Leading the Charge


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.

Deep Impact



Three sailors rescued when their yacht almost sank.

Righting Rules

Righting Rules

It’s a formula as old as the America’s Cup: rule makers publish their work and designers start looking for loop holes.

This is not a drill

Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune's lesson in how quickly situations can get out of control.

Olympians shine at Sail Auckland regatta

Jason Saunders

Auckland played host to a regatta especially for Olympic Class dinghies.

Offshore powerboats descend on Tauranga


Race two of the NZ Offshore Powerboat series will take place this weekend in Tauranga.

Capsize not cat-astrophic


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.

Old hands no match for young guns

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket Racing take win in New Zealand match racing nationals against a star studded fleet.

Boats and records broken at the Coastal

Coastal Classic

Records tumbled in the 119 nautical mile Coastal Classic yacht race from Auckland to Russell at Labour Weekend.

Oracle AC72 capsizes


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.

Conditions right for new Coastal record

Vodafone racing

Weather predicting software suggests that if the current wind forecast is correct, we will see the ORMA60 Vodafone break their own race record.

Two top 10 finishes for Kiwi kiteboarders


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.

Team NZ's focus turns to AC72


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 shine in San Fran


Kiwi AC45 skippers have had a strong day on the water in San Francisco.

Big few weeks for Burling

Team Korea

49er Olympic silver medalist has been catapulted into yachting stardom with his recruitment as Team Korea's skipper and helmsman aboard their AC45.

Kiwi kiters off to Cagliari


New Zealand is sending four kiteboarders off to the world championships in Italy to gain some valuable race experience in preparation for Rio 2016.

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.

Closing in on the Coastal


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.

B&G Simrad 2012 ends with a blast


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.

Third AC72 unveiled


Oracle Team USA has finally let their AC72 see the light of day.

Luna Rossa recruit Cammas

Luna Rossa

Challengers for the 34th Americas Cup, Luna Rossa, have called in help from one of the worlds greatest multihull sailors, Franck Cammas.

Not so Super-Sunday for Team NZ


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.

Team NZ pay for poor starts


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.

Kiwis fall short at Hamilton Island


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.

ETNZ AC45 capsizes in training


Emirates Team New Zealand has joined Team China, Luna Rossa, Team Korea and Artemis in the San Fransisco capsize club.

Team Vodafone have fight on their hands

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 keep AC45 teams on their toes


Strong winds in San Francisco are making the transition from the AC72 to the AC45 even more difficult for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Plenty of action in Simrad Round 2


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.

Slater to work on slow starts

Dan Slater LOG

Kiwi Finn representative Dan Slater is seventh after the first day of the Olympic regatta in Weymouth.

Steinlager II competition

Steinlager II

Win a spot on Steinlager II for the Coastal Classic!

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.

Team NZ's crushing message

Team NZ


America's Cup rivals put on notice: Kiwis smash Italy's Luna Rossa in first head-to-head race.

going sailing



America's Cup sailing put on hold


Sailing has been suspended for a review of boats amid growing concerns over safety.

Team NZ on right course in San Francisco


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.

Kiwis back in Paralympics fleets


New Zealand is on target for a 10 finish in the London 2012 Paralympic regatta.

Skud duo get smart


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.

Wilcox inducted into OK Hall of Fame

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.

Oracle launch set for Saturday

Oracle AC72

America's Cup holder set to launch first AC72 on Saturday.

Davies gives NZL2 thumbs up


Emirates Team New Zealand's new America's Cup catamaran reached speeds of 20 knots in 10 knots of breeze during her maiden sail.

Team NZ cat on a leash in maiden sail

Team NZ catamaran

Emirates Team New Zealand have gingerly unleashed their new America's Cup catamaran on the Hauraki Gulf.

Team NZ step "monster" wingsail


Emirates Team New Zealand have stepped their 12-storey wingsail to their 72-foot America's Cup catamaran.

Copeland and Dawson on the move

Youth Sailing Worlds

Three Kiwi crews remain in the top 10 at the ISAF Youth World championships in Ireland.

Got it Wired


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.

MODern times


The first ever MOD70 sailing event has come to a close, with Yann Guichard taking line honours ahead of an extremely strong fleet.

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.

ETNZ take second in first ACWS season


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.

Flipping Cat!


Emirates Team New Zealand came unstuck at the first mark rounding of their match race against Artemis Racing, capsizing in spectacular style.

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.

RPNYC announce new two-handed event


Central New Zealand sailors will have the chance to test their short-handed offshore skills early next year in the inaugural Central Triangle Race.

Trans-Tasman battle of the ORMA60s


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.

When cats fly!


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.

Nico's Volvo Ocean Race blog

Camper skipper Chris Nicholson counts down to the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Team Korea throws hat in the ring for AC34

Team Korea

Team Korea has officially entered the challenger series for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco, to comence at the end of 2013.

Daring Camper back on podium

Camper Lorient

Camper finish second to Groupama after wild ride into Lorient in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper back within striking distance


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 win in Russia


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 hope for heavy weather

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.

Ben's Sail Noumea Blog - Looking Back


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.

Trans-Tasman speed challenge

Hamilton Island Race Week

The two quickest ocean racing multis in the South Pacific will go head-to-head at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

V5 take monohull honours in Sail Noumea

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.

Colman conquers the world

Conrad Colman

France-based Kiwi Conrad Colman has won the two-handed Class 40 Global Ocean Race.

Oracle short on Cup challengers

Russell Coutts


Sir Russell Coutts is confident that more than three challengers will line up in next year's America's Cup.

Multihulls limiting challengers

America's Cup


The prospect of an America's Cup with just three challengers is growing stronger.