New Year, New Boat Gear? Get a FREE Delta Anchor with LEWMAR Windlass!

New Year, New Boat Gear? Get a FREE Delta Anchor with LEWMAR Windlass!

Looking to upgrade your Windlass? Purchase a V700, Pro Series or Pro Fish LEWMAR Windlass and get a 4kg or 6kg Galvanised Delta Anchor thrown in for free! LEWMAR windlasses aim to relieve the aching muscles that sometimes come with anchoring and give you more confidence when deploying. Every LEWMAR winch is made of the finest quality materials and is engineered for speed, quiet operation and outstanding durability. The DELTA is the original high grade plough anchor, with its quick -set proven on production boats worldwide, and completes the ultimate anchoring system for…continue reading →
New Proline Tethers from Wichard – Your Safety without compromise

New Proline Tethers from Wichard – Your Safety without compromise

When it comes to safety, compromise is not an option. Wichard has developed a new generation of tethers to ensure maximum safety, ease of use and lightweight. The new Proline Tethers from Wichard provides you with maximum safety and peace of mind when at sea. Its innovative Ergo Lock System, which automatically closes and locks the snap hook, will secure you on board. Other features are the V-Nose design makes hooking and unhooking easy with one hand. Made from aluminium and ceramic materials, it the lightest tether on the market and also won’t…continue reading →

Lewmar Partners with SSANZ for New Zealand’s Most Competitive Short-handed Sailing Series

Kiwi Yachting is excited to announce Lewmar as major sponsor for the 2019 Triple Series run by the Shorthanded Sailing Association of New Zealand (SSANZ). The notoriously tough two-handed series is an ideal pairing with Lewmar’s design philosophy that engineers durable and innovative sailing hardware. 2019 marks the 6th year that Kiwi Yachting has been associated with the SSANZ Triple Series event, having been supported by Safety at Sea over previous events, electing to shift focus to the Lewmar brand. Lewmar is the world's premier marine equipment manufacturer of anchors, winches, windlasses, hatches,…continue reading →

A Big Win for Team Quantum Racing TP52 World Title

Dean Barker has helmed Team Quantum Racing to the 2018 TP52 World Title. Also on board were Warwick Flery (main trimmer), James Dagg (upwind trimmer) and Sean Clarkson (runner). Martin Winter (sail maker) and Shaun Mason were part of the shore team. Quantum finished four points ahead of Azzurra in Cascais and did the best job of consistently dealing with the challenging, breezy race area, winning four of the nine races. But the conditions also often favoured the opportunists. Several times Quantum Racing were in top three, only to then lose those places…continue reading →

The Return Home of Dean Barker

Once hailed as New Zealand's America's Cup hero, Dean Barker is finally coming home - but this time flying the Stars & Stripes.  Dean Barker was a happy man when Team New Zealand finally confirmed the 2021 America’s Cup would be raced in his old home town. It’s been three years since Barker, Team NZ’s former skipper, came home to Auckland. Now he’s itching to return, and race again on the waters where he once learned to sail. And this time, he'll be driving a radical boat that he must first figure out how to sail.…continue reading →

The Annual Bay of Islands Regatta

The annual Bay of Islands Regatta was the biggest in nearly a decade with 104 entries across 13 divisions! Light airs did delay the start for much of the fleet, although the sun was out and many crews were seen swimming for a few hours before racing began. It was a hotly contested affair across the divisions, with Beau Geste narrowly pipping Frank Racing with 5 wins out of 8 to claim bragging rights between these two powerhouse trimarans. Georgia was fortunate enough to have former Americas cup sailor Brad Butterworth on board,…continue reading →