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 03 Jun 2013
 

Of America´s Cup, Etchells in Oz, Samui and offshore multihulls

Emirates Team NZ training May 29, 2013  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©
The America's Cup has got back into gear in San Francisco, with the first sailings for Challengers Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand, and the Defender Oracle Team USA has now resumed sailing.

So far there is still no answer to the question as to who is the fastest. We have been analysing video closely and have some ideas as to where the teams are strong, and not so good. But it is a work in progress as the team are obviously working hard on those weaknesses.

Over the last few days we have published a host of videos. The ones we pay most attention to are the Amateur-video - because they show long sailing sequences without heavy editing, which are a feature of the teams' videos which are produced to sell the sizzle rather than the steak.

Luna Rossa with Oracle Team USA17 astern - San Francisco, May 23, 2013  Erik Simonson/ pressure-drop.us ©

Similarly with images from both amateur and team sources.

Currently the challengers are continuing with their program from Auckland - a mix of straight line sailing and speed development. With Emirates Team NZ we are seeing a little more unsteadiness from what occurred in New Zealand. Whether that is a reflection on the puffy wind conditions, or testing new daggerboards, other developments and techniques, who knows? Their's to know, ours to find out. To help you find out - look at the videos and start picking the differences between the boats.

One thing that Emirates Team NZ have been doing very impressively, is the first reach of the America's Cup course - hitting the mark with speed, and doing beautiful carving gybes, with minimal speed loss during the gybe. The one mark rounding to go upwind is equally impressive. No foiling gybes have been seen - yet.

In the video we have seen, Oracle Team USA are only straight lining, their speed looks excellent. Stability excellent. A way better performance than we saw with the first boat, which struggled to get foiling properly,and then couldn't stay up in the air. The crashes back into the water might have made great photos, but they were not good for speed.

Spinnakers on day 2 of the 2012 ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship   ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Media

Etchells Australasian Winter titles - World Champions set for battle. The Australasian Etchells Winter Championship which will be sailed off Mooloolaba from June 6-9th 2013 is shaping up to be one of the toughest in its 17 year history.

There will be around 40 one design Etchells yachts fighting it out, on the offshore Mooloolaba course over the Queen's birthday weekend, with three past and current Etchells World Champions in the fleet. The Sail-World team will be on the water in Mooloolaba as it has been for the last six years. More in this newsletter.

Ichi Ban (foreground) and El Coyote battling it out in IRC 2  Samuipics.com

The just finished Samui regatta provided some triumphs for Australian sailors with Matt Allen´s Ichi Ban winning nine races in a row in IRC division 2. It has been much closer in the 40 foot division in Asia, now amongst the hottest on the world stage and the Australian built Sydney GTS 43 is emerging as a very competitive design with two or even three more likely to join the Asian fleets.

TeamVodafoneSailing  Richard Gladwell ©

On the New Zealand scene the 2014 Auckland to Bluff Race, is gaining momentum. So far there are eight inquiries or entries, with four of those coming from Australia.

Team Australia  Jane Austin

Most significant of the Australian entries/enquiries is that of Sean Langman in the ORMA 60, Team Australia. Langman´s 60ft multihull, built to the same rule as the well-known New Zealand boat TeamVodafoneSailing recently smashed the Sydney Hobart passage time and she can potentially add some real interest to the Kiwi offshore race, particularly if she is joined by other large multihulls.

Because of strong weather conditions, especially in events like the Sydney to Hobart, multihulls are still not allowed to race alongside the monohull fleets in major Australian offshore events, and potentially the Auckland to Bluff Race could develop into the serious, and very spectacular offshore multihull event of the Southern Hemisphere.

And in a made for television moment Sir Ben Ainslie and his all British crew set a new race record aboard J.P.Morgan BAR in the J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round Island Race overnight.

2013 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race  Patrick Eden


Lots more news today with a busy sailing week ahead.


Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team



Etchells Australasian Winter titles - World Champions set for battle
Etchells Australasian Winter Championships Media,
The Australasian Etchells Winter Championship which will be sailed off Mooloolaba from June 6-9th 2013 is shaping up to be one of the toughest in its 17 year history... [more]
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The day that Round the Island Race records tumbled
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
In the Round the Island Race, Saturday 1st June was certainly a day to remember, a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie and his all-British crew aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, trounced the existing Round the Island Race multihull record, held for 12 years, by an impressive 16 minutes.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Richard wins again + video
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
The victory at Korea Match Cup has been once again claimed by Mathieu Ricahrd - after beating Taylor Canfield 2-0 in the Final. Attributing his win to great team work and mental resilience, Richard and his French team mates on GEFCO Match Racing Team looked very at home today on the KM36 keelboats racing in light to moderate breezes under bright blue skies.... [more]
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Auckland Fiji Race: Big trimaran finds breeze and takes second reef
Zoe Hawkins and Richard Gladwell,
The ORMA60 trimaran, TeamVodafonesailing has found the breeze in the Auckland Fiji Race. But the Ray Lodge designed and owned, Wild Card, leads fleet on handicap.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle's Spithill retrieved from San Francisco Bay
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Team USA's skipper has been retrieved from San Francisco Bay, after an incident on May 30. Initially it was rumoured that Spithill and tactician John Kostecki had both gone in the chilly water. However the information was unable to be corroborated... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72's in a big breeze - Am-Cam video from San Fran
Sail-World,
More Am-Cam from San Francisco, shot on May 30, 2013 local time shows Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team NZ. The videos seem to shot in winds that are quite gusty but in the 20kts range, judging by other boats sailing in the area. Emirates is practicing first reach and gybing manoeuvres, going around a mark gybing before heading on on what would be Leg 2 of an America's Cup course.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup - Crossing time zones to make the starting line
Jan Harley,
A number of teams that will take part in the NYYC Invitational Cup will cross numerous time zones to get to the starting line, but four – YC Argentino (Buenos Aires, ARG), the CYCA (Sydney, AUS), Royal Freshwater Bay YC (Perth, AUS) and Royal Prince Alfred YC (Newport, AUS) – also will, more notably, cross the equator in order to participate in the third edition of this Corinthian competition.... [more]
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Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show
Nancy Knudsen,
Do you know everything you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? In two full days, Saturday 3rd August and Sunday 4th August, at the Sydney International Boat Show, the inaugural Cruising Masterclass will be held. It is free on entry, but you MUST register as participation is limited.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to start and finish in London
Adriana Wright,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, setting sail on September 1, 2013, will start and finish in London. The fleet is expected to return in July 2014 after racing 40,000 miles and visiting 14 ports on six continents in the world's longest ocean race.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - Defending champion ousted + Video
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
In the Korea Match Cup, Bjorn Hansen was a hot favourite to win a third consecutive event, but today the Swedish skipper and his Ework Sailing Team narrowly missed the cut for the Quarter Finals. Hansen knew he needed to up his game from the previous days, and he did.... [more]
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A Tribute to Bart
America's Cup Media,
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died in the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9, 2013. His service will be held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle. This video pays tribute to Bart's many sailing achievements... [more]
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Sail Mooloolaba 2013 - Hot Fleet for Sports Boat Winter Nationals
Darren Spence,
A record fleet expected to exceed 25 boats is set to line up for the first ever Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) Winter National Titles being held in conjunction with Sail Mooloolaba over the weekend of June 22-23 offshore at Mooloolaba.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Women's 470 and Laser Radial images by Thom Touw
Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
Thom Touw was on the water at the Delta Lloyd Regatta to capture these images of the 470 Women's and Laser Radial action.... [more]
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NB Sailsports announces plans to support Optimist Race Team
Rob Mcmillan,
NB Sailsports are pleased to announce its plans to further support both the Optimist, Laser 4.7 and Radial Youth classes. At this stage we are inviting applicants from the Optimist class who may wish to join our team and participate in the Performance program.... [more]
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Sail For Gold Regatta 2013 - Final call for entries
Matt Carter,
Sailors still to enter the RYA's flagship, Sail for Gold Regatta 2013 are reminded they have up until midnight tomorrow (Friday 31 March) for entry.... [more]
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AC72's: Video, Video on the Bay, who was the quickest there, today?
Sail-World,
America's Cup: Some more outstanding Am-Cam video from San Francisco Bay, as Luna Rossa, Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA get put through their paces on Tuesday May 28 (local time).... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ blow through the new wind limits
Emirates Team NZ and Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand completed its fourth day sailing the AC72 on San Francisco Bay today in a wide range of breeze and conditions. The team ran through some training exercises and a couple laps of the America's Cup race course in what tactician Ray Davies described as 'near perfect conditions'.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Belcher and Ryan talk Medemblik action
Mat Belcher & Will Ryan,
The Delta Lloyd Regatta had another week of close racing and possibly one of the coldest weeks of racing either of us has competed in.The Regatta has finally come to an end. Despite the challenges of the weather conditions, and the use of another experimental racing format of a virtually 'winner takes all' medal race, we were once again able to put together a solid week to finish the event on top!... [more]
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Five to compete in Australian VX One Mid Winter Championships
Andrew York,
A fleet of five VX Ones will contest their first one design regatta in Australia over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, June 8, 9 and 10. All five boats on the eastern seaboard will sail in the regatta. Malcolm Thompson who owns a VX One in WA is also flying over for the event.... [more]
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