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America's Cup - Racing schedule and sights for fans in Bermuda America's Cup - Racing schedule and sights for fans in Bermuda Those considering making the trip to Bermuda need to be aware of the race schedule and the different options. With the America's Cup due to get underway in five months time, those considering making the trip to Bermuda need to be aware of the race schedule and the different options. The travel blog extract and images outline some of the tourist attractions in Bermuda, that are available during the gaps in racing, or give an alternative if your team gets eliminated and you need grief therapy. by Travel Places Blog, Gray Gibson and Sail-World Posted on 20 Jan North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987. by Tim Kelly Posted on 17 Jan Top rated Solbian Super Rugged solar panels available at Safety at Sea Top rated Solbian Super Rugged solar panels available at Safety at Sea Solbian Super Rugged solar panels produce the highest power output and withstand the most extreme conditions Solbian Super Rugged solar panels produce the highest power output and withstand the most extreme conditions. The new SR (Super Rugged) Series combines performance with durability in a reinforced package to weather the most extreme conditions at sea. The new Solbian SR range is available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting, Safety At Sea and leading marine electrical specialists by Tristan Campbell Posted on 13 Jan Boat owners - are you insured for the Summer cruise? Boat owners - are you insured for the Summer cruise? With many away for their Summer cruise - did you remember to check your insurance was up to date? With many away for their Summer cruise - did you remember to check your insurance was up to date? Or do you want to check if the cover you have is the most cost-efficient for your needs? Either way you can do a quick check - and buy cover online at any stage of your Summer cruise - inside or outside of business hours - and no need to talk to an insurance company office, machine or answerphone. by Neil Bailey and Sail-World Posted on 13 Jan Enter Doyle Sails' Facebook promotion to launch Stratis clothing range Enter Doyle Sails' Facebook promotion to launch Stratis clothing range Doyle Sails is launching a Facebook promotion to launch their new Doyle Stratis clothing range Doyle Sails is launching a Facebook promotion to launch their new Doyle Stratis clothing range - the team at Doyles are doing a giveaway stacked with t-shirts, rashies, jandals and everything you’ll need on your summer sailing vacay!! All you need to do is complete two steps: by Doyle Sails Posted on 13 Jan Missing yachtie and daughter turn up on NSW coast after 4 weeks Missing yachtie and daughter turn up on NSW coast after 4 weeks Missing NZ yachtsman Alan Langdon and his six year old daughter Que have arrived in the coastal town of Ulladulla Missing New Zealand yachtsman Alan Langdon and his six year old daughter Que have arrived in the coastal town of Ulladulla on the SE coast of New South Wales. They were met at sea by New South Wales police and escorted into port. by Sail-World from the Milton Ulladulla Times Posted on 11 Jan Rescue beacon alerts top 450 for 2016 Rescue beacon alerts top 450 for 2016 Maritime NZ has reported that were more than 450 rescue beacon incidents for 2016. The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand received 146 beacon alerts north of Taupo last year, and 107 in the lower half of the North Island. In the South Island a total 95 were received from locations north of Christchurch, and 115 from the lower half of the island. by Maritime NZ Posted on 11 Jan Rolex Sydney Hobart - Clipper Ventures 5 Arrival VIDEO Rolex Sydney Hobart - Clipper Ventures 5 Arrival VIDEO With so much emphasis placed on the top end of the fleet, we thought we would bring you the arrival in Hobart of the With so much emphasis placed on the top end of the fleet, we thought we would bring you the arrival in Hobart of the second last boat – Clipper Ventures 5. The race is so much more than the ‘rock stars’…. It is about ordinary men and women competing in a race and their families making sacrifices around Xmas so that their loved ones can compete. Here’s to all those families, especially the c by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 30 Dec 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Live coverage pre race presented by Zhik Rolex Sydney Hobart - Live coverage pre race presented by Zhik All the interviews and perspectives on what could and might happen from the inimitable Nic Douglass. Leading sailing apparel manufacturer, Zhik, has sponsored Nic Douglass - Adventures of a Sailor Girl's coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, live dockside from Sydney. All the interviews and perspectives on what could and might happen in the 628nm offshore classic from the inimitable Nic Douglass. by Nic Douglass Posted on 26 Dec 2016 America's Cup alumni Daniel Fong joins Doyle Sails NZ design team America's Cup alumni Daniel Fong joins Doyle Sails NZ design team Doyle Sails New Zealand is ending 2016 with another impressive name from global sailing joining their team. Doyle Sails New Zealand is ending 2016 with another impressive name from global sailing joining their team. Effective immediately Daniel Fong has joined the sail design team working alongside Richard Bouzaid, Director of Design, and the rest of the expert company’s expert designers. by Doyle Sails Posted on 20 Dec 2016 Sailing into new safety partnership Sailing into new safety partnership Transport for NSW today announced a new partnership with Australian Sailing to help spread safe boating messages Transport for NSW today announced a new partnership with Australian Sailing to help spread safe boating messages to the recreational boating community. 'We are delighted to join forces with Australian Sailing to encourage people to get out for a fun day on the water, but at the same time, making sure they get back to land safely,' Neil Patchett, from Transport's Centre for Maritime Safety, said. by Transport for NSW Posted on 15 Dec 2016 Yamaha announce new improved F90 for delivery in early 2017 Yamaha announce new improved F90 for delivery in early 2017 More power and faster acceleration. Yamaha announce their advanced new F90. When you have pioneered the development and production of the most advanced outboard engines in the world, to allow you to market the widest and most ideal line-up, offering clean, smooth, economical 4-stroke outboard power to suit every possible application, what do you do next? by Kim Fox Posted on 14 Dec 2016 NZ Defence Force finds father and son missing at sea off Tonga NZ Defence Force finds father and son missing at sea off Tonga The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found a father and son missing at sea off Tonga since Saturday The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found a father and son missing at sea off Tonga since Saturday, bringing to a successful conclusion its third search and rescue operation in nine days. Air Commodore (AIRCDRE) Darryn Webb, the Air Component Commander, said a P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft from the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 5 Squadron spotted the two waving their t-shirts from Hun by NZ Defence Force Posted on 13 Dec 2016 Howick Sailing Club Unveils Brand New Committee Boat, Kaitiaki Howick Sailing Club Unveils Brand New Committee Boat, Kaitiaki On Sunday afternoon Howick Sailing Club officially named its new committee boat. On Sunday afternoon Howick Sailing Club officially named its new committee boat. The boat, manufactured by Innovision Boats, is called 'Kaitiaki', which means 'Guardian'. Howick Ward Councillor, Dick Quax, broke the champagne supported by representatives from Innovision Boats and Marie Raos Real Estate Agency in Howick. by Tim Nichols Posted on 13 Dec 2016 Fines of almost $120,000 levied after Waiheke ferry injuries Fines of almost $120,000 levied after Waiheke ferry injuries The prosecution of a passenger vessel operator and skipper, over injuries to three women has resulted in hefty fines Explore Group Limited was fined $35,000 and ordered to pay $78,000 in reparations after pleading guilty to failing as an employer to take all practicable steps to ensure that no action or inaction of any employee while at work harms any other person, under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. The vessel’s Master was fined $15,000. by Maritime NZ Posted on 12 Dec 2016 America's Cup - 4 Nights America's Cup Challenger Package - $2,508 America's Cup - 4 Nights America's Cup Challenger Package - $2,508 Mondo Travel have eight twin rooms available for the nine Race Challenger Finals scheduled for the 10th to 12th June. We have eight twin rooms available for the nine Race Challenger Finals scheduled for the 10th to 12th June. We can offer a four night Package at the Fairmont – Arriving on the 9th June. Priced at $2,508 NZD per person sharing a Twin Room by Gray Gibson Posted on 11 Dec 2016 Big increase in lifejacket sales a good sign for summer Big increase in lifejacket sales a good sign for summer Nation-wide retailer, Rebel Sport, has doubled its sales of lifejackets in the first week of the month Nation-wide retailer, Rebel Sport, has doubled its sales of lifejackets in the first week of the month, and Coastguard sold 300 lifejackets in the first weekend of its “Old4New” promotion. Maritime NZ Education and Communications Manager, Pania Shingleton, said about half the lifejackets used by recreational boaties are sold in the few weeks before Christmas and it is great news to see even mor by Maritime NZ Posted on 8 Dec 2016 Yamaha Melanoma NZ Ski-NZ Max’ – riding 1,400km for the cause Yamaha Melanoma NZ Ski-NZ Max’ – riding 1,400km for the cause On Sunday March 5th, a group of personal watercraft riders will embark on ac journey to raise money for Melanoma NZ. On Sunday March 5th, a group of personal watercraft riders will embark on an epic journey to raise money for Melanoma New Zealand. For the first time the ‘Yamaha Melanoma NZ Ski-NZ Max’ event will run for two weeks, beginning in Stewart Island and ending in Auckland, covering a staggering 1,400km on the water. by Kim Fox Posted on 8 Dec 2016 Lancer and Yamaha combine to design new coach boats for Yachting NZ Lancer and Yamaha combine to design new coach boats for Yachting NZ Yachting NZ has selected the Lancer RK5000 “Ultimate Support Boat” as the new coach boat for their development programs Yachting New Zealand has selected after an in depth design process the Lancer RK5000 “Ultimate Support Boat” as their new coach boat for their development programs. From the outset of the project it was clear that modern sailing has put even greater demand on support vessels than is currently available. by Charles Winstone Posted on 8 Dec 2016 Hella Marine appoints new Product manager Hella Marine appoints new Product manager Ramon Surrey has joined Hella Marine as its new Product Manager. Hella Marine, the leading manufacturer of high-performance recreational and commercial marine lighting, has named Ramon Surrey as its new Product Manager. He is based out of the company's headquarter offices, located in Auckland, New Zealand. by Duncan Stirling Posted on 8 Dec 2016
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