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2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta – The Preview By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 5:50 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014
This weekend sees the 2014 Lidgard Sails Regatta taking place at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club in Wellington. With the regatta incorporating the Wellington Trailer Yacht Championships, the Javelin North Islands and the Hartley 16 Traveller Series a big turn out is expected for racing on the waters of Evans Bay. ...[more]

Decisive win in Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship By Young 88 Media, Auckland , 9:29 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014
Close racing and a decisive victory were the features of this year’s Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship raced out of the Akaroa Yacht Club. The event was sailed on 23 and 24 March 2014 on the picturesque waters or Akaroa Harbour in near perfect racing conditions. ...[more]

ISAF Youth Worlds: Yachting NZ name a very strong, full team for 2014 By Sail-World, , 9:15 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014
Yachting New Zealand have announced a very strong team of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. The team includes returning ISAF Youth World medalists and some top sailing talent who are experienced internationally. ...[more]

2014 Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship By Craig Edwards, Bay of Islands , 7:07 AM Fri 21 Mar 2014
Entries are expected from as far away as Dunedin and Wellington for this year’s Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship. The event to be held in Akaroa on 22 and 23 March is expected to provide some of the closest class keelboat racing of the season also drawing sailors from Nelson and Auckland to the event. ...[more]

RNZYS Youth Team to sail X-Yacht in Jack Tar Auckland Regatta By YTP Media, Auckland , 8:50 PM Wed 19 Mar 2014
It’s not often a team of 17-21 year olds get ‘given the keys’ to an X-Yacht, let alone a high performance XP-44! But that’s what has happened for 11 members of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme. ...[more]

2014 12 Foot Skiff Nationals: Dancing with Cyclone Lusi By Russell Davis, Auckland , 10:39 PM Tue 18 Mar 2014
With the remnants of cyclone Lusi due to hit the top of the North Island of New Zealand and travel down the country last weekend a tough decision was made to run the New Zealand 12 foot skiff nationals in the wake of clubs and organisations around Auckland and New Zealand cancelling events. Forecasts were all over the show with some saying 80 kts was on its way and others saying only 30 kts. ...[more]

Closest ever 3.7 Class Championship, 40 years on from when it started By Chris Mitchell, Manly Sailing Club , 10:56 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014
The 2014 3.7 class national champion is Derek Snow (Wakatere BC), who won the title in a very close contest determined by a count back. Second-placed Phil Ash (Manly SC) was on the same points. Both were Veterans. Mark O'Brien (Hamilton YC) in third place was very close. ...[more]

Fox and Associates President’s Cup Canterbury Keelboat Championship By Mark Walker, Akaroa , 10:36 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014
With Tropical Cyclone Luci bearing down on Banks Peninsula the Akaroa Yacht Club hosted President’s Cup Canterbury Keelboat Championship event was going to have some challenges. But Day 1 on Saturday 15 March provided idea racing conditions as the north east breeze filled in. ...[more]

Sail-World New Zealand: Website format changes - end of an era in NZ By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:54 AM Mon 17 Mar 2014
On Saturday March, 15 Sail-World NZ marked the end of an era for Sail-World New Zealand, with the switch to a new a new website and newsletter format. The change is just the front end of a series of changes and expansions that have been underway since early 2013. ...[more]

Doyle Sails Kawau Weekend a stunning success for the NZ E5.9 Assoc By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Kawau Island, NZ , 3:23 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014
The NZ E5.9 Association has run a successful North Island Traveler Series for several years. This has followed a proven formula and has steadily grown in numbers over the past 5 years. We are anticipating record numbers in 2014. ...[more]

Kendall Cup Series wraps up for 2013/14 By Christine Headey, Tauranga , 3:15 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014
Last weekend at Wakatere Boating Club, the last of the 6-regatta Kendall Cup Series for 2013/14 took place in sunny, light and at times flukey conditions. The Kendall Cup Regatta for RS:X and Techno boardsailors was held as part of the Senior Classes Regatta at Wakatere which included A Class cats, OKs, Lasers and Sunbursts. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team head to Europe By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 10:26 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014
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 ...[more]

Sellers take the 2014 Tornado Nationals at Tauranga By Tauranga YC, , 8:06 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014
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. ...[more]

Royal Port Nic Wellington Teams 1st and 2nd at CentrePort Champs By Roger Cook, Wellington , 9:47 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014
Adam Middleton, Michael Cook and William Eastman sailing for Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club have convincingly won the 2014 CentrePort International Youth Match Racing Championships. Over four days of racing the team dropped only one match in a dominant all round performance across a range of conditions. ...[more]

Good fleet for 2014 Noelex 25 Champs at Nelson By Nikki Johnson, Wellington , 11:23 AM Wed 5 Mar 2014
Sunny Nelson and the Tasman Bay Cruising Club provided an outstanding venue for the 2014 Noelex 25 National Championships from the 14-16 February. Fourteen boats competed in the regatta with eight boats travelling from the North Island. ...[more]

NZ Multihull Yacht Club announces changes to Coastal Classic By Greg Roake, Auckland , 11:14 AM Wed 5 Mar 2014
PIC Insurance Brokers 2014 Coastal Classic: The Multihull Yacht Club has been listening to the concerns on the web regarding time limits for smaller boats in the Coastal Classic. At this month’s committee the following changes were approved and will apply to the 2014 race. ...[more]

Phil Robertson wins NZ Open Keelboat Champs By Waka Racing, Auckland , 9:29 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014
Phil Robertson and crew: Garth Ellingham, Simon Daubney, Rafa Trujillo, Nick Bastow and Dave Johns, have won the NZ Open Keelboat Championships on Auckland harbour over the weekend. Robertson won six of the ten races sailed over the weekend, to take the title from Andrew Wills in second and Paul Snow Hansen in third. ...[more]

QCYC’s Interislander Optimist Challenge & South Island Starling - 2014 By Christel Hopkins, , 7:46 PM Thu 27 Feb 2014
Great Marlborough hospitality, a mixed bag of weather, over 150 sailors, their families and supporters plus three days of great racing made last weekend’s Inter Islander again an amazing event. ...[more]

Knight Frank joins the NZ 18ft skiff fleet By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 10:36 AM Wed 26 Feb 2014
Knight Frank has joined the New Zealand 18ft skiff fleet with the official launch of the team’s brand new boat. This marks the start of an exciting relationship between the Auckland Sailing Club and Knight Frank which sees another boat added to the Auckland based 18ft skiff fleet. ...[more]

Round North Island Race draws to a close By Cameron Thorpe, , 10:16 PM Sun 23 Feb 2014
The final leg of the NZL Yachting Trust supported Round North Island Two Handed Race is drawing to a close. However for the leading two yachts the battle will go all the way to the line. With both overall Line Honours and handicap prizes on the line there is plenty to play for. ...[more]

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