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420 Nationals - France: Grey skies, Grey warships, Black Flags.... By Rob Burn, , 8:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014
The two NZL 420 crews in Ouistreham, Normandy, have one of those days that is best forgotten. The day started very cloudy and not that warm for Summer, the small French Warship was pretty impressive as it navigated the Harbour locks as the 420 fleet was about to launch but on the course, the two races that were held for each flight were marred by many Black Flag Disqualifications. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Gold medalists have Muppet Moment in Medal race By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 5:53 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the bronze medal at the 2014 Women’s 470 Open European Championships which wrapped up in Athens, Greece today. Going into today’s final medal race, worth double points, laying second overall and assured of a podium finish an uncharacteristic mistake at the first mark rounding sealed their fate and the golden girls have to settle for bronze. ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Bouncing back after a slow start in Europeans By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 1:55 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe and the just concluded European Championships. After starting slowly, we bounced back a little more each day, kept our heads up, started each day with a positive mindset, and came home with a medal. ...[more]

French National 420 Championships: Action underway off Ouistreham By Rob Burn, , 6:47 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Happy Bastille Day! To the roar of jets, low flying large transport craft and helicopters flying past, the French National 420 Championships got underway just off Ouistreham beach, known as 'Sword Beach', 70 years ago with the Normandy D Day landings in 1944. ...[more]

AON launch 18 Foot Skiff this Saturday - your invitation! By Sail-World, , 8:29 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Join the AON Racing boys this Saturday from 4:30pm after the winter series at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the official launch of Aon Racing. Aon Racing will be putting on food and refreshments after a good day out on the water for all that would like to join. ...[more]

Late surge gives Retro the Opua E5.9 Traveler Series event for 2014 By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Bay of Islands , 8:03 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Sixteen boats contested the 2014 Opua round of the Elliott 5.9 Traveler Series - hosted by the always welcoming Opua Cruising Club. The event was generously sponsored by North Sails, with input from both the Auckland loft and the recently-opened local North Sails loft operated by Roger Hall. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:11 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ...[more]

Images from Day 5 - European 49er Championships at Helsinki By Sail-World, , 7:34 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture these images of the NZL Sailing Team and others in action on day 5 of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being sailed in Helsinki, Finland. New Zealand leads both the Means and Womens fleets with current World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominating the Mens 49er fleet. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: NZL leads 49er and FX ahead of Final; Podium in 470W By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:01 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014
New Zealand is well placed to collect medals at the 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki with both Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, and Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech leading going into the final day of the regatta. At the 470 European Championships in Athens Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have climbed into third place after Day 3 of racing. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Aleh take early lead; 49erFX excel in the breeze By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:58 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are leading at the 2014 Women’s 470 European Championships which got underway today in Athens. Meanwhile, in Helsinki at the 49er and 49erFX European Champs Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech (pictured) knocked out three great races to lift their overall rank, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke returned a couple of bullets in exhilarating conditions. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Nacra 17 into Euro Gold fleet; Too light for skiffs By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:25 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders were the only NZL Sailing Team sailors to hit the water for racing today at the 2014 European Champs for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull in La Grande Motte. Light winds postponed and then cancelled racing in Helsinki at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champs. ...[more]

Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue By Sail-World, , 1:42 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014
.The three sailors plucked from the J/111 Django have reached shore after their dramatic rescue on nightfall yesterday. Just 170nm from the NZ coast the yacht broke its rudder shaft, in 50kts winds and 5metre seas. The crew made a Mayday call which was picked up by the New Zealand based Rescue Co-Ordination Centre who tasked, two vessels to divert about 90nm to the location of the yacht. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:13 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014
Racing is underway at the European Championships for the Olympic 49er and 49erFX skiffs (in Helsinki) and also for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull (in La Grande Motte). Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sailed three races on the opening day in Helsinki. Conditions were 7-12 knots on the courses for the men’s racing, building later for the women in the FX rigged skiffs who raced second. ...[more]

Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:25 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...[more]

Red Bull 49erFX: This is why we do what we do best By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 11:32 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014
This is why we come to Europe. 50 boats, from almost as many different countries around the world, on the same racecourse. At home, a tactical or boat-handling mistake might cost a place or two - here it is more like 10. This big fleet racing experience is critical to our build up to the Olympics in Rio 2016. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team's Konsinska ends the RS:X European Champs in 12th By Jodie Bakewell-White, Turkey , 6:34 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014
The 2014 RS:X European Open Championships are over for Natalia Kosinska who has finished in 12th overall sailing against the world’s best Olympic Women’s windsurfers in Cesme, Turkey. Overnight, the regatta came to its conclusion with only the top ten in each fleet heading onto the water for the podium determining medal races. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Strong winds, no sailing in RS:X Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 11:17 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014
Strong winds keep the fleets ashore on the penultimate day of the 2014 RS:X European Champs in Turkey. Dave Robertson, coach to NZL Sailing Team's Natalia Kosinska, reports in from Cesme; 'Unfortunately no racing today due to the 30 plus knot winds and big seas here in Turkey. Very unfortunate for Natalia who was champing at the bit to redeem herself from yesterday.' ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: RS:X drops in big breeze; Tuke looks to Europeans By NZL Sailing Team, , 10:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014
Day 3 of racing at the RS:X European Champs in Cesme didn’t go as Natalia Kosinska would have hoped and she has slipped to 11th in the standings (placing 23, 19, DNC). But with two days to go there’s time to improve; Coach Dave Robertson says; 'Unfortunately today went from bad to worse for Natalia. She was starting well but lacked some speed in the +20 knots and big waves. One of 'those days' ...[more]

Etchells Worlds: Top NZ crew places 13th in Newport By Andrew Wills, , 2:28 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014
Three NZ crews competed in the 2014 Etchells Worlds in Newport RI. It was the 46th World Championship for the three/four man keelboat and attracted a very strong fleet from the ranks of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Olympic classes, as well as the top regular competitors on the international Etchells circuits. ...[more]

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – A weekend of two halves! By Paul Davies, RPNYC Media , 7:56 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014
'Come to Windy Wellington' they say. 'It’s always really windy whenever I visit Wellington' they mutter. Well – you just cant beat Wellington on a good day – and the second race weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series proved that by turning on two extremely different sets of conditions last Saturday and Sunday! ...[more]

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