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Editorial: Offshore Action
3:06 PM Fri 2 Jun 2006
In this issue we have the latest update and photos on the Gypsy Moth IV reconstruction. Good progress is being made with the reskinning of the hull, the keel is separated from its stub, and the keel bolts have been drawn. ...[more]
Editorial: All eyes on Europe.
8:42 PM Thu 1 Jun 2006
One of the interesting comments came from FISA Executive Director Matt Smith who believes the new progression system, using quarter finals, introduced at Munich, has made for much better racing. The view is that the system means that crews have to row four times to reach the finals and all arrive more or less equally fatigued. Is the answer to the Maadi question? ...[more]
Editorial: Mid-week News
4:29 PM Wed 31 May 2006
In this issue we feature the latest update on the reconstruction of Gypsy Moth IV which is proceeding apace in the Emirates Team NZ yard. ...[more]
Editorial: Newbies medal at Holland Regatta
1:44 PM Mon 29 May 2006
Thirteen New Zealand crews competed in the Holland Regatta in Medemblik, NED over the weekend. In this issue we feature reports and photos from the racing which was conducted in very difficult conditions and very cold conditions. ...[more]
Editorial: Two extremes of solo sailing
11:10 AM Fri 26 May 2006
In the Emirates Team New Zealand shed, Sir Francis Chichester’s yacht, Gypsy Moth IV is undergoing repair after an unfortunate grounding on an atoll near Tahiti. She was just under halfway through a world circumnavigation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Chichester’s solo voyage (which stopped in Sydney) and for which he was knighted ...[more]
Editorial: The Invisible Heroes
4:03 PM Wed 24 May 2006
Over the past weekend, Rowing New Zealand held its Annual General Meeting in Napier and took the opportunity to make a number of presentations to people who have given long service to the sport. Our thanks to Rob Bristow for his great coverage and photos. ...[more]
Editorial: Taking Stock
12:44 PM Wed 24 May 2006
The transcripts of the two media conferences held overnight by the crews of movistar and ABN Amro Two make sombre reading. The comment that Hans Horrevoets was not wearing a life jacket or safety harness is not new, and was made by CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, Glenn Bourke soon after the incident. Many sailing offshore at night have a more conservative approach to safety, and it will be interesting to see what transpires from the various inquiries that will be held. ...[more]
Editorial: Life at the Extreme
By firstname.lastname@example.org, Stanley Bay, NZL ,
9:26 AM Mon 22 May 2006
The official sub-title for the Volvo Ocean Race 'Life at the Extreme' was certainly bought into stark relief over the weekend and overnight.
Starting with the sad loss of a crewman from ABN Amro Two on Thursday, the fleet continued in a subdued fashion for some hours before moving back into race mode. ...[more]
Editorial: A sad day at sea
8:35 AM Fri 19 May 2006
Yesterday evening the sad news came through that Hans Horrevoets had been lost overboard from ABN Amro Two in the final miles of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]
Editorial: The Lessons from Act 10
12:12 PM Wed 17 May 2006
Louis Vuitton Act 10 has finished in Valencia, Spain with the 'First Division' able to be separated only by the application of the tie breaking system. The reality of the situation in Valencia is a little more clear cut than the points table would suggest. ...[more]
Editorial: Game On for NZ World Rowing Champs Bid!
3:50 PM Tue 16 May 2006
The top story of the week is the news that Rowing New Zealand has secured the necessary funding and underwriting to support its bid to FISA for the staging of the 2010 World Rowing Championships in Karapiro. Now the task of presenting and persuasion begins, and our hopes and best wishes are with Rowing New Zealand in this formidable task. ...[more]
Editorial: Running hot and cold
9:40 AM Mon 15 May 2006
The temperatures have been inclement for sailing in New Zealand, and in the Volvo Race on the trans-Atlantic leg it has been event worse. ...[more]
Editorial: Action Aplenty!
9:39 AM Fri 12 May 2006
There is plenty of action happening on the international sailing scene with Louis Vuitton Act 10 getting underway off Valencia, Spain and the first division having a relatively untroubled start to the regatta, scoring two wins apiece. In New York, Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean race has got underway in the teeth of an Atlantic gale. Ericsson Racing is leading by a narrow margin and the fleet is closely bunched. ...[more]
Editorial: Better late than never!
10:06 PM Wed 10 May 2006
Once again ABN Amro One has won a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, with just a nine second margin in Wellington, standing between her and a clean sweep. ...[more]
Editorial: Onwards and Upwards
12:25 PM Mon 8 May 2006
The Volvo Ocean Race got underway early this morning, New Zealand time on the short hop to New York. The fleet is back up to seven boats with the addition of Brunel (Grant Wharington). The leg will be watched with interest to see if the distribution of placings begins to even up across the fleet, or whether we are in for more of the ABN Amro One led procession. ...[more]
Editorial: Spreading our wings.
9:19 AM Mon 8 May 2006
We received some reaction to the Maadi Stats that were pasted last week, and are pleased to receive more. There will be another article on the effect of the progression system, first used at Maadi 2006, which will be featured in the next NZ Rowing magazine. Really the two sets of data need to be considered together to come to any real conclusions – however it is a big topic! ...[more]
FISA World Coastal Rowing Champs for Guernsey
By Event media, Guernsey. Channel Islands ,
8:48 PM Sun 7 May 2006
2006 will see Guernsey host both the inaugural British rowing championships and the FISA World coastal rowing championships, these events will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September and will form the largest rowing event held in the area. ...[more]
Editorial: Kiwi Olympic Sailors Stand Tall!
9:11 AM Fri 5 May 2006
We lead with the news that New Zealand has achieved it’s best ever performance in the ISAF Rankings, with two crews in the 1 slot and another three in the top ten, with all of these being placed seventh or higher. ...[more]
Editorial: Of ACC Design and Instant Reach
12:36 PM Wed 3 May 2006
Our lead story is the release of the Confidential Interpretations by the America’s Cup Measurement Committee. Not that they are hugely exciting reading, however they are significant for two thing. First it is the first time that such rulings have been released this far in advance of an America’s Cup, and gives an insight into what we can expect to see in the way of development of ACC design with the new generation of Version 5 yachts. ...[more]
Editorial: Racing, Racing and still more Racing!
By email@example.com, Stanley Bay, NZL ,
2:13 PM Mon 1 May 2006
With the overlap of the international and local seasons, there has been plenty of action to follow over the weekend. In the In Port Race for the Volvo OR, we have seen the Farr designs redeem themselves to take the first four place sin the now seven boat fleet. Race leader, ABN Amro One finished in the tail of the fleet. ...[more]
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