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P class: Stack Interiors Tauranga Cup - Race reports and Images
By P Class Media,
6:53 AM Tue 17 Jan 2012
Over forty young sailors competed in the 2012 Stack Interiors Tauranga Cup. The event was sailed off the Murray's Bay Sailing Club on Auckland's North Shore. Most of the top young sailors in New Zealand competed in the event, including several from the recent World Optimist Championships, sailed at Napier. ...[more]
Hamilton sailor wins Tanner and Tauranga Cup P class double
6:33 AM Tue 17 Jan 2012
Isaac McHardie (Hamilton Yacht Club) has achieved a mark made by only a few young New Zealand sailors, winning the P class double, after he secured a very well deserved victory in the Tauranga Cup, for open fleet competition. Many of New Zealand's top sailors, including Russell Coutts, Dean Barker, Chris Dickson have their names on one, or in a few cases, both trophies. ...[more]
2012 Starling Match Racing Championship sailed in identical boats
By Brian Peet, Murrays Bay ,
9:59 AM Sat 14 Jan 2012
The 2012 North Sails Starling Match Racing championship was completed at Murrays Bay over Jan 10-13. In the event’s 21 year history, this was the first event sailed in class association supplied identical boats. The fibre-glass hulls fitted with identical Southern Spars carbon masts, new North sails and new MacKay foils provided the perfect match racing equipment platform for the regatta. ...[more]
Yachting New Zealand makes stand on Aquaculture intrusion on cruisers
6:48 PM Wed 16 Nov 2011
A New Zealand national sports organisation, Yachting New Zealand has issued a statement setting out the organisation's position on legislation and application and licence approvals that will enable the aquaculture industry to achieve its goal of becoming a $1 billion contributor to the New Zealand economy. ...[more]
The Ceramco Files: 'Cape Town at Last'
By Peter Montgomery, Alan Sefton and Sail-World, South Atlantic Ocean ,
12:36 PM Fri 23 Sep 2011
Eleven days after the mast broke. Peter Blake reports: 'This is more like it. For most of the night we were doing between 9 and 12 knots, rocketing along under the red and white ‘Sooty Sail’, storm jib (as staysail), four-reefed main and trisail (as mizzen staysail).' ...[more]
The Ceramco Files: The Crew's Views
By Peter Montgomery, Alan Sefton and Sail-World, Auckland, NZL ,
2:27 PM Tue 20 Sep 2011
I think the euphoria has got to the Doc. The log last night read: ‘Dr Trevor Agnew just saw a racehorse run across a paddock. I think all those pills are getting to him.’ The writing was Simon’s. Someone else added: ‘I’m surprised you think.’ The humour is back. ...[more]
The Ceramco Files: 'We've somewhat slowed down'
By Peter Montgomery, Auckland, NZL ,
6:42 PM Mon 12 Sep 2011
Ceramco New Zealand skipper Peter Blake makes the first call back to Peter Montgomery, telling New Zealand what happened just after 1230pm about 100 miles north of Ascension Island on September 21. ...[more]
Titirangi sailing club opens doors to visitors
By Zoe Hawkins,
1:13 PM Tue 30 Aug 2011
The 2011-2012 sailing season commences in October, and French Bay Yacht Club – which is West Auckland’s only yacht club - offers terrific opportunities for Auckland sailors.
Five years ago, French Bay Yacht Club in Titirangi was down to a handful of members struggling to keep the club afloat. ...[more]
2011 SSANZ B&G Simrad 60…. a Young 88 'Tail'
By Rick Hackett, Auckland ,
4:51 PM Sun 21 Aug 2011
As a little boy (and still today), I loved a story about Scuppers the Sailor Dog.
Scuppers wanted to go to sea, and like myself he found a little boat with a sail, that had a hook for his coat, and a hook for his hat, and when it was dark he made his bed and went to sleep.
Well he did, however I was on the harbour in this month’s Simrad 60, but still with that childhood dream. ...[more]
Flying 15 Worlds: Napier crew lead with four world old jib
By Graeme Robinson,
8:52 PM Sat 23 Jul 2011
Napier Sailing Club member, Graeme Robinson reports from the Flying Fifteen Worlds in Hayling Island, where he and James Sandall are leading the event after the first day of racing. Only one race was completed on Day 1 of the Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. It was a frustrating light wind day for the fleets, with constant shifts frustrating the PRO in setting a start. ...[more]
Javelins go Wireless
By Antje Muller, Tauranga ,
6:29 AM Sun 17 Jul 2011
This weekend, a motivated group of Javelin Skiff sailors met in Tauranga to try their sailing skills on International One Metre yachts supplied by the Tauranga Radio Controlled Sailing Club. ...[more]
Zoke Kiwi Match: Chasing the European Summer
By Logan Fraser, Vladdivostok ,
5:19 PM Thu 14 Jul 2011
As winter finally starts kicking in back home in New Zealand the Zoke Kiwi Match team is back off overseas for the start of our Northern Hemisphere tour. The next 3 months are going to be pretty full on as we head around the world, chasing summer and a spot on the Match Racing World Tour. ...[more]
Wellington to host Global Sailing Challenge during Rugby World Cup
By RPNYC Events, Wellington ,
5:13 PM Thu 14 Jul 2011
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club in Wellington has laid down the challenge to sailors visiting New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup to got to Wellington and compete in the Global Sailing Challenge.
The Global Sailing Challenge is designed to give visiting sailors an opportunity to participate in a fun sailing regatta during the quarter finals weekend. ...[more]
Young New Zealand windsurfers off to World Champs
By Bruce Spedding, San Francisco ,
5:05 PM Thu 14 Jul 2011
Seven young windsurfers plus coach are heading over to San Francisco this week for the 2011 Techno 293 World Championships.
Based at the St Francis Yacht Club, directly in front of the Golden Gate bridge, the event runs from 17 to 24 July. The kiwi sailors, four boys and three girls, are all in their mid-teens, and come from sailing clubs in Whangaparaoa, Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch. ...[more]
TeamVodafoneSailing hits 30kts on the Waitemata + Onboard Video
By Richard Gladwell,
7:10 AM Wed 25 May 2011
Sail-World's New Zealand Editor, Richard Gladwell, had the privilege to sail aboard the ORMA60 trimaran yesterday afternoon on the Waitemata. What started out as a foggy windless day in Auckland developed into a moderate breeze of around 12 knots. Not sure from which direction as we always seemed to be sailing on the wind, or with just cracked sheets. Welcome to the world of apparent wind sailing ...[more]
PCSC Autumn Series Day - 1 Hobie Fleet 46 Visits
By Chris Mitchell, Point Chevalier ,
4:08 PM Mon 9 May 2011
May 8th, 10am start at Pt Chev was first race of the Point Chevalier Autumn Series. The Hobie Fleet 46 guys led by Zane Bloomfield made a visit along with their honorary Nacra members. Sea Scouts were present plus a good mix of club members including Sunbursts, Lasers, 3.7 and Javelin. ...[more]
Laser designer and Int 14 sailor pays tribute to Geoff Smale
By Bruce Kirby,
3:03 PM Thu 14 Apr 2011
Canadian sailor and designer Bruce Kirby,better known as the designer of the highly successful Laser class was one of those who competed on the 1958 Prince of Wales Cup, along with Geoff Smale who died last weekend in a light aircraft accident. Here he pays tribute to his old friend ...[more]
Images of the Round the North Island Race: Wellington stopover
By Images Genevieve Howard; Words: SSANZ,
10:37 PM Tue 1 Mar 2011
Wellington based photo-journalist Genevieve Howard captured these images of the Two Man Round North Island Race during their Wellington stopover. The first yacht, Cookson 50 Akatea, arrived in Wellington on Friday afternoon ahead of a vicious southerly front which pounded the rest of the fleet with 40 knot headwinds on Friday night. Many yachts took shelter in New Plymouth or the Marlborough Sound ...[more]
'Classic' - The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand
By Rob Tickner and Richard Gladwell,
9:02 PM Sat 29 Jan 2011
Classic boats are treasured the world over, but this recently launched book concentrates on the classic boats of New Zealand, and in particular rejuvenation of the one of the great classic racing yacht fleets in the world.
'Classic: The Revival of Classic Boating in New Zealand' has received outstanding reviews since its launch last month. ...[more]
NZ Laser Nationals decided on a countback
By NZ Laser Assoc and Sail-World, Takapuna, NZL ,
8:09 AM Wed 26 Jan 2011
2008 Olympic representative, Andrew Murdoch has won the 2011 New Zealand National Laser Championships, sailed at Torbay. Two day's racing were lost due to inclement weather, resulting in the regatta being shortened to just eight races, allowing one discard.
Murdoch won the title on a countback from Wellington's top performing Josh Junior. ...[more]
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