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Enough 470's to fill Eden Park - Mackay Boats celebrate a success By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:30 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014
Mackay Boats celebrated the build of their 1000th 470, on Thursday afternoon, with the cutting of a special 470 cake. The occasion also called for some quick calculations, as to what had been achieved. If all the 470 built were put together, the fleet would cover the whole of Eden Park, including the area occupied by the grandstands. ...[more]

Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 8:47 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...[more]

VX One North American Championship on the horizon By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 12:12 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014
The third annual VX One North American Championship kicks off Thursday, July 17 from Newport Yacht Club in Rhode Island. Nineteen VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States, are gathering for three days of competition. ...[more]

NZL Sailing Team: Big month coming up in Europe - Sailing action guide By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:28 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014
During July the big names of the NZL Sailing Team – New Zealand’s top Olympic sailors – will race for their respective 2014 European Championship titles including the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra17, RS:X and Men’s and Women’s 470. Currently NZL Sailing Team windsurfer Natalia Kosinska is lying fifth overall at the 2014 RS:X European Championships on in Cesme, Turkey with three days of racing remaining. ...[more]

Mackay Boats new VX One makes her NZ debut - book your sail now! By Sail-World, , 9:43 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014
Mackay Boats have successfully launched and raced our first Mackay built VX One 'Just Fast'. The Just Fast is the first of our promotional boats and Mackay Boats is making her available to those who want to take her for a sail. For ease of use, she will predominantly be stored rigged up in the Sailablity compound at Westhaven and launched by crane. ...[more]

49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup By Ben Remocker, , 10:40 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014
The 49erFX raced first in the 49er race area in a single fleet of 42 boats while the 49er class waited for the afternoon and raced in split fleets of 40 boats each. The 49er course area was left favoured most of the day, so teams sailing on that course had to start well and hold their lanes to get to the left side. ...[more]

Aleh and Powrie named 2013 ISAF Female Sailor of the Year By Jodie Bakewell-White, 9:43 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013
New Zealand Olympic class sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have been named Rolex ISAF Female Sailor of the Year for 2013. They were announced the winner, of four finalists, at a presentation ceremony just staged in Muscat, Oman (on Tuesday 12th November) at the end of year ISAF Conference. ...[more]

Latest from Mackay Boats: New 470 Moulds, 49er and FX Production, 420 By Mackay Boats, 4:54 AM Thu 25 Jul 2013
Mackay Boats congratulates all sailors who achieved great results this season. We look forward to following your performances at the World Championships. Our mission to make our boats better and faster never ends at Mackay Boats. Below is some news on the 470, 49er, FX & 420. ...[more]

New Olympic Womens skiff off to a fast start - sailing in 19 countries By Sail-World, 10:18 PM Wed 24 Oct 2012
Since its selection as the new Olympic Women's Skiff in may, the 49erFX has experienced phenomenal growth, and is already sailing in 19 countries. By the end of October 135 rigs will have been shipped, to 21 countries, with an apportionment scheme still in place, as is normal with the start of a new Olympic class. ...[more]

FX Rig Designer explains the working of the Fathead Rig + Video By Richard Gladwell, 7:43 AM Tue 1 May 2012
Mackay Boats' John Clinton explains how the Fathead Rig works using video taken from a test sailing session in the FX on Auckland Harbour on Saturday, when winds gusted to a recorded 31 kts. Fathead rigs had their origins in 12 and 18ft skiffs and have been adopted by a variety of classes, right up to America's Cup level, because of their ability to carry extra sail area high up in the rig ...[more]

Womens Olympic Skiff proves a point in a 25kt breeze + Video By Richard Gladwell, 8:07 PM Sat 28 Apr 2012
Mackay Boats, the team behind the FX, one of two preferred boats to emerge from the recent Olympic Womens Skiff Trials have responded to the report presented to the International Sailing Federation and comments made by other parties. ...[more]

FX: What the Sailors say about the Olympic Womens Skiff entry + Video By Ben Gladwell, 8:45 PM Sun 4 Mar 2012
In this video double Olympic representative, Jo Aleh, ISAF Youth World Gold medalist Martine Grael (BRA) and Olympic Bronze medalist Isabel Swan (BRA) give their impressions of the FX. And ISAF World Youth Silver medalist, Alex Maloney, and double ISAF Youth Representative in the Womens Singlehanded event, Molly Meech talk about transitioning to the new Event and their hopes for 2016 Olympics. ...[more]

Women's Olympic Skiff Trials: New FX put through paces + Video By Richard Gladwell, 10:43 PM Thu 16 Feb 2012
One of the trialists for the new Olympic Womens Skiff event has been put through its paces by several of crews off Takapuna over the past few weeks. The Mackay FX is a response to the need for a high performance skiff, offering low entry cost, and taking womens sailing to a new level. ...[more]

Prototype for Olympic Womens Skiff trials has great pedigree By Richard Gladwell, 12:14 PM Thu 27 Oct 2011
A New Zealand developed prototype is being test sailed in Auckland ahead of the proposed evaluation trials for the Olympic Womens Two-Person Skiff. The boat utilizes the 49er hull, foils and boom with a new sailplan designed to suit the ISAF specified target weight of 110-130kg. The team behind the Mackay Boats' prototype oozes talent and has a track record of excellence ...[more]

Team Jolly update on the Olympic Womens 470 at Weymouth By Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, 7:44 PM Sat 27 Aug 2011
The overall result was not what we were looking for, obviously we went to Weymouth looking to win, and after some a) Weird boat things, and b) Rather poor decision making at times, we came away with a fourth, which was a little surprising, considering how badly we sailed at times, we were happy to just make the medal race! ...[more]

470's to have Reunion Dinner at Takapuna - Book Now! By Dave Mackay, 9:26 PM Fri 15 Jul 2011
The NZ 470 Association is having a reunion dinner at Takapuna Boating Club. Many of New Zealand's top sailors have passed through the class, and this is a great opportunity to renew friendships and talk about the great contests, how good you really were or could have been - had a few things gone your way ... ...[more]

Summer update from Womens 470 Silver medallists - Team Jolly By Team Jolly, 10:35 PM Thu 10 Feb 2011
Silver medalists in the Womens 470, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, update on their New Zealand summer of sailing in the 470: We started the year off with the third annual NZ 470 Summer Camp down at Rotoiti (including multiple fitness sessions, some sailing, some wakeboarding and an exploratory run/walk around Okere falls). It was a great way to get back into action, and thanks to Nathan (super-coach) ...[more]

Brits win NZ 470 Nationals at Takapuna By Christine Hansen, NZ 470 Assoc, 7:06 AM Tue 1 Feb 2011
The New Zealand 470 Nationals came to an end with Nick Rogers and Chris Grube of Great Britain taking out the regatta with an impressive second and three first placings. Second overall, and first New Zealand sailors, were Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders who loosened the grip Geoff Woolley has had on the National title for the last (at least) three years, but not totally out of the picture by a ...[more]

Images of Takapuna: NZ 470 Nationals - Day 2 By Christine Hansen, 5:23 PM Mon 31 Jan 2011
Competitors from three countries are competing in the NZ 470 Nationals off Takapuna Beach. Christine Hansen captured the action. ...[more]

49er World Youth Championship for Travemuende By Andreas Kling, 9:14 PM Wed 22 Dec 2010
World Championships are always a highlight at the world’s most beautiful sailing regatta. But a World Championship premiere is very special for Travemuende Week. The 122nd edition of Travemuende Week (22 to 31 July 2011) will be the venue of the first World Youth Championship of the 49er. ...[more]

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