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The General’ outflanks the fleet and wins the War in the West
7:24 PM Wed 22 May 2013
Only weeks after securing a dominant season of offshore IRC racing and receiving the prestigious Siska trophy for their efforts, the ‘General Lee’ team have dominated the 1440nm Fremantle to Bali Race.
The 11m Bakewell-White design stunned the fleet by leading around the first two rounding marks but eventually had to concede line honours to the 29m canting keel maxi 'Super Sled' ...[more]
Latest yacht from Bakewell-White for Japanese owner
6:53 PM Thu 20 Dec 2012
Last week the latest yacht from the board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design emerged from the shed at Southern Ocean in Tauranga, New Zealand. She was commissioned by a Japanese owner.
Named 'Kagirohi' which is Japanese for ‘sky before the dawn’ the boat is destined to serve as an adventure training yacht around the waters of Japan. ...[more]
NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now!
5:27 PM Thu 27 Sep 2012
In the market for new Halyards, Sheets and Control Lines?, Measure up what you need and come and see Richard (Bart) Bearda and the crew at NZ Rigging on stand 323 at the Boat Show. We have some amazing prices on cut lengths of rope. ...[more]
Bakewell-White Yacht Design win top two Shorthanded Series places
8:53 PM Tue 18 Sep 2012
Bakewell-White Yacht Design boats have taken first and second place of Division 1 in New Zealand’s premier short-handed series, the 2012 B & G Simrad Series.
Wired, Rob Bassett and Brett Russell’s Bakewell-White 52 was dominant across the two-handed B & G Simrad Series clean sweeping line honours in all three races, also taking the top honours on PHRF in Races 1 and 2. ...[more]
Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships
By Katharine Davis, Cockle Bay ,
6:54 AM Tue 3 Apr 2012
An excellent weekend racing at Tamaki Yacht Club has just concluded for the 2012 Mistral Class Championship.
The sun came out on both Saturday and Sunday and the wind was enough to add a little excitement.
The Handicap prize was won by Rob Mason and Stephen Atkinson in 77, Mistarius ...[more]
NZ Rigging opens rigging-service loft in Westhaven - get 25% discount!
4:20 AM Fri 16 Mar 2012
NZ Rigging has opened a dedicated Rigging – service loft in Downtown Auckland, The new loft is located upstairs in the old sail loft in the Pier 21 yard located in Westhaven. To celebrate the opening of the new facility NZ Rigging are offering massive discounts for Sail-World readers- 25% off all Running Rigging Ordered and delivered for the rest of March 2012. ...[more]
Wired crushes the Auckland keelboat fleet again
10:00 PM Tue 6 Mar 2012
The Bakewell-White 52'Wired' underlined her current dominance of the Auckland keelboat fleet with another crushing performance in the Balokovic Cup race, sailed in late February.
Rob Bassett and Brett Russell and their crew started the season with a clean sweep of the 120nm Coastal Classic taking line honours and a first on PHRF and IRC. ...[more]
Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button
By Ben Gladwell,
9:40 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Ben Gladwell was in action again with his Go-Pro, this time on board a Shaw 650 in 25kts of breeze on the Waitemata. Hang on for the ride! ...[more]
Penfold Audi Sport goes carbon
8:16 PM Wed 2 Nov 2011
Melbourne based yachtsman Dave Ellis has upgraded his Archambault A31 'Penfold Audi Sport' with a custom designed Carbon mast from NZ Spars and Rigging.
Dave sailed 'Penfold Audi sport' last season with the factory issued Alloy mast to some great results under IRC, but with Dave been the perfectionist that he is he wanted more, Everyone knew from Day 1 the alloy mast was on the softside and D ...[more]
NZ Spars and Rigging instrumental to BSL's Global Ocean Race success
10:12 AM Tue 1 Nov 2011
Ross and Campbell Field victory on Leg 1 of the Global Ocean Race has been attributed in part to spars and systems from New Zealand Spars and Rigging. Ross Field wanted to work with new companies when he embarked on his campaign to race two handed around the world in a 40ft boat, and he elected to team up with New Zealand Spars and Rigging, when it came to readying BSL for the mammoth voyage. ...[more]
Bakewell-White's Mini versus Bakewell-White Maxi!
9:29 PM Tue 24 Aug 2010
The recent pre-start for the Brisbane to Great Keppel Race saw the coming together of two extremes of size.
At one end of the scale was the 30m Bakewell-White Maxi 'Lahana' and the other was the new Bakewell-White Mini 650 of Queenslander Scott Cavanough and his ‘Skippy Challenge’. ...[more]
Images: New Bakewell-White 36, General Lee is launched in Auckland
By Richard Gladwell,
10:15 AM Fri 7 May 2010
The Bakewell-White designed 36fter, General Lee, was launched in Auckland early this morning.
Sail-World's camera arrived soon after the splash and brings you these images of her launch ...[more]
Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging
By Cris Brodie and Sail-World, Auckland ,
1:50 PM Tue 20 Apr 2010
After forty years in business iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, has been purchased by NZ Rigging. The Fostermasts name will continue with NZ Rigging, being a brand in its own right with many products familiar to those in the marine industry, they were also the importers of Profurl furling systems and NZ Rigging will continue to support this product. ...[more]
Bakewell-White Yacht Design back to winning ways in Powerboat Champs
By Sail-World Media,
10:27 PM Fri 12 Feb 2010
After three consecutive years winning the NZ Offshore Powerboat title the economic recession meant that there were no Bakewell-White boats running in the New Zealand championship of 2009. But 2010 has seen the return of the Bakewell-White designed Phantom running under a new team and new sponsors. Shedding the Sleephead colours and now running as ‘Doosan’ ...[more]
Cris Brodie joins NZ Rigging as a Director
By NZ Rigging media,
10:30 PM Wed 21 Oct 2009
Leading international sparmaker and rigging specialist, New Zealand Rigging announces that Cris Brodie has joined the company as a director. Cris has many years experience in the rigging business including working as a rigger in the Volvo Ocean Race, managing large superyacht refits and running an international sparmaking and rigging business. ...[more]
Images of Georgia Racing
By Nigel Price, ,
9:10 PM Sun 11 Oct 2009
Nigel Price presents a short gallery of images of Georgia Racing showing the rig and hull detail of the new ILC52 ...[more]
New Georgia Racing launched in Auckland
By Zoe Hawkins, Wildemedia, Auckland, NZ ,
6:25 PM Thu 8 Oct 2009
Direct from the drafting board of the duo that designed ETNZ' Audi Med Cup winning yacht comes the latest grand prix racer to join the New Zealand fleet. The sixth in a series called ‘Georgia’, the boat, which an almost identical sistership to the NZL-380, capable of achieving speeds of up to 25 knots thanks to 350 square metres of sail area, and many other features. ...[more]
NZ Rigging looks to top the table in big Australian regattas
By Richard Gladwell,
9:28 PM Mon 24 Aug 2009
NZ Rigging’s Richard Bearda is confident of some great results from high profile Airlie Beach Race Week and the Hamilton Island regattas. He should do. Most of the top competitors are carrying his gear. Based in a very 'functional' factory in Birkenhead, on Auckland’s North Shore.. ...[more]
Bakewell-White super maxi to contest Sydney Gold Coast race
By Jennifer Crooks and Sail-World,
5:54 PM Tue 26 May 2009
The New Zealand maxi yacht Zana, also known as Konica Minolta, will be overhauled by new owners Peter Millard and his brother-in-law John Honan to compete in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, her maiden voyage for the new owners and under her new name Lahana. ...[more]
Bakewell-White design fleet for Korea Match Cup
By Yvonne Reid, ISAF and Sail-World,
8:47 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
The World Match Racing Tour has announced the inaugural Korea Match Cup from 11-15 June this year in Jeongok, Hwasung City. The new event will be sailed in fleet of yachts designed by leading New Zealand yacht design company Bakewell-White Yacht Design, who have designed similar matchracers for supplied fleet use on the Grand Prix circuit in several countries. ...[more]
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