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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]

ISAF World Cup: NZL Sailing team leads in two classes at midpoint By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:10 AM Thu 24 Apr 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres has hit the mid way mark and many of the NZL Sailing Team continue to inch up the standings with Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke leading the charge both now holding the overall lead. ...[more]

2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships – This ANZAC weekend By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 11:10 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014
The 2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships are being held this ANZAC weekend at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. Racing will be held straight out from the club with fantastic viewing from North Head and Okahu Bay wharf this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing starts at 1pm sharp with two windward leeward courses and one harbour race per day. ...[more]

ISAF World Cup: Solid results from NZL Sailing Team on Day 2, Hyeres By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 5:56 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014
The NZL Sailing Team continued their good form into Day 2 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where over 1100 Olympic class sailors from 59 nations are competing. New Zealand now has eight crews lying within the top seven places in their fleet including three boats within the top three. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Thriller on Final Day in fresh breeze By Angus Haslett, , 5:45 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014
The 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championship final day was a real thriller on both open and green fleets. Sailors were once again treated to a great breeze. Peaking at 18 knots, it yet again tested the sailors strengths, particularly with the gusts and shifts coming thorough. ...[more]

Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Images from Day 5 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:04 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014
Sail-World NZ was on the water for Day 5 of the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals - here's a selection of images from the action in the Gold Fleet. A fleet of 270 boats competed in the regatta which drew crews from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, USA and Britain. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie fends off competition on Final Day By Richard Gladwell, sail-World.com/nz, , 4:00 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie did what he had to do on the final day of the 2014 Toyota Optimist National Championships, and sailed a steady but unspectacular final three races to only drop one point on the overnight leaderboard. ...[more]

CRC NZ Masters title the Summer Series decider in Finns By Ray Hall, Auckland , 11:28 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014
Three days of great sailing treated a smaller than usual group of 11 Finn Sailors for the 2014 CRC NZ Finn Masters. New sailors and old boats along with the latest and greatest in Devoti’s , masts and sails were on show as was the Oscar Flag for Free pumping in all races. ...[more]

World Cup Hyeres: NZL Sailing Team early leaders in the 49er and RS:X By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:04 AM Tue 22 Apr 2014
The final regatta of the 2013-14 season of the ISAF Sailing World Cup is underway with great conditions for day one of racing in Hyeres, France today. The NZL Sailing Team has made a solid start leading in both the 49er and the Women’s RS:X, and lying second in the Women’s 470. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Late charge puts pressure on leaders By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:38 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie holds a 13 point lead going into the final day of the 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championships, after leading for the whole regatta. Behind him the race is on for second place, with McKenzie's clubmate, Lewis Anderson, moving past Sam Bacon (Worser Bay). Closing in on the top group is Jackson Keon (Murray's Bay) who has pulled to within 2pts of the top three. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie scores hat-trick of wins on Day 4 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:28 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014
Kohimaramara YC sailor, Scott McKenzie, has extended his lead in the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals with three wins on the third day of the regatta. Conditions were testing for the 270 strong fleet with squalls of up to 36kts hitting one fleet. ...[more]

Medals for New Zealand at RYA Youth Championships at Weymouth, UK By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:39 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in Weymouth. The regatta attracted a massive entry of 266 crews sailing five classes. ...[more]

2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 7:35 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 7:14 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...[more]

International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...[more]

Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:35 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...[more]

Flash Gordon has narrow win at 2014 Harken Young 88 Nationals By RNZYS Media, , 5:13 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014
Jeremy Lomas and his crew on Flash Gordon came from behind to win the 2014 Harken Young 88 National Championships by 2 points over Dangerzone in what was a top performance under pressure on the final day. Flash Gordon couldn’t have had a worse start to Day 2, after receiving a black flag disqualification in the first race of the day. ...[more]

DangerZone leads after first day of racing in Young 88 Nationals By RNZYS Media, , 7:06 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014
Lincoln Fraser and his Dangerzone crew, who finished second behind Flash Gordon (Helm: Mike Sanderson) in 2013, kept themselves ahead of their rivals with three fourth place finishes backed up by a first, a second & a fifth, this was good enough to place them at the top of the podium after day one, albeit by one point. ...[more]

2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta: Wrap up from Wellington By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 8:13 PM Wed 9 Apr 2014
What a weekend it was, the weather played the game and Evans Bay provided a full range of fantastic sailing conditions from no wind and beautiful sunshine. A total of 63 boats made the most of the weather and the 2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta was a great event ...[more]

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