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 02 Oct 2011
 


Sail-World New Zealand: 2 October 2011

Chuny under enormous pressure - Camper en route to Alicante - September 2011  Camper
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 2 October 2011

The leaders in the two man Global Ocean Race have been sailing in light to moderate airs as the pass by the Canarie Islands off the NW African coast.

The two lead boats Campagne de France and Buckley System have opened up a 150nm lead on the third boat - which makes it a bit of a procession. A gap of 20nm separates the two leading boats as they head towards the Cap Verde Islands.

We have daily reports in this edition of Sail-World together with a report from Ross and Campbell Field reporting from Buckley Systems.

Stellar line-up assemble in Alicante - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12  Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race

In just over four weeks the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race will get underway from Alicante, in this edition we preview the field of six very high quality teams from the five regions of the world, and all from different pedigrees and backgrounds.

This is a race that will be followed with great interest and will be a tremendous arm-wrestle.

For all the seriousness in professional sailing there is still plenty of opportunity for some fun. Don't miss the video of Camper/Emirates Team NZ crew member Rob Salthouse's attempts to catch a tuna en route to Alicante.

Fleet of the Extreme Sailing Series only 10 meters from the crowded beach in Nice. Extreme Sailing Series 2011 - Act 7. Nice. France.
  Lloyd Images ©

In Nice, south of France the Extreme Sailing Series is being sailed in light airs. Despite winning the last two America's Cup World Series, skipper Dean Barker has not been able to carry this success into the smaller heavier boat. In this Sail-World.com newsletter we carry reports from the van of the series, with one day left to sail.

Dean Barker has been providing daily reports on the racing, highlighting their frustration with the conditions. Welcome to the joys of stadium sailing.

From Plymouth, we have the latest in the America's Cup Uncovered series which covers an number of aspects of the series, including a look inside Emirates Team NZ.

On the charge - 34th America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Racing Day 1  Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com

For some time Emirates Team NZ have been engaged in a dispute with the America's Cup Organising Authority over the requirement for the twice America's Cup winners to redirect their website address to that of the America's Cup.com

Late in the week the New Zealand team announced a new social media site www.etnzblog.com it is a joint venture with their technology partners RD2 and Dell and is quite a spectacular site.

Ted Turner (middle) and Gary Jobson (sitting) reunite aboard American Eagle, overall winner at the 2011 12 Metre North American Championships  Billy Black

As the new season gets underway in New Zealand, this weekend and over the new few weeks, please don't forget the sailors of Christchurch, particularly the young sailors who need to keep their national campaigns going but find it hard to justify spending money on their sport that is needed for other things.

Please have a gold coin collection, and auction dinner or similar function and send the funds through to the Mander Yachting Trust, PO Box 19-733 Christchurch. Currently there are five teams from the Christchurch area trying to get to Kawau Island for the RNZYS Youth training Week in early December. They'd appreciate your help.

Tonky Frans sliping and sliding - PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam 2011  PWA World Tour

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 10 - World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
The America's Cup World Series Plymouth is drawing to a close, we follow the conclusion of the Match Racing Championships with Team Korea and GB Olympic hopeful Tom Daley. We'll also uncover the jet ski umpires and go behind the scenes with Emirates Team New Zealand, as the kiwis look to end their regatta on a high.... [more]
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Images from Plymouth: Best of the America's Cup World Series
Gilles Martin-Raget and Ricardo Pinto,
Top photographers Gilles Martin-Raget and Ricardo Pinto provide this galley of new images from the America's Cup World Series, Plymouth. Next round is in San Diego, starting on 12 November 2011... [more]
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Dean's Diary: It got lighter - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: Just when you thought it couldn't get any lighter it did! The day started well with an early start to take advantage of the morning drainage breeze. We raced in a dying 6-8 knot breeze but enough wind to be flying a hull at times.... [more]
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Canadian company takes over embattled NZ anchor manufacturer
Sail-World,
Embattled New Zealand anchor manufacturer, Rocna, has been acquired by a Canadian chain manufacturer Canada Metal Pacific of Vancouver. The new manufacturer is reported as having offered to replace and defective Rocna ground tackle anywhere in the world. Key Rocna personnel are being retained to assist with the transition and support ongoing activities.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2011 – A Challenging Night
Heaven Can Wait media,
For the last three Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour races, wind and rain have kept the sailors company. 2011 and it was Déjà vu all over again. A cold night, with a strong southerly change kicking in.... [more]
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Santa Maria Cup Women's Match Racing Championship Day 3
Susan Nahmias,
The Santa Maria Cup Women's Match Racing Championship taking place at Eastport Yacht Club has now completed the third day of racing. The morning time was plagued with light winds, causing several postponements. However, the breeze did fill in around 11:00, allowing the second flight of quarterfinal racing to begin... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 - Drama and nerves + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 is currently underway and on the penultimate day, the 11 Extreme 40 boats were out racing early to take advantage of the northerly gradient coming off the land. The fleet was set ‘open water' courses on the Bay of Angels in a good 9-10 knots of breeze.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Where's the wind gone?
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race (GOR) leaders worked down the eastern side of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, throughout Friday night, having opted to skirt the archipelago and leave the islands to starboard. At dusk, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France continued to lead after four days at the front of the fleet... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Race – The Dash
Heaven Can Wait media,
Line Honours in the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash was not decided until the last mile of the 28.5 nautical mile race this afternoon. The most surprising starts were from 2011 Moth World Champion and One Lap Dash record holder Nathan Outteridge and another of Australia's top Moth sailors Scott Babbage who were both caught on the wrong side of the line.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: More light stuff - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: A bit of Groundhog Day here in Nice. Again very light winds never getting above 5 knots with some big holes on the race course. Today was the first day of the Stadium Racing and with the course within 100m of the shore it is very tight.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Stellar line up assembles in Alicante + Video
Sail-World,
Volvo Ocean Race starts from Alicante, Spain in just under a month, where the most competitive line up to contest the event is assembling. After many months of preparation and training at their respective bases around the globe, six teams featuring the world's best sailors have converged on the Spanish port in the final countdown to the 39,000 nautical mile round the world race.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Close encounters with a dinosaur - Buckley Systems
Ross and Campbell Field,
Close racing, life on board, missing the Rugby World Cup and the latest celebration in the family! Check out the latest update from Ross and Campbell Field as they compete in the Global Ocean Race aboard Buckley Systems... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - No looking back for Abu Dhabi's Khalid
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race starts from Alicante, Spain next month. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's youngest sailor Adil Khalid will leave his wife and three-month-old son to become the first Emirati to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, but he says his wife doesn't mind. 'She's happy, everyone dreams about having a husband who is a sailor or football player or a famous guy in the country,' he said.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Wet and wild conditions + Video
Chicago Match Race Center,
Chicago Match Cup - A strong cold front coming through last night created gale-force winds and huge seas on Lake Michigan today, postponing racing at Navy Pier until the wind abated to a sailable 20-25 knots by mid-afternoon. Event managers decided to sail the top eight teams in a first-to-three point Quarter-Final round, with the TOM 28's providing exciting action for sailors and spectators alike... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper ready to race now, says Nicholson
Sail-World,
CAMPER skipper Chris Nicholson is so confident in his yacht and crew that he reckons they could start the Volvo Ocean Race today. 'We've had some amazingly harsh conditions in our sea trial and not had one complaint. You know whatever the race throws at us we're fairly well sorted.' The team have sailed more than 10,800 miles together and Nicholson says their Volvo Open 70 is 99 per cent rac... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Tuna fishing on Camper - Salty's big catch + Video
Sail-World,
Join the crew of Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ as multiple round the world racer and America's Cup sailor, Rob Salthouse catches his first ever tuna on the trip to Alicante. Or does he?... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - 30 days until start
Transat Jacques Vabre,
The fleet for the 10th Transat Jacques Vabre will answer the start gun at 1302hrs CET in one month's time. Among the 40 foot monohulls, activity is presently as varied as the different profiles across the fleet which spans full budget professional teams to amateur enthusiasts.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait – Sunrise 2011
Heaven Can Wait media,
The sixth annual Heaven Can Wait One lap Dash and 24 Hour Race starts in less than five hours, with a fleet of around 55 boats expected to face the starter's gun.... [more]
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WMRT Argo Gold Cup qualifying groups
Talbot Wilson,
The Argo Gold Cup – The match is on in Bermuda as the top three sailors on the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) head up the three groups for the qualifying ‘round robin' competition. The rest of the selections for each group were decided by the Argo Group Gold Cup Organizing Committee, including RBYC Commodore Peter Shrubb, event director Brian Billings, and Craig Mitchell, the Director of the WMRT.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 - Artemis Racing on top + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 is currently underway in Nice, France. Today marked the first day of ‘stadium' racing in which the leader board was reshuffled with Terry Hutchinson's Artemis Racing going from fifth place yesterday to first today, on the heels of winning four of the six races at the halfway point of the competition.... [more]
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12 Metre North American Championship victory for Ted Turner
Barby Macgowan,
The 12 Metre North America Championships were held in Newport, Rhode Island from the 23-25 September. This year, media mogul Ted Turner returned to the sport he mastered many decades ago when he helmed the iconic American Eagle, the 12 Metre he once owned and raced around the world.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 7 raises the bar
PWA,
The PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam proceeded with day seven of competition while the sun continued to shine down preventing the wind from building again, but it had little effect on the action as the freestylers raised the bar and broke the judge's scales in the third Reno World Cup tow-in freestyle competition.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Leaders reach the Canary Islands
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race duo Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire, at 17:00 GMT on Thursday, finally found some breeze following a day locked in a windless bubble 40 miles off Morocco. As the South African pair picked up speed to six knots, sailing Phesheya-Racing directly away from the African coast into stronger breeze to the west... [more]
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Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix preview
John Friend,
Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix aims to gather fast, non-Olympic classes including the A-Class and F18 catamarans, Devoti One, International Moth, 29erXX and the most recent invitees, the Musto Skiff. s part of the event the D-Ones are holding their first European Championship. As a first in the sailing world, the ‘boats' will be joined by kiteboards... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Pierre-Antoine Morvan at the top + Video
Chicago Match Race Center,
Chicago Match Cup - At fifth in the world rankings, top-seed Pierre-Antoine Morvan and his team have come through on top of the heap at the conclusion of Round Robin racing. But his climb to the top was not easy, as his eight wins was matched by eight wins earned by Phil Robertson and Keith Swinton, with tie-breaks determining them to be in second and third place, respectively... [more]
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Australian Yachting Awards finalists announced
Craig Heydon,
Australian Yachting Awards 2011 - Yachting Australia has announced the finalists with impressive achievements highlighted in all categories. The 2011 Australian Yachting Awards recognises outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing between August 16 2010 and August 31 2011 with the winners will be named at a dinner on Friday 28 October at Sydney's Luna Park.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Nothing extreme at Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: The second day here in Nice was slightly better for us. We managed to put together some good results and a couple of not so good but all in all much improved on yesterday.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ launches vibrant social media package
Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand has joined the social media age with the launch of its new blog .... www.etnzblog.com. The team has worked on the project with Dell Computers and Dallas, Texas, based RD2 Inc, an acknowledged international leader in social media development.... [more]
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Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year nominations open
Jan Harley,
With the sailing season winding down in northern latitudes comes the opportunity to recognize those U.S. sailors who have collected impressive regatta results at home and abroad in 2011. Starting Friday, September 30, 2011, US Sailing will accept nominations for its 2011 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference Meeting papers published online
ISAF,
The 2011 ISAF Annual Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 3-13 November and will bring together the ISAF Council, Committees and Commissions along with other leading figures from the sailing world to debate, discuss and decide upon the key issues in the sailing world.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya member steps down
Rachel Solon,
ISA Instructor Frankie Leonard who hails from Galway has announced that he has stepped down as the Media Crew Member for Team Sanya due to a recent bout of seasickness. Mike Sanderson, Team Sanya CEO and Skipper, announced yesterday with regret a change to the media crew member role following a decision to release Frankie Leonard from his duties.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 6 mingling with the stars
PWA,
The 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now comepleted day six in which thousands of spectators headed out to soak up the sun on the beach and mingle with the stars of the PWA. There was a very relaxed feeling to the sixth day of competition, due to the high pressure that is currently lingering over the majority of Europe, providing the last bout of summer before the winter sets in.... [more]
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RC44 Adris Cup day 2 no room for error + Video
Jo Grindley,
The Adris RC44 Cup fleet sailed under the backdrop of Rovinj's old town with the beautiful grand St. Euphemia Church towering above the start line. The fourteen teams competed in four great fleet races in the Croatian NW thermal ‘mistral' wind today.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet pushing though the confusion
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet welcomed a northerly breeze on Wednesday afternoon and are now on the move once again on the heels of a period spent stuck in light airs to the north-west of Rabat on the Moroccan coast. Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France held the lead by four miles, running along the West African continental shelf chased by Ross and Campbell with BSL... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Red Bull clings to lead after Day 2
Sail-World,
Austrian skipper, Roman Hagara, has retained his place at the top of the leaderboard for the second day of the Nice round of the Extreme Sailing Series. The action began in the morning with the 11 Extreme 40 teams sent out to race early to take advantage of the north-westerly gradient breeze from the land. Britain's three-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie, scored his first race win in Nice,... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Leg 2 - Fight to the finish
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12 – Derry-Londonderry has won the fight for fifth place after an intense battle with Qingdao that went right to the line. As they closed in on the finish in Table Bay after 3,300 miles of racing across the Atlantic, the two boats were matching each other mile for mile with Welcome to Yorkshire and New York hot on their heels.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya skipper Sanderson may miss qualifying leg
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'.... [more]
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