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 20 Jul 2014
 


Aussies exit America's Cup...Bronze for Kiwis in Youth Worlds

NZ SL-16 crew - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for July 20, 2014

The Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club, has given notice of their intention to resign as Challenger of record for the 35th America's Cup.

In itself, that is not a disaster for the America's Cup. CoR's come and go, and in any event, they exit the scene when they are eliminated during the course of the racing.

The real downside for the 35th America's Cup is that a good team has elected to opt out, reducing the field to five announced Challengers, at this stage.

The Oatley family must be given credit for realising that the America's Cup, the way it is currently structured, is beyond them.

Team Australia AC45 - Sydney, Australia   Andrea Francolini

Many will also be quick to point the finger at them saying they were masters of their own demise, when HIYC signed off on the Protocol. However, one gets the impression that for all the Oatley's good intentions to change the America's Cup, they had gotten tired of negotiating with Russell Coutts and his America's Cup Events Authority.

After the HIYC announcement the spotlight has shifted in Coutts' direction, with many questioning just where the whole America's Cup is headed?

It is not unusual for the Challengers to be at loggerheads with the Defender, in fact, it would be a strange America's Cup if that were not the case.

But this is something else again.

Where is the Americas Cup headed?  Carlo Borlenghi/Luna Rossa©

In this edition we feature an interview with Team Australia's Iain Murray as to why HIYC and the Oatley family pulled the pin on their America's Cup campaign, before the entry window had closed.

Time will tell if Coutts and ACEA are on the right path. The strong indications right now are that they are not.

As Iain Murray says at the end of the interview: 'I think it is time for all the parties of interest, Defenders and Challengers, to all work together for the best outcome.'

Coutts and ACEA must start working with the Challengers to make a viable 35th America's Cup.

It looks like being an interesting week or three.

NZ SL-16 crew - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds

The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team have placed 10th in the Nations Cup - a trophy for overall team points at the ISAF Youth Worlds.

The New Zealand 29er crew of Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie won the Bronze Medal in the 29er skiff. Two other crews finished in the top eight overall.

It is a not a good result for New Zealand, but the Youth Worlds can be a fickle event. In previous years, the New Zealand results have been good, and few would quibble with the team selections.

We have reports from each day of the Youth Worlds in this edition.

Several of the competitors are staying in Europe to compete in other regattas, and their performances will be followed with interest.

Tears of joy - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds

New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot had a very close call on his return from Europe, after competing in several regattas as he builds towards the 2016 Olympics.

After being advised that the flight on which he had booked his seat was over-sold, he was one of a group of 20-30 who were juggled between the flight on which they were booked, and the ill-fated MH17 which was downed in a missile attack.

We carry Michael's story in this edition along with a couple of TV interviews he gave on his return to Auckland.

Somehow what might or might not happen with the America's Cup, or how the Youth team performed, seems irrelevant in comparison.

2014 Panerai British Classic Week  © Ingrid Abery
Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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RSX Girls - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds

Day3, Melges 32 European Championshp 2014 - Synergy GT  Carlo Borlenghi ©

Justyna Sniady - 2014 PWA Pozo World Cup / Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival  © Carter/pwaworldtour.com




America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal
Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America's Cup was only made in the last 48 hours. 'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC's comfort zone... [more]
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Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner
Sail-World,
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany.... [more]
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America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz,
Although no public announcement has been made, several sources spoken to by Sail-World have confirmed that Hamilton Island Yacht Club have with drawn from the 35th America's Cup and relinquished their position as Challenger of Record.... [more]
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NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er
Jodie Bakewell-White,
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances. The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland
Collinson FX,
July 19, 2014: Equity markets regained some of the lost ground overnight to close the week on a high. The shock and horror of the plane crash overshadowed the Israeli escalation of the crises with a ground invasion. Commodities were generally lower, but this failed to deter investors, with the AUD moving towards 0.9400 and the KIWI approaching 0.8700.... [more]
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2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Nancy Mellon,
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
Chris Yates,
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners' and losers' finals remain in the women's fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
ISAF,
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated.... [more]
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Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
International Melges 32 Class Association,
With just one more day of racing scheduled in Riva Del Garda at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima remains in first place overall, extending his lead by two more points.... [more]
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2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
Dave Perry,
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger's withdrawal from the 35th America's Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is. When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America's Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills.... [more]
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America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
Sophie Baker,
Official statement issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which has decided not proceed with its Challenge. The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup upon the completion of the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco in 2013.... [more]
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French 420s: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving
Rob Burn,
Rob Burn reports from the final day of the French 420 Nationals: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving..... Or how to build a roof rack to carry a 420 dinghy on a Fiat van when your transport turns to custard and your have 11 hours drive ahead of you.... [more]
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NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Three in top ten at ISAF Youth Worlds
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Going into the final day of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships three of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are within the top ten of their fleet with our 29er crew in good shape for a podium finish. Ian Neely, Team Manager says; 'I think the majority of the team had their best races today, it was good to see the guys doing well after a tough week.'... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video
ISAF,
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth.... [more]
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Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video
Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada.... [more]
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OK Dinghy European Championship - Fleet heads for Steinhude
Robert Deaves,
An unprecedented entry of 116 have registered for the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championships, which is due to start this weekend at Steinhude, Germany. The OK Dinghy European Championship is only traditionally held when the World Championship is outside Europe.... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week - New Zealand entry takes numbers to 100
Tracey Johnstone,
The New Zealand boat Bullrush is the 100th entry in this year's Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014.... [more]
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