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Collinson FX Market Commentary - May 3 - Kiwi gets good support
by Collinson FX
Commodity currencies also found some heart, reflecting the weakness in the reserve, with the NZD testing 0.7000. Commodity currencies also found some heart, reflecting the weakness in the reserve, with the NZD testing 0.7000. The KIWI has found substantial support, since the RBNZ decided to resist the temptation to cut rates! The RBA has its turn and resist it may!?
Posted today at 2:49 am
Schools Sailing - Kerikeri regain Team Sailing title
by Gay Noyer
Kerikeri High School Open team has won the Maersk Zealand Trophy at the National Secondary Schools Team Sailing Champion After only placing second at last year’s event, behind Auckland Grammar School, the Kerikeri High School Open team has won the Maersk Zealand Trophy at the National Secondary Schools Team Sailing Championships, recently held at Algies Bay, Warkworth. Steady consistent racing saw them place second in all round robins, which gave them top position on the Regatta Points table.
Posted today at 12:46 am
Transat Bakerly - Solo yachtsman crashes into containership on Day 2
by The Transat
A French yachtsman competing in Transat Bakerly was forced to abandon race after his boat crashed into a container ship. 2016 Transat Bakerly - A French yachtsman competing in The Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship.
Posted today at 3:04 am
Brisbane to Keppel – For when great just gets even better
by John Curnow
10th birthdays usually involve a lot of presents and single food group treats. 10th birthdays usually involve a lot of presents and single food group treats. Oh yes, candles, a song and now way to cool for pony rides and pass the parcel. They still have a sort of simple and harmless nature to them and equally a single mindedness about no longer being in solo digits! First right of passage achieved.
Posted today at 2:58 am
2016 SSL City Grand Slam - Melleby and Revkin in action on Day 1
by Rachele Vitello
Three heats, nine races and 86 Star teams, commenced battle on first day of racing at inaugural SSL City Grand Slam 2016 SSL City Grand Slam - Three heats, nine races and 86 Star teams, commenced battle on the first day of racing at the inaugural Star Sailors League City Grand Slam on Lake Alster, Hamburg, Germany. There were a few surprises as the rapidly changing conditions caught out many of the teams taking part, resulting in several World Class Star Sailors failing to make the top ten after three races.
Posted today at 2:10 am
Brisbane Etchells – Gloomy forecast equals great racing
by John Curnow
When you are quite possibly the happiest Etchells Fleet going around... When you are quite possibly the happiest Etchells Fleet going around, you kind of epitomise the whole ‘any day sailing is better than being in the office’ thing. The Brisbane Etchells Fleet is that. The Bureau of Meteorology was clear that there would be lights winds, showers and for the last day, even the chance of a storm.
Posted today at 1:27 am
11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR partner up at America’s Cup Series
by 11th Hour Racing
Through a rich portfolio of sponsorships, 11th Hour Racing supports the transition toward clean water systems and energy What do oysters, renewable energy, foiling catamarans and ocean health have in common? They are all central elements of the innovative sponsorship model between 11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR, which features sustainability, instead of product marketing, at its core.
Posted on 3 May
Serious collision between VandB and cargo ship at the Transat bakerly
by The Transat bakerly
Today, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the VandB. Today, 3rd May, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB.
Posted on 3 May
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg Live Video
by Mark Jardine
90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League 90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League with the great support of the Hamburg and Luebeck Bay Starfleet and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein.
Posted on 3 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Transat bakerly - An eclectic single handed fleet leaves Plymouth
by Brian Hancock
The Transat bakerly started this afternoon from Plymouth on the south coast of England. A cold rain and building breeze greeted the 25 sailors as they docked out and made their way to the start area off Plymouth Hoe, the same place where Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls in 1588 while waiting for the tide to change before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada.
Posted on 2 May
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ returns for the Battle of New York
by Sail-World.com/nzl
Emirates Team NZ is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend Emirates Team New Zealand is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend (7th & 8th May). It will be the first time America’s Cup racing has taken place on the New York harbour in 96 years, and will feature plenty of sailing action in the one-design AC45’s against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Posted on 2 May
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam- Hamburg is ready
by Star Sailors League
The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The spectacular event was held at the prestigious and iconic Town Hall of Hamburg, Germany.
Posted on 2 May
Exteme Sailing Series - Alinghi win breathtaking Act 2 in Qingdao
by Extreme Sailing Series
Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals and Act 1 winners Oman Air, and all to play for as the fleet took to the stadium race course in 8-10 knots of wind, enough for the GC32 catamarans to ‘fly’ on their hydrofoils
Posted on 2 May
Governor’s Cup International Match Racing to include 3 former winners
by Andy Rose
The participation of these sailors expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow to upgrade its Grade status The participation of these sailors and certain others expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow the event to retroactively upgrade its current Grade three status to Grade two by the governing body of international sailboat racing, World Sailing.
Posted on 2 May
Sail-World update - are you seeing your correct region?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World switched to a new version of the site this morning Antipodean time. Sail-World switched to a new version of the site Thursday morning Antipodean time. Readers in New Zealand may be viewing Sail-World Australia when they open Sail-World for the first time. This is due to a geolocation technical issue which can affect some devices and systems. Here's the simple way to apply a one-off, one-click fix.
Posted on 2 May
Today's contest sets up the rest of the Extreme Sailing Series nicely
by Oman Sail
There was more than fog and a shifty breeze to contend with on the final day with a jib breaking on Oman Air It was a fantastic event in challenging conditions against top opposition, added Larson who was previously skipper of Alinghi before switching to Oman Air for the 2016 season.
Posted on 2 May
Olympic hopefuls feature in April 2016 edition of FinnFare
by Robert Deaves
One of the other rapidly rising class stars, Ben Cornish, talks about what it is like to train alongside Giles Scott. Josh Junior is fast becoming the most successful New Zealand Finn sailor of the last generation and one of the brightest talents in the class at the moment. After a string of top results this season, including his first ever major European regatta win at the Princesa Sofia in Palma he is still hoping for selection to go to his first Olympics in Rio.
Posted on 2 May
Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Golden girls of British Sailing Team
by RYA
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were the British Sailing Team’s golden girls on a final day of World Cup racing in Hyeres 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were the British Sailing Team’s golden girls on a final day of World Cup racing in Hyeres which also yielded a silver and two bronze medals for GBR’s Olympic medal hopefuls.
Posted on 2 May
Will NZ's most successful Olympic Sailing event cop the Selection axe?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain in September 2014. In two of those the RS:X Windsurfing event, New Zealand is unlikely to be represented in the Men's event, and in the Women's event, Natalia Kosinska would appear to be a borderline selection.
Posted on 2 May
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