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Where to Stay in Bermuda - My Picks for the Americas Cup Regatta Where to Stay in Bermuda - My Picks for the Americas Cup Regatta Not surprisingly most of the interest from Kiwis has been in the Challenger Series. Most of the interest from Kiwis has been in the Challenger Series. Unlike San Francisco the competition to be the Challenger is a lot more competitive than in San Francisco. The most popular option is to arrive in Bermuda on the June 5 and over the next week you get to see 3 Days of Semi Finals, and 3 Days of the Challenger Finals. by Gray Gibson Posted on 20 Feb GoFree® Connected Vessel System the choice for Boatsetter fleet owners GoFree® Connected Vessel System the choice for Boatsetter fleet owners GoFree Connected Vessel System selected by Boatsetter as recommended vessel tracking and remote management solution GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico® family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® – announced today that the GoFree Connected Vessel System has been selected by Boatsetter as the recommended vessel tracking and remote management solution for its vast global network of owners. by Andrew Golden/Rushton Gregory Communications Posted on 15 Feb The Water Shed - Hobie Specials - New Lasers for the Masters Games The Water Shed - Hobie Specials - New Lasers for the Masters Games Check out the Hobie Specials this week only at The Water Shed, or get a new Laser and Carbon topsection This week's specials at The Water Shed - Hobie bargains on stock for this week only. For Masters Games competitors The Water Shed have a new batch of Lasers on their way with new Carbon Top sections. Or, if you are going to do the Master Games in your existing Laser then The Water Shed can help you get the best from your boat by The Water Shed Posted on 10 Feb North Sails NZ - February newsletter - Sydney Hobart | Millennium Cup North Sails NZ - February newsletter - Sydney Hobart | Millennium Cup North Sails February 2017 newsletter looks at two significant regattas for the New Zealand loft North Sails NZ February 2017 newsletter looks at two significant regattas for the New Zealand loft - the Millennium Cup sailed in the Bay of Islands at the end of January, and the Rolex Sydney Hobart which started on Boxing Day 2016. Powered by North Sails and with a rig from Southern Spars, the New Zealand owned Giacomo, finished just under 2 hours astern of the 30ft longer Perpetual Loyal. by North Sails NZ Posted on 9 Feb Protectors make big splash in Australia Protectors make big splash in Australia The Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Australia. The Rayglass Protector range is now proving increasingly popular in Australia. Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen says the substantial increase in Australian sales has been driven largely by the Protector’s reputation for the highest quality. The buyers were all looking for a high end RIB that could travel a fair way offshore quickly, safely and with a high degree of comfort for those on board. by Mike Rose Posted on 9 Feb New buoy launched in Southern Ocean to find massive waves New buoy launched in Southern Ocean to find massive waves The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a scientific device – a moored wave buoy The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a scientific device – a moored wave buoy – about 10 kilometres south of remote Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean to study waves described as “liquid Himalayas”. It is the furthest south such a device has ever been launched. by NZDF Posted on 9 Feb Richard Vs Barack; Foiler Vs Kiteboard at Necker Island, BVI Richard Vs Barack; Foiler Vs Kiteboard at Necker Island, BVI It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President. It was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really taken off in the past decade and we have the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn. by Richard Branson, Virgin.com Posted on 8 Feb Southern Spars - world beaters in 40-foot performance masts +Video Southern Spars - world beaters in 40-foot performance masts +Video Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts Southern Spars builds world beating masts for yachts from 11-foot foiling moths to 280-foot superyachts and everything in between. Southern Spars passion, technology, design and performance give you the results. by Ben Gladwell Posted on 6 Feb Bobby Grieser - the sailing photog who barked - dies at 70 + Images Bobby Grieser - the sailing photog who barked - dies at 70 + Images Robert Grieser, a legendary marine photographer, passed away on January 31 in San Diego, Calif. Robert Grieser, a legendary marine photographer, passed away on January 31 in San Diego, Calif., after a four month long series of illnesses and other health issues. He was 70 years young. “Bobby G,” as he was known to all, was perhaps best known for his America's Cup images, beginning with the Big Boat Challenge in 1988 and continuing for the next six Cups until the last in San Francisco. by Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 2 Feb Tawera takes the NZ Millennium Cup 2017 Tawera takes the NZ Millennium Cup 2017 The Ron Holland designed and impeccably sailed, Tawera, again dominated a lengthier 27nm course on Day 3 of racing The Ron Holland designed and impeccably sailed, Tawera, again dominated a lengthier 27nm course on Day 3 of racing, taking line honours for a third consecutive day, bringing home the NZ Millennium Cup 2017. Coming into the final day of racing, Pacific Division competitors, Antaeus and Steinlager 2, were tied on points. Rumours of an extensive tactical defence strategy to retain the Pacific by Isla McKechnie Posted on 1 Feb A helping hand for Invisible Hand from GAC Pindar A helping hand for Invisible Hand from GAC Pindar Images and video from the loading of the new Pac52 Invisible Hand in Tauranga. TNL GAC Pindar's Australasian Manager, Richard Thorpe didn't get a break over the holiday weekend, being on hand to personally supervise the loading of the new Pac52 Invisible Hand in Tauranga. The new Pac52 - a reduced cost 52ft class, orginating in the West Coast of USA is designed to be a managed class, with owner drivers and capable of doing extended offshore races such as the TransPac and by Richard Thorpe and Sail-World.com Posted on 31 Jan Hall Spars NZ rig all three new Pac 52's with next generation mast Hall Spars NZ rig all three new Pac 52's with next generation mast Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand has been selected by three of the four founders of the new USA-based Pac 52 class Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand has been selected by three of the four founders of the new USA-based Pac 52 racing class to design and manufacture the rigs for their new builds; Invisible Hand, Rio, and Bad Pak. The masts represent the next generation in mast design from Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand and result in improved performance. by Annaleis Shearer Posted on 31 Jan Images from Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week Images from Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week Steve Western was on hand to catch the action during the Millennium Cup and the Bay of Islands Sailing Week Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action during the Millennium Cup and the Bay of Islands Sailing Week which were contested from Wednesday to Friday of last week. The three day regatta was blessed with beautiful weather which showed the racing and superyachts off at their very best by Stephen Western Posted on 31 Jan More images from Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week More images from Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week Steve Western was on hand to catch the action during the Millennium Cup and the Bay of Islands Sailing Week Second image gallery from Bay of Islands photographer, Steve Western was on hand to catch the action during the Millennium Cup and the Bay of Islands Sailing Week which were contested from Wednesday to Friday of last week. Even the big boats had their moments in the regatta as the racing got pushed a little too hard. by Stephen Western Posted on 31 Jan Antarctic medical evacuation underway from Ross Sea Antarctic medical evacuation underway from Ross Sea Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning.Working closely with the US Antarctic Programme and the vessel’s operator and crew, RCCNZ has coordinated the medevac after receiving a call from the ship located in the Ross Sea by Maritime NZ Posted on 30 Jan Yachting cartoonist Mike Peyton dies at 96 Yachting cartoonist Mike Peyton dies at 96 “The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist” died on January 25, 2017 just five days after his 96th birthday. Mike Peyton, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist”, died on January 25, 2017 just five days after his 96th birthday. A modest, shy man, he eschewed the spotlight and seemed unaware of the esteem which in sailors all around the world held him. by Paul Gelder Posted on 27 Jan Yamaha announce Summer Outboard Cash Back offer Yamaha announce Summer Outboard Cash Back offer Yamaha has announced a new summer retail promotion, offering customers a cash back redemption Yamaha has announced a new summer retail promotion, offering customers a cash back redemption on portable and mid-power four stroke models in the range from 2.5 to 80 horsepower. This new promotion comes at a great time for customers who are looking to get on the water for the upcoming holiday season. by Kim Fox Posted on 24 Jan Yamaha's Summer Outboard Cash Back offer has month remaining Yamaha's Summer Outboard Cash Back offer has month remaining Yamaha's summer retail promotion, offering customers a cash back redemption has a month left to run Yamaha's summer retail promotion, offering customers a cash back redemption has a month left to run, offering customers a cash back redemption on portable and mid-power four stroke models in the range from 2.5 to 80 horsepower. This new promotion occurs at a great time for customers who are looking to get on the water for the upcoming holiday season. by Kim Fox Posted on 24 Jan MakeFastMooring matches boats with berths in several countries MakeFastMooring matches boats with berths in several countries makefastmooring.com is connecting potential renters with mooring and berth owners in several countries. Have you ever struggled to find and book a mooring? Or do you have a mooring that is laying idle and costing you money? makefastmooring.com is helping to solve this problem by connecting potential renters with mooring and berth owners in several countries. MFM has also recently been listed by Deckee.com as “one of the most innovative start-ups in boating industry”. by Laiza Garcia Posted on 23 Jan 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
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