Sail-World New Zealand: 29 September 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 29 September 2011
|Phil Robertson - Waka Racing - Chicago Match Race CMRC - Chicago Match Race Center|
The New Zealand crew of Ross and Campbell Field are not having the Global Ocean Race all their own way as the six boat Class40 fleet have cleared Gibraltar and are heading down the African coast,
At the latest reports the Fields are locked in a match race with an Anglo/French Mixed crew aboard Campagne de France.
In this edition of Sail-World we carry the latest updates from the race, plus Campbell and Ross Field update from aboard Buckley Systems.
|Buckley Systems Ltd (BSL) in Palma - Global Ocean Race 2011-12 Global Ocean Race|
In Nice, South of France, Dean Barker is not having a good day at the 'office'. It's the first day of the Extreme 40's sailing in the Extreme Sailing Series. Coming fresh from the AC45's in the America's Cup World Series, Barker was expected to maybe show the Extreme 40 fleet a thing or two, but it was not to be.
We have a report from the first day of racing, plus Dean Barker's own comments. We'll be updating on Sail-World.com on each race day - so stay tuned
|Puma Racing - Sailing from Lanzarote to Alicante Puma Ocean Racing|
News just in from the Volvo Ocean Race:
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Mike Sanderson was rushed to hospital yesterday evening for an emergency appendicitis operation and now looks set to miss the qualifying leg in just over a week.
The skipper of Team Sanya said from his hospital bed in Alicante that his chances of participation in next Friday's (October 7) Volvo Ocean Race qualifying leg from the southern Spanish port are 'marginal'.
However, his participation in the race proper is not in doubt.
We'll carry the full story on www.sail-world.com - check for updates
|Mike Sanderson skipper of Team Sanya in the Volvo Ocean Race Oskar Kihlborg/Volvo Ocean Race |
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