| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
18ft Skiff Championship - Seve prepares to beat off challengers
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:51 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2014 - Seve already has six wins in the championship, including one as sheet hand on Euan McNicol’s Club Marine in 2005. His Gotta Love It 7 wins came in 2008, then 2010-2013, inclusive. Iain’s wins were consecutive from 1977-1982. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 8, 2014 - Confused Wall St
By Collinson FX, ,
12:26 PM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 8, 2014 - Confusion reigns supreme, with Bonds, Commodities and Equities all rising. This is a conundrum and conflicting. It smells of the Fed intervening, thus destroying recent gains in the reserve currency, re-invigorating the bubble in markets. 'Bad news is good news' for Wall Street and detrimental to Main Street. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships – Plenty of action on Day 2
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
11:15 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 World Championships - In race 2B it was New Caledonians, Lucas Chatonnier, and Manon Legras (NC) first off the line and around the windward mark before Jason Waterhouse and Bridget Waterhouse of New South Wales (Aus) passed them at the gate and carried on to take the finish. ...
A-Class Pre-Worlds and Nationals: Almost a countback to Ashby
By Heather Forbes, ,
10:54 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
After two days of cancelled racing, and a long day out on the water, the National series was completed yesterday.
2012 London Olympic silver medalist and 2013 World and European Champion in the Olympic 49er skiff, Peter Burling is the 2014 National A Class Champion. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Images from the NZ Nationals *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna ,
9:52 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. ...
Josh Junior turns tables on Olympic rival in 2014 Finn Nationals
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:11 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Josh Junior turned the tables on his 2016 Olympic rival, Andrew Murdoch, with a narrow but convinging win in the 2014 Finn nationals sailed at the Maretai Boating Club.
Mudoch finished third in the regatta in which Josh Junior won six of the nine races sailed ...
Team Jolly update on Beating the Boys in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland
By Team Jolly, ,
8:45 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
2012 Olympic Gold medalists and 2013 World Champions, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, update after their win in the Womens and Open 470 class at the 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta. We competed in Sail Auckland last weekend, as our first regatta in the 470 since October last year, we were more than a little rusty at times ...
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship final race
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:40 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Gotta Love It 7 became the 2013-2014 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after another brilliant win in the final race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Ed Smythe (replacing the regular for’ard hand Sam Newton, who was married yesterday) again proved their dominance with the 2 rig on the North-East course to win by 53 seconds. ...
Top Laser sailors win OKI 24-hr Race but just miss lap record
By Danielle Wright, ,
6:56 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 OKI 24-hr Race results are in, with Andy Maloney and Nicholas Heiner coming through on the winning boat, sailing for Mansons TCLM Ltd with 118 laps - almost as many as Chris Dickson's 120 lap record.
'These are true champions,' said Murray's Bay Sailing Club Commodore Dave Gunn. 'You can't just cruise around in this competition and this year we had very good but very tough sailing cond ...
A Radio New Zealand 'Spectrum' Documentary: The Sunburst at 50 Years
By Nigel Price, Wakatere Boating Club ,
6:55 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
At the recent 2014 Sunburst Nationals held in January at the Wakatere Boating Club in Devonport, the class concurrently held a weekend celebrating the 50 years since the first boat was launched.
Radio New Zealand National sent Lisa Thompson along to record a documentary in their 'Spectrum' series about the 50th anniversary regatta and celebrations. ...
2014 Javelin and Flying Dutchman Nationals concluded at Wellington
By Demian Dixon, Wellington ,
6:54 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Demain Dixon reports on the combined Flying Dutchman and Javelin Nationals sailed in Wellington late last week and over the weekend. Wellington provided typical conditions with a sporty 18 to 25 kt Southerly blasting down the bay. The Race Officer set a course at the Southern end of Evans Bay which made for spectacular viewing from the clubhouse. ...
Clipper Round the World Brisbane to Singapore Race 8 stopped
By Sail-world.com, ,
4:20 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Brisbane - Race 8 update: Fleet to continue motor sailing
Justin Taylor, the Race Director of the Clipper Race, has reviewed the expected weather forecasts for the South China Sea for phase B of Race 8 and it is clear that there is not enough wind to race to Singapore. ...
Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
5:10 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Qualification has now been published. The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition regatta venue is the Marina da Glória with racing taking place inside and outside the Guanabara Bay and will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events. ...
Kaenon Interviews: Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby on foiling *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:01 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. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships - Open Series Qualifiers Day 1
By Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
10:16 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 Hobie® 16 World Championships is being held 31st January – 15th February 2014 at Jervis Bay, New South Wales. With three World Champions crowned yesterday it was time to start afresh with the qualifying rounds of the Hobie 16 World Championship Open series kicking off today. 188 competitors are vying for a spot in the Semi-Finals where the field will be whittled down to the top 112. ...
A-Cat NZ Nationals: Olympic Silver medalists take top three places *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna Beach ,
8:51 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. ...
Olympics 2016 - No Stars to shine in Rio
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:30 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Thursday that the Star class will not be sailing in the Rio 2016 Olympics, according to a report from Brazilian media published today. The official recognition came with the release of the classification criteria for the Olympics, which closes any possibility of inclusion of new classes, as it would need a change to rules that are already in p ...
Hobie 16 Worlds - Hobie Grand Masters Champions Crowned
By Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
3:29 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 Worlds - In the Hobie Grand Masters class, It was the Australians Rod and Kerry Waterhouse from New South Wales (AUS) who took the title followed by Blain Dodds and Thorin Zeilmaker (RSA) in second with fellow New South Welshmen Kerli Corlett and Ali Corlett (AUS) taking third. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 7, 2014 - Kiwi the Rock Star
By Collinson FX, ,
2:53 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 7, 2014 - Equity markets rebounded strongly after a couple of days of consolidation. The AUD now is looking to test the crucial 0.9000 level, which is a big barrier, so looks to be ceiling. The KIWI has continued to book gains after the economy has been touted as a 'rock star' globally! ...
A-class Catamarans: Second day of racing blown out in Pre-Worlds
By Richard Gladwell, ,
12:31 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
For the second day in a row, no racing was held in the 2014 NZ A-class Catamaran Nationals at Takapuna Beach.
Winds gusting up to 35kts plagued the inner Hauraki Gulf, whipping up substantial seas, which come ashore as surf at Takapuna in that wind direction. ...
America's Cup: Defender names design team nucleus ahead of new Rule *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:57 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. ...
Gladwell's Line: One finishes another starts
9:12 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Republication of Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter editorial for February 6, 2014: Oceanbridge Sail Auckland; Emirates Team NZ sailors in the A-Class catamarans; America's Cup gears up for some ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA design team powered by homegrown talent
By Oracle Team USA Media, ,
4:26 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA, has announced its design team for the 35th America’s Cup, while there are plenty of familiar faces , amongst the new ones are two former Emirates Team New Zealand designers. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race schedule revised
By Clipper Round the World, ,
9:37 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, following delays due to unseasonable weather in the first stage of the race to Singapore, the Race Office has had to adjust the stopover timings and this will have a knock-on effect with Qingdao, San Francisco, Panama and Jamaica, but is expected to be back on the original schedule by New York. ...
Two Handed Round North Island Race starts on Saturday
By Cameron Thorpe, ,
7:38 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 edition of the SSANZ Two Handed Round North Island Yacht Race supported by NZL Yachting Trust, starts at 2pm on Saturday eighth February off Devonport wharf. ...