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Mast falls in stormy night in Auckland Noumea race By Richard Gladwell, 7:33 AM Mon 29 Jun 2009
One yacht has been dismasted and many of the fleet are sheltering in a storm that has hit the Auckland to Noumea race fleet overnight. Overnight, conditions at Cape Reinga were recorded gusts of up 52kts with an increasing trend, before recording was suspended at 0300hrs ...[more]


Strong winds and heavy rain lash Auckland Noumea Race - fleet shelters By Sail-World and RAYC, 9:21 PM Sun 28 Jun 2009
With heavy rains forecast for the far north, the 13 boats in the Auckland to Noumea Race fleet are expected to get very wet as they continued racing north. Limit and V5 are off the top of the North Island now, with Limit reporting 30 knot wind’s. Lagoon Ozone, a little further back in the fleet are reporting 40 knot winds. ...[more]


Images and video of Noumea fleet at Rangitoto Island By Colin Preston, Auckland , 12:01 PM Sun 28 Jun 2009
Out of the fog the Auckland to Noumea boats appeared then disappeared. Some of the RNZYS winter series fleet got a glimpse of the boats as they passed by near Rangitoto lighthouse doing genaker peels and gybes while searching for the fickle breeze in the dense Auckland fog. Limit and V5 appeared first side by side but Limit had to gybe away to avoid us, with V5 passing within meters from our bow ...[more]


Strong headwinds hit Noumea race fleet off Cape Reinga By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com, 9:02 AM Sun 28 Jun 2009
The Australian yacht Limit (Alan Brierty) is leading the Auckland Noumea fleet into strong headwinds off cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand. Winds in the area have peaked at 37kts and are easing slightly, but an advancing area of low pressure will be centred off the western side of the Cape around 0100hrs tomorrow morning 30 June. ...[more]


Images from the start of the 2009 Auckland to Noumea Race By Richard Gladwell and Royal Akarana YC, 10:40 PM Sat 27 Jun 2009
Images from the start of the Auckland to Noumea Race 27 June 2009 ...[more]


Auckland Noumea Race gets underway in fog - strong winds ahead By Event Media, 4:55 PM Sat 27 Jun 2009
A dense fog surrounded Auckland and the Waitemata harbour all day, which lifted just before the start of the 2009 Ocean Race - just in time for both the Race Committee onboard HMNZS Resolution and the competitors to make out the entire start line. It must of been arranged for the fleet from someone above, as shortly after the start, the fog set back in again with only 200 – 300m visibility. Th ...[more]


Auckland Noumea Race starts this Saturday with a Very Important Sailor By Tash Paget (RAYC) and Sail-World, 10:46 AM Thu 25 Jun 2009
The Auckland to Noumea Ocean Race is scheduled to start at 1400hours, off Orakei Wharf, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, with a fleet of 13 Premier Division yachts taking part. It has just been announced that Sarah-Jane Blake, the daughter of the late Sir Peter Blake will be taking part in the race this year as crew on board her father’s old yacht Lion New Zealand. ...[more]


Light winds expected for JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race By Richard Gladwell, 8:37 AM Sat 20 Jun 2009
Light winds are predicted for the start of the JP Morgan Asset management Round the Island Race, off Cowes, Isle of Wight. Sail-World has used PredictWind to develop predictions for three critical points of the race. PredictWind shows the wind as being very light initially building slowly during the day. ...[more]


Sailors! Don't miss the PredictWind & Expedition Seminar tonight By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 9:54 PM Wed 17 Jun 2009
Predictwind.com and Expedition will be hosting a seminar at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club this evening 18th June at 1900hrs. This is a great chance to hear from the developers of these two applications, Jon Bilger (PredictWind) and Nick White (Expedition), and see how they can be used. The evening will be beneficial to anyone who wants to learn more about how use PredictWind to win races ...[more]


Will Marseilles Trophies go in the first race for GP42's and TP52's? By Audi MedCup Media, 7:42 PM Sun 14 Jun 2009
Regatta or Circuit? As ever teams will tell you that the Circuit is the main focus and winning regattas is simply a nice bonus if and when it happens. It's a passing reward to the team for their hard work and execution as well as a confirmation that they are headed in the right direction. But the universal pursuit at this stage, TP52 and GP42, is to win the Audi MedCup Circuit. ...[more]


Audi MedCup: Lighter winds expected and course location change By Audi MedCup Media, 7:34 PM Sat 13 Jun 2009
A return to gentler breezes means back to finesse sailing rather than high octane downwind runs and boat and sail handling tests. For the first time here in Marseille the race area is being moved on to the Rade Nord, which means a whole new set of conditions and influences to be learned. It's already very warm this morning and there will be every chance that the thermal sea breeze will build ...[more]


Audi MedCup: A little Mistral lite for today? By MedCup Media and PredictWind, 8:30 PM Thu 11 Jun 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand lead the overall standings on the Marseille Trophy TP52 Series after their 1,3,1 scoreline yesterday. Their local weather adviser b>Dimitri Deruelle (FRA) /b> suggests: 'There is a west wind which will strengthen and turn a little left during the course of the day. These are conditions that we know well in Marseilles. It is not a true Mistral insofar as it is on the left ...[more]


Green Dragon into second place with 200nm to go on Volvo Leg 7 By Richard Gladwell, 8:02 PM Sat 23 May 2009
Ericsson 4 has emerged from a Stealth Play with a reduced lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, However the current race leader is still expected to win leg 7, due to finish in Galway Bay, early Sunday morning, local time. Most of the fleet have now engaged in a Stealth play, which means their positions are kept secret from the outside world and their competitors. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race Stealth Play halves leg leader's margin By Richard Gladwell, 4:38 PM Sat 23 May 2009
Ericsson 4 has emerged from a Stealth Play with a reduced lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, However the current race leader is still expected to win leg 7, due to finish in Galway Bay, early Sunday morning, local time. Most of the fleet have now engaged in a Stealth play, which means their positions are kept secret from the outside world and their competitors. ...[more]


Ericsson 4 now expected to be winner of Leg 7 in Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, 11:46 PM Fri 22 May 2009
Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) is now expected to be a comfortable winner of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race /b> Previously the Leg was expected to be very close run between all the yachts. However a split in the fleet has paid a dividend for the Race leader. By taking a more westely course Grael seems to have opened up a significant advantage ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race fleet splits in two racing in very strong winds By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 9:17 AM Fri 22 May 2009
Over the past nine hours, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have split into two groups, and are now separated laterally by 75 nm. The westernmost group comprises the former leg and current race leader, Ericsson 4, followed the the two yachts trailing the fleet - Ericsson 3 and Green Dragon. ...[more]


Very close finish expected in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday morning. By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 9:46 PM Thu 21 May 2009
According to current projections the Volvo Ocean Race fleet should have a very fast trip across the Atlantic and are expected to finish around 0900hrs on Sunday, local time. Already in the grips of one 30kt front, the system looks like it will extend for most of the trip across the to Galway, Ireland. After moderating for a time, a second system will move in for the final push to coast of the E ...[more]


Predictwind forecasts strong winds for Volvo sleigh ride to Ireland By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 12:05 PM Wed 20 May 2009
As the Volvo Ocean Race works its way around the Ice Exclusion Zone, a strong wind system is about to launch off the Newfoundland coast. The system which, according to PredictWind has winds over 25 kts (gusting 20% more) and will stay with the fleet for at least the next three days giving a fast ride across the Atlantic Ocean to Galway in Ireland. ...[more]


PredictWind: Stronger winds expected for rest of MedCup By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Melbourne, Australia , 8:47 PM Thu 14 May 2009
The wind prognosis from PredictWind.com?nid=102900 is for stronger winds for the rest of the week at the Audi MedCup in Alicante. Winds are expected to build to around 15-20 kts each day, peaking in the early afternoon - with almost no wind at all in the morning. ...[more]


Latest updates for Boston finish in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com, 10:04 PM Sun 26 Apr 2009
Sail-World in conjunction with PredictWind will post regular updates in this story as the fleet sail the last 100 nm or so as the Volvo Ocean race fleet head for the finish of Leg 6 at Boston. b>Latest: /b> Leaders are on last leg, sailing in 8kts breeze, and are now 4nm from finish mid afternoon local time in Boston. ...[more]


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