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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ to look elsewhere America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ to look elsewhere Exclusive discussions conclude regarding funding for the next America's Cup (AC37) Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) and the Government, along with Auckland Council, have concluded exclusive discussions regarding funding for the next America's Cup (AC37) by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 16 Jun 11:30 NZST America's Cup: NZ Govt confirm $100m declined America's Cup: NZ Govt confirm $100m declined Kiwi Government confirm ETNZ Board has said "Thanks, but no thanks". The Minister responsible for the America's Cup has confirmed the joint Crown-Auckland Council offer to host the next regatta has been declined by the Board of Team New Zealand. by Kathryn Street/NZ Govt Posted 16 Jun 11:23 NZST America's Cup: Steady hand on helm at Briefing America's Cup: Steady hand on helm at Briefing “The writing is on the wall” for a Cup defence in Auckland - reaction from RNZYS Members Briefing The America's Cup briefing for Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron members only, turned into a rather low-key affair, with no major announcements. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 15 Jun 21:43 NZST America's Cup set to go offshore until COVID fades America's Cup set to go offshore until COVID fades A traditional America's Cup defence is not expected to be conducted in Auckland until COVID fades On Thursday, the 90 days "good faith" negotiation period ends for Auckland to be Host Venue of the 37th America's Cup. The outcome is expected to be that a traditional America's Cup defence will not be conducted in Auckland. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Jun 16:40 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 3 The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 3 Leaders extend in new breeze but more calms in prospect The crews competing in The Ocean Race Europe have spent a second restless night out on the Mediterranean searching for wind to help them along the race's third and final leg from Alicante, Spain to Genova, Italy. by The Ocean Race Posted 16 Jun 03:20 NZST Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 - Challenge of light winds Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 - Challenge of light winds This leg is all about coaxing speed out of the lightest of breezes and four of the five IMOCAs. At the start of one of the slowest nights of racing in the IMOCA Class's history, Amory Ross on board 11th Hour Racing Team put his finger on the wind conditions that the fleet have been dealing with south of Majorca. by Ed Gorman, IMOCA Globe Series Posted 16 Jun 03:11 NZST The Power of the Squad The Power of the Squad Q&A Live Call with Olympic Medallist Aaron McIntosh The Power of the Squad is undeniable, so why do so few sailors club together and work as a shared unit? The skill of the coach is sometimes to bring rivals together and have them working towards a shared goal. by Andy Rice Posted 16 Jun 02:35 NZST Entries open for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Entries open for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The 77th edition of ocean racing's 'Everest' Excitement is building for the return of the historic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with entries now open for the 77th edition of ocean racing's 'Everest'. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 15 Jun 16:43 NZST Three Kings Offshore Race announced for 2021 Three Kings Offshore Race announced for 2021 The 500nm offshore race is open to both fully crewed and short handed yachts. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are excited to announce an offshore race for 2021 - the RNZYS Three Kings Race to be held in November this year. This 500nm race will be open to 40 yachts, with up to 20 being shorthanded with just two skippers. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 15 Jun 14:29 NZST Representation and aspiration Representation and aspiration Why the sailors themselves matter far more than what they sail A lot has been made of the International Olympic Committee and World Sailing's decisions for the tenth sailing medal at the Paris 2024 Games. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Jun 08:30 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 2 The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 Day 2 Breakaway moves deliver mixed results The 12 international teams competing in The Ocean Race Europe have been dealing with light and incalcitrant breezes on their first night at sea after setting off yesterday on the inaugural event's third and final leg from Alicante, Spain to Genova, Italy. by The Ocean Race Posted 15 Jun 04:18 NZST Doyle Sails partners with Live Ocean Doyle Sails partners with Live Ocean SailGP Team Peter Burling says: “we are stoked to have Doyle Sails on board with Live Ocean" Doyle Sails has announced its partnership with marine conservation charity Live Ocean, and comes on board as a major supporter. The global sail making business says there is an “obvious and very natural fit” between Doyle Sails and Live Ocean. by Doyle Sails NZ Posted 14 Jun 23:33 NZST Team NZ Board Chair hits back at fake media claims Team NZ Board Chair hits back at fake media claims Tindall responds angrily to claims he is offside with the team's plans for its fourth Cup Defence. Sir Stephen Tindall, the recently resigned Chairman of the Board of Team New Zealand has responded angrily to media claims that his retirement is "proof positive" he is offside with the team's plans to go offshore for its fourth Cup Defence. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 14 Jun 21:24 NZST 167th NYYC Annual Regatta overall 167th NYYC Annual Regatta overall Familiar faces lead to familiar result for Pacific Yankee Team For the skipper of an amateur sailing team, there are few things more comforting that getting on the boat for the first big regatta of the summer and looking at all same faces from the previous season. by New York Yacht Club Posted 14 Jun 20:09 NZST Suzanne McFadden wins supreme sports award Suzanne McFadden wins supreme sports award Suzanne McFadden has been instrumental in the upsurge in coverage of women's sport Leading America's Cup correspondent, Suzanne McFadden has been instrumental in the upsurge in coverage of women's sport in this country and was recently named New Zealand sport journalist of the year. She looks back at her career in this podcast with YNZ. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 14 Jun 15:12 NZST A look at top 18ft sailor and legend John Winning A look at top 18ft sailor and legend John Winning Foresight, positive thinking and financial wisdom There have been many champion people involved with the 129-year-old sport of 18 footers racing, but three men with the foresight, positive thinking and financial wisdom to promote the 18s to the masses, stand out as the real champions of the sport. by Frank Quealey Posted 14 Jun 15:02 NZST PlanetSail: The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 PlanetSail: The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 40 knots on the nose! It was a belter of a leg. With a forecast for 30kts on the nose and wind against tide, the Gibraltar Strait provided a sharp focus for the leg from Cascais to Alicante. by Matt Sheahan Posted 14 Jun 07:43 NZST Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta overall Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta overall Double Dutch delight on the final day Both of the Tokyo 2020-bound Dutch teams in the 49er and 49erFX classes clinched gold on the last day of racing at the Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta, in Medemblik, the Netherlands. by World Sailing Posted 14 Jun 07:40 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3: Place your bets! The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3: Place your bets! The third and final offshore leg of the race sees the fleet bound for Genoa This afternoon, the twelve teams competing in The Ocean Race Europe (VO65 and IMOCA) took the start from Alicante of the third and final offshore leg of the race bound for Genoa. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 14 Jun 04:22 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 off to a fast start The Ocean Race Europe Leg 3 off to a fast start Conditions were ideal for the start with the IMOCAs putting on a foiling spectacle The third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe got underway in Alicante where the 12-boat international fleet of yachts representing nine countries and crewed by sailors from around the world set off into the Mediterranean bound for Genova by The Ocean Race Posted 14 Jun 03:50 NZST 11th Hour Racing Team battles light winds in Leg 3 11th Hour Racing Team battles light winds in Leg 3 Currently tied for first place with nine points 11th Hour Racing Team set off on the final leg of the inaugural Ocean Race Europe, from Alicante, Spain, to Genoa, Italy. Currently tied for first place with nine points, the result on Leg 3 will be decisive for the Team's chances for overall success. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 14 Jun 01:51 NZST The Ocean Race Europe - All for one - One for all The Ocean Race Europe - All for one - One for all The IMOCA60 fleet is the epitome of a development class As the IMOCA60 fleet swings to the breeze that sweeps across the harbour in Alicante it is impossible to miss just how different all five boats are. The very nature of these radical looking 60 footers makes them the epitome of a development class. by The Ocean Race Posted 13 Jun 17:54 NZST Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 9 Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 9 Stage is set for final Medal Races The Medal Race line-ups in the 49er and 49erFX classes at the Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta were confirmed today, ahead of tomorrow's final day of racing. by World Sailing Posted 13 Jun 08:32 NZST The Ocean Race Europe - Tied at the top The Ocean Race Europe - Tied at the top Ahead of Sunday start of all-important final leg to Genova The 12 international crews competing in the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will leave Alicante, Spain on Sunday June 13 bound for Genova, Italy, on the final stage of the new three-leg offshore event. by The Ocean Race Posted 13 Jun 08:28 NZST LinkedOut in first LinkedOut in first With one offshore race and one coastal race till to be sailed in The Ocean Race Europe When LinkedOut crossed the Stage 2 finish line into Alicante, Spain Thomas Ruyant and his crew delivered their first victory for the skipper from the north of France. by Vendée Globe Posted 13 Jun 06:28 NZST Letter from the Antipodes: Kiwi's export their Cup Letter from the Antipodes: Kiwi's export their Cup A look at the latest round of SailGP ; The Ocean Race Europe ; and the exported America's Cup A look at the latest round of SailGP - still a work in progress; The Ocean Race Europe hands out some unexpected outcomes; What we are expecting to hear on the fate of the 37th America's Cup - and why it can't work in New Zealand by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 12 Jun 23:25 NZST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship ACT II overall Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship ACT II overall Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey take the win After leading the championship from day one, Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey from GBR bid farewell to Cascais from the highest place on the podium. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 12 Jun 17:31 NZST Skeleton Key & Cavalino win Around-the-Island Race Skeleton Key & Cavalino win Around-the-Island Race At the 167th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta It can't simply be coincidence that the boat that took overall ORC honors in today's tricky Around the Island Race at the 167th Annual Regatta is named Skeleton Key. by New York Yacht Club Posted 12 Jun 16:53 NZST C-Tech's new Products and latest Projects C-Tech's new Products and latest Projects C-Tech: New products developed from AC36..Update on the Club Swan 125 and Infiniti52 C-Tech was involved in all four teams in AC36 and was pushed to find performance improvements in unseen ways. C-Tech is now pushing these experiences into smaller boats in the form of new products that are literally "forged" out of carbon fibre. by Anna Merchant Posted 12 Jun 13:34 NZST Kiwis dominate Barkers 29er Nationals at MBSC Kiwis dominate Barkers 29er Nationals at MBSC Kiwi crews dominated the international fleet in the Barkers 29er Nationals at MBSC New Zealand crews dominated the first international regatta for last weekend's Barkers 29er National championships at the Murrays Bay Sailing Club. by Yachting NZ Posted 12 Jun 13:33 NZST IOC gives Kiteboard two Medal events for 2024 IOC gives Kiteboard two Medal events for 2024 IOC confirms Mixed Keelboat event is dropped from 2024 Olympic regatta The International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach has announced that the IOC "has accepted the proposal of World Sailing to split the previously approved Mixed Kite Event into Mens and Womens individual kite events". by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World/com/nz Posted 12 Jun 13:32 NZST Major New and Used Sail Global Online Auction Major New and Used Sail Global Online Auction Bidding open until Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 2pm AEST. The Bidding will end on Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 2pm AEST. If there's something you like here, why not place a bid? by Adrian Seiffert, Marine Auctions Posted 12 Jun 08:30 NZST The Reverso Air - Fast and furious sailing The Reverso Air - Fast and furious sailing Great video footage from the Indian Ocean, Med and Atlantic Fast and furious sailing in the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Atlantic on the Reverso Air - the new generation sailboat, shipped in a box, assembled in seconds with a rigid hull and astonishing sailing performance. by Reverso Posted 12 Jun 05:30 NZST Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 8 Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 8 Dutch Olympians remain in control The Netherlands' Tokyo 2020 athletes remain in firm control in the 49er and 49erFX at the Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta as the third day concluded in Medemblik, the Netherlands. by World Sailing Posted 12 Jun 05:25 NZST Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 7 Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 7 A contrasting day for the 49er and the 49erFX fleets It was a contrasting day for the 49er and the 49erFX at the Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands as sailors raced in two types of conditions. by World Sailing Posted 11 Jun 18:35 NZST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship ACT II day 3 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship ACT II day 3 UK and Spain continue their battle After the rest day, the 49erFX women's Olympic class fleet returned to sea in Cascais. With the first warning signal scheduled for midday, competitors had to wait ashore for the wind to settle in Cascais in order to start the third day of the event. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 11 Jun 07:45 NZST Vendée Globe heroes join Rolex Fastnet Race Vendée Globe heroes join Rolex Fastnet Race The race is a qualifier for November's Transat Jacques Vabre Almost six months after they competed in the world's most brutal race, the singlehanded non-stop lap of the planet that is the Vendée Globe, many of the IMOCA fleet will be returning to the race course for the first time in August's Rolex Fastnet Race. by Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted 10 Jun 18:00 NZST 11th Hour Racing Team clinches 3rd place in Leg 2 11th Hour Racing Team clinches 3rd place in Leg 2 A tense finish to Leg 2 of The Ocean Race Europe It was a tense finish to Leg 2 of The Ocean Race Europe with 11th Hour Racing Team clinching the final podium spot after an epic battle from Cascais, Portugal to Alicante, Spain. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 10 Jun 07:54 NZST Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 6 Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta Day 6 Part 2 of the event starts like chess on the water The Hempel World Cup Series - Allianz Regatta entered the second part of the competition on Wednesday 9 June as the 49er and 49erFX fleets took to the water in Medemblik, The Netherlands. by World Sailing Posted 10 Jun 07:19 NZST Ruyant dominates The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 Ruyant dominates The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 French skipper hunted down a long-awaited first victory on his blue and white IMOCA After two of the three offshore legs in the inaugural staging of The Ocean Europe, three IMOCA teams are tied on points at the top of leaderboard, with just one more offshore leg to Genoa to come, and then what looks like being a decisive coastal race. by Ed Gorman, IMOCA Globe Series Posted 10 Jun 05:00 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 Finish The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2 Finish All square at the top of IMOCA and VO65 leaderboards The second leg of The Ocean Race Europe finished in Alicante, Spain on Wednesday, the culmination of three days of tight racing between the 12 international crews since they left Cascais, Portugal on Sunday afternoon. by The Ocean Race Posted 10 Jun 03:49 NZST Zhik's latest Microfleece Hikers Zhik's latest Microfleece Hikers These hikers will keep you warm and fully supported as you work your boat hard upwind and downwind Combining Zhik's revolutionary 3D body mapped panel design, a 1mm thermal neoprene throughout, with 4-way stretch and integrated hiking support, these hikers will keep you warm and fully supported as you work your boat hard upwind and downwind. by Zhik Posted 10 Jun 03:00 NZST Brad Butterworth on winning four America's Cups Brad Butterworth on winning four America's Cups Shirley Robertson's talks with one of the most successful tacticians of the modern era From the America's Cup to the Whitbread, the Admirals Cup to the Sydney Hobart, NZ's Brad Butterworth has been at the sharp end of competitive sailing for his entire adult life, and has a grand prix sailing CV few could match. by Shirley Robertson Posted 10 Jun 00:44 NZST The Ocean Race Europe Mirpuri wins Leg 2 The Ocean Race Europe Mirpuri wins Leg 2 Mirpuri Foundation is first to finish TORE Leg 2 at Alicante, Spain The 12 boat fleet in The Ocean Race are finishing Leg 2 at Alicante, Spain, after being slowed by light winds. First in was the VOR65 Mirpuri Foundation at 3.35hrs UTC, followed 26 minutes later by another VOR65 AzkoNobel by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 9 Jun 17:47 NZST IMOCA60 vs VO65 - Who Knew? IMOCA60 vs VO65 - Who Knew? PlanetSails takes stock of the coastal Mirpuri Trophy race As the Ocean Race Europe fleet headed off on Leg 2 from Cascais to Alicante we had time to take stock and consider what we saw at the coastal race, the Mirpuri Trophy race. by Matt Sheahan Posted 9 Jun 17:09 NZST 2021 NZ Flying Fifteen Nationals at Napier 2021 NZ Flying Fifteen Nationals at Napier Held over the Queen's birthday weekend Napier Sailing Club hosted the New Zealand Flying Fifteen National Championship over the Queen's birthday weekend in New Zealand, 5 - 7 June 2021. Three races were completed on each day. by Graeme Robinson Posted 9 Jun 16:42 NZST 11th Hour Racing awards 23 grants totaling $1.92m 11th Hour Racing awards 23 grants totaling $1.92m Funding for new grantees focused on ocean conservation and coastal sustainability Building on 10 years of philanthropic work in ocean restoration, 11th Hour Racing announced $1.92 million in grants, funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, to support 23 projects in Argentina, Dominican Republic, the U.K., and the U.S. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 9 Jun 15:01 NZST Celebrating World Ocean Day at Wynyard Basin Celebrating World Ocean Day at Wynyard Basin Photo sequence of some doing their bit, we assume, for World Ocean Day, at the Wynyard Basin Yesterday was World Ocean Day and many Kiwis celebrated their ambition for a healthy ocean with the second annual Live Ocean Winter Dip. Here's a photo sequence of some doing their bit, we assume, for World Ocean Day, yesterday at the Wynyard Basin. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 9 Jun 13:34 NZST
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