The Three Kings and Auckland – Tauranga Yacht Racing 2013

Mar 31, 2013 No Comments by

Greetings Yachties, Busy past few weeks sailing in real life means lots of stories and a few movies to upload. As you can sea yachtyakka is changing. A mate, Sally and me have just bought a little green yacht called Beep Beep. A hotrodded Pied Piper. She carries mast head kites with a 1.6m draft and a [...]

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Yachting News 10th February 2013

Feb 10, 2013 No Comments by

Greetings Yachties, In this Issue; ETNZ – AC72 boat 2 first sail, Balokovic Cup – The Promise Report, Laura Dekker – latest news here, Enjoy Three Kings Race starts Thursday. click the link below to follow Promise. follow us here RAYC link here Race against us on a Farr 38 with SOL here   Balokovic [...]

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Yachting News 4th February 2013

Feb 04, 2013 No Comments by

Cover photo by Chris Cameron Malcolm Keremoma, Matt Maihi, Sarah Gray, Grant Dalton, Mandy Barker, Dean Barker, Ken Kerehoma and Alec Hawke at the naming ceremony of Emirates Team New Zealands second AC72. 4/2/2013 more photos here Greetings Yachties, For the latest updates follow the fb page here, In this issue; ETNZ – AC 72 [...]

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Yachting News 11th January 2013

Jan 13, 2013 No Comments by

Greetings yachties, Guess who’s back, back in town, back at the puta ;-) As you’ll can sea, my updates have been a little distant… but, the house is sorted, day job is sorted, new car is sorted, new deck is sorted, chickens are sorted, life is sorted on my island. Log onto the fb page for [...]

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Yachting News 21st November 2012

Nov 22, 2012 No Comments by

Greetings yachties, I will be racing in the Auckland to White Island Race this weekend on the Stewart 34, Promise. You can follow the fleet here. And ( if the tracker arrives in time) follow Brett and I on Promise here. Stewart 34 Promise. more here images from RAYC here We finished 5th on PHRF [...]

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Yachting News 10th November 2012 ( 10/11/12 )

Nov 10, 2012 No Comments by

Greetings yachties, The latest news from the top of the game to a couple of random teenagers. In this issue, Americas Cup Uncovered, Vestas Sailrocket – world speed record 59knots, speed dream, New Zealand Match Racing Nationals 2012, Vendée Globe 2012-13, Enjoy Guppy and Laura arrive in Auckland more soon LONG NIGHT IN LES SABLES [...]

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How to be the best Sailor

Oct 15, 2012 No Comments by

Greetings yachties, How to be the best sailor you can be – some words of advice from the best in the business including; Stefanie Robles, Laura Dekker, Paul Cayard, Brad Butterworth, Harold Bennett, Peter Lester, Mike Sanderson, Knut Frostad, Ken Read, Bob Fisher, Ben Wright, Alwin, Mike Quilter, Enjoy, Photos by me

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Welcome to Yachtyakka

Feb 22, 2009 2 Comments by

Greetings, If this is your first visit to Yachtyakka, I have a few helpful tips about how to navigate. Yachtyakka is a collection of yachting stories from around the world and around the corner. There is a lot of New Zealand content and stories that Kiwi yachties like to read. The pictures are headlines for [...]

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Forever Young 1

Jul 31, 2008 22 Comments by

Mid 80’s, Its about 4 o’clock, Wednesday, I’m just finishing a few jobs before heading down to Westhaven, phone goes, Its Ray. “Not going today, too busy, sorry for the late notice.” Bugger, not going for a yacht. Well I am! I remember this day like it was yesterday. Funny how you remember things that [...]

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50knots

Oct 06, 2008 8 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Below is a collection of stories and links to those speed enthusiasts amongst us. If you know of any other speed projects that should be told here, please let me know. Enjoy ISWC-rulebook-2009 WSSR Newsletter No 171 World C class record by Macquarie Innovation 06/01/09 The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a [...]

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Sir Peter

Jun 12, 2009 13 Comments by

  Sir Peter Blake, 1948-2001   3,000 socks have been magically assembled this morning at Takutai Square in Auckland by Street Artist Component and Westpac NZ in the shape of hero and leader Sir Peter Blake for Red Socks Day June 29th 2012 Hi, That’s Peter holding the fish and me in the background with [...]

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Sail Trim

Jul 15, 2009 3 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Ever wanted to know how sails work? It’s all here, well more than most people like Logan need to know. Enjoy. Top Spinnaker Trimming Tips From North’s Nigel Young Photo © Paul Todd 31 July 2009 North’s Nigel Young gives Justin Chisholm the low down on choosing and using your spinnaker. We all [...]

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Americas Cup TV – The Early Years

May 01, 2009 5 Comments by

Artist Tony Blake Race 3 of the America’s Cup on Octber 19th, 1899, between the defender “Columbia” and challenger “Shamrock I” , was described by the press of the day as the most exciting race for many years. In a 20 knot wind the yachts raced over a 30 mile course off Sandy Hook, New [...]

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Ice Part 2

Jul 08, 2009 2 Comments by

Part 2 Part 1 here Types of ice yachts here European Championship in Monotype-XV 1937. Monotype-XV ice yacht by Mats Åkerblad Background The Monotype-XV ice yacht was designed in 1932 by the legendary Erik von Holst of Estonia. It became popular in a very short time, and more than 200 yachts were built in but [...]

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Sailing Charters around New Zealand

Jul 04, 2009 3 Comments by

more here Greetings Yachties, A collection of sailing trips around New Zealand, some for just a few hours, some overnight and some offering extended holidays. To find out more simply click on the photo and visit the sailors website, Enjoy. Handy Links Charter Guide New Zealand with over 150 NZ Charter Boats! Bay of Islands [...]

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Laura Dekker

Aug 30, 2009 8 Comments by

Greeting Yachties, A collection of stories, press releases and video of teenage solo sailor Laura Dekker. facebook supporters here facebook supporters wall here Laura’s guestbook on facebook here Laura’s website here Laura’s video’s here brainaid Ocean Racing will be doing weather services for Laura Dekker during preparation and her sail around the world. more here [...]

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Yachtyakka Index

Aug 31, 2009 No Comments by

Greetings Yachties, My little yachtyakka is getting big. There are currently 7000 images and many, many more links to yachting all over the world. Below is an index of the feature stories so far. Sailors Abby Sunderland Abby Sunderland: The Adventure Begins Brainaid Brad Butterworth Disabled Sailors Geoff Holt Hilary Lister Jessica Watson Jessica Watson: [...]

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Wild Days Rum

Feb 01, 2010 11 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Welcome to Wild Days Rum landing page on yachtyakka.  The Rum was launched at the Waiheke Burlesque Festival this past Labour Weekend at the Dunes on Onetangi Beach. All the bottlestores on Waiheke are selling the rum by the bottle and most of the restaurants and bars have it by the glass. A [...]

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Bikinis on Boats

Mar 17, 2010 2 Comments by

Greetings yachties, A yachtyakkaree suggested I build a thread about bikinis on boats, parental guidance is strongly recommended. click on the photos to follow the links Bikini.com Join Yachtyakka Yacht Club and build your own sailing blog with photos, video, events and handy hints. James Blunt and Gary Dourdan Yachting in Spain Posted by celebrityvacation [...]

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Edwin Delaat

Jun 04, 2010 6 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Edwin Delaat is a young yachtie with a dream and an action plan to make his dream come true. From a very early age Edwin has been infatuated with sailing. He lives and breaths sailing, below is a snap shot into this outstanding young man’s adventures. edwinsail.com facebook page here Edwin’s blog here [...]

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Naked Sailing

Jun 11, 2011 1 Comment

Greetings yachties, As I develop Yachtyakka into the yachting entertainment website visited by thousands of sailors the world over. I watch what people are looking for. As well as Brad Butterworth, shipwrecks and mermaids, by far the most popular searches are for naked sailing, babes on boats and Molly Sims $30,000,000 bikini. As a mark [...]

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Steinlager 2

Dec 17, 2010 1 Comment

Greetings yachties, Big Red is heading downunder to compete in the Sydney – Hobart 2011 and the next chapter of her career as part of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum’s collection of famous boats…more here. Before I start the story, without Steinlager 1, there would not have been Steinlager 2. The sailing that was [...]

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Where to buy Wild Days Rum

Jan 27, 2011 3 Comments

                    Wild Days Rum, available at all liquor stores on Waiheke Island – more here When I told friends in Sydney that I was sitting on a beach in New Zealand the comment was met with no small amount of wonderment. New Zilund, for the record, [...]

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Edwin Delaat – part 2

May 05, 2011 2 Comments

Crac-A-Jac’s latest Trophy more here Greetings yachties, Edwin Delaat continues to turn heads as he clocks up more coastal winning miles. Below is a glimpst of this sailors achivements and a short story about our Tauranga race. Crac-A-Jac a 30+ year old Bruce Farr designed 1/4 tonner enjoyed the soft conditions all the way to [...]

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Yachting News 16th June 2011

Jun 16, 2011 No Comments

List of earthquakes since February 22nd here coming soon to Waiheke Island, join our facebook page for the latest details Wild Days Rum Tours on Waiheke Island – more details here more Mini650 chatter here Greetings yachties, In this issue: RORC – latest blog update here, Gary Jobson – An American Sailing Story  – review [...]

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Sir Francis Chichester

Dec 25, 2011 1 Comment

After returning to England in 1929 to visit family, he took flying lessons at Brooklands, Surrey, and became a qualified pilot. He then took delivery of a de Havilland Gipsy Moth aircraft, which he intended to fly to New Zealand, hoping to break Bert Hinkler’s record solo flight back to Australia en route. Mechanical problems [...]

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Yachtyakka Outdoor Store

Mar 19, 2012 No Comments

Greetings yachties, After many hours and lots of deliberation, Yachtyakka store is now open. Click on the links and browse around a little, when you find something you like – order it on line – if you can’t find what you want, flick me an e-mail and I’ll see if I can find it for [...]

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Yachting News 27th October 2012

Oct 27, 2012 No Comments

Greetings yachties, Holy snapping duckshit, these past few months have been a rollorcoster ride. From the stuff dreams are made of, to the depths of Nelson’s locker. Winter racing on Outrageous Fortune and Promise in the 2 handed series with good results on both boats, rolled straight into the Gold Cup Series and the annual Coastal Classic [...]

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Yachting News 12th August 2012

Aug 17, 2012 No Comments

Greetings yachties, As you can see from my updates, the new day job is taking a bit of time from the puta, never the less, I’m keeping an eye on the going’s on of some Olympic highlights and a few wtf moments too stop press double bugger, the puta has turned pair shaped and is [...]

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Yachting News 29th July 2012

Jul 29, 2012 No Comments

Greetings yachties, That burst hot water pipe has wrecked the floor and now the insurance company want to rip it out In this issue: Live racing here Latest NZL Olympic news here, Follow the NZ Olympic Sailing team: NZ Olympic Team Facebook NZ Olympic Team Website NZL Sailing Team Facebook Scuttlebutt Europe – latest issue [...]

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