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Taylor Burn leads the 2011 Splash Worlds after first day By O'Shea Butler, Lake Lipno, Czech Republic. , 6:09 PM Thu 18 Aug 2011
Testing conditions for Day 1 of the 2011 Splash Worlds have led to some mixed results for the New Zealand team. Taylor Burn is showing exceptional form and was leading after three races with two wins and a third place. Evangeline Masters and Harris Bindon are both in the top half of the field and will be looking to advance during days two and three. ...[more]

TeamVodafoneSailing wins two-boat multihull challenge By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 1:59 PM Mon 1 Aug 2011
TeamVodafoneSailing has now won the two-boat multihull challenge to Southport between itself and Sean Langman’s ORMA 60 ‘Team Australia’ and also sailed across the finish line more than seven hours ahead of Wild Oats XI, the supermaxi line honours winner of the CYCA’s annual Sydney to Gold Coast race. ...[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]

TeamVodafoneSailing hove-to in Tasman Sea gale By Zoe Hawkins, 10:10 AM Thu 21 Jul 2011
TeamVodafoneSailing is expected to arrive in Sydney tomorrow or Saturday, after an eventful crossing where they met fifty knot gales. The boat is currently about 350 nautical miles from Sydney. 'They are okay, they were not able to run under bare poles, so they have been hove to since approximately 11pm last night, and may be for another 24 hours,' says boat manager Patrick O’Reilly. ...[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]

NZL 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke reflect on Weymouth By Peter Burling Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 3:15 PM Sat 18 Jun 2011
NZL Sailing Team members, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, report from on progress in the Olympic 49er campaign: We are just back from the Sail-for-Gold regatta in England, not quite the result we were hoping for, finishing 12th overall. After our bronze medal in Holland a few weeks earlier, it was disappointing to miss the top-10 medal race for the first time in 18 months. ...[more]

NZsailing.net North Island blokart Championships -4th and 5th June By Ross Vickers, Auckland , 4:41 AM Fri 27 May 2011
The NZsailing.net North Island blokart Championships are being held at Ohakea Air Force base over the June long weekend with a field of around 70 sailors expected. Racing will be held in three weight divisions and a 'C' grade division for social sailors giving the casual blokart sailor the chance to sail at this exceptional venue. ...[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]

Flash Gordon too slippery in Harken Young 88 Nationals By Zoe Hawkins, 8:50 PM Mon 18 Apr 2011
Just two weeks before twenty-year old William Tiller departs for the World Match Race Tour in Europe, he has skippered Flash Gordon to victory in the prestigious Harken Young 88 National Championships – one of the most coveted titles in New Zealand yacht racing ...[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]

WASSUP? Magic 25 Nationals – Bucks April 9th & 10th 2011 - That's what By Anne Hirst, Auckland , 8:54 AM Tue 12 Apr 2011
What happens when you get the Magic 25’s together? Some outstanding, one design sportboat racing - very close racing, no room for error, and plenty of stories at the club! The NZ Magic 25 Championships, held on 9-10 April by the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club in the Waitemata harbour was a great example of this! Eight windward leewards over two days for glory and the impressive trophy! ...[more]

Light winds visit Bucks for Harken Schools 420 Team Racing By Michelle Tait, Auckland , 9:31 AM Tue 5 Apr 2011
Light and shifty conditions are usually not on a sailors wish list, unless of course you are teams racing... With the prospect of over 40 races in the first day, and the Auckland Cup up for grabs, competitors had their work cut out for them in light variable conditions. Michelle Tait reports on the weekend's action at the 2011 Harken Schools Teams Racing Auckland Cup. ...[more]

Kerikeri High School leads after Day1 in Harken Schools Regatta By Sara Tucker, Auckland , 5:48 PM Sat 2 Apr 2011
The Kerikeri High School team of helm O’Shea Butler, Sam King, Sam Brierley and Klaus Ohlendorf lead Day 1 of the RNZYS Harken Schools Regatta after winning all four of today’s races. ...[more]

Top schools compete in this weekend's Auckland Cup By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 7:29 PM Tue 29 Mar 2011
On the March 31, seven of the top sailing schools in the region will be battling it out at the 2011 Harken Schools Teams Racing Auckland Cup (Auckland Championships), hosted this year by the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club (BBYC). Aiming to qualify for the national competition later in the year the schools will compete in a double round robin with the top four teams going on to the semi-finals. ...[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]

Harken Match Racing: Light winds and big shifts dictate the finals By Sara Roberts, Auckland , 5:30 PM Tue 15 Feb 2011
CYCA crew Jay Griffin and his crew of Henry Kernot, Hamish Hardy and Will Parker sailed well in the extreme light airs which presented themselves on the Auckland Harbour this afternoon, to win the 2011 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships. ...[more]

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