Sail-World New Zealand: 31st July 2011
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 31st July 2011
|Graphic of a digitized arrow and circle over a photo showing the wind direction. The yellow first-down line that has become a staple of football broadcasts is coming to the 34th America's Cup. .. .|
The 2011 OK Worlds have concluded in Largs with New Zealand's Greg Wilcox finish fourth overall and Alistair Deaves eighth overall. Interestingly a NZ designed Icebreaker hull won every race, along with NZ made C-Spars.
In Hayling Island, England, the Flying Fifteen Worlds have concluded. The best placed New Zealand crew placed 22nd which is a bit of a drop back from leading after the opening day. We have reports on the event and the other New Zealand placings in this edition of Sail-World.
In San Francisco, the Laser 4.7 Worlds are well under way. The first New Zealand sailor is lying in 12th overall - we have the official reports and results in this newsletter along with reports from Rob Burn, as the New Zealanders come to grips with the vagaries of San Francisco.
|Laser 4.7 Worlds 2011 Erik Simonson © www.pressure-drop.us|
In Cascais, Portugal the preparations continue for the first event in the America's Cup World Series. It would seem that so far all eight teams are on track to make the event. We have some reports and images from the build up.
|China Team emerges - AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com |
The first video has been released of a weekly series, again part of the build up for the 34th America's Cup. Don't miss seeing this 24 minute clip. Details of the TV coverage for the ACWS have not yet been announced, however TVNZ are listed as being a broadcaster. The event, we are assurred will be carried live on the internet.
|AC World Series - Cascais 2011 - - Greencom starts working on its boat Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com |
After the loss of life in the Chicago - Mackinac race earlier this month, the event organisers have asked the US national body, US Sailing, to conduct and independent study of what happened in this tragedy. In turn US Sailing have appointed a very well qualified group to undertake this exercise. We have details of the appointments in this newsletter.
|Quentel goes over the line covered in spray - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2011 © John Carter / PWA |
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