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Newsletter Archive
NOTHING about the America’s Cup in this newsletter | 27/09/2013
Waiting for Sunday morning and a bigger week ahead | 07/09/2013
Red Bull Aussies on the pace, Magnetic Island, Oracle jury news | 04/09/2013
Magnetic, Australian Red Bull disaster and the America's Cup | 02/09/2013
Wind at last for northern series, Magnetic Island, America´s Cup, more | 29/08/2013
Freezing our butts off, NOT | 26/08/2013
Freezing our butts off, NOT | 26/08/2013
San Francisco, Hamilton Island, Magnetic Island - on the road again | 23/08/2013
Of Hammo, Maggie and the AC | 20/08/2013
Of Airlie Beach, Sydney Hobart, Luis Vuitton and more | 16/08/2013
Of Foiling Lasers, Airlie Beach and Oracle´s AC woes | 12/08/2013
Heading North with the Whales for the Boat Watching Season | 08/08/2013
Sydney International Boat Show live and online | 01/08/2013
Big Fella, Black Jack and more | 13/07/2013
Hoofing it in San Francisco, Hamilton, 49ers - more Australian news | 09/07/2013
America´s Cup, Big B for Hamilton Island and lots of local news | 07/07/2013
America's Cup: July 2013 Edition - Let the America's Cup Regatta begin | 04/07/2013
Seven still missing, Telefonica set for Southport | 03/07/2013
Waiting on the Jury, Winter series, Airlie Beach and more | 01/07/2013
Aussies in Medal Races, AC teams near pointy end, junior sailing +more | 28/06/2013
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News - New Zealand & the World

January 28, 2015:Durable Goods Orders contracted 3.4%, which is a trend scaring many, as a contradiction to the strong economic recovery the US has vaunted. Earnings from corporate giants Caterpillar and Microsoft floundered and stock prices tanked. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

Danish skipper Joachim Aschenbrenner has taken over the top spot on the leader board after the second day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, the young skipper from the Royal Danish Yacht Club ends the day with a score of thirteen wins from fifteen starts. ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

Editorial from Sail-World.com’s New Zealand e-magazine for January 27, 2014: We look at the latest twist in the America's Cup 2013 edition - which just won't come to an end. Sailing history was created in Sanya, China on Tuesday - we explain why. And there is a quick look at one of the biggest Junior one design regattas ever held in New Zealand - whch happened over the long weekend at Wakatere BC ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The second day of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, offered a steady diet of breeze in the teens, the allure of a sun-drenched Biscayne Bay, and the kinetic beauty of boats in ten Olympic and three Paralympic sailing classes being put to their best and highest purpose. ... [more]  

Three NZL Sailing Team crews have retained their overnight lead after day two of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on now on Biscayne Bay in the USA. In the Women’s 470, Women’s 49erFX and the Mixed Nacra 17 multihull New Zealand is leading the way as the regatta moves into Day 3 of six. ... [more]  

Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell 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]  

GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G – announced today a significant upgrade to the award-winning Insight Genesis™ personal and social mapping utility. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ... [more]  

On the first day of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta today on the Swan River Perth based skipper Matt Jerwood made a strong opening, winning his first six matches, before suffering two losses, but retains the overall lead. ... [more]  

ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images provided by photographer Ingrid Abery. ... [more]  

January 27, 2015: The Greek election went, as polls had suggested, with a victory to the extreme left Syriza party. The major platform was anti-austerity and the Government is expected to head in to negotiations with the EC for debt forgiveness. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ... [more]  

The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ... [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]  

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]  

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]  

NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - The fourth different winner from four races sailed to date has the Championship wide open going into next Sunday’s last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. ... [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]  

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]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history
Auckland Optimist Championships: Images from Wakatere
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage
More images from the Mahurangi Regatta
Images of Mahurangi Classics Regatta: Brilliant day, beautiful boats
Mahurangi Regatta: Classic racing in beautiful conditions
2015 Australian Match Racing Championship - Winner announced
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 23 - Dollar slide continues
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Will at the Races - Day 3
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem finds form on Day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 22 - Alarm clock wakes up Kiwi
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   


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