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 30 Jun 2013
 


Sail-World New Zealand: June 30, 2013 - Waiting on the Jury

Oracle Team USA  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for June 30, 2013

Apologies for the gap between newsletters, we have been experiencing on going issues with going to a new, more secure mail package. Hopefully this newsletter will be a step up on the past.

The news during the week has been dominated by the build-up to the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup, in San Francisco, the issuance of the Coast Guard Permit, the Rule Changes, and the issues, statements and commentary surrounding those events. We don't propose to summarize the situation here, as there are several very detailed stories in this edition which set out the state of the play and the issues.

The matters will go before an International Jury on July 8 – after the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup a day earlier.

Essentially the situation is the same for all involved parties – in that they accept the Decision of the International Jury, or exit the America's Cup. A situation where outside bodies can make decisions which affect the competition a few days before it starts, is intolerable for the medium and long term confidence of the event.

Emirates Team NZ training in San Francisco  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

Short-term anyone can live with anything. It's only a yacht race, albeit a high stakes one. But whether a Challenger would come back for more beyond the 34th America's Cup is question that may be answered after July 8.

On the positive side of the America's Cup, we have several excellent long play videos (20 minutes) from John Navas, who is resident in San Francisco. For sailing aficionados his video is a big improvement on that released by the teams and organisers, due to the fact that it is not heavily edited and shows sailing sequences of significant duration, including tacks and gybes and other maneuvers.

Those interested in the technical side of the AC72 class should not miss the two videos from Genny Tulloch of 'America's Cup UnCut' where she talks with Oracle Team USA designer Joseph Ozanne about how the daggerboards are designed to work, and then Luna Rossa's Max Sirena about the delivery and expectations of their new set of boards.

Oracle Team USA two boat testing  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©

This week past, was also a significant event for the 34th America's Cup, in that it is the first time that two AC72's from the same team have sailed together. Oracle Team USA achieved this milestone when their Boat 1.5 and Boat 2 took to the waters of San Francisco Bay on Thursday. Both skippers rated it highly but the logistics of getting the two boats on the water by the one team was significant.

The America's Cup Regatta gets underway on this Friday, July 5 with the Opening Ceremony, followed by a Fleet event on Saturday, July 6, the Defenders have course access on July 7, and the first real race of the regatta will be on Monday July 8, at around 0900hrs NZT, between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand. The second race between the two will take place on Sunday July 14, the third on Monday, July 22, and the fourth on Thursday July 25, and that might be it for the Louis Vuitton Cup. If Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ do race again in the Round Robin it will on Monday July 29.

All contested races involving Emirates Team NZ are expected to be covered by Television New Zealand Live – we'll update on the schedule when it is known.

Luna Rossa training on San Francisco Bay  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

Sweden's Artemis Racing have announced they will not be competing in the Round Robin until late in July at the earliest, and may skip that phase of the Regatta. This means that the other two teams will have to sail the course alone to get the point. It remains to be seen if the Round continues once the first Finalist is found.

The other news item of note is the search for the classic schooner, Nina, built in 1928 to a design by W.Starling Burgess, who is best remembered for designing three successful Defenders of the America's Cup, Enterprise, Rainbow and Ranger – the latter in conjunction with Olin Stephens in 1937.

We did some research on the Nina and present a history of the yacht, based on a compilation by Rosemary Dyche – listed amongst the missing crew. There is also a gallery of images taken above and below decks on the classic yacht.

La Route des Princess 2013 - Edmond de Rothschild in action during the InPort race today, close to the city of Plymouth  Lloyd Images ©

We also update on the search for the yacht and crew. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the searchers at this time.

The schooner Nina  
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Crew member goes down the side of Luna Rossa to adjust daggerboard - along with a superb piece of controlled sailing  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team NZ - America's Cup Practice session - June 21, 2013  John Navas




America's Cup go-ahead but rules row continues over safety concerns
Stuart Alexander,
With dispute still raging fiercely over late changes to design specifications, and with less than a week to go until the start of the America's Cup summer of sailing, the United States Coast Guard's necessary permit to race on San Francisco Bay has been issued.... [more]
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Second day of shoreline searching for missing schooner yields no clues
Sarah Brazil, Maritime NZ and Rosemary Dyche,
An extended shoreline search for the crew of the historic American 21m (70ft) schooner Nina missing en route from Opua in the Bay of Islands to Newcastle, Australia, has been undertaken for a second day today (29 June) without success.... [more]
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Optimist Europeans: New Zealand Team reports from Hungary
Sam McKenzie, Coach,
There hasn't been much of an opportunity for the NZIODA European Team to sit down and enjoy the sunshine after an action packed last five days at Lake Balaton, Hungary. After setting up their charter Optimists with their personalized gear the team has invested their time wisely but maximizing their time out on the water in attempt to learn and understand the waters of Lake Balaton.... [more]
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America's Cup: Peyron tells of fatal Artemis training capsize
Richard Gladwell,
One of the world's top multihull sailors, Loick Peyron has spken in the New York Times on the what happened in the Artemis Racing capsize incident, in which a double Olympic medalist, Andrew Simpson, died. To date little has been spoken by the Swedish Challenger of Record, when their first AC72 pitchpoled, on the final run of its final sail before being decommissioned.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship - Images from races 5 and 6
Max Ranchi Photography,
Max Ranchi was on site today in Ancona to capture these images from races 5 and 6 at the ORCi World Championship. Enjoy!... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2013 - NZ Confidence Up
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 28, 2013 - NZ Business Confidence has continued to improve rising above the crucial 50 level. The recent recovery in commodities added to the support with the KIWI rising towards 0.7800 and the AUD to 0.9275. Central Bank speak remains the primary driver of market direction!... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup Grade two Qualifier - Spectacular racing conditions
Laura Muma,
Lake Michigan delivered breeze-on, big-wave and overall spectacular racing conditions today at the Chicago Match Race Center's Chicago Match Cup Grade two Qualifier, which whittled down the 12 teams from five nations to the eight quarterfinalists.... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Hunger and Kleiner gunning for gold
Hermann Hell,
At Kieler Woche, on the day where the tall ship parade disappeared in the fog on the fjord, sailors of the international classes had to wait a bit longer before the wind was sailable and they were sent out on the water. The race committee showed patience and a good hand and weas rewarded with good winds and finally some sunshine. For each class, the whole race program was completed.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Winners to be decided in final offshore sprint
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the Route des Princes, the winners will be decided on a final offshore sprint to Morlaix. Following victory in the inshore race series on Plymouth Sound, securing a perfect inshore record this afternoon, Sébastien Josse's crew of Edmond de Rothschild go into Leg 4, Plymouth to Morlaix, needing only to win the bonus points available at the La Roche Gautier mark, 43 miles from the finish.... [more]
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America's Cup: Coast Guard permit triggers Class Rule changes
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have announced that they have received a Permit for the conduct of the America's Cup Regatta, with just a week to run before the start of the event. As expected the Organisers have made several significant AC72 Class rule changes, several of them without the unanimous approval of all four teams, as required by the protocol governing the conduct of the 34th America's Cup... [more]
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America's Cup: Challengers on the Bay in 20kts of breeze - Video
John Navas,
Another great piece of video from John Narras, from Thursday June 27, showing Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa in their AC72's and Artemis Racing practicing on two foiling AC45's. For Luna Rossa it was the first time on the water with new dagger boards.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild top inshore team
Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
In the Route des Princes, Sébastien Josse's Edmond de Rothschild again proved to be the best MOD70 inshore team around the short courses off Plymouth Sound today (Friday) but their advantage was much less obvious that it was in Valencia and Lisbon where they won both regattas.... [more]
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America's Cup: Two Challengers haul Regatta Director in front of Jury
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed that they will be lodging an Application with the International Jury concerning the actions of the Regatta Director, who they claim has exceeded his authority in implementing his Recommendations following the safety review.... [more]
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Red Bull Youth America's Cup: No Second Place - Part 1 Video
Red Bull Youth America's Cup,
No Second Place, is a Red Bull Media House six-episode production in conjunction with the America's Cup, offers a fascinating and dramatic perspective at the world of sailing with a behind-the-scenes look at the teams competing at the 34th America´s Cup, September 7-21, 2013 in San Francisco.... [more]
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America's Cup: Foils - how they work and Luna Rossa's new toys
Genny Tulloch,
AC UnCut's Genny Tulloch goes behind the scenes at Oracle Team USA's base on Pier 80 in San Francisco to have a chat with Designer Joseph Ozanne about the shapes of foiling. In the second video Genny Tulloch catches up with Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena to hear about the anticipated arrival of new daggerboards.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: How the ropes are made for the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
In this latest episode of Building the Future, Rick Deppe of Volvo Ocean Race, takes us on a tour of the Gottifredi Maffioli factory for a close-up view of the rope-manufacturing process for the one-design Volvo Ocean 65. Still in Italy, Rick Deppe goes to the Cariboni plant to check out the hydraulic systems for the canting keel before heading back to Green Marine.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA complete first day of two boat testing
Oracle Team USA Media,
Oracle Team USA completed a first full day of two-boat testing today in San Francisco. Both of the team's AC72 racing yachts spent the morning running through various tests and boat set-ups as they maneuvered around the San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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America's Cup: First video of Oracle Team USA AC72's two boat testing
John Navas,
Oracle Team USA sailed their two AC72's on San Francisco Bay today, in the start of a two week testing program. John Navas was bayside and captured the action. Longer video available later in the day.... [more]
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America's Cup: Jury to decide as Oracle sails with rudder elevators
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Team USA is in the process of fitting and sailing with the new winglets specified by America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray and made public just over four weeks ago. Before the end of the week, one of the parties is expected to refer the matter to the International Jury. The issue was dismissed by Oracle Team USA's CEO, Russell Coutts as 'rules minutiae'... [more]
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America's Cup: Both Oracle Racing AC72's on San Francisco Bay
John Navas,
Top videographer and still photographer, John Navas captured these images of Oracle Team USA's AC72's sailing on San Francisco Bay, today. This is the first time one team has sailed two AC72's at once, although two boat testing was common place in previous America's Cups.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Is a Trojan Horse being used in the America's Cup?
Richard Gladwell,
Following the conclusion of a four day Mediation by two members of the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, it was confirmed by various sources, that while the main sticking point for the teams is the adoption of rules regarding Rudder Elevators, there are still serious issues remaining.... [more]
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America's Cup: Barclay claims shortcomings in Sail-World story
Sail-World,
Sail-World has received a letter from Stephen Barclay, CEO of America's Cup Events Authority regarding comments made in a story on the America's Cup Mediation published in Sail-World, to which the writer, Sail-World's NZ and America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell responds... [more]
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America's Cup: Mediation ends with issues unresolved and undisclosed
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup organisers have released a statement following the conclusion of the Mediation process conducted by two members of the International Jury at the behest of the Regatta Director, Iain Murray. The statement is cold comfort to America's Cup fans, with no indication of what has been agreeed and what is still being disputed.... [more]
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Route des Princes - Two hospitalised following Spindrift capsize
Virginie Bouchet, Spindrift Racing,
In the 2013 Route des Princes, the MOD70 Spindrift capsized on the first leg of the inshore races in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. All crew are safe and sound, but Jacques Guichard, Yann's brother and a key member of the crew, was injured in the accident. Both brothers were flown via helicopter to the hospital in Dublin, where Jacques was diagnosed with fractures to the pelvis.... [more]
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Superyacht Cup - Images from the final day of J-Class action in Palma
Ingrid Abery images,
Ingrid Abery was out on the water for the final day of J-Class action at the Superyacht Cup in Palma to capture this gallery of images.... [more]
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