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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]


NZL Sailing Team: Kiwis make semi finals in Weymouth By NZ Olympic Match Racing Squad, 9:24 AM Sun 1 Aug 2010
The NZL Sailing team report from the Womens Match Racing event, Qualification Round, at Weymouth, the 2012 Olympic sailing venue: Our toughest race in the round robin was against the Australian team (Spithill). The 'Aussie vs Kiwi' races are renowned for their high intensity and close finishes.... however the kiwis took this one a little smoother than usual. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Large fleets set to Sail for Gold in Weymouth By NZL Sailing Team Media and Sail-World, 1:13 PM Sat 31 Jul 2010
The NZL Sailing team report ahead of the Skandia Go for Gold Regatta at Weymouth, the 2012 Olympic sailing venue: A large team of New Zealand’s Olympic class sailors are descending upon Weymouth, England in preparation for 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta. A training camp at the venue for the New Zealand team precedes the regatta, with competition racing getting underway on August 9th and runnin ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: First day racing in Weymouth for the Match Racers By NZ Olympic Match Racing Squad, 10:04 AM Sat 31 Jul 2010
The NZL Sailing team report from the Womens Match Racing event, Qualification Round, at Weymouth, the 2012 Olympic sailing venue: There is a strong line up of competitors in this 12 team event, most of them are ranked in the World Top 20. Many of the higher ranked teams are using this as a warm up for Skandia Sail for Gold (SFG), the first real preview of conditions at the 2012 Olympic venue. ...[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]


Top Kiwis Womens crew, Aleh and Powrie, start 470 Worlds in fine form By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 6:24 PM Wed 14 Jul 2010
Former Womens 420 World Champions, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) have made a terrific start at the Women’s 470 World Championships, where racing started overnight off the Hague, Netherlands. The NZL Sailing Team duo is in second place after the initial two races. ...[more]


Womens Laser Radial Worlds: Only one race sailed in Scotland on Day 3 By Event Media and Sail-World, 7:41 AM Mon 12 Jul 2010
With a second place from today’s only race on the Clyde off Largs, Scotland, Finland’s reigning champion Sari Multala has emerged at the top of the leaderboard of the Laser Radial World Championships as the fleet move into the Finals phase. Holland’s Marit Bouwmeester was a woman in a hurry despite the fading breeze. ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Sara Winther reflects on 2010's racing and results By Sara Winther, Largs , 11:25 AM Fri 9 Jul 2010
New Zealand's top ranked Laser Radial sailor reports on her 2010 season: My 2010 Racing season has reached the end. It has been a year of highs and lows, with some of my best and worst results. The definite high for the year was my bronze medal at the Skandia Sail for Gold event. It was such a confidence boost achieving this result against all the worlds best at the Olympic venue. ...[more]


Hi from Gdynia, Poland – the site of the 2010 49er Europeans By Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Tauranga , 7:02 AM Mon 5 Jul 2010
NZL Sailing Team members, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling report from the 49er Europeans in Gdynia, Poland: Boat measuring is all done with our regatta racing starting late tonight, Monday NZ time. Racing finishes on the 10th July. The huge NZ flag on the top of our 49er mainsail looks great. We have had an excellent week of light wind pre regatta training – all under ...[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]


NZL Sailing Team hits light winds again in World Cup at Kiel By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World, 10:28 PM Tue 22 Jun 2010
Racing is underway for the Olympic classes at Kiel Week Regatta in Germany. A small New Zealand contingent is competing including one women’s match-racing crew helmed by Samantha Osborne, plus Mike Bullot in the Laser class and Matt Coutts in the Finn event. Light winds have hampered racing once more on Day 3 ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team off to a good start at ISAF World Cup, Kiel By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World, 10:42 AM Sun 20 Jun 2010
Racing is underway for the Olympic classes at Kiel Week Regatta in Germany. A small New Zealand contingent is competing including one women’s match-racing crew helmed by Samantha Osborne, plus Mike Bullot in the Laser class and Matt Coutts in the Finn event. The team has has a relatively good opening day in the ISAF World Cup event ...[more]


SouthernStarRacing have a successful Europeans - but not on paper! By Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk, 9:08 AM Sat 19 Jun 2010
NZL Sailing Team Star crew, Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk report on the recent European Star Championships sailed in Italy, in light airs: A successful regatta just missing the result on paper! Craig and I are back in Auckland from Viareggio Italy where we just finished the Star Europeans with 132 boats on the start line. This was a massive fleet and shows how strong the class is -especially i ...[more]


Pepper and Monk finish 23rd in Star European Championships By Sail-World, 6:55 AM Sun 13 Jun 2010
New Zealand's Star crew of Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk have finished third in the sixth race of the European Star Championships being sailed in Italy. The placing was their third in the top ten in the quaint six race series format that the Stars use for their major championships, however an OCS in Race 3 and two other low places counted heavily against the former world champion ...[more]


NZL Sailing Team: Bullot finishes fifth at Laser Euros By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 8:04 AM Sat 12 Jun 2010
NZL Sailing Team Laser sailor Mike Bullot has finished fifth at the 2010 Laser European Championships. The regatta, which has just concluded in Tallinn, Estonia, attracted a world class fleet of 148 Olympic class Laser sailors. Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic won the regatta ahead of GBR’s Paul Goodison who was second. Australia’s Tom Slingsby completes the podium places with the bronze. ...[more]


Two Olympic Elliott 6M's named in honour of NZ sailing legends By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 9:11 PM Thu 3 Jun 2010
Two of New Zealand’s legendary women sailors have been honoured with the naming of Yachting New Zealand’s new Olympic Elliott 6 metre Women’s match racing yachts. The names were chosen after a nationwide competition where yacht club members submitted their suggestions to a panel of judges for their consideration. ...[more]


Yachting New Zealand: NZL Sailing Team 2010 named By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, 8:42 PM Thu 3 Jun 2010
The Governor General, sponsors and friends of Yachting New Zealand were today introduced to members of the NZL Sailing Team at a team launch in Auckland at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Those attending also watched as the names of two new Elliot 6 metre Women’s match racing yachts were revealed. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup: Kiwis chase 49er medal at DeltaLloyd Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World, 6:29 AM Sun 30 May 2010
New Zealand is in the medal race line up in the 49er and the Men’s RS:X for the final day of 2010 Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands – round five of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. A medal for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in the 49er will be secured if the pair have a solid final race. ...[more]


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