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Zhik Sale now on - up to 60% off Zhik Sale now on - up to 60% offDue to popular demand Zhik NZ have extended their Sale until Sunday Feb 25The huge Zhik NZ clearance sale is on and will now run until Sunday February 25th! Grab a great deal on quality end of line and clearance Zhik products. Get up to 60% off and save big! Hurry while stock and sizes lastby Zhik Posted 21 Feb 12:24 NZDT Givealittle page set up to help Paul Gilbert Givealittle page set up to help Paul GilbertPaul Gilbert is one of New Zealand's pre-eminent photographers of real boats. He needs our helpPaul Gilbert is one of New Zealand's pre-eminent photographers of real boats. Sadly, as happens to us all at some stage, Paul has health issue which is a bit of a challenge for him. He would appreciate all the help he can get. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Feb 23:50 NZDT Zhik Sale now on - up to 60% off Zhik Sale now on - up to 60% offGrab a great deal on quality end of line and clearance Zhik products. Get up to 60% offThe huge Zhik NZ clearance sale is on! Grab a great deal on quality end of line and clearance Zhik products. Get up to 60% off and save big! Hurry while stock and sizes last.by Zhik Posted 17 Feb 10:22 NZDT Cyclone Gita is expected to land West Coast, SI Cyclone Gita is expected to land West Coast, SICyclone Gita is expected to hit NW Coast of the South IslandTropical Cyclone Gita is expected to hit the West Coast of the South Island on Tuesday evening, with the centre passing north of Greymouth.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Feb 10:01 NZDT What's new and what is changing at MNZ What's new and what is changing at MNZHighlights for February from Maritime NZ - Float-free EPIRBS - Speed checks and moreHighlights for February 2018 Newsletter from Maritime NZ - Float-free EPIRBS - Speed checks being trialled - Help protect Poor Knights marine reserve and moreby Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Feb 20:43 NZDT ‘Float-free' distress beacons to become compulsory ‘Float-free' distress beacons to become compulsoryManual bilge pumps not required to be operable above deck in yachts and sailing vessels‘Float-free' distress beacons will soon become compulsory for commercial fishing vessels to improve safety in the sector.by Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 14 Feb 09:17 NZDT New man overboard rescue device launched New man overboard rescue device launchedThe Sea Rescue Sled is designed to assist in the successful recovery of any MOBThe Sea Rescue Sled is designed to assist in the successful recovery of any MOB regardless of size, weight and energy level. The self-inflating sled has no rear transom, enabling a fatigued MOB (or pet) to simply slide onto itby Niki Morrell Posted 14 Feb 02:18 NZDT NZDF helps remove injured woman from Great Barrier NZDF helps remove injured woman from Great BarrierThe New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping remove a 64-year-old woman with a fractured leg fromThe New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is helping remove a 64-year-old woman with a fractured leg from Great Barrier Island.by NZ Defence Force media Posted 13 Feb 15:55 NZDT Cyclone Gita expected to hit over 100kts Cyclone Gita expected to hit over 100ktsThe certainty of Cyclone Gita hitting NZ appear to be more likely - 100kt winds expected in TongaThe certainty of Cyclone Gita hitting New Zealand appear to be more likely - with a landing predicted for late this weekend. Radio NZ reports that a state of emergency has been declared in Tonga with winds of 200kmh (107kts) and expected to intensify.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 12 Feb 12:25 NZDT Cyclone Gita expected to hit New Zealand in a week Cyclone Gita expected to hit New Zealand in a weekCyclone Gita is expected to miss Niue Island with winds gusting to 50kts.Cyclone Gita is expected to hit Niue Island with winds gusting to 50kts. According to two feeds available in Predictwind the cyclone will deepen and develop after exiting Niue and then take an unusual course as it swings southwest.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 10 Feb 22:00 NZDT Tony Hambrook, founder of Alloy Yachts dies Tony Hambrook, founder of Alloy Yachts diesSuperyachtNews.com reports on the passing of Tony Hambrook, former MD of Alloy Yachts in New ZealandSuperyachtNews.com reports on the passing of Tony Hambrook, former MD of Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, who died peacefully on 1st February, 2018, in the arms of his wife Kristen. by Justin Ratcliffe Posted 3 Feb 11:45 NZDT Collinson FX: Jan 23 - NZD regains .7300 Collinson FX: Jan 23 - NZD regains .7300The NZD regained 0.7300, overnight, while the AUD continued to trade around 0.8000.US Markets remain consumed by the Government shutdown. This is the third day of the shutdown and politicians fight to apportion blame. The strategy from the Democrats is to close down the Government, while seeking to blame Trump and the Republicans.by Collinson FX Posted 24 Jan 02:10 NZDT Fouling plans under development Fouling plans under developmentBoaties and cray fishers are being asked for their help to stop a highly invasive kelp spreadingBoaties and cray fishers are being asked for their help to stop a highly invasive kelp spreading around Northland harbours.by NZME Posted 21 Jan 23:14 NZDT Yamaha announce 2018 line-up for the Waverunner Yamaha announce 2018 line-up for the WaverunnerYamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd will reset the benchmark with the introduction of their 2018 WaveRunnerYamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd will reset the benchmark with the introduction of their 2018 WaveRunner line-up, featuring a new flagship model, alongside a fresh offering of striking graphic and colour changes. The 2018 WaveRunner range will be headlinedby Kim Fox Posted 9 Jan 00:14 NZDT Zhik appoints Chairman and announces new CEO Zhik appoints Chairman and announces new CEOZhik CEO, David Crow and Zhik’s Founding Director Brian Conolly have announced changes in the Zhik leadership structureZhik CEO, David Crow (aka ‘Crowie’) and Zhik’s Founding Director Brian Conolly have announced the following changes in the Zhik leadership structure, which reflect the company’s rapid global growth and expansion. The Zhik Board has promoted Crowie to the role of Chairman. He will transition into his new role over the next 3 months as Zhik brings on board its new CEO, Piet Poelmann.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 27 Nov 2017 18:04 NZDT Sailing environmental-adventure book series released for kids Sailing environmental-adventure book series released for kidsA fresh new series of sailing adventure books for kids aged between 9 and 14 has been releasedA fresh new series of sailing adventure books for kids aged between 9 and 14 has been released in Australia and NZ, with three linked books set in the waterways of Tasmania's D'Entrcasteaux Channel, Sydney's Pittwater and NZ's Marlborough Sounds.by Barbara Tucker Posted 20 Nov 2017 22:09 NZDT Distress beacons save lives - two yacht rescues completed safely Distress beacons save lives - two yacht rescues completed safelyTwo solo-yachtsmen have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons.Both solo-yachtsman whose vessels were badly damaged north of New Zealand at the weekend have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons. See dramatic images of both rescues. Weather conditions had been bad, with winds up to 50 knots and five metre waves.by Maritime NZ Posted 19 Nov 2017 21:31 NZDT Second rescue for Norwegian sailor in 50kt winds and heavy seas Second rescue for Norwegian sailor in 50kt winds and heavy seasA rescue operation is underway for a second yacht in distress north of New Zealand.A rescue operation is underway for a second yacht in distress north of New Zealand. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is in contact with a Norwegian yachtsman whose damaged yacht, Ilanga, is in 50 knot winds and very heavy seas. The yachtsman is the only person on board and activated his EPIRB (distress beacon) at 4.14 PM today.by Maritime NZ Posted 18 Nov 2017 21:29 NZDT Kiwi yachtsman found in life-raft off Norfolk Island Kiwi yachtsman found in life-raft off Norfolk IslandA New Zealand yachtsman has been found in a life raft 90 nautical miles east of Norfolk Island.A New Zealand yachtsman has been found in a life raft 90 nautical miles east of Norfolk Island. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand has been coordinating the search for the yachtsman since 6.15 am today. Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator Dave Wilson said RCCNZ responded when a distress beacon from the yacht Waimanu was activated.by Maritime NZ and Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Nov 2017 13:37 NZDT Light-hearted boating safety video packs a serious message for Kiwis Light-hearted boating safety video packs a serious message for KiwisThe Big Angry Fish Boys have made their own ‘BIG’ safety video in time for the busy summer boating seasonMove over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG’ safety video in time for the busy summer boating season. The light-hearted video follows the familiar inflight safety format, but has a serious message for boaties to play it safe on the water.by Maritime NZ Posted 17 Nov 2017 12:48 NZDT
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