Sail-World New Zealand: 13 September 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 13 September 2011
|Philip Koster arched back loop - PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup 2011 Day 1 PWA World Tour |
In this newsletter edition of Sail-World.com we continue our coverage of the second round in the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth, England.
We are covering the event each day on our website www.sail-world.com
Go to www.sail-world.com to get the updates of each day of the regatta - which resumes Wednesday night or early hours of Thursday morning (NZT).
Day 2 was marked by strong winds and the most ferocious racing that the AC45's have experienced to date. There were three capsizes - most of which is on the replay video - see story on this edition.
|11/09/2011 - Plymouth (UK) - 34th America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Racing Day 2 - - America's Cup World Series, Plymouth England Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com |
At the media conference, we filed an online question about the top speed of the AC45 to Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, who responded that it was around 26-27kts.
That seemed to be the top of the performance envelope on Sunday. Not answered in the media conference was the second part of the question - as to the most tricky point of sailing for the AC45. We had the answer to that on Sunday - as the 45ft catamarans buried both bows back to the main beam as they accelerated around the windward mark and headed downwind.
|RP PLY2D2 3456 - - America's Cup World Series, Plymouth England Ricardo Pinto |
Same answer to the question in the speed trial when we saw capsizes and spin-outs - even by the top competitors when the pressure of a gust became to much for them. Oracle skipper, James Spithill performed a spectacular spin-out and recovery during the speed trial - again see it in the replay.
There's more crew changes coming in the teams, with Oracle Racing announcing a shuffling of their pack - and the introduction of a second Australian helmsman.
|Darren Bundock (left) and Glenn Ashby return to the ramp in Qingdao, China after winning the Silver medal in the Tornado class at the 2008 Olympic Regatta Richard Gladwell|
On Thursday, the Auckland International Boat Show gets underway, timed to take advantage of the crowds of fans attending the Rugby World Cup.
In this edition of Sail-World we have several stories of points of interest at the show and will be running more in the lead up to the great event, and will be running more stories and photos during the show itself.
|Audi Azzurra Sailing Team - Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy 2011 Ian Roman/Audi MedCup ©|
Internet connection permitting, we'll be having replay coverage of each day's racing from the America's Cup World Series at the Sail-World.com stand at the Auckland International Boat Show - and will take in the final days of this event.
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|Spithill spins out Speed trial - Day 2 - America's Cup World Series, Plymouth - Day 2 Ricardo Pinto |
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