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Williams and Precey have close win in Hartley 16 Nationals at Napier By Wayne Holdt, , 9:58 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015
Napier turned on some lovely sailing conditions for the Independent Liquor sponsored 49th Hartley 16 Nationals. With five boats able to win the regatta going into the last day. ...[more]

Australian 420 Youth Nationals – four Kiwi teams compete By Angus Haslett, , 7:03 PM Mon 19 Jan 2015
The four NZ 420 teams who competed in the Australian 420 Nationals in Fremantle over New Year started the second regatta of their tour on Thursday 7th January- the 2015 Australian Youth Champs. Once again Fremantle Sailing Club (FSC) played host, however added to the event are the Lasers (4.7 and Radial), 29ers, Bic’s and Hobbie 16’s and the Australian Optimist Nationals on at the same time ...[more]

Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: Maloney wins Open Mens title By Nick Page, Takapuna, Auckland , 6:50 AM Mon 19 Jan 2015
The Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals concluded on Sunday with all divisions completing the scheduled two races meaning that all races for the series were completed on schedule for the first time at a Laser Nationals in several years. ...[more]

Frank Knight NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank extends after Day 3 By John Little, Auckland , 9:51 PM Sun 18 Jan 2015
Knight Frank extended their lead over Yamaha to four points after three more races of the Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals were completed on Saturday. For the first time in a long time the fleet went to their big rigs with an eight - fourteen knot North to North East wind blowing. ...[more]

Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: Three bullets for Bullot By Nick Page, Takapuna, Auckland , 7:17 PM Sat 17 Jan 2015
In the Open division it was Mike Bullot’s day with three wins out of three. However both Andy Maloney (3/2/3) and Tom Saunders (5/3/2) had consistent days to hold first and second overall while overnight leader Sam Meech had, in his own words, 'a shocker' with a 6/UFD/4 to drop him to third overall with Bullot rising to 4th. ...[more]

Barfoot+Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: Meech has narrow lead - Day 2 By Nick Page, Takapuna, Auckland , 7:09 PM Fri 16 Jan 2015
Day 2 of the Barfoot and Thompson NZ Laser Nationals provided beautiful sailing, with the sea breeze slowly building throughout the racing. The first race started in about 5 knots with the breeze building to 8-10 knots for the second race and peaked at around 12-15 knots for the third with typical choppy sea breeze waves. ...[more]

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank hold 2pt lead By John Little, Auckland , 6:31 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015
After the first weekend of the Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals the Knight Frank skiff team (6pts) holds a slim lead over Yamaha (8pts) with ASCC (16pts) holding 3rd spot just ahead of Maersk Line (19pts). ...[more]

Barfoot+Thompson NZ Laser Nationals: One point splits top trio - Day 1 By Nick Page, Takapuna, Auckland , 7:08 PM Thu 15 Jan 2015
Racing got underway Thursday 15th Jan in the Barfoot & Thompson NZ Laser Nationals off Takapuna Beach, Auckland. The morning was fine and calm but by scheduled race start time at 1pm the 5 divisions making up the fleet of 153 were on the water and waiting for the sea breeze to settle for racing to get underway. ...[more]

Clubs prepare for Volvo National Sailing and Boating Day By Jodie Bakewell-White, Nationwide , 6:25 PM Wed 14 Jan 2015
Three weeks from now many of New Zealand’s yachting and boating clubs will be buzzing with activity as part of the 2015 Volvo National Sailing and Boating Day on Sunday 1 February. Bringing sailing and boating to a wider audience and celebrating what is commonly called the ‘sport for life’ is the main focus of the day. ...[more]

Barfoot & Thompson Laser Nationals: Starts Thursday at Takapuna By Nick Page, Chairman NZ Laser Association, Takapuna, Auckland , 10:19 PM Mon 12 Jan 2015
The 2015 Laser Nationals will be underway this Thursday at Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland. It has attracted an excellent fleet of over 150 across 5 divisions, with sailors from all over NZ and 20 overseas sailors from 15 countries registered so far. Final entries close on Thursday ...[more]

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals: Knight Frank leads By John Little, Auckland , 9:41 PM Sun 11 Jan 2015
After three races of the Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals it is the Knight Frank skiff team (4pts) who leads Yamaha (6pts) and ASCC (9pts). Racing was completed with an outgoing tide in a variable South Westerly wind that ranged between 14-25knots. ...[more]

Starling North Islands get underway in New Plymouth By Jason Holdt, New Plymouth , 6:36 AM Sun 11 Jan 2015
Day 1 of the Starling North Islands was a picture perfect day, in New Plymouth. After a slow start with an hour delay waiting for the wind to come in, sailors were pushing the start line which resulted in a black flag start for all three races. The first two races averaged about 8-10knots with the third race averaging 12-15knots all in flat seas. ...[more]

Tauranga Cup: McKenzie holds a 13pt lead with two races to sail By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:58 PM Fri 9 Jan 2015
With one day left to sail in the Tauranga Cup, Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie holds a commanding lead from Wakatere' s Greta Stewart with Murray's Bay SC's Karensa Jennings in third overall. Sailing in a fresh sea breeze McKenzie sailed consistently in the first two races of the day, scoring 2nd and 4th places, before being scored as DNF (Did Not Finish) in the final race of the day ...[more]

Tauranga Cup: More images from Day 2 of the P-class at Takapuna By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:00 AM Fri 9 Jan 2015
Second gallery of images from the Tauranga Cup being sailed off Takapuna Beach in a beautiful sea breeze and big seas. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...[more]

Mud House sponsors Ladies Helm racing at Waikawa Boating Club By Heather Lacey, Waikawa , 11:11 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015
Mud House is encouraging women in the Marlborough community to share their taste for adventure through sailing, as the new sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club Ladies Helm racing series. The Ladies Helm race is the first of the official series, and is held over two races, on the 23rd December and 13th January. The trophy is awarded to the top boat helmed by a lady. ...[more]

Tauranga Cup: Images from Day 2 of the P-class Nationals at Takapuna By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:10 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015
Today the P-class sailors enjoyed one of the great sea breezes for which Takapuna Beach is renowned. The Tauranga Cup is the most prestigious junior sailing trophy in New Zealand, and along with the Tanner Cup has been won by sailors who have gone on to be outstanding on the international scene. ...[more]

Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals on Waitemata over next two weekends By John Little, Auckland , 11:05 PM Thu 8 Jan 2015
The Knight Frank 18ft Skiff New Zealand Nationals start this Saturday at 1pm at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. Racing comprises of 3 races a day and is spread across both days this weekend and next. The KF Nationals come at a perfect time for the NZ contingent who are who are preparing for the JJ Giltinan held mid-February in Sydney. ...[more]

Kiwis feel the heat in Austraian 420 Nationals at Fremantle By Angus Haslett, Fremantle. Western Australia , 7:29 AM Thu 1 Jan 2015
Today was the hottest day for Perth this summer, touching 41 degrees in some parts of the city with bush fires sending plumes of smoke across the flat horizon. ...[more]

NZ 420 sailors compete in Fremantle By Angus Haslett, Fremantle , 11:10 PM Tue 30 Dec 2014
A team of four 420's has made the trip across to Fremantle for the Australian 420 Nationals, a six day regatta, 29th Dec - 3rd Jan and then the Australian Youth Championship a five day regatta running from Jan 6th to Jan 10th. Most of the sailors arrived before Christmas and spent a few days setting their boats up and getting some time on the water getting into the swing of things in Fremantle. ...[more]

Bay of Islands Race Week: Entries in by January 1 By BOI Race Week, , 9:21 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014
Have you got your entry in? Remember the entry fee goes up from January 1……..Mike Quilter (International Navigator and Weather Router) will give the Weather Briefing each morning at the North Sales Marque at 0815 hrs to start your day. Coffee and breakfast available on site. ...[more]

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