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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]

Double Olympic medalist recognised with New Zealand Honour By Richard Gladwell, 7:42 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
One of the icons of New Zealand sailing, Rex Sellers, has been named in the New Year's Honours published today. He will be invested as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sellers is best known as the winner of an Olympic Gold medal in 1984 and a silver medal in Pusan, Korea in 1988, both crewed by Chris Timms. ...[more]

New Zealand yacht leads Rolex Sydney Hobart by over a mile +Video By Richard Gladwell, 5:30 PM Sat 26 Dec 2009
New Zealand supermaxi, Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton) is leading the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race by over a mile at the latest schedule at 1700hrs, four hours into the 605 mile offshore classic. After a sail setting error at the start, Alfa Romeo recovered well to position herself to leeward of the three leading yachts as they neared the exclusion zone , before exiting Sydney Heads. ...[more]

Classic small boat display at the Great Manly Art Show 28th December By Gus Gager, Whangaparaoa , 4:15 PM Mon 21 Dec 2009
For the first time in 25 years, at the Great Manly Art Show, on Manly Beach at Whangaparaoa, the art show will feature paintings, the local pipe band performing plus the display of small boats. ...[more]

Burling and Tuke report on Australia and look to the Bahama Worlds By Burling Media, 10:21 AM Mon 21 Dec 2009
Top 49er crew Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report on Sail Melbourne and Sail Sydney Regattas and look ahead to the Worlds in the Bahamas: On November 20th we joined Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen, the current 49er World champions, for a training camp in Sydney. Fantastic to be sailing with the world’s best. ...[more]

Team Jolly Aussie 2009 Update: Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne By Team Jolly Media, 9:43 AM Mon 21 Dec 2009
New 470 Womens crew, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie reflect on the recently completed Sail Melbourne Open 470 event on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne: Time for the last update of 2009! It has been a rather busy year for us, and we have just finished competing in the Australian Sail Down Under series, which for us consisted of the Sail Sydney Regatta (SIRS) in the first week of December, and last week, the S ...[more]

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