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NZL Sailing Team: JP Tobin reports from Fremantle on the RS:X +Video By JP Tobin, 8:59 AM Sat 4 Dec 2010
NZL sailing Team member, JP Tobin reports on the Perth International Regatta held at Fremantle, Australia 17-21 November 2010, where he won the bronze medal against most of the top RS:X sailors in the world: 'A solid line up for the Perth International Regatta including four of the top ten from the 2010 World Championships, five of the top ten from the ISAF World rankings and the current Olympic S ...[more]

Waka Racing report from the Monsoon Cup, Day 3 and 4 By Waka Racing Media, 6:42 AM Sat 4 Dec 2010
Waka Racing report from the Australia Cup: The day began today in the most promising conditions yet. It looked like we were back to the Monsoon Cup we know and love. The breeze was up and from the normal direction. However this was short lived and after one race the breeze quickly started to die off and eventually completely crumped. Then returned the light fickle breezes that have proved so diffi ...[more]

BlackMatch: End of an era, as BlackMatch bow out of Monsoon Cup By Blackmatch Racing, 6:05 AM Sat 4 Dec 2010
Sailing in our last Regatta ever as a team, it was the end of an era today for the BlackMatch Racing crew and it couldn’t have come in a more heartbreaking fashion. After showing very mixed form throughout the week our hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals all came down to our last race against the current World Tour leader Mathieu Richard and despite having a great early on advantage, we squa ...[more]

BlackMatch: Deja-vu for Blackmatch at Monsoon Cup By Blackmatch Racing, 5:51 AM Fri 3 Dec 2010
Day two of the World Match Racing Tour Finale did not bode well for BlackMatch Racing, with a lacklustre performance putting us once again up against the ropes. With a start to the regatta reminiscent to last years Monsoon Cup, we have only managed 2 wins from our 6 races and need to win at least 3 of our 5 remaining matches, just to qualify for the quarterfinals ...[more]

BlackMatch: Opening Day of World Champion deciding Monsoon Cup By Blackmatch Racing, 5:58 AM Thu 2 Dec 2010
Today was the opening day of racing at the Monsoon Cup, the Grand Finale of the World Match Racing Tour which will decide the World Match Racing Champion over the next few days. With Frenchman Mathieu Richard holding the lead on the Tour throughout the year, will we see his recent poor form continue and one of the other 4 teams in contention stepping up to the plate? This remains to be seen, but e ...[more]

Sail Auckland - can you help, please? By Sam Morgan, , 8:43 PM Wed 1 Dec 2010
SAIL AUCKLAND 2011 ISAF Grade 1 regatta Wednesday second - Sunday 6th February 2011 needs volunteers to help make the regatta a success. Can you please check your diaries and let the organisers know what day(s) you're able to help out on the water? Already had a number of people put their names forward but there are still need some more people needed to help with mark laying and rescue boats over ...[more]

Valencia Sailing: Racing underway at the Monsoon Cup By Valencia Sailing, 8:34 PM Wed 1 Dec 2010
Good morning from rainy Kuala Terengganu, home of the Monsoon Cup, closing event of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour. This is set to be the most exciting and thrilling edition of the Malaysian event with 5 sailors aiming the world match racing champion title. Any of Mathieu Richard, Adam Minoprio, Ben Ainslie, Torvar Mirsky and Iain Williams can be the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing champion next Su ...[more]

Multihull sets new record set in Around White Island Race By Zoe Hawkins, 8:35 PM Sat 27 Nov 2010
TeamVodafoneSailing has established a race record in one of New Zealand’s longest yacht races The Orma 60 trimaran skippered by Simon Hull and a crew of seven completed the 310nm Around White Island Race in 27 hours and 11 minutes. The fleet of 21 started at 1900hrs on Thursday 25 November, enjoying 20-25 knots from the SouthWest out of the blocks, which built to the thirties near Channel an ...[more]

Full Metal Jacket Racing: Sunseeker Australia Cup By FMJ Racing, Auckland , 7:31 PM Thu 25 Nov 2010
Young Kiwi Match Racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report on the Sunseeker Australia Cup: The team has travelled to Perth for the Sunseeker Australia Cup, which is the last qualifier for the Monsoon Cup. The regatta is sailed in Foundation 36’s, the same class as the Monsoon. Perth is known for the ‘Fremantle Doctor’ which blows 20-30 most days from the SW, creating a perfect racing venue. This year ...[more]

Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards - 2010 Winners and Finalists By Yachting NZ, 8:36 AM Thu 25 Nov 2010
Yachting New Zealand has announced a list of finalists and awardees for the prestigious Yachting Excellence Awards for 2010. Ten Performance Awards, eight Service Awards, two Cruising Awards and the Emerging Talent Award have been announced today and will be presented at the Gala Dinner and Presentation Ceremony to be held in Auckland on the evening of Friday November 26th. ...[more]

Telecom Matchracing Championships: Robertson wins final By Kelly Gilkison, RNZYS Media, 8:54 PM Sun 21 Nov 2010
Phil Robertson was today crowned the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championship beating Josh Junior 3-1 in the final. Robertson joins Dean Barker, Chris Dickson, Gavin Brady & Rod Davis on the list of names engraved on the New Zealand Match Racing Cup. ...[more]

Telecom Match Racing: Robertson has clear round on Day 3 By Kelly Gilkison, RNZYS Media, 9:08 PM Sat 20 Nov 2010
Phil Robertson has continued his domination of the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships coming out on top of the Round Robin series with 15 wins from 16 races. A 3-0 win in the semi-finals advanced him to the finals and he ends the day 1-0 up in the first to three final series. ...[more]

Telecom NZ Match Racing: Youth crew scores significant win on Day 1 By Kelly Gilkison, RNZYS Media, 11:09 PM Thu 18 Nov 2010
This morning’s raising of the AP flag on the Committee Boat, as she wallowed on the flat & glassy waters of the Waitemata Harbour had everyone wondering whether the predicted wind would actually arrive. But with a delay of only an hour, Race Officer Megan Kensington was able to lower the AP flag and the first matches of the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships were underway. ...[more]

Waterwise: Better than a day at work! By Richard Gladwell, 10:19 PM Wed 17 Nov 2010
Auckland has been basking in some glorious weather - 25degrees, a beautiful sea breeze all week - very good for November. Sail-World's camera happened to be passing a Waterwise class in action off Narrow Neck Beach on the North Shore. ...[more]

Images of the 2010 Coastal Classic: Start to Rangitoto Light - 1 By Richard Gladwell, 11:31 AM Fri 22 Oct 2010
Although TeamVodafoneSailing was pulling most of the media interest in the 2010 Coastal Classic, the rest of the fleet looked set to enjoy a good fast, but comfortable race in ideal sailing conditions. ...[more]

Kiteboarder sets new NZ speed record of over 50kts By .., 11:05 PM Thu 21 Oct 2010
Auckland kite boarder Gavin Broadbent has smashed the existing national speed sailing record at the international Luderitz Speed Challenge for sail powered craft. At 50.93 knots, Broadbent has become the first NZ kiteboarder to break 50 knots - at the international competition on Namibia’s coast, attended by 40 of the world’s fastest speed sailors. ...[more]

America's Cup winner reports on his return home By Brad Webb, 10:42 PM Thu 21 Oct 2010
Brad Webb, one of the crew of USA-17 returned home to the club where it all started for him. He reports: Back home in New Zealand recently for a friend’s wedding I took the opportunity to return to Muritai Yacht Club on the shores of Wellington Harbor. Muritai is where I started sailing P Class and it still exemplifies the renowned, homegrown, kiwi yachting culture. ...[more]

Northland Yacht club shut down by Maori occupation By Various Media, , 9:17 PM Thu 21 Oct 2010
Newstalk ZB reports that a Far North yacht club has been occupied by two brothers - nephews of MP Hone Harawira - who are using it as their base of operations for a Treaty protest. The brothers have moved into the Taipa Sailing Club, which is on land they claim is whenua. ...[more]

The Boats of Saggimau from solo sailor Andrew Fagan By .., 7:40 PM Wed 20 Oct 2010
Looking for something for the kids to play with this summer, and teach them the basics of sailing at the same time? Davilon the Morocat is a toy sailing boat designed to ‘free sail’ on a beam reach at right angles to the wind. No batteries or remote control required. ...[more]

Gladwell's Line: Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker? By Richard Gladwell, 11:29 PM Tue 19 Oct 2010
In just over a couple of weeks the International Sailing Federation's Council will have to make a decision as to whether they have the courage to make the biggest changes ever proposed in the Olympic side of the sport; or, will they compromise and try to almost please almost everybody. ...[more]

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