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November 26, 2018

Firstly, let me apologise for the long delay between posts. As I'm sure most of you can imagine, training, racing, working and living in Auckland has been both challenging and somewhat daunting at times and the past few months have been dedicated to keeping as many bal...

September 1, 2018

The Aircalin Match Racing Cup saw the best Caledonian crews racing against crews from the Pacific region in a one-on-one duel. The boats were identical Elliott 6's crewed by three or four sailors depending on total crew weight. Each race duel lasted about 15 minutes wi...

August 4, 2018

It is with much humility that I am proud to announce that I have been chosen by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria as the Yachtsman of the Year.

I am very honoured to receive this award. It is certainly something that I never expected, to be recognised by so many people t...

June 17, 2018

I'm proud to announce that I am off to Noumea, New Caledonia from 15th to 18th August to compete in the Aircalin Match Racing Cup, hosted by the Noumea Yacht Club. An annual event consisting of only ten selected crews from the pacific region; Australia, New Zealand and...

May 20, 2018

As promised in my last Blog, I wanted to provide you all with some details on the RNZYS Youth Training Programme (YTP) and why it is such an honour to be invited to train as part of this elite programme. The YTP is the programme delivering intensive sail training for y...

May 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that I bid farewell to another of the truly great men in sailing who passed away on 16th April.

Max will forever be remembered as a generous person; always with a kind word or piece of wisdom to impart, he was a great friend of my family and an...

May 6, 2018

The Youth Match Racing World Championship trials were held at RNZYS last month with a lot on the line.

Nine teams made up of RNZYS Youth Training Programme & RNZYS Performance Programme sailors competed against each other in a match racing regatta like no other. This is...

April 12, 2018

Designed and created in-house at Emirates Team New Zealand – the SL-33s were the prototype boats in the build-up to America’s Cup 34 and were responsible for the team leading the charge in full foiling. All the America’s Cup syndicates were allowed to build two, 33-foo...

March 14, 2018

The Volvo 65's have arrived in Auckland from Hong Kong after 20 days of racing.

Sailing is often described as the fine art of getting wet and becoming ill, while going nowhere slowly at great expense. If this is what you have always thought then welcome to the world of...

March 4, 2018

Following two days of practice, it was time for the real competition to start at Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

In near perfect conditions, the 32 sailors competing in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Series set out on the first of the round-robin elimination races...

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