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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading into a tropical Depression By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 9:40 PM Fri 28 Nov 2014
The weather team at PredictWind have put together this prognosis for the next few days, looking at what lies ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet ...[more]


PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC By Mike Scullin, , 8:20 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...[more]


America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ holds foiling camp in Bay of Islands By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:54 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014
The Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team got together as a full group for the first time of the AC35 campaign for an intensive week sailing in the exciting foiling Moth yachts. It was also an opportunity to begin the process of planning and plotting the next America's Cup challenge. ...[more]


Dave Robertson interviewed on 120nm kiteboard endurothon By Mike Scullin, Predictwind, , 7:27 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014
In late October Kiwi board sailing coach and kiteboarder, Dave Robertson attempted the 120nm Coastal Classic course, as part of the annual sailing drag race up the North Island coast from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Predictwind and Lancer sponsored Dave Robertson to help him realise the dream. Predictwind's Mike Scullin took the time to catch up with him for a quick interview ...[more]


Kiteboarder becomes first to successfully completes 120nm coastal race By Charles Winstone, Auckland , 8:06 PM Sat 1 Nov 2014
Dave Robertson has become the first successful Kite Boarder to complete the 120nm PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell. His time of 7hours 28mins makes him the fastest solo sailor and board sailor to complete the 120nm race. Although he had a 30 minute head start, Robertson managed to beat an 80ft canting keelboat and a VOR70. See video of race in this story ...[more]


Dave Robertson first to complete Coastal Classic on a Kite Board By Charles Winstone, Auckland , 10:47 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014
Dave Robertson has become the first successful Kite Boarder to complete the PIC Coastal Classic from Auckland to Russell. His time of 7hours 28mins makes him the fastest solo sailor and board sailor to complete the 120nm race. A buzzing Robertson on the finish line said of his achievement, 'I’m stoked, it has been a 10 year dream in the making. Finally knocked it off which was awesome'. ...[more]


Follow Dave Robertson's Kiteboard of the Coastal Classic Route By Charles Winstone, Auckland , 10:12 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014
The weather forecast looks optimal for an attempt to Kiteboard the Coastal Classic Route from Auckland to Russell. The challenge will be taken on by Dave Robertson who is New Zealand’s most successful Kiteboard racer finishing ninth at the Kite Boarding World Championships and is a Yachting New Zealand board coach. ...[more]


New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind By Sail-World, , 9:28 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online. By combining PredictWind forecast data with ocean current data, the effect of the wind on swells can be accounted for ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas leads on paper, Team SCA ahead on the water By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:55 AM Tue 14 Oct 2014
For the next week or so we expect the debate over who really leads the Volvo Ocean Race to continue. The womens crew of Team SCA, who were first to exit the Straits of Gibraltar (and were almost an hour ahead of the second boat Team Vestas Wind), still lead the race, and are 21 minutes ahead of the listed race leader. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:35 AM Mon 13 Oct 2014
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2: Team Vestas Wind leads the race for the Rock By Sail-World.com, , 10:42 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014
With about 130nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Denmark's Team Vestas Wind holds a useful 2-3nm lead over the remainder of the fleet at 1000hrs UTC on Day 2. Volvo Ocean Race reports: Team Vestas Wind emerged as narrow leaders when daylight broke on the Mediterranean after the first night of Leg 1 but the fleet were hot on their heels after a night of rain and wind changes. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Route options narrow, wind increases for Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:44 PM Sat 11 Oct 2014
The latest forecast and route projections for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, show that winds are expected to increase, and route options have tightened. As predicted previously navigators are expected to sail a more direct route to Gibraltar. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Light to moderate winds expected to Gibraltar By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:25 PM Fri 10 Oct 2014
Light to moderate are predicted for the opening stanzas of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The conditions are expected to provide plenty of challenge for navigators and tacticians, with the Predictwind routing function showing two distinct course options. One recommends heading further out into the centre of the Mediterranean, before straightening up and then coming int ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ slips to fifth at Nice By Warren Douglas, , 8:10 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014
The Extreme Sailing Series focus shifts now to Sydney – the last event in the 2014 season – where all the questions will be answered. Only four days of racing remain this year with five teams – Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat, Emirates Team New Zealand, Realteam and J.P. Morgan BAR – capable of a top-three position. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series: Light and tight for Emirates Team NZ in Nice By Warren Douglas, , 11:17 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014
It was very light and very tricky for the first day of the seventh round of Extreme Sailing Series at Nice. With Peter Burling back on the helm for the first time since June, Emirates Team New Zealand started slowly as Burling and Olympian team mate Blair Tuke settled in. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act By ETNZblog, , 12:34 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014
The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ‪Extreme Sailing Series ...[more]


Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing By Sail-World, , 6:54 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014
Iridium have recently released the Iridium GO!, their latest product in the satellite communication market. It’s portable, battery powered, and creates a WiFi hotspot. PredictWind have partnered with Iridium to put together a package catering specifically to the marine market. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 7:28 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul By Emirates Team NZ, , 7:28 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got. As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ...[more]


Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 7:42 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014
There was good and not-so-good for Emirates Team New Zealand on the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff regatta. By the end of the day Dean Barker and crew found themselves in unfamiliar territory – 11th on the Cardiff leader board, even after a great second place in the double-points last race. ...[more]


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