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A look aboard the new JP54: Below decks - the revolving interior! By Richard Gladwell, 10:35 AM Tue 23 Mar 2010
The JP54 is based on the technology developed for high speed short handers of around 60ft in length. She is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) a renowned short handed racer, most recently of Paprec Virbac 2 and the Vendee Globe fame. Below decks she has a number of interesting features including a revolving saloon floor known as a 'satellite'. ...[more]


NZ leads after Day 1 of BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010 By Event Media, 9:23 PM Mon 22 Mar 2010
The opening day of the BMW Sailing Cup World Final 2010 saw the seven competing teams complete four windward-leeward fleet races, with the local Team New Zealand crew holding a 3pt lead over Team Italy. Racing on the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand took place in brisk northwesterly winds of 15-17 knots. After a morning practice session, the racing got away on time at 1pm ...[more]


Top match racing crew win BMW Auckland Regatta By Emily Flynn, 7:10 PM Wed 17 Mar 2010
Thanks to all boats who competed in the BMW Auckland Regatta 2010. There were three days of intense, challenging and close racing. Congratulations to Phil Robertson who won the New Zealand BMW Sailing Cup. Phil and his crew of Garth Ellingham, Sam Bell, Logan Fraser and Brad Farrand progress to the BMW World Sailing Cup to be sailed in Auckland later this month. ...[more]


RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme – Can you handle it? By Sara Tucker, 6:30 PM Wed 17 Mar 2010
Applications are now open for the 2010/2011 Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme. This prestigious sailing programme started in 1987 and has far exceeded expectations producing many sailing champions, now it’s your opportunity to join! ...[more]


Second for Osborne and crew in Women’s Match Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, 10:06 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
The New Zealand Women’s Match-Racing team of Samantha Osborne, Raynor Smeal and Keryn Henderson have finished in second place at the 2010 Harken Women’s International Match Racing Regatta in Sydney, Australia. The kiwis won their semi-final against Olivia Price and crew who were sailing on home waters, by 2-0, and went on to face another Sydney team led by Lucinda Whitty ...[more]


Waka Racing win NZ feeder series for BMW World Cup By Waka Racing, 9:45 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
Waka Racing has just won the New Zealand BMW Sailing Cup in outstanding form. After comfortably winning the fleet racing series they proceeded to win the Match racing series in blistering fashion.They now have the right to represent New Zealand at the BMW Sailing Cup World Final. ...[more]


A quick update from Team Jolly By Team Jolly Media, 9:34 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
Just a quick update about what we have been up to the past few months, and what we are doing next, as we are about to fly out to Europe for our first big regattas of the season. We have spent the NZ summer at home, training hard, and competing in the NZ circuit, including the Sail Auckland regatta, where we sailed a great event and managed to beat all the guys and win overall, which was great fun! ...[more]


Business House Yacht Race 2010 encounters windy weather By RPNYC Events, Wellington , 4:53 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club held its annual Sailing Academy fundraising Business House Yacht Race on Friday 12 March. 10 businesses had entered teams and were spread across 13 boats in a pursuit race with first group away at 2.30pm. The day started well with perfect starts for all boats in great conditions. The majority of the race was completely before the southerly hit. ...[more]


Rata Road Regatta - Simon Gundry repents + Video By Scott Macindoe, Cheltenham Beach, North Shore City , 10:26 AM Sun 14 Mar 2010
Saturday, 6 March saw the 15th edition of the venerable Rata Road Regatta sailed off North Shore's Cheltenham Beach. Confined to 'locals' the event is one of the mostly keenly contested regatta in New Zealand carrying gold plated bragging rights the next 12 months. ...[more]


Record fleet for Paper Tiger North Island Champs at Turangi By Mark Bell, Auckland , 3:22 AM Thu 11 Mar 2010
The Paper Tiger class is enjoying a strong resurgence at present, with an impressive turnout of 45 boats for the recent North Island Champs at Turangi following hard on the heels of a 46 boat regatta at the Napier Nationals. ...[more]


Pellew (AUS) wins New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships 2010 By RNZYS Media, 8:05 PM Mon 8 Mar 2010
Australian Katie Pellew (nee Spithill) won the one and only race in the finals against rival and fellow Australian Nicky Souter to win the LiveSport Telecom sponsored New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championships. The Race Committee was unable to complete any further races in the final series in the allocated time. ...[more]


Final day of drama at 2010 Elliott 5.9 Nationals By Elliott 5.9 Association, Aucland , 11:37 AM Sun 7 Mar 2010
After an action packed final day of racing at the 2010 Elliott 5.9 Champs, no one was immediately certain who had won! But after the numbers were done Slam Dunk had won the contest by one point by using the second discard to her advantage. Voodoo was second by one point, repeating last years result. ...[more]


NZ Womens Match Racing Champs: Unbreakable Tie in Round Robin 1 By Barry Davies, 6:43 AM Sat 6 Mar 2010
Proving just how close the racing is, Australian’s Nicky Souter and Katie Pellew (nee Spithill) plus Kiwi Stephanie Hazard are locked together at the end of Round Robin One on eight wins. The trio are so evenly matched that their eight point scores are unable to be broken, meaning they each beat all of the remaining teams. ...[more]


BlackMatch Racing: Opening Day Omega Cup By BlackMatch Racing Media, 6:31 PM Thu 4 Mar 2010
It has been over a year since BlackMatch sailed a regatta in New Zealand, so when the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta was announced late last year we jumped at the chance to sail in our home waters. The regatta was pitched as a competition between some of the big names in match racing such as Dean Barker, Ben Ainslie, Chris Dickson and Bertrand Pace; versus some up and coming teams such as our ...[more]


2010 Appleton Estate Elliott 5.9 Nationals underway By Simon Manning, Auckland , 2:20 PM Wed 3 Mar 2010
Racing at the 2010 Appleton Estate Elliott 5.9 National Championships begins on Thursday 4 March 2010. Royal Akarana Yacht Club (Auckland) is host club. Twelve races are scheduled with the best ten results to count. The small but high quality fleet includes the handful of boats that have dominated the past 10 National Championships. The event concludes on Saturday 6 March 2010. ...[more]


Great sailing and big water for the Europe Dinghies in Pigeon Bay By Antje Muller, Bay of Islands , 7:14 PM Tue 2 Mar 2010
For this year's edition of the National Championships in the single-handed Europe Class dinghies, competitors from Otago up to Northland got together in the remote Pigeon Bay on Banks Peninsula. Luckily, enough races were completed before Sunday, as the Club grounds had to be evacuated due to the Tsunami warning. ...[more]


Images from Day 3 of the 2010 BMW Auckland Regatta - Gallery 2 By Ivor Wilkins, 5:08 PM Sun 28 Feb 2010
More images from Day3 of the BMW Auckland Regatta, top photographer, Ivor Wilkins presents this second gallery of the day's racing ...[more]


Images from Day 3 of the 2010 BMW Auckland Regatta - Gallery 1 By Ivor Wilkins, 5:02 PM Sun 28 Feb 2010
It was a more careful Day 3 of the BMW Auckland Regatta, top photographer, Ivor Wilkins presents this gallery of the day's racing ...[more]


Tsunami doesn't deter sailors in final of 2010 BMW Auckland Regatta By Ivor Wilkins, 3:34 PM Sun 28 Feb 2010
The final day of the BMW Auckland Regatta saw some tight battles around a picturesque Hauraki Gulf course today as the front-runners battled to confirm their positions while those still in contention sought to unseat them. In two divisions, the outcome was already sealed and the leaders knew they had done enough in the first two days of racing to ensure they could not be dislodged. ...[more]


Tsunami cuts North Sails 420 Nationals short By Anthea Dunning, Devonport , 1:54 PM Sun 28 Feb 2010
The tide was in and so was a good sailing breeze, but unfortunately the Pacific Tsunami warning prevented any further racing today in the North sails 420 Nationals at Murrays Bay SC. James Turner (Murrays Bay) and Logan Dunning Beck (Wakatere) had already won the regatta the day before with a race to spare. Thomas Saunders (Tauranga) and Chris Steele(Wakatere) held on to second place ...[more]


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