Sail-World New Zealand: 22 September 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 22 September 2011
|Nitro Drennan and co. working the Boat X downhill. - Etchells Entire Winter Series Alex McKinnon|
The pot continues to bubble on the vexed issue of blocking of America's Cup World Series web coverage into New Zealand.
There is a lot going on behind the scenes, and we hope to have more to report towards the end of the week/weekend NZT.
In the meantime we have pinned the story with all the seven of the full daily commentaries so that as these are unblocked, NZ fans can see what you have missed.
We've also added some new clips - the crash and burn and carnage always seems bring out the mildly curious side in us. They're unblocked and ready to view (Well they were last time we looked!)
|Emirates Team NZ trails Oracle Racing - ACWS, Plymouth on Sunday. Ben Gladwell |
While some of the America's Cup World series teams may think they are scrabbling for money, they are not a patch on what is still happening in Christchurch as the City, and sailors in particular, try to get back on their feet for the new sailing season.
Many of the young sailors need money if they are to continue to do any more than just club racing - which is also severely impacted.
We are in the early stages of discussions with people on the ground in Christchurch and are hoping to divert funds and donations through the Mander Trust, a body which is well-established and best placed to handle requests and distribute funds.
|Emirates Team NZ in delicate flight, ACWS, Cascais Bob Greiser/Outside Images |
With Club Opening Days coming up, one idea is for sailors to donate a gold coin for Christchurch. That way everyone can help and the load is not substantial.
We're not out to raise millions - but a few thousand dollars would not go astray at present.
We'll have more on this project. But in the meantime if every club can take it on themselves to do some fund raising in their own way and push the money through quickly to the Mander Trust, the Red and Blacks will never forget you.
Again we'll have more on this in Sail-World in the near future.
We all now how stoic Cantabrians can be in the face of adversity.
Well the time for being stoic is over - let's help.
|Pleasant Point Yacht Club under demolition. Christchurch Press |
Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition, particularly those using our online submission and image loading facility which can be accessed by clicking here
Send your news and images directly to Sail-World by clicking here
To subscribe a friend to Sail-World's FREE newsletter click here
If you wish to come off our mailing list please click the unsubscribe button on this newsletter, or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (649) 489 9267
Stay up with the latest sailing news, as it happens, on our website www.sail-world.com/nz
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
|Follow Sail-World on Twitter|
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HERE to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
or take off list
If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser