Category: Boat World

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FULLERS 360 REVIEW

FULLERS 360 REVIEW

The Hauraki Gulf’s largest ferry company has launched a review of its operations aimed at improving its service. Fullers360 carries more than five million commuters and visitors every year around the Hauraki Gulf. “Overall,” says CEO Mike Horne, “our customers tell us we’re doing a good job. But we’ve heard loud and strong that some...

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OBC SUPPORTS GULF PROTECTION

OBC SUPPORTS GULF PROTECTION

The Outboard Boating Club (OBC) – the country’s largest recreational boating club – has added its support to a proposal aimed at protecting at least 20% of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, a move which will hopefully reverse dwindling fish numbers. The proposal comes from the Hauraki Gulf Forum, a statutory body which promotes and...

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SYDNEY to AUCKLAND RACE 2021

SYDNEY to AUCKLAND RACE 2021

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are partners in a new 1,250nm Sydney to Auckland Yacht Race, scheduled to start on Sydney Harbour on 30 January 2021 and finish in Auckland. The Category 1 race will coincide with and help the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron celebrate its...

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STREET’S TREASURE TROVE

STREET’S TREASURE TROVE

A new exhibition at the New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates the man behind the historic Fosters ship chandlery and one of the country’s most recognised maritime identities, John Street. From lobbying against Robert Muldoon’s boat tax in the 1970s to introducing the Tug Boat race at the Auckland Anniversary Regatta, he’s been the man at...

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SUPPORT FOR WHITEBAIT CHANGES

SUPPORT FOR WHITEBAIT CHANGES

Forest & Bird is heartened that 90% of respondents to a Department of Conservation survey support changes to whitebaiting regulations. “This level of public support bodes well for finding solutions that will help ensure our unique and threatened native fish have a future,” says Annabeth Cohen, Forest & Bird’s freshwater advocate. DOC’s public survey was...

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THREE-PEAT FOR HERBERT

THREE-PEAT FOR HERBERT

Seventeen-year old Sean Herbert has made history by becoming the first person to win the New Zealand Starling Nationals three times in a row. Sailing for RNZYS, Herbert pulled off the three-peat in a regatta that came right down to the final race at the Taipa Sailing Club. Will he try for four in a...

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TRANS-ATLANTIC BY BARREL

TRANS-ATLANTIC BY BARREL

A 72-year-old adventuresome French pensioner – Jean-Jacques Savin – has successfully floated across the Atlantic in a bright orange, 3m-long plywood barrel he built himself. Savin set off from the Canary Islands on Boxing Day last year and after 127 days and six hours at sea arrived at the tiny Dutch island of St. Eustatius...

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470 GOLD

470 GOLD

Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox won gold in their first World Cup Series regatta – and first event in Europe – at the recent Genoa event. The pair finished third in the men’s 470 medal race and, crucially, were two boats ahead of Zangjun Xu and Chao Wang of China who started the day in...

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