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Gladwell's Line: Thanks, Dad By Richard Gladwell, 11:10 AM Sun 10 Jan 2010
As some may be aware, my father passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully on the night of New Year's Day after over 80 years of sailing on the Waitemata harbour and Hauraki Gulf. He started sailing when he was six, and had his last sail in mid-2009 aboard one of Sail NZ's America's Cuppers. ...[more]

When a rescue is an Emotional Rescue By Sail-World Cruising, 8:44 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
The word rescue when applied to the sailing world can have a host of meanings, but this week when New Zealand's Bay of Islands Coastguard went to the rescue of a yacht with six people on board, the crew of eight went beyond the call of duty and did much more than merely rescue the six, which included two children. ...[more]

Images from Takapuna: Day 2 2010 Splash Worlds By Will Calver, Ocean Photography, Takapuna, NZL , 6:50 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
Will Calver of Ocean Photography presents this gallery from Day 2 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL) ...[more]

2010 Splash Worlds: Former World champion holds lead after Day 2 By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 6:33 PM Tue 5 Jan 2010
Day Two of the Splash World Sailing Championship sailed off picturesque Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, delivered more exciting conditions for the fleet of 73 youth sailors. Six races have been sailed and provisional results show that Ben Lutze (NZL) now holds a lead of five points over Michael Kamp (NED). George Lane (NZL) is in third position. ...[more]

Images from Takapuna: Day 1 2010 Splash Worlds By Will Calver, Ocean Photography, 8:35 PM Mon 4 Jan 2010
Will Calver of Ocean Photography (www.oceanphotography.co.nz) presents this gallery from Day 1 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL). ...[more]

Brisk breeze plays part on first day of 2010 World Splash Champs By Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World, 8:14 PM Mon 4 Jan 2010
Three races were sailed on Day 1 of the 2010 Splash World Sailing Championship held off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City (NZ), in brisk 18-22 knots breeze. The gusty southwesterly and outgoing tide created a short, steep chop that was challenging for all, but benefited those that really have the ability to work a heavier breeze. ...[more]

Takapuna Beach comes alive with world championship action By Zoe Hawkins, , 8:22 PM Sun 3 Jan 2010
The Splash World Sailing Championship for international youth sailors is being raced this week off beautiful Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. 74 competitors from 12 countries are participating. On the eve of the first official race anticipation was high as sailors prepared for the opportunity to secure sailing’s first world title of 2010 by competing in a warm-up race in brisk 15 knot ...[more]

Lake Taupo Yacht Club to host Trailer Yacht Regatta 16-17 January By Kerry Check, Taupo , 12:38 PM Sun 3 Jan 2010
Lake Taupo Yacht Club are holding a Trailer Yacht Regatta for all classes of Trailer Yachts on 16th and 17th January, 2010. This regatta includes round three of the Bay of Plenty Noelex 25 Tri Series. ...[more]

Rex Sellers named Member of New Zealand Order of Merit By Zoe Hawkinns, Yachting NZ, , 9:49 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
Double Olympic medallist Rex Sellers has been recognised in the New Years Honours List for his services to New Zealand Yachting. Sellers was today named one of New Zealand’s greatest contributors and highest achievers, when he was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. ...[more]

Double Olympic medalist recognised with New Zealand Honour By Richard Gladwell, 7:42 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
One of the icons of New Zealand sailing, Rex Sellers, has been named in the New Year's Honours published today. He will be invested as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Sellers is best known as the winner of an Olympic Gold medal in 1984 and a silver medal in Pusan, Korea in 1988, both crewed by Chris Timms. ...[more]

New Zealand yacht leads Rolex Sydney Hobart by over a mile +Video By Richard Gladwell, 5:30 PM Sat 26 Dec 2009
New Zealand supermaxi, Alfa Romeo (Neville Crichton) is leading the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race by over a mile at the latest schedule at 1700hrs, four hours into the 605 mile offshore classic. After a sail setting error at the start, Alfa Romeo recovered well to position herself to leeward of the three leading yachts as they neared the exclusion zone , before exiting Sydney Heads. ...[more]

Classic small boat display at the Great Manly Art Show 28th December By Gus Gager, Whangaparaoa , 4:15 PM Mon 21 Dec 2009
For the first time in 25 years, at the Great Manly Art Show, on Manly Beach at Whangaparaoa, the art show will feature paintings, the local pipe band performing plus the display of small boats. ...[more]

Burling and Tuke report on Australia and look to the Bahama Worlds By Burling Media, 10:21 AM Mon 21 Dec 2009
Top 49er crew Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report on Sail Melbourne and Sail Sydney Regattas and look ahead to the Worlds in the Bahamas: On November 20th we joined Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen, the current 49er World champions, for a training camp in Sydney. Fantastic to be sailing with the world’s best. ...[more]

Team Jolly Aussie 2009 Update: Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne By Team Jolly Media, 9:43 AM Mon 21 Dec 2009
New 470 Womens crew, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie reflect on the recently completed Sail Melbourne Open 470 event on Port Philip Bay, Melbourne: Time for the last update of 2009! It has been a rather busy year for us, and we have just finished competing in the Australian Sail Down Under series, which for us consisted of the Sail Sydney Regatta (SIRS) in the first week of December, and last week, the S ...[more]

BlackMatch to feature on TV Special at 2.00pm today on ONE By BlackMatch Racing, 7:29 AM Sun 20 Dec 2009
For all Kiwi sailing enthusiasts and BlackMatch supporters, there is a one hour television special on the Monsoon Cup today. TVNZ are featuring highlights of the final World Tour Event which saw BlackMatch beat Ben Ainslie 3 nil in the final and take out the World Match Racing Title for 2009. ...[more]

Splash Worlds attract entries from 11 countries to Takapuna By Zoe Hawkins, 9:14 PM Fri 18 Dec 2009
On Saturday 2 January, nearly 80 young sailors from 11 countries will take over Takapuna Beach with multi-coloured sailing dinghies and seek to prove on the racecourse that they have what it takes to be the best in the world. The sailors are competing in the week-long Splash World Sailing Championships – a prestigious international event for single handed (solo) dinghy youth sailors. ...[more]

Ten mussel farms approved for the South Island By www.stuff.co.nz, 2:59 PM Fri 18 Dec 2009
A huge, open-sea 'experimental' mussel farm off the coast of Canterbury has been given the green light. The Ministry of Fisheries yesterday announced approval for 10 marine farms in the South Island, including the 2695-hectare Pegasus Bay mussel farm 14 kilometres offshore from Woodend. Approval has also been given for a 424ha mussel farm in Clifford Bay on Marlborough's east coast, 700 metres ...[more]

Drummond and Lardies report from the 470's in Sail Melbourne By Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardes, 1:24 PM Fri 18 Dec 2009
Top young 470 crew, Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies report from Sail Melbourne regatta: We are now entering our 4th day of competition at Sail Melbourne in Australia. We are racing out of Sandringham yacht club on Port Phillip Bay. While we have been here we have experience every condition available from one day of 39 degrees, to much colder temperatures, light winds and heavy winds. ...[more]

Kiwi Skud 18 Team report on Day Four from Sail Melbourne By Robert Hielkema, Auckland , 1:14 PM Fri 18 Dec 2009
Kiwi Skud 18 Team Tim Dempsey and Pauline Eitjes report from Sail Melbourne: 'Today was a nice contrast from day three; sailing in temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius is something we need some more practise in. It caused a couple of brain fades in the form of missed wind shifts. We did a lot of learning and were confident that we had a lot to build on for day four. ...[more]

Liz Wardley has dismasted By SolOceans Media, 10:37 PM Thu 17 Dec 2009
This morning at dawn, in a Force 7 wind with gusts and a stormy sea, Liz Wardley aboard the SolOceans One-design suffered two knock downs due to successive failures of the NKE autopilot. The SolOceans One-design has dismasted 158 miles west of Madeira and 619 miles south west of Lisbon (Portugal). Liz Wardley is not hurt and there is no damage to the SolOceans One-design. ...[more]

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