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Dean Stanley on plans to revitalise Wellington waterfront By ., 11:53 AM Wed 15 Feb 2012
Dean Stanley CEO of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club RPNYC, chats with Global Ocean Race's Josh Hall about plans to re-develop the waterfront area surrounding the RPNYC. ...[more]

Search continues for missing sailor in Bay of Plenty By Sail-World, 10:50 AM Wed 15 Feb 2012
Maritime Services NZ reports that an aerial, land and on water search is continuing in the Bay of Plenty for missing yachtsman Richard Rusbatch. He has now been missing for over 24 hours. The search for Mr Rusbatch, 56, began around 9am yesterday, after a member of the public reported his unmanned 38 foot, single-masted yacht, the Honfleur circling about 11 nautical miles east of Mayor Island. ...[more]

Chris Steele wins Harken Youth International Match Racing By Melanie Benton, 8:23 PM Tue 14 Feb 2012
After a gruelling day on the water with shifty, light winds the last two flights of Round Robin Two were finally completed at 1530hrs this afternoon. The Race Committee then decided that in order to have the semi-final races completed in the best conditions they would have to move to the Northern side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. ...[more]

Wellington Optis get perfect sailing conditions at Worser Bay By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth , 5:47 AM Tue 14 Feb 2012
The Wellington Optimist Champs continues to grow in numbers with 44 boats racing in both open and green fleets over the two day regatta sailed at Worser Bay Boating Club. Optis from Queen Charlotte joined sailors from most Wgtn clubs in near perfect sailing conditions to complete the six race series. ...[more]

Steele holds lead in Harken Youth International Match Racing By Melanie Benton, 10:55 PM Mon 13 Feb 2012
Chris Steele from the RNZYS has maintained his lead on the leader board, winning 4 races today from 5 matches. With a total of 14 wins overall he is only one point clear of Jordan Reece and two clear of David Hazard and Tim Coltman. The Trans-Tasman rivalries are really beginning to show on the leader board but there are yet two final Flights of Round Robin Two to be sailed. ...[more]

OKI 24-hr Race attracts Olympic and America’s Cup sailors By Danielle Wright, 10:11 PM Mon 13 Feb 2012
The North Shore’s beloved OKI 24-Hour Race begins more than a month early this year on Saturday, February 18, meaning more international sailing stars will be competing for the winners’ podium, one that has been shared by the likes of Dean Barker. Chris Dickson and Russell Coutts since the race began in 1967. ...[more]

driPhone Windsurfing NZ National Slalom competition in Dunedin By Bruce Spedding, Dunedin , 8:48 PM Mon 13 Feb 2012
The driPhone Windsurfing NZ National Slalom competition was held on Dunedin Harbour. The National Slalom event again delivered strong winds and high speed action (and carnage) with 26 rounds counted (117 races) over four days with one round cancelled made for a great event ...[more]

Big Fleet contests Annual Finn Event - CRC Finn Masters By Ray Hall, Auckland , 5:36 PM Mon 13 Feb 2012
18 Finns and great sailing conditions greeted the competitors at the 2012 CRC Waiuku Finn Masters on the weekend. Entrants came from Auckland, Christchurch, New Plymouth and Thames for this annual regatta which always provides tight and keen racing combined with an excellent social atmosphere. Day 1 saw 4 races in SW breezes of 10-12knts. It was clear the standard in the fleet continues to impr ...[more]

Harken Youth International: Steele takes the lead into Round Robin 2 By Melanie Benton, 7:35 PM Sun 12 Feb 2012
Former World Optimist Champion, Chris Steele from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has moved up the leader board, winning all of his five matches today. With a total of ten wins overall he is one point clear of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s Jordan Reece, who also posted an impressive five wins from five matches today. ...[more]

Coltman leads Day 1 of Harken International Youth Match Racing By Sara Tucker, Auckland , 8:10 PM Sat 11 Feb 2012
Tim Coltman representing the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club leads Day 1 with six wins out of his six races. Coltman commented on his day 'Yes, it was good on the score sheet but we had some very close racing against the Auckland boys and CYCA team.' ...[more]

Images of the Waitemata: Southern Trust Classic Yachts Regatta By Colin Preston, 10:05 AM Sat 11 Feb 2012
Sail-World's Colin Preston was on hand yetserday evening to catch the J-class Endeavour being loaded aboard a yacht transporter, and took in some of the classic yacht fleet in the Viaduct Harbour for the Southern Trust Classic Yachts Regatta ...[more]

Sail Auckland 2012: Light airs plague racing on final day By Kristine Lederis, 8:50 PM Tue 7 Feb 2012
The final day of Sail Auckland 2012 was plagued by light winds and extremely shifty conditions. There were no races completed today in the 470, 420, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn, so final results in those divisions are the ones that remain from yesterday. The RS:X, SKUD 18 and 2.4mR were the lucky three classes to finish both of their races as scheduled, and the 29er and 49er skiffs had just one ...[more]

Sail Auckland 2012's Penultimate race day By Kristine Lederis, Auckland , 1:46 AM Tue 7 Feb 2012
Just one day remains for Sail Auckland 2012, New Zealand’s premier Olympic and Paralympic class regatta. Today saw slightly lighter winds and choppy water on most courses due to the influx of Waitangi Day holiday goers enjoying some time on the Waitemata Harbour. ...[more]

New Plymouth Yacht Club hosts Optimist Pre-Nationals By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth , 7:18 AM Mon 6 Feb 2012
The 2012 Opti Pre Nats have finished with Sam Simpson KYC winning the 68 boat open fleet from Leonard Takahashi Fry MBBC and William McKenzie KYC in third. The regatta was sailed in light winds with five of the six races sailed in the open fleet and all four races sailed in the green fleet. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates TNZ and Luna Rossa race in Auckland + Video By Richard Gladwell, 9:17 PM Sun 5 Feb 2012
Auckland's America's Cup fans got the chance, today, to see what they have missed, with the no-show of an expected event in the America's Cup World Series. On the inner harbour course, familiar to many as a match racing track, bounded on its southern side by a number of vantage points, spectators got the chance to view at first hand, the two Auckland based America's Cup teams going head to head ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team lead at Sail Auckland after Day 2 By Christine Lederis, 8:16 PM Sun 5 Feb 2012
Sail Auckland 2012 is now half completed and the results are starting to take shape for competitive finishes. New Zealand’s selected Olympians for 2012 are all proving their status as top in their fleet of NZ, and two National Champions are about to emerge as favourable conditions continued today. ...[more]

Sail Auckland 2012 begins with ideal conditions By Kristine Lederis, 7:04 PM Sat 4 Feb 2012
After much anticipation, Sail Auckland 2012 has begun in near perfect conditions for 237 sailors in the Olympic, Paralympic and other invited classes. ...[more]

470 Junior Worlds: Italy and Netherlands win Mens and Womens + Video By Christine Hansen, 3:52 PM Fri 3 Feb 2012
The 2012 470 Junior Worlds hosted by Auckland City's Takapuna Boating Club, and sailed on the Waitemata Harbour came to a close today. Afrodite Kyranakou and Jeske Kisters of Netherlands held onto their top position and became the Women's Junior World Champions. In the Mixed/Men's fleet the Italian crew Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti cemented their dominance of the regatta ...[more]

470 Junior Worlds: Day 6 - Light winds get lighter By Christine Hansen, 10:34 PM Thu 2 Feb 2012
At Takapuna Boating Club the 2012 470 Junior World Championship day began very quietly with no wind, no sun and a light drizzle of warm rain. Sailors left the shore around 11am when there was a hint of a breeze and by midday the first attempt at eleventh race of the twelve race series was underway. ...[more]

Sunburst Nationals at Wakatere : Wellington's Linton wins By Nigel Price, Wakatere Boating Club , 6:13 PM Thu 2 Feb 2012
The final race of the seven race series at the 2012 Sunburst Nationals, sailed at Wakatere Boating Club, was run on Monday 30th January, and doubled as an Anniversary Day Regatta official race. The nominal start time delayed to 11.00 am to allow the Anniversary Day Regatta Tug Boat Race to go by, as this went through the course area. ...[more]

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