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Sail-World New Zealand: 18th April 2009

Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) are first through the scoring gate of Fernando de Noronha   Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race ©
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's NZ newsletter for 18th April 2009

In this issue we have another in our America's Cup 'Off the Record' series, looking at the some developments in Europe.

For those who enjoy the intrigue of the America's Cup, they are a good read, covering the erection of the assembly tent at the Alinghi building facility, a look at the design of the Defender, an update on the first Challenger/Defender meeting and Bruno Trouble.

Don't forget to make your entry in Sail-World's competition to Win a Laser, click on the link, or see the entry details button on the top right hand corner of the Sail-World website.

Louis Vuitton Pacific Series - Racing Day 2BMW ORACLE Racing vs China Team  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

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Launch of the Alinghi D35, by helicopter, in Villeneuve in preparation for Challenge Julius Baer which starts on May 8th on Lake Geneva   Carlo Borlenghi / Alinghi©

The first of the Volvo Ocean Race competitors have rounded the gate off Fernando, Brazil. We have pictures of Telefonica Blue rounding the landmark, at the end of a drag race from the start off Rio de Janeiro.

Graham Catley, North Sail's Hayden Whitburn and Riley Dean in full flight on the Waitemata harbour, training for the ANZAC regatta  

On the local scene, the Young 88 Nationals and Townson 32 Nationals will be sailed this weekend on the Waitemata. And starting on Thursday 23 April is the ANZAC regatta for 18ft skiffs with four competitors coming across from Australia - making a total fleet of 10 boats who will be racing from Thursday to Sunday.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


nzeditor@sail-world.com

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Roger Hall adds Waiuku Finn Veterans Champs win to a successful year
Alan Dawson,
The 23rd Waiuku Finn Veterans Champs held over Easter weekend 10-12 April 2009 was another great success with a very competitive 14 boat fleet and the full nine races sailed over the three days.... [more]


America's Cup - Off the Record - 17 April: The tent goes up
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. The situation as we hear it today runs something like this... [more]


Medal day as RYA Volvo Youth Nationals close at Largs
Karenza Morton,
Two-time class 29er National champion helm Bleddyn Mon added the RYA Youth National title to his trophy haul as he and crew Nick Redding struck gold at the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials. Other winners included - George Bowles, RS:X boys - Izzy Hamilton RS:X girls - Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton, 420 - Phillip Reynolds, Laser - Hannah Tilley, Radial and Oscar McVeigh boys Radial... [more]


Goodison returns to World Cup circuit in Hyeres
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
Sailors from over 50 nations are in France preparing for the start of the Semaine Olympique Française this weekend, the fourth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Amongst the star names featured for Hyeres is 2008 Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison, who is making his return to the Laser class after victory at Beijing last August... [more]


America's Cup Defender launches Décision 35 by chopper
Alinghi Media,
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Telefonica Blue first to Fernando Gate in Volvo Ocean Race
VOR Media,
Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) was first through the scoring gate of Fernando de Noronha at 19:58:56 GMT 16 April 2009, securing 4 points, on of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston... [more]


Slingsby back in Laser action in Hyères France
Corinne Rolland-McKenzie/Sail-World.com,
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Corinne Rolland-McKenzie,
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RYA Volvo Team GBR named for Buzios ISAF Youth Worlds
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LIzzie Ward,
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Rich Roberts,
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Dempsey lends nous to ISAF Youth Worlds selections
Karenza Morton,
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Volvo Fleet race for scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha
Volvo media,
Today it is pure boat speed and the ability of each crew to squeeze out the last ounce of performance that is making the difference as the Volvo fleet reaches towards the scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha at a steady 15 knots. The fleet is now clear of Recife on the Brazilian coast and sailing directly towards the western end of the scoring gate, 129 nm ahead.... [more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Ericsson 3 snaps top mast runner
Various Volvo Ocean Race Competitors,
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