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News - New Zealand & the World

Sunday’s thrilling finale of Red Bull Foiling Generation saw New Zealand youth sailor, Leonard Takahashi-Fry finish in third place. 17-year-olds Japanese crews Shinichiro Yano and Issei Fujiki took advantage of perfect 12-knot wind conditions to get ahead of rivals Eri Fukazawa and Crew Takayama in a dramatic knock-out finish. ... [more]  

Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing by Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on his split with Team New Zealand and life since. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ... [more]  

Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ... [more]  

12 young sailors, ranging from 19 – 21 years of age, graduated from the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme on the evening of Friday 10th April and another 12 sailors venture into the next step of their sailing careers! This marks the end of the 27th year of the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme which to date has graduated over 452 sailors many of whom have achieved outs ... [more]  

Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ... [more]  

Commodity currencies consolidated gains with the AUD settling just below 0.7800 and the NZD around 0.7700. Global fears dominate big market moves and overwhelm insipid economic data while Central Bank intervention confirms the parlous state of global markets. ... [more]  

The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ... [more]  

Sunday was lighter conditions and the Young Guns came out to play with Royal Akarana's Elijay Liefting and Rose Dickson showing the elders that with some slick starts, and great pace they were very hard to beat. Also in the Young Gun line up was Wakatere Boating clubs Francesco Kayrouz and Celia, as well as Santenay Jorden and Danielle Schon who also had fantastic days at the front of the fleet. ... [more]  

Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ... [more]  

Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ... [more]  

Six skippers faced the media at the Skippers Press Conference ahead of the start of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 in Itajai, Brazil. The other five teams are all under some pressure one way or another to improve their position on the points table, or in Alvimedica's case to be first into their home port of Newport RI ... [more]  

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ... [more]  

Images from Day 2 of the Water Shed RS Feva Nationals at Milford ... [more]  

2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The fleet of 46 classics was an incredible sight, assembled outside Antigua's Falmouth Harbour to race “The Old Road” course. The battle in the Spirit of Tradition Class was incredible. ... [more]  

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have begun their search for the sailing stars of the future. The new series is called Red Bull Foiling Generation began on April 17 in Wakayama, Japan. Open to sailors aged 16–20, the global competition will give wings to promising talent in seven events in as many countries – Japan, UK, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and France ... [more]  

An all-star line-up is taking shape for the 51st edition of the Congressional Cup (13-17 May), with Scott Dickson’s recent selection as Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC) representative, and the announcement of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour skippers. ... [more]  

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard Sail Loft deemed that the damaged sail was unusable. The report stated that ‘given the size of the tear and the area of damaged cloth it is not possible to repair SCA’s FR0 to a standard where it would be suitable for the remaining legs of the Race’ and concluded that it was ‘not repairable for the purpose of being used for further racing.’ ... [more]  

Cup Qualifier shift to Bermuda announced at Competitors Meeting *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
In a statement published on the America's Cup website it is reported that the America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda, the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. ... [more]  

The Spanish team Mapfre were given a two-point penalty on Thursday by the International Jury for rules breaches during Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. In separate decisions, the jury has made key rulings about the use of replacement sails for three teams. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race – A young and inexperienced Team Alvimedica sailed out of Newport, RI, last July in a Transatlantic training run to Europe to prepare for the start of the race. Ten months later, skipper Charlie Enright, 30, of Bristol, RI, and his crew have logged more than 40,000 ocean miles and now have their sights set on winning the 5,000-mile leg to their homeport. ... [more]  

There has been a succession of boats crossing the line in Barcelona since Cheminées Poujoulat’s triumph, and from conversations with the sailors and their press conference messages, it would appear that double-handed sailing requires somewhat different qualities to that of singlehanded sailing ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race – Two legendary figures of Vendée Globe and IMOCA 60 racing, both in their more senior years. Wilson competed in the 2008-9 Vendée Globe with distinction. ... [more]  

Recent winner of the double-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race alongside Jean Le Cam, Bernard Stamm is planning to compete in his fourth Vendée Globe in 2016, but not at any price... We met up with the skipper of Cheminées Poujoulat who looked back at what happened in his recent round the world race. ... [more]  

Previously we have seen that inside the Land of Oz, there exists the State of Is. Most specifically it centres on the Brisbane Etchells Fleet and is best described as possessing bright colours, sparkles of light, warmth, and a marvellous and captivating energy. So whether it is the art of sailing being showcased by the Class or the artisans inside the Class displaying their finer skills ... [more]  

Replay of Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race at Itajai by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Catch the replay coverage of the Itajai In Port Race for the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

The largest ever gathering of RS Fevas in NZ will contest the RS Feva Nationals. The Water Shed RS Feva NZ Nationals will be held over this weekend from Milford Cruising Club on Auckland's North Shore. ... [more]  

Oil prices surged overnight and equities were going along for the ride. Oil reached US$56/barrel and boosted energy stocks reviving the recent rally. The Feds Biege Book was bleak, revealing mixed Retail sales and weak Manufacturing across all measured areas. This confirmed the economic weakness, supported by recent data releases, and further delayed prospects of interest rate rises. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind's Neil Cox updates on the progress from Persico Marine as work continues on the VO65 ahead of their expected return to the Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon. There's still a lot to do, but things are moving quickly and in the right direction, as Coxy explains ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind's shore manager Neil Cox has paid tribute to the joint efforts to return the Danish boat into the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. He is cautiously optimistic they are on track. The team ripped the bottom and rudders out of their Volvo Ocean 65 on November 29 during Leg 2 when they collided with a reef in the Indian Ocean, are rebuilding the boat in the Persico boatyard in Bergamo. ... [more]  

The Sailor Girl has been busy, racking up a year of shows. A few weeks ago, she also had the chance to sit down with James Spithill while he was in town to chat about all things sailing, including his own origins within the sport, and of course the next America's Cup. Here is show #43 including some on board action with the Yachting NSW Youth Team and some additional talk with James Spithill. ... [more]  

Four times America's Cup winner Brad Butterworth (NZL) is skippering the newly launched Rambler 88 in the Race of Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015, sailed in the Caribbean. Owned by George David Rambler 88 was designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian and built by New England Boatworks. Shae was launched late in 2014. Here's the video and images from the first and second days ... [more]  

The finest Olympic classes sailing talent on the planet will assemble in Hyères, France from 20-26 April for the next instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Elite level fleets in all ten of the Olympic events will put their skills to the ultimate test with 40 of the world's best in each class. ... [more]  

The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ... [more]  

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 15 - All rise against indicators
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell - Leg 6 Preview
Starling Nationals: Murrays Bay sailors take top three overall
Kite Foil Gold Cup – The raptor concept foiling board
Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta - Queens birthday long weekend
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Show 44 - First year anniversary
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 14 - China Trade shock hits KIWI
America's Cup: Bruno Trouble says he is glad Louis Vuitton pulled out
RNZYS extend Int Sailing Fund assistance to include Officials
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng set for in-port race return with new spar
2015 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Start planning to go troppo
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng gets race ready in Itajai
Volvo Ocean Race: A day in the racing life of an on-board reporter
Round the Island Race – Record entries
Successful Women's Laser Coaching session held at French Bay
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - 50th entry
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup
Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 - Accommodation Options
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 11 - KIWI gears for interest cuts
Club Marine Series – Excellent: Smiles. Cyclone relief. Proud sponsor   
MC38 Australian Championship Day 2   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress   
America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature   
America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 10 - AUD stalls, Kiwi rises   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage   
America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video   
MC38 Australian Championship - Day 1   
OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate   
America's Cup: Arrivederci Cagliari - World Series Opener cancelled   
Barcelona World Race - We Are Water crosses the finish line   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 9 - AUD continues to recover   
Volvo Ocean Race: Lifting the lid off the Southern Ocean dogfight *Feature   
Sailing definitely out of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics   
Barcelona World Race - Home at last   
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Local sailor wins on dramatic last day   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Apr 8 - Kiwi flies South   
ZKG’s: Zhik’s fun range of amphibious shoes for sailing and watersport   


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