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OH WHAT A NIGHT! We are still pumping from the awesome finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race which finished in Auckland last night. It was so epic to be a part of it, but now it’s just the beginning of a full on couple of weeks as the teams regroup, celebrate, rest [...]
With the postponement flag raised the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland fleet have again been kept ashore as the race committee wait for an opportunity to commence. The sailors are on shore, including 49er World Champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke who train from Royal Akarana Yacht Club when based in Auckland. RAYC Optimist sailors are part [...]
Captain Liz Clark lifted anchor on her boat in 2006, and has been independently sailing around the world ever since, with no plan to stop anytime soon. Armed with an in-depth education in sailing, and a lifetime at sea with her family’s boat, The Endless Summer, Clark is well qualified for the toil of open-ocean [...]
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Day one of Oceanbridge Sail Auckland got off to a slow start due to a lack of wind – with all fleets forced to wait two hours with the postponement flag hoisted up the official flagpole. Hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club on Auckland’s Okahu Bay, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland is the largest Olympic, Paralympic and [...]
Finally, everything we have been waiting for. A statement from ETNZ with news that Peter Burling is the next helm of the team. He will take the fun stick (wheel) alongside Aussie Glenn Ashby, who was also appointed as Sailing Director. Dean Barker is now the Performance Manager and Sailing Coach. Nice work Pete! Congratulations! [...]
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Day 1 of Oceanbridge Sail Auckland (OSA) is scheduled to get underway at 1100 hours; however the Race Committee has already hoisted the AP flag with the wait for wind beginning. Hosted by Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland is the premier Olympic, Paralympic and Invited classes’ regatta in New Zealand and attracts entrants [...]
The team of Jörg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane aboard Renault Captur (Open 60 competing in the Barcelona World Race) had a 24 hour pit stop to fix a badly de-laminated starboard rudder. LSD was on the scene to talk to the guys about leaving the Southern Ocean mid race to visit Wellington. Renault Captur – [...]
[RORC Media] 66 yachts started the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, with hundreds of race fans watching the impressive fleet from Fort Charlotte and Shirley Heights. Thousands more are now glued to the tracker and social media feeds. After a clas… Continue reading
[Team Alvimedica: February 23, 2015] Ryan Houston’s dad may not have been the greatest sailor, says the Team Alvimedica watch captain, but he credits his dad for getting him where he is today, doing the job he loves most. “I grew up in Hamilton and we lived close to Hamilton Lake,” says the proud New [...]
The final day was vastly different from Day 2 with a 5-10 knot Northerly greeting the fleet Sunday morning allowing RO Paul Davies to run racing within the confines of Evans Bay. 2015 Port Nic Regatta: Day 3 from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Both A and B Di… Continue reading