Mastervolt and BEP happy with flawless Volvo Ocean Race CZone system
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 Day 5 IRC Classes VIDEO
The fleet enjoyed ideal conditions on Thursday for a combination of passage races and windward leewards starting on the eastern course.
Iridium GO! Voice calling unleashed
The exciting new plans for the Iridium GO!, voice calling is now a reality to keep in touch with friends and family. Now with up to 250* voice calling minutes included for free in the new plans.
Mastervolt and BEP happy with flawless Volvo Ocean Race CZone system
The Mastervolt systems powered VOR racers’ lights, sat comms, water makers, radar gear, amp-hungry canting keels as well as several iPods, smart phones and cameras. Mastervolt says it will study the data from each boat. “The results will help to drive the even greater efficiency of the next generation of alternators and batteries,” the company says.
BEP and Mastervolt transform CZone with the new Touch 10
Mastervolt, the market leaders in off-grid power systems, has announced the arrival of the next generation of CZone displays, the Touch 10. Housed within a sleek, low-profile aluminum case, the Touch 10 allows for the seamless operation of a boat or RV’s entire CZone digital switching and Masterbus power electronics system
2015 Sail Canada Youth National Championships - Kicked off today
The Sail Canada Youth National Championships presented by Volvo Cars of Canada at CORK International kicked off today in Kingston! Portsmouth Olympic harbor is buzzing with 442 sailors racing in 334 boats supported by over 50 coaches
Kilwell Kids Rainbow Trout Fishing on at Rotorua this Sunday, August 9
The weather is too wet and cold for boating and sailing this weekend, so grab the kids, come and catch a Rainbow Trout at the Eastern Region Fish & Game (Ngongotaha) Trout Hatchery on Paradise Valley Road this Sunday, August 9.
100x faster Weather Routing downloads from Predictwind
PredictWind’s easy to use weather routing tool with intuitive drag and drop interface is the best way to find the safest or fastest route, and the forecasted conditions, for any passage. Weather Routing is now available across all PredictWind platforms. You can run weather routes online, on both iOS and Android apps and within the PredictWind Offshore app. Get the power of Weather Routing today
Auckland On Water Boat Show gets huge exhibitor support
With more than 20 Kiwi trailer boat manufacturers and retailers, and over 70 large sailing yachts and motor launches, the unique mix of boats alongside a huge array of the latest inboard and outboard engines, marine electronics, fishing gear, kayaks, jetskis and safety equipment is what sets New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show running 24 to 27 September apart from all others.
2015 IKA Formula Kite World Championships - Overall report
The world’s leading course board riders battled for position in a series of qualifying races that saw the fastest men and women swap the top spots in their respective fleets at the IKA Formula Kite World Championships in southern Italy.
While you were sleeping series – Sydney images by Andrea Francolini
While you were sleeping series – I started shooting ocean pools again after three to four years of not doing them.
Soften the ride with Zhik Deckbeaters
Recognising its not just dinghy sailors who need hiking shorts, Zhik’s Deckbeaters® will soften the ride on hard decks when hiking over toerails or sitting and trimming for long periods. Yacht sailing is fundamentally a ‘sitting down sport’, which after a long day afloat can become hard on the backside and also on your back.
2015 Melges 24 World Championship preview
With over one hundred entries from 19 nations, the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship is set to be one of the largest gatherings for this high tech class in recent years and one of the biggest for a One Design sports boat.
Auckland On Water Boat Show - Prizes up for Grabs
As the Auckland On Water Boat Show - Viaduct Harbour and Events Centre - September 24-27, draws closer, show organisers have announced some of the great prize packages up for grabs. This year, show visitors who purchase their tickets on-line will have the opportunity to enter the draw to win 1 of 8 prize packages valued at $1,000 - two prize packages will be drawn each day.
FPB 97-1 Sea Trials Reveal Wicked Performance
Is this the dawn of a new era in performance and efficiency? Dashew Offshore has just completed analysis of their FPB 97 initial passages and sea trials. This real world performance data, for both propulsion and the large solar array, shows just what is possible in modern yacht design.
Superyacht skipper rapt with Protector’s new high-speed luxury tender
Superyacht skipper, Paul Bickley, is full of praise for the latest Protector RIB from Auckland, New Zealand manufacturer, Rayglass Boats. Paul Bickley, skipper of the Monaco-based 53-metre superyacht, Latitude, recently took delivery of Meridian, a luxury multi-purpose custom Protector 38 with a new Hydro V hull.
OceansWatch appoints first Field Operations Yacht
Yacht-based Charitable Organisation OceansWatch has recently appointed their first Field Operations Yacht to undertake programs on their behalf. OceansWatch CEO Chris Bone says, “It has been a long-standing wish of ours at OceansWatch to tap into the increasing number of skilled and committed sailors who want to make a real difference during their cruising years.'
Celebrate with Coastguard Boating Education
It’s celebration time at Coastguard Boating Education. The crew at CBE have decided to celebrate their recent LearnX international award with a prize draw for Day Skipper Online students. From now until the end of June 2015 if you enrol on a Day Skipper Online course you will be automatically entered into a prize draw.
Sports Boat Winter Nationals title to Sherring
The third Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Winter Nationals, conducted by Mooloolaba Yacht Club, had it all on the weather.The conditions went from huge seas, breeze and rain on day one, sunshine, swell and steady breeze on day two and then overcast and light air on the final day.
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Day 2 Perfect sailing weather
There were a few morning nerves amongst some of the competitors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland with the forecasted 30 knots never materialising ensuring a beautiful day of racing. A north easterly breeze, not shy of a shift or two, came in at 14-17 knots ensuring another day of strong competition with a full complement of racing completed.
Volvo Ocean Race crews to be hit with strong winds on Monday night
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The seven strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet are expected to be hit with strong winds, soon after nightfall on the second night of Leg 8 According to the latest projections from Predictwind the fleet will enjoy nice sailing conditions until just short of Cape Finisterre.