Kick Ass Yachting - Elliott 1050 keep kicking goals on the job list on their way to the #RNI2020 start line! Hopefully will see these guys on the start line for the triple series in just a few weeks time! Will you be there as well? Entries open now! ... See MoreSee Less
Entries for the Lewmar Triple Series are now open and starting to come in. Make sure you are one of them, don't leave it to the last minute. Everything you need to know can be found here: www.ssanz.co.nz/triple-series/... See MoreSee Less
2.5 hours until #RNZ2019 The On Board Stories Premiers thanks to the team at Live Sail Die! Make sure your one of the first to see it! Sunday night sorted! PS it’s ok to watch it over a rum the Queen said so! ... See MoreSee Less
Premieres Sunday 2nd June at 8:30pm NZ on YouTube The 2019 SSANZ Round New Zealand Race kicked off on Saturday 16th February. Seven boats were on the start line to compete in the 2,000nm race around t...
More from Ran Tan Racing - Hi all. Again, many thanks for the messages of support, thoughts and wishes. It has been an emotional journey dealing with these events, but I'm so impressed and thankful for the work that the Wellington Rescue Centre and the US Coastguard in Honolulu have put in on behalf of our team of three sailors out here. In the attached screen shot Ran Tan is the Pleasure vessel noted. They may be a long way from the nearest land but there are an amazing number of ships, yachts, boats, tugs etc out there also. US Coastguard will alert us when they are able to contact a suitable vessel to rendevous with Ran Tan. The boys have got the fridge ready to go, so at least they'll have cold beers in the liferaft while they wait.
The Lewmar SSANZ Triple Series 60 is now just over a month away and entries will open soon, so make sure you put the date in your calendar and sign up for this awesome triple series! You can also relive last years race by checking out the video below thanks to the team at Live Sail Die! 41 days and counting! ... See MoreSee Less
Great to see our friends on Stewart Island out sailing - how many of the optis have been named Motorboat I wonder???This was an exciting weekend!
Despite the wintery day, we were cheered by the sight of bright white sails in Halfmoon Bay.
After years of dreaming and months of planning, yesterday’s freight ferry delivered seven Optis (Optimist yachts) so the island school children can learn how to sail.
A very knowledgeable “Opti” guy delivered the boats and spent this morning teaching some local kids how to handle them.
Island businesses and individuals have sponsored the boats (and donated storage space) and numerous people have helped make this happen... names and thanks forthcoming in the next issue of SIN. ... See MoreSee Less
Its seriously cool to see this happening. I wonder how many of those kids names are on the Motorboat hatch cover! We did a talk at the School and gave them all a guided tour of the Motorboat during our Stewart Island stopover. If we even helped to inspire one of them to take up sailing then its a huge win all around.
Already planning your next shorthanded challenge after RNI2020? Or been there done that 3 times already and need a new challenge? Well the New Caledonia Groupama race is June 2020 and they have added a shorthanded division! 2 or 3 crew allowed. Check out www.groupamarace.nc for more details. ... See MoreSee Less