Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for March 16, 2013
Almost three years after being announced by Prime Minister John Key, the National Ocean Water Sports Centre (NOWSC) received a planning setback on Thursday night, when a Local Board Panel did not support the concept of having administration offices for a national sports body on a waterside reserve.
The NOWSC was to have been the home of Yachting New Zealand, provided a high performance sailing facility and 1200sq metres of boat storage space.
Proposals to have some boat storage and maybe coaching and change rooms did receive support. The high-profile project has already already had one major change of direction, when the original site, alongside the Takapuna Boating Club now supported by most of the objectors, was dropped by Yachting New Zealand.
And certainly the Hearing Panel were very sympathetic to the needs of the Olympic sailors.
It remains to be seen where this proposal now heads. We have a report on the Hearing in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter.
On the ever-changing America's Cup front, we have some more Am-Cam video from San Francisco, this time showing two extended sequences of Oracle Team USA foiling very successfully.
Gone is the clumsy foiling that we saw only a week or so ago, this looks to be fast sustained flight, albeit it not around a race course, but certainly a big step ahead.
The Defender also has time on their side, along with a second AC72 to come. But that is expected to be a serious refinement of what is being sailed now, rather than a new design concept/direction.
The value of the Am-Cam footage is that it is not heavily edited, as is most of the team and event generated video - which might be great for entertainment value, is of little use to evaluate team progress.
We also feature the second part of the interview with Jimmy Spithill in this edition, along with a reworked video of the practice race last Friday, together with a new video clip of Luna Rossa, the Italian Challenger working out against Emirates Team NZ on the beat back to the Waitemata harbour.
Another stop has been announced in the Volvo Ocean Race - the 2014/15 race to be sailed in Volvo Ocean 65 one designs will stop again in Sanya, the mainland Chinese resort. No announcement of whether Sanya will again sponsor a boat in the race. Currently entries stand at three, but with the fleet of eight expected to taken, with possibly more.
18fter Yamaha sailing in the 2013 JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour - Ali Chapman
The JJ Giltanan Trophy for 18ft skiffs was a spectacular success on Sydney Harbour last month. Seven boats competed from New Zealand with a ten strong fleet sailing regularly out of Auckland. In this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter we feature a report on the New Zealand team's performance, as they look forward to completing their national Championship and then sailing in San Francisco in September.
The 18fters have developed a very solid fan following around the world, and the reports and images regularly go head to head with America's Cup material for top spot in the Sail-World story rankings. There's a message there for any sponsor looking to get exposure from being involved in an 18ft skiff campaign.
1, 2, 3. All lined up in their placings at the 2013 Australian National Championship, Fremantle. Winner Michael Manford on The Croc, followed by John Bertrand, Triad, and Torvar Mirsky, Chilli Plum. - 2013 WA State Championship - Kylie Wilson?nid=107548
There has been a change of plan for the Etchells Class, with the initial dates for the class nationals not being viable for several sailors. The class is running a poll to find a more suitable date. See the story in this edition and make your preference known.
Send your news and images directly to Sail-World by clicking here
To subscribe a friend to Sail-World's FREE newsletter click here?nid=107548
If you are an potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston at email@example.com
If you wish to come off our mailing list please click the unsubscribe button on this newsletter, or drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving the email address that appears at the top of your newsletter. Or, if you want to contact Richard Gladwell directly email: email@example.com or call (649) 489 9267
Stay up with the latest sailing news, as it happens, on our website www.sail-world.com/nz
by . - 2:29 AM Sat 16 Mar 2013 GMT
Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.) If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here . For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here . If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here
Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial NZ
Related News Stories: