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'Fiery Cross' - NZ's first Canting Keel Boat By Jim Young, Auckland , 5:56 AM Thu 5 Aug 2010
Jim Young built 'Fiery Cross' in the late 1950's after being inspired by a design from L. Francis Herreshoff in his famous book 'Common Sense of Yacht design. In this extract from his yet to be released autobiography Jim re-lives some of his experiences with 'Fiery Cross' and provides an authentic account of life as a boat builder in the 1950's. Jim Young is now 85 and resides in Takapuna. ...[more]


Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2011 News By Lesley Haslar, 5:55 PM Wed 28 Jul 2010
Bay of Islands Race Week 2011 NOR will be available on the appropriate web page by the end of August – enter on-line – or continue to use the mailing option. Andrew Turner has the website running like a well oiled clock. ...[more]


World Womens 470 medalists tell their story on the Silver medal win By Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, 7:18 AM Wed 21 Jul 2010
Silver medalists at the recent 2010 Womens World 470 Championship Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie give Sail-World readers and insight into how the World Championship unfolded from their perspective: As some of you might already know, we have had a rather successful 2010 World Champs regatta, we were in the top three the whole way through, in and out of the lead, culminating in a winner takes all medal ...[more]


Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney By Guy Waddilove and Sail-World, Sydney , 9:23 AM Sun 18 Jul 2010
Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails. ...[more]


Spinlock launches the Zero By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 3:49 PM Thu 1 Jul 2010
Spinlock UK have just released the new ZERO floatation vest. The new standard in floatation vests has already had a positive reception in Europe with many dealers pre-selling the new model prior to the release date. Targeted at the sports boat market the ZERO offers all the benefits of a deck vest with the fit and performance of much bulkier jackets. ...[more]


Sailing to the Shifts - Is new technology the way forward? By Daniel Johnston, Auckland , 3:47 PM Thu 1 Jul 2010
If you race dinghies you know that you need to react to even the smallest wind shifts, and the micro compass gives you all the data you need by incorporating a compass, tactical scale and race timer. A micro compass gives you a massive racing advantage over competitors using glass ball compasses. It is also lighter, easier to read, more reliable and infinitely more precise. ...[more]


Images: New Bakewell-White 36, General Lee is launched in Auckland By Richard Gladwell, 10:15 AM Fri 7 May 2010
The Bakewell-White designed 36fter, General Lee, was launched in Auckland early this morning. Sail-World's camera arrived soon after the splash and brings you these images of her launch ...[more]


Bakewell-White 36, General Lee to be launched in Auckland By Richard Gladwell, 11:57 AM Thu 6 May 2010
A new Bakewell-White 36, General Lee, has i8s due to be launched at Westhaven tomorrow. Designed for offshore racing, and Cat 1, she is owned by two West Australian sailors, Paul Eldrid, who runs Evolution Sails in Perth, and Scott Disley. General Lee has spars and rigging from NZ Rigging. ...[more]


Iconic Auckland sparmaker taken over by NZ Rigging By Cris Brodie and Sail-World, Auckland , 1:50 PM Tue 20 Apr 2010
After forty years in business iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, has been purchased by NZ Rigging. The Fostermasts name will continue with NZ Rigging, being a brand in its own right with many products familiar to those in the marine industry, they were also the importers of Profurl furling systems and NZ Rigging will continue to support this product. ...[more]


America's Cup racers take out Harken Young 88 National Champs By Zoe Hawkins, 8:05 PM Sun 18 Apr 2010
What do professional America’s Cup sailors do on a weekend off? They go yacht racing, of course, in the eleventh Harken Young 88 National Championships. A contingent of sailors from Emirates Team New Zealand, helmed by Jeremy Lomas, won the Young 88 National Championships organised by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and sailed off Auckland this weekend. ...[more]


Twenty crews face off in the Harken Young 88 Nationals, this weekend By Zoe Hawkins, 8:51 AM Fri 16 Apr 2010
When the Young 88 fleet gathers for its annual national championship event, you can guarantee a fleet packed with sailors who are not only amongst the best in the country, but the very best in the world. Twenty boats will contest the Harken Young 88 National Championships taking place this weekend, 17-18 April in Auckland. The winning skipper and crew will be considered one of the very best sail ...[more]


Overseas competitors dominate first four days of NZ Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 5:38 AM Mon 5 Apr 2010
Eight countries are represented by 196 sailors competing in the Toyota Optimist Nationals, being staged at Mercury Bay, Whitianga on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsular, New Zealand, 50nm east of Auckland in straight line. After seven races have been sailed in the regatta which is being dominated by Jayvee Buchanan (Charteris Bay, Christchurch and Murrays Bay, Auckland) who has won five ...[more]


Optimist Nationals start Friday at Mercury Bay By Richard Gladwell, 7:14 AM Fri 2 Apr 2010
Racing gets underway in the 2010 Toyota Optimist Championships on Friday 2 April. The event is being staged at Mercury Bay Boating Club, Whitianga There is a Twitter feed running on the regatta website ...[more]


Second for Osborne and crew in Women’s Match Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, 10:06 PM Mon 15 Mar 2010
The New Zealand Women’s Match-Racing team of Samantha Osborne, Raynor Smeal and Keryn Henderson have finished in second place at the 2010 Harken Women’s International Match Racing Regatta in Sydney, Australia. The kiwis won their semi-final against Olivia Price and crew who were sailing on home waters, by 2-0, and went on to face another Sydney team led by Lucinda Whitty ...[more]


Harken NZ/Fosters Shipchandlery New Distributors for Tylaska Hardware By Deborah Feldhusen, Auckland , 3:34 PM Fri 5 Feb 2010
Harken New Zealand announces they are now a distributor for Tylaska Marine Hardware in New Zealand ...[more]


Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship starts tomorrow By Damian Devine, Newport, Australia , 6:59 PM Tue 17 Nov 2009
The 17th annual Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships, one of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit gets underway on Wednesday 18th November on Pittwater with the competitor registration, weigh-in and training session followed by an event launch in the evening at the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...[more]


Easy Spring sailing at the Harken Labour Weekend Regatta By Catherine Langford, Bay of Islands , 9:26 PM Tue 3 Nov 2009
The Bay of Islands Yacht Club hosted its annual Harken Labour Weekend Regatta to kick off the sailing season for the centreboarders. A strong contingent of Javelins, Mistrals, Splashes, 3.7s, Lasers and a scattering of Europe dinghies took to the bay on Saturday with a 6-7 nautical mile bay race. ...[more]


Bay of Islands - latest news and entry information By Lesley for Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 9:53 PM Fri 30 Oct 2009
It’s getting c-l-o-s-e-r. Festive Season first – Bay of Islands Sailing Week second. Entries are already on our website. Air Calin has forwarded copies of their Gourmet Guide for New Zealand Travellers 'Taste – New Caledonia' - yummy french recipes for the first two entries. Jim Farmer’s new Georgia IRC 52 was the first – which is where he wants to stay throughout the Regatta… ...[more]


ONE Sport covers the HSBC Coastal Classic live from Alfa Romeo By Sail-World, 5:53 PM Mon 26 Oct 2009
International sailing reporter, Martin Tasker, from ONE Sport covered the HSBC Coastal Classic live from Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo on her attempt to take line honours and break the course record. See his post race review wioth plenty of on board footage as she cruised north at over 20kts ...[more]


49er sails 120nm Coastal Classic - Images from the long ride By Burling Media, 9:35 AM Mon 26 Oct 2009
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke completed the 120nm Coastal Classic course sailing alongside the top competitors. Although Alfa Romeo was long gone, the 49er crew battled with the 50fters, leading this group at Cape Brett, but losing their lead after their second pitchpole of the trip. We present images taken from their support boat /b> ...[more]


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