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 22 May 2011
 


Sail-World New Zealand: 21 May 2011

Marine Business World Pavilion - Sanctuary Cove Boat Show   Christina Huntingdon
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 21 May 2011

Save for the Audi MedCup being sailed in Cascais, Portugal, the racing scene internationally and domestically is relatively quiet at present as both hemispheres transition between summer and winter.

We have the first three day's coverage of the TP52's in Cascais, with plenty of images. The AudiMed Cup was won but Emirates Team NZ for the past two years, however with their focus on the Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup they are not contesting the regatta this year and the search is on for a new champion.

One of the key point's of interest is the performance of the only owner/driver in the event, which has become dominated by professionals. Niklas Zennstrom, Swedish born, English resident, and perhaps better known for his exploits with the development of Skype, and subsequent sale, than for sailing, is helming his new boat in this year's circuit. Zennstrom's opening performances were indifferent, however he has just bounced back to win the 1.5pts scoring coastal race - and has maybe given others of his ilk some food for thought.

Stuart Alexander provides a brief profile of Niklas Zennstrom in this edition.

Ràn (SWE), the fleet race of the Cascais Trophy, Audi MedCup Circuit.   Chris Schmid / Eyemage Media Schmid

The AC45's have vacated the Waitemata Harbour, save for Emirates Team NZ.

Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled a still image picture show, posted on YouTube which is stunning for both it presentation and number of outstanding images. It's a must see, and something you can view more than once - maybe with your finger on the pause button on the second time around. There's a lot to take in - with a lot of shots and scenes that have never been seen previously.

In the local news in this edition we have a report on the Farr 727 Nationals, with some good photography from the multi-tasking Race Officer.

A tidy Overdraft - 2011 Farr 727 Nationals  Fendall Halliburton

Neil Deverell has updated the story on the Vudu 12ft catamaran aimed at Optimist sailors and upward, with several videos of the catamaran being sailed in a light to moderate breeze, including a pitchpole. It's a great performer.

We also have news of an International invitation regatta to be sailed ahead of the 2012 Optimist Worlds, to be staged at Napier, for those not fortunate to make the New Zealand team, this is a great opportunity to pitch up against some of the top international sailors as they build up for the World Championships.

Racing underway - 2011 CollinsonFX North Shore Freshwater Championships  Colin Preston

From Curacao, in the Caribbean, Laurence Carey, a NZ youth sailor reports from the IFCA Slalom World Championships. He placed a creditable seventh place in his first international event.

Container (GER), the fleet race of the Cascais Trophy, Audi MedCup Circuit.   Chris Schmid / Eyemage Media Schmid - Copyright

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Close racing in the 2011 Farr 727 Nationals
Jamie McLellan,
The 2011 Farr 727 Nationals saw some great racing in a wide range of conditions on Auckland Harbour. Whilst the number of entries was lower than previous years, the boats were all very competitive - leads changed frequently and all boats took turns at winning starts and leading around marks.... [more]
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Junior Training for the America's Cup + Video
Neil Deverell,
Three days ago we ran the story of a new catamaran design aimed at Optimist sailors. In an updated story we present three video clips of the Vudu sailing in the Bay of Islands. Intended for single handed sailing, ideally suited to teenagers who want to have some sailing fun, they can also be sailed by two younger children; or an adult.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Academy RS:X Youth Stopover Tour
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The Volvo Ocean Race Academy RS:X Youth Stopover Tour was announced by the RS:X Class Association and the Race Organisation, today from Alicante, Spain. The RS:X Youth Stopover Tour will be part of the Volvo Ocean Race Academy, a youth programme which will be in each of the ten host ports of the race. The RS:X Youth Stopover Tour will promote high-level youth windsurfing and also leave a legacy in... [more]
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Mr Skype brings new dimension to Audi MedCup racing
Richard Gladwell and Stuart Alexander,
Stuart Alexander, yachting correspondent for the English daily, The Independent caught up with the skipper of Rán after he had helmed the TP52 on the second day of the Audi MedCup circuit. He is the only owner-driver on the circuit - hopefully he will encourage other owners to reclaim the handlebars and put a new dimension on this event.... [more]
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Laurence Carey places 7th at IFCA Slalom World Championships, Curacao
Bruce Spedding,
Laurence Carey, New Zealand Youth Slalom Windsurfing Champion competed at the World Champs in Curacao in the Carribean. Despite wind conditions that did not live up to Curacao's reputation Laurence still managed to place a creditable seventh in his first international event and is keen to keep going. Support for his trip came from a number of sponsors, friends and the windsurfing community at larg... [more]
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RAYC announce 2012 Sail Noumea offshore rally and race event
Matt Woodley,
New Zealand's Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) is proud to announce the 2012 Sail Noumea offshore event in conjunction with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Cercle Nautique Caledonien. The three clubs have agreed to collaborate in the conduct of ocean races and passage cruise rallies from Auckland and Queensland to Noumea, with a post event cruise rally. Races will start from Auckland... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 18 May 2011
Yachting NZ,
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy Day 3 action by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this action packed gallery from Day 3 of the Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy in Portugal.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy Day 3 images
Audi MedCup photographers,
Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy image gallery from Day 3 of racing in Cascais, Portugal.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2011 What go you think? + Video
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week wants to hear from owners, skippers, crews and friends that in some way took part in Sailing Week 2011.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show interview with Carla Demaria
MarineBusiness-World.com,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show interview with Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts, Italy.... [more]
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PWA World Cup 2011 Ulsan - Awe inspiring action
Andrew Buchanan,
PWA World Cup 2011 Ulsan, in Korea was raced 14th to 20th May, has drawn to a conclusion after seven days of awe inspiring action and vehement slalom encounters.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 - Carveth and crew winners + Video
Katie Ashworth,
Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 resulted in wins for Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills and Emma Clarke (GBR). Carveth and his crew have sailed a stunning series of qualifying and finals races and have achieved victory in the 2011 Championship by a four point lead.... [more]
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Vice Admiral's Cup 2011 images from Ken Beken
Ken Beken images,
Vice Admiral's Cup 2011 event images by photographer Ken Becken.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Gutkowski closes in
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski has made up 100 miles in the last couple of days leaving a little over 50 miles separating him from first placed Brad Van Liew in the final ocean sprint... [more]
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Audi Medcup Cascais Trophy - Welcome the green machines
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi Medcup Cascais Trophy's 52 Series saw the newly launched green machine of Quantum Racing today proved that they are already well set in the straps for the season.... [more]
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New Protector designed for new America's Cup era
Mike Rose,
Rayglass Boats has released a new 10-metre Centre Console Protector, designed especially as a support boat for the new America's Cup fast wingsail catamarans. Rayglass Protectors have played a dominant role in every America's Cup regatta since 2000. They have been used as umpire, first aid and patrol boats and have proved very popular with both challenging and defending syndicates as both tow boat... [more]
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Maclaren new title sponsor for Team Tunnicliffe
Doug Metchick,
Maclaren is excited to announce its entry into global sailing sponsorship with the endorsement of three of the world's top sailors. The trio, led by Olympic Gold Medalist and US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe, had recently joined forces to create a world-class match racing team called Team Tunnicliffe. The Team will now be re-named Team Maclaren.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2011 full wrap video
Louay Habib,
Antigua Sailing Week 2011 full wrap video. An amazing week of racing in a fantastic location.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 sails over the hump - Video
Paul Larsen,
Here she comes! Vestas Sailrocket 2 sails over the 'hump' video... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy action by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this action packed gallery from the Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy in Portugal.... [more]
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NSW Maritime urges caution at coastal bar crossings
Neil Patchett,
NSW Maritime would like to remind surfers, windsurfers, kite boarders and kayakers to stay clear of boats that are navigating coastal bar crossings.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championships Video interviews with three GBR teams
SB3 World Championships,
Zhik SB3 World Championships video interviews with GBR 3047, Rob Gullan, Parkway Pirates, GBR 3042, Craig Burlton, Adam Heeley and Steve 'AB' White, Gill Race Team and GBR 3053, Geoff Carveth and Emma Clarke, Race Team Gill.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy - Fulfilling expectations
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Spain's Iberdrola Sailing Team fulfilled expectations in the new Soto Class 40. As for the TP52s, over four races there have now been four different winners. Quantum Racing's win in the second race was momentarily in jeopardy when two of their ultra-faired stanchions snapped, almost plunging their crew into the water.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Ulsan - Dunkerbeck to the fore
PWA,
PWA World Cup Ulsan saw Bjorn Dunkerbeck edge just ahead of Antoine Albeau to lead the men's standings by a fraction of a point. During that same time, Arrighetti furthered her lead by displaying more of her near flawless sailing on the penultimate day in Korea.... [more]
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week supported by Mount Gay Rum
Trish Jenkins,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week will be supported by Mount Gay Rum as the official ‘Regatta Rum'. There will be near 8,500 competitors sailing in around 1,000 vessels along with a number of visitors that will have the opportunity to enjoy ‘the rum that invented rum' which has a heritage dating back to 1705.... [more]
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Vice Admiral's Cup - Nip and tuck victories
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club,
The Vice Admiral's Cup 2011 will be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club from 13-15 May. The Cup will offer three amazing days of racing with a nice mix of windward, leeward, and round the cans courses for Class 0 (45 footers), Quarter Tonners and J109s.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans 24 hour speed record to Chris Stanmore-Major
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans British solo sailor Chris Stanmore-Major (CSM) has set the 24-hour speed record for the current edition of the solo round the world yacht race onboard his Eco 60 yacht Spartan... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy - Soto 40's debut in Europe
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit was a big day for the 52 Series fleet yesterday but today is an historic one for the Audi MedCup Circuit and for the S40 fleet as they contemplate their first races as a class in Europe.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Mar Mostro visits Miami
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race team Puma Ocean Racing has been on the water for three weeks now and has visited Miami, USA. Miami's stopover team celebrated the race's arrival in North America one year out with PUMA's Mar Mostro.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup continues - Star Class preview
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Sailing World Cup fifth regatta will be hosted in Medemblik, the Netherlands between 24th and 29th May. The ISAF Sailing World Cup 2010-2011 has seen some of the world's best fleet racing sailors, match racing sailors and paralympic sailors compete as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition which will be held in Weymouth, England... [more]
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OptiWorlds Update: NZ Invitational Regatta for Kiwis
Jodie Bakewell-White,
The 2012 Optimist Worlds Organizing Committee is planning an International Invitational Optimist Regatta to precede the start of the Optimist World Championships in Napier starting on 30 December this year. The two day regatta will run on the 28th and 29th of December and will be open to all the International sailors coming to compete in the Worlds.... [more]
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Glyn Charles Pursuit Race at HIYC this weekend
Gerald New,
The Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race will take place this Saturday 21 May, at Hayling Island Sailing Club.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy - Costly mistakes on day 1
Stuart Alexander,
A bumpy start had the analysers and debriefers working at full tilt after the first day's racing for Britain's new entry to the Audi MedCup, Niklas Zennström's Rán, posted a sixth and a fourth in tricky conditions. Both Zennström and his chief lieutenant, Tim Powell, who also trims the mainsheet, agreed that mistakes had been costly.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Richard returns
World Match Racing Tour,
Match Race Germany is the second event of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour and will be underway next week in Langenargen. This event marks Mathieu Richard's renewal of his quest to land the World Champion title that has eluded him to date.... [more]
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PWA World CUP Ulsan - Extending on fifth day
PWA,
Antoine Albeau and Valerie Arrighetti continue to be defiant and further extend their event leads on the fifth day of competition in the PWA World CUP Ulsan at Korea's Jinha beach.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 a true test of human endeavour
Trish Jenkins,
The Rolex Fastnet is more than just a race. When the British Isles weather conspires to deliver conditions typical of the time of year it becomes a true test of human endeavour. It is for this reason that the 608-nautical mile race consistently attracts a large and varied fleet... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup continues in Medemblik with Delta Lloyd Regatta
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Sailing World Cup has seen some of the world's best fleet racing sailors, match racing sailors and paralympic sailors compete as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition which will be held in Weymouth, England... [more]
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