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First Optimist Ranking Regatta

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News|Tags: , , , |

New Plymouth Yacht Club is hosting the NZIODA Optimist North Island Championships & Starling Regatta from the 4-6th November. This is the first Optimist Ranking Regatta for the season, so it can't be missed! Open Optis 4-5-6 Nov Green Optis 5-6 Nov Starlings 5-6 Nov Notice of Race Online Entry

Kiwis win Etchells European Championship!

By | August 31st, 2016|Categories: International News, Latest News|Tags: |

After two days of tricky shifting breeze in the Solent, the New Zealand Team racing Feng Shui of Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matthew Kelway,  has won the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship. The team from Royal Akarana Yacht Club scored no worse than a seventh, in the four race series, to win the first

Boom 40 knots

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News|Tags: , , , |

The forecast was "windy" and the coach said "let's go make 20 knots look easy". Boom 40 knots. Boom stiffy gone. The problem is... Video never show just how windy it is! Sailors: William McKenzie & Isaac McHardie Coach: Andrew Brown

Silver That Feels Like a Gold

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , |

Their silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the 470W class was considered to be an impressive comeback. Two DSQ's and every challenge thrown their way. But Team Jolly are professionals, and now they have taken the time to explain how it all unfolded. Sit back, and re-live the journey. Strange to

Kiwis on top at Etchells Europeans

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: International News, Latest News|Tags: |

Royal Akarana Yacht Club Etchells sailors Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway are leading the way at the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship at Cowes. “We haven't done much practice so far for the worlds, so we are very happy with the results today.” commented Andrew Wills. “Our speed is good but we are not taking

A warm welcome for the NZL Sailing Team

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News, Olympics|Tags: |

Elliott Racing in Auckland

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News|Tags: , , |

On the weekend of the 20th & 21st August the Elliott 5.9 and Elliott 7 fleets raced on the waters right in front of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The sun was out, but the wind was slightly absent! Nonetheless, sailing went ahead, and Live Sail Die went for a fly over the fleet.

Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Photos & Results

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Australian News, Hamilton Island Race Week, Latest News|Tags: , |

Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 photos thanks to Andrea Francolini Photography. Check out how close the whales got! Regatta Notice Board - Notice Board Protest Decisions - Protests IRC - Rating Racing Div A - Rating Racing Div B - Rating Passage PHS - Racer Cruiser - Cruising Div 1 - Cruising

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Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 1 Photos & Results

By | August 21st, 2016|Categories: Hamilton Island Race Week, Latest News|Tags: , , |

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Four medals each for AUS & NZL

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a successful Olympic Regatta for the both the Australia Sailing Team and the New Zealand Sailing Team in Rio with each team taking home four medals. Both teams won two gold medals in the form of Tom Burton (AUS) in the Laser and Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL) taking out the 49ers by

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Silver for Jo & Polly!

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , |

To have two DSQ's and still get a medal is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie on their silver medal. And of course to Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark for their gold! Check out the wrap up report from Roger Mills / mysailing.com.au Gold for Great Britain and a tight battle

Royal Geelong Yacht Club Announces New Dates for 2017 Festival of Sails

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Festival of Sails, Latest News|Tags: |

Festival of Sails to Shine in January Feast of Sporting Action! The Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) has just announced new dates for Geelong’s iconic Festival of Sails. The change of date is designed to optimise the benefits of an earlier event, position the Festival in a consistent calendar spot in January each year and

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Super Heroes Don’t Need Capes

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , |

Super Heroes race all sorts of boats, cross oceans in a Volvo Ocean Race, get medals on a Tornado and even capsize an AC45. Super Heroes start an Olympic campaign on a high demanding boat when they are over 50 years old. Super Heroes fight the mother******* Cancer. Super Heroes let their crew be the star and

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Frank flies around Airlie

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Airlie Beach Race Week, Australian News, Latest News|Tags: |

Frank Racing, the GC32 from Auckland, New Zealand, is flying around Airlie Beach during race week! Check out their latest video. And check out another video, with the same tune!

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pete Burling & Blair Tuke are creeping closer to a gold medal, but the podium teased the Laser fleets after their racing was cancelled. From Yachting New Zealand: With three top three placings on the water today Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were the most consistent pair on the 49er track and have opened up

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Where’s Victor?

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

I've been trying to find out what is happening in Rio so thought I would check out the protest log. We aren't getting much vision of sailing down under, so thought that the protest log might provide a bit more of an insight. And then I saw this. Known as the  "medal maker", Victor Kovalenko (AUS) has

Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What's going on in Rio? What's happening on the water? Not a lot of great stuff for the majority of Aussie and Kiwi sailors unfortunately... Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) are dealing with a second DSQ, which of course they are appealing. The DSQ dropped them down to 7th overall. Jake Lilley (AUS) has

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DSQ x 2 for Team Jolly

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

Defending Olympic Gold Medalists Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) have received another blow in their Rio 2016 Games campaign. After receiving a DSQ in Race 1 for a port/starboard incident against the Austrians, they now have another DSQ, this time for a "start line incident". The pressure on the water must be electrifying, and

Airlie Beach Race Week Photos: Sunday 14 August 2016

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Airlie Beach Race Week, Australian News, Latest News|Tags: , |

Day 3 photos from Airlie Beach Race Week thanks to Andrea Francolini Photography! That's it for Andrea at this regatta, but he will be back in North Queensland for Hamilton Island Race Week! Results: www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/abrw/index.htm

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It’s all relative

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News|Tags: |

Sunday afternoons are all about chilling out, taking a moment from reality, and grasping onto what is left of the weekend before the Monday Blues set in. I've spent most of my weekend on the computer building a new website for Live Sail Die (standby, changes are afoot). In between that and watching Olympic highlights,

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Waking up and seeing Aussies and Kiwis in the lead really is inspiring! That's right, the athletes from down under are once again stamping their authority on the race course at the Olympic Games. Pete Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL) are still leading the 49er class despite not winning another race yet. They secured two

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Airlie Beach Race Week Photos: Saturday 13 August 2016

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Airlie Beach Race Week, Latest News|Tags: , |

Andrea Francolini Photography was out again at Airlie Beach Race Week! We are definitely jealous and would love to be in the Queensland winter instead of in freezing Auckland! Results  

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 49er and 49erFX have started and it was Peter Burling and Blair Tuke who made a solid start! The dynamic duo have kicked off the regatta well winning the first two races! “We’ve been watching all the other classes race now for a few days so we were really keen to get into it this

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Airlie Beach Race Week Photos: Friday 12 August 2016

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Airlie Beach Race Week, Latest News|Tags: , |

Airlie Beach Race Week started today, and one of our fav photographers Andrea Francolini Photography was there to snap the action. Check out the pics! Results: http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/abrw/index.htm

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