Crowds pour into the 2008 Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Marsden Cove
Welcome Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 6 November 2009
Don't forget to get along to the ENTRY FREE Boat Show to be held at Marsden Cove on Saturday and Sunday.
Unlike other boat shows, the Marsden Cove show is geared to let you go out and test boats at the show. If you are in the market for a boat while interest rates are cheap, then now is the time to give yourself a treat and do some serious boat evaluation.
Of course, you can step aboard the boats and have a look around, or just stroll at the Marina.
Or, you can check out the options for marina living and enjoying the great dream of owning a property, with a marina at the bottom of the garden, plus your favorite boat, and be halfway to some of the best cruising, gamefishing and fishing grounds in the world.
Check out your dreams at the Northland Boat Show - opens at 1000hrs on Saturday and Sunday.
America's Cup news again dominates world sailing, with the aftermath of the dismasting of BMW Oracle Racing's BOR90/USA in San Diego, we have some video of the damage in this issue, plus a follow up story on 'where to from here' for the US Challenger.
Meanwhile America's Cup Legal continues apace, with Court Hearings set down for tomorrow (Friday in New York), and with the Expert Jurist panel expected to meet outside the Courtroom and deliberate. Again we background this story in this edition of Sail-World's newsletter. The developments will be updated as they happen on www.sail-World.com
BOR90's mast damage can be seen in the video in this edition
New moves overnight from the Swiss defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve with the offer of a third venue, off the east coast of Australia. The move is tagged, but must generally be seen as a positive one, and may well be way through the two year mire. We look at this option in more detail in this edition and will update with the reaction from Golden gate Yacht Club when it comes to hand.
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Alinghi offers Australian venue to unlock 33rd America's Cup Richard Gladwell, Societe Nautique de Geneve have handed a thorned olive branch to the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club. The Swiss Defender of what was the premier trophy in sailing has offered to stage the event 'on the east coast of Australia' in return for the cessation of all legal action.... [more] Onsend this story
Free entry to the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove this weekend Sail-World, The Northland Boat Show 2009 will be held at Marsden Cove Marina, near Whangarei, this coming Saturday. Entry is free for visitors. If you are buying or selling a boat? This is one event you should not miss. It will be the only boat show where the majority of craft displayed are available for sea trial and comparison.... [more] Onsend this story
Ravens celebrate 40th anniversary at Panmure Raven Owners Assoc, The Panmure Yacht & Boating Club are looking for current and previous Raven owners to join us in marking the 40th anniversary of the Raven 26. The reunion is to be held on the 12th December from midday till 6ish. We are at 104 Kings Road, Panmure.... [more] Onsend this story
Yachting NZ Briefings for 4 November 2009 Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more] Onsend this story
The Best of YouTube: America's Cup Perspectives Richard Gladwell, Sail-World is pleased to present a selection of video taken from YouTube. We have two with an Alinghi theme, including one clip from the very talented George Johns. We hope to make this a regular feature in Sail-World... [more] Onsend this story
CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – 2009 - Nominations open Jennifer Crooks, The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has today announced that nominations are open for its prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. The 2009 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Wednesday 16 December 2009 at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Skipper Party and Ocean Racer of the Year Awards cocktail party. The CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow yacht clubs that have suitable candi... [more] Onsend this story
Superyachts invited to Auckland by NZ Marine Kate Gordon, With the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series scheduled to head to Auckland in March 2010, the New Zealand marine industry association, NZ Marine Export Group Inc., is again inviting superyacht owners and crews to enjoy a unique Kiwi experience before enjoying watching the intense Louis Vuitton racing.... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Annual Conference begins in Busan ISAF, Every November, the Annual Conference of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) brings together the Committees and Sub-committees of ISAF to discuss, debate and ultimately decide upon the key issues of the day. Between them, the ISAF Committee cover the broad spectrum of the sport, from Olympic sailing, to youth events and training, offshore sailing, race officials and more.... [more] Onsend this story
Lost Cup rig 'only missed two or three days of sailing in its life' Richard Gladwell, BMW Oracle racing blogmeister, Peter Rusch, reports on the morning after the America's Cup Challenger dropped her mast off San Diego, yesterday, while sea trialling the 110ft trimaran, which had just been the subject of a five week modification program. He spoke with BMW Oracle racing designer Ian 'Fresh' Burns (AUS)... [more] Onsend this story
Success for New Zealand yacht builders on world stage Kate Gordon, New Zealand yacht builders have again proved the world-class quality of their craftsmanship with two Auckland-based companies winning several superyacht awards announced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on 31 October 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
New Zealand rolls out 'Discover Boating' Jeni Bone, The Marine Industry Association of New Zealand is rolling out Discover Boating - a national awareness campaign to inspire Kiwis unfamiliar with boating to dip their big toes in and experience what recreational boating has to offer.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: BOR90 heads into the sunset Gilles Martin-Raget, Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provided this gallery of images from BOR90's recent test sail off San Diego.... [more] Onsend this story
New Zealand apprentices portents of industry growth MarineBusiness-World, Despite a lull in the world economy, the marine industry in New Zealand is welcoming hundreds of apprentices to its ranks, evidence of the local industry's belief in investment in its future - with the ambition to double in just 10 years.... [more] Onsend this story
Terse reaction to latest America's Cup Appeal decision Richard Gladwell, A tersely worded response has quickly followed the latest decision from the New York Supreme Court in response to a motion from the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve - unhappy with the Decision from the Supreme Court, last Friday, declaring that the chosen venue of Ras al-Khaimah was not in compliance with the Deed of Gift, or a subsequent order of the Supreme Court... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama switches to Code Green Vincent Borde, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama is announcing the switch to code green for the attempt. On stand-by in Brest since 1st November, will set off on Thursday 5th November on her bid to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy, a round the world record attempt under sail.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World - Fleet speeds towards Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Skipper Brendan Hall and his team on Spirit of Australia are enjoying the fast reaching conditions. 'We are tracking across the top of a Southern Ocean low pressure system and experiencing some amazing sailing,' he says. 'It's fast and furious out here.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle dismasting - Video report from San Diego Jenifer Musa, Fox-5, San Diego, Fox5's Jennifer Musa reports on the dismasting of BMW Oracle Racing, including video footage of the 100ft trimaran sailing and close ups of the damage incurred. 'The 200-foot mast on the monster trimaran that will represent the United States in the America's Cup came crashing down during a sail on the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, snapping in two as it hit the rear beam.... [more] Onsend this story
Race an Extreme 40 in Hong Kong or Singapore – Sail-World competition Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, This has got to be the best offer in town – or on the planet- or anywhere for that matter! We are giving away two '5th man' slots to race on one of Oman Sail's Extreme 40 catamarans when they participate in two legs of the newly-formed Extreme Sailing Series Asia – coming to Hong Kong 20-24 November and to Singapore 11-15 December.... [more] Onsend this story
Expert Jurists to skip America's Cup Hearing Richard Gladwell, The Expert Jurists advising the New York Supreme Court on the Five Questions posed by Justice Shirley Korneich in her decision of last Friday, will not now attend the the Court Hearing scheduled for Friday morning. Instead the panel will meet on Saturday morning and will consider their responses, and will advise the Court directly. After receiving that advice Justice Shirley Kornreich will deci... [more] Onsend this story
McConaghy to Exhibit at METS in Amsterdam as part of AIMEX Contingent John Curnow, McConaghy announced their participation today in the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam from 17 to 19 November, 2009. McConaghy's will be found in Hall 4 booth 4.102 as part of AIMEX, the Australian International Marine Exports exhibit and will be bringing the McConaghy message to arguably the largest marine equipment show in the world.... [more] Onsend this story
Traditional Sailing Dhows - A Match for the 22ft Sharon Allison, The top twenty Traditional 22ft Sailing Dhows from last seasons Championship league will compete in two races this Saturday 7th November in a play off to find out who will go forward to take part in the very popular match racing series.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup challenger BOR90 dismasting - pictures and news updates Sail-World, Earlier today BMW Oracle Racing's 90ft multihull was dismasted while sea trailling off San Diego. The first pictures are coming through and will be updated on this this image sequence.... [more] Onsend this story
LaserPerformance to launch the Vapor Optimist LaserPerformance Media, On November 16th LaserPerformance will launch a new Optimist branded the Vapor. The Optimist has long been a part of LaserPerformance's (previously Vanguard) line up. However, with the Vapor, LaserPerformance will be bringing production back to the US. The Vapor will be produced alongside the Laser, Sunfish, and 420 in LaserPerformance's Portsmouth RI production facility... [more] Onsend this story
Sail-World.com now on Twitter TetraMedia, A few minutes ago this message went out via the ether - SailWorld News Newsflash: BOR 90 has dismasted off San Diego http://sail-world.com/62892 Immediate Sailing News just became even more so as Sail-World.com, the largest online marine network has just begun its Twitter service... [more] Onsend this story
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