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Daily Archives: 05/01/2019

Tornado Worlds

Day 1, Int Tornado Class 2019 World Championship presented by Candida, Takapuna Boating Club, January 5, 2019 © Suellen Davies

In contrast to Friday when strong winds caused the cancellation of practice racing, the first two races were sailed in the 2019 Tornado Worlds presented by Candida, in light winds before a new offshore breeze arrived. Sailing off Takapuna Beach, Race 1 was sailed in a 3-6kt northerly breeze, which died and gave way to a south westerly breeze providing ...

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39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta


The St Maarten Heineken Regatta is looking for volunteers to assist with the preparations and execution of the 39th edition of this annual event taking place February 28 March 3, 2019. Every year approximately 150 volunteers assist in putting together this world-renowned event. “The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta would not be the success it is without the help of volunteers. ...

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J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster - photo © J-boats

After the Paris Boat Show in December, the brand new J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster was transported to the United Kingdom where she was commissioned and launched by Hamble Yacht Services in Hamble, England over the holidays. J/99 #1 will be sailing on the Southampton Water and the Solent for the next few months. So far, her debut has impressed all ...

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Australian OK Dinghy Nationals

Mark Jackson, second overall - Australian OK Dinghy Nationals, Final Day - photo © Lara Blasse

The 57th Australian OK Dinghy National Championship ended with two really tricky light wind races that left the regatta leaders struggling and picking up high scores. However Roger Blasse, from the host club, Black Rock YC, survived to take his 11th Australian title. Mark Jackson secured second, while Brent Williams took a close third from Race 10 winner, Tim Davies. ...

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