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North Islanders dominate 2014 Zephyr Nationals *Feature By Richard Mackay, Christchurch , 12:00 PM Mon 17 Feb 2014 GMT
Aucklander Tim Snedden sailing 523 'Quandry' took out his fifth consecutive Zephyr National title in Lyttelton over Waitangi weekend. With a 1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1 tally from 8 races, Snedden was a clear winner over second place-getter, Greg Wright (Wellington) with a 2-1-4-3-2-6-4-2 score (low points scoring system). ...
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Kaenon Interviews: Pete Melvin on A-Class and new America's Cup rule *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 11:18 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Pete Melvin (USA) previous World A-Class World Champion, leading multihull designer and one of the developers of the America's Cup Class rule for the 34th and 35th America's Cups. ...
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Kaenon Interviews: With Ashby, Burling, Davies and Tuke *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 9:48 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead and drove home his advantage on Day 4 with two excellent races. ...
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A-Class Worlds: Ashby wins eighth World title *Feature By Heather Forbes and Sail-World, Takapuna, NZ , 8:28 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
The final race was sailed in a building seabreeze, which provided limited foiling opportunities. Another top Australian sailor, Nathan Outteridge is widely conceded to have a sweet spot in these marginal foiling conditions, and the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist used this advantage to ease past Ashby on the final downwind leg, to score his first race win of the regatta. ...
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Earth Wind Map - beautiful, delicate and - oh so revealing *Feature By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 6:12 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
The Earth Wind Map is an amazing project to visualize global weather conditions carried out by software engineer Cameron Beccario, resulting in a beautifully mesmerising depiction of the earth's winds. Weather data is produced by the Global Forecast System (GFS), operated by the US National Weather Service. Forecasts are produced four times daily. ...
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2014 A-Class Worlds: Nathan Outteridge talks foiling and A-Cats *Feature By Sail-world.com, , 4:29 AM Sun 16 Feb 2014 GMT
Olympic 49er Gold Medallist, Moth World Champion and Artermis AC72 helm Nathan Outteridge talks about the Exploder A13 foiling A-Class he's racing at the 2014 A-Class Worlds in Takapuna, New Zealand. ...
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Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ashby, Burling and Tuke *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 3:48 PM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead and drove home his advantage on Day 4 with two excellent races. ...
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Gladwell's Line: The fantastic A-Cats *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 12:08 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
This event is providing probably the most stunning racing ever seen in New Zealand. It has attracted a very classy field with many America’s Cup sailors, many A-Class World Champions, top designers – all sailing in the most spectacular international class world championship. There are at least five Olympic Medalists competing plus one AC72 helmsman. ...
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Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 10:28 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby and Ray Davies who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead after he was able to drop the race in which he broke his rudder. ...
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Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Burling, Tuke and Davies *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 9:35 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Peter Burling, Ray Davies and Blair Tuke who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker on unsuccessful Cup bid *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 9:55 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker was interviewed on Tuesday evening in the top rating Paul Henry Show, broadcast on TV3, on the subject of his team's performance in the 2013 America's Cup. Particular focus was put on the granting of a lay day on September 16, 2013, when Emirates Team NZ was leading by 7-1, and the option of a layday was taken by senior management in the team. ...
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A-Cat Worlds: Images from the NZ Nationals *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna , 10:52 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Images from the NZ National Championships for the A-class catamaran, sailed from Takapuna Beach. The pre-Worlds event attracted 81 competitors, but was shortened to just one day because of strong onshore winds. ...
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Kaenon Interviews: Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby on foiling *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:01 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's NZ Editor talks with two members of the Kaenon team at the A-class World Championships, Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby, on how the day's racing went in the NZ Nationals, and about foiling in the 18ft singlehanded catamaran. ...
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A-Cat NZ Nationals: Olympic Silver medalists take top three places *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna Beach , 9:51 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Newly signed Emirates Team NZ sailor, Peter Burling, has won the New Zealand A-Class National Championship sailed off Takapuna Beach today. The current World 49er Champion, and winner of the recent Red Bull Youth America's Cup beat seven time world champion, Glenn Ashby (AUS) , who is also a team mate at Emirates Team NZ. ...
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America's Cup: Defender names design team nucleus ahead of new Rule *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:57 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup Defenders, Oracle Team USA, have announced an 18 strong design team nucleus ahead of the 35th America's Cup. The team includes two designers poached from Emirates Team NZ - both are US nationals, in turn, two NZ designers with the US team for the 2013 America's Cup campaign are not amongst those listed today. ...
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Help Sara Winther achieve her journey to win Gold at Rio 2016 *Feature By Briar Dye-Hutchinson, , 2:55 AM Wed 5 Feb 2014 GMT
Now it’s your chance to come on board for 2011 #1 ranked sailor in the World, Sara Winther's journey to GOLD at RIO 2016, in the Womens Singlehanded class. Sara Winther: 'A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.' Usually when I hear clichés like this my brain gets numb and I start to tune out. If this is your inclination also, then stop yourself! This one’s actually meaningful. ...
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Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ *Feature By NZ Marine, , 12:22 PM Wed 29 Jan 2014 GMT
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry, commenting on New Zealand's straight forward business approach and the openness to new ideas. Ed shares why New Zealand has the skills, innovation and expertise to make it one of the best boat building countries in the world. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: January 29, 2014 - Big Ben's last day *Feature By Collinson FX, , 10:58 AM Wed 29 Jan 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: January 29, 2014 - The AUD gained some ground, rising to just under 0.8800 overnight but has since fallen off to .8750, with appetite for risk on the rise. The NZD also recovered some lost ground, moving back to 0.8250, supported by ever improving economic domestic news. ...
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Top Yachting Official recognised in Australia Day Honours List *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ, Auckland, NZ , 10:36 AM Mon 27 Jan 2014 GMT
One of the world's leading sailing administrators, David Tillett, has been recognised in the Australian Honours List. He has been made a Member of the Award of Australia. As a competitor, Tillett had early sailing success winning the World Cadet Championship. But it is as a yachting administrator that the Adelaide based lawyer has made his mark on the sport. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle and Emirates Team NZ lose designers to Artemis *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:50 AM Sun 26 Jan 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing has announced that it has signed two designers from Oracle Team USA Emirates Team New Zealand. They will join two returning members of the team. Michel Kermarec has been lured from Oracle Team USA and similarly Thiha 'Winnie' Win from Emirates Team NZ, they will join returning designers Adam May and Nico Rousselon, as the team prepares for a possible America's Cup bid. ...
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Images from the Mahurangi Regatta - Gallery 4 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 3:18 AM Sun 26 Jan 2014 GMT
Fourth gallery of images from the Mahurangi Regatta featuring one of the finest classic yacht fleets in the world ...
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Images from the Mahurangi Regatta - Gallery 3 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 3:08 AM Sun 26 Jan 2014 GMT
Third gallery of images from the Mahurangi Regatta featuring one of the finest classic yacht fleets in the world ...
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Images from the Mahurangi Regatta - Gallery 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 2:57 AM Sun 26 Jan 2014 GMT
Second gallery of images from the Mahurangi Regatta featuring one of the finest classic yacht fleets in the world ...
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Images from the Mahurangi Regatta *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 12:37 AM Sun 26 Jan 2014 GMT
On Saturday, the annual Mahurangi Regatta was sailed, over the years the event has evolved to be the major classic yacht race in Auckland, as one of the finest classic yacht fleets in the world come together for a two lap race of Mahurangi Harbour. ...
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Sail-World expands in Europe *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:59 PM Sun 19 Jan 2014 GMT
Sail-world.com, the World's largest sailing news network is expanding again, with five new marine sites soon to be launched in Europe, Sail-World publisher Rob Kothe announced in Copenhagen today. ...
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