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Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 3:20 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 4: Storm swings south By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 9:34 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand, on late Friday night bringing strong winds and rain to the top half of the North Island. Winds gusting to 60kts have been recorded at several points on the east coast including Cape Reinga, Channel Island and Tiritiri Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland appears to have been spared the worst of the onslaught, with Rangitoto Island providing some protection. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 3: 60kts in Hauraki Gulf By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:21 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand, on late Friday night bringing strong winds and rain to the top half of the North Island. Winds gusting to 60kts have been recorded at several points on the east coast including Cape Reinga, Channel Island and Tiritiri Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland appears to have been spared the worst of the onslaught, with Rangitoto Island providing some protection. ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 2: Storm due late Friday By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 10:34 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is predicted to hit New Zealand, on Friday and is expected to bring strong winds and much needed rain to the top of the North Island. In these four sets of images we show the path of the storm and how you can check its progress and strength using Predictwind's functions on your mobile or laptop ...[more]


Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi as she hits New Zealand By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:39 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is predicted to hit New Zealand, on Friday and is expected to bring strong winds and much needed rain to the top of the North Island. In these four sets of images we show the path of the storm and how you can check its progress and strength ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart: Southerly change expected to hit at midnight By Richard Gladwell, , 10:32 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
The long predicted southerly change for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart race is expected to hit all areas around 11.00pm Saturday night. Until then the fleet will experience hard running conditions of 20-30kts from the north, slowly switching to the NW, before quickly clocking around to a south westerly direction. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Lighter breezes for Day 2 By Richard Gladwell, 10:12 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Melbourne looks set to turn on a smorgasbord of breezes for the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. In the three locations monitored by Predictwind.com the forecasts are shown as being significantly different. That story is repeated in the general forecasting issued for the City. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne: Fresh breeze, flat water for Day 1 By Richard Gladwell, 10:36 AM Mon 2 Dec 2013
The first day of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne looks set to get underway in very testing conditions. First starts of the day are the Mens and Womens 470, along with the Mens Laser and Laser 4.7 classes. They are scheduled to get underway at noon. The other fleets start at 3.00pm with the Finn, Paralympic classes, and Laser competing. ...[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]


Predictwind: Beat them in a Nor-Wester - 2013 PIC Coastal Classic By 2013PIC Coastal Classic, 9:31 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
At Monday night's awesome race clinic, we had speakers from PredictWind.com, B&G, and North Sails, share their knowledge about sailing in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. Much was discussed, but here's a short synopsis of what was said: ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Fresh breeze for Final Day 15 By Richard Gladwell, 11:27 PM Wed 25 Sep 2013
With the first race of the day set for its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 21-22kts. The feeds produced by Predictwind are now in agreement on the strength at the race start time, as with yesterday the significant feature of the forecast is that just two hours before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Fresh to strong breeze for Day 14 By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 PM Tue 24 Sep 2013
With the first race of the day set for its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 21-22kts. The feeds produced by Predictwind are now in agreement on the strength at the race start time, as with yesterday the significant feature of the forecast is that just two hours before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Lighter winds initially for Day 13 By Richard Gladwell, 2:56 AM Tue 24 Sep 2013
With the racing at its regular start time of 1315hrs the wind feeds produced by Predictwind indicate that winds will be around 12kts. Both feeds produced by Predictwind are in agreement on the strength at the race start time, however the significant feature of the forecast is that just 90 minutes before the start the winds will be near calm. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Winds expected to co-operate on Day 12 By Richard Gladwell, 8:19 PM Sun 22 Sep 2013
The regular San Fransisco breeze is expected to return on Day 12 of the 34th America's Cup, for Sunday and Races 14 and 15 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race is due to start at 1.15pm on Sunday, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Wind direction impacts Day 11 + Five days By Richard Gladwell, 10:01 AM Sun 22 Sep 2013
Predictwind shows a varied wind forecast for Day 10 Friday for Races 13 and 14 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race starts at 1.15pm on Friday, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. Also included is a five day wind projection - which is not good for later in the week. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Moderate breezes expected for Day 10 By Richard Gladwell, 1:00 PM Fri 20 Sep 2013
Predictwind shows a varied wind forecast for Day 10 Friday for Races 13 and 14 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race starts at 1.15pm on Friday, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Two races expected on Day 8 By Richard Gladwell, 5:18 AM Thu 19 Sep 2013
Predictwind shows a much simpler forecast for Day 8 Wednesday for Races 11 and 12 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race starts at 1.15pm on Wednesday, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. Today we again show a new feature of Predictwind - course routing optimised for wind and tide on the AC race course. ...[more]


America's Cup: Predictwind - Weird winds for Day 7 By Richard Gladwell, , 2:15 AM Wed 18 Sep 2013
Predictwind indicates that more moderate winds winds will prevail for Sunday, Races 11 and 12 of the 2013 America's Cup. The first race starts at 1.15pm on today, local time with the second race scheduled for 1415hrs. ...[more]


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