Sail-World New Zealand: 2 November 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 2 November 2011
|Penfold Audi Sport won her first race using a carbon spar from NZ Spars and Rigging Teri Dodds|
We expect some interesting news on the America's Cup front with the formal announcement that Luna Rossa has been accepted as a Challenger for the 34th America's Cup and that the Italian team will be working up with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Details of the arrangement are not known at this stage but we will have them tomorrow, Thursday, on www.sail-world.com/nz
There's another rather interesting development on at the Viaduct Harbour on the Emirates Team NZ front. Again we hope to have more tomorrow, Thursday.
The New Zealand Womens Match Racing Team, Koru Match, have bounced back nicely from not being selected for the Pre-Olympics in Weymouth to winning the NZ Womens Match Racing Championships and then going on to take second place in the Busan Womens Match Cup and picking up a very useful cheque for USD15,000 (NZD18,720) along the way. A bit more than icecream money - unless your name is Vicenzo Onorato (remember his quip from the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup?).
We have a great story from Koru Match in this edition accompanied by some excellent video - don't miss it.
|Koru Match celebrate their win in Korea with a big cheque Koru Match |
We have three stories from NZ sparmakers in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter. Two from NZ Spars and Rigging on their involvement with Ross and Campbell Field's Global Ocean Race Leg 1 winner, Buckley Systems. Ross Field explains why they ran with the Birkenhead based company. And the second is how a Melbourne sailor upgraded his soft alloy spar to a carbon model from NZ Spars and rigging, flew it to the boat and went out and won his first race with the new kit.
|Endeavour under goes sea trials, Auckland with a new set of Southern Spars |
The splendid J-class yacht Endeavour is occasionally seen out on the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf, as she undergoes sea trials following a major refit, part of which is being fitted with a new set of spars from Southern Spars and a North Sailing inventory. We have the story and initial pictures of one of the world's classic yachts. We understand that she is so new, that as of last weekend her owner had not yet seen her in the flesh, so to speak. Hopefully we will have more images in the weeks to come.
Many have heard of Victor Kovalenko - the now Australian based coach who has backed the winners of 13 470 world championship winners and eight Olympc medal winners in the 470 class. In this edition we feature a profile with the Russian born coach, who never quite made it to the Olympics, but certainly put his stamp on the five ring event as a coach for two nations.
|Pro-Am Race day during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Alicante stopover. Camper - Team NZ Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race |
On Tuesday, Sail-World set a new world record for online sailing media with the biggest ever newsletter - sent to a massive 115,000 subscribers as part of our coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race. Compare that to our previous record of 55,000 sent for the 2008 Olympics and you can gauge the impact the web is having on sailing.
Oh, and we didn't use our full mailing list either. That will come into play for the 2012 Olympics and will have about 140,000 subscribed sailing fans!
If you haven't yet signed up as a volunteer for the Auckland Stopover for the Volvo Ocean race - do it now. Story in this issue has all the details.
We are scaling back our coverage of the Rena Disaster. To date we have run all the daily bulletins and images, but will now only run news from the Rena when there are new developments, and significant photos - of which there are a few in the latest story in this edition. They can be expanded to full screen and are spectacular in their weird and sad way.
|Celebrations for Buckley Systems - winner Leg 1, Global Ocean Race 2011 Global Ocean Race|
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