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 11 May 2011
 


Sail-World New Zealand: 11 May 2011

Moneyshot Pied Piper NZ titles  Cathy Vercoe
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 11 May 2011

The fallout from the International Sailing Federation's decision to drop all keelboats from the 2016 Olympic Events slate has been rather muted, however at least one player, Andrew Campbell, the 2008 US Olympic representative in the Mens Singlehander (Laser) made the switch to the Mens Keelboat (Star) - only to find that he will be on a one cycle Olympic campaign.

We have his commentary on the matter in this edition of Sail-World.

Emirates Team NZ has set off on their 2000nm qualifying voyage from the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race. In this edition we have a wrap up on their highly successful ports tour, and have a couple of videos from that event as well - including some on board footage.

Tomorrow through to Sunday will see the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show running in Auckland. This is claimed to be the largest boat show in New Zealand and certainly has something for everyone.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker visits the CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand VO70 yacht during it's visit to Lyttelton. Pictured here left to right Dean Barker, Bob Parker, Chris Nicholson and Kevin Shoebridge. 7/5/2011  Emirates Team NZ

The weekend's weather looks a little bleak - ideal time for fossicking around the Boat Show. You can see the main attractions by clicking here or peruse the entire show guide by clicking here

Tom Ashley and Dave Robertson before the Medal Race - SOF Hyeres 2011 - ISAF World Cup Tour  Georgia Schofield

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Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show starts Thursday - Show Guide download here
Hutchwilco Boat Show Media,
Have you made sure you have a day booked in your diary to spend at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. Better do it now! And then download the show guide to plan your visit before you arrive. You can find the people and products you need to see and then take a look at the rest.... [more]
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New Optimists and Lasers for OSAF Championships, Aitutaki, July 2011
Anne Tierney,
New Optimists and Lasers are on the way for OSAF Youth Championships, Aitutaki, July 2011. 1022 new Optimists have been bought, 12 by Rarotonga Sailing Club and 10 by the Aitutaki Sailing Club. All are targeted to be used for the Championships and then by each of the Clubs.... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - 47 and no signs of slowing
Barby MacGowan,
With San Francisco receiving extra attention from sailing fans courtesy of the America's Cup, it comes as no surprise that the Bay will be bustling with additional activity this fall when the 2011 Rolex Big Boat Series gets underway.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: CAMPER sails on 2000-mile qualifier + Video
Emirates Team NZ media,
The Volvo Ocean Race yacht CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand sailed this morning from Lyttelton on a 2000-nautical mile voyage to qualify for the Volvo Ocean Race. Wrapping up successful shakedown voyage off the east coast on New Zealand, which included visits and public open days at five ports, the 70ft yacht and crew of 11 are now in 'race mode'.... [more]
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Images of Hyeres: NZL Sailing Team in the Medal Race
Georgia Schofield,
NZL Yachting Trust New Zealand Youth Team member, Georgia Schofield competed in the recent ISAF World Cup round in Hyeres and was on the water for the Medal races, involving NZL Sailing Team members in the Mens Windsurfer (RS:X), Mens Singlehander (Laser), Womens Singlehander (Laser Radial), Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Fnn) and Mens Doublehander (470). These are her images of the day:... [more]
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Pied Piper Intergalactic Race Report
Max Hawkes,
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Race Management had a tough job on their hands getting 6 races done on a day where the breeze couldn't decide if it was Arthur or Martha. After each race the start line and Top marks had to be reset in order to get a true windward leeward race done and RO Peter Stewart and his team served up a Gold medal winning performance getting all six starts away with minimum delay... [more]
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RC44 Austria Cup Practice day - No Way Back
RC44 Class Association,
Practice day at the RC44 Cup in Austria bought some beautiful sunshine for the 13 competing teams, but little in the way of wind. Under the stunning backdrop of Lake Traunsee, the teams did manage to complete the ‘Grand Prix of Gmunden' practice race, with No Way Back crossing the line first.... [more]
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Olympic Garda Eurolymp 2011 - Olympic classes rule the waves
Elena Giolai,
From tomorrow Wednesday 11th May to Sunday 15th May ( with medal races for each class) the Olympic classes will rule the waves on Upper Lake Garda with the Olympic Garda Eurolymp 2011.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour teams primed for action
World Match Racing Tour,
The long awaited start to the 2011 World Match Racing Tour is nearly over as the twelve teams competing in Match Race France took to the water at Yacht Club Pointe Rouge in Marseille on Practice Day where conditions look favourable for a week of enthralling match racing.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skippers competing for sustainability prize
Velux 5 Oceans,
For the final sustainability theme of the Velux 5 Oceans, the skippers will focus on their race environment and the lengths they go to to be green on the oceans.... [more]
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2016 Olympics: The Shooting of the Star
Andrew Campbell, Campbellsailing.com,
In what seems like yet another major oversight by the ISAF Council, the two keelboat classes: the Olympic Star and the Women's Match Race formats were both dropped from the next Games in 2016 in Rio. This happens to some class or another every time there is a vote for classes at the Olympics.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Dalton's Crusade + Video
Anendra Singh, Hawkes Bay Today,
Clad in his signature seafaring jacket, Grant Dalton sat in the foyer of the majestic Napier Sailing Club with Emirates Team New Zealand media wallah Warren Douglas. Considering it's the day after the big flood in Hawke's Bay, a road block and detour near the Port of Napier along the Marine Parade meant I was running half an hour late.... [more]
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Virtual Regatta Around Australia Record still going ahead as planned
Ian Thomson,
Whilst the actual Around Australia World Record on Brindabella has been postponed, the virtual regatta version will go ahead with a start at 1000 EST on Wednesday 11th May. To sign up visit www.virtualregatta.com You can break a world record online, compete against your mates or create a syndicate for your boat and race other boats.... [more]
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Census time for fish and habitats on New Zealand's continental shelf
NIWA,
NIWA's latest voyage of discovery will examine the expansive continental shelf around New Zealand looking for our biodiversity hotspots.... [more]
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Gitana 11 sets new reference time for around Belle-Île
Gitana-team,
Gitana 11, the maxi-trimaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild took part in the fourth edition of the Tour de Belle-Île this Saturday 7 May.... [more]
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ISAF Nations Cup 2011 Regional Final Oceania at CYCA
Jennifer Crooks,
ISAF Nations Cup 2011 Regional Final Oceania. Three teams representing Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia will compete in the open division, with three teams from Australia, New Zealand and Japan competing in the Women's division.... [more]
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MarineBusiness-World.com Pavilion at Sanctuary Cove 2011
Jeni Bone,
At 50 metres wide x 100 metres deep, and housing 109 exhibitors over four days, the MarineBusiness-World.com Pavilion will be a sight to behold.... [more]
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Fitzroy Yachts NZ triumphs at the World Superyacht Awards
Media Services,
Fitzroy Yachts have enjoyed a very successful night at the sixth annual World Superyacht Awards, taking out two Neptune Awards for the superlative sailing superyacht, Zefira.... [more]
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American Windsurfing Tour Santa Cruz action shots by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson images,
The American Windsurfing Tour visited Santa Cruz, May 5th to 8th and photographer Eric Simonson took these great action shots on day 2 of the event.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 9 - Media Trials Update
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 02 May 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour skipper Bruni learning from past mistakes
World Match Racing Tour,
World Match Racing Tour skipper Francesco Bruni admits that he needs to learn from the mistakes of 2010. 'It was our first season as Tour Card Holders so we gained a lot of experience and we are ready for this year.'... [more]
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RYA Sail for Gold Heritage Exhibition - Share your memories
Emma Slater,
RYA Sail for Gold Heritage Exhibition is calling for photos and memorabilia from Olympic and Paralympic Games of the past... [more]
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Round the Island Race 2011 entries update
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
It is really inspiring to read about those dedicated people who pledge the resources - commitment to the cause, knowledge and time being the most valuable assets - required to restore an old boat to its former glory. I've taken a closer look at a couple of examples in this selection of some more recent entries to this year's 80th Anniversary Round the Island Race taking place on 25th June.... [more]
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Williams and Team GAC Pindar prepared for 2011 World Match Racing Tour
Ian Williams,
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) starts this week at Match Race France in Marseille and Team GAC Pindar are the best prepared that we have been since 2008. We have done two warm up regattas, the Congressional Cup in March and last week's Open de Espana.... [more]
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America's Cup: First glimpse of new TV package from Media Trials
Richard Gladwell,
The first video images from the America's Cup Media Trials have been released, showing clips from the much vaunted enhanced television coverage. A key part of the new offering will be the on-screen virtual lines overlaid to show laylines, which boat ahead and behind and by what margin, and other on-screen information.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Hooligan to compete
Rob Mundle,
A 28-year dream of winning the Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week may be realised for Sydney yachtsman Marcus Blackmore in August following confirmation he will be entering his all-conquering TP52 class racer, Hooligan, in the great regatta.... [more]
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Finn UK National Championships win to Rob McMillan
Robert Deaves,
The Finn UK National Championships at Christchurch Sailing Club ended in fine style with two fantastic races in near perfect conditions in Christchurch Bay.... [more]
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Nespresso Cup emphatic victories on final day
Julie Royer,
The second edition of the Nespresso Cup came to a conclusion today in Portofino with Andrea Recordati's Indio delivering a near emphatic victory in the Overall Division.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket 2 Sea Trialing—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Editorial... [more]
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ISAF saved from chaos, when it all came down to a single vote
www.sail-world.com,
Extracts from Andy Rice's latest Sailjuice expose. ' It all came down to one vote. In a tense face-off around the ISAF Council table, the 37 members voted in favour of keeping skiffs on the Olympic sailing roster, at the expense of the keelboats.'... [more]
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