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Bay of Islands Race Week: Freshening breeze - Predictwind - Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 7:25 AM Thu 22 Jan 2015
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect light to moderate moderate SE winds for the second day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be under 10kts for the morning, before swinging east or NE late in the morning/early afternoon. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Race Week: Moderate breezes - Predictwind - Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, , 7:35 AM Wed 21 Jan 2015
Competitors on the 2015 Bay of Islands Sailing Week can expect moderate SE winds for the first day of racing. Predictwind shows that the breeze will be gusting to 20kts in the morning, before easing and swinging east later in the day. ...[more]


McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Great sailing - Predictwind - Day 6 By Richard Gladwell, , 11:21 AM Fri 16 Jan 2015
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect champagne sailing conditions for the final day of the regatta. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a the breeze coming out of the West initially and then swinging SW at a strength of 10-15 kts for Day 6 of the regatta. ...[more]


McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Same big breeze - Predictwind - Day 5 By Richard Gladwell, , 11:40 AM Thu 15 Jan 2015
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect the same strong winds, but from a new direction for day 5 and probably Day 6 of the event. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a the breeze coming out of the SW at a strength of 20 kts and gusting to 25kts for Day 5 of the regatta. ...[more]


McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Testing time - Predictwind - Day 4 By Richard Gladwell, , 8:50 AM Tue 13 Jan 2015
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect a confused breeze on Port Phillip for the second day of racing in the Finals. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a fresh northerly breeze early in the morning, but according to one of the data feeds analysed by Predictwind, it will swing east during the day and will ease a little. ...[more]


McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Softer breeze for Day 3 - Predictwind By Richard Gladwell, , 10:41 AM Mon 12 Jan 2015
The 158 strong fleet at the McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect an easing breeze on Port Phillip for the third day of racing. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a softening E breeze which will be averaging 10kts and gusting to over 18kts during the racing ...[more]


McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds: Big breeze for Day 2 - Predictwind By Richard Gladwell, , 12:28 PM Sun 11 Jan 2015
The 165 strong fleet at the McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds can expect a much fresher breeze on Port Phillip for the second day of racing. The latest weather data, analysed by Predictwind shows a building SE breeze which will be averaging 15kts and gusting to over 25kts during the racing. ...[more]


18ft Skiffs: Two skippers with the same idea = collision - Images By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW , 3:50 PM Fri 22 Nov 2013
When two 18ft Skiff skippers, with reputations for being good starters in a quality fleet, each decide to do the same thing in a 15-18knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour then something has to give. Last Sunday at the start of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Race 5 of the 3-Buoys Challenge Series, Dave Witt (Sydney City Marine) elected to start alongside the Starter’s Boat and thought it was al ...[more]


Sydney 18fters: Gotta Love It 7 puts the heat on the fleet By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW , 7:59 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013
The Giltinan Champion Gotta Love It 7 team have already shown they mean business in the two races they’ve contested so far this season, but from their performance last Sunday they are putting as much pressure on their boat as they are on the opposition. The team went about a staggering display as they powered around the three lap course in the 15-18 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour. ...[more]


18ft Skiffs: 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 4 - Strong winds stop race By Frank Quealey, 4:52 PM Sun 3 Nov 2013
Today, the recent strong wind weather pattern in Sydney continued causing the abandonment of the scheduled Race 4 of the 3-Buoys 18ft Skiff Challenge series. ...[more]


18' Skiff International Regatta - Wrap-up on day 5 + video By Rich Roberts, , 5:00 PM Sat 14 Sep 2013
There were 22 boats from five countries in the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy but, really, only one country owns San Francisco Bay this week. ...[more]


18ft Skiff International: New Zealand's McDiarmid sole leader By Rich Roberts, San Francisco, USA , 3:37 PM Fri 13 Sep 2013
Following winds of 20-plus knots gusting to 25 blew New Zealand's David McDiarmid down the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course Thursday evening and into a clear first place over countryman Alex Vallings in the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


18ft Skiff Int Regatta: Birthday Boy leads in Yamaha after Day 3 By Rich Roberts, San Francisco , 12:30 AM Fri 13 Sep 2013
Just when sailors think they've figured out how to race on San Francisco Bay, they get a day when 'you use boat speed more than brains.' So said New Zealand's David McDermaid, a birthday boy and the new leader after 6 of 10 races of the Nespresso 18' Skiff International Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


18' Skiff Int Regatta - Day 2 - The first rule of racing + Video By Rich Roberts, 12:22 AM Wed 11 Sep 2013
18ft Skiff International Regatta, San Francisco, CA. The first rule of sailboat racing is 'read the Sailing Instructions,' because the boring details will tell important little things like don't just sail from upwind to downwind but go through a midcourse gate, too, if required (see Attachment A, MCG). ...[more]


18' Skiff International Regatta: AC fans treated to a launch show By Rich Roberts, 3:12 AM Mon 9 Sep 2013
Many of the 34th America's Cup spectators stayed on in the Marina Green bleachers after Emirates Team New Zealand's opening double win over Oracle Team USA Saturday to watch the 18-foot skiffs practice for Sunday's start of the Nespresso 18' International Skiff Regatta for the Mark Foy Trophy. ...[more]


Debut for new lost cost tracker in Auckland Tauranga Race By Richard Gladwell, 10:44 PM Thu 28 Mar 2013
A new race tracker has made its debut in the Auckland Tauranga race. The fleet can be tracked using a new Tracker facility from Predictwind which can be accessed from a PC or Mac Most of the boats are displayed except for the some of the race leaders, including Kia Kaha ...[more]


JJ Giltinan Trophy: NZ 18fter team NZ team reflects on two top tens By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland , 6:57 PM Thu 14 Mar 2013
The better late than never recap of the New Zealand teams competing at the 2013 JJ Giltinan Trohpy. The New Zealand teams showed good form at this year’s JJ Giltinan Trophy with two boats finishing in the top 10 of the 31 boat fleet. ...[more]


18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy - Murray one of crew shuffles + Video By Bob Killick, Sydney , 6:39 PM Mon 4 Mar 2013
The 18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy 2013 kicked off the competition Sunday on Sydney Harbour with Mojo Wine cruising to an easy victory. It was a more relaxed affair, following on from the high adrenalin levels of the final race of the JJ Giltinan. Another helm change was a huge surprise, with Iain (Jethro) Murray, replacing Seve Jarvin on this years JJ Giltinan champion skiff Gotta Luv it 7. ...[more]


18ft Skiffs Ferry Patrons Trophy on Sydney Harbour By Frank Quealey, 8:04 PM Sun 3 Mar 2013
Ferry Patrons Trophy for 18ft skiffs, sponsored by Haier Appliances, made for a nostalgic day on Sydney Harbour when some of the greatest names in 18ft Skiff Racing history skippered boats in the race. The legendary Iain Murray, six-times, undefeated Giltinan champion between 1977 and 1982, five times champion Trevor Barnabas and 2000 winner John Winning all skippered top contenders. ...[more]


18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013 - All win for female crew By Frank Quealey, Sydney Harbour , 2:12 PM Sat 2 Mar 2013
18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan International 2013. When the Lomax Financial Group team finished Race 1 of the prestigious skiff boat event on Sydney Harbour, it set a record for being the first all-female crew to finish a race in the 74-year-old history of the Giltinan (World) Championship. ...[more]


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