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More images from Bay of Islands: Harken Labour Weekend Regatta By Rosie Reid, 5:39 AM Wed 27 Oct 2010
Rosie Reid presents a second gallery of images from the annual Harken Labour weekend regatta,which was contested by variety of classes ranging from single handed skiffs to Splashes, and from Mistrals to Javelins. ...[more]


Images from Bay of Islands: Harken Labour Weekend Regatta By Rosie Reid, 10:10 AM Tue 26 Oct 2010
Rosie Reid presents a gallery of images from the annual Harken Labour weekend regatta,which was contsted by variety of classes ranging from single handed skiffs to Splashes, and from Mistrals to Javelins. ...[more]


Harken Regatta: Sun and sea breeze for sailors in the Bay of Islands By Barbara Caley, Bay of Islands , 7:25 PM Mon 25 Oct 2010
Summer has reached the Bay of Islands this weekend and provided for fantastic sailing in sea breezes and sunshine for five centreboard fleets at the annual HARKEN Labour weekend regatta. ...[more]


Winter Champs: Summer season warm up starts under blue skies By Zoe Hawkins, 7:12 AM Thu 30 Sep 2010
The pleasant spring conditions of the last few days were welcomed by young sailors preparing for the Stack Interiors Winter Champs, particularly those who have travelled from earthquake-stricken Canterbury to take part. The Murrays Bay Sailing Club sailing regatta, and its unique coaching warm up event, gets ‘bigger and better’ every year as young sailors benefit from training with top New Zealan ...[more]


Strong winds cause dismasting and rescue on the Waitemata By .., 9:35 AM Sun 19 Sep 2010
Strong winds caused major problems for at least one yacht this weekend, on the Waitemata Habour. Beating towards the shore just off the Tamaki Yacht Club, a boat racing in stormy conditions lost it’s entire rig overboard after hitting a wave. Luckily for those onboard, the Police Maritime Unit and Coastguard were on the scene in minutes. ...[more]


Jim Young's Fiery Cross still going strong By Paul Gilbert, auckland , 6:39 AM Wed 8 Sep 2010
Paul Gilbert of Aquapx.com writes: 'I thought it a shame not to have some images of `Fiery Cross' to accompany the Jim Young article. Here she is competing in the iconic Tall Ships and Classic Invitation Race in the Bay of Islands under the ownership of Gary Underwood. ...[more]


Jim Young: A Contrast in Hull Forms By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 11:12 AM Tue 7 Sep 2010
Following an impressive career in the industry Jim Young has taken the opportunity to provide some insight into the development of the popular Young 11 and Young 88 designs. In this article Jim examines the transition from the first canting keel boat 'Fiery Cross' through to the modern ultra light displacement boats (ULDB). ...[more]


'Fiery Cross' - NZ's first Canting Keel Boat By Jim Young, Auckland , 5:56 AM Thu 5 Aug 2010
Jim Young built 'Fiery Cross' in the late 1950's after being inspired by a design from L. Francis Herreshoff in his famous book 'Common Sense of Yacht design. In this extract from his yet to be released autobiography Jim re-lives some of his experiences with 'Fiery Cross' and provides an authentic account of life as a boat builder in the 1950's. Jim Young is now 85 and resides in Takapuna. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2011 News By Lesley Haslar, 5:55 PM Wed 28 Jul 2010
Bay of Islands Race Week 2011 NOR will be available on the appropriate web page by the end of August – enter on-line – or continue to use the mailing option. Andrew Turner has the website running like a well oiled clock. ...[more]


World Womens 470 medalists tell their story on the Silver medal win By Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, 7:18 AM Wed 21 Jul 2010
Silver medalists at the recent 2010 Womens World 470 Championship Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie give Sail-World readers and insight into how the World Championship unfolded from their perspective: As some of you might already know, we have had a rather successful 2010 World Champs regatta, we were in the top three the whole way through, in and out of the lead, culminating in a winner takes all medal ...[more]


Spinlock launches the Zero By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 3:49 PM Thu 1 Jul 2010
Spinlock UK have just released the new ZERO floatation vest. The new standard in floatation vests has already had a positive reception in Europe with many dealers pre-selling the new model prior to the release date. Targeted at the sports boat market the ZERO offers all the benefits of a deck vest with the fit and performance of much bulkier jackets. ...[more]


Sailing to the Shifts - Is new technology the way forward? By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 3:47 PM Thu 1 Jul 2010
If you race dinghies you know that you need to react to even the smallest wind shifts, and the micro compass gives you all the data you need by incorporating a compass, tactical scale and race timer. A micro compass gives you a massive racing advantage over competitors using glass ball compasses. It is also lighter, easier to read, more reliable and infinitely more precise. ...[more]


America's Cup racers take out Harken Young 88 National Champs By Zoe Hawkins, 8:05 PM Sun 18 Apr 2010
What do professional America’s Cup sailors do on a weekend off? They go yacht racing, of course, in the eleventh Harken Young 88 National Championships. A contingent of sailors from Emirates Team New Zealand, helmed by Jeremy Lomas, won the Young 88 National Championships organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and sailed off Auckland this weekend. ...[more]


Twenty crews face off in the Harken Young 88 Nationals, this weekend By Zoe Hawkins, 8:51 AM Fri 16 Apr 2010
When the Young 88 fleet gathers for its annual national championship event, you can guarantee a fleet packed with sailors who are not only amongst the best in the country, but the very best in the world. Twenty boats will contest the Harken Young 88 National Championships taking place this weekend, 17-18 April in Auckland. The winning skipper and crew will be considered one of the very best sail ...[more]


Overseas competitors dominate first four days of NZ Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 5:38 AM Mon 5 Apr 2010
Eight countries are represented by 196 sailors competing in the Toyota Optimist Nationals, being staged at Mercury Bay, Whitianga on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsular, New Zealand, 50nm east of Auckland in straight line. After seven races have been sailed in the regatta which is being dominated by Jayvee Buchanan (Charteris Bay, Christchurch and Murrays Bay, Auckland) who has won five ...[more]


Optimist Nationals start Friday at Mercury Bay By Richard Gladwell, 7:14 AM Fri 2 Apr 2010
Racing gets underway in the 2010 Toyota Optimist Championships on Friday 2 April. The event is being staged at Mercury Bay Boating Club, Whitianga There is a Twitter feed running on the regatta website ...[more]


Second for Osborne and crew in Women’s Match Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, 10:06 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
The New Zealand Women’s Match-Racing team of Samantha Osborne, Raynor Smeal and Keryn Henderson have finished in second place at the 2010 Harken Women’s International Match Racing Regatta in Sydney, Australia. The kiwis won their semi-final against Olivia Price and crew who were sailing on home waters, by 2-0, and went on to face another Sydney team led by Lucinda Whitty ...[more]


Harken NZ/Fosters Shipchandlery New Distributors for Tylaska Hardware By Deborah Feldhusen, Auckland , 3:34 PM Fri 5 Feb 2010
Harken New Zealand announces they are now a distributor for Tylaska Marine Hardware in New Zealand ...[more]


Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship starts tomorrow By Damian Devine, Newport, Australia , 6:59 PM Tue 17 Nov 2009
The 17th annual Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships, one of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit gets underway on Wednesday 18th November on Pittwater with the competitor registration, weigh-in and training session followed by an event launch in the evening at the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...[more]


Easy Spring sailing at the Harken Labour Weekend Regatta By Catherine Langford, Bay of Islands , 9:26 PM Tue 3 Nov 2009
The Bay of Islands Yacht Club hosted its annual Harken Labour Weekend Regatta to kick off the sailing season for the centreboarders. A strong contingent of Javelins, Mistrals, Splashes, 3.7s, Lasers and a scattering of Europe dinghies took to the bay on Saturday with a 6-7 nautical mile bay race. ...[more]


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