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PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it! By Sail-World.com, , 1:47 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...[more]


Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts By Sail-World, , 9:52 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access. All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ...[more]


ANZ Fiji Race: Course record looks safe By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand , 12:23 AM Sat 7 Jun 2014
The race record held by the supermaxi Konica Minolta of 3 days 10 hours looks to be safe in the 2014 edition of the ANZ sponsored Auckland to Denarau, Fiji race that starts on Saturday. Two areas of high pressure off the east coast of New Zealand will be a major influence on the race, according to the routing done for several type of boats, using www.predictwind.com ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:04 AM Tue 27 May 2014
Over the past three weeks, two NZ designers and engineers, Neil Wilkinson (Oracle Team USA) and Andy Kensington (Emirates Team NZ) have been on a lecture tour as part of the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ's centenary, sponsored by Beca. Here are some additional images not included in the video in the original Sail-World story ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets By Richard Gladwell, , 7:56 PM Fri 23 May 2014
For the past few weeks two designers from Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand have been giving an almost two hour presentation in various venues around New Zealand, on engineering and design aspects of the 34th America's Cup. Here we present a summary of the presentation, along with the full video, showing a lot of never before seen material ...[more]


America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act' By Bob Fisher, Bournemouth Coroners Court , 5:22 AM Thu 22 May 2014
The cause of death of Artemis crewman Andrew Simpson was summarily dismissed by the Deputy Coroner for the County of Dorset, Mr. Richard Middleton, today in a brief hearing of sixteen minutes. The Coroner, in a prepared statement, from which he read, announced: 'This is a final hearing', leaving the five family members and ten journalists, no doubt that the matter was closed. ...[more]


A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain By The Independent, , 10:01 PM Sat 10 May 2014
A year after Andrew Simpson drowned, the sailors tell of the pain of dealing with their friend's death and how opening a sailing centre in Weymouth is helping his name live on. Iain Percy has flown in from California, Ben Ainslie from China, united in friendship and grief, and as determined to ensure that Friday plays another part in guaranteeing that their best friend's name lives on. ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight By TV3 News and Sail-World, , 1:40 PM Thu 1 May 2014
You, your colleagues, friends, readers and subscribers to SailWorldNZ are cordially invited to attend the IPENZ Centenary Lecture Battle of the Boats: How technology won the America’s Cup. Hear rival engineers - Andy Kensington from Team NZ and Neil Wilkinson from Oracle - debate the technology used which enabled Oracle to make a miraculous turn-around to win the 2013 America’s Cup ...[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]


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]


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]


34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 3 - Under the Pump By Richard Gladwell, , 8:18 PM Thu 3 Apr 2014
Six months after the conclusion of the 34th America's Cup, Kiwi fans in particular, struggle for the answers as to how Oracle Team USA were able to effect a big performance turnaround, without predecent in an America's Cup regatta. Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell gives his personal perspective and analysis in this the third part of a three part-series. ...[more]


34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 1 - Regaining time By Richard Gladwell, , 6:24 PM Tue 1 Apr 2014
Six months after the conclusion of the 34th America's Cup, Kiwi fans in particular, struggle for the answers as to how Oracle Team USA were able to effect a big performance turnaround, without predecent in an America's Cup regatta. Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell gives his personal perspective and analysis in this three part-series. ...[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]


Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 7:16 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part two of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...[more]


America's Cup- Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part I By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 6:35 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part one of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...[more]


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