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North Sails pays tribute to former owner Terry Kohler North Sails pays tribute to former owner Terry Kohler Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come The North Sails Group is deeply saddened by the passing of Terry Kohler, owner of North Sails from 1984-2014. North Sails and all of its employees around the world would like to pass their condolences to the family Terry leaves behind, especially his wife Mary. Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come. by Sail-World.com Posted on 22 Sep New Zealand Maritime radio channels set to change on 1 October New Zealand Maritime radio channels set to change on 1 October Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. On 1 October 2016, New Zealand is changing some maritime VHF repeater channels, and NowCasting weather services, to make space for new international ship tracking and data services, and to make sure our VHF radio services are compatible with the rest of the world. by Sail-World.com Posted on 20 Sep RNZYS chooses Line 7 for world's top youth programme RNZYS chooses Line 7 for world's top youth programme The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Youth Training Program will wear Line 7 Marine for the 2016-2017 season. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Youth Training Program will wear Line 7 Marine for the 2016-2017 season. Recognised as the top race training prgram in the world, the RNZYS Youth Program is the breeding ground for the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup and Match Racing Champions. by Albatross PR Posted on 11 Sep Volvo Ocean Race winner to become CEO at Doyle Sails New Zealand Volvo Ocean Race winner to become CEO at Doyle Sails New Zealand Mike Sanderson to take the majority ownership alongside directors David Duff and Richard Bouzaid Effective October1, 2016 Doyle Sails New Zealand is to undergo an ownership and management change as part of a strategic restructure. Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson, director and head of sales, will take over as the majority shareholder and CEO. by Ellie Brade Posted on 8 Sep New anchor lights from Hella Marine offer efficiency and reliability New anchor lights from Hella Marine offer efficiency and reliability The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. By law all anchored boats are required to show a light at night. Safety dictates the light be reliable, clearly visible and with a minimum power drain. by Sail-World.com Posted on 4 Sep Fishermen rescued in less than 30 minutes thanks to EPIRB Fishermen rescued in less than 30 minutes thanks to EPIRB It took just 27 minutes for two men to be rescued from an upturned Chatham Islands commercial fishing vessel It took just 27 minutes for two men to be rescued from an upturned Chatham Islands commercial fishing vessel 1.8km south of Pitt Island this morning after they activated a distress beacon (Saturday, 3 September). The two crew of the 11m Flynny set off their EPIRB (Emergency position-indicating radio beacon) at around 11.13am this morning and the signal was received by the RCCNZ by NZBoating-World Posted on 3 Sep Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 29 Aug Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Check out the Sea Blade with Lancer Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Check out the Sea Blade with Lancer Sea Blade and Lancer Inflatables will be exhibiting at stand OS26 for the Auckland On Water Boat Show. Sea Blade and Lancer Inflatables will be exhibiting at stand OS26 for the Auckland On Water Boat Show. They look forward to seeing you there and come and say hi to the friendly team. Take the chance to see how both Sea Blade and Lancer Inflatables are lifting the bar on NZ made quality and performance. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 29 Aug The Green Blue supports call on UK Government to ban microbeads The Green Blue supports call on UK Government to ban microbeads Microbeads can be used in medicine for a range of treatments, but do we really need in face wash and other body scrubs? Microbeads can be used in medicine for a range of treatments, but do we really need them in face wash and other body scrubs? by RYA Posted on 29 Aug PredictWind - One stop shop PredictWind - One stop shop PredictWind have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software. by Nick Olson Posted on 15 Aug Three decades- Hundreds of superyacht refits, one innovative Kiwi firm Three decades- Hundreds of superyacht refits, one innovative Kiwi firm Marine business EAL Electric is proudly marking 30 years in operation this week having originally been founded in 1986 a Marine business EAL Electric is proudly marking 30 years in operation this week having originally been founded in 1986 as a one-man business. Since then it has grown to become a fully-staffed operation, run by husband and wife team Warren and Jan Tait, that has been involved in over 200 superyacht refits as well as some of the world’s highest profile campaigns and race yachts. by Annaleis Shearer Posted on 11 Aug Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 2- Tasman dollars dip Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 2- Tasman dollars dip The RBNZ is set to release an inflation report, which should confirm benign growth The AUD was directly impacted, falling to 0.7550, ahead of the RBA decision. Global QE would indicate further rate cuts are likely and the over valued currency warrants action. Failure to do so would see a spike. The RBNZ is set to release an inflation report, which should confirm benign growth, thus increasing the pressure for further rate cuts. by Collinson FX Posted on 2 Aug Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 2- Tasman dollars dip Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 2- Tasman dollars dip The RBNZ is set to release an inflation report, which should confirm benign growth The AUD was directly impacted, falling to 0.7550, ahead of the RBA decision. Global QE would indicate further rate cuts are likely and the over valued currency warrants action. Failure to do so would see a spike. The RBNZ is set to release an inflation report, which should confirm benign growth, thus increasing the pressure for further rate cuts. by Collinson FX Posted on 2 Aug Superyacht Cygnus Montanus glides out of Auckland destined for Sweden Superyacht Cygnus Montanus glides out of Auckland destined for Sweden Cygnus Montanus is the first new build by Yachting Developments in four years. She departed New Zealand in July. Cygnus Montanus is the first new build by Yachting Developments in four years. After starting her design life as a cafe racer, for a Swedish owner, she became orientated more towards ocean passages. She is a step up in size from the owners' previous yacht, of the same name, a Swan 77. Built in West Auckland, the hull, spars and sails all came from companies just a few kilometres apart. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 31 Jul North Sails showcase new loft on Shore but retain Westhaven presence North Sails showcase new loft on Shore but retain Westhaven presence North Sails NZ have opened a new loft in Archers Road on Auckland's North Shore. North Sails NZ have opened a new loft in Archers Road on Auckland's North Shore. The move is the fifth for the near 40year iconic sailmaker, and the design and layout of the new loft represents a marked break with sailmaking traditions and practices. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 29 Jul Aquila 44 – Lots to love Aquila 44 – Lots to love As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. As a craft, she is quite impressive. Even from the moment you approach her on the quay. There is something about the Aquila 44, her own je ne sais quoi, if you like. Proportionally she is just right, everything is in the correct place, and with a modern flair, yet one that is not going to date overnight. I think her presence is in her stance, which is kind of funny, given she is a cat. by John Curnow Posted on 7 Jul PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps by PredictWind Posted on 24 Jun Last day for North Sails Autumn savings offer - Order now! Last day for North Sails Autumn savings offer - Order now! The time buy a new North sail is now. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails rep is offering Autumn savings The time buy a new North sail is now - right now!. Backed by factory incentives, your North Sails representative is offering Autumn savings on all North Paneled Cloth (NPC), North Paneled Laminates (NPL), 3DL® and 3DiTM. Get in touch with your local North Sails loft now to order and sail into next season with North Sails performance and quality. Offer ends today, June 20, 2016 by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 20 Jun Platino recovery - Tug has yacht under tow and is heading home Platino recovery - Tug has yacht under tow and is heading home The New Zealand Police have confirmed that the tug Sea Pelican has reached the abandoned yacht SV Platino The New Zealand Police have confirmed that the tug Sea Pelican has reached the abandoned yacht SV Platino and has her under tow and is returning to New Zealand. The tug reached the stricken yacht around 0835hrs NZT. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 17 Jun Platino recovery - Family confirms that tug has made rendezvous Platino recovery - Family confirms that tug has made rendezvous Reports in social media say a salvage tug has made a rendezvous with the Platino earlier than expected. Reports in social media by family and friends of Nick Saull, the crew member killed during a catastrophic incident abroad the 66ft yacht Platino say the salvage tug which left on Tuesday night has made the rendezvous earlier than expected. The Facebook report says the tug, Sea Pelican, arrived on Friday morning, the weather in the area has eased and with a more favorable outlook. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 16 Jun
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