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Pyatt leads Pagani New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships By Melanie Benton, RNZYS, , 9:25 PM Sat 10 May 2014
Defending to her 2013 title is what makes 2012 Olympic Match racing representative Susannah Pyatt smile, although it hasn’t been all her way today! Pyatt and crew came back from being behind in several of their races today, the second day of the regatta. ...[more]

Champion One Tonner, Rainbow II, gets a new life in Auckland By ChrisBouzaid, , 6:00 AM Sat 10 May 2014
Top yachtsman, Chris Bouzaid, updates on the restoration of Rainbow II, currently underway at Silverdale, north of Auckland. Rainbow 2 was the iconic yacht of New Zealand sailing in the 1960's, leading the way for the many successful international campaigns that followed. She started the model of using international race competition to spearhead the products and expertise of the NZ marine industry ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Waiting for the start of Garda Eurosaf Olympic week By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 10:28 PM Thu 8 May 2014
After arriving late last Sunday, the week has sped past. We were fortunate to have a good three days away from the boat-park, so were able to check out the sights that this amazing place has to offer. Although we do enjoy each other’s company, we spend nearly every waking moment within arm’s reach of one another, ...[more]

Young 88 Single Handed Champs: Sailor Moon a clear winner By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 10:34 PM Wed 7 May 2014
The Young 88s have a racing and cruising capability to suit all comers. Last Sunday’s Bruce Elliott Memorial Single Handed champs is the annual running of one of the more left field events. ...[more]

Aon provides major sponsorship to Yachting New Zealand By Kristine Horne, Auckland , 10:27 PM Wed 7 May 2014
Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce that Aon New Zealand, the country’s largest insurance broker, has become a major sponsor of YNZ. Next season, the Yachting New Zealand youth development programmes will be given a boost through Aon’s investment in the Aon Fast Track programme and training clinics around the country. ...[more]

ANZ Sail Fiji: 30 Days to go to start - entries still being accepted By Suellen Hurling, Auckland , 10:10 PM Wed 7 May 2014
In 30 short days Royal Akarana Yacht Club will fire an almighty big cannon to officially start their 22nd race to Fiji – ANZ Sail Fiji. Entries close on Sunday 11 May and to date the fleet numbers sit at 19 racing and two cruising. ...[more]

Team Jolly: Into Europe for the first time - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie By Polly Powrie, , 6:16 AM Mon 5 May 2014
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, update after their wins in two ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas at Palma (ESP) and Hyeres (FRA) in the Womens 470 class. This was the first trip of three to Europe for us this year, more or less just to check in with the women’s 470 fleet and see how we are getting on. Surprisingly well it would seem as we came away from the two World Cup regattas winning both. ...[more]

Kerikeri, Napier Girls victors at 31st Secondary School Team Sailing By Kirsty Laws, Algies Bay , 10:44 PM Sun 4 May 2014
Kerikeri High School dominated two rounds of the Secondary Schools Team Sailing Nationals, to emerge victors for a record fifth successive year. The event was sailed in squally conditions for the first two days, then light fickle winds causing numerous delays during the second round robin. ...[more]

Youth Sailing Season Finale underway at Algies Bay By Kirsty Laws, Algies Bay , 10:07 PM Thu 1 May 2014
Algies Bay is delivering a full range of weather this week, for the 240 sailors at the 31st Secondary School Team Sailing Championships. On Monday squalls over 20 knots coming across the course saw fast exciting racing, with a few capsizes. Wind continued on Tuesday, giving way to light and fickle conditions for Wednesday and Thursday. ...[more]

Yamaha wins the 2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Nationals. By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 6:00 PM Wed 30 Apr 2014
2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff Nationals were competed for over the weekend with Yamaha (Dave McDiarmid) taking a commanding victory over the nine boat fleet. he weekend’s weather proved to be very difficult to call with each day the fleet being split on which sized rig to use. Friday turned into a clear small rig day after a 15-20knt westerly built by the start of the first race. ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Bounce back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:24 PM Tue 29 Apr 2014
We have now finished the second regatta of our trip. Hyeres turned on the weather, giving us sun, good winds, waves, and great racing. We were very happy to come away after 18 races in second place overall. The regatta kicked off with a full fleet of 42 boats on the start line, which proved fairly hectic! ...[more]

Pete and Blair Sailing: World Champion NZL 49er updates from Europe By Pete Burling & Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 10:24 PM Mon 28 Apr 2014
2013 49er World Champions, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling report from Barcelona airport – waiting for our flight to Qingdao, China. We’re both stoked with this trip to Europe- winning both our 49er World cup regattas – both with two races to spare. Topping the podium is a feeling you don’t get tired of. ...[more]

Aussies win 2014 Viper Asia Pacific Championships Takapuna NZ By Gavin Rietman, Melbourne , 5:56 PM Mon 28 Apr 2014
A contingent of eight Viper catamarans from Australia headed over to Takapuna NZ for the inaugural Viper Asia Pacific Championships over Easter. New Zealand was represented with three teams including New Zealand’s 2014 Youth Worlds Representative Michah Wilkinson skippering for Aussie Cam Alderson. ...[more]

Egnot-Johnson wins 2014 NZ Starling National Champs By Jim Rentoul, Whangarei , 6:34 PM Sun 27 Apr 2014
The final day saw a steady Northerly set down Parua Bay for the final two races in the National Starling Championships. What seemed a disaster struck the leading Gold Fleet competitor Nick Egnot-Johnson, 2103 (Murrays Bay SC) when just before the race count down his mast shroud let go. ...[more]

NZ Starling National Sailing Championships - Results after nine races By Jim Rentoul, Parua Bay , 3:29 PM Sun 27 Apr 2014
Progress results after 9 races can be viewed on the Whangarei Cruising Club Regatta page ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Getting into the World Cup Hyeres By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:42 AM Sat 26 Apr 2014
A week on tour disappears so quickly. Here in Hyeres, France, we have got back into our on and off the water routines, and settled into being in another new location. Life in Hyeres goes by at a different pace - we are enjoying the laid back atmosphere of this sleepy little seaside town compared to Palma’s main tourist strip. There is a slower, safer feel here, which both of us are appreciating. ...[more]

ISAF World Cup Hyeres: NZL Sailing Team on the cusp of a Gold rush By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:38 AM Sat 26 Apr 2014
The NZL Sailing Team looks set for a stellar finish to ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres going into the final day of the regatta leading in three events and lying second in two more. Despite some drama Peter Burling and Blair Tuke still have a massive lead in the 49er, while Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski have slipped into second place behind them. ...[more]

Starling Nationals: Progress results after two days racing By Jim Rentoul, Whangarei , 10:25 PM Fri 25 Apr 2014
The New Zealand Starling National Sailing Championships are being held from Thurs 24th to Sun 27th April 2014 at Parua Bay on Whangarei Harbour. This year the event host is the Whangarei Cruising Club. ...[more]

2014 Solo Tasman Crossing Challenge underway after a delayed start By Morgan Fahey Super Sail Marine Shield New Zealand, New Plymouth , 11:29 AM Fri 25 Apr 2014
very four years, an epic challenge takes place on the West coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the coastal town of New Plymouth. New Plymouth is the most western town of New Zealand, and is the closet port to Australia. This wind driven and exposed coast line is the perfect place to start the solo Tasman crossing finishing in Mooloolaba, Australia some 1200 nautical miles away. For any sa ...[more]

ISAF World Cup: NZL Sailing Team's World Champions lead fleets By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:55 AM Fri 25 Apr 2014
New Zealand continues to lead in the 49er and Women’s 470 at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where over 1100 of the world’s best Olympic campaigners are competing. Kiwis also occupy second place in the 49erFX and the Laser, and third place in the 49er putting the NZL Sailing Team in good shape for the medal hunt. Day four has just concluded with two days of racing remaining. ...[more]

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