Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

VOR: Inside Track, Leg 2 Episode 6

The Volvo – yes, that ocean race in those 65ft boats! It is still going!!! LSD has been a little preoccupied with the whole team in action with the Yates Cup and various other commitments this week. So to keep up to date, I have pulled in some interesting bits to have a look at [...] Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale

The Whitecaps Marine Outfitters Black Friday SALE starts NOW!  Don’t miss out on some great holiday deals now until December 5th. In addition to our 10 Day Sale event, we will be having some 1 Day limited specials between now and Christmas including some “doorbusters” on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Did you find a better price somewhere else?  [...] Continue reading

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ISAF Sailing World Cup FINAL: Day 1

The opening day of racing at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been described as spectacular, fantastic and perfect. Smiles were present before racing at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, on the waters off of the Corniche and around Lulu Island and back ashore upon [...] Continue reading

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2014 Auckland 18ft Skiff Champs – Knight Frank WINS

Knight Frank has won the Stoke Beer Auckland 18ft Skiff Champs (completed on Sunday 23 November) with one race to spare after needing just one top 3 finish in the final two races. [Auckland Sailing Club] In total four races were completed Sunday with the first two counting as Race 4 & 5 of the [...] Continue reading

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Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award : Tom and Vicky Jackson

[Source: www.yachtingnz.org.nz ] The Tasman Bay Cruising Club nominated members Tom and Vicky Jackson for this Yachting New Zealand Cruising Award telling how the long-time cruisers involved their fellow club members in their latest journey which saw them voyage from 41 Degrees South to 61 Degrees North, then cruise amongst the waters of the Alaskan coast. [...] Continue reading

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Researchers explore the unsteady fluid dynamics of sailing

A typical Olympic sailing race is a lot more energetic than a pleasurable afternoon cruise on the lake. Olympic sailors tip their masts precariously close to the water’s surface while turning, right their vessels at what looks like the last possible moment, and bounce up and down over the edge of their boats on the [...] Continue reading

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Rio100 – Yates Cup Video

Check out the video of the Yates Cup from on board Rio100. Original Article: Rio 100 – First Race, First Win Continue reading

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HARKEN International Youth Match Racing

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosted their 22nd HARKEN International Youth Match Racing Championships which were held on Pittwater between Wednesday November 19 to Sunday November 23. The 5 day event saw 13 teams from Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand race in a round robin style of match racing competing for the Rockin’ [...] Continue reading

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Australian Farr 40 Renaissance

There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. Numbers [...] Continue reading

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2014 Yates Cup Photos

Photos from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Yates Cup are now available! Friday 21 November 2014 LSD photographer Lissa was in the air thanks to LSD supporter Phil Hart! Help keep us out there and consider purchasing your favourite pics! Continue reading

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