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Young Laser sailors meet Masters in Collinson FX Freshwater regatta *Feature
By Garth Briden, Takapuna ,
8:55 AM Sun 22 May 2011 GMT
Shifty breezes let Masters get in amongst the young guns of Laser sailing. Fifty eight sailors turned out for the 2011 Collinsons FX North Shore Freshwater Laser Championships event raced on Lake Pupuke over the weekend 21-22 May.
The seven-race series was concluded in winds of six to twelve knots, continually oscillating from 155' thru 210'. ...
Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy Day 3 action by Chris Schmid *Feature
By Chris Schmid images,
12:54 PM Sat 21 May 2011 GMT
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this action packed gallery from Day 3 of the Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy in Portugal. ...
America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show *Feature
By Gilles Martin-Raget,
11:50 AM Sat 21 May 2011 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation. ...
Junior Training for the America's Cup + Video *Feature
By Neil Deverell, Waitangi ,
6:36 AM Fri 20 May 2011 GMT
Three days ago we ran the story of a new catamaran design aimed at Optimist sailors. In an updated story we present three video clips of the Vudu sailing in the Bay of Islands. Intended for single handed sailing, ideally suited to teenagers who want to have some sailing fun, they can also be sailed by two younger children; or an adult. ...
Mr Skype brings new dimension to Audi MedCup racing *Feature
By Richard Gladwell and Stuart Alexander,
7:46 PM Thu 19 May 2011 GMT
Stuart Alexander, yachting correspondent for the English daily, The Independent caught up with the skipper of Rán after he had helmed the TP52 on the second day of the Audi MedCup circuit. He is the only owner-driver on the circuit - hopefully he will encourage other owners to reclaim the handlebars and put a new dimension on this event. ...
Laurence Carey places 7th at IFCA Slalom World Championships, Curacao *Feature
By Bruce Spedding, Curcao ,
6:27 AM Thu 19 May 2011 GMT
Laurence Carey, New Zealand Youth Slalom Windsurfing Champion competed at the World Champs in Curacao in the Carribean. Despite wind conditions that did not live up to Curacao's reputation Laurence still managed to place a creditable seventh in his first international event and is keen to keep going. Support for his trip came from a number of sponsors, friends and the windsurfing community at larg ...
OptiWorlds Update: NZ Invitational Regatta for Kiwis *Feature
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Auckland ,
5:59 AM Thu 19 May 2011 GMT
The 2012 Optimist Worlds Organizing Committee is planning an International Invitational Optimist Regatta to precede the start of the Optimist World Championships in Napier starting on 30 December this year.
The two day regatta will run on the 28th and 29th of December and will be open to all the International sailors coming to compete in the Worlds. ...
D-One dinghies sail in Bracciano for second round of Volvo Cup *Feature
By Pierre Orphanidis,
11:27 PM Wed 18 May 2011 GMT
Thirty D-One dinghies will gather in Bracciano on Saturday and Sunday for the second leg of the Volvo Cup. Six boats with the smaller 9.5 rig will be taking part, four of which helmed by women. Sailing Team Bracciano is the regatta organizer. ...
Prince William and Kate - fastest yacht in the Seychelles *Feature
By Lee Mylchreest,
10:44 PM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
We could have told them they'd be better on a sailing yacht, but at least Prince William and his new bride Kate could ensure some privacy when they chartered the fastest motor yacht in the Seychelles for their honeymoon. The Sea Stream, their 23metre (76ft) Ferretti yacht with a top speed of 25 knots, can outrun any paparazzi who might have ideas of trailing them ...
34th America's Cup: New Challenger of Record appointed *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
6:10 PM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Following the announcement last Thursday by Mascalzone Latino principal Vicenzo Onorato, that he was pulling out of the 34th America's Cup for financial reasons, a new Challenger of Record has been appointed.
While Mascalzone Latino, the team of the Challenger of Record, Club Nautico di Roma, had raised some sponsorship it was not sufficient for them to mount a competitive (read 'winning' ) cha ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland Stopover NZ Marine Export Showcase *Feature
By Kerry Ellis,
11:52 AM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover announces the NZ Marine Export Showcase. The main focus will be to provide a platform of the best NZ Marine Export products to the global market. The Showcase will be situated in the Viaduct Events Centre, the center of the public experience of the Volvo Ocean Race Village. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Telefónica starts on her qualifying 2000nm voyage *Feature
By Volvo Ocean Race Media,
11:31 AM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Team Telefónica left her base in Alicante this morning for Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Skipper Iker Martínez and his crew will attempt to complete the 2000-mile qualifying passage.
'It took nine months to build her, so everyone is really looking forward to get out there and sail to see how everything is working,' said Martínez. After being unveiled in her Valencia’s boatyard, Telefónica’s new Vo ...
America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 10 - We're Outta here! *Feature
By Oracle Racing Media,
11:31 AM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 17 May 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more. ...
Hutchwilco Boat Show: Recession over - boat sales and attendance booms *Feature
By Mike Rose,
6:19 AM Tue 17 May 2011 GMT
Smuggler Marine co-owner Pauline Pringle echoed the thoughts of many when she declared, three-quarters of the way through this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland: 'The recession is over.'
Pringle made the comment while accepting the GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres Award at this year’s Boating NZ/NZ Fishing News Boat of the Show Awards Evening. ...
Images of the Atlantic Cup: Class 40 *Feature
By George Bekris,
10:54 PM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Top US photographer, George Bekris presents this gallery of images pf the Class 40's competing on the first day of the Atlantic Cup. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes 2000nm qualifier + Video *Feature
By Volvo Ocean Race Media,
10:43 PM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Chris Nicholson and his ten crew completed their 2000-mile qualification sail this Sunday. Coming back to the team’s base in Auckland, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand will now take some time to rest a little after four weeks of sail testing. ...
Sea Craft Miller Moyes' Lionel Sands inducted into Hall of Fame *Feature
By Mike Rose,
10:52 AM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Lionel Sands has been a member of the New Zealand marine industry for literally his entire life.
In that time, he has been an integral part of the switch from the well-built, solid timber boats of the 1960s to the gleaming well built solid GRP boats of today. He has helped lead the industry through some tough times and has been an inspiration to generations of young boatbuilders. ...
Zoke Kiwi Match Win Nations Cup Regional Final *Feature
By Logan Fraser, Auckland ,
9:08 AM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Zoke Kiwi Match has qualified for the Nations Cup Grand Final having just won the Oceania Regional Final in Australia last week. The event was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia which is based on Sydney harbor. The team produced a convincing performance losing only 1 race in the 3 days of competition. ...
Action full on at Eurosaf Match Racing Women's European Qualifier *Feature
By Elliott 6m Sailing, Auckland ,
7:40 AM Mon 16 May 2011 GMT
Action was full on in the weekend at the EUROSAF Match Racing, Women’s European Championships 2011 Qualification event in Helsinki, Finland. Held by the HSS Match Race Center, Hesinki in the fleet of Elliott 6m yachts the sailors and wild weather provided a spectacle for all. Winds of up to 32 knots delayed sailing for a morning. ...
America's Cup: Onorato sings on Challenger of Record withdrawal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
10:47 PM Sun 15 May 2011 GMT
The Valencia based website, www.vsail.info (who are much better translators of Italian than we) are reporting an interview given to an Italian newspaper by Vincenzo Onorato, owner of Mascalzone Latino, who sent an open letter on Thursday, announcing that due to impossibility of finding the adequate funding to mount a competitive campaign, his team was withdrawing from the America’s Cup. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: 2000 Miles - Hamish's Blog - Day 6 *Feature
By On board Emirates Team NZ,
7:39 PM Sun 15 May 2011 GMT
Latest report from aboard Camper, Emirates Team NZ's entry in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race who are on their 2000nm qualifier sailing in around New Zealand for the round the world classic. Today cooking and food are top of the agenda: ...
Waka Racing reports from Match Race France *Feature
By Waka Racing Media,
10:25 AM Sun 15 May 2011 GMT
New Zealand Matchracing team, Waka Racing reports from Day 3 of the Match Race France, the first event of the World Match Race Tour 2011:
So today was very unfortunate for us. We lost our race against Bruni (ITA), and finished in a three way tie for eighth on five wins. ...
Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show finishes Sunday - Show Guide download here *Feature
By Hutchwilco Boat Show Media,
8:18 AM Sat 14 May 2011 GMT
Today, Sunday is your final chance to see the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. Before you go, download the show guide to plan your visit before you arrive. You can find the people and products you need to see and then take a look at the rest. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: 2000 Miles - Hamish's Blog *Feature
By Emirates Team NZ,
7:35 PM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT
Latest report from aboard Camper, Emirates Team NZ's entry in the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race who are on their 2000nm qualifying sailing in the Southern Ocean for the round the world classic. Their intrepid report, as followers of his blog will know, is prone to sea sickness: ...
2016 Olympics: Womens Match racing moves on after ISAF Decision *Feature
By Liz Baylis,
7:22 PM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT
Liz Baylis, Womens International Match Racing Association Director comments on the recent decision to drop the Womens Keelboat and March racing event from the 2016 Olympic card: Obviously this is a great disappointment to us and perhaps a decision they will regret. But it is done and we must now look forward and not backwards. ...