Sail-World New Zealand: November 4, 2012
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for November 4, 2012
In this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter we are pleased to not only bring you the first pictures of Luna Rossa sailing in Auckland, but even one of the Italian America's Cup Challenger foiling on the Hauraki Gulf - and on her first day of sailing.
If you look closely at the image above and the others in the image gallery you will see that she is using only one daggerboard - which is quite remarkable.
In San Francisco, Artemis Racing has taken another step down the path to the 34th America's Cup, with the stepping of her wingsail, and christening. Next is the trial sail.
In this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter we feature images of the launch from both the team and www.pressure-drop.us Despite the approach to the International Jury over over an alternative foil arrangement, we see from the images that Artemis Racing, in this boat, are using conventional daggerboards.
Whether an AC72 is able to foil successfully has now become a key question in this America's Cup and it will be interesting to see how Artemis Racing performs in this regard. Will they foil on Day 1 as Luna Rossa were able to do?
Following on from the Luna Rossa launch we also feature a near transcript of the media conference in Auckland held just before the launch of the Italian's AC72, which has a number of comments from skipper Max Sirena and Patron, Patrizio Bertelli.
The International Sailing Federation's Annual Meeting continues in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. We carry a report from Day 1, when the Youth Worlds Sub-Committee met. Also in this edition are additional stories on the main Event of the week, which will be the vote on whether to re-open the windsurfing and kiteboarding selection for the 2016 Olympics.
Auckland, New Zealand, Luna Rossa AC72 - Luna Rossa / Carlo Borlenghi
We did some research on the Kiteboarding/Windsurfer issue over the weekend. It is clear that a double standard is being adopted in regard to this debate. On one hand the Windsurfer is being judged on the merits or otherwise of the RS:X, a one design single manufacturer item. The Kiteboards are being judged on their appeal as an event - and are strongly against the adoption of one design equipment - which is really one of the tenets of Olympic competition. If a box-rule windsurfer were being compared with a box-rule kiteboard, then there would be sound grounds for comparison, but that is not the case.
The other issue of course, is that over the years ISAF has made some hasty decisions over Olympic class choice, and have overlooked the rather obvious detail which should have been taken into account. While that approach has been constrained in more recent times, the sport doesn't need another rush of blood to the Councillor's heads.
On the local scene, we have a report from Brian Haybittle calling in from Noumea where a group of young New Zealand sailors are competing in a Techno Windsurfing Championship. A 100metres down the road another group of New Zealand sailors are competing in a match racing event sailed in Elliott 6 metres.
The Auckland Etchells fleet has a great initiative underway with their Tuesday evening series staged off the Viaduct harbour.
In this edition we have a report from the first series, along with the contact information you need to be able to join the greatest international keelboat class in the world.
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First sailing day in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland-NZ, for AC72 Luna Rossa - Luna Rossa / Carlo Borlenghi
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