Please select your home edition
Edition
Windtbot-COACH-720x90

Sail-World NZ Newsletter: America's Cup, OK Worlds and 2024 Olympics

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz 25 Feb 14:26 NZDT 25 February 2019
Dan Slater - 2019 Symonite OK Dinghy World Championship © Robert Deaves

Sail-World NZ's newsletter for February 20 - covering all the latest news from around the world, plus Richard Gladwell, Sail-World's NZ Editor looks at the 2019 Symonite OK Worlds - where some top talent including multiple Olympic medalists, World Youth Champions and America's Cup winners battled for the title of World Champion.

The regatta featured many kitset boats - one of which won the World title. This development could well be the rejuvenation that dinghy and recreational sailing needs - offering a lower cost way of getting afloat in a one design class. Or, you can purchase a flat-pack kit and get it finished professionally. The new spin on an old idea revolves around the use of CNC milling machines and similar technology to ensure accurate hull shape, and minimises the need for boat building skills.

There's some more comment on the story that keeps on giving - World Sailing's Morris Dance around the 2024 Olympic Event and Equipment selection.

Plus there are the take-outs from an exclusive, and yet to be published interview with Simeon Tienpont who is heading up the Dutchsail America's Cup Challenge.

Plus a gallery of the best sailing images.

To read click here

And to sign up to get your own copy by personal delivery click here

Related Articles

Rescue services find missing sailor
A man who went overboard from his yacht earlier today was fortunate to be rescued before nightfall. A man who went overboard from his yacht earlier today was fortunate to be rescued before nightfall. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) began a search and rescue operation at 2.04 pm today after receiving a mayday call from the yacht. Posted on 6 Mar
Mail being blocked by NZ's largest ISP
No quick or "permanent fix" to resolve issues with Xtra Mail says Spark Another instance of an over-zealous Internet Services Provider (ISP) blocking legitimate emails has emerged in New Zealand. If you are missing regular newsletters and other mail read on.... Posted on 26 Nov 2018
New research: Boaties behaving more safely!
New research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is w New research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is warning them not to slip up on their good work this summer. Posted on 14 Oct 2018
Master opts to head south in holed ship
Life-threatening incident in the remote New Zealand Sub-Antarctic islands A French cruise company and ship's Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following an incident in the remote New Zealand Sub-Antarctic islands. Posted on 3 Oct 2018
Offshore Regs now require personal AIS
World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations requiring every crew member to carry a personal AIS As sailors prepare for the 2019 season, awareness is being raised about a rule within the 2018-19 World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations requiring every crew member to carry a personal AIS device when taking part in Category 2 yacht races of extended Posted on 17 Sep 2018
A 95metre mooring extension is now in process
New plans have been unveiled for a 90-metre mooring extension off Auckland's Queens Wharf New plans have been unveiled for a 90-metre mooring extension off Auckland's Queens Wharf to handle cruise ships currently too large for the city. The mooring will have a public gangway for part of its length Posted on 14 Sep 2018
NZ report has common factors with other incidents
Double death investigation exposes common factors with several other deaths and two near-misses Maritime New Zealand's release of its report after an investigation into a double fatality aboard the 20metre yacht Platino, shows several similarities with several other deaths and a couple of near-misses over the past two years in ocean races. Posted on 28 Jul 2018
Report findings on Platino double death
Maritime NZ makes changes following an inquiry into the double death aboard SV Platino Maritime NZ is making changes to safety requirements for recreational vessels leaving New Zealand. The changes come from recommendations in a detailed report into a fatal accident in which two crew members of the yacht Platino died on 13 June 2016. Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Diver unable to work for 12 months after hit
A rookie RIB driver has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparations for hiting diver - no fine. An Auckland boatie, Carl Allan Whiteman, has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparation after seriously injuring a diver who he ran over in the water. Mr Whiteman pleaded guilty to one charge under the Maritime Transport Act of causing unnecessary dange Posted on 23 Jul 2018
Report on Kaipara Bar sinking and eight deaths
Boat capsized on second attempt to cross bar - only three of 11 wearing lifejackets The sinking of the Francie, provides a tragic illustration of the importance of lifejackets and the crucial decisions a skipper has to make. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said seven passengers and the skipper drowned when Francie sank. Posted on 29 Jun 2018
Collinson and CoIDS--Richard-660x82SilverFern_660x82px_v2