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Defending champion Dave Hazard leader after Day 1 of Harken Youth
By Damian Devine, Newport ,
5:08 PM Thu 22 Nov 2012
Defending Harken youth match racing champion Dave Hazard representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is the provisional leader after day one with 11 of the 14 flights completed in the first round robin on Pittwater today, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...[more]
NZ Match Racing Nationals: FMJ Racing dominate top quality fleet
By FMJ Racing,
8:48 PM Tue 13 Nov 2012
FMJ Racing have dominated the 2012 New Zealand Match Racing Nationals with the strongest fleet the nationals have ever seen!
The line up for the Nationals was tough with some great teams including Luna Rossa with former world number one Francesco Bruni on the helm, ...[more]
Stack Winter Champs hit the spot
By Zoe Hawkins,
8:11 AM Wed 10 Oct 2012
A great group of organisers and supporters, including Murrays Bay Sailing Club, Yachting New Zealand, The Water Shed, Harken, Burnsco, Force Racing, and major sponsor Stack Business Interiors, pulled together to make last week's Stack Winter Champs a terrific event. ...[more]
NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now!
5:27 PM Thu 27 Sep 2012
In the market for new Halyards, Sheets and Control Lines?, Measure up what you need and come and see Richard (Bart) Bearda and the crew at NZ Rigging on stand 323 at the Boat Show. We have some amazing prices on cut lengths of rope. ...[more]
New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race
By Elliott Marine, Auckland ,
6:37 AM Wed 26 Sep 2012
Crusader the new Elliott 35 SuperSport was launched at Salthouse Boatbuilders last week and sailed her maiden race in the first of the Gold Cup Series held in Auckland on the weekend. The Elliott speedster completed the 44 mile race finishing second on the line well ahead of all but one of the 50 footers. ...[more]
Full Metal Jacket takes back to back wins in Grand Slam Series + Video
By FMJ Racing,
9:07 PM Tue 11 Sep 2012
The New Zealand match racing team, Full Metal Jacket Racing, have taken out the Oakcliff Invitational in Oyster Bay to win the last two events on the Grand Slam Series.
Following on from the Knickerbocker cup, two bays over in Oyster Bay, Oakcliff Sailing Centre held the 2012 Oakcliff Invitational. ...[more]
Big breeze a false promise for opening day of Young 88 Nationals
By Melanie Benton, RNZYS,
7:08 PM Sat 14 Apr 2012
The Young 88 Fleet started with the promise of 20 knots plus at the briefing for their first race of the their 2012 Harken Young 88 National Championships.
The weather forecast this morning was not so great. ...[more]
Harken Young 88 National Championships this weekend
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
12:20 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012
The ever popular NZ Young 88 Keelboat National Championships take place this weekend and the winners are guaranteed to take away bragging rights as one of New Zealand’s best sailing crews.
The list of skippers and crews will once again include seasoned professionals from The Americas Cup, The Volvo Ocean race, and The World Match Racing Tour. These respected sailors will have their reputatio ...[more]
NZ Rigging opens rigging-service loft in Westhaven - get 25% discount!
4:20 AM Fri 16 Mar 2012
NZ Rigging has opened a dedicated Rigging – service loft in Downtown Auckland, The new loft is located upstairs in the old sail loft in the Pier 21 yard located in Westhaven. To celebrate the opening of the new facility NZ Rigging are offering massive discounts for Sail-World readers- 25% off all Running Rigging Ordered and delivered for the rest of March 2012. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya's sails get serviced at Doyles
By Richard Gladwell,
10:13 AM Wed 14 Mar 2012
Team Sanya has checked her Volvo Ocean race inventory into Doyle Sails loft in Auckland's Avondale for a full service ahead of the start of the fifth Leg on Sunday, and In Port racing starting tomorrow, Thursday.
Doyle's Chris McMaster says that Team Sanya will be getting some new sails including a fractional Code Zero for the next leg. 'We only started discussing the sail four days ago with Mi ...[more]
Harken Schools Regatta 2012 Champions St.Kentigern College
By Sara Tucker, Auckland ,
9:17 PM Mon 12 Mar 2012
What a difference a drop makes! In a nail biting finish to the Harken Schools Fleet Racing Regatta, between the two St.Kentigern College and KeriKeri High Schools teams, the final results were a tie for first place and only 1 point difference between the top six crews.
Michelle Tait and her crew of Jake Tyndall, Jess Allen & Joseph Kearney were the winners on countback and the 2012 Harken ...[more]
Harken Schools Regatta - 14 teams, 10 races completed on Day 1
By Sara Tucker, Auckland ,
9:09 PM Sun 11 Mar 2012
A fantastic day on the water with 10 races completed, five for Group A and five for Group B in the Harken Schools Regatta. Leading group A with a perfect scorecard of 5 wins is the St. Kentigern College team of Michelle Tait, Jake Tyndall, Jess Allen and Joseph Kearney. ...[more]
2012 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships
By Michelle Tait, RNZYS ,
5:45 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012
Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th February five sailors from Bucklands Beach Yacht Club competed in the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on the Elliott 7’s. ...[more]
Harken Youth International: Steele takes the lead into Round Robin 2
By Melanie Benton,
7:35 PM Sun 12 Feb 2012
Former World Optimist Champion, Chris Steele from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has moved up the leader board, winning all of his five matches today. With a total of ten wins overall he is one point clear of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s Jordan Reece, who also posted an impressive five wins from five matches today. ...[more]
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - a meteoric rise in the Olympic 49er
By Richard Gladwell,
10:48 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were today announced as part of the NZ Sailing Team for 2012 Olympics in Weymouth. They will sailing the Mens Skiff event, sailed in the 49er class. They teamed up after the 2008 Olympic regatta in Qingdao to learn the ropes in the 16ft twin trapeze, Olympic skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite, which debuted in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. ...[more]
Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button
By Ben Gladwell,
9:40 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Ben Gladwell was in action again with his Go-Pro, this time on board a Shaw 650 in 25kts of breeze on the Waitemata. Hang on for the ride! ...[more]
Harken Performa winches to feature on new Class 40 yacht
By Daniel Johnston,
11:18 PM Wed 16 Nov 2011
The latest in the line of Class 40 racing yachts is well on its way to completion at Hakes Marine in Wellington and will feature the latest in a new line of winches from hardware specialist Harken. The Harken Performa is based on the popular Harken Radial winch which has quickly gained a reputation as an efficient and lightweight option for the racer/cruiser. ...[more]
Penfold Audi Sport goes carbon
8:16 PM Wed 2 Nov 2011
Melbourne based yachtsman Dave Ellis has upgraded his Archambault A31 'Penfold Audi Sport' with a custom designed Carbon mast from NZ Spars and Rigging.
Dave sailed 'Penfold Audi sport' last season with the factory issued Alloy mast to some great results under IRC, but with Dave been the perfectionist that he is he wanted more, Everyone knew from Day 1 the alloy mast was on the softside and D ...[more]
NZ Spars and Rigging instrumental to BSL's Global Ocean Race success
10:12 AM Tue 1 Nov 2011
Ross and Campbell Field victory on Leg 1 of the Global Ocean Race has been attributed in part to spars and systems from New Zealand Spars and Rigging. Ross Field wanted to work with new companies when he embarked on his campaign to race two handed around the world in a 40ft boat, and he elected to team up with New Zealand Spars and Rigging, when it came to readying BSL for the mammoth voyage. ...[more]
More sun than wind at the Harken Labour Weekend Regatta at the BOIYC
By Andy Greager, Bay of Islands Yacht Club ,
5:52 AM Tue 25 Oct 2011
A mixed fleet of skiffs, catamarans and single handed dinghies got together this weekend for the annual HARKEN Labour Weekend Regatta at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club. Everyone enjoyed the three days in the Bay of Islands.
In contrast to the fun reaches on Saturday, the course races on Sunday and Monday suffered from light and shifty winds. ...[more]
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