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  • Sep 21, 2014
  • Updated: 8:44pm


Making waves

The boating world is starting to realise its environmental impact. Richard Lord talks to three builders making advances in yacht design that are both green and glam.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:06am

Devastated Kiwis lament cup ‘choke’

Despondent New Zealanders reluctantly confronted the dreaded ‘choker’ tag on Thursday after losing the America’s Cup to one of sport’s most stunning comebacks.

“Choke on this New Zealand,” was the blunt advice on the country’s most popular news website stuff.co.nz after Emirates Team New Zealand lost the regatta 8-9 to Oracle Team USA, despite leading 8-1 last week.

26 Sep 2013 - 2:10pm

Oracle force winners-take-all finale in America’s Cup

The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

25 Sep 2013 - 11:33am

Luna Rossa cruises to win over Artemis

Italy’s Luna Rossa breezed to a second straight victory over Sweden’s Artemis Racing Wednesday in the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Luna Rossa completed the 15.4-nautical-mile course on San Francisco Bay in a time of 54 minutes, 26 seconds, finishing just over two minutes ahead of Artemis.

8 Aug 2013 - 11:27am

One dead after America’s Cup boat capsizes

British double Olympic sailing medalist Andrew Simpson died on Thursday when a 72-foot catamaran of Swedish team Artemis capsized during America’s Cup training on San Francisco Bay, officials said.

11 May 2013 - 4:31am

Hong Kong still beats China as yachting hub, elite boat builder CRN says

Yacht owners may have to wait for up to two years before securing berths for their boats in Hong Kong, but yacht maker CRN still prefers the city over other fast-developing mainland marinas as its base in the East.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am 1 comment

Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race in record time

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashed its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race yesterday, taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Controversy hits Sydney to Hobart yacht race as Wind Thing banned

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race got off to a controversial start yesterday with fancied supermaxi Wild Thing ruled out at the last minute due to paperwork issues.

27 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

World at their fleet

It's a toy show for China's ultra-rich, with offerings that vary from fine art to luxury villas, cars and private jets. But it is the superyachts that steal the spotlight, marrying new wealth with Sanya's aspirations to become the Chinese Riviera.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am