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Bayleys Laser Nationals - Day 3 - Down to the wire on penultimate day Bayleys Laser Nationals - Day 3 - Down to the wire on penultimate day Day 3 of the Bayleys Laser Nationals started as forecast with a light , and much warmer, northerly breeze Day 3 of the Bayleys Laser Nationals started as forecast with a light , and much warmer, northerly breeze but this quickly freshened through the day providing a challenging gusty ands shifty offshore breeze for the later races. The race committee, led by PRO Gerald Martin from Napier, again did a fantastic job in testing conditions to set fair but challenging courses. by Nick Page Posted on 21 Jan Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals - A snowy backdrop to Day 2 at Taupo Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals - A snowy backdrop to Day 2 at Taupo In the Open there is a fantastic contest developing between the NZL and Chinese teams. Fresh snow overnight on the mountains at the southern end of Lake Taupo and a moderate SW breeze meant that sailors arriving at the yacht club this morning were greeted by bracing temperatures. In the Open there is a fantastic contest developing between the NZL and Chinese teams. New Zealand sailors are 1,3, 5 and 7 at the end of day 2 with the Chinese team 2, 4, 6 and eighth. by Nick Page Posted on 20 Jan Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals - China shines on Day 1 Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals - China shines on Day 1 Three Chinese crews are in the top five after Day 1 of the Open Laser division at the 2017 Bayleys Laser Nationals Three Chinese crews are in the top five overall after Day 1 of the Open Laser division at the 2017 Bayleys Laser NZ Nationals being held at Lake Taupo. Fresh winds from the westerly quarter provided ideal but challenging conditions for the first day. by Nick Page Posted on 19 Jan Sailing World Cup - 2020 Olympic merry-go-round starts in Miami Sailing World Cup - 2020 Olympic merry-go-round starts in Miami Most significant is the entry of six time Olympian, Robert Scheidt as helm on the Brazilian Mens 49er skiff A perusal of the entry lists for the first Sailing World Cup of the 2020 Olympic Quadrennial reveals some interesting entries and omissions. Only one Gold medal winning crew from the 2016 Rio Olympics will be competing - Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) in the Womens 49erFX. Most significant is the entry of six time Olympian, Robert Scheidt as helm on the Brazilian Mens 49er skiff by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Jan North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987. by Tim Kelly Posted on 17 Jan North Technology acquires North Sails Australia North Technology acquires North Sails Australia Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987. by Tim Kelly Posted on 16 Jan Record fleet for Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals, Lake Taupo Yacht Club Record fleet for Bayleys NZ Laser Nationals, Lake Taupo Yacht Club There is just over a week to go until the start of the 2017 Laser Nationals at Lake Taupo There is just over a week to go until the start of the 2017 Laser Nationals at Lake Taupo, which is shaping up to have a near record sized 120+ fleet. There are very strong Masters entries ahead of the upcoming World Masters Games, good Youth entries for the Radial and an interesting mix of NZL squad sailors, other kiwis aspirants and several overseas sailors due to compete in the Standard Open di by Nick Page Posted on 13 Jan Boat owners - are you insured for the Summer cruise? Boat owners - are you insured for the Summer cruise? With many away for their Summer cruise - did you remember to check your insurance was up to date? With many away for their Summer cruise - did you remember to check your insurance was up to date? Or do you want to check if the cover you have is the most cost-efficient for your needs? Either way you can do a quick check - and buy cover online at any stage of your Summer cruise - inside or outside of business hours - and no need to talk to an insurance company office, machine or answerphone. by Neil Bailey and Sail-World Posted on 13 Jan Halberg Awards - Yachties to go head to head in Team award Halberg Awards - Yachties to go head to head in Team award Two top New Zealand Olympic crews have been pitted against each other in the Team category in the 2016 Halberg Awards. Two top New Zealand Olympic crews have been pitted against each other in the Team category in the 2016 Halberg Awards. Hamish Willcox is also nominated in the Coach category. by Halberg Foundation and Sail-World Posted on 11 Jan 470 class - Double Olympic medalist announces retirement 470 class - Double Olympic medalist announces retirement Polly Powrie, half of one of the most successful teams in New Zealand sailing history, has retired from Olympic yachting Polly Powrie, half of one of the most successful teams in New Zealand sailing history, has retired from Olympic yachting. Powrie and Jo Aleh, colloquially known as Team Jolly, first teamed up in the women’s 470 in 2009 and established an impressive record in their time together, winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics and backing that up with silver at last year's Rio Games. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 6 Jan Golden Rio sailors recognised in New Year Honours Golden Rio sailors recognised in New Year Honours Giles Scott, Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark capped off their incredible 2016 with recognition in the New Year Honours list. Giles Scott, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark – British sailing’s golden trio from the Rio Olympic Games – have capped off their incredible 2016 with recognition in the New Year Honours list. by RYA Posted on 1 Jan World Sailing - The World Sailing Show - December 2016 World Sailing - The World Sailing Show - December 2016 December 2016 edition of the World Sailing Show summarising the month in the world of sailing December 2016 edition of the World Sailing Show summarising the month in the world of sailing covering America's Cup, racing in the Southern Ocean and more. Plus, Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Sir Russell Coutts; our tribute to a spectacular year afloat along with news and views from around the world. by World Sailing Posted on 28 Dec 2016 What a year that was for BFA fleet What a year that was for BFA fleet 2016 was yet another cracker for the whole BFA fleet. Giles Scott dominated the international regatta circuit 2016 was yet another cracker for the whole BFA fleet. Giles Scott dominated the international regatta circuit, winning all bar one of the major events and Ed Wright made Britain the only country to have two sailors in the top ten at the Gold Cup in Takapuna. by British Finn Association Posted on 23 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - More reactions from the Medalists in pictures Aon Youth Worlds - More reactions from the Medalists in pictures The backdrop of a great spell of sailing weather made for a mix of close racing for the medals and indeed all placings. The backdrop of a great spell of sailing weather made for a mix of close racing for the medals and indeed all placings. Plus providing a stage for the sailors of the future to shine - with some very dominant performances in some classes, providing a pointer to those who will surely be satnding on the Olympic podium in 2020 and 2024. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 22 Dec 2016 Youth Worlds - Medallists' reactions on the water in pictures Youth Worlds - Medallists' reactions on the water in pictures There were a range of emotions on display as each class finished its final race in the Aon Youth World Sailing Champs There were a range of emotions on display as each class finished its final race in the Aon Youth World sailing Championship. For five of the nine classes the Gold medal had already been decided the day before, and in a couple of others there was only a mathematical chance of the Yellow bib wearer not going on to turn that into a Gold medal. In others it was tight end tense. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 21 Dec 2016 RS:X performs well on penultimate day of Aon Youth Sailing Worlds RS:X performs well on penultimate day of Aon Youth Sailing Worlds Three top ten results on the penultimate day of the Aon Youth Sailing World Championship reflected a solid day Three top ten results on the penultimate day of the Aon Youth Sailing World Championship reflected a solid day on the water for New Zealand RS:X sailor Patrick Haybittle. The teenager from Murrays Bay Sailing Club had a brilliant second race in the afternoon’s sailing off Torbay in Auckland, with his run of scores reading 8,3,8 to sit in seventh overall heading into the final day tomorrow. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 19 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Nacra 15 tests crews at Torbay on Day 4 Aon Youth Worlds - Nacra 15 tests crews at Torbay on Day 4 Image gallery from the penultimate day of racing in the 2016 Aon Youth Worlds in the Nacra 15 multihull. Image gallery from the penultimate day of racing in the 2016 Aon Youth World Sailing Championships in the Nacra 15 multihull. This was the first regatta in which the new catamaran, a smaller version of the Nacra 17 Olympic catamaran has been sailed. The Nacra 15 performed very well and was a good test of tactics and boat handling. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 19 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Windsurfers stage Finish line Air Show in RS:X Aon Youth Worlds - Windsurfers stage Finish line Air Show in RS:X The Boys RS:X finishers put on an Air Show at the end of the Race 10 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship The Boys RS:X finishers put on an impromptu Air Show at the end of the Race 10 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship, at Torbay, Auckland. The presence of Georgia Schofield swimming with a camera right on the finish line encouraged the finishers to put on their best aerobatic display. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 19 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds 2016 - Upwind nosedive and other images from Day 3 Aon Youth Worlds 2016 - Upwind nosedive and other images from Day 3 There was a real mix of wind and weather for the third day of racing at the Youth World Sailing Championship at Torbay There was a real mix of wind and weather for the third day of racing at the Youth World Sailing Championship at Torbay Auckland. The day started with a light seabreeze which built to 12kts under blue skies, before the breeze lightened later in the afternoon with the arrival of cloud cover. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 18 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Mixed day for Kiwi's on Day 2 Aon Youth Worlds - Mixed day for Kiwi's on Day 2 Less strong winds provided a challenging Day 2 for the New Zealand competitors at Day 2 of the Aon Youth Worlds “Conditions were much softer than yesterday and the fleet was less spread out. Getting off the line and finding a clear lane was key,” says Keon. Not as strong as the first day’s results, the boys placed 10, 7, 10 in todays’ racing after their third and second yesterday, along with a DSQ which they now discard to sit in fifth overall. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Laser Radial Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Laser Radial Day 2 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images fro Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 2 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the Mens and Womens Laser Radial by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Mens and Womens RS:X Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Mens and Womens RS:X Day 2 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship - gallery of images from the Mens and Womens RS:X Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 2 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the Mens and Womens RS:X by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Mens and Womens 29er Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - Mens and Womens 29er Day 2 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship gallery of images from the Mens and Womens 29er Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 2 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the Mens and Womens 29er by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - 420 and Drone Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 2 - 420 and Drone Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 2 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 2 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the 420's along with a couple of images of the Drone launch and retrieval by Richard Gladwell Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Strong, shifty conditions for Kiwi's on Day 1 Aon Youth Worlds - Strong, shifty conditions for Kiwi's on Day 1 A shifty offshore breeze of 17-24 knots combined with a choppy sea state made racing challenging 'A game of snakes and ladders' was how NZL Laser Radial sailor George Gautrey described the first day of racing in the Aon Youth Sailing World Championship held off Torbay in Auckland today. A shifty offshore breeze of 17-24 knots combined with a choppy sea state made for tactically challenging, physically demanding conditions. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 17 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - 420, Laser Radial and 29er Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - 420, Laser Radial and 29er Images from the 420's, 29ers and Laser Radials for Day 1 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 1 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the 470's 29ers and Laser Radials by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 16 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - RS:X Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - RS:X Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 1 of the Aon Youth World Sailing Championship Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 1 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the gallery of images from the RS:X Windsurfer class by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 16 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - Nacra 15 Aon Youth Worlds - Images from Day 1 - Nacra 15 First gallery of images from the Nacra 15 class Sail-World NZ's editor, Richard Gladwell was on the water for Day 1 of the Aon Youth World sailing Championship off Torbay on Auckland's North Shore. Here's the first gallery of images from the Nacra 15 class by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 16 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Nacra 15's get a solid work out in Practice Race Aon Youth Worlds - Nacra 15's get a solid work out in Practice Race The Nacra 15 crews at the Aon Youth Worlds got a wild welcome in the Practice Race sailed off Torbay, on Thursday. After being assigned their new Nacra 15 catamarans, the crews at the Aon Youth Worlds got a wild welcome in the Practice Race sailed off Torbay, on Thursday. The twin trapeze multihull proved to be a challenge for all crews in winds which gusted up to 25kts. The Nacra 15 is being sailed for the first time at a Youth Worlds, and has been developed specially for the regatta and the Youth Olympics by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 15 Dec 2016 Yachting NZ receives massive funding boost off the back of Olympics Yachting NZ receives massive funding boost off the back of Olympics Yachting NZ has been earmarked to receive $15.1 million from HPSNZ in core funding over the next four-year Olympic cycle Yachting New Zealand has been earmarked to receive $15.1 million from HPSNZ in core funding over the next four-year Olympic cycle. This is an increase from $12.45 million or 120% received over the last Olympic cycle, and comes off the back of three medals in Rio from seven events. by Yachting NZ/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 14 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - NZL Team on medal hunt at shadow Olympic Regatta Aon Youth Worlds - NZL Team on medal hunt at shadow Olympic Regatta The 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships closely mirror the Olympic Sailing Regatta The 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships closely mirror the Olympic Sailing Regatta and will be the closest that New Zealand gets to staging an Olympic regatta. The five day event has attracted the same number of entries as the Rio Olympics (380), from the same number of countries (66). The crews are competing in nine events (10 in the Olympics) and only one crew per country is entitled t by Yachting New Zealand/Sail-World NZ Posted on 14 Dec 2016 Aon Youth Worlds - Boat allocation day at Torbay Aon Youth Worlds - Boat allocation day at Torbay The 2016 Aon Youth Worlds got underway today at Torbay, Auckland with the allocation of boats to the teams. The 2016 Aon Youth Worlds got underway today at Torbay, Auckland with the allocation of boats to the teams. This is the 46th edition of the World Championship - run along the same lines as the Olympics, attracting the same number of competitors and nations - 380 sailors from 66 nations sailing in more than 260 boats across nine disciplines by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 14 Dec 2016 Paul Elvström - a look at the life and times of sailing's Greatest Paul Elvström - a look at the life and times of sailing's Greatest Noted UK yachting writer and historian, David Henshall takes a detailed look at the life of Paul Elvstrom Noted UK yachting writer and historian, David Henshall takes a detailed look at the life and achievements of Paul Elvstrom, who passed away last week. Henshall sailed against the Great Dane in a Half Ton Cup in Poole in 1981 and recounts that interesting encounter and the lesson learned. by David Henshall Posted on 13 Dec 2016 Another win for Mathew Belcher at 2016 Sailing World Cup Another win for Mathew Belcher at 2016 Sailing World Cup Mathew Belcher OAM and crew Will Ryan have taken on the 2016 Sailing World Cup to bring home another win for the duo. Having spent the past few months back on the Gold Coast after bringing home a Silver Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Mathew Belcher OAM and crew Will Ryan have taken on the 2016 Sailing World Cup to bring home another win for the duo. by Bronwen Hemmings Posted on 13 Dec 2016 Medal races conclude Sailing World Cup Final for NZL Laser sailors Medal races conclude Sailing World Cup Final for NZL Laser sailors Fantastic sailing conditions greeted competitors in the Sailing World Cup Final medal races on Sunday Fantastic sailing conditions greeted competitors in the Sailing World Cup Final medal races on Sunday, as the event in Melbourne drew to a close. The two kiwis to compete in medal races for double points today were Laser sailor Andrew McKenzie and Laser Radial sailor Susannah Pyatt. by Yachting NZ Posted on 12 Dec 2016 Silver and Bronze for Kiwis at the Sailing World Cup Final - Day 5 Silver and Bronze for Kiwis at the Sailing World Cup Final - Day 5 Two kiwi teams secured podium finishes in the Sailing World Cup final in Melbourne Two kiwi teams secured podium finishes in the Sailing World Cup final in Melbourne as the competition wrapped up today with medal races for six of the eleven events. Nacra 17 pair Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson took Silver in their fleet after a close week of racing by Yachting NZ Posted on 12 Dec 2016 Fisher@Large - Memories of the Great Dane Fisher@Large - Memories of the Great Dane The sailing world became a poorer place with the passing of Paul Elvstrom, the undisputed greatest sailor of the era The sailing world became a poorer place on December 7th with the passing of Paul Elvstrom, the undisputed greatest sailor of the era. No one challenges that claim – it is not one he made but one universally approved – it fitted him like a glove. How else could one describe a four-time Olympic gold medallist winner of world titles in seven international classes of dinghies and keelboats by Bob Fisher Posted on 12 Dec 2016 Melbourne turns on spectacular Sailing World Cup finish Melbourne turns on spectacular Sailing World Cup finish Melbourne turned on its best day at Sailing World Cup Final, loads of summer sunshine and cool S-SW winds 10-15 knots Melbourne turned on its best day at the Sailing World Cup Final, loads of summer sunshine and cool S-SW winds 10-15 knots for the close of the Olympic and Invited classes competition that drew sailors from around the world aged eight to 79. by Lisa Ratcliff, Sailing World Cup Final Posted on 11 Dec 2016 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Tale of two shootouts ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Tale of two shootouts The Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final saved the best to last with the Laser rounding off the week of competition The Sailing World Cup Melbourne Final presented by Land Rover saved the best to last with the Laser rounding off the week of competition and serving up two tantalising in-race battles that decided the podium places. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 11 Dec 2016 More Aussie medals at SWC Melbourne More Aussie medals at SWC Melbourne Australians have won Gold in two classes, and two Silvers on the final day of SWC Melbourne 2016 Australians have won Gold in two classes, and two Silvers on the final day of SWC Melbourne 2016, the final event on the World Cup circuit for 2016. by Megan McKay Posted on 11 Dec 2016
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