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Yachting NZ Briefings for 1 September 2010 By Yachting NZ, 8:46 PM Wed 1 Sep 2010
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest ...[more]


America's Cup news: Dean Barker supports disabled and elite sailors By Mandy Burt, , 9:45 PM Mon 30 Aug 2010
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker is putting his name to a trust that enables disabled and disadvantaged Bay of Plenty children and teenagers to experience sailing and engage them in the sport. The Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy Trust (BoPSAT) was established in 2004 with the support of Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton, Pat’s Pantry and Bayline Coaches and has now recr ...[more]


Josh Cook and team take out 2010 Winter Match Racing Championships By Matt Steven, Wellington , 1:46 PM Mon 30 Aug 2010
The Winter Match Racing Programme sailors concluded their winter training on the weekend of the 28 and 29 August, with a Grade 5 match racing regatta held out of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. The plan to do a round robin semis and final looked promising with 15 knots expected each day however this did not come to fruition. ...[more]


New Zealand German connection in the Europe Dinghy By Andy Greager, Lake Duemmer , 9:20 AM Sat 28 Aug 2010
German-born New Zealand Europe Class Champion Antje Muller is taking on the veterans at their Global Cup on Lake Duemmer in Germany. For over 20 years, mature sailors from all kinds of countries have been meeting in late August for good racing in pleasant social surrounds. With an age limit of 30 years or older for ladies, and 35 plus for the gents, the International Europe Dinghy Global Veteran C ...[more]


New Zealand Yachting Awards Nominations due next week By Jodie Bakewell-White, Auckland , 6:38 AM Thu 26 Aug 2010
The deadline for Yachting Excellence Awards nominations is fast approaching with nominations due to Yachting New Zealand on or before September 1st 2010. Late nominations may be accepted for performances which take place after the nomination deadline and before the Awards ceremony in November. ...[more]


TeamVodafoneSailing: Simon Hull explains his need for speed - Audio By Richard Gladwell, Auckland. NZ , 9:28 PM Thu 19 Aug 2010
TeamVodafoneSailing's Simon Hull explains why, after sailing 19 Coastal Classics (the annual coastal drag race from Auckland to Russell) he was persuaded to get involved in a serious offshore multihull, which led to the purchase of the ORMA60 'G3' and his plans for the boat. ...[more]


TeamVodafoneSailing: Red boat launches with Vodafone support By Wilde Media and Sail-World, Auckland NZ , 3:10 PM Thu 19 Aug 2010
When TeamVodafoneSailing hits the water in August it will be the fastest sailboat in the country, and one of the fastest in the world. The ORMA60 measures in at 18m (60 foot), the head-turning trimaran is as wide as it is long, and capable of sustaining speeds of 40 knots – more than 74 kilometres per hour. It is a precision balanced machine that requires immense skill to sail and manoeuvre. ...[more]


Yachting New Zealand CEO announces resignation By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 5:48 PM Wed 18 Aug 2010
Des Brennan, Chief Executive has announced that he will be leaving Yachting New Zealand at the end of September: 'I joined Yachting New Zealand early in 2005 following disappointing international results in the preceding Olympic cycle. The organisation lacked clarity of purpose and was under resourced. Today we have a great team of people at Yachting New Zealand.' ...[more]


Stars star for NZL Sailing team on Opening Day of Olympic preview By Richard Gladwell, 5:43 AM Tue 10 Aug 2010
Two NZL sailing team crews lie at the top of the points table in their respective classes after the opening day of the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta. Star class crew, Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk have got off to a flying start at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, as did Andrew Murdoch in the Mens Laser event, scoring a first and second place in the split fleet, to also lie at the top of the point ...[more]


Abuse penalty marks final day of 1851 Cup at Cowes By Stuart Alexander, Cowes, IOW, England , 9:37 AM Sat 7 Aug 2010
Passion boiled over, a rare penalty for abuse was the result, TeamOrigin, after winning the start of the first of three races in Stokes Bay, was in a tight situation at the top turning mark and appealed to umpire Bill Edgerton, who waved them away. The volley of fruity reaction was loud. Edgerton was overheard saying: 'I'm not having that' and promptly blasted the Brits ...[more]


Waka Racing: Wrap up on Pornichet By Waka Racing Media, 6:31 AM Fri 6 Aug 2010
New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing report from the ISAF Grade 1 regatta in Pornichet: Here's a quick run down of what is coming up for the team and also a late report of the last day in Pornichet. A disappointing end which Garthy (Ellingham) has exquisitely portrayed here in his rendition of the final day. ...[more]


Images from Prince of Wales Cup - The Flying Fourteens By Ian Roman, 8:42 AM Sun 18 Jul 2010
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, presents a gallery of images from the Prince of Wales Cup sailed at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The Int 14 websites reports: After a frustrating first day on Thursday when gale force winds kept the fleet ashore the 14 fleet hoped that Friday would bring better conditions for the PoW race, the historic event was sailed on Saturday, two days late. ...[more]


Images from Istanbul: Kiwis at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds By Dave Kneale, 3:42 PM Sat 17 Jul 2010
Top Volvo Ocean Race photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this gallery of images of the NZL International Yachting Trust Youth Team at the Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, just conclued in Istanbul, Turkey. ...[more]


470 Worlds: New Zealand crew stumble but stay on task in Medal hunt By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 6:57 AM Sat 17 Jul 2010
Conditions off the Hague, Netherlands allowed for three races to be sailed overnight, the NZL Sailing Team pair of Aleh and Powrie recording a DNF in the first race of the day. It was the local girls who shone today in the Netherlands with Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout climbing up to overtake the overnight leaders by winning all three races sailed. Two more days of the regatta remain ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth team score Gold and Silver at Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 6:32 AM Sat 17 Jul 2010
New Zealand has produced two medals – one gold and one silver - at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships which have concluded in Istanbul, Turkey. The final day of the six day event provided the best sailing conditions of the series with reports noting ‘a spectacular summer day with warm sunshine and a gusty offshore breeze ranging from 8 – 14 knots.' ...[more]


Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: NZL has gold, silver spots on penultimate day By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 5:23 AM Fri 16 Jul 2010
New Zealand is lying in podium paces in two fleets with just one day to go at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. Finally the wind came the party in Turkey on the penultimate day of racing where the twelve sailors in the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are competing. Plenty of racing was possible, which sees some changes in the standings, as the world’s premier youth regatta heads ...[more]


Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Kiwis in top three in two events after Day 1 By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World, 5:36 AM Mon 12 Jul 2010
Racing is underway at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with at least two races sailed in each of the eighth classes being contested in Istanbul, Turkey. 'The opening days racing provided a light breeze of 5 – 7 knots from the north-west and warm dry conditions once the early clouds had dispersed,’ describes the official report. ...[more]


Volvo Youth ISAF Sailing World Championship Schedule By ISAF Media, 8:27 PM Tue 6 Jul 2010
The world’s top youth sailors are putting the final touches to their preparation for the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship which takes place from 8 – 17 July in Istanbul, Turkey. There will be a record attendance at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2010, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year in Istanbul. ...[more]


Charlie Barr's Atlantic record holder to sail later this week By Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 6:47 PM Mon 5 Jul 2010
Pierre Alain Varreon presents some images of Atlantic schooner, the three masted replica of the 1905 Atlantic record holder with Charlie Barr. The record lasted for 75 years until 1980 when Eric Tabarly crushed it with Paul Ricard the foiled trimaran. ...[more]


First Short Handed Series race off to a slow start By Richard Gladwell, 11:52 AM Sat 3 Jul 2010
Competitors in the first of the Simrad Shorthanded Series, looked to be in for a long slow day as winds deserted the 50nm race course. The forecast from PredictWind was for winds to gust to three maybe four knots around 1800hrs tonight, otherwise there would be light winds - mostly an onshore breeze for the whole of Saturday and through until mid Sunday morning when winds were expected to build ...[more]


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