Alvah is humbled by a visit to a disused leper colony.
Alvah explains the modern incarnation of a brotherhood designed to help mariners far from home.
Alvah talks about his long time friends Lin and Larry Pardey.
Alvah gets into island life.
Alvah highlights some touches of Kiwi brilliance that have contributed to our safety at sea.
Alvah Simon explores Fiji's amazing Astrolabe Reef.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsDiscovery of illegal alterations to Oracle boats draws an angry response from Team New Zealand boss.
Artemis's America's Cup campaign ends in disastrous fashion leaving Luna Rossa to face Team NZ in the Louis Vuitton Cup final.
New Zealand sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have added the world title to their Olympic 470 success.
Alvah explores the roots of his fascination with multihulls.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam New Zealand skipper Dean Barker relinquished the wheel to Glenn Ashby today as the Kiwis put in another impressive solo effort.
Louis Vuitton is paying the America's Cup US$3 million less than originally agreed to sponsor the challenger trials for sailing's marquee regatta because only three teams are entered.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam New Zealand will start their America's Cup challenger series before their protest against "safety recommendations" is heard.
Outrageous Fortune's lesson in how quickly situations can get out of control.
Sailing has been suspended for a review of boats amid growing concerns over safety.
The restoration story of the 103 year old, 97 foot long ship, built from a single tree.
Alvah Simon takes a look back at the life of one of the world's greatest ocean adverturers.
New Zealand men's 470 sailors Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox have enjoyed a near-perfect day in light winds in France.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand are hoping to edge up the rankings at the season-ending ISAF World Cup sailing regatta in Hyeres, France, starting Monday.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam New Zealand made a strong start to the opening day of the last America’s Cup world series event in Naples, recording a win and fourth in fleet racing.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsItalian America’s Cup syndicate Luna Rossa are upping anchor from Auckland to head to San Francisco.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsOracle skipper James Spithill has attacked Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton over funding claims.
Alvah Simon didn't have to be asked twice to explore Whangaroa Harbor and the neighboring Cavalli Islands.
New Zealand's worst maritime disaster has sparked a new documentary on the evolution of the humble lifejacket.
Mercedes-Benz technology has been used to create the world's fastest and powerful electric driven powerboat.
Alvah Simon gets his first taste of the Tall Ships and Classic regatta in the Bay of Islands. And loves every minute of it.
Race two of the NZ Offshore Powerboat series will take place this weekend in Tauranga.
JP Tobin tuned up for next month's windsurfing world championships with a clean sweep of the RS:X 9.5 class at the Sail Auckland regatta.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam New Zealand's boss isn't biting on suggestions by his rival, Sir Russell Coutts, that the Kiwis won't make the America's Cup final.
Team New Zealand launched their second America's Cup catamaran in Auckland today though high winds prevented it being put in the water.
Annie Hill lives by the mantra, go small, go now.
If the first round of competition in the NZ Offshore Powerboat championship is anything to go by, the series win is going to come down to the wire.
Auckland will again host sailing's greatest adventure after winning selection as a host port in the Volvo Ocean Race for the next two series.
Christchurch's Murray Philpott has lost count of how many A-Class national sailing championships he's won.
Andrew Murdoch had every excuse to tuck in during the festive season - the two-time Olympic sailor is changing tack for Rio 2016 and he needs to pile on the pounds.
Whoever coined the phrase "Don't sweat the small stuff" has never owned a boat.
BERNIE WILSON - APAmerica's Cup officials have dropped plans for a warmup regatta on the Hudson River in New York in the spring.
Oracle Team USA was the first team to capsize their AC72, and for a time it seemed that they were down and out, yet experts still feel that they are the pick of the bunch.
Kiwi designers are making the most of technological advancements to aid with the progression of their designs.
Alvah shares a couple of gems of knowledge that he has collected during a lifetime spent at sea.
Technical modifications are on the horizon for Ray Haslar’s Sydney to Hobart yacht Rikki after it performed below expectations during its debut.
Sydney to Hobart race history was written when the Mark Richards-skippered Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line in record time.
Wild Oats XI capitalised on freshening northerly winds to extend her lead and reach race-record pace in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Wild Oat XI made a blistering start to the Sydney to Hobart race but the yacht's navigator refuses to talk up chances of a race record.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam New Zealand is getting set to change America's Cup boats and talks of concerns their early testing success could come at a cost.
Meet the man behind Cavalier yachts and Rocna anchors.
MARYKE PENMAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Coastguard rescued a Team Vodafone sailor after she suffered a suspected broken arm.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOlympic sailing gold medallists Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have spiked speculation they would switch to the 49er FX class, confirming they still believed they had unfinished business in 470 dinghy.
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