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Sail-World New Zealand: 13 October 2009

Waka Racing (closest to the camera) in the Death Roll Derby aka the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda  World Match Racing Tour ©
Welcome Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 13 October 2009

In this issue we sadly feature further stories and tributes to those lost from Shockwave 5off the New South Wales coast on Saturday morning.

As mentioned in our last issue Sail-World has announced the launch of another new site - Sail-World Canada - which is being operated by the publishers of three Canadian yachting and marine industry magazines. See the full story in this edition. We feature more on this significant development at a time when other publications are shrinking or shutting up shop altogether

Test your safety knowledge in Coastguard Boating Education's online test in this edition. Although it's aimed at kayakers, it is also very relevant to general boating safety and better to get your thinking sorted out now, than when you have to make some quick decisions when faced with the real situation.

Day 3. Race 12 - iShares Cup Almeria.   ThMartinez / Sea & Co ©

In the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, New Zealand crews have performed well, but not taken the title. In this issue we feature reports and images from the final day, and also the report from two of the crews.

As the start of the Coastal Classic approaches, we feature the latest news including links to the entry list.

Racing on the penultimate day of the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda  World Match Racing Tour ©

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
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Buying, selling or exhibiting? Don't miss the Northland Boat Show!
Sail-World media,
Buying or selling a boat ? Or do you want to Exhibit at this popular show? Don't miss the Northland Boat Show Nov. 7 & 8 2009. The Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Boat Show just continues to grow in popularity with every year it is staged. Marine industry sources say the Northland Boat Show now rates as one of the top three boat shows in New Zealand... [more]
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New Zealand's Minoprio leads World Match Tour ahead of Monsoon Cup
Talbot Wilson,
British Olympic superstar Ben Ainslie and his Team Origin won the Argo Group Gold Cup. Adam Minoprio (NZL), ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing skipper, and his team of Tom Powrie, David Swete and Nick Blackman took second place. Minoprio is the top skipper in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) rankings and was second in the World Match Racing Tour going into the Argo Group Gold Cup. He is back on... [more]
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Bay of Islands Yacht Club Harken Labour Weekend Regatta 2009
Antje Muller,
The Bay of Islands Yacht Club is extending a warm invitation to all Senior Centreboard and Catamaran Class Sailors to come to the balmy Bay of Islands for some fun sailing. On Saturday 24th October one Harbour Course Race is scheduled with a mass start at 1pm so that sailors coming up on boats of the Coastal Classic can take part - or take a discard. Sunday and Monday will be course racing.... [more]
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HSBC Coastal Classic starts in just over a week
Event Media,
Orb Communications is providing SPOT GPS Satellite Tracking devices for 10 yachts to use in the 2009 HSBC Premier Coastal Classic allowing you to track the position of some of the race favourites. SPOT uses the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location - with a link to Google Maps - and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network.... [more]
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On-line Kayaking Safety tuition at Coastguard Boating Education
Coastguard Boating Education .,
Coastguard Boating Education now have available the first of a new series of online, interactive education modules.Small craft, inclusive of Kayak and powered water craft currently represent the fastest growing sector of the market with their users over represented in the drowning statistics.... [more]
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Line7 assets sold to Australian company,
Australian firm Charles Parsons is buying the assets of collapsed sports and casual wear manufacturer Line7. The textile wholesaler, which has been a Line7 supplier, said today it was buying 100 percent of the intellectual property related to Line7's brand and all its registered trademarks globally. No value for the deal was disclosed.... [more]
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Legs eleven for Waka Racing in Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda
Waka Racing,
Lighter breezes were a welcome change on the 4th day of the Gold Cup as we set out for the repechage stage. The competition was no easier than we had previously imagined so the task at hand was not a simple one. Six teams, one round robin with the top two progressing through to the quarter finals.... [more]
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World Masters Games: Wind postpones Prince Frederik's race
Chris Clarke,
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik (DEN) was left high and dry when his sailing event was cancelled due to strong winds at the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games on Tuesday.... [more]
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OK Dinghys at Sail Sandy
Nigel Harvey,
Sail Sandy is to be held this weekend at Sandringham Yacht Club, and a strong contingent of OK dinghy sailors are expected to attend still thawing from the arctic conditions experienced in Canberra some weeks ago.... [more]
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Turkey: A curious blend of old and new, simplicity and sophistication
Sunsail Promotions,
Diversity is the word for this dazzling destination where the ruins of ancient civilisations mix with vibrant nightlife, cosmopolitan shopping and modern marinas. And now holidaymakers looking for the ultimate Turkish experience can discover towns untouched by tourism and beautiful bays still only accessible by boat as part of a Sunsail sailing flotilla.... [more]
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MarineBusiness-World expands, Sail-World Canada and more
Jeni Bone, editor,
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Numbers down but sales bouyant at Genoa
Media Services,
The 49th Genoa International Boat Show has closed and while numbers were down, organiser, Fiera di Genova says it was extremely pleased with the overall organisation efficiency, the quality of the exhibition facilities, and the results achieved, in terms of business and attendances.... [more]
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iShares Cup: Groupama 40, 1st participation, 3 podiums and 4th overall
Groupama - Franck Cammas Media,
It took until the last race of the last day for the verdict to finally fall! Pete Cumming's crew pipped Gitana Extreme-LCF Rothschild Group to the post. Loïck Peyron at the helm of Oman Sail Renaissance took third place, just a handful of points ahead of Groupama 40 skippered by Franck Cammas, who came 4th in the general ranking.... [more]
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Andrew Short – boating industry ‘devastated'
Bob Wonders,
Boating industry, yachting community shocked at tragic loss. In Andrew Short there were few in yachting boasting more skill at the helm, while Sally Gordon, a veteran, like Andrew, of 15 gruelling Sydney-Hobart classics, was acknowledged as a first rate navigator.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race: DSK Pioneer Investments counting it down
Danilo Salsi and his team are no strangers to this regatta and the challenges it presents, having taken part in the 2006 edition with Swan 45 DSK-Comifin. Stepping up to a Swan twice the size, DSK Pioneer Investments will be the second largest yacht in the fleet of 76 boats, second only to Michael Slade's ICAP Leopard... [more]
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Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup winner unbeatable
Lurie Fullerton - The Royal Gazette,
15-year-old Ignacio (Nacho) Rogala of Argentina became the new champion of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, an event that brought 34 young sailors to Bermuda from 16 countries, ranging in age from nine to 15, to compete in Optimist dinghies.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Second for Gitana Extreme – LCF Rothschild Group
Kate Jennings - Expression,
For this final day of racing in the 2009 championship, the crew of Gitana Extreme – LCF Rothschild Group were really at the top of their game. Determined and extremely motivated, Yann Guichard's men showed that they were able to keep a cool head and perfectly control the Andalusian race zone.... [more]
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GP42 Global Cup - Official Training day to kick off event
Event media,
The GP42 Global Cup official programme of activities commences tomorrow in Puerto Calero with the official training day. Three Spanish teams, two Italians, one Portuguese, a Swedish and British team make up the fleet.... [more]
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iShares Cup - Oman Sail Masirah crowned Overall Champions 2009
iShares Cup,
Oman Sail Masirah has won the iShares Cup 2009, but it came down to the last leg of the last race on the last day of the last regatta at the iShares Cup Almeria in Spain,... [more]
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Leaving it to the Coroner
Rob Kothe, Al Constable and Sail-World Team,
.... [more]
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Top sailors speak out in favor of the Portugal Ocean Race and Class 40
Portugal Ocean Race Media,
There is clearly a buzz on these days about Class 40 and the future of global around-the-world racing. And for good reason. Class 40 is most definitely the right thing at the right time for ocean racing; the boats are fast, fun, dynamic and, relatively speaking, inexpensive. In a world where money is tight deliver bang for the buck for sailors and sponsors alike... [more]
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Sail-World expands in North America with marine magazine alliance
Jeni Bone,,
The largest online marine news network in the world, Australia's TetraMedia Marine Group, publishers of, and has announced a strategic alliance with a major North American magazine publisher.... [more]
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Garde wins 12ft skiff Upper Harbour Championships
Peter Valpiani,
Defending champion Garde (Brett Hobson and Alex Johnson) outperformed a strong 12ft skiff fleet to win the Vantage Real Estate Upper Harbour Championship. Faced with a patchy southerly breeze, the race committee of the Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Sailing Club set a short windward/ leeward course combined with a traditional river start and finish. This course, nicknamed the ‘NASCAR circuit' was intense.... [more]
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Gold Cup - Ainslie on his game
Talbot Wilson,
Team Origin wins Argo Group Gold Cup. Minoprio was barely able to turn away from Ainslie and clear his stern and wipe out the penalty on his tack and make it back to the line first for the win. But Ainslie was on his game today and that one win wasn't enough. 'We had two good races at the beginning today,' Ainslie commented.... [more]
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Wollongong beaches closed as yacht debris washes ashore,
Illawarra beaches were forced to close from Saturday as debris from the Flinders Islet yachting disaster washed up on shore. The 24.5 metre (80 foot) carbon fibre yacht PriceWaterHouseCoopers (Shockwave V) was smashed to pieces on the Flinders Islet shoreline, in the early hours of Saturday morning.... [more]
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TP52 Worlds - Matador beats Quantum Racing on countback
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
It could not have been much closer when the Argentine crew on Matador lifted the TP52 World Championship on the waters they call home in Europe, the Bay of Palma, this afternoon. They lift the title on countback ahead of the 2008 world champions Quantum Racing (USA) who also finished on 23 points after seven races.... [more]
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