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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]

Vote here to help Disabled sailor Brendon Tourelle win Attitude Award By Sail-World.com, , 7:10 AM Wed 12 Nov 2014
Disabled Sailor Brendon Tourelle's work with Sailability has been recognised as he is a finalist in the Peoples Choice for the Attitude Awards to be held on December 3rd. You can vote for Brendon by clicking the link in this story ...[more]

18ft skiff Summer Sprints: Yamaha leads after first three races By John Little, Auckland , 10:40 AM Mon 10 Nov 2014
On Sunday the first three races in the Auckland Sailing Club Summer Sprints were completed in light and variable conditions. Race Officers Richie and Damien did a fantastic job in getting 3 windward-leeward races completed in what turned into a frustrating day as the wind played havoc with the race course. ...[more]

Open Nationals Teams Racing makes a comeback By Julia Hamilton, Bucklands Beach , 8:16 PM Sun 9 Nov 2014
Attention all open teams racers! Bucklands Beach Yacht Club in conjunction with the New Zealand Teams Racing Association will be holding the Teams Racing Open Nationals on the 13th-14th of December; the first time this event will be held in four years. ...[more]

New plan for National Sailing Centre at Takapuna announced By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:34 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014
The Harbour Access Trust and Yachting New Zealand have unveiled a revised design for what is now termed a National Sailing Centre. The design was commissioned following feedback on its original proposal for the Northern reserve, at Auckland's Takapuna Beach. ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Storms and floods at Optimist Worlds By John Jennings, Argentina , 8:58 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014
I think it would be fair to say the last two days of the regatta and Kerensa’s competitive (there is still the coaching) Opti career have been somewhat of an anti-climax. As a result of the overnight storm on Tuesday there was no sailing on Wednesday. Yesterday (Thursday) the breeze had of course abated and it was like qualification all over again ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: After the fleet split By John Jennings, Argentina , 7:37 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014
John Jennings updates on the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team competing at the 2014 Optimist World Championships in Argentina. The New Zealand team is competing in the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets ...[more]

PIC Coastal Classic Roundup: Almost 30 minutes slashed off record By Sail-World, , 11:32 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014
This year’s PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic proved beyond doubt that New Zealand weather can be a fickle beast. After the long-range forecast was read at last Monday’s race clinic, there was an audible groan from competitors at the prospect of a long, slow slog of a race in a light and ever-lightening breeze. ...[more]

All winds available for 2014 Phase II National Championship By Adrian France, Waikato , 8:16 AM Tue 28 Oct 2014
The 2014 Championship for the Phase Two Nats was held at the annual Rotorua sailing sprints. A great event of 12 short races over a weekend. In addition to the laps being short, the number of laps was also only one lap, or maybe two. There was little waiting around between races, at starts, for postponements, or start recalls. ...[more]

2014 PIC Coastal Classic: Images from the start By Peter Idoine, , 10:21 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014
Photographer, Peter Idoine, was on the water for the start of the 2014 PIC Coastal Classic and kindly provided this gallery of images from the start and chase through the Rangitoto Channel ...[more]

PIC Coastal Classic: On board video from TeamVodafoneSailing and Caro By ARG Marine Media, , 12:59 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014
Join the crew of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing as they slash 20 minutes off their previous record for the PIC Coastal Classic on Friday. The Coastal Classic is a 119nm course from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Originally conceived as a drag race between multihulls and monohulls ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: A brief Worlds Report from Argentina By John Jennings, , 11:35 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014
John Jennings reports from the 2014 Optimist Worlds, in Argentina for the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist team: Barely any breeze to greet the sailors down at CNSI. No AP flag but the sailors were all held ashore. Kerensa certainly didn’t look a picture of health and the medical staff actually suggested she not race but even Kerensa wasn’t having that let alone dad’s opinion o the subject. ...[more]

PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:13 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...[more]

PIC Coastal Classic: Multihull record under threat, others safe By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:17 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014
Only one record for the 119nm PIC Coastal Classic seems to be under threat when the race gets underway on Friday morning. According to routing from Predictwind an ORMA60 multihull would tear up the course in 5hr 21 minutes - well inside the existing record of 5hr 40 minutes, set by TeamVodafone Sailing in 2012. ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Day 1 of the 2014 Optimist Worlds By John Jennings, Argentina , 4:06 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014
NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team: John Jennings reports from the first day of the 2014 Optimist World Championships in Argentina: Well, its not every day you kick-off your first world championship, whether as a sailor or a parent. In this year’s team it’s a novel experience for all of us bar the McKenzies ...[more]

NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Worlds Days -1 and 0 By John Jennings, , 10:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014
Monday was effectively another day off for the sailors with a bit of down/leisure time at SOIVA. The boys room got a bit of attention from the mums whilst Kerensa’s study was disturbed. The sailors then headed down to CNSI for a bit of boat setup and fine tuning. They then hung around for the first dinner supplied as part of the regatta package. ...[more]

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