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2013 Laser Worlds: Top Kiwi remain in top ten after one race - Day 2
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
6:43 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013
Just one race counted on day two of the 2013 Laser World Championships on now in Muscat, Oman where a handful of New Zealand’s best Olympic class sailors are competing for the world title.
It was a day where some main contenders suffered seriously from early start disqualifications yet the NZL Sailing Team’s Andy Maloney wasn’t one of them retaining 10th overall ...[more]
A-Class Worlds: 64 entries and counting down to February 2014
8:58 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013
Sailing Events Takapuna are proud to present the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships and Nationals as sanctioned by the IACA in February 2014.
The event will be held at the picturesque Takapuna Boating Club right on the foreshore of Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore from the fifth to the 16th February. ...[more]
3.7 Grand Prix Series and North Shore Champs
By Chris Mitchell, Takapuna ,
5:36 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013
The 3.7 Class raced the North Shore Champs; the second of their Grand Prix Series events at Takapuna Boating Club over Nov 16/ 17 combined with an A Class regatta. There was little or no wind both days and only two races were completed, not enough for the North Shore Champs to be awarded. ...[more]
Optimist North Island Champs: Kiwi first, Australia second
By Angus Haslett, ,
9:00 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013
The final day of the Optimist North Islands got underway in the continued light conditions of 4-6knots so it was a true day for good clear thinking and strategic sailing.
It was a Kiwi, Scott McKenzie from Kohimarama Yacht Club in the Gold Fleet who led the way with a great display of skill in reading the shifts and good boat speed in the conditions, taking two firsts to pull away from Australi ...[more]
Laser Worlds: Maloney makes solid start in classy fleet in Oman
By Jodie Bakewell-White and Sail-World,
5:50 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013
There are five kiwis competing in Oman with Andy Maloney making the best start of the New Zealand contingent in the solid breeze on day one. The Murrays Bay Sailing Club sailor is in 10th position after placing seventh in both of his blue fleet races today. ...[more]
Minoprio and his Alpari Match Crew win 2013 NZ Match Racing Champs
By Mel Benton, RNZYS,
8:01 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013
Winner of the NZ Match Racing Championship 2013 Adam Minoprio paid a big thank you to his team today for an outstanding win in a trying conditions. With only three losses in four days there was never any doubt that the Alpari Match team of Adam Minoprio, helm, Chris Main, main sheet, Tom Powrie, trimmer, and Jim Turner, bow, would be in the top crews for the regatta. Adam Minoprio said at prizegiv ...[more]
NZ Match Racing: Minoprio, Murdoch, Park and Hazard take Round Robin
By Mel Benton, RNZYS,
9:54 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013
The four top seeded teams after Round Robin will go through to the Semi Finals of the RNZYS New Zealand Match Racing tomorrow morning after light winds caused racing to be delayed a number of times in the first three days of the regatta.
Murdoch and Minoprio are both at the top of the table with eleven wins and two losses each. ...[more]
Light winds plague Day 2 of North Island Optimist Championships
By Angus Haslett,
9:13 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013
Day 2 of the North Island Optimist Champs dawned grey and overcast with a light drizzle and no wind.
As the morning progressed the rain set in and any chance of wind disappeared so PRO Gerald Martin made a great call and postponed racing for three hours. ...[more]
New Zealand Match Racing: Four teams tied at 7 points after 12 flights
10:26 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013
After another light and shifty day on the water, 12 of the 19 flights for Round Robin One have been completed. Highlights included Susannah Pyatt getting a point on the board, Minoprio recording a loss, Steele finding his form and the international teams holding their own. ...[more]
North Island Optimist Champs get underway in New Plymouth
By Angus Haslett,
7:07 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013
The NZIODA North Island Champs commenced today in light and shifty conditions for the Open Fleet in New Plymouth.
With over 100 entries the fleet has been split into two and it was with a great deal of skill PRO Gerald Martin completed three races in the qualifying series before the end of the day ...[more]
2013 Sir Peter Blake Regatta: Big fleet of 400 expected
By Mark Orams, Torbay ,
3:09 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013
In Sir Peter Blake’s memory the Torbay Sailing Club hosts the largest small yacht regatta in the southern hemisphere on the first weekend in December each year. This year’s edition of the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta is on the weekend of seventh and eighth December. ...[more]
NZ Match Racing: Minoprio, Murdoch, Park & Chapman dominate Day 1
10:06 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013
Four teams claimed three decisive victories each on Day One at the NZ Match Racing Championships, held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
Ranked 21 in the ISAF World Rankings, and former World Match Racing Champion, Adam Minoprio and his Alpari FX Team had the a good day on the water. ...[more]
Fourteen teams at NZ Match Racing Championships
9:45 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013
Fourteen World Class Teams will do battle on the water this week at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, including an abundance of raw kiwi talent & internationally renowned sailors, all striving to be crowned the 2013 New Zealand Match Racing Champions. ...[more]
Aleh and Powrie named 2013 ISAF Female Sailor of the Year
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
9:43 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013
New Zealand Olympic class sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have been named Rolex ISAF Female Sailor of the Year for 2013. They were announced the winner, of four finalists, at a presentation ceremony just staged in Muscat, Oman (on Tuesday 12th November) at the end of year ISAF Conference. ...[more]
Wakatere launches new Two-handed sailing and ownership program
By Richard Gladwell,
9:15 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013
Wakatere Boating Club, one of New Zealand's top small boat clubs and with a long-standing reputation in singlehanded and two handed sailing has broken new ground with the launch of a six boat program using RS Fevas.
Purchased with grant funding, the Fevas will be offered as a learn to sail option alongside the Club's existing program with Optimists. ...[more]
Big fleet for Etchells Invitation Series on the Waitemata
By Richard Gladwell,
8:58 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013
Fifteen crews comprising some of New Zealand top sailors from Olympic and America's Cup ranks competed in an Invitational Series off Auckland's Westhaven Marina on Tuesday evening.
Although intended as a fun series, the competitive juices soon flowed as fast as ever and they enjoyed some very competitive racing in light winds and an outgoing tide. ...[more]
18ft Skiffs: The Boys are back in Auckland Town - Video
10:22 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013
After busy season which included the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, followed by the International 18ft Skiff Series in San Francisco, the NZ 18ft skiff teams are back in town and looking forward to the new season.
Check out their early season video ...[more]
Two-Handed Round North Island Race: Just two places left
By Jon Henry,
9:01 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013
The next and seventh addition of the Round North Island yacht race (RNI) gets underway on Saturday eighth February 2014.
Organised and run by SSANZ (Shorthanded Sailing Association of NZ) interest is high in the extremely challenging event. There is a diverse range of yachts entered in the race from 8.5m sports boats to several brand new 50+ ft production performance cruisers. ...[more]
2013 Flying Fifteen Worlds: Light and shifty winds - Day 6 Hong Kong
By Graeme Robinson,
8:06 AM Thu 7 Nov 2013
Kiwi competitor, Graeme Robinson gives a personal perspective of racing in the 2013 Flying Fifteen Worlds, being sailed at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. He writes: The Flying Fifteen Worlds now only have one race to go to complete the seven race series The official report pretty much sums up Day 6, with us all on the water under tow to the race area by 10:30am ...[more]
Hartley 16 fleet numbers keep growing at North Islands
By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth ,
7:04 AM Wed 6 Nov 2013
What a great turnout at the Hartley 16 North Islands last weekend at Lake Ngaroto with 17 boats having some of the closest racing ever seen. The class is certainly in good heart when we can keep building numbers like we are.
The class is certainly in good heart when we can keep building numbers like we are. ...[more]
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