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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:07 AM Wed 24 Dec 2014
'New boats for old' seem to be a common catch cry on both sides of the Tasman, at present.'
This year two supermaxis have gone into the building shed for major surgery and emerged as new boats. They will both be competing in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and sailing in their first major offshore race since being born-again. ...[more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Bakewell-White 36, General Lee to be launched in Auckland
By Richard Gladwell,
11:57 AM Thu 6 May 2010
A new Bakewell-White 36, General Lee, has i8s due to be launched at Westhaven tomorrow.
Designed for offshore racing, and Cat 1, she is owned by two West Australian sailors, Paul Eldrid, who runs Evolution Sails in Perth, and Scott Disley. General Lee has spars and rigging from NZ Rigging. ...[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]
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]
Bakewell-White TP 52 'Braveheart' reclaims Swiftsure record for Charles Burnett
9:03 AM Wed 30 May 2007
The Bakewell-White designed second generation TP52 'Braveheart' took line honours and set a new course record of 15hours and 8 minutes, for the biggest race in the US Pacific North West. In the past 50 years only 6 yachts have held the elapsed time record for the 137nm Swiftsure Lightship Classic and Charles Burnett III is the only two time record holder. ...[more]
Bakewell-White Yacht Design wins NZ Powerboat Race
By Bakewell-White Media, Auckland, NZL ,
8:01 PM Sun 20 May 2007
For the second consecutive year The New Zealand Offshore Powerboat title has been won by Peter Turner and Craig Archer in a Bakewell-White designed V8 Superboat.
Following the most closely fought racing season for many years it came down to the last race of the season with two boats still able to take the title - both from the board of Bakewell-White Yacht Design. ...[more]
Royal Perth announces major new yachting project
By Royal Perth Yacht Club Media, Perth WA, AUS ,
11:29 AM Mon 16 Oct 2006
The Royal Perth Yacht Club, on Saturday, unveiled the first of six Bakewell-White 8 yachts presently under construction for delivery to RPYC. This was be the first public showing of the yacht – made appropriately to the many sailors and visitors who attended the RPYC 2006 season start. ...[more]
New Fast Racer Cruiser from Bakewell-White Design
By Media Services,
12:14 PM Thu 7 Sep 2006
Designed for a repeat client, the brief called for a fast, fun, yacht that is offshore capable and able to be raced and cruised shorthanded. The resulting yacht is an exciting mix of carbon fibre, grinder pedestals, canting keel technology, and a designer interior including LCD TV and entertainment system. ...[more]