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  • Race day 2 for the NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds
    Fantastic day in the 'office' for our boys yesterday with moderate winds and lots of sunshine once more. Managed 4 races but was a pretty long day on the water in the heat. Joshua Ferrissey … Read more
  • Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award – Support Marco Gradoni
    Hi Sailors and Families,This appeal has just come from IODA, our world sailing headquarters. Marco Gradoni as you will see below has been nominated for sailor of the year. We believe this is an amazing … Read more
  • Race day 1 in Noumea for the NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds
    First day of racing completed in very strong SE winds, gusting up to 27 knots. Got only 3 out of 6 races in. Kids did really well in those very tough conditions. Our sailors are: … Read more
  • Day 6 in Noumea for Girls Development Team
    The last few days have been busy. We finished our training on Tuesday and attended the Opening Ceremony that evening at the CNC Yacht Club. It was a lovely evening, the Poi dance went well … Read more
  • NZ Development Team 10-12 year olds update from Noumea
    Arrived in Noumea last Saturday and completed the 3 day training with light to moderate winds.Boys are having a blast alongside other international competitors and making friends.We all thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremony, where we … Read more
  • Girls Development Team in Noumea!
    The 10 sailors in the NZIODA Girls Development Team left Auckland yesterday. After a delay with our hire vans which had been sent to the wrong airport!!, we eventually made it to the local Junior … Read more
  • It’s a Wrap
    The 2019 Asian and Oceanian Optimist Championships has finished on a high for Team NZ. Joe Leith finished 15th overall and 2nd Oceanian and Sean Kensington finished 27th missing out on 3rd Oceanian by 2 … Read more
  • Day 11 – First Day of Finals
    As soon as the storm abated we were sent out on the water. A nice blue sky developed with the usual 10-15knots onshore thermal wind. The sailors completed two races. Joe Leith scored an awesome … Read more
  • Teams Racing Day Oman
    Yesterday was teams racing day and our team of sailors (Sean Kensington, Ashton Williamson, Liam Richards, Fred Burrage and Alex Norman) had a good day. First match against Oman 2 resulting in a win. Second … Read more
  • NAMs Team – It’s a Wrap.
    > After two days of finals in shifty 10- 15 knot breezes the North American Championship ended on a high note around the Yacht club pool. Tian and Louie acquitted themselves well in a highly … Read more
  • NAMs Team – It’s a Wrap.
    After two days of finals in shifty 10- 15 knot breezes the North American Championship ended on a high note around the Yacht club pool. Tian and Louie acquitted themselves well in a highly competitive … Read more
  • Day 9 Oman
    Second day of qualification racing today. Another typical Omani day – no wind in the morning which makes rigging very hot. Sailors launch at 11am as the thermal wind begins to kick in. The three … Read more
  • Day 8 Oman
    First day of racing today and what a day!! Every wind speed from 2-18knots, a big swell, 1.5hr wait for the first race in yellow fleet, followed by several starts (2 under black flag) meant … Read more
  • NAMs Team – 3 days of racing completed.
    Our team have now completed two days of qualifiers in 20 knots and today team racing close inshore in balmy light winds. As usual great event pictures can be found on Facebook taken by Matias … Read more
  • Day 7 Oman
    Registration yesterday, practice race and opening ceremony today. It’s been busy in Oman! More sun, 8-12knots and warm water. Perfect sailing! The opening ceremony was a fantastic event which started with a parade of all … Read more
  • Day 7 Oman
    Registration yesterday, practice race and opening ceremony today. It’s been busy in Oman! More sun, 8-12knots and warm water. Perfect sailing! The opening ceremony was a fantastic event which started with a parade of all … Read more
  • Day 6 Oman- rest day
    Today was our 6th day in Oman so we took the opportunity to have a rest day from sailing. A huge thank you to Melinda and Tanya for organising a great day out. Dolphins and … Read more
  • Day 5 Oman
    Today was measurement which was a busy time. Took twice as long as we expected but hey that’s measurement. We finally finished as the sun set so re rigging was in the coolest part of … Read more
  • NAMs Team – Day Off and Opening Ceremony
    Last days of prep have been filled with further practise races in fleets of up to 120 sailors. Conditions remain steady with balmy winds of 12-15 knots. Waters are warm with some tide and chop … Read more
  • Day 4 Oman
    Life settling down in Oman. Perfect sailing conditions in the afternoon, hot weather, team doing great. A few more photos and some Haka practice. Go team NZ.
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