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Gladwell's Line: Turbulent times for America's Cup Gladwell's Line: Turbulent times for America's Cup First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets into action on the water and in Court. First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets back into action. Why the Cup must go on, and Emirates Team New Zealand blows the whistle on "informants", and gets an injunction. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 7 Jul 03:12 NZST Once in a blue moon Once in a blue moon Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. by Mark Jardine Posted 7 Jul 09:00 NZST How to keep girls in our awesome sport? How to keep girls in our awesome sport? It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys. by RS Sailing Posted 7 Jul 03:59 NZST IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed Europeans to take place in Puck, Poland, from 18 to 23 August Unfortunately the Corona crisis also takes it's toll on our major events, and the event in Weifang (CHN) cannot go ahead as planned. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 6 Jul 23:17 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A tough night off the Irish coast The skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sable d'Olonne "warm-up" for this year's Vendée Globe have certainly been enduring a baptism of fire as the early stages of the race continue to prove tough on them and their boats. by Julia Huvé Posted 6 Jul 21:35 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Switching things up a gear! Each mile devoured since Saturday at 15:30hrs local time has brought the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d'Olonne fleet closer to the teeth of the first low-pressure systems set to roll over the solo sailors. by Ed Gorman Posted 6 Jul 06:52 NZST Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon To finish the Vendée Globe is a beautiful ambition He came to ocean racing from teaching sailing at Glénans, he discovered the sea as others did their religion and dreams of albatross: meet Armel Tripon! by Vendee Globe Posted 6 Jul 02:53 NZST World Sailing host virtual meetings World Sailing host virtual meetings A series of Townhall Meetings throughout COVID-19 pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, World Sailing has hosted a series of Townhall Meetings for Council delegates, Member National Authorities, Class Associations, Committee members and Commission members. by World Sailing Posted 6 Jul 02:24 NZST Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Constantly working to develop and improve solutions The Barton R&D team are constantly working to develop and improve solutions to your everyday needs. Our global vision is to improve your ability to lift, move, slide, secure and control rigging applications for leisure sailors and commercial operators. by Barton Marine Posted 5 Jul 23:00 NZST Ruyant leads the charge Ruyant leads the charge In the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Thomas Ruyant on the Guillaume Verdier-designed LinkedOut is this morning leading the IMOCA fleet as the skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race head upwind off the western tip of Brittany. by Ed Gorman Posted 5 Jul 22:56 NZST Race Yachts Premium Brokerage newsletter Race Yachts Premium Brokerage newsletter Botin 52 for sale with a hull shape off the Sled mould Botin designed Super Series hull shape off the Sled mould. Upgraded to foam core in the hull with a nomex deck. Extra longitudinals in the bow for offshore racing. by Jason Rowed Posted 5 Jul 10:00 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start A fleet of 20 IMOCAs foil away from the start box The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d'Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history. by Julia Huvé Posted 5 Jul 09:07 NZST RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience Louay Habib interviews the Olympic Silver Medallist For the 14th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series, Louay Habib interviews Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience with a deep dive into his two previous Olympic campaigns and a look forward to Tokyo and beyond. by RORC Posted 5 Jul 02:56 NZST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Predicting The Weather, Best Cruising Sails, Rallying Around The World Join veteran meteorologist, Chris Bedford, and world-class sailor and best selling author, Peter Isler of Marine Weather University, as they drop knowledge on how sailing weather predictions are created. by North Sails Posted 4 Jul 23:00 NZST VIDEO: Saffier's SE27 Leisure rapid in big breeze VIDEO: Saffier's SE27 Leisure rapid in big breeze Classic looks with wicked speed, the SE27 Leisure is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The Saffier Yachts SE27 Leisure is billed as "the perfect day-sailor" and after seeing this video footage, it's hard to argue. by Saffier Yachts Posted 4 Jul 21:19 NZST The Wait is Over The Wait is Over The Rooster 50N CE Impact Buoyancy Aid is here Low profile neoprene buoyancy aid, specifically developed to fit snugly in all the right places. Unique to Rooster, this CE12402-5 certified buoyancy aid is an advance in our buoyancy aid range. by Rooster Posted 4 Jul 19:00 NZST All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Twenty solo skippers will take the start line today Twenty solo skippers will take the start line of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne this Saturday following a totally new ocean racing course from Les Sables d'Olonne to the south of Iceland back around the Azores to finish back into Vendée haven. by Vendee Globe Posted 4 Jul 18:45 NZST Two decades of environmental protection Two decades of environmental protection Marina de Portimão has achieved 20 consecutive years of Blue Flag recognition As the first stopover in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, Marina de Portimão was a welcome respite, with its sparkling, clean waters and care and attention made to its natural surroundings. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 4 Jul 18:33 NZST 18ft Skiffs: Dave Porter, the unluckiest champion 18ft Skiffs: Dave Porter, the unluckiest champion Fortune didn't always smile on the great sailor David Porter became the 1975 JJ Giltinan world 18ft Skiff champion when he skippered KB to a brilliant victory on the Brisbane River, but fortune didn't always smile on the great sailor. by Frank Quealey Posted 4 Jul 17:44 NZST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 13 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 13 full replay The must-watch race includes a very close port-starboard incident Yet another race full of drama, including the moment Emirates Team New Zealand misjudged a port-starboard cross and Jimmy Spithill has to violently head up the American cat to avoid the Kiwis. by 34th America's Cup Posted 4 Jul 09:00 NZST Eve of Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Eve of Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Health protocols and delivery trips to Les Sables d'Olonne The eve of the start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne has been a rather strange day, punctuated by the health protocol imposed by the organisation and a delivery trip to Les Sables d'Olonne for all the boats in the fleet. by Julia Huvé Posted 4 Jul 08:36 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race preview Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race preview The IMOCA season is set to start on Saturday After the unprecedented interruption of the IMOCA racing season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the action on the water is finally about to start with the innovative new 'Arctique' race, starting on 4th of July, 3.30pm CET. by Ed Gorman (preview video by Matthew Sheahan) Posted 3 Jul 18:00 NZST America's Cup: Dalton explains need for injunction America's Cup: Dalton explains need for injunction Team New Zealand and America's Cup Event CEO, Grant Dalton on need for injunction Team New Zealand and America's Cup Event CEO, Grant Dalton has issued a statement explaining the Sailing team and Event organisation's rationale for obtaining a High Court injunction blocking publication of a confidential draft report on AC36 Hosting by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 3 Jul 15:02 NZST America's Cup: Te Aihe's returns to the Waitemata America's Cup: Te Aihe's returns to the Waitemata On Wednesday, Emirates Team New Zealand had a long five hour session mostly sailing on America's Cup On Wednesday, Emirates Team NZ had a long five hour session mostly sailing on America's Cup Course C. They were sailing in mid-Winter - one can only guess as to the wind chill factor in the AC75 foiling at 30-35kts. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 3 Jul 12:07 NZST America's Cup Event body obtains Court injunction America's Cup Event body obtains Court injunction America's Cup Event Ltd obtains High Court injunction on confidential report publication America's Cup Event Ltd and Team New Zealand Ltd have obtained an injunction in the High Court in Auckland restraining media from publishing the contents of a confidential draft report on the $40m Event Fee expenditure by Richard Gladwell Posted 2 Jul 23:18 NZST BOI Sailing Week wins gold sustainability award BOI Sailing Week wins gold sustainability award Bay of Islands Sailing Club has made their annual race week a gold level clean regatta. New Zealand's biggest multi-day keelboat sailing event, CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week, has been awarded Gold Level Clean Regattas certification for their “extraordinary waste management efforts” during the last regatta in January 2020. by BOISW Posted 2 Jul 20:15 NZST World Sailing Presidential Newsletter: June 2020 World Sailing Presidential Newsletter: June 2020 Kim Andersen focused on finalising and ensuring the financial future of World Sailing The past month has been focused on finalising and ensuring the financial future of World Sailing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 2 Jul 19:22 NZST New President for Int. Cape Horners Association New President for Int. Cape Horners Association The Earl of Portsmouth DL. appointed The International Association of Cape Horners whose Patron is HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, has a new President - The Earl of Portsmouth DL. by Archie Fairley Posted 2 Jul 17:47 NZST Sail-World NZ news : June 30 - The Week that Was Sail-World NZ news : June 30 - The Week that Was Latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the top stories covering the America's Cup Latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the top stories covering the America's Cup along with the latest Editorial covering the rumours circulating that the America's Cup could be compressed/delayed/postponed - and why this can't happen. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 2 Jul 15:59 NZST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 12 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 12 full replay Emirates Team New Zealand on match point With Emirates Team New Zealand on match point, a win for ORACLE TEAM USA was essential. An aggressive move by Jimmy Spithill set them up nicely... by 34th America's Cup Posted 2 Jul 09:00 NZST Tracy Edwards MBE TED Talk now live online Tracy Edwards MBE TED Talk now live online These unusual times require things to be done a bit differently! These unusual times require things to be done a bit differently! Tracy was asked to do a TED talk but due to Covid-19 it was not done in person, but online thousands of miles away during lockdown. by Libby Mudditt Posted 2 Jul 02:48 NZST Formula kite class rules update Formula kite class rules update The major change is the introduction of mandatory nationality flags on hulls and helmets World Sailing has published the updated class rules approved during the IKA General Assembly in February 2020. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 1 Jul 22:42 NZST Strong interest in Mud House Women's Regatta Strong interest in Mud House Women's Regatta The fourth edition of the Mud House Women's Regatta is expected to feature more than 20 boats. It's an event that attracts world and Olympic champions through to absolute beginners and September's fourth edition of the Mud House Women's Regatta is expected to feature more than 20 boats. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 1 Jul 20:41 NZST Yachting NZ podcast: New episodes now online Yachting NZ podcast: New episodes now online Broad Reach Radio, the YNZ podcast features long form interviews with top NZ sailors. The podcast will feature a range of topics from interviews with top sailors of today and yesteryear to chats with people in the sailing and boating industries. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 1 Jul 20:37 NZST America's Cup: Team New Zealand hits the headlines America's Cup: Team New Zealand hits the headlines Early Wednesday afternoon Team New Zealand issued a lengthy statement over a leaked letter Emirates Team NZ has issued a statement in response to claims in a leaked confidential letter from the CEO's of Auckland Council and MBIE, published on the front page of the Wednesday morning edition of NZ Herald. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 1 Jul 20:33 NZST Explore the Gulf on Lion NZ and Steinlager 2 Explore the Gulf on Lion NZ and Steinlager 2 The NZ Sailing Trust are offering spots onboard to the general public The chance to go on a multi-day adventure on Steinlager 2 or Lion New Zealand is rarely open to the general public but that's what the NZ Sailing Trust are offering right now. by NZ Sailing Trust Posted 1 Jul 20:21 NZST Situations vacant: marine industry jobs available Situations vacant: marine industry jobs available Lots of positions are available around the country for those with marine industry experience. If you're in the market for a new job and have got some skills and experience in the marine industry, take a look at the listings below for lots of exciting career opportunities that are available right now all over New Zealand. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 1 Jul 20:14 NZST Fosters to hold massive relocation sale Fosters to hold massive relocation sale Fosters are holding a relocation clearance sale when customers can make an offer on items. The Fosters Ship Chandlery are moving so are holding a massive relocation clearance sale when customers can make an offer on items. "Make us an offer that we can't refuse!" they've said. by Fosters Harken NZ Posted 1 Jul 19:11 NZST Try a Fifteen Try a Fifteen Your opportunity to have a trial sail in a Flying Fifteen Try a Fifteen is an opportunity to have a trial sail in a Flying Fifteen (F15). The class is a fun, fast and exhilarating boat to sail by crew combinations of all sizes, genders and ages. by FF International Posted 1 Jul 19:00 NZST Wishing that life imitated sailing Wishing that life imitated sailing The US sailing community is proving that racing can still safely take place The sailing community is proving that racing can still safely take place amidst the coronavirus' scary backdrop, albeit in sometimes reimagined and likely more localized forms. by David Schmidt Posted 1 Jul 03:00 NZST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Full replays of Races 1 to 11 They called it the greatest comeback win of all time. Now watch full replays of every race in the 34th America's Cup, held on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. Emirates Team New Zealand pioneered the foiling AC72 and started strongly... by 34th America's Cup Posted 1 Jul 02:39 NZST Collinson FX: June 30 - Markets shrug off numbers Collinson FX: June 30 - Markets shrug off numbers The AUD trades around 0.6850, while the NZD attempt to hold 0.6400, in the face of a rising reserve. The economic data is coming off record lows, reflecting the various re-opening of economies, across the world. NZ and Australian infection levels re-emerged, contradicted the narrative of ‘defeating the virus' by Collinson FX Posted 1 Jul 00:21 NZST
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