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NZL Sailing Team: Three crews lying top two in Rio Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:48 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the lead in the Women’s 470 at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) on now in Rio, Brazil. New Zealand also holds second place in both the men’s and women’s skiff events with World Champion crews Peter Burling and Blair Tuke moving up in the 49er ranks and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech delivering more keeper res ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: NZL’s World Champions go racing in Rio - Day 2 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 12:20 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014
The NZL Sailing Team’s big guns went racing today in Rio at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) with some solid results. 49erFX skiff sailors Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech opened the regatta with two consecutive bullets, following that up with a seventh and a fourth to hold second overall in the women’s skiff class. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: No wind and no racing in Rio on Day 2 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:20 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014
It was hot and calm in Rio, Brazil today, and no racing was possible at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014). Today was day two of the regatta and all 324 sailors from 34 countries were prepared for a day of competition on which all ten Olympic classes were scheduled to race. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Racing underway in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:13 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014
Racing is underway for the NZL Sailing Team in Rio, Brazil in the RS:X and Finn classes at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 – the Olympic Sailing ‘Test Event’. Natalia Kosinska has made a solid start in the Women’s RS:X racing to lie sixth overall at the end of the first day of competition. The Takapuna Boating Club representative placed 13th and second in today’s two fleet race ...[more]


Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad... By Rob Burn, , 1:53 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in. After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ...[more]


Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Winter race - Foilers and big Boats By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:09 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014
Images from the RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series, sailed Saturday, August 2. Shooting from under North Head, there was a good view of many of the race boats before the cloud moved in and the light crumped out. Conditions were a testing northerly wind, blowing straight down the Channel, averaging 20kts and gusting to 25kts - making for some exciting racing. ...[more]


Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets By Rob Burn, , 10:06 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014
Rob Burn reports on the third day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. Bad races, good races, the last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets. The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. ...[more]


2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff By Paul Davies, , 6:41 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series. This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ...[more]


Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde By Rob Burn, , 7:54 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam Barnett and Zak Merton score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie von Waldow and Annabel Cave get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 5:45 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...[more]


420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1 By Rob Burn, , 9:13 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014
Day one racing was again very light and hot, a slight delay on the Start on the boys course, but racing underway in a oscillating breeze of 3-5 knots, great for the little guys and girls. The two Courses are a long way out and quite far apart, probably nearly a half hour tow out from the beach, we can see the Girls course off in the distance but are reliant on the girls for their racing stories. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:30 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014
In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta is a ‘Test Event’ for the 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta. On between 2 and 9 August ...[more]


Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support By Tim Dempsey, Auckland , 8:06 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014
Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are an aspiring sailing duo on the path to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the SKUD 18. Dempsey is a former Paralympic sailor who knows the dedication required to sail at the elite level demanded by the games. He has Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition and he knows this is his last chance to represent his country at the Paralympics. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 2:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...[more]


2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)! By Paul J Davies, , 10:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:15 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances. The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday. ...[more]


Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner By Sail-World, , 7:08 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ...[more]


French 420s: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving By Rob Burn, , 4:31 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014
Rob Burn reports from the final day of the French 420 Nationals: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving..... Or how to build a roof rack to carry a 420 dinghy on a Fiat van when your transport turns to custard and your have 11 hours drive ahead of you. ...[more]


420 Nationals - France: Day 3 - A view from the Orange Roughy By Rob Burn, , 9:53 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
Things Kiwi in Ouistreham, Harakeke flax in the beautiful seafront gardens, Cabbage trees, our Flag flying in the main streets, walking past a fishing boat daily called 'Tangaroa' the mythical Maori god of the sea, other called 'Yakka', more good old Kiwi slang, us Kiwis have somehow made our mark here. ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Worlds team: Kiwi 29ers back into 3rd By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:58 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team was back in action today in Tavira, Portugal for Day 3 of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. It was a good day for New Zealand’s 29er skiff pair of Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie who have regained third place on the leader-board after some excellent performances today. ...[more]


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