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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]
Images of Bay of Islands Sailing Week: The Multihulls
By Christine Webb,
7:41 AM Wed 26 Jan 2011
Bay of Islands Sailing Week is over for another year. Here we present the second of several galleries of images from regatta photographer, Christine Webb, covering the sailing action - this one of the Multihulls ...[more]
Book Extract: 'The Pope of Sailing' - Bungy McRae at the RYS, Cowes
By Paul Henderson,
9:39 PM Tue 25 Jan 2011
Former ISAF President and Int 14 sailor, Paul Henderson represented Canada in the 1958 Prince of Wales Trophy, sailed in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Bungy McRae was one of the New Zealand team at that regatta.
In this extract from his excellent book 'The Pope of Sailing', Henderson outlines his relationship with McRae, who hailed from from Rotorua ...[more]
2011 Pacific Quarter Ton Championships and Reunion at Panmure
By John Bennett,
6:48 AM Wed 19 Jan 2011
The Panmure Yacht & Boating Club offers the original PGH/Lynn Pacific Quarter Ton Cup for annual competition, to be conducted by PYBC. The trophy can be competed for in 2011 in a reunion regatta for yachts that were once holders of a Quarter Ton Class Rating, or a sister ship ...[more]
Day Three of the P Class and Starling National Championships
By Nickolas Radovanovic, Napier ,
8:24 AM Sat 8 Jan 2011
A strong northwesterly on Day3 added to the variety of sailing conditions offered at the Starling National Championship and Tauranga Cup, hosted by Napier Sailing Club. ...[more]
Cantabrian wins Starling Match Racing Series
By Sail-World Correspondent, Napier ,
7:36 PM Tue 4 Jan 2011
A Canterbury sailor has taken out the 2011 Starling Match Racing Series today in Napier, holding off a strong challenge from Northern District's Alice Noyer to win the best of five final by three wins to two. ...[more]
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