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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, (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. ...

Nations Cup Regional Final Intro *Feature By Logan Fraser, Auckland , 8:34 AM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT
The team is in Sydney this week for the Nations Cup Regional Final. Check out our intro video here......... ...

Boating Education at the Hutchwilco Boatshow 2011 stand 420 *Feature By Coastguard Boating Education ., Auckland , 8:23 AM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education is at the Hutchwilco Boat Show 2011 Stand #420 with specials on courses (both Home Study and classroom courses) come and see us for advice on courses or to register / update your call sign! ...

Leslie Egnot wins New Zealand Womens Keelboat Championships 2011 *Feature By Sara Tucker, Auckland , 8:09 AM Fri 13 May 2011 GMT
Women’s Keelboat Racing veteran Leslie Egnot has won the 2011 New Zealand Women’s Keelboat Championships, sailed at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland, New Zealand. Egnot and her ‘Team North Sails’ crew of Jenny Clarke, Keryn McMaster, Kylie Jameson, Felicity Lind-Mitchell, Sara Tucker & Amy Batchelor won the event which ended up consisting of just the minimum six races. ...

America's Cup: Challenger of Record pulls pin in unprecedented move *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:35 AM Thu 12 May 2011 GMT
The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, Mascalzone Latino has just announced that they will not compete in the 34th America's Cup. No announcement has yet been made by the America's Cup organisers as to what will happen next, in this unprecedented move, which had been tipped for some time. ...

NZL 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke latest news *Feature By Peter Burling Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 6:11 AM Thu 12 May 2011 GMT
NZL Sailing Team members, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report from their 2012 Olympic campaign in the HP Skiff (49er): We had our last 49er sail in NZ yesterday before we head to Europe this Monday 16th May. It was a rather windy and wet, gusting at times over 30 knots - even getting the boat up the ramp at Akarana was tricky with the huge waves but all good experience. ...

Images of Hyeres: NZL Sailing Team in the Medal Race *Feature By Georgia Schofield, 9:51 AM Tue 10 May 2011 GMT
NZL Yachting Trust New Zealand Youth Team member, Georgia Schofield competed in the recent ISAF World Cup round in Hyeres and was on the water for the Medal races, involving NZL Sailing Team members in the Mens Windsurfer (RS:X), Mens Singlehander (Laser), Womens Singlehander (Laser Radial), Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Fnn) and Mens Doublehander (470). These are her images of the day: ...

Volvo Ocean Race: CAMPER sails on 2000-mile qualifier + Video *Feature By Emirates Team NZ media, 9:15 AM Tue 10 May 2011 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race yacht CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand sailed this morning from Lyttelton on a 2000-nautical mile voyage to qualify for the Volvo Ocean Race. Wrapping up successful shakedown voyage off the east coast on New Zealand, which included visits and public open days at five ports, the 70ft yacht and crew of 11 are now in 'race mode'. ...

Pied Piper Intergalactic Race Report *Feature By Max Hawkes, Auckland , 6:03 AM Tue 10 May 2011 GMT
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Race Management had a tough job on their hands getting 6 races done on a day where the breeze couldn’t decide if it was Arthur or Martha. After each race the start line and Top marks had to be reset in order to get a true windward leeward race done and RO Peter Stewart and his team served up a Gold medal winning performance getting all six starts away with minimum delay ...

PCSC Autumn Series Day - 1 Hobie Fleet 46 Visits *Feature By Chris Mitchell, Point Chevalier , 6:08 AM Mon 9 May 2011 GMT
May 8th, 10am start at Pt Chev was first race of the Point Chevalier Autumn Series. The Hobie Fleet 46 guys led by Zane Bloomfield made a visit along with their honorary Nacra members. Sea Scouts were present plus a good mix of club members including Sunbursts, Lasers, 3.7 and Javelin. ...

America's Cup: First glimpse of new TV package from Media Trials *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 1:30 AM Mon 9 May 2011 GMT
The first video images from the America's Cup Media Trials have been released, showing clips from the much vaunted enhanced television coverage. A key part of the new offering will be the on-screen virtual lines overlaid to show laylines, which boat ahead and behind and by what margin, and other on-screen information. ...

ISAF saved from chaos, when it all came down to a single vote *Feature By, 5:21 PM Sun 8 May 2011 GMT
Extracts from Andy Rice’s latest Sailjuice expose. ' It all came down to one vote. In a tense face-off around the ISAF Council table, the 37 members voted in favour of keeping skiffs on the Olympic sailing roster, at the expense of the keelboats.' ...

America's Cup: Over and Out from Auckland *Feature By America's Cup Media and Gilles Martin-Raget, 9:37 AM Sun 8 May 2011 GMT
With the conclusion of the America's Cup test sessions in Auckland, most teams are in pack-up mode, heading for Europe. The weekend in Auckland has been devoted to dis-assembling the AC45s and their wings, and fitting them into shipping containers for the move from Auckland. Plus Artemis Racing give their thoughts on video on the AC 45 and the lessons learned in Auckland ...

2016 Olympics: ISAF Half Yearly meeting - a Multihull perspective *Feature By Paul Pascoe, St Petersburg, Russia , 8:25 AM Sun 8 May 2011 GMT
The International Sailing Federation is a funny beast, and no more so than when the boats are selected every four years to represent sailing at the Olympic Games. When it comes to making these decisions, you have no friends, strange bedfellows frequently arise and knives in the back are not unknown. ...

2016 Olympics: ISAF Council rebuff Executive on Olympic class choice *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:00 AM Sat 7 May 2011 GMT
The International Sailing Federation Council has started the Final Day of its Mid-Year Meeting in St Petersburg, Russia. While temperatures outside the venue, the salubriously named Winter Garden and Ballroom of the Hotel Astoria, was a modest 13 degrees, inside the temperatures and stress levels were a lot higher. ...

2016 Olympics: Sailors of the World - Hang your heads and weep! *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:40 PM Fri 6 May 2011 GMT
The latest news out of the 2011 Mid-Year Meeting of the International Sailing Federation in St Petersburg, Russia is that the Executive Committee has met and decided not to support the recommendation of the Events Committee made yesterday. ...

America's Cup: Challengers reduce to 14 teams + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:14 AM Fri 6 May 2011 GMT
34th America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray told Sail-World this morning that one of the teams that had lodged a Notice of Challenge with the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club had been declined. When the entries were announced at the closing date at the end of March 2011, there were ten named teams, five teams who had asked their details be kept confidential, and two of those were listed as ...

Forceracing reports on NZ Optimist Nationals and coaching clinics *Feature By Andrew Brown, 12:09 PM Thu 5 May 2011 GMT
Forceracing's Andrew Brown updates on the NZ Optimist Nationals, coaching at Kohimaramara, J Sails performance and the NZ Youth team. The NZL Optimist Nationals finished on Easter Monday at Wakatere Boating Club with 310 entries over the open and green fleet. The Opti Nationals is a hard event with a one day teams racing event held and then the main event being scheduled over five days. ...

2016 Olympics: Both Keelboats chopped by ISAF Events Committee *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:33 AM Thu 5 May 2011 GMT
Sail-World understands that the meeting of the International Sailing Federation's Events Committee has just voted on its schedule of ten Events for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. The report from the Committee will now go to the ISAF Council to be 'received' which then triggers a discussion and debate as to whether the Council endorse the Recommendation or amend it. ...

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