sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sail-World New Zealand: January 12, 2013 - The AC intrigue continues
Sail-World New Zealand: January 12, 2013 - The AC intrigue continues


'Wild rides - 12ft Skiff Interdominions, Day 5, Worser Bay, Wellington, NZ'    Garrick Cameron ©    Click Here to view large photo

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for January 12, 2014

Despite having ended over three months ago , the 34th America’s Cup still pulls the headlines, with major features being run in NZ newspapers, and with the International Sailing Federation, running its own five part series between Gary Jobson and Jimmy Spithill.

Jobson is an America’s Cup winner (back in 1977), an America’s Cup commentator and also an ISAF Vice President – so this is more than just another interview with another journalist.

:
Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand - Race 16 -  Luna Rossa - Carlo Borlenghi ©   Click Here to view large photo

As time goes on a few more cats get released from the bag, and a few interesting points come out of the ISAF series which we feature in this edition. Here’s one short extract:

'Now the physical changes, what did we do? We re-turned the wing a little bit so we basically, we powered up the bottom flaps a little bit more. That's , I guess, the equivalent of really just powering up your mainsail or setting your mast up to just put some more shape there. Essentially dropping some rig aft in your boat. The other thing we did was take off the long spine, the bowsprit I guess you could call it. That was aggressive because if we had any light air races, which we had a couple, and if we had taken that off, we were lost. Plain and simple.

The Code Zero sail which is a lot like a genniker for the sailors in here, we basically need about nine or 10 knots plus to not need that. So we'd just foil them downwind, get on the jib and the apparent wind would just drag you down to a deeper angle. But it was like a 6 or 7 hour job and often we would make the call at midnight based on weather modelling. It was a huge amount of pressure for our weather team and for all of us to take on. And we were making this call at 6:00am. But it made a difference.


America’s Cup final - Oracle Team USA -  Luna Rossa - Carlo Borlenghi ©   Click Here to view large photo

Little has been heard to date from the Emirates Team NZ side. But in this newsletter we feature an interview with team coach, Rod Davis, who looks at some of the factors and errors made by the Challenger, and also what he sees coming down the track for the 35th America’s Cup. Here’s a couple of extracts

'The major mistake that I see in the campaign was letting the world know we were foiling way too early. From a Sponsor, Press and Public point of view it was a coup, but for the big picture and winning the Cup, it was a liability' he says.

Davis discounts the notion that regardless of Emirates Team NZ’s first foil-borne flypast up the Waitemata Harbour, and subsequent foiling with TVNZ on board, the other teams, with their spy and surveillance programs, would have spotted the foiling AC72 anyway.

'They didn’t know the extent of it, however. We could have kept the extent of it a lot quieter.'

'It wouldn’t have happened in the Russell Coutts' era of Team New Zealand. In 2000, they changed bows out on the water, out of sight of spies, so nobody knew they were doing it,' he recalls.


L to R: BAR team members Paul Goodison, Sir Ben Ainslie and Matt Cornwell stand in front of the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 at the London Boat Show 2014, ExCeL, London. -  onEdition ©   Click Here to view large photo

For the last couple of days we have been reading an advance copy of 'Winging It', the first book to be published after the 34th America’s cup.

We’ll be publishing a review on this, once we have a full copy. But it is very much from the American perspective, and a must buy for all the new fans of the America’s Cup, as it describes the intricacies of the event going right back to the first race in 1852.

One of the interesting aspects of the book is its coverage of the development of the AC72 rule, and the various options were looked at and decisions made – and then long-time Cup fans can reflect on how those impacted on the final outcome of the regatta.

But while most commentators have focus on what happened at the end of the regatta, the key factor is just how Oracle Team USA got the time they did to effect the changes to turn the regatta around. By our calculations racing only took place as scheduled on just six of the 15 race days, making the 34th America's Cup one the worst, if not the worst to be affected by weather and winds exceeding wind limits.

Matt Stevens and Emma Berry (NZL) 12ft Skiff Interdominions, Day 4, Worser Bay, Wellington, NZ -  Garrick Cameron ©   Click Here to view large photo

The 12ft skiff class are about as far away from the America’s Cup class rules as you can get – the Ultimate Box Rule – 12ft long and almost anything goes.

The class has been staging its Interdominion Championship at Worser Bay, Wellington over the past week. New Zealand crews took the top three placings. Alex Vallings and Fraser Brown winning the overall title and the Silasec Trophy, after winning two races on the final day. The top Australian crew, Nick Press and Tim Barraclough finished a very close fourth – just one point out of third. Four Australian crews finished in the top ten – so while the New Zealanders won the Brooke Trophy for teams points, it was a good regatta – with the ANZAC skiffie spirit still burning strongly.

Suffice to say the 12fters provide some of the most spectacular images seen on the interweb and they certainly obliged at Worser Bay as Wellington turned on the breeze – as only Wellington can do. Catch several galleries of great images from Garrick Cameron in this edition.

Alex Valling and Fraser Brown - C-Tech - 12ft Skiff Interdominions, Day 5, Worser Bay, Wellington, NZ -  Garrick Cameron ©   Click Here to view large photo

We don’t have a final report as yet, but have put together the information and results as best we can, please stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for the contest wrap, when it comes available.

At Tauranga, the most historic trophies in junior sailing, the Tanner and Tauranga Cups have been sailed. We have reports on both series in this edition.

Wakatere Boating Club’s Kate Stewart, has become just the third ever female winner of the Tauranga Cup.

Kate Stewart (Wakatere Boating Club) winner of the 2014 Tauranga Cup. -    

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

Sydney, Australia will host the final Act of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series on 11-14 December. -  Andrea Francolini   Click Here to view large photo

Anna Tunnicliffe leaps for her coach just after winning the Gold Medal in Qingdao - the twice Rolex Sailor of the Year has announced her retirement from Olympic campaigning -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


No trapeze and they are a displacement vessel, but it does not stop this keen sailor! - Gant Portsea Cup -  Alex McKinnon ©  


by .

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118319

6:56 AM Sun 12 Jan 2014GMT


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





















































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,














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
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
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   


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