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Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards
12:33 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013 GMT
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards.
Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation ...
America's Cup: Images and video from two AC72 boat racing in San Fran
11:29 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
While the Mediators from the International Jury try and bring some certainty to the Louis Vuitton Cup, two of the teams involved, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa put in the time on the water with some more practice racing on San Francisco Bay. ...
Superyacht Cup Palma, day 1 - Great day for a J
By Kate Branagh,
10:33 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The opening day of the Superyacht Cup proved to be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the powerful J’s. Conditions in the bay of Palma were predictably perfect with the early afternoon sea breeze averaging 15-19 knots and wave height of only 1.5m, a contrast to the last battle of the J’s in St Barths. ...
America's Cup: Four teams face-off San Francisco’s AT&T Park + Videos
By America's Cup Media,
10:29 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The first competition for the America’s Cup Summer of Racing was seen by baseball fans today as the four skippers fought good-naturedly over who threw the fastest pitch and who pounded a perfect strike into the mitts of Sergio Romo and Nick Noonan of the San Francisco Giants.
See images and video from Emirates Team NZ and America's Cup TV on the day with the Giants ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images from the start by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi images,
10:03 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for the Giraglia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images. Enjoy! ...
J-Class exhibition race images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery images,
9:39 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the J-Class exhibition race in Palma, Mallorca to capture this selection of images. ...
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Williams and Ulrikkeholm on top
9:02 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Match Race Rankings for 19 June 2013 has now been released. Ian Williams (GBR) holds onto world number one in the Open Match Race Rankings whilst ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship silver medallist Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moves to the world number one position on the women's rankings. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Notice of Race now available
By ISAF, ,
8:04 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013-2014 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup kicks off in Qingdao, China, from 12-19 October 2013, the first time the series will visit Asia. ...
International Dragon World Championship to take place at WPNSA
By Jessica Francis, ,
7:32 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
This coming week sees the Dragon Fleet descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the Dragon South Coast Championship on the 23 and 24 June, immediately followed by the Edinburgh Cup. Many teams will be using these events as a warm up for the highly anticipated Int'l Dragon World Championship in September, where the best of the fleet will be competing. ...
Changes to marine safety laws to ease requirements for some paddlers
By Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs, ,
3:47 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Transport for NSW has announced that changes to marine safety laws will ease requirements for some paddlers to wear lifejackets while under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift and Actual lead across the finish
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
2:56 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, out of the warming glow of a luminous Irish sunrise, it was Yann Guichard’s black and white hulled Spindrift which left their rivals fighting shadows as they led the MOD70 fleet across the finish line of Leg 2 early this Wednesday morning. ...
North Sails claims 7th consecutive Etchells World title
By North Sails, Sydney ,
2:43 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
It’s official! Marvin Beckmann and his team on board The Martian have taken out the 2013 Etchells world championship in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy. Geared up with the latest North Sails designs, Marvin and his team outperformed the fleet to finish with a 12 point lead. ...
Bol d’Or Mirabaud - 500+ battle on Lake Geneva
By Jean Philippe Jobé, Geneva ,
2:15 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The 75th anniversary of the legendary Bol d’Or Mirabaud, one if the biggest inland regattas in the world - which takes place every year on Lake Geneva, was a special one. There were some 500 boats from the fast Decision 35 to the weird and not so fast Puissance 4. With more than a 100 boats taking part, it was quite a showing of the most popular boat on the lake, the Archambault Surprise. ...
Double Sydney Hobart winner set for Magnetic Island Race Week 2013
By Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
12:12 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
One of Australia´s most successful big boat sailors and tourism industry scion, the dual Sydney to Hobart winner Bob Steel has entered his 52 footer Quest in the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Steel won the 2002 and 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, the first with his Nelson Marek 46 footer Quest and the second of those with the boat he will be sailing on Cleveland Bay, the big TP52 Quest ...
Events Clothing Company strong contender for Exporter of the Year
By Kate Gordon,
8:00 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Events Clothing Company, an Auckland-based superyacht, marine and business clothing specialist is a finalist for the 2013 Auckland Export QBE Exporter of the Year (sales under $25 million) Award. The company celebrated many successes since its start in 1991. Events’ first big win was supplying uniforms to Team New Zealand in the 1995 America’s Cup challenge headed by the late Sir Peter Blake. ...
12,000 reasons to be a part of the Nautilus Marine Winter Series
By John Curnow, ,
7:43 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Over 30 boats partook in last year’s inaugural Nautilus Marine Winter Series. Conducted by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS), there are over 20 prizes available to the fleet, which simply means you are seriously in the running for one. When those prizes include $1000 discounts off your next insurance policy, it is easy to understand why this event is back with strong support already. ...
ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing takes another course record - Video
By Stu MacKinven,
7:16 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
TeamVodafoneSailing, formerly the ORMA60 named G3 was originally built for the french multihull skipper Michel Desjoyeaux and was launched in 2002 to compete in the ORMA Multihull Championship. ...
Kaenon Polarized: The Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup - 1
2:58 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Kaenon Polarized are backing three sailors involved in three teams in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco in August 2013, as a lead-in event to the 34th America's Cup. Follow Olympic 49er Silver medalist, Peter Burling, top Match racer, Will Tiller, and top Laser sailor, Charlie Buckingham on their respective journeys all headed for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. ...
Route des Princes - Foxall’s Oman Air-Musandam still out front
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
6:58 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
For Ireland’s 19th century emigrants who were headed for a new life across the Atlantic in America, the Fastnet Rock became known as Ireland’s Teardrop. But for Ireland’s Damian Foxall this morning, passing the legendary rock was reason for Irish sailing’s most successful export to smile. Gilles Lamiré and his crew of Rennes Métropole - Saint-Malo Agglomération have decided to retire from Leg 2. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images of the Sanremo action by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi images, ,
6:16 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water during the Girgalia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Women's Trophy returns to Marstrand
By Fabian Bengtsson,
4:27 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
At last year’s Stena Match Cup Sweden, women’s racing was left out of the event because of the tight schedule between the World Cup in Gothenburg and the Olympics in London. This summer, the Women’s Trophy is back at Marstrand and the women’s elite will once again compete in one of the most prestigious match racing regattas in the world. ...
Revolutionary Hydros C-Class catamaran takes maiden voyage
By Bernard Schopfer,
4:19 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
The first Team Hydros C-Class catamaran took to the water at La Grande Motte for its maiden voyage. This is the first time a vessel using TPT carbon fiber technology, the latest development in composite materials, takes to the water! 'It is a momentous occasion for our team and all the people and companies involved in developing this unique yacht,' said Jérémie Lagarrigue. ...
Kieler Woche - High-level action on the horizon
By Hermann Hell, ,
2:44 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche is set to take place from 22 to 30 June, with about 4,500 sailors from 50 nations crowding the waters of Kiel Fjord. Medals will be fought for in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among them the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews. ...
IRC dual scoring provides balance and parity
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
9:32 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
It is widely known that the Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and gatekeeper for the IRC rating rule in the UK, supports the use of local and national performance handicaps. Far from being in competition with IRC, properly administered handicap systems complement it by bringing new people into the sport and igniting their competitive spirit. ...
On a winning streak - Mat Belcher and Will Ryan win their first major
By Mathew Belcher,
8:43 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
After winning our first major title in the form of the European Championships, it is exciting to be able to share with you all our progress as we take another step forward as a team ...
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