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Rio 2016 - Women Olympic sailors lose selection appeals
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Two New Zealand women sailors lost their Selection Appeal in a Mediation Hearing in Auckland on Monday night. Two New Zealand women sailors lost their Selection Appeal in a Mediation Hearing in Auckland on Monday night, and will not be included in the New Zealand team for the Rio Olympic Regatta. For the first time since the introduction of the Windsurfer in the 1984 Olympics, New Zealand will not be represented in the event, which has been New Zealand's most successful sailing discipline
Posted today at 3:13 am
Royal Akarana Yacht Club sailors move to Starlings
by Suellen Hurling
Royal Akarana Yacht Club Youth Sailors only started racing just a couple of seasons ago but are now moving through ranks The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Youth Sailors only started racing just a couple of seasons ago, but are now moving through the ranks with most of them headed for the Starling. Eli Liefting, Harry Butler and Henry McLachlan are amongst the few who have advanced from Optimists to Starlings and the three of them were out training in the blustery conditions over the weekend.
Posted on 29 May
2016 World Match Racing Tour - Newport fog creates testing opener
by Barby MacGowan
In yacht racing, sailors are often at the vagaries of the wind and occasionally too much of it or too little. 2016 World Match Racing Tour - In yacht racing, sailors are often at the vagaries of the wind and occasionally too much of it or too little. However on the opening day of the World Match Racing Tour’s Newport stage, crews faced a fog so thick that at times it was hard to see the bows of their M32 catamarans, let alone marks of the course.
Posted today at 1:48 am
NewYork–Vendée Race – Pieter Heerema heads for port
by Marion Cardon
At 12:22 UTC Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema pointed the bow of his IMOCA 60 No Way Back towards Newport, Rhode Island. Overnight he suffered four collisions with unidentified objects in the water. Finally the fourth impact damaged his foil and foil casing, creating a small leak.
Posted on 30 May
Winners make the most of the light conditions at Myth of Malham Race
by Louay Habib
Tenacity and dogged determination were to the fore for the class winners of the 230-mile race. The two boats were literally side by side for the 230 mile race and after IRC time correction Pintia was the winner by just eight seconds after 38 hours of racing.
Posted on 30 May
Impressive performance from Team Engie on GC32 Racing Tour
by Sébastien Rogues
The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The ENGIE crew will need to continue to race well in order to move up the rankings gradually this season.
Posted on 30 May
Safran hits a UFO on his way to Newport for World Match Racing Tour
by Safran Sailing Team
Around 12:00 (French time), Lagravière, the skipper of Safran, contacted his shore team to inform them he had hit a UFO Around 12:00 (French time), Morgan Lagravière, the skipper of Safran, contacted his shore team to inform them he had hit a UFO (unidentified floating object), which had broken a foil and caused a small leak.
Posted on 30 May
Collinson FX Market Commentary - May 28 - US to raise interest rates?
by Collinson FX
Yellen confirmed that it would 'probably be appropriate' to raise interest rates in the near future with a proviso! The Dollar did stage a recovery, as the EUR moved to 1.1110, while the JPY broke back to 110.30. The rise in the reserve was reflected in the commodity currencies, with the AUD falling below 0.7200, while the NZD tests 0.6700 to the downside. The coming week provides an avalanche of economic data which will probably provide cover for the Fed!
Posted on 30 May
Queguiner-Leucémie Espoir suffers collision with UFO at NewYork–Vendée
by Marion Cardon
Eliès explained that the impact caused a small rupture in the daggerboard’s case and damaged bottom of the board itself. After a first night spent in close contact with other competitors in the New York–Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) presented by Currency House and SpaceCode, Yann Eliès contacted his shore team this morning at 0840 UTC, reporting that his yacht Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir had just hit something in the water with her port daggerboard.
Posted on 30 May
My Best Olympic Race – Lijia Xu, London 2012 Laser Radial Medal Race
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Each contender focused on their own efforts as whoever crossed the finish line first would be crowned Olympic champion. Imagination matters when growing up. Children pictures themselves as their heroes and heroines. From film stars, sporting heroes, astronauts and firemen, the list goes on.
Posted on 30 May
Franck Cammas steers Norauto to GC32 Riva Cup victory
by Andy
At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place, in a brief half-hour of 14-15 knot winds. Appropriately enough, the top two places went to the two stand-out teams of the week, Norauto leading Team Tilt across the finish line.
Posted on 30 May
GC32 Riva Cup finishes in grand style
by Press Office Fraglia Vela Riva
The first edition featured Olympians, Skippers from the America's Cup and celebrities such as Pierre Casiraghi. The staff of Fraglia Vela Riva are pleased with the outcome of having organised an event with nine 32' foil boats with 19 races completed in perfect skiff conditions with winds of 8-10 knots which also added to the speed and performance of the boats in competition.
Posted on 30 May
New York Vendee - Images of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race
by Sail-World.com NZL
George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee Top US photographer George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee and a good chance to have a look at some of the entries before heading across the Atlantic for the start of the Vendee Globe Race around the world.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Race time for Morgan Lagravière
by Safran Sailing Team
Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée on Sunday at 21:30 2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée, his first transatlantic race on Safran, on Sunday at 21:30 (French time), after a parade in front of the North Cove Marina that began at 17:00. The youngest skipper in the race has been looking forward to passing Ambrose Light, the mark for the start, for a long time.
Posted on 30 May
Transat New York - Vendée – Sébastien Josse’s weather analysis
by Gitana Team
For safety reasons, the race itself will officially start at around 19:30 GMT outside New York harbour at Ambrose Light. At the helm of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, Sébastien Josse is ready to go and has made no secret of his desire to get back on the racetrack and do battle with is rivals.
Posted on 30 May
Franck Cammas and his team seal a first victory for Norauto
by Julia Huvé
Lake Garda has been a glittering stage for GC32 Racing Tour competitors who battled it out in first event of 2016 season Lake Garda has been a glittering stage for the GC32 Racing Tour competitors, who battled it out in the first official event of the 2016 season at the GC32 Riva Cup, demonstrating the dramatic potential of their flying catamarans.
Posted on 30 May
A David and Goliath battle at 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
by Lisa Ratcliff
It’s a long leap between competing at AHIRW in a yacht that’s a fraction longer than the average-sized family sedan 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - It’s a long leap between competing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in a yacht that’s a fraction longer than the average-sized family sedan, and racing a near identical design single-handed, 3500 nautical miles across the Atlantic.
Posted on 30 May
British skipper Alex Thomson sets sail on New York to Vendée Race
by Alex Thomson Racing
British sailor Alex Thomson today embarked upon The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race British sailor Alex Thomson today embarked upon The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race, a 3,100 mile, single-handed sprint from downtown New York across the Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, France.
Posted on 30 May
Yanmar Moth Worlds – British hat-trick on the podium on Final day
by Panos Marinopoulos
Light winds dominated on the final day of racing at the 2016 Yanmar Moth Worlds, with just one race completed. Light winds dominated on the final day of racing at the 2016 Yanmar Moth Worlds, with just one race completed. Paul Goodison (GBR) crossed the finish line in second place, which was more than enough to claim the World title by three points over Chris Rashley.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Land Rover Winter Series - Competitors reach halfway mark
by Di Pearson
It was warm but brittle on Sydney Harbour for Race five of the CYCA's Land Rover Winter Series on Sunday 2016 Land Rover Winter Series - It was warm but brittle on Sydney Harbour for Race five of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series on Sunday, but finally enough breeze on the race track to allow the fleet to sail the full course, so competitors came ashore happy after a couple of weeks of incredibly light winds and shortened courses.
Posted on 30 May
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