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Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:58 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii.
After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...[more]
SSANZ Safety at Sea Series NZ Spars & Rigging 60 - Y88 Race Report
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
10:11 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014
Last Saturday's race was an example of two handed one design racing at its best. Great weather, excellent fleet of twelve Young 88s, tactical course, difficult sail choices, lead changes and close competition all the way through the fleet. ...[more]
SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60 is big boat benefit
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:02 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014
Saturday's SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60, for two-handed crews, was sailed largely without incident, in moderate southerly breezes and cold temperatures. The fleet started in a 15kts SE breeze, gusting to 20kts, as they passed Passage Rock at the bottom end of Waiheke the wind swung South, staying at the same strength, but easing later in the afternoon. ...[more]
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy
By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, ,
7:44 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'.
Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...[more]
NZ Rigging to present at SailFiji Race seminar at Royal Akarana YC
By Sail-World, ,
10:01 AM Thu 10 Apr 2014
Rigging expert, Richard 'Bart' Bearda (NZ Rigging) will be giving a presentation tonight April 10, 2014 at Royal Akarana Yacht Club.
He will be part of a panel advising on how to prepare sails and rigging for the testing ANZ Sail Fiji race which starts on Saturday June 7. The cruiser rally leaves on June 2, 2014. ...[more]
America's Cup: NZ Rigging drops the Big Boat's mast into cafe alley
By Richard Gladwell,
7:20 AM Tue 2 Jul 2013
KZ-1, the Big Boat of the 1988 America's Cup fame is now on permanent display outside the Maritime Museum, and forms the predominant landmark on the Auckland waterfront. 18 years had lapsed, since the 1988 America's Cup Challenger had her rig checked fully, and the Maritime Museum turned to NZ Rigging to undertake the tricky task. Sail-World was on site for the first few hours of the operation ...[more]
Get your winter rig check with a great deal from NZ Rigging
5:40 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Winter is here, so if you are anywhere within reach of Auckland, why not take advantage of a full four page Mast and Rigging inspection for the low price of $150.00* inc GST?
When was the last time your mast and rigging were checked? Do all your lights work? Is there damaged standing and running rigging? When did you have an inspection done last? ...[more]
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]
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