Please select your home edition
Edition
2018 WaterShed Hobie+Viking 728x90 JPG

Sail-World NZ - April 27: Olympic "Arms War"..Optimist Nats..Genoa SWC

27/04/2019


Sail-World NZ - April 27, 2019: Optimist comeback..Genoa Gold..Offshore Arms Race

KZRaceFurlers

C-Tech Emirates

George Lee Rush (Wakatere BC) - 2019 National Champion- Day 6 - 2019 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, Murrays Bay, April 2019 - photo © Richard Gladwell


Dear Recipient Name

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for April 27, 2019

The NZL Sailing Team should have come away from the Sailing World Cup Genoa, moderately pleased with some results, but frustrated with several others.

They would not be alone in their frustration, the strongest wind of the series blew on the final leg of the Mens 470 Medal Race, reaching a 10kts, and getting the 470 Mens Medal Race fleet on the plane for the first time in the regatta.

Once again, the need was underlined to stage sailing regattas in venues with good wind. Failure to do so means postponed and lost races, the inability to maintain a broadcast schedule of the racing, and a huge variation in results. World Sailing and others need to realise that these are serious events for the sailors, often with performance-based grant money and/or Olympic selection decisions being made on the basis of results of a drifting match.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke with coach Hamish Willcox (second from left) - 49er - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke with coach Hamish Willcox (second from left) - 49er - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

Plus the driftathons make very boring TV, with frequent recourse to replays from events where they do actually have good winds on a consistent basis.

It is claimed that the Genoa Jib (the forerunner to the Code Zero and able to be carried upwind) was conceived in Genoa, Italy. After watching the racing in the Sailing World Cup Genoa, one could easily understand the necessity for such a sail. The word on the Olympic Rialto is that this year will be the last for the Sailing World Cup in all its machinations that have never worked.

The China SailGP team's F50 catamaran is craned into the water for a training session. Event 2 Season 1 SailGP event in San Francisco - photo © Sam Greenfield for SailGP
The China SailGP team's F50 catamaran is craned into the water for a training session. Event 2 Season 1 SailGP event in San Francisco - photo © Sam Greenfield for SailGP

Rowing too has a World Cup. Rowers being pragmatists, they opted for the achievement of the possible - which was to have a tight circuit of regattas all based in central Europe which lead into the World Championships.

For all European based rowing events, it is possible to drive to the venues. For those outside Europe, the drill is to fly into the first regatta and then drive to the other two. The timeframes are such that it is possible to mix a training camp or two between World Cup events, and then compete in a regatta (which like Sailing is typically a five or six day event, depending on entries).

But we digress.

Emerging with big smiles from the Genoa regatta were the New Zealand Mens 470 crew of Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox, who turned around an indifferent series of results early in the regatta with three good countable single digit places in the tail-end of the regatta. All the other crews in the Mens 470 turned in at least one and sometimes two double-digit scores.

Isaac McHardy and William McKenzie - 49er - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy
Isaac McHardy and William McKenzie - 49er - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

To underline the topsy-turvy regatta that was SWC Genoa, who would have thought that the winner of the Mens 470 would be counting 18th and 20th places in their pointscore - and discarding a 33rd?

Most of the New Zealand interest was in the 49er class where Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are victims of their own success. While they have had a foray into the America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race, the absence of the cat has allowed the proverbial mice to play.

The America's Cup champions have returned to the 49er to find that in their absence the class has already been qualified for NZ for the 2020 Olympics. And there are at least four crews in the viewfinder for that spot, and that at this stage of the Olympic cycle, their credentials over the past 24 months in the 49er are no better than the other three or so crews.

That means there is internal competition between the crews to achieve selection, which is rare in the New Zealand Olympic sailing context and must be managed carefully. A big part of New Zealand's sailing success has occurred when crews have all worked together in a class and been open within the group with changes they have made, and whether it has been a positive one or not.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - 470 - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Sailing Energy
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - 470 - NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Sailing Energy

In Genoa, for all the talk about a lack of wind, Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie won the Silver medal by a margin of six points from third-placed Burling and Tuke, with the Gilmour brothers (AUS) winning the Gold medal just four points ahead of the Kiwis.

Also putting in a solid performance is the 49er combination of Josh Porebski and Trent Rippey who opened strongly at Aarhus, last August, lying third in the regatta after two days of racing behind Logan Dunning beck and Oscar Gunn wearing the yellow jersey of the points table leaders.

It would have been unthinkable post-Rio, that Burling and Tuke could have been edged out of the Mens 49er spot for Tokyo 2020, but if an objective selection system is in place - then that outcome is a distinct possibility.

Silver fleet round the windward mark - Day 6 - 2019 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, Murrays Bay, April 2019 - photo © Richard Gladwell
Silver fleet round the windward mark - Day 6 - 2019 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, Murrays Bay, April 2019 - photo © Richard Gladwell

Of course, having a hot competitive fleet at home is an Olympic Godsend. Look at the Brits in the Finn over the past couple of decades. Five Olympic Gold Medals on the trot and 11 world championship titles in a 20 year period is "owning" an Olympic event. Will that prove to be the case with New Zealand and the 49er class?

Adding to the intensity of the 49er's Olympic buildup, the 2019 World Championships is coming up in Auckland in November-December 2019. It is hard to believe that regatta will not be a key selection event for the Kiwi 49er slot in Tokyo. As mentioned, Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn qualified New Zealand, as the fourth qualifier for the 2020 Olympics with their seventh place in the 2018 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark in August 2018.

Australia SailGP Team has their first practice for the San Francisco SailGP Event 2  - photo © Sam Greenfield for SailGP
Australia SailGP Team has their first practice for the San Francisco SailGP Event 2 - photo © Sam Greenfield for SailGP

Optimist Comeback

The 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist National Championships concluded on Wednesday at Murrays Bay. Racing aside it was another superbly organised regatta, despite a lack of co-operation from the wind on the penultimate day.

George Lee Ross (Wakatere) turned in an outstanding performance on the final day of the regatta winning all four races and defending not only his New Zealand title, but also winning the Open title and turning the tables on top Australian sailor, Daniel Links - who had been on top of the leaderboard from the first day of the regatta. Links was defending his New Zealand open title, won last year at Queen Charlotte YC, with Lee Ross placing third in the Open section of that regatta, and winning the NZ [resident] Championship.

It seems that every year or two, one club seems to dominate, depending on how their Junior program is performing. This year it seemed to be Wakatere BC's turn on top.

Shufei Wu (Murrays Bay SC) Silver fleet- Day 6 - 2019 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, Murrays Bay, April 2019 - photo © Richard Gladwell
Shufei Wu (Murrays Bay SC) Silver fleet- Day 6 - 2019 Toyota New Zealand Optimist National Championships, Murrays Bay, April 2019 - photo © Richard Gladwell

George Lee Ross was top placed sailor in the Gold fleet his Wakatere clubmates Harrison Loretz and Valentine Kayrouz placed fourth and sixth respectively in the Open Championship. Tom Rebbeck (Wakatere) won the Silver fleet, with George Pilkington (Wakatere) in second overall. Josh Hilder (Wakatere) won the Bronze fleet.

Nelsen Meacham (Wakatere) won the Green fleet with Tessa Clinton (Wakatere) finishing second and top girl in the Green fleet. 10-year-old Wiliam Mason (Wakatere) qualified for the Silver fleet, finishing midway in the 47-boat fleet. There were four other 10-year-olds in the Bronze fleet. Youngest sailor was eight year old Nathan Soper (Charteris Bay) who turned in an excellent performance finishing 41st out of the 62 boat Green fleet (and beating all the 9yr olds).

Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - 470 - NZL- Day 7 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Sailing Energy
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - 470 - NZL- Day 7 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Sailing Energy

With all the debate about Gender Equality in Olympic sailing, the statistics show that 40% of the Green fleet were female sailors, it drops to 26% across the 142 sailors in the Open - Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. The Gender balance is just 12.7% in the Gold fleet.

Sailors from eight countries (New Zealand, Australian, French Polynesia, China, Great Britain, USA, Poland and Chile) competed in the Toyota sponsored series, an excellent level of support - which can hopefully be carried over into other dinghy classes as the sailors move out of Optimists.

Sean Herbert is the first sailor to win the Starling National title three times - photo © Andrew Delves
Sean Herbert is the first sailor to win the Starling National title three times - photo © Andrew Delves

For all the latest news from NZ and around the world see below.

Please send your event or any other reports or stories to sailworldnzl@gmail.com with a copy to nzeditor@sail-world.com.

Between newsletters, you can follow all the racing and developments in major and local events on www.sail-world.com/nz or by scrolling to the top of the site, select New Zealand, and get all the latest news and updates from the sailing world.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech- 49erFX- NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech- 49erFX- NZL- Day 6 - Hempel Sailing World Cup - Genoa - April 2019 - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

 
C-Tech 250   GAC Pindar Superyacht Services - 250
 

Please forward your news stories and images directly to Sail-World NZ as text in the email and attach images in the standard way for emails. Our email address is sailworldnzl@gmail.com

To subscribe to Sail-World.com's NZ e-magazine published weekly go to the website sail-world.com/nz and click on Newsletter and Subscribe. You can see previous newsletters by clicking on Newsletter and then Archive from the drop-down menu.

To check if you have been missing one or more Sail-World newsletters - then check on Archive in the Newsletter section - and if you are missing some, then enter a new email address for you. Again the location is www.sail-world.com/NZ/newsletter

Or if you are a potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston whose details are in the Contact section of sail-world.com/nz

If you need to contact the Sail-World team, our phone numbers are +649 489 9267 or 021 301030 or from outside New Zealand +6421301030 and on WhatsApp at the same number. Our Skype address is sailworldnzl

France SailGP Team skippered by Billy Besson in action during a training session prior to racing next week. SailGP event in San Francisco - photo © Lloyd Images
France SailGP Team skippered by Billy Besson in action during a training session prior to racing next week. SailGP event in San Francisco - photo © Lloyd Images

 
KZRaceFurlers   SilverFern_300x250px_v1
 

The J/99 is one of the hot picks for the new Olympic Offshore Keelboat class - photo © J/Boats
The J/99 is one of the hot picks for the new Olympic Offshore Keelboat class - photo © J/Boats

 
Kiwi_Lewmar_SideBanner_Windlasses 300x250   Race Yachts 2019 600x500 v8
 

The Australian team congregate - 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 5, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC - photo © Richard Gladwell
The Australian team congregate - 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals Day 5, April 2019 - Murrays Bay SC - photo © Richard Gladwell

 
Bailey Insurance - 250 Yacht   Doyle-Delta-300x250
 

The China SailGP F50 catamaran leans over at an extreme angle during practice in San Francisco Bay. Race 2 Season 1 SailGP event in San Francisco 25 April .  - photo © Beau Outteridge for SailGP
The China SailGP F50 catamaran leans over at an extreme angle during practice in San Francisco Bay. Race 2 Season 1 SailGP event in San Francisco 25 April . - photo © Beau Outteridge for SailGP

 
North Sails 2019 - Helix - 600x500   PredictWind.com 250 - 2014
 



Collinson FX: April 26 2019 - Closed for ANZAC
Local markets will focus on NZ Trade and Consumer Confidence data, while the Australian markets continue to be preoccupied with the Federal Election.

National Sailing League Final at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Day 2
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was the big mover on day two of the National Sailing League Final on Sydney Harbour, the Sydney club's open and junior teams leapfrogging into the top three standings after 18 races back-to-back.

Paris 2024: World Sailing wants to stop 'Arms Race' in Offshore Keelboat
World Sailing's Board has made another "Urgent" submission to be considered at the Mid-Year Council meeting to facilitate the inclusion of the new Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat

 
Whitsunday Holidays 2018 MPU   Boat Books Australia
 
International stars face French champions in the 51st Semaine Olympique Française
The Laser promises to be hotly contested with the two Australians, Tom Burton, the Rio 2016 Olympic champion, and Matthew Wearn, arguably his biggest rival, in a powerful fleet.

National Sailing League Final at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Day 1
Day one of Australia's first-ever league style sailing event on Sydney Harbour brought 14 teams from clubs spanning Perth to Auckland, New Zealand, together for a brilliant hit-out of 15 races in a mix of autumn conditions.

The Ocean Race wins two prestigious global sport industry awards
The Ocean Race has won two BT Sport Industry Awards, earning recognition amongst some of the world's biggest sporting brands and organisations by scooping the Cutting Edge Sport Award and the Social and Sustainable Development Award.

 
Collinson and Co 100   IDS--Sarah-300x250
 
Giancarlo Pedote taking the logical next step
He methodically worked his way up starting on a Mini 6.50, then sailing on Figaro, Class40, Multi 50 and other boats. Today, the Italian, Giancarlo Pedote is heading up an IMOCA project with a very good foiler from 2015

Volvo OR winners move to foiling Ultime trimaran campaign
Two Volvo Ocean Race winners, Charles Caudreilier and Franck Cammas have been announced as the co-skippers of the foiling supermaxi trimaran, Edmond de Rothschild replacing the departing Seb Josse.

SailGP: Close calls on San Francisco Bay
SailGP China Team, the third of the SailGP teams to launch on San Francisco Bay has emulated Emirates Team New Zealand's feat during the 34th America's Cup, when the Kiwi boat came with half a degree of capsizing on Day 5 of the Match.

 
Hyde Sails 2017 March 300x250   Sail-World NZ Newsletter Subs
 
Olympic One-Person Sailing Dinghy Completes Name Change
In the wake of last month's termination of its contract with its European builder, the ILCA announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the "ILCA Dinghy" name.

Improved technical Zhik Deck Shorts for hours afloat
Zhik's new, improved technical Deck Shorts are for sailors putting in the hours afloat. Whether cruising or racing for long hours, your shorts need to be comfortable, unrestricting and able to deflect water.

SailGP: Brits open their account on San Francisco Bay
Great Britain SailGP are the second team to sail their F50 on San Francisco Bay ahead of the second round of the SailGP series which gets underway in less than ten days.

 
RS Sailing - Explore 300x250   Mackay 250
 
Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals: Four straight wins secures title - Day 6
Wakatere Boating Club's George Lee Rush dominated the final day of the 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals sailed from Murrays Bay SC on Auckland's North Shore.

A new Jules Verne Trophy attempt for Spindrift racing
At the conclusion of the team's 2018/19 promising record attempt in terms of performance, Spindrift 2, which was fully optimised in 2018, remains at the heart of the team's sports season.

Canfield completes line-up for World Match Racing Tour Final
Former Match Racing World Champion and co-founder of the 'Stars & Stripes Team USA' America's Cup team, Taylor Canfield, has been confirmed as the twelfth and final skipper for the World Match Racing Tour championship final in Marstrand, Sweden

 
Gul 2018 October - Code Zero AUST MPU   HALLSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250 cnb66
 
SailGP makes on-water debut in San Francisco Bay ahead of May 4-5 racing
With two weeks until SailGP's inaugural stateside racing, the U.S. SailGP team made a splash when its F50 racing catamaran was hoisted into the waters of San Francisco Bay for the very first time.

San Francisco set to be a make or break for SailGP
After an opening round in Sydney, which was remarkable for the fact that it happened at all, and went off largely without a hitch, expectations will rise for the second round of SailGP in San Francisco in early May.

SailGP: New documentary on the F50 to show next week
Kiwi SailGP fans will be treated to a new SailGP documentary to be broadcast next week ahead of Round 2 of Sail GP in San Francisco. Sail-World NZ has previewed the full video which is not to be missed by F50 and SailGP fans.

 
Hella Dual Colour Floodlights - 300x250px - 1 jpg   racegeek 600x500
 
Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals: The Doldrums beckon - Day 5
No racing was possible on the penultimate day of the 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Championships being sailed from Murrays Bay Sailing Club. Australian Daniel Links (15yrs) leads the regatta having won five of the seven races he has sailed

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned at Golden Globe Race prizegiving
Exactly 50 years to the day that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth UJK after 312 days at sea to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globe, 73-year old Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede was crowned winner.

America's Cup: DutchSail makes funding progress
One of the three Late Challengers for the 36th America's Cup, DutchSail appears to be making good progress towards its funding objectives according to reports and interviews appearing in the Dutch media over the weekend.

 
Hondamarine Blue 300x250   Rooster_Sailor 300x250_side
 
Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals: Links leads Kiwis - Day 4
With the Open Fleet split into Gold, Silver and Bronze, 15-year-old Daniel Links (AUS) continues to dominate the 205 boat fleet from eight nations, taking a comfortable 7pt lead after the first two finals races.

Sailor's salute Sir Robin on 50 year anniversary of Golden Globe victory
Britain's leading sailors are paying tribute to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston today on the 50th anniversary of the date, 22 April 1969, that he entered history books as the first person to ever sail solo, non-stop around the world.

Governor's Cup: Top Youth skippers from six nations invited
53rd annual Governor's Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA and SWE. With several highly-ranked match-racing skippers (of any age), "GovCup" may again qualify for Grade 1 status, unprecedented for youth events.

 
Protector - 300x250   2018 WaterShed Salti 300x250 GIF
 
Capturing History
Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations planned on April 22 – the date the pair finished their 312 day record circumnavigation – the first solo and non-stop in history

Australia's Jock Calvert finishes Genoa World Cup Series with a Medal Race win
Young Tasmanian sailor Jock Calvert won the Finn Medal Race to finish sixth overall on the final day of the Hempel World Cup Series in Genoa, while a second young Australian, Mara Stransky, finished eighth in the Laser Radial Medal Race

NZL Sailing Team: Gold for Men's 470 at Genoa World Cup
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox won their first World Cup Series regatta and first event in Europe, ensuring New Zealand sailors claimed a full set of medals in Genoa.

 
Naiad 300x250px_Rescue   Rooster GETSEASMART 300x250
 
All happening here (and there)
Back in 'Nothing wrong with your eyesight', we looked at the Black Jack programme for 2019. Evidently, there is absolutely nothing awry with Roy Disney's vision either, for he has snapped up the former Volvo 70 to become the latest Pyewacket.

Brazil clinch two golds as Hempel World Cup Series Genoa concludes
Brazil snapped up two gold medals on the final day of the Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, Italy with Hungarian, Danish and Kiwi sailors claiming the remaining gold medals.

Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals: Australian leads after Day 3
15-year-old Daniel Links from Australia had a successful day on the water at 2019 Toyota Optimist National Championships, and after five races is leading the Open Fleet.

 
Marine Auctions 2019 600x500   BandG NLZ Triton2 300x250
 
Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - Day 6: A perfect score
The 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille delivered a perfect '10' across all categories: great breeze and challenging race courses, shoreside fun, and even three perfect scorelines within the nine classes racing

NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis win two medals in 49er in Genoa
New Zealand sailors collected two medals last night (NZ time) and have a chance of winning another tonight as the Hempel World Cup Series regatta in Genoa comes to a close.

Hempel World Cup Series Genoa - Day 6: First medals go to Australia, The Netherlands and Spain
Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) won the 49erFX Medal Race, moving up two places to win gold before Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour sealed the deal in the 49er.

 
Pantaenius AUS 40 Years 300x250 JPG   Fosters Ropeye 300x250
 
Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals: A Game of Twos - Day 2
Valentine Kayrouz from Wakatere BC, shares the top spot with Daniel Links from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Australia, who also took out two wins in the red fleet on Day 2 of the Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals, sailed from Murrays Bay Sailing Club.

North Sails Weekly Debrief: World Champion Interview, 3Di NORDAC, How To, Client Testimonial
Rombelli and crew triumph at the Melges 20 Worlds. Hear what they did to overcome a rough patch to turn around and win the championship.

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - Day 5: SHK Scallywag & Fujin win 2019 Record Trophies
The breeze freshened back up to 18-21 knots for Friday's racing at the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, and race organizers sent the Maxi and Multihull classes on a 34-nautical mile course to battle it out

 
SOUTHERNSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250-AQUIJO   Vaikobi 2019 - MPU 2
 
NZL Sailing Team: Burling and Tuke stage 49er resurrection - Day 5
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be in familiar territory tonight (NZ time) when they race for a gold medal at the World Cup Series regatta in Genoa.

Hempel World Cup Series Genoa - Day 5: Scene set for 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races
The fifth day of competition in Genoa saw a long awaited 6-9 knot steady western breeze arrive, ensuring that 41 of 42 races were completed.

Meet the Clipper 2019-20 Race skipper: Mark Burkes
With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, we are bringing you a closer introduction into their background and personalities, and what they might be like to race under on board.

 
WindBot-PRO-300x250   Zhik 2018 Yacht 300x250
 
NZL Sailing Team: Nacra crew stage stellar improvement - Day 4
Genoa enjoyed winds of 5-7 knots on Day 4, which was a relative gale compared to what has hit the regatta so far. Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders sailed only one race but it was enough to lift them from second to last to second to first in the Nacras.

Hat-trick puts Dutch 49erFX team in pole position at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa - Day 4
Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) snapped up a hat trick of race wins in the 49erFX to propel themselves into pole position at the Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, Italy.

IMOCA annual general meeting: a thriving class with a sustainable future
The IMOCA class annual general meeting was held in Lorient on Tuesday 16th April in the presence of the skippers and their representatives. It was an opportunity to look at the measures that have been taken and to talk about current matters

 
upffront 2018 GFM 300x250   Click&Boat 2019 MPU
 
Starling Nationals: Herbert makes history for RNZYS
Seventeen year old Sean Herbert sailing for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, has pulled off the three-peat in a regatta that came right down to the final race at the Taipa Sailing Club.

The Ocean Race: 'This is a special race' - Tony Rae
Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign – and why The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand.

Starling Nationals: Three-peat for Sean Herbert at Taipa
It was a reasonably sombre Sean Herbert who went to prizegiving at the Starling national championships yesterday but that changed to elation when he discovered he had won a third title.

Transpac: Ran Tan II setting sail for an adventure of a lifetime
RNZYS member Brian Petersen who owns the Elliott 50 Ran Tan II – a mainstay in Squadron club racing - will later this month set sail on a journey that will take him up to Los Angeles where they will compete in the famous Transpac Yacht Race.

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's cyclors become grinders
Two years out from the 36th America's Cup and the grind is on for Emirates Team New Zealand's sailing team.

Gladwell's Line: Laser's Olympic future..Cup build date looms
In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split after the predominant builder in the class LaserPerformance had their building licence cancelled, just after World Sailing had conducting an Evaluation Trial for the Laser's two Olympic Events.

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ signs another Official Sponsor
Leading technology supplier, HP has strengthened its collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand, rejoining for the 36th America's Cup campaign as an Official Sponsor

Bailey Insurance

Doyle-Foiler-660x82  NZ site

This email was sent to the.recipients@email.address by YY Online Services Ltd.
Towngate House, 2-8 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PW
Registered in England No. 7895890

Our records show that you signed up to receive news from us on 1 January 2000

Please do not reply to this message as this address cannot receive replies.

You can unsubscribe at any time or email us here if you encounter any difficulties
Ultralon U-Dek - Bottom 728x90NRC Marinepests -728x90px-BOTTOMC-Tech Emirates TNZ