New Caledonia Cruising Tips

We are just back from cruising New Caledonia on a friends yacht. We had such a great time (post to come later on today hopefully) and we learn’t a few things along the way that might also come in handy for you if you plan to visit any time soon. Location New Caledonia is located…

Visiting Volvo

My lovely friend Naomi flew up to Auckland last weekend (while I was reconciling the Yacht Club’s bank statement…!) and she went to see the Volvo Ocean Racing yachts. I was super jealous that I wasn’t going as well! Naomi is a brilliant writer and she agreed to write a guest post on the blog…

Winning isn’t everything, unless…

Winning isn’t everything unless you are sailing with Team Machine… The only thing that comes close to being as important as winning is looking good! – Rule #1! Andrew has just spent the last few weekends racing another Young 88 called Flying Machine. Here is his report of how this last weekend went…

Startbox Shenanigans!

As Wildy is currently up in the Sounds patiently waiting for us to head up for the Christmas holidays, our friend Willie asked if we would like to take his wife Vonda’s boat out for a sail in the Wednesday night twilight race. Andrew and I jumped at the chance to get out on the…

Wildwood Crew

Winning Trophies!

It is not often that we win anything on Wildwood. This is mainly because we race around with things like hand crank blenders, a fridge full of beer, scatter cushions and magazines, when all the other yachts are stripped completely and even have special ‘racing’ floorboards and light weight anchors. It might also be because…