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 11 Nov 2012
 


Sail-World New Zealand: November 11, 2012

Tuuli Petaja (FIN) celebrates winning the Silver medal in the Women's Windsurfer (RSX) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.  onEdition ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for November 11, 2012

After six months of lobbying, Windsurfing is back on the Sailing Olympic events schedule, and the RS:X is confirmed as the class to be sailed in this event in the 2016 Olympic Regatta.

In this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter we have covered the Annual Conference of the International Sailing Federation, held in Dun Loaghire, Ireland, and followed the winding path that the RS:X has been forced to trudge to regain its place at the Olympic Regatta.

Quite what the fall-out from this decision will be, if any, remains to be seen. Certainly there will be a collective sigh of relief from those who have a vested interest in the Windsurfer and RS:X, along with those at a less than Olympic level who had committed to the Windsurfing event.

The 49erFX is already established in 21 countries, and has been confirmed for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics  Richard Gladwell ©

The good news for the 49erFx is that it has been confirmed as a core class along with the 49er and Laser/Laser Radial. This decision will bring more certainty to the various Olympic pathways. But maybe in a sign of things to come the 470 and Finn were not anointed for the next two Olympiads.

Sail-World backed both the 49erFx and RS:X campaigns from the outset, and it is pleasing to see the successful outcome delivered in Dun Loaghire.

The new President of ISAF is Carlo Croce (ITA) who won a three way vote. Adrienne Greenwood (NZ) takes a position as one of the required two Women Vice Presidents. Outgoing US Sailing's Gary Jobson - a former America's Cup winner, and noted sailing commentator was selected as a Vice President.

Day 3 NZ National Match Racing Championships  RNZYS Media

The Vendee Globe race, a non-stop single handed circumnavigation, sailed in Open 60's has claimed its first casualty with the withdrawal of early race leader, Safran, skippered by Marc Guillemot, after losing her keel within 24 hours of the race start. Guillemot finished third in the last Vendee Gobe, and was race leader after the start of this year's race. We have coverage of the start of the Vendee Globe in this edition of Sail-World and will be picking up our coverage in the days ahead.

Will Tiller and crew relax on Day 4 New Zealand National Match Racing Championships  Richard Gladwell ©

Will Tiller and the crew of Full Metal Jacket have won the New Zealand National Match Racing Championships, sailed over the past four days off Westhaven. The event attracted a strong field including crews led by America's Cup Challengers, Emirates Team NZ's Rod Davis, and Luna Rossa's Francesco Bruni. The win is a good boost for the FMJ team. Congratulations also to Gavin Brady and crew, who finished runner up. We have reports and images in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter.

Luna Rossa have been getting good miles on the Hauraki Gulf, and are now on Day 3 of training, out of their 30 day budget until January 31, 2013. They had a good day on Friday. We have a gallery of images of the sailing and some close ups as they returned home, under tow, passing through the Friday night race fleet.

America's Cup - Luna Rossa Challenge November 9, 2012  Sail-World.com/NZ ©

In this edition we have several stories from Emirates Team NZ, as they get their speed jump - applying the development ideas that have sprung from the first 16 days trialling the AC72. They have 14 days sailing left to the January 31 cut-off, and given a reasonable Christmas break, should have used all their available sailing days by the end of the prescribed period - assuming they sail for two days a week. It seems likely that they will be the only one of the four teams who will use their full 30 days allocation.

Sail-World.com was hacked on Friday afternoon and evening. several stories were deleted, that appeared in our Thursday newsletter. We can't restore these to their former location, but have replaced several and have included these at the bottom of this newsletter for those who missed them.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Timberwolf on the charge in Friday's Rum Race  Richard Gladwell ©

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition, particularly those using our online submission and image loading facility which can be accessed by clicking here

Rabbitohs-Kenwood at speed downwind - Australian 18ft skiffs  Frank Quealey
Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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North Sails 18ft skiff Championships, third race, Sunday November 11.2012  Richard Gladwell ©

Day 1 VX One North Americans  VX One

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ISAF Conference - Kiteboarding out, Windsurfing back in
Sail-World,
After a long six month battle, Windsurfing has made it back as an Olympic Event for the 2016 Olympics. The ISAF Annual General Meeting, in a simple majority vote, decided to delete Kiteboarding and re-instate Windsurfing, which has been in the Olympics since 1984 as a Mens Event, and since 1992 for Women.... [more]
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Emotional highs and lows continue through first night of Vendée Globe
Sail-World,
After the high emotions of start day in Les Sables d'Olonne skippers competing in the 2012-13 edition of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race had an active, challenging first night at sea dealing with unstable winds, occasional squalls and regular manoeuvres. On the early morning ranking François Gabart leads the fleet which already spans 74 miles on the Bay of Biscay.... [more]
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Vendee Globe: Safran forced to retire with broken keel
Soazig Guého,
Vendee Globe - At 1745 hrs CET (1645 hrs GMT) on Saturday 10th November, Marc Guillemot called his shore team to inform them that he had hit something and that there had been a loud noise, after which the boat suddenly heeled over. After making the boat safe, the skipper of Safran decided to head back to Les Sables d'Olonne in order to inspect the damage... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 9, 2012 - Equities crash
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: November 9, 2012 - The end of a tumultuous week in the US with the repercussions being felt globally. Equity markets plunged with the prospect of a gridlocked US Government staring down the barrel of the 'fiscal cliff'! Europe added to the mix with a rioting Greece and a break down of law and order.... [more]
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NZ National Match racing Championships: Will Tiller wins tight final
Mel Benton,
Will Tiller wins the RNZYS 2012 New Zealand Match Racing Championships beating fellow RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Graduate Gavin Brady 3-2. In what was a nail biting finish Skipper Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Harry Thurston and Shaun Mason from Full Metal Jacket Racing have taken out Gavin Brady and his crack crew of Ryan Houston, Rob Salthouse and John Cutler to win the title.... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa trains on the Hauraki Gulf
Sail-World,
The Italian America's Cup Challenger, Luna Rossa was out on the Hauraki Gulf on Friday for what appeared to be a good training session in a light onshore breeze, which later changed to a moderate offshore breeze as she entered the Waitemata Harbour.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 gets ready for Round 2 of testing
ETNZBlog,
After a week in the shed for modifications, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC72 is almost ready for another intensive round of tests and crew development. With 16 of the 30 allowed AC72 sailing days used, the team now aims to make the most of the 14 days remaining. Skipper Dean Barker says there's a lot to accomplish – and the 14 days will go very quickly... [more]
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Southern Spars exhibiting at METS2012
Sail-World,
Southern Spars will be exhibiting on stand 01.108 at METS and its incorporated SuperYacht Pavilion 2012. METS is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. This year the show celebrates its 25th anniversary... [more]
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VX ONE North American Championship - Egans still in control on Day 2
Christopher E. Howell,
On day two of the VX ONE North American Championship in Pensacola, Florida, Marcus and Andrew Egan upheld their consistent performance. They held off Skip Dieball and Jeff Eiber who had a stellar day with three bullets and a second for 21 points total and third place... [more]
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Manson Anchors to show underhull anchoring system at METS2012
Sail-World,
Manson Anchors and Bowmaster are again exhibiting at METS2012, in the same location with the New Zealand companies, Hall 2 stand 02.222 After a great show in Monaco and confidence building (albeit windy and wet) show in Fort Lauderdale, Manson's Ned Wood says they are very much looking forward to the METS show for 2012.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference comes to a close in Dun Laoghaire
ISAF,
After three days of meetings, the ISAF Annual Conference came to a close today as the final decisions affecting the sport moving forward were made. Hosted in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, hundreds of delegates gathered from 1st November 2012 to discuss sailing across the world.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Mike Golding commences fourth entry onboard Gamesa
Gamesa Sailing Team,
The Vendee Globe is now underway and at 1302h (local) today, Mike Golding OBE, skipper of Gamesa, crossed the start line for his sixth circumnavigation of the world and fourth entry in the Race. The solo, non-stop round the world race should see the Southampton-based skipper race over 28,000 miles for up to 90 days east-about the world past Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn.... [more]
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NZ Match Racing Nationals: Semi-Finalists decided
Mel Benton,
Laurie Jury, Francesco Bruni, Will Tiller and Gavin Brady through to Semi Final in the New Zealand Match Racing Championships. Seven flights completed this morning and the top eight skippers went through to the Quarter Finals this afternoon.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ goes for the high jump
Emiartes Team NZ,
Join Emirates Team NZ's sailing crew as they upgrade their safety skills ahead of the second half of their AC72 testing program. Safety onboard the AC72's has always and will always be paramount. In the event of a capsize, people first, boat second.... [more]
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NZ Match Racing Nationals: Jury leads by a single point
Mel Benton,
Laurie Jury leads by 1 point over fellow kiwi Will Tiller and Italy's Francisco Bruni after Day Two of the New Zealand Match Racing Championships After a delayed start due to light airs racing on Day Two of the day the NZ Match Racing Championships began at 3.30pM... [more]
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Waka Racing: Shoot to end AWMRT season how we started it!
Garth Ellingham,
So far the Alpari World Match Race Tour 2012 season has been a bit up and down for all of us involved with Waka Racing. After a cracking start to the season winning Match Race Germany, then following that up with third and fourth places in Korea and Sweden this should have had us placed right near the top of the leaderboard come the business end of the season.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Final countdown underway
Vendee Globe,
For the Vendée Globe, weather forecasts look promising for the 20 solo skippers who start the seventh edition of the 28,050 mile solo non-stop around the world race tomorrow, Saturday at 1302hrs (French time, 1202hrs UTC). The final hours before the start are never, ever easy to deal with.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's Nick Holroyd on the design process
ETNZBlog,
A few weeks ago, Dave Reed, editor of the US magazine Sailing World, interviewed Emirates Team New Zealand technical director Nick Holroyd. The story offers an interesting insight into the AC72 design process. Part 1 of his report: Emirates Team New Zealand hit the water first and fast. Dave Reed interviews Nick Holroyd who admits: 'It's far more complex than anything I've ever been involved in.... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Near-miss for Windsurfing in Olympic re-open call
Richard Gladwell,
The ISAF Council failed to support moves to re-open the topic of the 2016 Olympic Events and the vexed issue of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. The move to re-open the decision made at the Mid-Year meeting of the ISAF Council in Stresa, Italy failed to gain the threshold of 75% support... [more]
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KiwiMatch: Bringing it home
Kiwimatch Sailing Team Media,
It really has been a year of ups and downs. From a slow start at the beginning of the year with a couple of mid fleet results things took a sharp turn in Germany. A second place finish in Match Race Germany was just the start we were after... [more]
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Rob Andrews presented with ISAF President Development Award
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has bestowed the ISAF President Development Award upon London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition manager Rob Andrews. The Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development of sailing. Rob Andrews already had a long and illustrious career in sailing when he was appointed to the role of Sailing Manager for London 2012.... [more]
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New Zealand Match Racing: Three tied on five wins after Day 1
Mel Benton,
It has been a huge day out on the water today for Day 1 of the New Zealand Match Racing Championship. 14 Skippers and 10 boats requires incredible logistics and timing for all involved. A huge thank you to the Race Officers, Umpires and Boat drivers for all their efforts. PRO Megan Kensington said earlier today the weather was always forecast to be shifty and difficult... [more]
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Australian 18 Footer League -- contenders pumped up for season-opener
Frank Quealey,
Top-notch sailing action is about to unfold on Sunday as Australia's best 18ft skiff sailors duke it out in the first championship race of the Australian 18 Footer League's 2012-2013 Season on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ - getting from side to side
ETNZBlog,
Here's the second part of the interview Sailing World editor Dave Reed had with Emirates Team New Zealand technical director Nick Holroyd. The interview was first published in the October issue of sailing World magazine.... [more]
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Record fourth ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for Ainslie
Matt Carter,
Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor ever, was awarded the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for a record fourth time on Tuesday, 6th November. The 35-year-old Finn sailor snagged the award at a glittering ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland, with China's Laser Radial sailor Lijia Xu named as the female world sailor of the year.... [more]
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