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NZL Sailing Team: Womens Match Racers take fifth in World Cup event *Feature
By Koru Match media,
9:31 PM Fri 8 Apr 2011 GMT
The Koru Match Racing team has made a great start to their new 2012 Olympic campaign with a fifth placing the the ISAF World Cup event, in Palma Spain. The crew only regrouped this season and have turned in a great results against a fleet of very experienced match racers. They report from Palma: ...
NZL Sailing Team: Lead two events, with Medal Race to come + Video *Feature
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
8:50 PM Fri 8 Apr 2011 GMT
NZL Sailing Team members are leading two of the ten events in the Princess Sofie Trophy regatta being sailed in Palma, Spain. Today was the penultimate day in the regatta, tomorrow the Medal races will be staged, which carry double points, however the margins in some classes are such that the bonus points won't have any real effect on the final results for the regatta. ...
Platinum Yachts offers winning yachts and winning prices *Feature
By Platinum Yachts, ,
3:02 AM Fri 8 Apr 2011 GMT
Well known racing sailor and boat importer Jamie McPhail is the principal of Platinum Yachts , in Newport Sydney.
Today Jamie shares some information on two exciting new racing yachts from Mark Mills in Turkey and one from ES Yachts in Sarasota Florida ...
Dean Barker: America's Cup skipper and Nexus Marine Director + Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
10:06 PM Thu 7 Apr 2011 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker leads a double life. While most know him for this exploits in three America’s Cups, he is also a Director of Auckland based Kiwi Yachting Consultants who in turn own Nexus Marine AB, the Swedish based manufacturer of marine instrumentation. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Five in the top five after Day 4 in Palma *Feature
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
7:30 PM Thu 7 Apr 2011 GMT
Sailors in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the ISAF World Cup Regatta waited ashore until early afternoon for wind on day four with two races per fleet then completed.
Overall it was a good day for the NZL Sailing Team many improving their overall position with five of the kiwis now up into the top five, and the womens match racers into the quarter finals with two days to sail. ...
Dan Slater lifts game in the ISAF Palma World Cup - Finn class *Feature
By Dan Slater,
12:49 PM Thu 7 Apr 2011 GMT
NZL Sailing Team member, Dan Slater, reports from the ISAF Palma World Cup event in the Finn class. Today was the end of the Qualifying races for the ISAF Palma World Cup the Finn fleet is 85 strong and has been split into two fleets over the last three days. The first day was fresh to frightening 25-30 knots and I scored a eighth and seventh which wasn't the best day out but could have been a lot ...
Virbac-Paprec 3 wins Barcelona World Race with 3Di sails from Norths *Feature
By Zoe Hawkins,
12:28 PM Thu 7 Apr 2011 GMT
Virbac-Paprec 3’s success in the Barcelona World Race utilising 3Di sails from North Sails as part of a complete North Sails inventory will be music to the ears of Volvo Ocean Race teams using the product when the race starts at the end of this year.
This week Virbac-Paprec 3, skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, became the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a complete set ...
Hebtro Trophy: A Celebration of Sailing: A Sport for Life *Feature
By Mandy Burt,
11:58 AM Thu 7 Apr 2011 GMT
A fantastic Hebtro Trophy took place at Worser Bay Boating Club on 3rd April 2011.
The event was successful on so many levels.
The Dickson family attended en masse 'dad' Roy Dickson talked about his love of sailing and 'son' Chris related a neat story about sailing with dad on the Hauraki Gulf. ...
America’s Cup: White Tiger becomes the latest entry *Feature
By Team Korea,
9:13 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011 GMT
As indicated by Sail-World late last week the ninth entry in the 34th America's Cup is an entry from Korea known as the White Tiger Challenge or Team Korea. The team is headed by the organiser of the Korea match Cup, and in common with most the the America's Cup Challengers accepted the details of the money-men behind the team are announced but there is no mention of design or sailing team ...
NZL Sailing Team: Young Kiwis pinged in Palma *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
2:00 AM Wed 6 Apr 2011 GMT
The top scoring young New Zealand crew of Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders have fallen foul of the International Jury at the Princess Sofia Regatta sailed at Palma, Majorca, Spain.
After placing fourth in the second race of the second day of racing, the 20year old New Zealanders, sailing in their first Olympic campaign in the Mens 470, but they were involved in a port and starboard (intersec ...
How Albatrosses fly such vast distances - tacking upwind *Feature
By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
2:04 PM Tue 5 Apr 2011 GMT
The answer, says Philip L. Richardson of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), lies in a concept called dynamic soaring, in which the large bird utilizes the power of above-ocean wind shear while tacking like an airborne sailboat. ...
Century old sailing club morphs into new facility and new life *Feature
By NBYC Media,
8:54 AM Tue 5 Apr 2011 GMT
Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, which sits on the water’s edge on Birkenhead Point, is about to undergo a massive transformation.
A planned renovation to the Clubhouse has resource and building consent approval with construction due to start by the end of April, with the vision to provide a pathway for marine education within the local community. ...
Light winds visit Bucks for Harken Schools 420 Team Racing *Feature
By Michelle Tait, Auckland ,
11:31 PM Mon 4 Apr 2011 GMT
Light and shifty conditions are usually not on a sailors wish list, unless of course you are teams racing...
With the prospect of over 40 races in the first day, and the Auckland Cup up for grabs, competitors had their work cut out for them in light variable conditions. Michelle Tait reports on the weekend's action at the 2011 Harken Schools Teams Racing Auckland Cup. ...
America's Cup entries soar, World Series venues announced + Audio *Feature
By Richard Gladwell and America's Cup Media,
10:38 AM Sun 3 Apr 2011 GMT
With the passing of the entry deadline for the 31st America's Cup passing on the 31st March 2011, event organisers have announced that five more teams have entered plus two being 'vetted' and the first three venues for the new America's Cup World Series has also been announced. Also features PJ Montgomery's interview with Iain Murray at end ...
Shingles Bank Sparks Isle Of Wight Ownership / Independence Claims *Feature
12:27 AM Fri 1 Apr 2011 GMT
Isabella de Fortibus 'I've noted the squabbles between the Gurnard Sailing Club and the South West Shingles Yacht Club about some tiny scrap of tidal pebbles off the Needles and have decided it's time to put a stop to all this nonsense... and to stake my legal claim not just to that worthless bit of rubble ...
Laser Rule changes – Major issues for World's largest sailing Class *Feature
10:53 PM Tue 29 Mar 2011 GMT
This year, 40 years after Canadian designer Bruce Kirby launched the most successful boat ever, the 200,000 Laser dinghy has been sold. You’d be forgiven for thinking that all would be rosy in the Laser World, but it’s not. ...
America's Cup: AC45 Closeup - Pre Flight Check and Launch + Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
2:01 AM Sun 27 Mar 2011 GMT
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the load and launch process required to get an AC45 off the dock following Artemis Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before a practice session. For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's ...
America's Cup: AC45 Closeup - Rigging and Liftoff - Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
1:32 AM Sun 27 Mar 2011 GMT
Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell, presents this 'fly on the wall' and commentary on the fitting of the wingsail and ground rigging process for Oracle Racing as they prepare to launch their AC45 before training. For those who haven't seen the AC45s launch first hand, this is a good option, and we don't expect to get this close with the AC72's ...
Low DSC connect rate:Sailor irresponsibility or technological failure? *Feature
By Des Ryan,
10:00 PM Sat 26 Mar 2011 GMT
Recently we published a story about how few yachts had their Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipped VHF radio connected to their GPS so that their position would be recorded in an emergency. The tone of the article suggested that the low take-up was an indication of the irresponsibility of sailors, but responses to Sail-World after the article suggest that the situation is more complex than this ...
New Solent island appears and is promptly claimed by two Clubs + Video *Feature
By Richard Newnham, Sail-World et al,
7:58 PM Thu 24 Mar 2011 GMT
Sail-World has received the following letter from the self-proclaimed Ambassador to The Great Gurnard, a new island in which appeared the Shingles Bank Archipelago, on 23 March, in the Solent, off the the Isle of Wight. It is apparently virgin territory for renowned yachting writer and sailor, Bob Fisher who is known to frequent the area. ...
Top Kiwi Olympic hope injured in cycling accident *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
12:24 PM Tue 22 Mar 2011 GMT
Olivia Powrie, silver medalist at the 2010 Womens World 470 Championships, and a former womens world champion in the 420 class, has been injured in a cycling accident.
She will be replaced as a crew for some of the European regattas ahead of the vital qualification for 2012 Olympics in Perth in December. ...
Images of Wellington: Dragon Boat Festival - Secondary Schools *Feature
By Genevieve Howard, Wellington ,
1:10 AM Mon 21 Mar 2011 GMT
The 'iconic' Wellington NZCT Dragon Boat Festival is now in it's 26th year and still going strong.
Here we present a gallery from the second day of competition involving school crews.
Over 80 adult and school teams are taking part in the racing on both days. ...
More Sail-World.com video selections *Feature
8:50 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011 GMT
More great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment, the Sail-World team world-wide is bringing you a mixture of interesting recent clips and some historic footage each week. ...
America's Cup: The Freo Files - KZ-7 vs US-61 in a big breeze *Feature
By Sail-World Archives,
1:01 PM Sat 19 Mar 2011 GMT
The Fremantle Doctor was the single feature that differentiated the 1987 America's Cup from every regatta that has occurred before or since. The strong on-shore breeze that came in every afternoon, arrived around 1.00pm, just in time for the racing. The normally sedate 12 Metre class came to life in the Fremantle Doctor, and provided a spectacular television spectacle, on schedule ...
Sail-World.com covers the America's Cup AC45 - Video Gallery 1 *Feature
10:33 PM Fri 18 Mar 2011 GMT
Over the past couple of months Sail-World has built up a collection of videos of the AC45, and the development of the America's Cup World Series.
For those who have missed any of these here is the first of a three part collection ...