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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]

13 year old Waikato sailor takes out Tanner Cup By Nickolas Radovanovic, Napier , 2:49 AM Tue 4 Jan 2011
A young sailor from the central North Island, has won the Tanner Cup, showing skill beyond his 13 years by winning the first two races today in very light and shifty conditions in Napier, making it three in a row and ensuring victory with a race to spare. ...[more]

Massive Fireworks display welcomes the New Year on Waitemata By Richard Gladwell, 8:08 AM Sat 1 Jan 2011
A massive fireworks display, sponsored by Kim Schmitz (Kim DotCom) was centrepiece of Auckland's celebrations to welcome the New Year, and new decade on the Waitemata harbour, last night, starting at the stroke of midnight. This year's display was much more spectacular than usual and was run from a barge in the Waitemata, with a second display launched from the top of the SkyTower ...[more]

P-class and Starling Nationals get underway in Napier in New Year By Richard Gladwell, 8:32 AM Fri 31 Dec 2010
The National Championships for the P class and Starling get underway in Napier, tomorrow, New Year's Day. On New year's Day racing will be held for the Tanner Cup (the inter-provincial championship) for P-class. The first day of racing in the Starling Match Racing Championship will also be staged. ...[more]

NZL 49er sailors Peter Burling & Blair Tuke summarise 2010 By Peter Burling Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 9:05 AM Thu 23 Dec 2010
We arrived home in NZ on Sunday after 45 days training and racing our 49er in Australia – 4 regattas and a lot of fun. Debriefs and 2011 planning are now all done in time for Christmas. ...[more]

TeamVodafoneSailing hopes for policy change on Hobart race By Zoe Hawkins, 11:03 AM Wed 22 Dec 2010
TeamVodafoneSailing is probably the fastest race yacht in Australasia but it's making no headway in its quest to complete some of Australia's greatest yacht races, including the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The 60 foot trimaran is one of the Orma 60 designs, a European class boat designed for safe but exhilarating solo and fully crewed coastal and offshore racing and record setting. ...[more]

Big turn out expected for the 30th National Keelboat Championships By Boyd Wason, 10:30 PM Mon 20 Dec 2010
On 31st March, New Zealand’s best keelboat crews from across all clubs and divisions, and a handful of brave overseas teams, will come together on the Waitemata Harbour to compete over three days for the title of The 2011 National Keelboat Champion. ...[more]

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