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Etchells World Championship - Red wine? By Tracey Johnstone, , 6:40 AM Thu 23 Feb 2012
Etchells World Championship - Early this week a little bit of gossip was whispered in ear of the event writer; something about a couple of gentlemen Etchells sailors having a long-standing red wine bet based on their results at each Championship. So what can a writer do when the whisperer is unsure of the details but go to the source to find out if it is truth or fiction. ...[more]

Round New Zealand Race starts on Saturday By SSANZ, 11:08 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The afternoon of Saturday, 25 February 2012 in Auckland will see a very special group of boats start on the first leg of four that will take them anti-clockwise entirely round the two islands of New Zealand in The Round New Zealand Race 2012. ...[more]

Ponsonby Cruising Club: Mega Marine Garage Sale this Saturday By Ponsonby Cruising Club, 10:18 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven Marina Saturday 25 February: Mega Marine Garage Sale - Bargains Galore ! We have a brand new 2.6m inflatable dinghy, a new Stand Up Paddleboard just waiting for a buyer PLUS we have lots of second hand gear two sailing dinghies - an Optimist and a Starling with a trailer. ...[more]

OKI 24-hr Race Winners announced By Danielle Wright, 10:05 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The OKI 24-hr sailing race on Lake Pupuke over the weekend saw Dan Slater (Olympic Representative Finn class) and Andrew Murdoch (current Olympic representative Laser class) win the Legends race against Prada and Emirates NZ teams. ...[more]

Reigning champion Silvertip retains 2012 NZ Millennium Cup By Mike Rose, 9:39 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Reigning NZ Millennium Cup champion, Silvertip, was declared the winner of the 2012 NZ Millennium Cup following the late abandonment of the Yachting Developments fourth race on Saturday, February 18. Silvertip is a high performance 33.8-metre sloop built by Yachting Developments in Auckland in 2001. ...[more]

Evolution Sails revealed as naming rights sponsor for Sail Noumea By Suellen Hurling, 9:26 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Royal Akarana Yacht Club is proud to announce Evolution Sails as the premier naming rights sponsor for the Auckland leg of Sail Noumea 2012. Evolution Sails have been involved in the Sail Noumea seminar series since its inception and has taken the premier naming rights sponsorship position. The Auckland leg of the race is now named Evolution Sails – Sail Noumea 2012. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 Day 3 - More images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery images, 9:25 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
More images from day 3 of the Etchells World Championship from photographer Ingrid Abery. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 day 3 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery images, 9:16 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The Etchells World Championship continued off Sydney today and photographer Ingrid Abery captured the action. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Overall lead to Aussie Tom King By Tracey Johnstone, 8:57 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Etchells World Championship - Tom King stamped his name on Sydney back in September 2000 and it seems like he intends doing it again in 2012 as he steered his Iron Lotus team to overall lead today. Australian skipper King and crew of Ivan Wheen, David Edwards and Owen McMahon have delivered consistent results in the first four races of the championship with a second, sixth, third and second. ...[more]

2012 OK Dinghy Hurricane Classic, Worser Bay, Wellington By Bob Smith, Worser Bay Boating Club, Wellington , 6:44 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The 2012 Hurricane Classic always looked like being just that, a classic, and it delivered in spades. Current leader of the NZOK Tour (and Worser Bay Boating Club Vice Commodore) Luke 'Colt' O’Connell stepped up to the plate this year and organised a fantastic event ...[more]

2012 Paper Tiger North Island Championships this weekend By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 6:31 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The 2012 New Zealand Paper Tiger North Island Freshwater Series continues this weekend with the North Island Catamaran Championships being hosted by the Turangi Yacht Club. The event will see over 40 Paper Tigers (along with up to a dozen 'A' Class Cats) from all over the North Island competing in spectacular fashion on Stump Bay, Lake Taupo with racing expected to produce some very tight resul ...[more]

Team Jolly take out the NZ 470 National Title By Jo Aleh, Auckland , 4:34 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
The 2012 NZ 470 Nationals was held this weekend in Tauranga, and after a truly terrible first day (not results wise, but torrential rain, no wind and freezing temperatures) the last two days of the regatta were held on two perfect summer days (a rather rare occurrence this summer...) ...[more]

Etchells Worlds Day 3 - Who is the King after four races? By Sail-World.com, 2:11 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012. It was a crazy day offshore yesterday with Etchells racing being impossibleas the winds gusted into the mid 30’s against a two knot set. ...[more]

Final Report BIC Techno Oceania's and RS:X Nationals By Brian Haybittle, polarkiwis@xtra.co.nz , 4:58 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
February proved again that the wind can be very shifty and light for running events. Great for socialising on the beach but more difficult for setting courses. The boards again took to the water after lunch and only managed one short race in each class before the wind dropped. Even though the wind was onshore it proved to be very shifty. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 day 2 abandoned By Tracey Johnstone, 2:41 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
The Etchells Worlds 2012 race committee abandoned racing for today. It is intended that there will two races tomorrow. Then two races on Thursday, two on Friday and one on Saturday. 'The forecast for tomorrow looks absolutely perfect and improving as the week goes on. We are confident we can get back on track,' said PRO Wilson. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds Day 2 – Horror seas means racing abandoned By www.sail-world.com, 1:06 PM Tue 21 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds Day 2. Fleet held in Watson's Bay. As Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson explained 'The conditions today with wind against a two knot south flowing set, are huge. We are in no hurry to drop the AP; we are very concerned if if we start racing we might sink half the fleet. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 - Magpie on form + Day 1 Video By Tracey Johnstone, 7:19 AM Tue 21 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 - On day one of competition, the Aussie team of Graeme Taylor, Grant Simmer, and Steve Jarvin aboard Magpie, were back on form. Taylor finished fourth in race one and then a firm first in race two of the day to place first overall with five points. ...[more]

Etchells Worlds Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery images, 8:56 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 images from day one racing by photographer Ingrid Abery. ...[more]

2012 Victorian Moth Sate Championship - To be continued .... By Leigh Dunstan, Melbourne , 4:25 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012
The 2012 KA Sail Victorian Moth State Championships started in a challenging fashion with the first four races sailed in 0-15 knots ...[more]

Etchells Worlds 2012 day 1 - Taylor leads after two races By Sail-World.com, 3:09 PM Mon 20 Feb 2012
The Etchells Worlds 2012 started with the three committee boats hanging in the south flowing tide which was 1.5 to 2 knots on the start line. ...[more]

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