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Coast New Zealand Etchells Nationals

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: , |

Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matt Kelway sailing Feng Shui (Royal Akarana Yacht Club) have taken out the 2016 Coast New Zealand Etchells Nationals Championship after six races. Video filmed and edited by Tomo / Live Sail Die On Saturday the 2nd April only one race was completed, meaning the fleet had a massive day

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SSANZ: NZ Rigging 60

By | July 12th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: |

Check out the video, filmed and edited by LSDs Tomo of the SSANZ NZ Rigging 60 which was raced on Saturday 11th July. Results are here

Maersk Line ANZAC Regatta: Day 2

By | April 25th, 2015|Categories: Auckland Skiff League, Latest News, Media, Videos, Videos|Tags: , , |

Race 3 Coverage Race 32015 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship Day 2 - Race 3First race for Saturday 25th April #fizzingPosted by Auckland Skiff League on Saturday, 25 April 2015 Race 4 Coverage Race 42015 Maersk Line 18' Skiff ANZAC Championship Day 2 - Race 4Second race of Saturday 25th April 2015 #fizzingPosted by

2015 ANZAC Regatta: Day 2 pre-race chat with Michael Coxon

By | April 25th, 2015|Categories: Auckland Skiff League, Media, Videos, Videos|Tags: , , , |

It’s anarchy in Auckland

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: , , |

Anarchy has hit the water in Auckland. AJ and Atka Reid's new YD37 has hit the water and she looks good. LiveSailDie.com was there yet again to follow the progress. 'Anarchy Racing' - The Launch from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Post by Live Sail Die. Like LiveSailDie.com, this project was driven by passion with

NZL Sailing Team play dress up at Zhik

By | March 17th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Photos, Videos|Tags: , |

Live Sail Die was invited to attend an evening at the Zhik Pop-Up Store in Auckland during the Volvo Ocean Race stop over. Members of the NZL Sailing Team, Peter Burling, Sara Winther, Polly Powrie and Natalia Koshniska checked out the new range of gear on offer. They also pretended they were offshore sailors and

Inside Azzam – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

By | March 12th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Videos, Volvo Ocean Race|Tags: , |

Tomo took a tour inside Azzam with Alex Higby (GBR). Check out the sleeping quarters, the gallery and the shitter.

SCA & LSD on TVS

By | March 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos, Volvo Ocean Race|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone in Auckland knows Team Vodafone Sailing.  The Orma 60 which is regularly seen boosting around the harbour either racing or showcasing the awesome speeds she can get up to. On Friday, Live Sail Die was invited to head out for a rum race with Team SCA's Stacey Jackson and Dee Caffari.  The afternoon was

VOR: Catching up with Stacey Jackson [SCA]

By | March 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Videos, Volvo Ocean Race|Tags: , , |

Chris Steele and I caught up with Suellen's Aussie mate Stacey Jackson (bow on Team SCA) last week for a walk around the Auckland stop over race village and a general chit chat about the race so far. I am still a little bit of a deer in the headlights coming face to face with people

Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Champs

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: , , |

There might not be a huge entry list for the Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Champs, but there are some passionate sailors who are keen to show the rest of the country what they can do. I had the privilege of meeting Craig Edwards and his 'Flying Machine' crew at the recent Port Nic

Renault Captur – Wellington Pit Stop VIDEO

By | February 25th, 2015|Categories: International News, Latest News, Media, Videos|Tags: , |

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 -

2015 Port Nic Regatta: Final Day

By | February 24th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Port Nicholson Regatta, Videos, Videos|Tags: , |

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 Divisions got a race away before the

2015 Royal Port Nicholson Regatta – Day 2 Video

By | February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Port Nicholson Regatta, Videos, Videos|Tags: , |

2015 Sovereign Royal Port Nic Regatta – Day 1 Video/Photos

By | February 21st, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Photos, Photos, Port Nicholson Regatta, Videos, Videos|Tags: , |

Wellington is the butt of all jokes when it comes to weather in New Zealand, you have to lean into the wind to walk, it rains too much...you name it, the capital cops it. This summer, however, has been simply stunning and the locals know it. So as we drove to the club this morning

Project #YD37: Update 2

By | February 12th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: , , |

Hull meets deck The build is well underway with the hull and deck now bonded together on Andrew 'AJ' Reid's new yacht - Bakewell-White designed, Yachting Developments 37 (YD37). This is AJ's new yacht to replace 'Django' which was lost on the delivery back to Auckland after the ANZ Sail Fiji (Auckland to Denarau) race.

2015 JJ Giltinan Champs: Kiwi Preview

By | February 6th, 2015|Categories: Auckland Skiff League, Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos, Videos|Tags: , |

Look out Aussies – the Kiwi’s mean business. This year, the Auckland Sailing Club have sent five boats across to Sydney for the 2015 JJ Giltinan Championships (the unofficial 18ft Skiff World Champs) starting next Friday 13th February and they are aiming for the podium. Returning boats – C-Tech, Yamaha, Knight Frank and MaerskLine will be

2015 Tauranga Cup / P Class Nationals

By | January 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Photos, Videos|Tags: , , |

The Tauranga Cup is the ultimate in P Class racing in New Zealand. Anybody who is anyone in Kiwiland has come through the P Class ranks.  Names like Lesley Egnot, Dean Barker, Steve Cotton, Ray Davies, Jon Bilger and Chris Dickson are just some who have their names permantly enraged on the prestige Tauranga Cup. LSD

Moth Worlds – Video Interviews

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Videos|Tags: |

Chris Steele is on location at the Moth Worlds for Live Sail Die. Here are his interviews.

OK Dinghy Worlds – Video Interviews

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Latest News, Media, Videos|Tags: , , , , |

Matt Stechmann, OK Dinghy World Champion from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Luke O'Connell, 2nd OK Dinghy World Championship from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Roger Blasse, 3rd OK Dinghy World Championship from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Ben Morrison, Tiki Winner from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Coutts & Blasse, OK Dinghy Worlds from

Merry Christmas from Live Sail Die

By | December 24th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, LSD Stuff, Media, Various, Videos|Tags: |

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas LSD'ers! Be nice to your relatives and make sure you share you share the treats :-) Merry Christmas from Live Sail Die from Live Sail Die on Vimeo.

Moth Tutorials

By | December 20th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Media, Tips and Tricks, Videos|Tags: , , |

The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and

LSD Photos make awesome presents! See for yourself!

By | December 14th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Media, Photos, Videos|Tags: |

We love photography at LSD, and are so honoured that many of you have taken the plunge and bought a photo (or three, or 12 in some cases!)  It's awesome knowing that our work is proudly on display in homes, offices and man caves around the world. LSD'er Reido bought a pic from photographer Brad,

LSD aboard TP52 ‘Temptation’

By | December 8th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Media, New Zealand News, Videos|Tags: , |

Live Sail Die was invited out last Wednesday night to capture the action aboard Royal Akarana Yacht Club Member Anatole Masfen's TP52 'Temptation'. LSD aboard TP52 'Temptation' from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. Anatole is a regular on the Auckland Sailing scene. Most notably for his passion behind the Etchells fleet which has seen him

Rio100 – Yates Cup Video

By | November 26th, 2014|Categories: Latest News, Media, Rio100, Videos|Tags: , , |

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