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Interview with 18ft skiff legends Kim and Terry McDell

May 31st, 2017

Interview with 18ft skiff legends Kim and Terry McDell at the World Masters Games 2017.

Video: WMG2017 Day 3 - Sailing

May 01st, 2017

The Sailing at WMG2017 is the most competitive ever, the regatta at Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore drawing more than 200 sailors from 13 countries , including Olympic Medallists, multiple world champions, America’s Cup winners and relative newcomers unafraid of taking on a challenge of a lifetime – Murray Rae,...

Jon Bilger's success at World Masters Games in the wind

April 29th, 2017

As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he's got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games but the only issue is his predictions are available for all of his rivals.He still hasn't been tempted to put out any rogue information, though."It's hard enough getting it right without...

Dan Slater finally gets a medal with success at World Masters Games

April 29th, 2017

Soon after Dan Slater crossed the finish line in the final race of the World Masters Games, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying.The medal might not have been an elusive Olympic one - he is a three-time Olympian...

Para-sailors turning heads at Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

Chris Sharp's green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it's finishing ahead of most of his rivals.What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago.

Masters Games: Great-grand-master Rex Sellers sailing solo off Torbay

April 25th, 2017

If Rex Sellers has learned one thing from his "comeback" to competitive sailing at the World Masters Games, it's that he misses his mates.Coming off the water at Torbay on Sunday afternoon, having completed four of the 14 scheduled races for his Weta-class fleet, the wily old salt reflects on...