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A-Class Worlds: Emirates Team NZ sailors a class above the rest By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna, NZ , 9:27 PM Mon 17 Feb 2014
The final day of racing scheduled in the A Class Catamaran World Championships was basically a drifter when the crews arrived at the Takapuna Boating club this morning. There was one race for the final day, but after waiting on the water for an hour the committee called the boats back to the beach to wait for some breeze. ...[more]


Kaenon Interviews: Pete Melvin on A-Class and new America's Cup rule By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 9:18 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Pete Melvin (USA) previous World A-Class World Champion, leading multihull designer and one of the developers of the America's Cup Class rule for the 34th and 35th America's Cups. ...[more]


Kaenon Interviews: With Ashby, Burling, Davies and Tuke By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 7:48 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead and drove home his advantage on Day 4 with two excellent races. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Ashby wins eighth World title By Heather Forbes and Sail-World, Takapuna, NZ , 6:28 AM Mon 17 Feb 2014
The final race was sailed in a building seabreeze, which provided limited foiling opportunities. Another top Australian sailor, Nathan Outteridge is widely conceded to have a sweet spot in these marginal foiling conditions, and the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist used this advantage to ease past Ashby on the final downwind leg, to score his first race win of the regatta. ...[more]


A-Class World Championships 2014 – Eight titles for Ashby By Sail-world.com, , 10:51 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014
Nathan Outteridge was the winner of the final race with Peter Burling of New Zealand taking third. Glenn Ashby of Australia won his eighth A-Class World Championship title with a second place finish in the final race. New Zealander Blair Tuke taking fourth in the final race to finish second behind to Ashby, another Kiwi, Pete Burling was third overall ...[more]


2014 A-Class Worlds: Nathan Outteridge talks foiling and A-Cats By Sail-world.com, , 2:29 PM Sun 16 Feb 2014
Olympic 49er Gold Medallist, Moth World Champion and Artermis AC72 helm Nathan Outteridge talks about the Exploder A13 foiling A-Class he's racing at the 2014 A-Class Worlds in Takapuna, New Zealand. ...[more]


Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ashby, Burling and Tuke By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 1:48 AM Sun 16 Feb 2014
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead and drove home his advantage on Day 4 with two excellent races. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Ashby delivers the goods on Day 4 By Kerry Ellis, , 10:17 PM Sat 15 Feb 2014
.The stars of the fleet shone again on the world of A Class sailors today in race seven and eight of the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships. To the relief of many after Thursday’s heavy slog the two races were sailed in excellent conditions with flat water and steady breeze. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Away with the birds on Day 4 By Heather Forbes and Richard Gladwell, , 9:39 PM Sat 15 Feb 2014
Winds hovered around the 10 knots mark for both races on Day 4 of the 2014 World Championship for the International A-Class catamarans. Many of the sailors were forced to sail through a couple of thousand, of what were thought to be, Petrels sitting on the course ...[more]


Gladwell's Line: The fantastic A-Cats By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, , 10:08 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014
This event is providing probably the most stunning racing ever seen in New Zealand. It has attracted a very classy field with many America’s Cup sailors, many A-Class World Champions, top designers – all sailing in the most spectacular international class world championship. There are at least five Olympic Medalists competing plus one AC72 helmsman. ...[more]


Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 8:28 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby and Ray Davies who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead after he was able to drop the race in which he broke his rudder. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Carnage, Cartwheel and Capsizes on Day 3 By Heather Forbes, , 10:25 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014
Winds of 18-20kts prevailed for both races sailed on Day 3 today of the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds. The upper limit for A Class racing is 22 knots so it was a day of carnage, cartwheels and chaos! ...[more]


Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Burling, Tuke and Davies By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ , 7:35 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Peter Burling, Ray Davies and Blair Tuke who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Explosive action on Day 2 By Heather Forbes, Takapuna, NZ , 6:00 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014
Although the winds were only moderate, the challenges of sailing foiling catamarans provided plenty of spectacle on the second race of racing at the World Champoionship for the A-class catamaran being sailed off Takapuna Beach, Auckland, NZ. Race 3’s wind conditions were 15 to 20 knots. Nathan Outteridge provided explosive entertainment when his ‘Exploder’ was deliberately pulled over astern ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Emirates Team NZ has dream run on Day 2 By Kerry Ellis, , 5:34 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014
The second day of racing in the A Class World Championships started in more wind than predicted, and certainly more than expected; today the breeze averaged 13 knots with puffs into the seventeens. Emirates Team New Zealand crew had a perfect start to the day with race one delivering a clean sweep from first to fourth ...[more]


A-Classs Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Takapuna By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:30 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014
Image gallery from the first day of racing in the 2014 A-class catamaran World Championships, sailed at Takapuna in light 7-10kts southerly winds. Glenn Ashby (AUS) was in fine form. ...[more]


A-Cat Worlds: Aussies hold top three overall after Day 1 By Heather Forbes, , 11:16 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014
Conditions for the first day of racing in the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships were a little on the light side, with around 6- 10 knots of wind. Seven times A Class World champion Glenn Ashby (AUS) had a great day ‘in his office’ with a first and a second and showing ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Flying high at Takapuna on Day 1 of Worlds By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna , 10:47 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014
Today, in typical near perfect Auckland sailing conditions, the wind dropped for the start of the first race turning light and shifty. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge seemed to have control of the race when he rounded the top mark with a lead of thirty seconds, before choosing the left hand side of the course where he sailed into a hole and dropped to an eventual twelfth place finish. ...[more]


A-Class Worlds: Nathan Outteridge wins Worlds Practice race By Heather Forbes, Takapuna , 8:40 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014
Nathan Outteridge put another slant on the form guide for the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds with a convincing win in the practice race. Wind conditions were light side, averaging 8- 10 knots, In the words of Storm (Ian Johnson, AUS) deputy President of the International A Class Association: 'The weather Gods were kind to us as there was almost no wind 10 minutes before the race!' ...[more]


A-Cat Worlds: Images from the NZ Nationals By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna , 8:52 PM Sun 9 Feb 2014
Images from the NZ National Championships for the A-class catamaran, sailed from Takapuna Beach. The pre-Worlds event attracted 81 competitors, but was shortened to just one day because of strong onshore winds. ...[more]


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