| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink
By Laura McKee, ,
4:33 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
10:42 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
After yesterday's Lay Day it's back to racing today with signs of more breeze for passage races and windward ...
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
By ISAF, ,
4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 20 2014 - KIWI drops on Data
By Collinson FX, ,
2:40 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
August 20 2014: The AUD consolidated around 0.9300 although the NZD took a hit after economic data confirmed a contraction in the local economy. GDP growth forecasts were back to 3.8% from 4.0%, although the fiscal surplus remained intact.
The NZD fell to the low .8400’s and is suffering the direct impact of the RBNZ higher interest rate strategy. ...
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
By International Maxi Association, ,
2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
By MaxComm Communication, ,
12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
By Kathy Large, ,
8:39 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
By Melges 20, ,
3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:52 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland ,
9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
By Jonno Turner, ,
5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
By 52 Super Series, ,
3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
By International 420 Class Association, ,
2:36 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ...
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
By Kathy Large, ,
1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
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