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NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Storms and floods at Optimist Worlds By John Jennings, Argentina , 8:58 AM Sat 1 Nov 2014
I think it would be fair to say the last two days of the regatta and Kerensa’s competitive (there is still the coaching) Opti career have been somewhat of an anti-climax. As a result of the overnight storm on Tuesday there was no sailing on Wednesday. Yesterday (Thursday) the breeze had of course abated and it was like qualification all over again ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: After the fleet split By John Jennings, Argentina , 7:37 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014
John Jennings updates on the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team competing at the 2014 Optimist World Championships in Argentina. The New Zealand team is competing in the Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets ...[more]


PIC Coastal Classic Roundup: Almost 30 minutes slashed off record By Sail-World, , 11:32 PM Tue 28 Oct 2014
This year’s PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic proved beyond doubt that New Zealand weather can be a fickle beast. After the long-range forecast was read at last Monday’s race clinic, there was an audible groan from competitors at the prospect of a long, slow slog of a race in a light and ever-lightening breeze. ...[more]


All winds available for 2014 Phase II National Championship By Adrian France, Waikato , 8:16 AM Tue 28 Oct 2014
The 2014 Championship for the Phase Two Nats was held at the annual Rotorua sailing sprints. A great event of 12 short races over a weekend. In addition to the laps being short, the number of laps was also only one lap, or maybe two. There was little waiting around between races, at starts, for postponements, or start recalls. ...[more]


2014 PIC Coastal Classic: Images from the start By Peter Idoine, , 10:21 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014
Photographer, Peter Idoine, was on the water for the start of the 2014 PIC Coastal Classic and kindly provided this gallery of images from the start and chase through the Rangitoto Channel ...[more]


PIC Coastal Classic: On board video from TeamVodafoneSailing and Caro By ARG Marine Media, , 12:59 PM Sat 25 Oct 2014
Join the crew of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing as they slash 20 minutes off their previous record for the PIC Coastal Classic on Friday. The Coastal Classic is a 119nm course from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Originally conceived as a drag race between multihulls and monohulls ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: A brief Worlds Report from Argentina By John Jennings, , 11:35 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014
John Jennings reports from the 2014 Optimist Worlds, in Argentina for the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist team: Barely any breeze to greet the sailors down at CNSI. No AP flag but the sailors were all held ashore. Kerensa certainly didn’t look a picture of health and the medical staff actually suggested she not race but even Kerensa wasn’t having that let alone dad’s opinion o the subject. ...[more]


PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:13 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...[more]


PIC Coastal Classic: Multihull record under threat, others safe By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:17 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014
Only one record for the 119nm PIC Coastal Classic seems to be under threat when the race gets underway on Friday morning. According to routing from Predictwind an ORMA60 multihull would tear up the course in 5hr 21 minutes - well inside the existing record of 5hr 40 minutes, set by TeamVodafone Sailing in 2012. ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Day 1 of the 2014 Optimist Worlds By John Jennings, Argentina , 4:06 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014
NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team: John Jennings reports from the first day of the 2014 Optimist World Championships in Argentina: Well, its not every day you kick-off your first world championship, whether as a sailor or a parent. In this year’s team it’s a novel experience for all of us bar the McKenzies ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: Worlds Days -1 and 0 By John Jennings, , 10:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014
Monday was effectively another day off for the sailors with a bit of down/leisure time at SOIVA. The boys room got a bit of attention from the mums whilst Kerensa’s study was disturbed. The sailors then headed down to CNSI for a bit of boat setup and fine tuning. They then hung around for the first dinner supplied as part of the regatta package. ...[more]


NZL Yachting Trust: Optimists - SAS arrive for battle By John Jennings, , 7:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014
John Jennings reports on the build up by the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team ahead of the 2014 Optimist Worlds in Argentina: In theory I should be reporting on two days of racing from the Pre-Worlds but in practice it has been two days not too dissimilar to what has preceded them. ...[more]


NZLYT Optimist Worlds 2014 Team Update By John Jennings, Auckland , 6:55 AM Sun 19 Oct 2014
John Jennings reports from the build up to the Optimist Worlds in Argentina: Generally speaking a quiet few of days down and around CNSI as the sailors to adapt to the new scenery, conditions and time zone. ...[more]


PIC Coastal Classic: Big boats join 150 entries in race to Russell By Sail-World, , 7:54 PM Wed 15 Oct 2014
Spectators at the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic are set to witness a battle of epic proportions, as some of Australasia's biggest and most impressive yachts take to the water for the start of the annual Auckland to Russell race on the morning of Friday 24th October 2014. ...[more]


NZl Yachting Trust Optimist Team: Forward to the Past By John Jennings, Auckland , 9:25 PM Mon 13 Oct 2014
the NZLYT Optimist Worlds Team 2014 departed AKL at 1615 Sat 11 Oct and arrived in BA on schedule at 1625 Sat 11 Oct. All fairly drama-less although the boxes to take up our Mk IV rigs (charter boats only provided with Mk III) made for an impressive site and required a lot of careful manoeuvring around the airports. ...[more]


College Interdominion Trophy won by New Zealand By Richard Cave, Auckland , 12:53 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014
The top three Australian and New Zealand Secondary School boys and girls teams selected from the NZSS Teams Racing Nationals of 32 teams, were invited to meet this week in Algies Bay to fight out what effectively is the Bledisloe Cup of Schools Teams Racing. ...[more]


Red Bull 49erFX: It’s about what you do when you are knocked down By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 8:56 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report after the ISAF Worlds in Santander: We went into the competition with two goals, to defend the title and to qualify NZ for the Olympics in the FX.Our build up was strong. We were confident going into the event and had plenty of podium finishes earlier in the season.Unfortunately at Santander we got our worst result to date – 12th. ...[more]


2014 NZ Youth Match Racing: Royal Port Nicholson YC dominates podium By Matt Steven, Wellington , 10:57 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014
The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has dominated the 2014 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals taking out first and second place. Teams representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron claimed third and fourth. ...[more]


Stack Winter Champs 2014: Fires up on Final Day By John Adair, Auckland , 9:13 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014
.espite the weather bomb over the weekend, the wind held back just enough to enjoy some blustery racing for all classes on Sunday, the juniors managing to nip in some racing on Friday before the wind really picked up. ...[more]


Images of the North Sails Young 88 Owners Championships By Richard Gladwell, , 10:12 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014
After losing one day due to string winds, the North Sails Young 88 Owner Nationals was staged on Sunday with five of the scheduled eight race being sailed. 15 Young 88's competed in the Championship, won by Raging Hormones from danger Zone with Heartlight third overall. ...[more]


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