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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]


Champions crowned in ANZ Private Bank 2010 Zephyr Nationals By Murray de Lues, Tauranga , 5:53 PM Sun 24 Jan 2010
The ANZ Private Bank 2010 Zephyr National champions were crowned in beautiful sunny Tauranga, today. Tim Sneddon RNZYS easily won his first Zephyr Nationals, also claiming the 50-59 age group title. In the overall championship Team NZ weather guru Grant Beck was runner up and Craig Moss 3rd. ...[more]


Laser Nationals get underway as Young Guns make their mark By Sail-World, 7:11 AM Sun 24 Jan 2010
The first day of the Laser Nationals saw a promising start with strong south westerly's. Unfortunately they died out over the day which made navigating the swell with chop difficult in the last race. With most of the interest on the Open event and the clash between top ranked Michael Bullot against the 2008 Olympic representative, Andrew Murdoch, returning from a 12 month plus time-out period ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week comes to a perfect finish By Roger McMillan and Lesley Haslar, 6:57 AM Sat 23 Jan 2010
The Bay of Islands Sailing Week has come to a perfect finish of three days of superb competition, with 10 – 25 knot breezes, a Beach Party to remember , skillful tactics on the water and loads of laughter. In IRC, Limit finished on 10 points, three ahead of Georgia with Wired (30) in third. On general handicap the two 52s were nowhere to be seen. ...[more]


Squalls and storms for racing on Day 2 of Bay of Islands Sailing Week By Lesley Haslar, 10:50 AM Fri 22 Jan 2010
The storm Wednesday night brought the predicted weather pattern in ahead of time – thank you Mother Nature - 15 mls of rain drenched parched grounds in the Bay of islands. Thursday morning dawned cloudless and Bay of Islands Sailing Race Day 2 began. Panic returned when a sudden squall hit as boats headed out into the bay, but it passed over in minutes and races began on schedule. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2010: Action – On the water By Lesley Haslar, 6:42 PM Wed 20 Jan 2010
Over eight years the Bay Regatta has experienced all weather conditions; heavy winds – light winds, sunny skies - cloudy skies, flat seas – white caps. 2010 Day 1 has produced a warm breeze of 10-12 knots, light chop, cloudy skies with showers in the morning and again at the end of the day – but who cares about the rain ...[more]


A tropical breeze, sunny skies, ready to race in Bay of Islands By Lesley Haslar, 8:44 AM Tue 19 Jan 2010
Bay of Islands Sailing Week registration 4-6pm today, Tuesday 19 January. Eighty three boats entered with late-entries joining the fleet this evening. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from January 20, the spectacle of eight five competing yachts in the bay will be great shore-side entertainment - best viewing from Waitangi Golf Course and top of Tapeka Point Russell . ...[more]


Nimble by name, Nimble by nature - the Des Townson Classic 12 By Richard Gladwell, 10:42 PM Sat 16 Jan 2010
The Chairman of Trustees of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School Robert Brooke has completed building a replica of Nimble Q8, designed and sailed by Des Townson, and she was the leading points scorer in the New Zealand team that competed in the inaugural event held on Sydney Harbour in 1957. ...[more]


Images from Naval Point: Starling and P Nationals By Garrick Cameron, 10:37 PM Thu 14 Jan 2010
Garrick Cameron took a break from the 12ft skiff Interdominion to travel to the Tauranga Cup for the OP clas and 2010 Starling National Championships at Naval Point Sailing Club, Christchurch and filed this gallery of images of the day. ...[more]


Dunning-Beck leads after Day 1 at the 2010 Starling Nationals By Sutter Schumacher, Christchurch , 5:34 PM Wed 13 Jan 2010
After three races, Logan Dunning-Beck leads the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling Nationals at Naval Point Club Lyttelton. Just one point behind is arch rival Declan Burn, followed by another close rival, Luke Stevenson, with just two points more. ...[more]


Images from Naval Point: 2010 Davie Norris Tanner Cup By Sutter Schumacher, Christchurch , 7:24 AM Tue 12 Jan 2010
Sutter Schumacher presents this gallery of images from the final day of the 2010 Davie Norris Boatbuilders Tanner Cup (P class) sailed at Naval Point Sailing Club, Christchurch ...[more]


Gladwell's Line: Thanks, Dad By Richard Gladwell, 11:10 AM Sun 10 Jan 2010
As some may be aware, my father passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully on the night of New Year's Day after over 80 years of sailing on the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf. He started sailing when he was six, and had his last sail in mid-2009 aboard one of Sail NZ's America's Cuppers. ...[more]


When a rescue is an Emotional Rescue By Sail-World Cruising, 8:44 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
The word rescue when applied to the sailing world can have a host of meanings, but this week when New Zealand's Bay of Islands Coastguard went to the rescue of a yacht with six people on board, the crew of eight went beyond the call of duty and did much more than merely rescue the six, which included two children. ...[more]


Images from Takapuna: Day 2 2010 Splash Worlds By Will Calver, Ocean Photography, Takapuna, NZL , 6:50 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
Will Calver of Ocean Photography presents this gallery from Day 2 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL) ...[more]


2010 Splash Worlds: Former World champion holds lead after Day 2 By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 6:33 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
Day Two of the Splash World Sailing Championship sailed off picturesque Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, delivered more exciting conditions for the fleet of 73 youth sailors. Six races have been sailed and provisional results show that Ben Lutze (NZL) now holds a lead of five points over Michael Kamp (NED). George Lane (NZL) is in third position. ...[more]


Images from Takapuna: Day 1 2010 Splash Worlds By Will Calver, Ocean Photography, 8:35 PM Mon 4 Jan 2010
Will Calver of Ocean Photography (www.oceanphotography.co.nz) presents this gallery from Day 1 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL). ...[more]


Brisk breeze plays part on first day of 2010 World Splash Champs By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 8:14 PM Mon 4 Jan 2010
Three races were sailed on Day 1 of the 2010 Splash World Sailing Championship held off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City (NZ), in brisk 18-22 knots breeze. The gusty southwesterly and outgoing tide created a short, steep chop that was challenging for all, but benefited those that really have the ability to work a heavier breeze. ...[more]


Takapuna Beach comes alive with world championship action By Zoe Hawkins, , 8:22 PM Sun 3 Jan 2010
The Splash World Sailing Championship for international youth sailors is being raced this week off beautiful Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. 74 competitors from 12 countries are participating. On the eve of the first official race anticipation was high as sailors prepared for the opportunity to secure sailing’s first world title of 2010 by competing in a warm-up race in brisk 15 knot ...[more]


Lake Taupo Yacht Club to host Trailer Yacht Regatta 16-17 January By Kerry Check, Taupo , 12:38 PM Sun 3 Jan 2010
Lake Taupo Yacht Club are holding a Trailer Yacht Regatta for all classes of Trailer Yachts on 16th and 17th January, 2010. This regatta includes round three of the Bay of Plenty Noelex 25 Tri Series. ...[more]


Rex Sellers named Member of New Zealand Order of Merit By Zoe Hawkinns, Yachting NZ, , 9:49 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
Double Olympic medallist Rex Sellers has been recognised in the New Years Honours List for his services to New Zealand Yachting. Sellers was today named one of New Zealand’s greatest contributors and highest achievers, when he was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. ...[more]


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