but a predicted reduction in the wind strength came in earlier than expected. ...
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Baby Nemos finding their way home By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 7:39 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
The paper has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, a journal that aims to link physics and biology. Professor Wolanski, from TropWater and the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, said fish larvae showed they used the two senses to find their way home. ...
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49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...
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Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...
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The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ...
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Audi Melges 20 Riva Del Garda - Levi Grabs hold lead By Melges 20, , 4:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
At the top, in stunning Riva Del Garda is provisional 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series leader Dario Levi aboard Fremito D'Arja. Levi won two of the three races held today, resulting in a substantial eleven point overall lead ahead of second place Guido Miani on Out of Reach. Miani is chased by Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. in third. ...
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NYYC Race Week - Part I Classics Day 1 By Barby MacGowan, , 3:20 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Narragansett Bay was splashed with as much history as color today when 25 show-stopping vintage yachts took to its waters north of Newport’s Pell Bridge to kick off Part I of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. In its ninth edition, the biennial event hosts a variety of classic yachts for racing over its first weekend (July 12-13) ...
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ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Day 1 By Rich Roberts, , 2:25 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
The boat hoists weren't working, so three classes couldn't compete, but that didn't discourage the Snipes or the women who shared them on Day one of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta Saturday. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c By Collinson FX, , 1:50 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
July 12, 2014: The KIWI is holding above 0.8800 and will look towards short term targets of 0.9000 before the impact of destructive monetary policy undermines the 'rock star' economy and has a fundamental impact of the long term state of the currency. ...
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High Latitude Sailing - Book of the Week By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:21 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Personally I am a warm-water girl, loving the leap into the briny almost as much as the sail, but maybe that's why I just love reading about those who dare to sail in the High Latitudes. Now Climate Change has (sadly) made the high latitudes more and more accessible for adventurous sailors. ...
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Will the Olympics make a difference to Rio pollution? By Jeni Bone, , 10:28 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...
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Blue Planet Odyssey, around world rally, begins By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:17 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
A round the world sailing rally, spearheaded by Jimmy Cornell, aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change, has begun in fitting style, with Jimmy Cornell himself poised to take his new yacht Aventura, built specially for the task, through the North West Passage. ...
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Images from Day 5 - European 49er Championships at Helsinki By Sail-World, , 9:34 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture these images of the NZL Sailing Team and others in action on day 5 of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being sailed in Helsinki, Finland. New Zealand leads both the Means and Womens fleets with current World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominating the Mens 49er fleet. ...
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NZL Sailing Team: NZL leads 49er and FX ahead of Final; Podium in 470W By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:01 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
New Zealand is well placed to collect medals at the 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki with both Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech leading going into the final day of the regatta. At the 470 European Championships in Athens Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have climbed into third place after Day 3 of racing. ...
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EFPT Lanzarote - Tow-in action continues on day 4 By EFPT, , 7:31 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the EFPT Lanzarote the chance of running the freestyle event seemed to be higher than on all the other days of competition despite the very low forecast of only eight knots. Around lunchtime the wind seemed to increase leaving crew, riders and organization with the hopes of being able to run at least the first eight heats of the single elimination to get a result. ...
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470 European Championship - Belcher and Ryan trumping the fleet By International 470 Class Association, , 7:08 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
470 European Championships 2014 - Athens, Greece. Greek mythology has it that Aeolus is the ruler of the wind, and today the wind was in charge across the race track of the Saronic Gulf. An 18-20 knot breeze for the first race of the day delivering some exhilarating races – three for the women and two for the men. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans - The low-down from Cammas and de Turckheim By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:49 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The Nacra 17 European Championship Medal Race was contested today and Spanish sailors Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco took the crown ahead of the Italians Bissaro – Sicouri and the French Besson – Riou. Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim give us the low-down on their part in the championship, which culminated in a thirteenth place overall and saw them rank number two in the France Elite. ...
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Iker Martinez et Tara Pacheco champions d’Europe By Camille El Beze, , 6:33 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Ce samedi, au terme d’une Medal race (finale à 10 bateaux) rocambolesque, disputée dans un vent faible et très instable, le duo Espagnol Martinez/Pacheco s’est imposé et a enfoncé le clou au classement. Iker, l’ex champion olympique et triple champion du monde de 49er, associée à Tara, ancienne spécialiste du 470, rafle ces Championnats d’Europe Nacra 17 2014. ...
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