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Sail-World New Zealand: June 19, 2012

The Team Sanya shore crew work on repairing delamination from the hull of the boat, in the Volvo Ocean Race village in Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for June 19, 2012

We are pleased to be able to announce the launch of a new website aimed at New Zealand recreational boating, and water sports.

The site has been under development for two weeks and is now live.

NZ Boating-World or www.nzboating-world.com will complement other sites in our portfolio. It is planned to overlap their edges giving the most comprehensive coverage of the boating media scene. Some stories will appear on more than one site, but not often.

For some time it has been apparent to us, that it is editorially difficult to spread too wide in the specialist titles, without compromising the essential character of the sites which are attracting record numbers of viewers.

We believe that NZBoating-World.com will allow us to cover all aspects of boating, not otherwise covered, and recreational boating in particular.

Team Korea have formally entered the 34th America's Cup pictured here at the America's Cup World Series Naples 2012  Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com©

In addition we will be able to cover other water sports such as rowing, kiteboarding, stand up paddling. One of the difficulties we experience is that there are a lot of water sports about which there are good stories, but which don't fit easily into the other sites. NZBoating-World.com solves this issue.

Water safety and boating education will also have a significant and important presence.

NZBoating-World.com will also allow us to give better coverage of NZ cruising stories, reflecting the unique character of this aspect of New Zealand life and the opportunities and experiences it offers.

Magnum 111,GBR 39 - RORC IRC National Championship 2012  Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

At the same time we will be sharpening the focus of the Fishing and Powerboating sites, and adding more NZ specific content to these sites.

For advertisers www.nzboating-world,com will offer the best option to advertise online. As we note elsewhere, to sell to sailors and boaties, your have to advertise where the sailors and boaties are.

In New Zealand, Sail-World.com is the most popular single sports website (that's all sports, not just sailing). That gives us the ability to drive traffic to advertiser websites, and run stories about our advertisers and their products.

Rowing will be one of the sports featured in NZBoating-World.com  worldrowing.com

There has been a lot of talk of late about the impact that the online media is having on the print and traditional media. The same is happening in business – the longer you leave getting an internet presence that works for you, the worse it is going to be further down the track.

Even from our own statistics, we know that just 18 months ago only 3% of those who came to Sail-World used the Safari browser. Now it is 25%. Why? Because Safari is the only web-browser available on Apple iPhones and iPads – and that is how significant numbers of viewers are accessing Sail-World. We have increased our readership from an average of 450,000 visits per month to 650,000 visits – or an increase of 200,000 per month in that same period. So there is no doubt about where the trend is headed.

The only question for non-advertisers is how long are you going to leave it, before you catch the online bus? Quite a few have already gone by ...

Our new website is still in an embryonic state. We don't believe in the Big Bang approach, and are currently building content, finding news sources, and generally finding our feet – all live and online. We'd appreciate your feedback, of course.

Ross 930's racing in front of the Chelsea Sugarworks, on the Upper Auckland Harbour, Ponsonby Cruising Club Winter Series  

NZBoating-World.com will have all the features of our other sites – a weekly newsletter, and the ability to run text, images, video, audio and graphics all in the one story – allowing an interactive online reading and entertainment experience.

Our online contribution form will also be enabled, so you can submit your stories and images. This is the best way of receiving material from our perspective, and it takes just a few seconds to load at our end.

Franziska Goltz (Kiel) took the lead in the olympic Laser class - Kieler Woche 2012  www.segel-bilder.de
Many thanks to those who have supported Sail-World over the years – as contributors, readers and advertisers, we believe that www.nzboating-world.com will add significantly to the New Zealand marine media experience.

Good sailing and happy boating!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

nzeditor@sail-world.com

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Rainbow 2 goes into action soon after the start of Race 4 in the 1969 One Ton Cup off Heligoland, Germany. The large overlapping genoa and small main were encouraged by the rating rule of the time.  




America's Cup: Fourth Challenger pays Entry Fee for Louis Vuitton Cup
Richard Gladwell,
Team Korea has paid its entry fee for next year's Louis Vuitton Cup (America's Cup Challenger Series) hitting another important milestone on the road to San Francisco in 2013. This marks the first time a team from Korea has challenged for the America's Cup.... [more]
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Record number of Ross 930's take part in Ponsonby CC Winter Series
Trubi,
A record of 13 Ross 930's raced together in their own division on Sunday, in the Ponsonby Cruising Club Winter Series The distinction between standard and modified boats has now been dropped, ensuring larger fleets. In yesterday's conditions it was hard to tell the difference between the two types.... [more]
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Classics: Rainbow II's journey home begins
Alan Sefton,
Rainbow II has started her long journey home to New Zealand where she is scheduled to arrive on 24 July, 2012. Chris Bouzaid's 36ft Sparkman & Stephens design that, in the mid to late 1960s, launched New Zealand into international offshore racing, has been moved from Bermuda, her home for the last 45 years, to New Jersey on the eastern seaboard of the United States.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Boats allowed to haul - but at a points cost
Sail-World,
Rulings by the International Jury on Monday night mean that Abu Dhabi and Team Telefónica will each have to accept a two point penalty if they chose to haul their boats out of the water for repairs. Similarly, overall race leaders Groupama will be docked two points if they opt to lower their mast for repairs. Telefonica has also had a request declined in respect of replacement of her rudders.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams on full lookout
Isabel Hokken,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet has hit the infamous fog around the Grand Banks, Newfoundland in the North Atlantic. The air is damp, skies are grey and visibility for most of the day has been less than 100 yards according to reports from the Clipper Race skippers.... [more]
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Tonga Wrecking: Tuesday PM update - Searchers stay overnight on Late
Sail-World,
Tuesday 1600hrs: A party of nine searchers will spend the night on the island of Late, west of Vava'u, Tonga, with the land-based search continuing tomorrow for two men missing since their yacht, Navillus, was wrecked last Thursday night.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 19, 2012 - Elections come and go
Collinson FX,
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The Bol d'Or from the inside
Jean Philippe Jobé,
The Bol d'Or is one of the most popular inland races in the world. It is Saturday morning, we leave the harbour early so we avoid the crowd on the first starting line of the monohulls.... [more]
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Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies' qualifying phase underway
Vendée Globe,
The Vendée Globe 2012-2013 gets underway from Les Sables d'Olonne on November 10, 2012. With less than 150 days to go before the race starts, skippers are busy preparing for the race. In order to be officially authorized to be at the start, they have to validate their registration through a qualifying phase.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Awaiting the jury decision + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Telefónica and Abu Dhabi have made formal requests for permission to take their boats out of the water for repairs and Groupama have requested permission to unstep their mast to work on it. Under the rules of the race, the teams are prohibited from craning their boats ashore during the Lorient stopover, meaning any repairs must be carried out afloat.... [more]
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Water Safety: Waterwise invited to be an Aquatic Partner
NZBoating-World,
Waterwise had its beginnings in April 1980 on the shores of Lake Pupuke, Auckland, during a school-working bee. There are now four Waterwise centres in North Shore City catering for in excess of 5000 pupils per year. One centre in Rodney, three in Auckland with two more being developed, and a number in varying forms throughout N.Z. Waterwise is now operating in the USA and enquires have been rec... [more]
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Sailors are online – is your advertising?
Brendan Maxwell,
London Olympics 2012, America's Cup 2013, Sydney Boat Show, Sydney Gold Coast, Brisbane to Keppel. Airlie Beach Race Week, Hamilton Island Race Week, Magnetic Island Race Week, Short Ocean Racing Regatta, Monsoon Cup, Kings Cup, Rolex Regatta, Sydney to Hobart Race, Sail Sydney, Sail Melbourne, Festival of Sail Geelong, Sydney Harbour Regatta. What will these events have in common? Sail-Wor... [more]
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Fairfax Media revolution brings Internet migration into focus
Jeni Bone,
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Volvo Ocean Race - We won't give up says Puma's skipper
Volvo Ocean Race,
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Kiel Week - Stormy day 3 action
Kieler Woche,
Kiel Week - On day three of Kieler Woche, weather conditions on the race courses of the Olympic classes and the One Designs were hard to predict. After just one race, head of the organizing committee, Jobst Richter (Kiel Yacht Club), had to stop the races at noon because of a small thunder cell with strong winds that was approaching the Kiel Fjord faster than predicted.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Seabiscuit skipper successfully evacuated
John Rousmaniere,
In the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, intense efforts on the part of many people came to a satisfying conclusion before dawn on June 18 when an ill sailor was evacuated from the competing yacht Seabiscuit. Assisting in this demanding exercise were a medical doctor, men and women standing radio watch, the skippers of several vessels, and the Bermuda Government Office charged with rescuing mariners... [more]
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US Sailing partners with St. Petersburg for National Youth Match Race
Dave Perry,
US Sailing has partnered with the St. Petersburg Yacht Club to organize the 2012 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event to be held on June 20-24, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The event, founded by the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, is the third running of the Rose Cup... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blasting and wipe-outs in the Atlantic Storm - Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
A North Atlantic storm during Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 wreaked havoc on the fleet but provided powerful winds that saw race speed records fall and boats averaging over 30 knots on multiple stretches. Features all the major high-speed action including Telefonica's rudder breaking wipe-outs... [more]
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PWA Catalunya World Cup - Dunkerbeck victorious
Chris Yates,
The PWA Catalunya World Cup was an enormous success, with the stunning white sands of the Golf-de-Roses producing wind on every single day. By the end of the event, Bjorn Dunkerbeck had managed to win three out of the six eliminations completed, as the most decorated sailor in windsurfing history dominated the proceedings. This week though will stay in the mind of Julien Quentel... [more]
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Kiel Week - Germans pull ahead on day 2
Kieler Woche,
On the second day of Kieler Woche, the German Olympic starters took the leading roles. Three German crews, who will represent Germany at the Olympics in England, took the lead in their respective classes. After a false start on Saturday, Laser sailor Franziska Goltz from Kiel is number one just as well as Laser colleague Simon Grotelueschen from Kiel... [more]
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IRC National Championship - Strait Dealer victorious
Louay Habib,
On the final day of the 2012 RORC IRC National Championship, there was glorious sunshine and a moderate south-westerly breeze, a welcome change after two days of kite shredding conditions. The RORC Race Committee snapped off three tight windward leeward races in the eastern and central Solent, stress levels were high with several general recalls adding to the drama.... [more]
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Bol d'Or - Over 300 on start line
Paul Cayard,
More than 300 boats were on the starting line off the Societe Nautique de Geneva at 1000 yesterday for the 74th running of the Bol d'Or. It was a sunny day with Mont Blanc clearly visible, but there was little wind for the start. Artemis Racing was participating again this year with Torbjorn Tornqvist at the helm.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Final prizegiving in Les Sables d'Olonne
Oliver Dewar,
In the Global Ocean Race, separated momentarily from their Class40s, the teams attended the final, official event of the GOR 2011-12 in Les Sables d'Olonne and joined 150 guests at the event's prize giving held in the town's Salle Audubon on Boulevard Pasteur in the middle of Les Sable's old town on Saturday evening.... [more]
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52 Super Series - Quantum Racing top leaderboard
Jacaranda Marketing,
Audi Sardinia Cup 2012 - Ed Baird and the Quantum Racing Team put their renowned match race skills to best effect when they all but closed out regatta leaders Audi Azzurra Sailing Team on the start line of the final race, and so despatched the home favourites to a difficult fate.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race record smashed
Talbot Wilson,
The Newport Bermuda 635 mile race record has been smashed by George David's 90ft maxi Rambler, clipping a massive 14 hours off the previous best time set 10 years ago by Roy Disney's Pyewacket. The new record now stands at 39hr, 39 minutes, 18 seconds (subject to ratification) - an average speed of 16knots.... [more]
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