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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 1, 2014 - KIWI special By Collinson FX, , 1:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
October 1, 2014: The KIWI is the 'special' at the moment, with Wheeler timing the RBNZ intervention well, with Business Confidence collateral damage. Commodity prices have taken a shellacking of late and the RBNZ have taken the opportunity to sell the currency and seize the moment. This has been more than effective, pushing the NZD to new lows, testing 0.7700 ...
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Images from St Tropez: Day 2 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 1:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ...
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New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...
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Your unique opportunity to race aboard Steinlager 2, this weekend By Sail-World, , 12:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Here's your opportunity to join the Steinlager 2 crew and sail in the RNZYS Opening Day, on Saturday October 4th, 2014. There are just 10 spaces left out of the original 25 allocated in this unique opportunity to sail aboard one of the world's legendary ocean racers. ...
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Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:23 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...
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2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow hailed a huge success By Ellie Brade, Auckland , 10:24 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Increased visitor numbers show strong support for New Zealand’s leading boat show. Feedback for the 16th Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS), which ran from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 September 2014, has been overwhelmingly positive, with several significant sales made at the show. ...
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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors By Chris Yates, , 9:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...
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Record participation for 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships By Randolph Bertin, Austin , 8:00 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:45 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 crew revealed for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:52 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...
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Have the Volvo Ocean Race at your fingertips By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:48 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 30, 2014 - Evaluate risk now By Collinson FX, , 11:43 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
September 30, 2014: After starting down on the previous week the NZD took another turn for the worse yesterday. The release of the RBNZ FX transaction figures for August showed the bank had sold NZ$521m in August. This is the largest single month sell off of the NZD since 2007. ...
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Images from St Tropez: Day 1 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, , 11:12 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ...
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12Foot Skiff Interdominion Champs - Battle begins in January 2015 By Brett Hobson, Sydney , 8:11 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 12Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship - The battle for the iconic Interdominion 12 Foot Skiff Championship is back on Sydney Harbour from Friday the second January to Saturday the 11th January 2015. ...
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Stack Winter Champs expected to attract a big fleet this weekend By Sail-World, , 7:49 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Sick of Winter? Well come along to the 2014 STACK Winter Champs at Murray's Bay Sailing Club this coming weekend and celebrate the end of Winter and the beginning of the 2014/15 Summer sailing season. The STACK Winter Champs is one of the largest Regattas in New Zealand and is usually attended by well over 200 boats from Junior Opti to Youth Classes as well as some of the senior classes. ...
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ISAF Sailing Worlds - Sunset+Vine|APP smashes live broadcaster records By ISAF, , 7:21 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne - Last Chance to qualify for offer By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, , 3:48 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ...
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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 9:39 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day four of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ...
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Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda wins again By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes , 6:45 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:34 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...
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Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 1 action shots by Ingrid Abery By Sail-World.com, , 6:00 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ...
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2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Bid guidelines now published By ISAF, , 4:54 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Last medical training for the onboard sailors +Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:30 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act By ETNZblog, , 2:34 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ‪Extreme Sailing Series ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:43 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ...
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