2009 North Island Champions Ffrenetic - 2009 Flying Fifteen North Island Championships Rosie Reid
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 18 November 2009
In this edition we continue our roundup of results from the weekend's racing with a report from Silver Sails on the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships. Plus the Flying Fifteens from Northland, with a great report, images and results - all entered directly into Sail-World through our submission facility.
In the Etchells Nationals we hope to have a report in the next day or so, however the regatta was won by Alistair Gair, with an Australian crew second and Anatole Masfen in third. Great to see this class having good racing just to the west of the harbour Bridge.
In the Atlantic Franck Cammas and friends abroad Groupama 3 have aborted their world circumnavigation attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy, after discovering damage to one of the amas (floats). We have the full stories in this edition along with several video's from YouTube, which are compelling viewing.
Silver Sails enter the start gate - Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Nationals RNZYS Media
Emirates Team New Zealand have made the cut to the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy and have selected their opponent. Today is a rest day in Nice, Cote d'Azur, so no racinng reports and updates. We do have some video from the regatta in the Best of BTS feature. one of these include an interview with Peter Lester (NZL) who is anchoring the online commentary.
No real developments in America's Cup Legal as decisions are awaited from the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court itself. These will not be the final moves and are expected to trigger more action, and options.
BOR90 with her night sails set to stop her sailing on the mooring in downtown San Diego Sail-World.Com/USA
We do have some great photos of BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90, taken by a visiting New Zealander while she was on her mooring last night. We hope to have some on the water shots today, but a check of the live webcam early this morning, showed her bottom wing panel was still under repair and missing from the yacht.
If you haven't done the Coastguard_Boating_Education_Services!www.cbes.org.nz kayak test take the time to do it now by clicking here. Even if you are not directly involved in kayaking, it is a great way to test your emergency thinking and just what you would need in an crisis. Better to get this sorted out now, rather than wait for that emergency situation to arise, and then find out some things that you should have had on board, but unfortunately are still in the boat shop. The phrase 'It's no good calling home for Mum' is just as true around the NZ coastline, as it was when the expression was coined in the Southern Ocean during a Whitbread Race.
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ETNZ chooses Synergy for the semi-final Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand will face the Russian team Synergy in the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. ETNZ, top team after the round robins, was able to choose its opponent from any of the three other top-four finishers – TEAMORIGIN (UK), Azzurra (Italy) and Synergy.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Fleet stable and racing fast RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre update - Gone are the dark days of high stakes strategies, big losses and gains. As the front of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet counted down past half way today the gains of Groupe Bel stabilised. Desjoyeaux's Foncia in fourth is now 60 miles advanced on fifth placed Veolia Environnement.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Franck Cammas on Groupama 3's situation Cammas-Groupama, Jules Verne Trophy - Over the past 24 hours, the crew of Groupama 3 has been working together to contain the damage suffered around the beam bulkhead.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Leaderboard undergoes a shake-up Louis Vuitton media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur. The Kiwis, picked the hottest team at the regatta. Synergy, led by Polish skipper Karol Jablonski, enters the match on a five-race winning streak and has polished its game since starting the regatta at 0-3. The first crew to score two points will be the winner of each match.... [more] Onsend this story
Swiss will race America's Cup in Ras al-Khaimah if Appeal successful Richard Gladwell, The current Defender of the America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve, today revealed that it wants to return to race in Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) to contest the 33rd America's Cup in giant multihulls. Far from trying to get the heat turned down on the legal action, the Swiss club have appointed a new firm of lawyers to represent them on the various actions, engaging Sullivan & Cromwell... [more] Onsend this story
The Best of BTS: More Video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice BTS Broadcasting, Keith Brash & Matt Carkeek of BTS Broadcast have been producing some tremendous video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice. You can catch the full video playlist at www.btsbroadcast.com Here we present some of their video clips from the last few days.... [more] Onsend this story
Silver Sails reflect on the Telecom NZ Match Racing Nationals Silver sails Racing Media, Silver Sails Racing (Samantha Osborne, Jenna Hansen, and Raynor Smeal) reflect on the just concluded Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Safran the leader at the half way point RivaCom, The Transat Jacques Vabre has been a tough and demanding race to date, claiming victims along the way. The two leading sister-ships are very evenly matched now, whilst Mike Golding, the British skipper sounded mildly irritated this morning that, try as hard as they can, the two French boats have gained consistently over the last two days.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of San Diego: US America's Cup Challenger by night Sail-World.com, The US America's Cup Challenger looks pretty stunning in full flight during the day. At night she changes into a very elegant Lady. Sail-World is pleased to present this gallery of shots of BOR90 taken earlier this evening.... [more] Onsend this story
Groupama 3 heading eastward towards South Africa + video clips Cammas-Groupama media, The crew of Groupama 3 have submitted, but they're certainly not giving up. 1,760 miles (3,100 kms) ahead of her bows, land is still a long way off but the men are close: 'The crew, always highly professional, have once again handled the situation impeccably, without a hint of defeatism or slackening, racking their brains to get out of this faux pas as soon as possible' wrote the skipper of Groupa... [more] Onsend this story
Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship starts tomorrow Damian Devine, The 17th annual Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships, one of the premier events for youth on the match racing circuit gets underway on Wednesday 18th November on Pittwater with the competitor registration, weigh-in and training session followed by an event launch in the evening at the host club, The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more] Onsend this story
US Women's Match Race Nationals: Anna Tunnicliffe and crew medal Anna Tunnicliffe, Yesterday, we wrapped up the finals of the US Women's Match Race National. We finished second overall in a tightly fought finals, against fellow USSTAG teammate, Genny Tulloch. After winning our semi-final round 3-0, we fell 3-1 to Genny in the finals.... [more] Onsend this story
Luderitz Speed Challenge - 50 knots but no new records Luderitz Speed Challenge media, The Luderitz Speed Challenge today began a couple hours later than yesterday as riders waited for the tide to drop and the wind to peak. The fastest time of the day went to Rob Douglas (Cabrinha) who again managed to hit 50 knots - a dream for most riders, but not good enough to be the fastest at this year's Speed Challenge.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Artemis misses out Paul Cayard, Louis Vuitton Trophy - One win and one loss for Artemis again today. In our final match of the second Round Robin, we faced BMW Oracle. We got the right side of the course that we wanted off the start.... [more] Onsend this story
Successful 2009 Flying Fifteen North Islands held in Northland Antje Muller, A fleet of thirteen Flying Fifteens made for a great show of sails at the 2009 Flying Fifteen North Island Championships held at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at Waitangi.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra into Semi-Finals Azzurra media, Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice - The semi-finalists have been decided. Surprisingly both Artemis (SWE) with Paul Cayard and Terry Hutchinson on board and BMW Oracle Racing (USA) failed to make the cut, finishing in fifth and sixth place respectively. Azzurra qualified in third place with seven victories out of 11 matches raced.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Tricky salvage operation underway for BT BT media, Transat Jacques Vabre - The 'Ilha de Sao Luis' tugboat chartered to try and salvage the BT yacht is currently attempting to tow the stricken monohull back to the Azores... but difficult weather conditions and the sheer weight of the IMOCA 60' full of water make for a very tricky operation.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - Four Semi-Finalists confirmed Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice Côte d'Azur - There's one match outstanding to complete the round robin, but the four semi finalists are confirmed. After the morning northerly blew itself out today the wind shifted to the east and built. Synergy ensured its advance to the semis with the win over Azzurra in a classic match race.... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 damaged and abandon record attempt Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy. At around 1200 UT this Monday, a big cracking sound dashed the hopes of Franck Cammas and his nine crew in their bid to break Orange 2's round the world record from back in 2005.... [more] Onsend this story
Images of the Louis Vuitton Trophy by Christophe Favreau Christophe Favreau, Top international photographer, Christophe Favreau presents a gallery of images taken yesterday, Sunday, at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice, Cote d'Azur... [more] Onsend this story
The Best of BTS: Video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice BTS Broadcasting, Keith Brash & Matt Carkeek of BTS Broadcast have been producing some tremendous video from the Louis Vuitton Trophy at Nice. You can catch the full video playlist at www.btsbroadcast.com Here we present some of their video clips from the last few days.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss slowed to assess damage RivaCom, Transat Jacques Vabre - British IMOCA Open 60 Hugo Boss last night reported hitting an unidentified object in the water, damaging the starboard bow of the boat and causing them to take in water. The three way battle at the front of the fleet continues with Safran still holding the upper hand as the trio negotiate the more tricky downwind conditions at the lower edge of a high pressure before break... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team NZ has two starts, two wins Warren Douglas, Emirates Team New Zealand won both of its matches on Sunday to further consolidate its position at the top of the leader board of the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta at Nice. With nine points, ETNZ is two points clear of TEAMORIGIN (UK) and three points clear of the Italian Team Azzurra.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Trio profit from excellent conditions RivaCom, In the Transat Jacques Vabre the breakaway trio, Safran, Mike Golding Yacht Racing and Groupe Bel continue to profit from the excellent conditions through Sunday... [more] Onsend this story
Jules Verne Trophy - Calm before acceleration Cammas-Groupama 3, Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3 the wait has been long and the change of pace brutal. Blocked at times making less than five knots until last night, Groupama 3 has found her wings again and is powering away at an average of thirty knots this Sunday afternoon!... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - One win and one loss for Artemis Paul Cayard, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Nice, France. Paul Cayard reports on the day's racing from onboard Artemis.... [more] Onsend this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Synergy takes two wins Louis Vuitton Trophy media, Louis Vuitton Trophy - Emirates Team New Zealand scores two wins to wrap up round robins. Synergy completed a wire-to-wire win over TeamOrigin. Synergy today won two races and now occupies fourth place on the leaderboard with a 5-4 record.... [more] Onsend this story
NZ Boating Industry Training Organisation launches training guide Mike Rose PR, The New Zealand Boating Industry Training Organisation (BITO) has released a handy new guide for employers involved in training apprentices.... [more] Onsend this story
Interview with Bruce Kirby – the designer of the Laser - Part Two Rob Kothe Sail-World.com, This is part two the in depth interview Sail-World recently did with now 80 year old Bruce Kirby, the Canadian born Olympic Finn sailor who designed the Laser in 1969, in collaboration with Montreal based industrial designer and boat builder Ian Bruce. 40 years on the numbers of Lasers built is closing on 200,000.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 Round the World race - Cape Breton Island in Cape Town Clipper Ventures, Cape Breton Island – Nova Scotia's Masterpiece has arrived in Cape Town. crossing the finish line at the end of Race 3. The Canadian entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race was the ninth boat to finish the race and it proved to be a challenging sail that delivered big seas.... [more] Onsend this story
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