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Sail-World features strongly in Mirabaud Image of the Year Final Award Sail-World features strongly in Mirabaud Image of the Year Final Award Sail-World featured prominently in the Winners list for the Main Award in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year Sail-World.com featured prominently in the Winners list for the Main Award in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Year, announced at the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta on Tuesday. Asia Editor, Guy Nowell's image placed 4th in the Main Award, NZ Editor Richard Gladwells'image placed 5th in the same Award category and Sail-World contributor Eugenia Bakonova's image was ranked 8th. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 1 Dec Kiwi technicians top Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016 Kiwi technicians top Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016 Kiwi technicians took out the top two spots at the recent Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016 The Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix, which took place on the 16th of November 2016, is a technical knowledge and skills based contest, held at Yamaha’s National Marine Training facility in Brisbane. The event brings together the very best Yamaha Marine Technicians from Yamaha dealerships all over Australia and New Zealand. by Kim Fox Posted on 30 Nov Boat owners - a good insurance policy and broker can be your savior Boat owners - a good insurance policy and broker can be your savior Neil Bailey gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective. Too frequently boat-owners only find out how good their insurance policy is, and their insurer, after they make a claim. Neil Bailey is the principal of an Insurance Brokerage that bears his name. He is also a boat owner and life-long sailor and boat-owner. Here he gives some sound advice from both a broker's and boatie's perspective. by Neil Bailey and Sail-World Posted on 30 Nov Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function Predictwind release improved racing and cruising routing function PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach PredictWind has released a major upgrade to its Routing function, taking a much more graphic and interactive approach to what has been a black art of weather routing, used to chose the fastest route for racers or most comfortable route for cruisers. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 28 Nov Protectors make big splash in Western Australia Protectors make big splash in Western Australia The New Zealand designed and built Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Western Australia. The New Zealand designed and built Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Western Australia. Rayglass’s Perth Dealer, Alf Barbagollo, has just taken delivery of a new large shipment of the world-renowned RIBs, all of which had been pre-sold. by Mike Rose Posted on 28 Nov First stage of Hyundai Marine Sports Centre gets underway First stage of Hyundai Marine Sports Centre gets underway Royal Akarana Yacht Club is about to undertake one of the biggest changes of its 121 year history. Royal Akarana Yacht Club is about to undertake one of the biggest changes of its 121 year history. With the approval of it’s members, Royal Akarana Yacht Club, handed over their assets, and took a risk like no other. They gave their blessing for the Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust to create the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre, the future home of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. by Royal Akarana YC Posted on 26 Nov Seven dead, one missing, three rescued in Kaipara fishing accident Seven dead, one missing, three rescued in Kaipara fishing accident Searchers have recovered seven bodies from the Kaipara Harbour, after a fishing boat got into trouble today. Searchers have recovered seven bodies from the Kaipara Harbour, northwest of Auckland, after a fishing boat got into trouble on Saturday. As of Sunday two of the three people listed as missing on Saturday have been found dead, and their bodies recovered. Three were rescued and were in hospital, police said. by Radio NZ Posted on 26 Nov Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017 – Save the date Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017 – Save the date We have decided to offer disabled sailors a chance to take part in our event by adding the 2.4 mR class. After the Rio Olympic Games 2016 we are looking into new ways of developing the sport of sailing in terms of formats to offer the highest quality to world class sailors. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 24 Nov Hall Spars launch new website for online HCB batten ordering Hall Spars launch new website for online HCB batten ordering Hall Spars NZ has launched a new website enabling customers and sail makers to order innovative HCB sail battens online Hall Spars New Zealand has launched a new website enabling customers and sail makers to order innovative HCB sail battens with ease In line with the recent launch of Hall Spars New Zealand's HCB Battens, a product up to 15% lighter than competitors and with a flawless finish that extends sail-life, the team have created an intuitive web portal to service queries and orders. by Annaleis Shearer Posted on 22 Nov Less dividing, more paper and no rocks! Less dividing, more paper and no rocks! Just like plots on the proverbial paper chart, ever since ‘Paper. Ruler. Dividers’ was published Well it was written more than a year ago now. Yet just like plots on the proverbial paper chart, ever since ‘Paper. Ruler. Dividers’ was published there have been some marks notated on the course, as it were. So thank you everyone for reading, enjoying, the great discussion that has ensued, and especially your comments about how it was about time that this subject matter was not forgotten by John Curnow Posted on 21 Nov Tsunami Warning - New warning issued after smaller earthquake Tsunami Warning - New warning issued after smaller earthquake The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning for Eastern coast The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the original tsunami warning for Eastern coast of North and South Island including the Chatham Islands at 0132hrs NZT, and but have issued a new one after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Hamner Springs. by From NZ Ministry of Civil Defence - edited by SW Posted on 13 Nov Predictwind now offers European high quality model for forecasting Predictwind now offers European high quality model for forecasting PredictWind has added the ECMWF forecast model to their ensemble of top weather models. PredictWind has added the ECMWF forecast model to their ensemble of top weather models. The ECMWF model (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) is very highly regarded by Meteorologists and top Navigators around the world. This is the highest rated global weather model from a national weather service making it the perfect fit for PredictWind. by Predictwind Posted on 11 Nov Watersports ARFA Goggle from Barz Optics Watersports ARFA Goggle from Barz Optics When on the water and you're in the waves, then sometimes sunglasses alone just don't cut it. When on the water and you're in the waves, then sometimes sunglasses alone just don't cut it. This is where the Arfa sunglass / goggle comes into play - originally developed for surfing, but applicable for a number of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and jet-skiing. by Barz Optics Posted on 10 Nov Festival of Sails expands to include Tall Ships Series Festival of Sails expands to include Tall Ships Series Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, the Festival of Sails, will introduce a new Tall Ships series to 2017 event Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, the Festival of Sails, will introduce a new Tall Ships series to the 2017 event, with three spectacular tall ships to join in the Melbourne-Geelong Passage Race which marks the official start of the festival. by Silvia Knoppien Posted on 10 Nov World Sailing - GAC Pindar sign long term partnership with world body World Sailing - GAC Pindar sign long term partnership with world body GAC Pindar have confirmed that they have entered in to partnership with World Sailing. GAC Pindar have signed a memorandum of understanding for a long-term partnership with the international governing body and the anticipated relationship will see GAC Pindar become an Official Partner of World Sailing. The relationship will last until 31 December 2020, with GAC Pindar granted exclusivity in the marine logistics and shipping sector. by Sail-World.com Posted on 10 Nov America's Cup - Stay and cruise on a catamaran at the America's Cup America's Cup - Stay and cruise on a catamaran at the America's Cup Mondo Travel are offering week-long packages, staying on-board a spacious and modern catamaran. Mondo Travel are offering week-long packages, staying on-board a spacious and modern catamaran. From the official race course viewing areas to the intimate turquoise bays of the island, your professional skippers are on hand to show you the best of Bermuda, experiencing the 35th America’s Cup without compromise. by Sail-World.com Posted on 9 Nov Two Sail-World Editors make the Top 20 in Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Two Sail-World Editors make the Top 20 in Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Images from two Sail-World.com Editors have made the Top 20 in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image for 2016 Images from two Sail-World.com Editors have made the Top 20 in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image for 2016. A frequent contributor to Sail-World, Eugenia Bakunova from Russia also made the Final 20 images for 2016. Online voting is still open for all images from the first cut to decide the The 'Public Prize', selected by the number of popular votes on Internet. by Sail-World.com Posted on 3 Nov New look for Spinlock's most popular lifejacket New look for Spinlock's most popular lifejacket Spinlock's popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017. Spinlock's popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017. Spinlock have also launched a new model of the ever-popular lifejacket the Deckvest LITE+, which now comes with a harness. by Sail-World.com Posted on 2 Nov The debut of the TIWAL in New Zealand and Australia The debut of the TIWAL in New Zealand and Australia Melinda Henshaw, Olympic sailing representative in the 200 Olympics explains the TIWAL Melinda Henshaw, Olympic sailing representative in the 200 Olympics explains the TIWAL, an inflatable sailing boat that packs down into a couple of bags for ease of transport. by Melinda Henshaw Posted on 2 Nov Radio spectrum changes have been put into place in New Zealand Radio spectrum changes have been put into place in New Zealand New Zealand, along with a number of other countries, has been required to change some maritime VHF repeater channels New Zealand, along with a number of other countries, has been required to change some maritime VHF repeater channels to make space for newly allocated international services for ship tracking and data services. On the October 1st, New Zealand moved a few private VHF repeater services, most Coastguard VHF repeater services, and all NowCasting weather services. An updated radio handbook and freq by Sail-World.com Posted on 2 Nov
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