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Top Kiwi Sailors take on The Duel
By JP Tobin,
5:19 AM Mon 30 Mar 2009
Current NZ RS:X Champion, JP Tobin won the challenge of 'The Duel' a 50km bike race around Mototapu and Rangitoto Islands, along with a number of top New Zealand sailors. Here he describes the unique event:
The day started early with a 6 A.M ferry departure from Devonport ferry terminal bound for Home Bay on Motutapu Island (event base) off the ferry piled 600 + MTB riders ready for racing and ...[more]
Smyth wins a frustrating NZ Womens Matchracing Championshp
By Barry Davies,
3:38 AM Mon 30 Mar 2009
Day 3 of the NZ Womens Matchracing Championships started off much more positively with a forecast of sea breezes developing but yet again, this took longer than expected to arrive.
At the start of the day, Jess Smyth and Miranda Powrie (both NZL) and Katie Spithill (AUS) were all unbeaten on 2 wins ...[more]
Tuke and Dawson take top spot in OKI 24 Hour Race
By Christine Meads,
2:24 PM Sun 29 Mar 2009
Blair Tuke and Chris Dawson have won the Open Class of the OKI 24 Hour Race. Winners in the Women’s Class were Briar Dye-Hutchinson, Jessica Barrell and Erica Dawson. Travis Dow and Spencer Loxton picked up first place in the Youth Class. James Roberts, Alex Munro, Sam Schofield and Hamish Chadderton took the top spot in the Sub Youth Class ...[more]
Closey and Deverell win OKI Six Hour Optimist Race at Lake Pupuke
By Christine Meads,
2:14 PM Sun 29 Mar 2009
Thirteen year old Liam Closey of Murrays Bay in Auckland crossed the finish line today, making him and team mate Nathaniel Deverell overall winners in today’s OKI 6 Hour Yacht Race.
Second place getters were Nick Egnot-Johnson and James Jennings, while Alex Burrow and Matthew Hughes picked up third place. ...[more]
New Zealand Team reports on the final day at the ISAF Nations Cup
6:50 AM Sun 29 Mar 2009
The New Zealand Team report on the final day at the ISAF Nations Cup: 'We had one race on day four that was the playoff for 7th/8th place. The USA team lost the repechage so we were up against them after the semi finals were completed.' ...[more]
BlackMatch fall short in California - Congressional Cup, Day 4
By BlackMatch Media,
6:01 AM Sun 29 Mar 2009
BlackMatch Racing report from the Congressional Cup: After winning five straight matches in a phenomenal effort yesterday, we needed only one win today to progress through to the semi finals, meanwhile Johnie Berntsson needed to win all three of his matches to progress and in true Swedish style, Johnie did just that while we suffered three losses and fell short of qualifying.. ...[more]
Another frustrating day in the NZ Womens Match Racing
By Barry Davies,
5:18 PM Sat 28 Mar 2009
Racing in the Womens Match Racing Nationals didn’t get underway until after 4.00 pm when the Race Committee, after searching several possible venues on the Waitemata Harbour, chose the waters between the Chelsea sugar works and Watchman’s Island to the West of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. ...[more]
Frustrating opener to NZ Womens Match Racing Championships
By Barry Davies and Sail-World,
5:08 PM Fri 27 Mar 2009
Frustration was the order of the first day of the 2009 New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships, sailed on the inner Waitemata Harbour off the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
The fleet of 10 teams was towed out into the racing area twice during the day, only to be sent back inshore because what wind there was, just died away. ...[more]
Zenza NZ Women’s National Keelboat Championship start Saturday 3 April
By Tash Paget, Royal Akarana YC,
7:14 AM Fri 27 Mar 2009
Royal Akarana Yacht Club is running the Zenza NZ Women’s National Keelboat Championships 2009 from 3 – 5 April 2009. This event will be the third high profile event to be held in the new Platu 25 Keelboat Class here in Auckland, NZ.
It is also one of the top Women’s Keelboat Yachting events in New Zealand, and this year’s event has attracted many top female sailors ...[more]
Samba by Night, Nations Cup by Day - Kiwis on Tour Diary for Day 2
By Kiwi Nations Cup Media,
9:10 PM Thu 26 Mar 2009
Adrian Short, Scott Burling, Peter Burling and Will Tiller are representing New Zealand at the Nations Cup in Brazil. They report: '.Our second day started well. We pushed the American team over the line and managed to win the race despite a very dubious umpire call (where we were forced to tack with a spinnaker and deemed to have not tried to keep clear) ...[more]
Tough day at the office for BlackMatch on Day 2 of Congressional Cup
By BlackMatch Media,
5:04 PM Thu 26 Mar 2009
Hello again from BlackMatch in California,
Four matches were completed today and the first round robin was completed, however we could only manage 1 win over last years runner up and Bermuda Gold Cup champion Johnie Berntsson from Sweden. Our 3 losses today came against the rampaging Terry Hutchinson who has lost only one race, 2007 champion Mathieu Richard and surprise package Franchesco Bruni ...[more]
OKI 24 Hour Race to get underway at 2 p.m. this Saturday
By Christine Meads,
6:03 AM Thu 26 Mar 2009
One of New Zealand’s most unique yachting events – the OKI 24 Hour Race will get underway at 2 p.m. this Saturday (28th March) at Auckland’s Lake Pupuke. Run by the Murrays Bay SC the OKI 24 Hour Race requires competing teams to sail non-stop in rotating shifts for a period of 24 hours in Laser class boats. Sailing the Legends boat at the OKI 24 hour will be Ray Davies, (ETNZ) and Dan Slater ...[more]
Kiwis dominate in Japan ISAF Youth regatta
By Clifton Webb,
5:52 AM Thu 26 Mar 2009
Josh Porebski, George Lane and Rachel Basevi along with coach Clifton Webb have dominated the Japanese ISAF Youth World Championship Youth selection regatta in Wakayama Japan sailing in the Laser Radial ...[more]
Mixed fortunes for New Zealand on Day 1 of Nations Cup
11:08 PM Wed 25 Mar 2009
The NZ Team at the National Cup report on Day 1 of racing: It was an interesting day on the water, starting at 2pm after the girls who raced in the morning. The top mark was placed about 100m max from the shore with an offshore breeze so the course was shifty with flat water. ...[more]
BlackMatch have good opening day at Congressional Cup
By BlackMatch Media,
11:04 PM Wed 25 Mar 2009
BlackMatch Racing reports from the Congressional Cup: 'Today was the opening day of the prestigious Congressional Cup Grade 1 Match Racing Event, in Long Beach California. The event is sailed in 6 man Catalina 37's, which are big powerful boats, so for our two extra crew we have enlisted the expertise of the legendary Rod Davis ...[more]
Dickey with Team Oceanbridge win the New Zealand Platu 25 Champs
By Simon Dickey,
9:27 AM Wed 25 Mar 2009
The Platu Nationals regatta was held in Auckland over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of March: The first and only race sailed on Saturday had the wind coming out of the south east with everyone jostling around for the boat-end advantage at the start. We took a more conservative approach and started a few boat lengths down the line so we could escape the start box with good speed and clear air. ...[more]
ForceRacing finishes 4th in inaugural Platu 25 Nationals
By Andrew Brown,
7:59 PM Sun 22 Mar 2009
The first Platu 25 Nationals were held over the weekend at Royal Akarana Yacht Club. With a big high pressure area over the country there was very little wind, and on Saturday we only managed one race. On Sunday we did however manage to get six races completed in 6 knots of wind dropping to around 2 to 3 knots in the last race. ...[more]
New Zealand, Great Britain and Italy win at IFDS World Blind Sailing
By Jacky James,
1:31 PM Sat 21 Mar 2009
New Zealand has successfully defended its world championship team event title at the IFDS World Blind Sailing Championships sailed on Rotorua this week. Itlay and Great Britain won the B1 and B3 events respectively. New Zealand wins the 2009 title after securing a gold in the B2 fleet, and two silver medals in the B1 and B3 fleets. ...[more]
Young Kiwis prepare for the ISAF Nations Cup in Brazil
By Burling Media,
9:26 AM Sat 21 Mar 2009
The ISAF Nations Cup is 'a global competition to find the world's top match racing nation and develop match racing infrastructure around the world'. The 2009 Grand Final will be sailed next week in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Around the world, trials have been held to select representatives from each region (N America, Sth America, Oceania, Asia, Europe x2) ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ goes sailing - images and video of the new TP52
By Richard Gladwell,
8:35 AM Sat 21 Mar 2009
Since her launching after the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, Emirates Team New Zealand 's TP52 has been a regular sight on the Waitemata Harbour as she works up against another newly launched TP52 Artemis, before both are shipped to Europe for competition on the Med Cup Circuit. Hulls, sails and spars are by Cookson Boats, North Sails and Southern Spars. See two sailing videos here ...[more]
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