Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

Pete & Blair receive YNZ top honours

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have taken New Zealand’s top honour in sailing for two years running after being named as 2014 House of Travel Sailor of the Year at tonight’s Awards ceremony in Auckland. “It’s a big honour to win this Award,” says Peter Burling. “We had a great year last year, so to [...] Continue reading

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Daz Rolls Buoy – Friday Night Fun

LSD team members Daz and Buoy are in an almighty battle at the front end of the Yates Cup fleet.  The race is 230 nautical miles in length and is run by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in Auckland. Daz is on Beau Geste. Buoy is on Rio100. At the start of the race Beau [...] Continue reading

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Wild Oats XI looking shiny

Can new colour make you faster?  It would seem that Wild Oats XI is giving it a go! Thanks to legend photographer Andrea Francolini for sharing these rad pics with us. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is only a month away.  And the line up look HOT.  Will Wild Oats XI hold onto her [...] Continue reading

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The Yates Cup

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club will today start the 230 nautical mile race the Yates Cup which has been on the calendar since 1967 when it was first won by a yacht name Jupiter.   The Yates Cup takes the fleet from Orakei, to Channel Island, Cuvier, Great Barrier, Poor Knights, Sail Rock and then back to [...] Continue reading

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Accountant gets one back for NZ over Spithill

[Source: www.stuff.co.nz ]A Kiwi accountant has managed to do what Team New Zealand could not – thrash Aussie sailing ace Jimmy Spithill on the water. Sam Finnigan, 22, yesterday defeated Spithill as the pair took turns to pilot the 60ft Team Vodafone Sailing trimaran using a smartphone from a helicopter hovering above. “You’re only as [...] Continue reading

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How to look smooth when you capsize

LSD’s favourite Laser Radial Olympian Sara Winther was out training today in Auckland. Like most sailors, she is using a trusty GoPro to analyse and assess her progress, and to learn from watching each and every move she makes. No doubt she will be watching this one over and over again to ensure she doesn’t [...] Continue reading

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RNZYS Wednesday Series 19th Nov 2014

Photos from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Wednesday Night Summer Series Wednesday 19 November 2014 LSD photographer Lissa was on North Head with great views of the fleet. Help keep us out there and consider purchasing your favourite pics! Continue reading

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MG Composites on a Shaw thing

Mr Sportsboat NZL (Rob Shaw) is at it again. This time with a 7m sportsboat targeted at the Australian market. Matty G on a Shaw thing from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Rob has teamed up with Wellington based boatbuilder Matt Gottard (Matty G) of MG Composi… Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 underway

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 19 – Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, left with warnings of possible cyclone activity and tropical storms ringing in their ears. Race organisers took late [...] Continue reading

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Today I spent the day in Rio

Today I spent the day in Rio. The Supermaxi Rio 100 that is. And well – not actually in – and not the whole day either. In fact today has been a strange day – I kicked it off with all these great plans in place and then they all proceeded to change throughout the course of [...] Continue reading

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