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Sailing's Big Ben chimes in mainstream media | 20/05/2012
The Australian Tanks are rolling | 16/05/2012
Laser, 49ers, 470’s and two fastest yachts in the southern hemisphere | 14/05/2012
Australia’s Olympic squad on fire | 11/05/2012
A Jaw Dropping Move | 07/05/2012
Of dismastings, Syd, OUR pavilion at Sanctuary Cove and more | 04/05/2012
Excitement, tragedy and decisions ahead | 02/05/2012
Four dead in Offshore race - news from Australia and OS | 30/04/2012
What a difference a breeze makes | 27/04/2012
NB - <:organisation:> - Sailors are online – is your advertising | 27/04/2012
Regattas are great holiday fun | 26/04/2012
Regattas are great holiday fun | 26/04/2012
Aussies on Fire and news from two major Aussie regattas | 23/04/2012
Sailing teaches you patience and US racing disaster | 18/04/2012
A tough job, we wish YOU were doing it | 16/04/2012
Laughing and Laughing | 13/04/2012
The Big Easter, Storms, Records - Port Stephens & Magnetic Island | 10/04/2012
A big big sailing week | 04/04/2012
Will Sailing be Australia’s number two Olympic sport in 2012? | 02/04/2012
Tess improving, Volvo and lots of Easter sailing | 30/03/2012
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News - New Zealand & the World

Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ... [more]  

World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ... [more]  

On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ... [more]  

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimists: More images from Day 3 at Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Second image gallery from Day 3, and the final day of the 2015 Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships, contested by 235 sailors across the Optimist Green and Open fleets and Starlings. Entries came from six countries for the Optimist regatta. which was part of the Optimist ranking series. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimists: Images from Day 3 at Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Image gallery from Day 3, and the final day of the 2015 Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships, contested by 235 sailors across the Optimist Green and Open fleets and Starlings. Entries came from six countries for the Optimist regatta. ... [more]  

NZL Sailing Team crews have got away to a fast start on the opening day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. New Zealand holds the early lead in the Women’s 470, 49erFX and the Nacra 17, as well as second place in the Laser class. ... [more]  

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview by Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Monsoon Cup Malaysia, is to take place in its new home of Johor, the southernmost state of Malaysia, over 10th-14th February. In addition to being the grand finale of the Tour, the event will also see the 2014 ISAF Match Racing World Champion crowned. ... [more]  

In the Barcelona World Race the two lead boats are preparing for a gruelling 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean, until the next natural gateway of the course, Cape Leeuwin in south-west Australia. ... [more]  

Quantum Key West Race Week provided the opportunity for the GC32s to make a spectacular debut in the USA. During the five days of racing held in balmy temperatures off the southernmost tip of Florida, crews experienced a range of conditions. ... [more]  

40 year old Charles Caudrelier the skipper of race leader Dongfeng was a major figure of the winning French team Groupama in 2011-12 . With the Dongfeng team now approaching Sanya, almost unstoppable, its worthwhile hearing from Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad who is hugely pleased with the current on water situation. ... [more]  

After three days of racing in champagne conditions the largest junior one design regatta ever staged in New Zealand is over Sailed from Wakatere Boating Club, with assistance from several Auckland yacht clubs, and many volunteers, the racing was virtually incident free, with three races per class being sailed on each of the three days. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tune in here to see the finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race in Sanya. Will sailing history be made? Can Dongfeng become the first Chinese flagged yacht to win a Leg in a Round the World Race? ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Bigger than ever in 2015, with an atmosphere crackling with adrenaline, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, was ground zero on Sunday as competitors from 63 countries made their final preparations. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Dong looks set to create sailing sailing history when she finishes first on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Sanya in two days time. Includes video Currently Dongfeng is 250 nm to the finish line in Sanya and the chasing pack with ADOR ahead in second place 55+ nm behind the Chinese team. ... [more]  

Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The combined Auckland Optimist Championships and Auckland Starling Championships are underway at Wakatere BC. The combined fleet size is believed to make this regatta the largest junior one design event ever held in New Zealand. ... [more]  

The Classic 18fters were racing again on Saturday on Sydney harbour. Michael Chittenden caught the action from a shore vantage point. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - The first of the Great Capes is fast-approaching, with the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race expected to pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of South Africa tomorrow. As they pass 20°E, the Atlantic Ocean will deliver its verdict – did Cheminées Poujoulat’s east-bound track or Neutrogena’s southerly gamble pay off? ... [more]  

More images from the Mahurangi Regatta by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
As well as a very impressive restored Classic Yacht fleet, the Mahurangi Regatta which can trace it roots back to 1850, was not always a Classic yachts regatta, and now, as always attracts a variety of sailing craft, many of which are unique to the Mahurangi. ... [more]  

Images from the Mahurangi Regatta, sailed on Saturday at picturesque Mahurangi Harbour, north of Auckland. The event is the main event on the Auckland Classic Yacht regatta calendar ... [more]  

Mahurangi Regatta: Classic racing in beautiful conditions by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
A large fleet of classic yachts once again competed at the Mahurangi Regatta the annual rallying point for Auckland's impressive classic yacht fleet. Sailing in a light to moderate easterly breeze, the fleet did two laps of the course that takes them around Saddle Island at the entrance to the harbour. ... [more]  

2015 Australian Match Racing Championships - In a five race series that was full of drama and interest, Matt Jerwood overcame the experience of Evan Walker to claim his first national match racing title with a three-nil score line. ... [more]  

Most of the marque classes at Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 came down to the last day of the regatta, which delivered the toughest conditions of the week. Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on Friday, forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Sport met science today on the Barcelona World Race when the pairs of skippers took the first opportunity to deploy their data monitoring Argo beacon which was given to them in Bareclona prior to the start. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 - With a solid 17-20 knots from the north east, reducing the possibility of a distance sapping park up, the likehood of the Leg three leader the Chinese boat Dongfeng getting the gun in Sanya just 640 nautical miles ahead continues to strengthen. ... [more]  

January 23, 2015: The AUDUSD fell to 0.8060, while the NZDUSD is testing 0.7500, on the downside. It is the lack of demand and the hit to global growth that is impacting the markets ... [more]  

The ubiquitous Will Calver of Ocean Photography, was on the water during Day 3 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Here's how he saw the day. ... [more]  

Mayhem (Harry Dodson) regained her temporarily lost form and finished the third day of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week, with two second places and a win across the line. On handicap she scored two wins and a second place. Series results are not available ... [more]  

On 2nd January 2015, Team Vestas Wind announced that skipper Chris Nicholson had been tasked to review the team during the month of January. The objective is to ensure the right team for the come back to the race, which is now, for this team, of a different nature than the scheduled original route from Alicante to Gothenburg. ... [more]  

Beau Outteridge has compiled a video of highlights and interviews from the 2015 McDougall + McConanghy Moth Worlds completed recently in Sorrento, Melbourne ... [more]  

Former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell has issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Children’s heart health continues to benefit from Team Alvimedica’s online auction now underway for two unique experiences during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover here. The Chinese Agape Foundation Inc. will be the recipient of funds raised for these unique team experiences in Sanya, the next stopover port of the global ocean race. ... [more]  

January 22, 2015: The NZD and AUD fell out of bed overnight as the realisation dawns on Central Banks there is little growth and falling inflation. The Bank of Canada surprised markets and cut interest rates citing low inflation and decimated Oil prices. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta
Auckland Anniversary Day: Tug race to circuit Waitemata Harbour
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 2
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Northland turns on great breeze for Day 2
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:
Millennium Cup: Racing in the picturesque Bay of Islands
Volvo Ocean Race - Up up and away
Bay of Islands Race Week: Freshening breeze - Predictwind - Day 2
Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals - Knight Frank skiff wins!
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 21 - NZD drops as movie repeats
J-70 gets a work out at Key West Race Week
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: More images by Will Calver from Day 1
2015 Australian O'pen Cup - Day 2, hot and humid
2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals won by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem takes a A-Division win on Day 1
America's Cup: Spithill leads Oracle reconnaissance team in Bermuda
Doyle Sails offer sail repair and basic rigging service at BOISW
Bay of Islands Race Week: Moderate breezes - Predictwind - Day 1
Extreme Sailing Series announces new teams and venues for 2015
Artemis Offshore Academy rookies arrive for another season
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 20 - Holidays stall markets   
18ft Skiffs: Images from NSW Championships - Race 2   
Volvo Ocean Race – Malacca Nightmare – now it’s a boat race again!!   
Bay of Islands Race Week: Registration Day   
Strait Ends wins Ross 780 NZ Nationals at Napier   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica - Enter the Dragon + Video   
World Match Racing Tour's title sponsor goes into administration   
Williams and Precey have close win in Hartley 16 Nationals at Napier   
Volvo Ocean Race: Sally Barkow - from the Olympics to the Volvo   
Solarshield by Oceanair: Antiglare roller blind for Marine use   
Australian 420 Youth Nationals – four Kiwi teams compete   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - The big casino *Feature   
Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: Maloney wins Open Mens title   
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Entering the Malacca Strait   
Frank Knight NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank extends after Day 3   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: More Alex McKinnon images   
Royal Langkawi International Regatta - Day 5 Blue skies and fair winds   
Barcelona World Race - Matched up for a Duel in the South   
Royal Langkawi International Regatta: Breeze all the way to the finish   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 17 - Swiss dish causes indigestion   


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