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America's Cup - Latest update on accommodation and Celebrity Cruise America's Cup - Latest update on accommodation and Celebrity Cruise Bermuda is almost sold out for the Americas Cup Finals Series, Bermuda is almost sold out for the Americas Cup Finals Series, demand for rooms; berths on the Catamarans has been strong plus the J Class and Superyacht crews who have added to the numbers. Accommodation is expensive with the cheapest resort costing around $600 a day per person. by Mondo Travel Posted on 25 Mar Crew on Steinlager 2 - Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race this Easter Crew on Steinlager 2 - Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race this Easter Reserve your berth aboard Sir Peter Blake's maxi racing yacht, Steinlager 2 for the 2017 Auckland to Tauranga Race. Reserve your berth aboard Sir Peter Blake's historic maxi racing yacht, Steinlager 2 for the 2017 Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race. You do not need prior sailing experience to join the team and enjoy a trip of a lifetime. Only 18 Spots available by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 20 Mar Lisa Blair - The coldest night of her solo Round Antarctic voyage Lisa Blair - The coldest night of her solo Round Antarctic voyage Round Antarctic sailor, Lisa Blair (AUS) reports on the coldest experience so far Round Antarctic sailor, Lisa Blair (AUS) reports on the coldest experience so far in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around the Southern Continent... Last night was by far the coldest of the trip to date... Burr... It was so cold that when I went to bite into a mini mars bar I almost broke my teeth as it was rock solid. by Lisa Blair Posted on 20 Mar Cruising Open Day at Westhaven Marina Day Cruising Open Day at Westhaven Marina Day Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ will be showing four of their cruising yachts at the Westhaven Marina Day The Cruising and Navigation Assn of NZ will be showing four of their cruising yachts at the Westhaven Marina Day next Sunday 19 March 11am - 3pm. We will be on the Events Berth outside the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. You are invited to come and talk to our skippers about their cruising adventures both overseas and around NZ. by Basil Orr Posted on 15 Mar Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift? Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift? With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. However, when it comes to your insurer, you kind of expect that they’re going to be as bound to you as the standing rigging is to the mast, the ring frames to the hull, or the engine mounts to the runners, and the propellers to the shafts, skegs and cutlass bearings. Whom would you rather be insured with? by John Curnow Posted on 15 Mar Two sailors rescued from yacht 210 NM from Sydney en route from NZ Two sailors rescued from yacht 210 NM from Sydney en route from NZ New South Wales Police have advised that two sailors have rescued from a 40ft yacht 210nm off the NSW coast on Tuesday. New South Wales Police have advised that two sailors have rescued from a 40ft yacht 210nm off the New South Wales coast on Tuesday. In a joint operation between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and NSW Police two people have been rescued from a yacht in distress about 210 nautical miles (NM) east north east of Sydney. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 9 Mar North Sails celebrate 60 years of sailmaking - Part 1 - Lowell North North Sails celebrate 60 years of sailmaking - Part 1 - Lowell North “If I started a sailmaking company, would you buy a sail from me?” “If I started a sailmaking company, would you buy a sail from me?” That’s what Lowell North asked his friend John Shoemaker, one afternoon in 1957, while seated at the bar of San Diego Yacht Club. John replied, “Yes, I would,” which surprised Lowell. by North Sails Posted on 2 Mar Great event for a great cause Great event for a great cause Gather your mates for a fun evening of beer, food and entertainment. Gather your mates for a fun evening of beer, food and entertainment. Combine NZ’s top comedian, Te Radar as MC with two world class yachtsmen, Blair Tuke and Mark Orams talking about the “kiwi” approach to success, and you’ve got a great evening you won’t want to miss. by Megan Rees Posted on 1 Mar 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
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