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Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals - Knight Frank skiff wins! By John Little, Auckland , 6:30 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015
The Knight Frank 18ft Skiff Nationals finished on Sunday with the Knight Frank skiff team of Riley Dean, Matt Coutts and John Little taking the win. The Knight Frank (15pts) skiff team managed to take the win 5 points ahead of Yamaha (20pts). Maersk Line (35) had a great final day to finish in third spot ahead of ASCC (40pts) who they battled the whole way through the regatta. ...[more]

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: More images by Will Calver from Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:24 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015
Top sailing photographer, Will Calver, is on the water at Bay of Islands Sailing Week and filed this gallery of images from the opening day of the three day regatta. ...[more]

2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals won by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie By Brian Peet, Auckland , 6:19 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015
The 2015 Starling Match Racing Nationals just completed at the Glendowie Boating Club was won after a hard fought battle by Canterbury’s Matthew Wylie. Going into the third and final day of racing, Jason Hewitt from Waikato held the slenderest of leads over Auckland’s Jeremy Mitchell. ...[more]

Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Mayhem takes a A-Division win on Day 1 By Sail-World.com, , 5:42 PM Wed 21 Jan 2015
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2015 edition got underway in the picturesque Bay of Islands, Northland today. the event is combined with the Millennium Cup for superyachts. Top international navigator, Mike Quilter forecast a light SE 10 – 15 knots to form in the morning, variable during the day and predicted to decrease during the afternoon. Includes video of day 1 ...[more]

Bay of Islands Race Week: Registration Day By BOIRW Media, , 7:53 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015
Pre Race Day with a temperature of 27-28 degrees. Not too much wind, but it’s tomorrow on Race Day 1 that we want Mother Nature to come to the party. Currently forecast is light until mid morning when the bay breeze just might come up with 10 – 15 knots. ...[more]

Strait Ends wins Ross 780 NZ Nationals at Napier By Wayne Holdt, , 7:16 PM Tue 20 Jan 2015
Seven boats from Wairoa, Napier, Wellington and New Plymouth turned out for the regatta held in great sailing conditions. James Sandall skippering Strait Ends representing the Wairoa Yacht Club produced 7 wins of the 9 race series and backed it up with 2 second places to dominate the regatta. ...[more]

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]

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