sail-world.com -- News - Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Fri, 30 Jan 2009 to Sat, 28 Feb 2009
Dalton seeks cash for twin Louis Vuitton and Volvo challenges
By Paul Lewis, NZ Herald,
7:37 PM Sun 27 Sep 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton leaves New Zealand again this week - heading for Europe to look for financial support for the new world series and possibly the Volvo round the world yacht race.
Fresh from winning the Med Cup in Europe, Team NZ have moved from a potential yachting famine to a possible feast even as the America's Cup continues to choke on litigation.
They have now ...
Virtual Eye viewer download now available free and worldwide
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
8:50 PM Fri 20 Feb 2009
The world leading Animation Research Ltd have announced that their Virtual Eye system used for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series is now available worldwide for individual download.
The download can be accessed at www.lvps09.com and clicking on the 'Download Now' icon on the bottom of the homepage. ...
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series - Images from North Head
By Various Photographers,
8:36 PM Fri 20 Feb 2009
North Head at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour has long been a favourite vantage point for sailing fans, and the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series provided another viewing opportunity.
Several photographers provided images taken from the supreme vantage point. ...
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series: Measuring success
8:35 PM Thu 19 Feb 2009
TVNZ's Martin Tasker looks at the success of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series: 'Well, given that it is the America's Cup in microcosm, maybe the best analysis would be via the mantra of Mr America's Cup Dennis Conner who always referred to the quest for the world's oldest international sporting trophy as 'a game of life.' ...
Emirates Team NZ TP52 expected to sail this week
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
8:35 AM Thu 19 Feb 2009
The new TP 52 for Emirates Team NZ is undergoing finals stages of fit-out at the professional racing team's Auckland base, prior to starting sailing trials later this week.
The plan is for full sea-trialling to start in early March, with the TP52 being shipped to Europe to compete on the MedCup 2009 circuit, with 15 New Zealand crew - two short of a full America's Cup complement. ...
Cloud of Litigation Hovers Over a Sunny Competition
By Angus Phillips, Washington Post,
10:03 PM Wed 18 Feb 2009
The Louis Vuitton Pacific Series showed over the past two weeks how good an offseason event in America's Cup boats can be. Under the loom of volcanic Rangitoto Island, with the city skyline scraping the clouds, 10 teams of the world's best sailors traded tacks, jibes, barbs and laughs in a friendly competition in towering Cup boats that got better as it rolled along. ...
She makes it all happen
By Suzanne McFadden,
9:31 PM Wed 18 Feb 2009
Behind every great Louis Vuitton event, there is a great woman. For almost 20 years, that woman has been Christine Belanger. Event director Belanger was in her element on the evening of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series welcome party last Saturday, in an elegant silver dress and smile to match. ...
Another occasion to go racing
By Suzanne McFadden,
9:27 PM Wed 18 Feb 2009
While pride, status and bragging rights are all at stake in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, the tangible reward is a trophy that richly deserves a place in an art gallery or a yacht club’s cabinet. ...