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World Sailing Cup Final - Live video coverage from Melbourne - Day 1 World Sailing Cup Final - Live video coverage from Melbourne - Day 1 The Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December will draw the 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final to a close. The Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December will draw the 2016 Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final to a close. The deciding races will be streamed live on World Sailing TV on YouTube. Coverage started at midday local time or 0100UTC by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 2:09 am Vendée Globe – Thomson and Le Cleac'h cross Tasman Sea Vendée Globe – Thomson and Le Cleac'h cross Tasman Sea Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as low moves east with them. Weather files suggest it will be Saturday evening before they are into better conditions as the low moves east with them. by Vendée Globe Posted on 9 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock Aragon crew are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor was at the helm of Aragon. The crew of Aragon are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor, Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of Aragon as the team crossed the line. by Louay Habib Posted on 9 Dec Collinson FX Market Commentary - Dec 9 - NZD climbs against all Collinson FX Market Commentary - Dec 9 - NZD climbs against all The NZD has been a beneficiary of all the good news, pushing back to 0.7150 The NZD has been a beneficiary of all the good news, pushing back to 0.7150, while the AUD has traded 0.7450 despite weak GDP growth data. Commodities remain a strong story only contained by a rising reserve. by Collinson FX Posted on 9 Dec Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races. by Megan McKay – Australian Sailing Posted on 9 Dec Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi Oman Air took every opportunity today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard. Team Oman Air took every opportunity on the Sydney Harbour race course today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard as the rivalry with Alinghi intensifies. by Oman Sail Posted on 9 Dec SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 9 Dec Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour. Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour, but it couldn't be tighter at the top as the battle between the two Series frontrunners intensifies. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 9 Dec Youth Sailing World Championships – Carrying the weight of champions Youth Sailing World Championships – Carrying the weight of champions Elfutina won the Youth Worlds in Tavira, in 2014 and backed that up with the gold in Langkawi, in last year's edition. When you return to defend a title there is always pressure, but when you are trying to fill the shoes of a two-time Youth Worlds gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist there is a different kind of pressure. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 9 Dec Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne for the Sailing World Cup Final sailing on the RS:X jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. He took the opportunity to do his first 'dab' and managed to hurt his shoulder. by Nic Douglass Posted on 9 Dec Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can Gusty, squally winds averaging 40kts, big, confused seas compounded by an awkward wind angle are all contributing to the worst period yet for two leaders of the Vendee Globe as they deal with a nasty, messy low pressure system. Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can but even so speeds are still averaging between 18 and 20 kts. by Vendee Globe Posted on 9 Dec Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman - 'It’s emotional and shocking' Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman - 'It’s emotional and shocking' Conrad Colman has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him Conrad Colman, currently in twelfth place directly south of Madagascar, has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him, but he has also revealed his ability to communicate how he feels and what life is like aboard an IMOCA with all its ups and downs. Here is his reaction to the recent incidents in the race. by Vendee Globe Posted on 9 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Ralph Roberts (NZL) competed with Paul Elvstrom in the 1960 Olympics in the singlehanded Finn class. Ralph Roberts tell of how he first met his great friend Paul Elvstrom in 1958 - Late in the afternoon I had a tap on my shoulder by a big man who spoke to me in broken English” do you need a hand I can help you make this Finn go faster”. To my surprise it was Paul Elvstrom Triple Olympic Gold medalist from Denmark, whom I had only seen a photo of him before. by Ralph Roberts Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrøm has passed away at the age of 88 years. “We are saddened to hear that this great sailor and personality has passed away” Jesper Bank expresses with his deepest condolences to the Elvstrøm family. “Pride is the first thing that comes into my mind. Having had the privilege of working with Paul Elvstrøm and some of us at Elvstrøm Sails even under his leadership has been a unique inspiration and fills us with pride”. by Jesper Bank, The Elvstrom Sails team Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Former Canadian Olympic competitor, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Former Canadian Olympic representative, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Paul Elvstrom on several occasions, and then like all good sailing friends the two Pauls kept in touch over the years. Henderson recounts some of his experiences with the Great Dane on the occasion of Elvstrom's passing on Wednesday morning. by Paul Henderson Posted on 8 Dec Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponsorship work Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponsorship work The recent focus in the sailing news has been on the boats racing in the Vendée Globe and the epic battle Tomas Coville is aboard Sodebo vying for the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation record. Coville rounded Cape Horn at the tip of South America yesterday and is currently turning his bow north as he deals with the strong currents in the Estrecho de le Maire, or the Straits of le Maire by Brian Hancock Posted on 8 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Alex, who has been locked in battle with Armel Le Cléac'h, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark Alex, who has been locked in battle with Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h since the race began on November 6th, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark - the tip of New Zealand’s south island. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 8 Dec Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn The skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. With an average speed over the ground of 25.33 knots, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. by Sodebo Posted on 8 Dec Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Clear blue skies were met with a blustery north-easterly breeze of around 22 knots as the eight international crews hit the iconic waters of Australia's largest city, for the eighth and final Act of this season. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 8 Dec Tribute to Paul Elvstrom Tribute to Paul Elvstrom The legendary Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom has passed away at the age of 88 years. Paul Elvström was 88 years and died peacefully at his home in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, Wednesday morning. Paul's sailing and sports career has been unique, where he won four Olympic gold, 13 world championships, seven European Championships as well as numerous international regattas throughout his career. Paul is also the only sailor who has won world championships in five Olympic boat cl by Dan Ibsen Posted on 8 Dec
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