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TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season By Stuart MacKinven, Auckland , 5:49 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014
Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast: Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ...[more]


2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required By Suellen Hurling, , 3:22 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:30 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014
Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder denied the cheating allegation and subsequent finding by the Jury, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence. He had not sailed since the Jury Hearing and Decision, announced just before the start of the 34th America's Cup. Oracle Team USA was penalised $250,000 over the same cheating issue by the International Jury. ...[more]


Yachting NZ receives $400k boost for 2016 Olympics to $12.4million By Sail-World.com, , 10:29 AM Thu 11 Dec 2014
High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has announced that Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Programme will receive a financial boost in the two years leading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The sport is now the third ranked on the funding list, and remains as a Tier 1 sport by the funding agency. ...[more]


Sanderson's Retro wins 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Association, Napier , 6:49 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014
Mike Sanderson and his crew of Harry Thurston and Matt Stevens sailing Retro won the 2014 Elliott 5.9 Nationals sailed at Napier Sailing Club. Mike had last won the Elliott 5.9 Nationals in 1992 sailing 'Lambada, which he credits with launching his professional sailing career. ...[more]


New Zealand WetaFest 2014 - NZ WetaFest was a ripper! By Luis Kitchen, Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club , 4:57 AM Wed 10 Dec 2014
Last weekend Weta owners gathered at the Tauranga YPBC for an action packed weekend.The wind was perfect for the Friday coaching blowing out the cobwebs with a 25 knot westerly. Justina and Josh helped get them around the track getting the basics more or less sorted. The tide was the real winner sending Terry and Isabel up the harbour...Inverted...far away from familiar landmarks. ...[more]


Ocean Photography: Images from the Sir Peter Blake Regatta By Sail-World, , 10:58 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Well known marine photographer Will Calver of Ocean Photography was on the water at the Sir Peter Blake Regatta, today and provided this gallery of images of what is claimed to be the largest small boat regatta in the world. Ocean Photography has now moved to to new premises in the National Maritime Museum, ...[more]


Etchells Evening Series: Three tight races around old Olympic course By Etchells NZ, , 7:28 PM Sun 7 Dec 2014
Despite a late start - due to technical issues with the crane - the fine weather allowed for three very close races across a fast ebbing tide. With the offset mark drifting rapidly down-tide, The Etchells sailed a démodé triangular course (on some legs although not others - just like the old days) and the combination of tide and the shortness and unpredictability of the course made up for some ...[more]


Professional windsurfing comes to Eastbourne By Bruce Spedding, Wellington , 7:54 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014
The Wellington Windsurfing Association Eastbourne Slalom Plus event on the 29th and 30th of November stepped up a notch this year with the presence of three competitors from the final round of the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Slalom Tour in New Caledonia. ...[more]


Registrations open for 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships By Worser Bay Boating Club, Wellington , 7:38 AM Wed 3 Dec 2014
The Worser Bay Boating Club, in association with the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association and Toyota New Zealand, is proud to announce that the 2015 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships will take place in Wellington from Thursday second to Tuesday 7th April 2015. ...[more]


Ocean Gallery finds a new home in Downtown Auckland By Sail-World, , 7:44 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014
After over eight years New Zealand’s only specialist marine art and photography gallery finally closed its doors last month to make way for yet another bar in the Viaduct, Auckland's marine heart. Well known marine photographer Will Calver who set up this small iconic place said, 'It was simply a money thing and bars can offer better returns than a family run specialist marine gallery' . ...[more]


Yachting NZ: Nine sailors selected for Aon Fast Track By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:14 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014
Nine sailors have been named to Yachting New Zealand’s new Aon Fast Track programme. The objective is to accelerate the most talented and dedicated 'up and coming' youth sailors to top international Olympic campaigners. The sailors were selected for Aon Fast Track based on several factors not the least of which is a string of exceptional international youth results. ...[more]


Optimist Training Camp, Eastern Beach, Register Now! By David Stanton, Auckland , 6:01 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014
There is a lot coming up next year on the Optimist sailing front, and to help prepare, what better way than to attend this high performance camp. Improve your Optimist sailing skills, meet new friends, and have a load of fun. Every year, the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association organises a live-in camp for Open fleet sailors. ...[more]


Foiling moths set to fly at 2014 Sir Peter Blake regatta By Mark Orams, Auckland , 5:52 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014
The southern hemisphere’s largest small boat sailing regatta, proudly supported by Volvo Cars New Zealand is set for its 13th edition at the Torbay Sailing Club. Over 400 yachts are expected to compete in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta on the weekend of 6/7 December. ...[more]


ISAF World Cup Final: Gold for NZ 49erFX crew at Abu Dhabi By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, , 8:10 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014
Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech have won the 49erFX event at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi Regatta which concluded overnight in the United Arab Emirates. The young NZL Sailing Team women’s skiff pair, who placed fourth in today’s medal race, sailed an excellent regatta to finish 23 points clear of their closest rivals Lisa Ericson and Hanna Klinga of Sweden. ...[more]


ISAF World Cup: Kiwis lead in 49erFX in Abu Dhabi By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 PM Sat 29 Nov 2014
After the conclusion of the first two days of sailing in the ISAF Gold Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, the New Zealand 49er FX team hold an 11 pt lead. In the Mens 49er events Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski have pulled through from 10th overall on the first day to be in second, 9pts off the leading Polish sailors, after turning a 3, 1, 8 place card ...[more]


Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:15 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ...[more]


Yates Cup: Images from the front of the fleet By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:24 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014
Sail-World was on the water, courtesy of Doyle Sails, and captured these images of the front runners in the Yates Cup, which started today off Orakei ...[more]


Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:02 PM Fri 21 Nov 2014
The revamped Bakewell-White supermaxi, Rio 100 (Manouch Moshayedi) turned in an impressive performance in the opening stages of the Yates Cup. Sailing against a variety of benchmarks which included a a Volvo 70, a Botin 80 and an ORMA 60, Rio 100 came from behind to enjoy an impressive lead over the monohulls after 90 minutes of sailing. ...[more]


Wind and waves for WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race By Heather Lacey, Cook Strait , 8:33 PM Thu 20 Nov 2014
After a challenging start with a postponement on Nov 6th due to forty knot winds that created unsafe racing conditions and a lack of wind causing a delay on Nov 7th the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race commenced at mid-morning under sunny skies and building wind. ...[more]


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