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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]


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 By Sail-World, 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]


Global Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg 1 sponsors announced By Oliver Dewar, , 5:32 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013
The 30,000-mile round-the-world Global Ocean Race 2014-15 is for Class40 boats with single-handed, double-handed and fully-crewed (4 crew) teams competing and will start in September 2014 ...[more]


London Boat Show - Global Ocean Race announcements at the ExCeL London By GOR Media, , 7:13 AM Tue 15 Jan 2013
Southampton and the Solent, on England's South Coast, famous as the start for some of the greatest ocean races of the past 50 years, has been chosen to host the start of the revamped Global Ocean Race 2014-2015. ...[more]


Global Ocean Race - Major expansion and rescheduled start announced By Oliver Dewar, 6:09 AM Tue 6 Nov 2012
The Global Ocean Race (GOR), one of sailing’s greatest challenges, is set to receive a major lift for its third round-the-world event for Class40 yachts, now scheduled to start in September 2014. ...[more]


NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now! By Sail-World, 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]


Global Ocean Race - Third Class40 division announced for 2013-14 By Oliver Dewar, 1:40 AM Mon 16 Apr 2012
The double-handed Global Ocean Race 2011-12 Class40s are currently picking up speed off Brazil in the 5,700-mile Leg 4 from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Charleston, USA, having completed around 23,000 miles of racing since the start in Palma, Mallorca, last September and have, so far, visited three stopovers in South Africa, New Zealand and South America. ...[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! By Sail-World, 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]


Global Ocean Race: Buckley Systems home tomorrow morning By Ross and Campbell Field, 10:24 PM Thu 9 Feb 2012
Buckley Systems (Ross and Campbell Field) pulled out of the Global Ocean Race, about a week ago after a sequence of crash tacks and gybes while sailing in heavy seas. They are due to arrive back in Auckland at 0900hrs tomorrow, Friday 10 February. Ross Fields is off the boat already, in Tauranga, to see a medical specialist. ...[more]


Bodacious Dream undergoes sea trials in Wellington + Video By Oliver Dewar, 7:21 AM Wed 18 Jan 2012
Bodacious Dream is the third BT Boats Kiwi40FC that was recently launched in Wellington, New Zealand at Hakes Marine. Before Bodacious Dream exits on her way to the United States, her American skipper Dave Rearick, is taking the boat test sailing in Wellington Harbour. ...[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]


Global Ocean Race 2013-14 – Latest entry Bodacious Dream By Oliver Dewar, , 12:27 AM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Global Ocean Race 2013-14 – The latest Kiwi 40FC Class40 launched by BT Boats in New Zealand in early December has officially entered. The yacht’s American skipper, Dave Rearick, will enter his Class40, Bodacious Dream, in the single-handed division of the round-the-world, Class40 race. ...[more]


Global Ocean Race: Buckley Systems pushing hard By Ross and Campbell Field, Southern Ocean , 6:53 AM Sun 18 Dec 2011
Ross Field reports from aboard Buckley Systems deep in the Southern Ocean as they are pushed around by 40 knot winds in the race to Wellington: Some would question our sanity if they saw what went on these small 40 footers, deep in the southern ocean. It is freezing cold and all those things we have talked about, but the motion is unbelievable ...[more]


Penfold Audi Sport goes carbon By Sail-World, 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]


Global Ocean Race: Under way but not under command - Field's Sunday By Ross and Campbell Field, Off the African coast , 8:15 PM Mon 3 Oct 2011
Ross and Campbell Field report from abroad Buckley Systems in the Global Ocean Race: If a ship goes by with the ‘Not Under Command’ label transmitted on its AIS then who is in charge. Is it because everyone gets a day off on Sunday, including the Captain? And, Ross has a sniffle. Who the hell did he catch that from? ...[more]


Global Ocean Race 2012-13 - Celox Sailing's double handed entry By Oliver Dewar, 12:49 AM Sat 24 Sep 2011
Global Ocean Race (GOR) - At an informal ceremony on Thursday in the Palma Race Village of the double-handed Class40 GOR 2011-12, Austria’s Celox Sailing company announced the first double-handed entry in the next edition of the race, the Global Ocean Race 2013-14 (GOR 2013-14) with Celox Sailing’s new Akilaria RC2 Gust Buster. ...[more]


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