Zephyr 613096 https://www.zephyr.org.nz en-nz Zephyr Owners' Association 30 FROM THE ARCHIVES: 50th Jubilee Regatta Video (2006 Nationals) https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927688 Kia ora, Zephyr sailors & friends - it's definitely sad that we can't all be in Wellington together for Nationals this week as planned, but if we can't be at a Zephyr Nationals, why not watch one? 006, 3 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927688 LIVE SAIL DIE ARTICLE: “I’ve gone back to sailing in slow motion, and I love it” - Mark Orams https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927683 "...I expected my first sail in the Zephyr to be slow, but I was surprised at how good the sensation of displacement sailing in a nicely balanced boat felt. 006, 3 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927683 2022 Nationals Cancelled https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927691 Kia ora tātou - unfortunately a really hard decision has had to be made by the team in Wellington to cancel the 2022 Zephyr Nationals at WBBC due to the COVID-19 situation. 005, 25 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927691 West Wind Newsletter 65.1 - December 2021 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927692 The December 2021 West Wind Newsletter is now published. 052, 24 Dec 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927692 Crossing The Bar - Kim Ebert https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927782 Below is a ‘Crossing the Bar’ for Kim Ebert, who sadly lost her battle with cancer in early September 2021. 037, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927782 West Wind Newsletter 64.3 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927783 The latest & last West Wind Newsletter for the 2020/2021 season is now published. 037, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927783 A note of thanks to Alex Aitken for his years as ZOA Patron https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927694 Alex Aitken's resignation as ZOA Patron was tabled at the recent AGM and the membership requested a note of thanks be sent in acknowledgement of Alex's decades of devotion to all things Zephyr. 037, 10 Sep 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927694 West Wind Newsletter 64.2 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927784 The latest West Wind Newsletter for the 2020/2021 season is now published. 028, 5 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927784 Rule Changes allowing Glass hulls finalised https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927851 As announced on the Facebook page some time ago, the SurveyMonkey rule change process resulted in all proposed rule changes being approved. 021, 20 May 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927851 Cameron Dunn's First Impression of the Zephyr https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927785 Written by Cameron Dunn Published by LiveSailDie April 17 2021 017, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927785 Zephyr National Championships 2021 - Manly Sailing Club, Auckland https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927786 As many as 70 sailors from across Aotearoa descended on the Manly Sailing Club recently for the 65th Zephyr National Championships in a display of the continued strength of the class. 017, 22 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927786 65th Zephyr National Championships https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927787 9 to 12 April 2021 brought to you by Salthouse Next Generation Boats 015, 8 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927787 Nationals - CHANGE OF DATE https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927788 CHANGE OF DATE: The 2021 Zephyr National Championships will now be held 8th - 12th April 2021. This shifts the regatta by one week from the initial dates to keep the racing in April. 010, 1 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927788 West Wind December 2020 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927789 The latest West Wind newsletter is now published. 051, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927789 South Island Champs Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927790 South Island Championships had a last-minute change of venue to Akaroa this year, so first of all, thank you to those organising, and the race committee & sailors for accomodating the change at short notice! 050, 10 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927790 North Island Champs Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927791 Thirty-eight entries from as far apart as the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington resulted in the largest North Island regatta for many years. 049, 3 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927791 #700 Launch https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927792 A full fibreglass Zephyr has been a long time in gestation, but finally the prototype was launched on October 3. 043, 19 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927792 Membership Closed https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927793 The summer sailing year has ended so I have taken the membership form. The 2020-21 membership will open on 1 Sept, 2020 after the AGM. 018, 27 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927793 Sailors’ Forum - Nationals 2020 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927794 The minutes from the Sailors' Forum at the 2020 Picton Nationals can be read here: 008, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927794 Zephyr Nationals 2020 Results https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927797 Greg Wright from Worser Bay is this season's Zephyr Champion! 006, 6 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927797 Crossing the Bar - Noel May https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927799 Former Zephyr Class Patron Noel May died on Friday10th January, aged 89. 003, 12 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927799 South Island Championships 2019 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927800 The Zephyr South Island Championships of 2019 were held by Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 14 - 15 December. 051, 16 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927800 Taupo Regatta Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927801 The NI regatta at Lake Taupo was one of the better regattas for presence of reliable wind. Well reliable is a relative term when discussing yacht racing on Taupo. 047, 18 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927801 Carbon Fibre Dispensation Decisions https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927804 In the wake of the recent rules changes a number of dispensation requests have been received and resolved. The decisions are below; 044, 27 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927804 Resignation Statement from Peter Busfield https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927805 To members of the Zephyr Owners' Association of NZ Inc. 042, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927805 Formatting Error in the new Class Rules https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927806 The paragraph numbering has "slipped" in the version of the Class Rules posted on this web site. This has now been fixed. 041, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927806 2019 Rules Update https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927807 Rules Adoption Yachting New Zealand have advised us that they no wish to approve Class Rules changes. In due course, we will remove that provision from our rules. 039, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927807 1/4 Scale Zephyr https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927808 1/4 Scale RC Zephyr Prototype "Blueprint" hits the water! 037, 10 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927808 Rules Survey Ballot Results https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927809 84 members responded to the recent SurveyMonkey rules ballot. 036, 3 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927809 AGM Update https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927813 A well attended AGM in Christchurch, with lots of discussion and view points. 034, 20 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927813 West Wind for August 2019 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927816 The pre-AGM West Wind is now available! 032, 7 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927816 Matt Mitchell https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927817 Former America’s Cup sailor Matt Mitchell floats new business 031, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927817 West Wind, July https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927818 The July West Wind containing a number of proposed rule changes has been issued. 026, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927818 West Wind April 2019 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927819 The latest West Wind has been uploaded. 015, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927819 A Christchurch Reflection https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927820 Salam, peace On Friday, 22 March at 1.30pm we answered a call to prayer and observed a 2 minute silence for the 50 people killed in two Christchurch Mosques the previous week. 013, 24 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927820 Zephyr Nationals YouTube clip https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927821 If you missed the Zephyr Nationals in real life, you can see it here. 010, 8 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927821 Helgaard Dannhauser new Zephyr Champion https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927822 The 2019 Zephyr Nationals concluded today with Helgaard Dannhauser the new champion, from local sailor Mark Thomas and Paul Pearson from Manly. 009, 27 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927822 Zephyr Nationals underway. https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927823 Surpassing the 46 entries of the last National Zephyr Championship held in Tauranga in 2015, the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club are expecting 60 entries at the regatta starting this Sunday 24 through to the 27th Feb. 009, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927823 Mike Pearce Boatbuilders Ltd - Auckland https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927825 Mike Pearce Boatbuilders Ltd has ben involved in custom building components for projects such as Americas Cup and has built 24 Starlings for younger sailors. 006, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927825 Davie Norris Boatbuilders - Christchurch https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927824 Davie Norris Boatbuilders have, for many years been servicing the repair and maintenance needs of customers, both locally in the Canterbury region, nationally and even internationally. 006, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927824 Communication to the Class https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927826 Zephyr Nationals Coming up! A reminder from the Tauranga Organising Committee to get your entry forms in so event planning can be refined. 004, 20 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927826 2019 Zephyr Nationals https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927827 Time is marching on! NOR and entries at www.yacht.org.nz or here 003, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927827 AGM Update https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927828 The 2018 AGM elected a substantially unchanged team to run the ZOA. Peter Busfield continues as President, with Tony Miller, Treasurer and Rob Ebert, Secretary. 036, 2 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927828 ZOA Elects Life Members https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927829 The August 2018 AGM of the Zephyr Owners Association elected two long time stalwarts of the Zephyr class to the esteemed rank of life membership. 035, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927829 Annual General Meeting 2018 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927830 This year's AGM is on Thursday, August 23rd, 1930hrs at Pt Chev. 033, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927830 Zephyr Nationals Preliminary Notice of Race https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927831 The Zephyr Nationals 2019 will be hosted by the Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat club (inc) On the Tauranga harbour 026, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927831 Auckland Champs, May 2018 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927832 The weekend Auckland Champs was a great success with wonderful organisation from Murrays Bay, a most interesting mix of challenging weather conditions and a cheerful bunch of competitors. 022, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927832 National Championships 2018 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927833 Another successful Zephyr Nationals! 022, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927833 Class Update and President's Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927834 Read Class President Peter Busfield's Report on activity in the Zephyr Class. 006, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927834 Worser Bay Nationals https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927835 See further details elsewhere on this web site or at; https://www.wbbc.org.nz/events/2018-zephyr-nationals-1 005, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927835 Rule Change Proxy Update https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927836 Early respondents to the Rules Ballot Proxy Survey pointed out an inconsistency between the wording of the changes and the question in the ballot. I have amended the survey and reissued it. 004, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927836 Special General Meeting, Pt Chev, Wed Jan 17th, 7pm https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927837 The SGM to discuss rule changes will be held as above. 001, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927837 Update on GRP Issues https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927838 The previously advised investigation by John Faire has been completed and his report tabled to the ZOA Executive Committee. 048, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927838 Worser Bay Nationals NOR https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927839 The NOR for the 2018 Nationals at Worser Bay have been posted. 048, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927839 ZOA AGM Minutes https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927840 The minutes for the recent Wellington AGM have been posted. 035, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927840 ZOA AGM is in Wellington https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927841 Worser Bay Boating Club, Friday August 25th, 1930hrs. 030, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927841 Auckland Winter Series https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927842 Below is the latest program for the winter. We will hold and record a proper Winter series this Winter and award the Winter Series Cup. 018, 1 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927842 Zephyr Foils Update https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927843 Steve Bull is about to resume making Zephyr foils. His contact details are in the Trading section. 014, 3 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927843 Auckland Zephyr Champs https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927844 These are coming up in March. 005, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927844 2017 Zephyr Nationals Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927846 Thirty three boats competed in this years’ Zephyr Nationals, 5 from Auckland, 8 from Wellington, 2 Tauranga, one Hamilton and the remainder Canterbury. 004, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927846 Zephyr Nationals Details! https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927847 The South Island is still open for business and they need your support more than ever. 049, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927847 Rotorua Sprint Series, October 15-16 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927848 Rotorua YC has published a flyer and NOR for this year's event. 036, 1 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927848 AGM West Wind 2016 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927849 A reminder that the ZOA AGM is at Murrays Bay on Wed Sept 14th, 1930hrs. 032, 1 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927849 ZOA AGM https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927850 The ZOA AGM will be held at Murrays Bay Sailing Club on Wed, Sept 14th, 2016, 1930hrs. 031, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927850 Rule Changes coming up https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927852 Proposed rule changes allowing the glass fibre Zephyr have been formulated. 018, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927852 60th National Championships, Manly https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927853 Congratulations to Kelcey Gager, the new Zephyr National Champion. He headed off a record 86 boat fleet to take out the overall title. 017, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927853 60th National Championships https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927855 Not long to go now! 014, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927855 Class Update Feb 2016 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927856 Preparations are well underway for the National Championships in April. 006, 3 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927856 Class Update Dec 2015 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927857 Organisation is well underway by the Manly Sailing Club for the 60th Anniversary of the Zephyr Class and 2016 National Championships (21 to 24th April). 051, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927857 2016 Nationals https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927858 Details and Entry Forms for the 2016 Zephyr Nationals at Manly Sailing Club have been posted on their web site. 050, 7 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927858 ZOA AGM 2015 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927859 1930hrs, Friday, September 4th 2015 032, 3 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927859 Nth Island Champs Report https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927860 It was fresh in Taupo yesterday so we waited for the wind to drop before starting 008, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.zephyr.org.nz/blog/927860