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America's Cup: Iain Murray - big changes to umpiring likely + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:20 AM Thu 24 Feb 2011 GMT
Over the past two days, the Competitors in the 34th America's Cup have been attending a Competitors Forum in Auckland. A lot of ground was covered in the sessions ranging from clarification of the measurement process and AC72 class rule; the direction of the AC45 one design class rule; the draft racing rules for the America's Cup, including an electronic umpiring system; dates and possibilities ...
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'A bunch of Pommy lawyers' *Feature By Sail-World Archive, 12:39 PM Wed 23 Feb 2011 GMT
Tom Blackaller's radical canard ruddered USA-61 made the final cut for the Semi-Finals of the 1986/87 Louis Vuitton Cup, but not before an acrimonious protest over using a replacement bow (canard) rudder. In this clip from the TVNZ coverage USA-61's Tom Blackaller announces the decision and can't hold back on a few verbal sideswipes at his adversaries. ...
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Artemis Racing - Cayard's update from Auckland *Feature By Paul Cayard, 12:00 AM Wed 23 Feb 2011 GMT
Just a quick update from down here. The Artemis Racing team is based in Auckland this week for training and attending America's Cup meetings. Auckland is approximately 450 miles north of Christchurch, the site of the large earthquake of February 22. ...
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America's Cup - The Freo Files: Blackaller's Bet *Feature By Archive Video, 7:36 PM Mon 21 Feb 2011 GMT
Most have fond memories of the 1987 America's Cup in Fremantle. It had everything - big breeze, drama, action on the water and ashore, and a lot of larger than life characters who really bought that series to life. One of those characters was Tom Blackaller who sailed the canard ruddered USA out of San Francisco. ...
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America's Cup: AC45 capsizes in Hauraki Gulf + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:00 AM Mon 21 Feb 2011 GMT
The prototype AC45 capsized on the Hauraki Gulf this afternoon, sustaining serious damage to her wingsail, however the platform would appear to be undamaged and there were no injuries to the crew save for wounded pride. The incident happened off Murray’s Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. Winds at the time were around 20kts and the AC45 had been sailing at speeds of up to 28.5kts. ...
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America's Cup: Video's of the Week or so *Feature By America's Cup and Oracle Racing Media, 11:08 AM Thu 17 Feb 2011 GMT
The various media arms associated with the 34th America's Cup have been busy with video production over the past week or so. The opportunities afforded by the recent Sail Auckland Regatta and Harken International have presented a great chance to tempt the Facebook generation sailors with the AC45 ...
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Sail-World Mailbag: Readers comments from the last week or so *Feature By Sail-World Readers, 10:28 AM Thu 17 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World readers comment on America's Cup and other pressing matters ...
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America's Cup: AC45 rigging process - takes just 30 minutes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:04 PM Tue 15 Feb 2011 GMT
One of the serious question marks hanging over the choice of a wingsailed multihull for the America's Cup has been the rigging process. Those who were in Valencia 12 months ago would have been only too aware of the issues faced daily by the then BMW Oracle Racing team as they tried to keep USA-17 on a short leash between races, and without having to lower the wingsail each night. ...
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America's Cup: AC45 Pre-flight check and Launch *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:03 AM Tue 15 Feb 2011 GMT
Getting a wingsailed AC45 loaded up and off the marina is not a simple task. The degree of difficulty is similar to undertaking the same task in an AC monohull with the sails up, rather than being towed out by a tender. For the AC45 the issue is complicated in Auckland by the fact that immediately after release the yacht must undertake a 180 degree turn against a backdrop of superyachts ...
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Major New Media launch at Sanctuary Cove *Feature By Jeni Bone, 5:10 AM Tue 15 Feb 2011 GMT
Publisher of MarineBusiness-World.com, Sail-World.com, Sail-World Cruising and Powerboat-World.com, TetraMedia’s Rob Kothe, said ‘As we all know Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, is where Marine Business does Business and where there a many significant new product launches and we too will be doing a major launch. 'We too will be making a major new launch at SCIBS 2011 – we will be launchi ...
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America's Cup: Young Harken Matchracers check out the AC45 *Feature By Hannah Davis, 11:20 AM Mon 14 Feb 2011 GMT
Forty young sailors competing in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship in Auckland took a slight detour Monday on their way to the racecourse, to watch the launch of the AC45. Race officials towed the eight young teams in their Elliot 7’s to the ACRM base, where ACRM’s Director of On Water Operations Harold Bennet showed them around the AC45 ...
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Action Video: ORMA60 drops rig at 25kts while chased by AC45 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:00 AM Mon 14 Feb 2011 GMT
The ORMA60 TVS dropped her wing mast rig in the early stages of a Wednesday evening race, on Auckland's Waitemata harbour. The trimaran was reported to be flying two hulls and travelling at over 25kts when a shroud gave way. ...
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Harken Match Racing: Images from Day 3 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:45 AM Sun 13 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World was on the water today, capturing these images of the Harken Match Racing Series, staged off Westhaven by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, using the new Elliott 7 fleet. ...
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America's Cup: AC45 up close *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:29 PM Sat 12 Feb 2011 GMT
With the AC45 rigged and out of the water, last Tuesday, and then launched in calm conditions at the Viaduct Harbour, Sail-World took the opportunity to get some close up shots of the AC45 and gear. ...
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Laser - Most popular sailing boat in world, 200,000 + and Prices Down *Feature By Rob Kothe, 2:08 AM Fri 11 Feb 2011 GMT
The Laser has climbed past the 200,000 boat mark. And even better news with new Laser prices dropping as volumes continue to climb. Chris Caldecoat, the CEO of Australasian Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has announced that the first of the new 200,000 plaques have arrived and boats starting from 201500 are available for immediate delivery. ...
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America's Cup: Launch the of the prototype AC45 - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:34 AM Tue 8 Feb 2011 GMT
The prototype AC 45 was launched in calm conditions this morning at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour after being blessed. This video shows the quick lift and launch process with the AC45 slung by the top of her mast from a 'sky hook'. Midway through the video we can see the hook-loop being dropped from the top of the mast, once the boat is afloat. ...
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America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill and the NZL Sailing Team - AC45 launch *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 6:17 AM Tue 8 Feb 2011 GMT
America's Cup winner Jimmy Spithill was on stage this morning at the Viaduct Harbour for the launch and blessing of the AC45 prototype. The spot on which he was standing was not too far away from where his America's Cup career began as a 20year old, aboard the Young Australia, which was berthed on the opposite side of the harbour ...
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America's Cup: Iain Murray speaks at AC45 launch - Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 6:00 AM Tue 8 Feb 2011 GMT
America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray, was in Auckland for the blessing and launch of the AC45 prototype, which was handed over to his group America's Cup Regatta Management, late last week. In this video of his address, he recalls the first time he sailed in Auckland and pays tribute to the people behind the AC45. ...
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America's Cup: Video Interview - Bruno Trouble *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand , 5:42 AM Tue 8 Feb 2011 GMT
Bruno Trouble, frontman for longtime America's Cup sponsor Louis Vuitton, has a long history with the America's Cup. Now a new chapter in the America's Cup has opened and Richard Gladwell, Sail-World New Zealand's Editor caught up with 'Big Trouble' at the launch of the prototype AC45 at Auckland's Viaduct harbour this morning. ...
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America's Cup: Bob Fisher reflects - Video Interview *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:04 AM Tue 8 Feb 2011 GMT
Top international yachting journalist and America's Cup commentator, Bob Fisher, was at the blessing and launch of the prototype AC45 in Auckland this morning and took the time out to reflect on the early days of wingsails on catamarans, the AC45's and AC72's ...
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Gusty Wellington day for start of Velux 5 Oceans Ocean Sprint 3 *Feature By Genevieve Howard, Wellington , 5:35 AM Sat 5 Feb 2011 GMT
It will be a gusty day for the four Velux 5 Oceans Eco 60 sailing yachts leaving Wellington on the Ocean Sprint 3 to Punta de Este in Uruguay on Sunday. According to the Wellington Met Office website, winds will be northerly gales. There will be cloud cover, with occasional drizzle, and the maximum temperature – on land – will be 21 degrees Celsius. ...
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America's Cup: Team New Zealand have an Outing *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 AM Sat 5 Feb 2011 GMT
Team New Zealand, who have not publicly announced their entry for the 34th America's Cup were the first team outside Oracle Racing to sail the prototype AC45. With skipper Dean Barker on the tiller the AC45 indulged in some spectacular hull flying in conditions that were judged to be too light for sailing in the Sail Auckland Regatta. In these conditions the AC45 looked reasonably powered up an ...
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An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge Part III *Feature By Sail-World.com, 1:06 PM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Interview with Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby. In Part III, the Question and Answer session, we will discover why Nathan’s nick name is George and why Tom is so fast at post capsize recovery. ...
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Images from Sail Auckland - Day 2 - Lasers, Finns, 470's and 49ers *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, NZL , 5:25 AM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this morning at Sail Auckland, the ISAF Grade 1 regatta being staged off Takapuna Beach for the first time, and captured some of the action across most of the Olympic classes competing. Competitors from Israel, Belarus, Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Cook Islands, Great Britain, New Zealand and more are competing. ...
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Images from Sail Auckland - Day 2 - Windsurfers *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Takapuna, NZL , 5:18 AM Fri 4 Feb 2011 GMT
Sail-World was on the water this morning at Sail Auckland, the ISAF Grade 1 regatta being staged off Takapuna Beach for the first time, and captured some of the action across most of the Olympic classes competing. Competitors from Israel, Belarus, Korea, Australia, Spain, Italy, Singapore, Cook Islands, Great Britain, New Zealand and more are competing. ...
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