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 12 Jul 2013
 


Sail-World New Zealand: July 12, 2013 - Jury restates the obvious

A pensive ACEA CEO, Stephen Barclay (red), alongside Regatta Director Iain Murray - at this morning's America's Cup media Conference  Chuck Lantz
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for July 12, 2013

The 34th America's Cup Regatta lurches on in San Francisco, with the International Jury ruling this morning, NZT on the protest applications that have been lodged by Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa.

The Jury handed down a simple, and clear Decision, which just restated the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup, and AC72 Class Rule changes, in particular.

That decision should have come as no surprise to anyone. Sail-World first made the comment back on May 25, 2013 the day the Recommendations were announced. 'Changes to that AC72 rule can only be done with the consent of all the teams – a simple majority is not enough.'

Grant Dalton (left) and Russell Green Emirates Team NZ's Rules Adviser at this morning's media conference in San Francisco  Chuck Lantz

That was virtually all the International Jury wrote after six weeks of posturing, abuse, four days of mediation and finally an eight plus Jury Hearing. Why? The Louis Vuitton Cup didn't need this.

The Jury Decision was entirely consistent with one handed down in October 2012 on a similar Application where the again, simple Jury Decision said 'Under Protocol 15.4(f) the Jury determines that the Measurement Committee has, in PI 22, amended the Class Rule and therefore exceeded its jurisdiction. '

The question must be raised as to whether some parties can actually understand the Protocol. Or, did they read its provisions, and then wish it said something else. Or, are they being deliberately obtuse?

Some would herald this as a win for Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa. It's not. No one's a winner - there's no change in the Rules - they are what they always were. The Jury has just restated what the rules already clearly said.

A lone fan in the Members' Stand in font of the Golden Gate Yacht Club, while Race 2 of the Louis Vuitton Cup was being sailed on Wednesday NZT  John Navas

But it is a major loss for the beleaguered America's Cup Regatta. Again not for the Decision, which is a no-change. The loss comes from the damage done by those attempting to pervert the Rules - reflected in the constant general media droning about the litigious face of the America's Cup once again peering over the parapet, of what should be the pinnacle event in sailing.

While fan enthusiasm in San Francisco might be flat, in New Zealand that is far from the case. The Decision dominated sports talk back shows all day, plus Breakfast television, and the topic has been flicking around the airwaves for six weeks. It has dominated sports TV news on both major channels, and often the lead stories in prime time news. These stories aren't the style seen overseas - a few facts wrapped in a cotton wool of background explanation in the level of telling of a naughty child which had once again misbehaved. In New Zealand, this is a hard news story, for an intelligent audience. The story has legs and characters. It's been running hard since the Artemis capsize on May 9.

The early signs were that event organisers had taken on board the Jury's Decision and had stepped back from the extreme and threatening positions adopted before the Hearing. Now, cooler heads seem at last to be prevailing.

The debacle shoreside in San Francisco has been offset by the first three races of the Louis Vuitton Cup, where fans have watched a speed trial, instead of a boat race.

And fascinating it is, initially.

Louis Vuitton Cup - Round Robin - Race day 2 - Emirates Team New Zealand Vs Artemis (forfeit)  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

Never before have we seen an America's Cup yacht scorch around the race course at speeds of up to 25kts upwind, and over 40kts downwind. Combine that with some very slick crew work, good boat positioning on the racecourse, and the self-belief that allows the crew to sail 'pedal to the metal' for the duration of the 40 minute race.

Look too for the foiling gybes - will they pull one off? How much does the speed drop? What is the top speed? What is the race time?

All are questions that run through the fan's mind, as we watch something that has never been seen before.

Luna Rossa - Race 3, Round Robin 1, Louis Vuitton Cup,   John Navas

Following the Jury Decision, Luna Rossa sailed - and gave us a different set of performance numbers.

Those in turn will give us the first glimpse of the shape of this America's Cup. Will it be close? Will it be a one boat race, with daylight a clear second? We'll find out for sure on Sunday when they go head to head with Emirates Team New Zealand.

We feature a lot of America's Cup material in this edition.

Sail-World has a team of three in San Francisco - with the world's top international sailing correspondent, Bob Fisher providing his thoughts on the day. Videographer John Navas is providing some excellent insights of the racing and practice. With long-time America's Cup photographer Chuck Lantz providing daily galleries of still images. Plus we have the images provided by the teams and official photographers.

Earlier in the week, we ran an interview based on a Media Tour conducted by Swedish Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing.

Louis Vuitton Cup - Round Robin - Race day 2 - Emirates Team New Zealand Vs Artemis (forfeit)  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©

In this edition we have backed it up with a 14 minute video produced by the team, which features comments from all the key players. It's a rare insight behind the scenes in the team's base in Alameda. there's also images of the team preparing their beautiful blue AC 72 for stress testing.

John Navas has put together a similar video for the Oracle Team USA media tour - a series of narrated still shots which make interesting reading and listening for those interested in learning more about the AC72's.

Our guess is that they are running behind time, and won't make any of the Round Robin phase of the Louis Vuitton Cup, and will come in at the Semi-Final stage, most likely against Luna Rossa. Unless Artemis Racing have an AC72 that is fast straight out of the box, it is hard to see them getting to luna Rossa's state of readiness and performance.

But then we are almost a week into the Regatta and haven't seen two boats in a race yet - so maybe calls like that are premature.

Squealer - Start Auckland Suva Race June 1, 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

in this edition we feature the video story of Squealer - an Elliott 10.5 that is owned by a syndicate of seven from Tauranga. They jointly own the boat, and chip in a modest amount each month to pay the bills for the boat, and generally have a good time of it.

In the current financial environment this sounds like an excellent way to go racing without the costs all falling on one or two people.

They sailed in the tempestuous Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Race - doing very well despite being the smallest boat in the fleet - until 120nm from the finish when they managed to drop the rig. After setting up a Ceramco style jury rig, they motor-sailed the remaining distance to the finish, and will cruise there over the winter before bringing her back to New Zealand.

You all see all the good times and the not so good in this excellent video, and get a very good impression of what it is like to do a race of this nature in a smaller boat.

Hyde Touring Genoa in action  

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The Auckland to Bluff race is starting to develop some real legs, with the announcement of serious intent by the Australian ORMA60 Team Australia, skippered by Sean Langman. She is of the same multihull rule as TeamVodafoneSailing.

Team Australia setting world sailing record from Sydney to Hobart - A2B Ocean Race  Andrea Francolini

The Auckland to Bluff Race is the only one in Australasia, aside from the races to the Islands that will allow multihulls to race alongside monohulls - they are verboten in Australia. Also good to see that one of the top TP52's, Kia Kaha is also on the expression of interest, and other of her ilk are known to be seriously considering making a pitch for the 1200nm race.

Catch Dean Barker's Blog in this edition   ACEA/Photo Abner Kingman©
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