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Big price tag forecast for new The Ocean Race boat Big price tag forecast for new The Ocean Race boat Veteran VOR skipper says new "The Ocean Race" boat has €24-25m pricetag Weekly French language sailing newsletter "Tip and Shaft" features an interview with veteran Volvo Ocean race skipper Bouwe Bekking on his options for the next fully crewed around the world race, now labelled "The Ocean Race". by Tip and Shaft/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Feb 10:13 NZDT Round NZ Race: Leg 2 close to finish Round NZ Race: Leg 2 close to finish Leg 2 of the Round New Zealand Race is close to an end Leg 2 of the Round New Zealand Race is close to an end. The official race website reports that Titanium have turned the corner and are on the final run into the finish of Leg 2 by SSANZ Posted 23 Feb 23:21 NZDT Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: All set for Finals Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: All set for Finals Four semi-finalists have been decided for Sunday's final day of the Nespresso Youth International MR In what was an action packed day on the water in Auckland, four semi-finalists have been decided for Sundays final day of the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup, supported by Harken. by Andrew Delves Posted 23 Feb 21:54 NZDT Ten boat fleet contests Auckland Etchells title Ten boat fleet contests Auckland Etchells title Andrew Wills wins Auckland Etchells title in a desperately close field Andrew Wills and his team of Simon Cooke, Anna Merchant and Australian Etchells expert David “Chapo” Chapman sailing Cruel Jane dominated the regatta on the scoreboard, leading from start to finish, but faced close competition on the race course. by Lincoln Fraser Posted 23 Feb 21:13 NZDT Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings Interislander Optis & Port Marlborough Starlings 90 Open fleet Optimist sailors and 25 Starlings competed on Day 1 90 Open fleet Optimist sailors and 25 Starlings headed out to the racing area in the outer Picton harbour. After the usual speeches and briefing the old club cannon was fired and D flag raised. by Christel Hopkins Posted 22 Feb 22:35 NZDT Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: Host leads on Day 2 Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: Host leads on Day 2 RNZYS Performance Programme Teams are leading the 14-boat fleet after Day 2 RNZYS Performance Programme Teams lead by James Wilson and Nick Egnot-Johnson are leading the 14-boat fleet after two days of match racing in Auckland at the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup. by Andrew Delves Posted 22 Feb 21:28 NZDT America's Cup: AC75 rig concept took 20 minutes America's Cup: AC75 rig concept took 20 minutes Top sail designer, Burns Fallow explains the two-skinned mainsail and AC75 rig - Part 1 Emirates Team New Zealand sail designer, Burns Fallow says the radical idea for a two skinned mainsail for the AC75 foiling monohull came up after just a 20-minute brainstorming session held a month after the America's Cup win in Bermuda. by Richard Gladwell Posted 22 Feb 16:19 NZDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief RORC Caribbean 600 Takeover and #NSVictoryList Peter and David Askew's VO70 Wizard wins the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. Wizard was the first to finish of the monohulls and had the best corrected time under IRC. by North Sails Posted 24 Feb 06:38 NZDT RORC Caribbean 600: Top of the Class RORC Caribbean 600: Top of the Class Prizewinners get the rum The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Prize Giving will be held tonight, Friday 22nd February and it is a special evening celebrating a premier race in the world yacht racing calendar. by Louay Habib Posted 23 Feb 21:43 NZDT The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists For prestigious industry-selected sport awards The Race has been nominated for prizes by sports industry selectors in a trio of areas – Fan or Community Engagement Award, Cutting Edge Sport Award, Social and Sustainable Development Award – following a record-breaking 2017-18 edition. by The Ocean Race Posted 23 Feb 04:20 NZDT Winners crowned after successful 2019 Lincoln Week Winners crowned after successful 2019 Lincoln Week Ichi Ban comes away with a resounding Division 1 IRC win Ichi Ban, skippered by Matt Allen, has come away with a resounding Division 1 IRC win at this year's Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta, dropping just one less than perfect result to end up carrying a picket fence. by Harry Fisher Posted 22 Feb 23:56 NZDT Wizard wins the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy Wizard wins the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 scores best IRC corrected time David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard has won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Wizard put in a near faultless performance to complete the 600 mile non-stop race in 43 hours 38 minutes and 44 seconds by Louay Habib Posted 22 Feb 23:23 NZDT 18ft Skiff Club Championship final this weekend 18ft Skiff Club Championship final this weekend Can the Asko Appliances team add a 3rd title to their season record? The Asko Appliances 18ft Skiff team is set to add the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship to its trophy cabinet as the team leads the 18-strong fleet into Sunday's last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 22 Feb 23:02 NZDT Deja-vu for Sailing on IOC Qualifier crackdown Deja-vu for Sailing on IOC Qualifier crackdown In a case similar to Sailing in 2015, the IOC has acted decisively on Visa refusal for athletes Exclusion of Pakistani shooters has parallels to similar exclusions in Sailing in 2013-2016 where Israeli sailors were excluded from world championships by countries who had an estranged diplomatic relationship with Israel. by Richard Gladwell Posted 22 Feb 10:10 NZDT How sailors are preparing for The Ocean Race How sailors are preparing for The Ocean Race Two and a half years to go to the start With just over two and a half years to go to the start, the organisers and sailors are already busy preparing behind the scenes for this new event on the IMOCA calendar. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 22 Feb 05:56 NZDT Gitana & Sébastien collaboration draws to a close Gitana & Sébastien collaboration draws to a close Gitana Team and skipper Sébastien Josse have announced the end of their collaboration Recruited back in 2011, Sébastien Josse cut his teeth in the multihull world, benefiting from the most high-performance platforms of the day. by Gitana Posted 22 Feb 05:55 NZDT RORC Caribbean 600 - Class40 fight to the finish RORC Caribbean 600 - Class40 fight to the finish Class40 Eärendil won Line Honours for the Class40 Division In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Feb 05:05 NZDT 37th Fiji Regatta Week 2019 37th Fiji Regatta Week 2019 The dates are set for the 37th Fiji Regatta Week The dates are set and the planning is in place for the 37th Fiji Regatta Week, the event cruising and racing sailors across the Pacific consider the "must do" annual sailing event in the region. by Rob Mundle Posted 21 Feb 15:41 NZDT National Sailing League hits Australian shores National Sailing League hits Australian shores Now it's the southern hemisphere's turn In the northern hemisphere the Sailing Champions League is a winning concept, taking off from the start-up league in Germany in 2013 to involve 21 nations and more than 300 clubs in 2019. Now it's the southern hemisphere's turn. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 21 Feb 13:21 NZDT RNZYS Nespresso Youth MR: 14 teams line up RNZYS Nespresso Youth MR: 14 teams line up Fourteen high calibre youth match racing teams will sail in the Nespresso Youth MR Cup Fourteen high calibre youth match racing teams have arrived at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the 2019 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 21 Feb 11:46 NZDT Monohull line honours for Wizard Monohull line honours for Wizard Magic Moment in the RORC Caribbean 600 David & Peter Askew (USA) racing their Volvo 70 Wizard have taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 crossing the finish line on Wednesday 20 February at 07:08:44 AST in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 38m 44s. by Louay Habib Posted 21 Feb 10:20 NZDT Steinlager back onboard with Emirates Team NZ Steinlager back onboard with Emirates Team NZ Steinlager signs on with Emirates Team NZ for the 36th America's Cup Emirates Team New Zealand has announced that Steinlager will return as an Official Sponsor and Official Beer Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand's for the defence of the 36th America's Cup - on the team's home waters in Auckland in 2021. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 21 Feb 09:14 NZDT Golden Globe Race day 234 Golden Globe Race day 234 Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification from the Golden Globe race after breaching the strict rules forbidding outside assistance, but has been handed a 72-hour penalty for asking and receiving weather routing information by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Feb 07:01 NZDT RNZ 2019: Strong winds forecast for 920nm Leg 2 RNZ 2019: Strong winds forecast for 920nm Leg 2 Updates from the Round New Zealand 2019 race fleet as they prepare for forecasted strong winds Updates from the Round New Zealand 2019 race fleet as they prepare for forecasted strong winds on the 920nm Leg 2 from Mangonui to Stewart Island by Josh Tucker/Sally Garrett Posted 21 Feb 01:12 NZDT World champions abound in Aon Fast Track squad World champions abound in Aon Fast Track squad Past and present world champions and medallists abound in the latest Aon Fast Track squad. Past and present world champions and medallists abound in the latest Aon Fast Track squad. The nine members of this year's Aon's Fast Track squad were announced at a function today at RNZYS by Yachting New Zealand Posted 21 Feb 00:47 NZDT NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team named NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team named newcomers added to the squad picked to represent New Zealand at the youth sailing world championship The NZL Sailing Foundation Youth Team will have a fresh look to it this year with a number of newcomers added to the squad picked to represent New Zealand at the youth sailing world championships. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 21 Feb 00:30 NZDT Great deal on InSun for YNZ card members Great deal on InSun for YNZ card members Yachting New Zealand member card holders can access a 25 percent discount on InSun Sport InSun Sports Sunscreen is perfectly suited for sailing and boating because it doesn't wash off while swimming or sweat off under trying conditions and Yachting New Zealand member card holders can access a special discount. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 21 Feb 00:05 NZDT RORC Caribbean 600 Record for Maserati Multi70 RORC Caribbean 600 Record for Maserati Multi70 The extraordinary events will be remembered for years to come Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 in an elapsed time of one day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 23:17 NZDT Collinson FX: Feb 20 - Confidence on China/US Collinson FX: Feb 20 - Confidence on China/US The AUD pushed up to 0.7170, while NZD regained 0.6850, after underperformance on domestic market The growing confidence surrounding US/China trade talks has allowed the trade exposed, commodity currencies to post gains. The RBA released minutes from their recent meeting, which warned of ‘significant uncertainties' by Collinson FX Posted 20 Feb 22:53 NZDT 23 years of 18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorship 23 years of 18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorship The Rag & Famish Hotel has been a successful sponsor of the 18 Footers on Sydney Harbour Since the late George Calligeros purchased 'The Rag' in May 1975, the hotel has developed equally strong family values as Peter and Anna Calligeros continue the business under the Calligeros Hotel group banner. by Frank Quealey Posted 20 Feb 22:50 NZDT GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600 GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600 We modern humans live soft lives compared to the Golden Globe Race skippers We modern humans live soft lives compared to the skippers participating in the Golden Globe Race 2018. by David Schmidt Posted 20 Feb 07:00 NZDT RORC Caribbean 60 day 2 RORC Caribbean 60 day 2 Multi70 Maserati and MOD70 Argo have been ripping up the race track Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini led at Guadeloupe by 12 miles, but in terms of time, that is less than 30 minutes ahead of Jason Carroll's Argo. The two rocket ships are expected to finish the race around sundown today. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 05:30 NZDT Event No.12 joining Match Race Super League 2019 Event No.12 joining Match Race Super League 2019 12 events worldwide in 10 countries on four continents The Match Race Super League is proud to announce that the AIRCALIN Match Race in Noumea (NCL) will be the sixth event of the 2019 season, making it to 12 events worldwide in 10 countries on four continents. by Match Race Super League Posted 20 Feb 01:22 NZDT Am Cup teams check out canting AC75 foil Am Cup teams check out canting AC75 foil A first hint of the real scale of the AC75 boats has been given to each challenger representative Less than a year since the Class Rule publication, a first hint of the real scale of the AC75 boats has been given to each challenger representative during a number of visits to Auckland to witness the one design foil cant system (FCS) in action. by Emirates Team NZ/Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Feb 20:20 NZDT FD Worlds at Nelson YC, New Zealand after day 3 FD Worlds at Nelson YC, New Zealand after day 3 Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos lead The first three days of the Flying Dutchman World Championships have been completed. The results are close at the top of the leader board with Hun 70 (Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos) leading on 7 points with GER 88 (Kay-Uwe Lüdtke and Kai Schäfers) by Alisdair Daines Posted 19 Feb 20:14 NZDT Everything is OK at Symonite OK Dinghy Worlds Everything is OK at Symonite OK Dinghy Worlds An outstanding success both on and off the water The 2019 Symonite OK Dinghy World Championship, which has just concluded at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland, New Zealand, was an outstanding success both on and off the water. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Feb 19:44 NZDT Blast off for the RORC Caribbean 600 Blast off for the RORC Caribbean 600 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua with the magnificent fleet starting the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Feb 17:12 NZDT Mothquito in Milan for Foiling Awards 2018 Mothquito in Milan for Foiling Awards 2018 As a nominee for the awards for the best design Mothquito was present at the award ceremony of the Foiling Awards 2018, as a nominee for the awards for the best design 2018, a recognition of the highest prestige that has placed Mothquito among the best designs in the world of foiling. by Mothquito Foiling Catamaran Posted 19 Feb 06:34 NZDT Get set for a cracker Get set for a cracker There has already been high drama ahead of the RORC Caribbean 600 start The weather forecast is suggesting that moderate trade winds at the start will strengthen during the race, giving classic Caribbean sailing conditions of warm trade winds from the east with a moderate sea state. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Feb 23:56 NZDT Finn Europeans & Tokyo 2020 Qualifier entry open Finn Europeans & Tokyo 2020 Qualifier entry open Tokyo 2020 Qualifier in Athens this May The championship has recently received approval from the IOC as the second Finn class qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Feb 22:59 NZDT Boat-Park reaction to 2024 Olympic options Boat-Park reaction to 2024 Olympic options The 2024 Sailing Olympics are over five years away for World Sailing, but not for 85kg Men The 2024 Sailing Olympics are over five years away for the panjandrums of World Sailing, but for 85+kg Men, the Regatta is now in a much more urgent focus. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Feb 13:54 NZDT America's Cup team proceeding in spite of dispute America's Cup team proceeding in spite of dispute DutchSail team leader, Simeon Tienpont says the team is flattered that the three Super Teams are tak Team leader of the newbie America's Cup Challenger, DutchSail, Simeon Tienpont says the team is flattered that the three Super Teams are taking them so seriously when they have "only just dried the wet from behind our ears." by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 18 Feb 11:06 NZDT
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