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Newsletter Archive
Volvo Ocean Race - Newsletter - Leg 5 from Auckland to Cape Horn - 28 March 2012 | 28/03/2012
Volvo Ocean Race - Newsletter - Leg 4 Finish Auckland 14 March 2012 | 14/03/2012
America's Cup Newsletters - Reaction, Rule announced, and Regatta Director named | 19/09/2010
America's Cup Special - the Boat, the Year, the Protocol.. The Explanations... The Early Reaction | 14/09/2010
Test -backup SWNZ template | 21/12/2009
Valencia confirmed as AC venue...Auckand set for a month long sailing party... Paralympians report from Melbourne | 16/12/2009
Wetas at Rotorua...Coastline to be grabbed for seafarms...America's Cup skippers reflect and look forward | 14/12/2009
AIBS and Louis Vuitton Trophy combine...Local action this weekend...BlackMatch tops ISAF rankings | 10/12/2009
BlackMatch win the Double...Young Kiwis impressive at Monsoon Cup...America's Cup Jury announced | 07/12/2009
Young Kiwis light up at Monsoon Cup...Be at Marsden Cove for New Year...Kings Cup action and images | 04/12/2009
Dalton in talks on Volvo Ocean Race...Breakage on Alinghi 5...Kiwi Open 60 aims for Round Australia | 02/12/2009
Mirsky wins Australia Cup...Rousmaniere on LWL Question...Bakewell-White 36fter flies in Australia | 29/11/2009
BlackMatch on song in Perth...Adverse rudder ruling could see BOR90 out...Kiwi win assurred in Sydney | 27/11/2009
Tight finish in 18fters...Finns at Pt Chev...Best video news from around the sailing world | 25/11/2009
Sailor of the Year awarded...Hat trick eludes Emirates Team NZ...Kiwis dominate Harken Series | 23/11/2009
America's Cup latest from Italy, San Diego and UAE...Silver for Stars...Alfa Romeo wins in Spain | 09/08/2009
Mid-East America's Cup venue...Shooters and Sailing...Young Kiwis succeed in Worlds | 06/08/2009
900nm 24hr barrier broken in Atlantic Record run...420's from Garda...More 12ft skiff memories | 03/08/2009
Kornreich rules for Alinghi in America's Cup...Final day of OK Worlds...Latest from Womens Laser Radials in Japan | 31/07/2009
IRC52 from Cooksons...Laser Radial Worlds.. Purdie leads OK's - just...EPIRBS explained | 29/07/2009
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News - New Zealand & the World

It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ... [more]  

September 30, 2014: After starting down on the previous week the NZD took another turn for the worse yesterday. The release of the RBNZ FX transaction figures for August showed the bank had sold NZ$521m in August. This is the largest single month sell off of the NZD since 2007. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

2015 12Foot Skiff Interdominion Championship - The battle for the iconic Interdominion 12 Foot Skiff Championship is back on Sydney Harbour from Friday the second January to Saturday the 11th January 2015. ... [more]  

Sick of Winter? Well come along to the 2014 STACK Winter Champs at Murray's Bay Sailing Club this coming weekend and celebrate the end of Winter and the beginning of the 2014/15 Summer sailing season. The STACK Winter Champs is one of the largest Regattas in New Zealand and is usually attended by well over 200 boats from Junior Opti to Youth Classes as well as some of the senior classes. ... [more]  

Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ... [more]  

After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ... [more]  

The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ... [more]  

The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ?Extreme Sailing Series ... [more]  

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ... [more]  

September 27, 2014: Commodity currencies continued to remain under extreme pressure, after the mayhem of the previous day, with threatened Central Bank intervention. The KIWI closed the week a shadow of its former self, trading 0.7850, while the AUD fared marginally better on 0.8760. ... [more]  

Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ... [more]  

Auckland On The Water Boat Show: Images from the final day by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Auckland International Boat Show concluded today having enjoyed four days of moderately acceptable weather. Attendance figures have not yet been announced however they are expected to be close to or exceed last year's Show. ... [more]  

What a great day for kiting at Kite Foil Gold Cup Australia 2014! 10-15 knot North Easterly and slight seas. Kites zooming around like supersonic mosquitoes but mosquitoes buzz whereas foiling kites are completely silent! ... [more]  

At the time that we are writing this, it is almost exactly a week since the first race took place at Wakatere Boating Club in New Zealand, followed by hundreds of races across the globe that we have been told attracted record numbers of sailors to your clubs ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best by Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday. Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ... [more]  

David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ... [more]  

Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network takes top prize in the first European J70 Championships. On the last exciting day of competition the outstanding Rochas of Spain wasn’t able to topple the leader. ... [more]  

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ... [more]  

The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ... [more]  

Over the last year we have interviewed Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race four times, at times the stress has shown but yesterday just eleven days before the start of the 2014-2015 Race, he was like a different person, when we met with him again, at Volvo Ocean race headquarters portside in Alicante ... [more]  

A new provisional World Record was set on the Viaduct Harbour today with 52 paddlers covering the 100 metre course on the Lancer SUP. There were no incidents in the attempt - which sets a new mark category in the Guinness World Records. ... [more]  

2014 J/24 World Championship - With just a few points between Will Welles Cougar (USA) and Mauricio Santa Cruz Bruschetta (BRA) there was no room for error in the final two races of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. ... [more]  

Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ... [more]  

You are now looking at what will be on offer at the 2015 Byte CII Worlds! Block out your calendar for 4th-10th July 2015 as this is when the Byte CII class will be visiting the premier sailing club and centre of sailing in Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) for the prestigious 2015 Byte CII World Championships. ... [more]  

Today was a pleasant September day with light winds at Riva del Garda for the penultimate day of the first European J70 Championships hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva with 33 skiffs taking part from eight different countries. The light wind conditions highlighted the crews which in the course of the championships, due to the assets of the skiff, had gradually progressed. ... [more]  

Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 26, 2014 - Markets tumble
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video
Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014
ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up
Auckland On Water Boat Show: SUP record attempt Saturday afternoon
J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day
Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon
Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry
Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France
Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad
Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought
Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal
Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video
World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 25, 2014 - Stocks rebound
Record number of entries for the Sailing Champions League
Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading   
Team Jolly reflect on the 470 Silver medal win - 2010 all over again?   
Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2   
Seen on the water at the Auckland On The Water Boat Show   
New Zealand's largest on water boat show gets underway with big crowds   
B&G announce new black box VHF marine radio   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Champions confirm Abu Dhabi attendance   
Dutch Match Cup - Top three keep perfect score   
Extreme Sailing Series, the leading sponsor-funded global circuit   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 24, 2014 - Kiwi Scrutiny   
Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing   
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead   
B&G introduces Forwardscan™ - sail with confidence   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante   
Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race   
Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching   
Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014   
Bart's Bash - Sailing legend and crew from world's longest yacht race   


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