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Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde By Rob Burn, , 7:54 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam and Zak score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie and Annabel get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. Other NZL sailors still slow to get firing. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 5:45 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...[more]


420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1 By Rob Burn, , 9:13 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014
Day one racing was again very light and hot, a slight delay on the Start on the boys course, but racing underway in a oscillating breeze of 3-5 knots, great for the little guys and girls. The two Courses are a long way out and quite far apart, probably nearly a half hour tow out from the beach, we can see the Girls course off in the distance but are reliant on the girls for their racing stories. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:30 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014
In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta is a ‘Test Event’ for the 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta. On between 2 and 9 August ...[more]


Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support By Tim Dempsey, Auckland , 8:06 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014
Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are an aspiring sailing duo on the path to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the SKUD 18. Dempsey is a former Paralympic sailor who knows the dedication required to sail at the elite level demanded by the games. He has Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition and he knows this is his last chance to represent his country at the Paralympics. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 2:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...[more]


2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)! By Paul J Davies, , 10:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:15 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances. The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday. ...[more]


Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner By Sail-World, , 7:08 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ...[more]


French 420s: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving By Rob Burn, , 4:31 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014
Rob Burn reports from the final day of the French 420 Nationals: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving..... Or how to build a roof rack to carry a 420 dinghy on a Fiat van when your transport turns to custard and your have 11 hours drive ahead of you. ...[more]


420 Nationals - France: Day 3 - A view from the Orange Roughy By Rob Burn, , 9:53 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
Things Kiwi in Ouistreham, Harakeke flax in the beautiful seafront gardens, Cabbage trees, our Flag flying in the main streets, walking past a fishing boat daily called 'Tangaroa' the mythical Maori god of the sea, other called 'Yakka', more good old Kiwi slang, us Kiwis have somehow made our mark here. ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Worlds team: Kiwi 29ers back into 3rd By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:58 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team was back in action today in Tavira, Portugal for Day 3 of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. It was a good day for New Zealand’s 29er skiff pair of Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie who have regained third place on the leader-board after some excellent performances today. ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Long, tough Day 2 at ISAF Youth Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:51 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014
It was a long, tough day for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Tavira, Portugal on day two of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. Light winds meant all fleets were kept ashore until late in the day with racing not getting underway until after 4pm when a steady breeze allowed for competition. The last of the sailors didn’t get off the water until 9pm. ...[more]


420 Nationals - France: Grey skies, Grey warships, Black Flags.... By Rob Burn, , 8:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014
The two NZL 420 crews in Ouistreham, Normandy, have one of those days that is best forgotten. The day started very cloudy and not that warm for Summer, the small French Warship was pretty impressive as it navigated the Harbour locks as the 420 fleet was about to launch but on the course, the two races that were held for each flight were marred by many Black Flag Disqualifications. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Gold medalists have Muppet Moment in Medal race By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 5:53 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have taken the bronze medal at the 2014 Women’s 470 Open European Championships which wrapped up in Athens, Greece today. Going into today’s final medal race, worth double points, laying second overall and assured of a podium finish an uncharacteristic mistake at the first mark rounding sealed their fate and the golden girls have to settle for bronze. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: Bouncing back after a slow start in Europeans By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 1:55 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe and the just concluded European Championships. After starting slowly, we bounced back a little more each day, kept our heads up, started each day with a positive mindset, and came home with a medal. ...[more]


French National 420 Championships: Action underway off Ouistreham By Rob Burn, , 6:47 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Happy Bastille Day! To the roar of jets, low flying large transport craft and helicopters flying past, the French National 420 Championships got underway just off Ouistreham beach, known as 'Sword Beach', 70 years ago with the Normandy D Day landings in 1944. ...[more]


AON launch 18 Foot Skiff this Saturday - your invitation! By Sail-World, , 8:29 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Join the AON Racing boys this Saturday from 4:30pm after the winter series at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the official launch of Aon Racing. Aon Racing will be putting on food and refreshments after a good day out on the water for all that would like to join. ...[more]


Late surge gives Retro the Opua E5.9 Traveler Series event for 2014 By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Bay of Islands , 8:03 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Sixteen boats contested the 2014 Opua round of the Elliott 5.9 Traveler Series - hosted by the always welcoming Opua Cruising Club. The event was generously sponsored by North Sails, with input from both the Auckland loft and the recently-opened local North Sails loft operated by Roger Hall. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 6:11 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ...[more]


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