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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]


North Sails New Zealand clients dominate 2014 Auckland to Fiji Race By Sail-World, , 10:50 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014
After four days of mostly punishing upwind sailing followed by some champagne reaching conditions, the Botin 80 Beau Geste and Juan K VO 70 Giacomo have claimed first and second on line and between them, dominated the correct time results. ...[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]


ANZ Fiji Race: Crusader crew get another wet ride - Video By Josh Tucker, , 6:09 PM Wed 28 May 2014
The Elliott 35SS Crusader (Anthony Leigh) videoed on a a training run in the lead up to the Auckland - Fiji race, which starts on June 7, headed for Denarau. Crusader is one of the fastest yachts in New Zealand under 40ft, and is renowned for punching above her weight, and her crew can look forward to a fast, if wet ride on the 1280nm course. ...[more]


North Sails NZ e-News for April 2014 By North Sails NZ, , 8:09 PM Thu 1 May 2014
North Sails NZ presents their latest e-Newsletter, featuring an update on 3DL, and the latest racing successes for the New Zealand loft ...[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]


UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group By Brigid Murphy, Milford, CT, USA , 5:07 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014
North Technology Group (NTG) has confirmed that Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. ...[more]


Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ By NZ Marine, , 10:22 PM Wed 29 Jan 2014
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry, commenting on New Zealand's straight forward business approach and the openness to new ideas. Ed shares why New Zealand has the skills, innovation and expertise to make it one of the best boat building countries in the world. ...[more]


Navico acquires mapping and software development company By Sam Brown, , 12:14 PM Tue 28 Jan 2014
Navico Holding AS, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced today that it has acquired Contour Innovations. Contour Innovations is a mapping and geospatial software company that created the LakeTraxTM platform, which powers Navico’s revolutionary Insight GenesisTM global map-making tool. ...[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]


The Professional - Part 3 of a conversation with Ken Read By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 8:20 AM Sat 2 Nov 2013
Ken Read served as the skipper of Puma Ocean Racing’s entries in the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), where the team finished in second and third place, respectively. Read has worked in various capacities for North Sails since 1996, and in January of 2013 he was promoted to the high-profile role of President. ...[more]


The Professional - Part 2 of a conversation with Ken Read By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 8:11 AM Thu 31 Oct 2013
Dennis Conner shoulder tapped Read to serve as his helmsman during the 2000 and 2003 'Stars & Stripes' campaigns, and Read has also served on the afterguard of plenty of high-profile big-boat campaigns, including George David’s all-conquering 'Rambler'. More recently, Read served as the skipper of Puma Ocean Racing’s entries in the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). ...[more]


Free map creator software available for B&G Zeus By Andrew Golden, 6:17 PM Fri 4 Oct 2013
Navico, parent company to the B&G brand — announced today its new Map Creator software that allows cartography enthusiasts to make their own maps. ...[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]


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