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ANZ Fiji Race: Crusader crew get another wet ride - Video By Josh Tucker, , 6:09 PM Wed 28 May 2014
The Elliott 35SS Crusader (Anthony Leigh) videoed on a a training run in the lead up to the Auckland - Fiji race, which starts on June 7, headed for Denarau. Crusader is one of the fastest yachts in New Zealand under 40ft, and is renowned for punching above her weight, and her crew can look forward to a fast, if wet ride on the 1280nm course. ...[more]

Auckland Fiji Race: First racing monohull finishes in Fiji By Richard Gladwell and Zoe Hawkins, 12:54 PM Thu 6 Jun 2013
The Alan Andrews designed TP52 V5, skippered by David Nathan, crossed the finish line off resort of Musket Cove, at noon today. After a quiet start her crew reported they had a fast ride to Fiji, enjoying superb sailing conditions, particularly over the past 24 hours. ...[more]

Auckland Fiji Race: TeamVodafoneSailing slices two hours off record By Zoe Hawkins and Richard Gladwell, 8:00 PM Wed 5 Jun 2013
TeamVodafoneSailing has finished the Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Ocean Race in a new best time of 101 hours, 5 minutes and 5 seconds. The trimaran, owned and skippered by Simon Hull, crossed the finish line in Fiji at 1905hrs today, after 1,150 nautical miles of sailing. ...[more]

Auckland to Fiji Race: Injury confirmed assisting MOB crew recovery By Sail-World, 8:04 AM Wed 5 Jun 2013
Almost 18 hours after the incident, race organisers have this morning confirmed that a crew member was lost overboard from one of the competitors in the 2013 Auckland to Fiji Race. Rough conditions have affected all competitors in the race, a side effect from two nearby severe weather systems. The confused seas being more of an issue than the winds. ...[more]

Auckland to Fiji Race: Man overboard incident reduces fleet to four By Richard Gladwell, 9:31 PM Tue 4 Jun 2013
The racing fleet in the Auckland to Fiji race is down to just four boats with withdrawal mid-afternoon of Outrageous Fortune. The RNZYS website reported that 'at 1447hrs Outrageous Fortune contacted Maritime Radio to advise they were retiring from the race following an incident.' Maritime New Zealand confirmed to Sail-World this morning that a crewman had been lost overboard, and retrieved ...[more]

Auckland Fiji Race: Triple reef as headwinds slow leaders' progress By Zoe Hawkins and Richard Gladwell, 1:35 PM Tue 4 Jun 2013
Strong headwinds and building seas have slowed progress for the race leaders on Day 4 of the Auckland Fiji race. The leaders are now well past the halfway mark, and the first of the cruisers, Vision is expected to arrive in Fiji tomorrow. ...[more]

Auckland to Fiji Race: Equilibrium withdraws heads back to New Zealand By Richard Gladwell, 1:25 PM Mon 3 Jun 2013
From information on the Yellowbrick tracker on the RNZYS, indications are that one of the boats in the 2013 Auckland Fiji Race has withdrawn and is heading for Auckland. Information on the tracker shows that the Marten 55 Equilibrium headed west for a time, before turning and headed south at a speed of 7.10 kts. ...[more]

Auckland Fiji Race: Day 3 - Life aboard the Bouncy Castle By Zoe Hawkins, 11:56 AM Mon 3 Jun 2013
The Auckland to Fiji Race is in its third day as the fleet head for the finish at Musket Cove, and are around the halfway point of the race. Leading the fleet is the ORMA60 trimaran, TeamVodafoneSailing, as they tack back across the Great Circle route to Fiji. ...[more]

Auckland Fiji Race: Big trimaran finds breeze and takes second reef By Zoe Hawkins and Richard Gladwell, 11:53 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
The ORMA60 trimaran, TeamVodafonesailing has found the breeze in the Auckland Fiji Race. But the Ray Lodge owned, Wild Card, leads fleet on handicap. ...[more]

Auckland to Fiji Race: TeamVodafoneSailing now making good time By Richard Gladwell, , 8:45 AM Sun 2 Jun 2013
TeamVodafonesailing, the ORMA 60 trimaran skippered by Simon Hull is now making good time heading for Musket Cove in Fiji, in the Auckland to Fiji race which started on Saturday at noon. She is now sailing in winds of 22kts and making 20kts of boat speed having left Auckland almost 24 hours ago. ...[more]

New Manson Boss proves to be a shackle bender on test By Richard Gladwell, 9:22 AM Sun 17 Mar 2013
Manson Anchors completed seabed testing on their new Boss model with a 15.7kg (35lb) anchor bending two sets of shackles, and causing the test to be stopped at almost ten tonnes of load being exerted on the anchor by the powerful tug being used for live seabed testing. ...[more]

How we survived ex-Cyclone Oswald on our Manson Supreme. By Cindy and John Curby, 10:42 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Cindy and John Curby of the s/v Beverly Ann, a 50ft displacement yacht, describe how they were able to ride out ex-Cyclone Oswald, off Moreton Island near Brisbane on Australia's east coast: We recently had a bad experience when our old 65 lb Bruce anchor dragged and left us stranded for a day and a half. After studying the alternatives we decided to immediately upgrade to a Manson Supreme. ...[more]

Manson News: Boss released to market and the Manson Olympics By Manson Anchors, 10:39 PM Wed 22 Feb 2012
Latest news from Manson Anchors including: Manson Boss Anchor release onto the market; Bowmaster patented underwater Turning Mechanism; Manson Submarine Anchor launch; Insight on completed projects in 2011; Boat Show round up & updates for Manson in 2012; and the Manson Olympics ...[more]

Manson Anchors heads off all rivals in German test By Sail-World, 10:50 AM Sat 10 Oct 2009
Manson Anchors have won an anchoring test conducted by the prestigious German publication, Yacht Skippers magazine. In doing so the Manson Anchors beat rival products Rocna (Chinese version) and the Sarca. ...[more]

Manson Anchors heads off all rivals in German test By Sail-World, 8:21 PM Tue 1 Sep 2009
Manson Anchors have won an anchoring test conducted by the prestigious German publication, Yacht Skippers magazine. In doing so the Manson Anchors beat rival products Rocna (Chinese version) and the Sarca. ...[more]

Manson - making anchoring safer for you By Richard Gladwell, 12:41 PM Thu 4 Jun 2009
Anchors have two uses - the most frequent is to give safe holding in your favored bay or fishing spot. The other is your last line of defence when all else has failed and you have to stop your boat drifting onto nearby rocks, until help arrives. Read this if every you have to anchor a boat; check your anchoring gear against the chart, and check out the awesome video on anchoring at Cape Horn. ...[more]

Manson Anchors launches world's first yacht racing anchor By ., 12:10 PM Fri 3 Apr 2009
Manson Anchors has announced it will use the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 09 (SCIBS) for the Australian launch of the eighth Anchor in their range, The Manson Racer. The Racer offers racing yachts a specifically designed anchor solution. ...[more]

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