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America's Cup winner reports on his return home By Brad Webb, 10:42 PM Thu 21 Oct 2010
Brad Webb, one of the crew of USA-17 returned home to the club where it all started for him. He reports: Back home in New Zealand recently for a friend’s wedding I took the opportunity to return to Muritai Yacht Club on the shores of Wellington Harbor. Muritai is where I started sailing P Class and it still exemplifies the renowned, homegrown, kiwi yachting culture. ...[more]

Northland Yacht club shut down by Maori occupation By Various Media, , 9:17 PM Thu 21 Oct 2010
Newstalk ZB reports that a Far North yacht club has been occupied by two brothers - nephews of MP Hone Harawira - who are using it as their base of operations for a Treaty protest. The brothers have moved into the Taipa Sailing Club, which is on land they claim is whenua. ...[more]

The Boats of Saggimau from solo sailor Andrew Fagan By .., 7:40 PM Wed 20 Oct 2010
Looking for something for the kids to play with this summer, and teach them the basics of sailing at the same time? Davilon the Morocat is a toy sailing boat designed to ‘free sail’ on a beam reach at right angles to the wind. No batteries or remote control required. ...[more]

Gladwell's Line: Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker? By Richard Gladwell, 11:29 PM Tue 19 Oct 2010
In just over a couple of weeks the International Sailing Federation's Council will have to make a decision as to whether they have the courage to make the biggest changes ever proposed in the Olympic side of the sport; or, will they compromise and try to almost please almost everybody. ...[more]

Sail Auckland 2011 – Boats and support personnel wanted By Jodie Bakewell-White, Auckland , 4:54 PM Mon 18 Oct 2010
The Sail Auckland Race Management Committee is currently seeking race management and safety boats for the event, being hosted predominantly at Takapuna Boating Club from second to 6th February 2011, and invites you to get involved with an expression of interest now. ...[more]

2010 Blokart World Championships Day 4, Auckland Team Report By Ross Vickers, Auckland , 6:15 AM Sun 17 Oct 2010
Wind wind and more wind on day 4 at the 2010 Blokart World Championships, in Ostend, Belguium. Auckland Blokart Team members move up the leader board after a great days racing, strong winds made the race officers decision to race an easy one and meant that four races for each division were able to be sailed. ...[more]

Tornado catamaran makes its case for Olympic Comeback By www.tornado-class.org, 9:24 PM Fri 15 Oct 2010
With the new and strict High Quality One Design concept, the Tornado is well prepared for the future and the Olympic Games. Sometimes it is good to take a break and re-think what the sailing future really needs. On top of this we have clear instructions about what the IOC and the ISAF want to have: ...[more]

2010 Blokart World Championships Day 1, Auckland Team Report By Ross Vickers, Auckland , 4:51 PM Thu 14 Oct 2010
The 2010 Blokart World Championships were due start today in Ostend, Belgium with 137 Blokarts over two classes, each with 5 divisions, however it was not to be due to light winds. Stories of Protests and Sand bagging, and a change of venue ensured an eventful day was had by all. ...[more]

Fundraiser this Friday for NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School By David Glen, 7:38 AM Thu 14 Oct 2010
The NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School are holding a fundraising auction on Friday, 15 October 2010 - 6pm at Ponsonby Cruising Club.. The intent is to try to raise a modest amount of cash to enable the School to get through the next 6 months, during which we will have another chance to secure students and funding for the fulltime course. ...[more]

Kiwi40FC completes first week of sea trials in Auckland By Renata Minetto, 9:19 PM Sat 9 Oct 2010
Having launched the first KIWI 40FC a short while ago, BTBoats have successfully completed a full week of initial sea trials with this exciting new Class40 production boat. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and built in Auckland, New Zealand by Cookson Boats, the boat has now been thoroughly tested in a wide range of sailing conditions and has logged some impressive results so far. ...[more]

Fine weather and fun at Stack Interiors Winter Champs By Zoe Wilde, 10:46 PM Wed 6 Oct 2010
Competing with near-perfect weather for attention at the 2010 Winter Champs, sponsored by Stack Interiors, was a massive fleet of 273 boats, including more than 100 tiny Optimists, five mighty 18ft Skiffs, and a myriad of traditional youth classes and Olympic hopefuls. 273 boats and more than 300 sailors took part in the Stack Interiors Winter Champs off Murrays Bay on the North Shore of Auckland ...[more]

Blackmatch Racing: A solid start in Paradise By Blackmatch Racing, 10:36 PM Wed 6 Oct 2010
Today was the opening day of racing at the Argo Group Gold Cup and with 2 wins from our two races to kick off our regatta, the team is off to a good start. This is the penultimate event on the World Tour and with a host of legendary past winners that include Kiwi’s Russell Coutts and Chris Dickson ...[more]

West Auckland yacht club open day - a friendly option By Zoe Hawkns, Titirangi , 4:34 PM Wed 6 Oct 2010
Like mucking around with boats? French Bay Yacht Club in Titirangi is recruiting! Founded in 1956 and for decades was a central meeting point for the French Bay community. Now a group of hard working volunteers and keen sailors are seeing the iconic French Bay Yacht Club enter a renaissance period. ...[more]

Images from the Winter Championships at Murrays Bay Sailing Club. By James Munro, 5:58 PM Sat 2 Oct 2010
Images from the Winter Championships being sailed at Murrays Bay Sailing Club. ...[more]

Wellington Spirit win NZ Youth Match Racing National Championships By RPNYC Events, Wellington , 5:17 PM Wed 29 Sep 2010
The Wellington Spirit Yacht Racing team, consisting of Josh Junior, Matthew Steven and Chris Jones, have been crowned the 2010 New Zealand Youth Match Racing National Champions. Junior and team sailed a flawless regatta winning every match they sailed over the past four days to take out the title on Wellington Harbour. ...[more]

Tom Ashley speaks at Optimist Worlds Team Dinner, this Friday By Kimberley Sommerville, 7:55 PM Mon 27 Sep 2010
The new sailing season is about to start and the New Zealand Yachting Trust Optimist Worlds Team will be heading off to represent New Zealand at the IODA World Sailing Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia in December. Team members are Jayvee Buchanan, Olivia Mackay, Taylor Burn, Markus Somerville and William Linkhorn. They have been training hard over the winter months and are looking forward to th ...[more]

Yachting NZ Briefings for 15 September 2010 By Yachting NZ, 7:52 PM Wed 15 Sep 2010
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest ...[more]

Images from Maxi Cup: Magnificent J-class By Chris Cameron, 7:58 AM Fri 10 Sep 2010
Top international photographer Chris Cameron was on hand at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and sends this magnificent gallery of some of the biggest yachts on the planet in fresh breezes. ...[more]

Earthquake damages Yacht and Rowing clubs in Christchurch By Richard Gladwell and Rowing NZ, 6:47 PM Tue 7 Sep 2010
Sail-World understands that a meeting was being being held tonight (Tuesday) to discuss the fate of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club after the destruction caused by the earthquake which hit Christchurch, NZ early Saturday morning. Located on the Christchurch Estuary, the club is located in reclaimed land, which has become badly cracked and has sunk in places, as a result of the 7.1 Richter scale ...[more]

Knud Olsen, father of the OK Dinghy, dies By UK OK Association, 11:07 PM Sat 4 Sep 2010
The British OK Association have advised of the death of class designer, Knud Olson at the age of 90. His son writes: As son of the designer Knud Olsen I hereby announce: The OK dinghy designer Knud Olsen quietly passed away in his hometown Bandholm yesterday (aug. 31.) at the age of 90. ...[more]

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