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2010 BMW Auckland Regatta: Frantic Drift flips By Ivor Wilkins, 5:58 AM Sat 27 Feb 2010
Winds gusting over 30 knots tested the competitors in the opening day of the BMW Auckland Regatta today and saw one of the hot favourites in the open multihull division capsize. Frantic Drift, skippered by Olympic sailor Dan Salter with Nathan Handley and two up-and-coming Olympic class sailors Blair Tuke and Peter Burling on board was flipped coming into the finish of the opening race. ...[more]


Idle Along 80th Anniversary and Moffat Cup Regatta this weekend By Keith Salmon, 10:12 PM Tue 23 Feb 2010
The Moffat Cup for Idle Alongs will be sailed at Birkenhead on the weekend of 27 and 28 February for the first time in over 40 years. This year also celebrates 80 years since Alf Harvey?s first Idle-Along was launched in Wellington. From 1936 until the mid 1960s some of the cream of NZ?s yachties competed fiercely for this trophy in annual competition. Among the best known winners was Peter M ...[more]


Close racing on Day 1 of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland By Sara Roberts, 7:35 PM Thu 4 Feb 2010
Day 1 of the Singapore Airlines sail Auckland Regatta was characterized by some close racing. Dutch sailor Dorian Van Rijsselberghe leads the RS:X 9.5 fleet just clear of local rivals JP Tobin, Olympic Gold Medalist Tom Ashley. In the 470, Mark Overington and Ben Goodwin lead the 470 fleet with two first and one second, over the Singaporean team helmed by Roy Jun Hao Tay. ...[more]


Eight teams to compete at Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland in March By Louis Vuitton Trophy media, 5:20 AM Wed 3 Feb 2010
In just six weeks time, during the Southern hemisphere Summer, eight of the best sailing teams in the world will race a Louis Vuitton Trophy match race regatta in Auckland New Zealand. Just over a year ago the inaugural regatta was sailed in Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Ten of the best sailing teams in the world, including the current Challenger and Defender of the America’s Cu ...[more]


Classics of the Mahurangi By Richard Gladwell, 8:25 PM Tue 2 Feb 2010
Auckland, New Zealand boasts one of the best fleets of classic yachts in the world. The Mahurangi Regatta is one of their principal racing events. sail-World was there on Saturday to witness the occasion of these classic yachts dating back into the 1800's and beautifully restored, being raced hard. ...[more]


OK Pre Worlds 2010 - Day 1 to New Zealand By Mandy Burt, 8:42 AM Tue 2 Feb 2010
Day 1 – OK Nationals and Interdoms – Pre Worlds 2010. In the first race sailors had two attempts at a start which resulted in two general recalls. It was a case of third time lucky, with a clear start, although under a black flag. ...[more]


Burling and Tuke wins Rolex Miami OCR Medal Race in 49er By Jodie Bakewell-White, 10:20 PM Mon 1 Feb 2010
Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta has concluded for 2010, with New Zealand’s 49er crew taking the bullet, leading from start to finish in the 49er Medal Race sailed this morning. The classy finish wasn’t enough to improve their overall position, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke finish the regatta in 8th place. ...[more]


Images from Day 1 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington By Adrian Rumney, 9:08 PM Mon 1 Feb 2010
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships. ...[more]


Thrills and Spills for Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta By Event Media, 8:26 PM Mon 1 Feb 2010
Squalls and boisterous seas made for thrilling sailing in the 170th Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on the Waitemata Harbour. A 500 strong fleet of vintage, classic and modern day vessels including tall ships, gaff riggers, sloops, racing keelers, sailing dinghies, radio controlled boats, and elegant classic yachts, ...[more]


Paralympic Sailing - Josh reports from the in the 2.4m class - Miami By Joshua McKenzie-Brown, Back in NZ , 6:01 PM Mon 1 Feb 2010
Paralympic sailor, Josh McKenzie-Brown reports from Rolex Miami OCR: The first regatta was the Caviglia regatta. This was basically a warm-up for me for the US 2.4m Mid Winter Champs which were held a few days later. Disaster struck late at night on the first day of our trip when I ended up in hospital with a drip in me after I started to vomit blood ...[more]


Kiwi 49er crew into medal race at Rolex Miami OCR By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 10:50 PM Sat 30 Jan 2010
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will sail in the 49er Medal Race at Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta 2010 on the last day of the regatta tomorrow. The ISAF Sailing world Cup event ends today for the NZL Sailing Team Women’s Match-Race crew; they have finished in 7th place among 23 boats. ...[more]


Images of Mahurangi Regatta - 1 By Richard Gladwell, 9:44 PM Sat 30 Jan 2010
The historic Mahurangi Regatta was staged today in Mahurangi harbour, just north of Auckland. The event is one if the great days for the Classic yachts and launches of Auckland. Sail-World's camera was aboard the restored scow, the Jane Gifford, which was the start boat for the racing today. ...[more]


Kiwi 49ers jump at Rolex Miami OCR By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:30 PM Thu 28 Jan 2010
Members of the NZL Sailing Team at 2010 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta returned mixed results today. Day three of racing has concluded with racing resuming tomorrow and medals set to be decided on January 30th in Miami. Lying 11th at the outset of day three of racing in the 49er class, young kiwi pair Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were on fire today with two race wins and a second place. ...[more]


Silver Sails reports from Rolex Miami OCR Match Racing By Silver Sails Media, 7:52 PM Wed 27 Jan 2010
The New Zealand Women’s Match-Racing crew skippered by Samantha Osborne with Jenna Hansen and Raynor Smeal are in Florida for the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta). Here they report on their first few days of the regatta. ...[more]


NZL Women match-racers through to quarter-finals By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 7:37 PM Wed 27 Jan 2010
The New Zealand Women’s Match-Racing crew skippered by Samantha Osborne (pictured left)has made a strong start to racing at the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta) on now in Florida. The women’s match-racing crew, competing in Group C of the round robin racing, completed seven races on what was their first day of competition after cancellations yesterday. Racing took place today in ...[more]


Everything you need to know about the 2010 OK Worlds in Wellington By Mandy Burt, 6:37 PM Wed 27 Jan 2010
'The World OK Dinghy Championship is certainly the biggest dinghy championship ever sailed in Wellington. In the past, Wellington has played host to America's Cup boats skippered by the likes of Russell Coutts and Paul Cayard, the Volvo around the World Ocean Race, BT Global Challenge stopovers and the 2009 Portimao Global Ocean Race.' ...[more]


Last call to the 170th Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta By .., 6:13 AM Wed 27 Jan 2010
Entries are due to close for sailors to participate in New Zealand’s oldest sporting event celebrating Auckland’s Anniversary Day and maritime history. A fleet of vintage, classic and modern day vessels including tall ships, gaff riggers, sloops, racing keelers, sailing dinghies, radio controlled boats, elegant classic yachts ...[more]


Big Boys come out to play at Laser Nationals By Event Media, 9:35 PM Mon 25 Jan 2010
Racing settled down quickly and remained clean with no protests and only one general recall in the first Open Laser race, and one in the 2nd Radial fleet. In the Open Laser fleet, after a hurry up from Andy Maloney on the first day, Andrew Murdoch and Michael Bullot have reasserted themselves at the top of the leader board. ...[more]


A cold day and no racing on Day 2 of NZ Laser Nationals By .., 8:33 PM Sun 24 Jan 2010
There was no racing at the Laser Nationals today due to a wide variety of testing conditions. Initially there was no wind. However a southerly front rolled through with wind speeds up to 35 knots and the temperature dropped to 11.5 degrees. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010 has perfect conditions By Lesley Haslar, 8:18 PM Sun 24 Jan 2010
Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010 experienced saw pretty much perfect weather throughout the Regatta with 10 – 25 knots daily. The final count of eighty seven boats contested in nine to ten races over the three days, skippers agreeing 'it’s been great racing but pretty hard work. We were always looking forward to that ‘cool one’ back at the tent'. Passage Divisions enjoyed one long race each day, u ...[more]


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