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Of foiling gybes, Aussies in Europe, the Northern series and more

by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team on 25 Jun 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand practice session with AC72, NZL5 on San Francisco Bay. 21/6/2013 Chris Cameron/ETNZ© http://www.chriscameron.co.nz
There is some great long view amateur video cam coming from San Francisco. The benchmark foiling gybes by the Kiwis on their flying billboard put them clearly ahead of their rivals. It’s clear that if the America´s Cup was raced tomorrow that Team New Zealand has the foiling control and maneuverability to win hands down. Now the on water pressure is squarely on Jimmy Spithill and his Oracle crew to close the gaps. The clock is ticking.

The mess that is the America´s Cup is headed for the New York Supreme Court, we predicted that two weeks ago and sadly we won´t be surprised to see that eventuate in the next few days.

But today there was a little aside as Stephen Barclay, CEO of America's Cup Events Authority commented on our story on the America's Cup Mediation published in Sail-World, to which the writer, Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell responded quite robustly. Read all about it.



The cream is rising… Great things have been expected of Australia´s Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin in the Nacra 17 Olympic class, they have been getting faster and faster regatta by regatta. They are atop the leader board after two days of racing at the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup in Kiel, Germany. Waterhouse and Darmanin will head into the finals series first overall after finishing with a win, a seventh and a second from Sunday’s three races.



Mark Buchbach's Stealth Raptor took out the inaugural Sports Boat Winter Nationals at the weekend's Sail Mooloolaba. Teri Dodd´s was on the water photographing the action. We are expecting great Sports Boat Racing at the Abell Point Airlie Beach Race Week in six weeks or so too.



The countdown is on for Queensland’s new premier Sailing event, Sail Townsville. Entries are flowing in for the event that will be held at the Strand August 24-September 3 2013.

Yachting Queensland is facilitating five events, ensuring this event caters for everyone from youth sailors, new or experienced Taser sailors to windsurfers.

• Kite Townsville Championships
• Queensland F18 State Championships
• Sail Townsville Open Dinghy Regatta
• North Queensland Youth Championships
• Queensland Tasar State Championships

Now if you are planning to head to NQ for the Season of Sailing do us all a favour register NOW at

www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au
www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au
www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

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