America’s Cup fever is picking up in New Zealand, but there’ another yachting event now underway that’s capturing world-wide attention. And it’s an event of huge consequence.

A useful new service has been launched by LINZ (Land Information New Zealand), with free electronic nautical marine charts promising to keep us all safer on the water this summer.

Ready for the summer boating season? Take a look at these pointers so you can be totally prepared for an excellent boating season.

Complacency over weather conditions, not having or wearing the right gear, and operator inexperience are cited as some of the main causes of boating accidents.

Clearly, the size of your vessel will play a major role in what you can and cannot do to protect your boat from a storm. Remember to pay attention to furled sails, they really need to be secured!

Jun 06 2019

Some of the calmest days are to be had in winter, along with maintenance and servicing woes that can be experienced from lack of use from boat being ignored over the winter months, extend the usage by exploring the numerous m...

Launching situations may depend on each boat ramp and with different tide and water levels. Launching must progress slowly until you are familiar with the water and ramp levels. You should adapt the following steps for your s...