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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]


Kiwi, Ryan Amlehn Wins the Laser 4.7 Under 16 World Championship 2010 By Linda Tushingham, Auckland , 9:18 AM Wed 14 Apr 2010
Congratulations from N Z Sail go to Ryan Amlehn from Nelson Yacht Club, South Island who is now the World Champion under 16 in Laser 4.7 On the last day of racing he won the first race by about 100 metres, and in the second race he was coming fourth through the gate and climbed back to second at the end. ...[more]


Emirates Team NZ join Camper for the Volvo Ocean Race By Emirates Team NZ, 10:50 AM Tue 13 Apr 2010
Camper, the Spanish-based international footwear manufacturer, announced today that it will compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-12. The campaign will be run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The yacht will be called Camper and will carry the burgees of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Real Club Náutico de Palma. ...[more]


Mid Tasman Match Race for Solo Sailors By Lindsay Wright, 9:23 AM Tue 13 Apr 2010
The ultimate challenge for the two Queenslanders was to be the 2010 Fitzroy Yachts Solo Tasman Challenge from New Plymouth to Mooloolaba. 'We figured it’d sort the boys from the girls,' Hill joked. But yesterday, after seven days of hard out singlehanded yacht racing in a variety of weather conditions, the two old foes were coasting along in light air about 20 metres apart with about 400km lef ...[more]


Emirates Team NZ Volvo Ocean race media conference - Full Audio By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 AM Tue 13 Apr 2010
Full, unedited audio from this morning's media conference staged by Emirates Team NZ at their base in Auckland. Includes details of the operational side of the Volvo Ocean Race entry under the Camper sponsorship. Who they are considering and have missed out on for crew. Designer conformed as Botin, on an exclusive basis. Thoughts on Alinghi also entering the Volvo Ocean Race and more ...[more]


Andrew Wills takes win in Etchells Nationals ahead of world champion By Richard Gladwell, 10:18 PM Mon 12 Apr 2010
Former World Etchells Champion, Andrew Wills crewed by Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway, retained their overnight points lead to win the combined Etchells New Zealand and Auckland Championships at the weekend. 'The class enjoyed some of the closest racing we have had for years at this year’s 2010 Nationals,' Wills told Sail-World. 'It is a testament to the resurgence the class has recently expe ...[more]


First yacht finishes - Tasman Race Record stands unbroken By Lindsay Wright, 8:31 PM Sun 11 Apr 2010
When Bruce Arms sailed his 14m catamaran, Big Wave Rider, from Queensland to New Plymouth in six days and five hours, taking almost four hours off the existing 24 year old solo Tasman yacht race record, some people thought he had it sewn up. Arms, who lives aboard with wide Suzanne, built the five tonne yacht in time for the 2007 singlehanded Tasman race .. ...[more]


Sails set for Pacific endeavour By Debra Douglas, 6:55 PM Sun 11 Apr 2010
A sight not seen for hundreds of years greeted boaties on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on Sunday, when four traditional vaka sailed in an inner harbour regatta. The skippers of the double-hulled, 13-tonne, 22m-long vaka were fine-tuning their vessels in readiness for a voyage across the Pacific. The fleet will sail from Auckland on Wednesday April 14th (weather permitting) to French Polynesia, ...[more]


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