sail-world.com -- Sail-World New Zealand: February 16, 2013

Sail-World New Zealand: February 16, 2013    

'The start - - JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013, Race 3'    Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League    Click Here to view large photo

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for February 19, 2013

The JJ Giltinan Trophy for 18ft skiffs continues in Sydney Harbour, with the third race being sailed this afternoon - well, early evening NZT.

Sailed in a 10kt sea breeze, the race was won again by Gotta Love It 7, which has now won two of the three races sailed. She sports a number of interesting features not the least of which is a new low-drag, lighter, stiffer mast from Southern Spars.

Two wins from three races is a big step in a week for Gotta Love It 7, which seven days ago lay in bits on the floor of the Van Munster Boats after sustaining serious damage in a high impact capsize on Sydney harbour.

Close racing down the first run - - JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013, Race 3 -  Frank Quealey?nid=106728_©_-Australian 18 Footers League   Click Here to view large photo

Many pundits say that this fleet is one of the most competitive ever - with 32 boats from four countries including a big team of seven boats from New Zealand.

It's a classy field too, with Olympic Gold and Silver medalists competing, along with the legends of the 18ft skiff world, and a few rookie crews who are giving the old hands the hurry up if they get an angle wrong, or slip a gear.

The event is showing sailing organisers how it can be done, with live tracking, and a great on the water commentary team leading fans through a near full length video published the next day.

C-Tech in action during Heat 1. -  Lyn Holland?nid=106728 ©   Click Here to view large photo

We feature all of Frank Quealey's reports and excellent images in this edition of Sail-World.com. Unfortunately the series' website doesn't seem to be up to the level of the rest of the production, so there are no overall results that we have been able to find.

New Zealand's C-Tech (Alex Vallings) lies in third overall, behind Gotta Love It 7, and with Coopers Rags and Famish Hotel in second. The latter has New Zealand's Mark Kennedy sailing forward hand.

There are two womens crews competing in the event - one from Australia and the other from USA.

We're pleased to be able to update with the news that the two boats involved in the collision with the 12 Metre Steak n Kidney, before the start of the first race, were awarded Redress by the protest committee, Tuesday night.

Mike Slade at the helm of ICAP Leopard, Farr 100 - 2013 RORC Caribbean 600 -  © Tim Wright - Photoaction.com?nid=106728  

On Monday, another stopover was announced in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 edition. Abu Dhabi was confirmed as the port, and will also have a boat in the race - the third confirmed. Ian Walker will again be the skipper.

The issue with Abu Dhabi, is one of security - with pirates operating out of Somalia across the Indian Ocean.

In the race's previous edition organisers opted to start the boats in Cape Town, ostensibly sailing to Abu Dhabi. But in reality there was a secret destination in The Maldives, where the boats were finished and then shipped to the Persian Gulf, where they were unloaded and raced for another 20 hours or so to the finish. The same sail/ship/release effort was done on the return trip.

Zefiro squeezes Silvertip up toward the Water front moments from the line - Day 3 of the Millennium Cup, Auckland NZ -  Paul Gilbert?nid=106728_©_.   Click Here to view large photo

While done with the best interests of the sailors at heart, the move effectively killed all fan interest in Legs 2 and 3 of the Race, and the delayed start to Leg 4 didn't help much either. Now, the piracy risk seems to have lessened. Hopefully less draconian security measures will be required in two years time, and fans can enjoy following a race that is going to finish where it should.

The Millennium Cup has finished after three days of sailing in the Hauraki Gulf - don't miss Paul Gilbert's final gallery of images from the event.

A major youth match racing events gets underway off Westhaven this week, with the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship being staged by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The event has attracted 14 teams from four countries - New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Canada and USA (3).

Team Australia prepares for record-breaking journey from Sydney to Hobart -  Saltwater Images ©   Click Here to view large photo

Lead billing is 19 year old Sam Gilmour from Perth, ranked at 101st in the World Match Race rankings. He comes fresh from a win in the Centrepoint Regatta last week, in Wellington. Two womens crews have entered - from the Kawau Island Yacht Club and the RNZYS.

Gotta Love It 7 a winner all the way - - JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2013, Race 3 -  Frank Quealey?nid=106728_©_-Australian 18 Footers League   Click Here to view large photo
A third New Zealand team is trialling for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. We have a report in this edition, on the teams' progress - with links to their Facebook page. This is a bit of a throw together effort, but some top sailors are involved, and after sailing an Extreme 40 in Auckland, they should have a shorter learning curve than others into the AC45.

We'll follow them with interest..

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

sailworldnzl@gmail.com

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Day 3 of the Millennium Cup, Auckland NZ -  Paul Gilbert?nid=106728_©_.   Click Here to view large photo

Collision on Heat 2 - JJ Giltinan Championship 2013 -  Thomas Quigley  

Waitangi shows off her classic Logan lines being hauled at Orams on Monday -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=106728   Click Here to view large photo



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