After the Lyttelton Regatta on 1st January 1887 Malcolm Miller knew he had a problem with Pastime, his smart new keel yacht. She’d been trounced again by Sinclair’s Little Wonder and just beaten by the old Auckland yacht Fleetwing. She wasn’t fast enough.
Specialised chart plotters, mobile phone apps and open source software have become more popular and affordable. They serve as practical navigational aids, particularly on small, bouncing vessels where a lack of space is not conducive to paper and pencil navigation.
An early Kiwi ocean sailor plans to part ways with his faithful vessel.
One man’s rubbish, so the old adage goes, is another man’s gold. In some cases, though, the riches aren’t material – their worth is in experience and life-lessons.
Rainbow ll – the 36-foot legend that kick-started New Zealand’s ‘modern’ yacht racing pedigree in 1969 – is back in the water after an extensive restoration. A handful of playercontributed to her improbable salvation – including her original owner.
In a series of events catering to the international boating media, Volvo Penta recently unveiled a raft of new products...
Swirly World in Perpetuity – the diminutive keeler skippered by Andrew Fagan – is getting set to sail the oceans again in search of a circumnavigation record around the four Great Capes.
An Auckland man found out the hard way why you should never use an open flame to check for a gas leak. He suffered serious burns when his lighter caused an explosion on his vessel.
Some seafarers prefer their final voyage to be straight downwards. Lindsay Wright investigates what’s involved in a burial at sea.
Environmental sustainability and social responsibility are not words usually associated with superyachts, but they were at the forefront of discussions at the inaugural Superyacht Gathering, held at Auckland in March.