|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - Zhik gears on three key outlets
By Liz Rushall, Emsworth ,
10:30 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - Zhik will be displaying their innovative wet and dry gear for yachting and racing sailors at the Southampton Boat Show on the stands of three key outlets, Marine Superstore, Force 4 and Ovington Boats. ...
2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced
By RC44 Class Association, ,
10:24 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location – Valletta, Malta in March ahead of touring some of the finest sailing venues in Europe. This includes a debut for Porto Cervo, Italy as well as old favorites Marstrand, Sweden and Cascais, Portugal before heading back to the Caribbean to finish the season in the winter sun at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
10:12 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s practice day for the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul regatta and Emirates Team New Zealand is out to make the most of every precious minute on the water that’s allowed under the rules.
The Extreme 40 crew for the sixth round of the series – Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin Delaat – are keen to convert findings from the Cardiff debrief into performance on the rac ...
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc slightly shaken and a bit stirred
By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa ,
8:51 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Registrations now open for the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race
The WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht race trophy will be up for grabs on Thursday November the sixth when yachties race across the Cook Straight in a battle to land our new release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on our capital’s shores. ...
4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success
By Kate Elkington, ,
8:43 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural wonders throughout the event, including breathtaking displays by frolicking whales and their calves. The Welcome and Briefing function was held at the beautiful Coral Sea Resort where participants quickly became acquainted over sunset canapés and drinks. ...
J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series
By Jan Harley, ,
7:48 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Pushing at the gates
By Barby MacGowan, ,
3:45 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - From the second-floor 'race deck' at St. Francis Yacht Club, there is a commanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and Alcatraz Island to the east, but the iconic landmarks never look as grandly linked as when boats competing at the annual Rolex Big Boat Series are streaking by on San Francisco Bay. ...
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Dates set for 2015 regatta
By Airlie Beach Race Week, ,
3:23 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Following the success of the 25th anniversary event in August which saw a record number of entries, the club says there is already anticipation building for race week 2015. ...
Gladwell's Line: London stalling *Feature
9:41 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not.
The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ...
SB20 World Championship - Russians claim early lead
By Evgeny Golantsev (As Amended by ISAF), ,
5:09 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The first racing day at the SB20 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia was long and brought interesting and unexpected results. Russia's Evgeny Neugodnikov and his crew of Sergey Musikhin and Pavel Kuznetsov had an exceptional day finishing in the top four in all four of the days races. ...
J/70 World Championship - Joel Ronning owns opening day
By J/70 Worlds, ,
4:50 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It may have been mostly cloudy for the opening day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, but one standout bright spot was the performance of Joel Ronning of Minneapolis, Minn. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - AC34 Commentator Tucker Thompson Bermuda bound
By Talbot Wilson, ,
4:11 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26. ...
Barclays 52 Super Series - Gaastra Pro to enter the final event
By 52 Super Series, ,
3:39 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Gaastra Pro, one of the 52 Super Series most passionate long standing supporters and suppliers, will enter the final event of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series, the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza in their own right with a chartered 52 which will be skippered by Gaastra Pro’s director Marc Blees. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image reveals international jury
By Bernard Schopfer, ,
3:00 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2014. Carlo Croce, Ken Read, Karin Bäcklund, Antonio Palma (Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA), will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Evolution and tradition + Video
By KPMS, ,
2:47 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
A stroll along the lively docks of the YCCS in Porto Cervo, Sardinia during the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup provides ample evidence of evolution: sleek racing yachts constructed from carbon fibre using the latest thinking in aerospace or automotive technology; tacticians carefully analysing data tracking their yacht’s performance; navigators downloading and studying weather models on tablet devices. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - France's top sailor joins Team España crew
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
1:17 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Michel Desjoyeaux is France’s best-known sailor and has won many of the sport’s biggest prizes but the lure of joining Team España in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has brought him back to compete for a fourth time aged 49. ...
Ciudad de Santander Trophy - 2014 ISAF Worlds Test Event - Images
By Jesus Renedo, ,
12:15 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was on site at the Ciudad de Santander Trophy - 2014 ISAF Worlds Test Event to capture these images. ...
Ciudad de Santander ISAF Worlds Test Event 2014 - Midway stage images
By Martinez Studio and Jesus Renedo, ,
12:00 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Ciudad de Santander Trophy - 2014 ISAF Worlds Santander Test Event midway stage images Martinez Studio and Jesus Renedo. ...
Ciudad de Santander Trophy Test Event 2014 - Penultimate day images
By Martinez Studio and Jesus Renedo, ,
11:42 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Ciudad de Santander Trophy - ISAF Worlds Santander Test Event 2014 - Penultimate day images by Martinez Studio and Jesus Renedo. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Live video streaming and graphic insights
By Nicola Moore, ,
10:23 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Greetings from Istanbul, where Act six of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts tomorrow, 11 September. With just three Acts left this year, the pressure is really on all the teams to lay down a good performance here, at a pivotal point in the season. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 10, 2014 - Apple inspires
By Collinson FX, ,
9:46 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
September 10, 2014: Apple revealed a new iPhone and a watch and that inspired the tech sector and the geeks. Commodities added to the losses with a mini revival in the reserve. The associated currencies reflected this, with the AUD falling to 0.9200 and the KIWI 0.8225. Mounting uncertainty is eroding global confidence and markets. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - Epic battle ahead for Finn fleet
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:42 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Excitement is building for the 80 Finn sailors from 32 nations heading into next week's Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Not only will a new world champion be crowned, and receive the coveted Finn Gold Cup, but also the first 12 nations will qualify for a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics. ...
America's Cup: 'Stay positive' says Spithill to Barker in London
By TV3 News, ,
8:54 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It is almost exactly a year ago that Oracle won the America's Cup, but time hasn't healed the rift between rivals Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker. The two were seated next to each other at the London press conference. For three-quarters of an hour, Barker and Spithill managed to avoid eye contact - not even a glance when Spithill admitted Barker was a favourite among the five challengers. ...
Takacat now the official supplier to the CBE Safe Boating programme
By Joanne Glassford, Auckland ,
8:17 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Coastguard Boating Education is pleased to announce a new alliance with Takacat as an official supplier to the CBE Safe Boating Programme.
The Takacat 240 Sport Inflatable boats will be used for training at many of the aquatic centres where the Safe Boating programme is held. ...
British Sailing Team join forces with Zhik for new clothing range
By British Sailing Team, ,
8:48 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
The British Sailing Team has joined forces with its technical clothing partner Zhik to provide a limited edition retail range which is available to buy online.
Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the clear winning choice of Olympic and World Champions around the world. The British Sailing Team has been enjoying the fantastic range of Zhik products ...