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Editorial: Lifting our Game!
7:47 PM Wed 19 Jul 2006
You may notice a difference in the stories, or rather images, on Sail-World, today. When you click on a Sail-World story, it may look different depending on your Internet connection speed. ...[more]
Editorial: No walk in the park
12:55 PM Mon 17 Jul 2006
After two and a bit days sailing, New Zealand has three sailors in the top ten, with Jason Saunders and Bruce Kennedy sitting in fourth position overall in the Boys 420 after four races. ...[more]
Editorial: Onwards and Upwards!
4:03 PM Fri 14 Jul 2006
There’s a slight lull in the racing scene today with the Finn Gold Cup being the main regatta of interest to New Zealanders. ...[more]
Editorial: A lesson for all
1:52 PM Wed 12 Jul 2006
On Saturday the first in the SIMRAD Two Handed Triple Series was sailed in the Hauraki Gulf. As you may have noticed in our story on Monday, two multihulls capsized in the 25-30 knot winds and difficult sea state. ...[more]
Editorial: Taking Stock
7:37 PM Mon 10 Jul 2006
The first race in the Simrad Two Handed Series occupied centre-stage in the weekend. Forecasted string winds were largely absent for the start but hit later in the race, testing competitors and causing a few casualties. ...[more]
Editorial: Orange II breaks the 750nm barrier!
11:29 AM Fri 7 Jul 2006
Another significant world sailing mark has been set overnight with Bruno Peyron’s Orange II taking more than nine hours off the record held by Steve Fossett sailing Playstation.
Along the way they set a new world 24 hour sailing mark of 766nm – for an average speed of a touch under 32kts. She is also the first sailing vessel to go over the 750nm 24 hour mark! ...[more]
Editorial: Mahé takes the Henley Gems
8:48 PM Thu 6 Jul 2006
Congratulations to Mahé Drysdale on winning the Henley Diamonds, becoming only the second New Zealander to win this prestigious trophy since its donation 156 years ago. The regatta itself started a year before the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. ...[more]
Editorial: Covering a lot of water!
3:42 PM Wed 5 Jul 2006
With the America’s Cup racing over until next year, and the Volvo Ocean Race well finished, we have swung our attention to cover a wider range of sailing events (and even a non-sailing one, too). ...[more]
Editorial: It’s been Six Long Years
1:18 PM Mon 3 Jul 2006
There is a collective sign of relief over New Zealand today, as Emirates Team New Zealand got their campaign firmly back on the rails with a very good win in Louis Vuitton Act 12. ...[more]
Editorial: NZL-84 ahead at the First Cross
11:56 AM Fri 30 Jun 2006
Editorial: From America's Cup to Optimists
11:37 AM Wed 28 Jun 2006
Louis Vuitton Act 12 is generating some serious interest as the racing is becoming anything but the set piece affair, which has been the norm to date. ...[more]
Editorial: Making a mark at Valencia
8:34 AM Mon 26 Jun 2006
Emirates Team New Zealand lie on the top of the points table after four days of match racing in the Louis Vuitton Act 12. This event is really the last match racing opportunity for the Class of 2007 to test each other. After the conclusion of Act 12, Alinghi gets to stand by themselves in the corner, while the Challengers continue to buildup amongst themselves for another nine months or so. ...[more]
Editorial: Early Days!
3:13 PM Sat 24 Jun 2006
Wasn’t it great to be able to sit back last Saturday night and watch around three hours of live rowing on Sky TV?
The timing wasn’t great being scheduled against the All Black Ireland Test Match, but with some judicious channel switching, you could follow both and then flip onto the Rowing live at the end of the Rugby – and pick up the replays on both Sky TV and on Prime TV on Sunday. ...[more]
Editorial: Farewell to one of sailing's icons
9:40 PM Fri 23 Jun 2006
Welcome to the week end edition of Sail-World.com which has been delayed to cover the sail past by Gipsy Moth IV and also to carry the announcement that Sail Auckland has been upgraded to Grade 1 status by ISAF. ...[more]
Editorial: Accolades for ABN Amro One
2:19 PM Wed 21 Jun 2006
The 2005/06 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race finished last night with the prizegiving in Gothenberg, Sweden. Star of the show was the ABN Amro One crew led by New Zealand skipper Mike Sanderson and with five other New Zealand sailors on board. ...[more]
Editorial: Different Worlds
9:53 AM Mon 19 Jun 2006
Ticonderoga is one of the classic entries in the centennial Newport-Bermuda Race. The Francis Herreshoff-designed ketch is now owned by L. Scott Frantz. Originally launched as Tioga, the 100-foot ketch, she finished first in class in 24 of her initial 37 races and set more than 30 course records around the world. ...[more]
Editorial: A very European Focus
By Sail-World NZL,
2:12 PM Fri 16 Jun 2006
The main focus of interest for Kiwi Olympic sailors lies with the European Championships for the Laser Radial, RS:X and 470 classes. ...[more]
Editorial: Expanding our game
9:49 PM Thu 15 Jun 2006
In this edition we feature two new writers, neither of whom should need any introduction. ...[more]
Editorial: The Olympic Questions
7:57 PM Wed 14 Jun 2006
There are three European championships underway on the Continent. For the New Zealanders involved in the 470, Laser Radial and RS:X Mens and Womens events, these regattas are one of two chances to qualify for the Yachting NZ Olympic Squad for 2007. ...[more]
Editorial: Kiwis to the fore in Big Boats
6:27 PM Mon 12 Jun 2006
Welcome to the Monday edition of Sail-World, a little late due to the power cuts and wild weather that has beset Auckland and most of New Zealand. ...[more]
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