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America's Cup: Larry Ellison checks out Oracle Team USA's AC72 *Feature By Sail-World, 10:33 AM Thu 14 Mar 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA's Larry Ellison took time out to visit Pier 80 with members of the shore and sailing crew, and get aboard the AC72. Team photographer Guilain Grenier was on hand to catch the occasion. ...
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America's Cup - Oracle's James Spithill tells it like it is!! (Pt 2) *Feature By Rob Kothe, 3:14 PM Tue 12 Mar 2013 GMT
Oracle skipper, James Spithill is a straight talking Australian. Sail-world interviewed the America´s Cup winning skipper last week.In Part I of this interview Spithill detailed the progress of the Oracle USA team and made some blunt comments about Emirates Team New Zealand. There is more of the same in Part II. ...
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America's Cup update with Oracle helm James Spithill (part 1) *Feature By Rob Kothe, 3:07 PM Mon 11 Mar 2013 GMT
Oracle skipper and helm, James Spithill is a straight talking Australian. Sail-world interviewed him at length last week. Some of his observations were predictable and diplomatic but others less so and there is obviously some needle between Oracle USA and the Team New Zealand already. ...
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OKI 24 hour Race: Action on the Airodock *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:31 AM Sun 10 Mar 2013 GMT
Although the action on the water might have been a little quiet at times, the Lancer Airodock certainly got a work out - both as a swimming platform, and for the crew changes on the competing Lasers. Sail-World's camera caught some of the action an hour or so before the race end. ...
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America's Cup: AC72 at Takapuna Beach - the Start and first Reach *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:32 PM Fri 8 Mar 2013 GMT
Two challengers for the 34th America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa, had several practice racing sessions off Takapuna Beach, in a fresh offshore breeze. Sail-World captured the action ...
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Put us on your Android *Feature By The Sail-World.com Team, 5:07 PM Tue 5 Mar 2013 GMT
Recently Sail-World provided instructions on how to add icons to our bookmarked websites onto the Iphone and Ipad home screens. Now we would like to extend this information by adding to our how to list. Here is how to add icons to Android mobiles. ...
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Why annoy Media, if you want their help? Don't use PDF for e-PR *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:36 PM Tue 5 Mar 2013 GMT
Why annoy the Media, if you want their help? Do NOT use PDF's for Electronic Press Releases. When events, clubs and organisations send out media releases, it’s presumably because they want media publications to use their content. ...
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Boat Shows - Provide touch and feel and world-wide exposure *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 1:19 PM Sun 17 Feb 2013 GMT
In less than two weeks the world’s largest dinghy boat show, the RYA Dinghy Show will open at London’s Alexandra Palace. On Saturday and Sunday March 2nd and 3rd some 200 exhibitors will be showing their wares to the walk in audience. But many will consider there is an Elephant in the Room – the Internet. ...
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JJ Giltinan 18 footers - Will Iain Murray´s latest wrinkle win? *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 1:27 PM Sat 16 Feb 2013 GMT
Iain Murray, the Big fella arrived on the 18 footer scene in the mid 1970´s as a skinny 17 year old, with Color 7, he won six JJ Giltinan Trophy´s in a row from 1977 onwards, after making major changes to the 1976 design of his boat which revolutionised the 18 footer scene. ...
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Yamaha provides 25 years of reliable power for Emirates Team NZ *Feature By Mike Rose, 2:47 AM Thu 14 Feb 2013 GMT
Yamaha has, for 25 years, provided the powerful, reliable chase boat engines that have supported New Zealand America’s Cup campaigns. For all of those years, Yamaha’s vastly experienced technical manager, Hugh Stewart, has ensured that all of those engines run flawlessly. ...
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America's Cup: On the Hauraki Gulf for ETNZ's new AC72 - More images *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:24 AM Tue 12 Feb 2013 GMT
Sail-World' s Richard Gladwell was on the water today for the first sail of the team's second generation AC72, launched on February 4, 2013. Here's the second gallery of images of the 72ft catamran sailing for the frist time in a light seabreeeze of less than 8kts. ...
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America's Cup: A good first day on the Hauraki Gulf for new AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 5:16 AM Tue 12 Feb 2013 GMT
Sail-World' s Richard Gladwell was on the water today for the first sail of the team's second generation AC72, launched on February 4, 2013. ...
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA foils again in San Francisco *Feature By Sail-World, 7:44 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA's rebuilt AC72, USA-17, has sailed for two days in San Francisco, and the team have released some images and video showing her in foiling mode. Some changes have clearly been made to the boat - most obvious being removal of the former steering system, now replaced with a wheel, the same as Emirates Team NZ. ...
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America's Cup: Nick Holroyd looks at AC72 design concepts and rivals *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:42 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealands's Technical Director, Nick Holroyd talks about the changes that have been made to the latest AC72 for the team, and gives his thoughts on what is being seen of the teams now sailing in San Francisco. This video features many still images to illustrate the design nuances of the AC72, and in many ways this video is a primer on AC72 design thinking and concepts. ...
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Kevin Shoebridge looks shoreside *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:23 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
In past America's Cups, the shore and support crews have been very much an unseen force. But in the 34th America's Cup - while they are still largely unseen - the dependence of the team on their skills and dedication has never been more crucial. In this video interview, on the occasion on Emirates Team NZ's christening of their second AC72 catamaran, Chief Operating Officer for the team, Kevin ...
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America's Cup: Dean Barker talks about the sailing side of NZA *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:12 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's skipper, Dean Barker discussed the sailing issues and program with the teams new AC72, New Zealand Aotearoa. Surprisingly he reveals that the team only have 13 sailors, and that they will be announcing a 'First Eleven' from that group. For most teams that would not even be a viable reserve bench. Who is the backup skipper? ...
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Southern Cross Cup – a new TP52 game begins *Feature By John Curnow, 7:43 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
From Friday, February 8, something not quite seen in Australia before will take place. It is a new Grand Prix if you will, and fittingly the first round of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup is to take place in the home of the Formula One GP, Melbourne. ...
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America's Cup: Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 2:38 AM Mon 4 Feb 2013 GMT
Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction. The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland confirmed as a stopover for two editions *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 11:44 PM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
Auckland has been confirmed as a stopover for two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The announcement was made at a media function attended by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean race organisation, the Mayor of Auckland and representatives from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. The NZD$5.5million event fee has been funded jointly by Auckland Council and the NZ Government. ...
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Nick Egnot-Johnson wins Auckland Optimist title by big margin *Feature By Sail-World, 8:58 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
Fresh sea breezes once again greeted the 140 boat fleet contesting the two Auckland Optimist Championships being sailed off Wakatere Boating Club, on Auckland's North Shore. Overnight leader Nick Egnot-Johnson (Murray's Bay) won the regatta, with a very comfortable 23 point margin over Leonard Takahasi-Fry ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship (Festival of Sails) – The Business *Feature By John Curnow, 11:47 PM Sun 27 Jan 2013 GMT
The business of determining winners and conducting race management is complete at the Audi IRC Australian Championships. Part of Victoria’s Festival of Sails at Geelong, the whole regatta has been blessed with good winds, sunshine, festivities and laughter, much to the delight of event management. ...
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IRC National Championship at the Festival of Sails – Deep Purple *Feature By John Curnow, 6:55 AM Thu 24 Jan 2013 GMT
You know – smoke on the water. As a direct result of the bushfires raging across a lot of Southeastern Australia, smoke and that real BBQ flavour permeated just about everything as we sat in Geelong waiting for racing to begin. ...
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Images of the Waitemata: 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 2 - Big breezes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:02 AM Sun 20 Jan 2013 GMT
Racing on Day 2 of the NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals was cancelled today on the back of a weather forecast of winds averaging 25kts, gusting 35kts for the afternoon. Grey skies in the morning gave way to a beautiful day in the afternoon, and some of the top crews went out for some practice ahead of the JJ Giltinan Series in Australia, next February. ...
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Images from the Waitemata: NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:46 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...
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Images from the Waitemata: 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 7:34 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...
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