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Images from the Waitemata: 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:34 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...

America's Cup: Nick Holroyd on Emirates Team NZ's design gains + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:14 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'These boats have a long gestation', explains Nick Holroyd, Design Director for Emirates Team NZ. 'The designs for the tooling up at Cookson Boats, were delivered after just four or five days sailing in Boat 1.' ...

America's Cup: Inside the AC72 hangar with Grant Dalton + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:09 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'Two years ago, we were pretty well gone for all money. We were basically broke and trying to stay alive', says Emirates Team NZ's Grant Dalton, reflecting on the team's then dire situation, back in early 2011. 'We managed to get some good people on board, but they all knew that if we didn't have the money by April 2011, then we were gone. But it's moved a huge distance since then', he adds. ...

America's Cup: The Wing is the Thing for Emirates Team NZ's next AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:05 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand are on target to launch their second AC72 catamaran, around February 4, with their Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup having her first sail on February 7. Doors at the teams base were thrown open for the New Zealand media today, showing the 72ft catamaran, with hulls in place, beams fitted and in an advanced state of preparation. ...

America's Cup: Designer Mike Drummond looks at foiling and pitchpoling *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:39 AM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World talks with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup. In this second part of the interview the issues of foiling and the trade-offs are discussed, along with the factors that led to the pitchpoling of Oracle's USA-17, and what is expected to be seen in the second generation of AC72 catamarans ...

America's Cup: Ex-Oracle design chief looks at the Class of 2013 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:16 AM Tue 15 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World caught up with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup and asked his overall impression of the four designs currently working up towards the 2013 America's Cup regatta. 'From the design point of view there are three and a half groups,' he counters. ...

Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:43 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Second image gallery from the 18ft skiffs training on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Sunday ...

Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:25 AM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Those who frequent the Auckland waterfront, will have noticed the steady growth of the Auckland 18ft skiff fleet over the past couple of years. The Auckland Championships are next weekend. We caught these images from Sunday's practice sessions. ...

Australian Moth Championship - Crash and Burn, gusty action at Wangi *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 3:21 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013 GMT
Today, day four of the 2013 Australian Moth Championship, was used for re-sails, as Tuesday was cancelled. The racing started in a gusty 10-14 knot easterly which tended to have constant swings of five to ten degrees. The sailors were again a little too keen at the first start resulting in a general recall, however they all got away cleanly in the re-start. ...

Australian Moth Championship - Kiwi leads world class fleet *Feature By Tony Outteridge, 3:17 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013 GMT
At the Australian Moth Championship, with the Southerly Change coming over night, the temperatures dropped and the enthusiasm of the sailors increased. Racing got underway on the third day of racing on time in a 15-18 knot SSE breeze. In an attempt to try and keep the fleet out of the big waves whipped up over night by the southerly change, a slightly smaller course was set. ...

America's Cup: Oracle expect second wingsail to arrive on Tuesday *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:14 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013 GMT
America's Cup Defender Oracle team USA have are expecting their second wingsail to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday. The 40 metre wingsail which has been shipped in sections, was constructed by Core Builders Composites in Warkworth, near Auckland, New Zealand. ...

Etchells Pre-Nationals conclude in light weather *Feature By Bernie Kaaks, 1:00 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013 GMT
Day 3 of the Syd Corser Etchells Regatta started where day two left off – the promise of breeze to come, but no delivery! The Race Committee ventured half way to Africa in search of breeze (well, as far as the Kwinana deepwater channel), and set a course on 020 degrees in very light conditions under grey, cloudy skies, with the threat of rain about and very high humidity. ...

Sailing and Sponsorship – you can’t have one without the other *Feature By Jeni Bone, 6:27 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013 GMT
Recently, a feature piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship ran on this and other sites in the TetraMedia group, pondering the pros and cons of sponsorship in the sport of sailing, and lamenting that too often, the branding overshadows the sailors. ...

Put us on your iPhone or iPad *Feature By Anna Parker,, 8:43 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013 GMT
On the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad you can put bookmarks for any site, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites. Sail-World, Marine Business World, Powerboat World, and Fishing Boating World now have custom icons for you to save for quick, easy access! ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the better mousetrap *Feature By John Curnow, 10:59 PM Tue 1 Jan 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - The grand classic ocean race is remembered for many things from records and personal achievements, to tribulations and unfortunately, disasters too. 2012 will be no different in that department. However, rising out of the turmoil with a plan and path forward is the Supermaxi, Wild Thing and her enigmatic Skipper, Grant Wharington. ...

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection *Feature By, 12:23 PM Sun 30 Dec 2012 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012 - A selection of videos including an interview with Wild Thing owner Grant Wharington, clips from the race start and Wild Oats XI crew celebrating their victory. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 – Storm Bay on Red Bull - IRC Division 2 *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:23 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Whilst the Weather Gods shut the gate quite early on this year’s race for overall handicap honours for any boat under 60 feet there are some very tight battles in the IRC divisional list. Divisions Zero and One have been ashore for a long time, it’s now money time for the Division Two fleet. ...

VX One to compete in the Napier New Year Regatta + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:13 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012 GMT
The Brian Bennett designed VX One will compete in the New Year's regatta at Napier Sailing Club, starting on January 1st, 2013. The VX One is the first to be imported to New Zealand, and will be sailed by Phil Quinn, who took delivery in December and has been working up in Auckland over the past couple of weeks. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012: Wild Oats XI Finish Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 11:41 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
Crosbie Lorimer was out on the Derwent River to shoot Wild Oats XI's record breaking finish this morning. Here is a first selection of his images from the the finish and dockside trophy presentation (and dunking). ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart- Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI sets new race record *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:42 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has taken line honours for the sixth time and she has just broken her line honours record for 2005 by 16m and 58s. ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on 30 days of sailing the the AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:45 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
Almost 20 years ago, a young Dean Barker was exiting from a very ordinary series in the World Laser Championships off Takapuna, on Auckland’s North Shore. Fast forward to December 2012, and after a very challenging 30 days of sailing spread over five months, at the helm of the first AC72, Dean Barker has walked a new track in helming the fastest racing yacht in the world. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Brutal exposure and huge profits *Feature By KPMS, 2:56 PM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
The second day of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart has so far played out as predicted. The largest yachts have profited significantly from the overnight swing in wind direction to the northeast; one yacht in particular. At 17:30AEDT, five-time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, lay about forty nautical miles ahead of her own record pace as she closed on Tasmania. ...

Tassie Trio - Teri Dodds Images *Feature By Teri Dodds, Portsea , 5:20 AM Thu 27 Dec 2012 GMT
A mixed bag of weather conditions were presented to the fleet at the start of the Tassie Trio Yacht Races. The Melbourne to Hobart's (Eastcoaster and Westcoaster) and the Melbourne to Launceston Race commenced off Portsea today. The breeze was fresh and sun was out, with many spectator fleet enjoyed the spectacle. At the 12.30pm start, Mal Eaton's Geelong entrant, Celeste timed the line perfectly ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – last minute chats *Feature By John Curnow, Sydney , 11:19 PM Wed 26 Dec 2012 GMT
Just before the crews departed the quay for the start of the 68th race to Hobart, we tracked down a few key suspects in some of the divisions to see if plans had changed with the latest weather information. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Start day images from Alex McKinnon *Feature By Team, , 10:15 PM Wed 26 Dec 2012 GMT
Enjoy this gallery of 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by Melbourne yachting photographer Alex McKinnon. ...

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