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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Late charge puts pressure on leaders By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:38 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie holds a 13 point lead going into the final day of the 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championships, after leading for the whole regatta. Behind him the race is on for second place, with McKenzie's clubmate, Lewis Anderson, moving past Sam Bacon (Worser Bay). Closing in on the top group is Jackson Keon (Murray's Bay) who has pulled to within 2pts of the top three. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie scores hat-trick of wins on Day 4 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:28 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014
Kohimaramara YC sailor, Scott McKenzie, has extended his lead in the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals with three wins on the third day of the regatta. Conditions were testing for the 270 strong fleet with squalls of up to 36kts hitting one fleet. ...[more]

Medals for New Zealand at RYA Youth Championships at Weymouth, UK By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:39 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014
New Zealand has won a mass of medals at the RYA Youth National Championships Regatta which wrapped up on Friday 18th April in Weymouth. The regatta attracted a massive entry of 266 crews sailing five classes. ...[more]

2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 7:35 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Big combined fleet of 272 sailors on water By Angus Haslett, , 7:14 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014
Day 1 of racing in the 2014 Toyota Optimist NZ National Championships, got underway on Good Friday, after the morning's delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday's weather. The regatta has attracted a fleet of 160 boats from New Zealand, Australia (20), New Caledonia(4) with Great Britain and USA having a single entry. A further 112 sailors are competing in the Green Fleet. ...[more]

International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon, courtesy of RNZYS mark boat, to capture the start of the International Paints Auckland - Tauranga Race. The start was posponed for six hours due to onshore winds gusting over 60kts, by the start they were down to 15kts in the shelter of the inner Waitemata harbour, but further offshore wind gusts of 35kts were recorded. ...[more]

America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 8:28 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...[more]

Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:35 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...[more]

America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 8:10 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on Friday's Royal Matchrace and the state of the 34th America's Cup: We raced on board the two Sail NZ IACC yachts on a tight course outside the RNZYS. I was fortunate to sail with William back in 2010 when he was last in NZ ...[more]

Flash Gordon has narrow win at 2014 Harken Young 88 Nationals By RNZYS Media, , 5:13 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014
Jeremy Lomas and his crew on Flash Gordon came from behind to win the 2014 Harken Young 88 National Championships by 2 points over Dangerzone in what was a top performance under pressure on the final day. Flash Gordon couldn’t have had a worse start to Day 2, after receiving a black flag disqualification in the first race of the day. ...[more]

DangerZone leads after first day of racing in Young 88 Nationals By RNZYS Media, , 7:06 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014
Lincoln Fraser and his Dangerzone crew, who finished second behind Flash Gordon (Helm: Mike Sanderson) in 2013, kept themselves ahead of their rivals with three fourth place finishes backed up by a first, a second & a fifth, this was good enough to place them at the top of the podium after day one, albeit by one point. ...[more]

America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:08 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014
Oracle Team USA's Sir Russell Coutts has stepped into the fray over the AC45 boat tampering and the penalties handed out against the team he headed. Olympic Gold medalist Coutts (NZL) who skippered the New Zealand boat in two America's Cup wins, says 'the report is spot on in my opinion'. 'The ISAF jury appeared to be on a crusade to 'save the America’s Cup'. ...[more]

America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 1:08 PM Thu 10 Apr 2014
The two New Zealanders involved in the ruckus over boat tampering in the AC45 class prior to the 34th America's Cup have not had any action taken against them by Yachting New Zealand. ...[more]

2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta: Wrap up from Wellington By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 8:13 PM Wed 9 Apr 2014
What a weekend it was, the weather played the game and Evans Bay provided a full range of fantastic sailing conditions from no wind and beautiful sunshine. A total of 63 boats made the most of the weather and the 2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta was a great event ...[more]

Kylie Jameson Wins 2014 NZ Womens Keel Boat Championships By Tom Macky, Auckland , 5:28 PM Tue 8 Apr 2014
The 2014 NZ Women's Keel Boat Championships was sailed in perfect shifty south westerly conditions last weekend. A great improvement on previous years when the girls have had to contend with 20 to 30kn squally conditions on the first day. ...[more]

Volvo 70 winner enters the Auckland Tauranga Yacht Race By Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:03 PM Tue 8 Apr 2014
Jim Delegat's Giacomo, the Volvo 70 and winner of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, has announced her entry into the annual International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race beginning on Thursday 17th April at 1000hrs. She will be racing under the burgee of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. ...[more]

18fters back in action on Waitemata Harbour By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:16 PM Sun 6 Apr 2014
Auckland's 18fter fleet was back in action on the Waitemata Harbour, with several crews competing, including Yamaha, just returned from the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney. Sail-World's Richard Gladwell caught the crews as they headed back to the Auckland Sailing Club after the racing. ...[more]

NZ Etchells Nationals: Images from Day 2 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:59 PM Sun 6 Apr 2014
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the final day of racing in the 2014 NZ Etchells Nationals and filed this gallery of images ...[more]

Napier crew takes NZ Womens Keelboat Nationals By Sail-World, , 10:37 PM Sun 6 Apr 2014
Napier Sailing Club's Kylie Jameson has won the 2014 NZ Women's Keelboat Championships, sailed in Auckland using the MRX fleet. The competition was fierce with lead changes and only seconds between the boats at times ...[more]

Wills takes 2014 NZ Etchells Nationals by a big margin By Sail-World, , 10:10 PM Sun 6 Apr 2014
Feng Shui, helmed by Andrew Wills with Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway, won the 2014 Etchells NZ Nationals, sailed on the outer Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. Second overall was Hayden Whitburn, with Craig Greenwood, just 0.5pt behind in third place. ...[more]

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