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Sail-World New Zealand: April 12, 2014 - As good as it gets? | 12/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 10, 2014 - Cup Kiwis free at last? | 10/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 7, 2014 - Changing Guard Test 1 1600NZT | 08/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 7, 2014 - Changing Guard at ETNZ Palace | 08/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 2, 2014 - TEST 030414 | 03/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: April 2, 2014 - Time for a Cup Shake-up? | 02/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 23, 2014 - TEST NZ - 010414 | 01/04/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 23, 2014 - Cheer up time for Kiwis | 24/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 15, 2014 - Riding the Storm | 15/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 12, 2014 - Back to Basics for the Cup | 12/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 10, 2014 - Kiwi 18's can hold heads high | 10/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 6, 2014 - Focus on Sydney | 06/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 4, 2014 - Kiwis give Aussies the One Two | 05/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: March 2, 2014 - The unexpected at the JJ's | 02/03/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 28, 2014 - 18's in action at JJ's | 27/02/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 26, 2014 - Team NZ stays in spotlight | 26/02/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 21, 2014 - Cats to the fore | 22/02/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 15, 2014 - The fantastic A-Cats | 15/02/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 9, 2014 - Looking ahead to the A-cats | 09/02/2014
Sail-World New Zealand: February 6, 2014 - One finishes another starts | 06/02/2014
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News - New Zealand & the World

The second 20-mile Olympic course race of the One Ton Revisited series produced another classic day on the inner-Hauraki Gulf . The ENE breeze blew 10 to 12 knots at the start and built to 12 to 15 knots by the finish. The recently restored, former One Ton Cup winner Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) was in her element and won by an impressive 6m 40s on IRC corrected time ... [more]  

Mar 4 - Equity markets and the Dollar retreated overnight, from elevated highs, driven by Central Bank activity. Markets keenly await the detail of the ECB's QE policy to be elucidated Thursday. The NZD fed off these cross Tasman moves, pushing above 0.7550, putting pressure on the local RBNZ. ... [more]  

After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Ryan Houston from Team Alvimedica. He talks about wanting to sail on a Kiwi boat in the next race - how this race compares with the others in which he has sailed - how small gains seem to be paying well - the vexed issue of AIS on tactics, and more ... [more]  

After the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, Sail-World.com's NZ editor, Richard Gladwell caught up with Dave Swete from Team Alvimedica. A product of the RNZYS Youth Program, Swete is on his second Volvo Ocean Race. He touches on the differences between the two programs, the impact that AIS is having on the racing and plenty more ... [more]  

Sail-World.com's New Zealand Editor caught up with Race Director, Jack Lloyd on the floor of the sail-loft in the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard. In this 15 minute interview, Lloyd gives his view of the progress made as a result of adopting the Volvo 65 One Design - with all boats having finished every leg (with one exception - Vestas Wind). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Image gallery - Tour of the Boatyard by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Yesterday Volvo Ocean Race threw open the barriers and let the media have an inside view of the Boatyard at the Viaduct Events Centre The area is open to the public (stay behind the safety barriers) where you can see the boats on the hard, and look inside the Events Centre which has been converted into a massive sail and rigging loft. ... [more]  

The B&G Navigators’ Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves. Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four. ... [more]  

Artemis Racing took their development AC45 out on San Francisco Bay, yesterday. Videographer, John Navas was there to catch all the action on high resolution video. ... [more]  

The countdown to the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar has begun in the bay of Palma from 28th March to 4th April. With less than a month to go until the start of the event, the regatta has already around 700 teams (667) from 59 nations representing the five continents. ... [more]  

2015 RC44 Championship Tour - With less than a month to go, eleven teams are eagerly anticipating the season-opener set to take place in Malta's renowned capital of Valletta, the historic 'City of Knights', from 25-29 March. ... [more]  

Mar 3,2015: China gave markets a pleasant surprise over the weekend with an interest rate cut. Chinese Governments officials must set the growth targets, and to achieve any where near 7% would require stimulus, hence the interest rate cut. The stimulus was good news for global markets, ... [more]  

It’s been a month since the International Paralympic Committee publicized its decision to drop sailing from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since then ISAF has stepped up to lead the appeal for reinstatement. At US Sailing, we believe ISAF leadership is critical to our chances of overturning this decision, and we are pleased to see President Carlo Croce take this on himself ... [more]  

Top international photographer, Chris Cameron is working out of the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. ... [more]  

NZ Rigging Supplied the Mast and Rigging package for Adrian Walters new Shaw 11 mtr 'Little Nico'. The mast is a High Modulus mast with internal locks on all halyards, internal mast jack, one piece Nomex cored box section boom, and composite rigging.cored box section boom, and composite rigging. ... [more]  

The New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals was a great success. Conducted by the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa there was varied weather conditions. Sailors from New Zealand, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia giving the true international feel. ... [more]  

Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ... [more]  

After successful campaigns in Waikawa and Wellington over the summer Craig Edwards and his team on Flying Machine must be seen to be the favourites to defend their Knight Frank South Island Young 88 title this weekend on Lyttelton Harbour. But Edwards is not expecting have it all his own way. ... [more]  

The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) again took line honours in race 2 of the One Ton Revisited regatta – a 20-mile Olympic course off Auckland’s East Coast Bays. But, the winner on corrected time was the S&S 36 Rainbow II (Chris Bouzaid) which now leads on overall points after a second in the opening race on Saturday and now a victory today. ... [more]  

Doyle Sails has announced that effective immediately, Peter Boyd will be acting as their representative in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a key location for Doyle, particularly with a high percentage of Doyle’s cruising customer base clearing out of Opua. Based in Paihia, Peter will also be spending regular time in the Pacific Islands and can provide support to Doyle cruisers ... [more]  

The Farr 40 Pacific Sundance (Bernard Hyde) did the line and handicap double in Race 1 of the One Ton Revisited series on Saturday. It was a severe test of light airs sailing, with Auckland and the inner Hauraki Gulf locked in the relentless grip of the high pressure systems that have made summer in these parts one of the warmest and driest on record. ... [more]  

Dutch Finn sailor, Pieter-Jan Postma stopped a clean sweep in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland regatta, by NZL Sailing Team members. The four day regatta was plagued with light winds, with full racing only on the final day with a light sea breeze early in the morning building into perfect sailing conditions later in the day. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ... [more]  

Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ... [more]  

At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf. Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ... [more]  

The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ... [more]  

Rio de Janeiro's state environmental agency says it is investigating a fish die-off that has left thousands of carcasses floating in waters where sailing events are to be held when Brazil hosts next year's Olympics. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind
Barcelona World Race - At Cape Horn memories are made. and recalled
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 27 - Europe takes a bashing
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland - Day 2: Three seasons in one day
America's Cup: What does a Performance Coach do? Oracle's tells
Finn World Masters Championships 2015 - Pre registration open
Volvo Ocean Race – Nip and tuck racing ahead to the finish in Auckland
Barcelona World Race - Pedestrian Pacific, Atlantic highway to home
America's Cup: Artemis Racing lines up against Oracle Team USA - Video
High Performance Yacht Design conference during Volvo OR stopover
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature
One Ton Revival: New sails by Doyle for Bouzaid's Rainbow II
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – No sleep until Auckland
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 26 - Big jump for AUD
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature
AC45 Turbo Training - Oracle Team USA images by pressure-drop + Video
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Light shifty conditions on Day 1
America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race – The race tightens as New Zealand looms
Barcelona World Race - Two different worlds separated by Cape Horn   
America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ   
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland   
Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Racing underway Thursday morning   
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution   
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn   
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 25 - Politics prevail in Greece   
49er and FX Nationals: Brazillian crew wins NZ Open Championships   
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 4 Week 3   
Maverick wins Etchells Auckland Champs   
NZL Sailing Team: 15 campaigns named in 2015 Team   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 24 - Greeks have deadline of today   
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show   
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home   
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
Sydney Yachts National Championships, Pittwater 2015 - Day 3 Video   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   


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