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All quiet on Cup Front...JJ's success for young Kiwis...Frisco videos | 25/02/2015
America's Cup won't go away...Foilers in San Fran...JJ's Historymaker | 21/02/2015
America's Cup won't go away...Foilers in San Fran...JJ's Historymaker | 20/02/2015
America's Cup Decision deferred...JJ's in Sydney...NZ Racing Roundup | 16/02/2015
Volvo Ocean Race heads for Auckland...Kiwis place well in Extreme 40's | 09/02/2015
Kiwis superb in Miami...Rainbow II launched ...Walking the Slackwire | 03/02/2015
Kiwis firing in Miami..Doyle's Opti success..Ainslie flies in Bermuda | 30/01/2015
Classics at Mahurangi... Juniors at Wakatere...History in Sanya | 27/01/2015
Classy performance from Burling and Tuke... Laser Nationals to Maloney | 19/01/2015
Moths fly at Sorrento...Kiwi OK Worlds win...Tauranga Cup images | 13/01/2015
Rolex Sydney Hobart wrap ...Redress significant... Tour de Comanche | 01/01/2015
Murray rejoins Cup fray...Nicholson on Vestas Wind disaster + recovery | 19/12/2014
A Big Week: Extreme Sailing, World Sailing Cup, Volvo finish and more | 16/12/2014
A Big Week: Extreme Sailing, World Sailing Cup, Volvo finish and more | 14/12/2014
Confessions of a Volvo navigator...America's Cup opens its books | 09/12/2014
America's Cup gets underway ... Volvo Ocean Race wreck and rescue | 03/12/2014
America's Cup on countdown..Volvo breakout...New products launched | 30/11/2014
The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? | 23/11/2014
Paralympians need your support...Volvo underway...America's Cup moves | 20/11/2014
Bay of Islands auction...Volvo In Port ... New boatspeed App...49ers | 17/11/2014
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News - New Zealand & the World

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Rainbow II is one of the most iconic yachts in New Zealand sailing history. Built and skippered by Chris Bouzaid, her win in the One Ton Cup in 1969 was New Zealand’s first big international sailing win. Doyle Sails NZ was commissioned to build the new sails for the iconic Rainbow II with design work by Chris’ son Richard ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Feb 26, 2015: The AUD jumped towards 0.7900, while the KIWI traded 0.7530, looking at the release of Trade data today. Exports and Imports are expected to be lower reflecting the economic environment, although the balance is expected to be static. Central Banks continue to drive market direction while economic data remains a symptom. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Day 1 of the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland got off to a slow start due to a lack of wind - with all fleets forced to wait two hours with the postponement flag hoisted up the official flagpole. Once the fleets finally launched at 1300 hours news came in that top 49er sailor Peter Burling (NZL) had been announced as one of two helmsmen for Emirates Team NZ ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week's expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America's Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 campaign. ... [more]  

Kaenon's Steve Rosenberg talks with Team SCA crew members Sally Barkow and Annie Lush before the start of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Both are former Olympic match racers, who have switched to ocean racing. Both are wearing the new prescription Kaenon sunglasses in the 40,000nm race around the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Overnight Ian Walker reported getting ahead of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng only to have Mother Nature take it all back again, getting caught under a rain cloud in light winds ... [more]  

Oceanbridge Sail Auckland registration for sailors and coaches has begun at Royal Akarana Yacht ahead of the four-day regatta. 194 boats across 17 classes will race on the Waitemata Harbour spread between four courses, making this event one of the largest Olympic, Paralympic and Invited classes in New Zealand. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Mythical, revered, renowned, legendary.....but above all Cape Horn is a time for extra care and caution. While observers and race fans may be poised to share and enjoy the passage of the race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat this Tuesday evening, Swiss co-skipper Bernard Stamm of race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat was clear that there will be little time for celebration ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat, which has lead the two handed round the world race for 39 days, has passed Cape Horn (67°15 11 W) at 01:00 UTC (02:00 Barcelona time, 22:00 Chilean time). ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship - The Notice of Race for the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship has been released. Set to be held in Middelfart, Denmark from 8-12 July, the 2015 edition of the Women’s Match Race Worlds will welcome the world’s finest female match racers as they fight for the title. ... [more]  

Feb 25, 2015: Markets switched focus overnight as the spotlight turned to interest rates away from the fears of a Greek default. EU Finance Ministers accepted conditions from Greece to extend the bailout packages. This confirms obligations that already existed but allowed some semantic concessions to to appease voters. ... [more]  

Eight 49ers (men) were joined on the startline by four 49erFX (womans Olympic skiff) - three women's crews and one youth male crew. A super competitive fleet with current world champions of both classes. The local boats were joined by crews from BRA, USA and ARG. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. First up – caps off to Team Brunel’s Andrew ‘Capey’ Cape and Team SCA’s Libby Greenhalgh. Together they pulled off probably the most significant move of the race so far, creating a 150nm split from which Team Brunel ... [more]  

class debutante Lincoln Fraser and the crew of Maverick (1077) are Auckland Champions for 2015. After a nail-bitingly close Regatta over two nights, only 2.5 points separate the top four finishers and on average the fleet was separated by just over a minute. ... [more]  

NZL Sailing Team: 15 campaigns named in 2015 Team by Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in 2016, but selection comes first and 2015 is crucial in terms of demonstrating form through results on the world stage. ... [more]  

Feb 24, 2015: The week opened with the Greek debt scenario hanging over markets. The Greeks must come up with a plan to re-negotiate their debt bailout by today and thus far, have not looked like doing this, failing to gain support. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, listen to the replay below. Nic talks with: Scott Babbage, Iain Murray on 18fter and also the America's Cup, Seve Jarvin and many more ... [more]  

Kiwi sailor Ryan Houston has grown up on this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race as he took on the role as Watch Captain for Team Alvimedica. His career as a sailor is evolving as he gets more involved in the leadership and decision-making onboard Alvimedica. Learn about the ‘Day in the Life’ of a Watch Captain in the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

Latest predictions for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race are all indicating a finish time between 1000hrs and 1400hrs on Saturday February 28. For one of only three Kiwi crew members in the Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi's Daryl Wislang looks like being the first in the queue at the piecart, when the boats reach Auckland. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – 'We've just gone through the worst night yet of this Volvo.' That’s Charles Caudrelier speaking, the skipper of Dongfeng Race Team. ... [more]  

The weather on the final day of the Sydney Yacht Championships continued it’s erratic ways, keeping everyone guessing as to what was coming next and bringing the result in the Sydney 38s and 36s to a nail-biter in the final race. ... [more]  

A US court has declined a request to confiscate a vessel owned by America's Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, as a lien for wages owed to a New Zealand sailor. Joe Spooner, who worked as grinder, is suing Oracle Racing for $962,879 in unpaid wages and damages for alleged wrongful discharge. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Within hours of each other Spirit of Hungary were finally forced to bow to the inescapable truth that they have to pitstop into Invercargill, South Island NZ and Renault Captur have left Wellington NZ after completing their own pit-stop. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – Eighteen hectic hours and a roller-coaster of emotions later, Bouwe Bekking’s men have gifted their fantastic lead to no less than three opponents. 'What a drama,' sighs Rokas Milevicius who is trying his best to show fighting spirit in spite of the setback. 'We’ll catch up with them, whatever it takes.' ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship – The International Sailing Federation is pleased to announce an Emerging Nations Programme that will create opportunities and better prepare young sailors as they build up to the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds set to be held in Langkawi, Malaysia from 27 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop
Big fleet for Panmure Lagoon SC 38th edition RSA Regatta
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7
NZ 470 and Nacra 17 Nationals: NZL Sailing Team take titles
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums
Sydney Yachts National Championship 2015 - Day 2 VVideo
Harken Schools Regatta: Auckland Grammar has narrow win
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 7 here - Live and then in Replay!
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA goes out past the Golden Gate + Video
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 6
Harken Schools Regatta: Rangitoto leads after Day 2
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 6 interviews with Hamlin, Thurlow and Yamaha
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA report on their new foiler
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Images from Race 6 by Christophe Favreau   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 creates history as US wins Race 6   
Barcelona World Race - Closing fast   
America's Cup won't go away...Foilers in San Fran...JJ's Historymaker   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Watch Race 6 here - Live and then in Replay!   
America's Cup: Parties given until today to file on AC45 arrest claim   
World Champions to compete in NZL 49er Nationals this weekend   
Harken Schools Regatta: Hutt International Boys School lead on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet closes up at the equator   
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 4 Week 2   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 20 - Dips and struggles   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up - Video *Feature   
Barcelona World Race - Pacific pursuit   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup skipper coup denied by Burling *Feature   
America's Cup: Kiwi crewman lodges bonus claim against Oracle Team USA   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race 5 images by Christophe Favreau   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Thurlow Fisher dominates Race 5   
Wakeboard World Series - WWA Nautique Wake registration open   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 19 - Markets wait   
America's Cup: Artemis & OTUSA Hookup engaged for an hour and a half   


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