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Wakatere takes home the silverware in the MRX Youth Pathways Regatta By Tom Macky, Auckland , 8:46 PM Mon 25 Aug 2014
Five crews from Wakatere Boating Club, Kohimarama Yacht Club and French Bay Yacht Club contested the inaugural MRX Youth Pathways Regatta. The regatta has been introduced to suggest a fun and practical pathway from youth to adult sailing for our young sailors, so many of whom drop out of sailing after graduating from the youth classes. ...[more]

Loving our midwinter pit stop in NZ, nothing like home By Pete Burling & Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 9:34 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014
We have been back in NZ for the last 10 days having just completed the Rio de Janeiro '2-year-out Olympic Sailing Test Event'. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back in New Zealand and report on their Extreme Sailing Series experience, the Auckland Fiji Race, and their defence of their European 49er Champions title. 'This was our first chance to start sussing out the 2016 Olympic sailing waters. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team in the Media Spotlight By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:37 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014
The NZL Sailing Team were in the media spotlight today in Auckland with New Zealand’s current Olympic sailing World Champions talking to New Zealand media while back in New Zealand briefly between key events. ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: A World’s First at French Bay By John Jennings, Auckland , 5:33 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014
Since the Opti Nationals at Manly way back in April, the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Worlds Team members have been keeping a relatively low profile. First of all taking a well earned rest for a month or so before joining their fellow enthusiastic Opti kin at the Auckland Winter Sprint Series hosted around the Auckland clubs. ...[more]

Lawson's Dry Hills sponsor Premier Top of the South Keel Boat Regatta By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa , 7:46 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014
Lawson's Dry Hills have been confirmed as the 2015 Gold Sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club's popular New Year Regatta. Rear Commodore Sailing, Juliet Abbott says 'We are thrilled to welcome Lawson's Dry Hills as our Gold sponsor for 2015. This will be the eighth year running that Lawson's have been our main sponsor ...[more]

Calling all Yacht Clubs for the Young Challenger's Cup By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:51 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014
Come along to Lake Pupuke on the 30th of August for a Young Challenger's Cup training day with Miranda Powrie. Miranda will give a talk on the differences of Weta sailing vs other boats at 10am and after that she'll be available for questions on shore. There will be 2 boats available for teams to take out sailing. ...[more]

Kiwi Skud Sailing: NZL 5th in North Americans and still fundraising By Tim Dempsey, Halifax , 6:59 PM Thu 14 Aug 2014
Aspiring Paralympic Sailing duo Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher have just completed their first international regatta. The pair started sailing together only 11 months ago, the only other regatta they have competed in was Sail Auckland, which they won. ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Postponements, podiums and perilous peaks By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:43 PM Wed 13 Aug 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on the Olympic Test Event at Rio. ‘Patience’ was the buzzword for our first competition in Rio. Only three days of racing out of the scheduled five meant some long days in the boat park and a lot of waiting. ...[more]

New Plymouth Yacht Club celebrates 75 years By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth , 8:02 PM Wed 13 Aug 2014
The New Plymouth Yacht Club is celebrating 75 years over Labour weekend. The club was established in 1939 and is the biggest yacht club on the West Coast of North Island The yacht club is still very strong with great numbers of junior sailors racing each Saturday morning ...[more]

2014 Murrays Bay Sailing Club: Icebreaker Regatta. Sep 6th Lake Pupuke By David Gunn, Auckland , 10:12 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014
Its that time of year again. The 2014/15 season is about to start and the Murrays Bay Sailing Club Ice Breaker Regatta is the event that starts it all off. Come along to this famous event. September 6th at Lake Pupuke. ...[more]

SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60 is big boat benefit By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:02 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014
Saturday's SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60, for two-handed crews, was sailed largely without incident, in moderate southerly breezes and cold temperatures. The fleet started in a 15kts SE breeze, gusting to 20kts, as they passed Passage Rock at the bottom end of Waiheke the wind swung South, staying at the same strength, but easing later in the afternoon. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Kiwi World Champs win Gold and Silver in Rio By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:33 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014
New Zealand has won gold in the 49er and silver in the 49erFX at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014). With the Women’s 470 set to wrap up tomorrow and New Zealand currently lying second the NZL Sailing Team are in good shape for a three medal haul. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Kiwi World Champion crews lead 49er and 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:39 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014
New Zealand now leads in the Women’s 470 and 49er events, and is second in the 49erFX as the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014) rolls towards its conclusion in Rio, Brazil. On a day where light and fickle winds challenged sailors and race organisers the NZL Sailing Team have managed to continue on their course for a multiple podium result at this regatt ...[more]

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]

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