sailing

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...

Much-loved character dies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown lost a well-loved character with the passing this month of Warwick Stalker, aged 74. Sociable and generous-hearted, he was the driving force for most of his adult life behind heating, ventilation and air conditioning business, RHE Mechanical...
Dr Ross Buchanan is taking a voyage into the unknown. The long-time Queenstown dentist fills in Philip Chandler on his plans and explains why he's leaving a secure job to sail the seven seas. A Queenstown dentist is sinking his...
A Queenstowner who took in eight days' racing at the America's Cup says the yachts' speeds seemed to be about twice what they appeared to be on TV. Basking in the glow of Team New Zealand's win this week, keen yachtie...

Coutts coaches colts

About 30 young sailors, mentored by five-times America's Cup winner Sir Russell Coutts, will compete in new-style O'pen Bic dinghies on Lake Wakatipu over the next three days. The Freshwater O'pen Cup is the final leg of a summer circuit...
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