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.
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - Big fleet for 90th anniversary race
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - The year 2015 heralds a proud moment for the Rolex Fastnet Race. This famous offshore classic celebrates its 90th anniversary and the two yacht clubs deeply associated with the competition, both long-term partners of race sponsors Rolex, toast their own significant milestones.
Get ahead of the Weather with PredictWind Forecast Alerts.
Forecast Alerts are the most powerful tool for catching the good weather and seeing the bad weather coming. Forecast Alerts from PredictWind sends notifications to users when their conditions are met so they can get out, or stay in! The Forecast Alerts tool is run from the famously reliable PWC and PWG forecast models from PredictWind.
The B&G Report - Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 Week 1 Review
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends.
Zhik’s stylish Kiama jacket has arrived
Stand out in style is Zhik’s new Kiama™ jacket. Designed for inshore and general purpose sailing in mild to moderate conditions, the Kiama is tailored to look great afloat or on the street and offers flexibility and all-round wear.
WATERSCAPE by Superior awarded for innovation (again)
After bringing home the International Superyacht Society award for Excellence in Innovation in Fort Lauderdale in October 2014, Gold Coast manufacturer, Superior has again been recognised for design-led ingenuity and innovation with a win at this year’s MIA Marina of the Year Awards, held 2-5 May at the Marine15 Conference at RACV Royal Pines Resort.
NASA study shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf nearing collapse
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.
More images from Day 2 of the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
A second gallery of images from the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, on Friday afternoon. This features the RS Aero a new lower cost high performance single hander, the RS Aero being promoted by The Watershed. The show is open from 10.00am to 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday.