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Dean's Diary: America's Cup bombshell for Challengers By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 10:59 PM Tue 2 Oct 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup and America's Cup World Series: Today the Event organisers dropped a bombshell on the Americas Cup competitors when they announced they will no longer be requiring the Teams to be based on Piers 30 and 32. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS - Barker downplays capsize in San Francisco By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 9:19 PM Wed 22 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Today was the official practice day for this event in SF. Plan was for two match races and then some fleet race starts and race. Unfortunately for us it was a short day after capsizing in our first race against Artemis. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS - Fast and furious becomes old hat in San Francisco By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 9:15 PM Mon 20 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Again today the breeze was in and we spent much of our practice sailing with Artemis. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to the stronger wind conditions and it makes for some exciting sailing. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: The ACWS spare rig cupboard is already bare By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 11:26 AM Mon 20 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Another day on the water here in SF and a good step up in whine speed. By the end of the practice session we had breeze up to 28 knots so plenty of excitement! ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS: Five AC 45's - But who's counting? By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 11:02 AM Sun 19 Aug 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series: Well here we are in SF a little under a year out from the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup. How much has changed since my last Blog. ...[more]


NX Compass – an easy addition for digital heading information By Tristan Campbell, 4:59 PM Wed 30 May 2012
Nexus Marine has added the advantages of digital compass heading information to their successful NX line. The new transducer and display open up navigational features such as True Wind Direction and compatibility with auto pilots in the entry-level range known for its 'Easy System Expansion'. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: ACWS - When the Sailing gives way for the Show By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 8:38 PM Wed 23 May 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from Venice, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: Super Sunday ended up not being quite so super for us in Venice. The fleet was confronted with a 1-4 knot breeze which certainly did not help create much of a spectacle. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: First four days in the City of Soggy Streets By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 9:46 PM Sun 20 May 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from Venice, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: The last two days for us have been incredibly frustrating as we struggle to repair damage sustained when tensioning the trampoline that connects to both hulls. ...[more]


New Nexus RaceBOX tactical race software for recreational sailor By Tristan Campbell, 8:23 PM Wed 9 May 2012
The new RaceBOX gives the competitive advantage of Nexus race software in an affordable, compact and robust package. Interfacing with Nexus instruments via the Nexus Network, the RaceBOX provides sailors with a plethora of analytical information to existing Nexus instruments. A micro-processor facilitates processing abilities that were only previously only available with a stand-alone computer. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: Final day in Naples - another toss of the coin By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 6:51 PM Mon 16 Apr 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: ...[more]


Dean's Diary: Day 3 in Naples - Frustrations with ACWS format By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 9:57 PM Sat 14 Apr 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: ...[more]


Dean's Diary: Two wins on Day 2 in a more moderate Naples By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 8:57 AM Fri 13 Apr 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: Today was a very good day for us out on the waterin Naples. In a stark contrast to yesterdays conditions, today we raced in much flatter water and a steady 8-12 knots. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: Day 1 in Windy Naples By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 6:50 AM Thu 12 Apr 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: Today was the first day of racing in Naples and what a day it was! The fleet was greeted with big waves and a 18-22 knot breeze which provided many ups and downs for the teams. We finished the day in a three way tie for the lead with Oracle an ...[more]


Dean's Diary: Naples in the rain for ACWS? By Dean Barker, Naples, Italy , 12:41 AM Thu 12 Apr 2012
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Naples, Italy from the America's Cup World Series: We have now been in Naples for four days and it hasn't really been the weather we were hoping for. When it rains here it really rains! On the plus side we have had a variety of conditions and have done some nice racing. ...[more]


Dean Barker talks Nexus on board Karma Police - Video By Tristan Campbell, 4:39 AM Fri 16 Mar 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup skipper Dean Barker had some down time out of his busy racing schedule in the AC45 World Series recently. As a Director of Nexus Marine he took the chance to get out on his local Auckland Harbour and have a blat on some Nexus equipped boats. The 15-20 knot Sou-Westerlies in the late afternoon summer light made for some great footage. ...[more]


Fast ride for Kharma Police in Blakovic Cup By Rob Shaw, 2:03 PM Sat 3 Mar 2012
Rob Shaw sailing the Nexus sponsored Khama Police reports of the recent Blakovic Cup: It was actually a good race for us I think and very happy with where we came on the water. Less than an hour behind Haslar's new RP 42 footer is a good result for a race that was effectively a 90 mile windward leeward. Had a nice first leg to Cow and Calf which was vmg running in mostly 15-20 of breeze wi ...[more]


Kiwi Yachting acquires intelligent Auto Anchor By Tristan Campbell, 6:42 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Kiwi Yachting Consultants announces a major extension to their product range by acquiring Auto Anchor from RMSD Ltd. Auto Anchor manufactures electronic windlass controls and rode counters that make anchoring safe and easy. The Auto Anchor system has been nominated for the prestigious 'DAME' award for its intelligent monitoring system of chain and rope released from the windlass. ...[more]


Karma Police with Unitec crew competes in Coastal Classic By Gia Dumo, Auckland , 3:58 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Karma Police, the first carbon composite race boat built at Unitec based on the design of Marine Technology lecturer Rob Shaw, saw action again in the biggest race in New Zealand over the Labour Day weekend. ...[more]


Award winning life saving Dan Buoy now available in NZ By Sail-World, 8:41 PM Mon 3 Oct 2011
The SOS Dan Buoy is contained in a compact unit that self-inflates on contact with the water in a man-overboard situation. The 2 meter high marker is visible from up to 1700m away and a keel-like weighting system holds it upright in virtually any sea state where pole markers or life rings might lose visual contact. ...[more]


Dean's Diary: It got lighter - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice By Dean Barker, Nice, France , 6:23 PM Sun 2 Oct 2011
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: Just when you thought it couldn't get any lighter it did! The day started well with an early start to take advantage of the morning drainage breeze. We raced in a dying 6-8 knot breeze but enough wind to be flying a hull at times. ...[more]


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