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America's Cup: Oracle crew member's penalty for cheating is reduced By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:30 AM Fri 12 Dec 2014
Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder denied the cheating allegation and subsequent finding by the Jury, on the grounds that there was insufficient evidence. He had not sailed since the Jury Hearing and Decision, announced just before the start of the 34th America's Cup. Oracle Team USA was penalised $250,000 over the same cheating issue by the International Jury. ...[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]


Tauranga Boat Expo - Lancer and Sea Blade attend for the first time By Kristen Hild, Auckland , 9:25 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014
The Tauranga Boat Expo has proven a popular attraction for marine enthusiasts outside the main centres. This year, Lancer has chosen to join the show as part of their tour introducing the market to Sea Blade as well as their other exciting products. ...[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]


America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:43 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ...[more]


Auckland On the Water Boat Show: World record mark set on Lancer SUP By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:11 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014
A new provisional World Record was set on the Viaduct Harbour today with 52 paddlers covering the 100 metre course on the Lancer SUP. There were no incidents in the attempt - which sets a new mark category in the Guinness World Records. ...[more]


America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue By Sail-World.com, , 9:53 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014
Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ...[more]


Auckland On Water Boat Show: SUP record attempt Saturday afternoon By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:54 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014
An attempt will be made on Saturday afternoon set set a new Guinness World Record mark for the most people on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) The SUP used for the record attempt will be supplied by leading New Zealand inflatable manufacturer, Lancer Industries, and the SUP uses Lancer's AirDock technology.. ...[more]


Lancer returns to Auckland Boat Show with new RIB Pricing By Charles Winstone, Auckland , 8:43 PM Sun 21 Sep 2014
Lancer Industries Ltd returns to the Auckland On Water Boat Show after almost a decade away. It will mark several significant events for Lancer including new pricing, a Guinness World Record attempt and an Introduction to Sea Blade. The Lancer stand is located beside the ETNZ building. ...[more]


Auckland Water Boatshow: Practice session for Guinness World Record By Charles Winstone, Westhaven , 7:15 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014
At the upcoming Auckland on Water Boat Show (25-28 Sept) Lancer Industries Ltd will be arranging a Guinness World Record attempt for 'Most People on a Stand Up Paddle Board'. The attempt will also raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation (CCF) through 'SUPport Courage'. ...[more]


2014 Young Challenger’s Cup - Day 1 photos By Charles Winstone, French Bay , 7:28 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014
2014 Young Challenger’s Cup - On water action in the Weta sailed by teams in an America's Cup style event. Plenty of wind on the first day saw the young crews learning that Multihull sailing is wet, fast and fun. ...[more]


America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:18 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014
Former Artemis Racing and Team New Zealand tactician, Terry Hutchinson, speaks frankly with Alexa Lyons of Maxim magazine on the 2007 and 2013 America's Cups, and his views of the way the Cup is headed, particularly with the new wingsailed foiling catamarans. ...[more]


Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt. By Sail-World, , 8:31 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014
This year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show will play host to a world record attempt. Lancer Industries, which has already set the record three times for the world’s largest RIB, and which holds the largest catamaran RIB tube record, will be creating the monster SUP which the record attempt will be staged on. ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:04 AM Tue 27 May 2014
Over the past three weeks, two NZ designers and engineers, Neil Wilkinson (Oracle Team USA) and Andy Kensington (Emirates Team NZ) have been on a lecture tour as part of the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ's centenary, sponsored by Beca. Here are some additional images not included in the video in the original Sail-World story ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets By Richard Gladwell, , 7:56 PM Fri 23 May 2014
For the past few weeks two designers from Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand have been giving an almost two hour presentation in various venues around New Zealand, on engineering and design aspects of the 34th America's Cup. Here we present a summary of the presentation, along with the full video, showing a lot of never before seen material ...[more]


America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act' By Bob Fisher, Bournemouth Coroners Court , 5:22 AM Thu 22 May 2014
The cause of death of Artemis crewman Andrew Simpson was summarily dismissed by the Deputy Coroner for the County of Dorset, Mr. Richard Middleton, today in a brief hearing of sixteen minutes. The Coroner, in a prepared statement, from which he read, announced: 'This is a final hearing', leaving the five family members and ten journalists, no doubt that the matter was closed. ...[more]


A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain By The Independent, , 10:01 PM Sat 10 May 2014
A year after Andrew Simpson drowned, the sailors tell of the pain of dealing with their friend's death and how opening a sailing centre in Weymouth is helping his name live on. Iain Percy has flown in from California, Ben Ainslie from China, united in friendship and grief, and as determined to ensure that Friday plays another part in guaranteeing that their best friend's name lives on. ...[more]


America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight By TV3 News and Sail-World, , 1:40 PM Thu 1 May 2014
You, your colleagues, friends, readers and subscribers to SailWorldNZ are cordially invited to attend the IPENZ Centenary Lecture Battle of the Boats: How technology won the America’s Cup. Hear rival engineers - Andy Kensington from Team NZ and Neil Wilkinson from Oracle - debate the technology used which enabled Oracle to make a miraculous turn-around to win the 2013 America’s Cup ...[more]


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