Plenty of action and enthusiasm at Marsden Cove for the Northland Boat Show Marsden Cove
Welcome Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 13 November 2009
There's bit of something for everyone in this issue.
If you are into extreme sailing, then see the story and pictures of the French foiler l'Hydroptere as she makes a sets yet another World Speed record mark of over 50kts for the measured mile. Bear in mind that is an average speed sustained for a very long distance.
And you'll probably need to look at the still images and couple of videos of BOR90 sailing off San Diego with her new wing mast. This craft is an awesome sight, and a marvel of sailing technology. They had a bit of a glitch today - we've got that story too.
Staying with the speed freaks, we have daily reports and video from Franck Cammas and friends as they make a very serious attempt aboard Groupama on the round the world speed record, otherwise known as the Jules Verne Trophy. there's some great onboard video as they skip along at over 30 kts with all the nonchalance of being on a harbour cruise.
For the match racers, we are covering the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta at Nice Cote d'Azur, France, where Emirates Team New Zealand is giving the other competitors a sailing lesson, with the crew's teamwork being a telling factor. ONE Sport's Martin Tasker reports from the Series to give an inside perspective.
The live coverage of the event, using Virtual Eye, continues to set new standards from a team led by the highly experienced NZ producer Denis Harvey and a team of Kiwis and Europeans contracted to WSTA.
A young New Zealand crew, WAKA Racing has won their way through the Asian Match Racing Championships, and is now qualified for the Monsoon Cup. we have their reports from the regatta.
Graeme Sutherland (Harken left) versus Wataru Sakamoto (KPMG right) in the Telecom NZ Match Racing Championships
And of course on the local front we have daily report from the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships being conducted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. There's been some shock results in that series, and the outcome this weekend will be watched with great interest.
Staying with the local scene we preview the Auckland Championships for the 18ft skiffs which get underway off Orakei on Sunday and continue for the two days of the following weekend. A seven boat fleet will provide some spectacular racing.
If you are looking west of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the weekend, those yachts racing out there are the Etchells class getting in a National Championship while there is still some of 2009 left on the calendar. The class has made a big effort to get established at Westhaven - with the hoist available, and the 12 yachts competing in the Nationals, this weekend, is a great reward for all that hard work.
Emirates Team New Zealand lead the way to the finish line in their Round Robin one match against BMW Oracle Racing, Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice. Chris Cameron/ETNZ
If you missed the Northland Boat Show, staged at Marsden Cove, last weekend, don't worry, We have a great report on the show, plus plenty of pictures. By all accounts it was a tremendous success, and there's some very interesting conclusions being drawn about the state of the marine industry and boating market -which looks to be coming out of the recession.
There's more good news for the marine industry, with the announcement by Events Clothing regarding their acquisition of the international distribution rights (outside Australia and New Zealand) for the iconic Line 7 range.
And if you have lost the plot on America's Cup Legal, we've got the update on some of the developments on that front, and with a lot more on file, which we hope to be able to let go before too long. Brad Butterworth, skipper of Alinghi gives his view of the state of play, as well.
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l'hydroptere rips down the measured mile for another world sailing record. Guilain GRENIER/www.martin-raget.com
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Images of San Diego: Hull flying with the wingsail- Day 2 plus Video Gilles Martin-Raget, Gilles Martin-Raget presents an image gallery of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA in action off San Diego, using her wingsail for the second day. This time she ventured out into the ocean off Pt Loma, still in light winds. Catch the video of the 110ft yacht and 200ft wingmast in full flight.... [more] Onsend this story
l'Hydroptere smashes World speed record over one nautical mile l'Hydroptere media, l'Hydroptere's record campaign in the Mediterranean ended in great style last Sunday as Alain Thebault and his ten crew smashed the record over one nautical mile, exceeding 50 knots.... [more] Onsend this story
Northland Boat Show 2009 - The tide has turned Event Media, 'The best boat show in years' is how the crew managing the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove has described it. It was a pleasant surprise given the hard economic times we've experienced. Michelle Kirkpatrick, Marsden Cove's Sales Manager said some past exhibitors were slow to respond to Marsden Cove's invitation and her crew naturally anticipated a smaller turnout this year.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre fleet in survival mode Transat Jacques Vabre media, Transat Jacques Vabre fleet - Conditions on deck are close to impossible and below decks the duos try to stop themselves from being flung around the inside of their boats like pinballs.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup: First glitch with BOR'90's wingmast +video Peter Rusch, Peter Rusch writes on the wingmast incident today during testing on BOR90, the US Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup: Day three of testing got off to a good start today 'We had a good session going,' said bowman Brad Webb (NZL). 'Then as we went through a tack, we noticed that the second and third flap had come disconnected so we went head to wind and put a tow line on so I could go up and tak... [more] Onsend this story
Telecom NZ Match Racing Nationals - Dickson and Jury climb RNZYS Media, Chris Dickson and Laurie Jury both won their five races today to boost their overall points to 13 each as five teams battle it out for the four semi final berths. Dickson had a flawless day on the water after only winning five races in Round Robin One, his young crew worked hard with their legendary skipper in Round Robin Two to take eight wins out of nine races.... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: Black Friday significant for the America's Cup Richard Gladwell, The America's Cup re-enters the rarefied air of the New York Supreme Court today, Black Friday, with a further filing deadline on matters being dealt with by Justice Shirley Kornreich. These are replies, or responses to replies, on matters already before the two levels of the New York State judicial system.... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy awarded to Bill Bentsen ISAF, The presentation of the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy was made at the end of the first day of meetings for the Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Bill Bentsen exemplifies the idea of sailing as a lifetime's sport. As a competitor, he won two Olympic medals: bronze at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games in the Flying Dutchman followed by gold six years later in Kiel as crew for Buddy Melge... [more] Onsend this story
ISAF President sets out the challenges ahead ISAF, ISAF President Göran Petersson delivered his President's Report during the first day of meetings for the Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held in Busan, Korea today at the ISAF Annual Conference. The first recommendation the President referred to was athletes' representation with full voting rights in the decision-making bodies of the Olympic Movement.... [more] Onsend this story
Brad Butterworth reflects on latest America's Cup developments www.stuff.co.nz, Alinghi skipper Brad Butterworth has welcomed the news that next February's America's Cup will be raced in Valencia, but cautions that there are still some rocky legal seas to negotiate. Butterworth, in Wellington as a guest of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, said he was delighted his team had accepted the Spanish city as the venue... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 maintains speed and the lead + video Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy - The skipper of Groupama 3 explained the situation through which they have been navigating since crossing the equator in five days fifteen hours. Groupama 3 is positioned around 200 miles further West than the Jules Verne Trophy holder - Orange 2.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur reaches critical stage Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Tomorrow's matches will determine placings for first round. Emirates Team New Zealand, Azzurra and Artemis each won their lone match of the day, which was shortened to two flights as light winds in the afternoon turned the Baie des Anges off Nice into a virtual mill pond.... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team New Zealand update - Oracle falls to ETNZ Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand has won its sixth straight race in the Louis Vuitton trophy being sailed at Nice, beating BMW Oracle by 47sec. Racing later in the afternoon, including Emirates Team New Zealand's match against TEAMORIGIN, was abandoned when the breeze died away.... [more] Onsend this story
Asian Match Racing Championship - Robertson takes keys to Tour door Rob Kothe, In a thrilling series, New Zealand's Phil Robertson and his WAKA Racing Team beat Australian Michael Dunstan and his SLAM Racing Team, to win the Asian Match Racing Championship. As a result Robertson will be sailing in the final round of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup to be held in Terengganu, Malaysia from December 1st to 6th 2009.... [more] Onsend this story
SLAM Kiwi Match – New Zealand Match Racing Nationals Day 2 Kiwi Match, SLAM Kiwi Match Report on the Telecom NZ Match racing Championships: Beautiful but challenging weather faced us today and although the sun was shining the breeze was shifty and kept all the teams on their toes throughout the day. A light easterly in the morning struggled to take hold and the first few flights were a bit of a minefield with 60 degree wind shifts and massive holes all over the cours... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Artemis defeats TeamOrigin Paul Cayard, Latest news from Paul Cayard on Artemis, from the Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice. Once the wind shifted to the southwest, one flight was held. In the first match, Synergy did a nice job to win the start over French Spirit leading from the start.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: BOR90/USA in vertical Gilles Martin-Raget, It is fairly hard to grasp the size and spectacle of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA with her 200ft wingsail, and at the same time appreciate her engineering in close up. In this second gallery of vertical images we show BOR90/USA from mast tip to keel.... [more] Onsend this story
Telecom NZ Match Racing - Tiller joins Sutherland in the lead spot RNZYS Media, William Tiller and his Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme crew have jumped up into first position equal with yesterday's leader Graeme Sutherland after a fantastic champagne sailing day on the Waitemata Harbour. Sutherland continued his winning streak adding another four wins to his total this morning, but then losses to Tiller and Chris Dickson kept his score to 11 wins overall and Tille... [more] Onsend this story
Marsden Cove expands and offers a free Runabout with new sections Colin Preston, Large crowds visited the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove Marina last weekend entertained by live music, helicopter rides and sea trialing boats. Exhibitors reported good sales and keen interest in the boats and gear at the third free entry boat show to be held at Marsden Cove. There are more events coming to the popular and expanding resort... [more] Onsend this story
Events Clothing secures international Marine Apparel rights for Line 7 Kate Gordon, The marine and yacht clothing lines from iconic brand Line 7 will now be represented internationally by Events Clothing in a new exclusive deal. Events Clothing director Owen Rutter says he's delighted that the new owner of the Line 7 brand, Charles Parsons (NZ) Ltd, has confirmed the appointment of Events Clothing as the exclusive distributor of Line 7 marine and yachting apparel internationally... [more] Onsend this story
Strong fleet expected for 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs this weekend Scott Kennedy, The 18ft Skiff Auckland Champs will be staged this weekend, and next. The skiffs launch from Okahu Bay with Racing in the harbour starting at 1pm. Eight entries expected. Boats competing include Maersk Line (Graham Catley), Yamaha (Scott Kennedy), CT Sailbattens (Alex Vallings), JF Hillebrand (Phil Airey)... [more] Onsend this story
Martin at the Races: Day 5 - Wind finally comes to LVT party Martin Tasker, ONE Sport's yachting reporter, Martin Tasker, writes from the Louis Vuitton Trophy being sailed at Nice, Cote d'Azure: 'Yet more strange days in the world of America's Cup yacht racing, action aplenty on land and sea and plenty to contemplate. On the water the wind has finally come to the party and there's been some great sailing.'... [more] Onsend this story
2009 NZ Etchells National Championships to be held this weekend Lindsay Kennedy, With the support of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Westhaven Marina, a new City fleet of Etchells has been established. This is an exciting new development for the Etchells Fleet in Auckland, with boats relocating from Gulf Harbour and Bucklands Beach. The huge benefit has been establishing a central location which enables week night racing. The 2009 Nationals are on this weekend.... [more] Onsend this story
Giant 200+ boat fleet to sail around Australia Ocean Events Media, Event organiser Bob Williams has announced that an astounding 203 boats have already reserved places to sail around Australia in the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Rally. This news comes less than five months after slot reservations were permitted.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Equation equals North or South? RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - The equation under scrutiny now is whether to endure much tougher, windier conditions for a short period in the north to get to the preferred wind shift first, or to stay – more prudently – south and profit that way.... [more] Onsend this story
US Olympic Gold medalist switches classes for 2012 US Sailing, Beijing Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) talks to US Sailing about 2009, a year when she won the Laser Radial ISAF Sailing World Cup title, numerous match racing titles and was crowned female winner of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.... [more] Onsend this story
Waka Racing report on the Asian Match Racing Championship Waka Racing Media, Waka Racing report on the Asian Match Racing Championship: Along with all the greatness Malaysia has to offer the sailing has been outstanding. We still remain undefeated after completing 10 races and guaranteed the top qualifying spot. Despite our good run so far we have a big task at hand tomorrow to pull this win off with some very tough racing ahead.... [more] Onsend this story
Emirates Team New Zealand score fifth win at Nice Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand led from start to finish of its match with Swedish team Artemis to win its fifth race in succession in the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta at Nice, France. The winning The margin was 23 seconds. ETNZ controlled the pre-start, starting to leeward and forcing Artemis to tack away. With an advantage of between 25 to 40 metres, Dean Barker was able to control the beat.,... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - First win to Synergy Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy - There is little change on leaderboard as the top three keep pace. It was the Synergy team of Russia that made the day's headline after their win. Synergy, led by Polish skipper Karol Jablonski, scored an historic triumph by beating the French/German team All4One.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over the Equator + video Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy. Groupama 3 has crossed the equator, and Franck Cammas and his nine crew are making headway at an average speed of twenty knots. And if all goes to plan, at the latitude of Recife (Brazil), scheduled for this Wednesday evening, the wind is set to shift round to the E, which will enable the trimaran to make headway beam onto the wind and set the speedo reeling at an average of ov... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Speeding to Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - 'Team Finland is out of stealth and in good shape,' says skipper Eero Lehtinen. 'We have overtaken Hull & Humber and Uniquely Singapore. With less than five nautical miles separating Uniquely Singapore and Team Finland the Asian team has been frustrated that their closest competitor has been able to keep such a close eye on them.... [more] Onsend this story
Sailors turn Umpires - Asian Match Racing Championship in Pulau Duyong Rurrum, Ordinarily, these men would be the elite sailors racing with the wind across Pulau Duyong's match racing circuit, trimming and strategizing or tacking and gybing to get an edge over their competitors.... [more] Onsend this story
Asian Match Racing Championship - New Zealand Team leads Rob Kothe, Event Media, In the 2009 Asian Match Racing Championship, 22 year old Auckland sailor Phil Robertson finished the second day round robin with a perfect 6-0 score on the Pulau Duyong basin course in Kuala Terengganu.... [more] Onsend this story
BMW Oracle Racing - the Wing Sings Peter Rusch, BMW Oracle Racing's Blogmeister, Peter Rusch covers today's events in San Diego starting with the roll-out of the wingmast: 'If there was a regret about today's events for the BMW ORACLE Racing team, it came from knowing that a good chunk of the squad was scattered in Valencia, Nice and Anacortes and couldn't be here in San Diego, in person, to see the team reach this incredible milestone... [more] Onsend this story
How Oracle technology drives the performance gains on BOR90 BMW Oracle Racing, BMW Oracle Racing's design team member, Ian 'Fresh' Burns takes us out for a day in the BMW Oracle Racing tender and explains how Oracle, the technology, works as a tune up partner and data repository for Oracle, the yacht - and the performance improvements they have been able to achieve through this relationship. There's some very cool video, too!... [more] Onsend this story
Video: BOR90 - raising the wingmast + would it fly a plane? sandiegolifestyle.com + astridindubai.com, Previewing today's first sail of BMW Oracle Racing's new wingsailed America's Cup Challenger, a couple of video s from YouTube look at the raising of the wingmast, and also how the wingsail compares to a large aeroplane wing.... [more] Onsend this story
Graeme Sutherland leads the Telecom NZ Match Racing Championships RNZYS Media, Graeme Sutherland and crew lead day one of the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships with and fantastic 7 wins out of 7 races. Sutherland's closest race was against the all youth crew representing the RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme helmed by William Tiller who Sutherland beat by just 7 seconds. Tiller and his youth crew finished the day on 4 wins and 3 losses.... [more] Onsend this story
Kiwi Sam Harvey world champion on Sea-Doo Kate Gordon, Aucklander Sam Harvey has won a world title in the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) world finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Riding a Sea-Doo® personal watercraft (PWC), Harvey took out the Pro Runabout Open. The Howick-based marine retailer has been competing at the prestigious IJSBA world finals every year for the past nine years, so to win on his tenth attempt was parti... [more] Onsend this story
Images from San Diego: BMW Oracle Racing flies with wingsail +video! Giles Martin-Raget, Images just in from Giles Martin-Raget of BMW Oracle Racing's first sail using the wingsail on the America's Cup Challenger, BOR90. The rig was rolled out of the shed, hoisted while on a mooring, and then test sailed in San Diego bay for several hours this afternoon.... [more] Onsend this story
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