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470 Junior Worlds: Italy and Netherlands cement their lead on Day 2 By Richard Gladwell + NZ 470 Assoc, 1:15 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The Italian crew of Simon Kosuta and Jas Farneti have finished at the top of the leaderboard after two days racing in the 470 Junior World Championships being sailed off Takapuna, Auckland City. Conditions for the racing were bleak, despite it being the height of the New Zealand summer, with cold offshore breezes, and leaden skies. ...[more]


Australian brothers lead after long first day for 470 Junior Worlds By Sail-World, 4:47 AM Sun 29 Jan 2012
The fleet were on the water for around five hours for just two races on Day 1 of the 2012 470 Junior World Championship, hosted at Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland, New Zealand. The races were sailed today with the 10 women's crews and 23 men's crews sailing as one fleet, scored separately things are very tight at the top, especially in the Open fleet. ...[more]


Images from Takapuna: 470 Junior Worlds, Day 1 - Fast rides By Richard Gladwell, 8:38 PM Sat 28 Jan 2012
The first day of racing in the 470 Junior Worlds got underway off Takapuna, Auckland City, today in a fresh southerly breeze The first day of racing in the 470 Junior Worlds got underway off Takapuna, Auckland City, today in a fresh southerly breeze, and generally overcast, and cold conditions. There was plenty of action and good rides in the 12-20kts winds ...[more]


470 Junior World Championship preview By International 470 Class Association, 5:17 AM Sat 28 Jan 2012
470 Junior World Championship - Teams from 13 nations and four continents have gathered in New Zealand ready to do battle for the 470 Junior Men/Mixed and Junior Women World Championship titles. The Pre-Worlds Regatta has been an initial indicator of form and included New Zealand’s 470 Olympic representatives who were impressively beaten by the junior team of Matthew and Robert Crawford (AUS). ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 4 - Racing concludes + Video By Lesley Haslar, 10:16 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
The racing on this 10th anniversary of Bay of Islands Sailing Week has come to a close. Today was another great day for competitors, a little cloudy but still a reasonable breeze - NW 12-15 knots. Visiting Aussie Judge Stephen Merrington is full of compliments about ‘this Kiwi regatta’ - 'it’s very similar to Airlie Beach. The new tent setup is perfect, it feels really tropical. ...[more]


Images from Takapuna: Opening Ceremony 470 Junior Worlds By Richard Gladwell, 8:30 PM Fri 27 Jan 2012
The Opening Ceremony for the 470 Junior Worlds was held this evening at Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. Major supporter of the event is the Auckland City Council and Mayor Len Brown attended and opened the regatta. The World Championship is the 14th held at Takapuna and which has a fleet of 33 crews from 13 countries. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 3 - Beach Party at Roberton Island By Lesley Haslar, 6:40 PM Thu 26 Jan 2012
There was zero wind at the scheduled start of 1030 hrs for Day 3 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week. Little puffs frustrated the boats as they watched for an expected notice of delay. Gerry Martin (Race Officer) waited patiently (about one and a half hours), when sure enough the local sea breeeze kicked in. ...[more]


Images of Takapuna: Measuring 2012 World 470 Youth Championships By Richard Gladwell, 6:15 PM Thu 26 Jan 2012
Today was the final day of measuring for the 2012 World Youth 470 Championships being sailed at Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. The 33 competitors from 13 countries were completing measurement today and preparing for the Practice race tomorrow afternoon - weather permitting. A short, sharp front is due to pass through the race area tomorrow from noon through the afternoon. ...[more]


470 Junior Worlds get underway at Takapuna on Saturday By Kristine Lederis, 7:09 AM Thu 26 Jan 2012
Takapuna Boating Club is about to host their fourteenth world championship event: The 2012 470 Junior World Championships begin on 26th January 2012. With the Pre-worlds event finished, this popular sailing club on Auckland’s North Shore is ready for the main event to start. ...[more]


Oceanbridge Anniversary Day Regatta salutes maritime heritage By Event media, 6:04 AM Thu 26 Jan 2012
The Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is the oldest sporting event in the country, open to all sailors in different classes of craft from the professional workboat skipper, a sea scout, an all out racer waiting to gun the engines in the Harbour Blast, a youngster in his first dinghy or an enthusiast who has spent thousands of hours restoring one of the great kauri- hulled classic sailin ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 2 - Another great day + Video By Lesley Haslar, 10:26 PM Wed 25 Jan 2012
Another beautiful day in paradise. All divisions got their first races away before noon with winds fluctuating between 4 and 9 knots SSW. David Nathan on V5 is thoroughly enjoying the regatta - today winning their share of line honours. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Day 1 - You should have been here + Video By Lesley Haslar, 8:10 PM Tue 24 Jan 2012
Bay of Island's Sailing Week 2012, Day 1 was blessed with a clear blue sky, a south easterly at 10 knots, and sixty eager crews ready to take on the world. At pin end Division One Race One, V5 stepped out with both Wired and M1 Snapping at her heels. As the first major race for Kia Kaha, she showed a conservative stance at the start. ...[more]


2012 New Zealand National Laser Championship – Update after Day 2 By Edmund Tam, Wellington , 4:13 AM Mon 23 Jan 2012
On Day 1 of the New Zealand Laser National Championships competitors were greeted with a light and lingering southerly breeze and a forecasted northerly change. This resulted in a delay while the light southerly died away and immediately made way for spectacular Wellington day with the sun shining and an enjoyable but challenging northerly of 18 to 22 knots and a building sea state. ...[more]


Forceracing: J Sails have 16 of top 20 in 2011 Optimist Worlds By Andrew Brown, 8:13 AM Sun 22 Jan 2012
J Sails did it once again at the 2011 Optimist Worlds Worlds having 16 sails in the top 20!!! This included placings first through fourth. This included a full set for the Singapore team, the top country and Peru (2nd country) both using J’s and also the fifth country being the kiwis! ...[more]


Light winds for Calibre Sails 2012 Hartley TS 16 Nationals By Mike Wright, Parua Bay, Whangarei , 8:30 PM Sat 21 Jan 2012
The Hartely TS 16 Nationals were held at Parua Bay, in Whangarei with 20 boats racing. The weather was light variable breezes and has proved to be great racing conditions, forcing the sailors to be continually reassessing the best options with one side favoured one leg and the next the other side pays. ...[more]


The 2012 New Zealand Laser Championships commence Saturday 21 January By Edmund Tam, Wellington , 6:18 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012
The 2012 New Zealand Laser Championships hosted by Worser Bay Boating Club awill run from 21 to 24 January. The latest entry list reflects a strong international field and includes competitors from Australia, Cook Islands, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Singapore, and Switzerland. Additionally, our top New Zealand local sailors will also be competing. ...[more]


Female wins Starling Match Racing title for first time in 21 years By Gay Noyer, Warkworth , 9:38 AM Wed 18 Jan 2012
After 21 years, the male domination of the Caltex Cup, for the New Zealand Starling Class Inter-Provincial Match Racing Championship, has come to an end, with Northland sailor Alice Noyer winning the regatta, which was held at Murrays Bay, on Auckland’s North Shore last week. ...[more]


Isaac McHardie stacks up the awards in P class By John Jennings, Auckland , 9:26 AM Wed 18 Jan 2012
The Stack 2012 P-Class Nationals on water action completed on Monday afternoon but not before a number of past winners dropped in to see what the current crop of P talent is made of. Roy Granic (1964 Tanner and Tauranga Cup), Brain Baker (1966 Tanner, 1967, Tauranga), Brian Jones (1975 Tauranga), all paid a visit as did Phil Davies, father of Len (1979 Tanner) and Ray (see below) ...[more]


Images of Stack Interiors Tauranga Cup - Murrays Bay By Richard Gladwell, 6:34 PM Tue 17 Jan 2012
Sail-World's camera was on the water for the final day of the Stack Interior's Tauranga Cup sailed in the iconic P-class, which has played a vital part in the development of New Zealand sailors who have gone on to achieve in many aspects of the sport from design, to the Olympics, America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and ISAF Youth Worlds. ...[more]


P class: Stack Interiors Tauranga Cup - Race reports and Images By P Class Media, 6:53 AM Tue 17 Jan 2012
Over forty young sailors competed in the 2012 Stack Interiors Tauranga Cup. The event was sailed off the Murray's Bay Sailing Club on Auckland's North Shore. Most of the top young sailors in New Zealand competed in the event, including several from the recent World Optimist Championships, sailed at Napier. ...[more]


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