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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]

Close racing in Auckland Etchells Champs By Hayden Whitburn, NZ Etchells Assoc, Auckland , 10:21 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014
The 2014 Etchells Auckland Championships were held over Monday and Tuesday night attracting ten boats. Six races were sailed in total with 10 - 18 Knott gusty winds. The racing was very tight with four different race winners. It was great to see an all Womens crew and some new boat owners mixing it up with the top guns. ...[more]

Yachting New Zealand looks to appoint a Disabled Sailing Coordinator By Kristine Horne, Auckland , 10:08 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014
Yachting New Zealand is looking to appoint a Disabled Sailing Coordinator. The main purpose of this role is to develop sailing as an inclusive sport for people of all abilities, through providing support and resources to YNZ member clubs and organizations. ...[more]

Aussie’s ready to take on ANZ Sail Fiji By Suellen Hurling, Auckland , 10:10 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Midnight Rambler is so enthusiastic to make the start line for ANZ Sail Fiji that they are already sending through their crew details for the race. Leaps and bounds ahead of the fleet, Midnight Rambler’s Chris Rockell contacted Race Management at Royal Akarana Yacht Club to get their documentation submissions in full swing. ...[more]

2014 Nespresso Youth International: Gautrey wins all Kiwi Final By Amber Roberts, , 7:43 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s George Gautrey pulls off a fantastic regatta to win the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014. In the Final – the battle of the Georges - Gautrey, versus RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme member Brasell, lost the first of three matches by 17 seconds before fighting back to take the last two ...[more]

Fleet numbers up at Waitara Regatta By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth , 6:46 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014
Waitara Boating Club hosted their annual regatta over the weekend with the biggest fleet of centerboard dinghy’s turning out for years. A great breeze saw three races completed on day one, and some very close racing with the fleet of 50 boats on the river and with the many classes competing you had to keep your wits about you to avoid other boats. ...[more]

North Islanders dominate 2014 Zephyr Nationals By Richard Mackay, Christchurch , 10:00 PM Mon 17 Feb 2014
Aucklander Tim Snedden sailing 523 'Quandry' took out his fifth consecutive Zephyr National title in Lyttelton over Waitangi weekend. With a 1-2-1-1-1-2-1-1 tally from 8 races, Snedden was a clear winner over second place-getter, Greg Wright (Wellington) with a 2-1-4-3-2-6-4-2 score (low points scoring system). ...[more]

RNZYS Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014 By Amber Roberts, Auckland , 9:24 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014
The challenging waters of the Waitemata Harbour will see action from the world’s best sailors this week. Eleven teams of talented youth sailor’s line up for the NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron! ...[more]

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