Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

NZ Opti Nationals: Day 2

[Source: NZIODA] Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach.  With PRO Harold Bennett calling the shots, the sailors left the beach and racing started right on time.The wind steadily built and turned more towards … Continue reading

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Rolex China Sea Race: First Arrivals

[Source: Regattanews.com] At midday on Saturday, five of the 34-strong international fleet had completed the 27th Rolex China Sea Race.  87-year old Syd Fischer’s Maxi Ragamuffin 90 claimed line honours at 22:51.18 local time on Friday evening having led the race from start to finish. “The modifications we’ve done on this boat helped a lot. Our boat speed … Continue reading

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Audi IRC AUS Champs – The Videos

Day 1 and Day 2 videos. Check them out! Day 2 Day 1 Continue reading

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Good Friday casts light winds over Audi IRC AUS Champs fleet

For a bunch of diehard yachties Good Friday was spent out on the brilliant deep blue ocean off Newcastle contesting day two of the Audi IRC Australian Championship. Race four of the championship started at 0930hrs off Nobbys Beach, a 50 nautical miler … Continue reading

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Rolex China Sea Race

[Source: Regattanews.com] Ragamuffin 90 has sealed line honours at the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race having led the entire 565-nm race from the start in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to the finish in Subic Bay, The Philippines. Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi finished the race at 22:51.18 local time, completing the course in 57 hours, 31 minutes … Continue reading

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NZ Opti Nationals: Day 1

Day 1 of racing got underway after the morning’s delay to allow those unable to reach Manly due to yesterday’s weather. See a video of Auckland’s wild weather HERE Conditions were good for the first day of racing in Manly. A 12-14 knot breeze combined with some steep and awkward waves leftover from the day … Continue reading

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Pirate Steve’s Easter Prognosis

Sometimes I think a TRS (Tropical Revolving Storm) behaves a little like a cue ball on a billiard table.  This latest little event, Tropical Cyclone Ita, cued off in that warm sea area just south of the ITCZ, tracked Southwest until it bounced off the cushion of Cooktown and Northern Queensland, spinning South and east … Continue reading

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Audi IRC Australian Champs Day 1: Sailmaker’s Delight

Three drama-filled short course races off Newcastle’s Nobbys beach cracked the lid on the prestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship.  Winds S-SE up to 23 knots and choppy seas created plenty of challenges for crews and tonight multiple torn sails are being patched up and other damage repaired. A world-class fleet has come to Newcastle to … Continue reading

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NZ National Interclub Teams Racing Champs

[Source: NZIODA] The NZL Optimist Yachting Trust congratulates Murrays Bay No 1 Team – Jackson Keon, Kerensa Jennings, Min So, Courtenay Reynolds-Smith and Josh Armit for a great effort to claim the title at the National Interclub Teams Racing Regatta at Manly yesterday. Eleven entries took part, in a breezy 15-18 knots using a round-robin, … Continue reading

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Sydney 38 Victoria State Titles

[Source: Rowan Simpson] In the tightest contest in the history of the championship, Challenge was ultimately crowned the winner of the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last weekend. There is no doubt the gap… Continue reading

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