On 11 October 2014, the VOR will leave Alicante, Spain to race around the world. The boats are identical; the skippers and crews are not.
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Three sailors rescued when their yacht almost sank.
It’s a formula as old as the America’s Cup: rule makers publish their work and designers start looking for loop holes.
Outrageous Fortune's lesson in how quickly situations can get out of control.
Auckland played host to a regatta especially for Olympic Class dinghies.
Race two of the NZ Offshore Powerboat series will take place this weekend in Tauranga.
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.
Full Metal Jacket Racing take win in New Zealand match racing nationals against a star studded fleet.
Records tumbled in the 119 nautical mile Coastal Classic yacht race from Auckland to Russell at Labour Weekend.
Oracle Team USA has become the first contender in the 34th America's Cup to capsize their AC72, and write off one of their alotted wing-sails.
Weather predicting software suggests that if the current wind forecast is correct, we will see the ORMA60 Vodafone break their own race record.
New Zealand sent five of kite racers to the World Champs in Italy to gain experience in racing, where they far exceeded any expectations, getting ninth in the men's event and tenth in the women's.
The Emirates Team New Zealand crew wasted no time in San Francisco, jumping on the first flight home to get back out on the water in their AC72 after inconsistent results in their AC45.
Kiwi AC45 skippers have had a strong day on the water in San Francisco.
49er Olympic silver medalist has been catapulted into yachting stardom with his recruitment as Team Korea's skipper and helmsman aboard their AC45.
New Zealand is sending four kiteboarders off to the world championships in Italy to gain some valuable race experience in preparation for Rio 2016.
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.
Discussion about who is going to win the divisions in this years Coastal Classic is heating up, with a number of new and modified boats coming out to challenge the existing favourites.
Competitors certainly got their money's worth in the final race of the 2012 B&G Simrad Series, as they were treated to an exhausting and exhilerating race.
Oracle Team USA has finally let their AC72 see the light of day.
Challengers for the 34th Americas Cup, Luna Rossa, have called in help from one of the worlds greatest multihull sailors, Franck Cammas.
Emirates Team New Zealand has come away from the first ACWS event of 2012 in San Francisco with some disappointing results in both the fleet and match racing.
Dean Barker and his crew on Emirates Team New Zealand have struggled early on in the fleet racing sector of the ACWS event in San Francisco, as a result of poor starts.
New Zealand crews racing at the famous Hamilton Island Race Week have had a pretty tough time of it, finishing no higher than seventh in the premier division.
Emirates Team New Zealand has joined Team China, Luna Rossa, Team Korea and Artemis in the San Fransisco capsize club.
Team Vodafone have plenty of work to do if they wish to retain their title of fastest sailing boat in the southern hemisphere.
Strong winds in San Francisco are making the transition from the AC72 to the AC45 even more difficult for Emirates Team New Zealand.
Ideal sailing conditions on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf saw a tight battle between two of the top multihulls and plenty of excitement in the monohull divisions.
Kiwi Finn representative Dan Slater is seventh after the first day of the Olympic regatta in Weymouth.
Win a spot on Steinlager II for the Coastal Classic!
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.
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America's Cup rivals put on notice: Kiwis smash Italy's Luna Rossa in first head-to-head race.
Sailing has been suspended for a review of boats amid growing concerns over safety.
Dean Barker and his crew have posted a second place finish on in the match racing section of the first ACWS event of the 2012-2013 season in San Francisco.
New Zealand is on target for a 10 finish in the London 2012 Paralympic regatta.
A smart game plan pushed Kiwi sailors Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel up the ladder in the SKUD 18 class on day two of Paralympic sailing in Weymouth.
Unsung Kiwi sailing hero Greg Wilcox has been inducted into the OK Dinghy Hall of Fame after his latest outstanding achievement of silver at this year's world championships.
America's Cup holder set to launch first AC72 on Saturday.
Emirates Team New Zealand's new America's Cup catamaran reached speeds of 20 knots in 10 knots of breeze during her maiden sail.
Emirates Team New Zealand have gingerly unleashed their new America's Cup catamaran on the Hauraki Gulf.
Emirates Team New Zealand have stepped their 12-storey wingsail to their 72-foot America's Cup catamaran.
Three Kiwi crews remain in the top 10 at the ISAF Youth World championships in Ireland.
Not put off by the lack of winds, 155 boats lined up for the start of the 50 nautical mile first race of the Simrad two handed series.
The first ever MOD70 sailing event has come to a close, with Yann Guichard taking line honours ahead of an extremely strong fleet.
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.
Emirates Team New Zealand unable to capitalize on their opportunity to clinch the win in the first ever Americas Cup World Series season after a disappointing result in Newport, Rhode Island.
Emirates Team New Zealand came unstuck at the first mark rounding of their match race against Artemis Racing, capsizing in spectacular style.
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.
Central New Zealand sailors will have the chance to test their short-handed offshore skills early next year in the inaugural Central Triangle Race.
Team Vodafone Sailing, skippered by Simon Hull, is set to line up against a fellow ORMA60, Team Australia at Airlie Beach Race Week in August.
Oracle Team USA have inveiled their prototype AC45 hydrofoils, which while illegal in the America's Cup World Series events, they suggest that they are planning something similar for their AC72, to be used in the America's Cup next year.
Camper skipper Chris Nicholson counts down to the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Team Korea has officially entered the challenger series for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco, to comence at the end of 2013.
Camper finish second to Groupama after wild ride into Lorient in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand are waiting to pounce on any mistakes from the leading boats as the fleet approaches the Azores.
Full Metal Jacket Racing's William Tiller has taken the top spot in the Grade 1 match racing event, Sails of White Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Camper skipper Chris Nicholson is hoping for boat breaking conditions on leg eight to Lorient...he just hopes his isn't one of the Volvo 70s that suffers.
Offshore sailing is normally one of those experiences that when it's good, it's really good. But when it's bad, it's absolutely awful.
The two quickest ocean racing multis in the South Pacific will go head-to-head at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
A hot meal and cold beers were just reward for the crew of V5 after they won the battle of the monohulls in the Sail Noumea Ocean Race.
France-based Kiwi Conrad Colman has won the two-handed Class 40 Global Ocean Race.
SUZANNE MCFADDEN - Fairfax Media
Sir Russell Coutts is confident that more than three challengers will line up in next year's America's Cup.
SUZANNE MCFADDEN - Boating NZ
The prospect of an America's Cup with just three challengers is growing stronger.