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Editorial:OneAustralia revisited

'Crew of the TP52 CAM trying to save the boat before sinking'    © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo

Welcome to the Monday edition of Sail-World.Com/NZ's newsletter

News that the Spanish TP52 CAM had sunk off Valencia, bought back memories of the OneAustralia catastrophe, in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Cup.

CAM sank close to the Valencia coast after sustaining hull damage and she sank within 10-15 minutes, Fortunately plenty of help was at hand and fortunately there was no injury or loss of life.

CAM has now sank in about 25 metres of water and now lies with her mast protruding above the surface of the Mediterranean.

In this issue we have a short report translated, from Spanish, and images of the event which fortunately happens very rarely in yacht racing.

The Olympic regatta gets underway in just over three weeks. The lates reports from Qingdao have it that the algae and weed issue is easing.

Just in are images taken on the beach at Qingdao, yesterday. Previously, we had reports from Dan Slater (NZL) runner up in the 2008 Finn Gold Cup that the algae islands had largely gone. But instead the sailing water was infested with hair like algae which stuck to foils, and made speed testing impossible.

Additionally the fog reduced visibility to 75 meters, with a GPS unit being essential to find their way back to the Olympic harbor. Earlier reports from the US 470 Womens crew of Sarah Mergenthaler and Amanda Clark, told a similar story of heavily reduced visibility.

However the latest images show a golden sand beach with clear skies and light winds. So who really knows - the sailors or the life guards?

In just over three weeks time, on the 9th August, the Olympic regatta itself will be underway, and the true situation will be better able to be assessed.

Sail-World will be producing a daily Olympic newsletter going to a subscriber base of over 56,000 readers around the world. The format of the newsletter will be similar to last year's highly successful America's Cup edition, published at the end of each race day.

Make sure your friends are on the mail list for this free newsletter, produced by four journalists and photographers at the Olympic venue, plus others by registering here?nid=46448.

For advertisers, there is still the opportunity to be involved with this publication by contacting nzsales@sail-world.com


In Denmark, the ISAF Volvo Youth Worlds are well underway, with 60 countries taking part.

New Zealand sailors could be described as being delicately poised in the regatta, meaning that if some of the crews in fourth and fifth overall are able to lift their game, then medals are definitely in the offing.

Equally, it is very common to drop focus at this crucial point of the regatta and turn what was into a medal opportunity into just another, middle-order, regatta result.

Multihull action from the 2008 ISAF Volvo Youth Worlds -  onEdition ©?nid=46448   Click Here to view large photo


One of the innovations of the regatta is being able to view the racing live via Live Tracking?nid=46448.

Although we haven't checked the system, we are assured that it does work, and you can follow all races and positions at each mark, speed, direction etc. The only issue is that you need to stay up until 10.30 pm (NZT) to watch the racing finishing at 1.00 (local time in Denmark).

Currently we are away on a short skiing holiday. Back up to full speed, later in the week.

Good Sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor




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