Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

Coastal Classic: And then there’s Dave

With the weather forecast in place for a good run in, we got word last night that Dave Robertson was going to hit the Coastal Classic race as an unofficial entry on his kite board – 120nm worth of kite boarding fun! If you are a kiwi yachty you should know Dave by now or [...] Continue reading

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Coastal Classic Update: Crewless AKA Crewed

What’s that smell? I SMELL BACON! The Wellington boys aboard Crewless AKA Crewed are again at it chasing their Auckland nemesis – Pork Chop. Live from the scene of the action – Here are the Updates: (We will be adding to this article throughout the day with more videos from the Crewless Aka Crewed) UPDATE [...] Continue reading

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TV3 Coastal Coverage – Steinlager 2

A little bit of Coastal Classic coverage this morning on TV3 – Is it a two boat race between Steinlager 2 and Lion NZ?! It is always good to see these guys get a bit of attention. The NZ Sailing Trust are doing a wonderful job preserving the memory of one of NZ’s greatest sailors [...] Continue reading

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WMRT, Argo Group Gold Cup: Day 1

Pole Position [AWMRT] Hamilton, Bermuda (22nd Oct 2014): Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. Holding a slender lead after the opening [...] Continue reading

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It’s time to fly

Sir Ben Ainslie wants the America’s Cup in Britain. He is craving it. He will do anything to get it. Perhaps waving a royal baton might just cast a medieval spell over the whole game! But the question is, can he do it. Or will smug ol’ Jimmy Spithill just keep laughing at all those [...] Continue reading

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Line Honours & Race Record for Crusader

Congratulations to the Kiwi team Crusader Yachting for taking line honours and the race record in the 2014 Groupama Race! The new record is 3 days 18 hours 54 minutes and 6 seconds. Nice work boys! Way to fly the Kiwi flag at such an awesome internatio… Continue reading

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Put your money where your mouth is!

Post by Crewless Aka Crewed. The Coastal Classic kicks off tomorrow and all bets are on as to who will take the gong and cross the line first! In the monohull fleet there is Beau Geste and Giacomo who will be doing all they can to get the better of eac… Continue reading

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VOR Boat Blogs: October 23rd

You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. The ITCZ is formed per result of the northerly trade winds and the southerly trade winds meeting. It is the “zone” between the trades—about [...] Continue reading

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2014 Optimist Worlds: And so it begins

The 2014 Optimist World Championships start tonight hosted by the Club Náutico San Isidro located in San Isidro, Argentina. Measurement Day Video: The reports coming out about the venue, the people and the food are exactly what you would imagine – very mixed and at times often as dirty as the water the young sailors will be [...] Continue reading

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Sydney Sailboat Expo – Get amongst it!

The Sydney Sailboat Expo is happening in April 2015 and Live Sail Die is proud to be a part of this great event! Understanding the need for a “dinghy” expo, a few diehards of the sport knocked their heads together to come up with the awesome concept, and they are turning the idea into reality! [...] Continue reading

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