Auckland Jack Tar regatta

20-Mar-2015 - 22-Mar-2015

a windward leeward regatta run by the RNZYS

2012 Olympics

27 July – 12 August 2012

A new coastal record, a nice surprise

by Caryn MacKinven | 30/10/14

Crossing the VOR70 at the start

Big Red set a new best time for the 119nm course to the beautiful Bay of Islands in the Coastal Classic last week. The 5h 13m time was a pleasant surprise to us all, as the conditions remained better than forecast, as the pressure stayed until the finish. read more

vodafone firsts

by Stuart MacKinven | October 15 2014

Play the game with live weather

Sail your way to sweet victory Sail your way to victory on the Vodafone virtual sailing game and you could be driving our 60ft trimaran from a helicopter using the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 on NZ’s largest 4G Network against Jimmy Spithill– A Vodafone #First. You don’t need any prior sailing training, but you do need quick thumbs! To be a contender for this Vodafone First and go up against Jimmy Spithill, go to on your Smartphone or tablet and play now. read more

Big Red is back!

by Caryn MacKinven | 3 Sep 2014

The mast is back in

After a long time in the yard, we now have all the required bits back in the right places. read more


by Caryn MacKinven | 27 Feb 2014

Team vodafone dismasts on Auckland harbor

As most of you are probably aware, we suffered a rigging failure last week and the mast came down in 4 bits. Thankfully Mark, the injured crew member was out of hospital the next day, is now making a steady recovery. Were are currently working through our options with our spare mast, and are working to get big red out sailing as soon as we can. Thanks to everybody for all the messages of concern. read more

White Island race 2013

by Caryn MacKinven | 28 November 2013

Leward weight and calm seas.

Light winds steimy record pace in around White Island race read more

New range of official team vodafone sailing gear available.

by Caryn MacKinven | 13 November 2013

team vodafone sailing apparel

New team vodafone sailing gear available from Line 7. read more


by Caryn MacKinven | 28 October 2013

TVS and TA round North Head just after the start of the Coastal Classic

Congratulations to Team Australia for their win in the Coastal Classic. read more

Kiwis take first local point in big boat duel

by Zoe Hawkins | 24 October 2013

TVS vs TA Head to Head on Wednesday night Photo: Richard Gladwell from

Head to Head TeamVodafone vs Team Australia read more

Bledisloe Cup on the Water

by Caryn MacKinven | 22 October 2013

TA and TVS docked at Silo Park Marina ready for the match up on Wednesday night

Team Australia have made the trek across the ditch to come and play in the Coastal Classic read more

The race that began before the race even began

by Zoe Hawkins | 7 June 2013

At last, we made it!

The RNZYS Auckland to Musket Cove Ocean Race offered up the usual amount of highs and lows for the lads on TeamVodafone. read more


by Zoe Hawkins | 23 March 2013

Vodaboat will be back sailing soon

Rig goes down at Auckland Regatta read more

Heavy Weights

by | 3 December 2012

Four rugby league players had a go at grinding big red

One News was on board as Vodafone Warriors Manu Vatuvei, Kevin Locke, Ben Henry and Pita Godinet had their sea legs tested on the big red boat Team Vodafone Sailing on Sunday. read more

Vodafone partners Sir Peter Blake memorial event

by SG | 21 November 2012

Flying a hull for youth sailing

Vodafone has signed on as a partner of the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta, to be held at Waiake Beach, Torbay over the weekend of 1-2nd December. The regatta is the largest centreboard sailing event in the country, with more than 400 boats participating, with a focus on youth sailing and promoting the values of Sir Peter Blake. The big red boat, Team Vodafone Sailing, will make an appearance over the weekend as well as several members of the Vodafone Warriors (Manu Vatuvei, Russell Packer, Kevin Locke, Ben Henry) to show their support for those competing out on the water. Come down and check out the action from 9am on Saturday 1st December. read more

Red shaves minutes off Coastal record

by Zoe Hawkins and the Coastal Classic Yacht Race | Friday 19 October 2012

Crossing the finish line in Russell

We took nearly three minutes off last year's Coastal Classic record, making it our third record in a row and we set a new boat speed record of 46 knots on the speedo read more

Ahead of the Coastal 2012

by Zoe Hawkins | 16 October 2012

This is TVS's third back to back Coastal Classic

The computer reckons the big red boat can finish the Coastal in under 4 hours. That would be fast, but it means that a new record is at least possible. read more

And that's Australia for another year

by ZH | 7 September 2012

Photos of TeamVodafoneSailing and TeamAustralia competing in the Whitsundays, courtesy Andrea Francolini and Audi

TeamVodafoneSailing is back in Auckland after winning the Super Multis division at Hamilton Island Race Week in August, over Sean Langman's Team Australia. 'Big Red' won five out of seven races. Next up for TVS is the Coastal Classic on 19 October. read more

Bring on Airlie!

by TelcoinaBox Airlie Beach Race Week | 25 June 2012

Awesome times in 2011 to be repeated in 2012 - only FASTER.

On Friday August 10th the two fastest sailing boats in the southern hemisphere will clash in their first race series at the 23rd annual TelcoinaBox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012. read more


by Zoe Hawkins | 5 June 2012

Home James - safe in port after a taxing race

Big Red has set a new record in the Evolution Sails Sail Noumea read more

Introducing the 2012 Noumea race crew

by Patrick O'Reilly | 3 June 2012

Introducing the 2012 Auckland to Noumea Race Crew.

Introducing the 2012 Auckland to Noumea Race Crew. Simon Hull leads a crew of 9 that will need to polish up on their light air sailing skills. read more

The Countdown is on: Sail Noumea 2012

by Zoe Hawkins-Wilde | 21 May 2012

Team Vodafone during the recent BMW Regatta - Ivor Wilkins

Ten days out from the Sail Noumea race, if the nine crew of TeamVodafoneSailing could have anything they wanted, it would probably be to set a sub two day race record. But they are coy about their chances. read more

Summer 2012 - the season so far

by Zoe Hawkins | 29 February 2012

TVS lined up against Camper in last year's Fiji race. This year we'll be watching them on the VOR racecourse

The New Zealand summer may be slow starting but for TeamVodafoneSailing the race season is speeding by as fast as ever. read more

A new record time set in the 2011 Coastal Classic

by Hannah Morris | 27 October 2011

TeamVodafone Sailing gearing up for the start of the Coastal Classic on Friday 21 October (Matt Hall-Smith)

TeamVodafone Sailing hit an impressive top speed of 34.8 knots on the 119 mile sprint from Auckland to Russell, finishing the race in a record breaking time of 5 hours, 44 minutes, and 31 seconds. This remarkable time smashes the previous record set by Alfa Romeo in 2009 by the best part of an hour, and Simon Hull is pleased to bring the record “back to where it belongs, back to a multihull”.
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Destination Australia

by Zoe Hawkins | 21 July 2011

Facing the Tasman

TeamVodafoneSailing is expected to arrive in Sydney tomorrow or Saturday, after an eventful crossing where they continue to meet fifty knot gales. read more

The 2011 offshore campaign is underway

by Zoe Hawkins | Monday 6 June

Camper and TeamVodafoneSailing depart the Hauraki Gulf (by Ivor Wilkins)

The gun fired on the startline of the Auckland to Fiji race and on the commencement of TeamVodafoneSailing's first offshore campaign. Follow progress, including live photos, boat stats, and GPS positioning, at read more

Destination Fiji – warmer weather awaits

by Zoe Hawkins | 17 May 2011

Training and preparation underway for a winter in international waters

All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand’s biggest offshore yacht race as a sprint, expecting to complete it in a matter of days. read more


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