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FMJ Racing report from Spain - Day 1 By FMJ Racing, 10:32 PM Thu 29 Apr 2010
FMJ Racing report from Spain - Day 1: Day one started early this morning with a run, followed by chocolate biscuits for breakfast. With a scheduled start at 11 the wind did not play ball, racing eventually got underway at around 1. With the breeze around 10-12kts our first match saw us up against Damien Iehl world number 5. ...[more]

French Olympic Sailing Week – Two races for all, Winther up into fifth By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 8:15 AM Thu 29 Apr 2010
Sailors were on the water well into the evening to catch up on racing lost over previous days at day four of French Olympic Sailing Week in Hyeres, France. 'The racing committees in Hyères have been hard at work today trying to maximise racing in all classes. The wind has been capricious again, light and shifty, dying then starting again,' states today’s event report. All the kiwis sailed a ...[more]

French Olympic Sailing Week - Josh Junior starts with a Laser bullet By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 6:54 AM Mon 26 Apr 2010
Only limited racing took place on day one at French Olympic Sailing Week which started overnight in Hyeres, France. Of the New Zealand entries, only the Laser sailors and women’s match racers sailed, with the RS:X, Radial, 470 and Finn fleets either kept ashore or unable to complete any races. Winds were light and fluky with racing getting underway an hour and a half past the scheduled time of 110 ...[more]

NZ-USA Global Ocean Race team is revealed By GOR Media, 9:04 PM Sun 25 Apr 2010
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) is pleased to take the covers off one of its anonymous entries. The team from New Zealand signed-up for the race in early February and will be skippered by Conrad Colman from Auckland who will be joined by co-skipper Ryan Finn from Louisiana, USA. The 26 year-old Kiwi comes to the GOR with a variety of experience ...[more]

Waka Racing launch 2010 campaign and web site By Waka Racing Media, 7:26 PM Sun 25 Apr 2010
Waka Racing is back and better than ever. With a new web site, www.wakaracing.com, and a big off-season behind us, the tension is brewing for the start of our Europe campaign. It has not all been fun and games over the summer down under, with the team working hard on fitness and strength with a bit of sailing in between. Starting off the year with a second place at the Warren Jones youth regat ...[more]

Light winds for ANZAC Moths at Takapuna By Andrew Brown, Northshore , 3:00 PM Sun 25 Apr 2010
Takapuna held its annual ANZAC weekend regatta, and the International Moths got out racing again. Saturday was a Southwest offshore breeze from 7 to 11 knots, so we were foiling nearly all the time, Sunday was an amazing autumn day, however with only a very light North East Breeze developing. ...[more]

Big Kiwi team in Hyeres for World Cup event By Jodie Bakewell-White, 5:47 PM Sat 24 Apr 2010
Sixteen kiwi sailors are in Hyeres, France to represent New Zealand at 2010 Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta for Olympic class sailors. Racing starts in France on Sunday 25th, and runs for six days with medal races and prize-giving planned for Friday 30th. Semaine Olympique Française, Hyères is the fourth of seven events in the 2009-10 ISAF Sailing World Cup series ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ's Volvo campaign - a three week wonder? By Richard Gladwell, 11:06 PM Fri 23 Apr 2010
In the secretive underworld of the America’s Cup, the Deep Throat's say: 'if you want to find out the truth, follow the money'. To understand Emirates Team New Zealand’s fledgling Volvo Ocean Race campaign, maybe the phrase should be altered to say 'follow the dates' rather than the money. In just three weeks, Emirates Team New Zealand would have us believe that they have put together a Vol ...[more]

Eight year legal saga comes to an end for US boardsailor By TVNZ News, 6:17 PM Wed 21 Apr 2010
American boardsailor Kimberly Birkenfeld has lost her nearly eight-year bid to get $15 million damages from Olympic gold medallist Bruce Kendall and Yachting New Zealand. Once the United States' top female boardsailor, Birkenfeld suffered severe brain and spinal injuries in 2002 when her windsurfer collided with a Yachting New Zealand-owned motorboat driven by Kendall in Greece. ...[more]

JP Tobin and friends take on the Anaconda Adventure + wild RS:X video By Sail-World and Anaconda Adventure, 5:27 PM Wed 21 Apr 2010
Do you live for a good weekend… for the opportunity to escape the shackles of everyday life, to get some fresh air, mix with some mates, tackle a challenge and enjoy an adventure? If this sounds like you then welcome to your nirvana. Top boardsailer, JP Tobin will be in one team entered for the inaugural Anaconda Adventure Race which will be contested in Waihi this Saturday 1 May. ...[more]

RPNYC seeks to restore Clyde Quay Harbour on Wellington's waterfront By RPNYC Events, Wellington , 11:12 AM Wed 21 Apr 2010
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club plans to increase public access to Wellington's harbour and restore Clyde Quay as the 'jewel in the crown' of the city's waterfront. ...[more]

Top 18ft Skiff crew set to miss ANZAC regatta and cop big freight bill By Dave Healy, 7:36 PM Tue 20 Apr 2010
Chris Skinner and his crew on Bassett Plumbing & Drainage are looking like they may miss the opportunity to defend their ANZAC regatta title due to being given a hefty shipping bill this week, which will likely need to be paid for the boat to be released. In order to better prepare themselves for the JJ Giltinan Championship in February, Bassett Plumping & Drainage shipped.. ...[more]

Barker wins three, four tossed out, on first day of Young 88 Nationals By Cathy Vercoe, LuvMyBoat.com, 6:50 AM Sun 18 Apr 2010
The first day of the NZ Young 88 Nationals dawned fine but still as the predicted 10 - 15 knots of breeze took a while to eventuate. Crews worked hard to chase the fingers of breeze up the course and the first race was won by the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron's Youth Development Squad on Sister Moonshine who started well and worked hard to maintain their lead. With some of New Zealand's best sailors, in ...[more]

Kerikeri High School win School Team Sailing Nationals By Kirsty Laws, Warkworth , 8:55 PM Fri 16 Apr 2010
Kerikeri High School has won the National Secondary School Team Sailing Championships ahead of Tauranga Boys College, after a final day disrupted by strong southerly winds. The two teams had dominated the A fleet throughout the regatta. Napier Girls High School, the top seeded girls' team, retained their position throughout the event and won the girls final series, with New Plymouth Girls second. ...[more]

Twenty crews face off in the Harken Young 88 Nationals, this weekend By Zoe Hawkins, 8:51 AM Fri 16 Apr 2010
When the Young 88 fleet gathers for its annual national championship event, you can guarantee a fleet packed with sailors who are not only amongst the best in the country, but the very best in the world. Twenty boats will contest the Harken Young 88 National Championships taking place this weekend, 17-18 April in Auckland. The winning skipper and crew will be considered one of the very best sail ...[more]

18 teams to contest Club Marine National Keel Boat Championship By Mark Overington, RAYC , 1:25 PM Thu 15 Apr 2010
Up to 18 teams will hit the water to contest the prestigious Club Marine National Keelboat Championship title starting April 29th. Royal Akarana Yacht Club will host the event which runs over four days with the winner to be decided on May 2nd. ...[more]

Big fleet for Maersk/Ronstan/North Sails 18 ft skiff ANZAC Regatta By Graham Catley, 9:02 PM Wed 14 Apr 2010
The fourth Maersk/Ronstan/North Sails 18 ft skiff ANZAC regatta will be sailed out of the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay, from April 22-25. Four boats from Australia will be competing along with 10 boats from NZ giving a solid fleet of 14 boats. NZ will be privileged to host, one of the Australian competitors, Yandoo sailed by John Winning (Woody). ...[more]

Devonport Yacht Club: Mayday Mayday Sale Sale By Mike Strong, 8:42 PM Wed 14 Apr 2010
Devonport Yacht Club is staging a Mayday Sale for bargain hunters, drop by and have a great day out for the whole family! enjoy the fun with Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Sausage Sizzle, Huge garage sale, books, Heaps of Jewellery, Ornaments, toys, marine section, plants, DVD’s and other great events. Fundraising for the Devonport Yacht Club building renovations ...[more]

Yachting NZ: Name the Elliott 6's and win a NZL Sailing Team jacket! By Jodie Bakewell-White, 8:08 PM Wed 14 Apr 2010
Two new women’s match racing Elliott 6 yachts are due to arrive in the country and Yachting New Zealand is asking for your help to name them. Entry is open to any member of a Yachting New Zealand affiliated yacht club. A christening is planned for early in June and we are asking for submissions to name the new arrivals with a SLAM NZL Sailing jacket for the winning entry. ...[more]

Apriori leads Tasman yacht race pack Into Mooloolaba By Lindsay Wright, 7:29 PM Wed 14 Apr 2010
Trevor Hill sailed his 11.6m Farr designed Apriori across the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge finish line at Mooloolaba at midnight (NZST) yesterday to take the first monohull home title. Despite breaking his mainsail boom about 35km from the finish, Hill stormed across the line under jury rig, his hands held aloft in triumph. The 2400km race had been a testing time for the young Brisban ...[more]

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