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Ocean Photography: Images from the Sir Peter Blake Regatta By Sail-World, , 10:58 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Well known marine photographer Will Calver of Ocean Photography was on the water at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta, today and provided this gallery of images of what is claimed to be the largest small boat regatta in the world. Ocean Photography has now moved to to new premises in the National Maritime Museum, ...[more]

Etchells Evening Series: Three tight races around old Olympic course By Etchells NZ, , 7:28 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Despite a late start - due to technical issues with the crane - the fine weather allowed for three very close races across a fast ebbing tide. With the offset mark drifting rapidly down-tide, The Etchells sailed a démodé triangular course (on some legs although not others - just like the old days) and the combination of tide and the shortness and unpredictability of the course made up for some ...[more]

Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne By Bruce Spedding, Wellington , 7:54 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014
The Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Slalom Tour in New Caledonia. ...[more]

Registrations open for 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships By Worser Bay Boating Club, Wellington , 7:38 AM Wed 3 Dec 2014
The Worser Bay Boating Club, in association with the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association and Toyota New Zealand, is proud to announce that the 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships will take place in Wellington from Thursday second to Tuesday 7th April 2015. ...[more]

Ocean Gallery finds a new home in Downtown Auckland By Sail-World, , 7:44 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014
After over eight years New Zealand’s only specialist marine art and photography gallery finally closed its doors last month to make way for yet another bar in the Viaduct, Auckland's marine heart. Well known marine photographer Will Calver who set up this small iconic place said, 'It was simply a money thing and bars can offer better returns than a family run specialist marine gallery' . ...[more]

Yachting NZ: Nine sailors selected for Aon Fast Track By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:14 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014
Nine sailors have been named to Yachting New Zealand’s new Aon Fast Track programme. The objective is to accelerate the most talented and dedicated 'up and coming' youth sailors to top international Olympic campaigners. The sailors were selected for Aon Fast Track based on several factors not the least of which is a string of exceptional international youth results. ...[more]

Optimist Training Camp, Eastern Beach, Register Now! By David Stanton, Auckland , 6:01 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014
There is a lot coming up next year on the Optimist sailing front, and to help prepare, what better way than to attend this high performance camp. Improve your Optimist sailing skills, meet new friends, and have a load of fun. Every year, the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association organises a live-in camp for Open fleet sailors. ...[more]

Foiling moths set to fly at 2014 Sir Peter Blake regatta By Mark Orams, Auckland , 5:52 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014
The southern hemisphere’s largest small boat sailing regatta, proudly supported by Volvo Cars New Zealand is set for its 13th edition at the Torbay Sailing Club. Over 400 yachts are expected to compete in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta on the weekend of 6/7 December. ...[more]

ISAF World Cup Final: Gold for NZ 49erFX crew at Abu Dhabi By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:10 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014
Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have won the 49erFX event at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi Regatta which concluded overnight in the United Arab Emirates. The young NZL Sailing Team women’s skiff pair, who placed fourth in today’s medal race, sailed an excellent regatta to finish 23 points clear of their closest rivals Lisa Ericson and Hanna Klinga of Sweden. ...[more]

ISAF World Cup: Kiwis lead in 49erFX in Abu Dhabi By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014
After the conclusion of the first two days of sailing in the ISAF Gold Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, the New Zealand 49er FX team hold an 11 pt lead. In the Mens 49er events Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski have pulled through from 10th overall on the first day to be in second, 9pts off the leading Polish sailors, after turning a 3, 1, 8 place card ...[more]

Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:15 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ...[more]

Yates Cup: Images from the front of the fleet By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:24 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014
Sail-World was on the water, courtesy of Doyle Sails, and captured these images of the front runners in the Yates Cup, which started today off Orakei ...[more]

Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:02 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ...[more]

Wind and waves for WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race By Heather Lacey, Cook Strait , 8:33 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014
After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind. ...[more]

Experience an America’s Cup Match Race with two Olympic Gold Medalists By Sail-World, , 5:47 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014
Come and join Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (2012 London Olympic Gold Medalists and 2013 International female Sailors of the year) for two hours of match racing on the Waitemata Harbour followed by drinks and canapés at Emirates Team NZ base with Jo and Polly along with some key Team NZ members. Support the Kiwi SKUD Kiwi SKUD Sailing team aiming to represent NZ at the 2016 Paralympics. ...[more]

Etchells: Tuesday Night November 18 Report and Results By Etchells NZ, , 6:56 PM Wed 19 Nov 2014
After what seemed to have been a week of typhoon conditions (minus the tropical warmth), the weather relented and Auckland put on one of those stunning evenings that make you careless of the foregoing misery. A dozen Etchells enjoyed some close (at times, perilously close) racing on a longish course, set to take full advantage of the fresh Westerly. ...[more]

Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs: Knight Frank lead after 5 races By John Little, Auckland , 7:27 AM Tue 18 Nov 2014
The Stoke Beer 2014 18ft Skiff Championship was a blustery affair with strong westerly winds all weekend. Saturday was a full blow out so the decision was made that five races would be sailed Sunday and the following Sunday (23rd of November) would be used to complete the series. ...[more]

Josh Junior wins the 2014 New Zealand Match Racing Championships By Melanie Best, , 8:21 PM Sun 16 Nov 2014
Josh Junior has taken out the 2014 NZ Match Racing Championships in an awesome display of speed and tenacity, winning 8 matches from 10 in a gruelling day on the Waitemata Harbour. Josh and his crew of Jason Saunders, Daniel Willcox, Gemma Jones and Caleb Armit had a day of close races with barely seconds between opponents in most matches. ...[more]

49er and FX Intergalatics, Brazil: Kiwi stars shine in both skiffs By Murillo Novaes, , 7:32 PM Sun 16 Nov 2014
New Zealand stars shine in the Intergalactics on 49er, Jana and Katja, of Denmark, were the brightest of the universe in 49erFX The second Intergalactic Championship of 49er and 49erFX, which gathered the cream of the world’s fastest and radical Olympic monotype, ended with a different race. ...[more]

NZ Match Racing Champs: Four seasons rolled into Day 1 By Melanie Best, RNZYS, , 7:37 PM Thu 13 Nov 2014
The New Zealand Match Racing got underway this morning with conditions opposite to the forecast wet and squally weather expected. With blue skies and 10-15knot south-westerlies the Race Management went out onto the Waitemata Harbour only to find it a typical Auckland day with shifty breeze and four seasons all rolled into the six hours that were used. ...[more]

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