| Feature Stories - New Zealand & the World
TeamVodafoneSailing pulls out the stops for Fiji race record + Video *Feature
By TeamVodafoneSailing Media,
6:12 PM Tue 24 May 2011 GMT
All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand’s biggest offshore yacht race, the Auckland Fiji Race, as a sprint - expecting to complete the course in just a few days.
The 1140 nautical mile race starts on 4 June from Auckland, and finishes in Musket Cove, Fiji.
Enroute the 60 foot trimaran, which is capable of sustaining speeds of up to 30 knots, could encounter anything the o ...
Ponsonby Cruising Club: Results from Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May *Feature
By Ponsonby Cruising Club,
10:51 AM Tue 24 May 2011 GMT
Ponsonby Cruising Club held two days racing on the weekend. there was an excellent line up for the first race of the PCC Winter Series 18 entries (and only one missed the start due to rigging problems)
Gorgeous, sunny day with a light Southerly breeze of around 8 knots.
The Fleet lined up for a very close start and were across the line with only meters separating them. ...
Getting more Kids into Sailing *Feature
12:37 AM Mon 23 May 2011 GMT
Steven Bond, a well known Melbourne big boat sailor discovered why big boat crew was so hard to find.
He found that junior sailing participation rates had dropped and realised a robust junior sailing program was needed. ...
Alberto Ferrari wins the Volvo Cup D-ONE regatta in Bracciano *Feature
By Pierre Orhanidis,
11:55 PM Sun 22 May 2011 GMT
Just one single race was completed due to the unfavorable weather conditions at Sailing Team in Bracciano, Italy. A total of 26 sailors raced, including three women with the smaller 9.5 rig. The next leg of the Volvo Cup D-One will be in Cattolica in June 11-12, followed by the most anticipated event, the Gold Cup in Riva del Garda at the end of July. ...
New Zealand's Full Metal Jacket win ISAF Grade 2 event in Finland *Feature
By Will Tiller,
7:48 PM Sun 22 May 2011 GMT
Young New Zealand match racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report form the Maritim Cup, sailing in Finland, it is an ISAF Grade 2 event: 'After three days of racing in picturesque Finland we have won the Maritim Cup grade 2, topping the round robin with a score line of 9-1 and then taking out the semis and finals 2-0 and 3-0 respectively' ...
'Too fast for Lake' Moths foil at Takapuna in 'Freshwater' series *Feature
By Georgia Schofield,
7:23 PM Sun 22 May 2011 GMT
After being kicked off Lake Pupuke for (according to the boys) 'being too fast' by the Laser fleet, sailing in the CollinsonFX North Shore Freshwatre Laser Championships, the Int Moths joined in the 470 World Trials at Takapuna Boating Club.
With five competitors and an organised committee the racing went off without a hitch. ...
Lancer - at the forefront of inflatable boat construction for 39 years *Feature
By Lancer Media and Sail-World,
9:30 AM Sun 22 May 2011 GMT
Lancer has developed an enviable reputation over the past 39 years for supplying inflatable boats and structures around the world - while also manufacturing a wide range of recreational inflatable boats Lancer's strength lies in its ability to make specialized inflatable products for commercial or industrial application. ...
Young Laser sailors meet Masters in Collinson FX Freshwater regatta *Feature
By Garth Briden, Takapuna ,
7:55 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,
11:54 AM 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,
10:50 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 ,
5:36 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,
6:46 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 ,
5:27 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 ,
4:59 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,
10:27 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,
9:44 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,
5:10 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,
10:52 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,
10:31 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,
10:31 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,
5:19 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,
9:54 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,
9:43 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,
9:52 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 ,
8:08 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. ...