One Giant leap for Rainbow II

Rainbow II

The Auckland Star, 21 July 1969, had two major stories: “One Small Step for Man” and “Rainbow Wins Battle of Jutland”. Kiwis were over the moon.

Cook Strait speed record falls


Warren Lewis and Chris Hanley have cut 10 minutes off the old record for the return trip across Cook Strait, which stood for 28 years.

NZ team to race in Youth America's Cup

Youth AC45

Yachting New Zealand have announced that they plan to enter a New Zealand team in the Youth America's Cup, to be held in San Francisco between the Louis Vuitton and America's Cups in San Francisco in September 2013.

New sailing centre proposed for Takapuna


The National Ocean Water Sports Centre, proposed to be built in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore is recieving opposition from local residents who feel the site, leased from the council, is better put to use as a campground.

All female crew to tackle Volvo Ocean Race

Womens Volvo

Following the introduction of a new class of boat to the Volvo Ocean Race, the event will see an all female crew for the first time in over 10 years.

Brave explorers depart for Easter Island


Traditional sailing canoes departed from Auckland's Viaduct Basin today on a voyage to Easter Island with only the sun, stars, moon, ocean currents and marine life to guide them.

Star Fish Ablaze

Sun Fish Fire

A fire at Auckland boatyard McMullen and Wing has resulted in severe damage to $50 million superyacht Star Fish.

ETNZ unleashes the beast


Emirates Team New Zealand are finally testing the throttle on their AC72 on their third day of testing.

Energy Team out of AC34

Energy Team

French America's Cup syndicate Energy Team has revealed that they will not be competing in next year's 34th America's Cup.

Longstanding solo sailing records topple

Francis Joyon

Frenchman Francis Joyon has absolutely destroyed the previous 24 hour solo sailing record, set in 2008 by Volvo Ocean Race winner Thomas Colville.

Murdoch takes victory in race five


The tricky conditions near Portland Bill played perfectly into the hands of Laser sailor Andrew Murdoch, helping him to claim victory in the fifth race at the Weymouth sailing facility.

13 questions for Auckland yacht designer Christian Stimson

Christian Stimson

UK-trained, Auckland-based yacht designer answers the tough design/life questions of the day.

Kiwis up their game on second day of racing

Dan Slater

New Zealand's Finn and Star sailors have both claimed wins on the second day of racing at the Weymouth Portland sailing venue.

Rainbow II home to New Zealand

Rainbow II

The legendary yacht, Rainbow II, has finally returned to New Zealand waters after years of absence.

Kiwi 49er sailors rise to the occasion


New Zealand's 49er skiff entry of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke proved they were a match for the tricky conditions in Weymouth, posting a 1st and a 7th in races three and four to climb to second overall with six races remaining.

T -5 days to launch


Emirates Team New Zealand's 72 foot catamaran is nearly ready to be led out of the stable for the very first time.

Kiwis receive accolades at Volvo Awards


Kiwi sailors from three different teams claimed prizes at the Volvo Ocean Race award ceremony.

Camper claim first leg win


Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand have bested their rivals in an extremely close, final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, securing their first win of the 2011-2012 running of the race.

Grant Dalton on the Volvo 65

Volvo 65

Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Grant Dalton feels that the new one-design class to be used in the next two iterations of the Volvo Ocean Race are a step in the right direction.

Sweeping changes to Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race

A recent announcement from Volvo Ocean Race management has revealed that for the next two editions of the race, crews will sail a strict one-design boat.