Close up of broken mast section from BOR90 after the dismasting of BOR90 in San Diego
i>Welcome Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 8 November 2009
The Louis Vuitton Trophy got underway overnight in Nice, France, with eight teams competing including three who competed in the 2007 America's Cup.
Racing was restricted to just two completed flights on the first day, when light winds failed to freshen as forecast.
In this issue we have several reports from the event including that of Emirates Team New Zealand who enjoyed a first up win.
The event sets a significant new benchmark in sailing with the first ever web broadcast using a mix of Virtual Eye and video, backed up with a superb commentary from Peter Lester and various media guests. While we are used to seeing this quality of broadcast on television, this standard is a first on the web, and one that runs without the usual stuttering reception that has been the bane of web broadcasting to date.
Emirates Team NZ set up to leeward of Team French Spirit on the second match of the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice ARL Media
Publicly all is quiet on the America's Cup with various meetings underway in New York to try to resolve the impasse ahead of Justice Shirley Kornreich 'going arbitrary' on the venue, in a written decision expected next Wednesday. At that time too, the other matters raised by Kornreich just over a week ago should also be resolved.
While the offer of an eastern Australian venue was made by Societe Nautique de Geneve, it seems that Valencia will be the venue - by mutual agreement or not.
Sailors Winston Macfarlane and Jeremey Lomas haul in the Chute after Emirates Team New Zealand win their round robin one race against French Spirit, Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice. 7/11/2009, Chris Cameron/ETNZ
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Day 1 Videos Sail-World, Video from Day 1 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy including a stop-motion video of the day's racing, Virtual Eye's view of all three races sailed, and the Press Conference held prior to the start of the regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Big choices Transat Jacques Vabre, Transat Jacques Vabre - Conservative and south or push the limits in the north? Conservative and south or push the limits in the north? What will we see after the highly competitive IMOCA Open 60 fleet start tomorrow? Both the Multi 50's and the IMOCA Open 60 monohulls start tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle Racing - new dismasting and damage images Sail-World, Sail-World was kindly supplied with these images from a reader in San Diego of the broken mast of BOR90 as the America's Cup Challenger is undergoing repair at her San Diego base.... [more] Onsend this story
18ft Skiffs NSW Championship Race 1 Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, 18ft Skiffs - NSW Championship Race 1 report. Very difficult conditions for Race 1 of the NSW Championship today. The champion trio, Coxon, Links, Barnabas, who have collectively won nine Giltinan championships, showed why they have been so successful as they led from start to finish to score a narrow win in their unsponsored skiff,... [more] Onsend this story
Solidaire du Chocolat - Second group charging to the gate Solidaire du Chocolat, Solidaire du Chocolat- Saint Barts : Sugar Loaf Mountain off the port of Gustavia has played host to some interesting stories in the Solidaire du Chocolat over the last few hours... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team NZ gets a win on opening day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy ETNZ Media, Emirates Team New Zealand got away to a good start in the Louis Vuitton trophy with a 1min 36sec win over French Spirit. Skipper Dean Barker and crew got the best of the light conditions. They took control on the first beat after getting a good shift in the left and were never really threatened. Barker said they had had an “interesting day”.... [more] Onsend this story
Lipton Cup Regatta, 2009, Port Phillip, Melbourne David Seaman, Lipton Cup Regatta 2009 With less than a week to go, over 100 boats are expected to be sailing in the Lipton Cup Regatta two day event this coming weekend, the 14th-15th November. This is the biggest pre-Christmas keelboat event on Port Phillip. This year there is the chance for 2 skippers to win $5,000 worth of sails one from Doyle, and one from Quantum.... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team NZ and TeamOrigin gain first wins at Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Media, Half of the opening day's scheduled matches at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur were completed in conditions that challenged race officials and tended to favour the leading yachts. Emirates Team New Zealand and TeamOrigin share the top spot on the leaderboard after scoring triumphs in light and shifty winds. Team New Zealand defeated TFS – Pages Jaunes by 59 seconds and TeamOrigin won... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Wind and time defeat Team Azzura Team Azzura, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice. Report from Team Azzura on their day's racing. Skipper and helmsman Francesco Bruni showed his worth from the pre-start phase dominating Oracle and leading the American team, with Gavin Brady at the helm, from the start.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - MOB today's hot topic Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race - 'It was a sobering wake up call to us all,' says Brendan. 'It's tough sailing at the moment - cold and wet with a big sea and nowhere to hide on deck.' Having stolen the lead from Hull & Humber yesterday, Irish entry, Cork, is still out in front and picking up pace.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama picking up speed and due to gybe Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has been able to lengthen her stride since the latitude of Porto. A regular following sea, a NE'ly wind enabling her to sail under full mainsail and gennaker, temperatures which are already summery and above all a direct course southwards... Off Madeira, the trimaran will be reaching average speeds which are likely to exceed thirty knots.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice - Day 1 Race reports - Team Origin win Louis Vuitton Media, Race reports from the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed at Nice, France. Team Origin had an easy first race after scoring a double penalty over Synergy (Russia) who were having their first race in an America's Cup boat. Catch the racing live on www.louisvuittontrophy.com - it is outstanding coverage.... [more] Onsend this story
Zhik Australian 49er National Championships 2009-10 Margaret Jensen, Spectacular racing is expected at the Zhik Australian 49er National Championships beginning on Lake Macquarie NSW on November 28th. The event will be hosted by Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club (WASC) from WASC on Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi, NSW/ The regatta will be contested in a series of 14 races over a period of four days.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - A whole new set of challenges for the fleet Transat Jacques Vabre, Transat Jacques Vabre - A new course, new choices, new challenges. This Transatlantic route appears much more of a direct, straight line route, removing the challenge of the Doldrums and the ‘corner' of Cape Finisterre but instead the final 12-1300 miles could, under certain circumstances, could offer their own Doldrums.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama accelerating - plus start video Cammas-Groupama media, Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 had reached Cape Finisterre this Friday lunchtime. The giant trimaran had regained a more favourable pace this afternoon, with the return of a more stable and better established NW'ly wind, with the sea becoming increasingly regulated.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four matches to begin series Louis Vuitton Media, The Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur, the inaugural event of the World Sailing Teams Association, is scheduled to begin tomorrow with four matches featuring all eight teams planned on the Baie de Anges, or Bay of Angels, off Nice.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup in suspense as parties meet over weekend Richard Gladwell, Both the warring parties will hold meetings over the weekend to discuss venues for the 33rd America's Cup and try to reach an agreement. After another Hearing in the New York Supreme Court this morning, Justice Shirley Kornreich called the two principals for the Societe Nautique de Geneve and Golden Gate Yacht Club, who were present in the Court, into her Chambers for a five minute discussion,... [more] Onsend this story
Australia puts out the Welcome mat for the America's Cup Rob Kothe, Swiss America's Cup defender Alinghi has proposed an Australian solution as a southern hemisphere venue to US team BMW Oracle as the two year old bitter legal battle continues.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race - Cork steals the lead Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Having crept closer and closer to Hull & Humber throughout the last two days, at midnight Cork stole the lead from the English boat. Cork's crew really have the bit between their teeth, undaunted by several set backs on this race.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy – Nice Cote d'Azur: Team Azzura ready Team Azzura, Louis Vuitton Trophy – Nice Cote d'Azur. Team Azzurra is preparing for tomorrow's first day of racing against BMW Oracle Racing.... [more] Onsend this story
Alinghi offers Australian venue to unlock 33rd America's Cup - UPDATED 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. However inquiries with Australian contacts revealed nothing about the specifics of any venue... [more] Onsend this story
40th Contender World Championships – a landmark for Class and Club Rob Kothe, An Australian dinghy from the sketch pad of a young designer Bob Miller, who changed his name by deed poll to Ben Lexcen, is celebrating its 40th World Championship in its Queensland design birth place in January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Less than two days to the gun Transat Jacques Vabre, The Transat Jacques Vabre and with less than two days to the start, the skippers admit that the standard of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet is universally high. With two days to go before the start the atmosphere, if anything, is slightly restrained.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle racing gears up for Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice Jane Eagleson, Louis Vuitton Trophy - BMW Oracle Racing will be represented in Nice by an all star line-up, led by team skipper and CEO, Russell Coutts (NZL), who is hoping to sail with the team in the early stages of the regatta.... [more] Onsend this story
Asian Qualifiers key to World Match Racing Tour door Monsoon Cup media, One of the twelve crew positions in this year's Monsoon Cup, the final round of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, will be decided next week at the Asian Match Racing Championships, on the Pulau Duyong course in Terengganu.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 off on their latest record attempt Franck Cammas - Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy. A granulated sky, gusts, intermittent showers, setting sun, big Atlantic swell, squalls, breaking waves: here we have the setting for this latest departure to gain a new reference time in the Jules Verne Trophy, the round the world record held by Bruno Peyron and his crew since 2005 (50d 16h 20m).... [more] Onsend this story
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