Tag Archives: Sail World

Remembering Sir Peter Blake 16 Years On

Remembering Sir Peter Blake 16 Years On

“It is 16 years since we lost Volvo Ocean Race legend Sir Peter Blake,” Jonno Turner writes for sailing news network Sail-World. “A three-time Ocean Race skipper, he finally achieved his dream of lifting…

Doyle Sails New Zealand Revolutionises Sail Art

Doyle Sails New Zealand Revolutionises Sail Art

Industry-leading New Zealand production facility Doyle Sails Auckland Stratis has launched Stratis Sail Art, which allows photo quality printing on sails for the first time ever. ‘Stratis Sail Art is the next generation…

Tall Ships Medal for New Zealander Presented in Denmark

Tall Ships Medal for New Zealander Presented in Denmark

New Zealander Nigel Wright was presented with the Janka Bielak Medal for sailing training at the Annual International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference last month in Aalborg, Denmark. The Janka Bielak Medal is awarded…

New Zealand Sailing Team Wins 2013 World Womens 470 Championship

New Zealand Sailing Team Wins 2013 World Womens 470 Championship

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won the 470 Women’s World Champions title in La Rochelle, France, exactly a year to the day after winning Gold at the 2012 Olympics. Though the pair have…

Vertigo Top Yacht

Vertigo Top Yacht

New Zealand has won awards at the latest International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards, held in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The winner in the category ‘Sailing yacht 40m +’ was won by the ketch,…

Sailing World Champion

Sailing World Champion

Tauranga sailor Sam Meech has won the Laser Standard Youth World Championships in La Rochelle, France. Of 12 races sailed in the world championship, Meech won eight and finished second in another three. In…

Jet-ski World Record

Jet-ski World Record

An Auckland man has set a world record for the distance covered by jet-ski within a 24 hour period. Jeremy Burfoot rode his Sea-Doo jet-ski 2,287km during his record breaking session on Lake Karapiro….

Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh

The new Marsden Cove Marina is a luxurious full service port of entry, and a welcome addition to New Zealand’s  Whangarei Harbour. “The area is a cruising ground to pine for,” with twenty three…

More Gold for Kendall

More Gold for Kendall

NZ sporting legend Barbara Kendall is back in the spotlight after winning the women’s RS:X windsurfing event at the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta in Palma, Spain. The three-time Olympic medallist was also named the overall Princess…

Sailing Event a “Kiwi Blackwash”

Sailing Event a “Kiwi Blackwash”

This year’s 420 World Championships have been described as a “Kiwi blackwash” after NZ sailors took out all podium positions in both the Open and Women’s events. Carl Evans and Peter Burling, Simon…