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NZL Yachting Trust Optimist team - Worlds- Day 2
By Peter Dawson,
8:58 AM Sat 19 Jul 2008
The breeze was 15 knots and steady with a short chop. There was a delayed start for an hour because the race committee decided it was a bit shifty (20-30 degrees) to send the sailors out. ...[more]
ASB Finn: 'Weed is still a massive problem'
By Dan Slater,
6:13 AM Fri 18 Jul 2008
Dan Slater reports from the ASB Finn campaign building up to the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao. 'The weed is still a massive problem and the last two days it has got lots worse. This has made racing and testing really difficult and almost unfair. On one ½ mile beat today I had to clear the rudder and centerboard 6 times. Some patches are up to 25m long on the course area. ' ...[more]
NZL Optimist team - Day 1 Worlds Report from Cesme
By Peter Dawson,
6:07 AM Fri 18 Jul 2008
Day 1 of the Worlds finally arrived after a few days acclimatization and training. Practice Race yesterday was the usual shambles so no further report on that. Racing got underway on time at midday. There are three flights for each race, 250 entries so about 84 boats on a start line ...[more]
BMW ORACLE's new sail design program underway
By Jane Eagleson,
8:53 PM Thu 26 Jun 2008
BMW ORACL,E Racing's sail design and production team are now well underway in developing the huge new sails required for the 33rd America's Cup. The sail design team is headed by BMW ORACLE Racing sail trimmer Ross Halcrow (NZL), and includes designers Laurent Delage (FRA), Robert Hook (AUS), and Juan Meseguer (ESP). ...[more]
Devil in the detail for Speedboat’s sails
By Zoe Hawkins - North Sails New Zealand, auckland ,
4:23 PM Sun 15 Jun 2008
Speedboat is the name of the latest 30m canting keeled racing sloop to make a challenge for speed records and offshore titles. Launched in Auckland this April the boat is described as more like a giant version of the Volvo Ocean Race winning ABN Amro than your stock-standard supermaxi. ...[more]
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