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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]


Etchells: Valsheda takes pre-Xmas Series in Auckland By Etchells NZ media, , 9:58 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014
Inclement weather has brought the pre-Christmas series to a close, with 7 of 8 scheduled flights raced. However, the results show that victory for Valsheda II (950) was a virtual certainty, notwithstanding the early bath. Al Gair and crew sailed an impressive series, taking first or second place in every flight, bar one (when Al was absent). ...[more]


TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season By Stuart MacKinven, Auckland , 5:49 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014
Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast: Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ...[more]


2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required By Suellen Hurling, , 3:22 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ...[more]


Yachting NZ receives $400k boost for 2016 Olympics to $12.4million By Sail-World.com, , 10:29 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014
High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has announced that Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme will receive a financial boost in the two years leading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The sport is now the third ranked on the funding list, and remains as a Tier 1 sport by the funding agency. ...[more]


Sanderson's Retro wins 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Association, Napier , 6:49 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014
Mike Sanderson and his crew of Harry Thurston and Matt Stevens sailing Retro won the 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals sailed at Napier Sailing Club. Mike had last won the Elliott 5.9 Nationals in 1992 sailing 'Lambada, which he credits with launching his professional sailing career. ...[more]


New Zealand WetaFest 2014 - NZ WetaFest was a ripper! By Luis Kitchen, Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club , 4:57 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014
Last weekend Weta owners gathered at the Tauranga YPBC for an action packed weekend.The wind was perfect for the Friday coaching blowing out the cobwebs with a 25 knot westerly. Justina and Josh helped get them around the track getting the basics more or less sorted. The tide was the real winner sending Terry and Isabel up the harbour...Inverted...far away from familiar landmarks. ...[more]


Ocean Photography: Images from the Sir Peter Blake Regatta By Sail-World, , 10:58 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Well known marine photographer Will Calver of Ocean Photography was on the water at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta, today and provided this gallery of images of what is claimed to be the largest small boat regatta in the world. Ocean Photography has now moved to to new premises in the National Maritime Museum, ...[more]


Etchells Evening Series: Three tight races around old Olympic course By Etchells NZ, , 7:28 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Despite a late start - due to technical issues with the crane - the fine weather allowed for three very close races across a fast ebbing tide. With the offset mark drifting rapidly down-tide, The Etchells sailed a démodé triangular course (on some legs although not others - just like the old days) and the combination of tide and the shortness and unpredictability of the course made up for some ...[more]


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