Cruising and Navigation Association of New Zealand


CANANZ has many varied and interesting guests and personalities happy to share their experiences.


Jim and Karin Lott spoke to CANANZ in December 2012/3/4/5/6/ Jan and Dec 2018 about their sailing adventures earlier this year.

We have now uploaded these as follows:

2018:   Caribbean to Panama, French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji and then NZ 

2017:  Greece to the Cyclades and back, Then across the Med and the Atlantic to the Caribbean

2016: Portugal to Greece (+ the Rhyme of the Anxious Navigators)

2015:  Holland, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Spain and Portugal

2014:  America, Atlantic, Ireland. Scotland, Norway,  Sweden, Germany, Holland


Cruising the Carribean

The Caribbean

North from Florida to Canadian border


South from Bay of Fundy to Chesapeake Bay,

jim karen


NZ to Chile

In Chile

Beagle Channel

‘Round the Horn

Eastern America




Alan Wright spoke to CANANZ in October 2013 about: His early years His travel adventures His Boat designs



See the talk John Croft

entertained us all

with at the 2013 Annual Dinner



bill jim2

In Dec 2012 Bill Anderson (on the left) regaled us with

some very funny incidents

on his travels in the Solomon Islands.

A man with a wealth ok knowledge

Bill’s talk is available HERE


Doctor of Physics Ross Garrett wrote “The Symmetry of Sailing”

The Physics of Sailing for Yachtsmen and gave CANANZ a very informative talk on exactly how sails PULL a yacht through the water. See his talks here: Relative velocity,

leeway and drag.


The Race.

Sail interactionSail twist / Albatross flight.



Bob McDavitt at CANANZ Annual Dinner August 13th 2012


Americas Cup

Winning Formula

 Bob McDavitt talking about La Nina/El Nino

Spring Forecast

Questions to Bob



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