|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 13, 2013 - NZ jawboning works
By Collinson FX,
1:59 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 13, 2013 - The USD has regained some lost ground, with the EUR slipping back to 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6330. Commodity currencies were also punished with the AUD breaking below the important 0.9000 level reinforced by local economic news flagging and the RBA Governors determined chat to get the currency lower ! The NZD dropped back to 0.8250 ...
Sail Melbourne Invited Classes – A pathway to the Olympics
By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Event Media, ,
10:29 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Racing has been staged in 12 invited classes at the Sail Melbourne regatta, held in conjunction with the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to re-start from Hobart
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:54 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Hobartians will see a spectacular re-start of the international fleet contesting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on January 1, only days after the twelve Clipper 70s finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
Kiteracing Oceanic Championships - Gruber holds lead on Day 2 + Video
By Janine Pittaway,
12:46 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships 2013 are currently underway at Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Despite obtaining a penalty after breaking the start in Race 6 today, World Champion Florian Gruber from Germany held his lead finishing top after Day Two. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle to the finish
By Clipper Ventures,
12:28 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 9 of Race 5. After racing over 2,000 miles from Albany, Western Australia and with less than 20 miles to the finish line, will Henri Lloyd be victorious or will OneDLL and Qingdao be able to challenge its competitor for those all-important 12 points? ...
Nespresso Principal Partner RNZYS National Youth Training Week 2013
By Sara Tucker, Auckland ,
8:57 AM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand sponsor Nespresso have again teamed up with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as principal partner of the 2013 Nespresso National Youth Training Week. This is the second year that Nespresso have joined with the RNZYS to bring a very unique and rewarding experience to young New Zealanders, and is again sold out with the full 10 yacht club teams. ...
Stoke Beer 12 & 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs.. This weekend!
By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland ,
6:40 AM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
The Auckland Sailing Club is hosting the 12 foot skiff and 18 foot Skiff Stoke Beer Auckland Champs this weekend. Racing starts at 1pm on both days with two short sprint races planned, followed by a long harbour race. Bastion Point and North Head will make for great viewing of the racing! ...
Molto Forte - Play the tape with OneSails *Feature
By John Curnow,
11:22 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
You see it on sheet music. Words such as Allegro, Adagio, Energico or Vivace are there to tell you how the composer wishes you to play the very notes before your eyes. They set the tone, mood, flavour and ambience for the entire piece or movement. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 12, 2013 - An excuse gone
By Collinson FX,
10:13 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 12, 2013 - Congress negotiated an agreement on the Federal Budget removing another excuse from the Federal Reserve to remove monetary stimulus. The KIWI also dropped back to 0.8230 with the RBNZ rate decision and associated commentary possibly offering up some compromise on recent restrictions!? ...
America's Cup: Team France presented at Nautic Paris Boat Show
By Vincent Borde, ,
9:31 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
On Wednesday, December 11th, at the Nautic Paris Boat Show, Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson presented Team France, which is dedicated to the next America’s Cup as well as the training up of young engineers and racers. ...
America's Cup: Team Australia to stay out of talent bidding war
7:53 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In an interview published in a leading Australian newspaper, the CEO of of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenge, which is operating under the name of Team Australia, has said they will stay out of the bidding war for the leading Australian proponents of the most recent foreign Cup campaigns and will build a new young team from scratch ...
America's Cup: Outteridge and Jensen go again with Artemis Racing
7:21 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has announced that 2012 Olympic Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain 'Goobs' Jensen are continuing with the team, which is currently preparing its bid for the 35th America’s Cup. Nathan and Goobs will be once again joining forces with existing sailing team members triple Olympic medalist Iain Percy and legendary grinder Chris Brittle. ...
'Sailing as we know it is officially over,' says Ken Read
By Bernard Schopfer,
7:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
An America’s Cup on foiling catamarans, a one-design class for the Volvo Ocean Race and key elements of the traditionally liberal IMOCA Class standardised: those are only some of the radical changes sailing has gone through in 2013, and that have been debated with passion over the last two days by the delegates of the World Yacht Racing Forum in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...
Mini Transat - A journey of discovery
By Solene Rennuit, ,
6:46 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, with the successive arrivals on the pontoons of Pointe-à-Pitre, one thing is clear. Although all competitors have crossed the same ocean, each of them has experienced a unique Mini Transat. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Images of the construction timeline of the new 65s
By Volvo Ocean Race,
5:13 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race picture desk has prepared a series of images to illustrate the construction timeline of the new boat to compete in the next two editions of the Race. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2013 to Abner Kingman
By MaxComm Communication, ,
3:02 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
A jury made up of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries chose Abner Kingman’s photograph taken during the 34th America’s Cup for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2013. The delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the «Public Award». ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 11, 2013 - Tapering times
By Collinson FX,
12:55 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 11, 2013 - The likelihood of tapering improved, but markets are sceptical, as the Dollar continued to flounder. The EUR rose to 1.3770 and the GBP to 1.6440, after a reduction in the UK trade deficit and steady Industrial and Manufacturing production. ...
Kiteracing Oceanic Championships - Fierce competition on Day 1
By Janine Pittaway, ,
12:53 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships 2013 are currently underway at Leighton Beach, Fremantle. German Florian Gruber showed why he holds the World Champion Course Racing crown today, winning all of his heats on the first day of the competition. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to battle it out
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 8 of Race 5. It’s set to be one of the closest finishes we’ve seen so far in the Race, with less than 200 miles left to Sydney, Australia the teams continue to battle it out for those coveted podium positions and those all important points. ...
America's Cup: Dalton to be part of Team NZ's 'positive' future
By Greg Pearson, TV3 News,
11:43 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Grant Dalton says Emirates Team New Zealand's future is looking positive and, importantly, he will be a part of it.
Dalton has been busy. He's just returned home from Europe where he met with sponsors and launched a recruitment drive. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 11th December 2013
By ISAF, ,
11:15 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings for Wednesday 11 December 2013 Taylor Canfield (ISV) holds top spot in the Open Rankings for the fourth consecutive release whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds World number one in the Women's Rankings. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
French Sailing Federation names Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year
By Vincent Borde,
5:42 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
For the second consecutive year, a first since the creation of this title awarded by the French Sailing Federation for the past twelve years, Franck Cammas, the skipper of Groupama, has been voted Sailor of the Year. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:14 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
There was no shortage of breeze in the 2013 edition of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today, providing plenty of spectacle on the harbour.
Crosbie Lorimer was on the water and, with some swift and skilful driving from Neville Crichton on his bright red Cigarette, was helped to capture these images. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Ocean sprint gets underway
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 7 of Race 5. It has been yet another eventful 24 hours for clipper race fleet with OneDLL momentarily reclaiming its crown. however, with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney continues, as the ocean sprint gets underway. ...
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