Sail-World New Zealand: 1 September 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 1 September 2011
|2011 Optimist Worlds - Napier New Zealand |
New Zealand's Waka Racing have got off to a slow start in the first day of the World Match Racing Tour being sailed at the picturesque St Moritz on Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland. Helmed by Phil Robertson, Waka Racing lie in 9th place overall in the 12 crew fleet.
We have a report on the first day's racing in this edition of Sail-World, along with a video preview of the regatta from Waka Racing.
The World Match Racing Tour has launched a new e-zine or digital online magazine. We have links in this newsletter so you can get your copy. It contains a mix of text, images and video. Don't miss the story in the use of catamarans in match racing where several of the experienced hands in the America's Cup and Match Racing scene comment on the what they have seen in the first round of the America's Cup World Series.
|Ian Williams in imperious form during qualifying at St Moritz Match Race Loris von Siebenthal/St Moritz Match Race |
As Brad Butterworth notes the real test will be whether catamarans are used in the 35th America's Cup. Download the e-zine - it's free - and read the full story for yourself and catch the rest of the match racing news and some excellent videos.
The next round of the America's Cup World Series gets underway in just nine and a bit days. We have a brief introduction in the this edition, plus a video. As yet there is no announcement of a new skipper for the China Team, although there have been some developments with former helmsman, Mitch Booth.
|Wind Warrior Regatta - North Sails is on this Friday 2 September at 3.30pm |
Don't forget North Sails are staging their Wind Warrior Regatta tomorrow, Friday afternoon, 2 September. There's details in this edition of Sail-World. Usually they get 40 competitors for this event, which is sailed in the NW corner of the Viaduct Harbour. So even if you aren't competing - get down to the Viaduct and have a look at some the rock-stars of the sailing scene do battle on a level playing field. Entry details are in this edition.
From San Francisco we have a report from the NZ Techno Windsurfer team - submitted using our online story and image submission system - see the links at the bottom of this editorial.
|Plymouth, venue for the second round of the America's Cup World Series, the teams are based in the Brittany ferry terminal at the top of the shot. Americas Cup Media |
We clicked over a significant milestone with the story and image submission system, today with the receipt of our 500th story from our New Zealand reporting 'network'. This facility is a great opportunity for clubs, sailors and events to get their name, activities and sponsors up in lights in the largest single sports website in New Zealand.
We had another very good month for readership last month, just short of our July record - and once again came within an ace of reaching the 500,000 visits mark worldwide. About 200,000 unique visitors open a story on Sail-World each month, and we estimate that about double that number of visitors read the headlines and story introductions on the front page each month.
|Grand Prix Beaulieu-sur-Mer Decision 35 - Training day Chris Schmid / Eyemage Media Schmid - Copyright|
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|International 14 World Championships at Weymouth preview |
Artemis International 14 World Championships - With 68 entries to date, including teams from Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, Italy, Germany, France and the UK, the event promises to provide a spectacle both on and off the water. Two times defending World Champion, Archie Massey and crew Dan Wilsdon, will be looking to take an unprecedented third World Title, in the tough seven race series.... [more]
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|Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica returns to base after 2000nm Qualifier |
The Spanish Volvo Ocean race entry, Telefonica, is back at the pontoon of her training base at Sanxenxo, in Pontevedra, Spain. At 17:30 local time the Spanish boat skippered by Iker Martínez, with the entire crew on board, completed the almost one thousand mile climb up the Atlantic from the team's offshore base at Marina Rubicón, in Lanzarote, to the one in Sanxenxo, Northern Spain. This is where... [more]
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|Navigating A Blue 'Silk Road' - China Team CEO at Cascais |
It's apparent that of all the projects in a diverse portfolio of investments ranging from information technology, renewable energy, and health care, to real estate, consumer products and entertainment, he is most proud of China Team, contending for the 34th America's Cup. Behind that pride, though, is a passion for the sea and a pursuit much larger, deeper and more personal... [more]
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