sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sail-World New Zealand: December 23, 2013 - Christmas round-up
Sail-World New Zealand: December 23, 2013 - Christmas round-up


'Giacomo (NZL) - CYC Trophy 2013, Sydney'    Andrea Francolini

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for December 23, 2013

While Rolex Sydney Hobart Race news will dominate Sail-World over the coming week, there is plenty of other sailing activity happening around the world, and we will try and provide some balance.

The fleet is now confirmed at 94 entries, bolstered by a 12 entry Clipper 70 fleet, as part of their race around the world, with another two of the older Clipper 68's competing.

Only one New Zealand yacht, Giacomo (Jim Delegat) is entered. The Volvo 70, and 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race winner is expected to give to the supermaxis a hurry up, but it will take exceptional conditions for her to win.

Several New Zealanders are sailing in the Sydney to Hobart, and we will do our best to maintain contact with them during the race.

Although the early predictions are for the race record to fall, our latest routing using Predictwind indicate that the record is safe at this stage. Further, the optimum routing indicates some quite radical navigation is required to achieve just the fastest route. The reality is that the race leaders do not deviate that much from the straight line course, for reason of the extra distance sailed, but will slide to either side to take advantage of the changing weather relative to the rest of the fleet and their nearest competitors.

Tom Addis and Stan Honey comparing notes on the long range weather forecast - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 -  Andrea Francolini   Click Here to view large photo

The major event on the 2014 sailing calendar for New Zealand will be the 2014 A-class Catamaran Worlds.

In this edition of Sail-World.com’s newsletter we carry the latest details of the entries, including confirmation that Emirates Team NZ’s Glenn Ashby will be competing along with several other team members – we are trying to find out the names.

Also competing will be Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – current World and European Champions in the 49er class, and winners of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup series in San Francisco.

Word is that some foiling versions of the 18ft Single handed catamaran will be sailing in the regatta.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup winning skipper, and current 49er World Champion, Peter Burling is one of the entries for the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds -  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget_©   Click Here to view large photo

There is rumour aplenty on the America’s Cup front, however little is really expected to materialise until the deadline for San Francisco to submit its proposals to stage the event are tendered to the Cup organisers.

That deadline is believed to be before Christmas, and at that point we will know if the most reluctant of Cup venues has its hand up for another round – date to be determined.

Currently the City’s Supes (Board of Supervisors) are trying to publicly digest a funding shortfall of $5.5million on the last event. With an election looming next year, and Larry Ellison not exactly being the favoured son of many amongst the City’s liberals, expect a couple of years of posturing.

Do we need a replay of the Supes’ antics from 2010-2012? No.

AC72 on the mooring at America’s Cup Park - the view from Coit Tower -  ACEA - Photo Abner Kingman ©  

Contrary to oft stated opinion, San Francisco is not the greatest sailing venue on the planet. By our calculation 40% of the scheduled races were delayed (beyond the same day) over the course of the 34th America’s Cup Regatta. That was largely due to some loopy wind limits at both ends of the scale – but that statistic doesn’t make San Francisco any better than a lot of other places in the world.

On its day the venue is a great sailing stadium, but not that great that the series could not be sailed elsewhere.

Another issue that will come to a head in the coming months will be the topic of a nationality clause in the future America’s Cup. Around that is the dearth of US sailing talent coming through at an Olympic and Youth level.

Most of the developed sailing countries do not have this issue. New Zealand being a notable case in point, and it is good to see the new move for Oceanbridge Sail Auckland with the travel grants for $2,000 each being offered to top Youth sailors in the event.

This is similar to the Olympicsail that used to be staged off Takapuna, offering similar grants to Olympic class winners – and was one of the reasons why New Zealand sailors rose to ascendency on the 1980’s, winning three medals at each of the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and another four in 1992. Politics saw the event moved to other venues. It died a lingering death, and New Zealand yachting was the poorer for it.

29er - Day 4, Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2013 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Putting some needle into the local competition lifts standards. Putting some cash (or near cash) on the finish line is a good way of putting and edge into the racing – and hopefully the move by Oceanbridge will have the same effect to that of Olympicsail almost 30 years ago.

A significant milestone was reached last Friday, with the e-Book on the 34th America’s Cup reaching its funding deadline. We have a couple of stories on this project in this newsletter. It is significant for the fact that the knockers who predicted the project would never fly, had to eat their words. Secondly it gets some independent coverage of the event into the market – and something that can be read online, rather than the normal coffee table book.

In this edition, we feature links to one extract of the type of material that has been developed – with a look and a think. Having been on the water for the race in question, the example provides a new view of what happened, and what could have happened – providing a different insight to the battle which had so many enthralled.

Finally a very Merry Christmas to all our readers and supporters – we hope you have enjoyed our coverage over the past year, and look forward to the start of yet another busy period come Boxing Day.

Matt Allen is hoping his latest Ichi Ban will deliver an overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart -  © Andrea Francolini Photography   Click Here to view large photo
Stay tuned to Sail-World.com/nz website for all the latest news.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

sailworldnzl@gmail.com

Send your news and images directly to Sail-World by clicking here

To subscribe a friend to Sail-World's FREE newsletter click here


If you are a potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston at nzsales@sail-world.com

If you wish to come off our mailing list please click the unsubscribe button on this newsletter, or drop a line to deletesailworld@gmail.com, giving the email address that appears at the top of your newsletter. Or, if you want to contact Richard Gladwell directly email: sailworldnzl@gmail.com or call (649) 489 9267

Stay up with the latest sailing news, as it happens, on our website www.sail-world.com/nz

On the pace: Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, Wild Oats XI, shows an impressive turn of speed in Bass Strait. - Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 -  © Rolex - Carlo Borlenghi   Click Here to view large photo


Supermaxi Anthony Bell’s 'Perpetual Loyal' - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013 -  Howard Wright -IMAGE Professional Photography ©  


by .

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117802

2:18 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial NZ

Related News Stories:

27 Feb 2013  America's Cup: The Beginning of the End
30 Jan 2013  America's Cup: The End of the Beginning
28 Dec 2012  America's Cup: Thirty days on the AC72 clock
10 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 12
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 11
08 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 10
07 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics News - Day 8
26 Sep 2008  Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL
26 Sep 2008  Editorial: Joining up the dots in the Cup Game
14 Jul 2008  Editorial:OneAustralia revisited
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






























































Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT