| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 11, 2014 - Chinese exports drop
By Collinson FX, ,
1:13 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 11, 2014 - Economic data was thrown into the mix of uncertainty to begin the week. Chinese Exports fell 18.1% from a year ago, which shocked many, as most expected growth and thus demand to continue to strengthen. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
NZL Sailing Team head to Europe
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
11:26 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team are gearing up for the northern hemisphere season with the entire sailing team flying to Europe over coming weeks and a container of equipment already docked in Barcelona.
Over the coming six months the calendar is full of Olympic class sailing regattas building towards the pinnacle event of the year – the ISAF Sailing World Championships, being raced off Santander, Spain ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Weta Fest 2014 delivers in Florida
By Miranda Powrie, ,
10:19 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The second annual Weta Fest has successfully wrapped up at Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida.
This Weta Fest event has got great international traction in just its second year with numerous replica regattas being held throughout the world in each Weta community ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
Daily heli-fishing trips to be won at Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
By Mike Rose, ,
9:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Visitors to this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will have several chances each day to win an incredible Heletranz heli-fishing experience. Heletranz, the company that invented heli-fishing and still does it far better than anyone else, will every day give a number of show visitors the chance to be on board the following day’s flight to a remote fishing spot somewhere in the Hauraki Gulf ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi on debut in England
By Abu Dhabi Media, ,
9:18 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Azzam, the new 65-foot carbon racing yacht in which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has sailed for the first time with the crew, led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, conducting sea trials along the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will a Volvo 65 beat the 24 hour monohull record?
By Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:47 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 is a brand new boat, a one-design class specially built for the next two editions of the race. We did lots of calculations and ran velocity prediction programmes but who knew how fast that boat was really going to be? We wondered – you wondered. Not any more: Team Brunel has just sailed 540 miles in 24 hours between the UK and the Canary Islands last week. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain sets time into Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
1:42 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the edition of the race: Great Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning (10 March) local time. ...
The winner is One Design at the Etchells Victorian Championship
By John Curnow, ,
12:19 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Some have said that they find Etchells more than a tad underwhelming. True, Skip Etchells’ design is more than 40 years old, they have aluminium masts, Dacron sails and fractional, symmetrical spinnakers. That’s hardly the coolest stuff going around. However, when you have a different winner for nearly every race, the sport’s greatest coming back to sail them... ...
America's Cup: Team Australian Launch and Iain Murray interview
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:01 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV presents a video and speeches on the occasion of the christening of Team Australia's AC45, followed by an interview with Team Australia CEO, iain Murray.
For a breath of fresh air into an America's Cup challenge this is a must see. ...
Sellers take the 2014 Tornado Nationals at Tauranga
By Tauranga YC, ,
9:06 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 Tornado Nationals started with a couple of tune up races on Friday afternoon,
We had three crews attend from out of town, to compete against a strong fleet of seven boats from TYPBC. Saturday dawned and racing got away on time with light to moderate SSW breezes. ...
Australian 2.4mR Championships - Challenging conditions
By David Staley, ,
8:44 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Australian 2.4mR Championships 2014 for the International 2.4mR class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Raw footage from the ABC helicopter
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Devonport, NZ ,
8:32 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia presents a series of five videos taken from a helicopter in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
The race begand in light to moderate air, on the second day the breeze filled in giving fast downwind sailing conditions and on the third day the southerly gale hit, along with big swells and breaking seas. ...
Clean Sweep for Northland at the 2014 Sanders Cup on Lake Taupo
By Antje Muller, Lake Taupo ,
8:04 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Javelin skiff teams from Wellington, East Coast, Manawatu, Bay of Plenty, North Harbour and Northland competed last weekend for the prestigious Sanders Cup. The Lake Taupo Yacht Club generously added a third racing day to their Mighty River Power Regatta for the Javelins to be able to hold their traditional Interprovincial Challenge. ...
Etchells Invitational Regatta Cowes 2014 - New sailing event in Cowes
By Rob E Goddard, ,
3:34 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
A new pure One Design keel Boat sailing event will take place in Cowes from the 28th to the 31st of July. Jointly hosted by the Royal Thames and the Royal London Yacht Clubs, teams from around the world will be sailing to win the International Etchells Invitational Regatta which will have the glorious 140 year old Gertrude Cup as the Trophy. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2014 - KIWI attractive
By Collinson FX, ,
10:29 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2014 - Tensions surrounding the Geo-Political developments in the Ukraine have overshadowed economic data during last week. Commodity currencies fared well over the week, although an attempt at 0.9100 for the AUD, failed with the currency closing the week at 0.9050. The KIWI managed to hold gains around 0.8450 and certainly looks attractive levels to buy ...
America's Cup: Second US sailor joins Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
7:45 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
American Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join Oracle Team USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney Australia this week. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Campbell sailed for the United States in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China.
And it’s from a relationship formed in the Laser that he ...
Images from the Sydney Harbour Regatta: 18's, sportsboats and AC45's
By Beth Morley, Sydney, NSW ,
7:00 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney photographer, Beth Morlley presents a medley of shots from this weekend's HH Sydney Harbour Regatta.
Included are images of both Team Australia and Oracle Team USA's AC45's and a final shot of the series for the JJ Giltinan - with Gotta Luv it 7 and Asko ...
Does two make one for the Etchells Victorian Championship?
By John Curnow, ,
11:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Magpie, which is helmed by Graeme Taylor, with Steve Jarvin and James Mayo crewing, is the reigning Victorian champion. Magpie was also recently installed as the 2014 NSW Etchells champion, as well. So after a second and sixth place on day two of the 2014 Victorian Etchells Championship, Magpie has taken the overall lead by a notable and quite possibly defendable, four points. ...
Images from the 2014 Harken Schools Regatta
By YTP Media, ,
9:11 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
YTP Media provided this gallery of images from the Hatken Schools regatta, won this year by Kristin School ...
Kristin School wins Harken Schools Regatta
By Sara Tucker, Auckland ,
9:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Kristin School team of Leonard Takahashi, Sam Hassall, Rory McCutcheon and Oscar Gunn have won the 2014 Harken Schools Regatta. 15 year old Takahashi improved his results on the water today winning the Gold Fleet with a total of 16 points, after qualifying yesterday in fifth place overall. ...
2014 JJ Giltinan: The Gotta Love It 7 team become champions
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday,after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points. ...
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