BOR90 goes three-sailing...BlackMatch videos...Etchells Nationals...Brad talks to PJ




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Sail-World New Zealand: 20 November 2009

The ever expanding NZ Etchells fleet assmbles for the 2009 NZ Nationals  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 20 November 2009

In this edition we have the report from the Etchells Nationals which was won by Alistair Gair Andrew Wills, Rhys Johnson who held off a strong challenge from the Australian crew of Jake Gunther, John Collingwood and Russell Tyson (Australia) .

No developments in America's Cup Legal, on the decisions that are due from the Appellate Division and the Supreme Court itself. However in an interview with Alinghi's Grant Simmer reveals they are winding down their sailing program in Ras al-Khaimah, putting Alinghi 5 in the shed for modifications, and then shipping off to Valencia - the 'default venue'.

We do have some more great photos of BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup Challenger, BOR90, this set showing her sailing off San Diego with the wingsail, jib and a screecher loaded and ready to go. Certainly she is an impressive piece of kit.

Alinghi 5 sailing off Ras al-Khaimah  Alinghi Team

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No news on the Louis Vuitton Trophy series with yesterday being a lay day ahead of the Semi-Finals.

Don't forget to catch the three BlackMatch videos we have featured in this edition, which feature the teams remarkable year in review. They are one of the finalists in the Yachting New Zealand Sailor of the Year awards, tonight at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

BMW ORACLE Racing - Wing trials, Day 5  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

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Gair wins New Zealand Etchells Nationals from Australian crew
Scott Kennedy,
Alastair Gair and crew of Andrew Wills, Rhys Johnson and Derek Scott held off a strong challenge from the Australian crew of Jake Gunther, John Collingwood and Russell Tyson, to win the 2009 Etchells National Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Third placing went to Anatole Masfen, Matt Kelway and Troy Tindall.... [more]
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Grant Simmer on progress and modifications to Alinghi 5,
The America's Cup Defender Alinghi is completing its current phase of the Alinghi 5 development programme today in Ras Al Khaimah and over the next few days will wheel the giant catamaran into the boat shed for some modifications. The next phase will keep the team busy up until it ships out to Valencia to continue developing towards the February 8 2010 America's Cup Match.... [more]
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Images of San Diego: BOR90 - Wingsail plus a jib and screecher - WOW!
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BOR90, BMW Oracle Racing's challenger for the America's Cup, has added two front sails to the wingsail and was out testing off San Diego, for the first time, today... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Aviva closes on Veolia Environnement
Transat Jacques Vabre - Instead of the expected initial compression, in fact Marc Guillemot and Charles Caudrelier slipped away another 20 miles overnight on Safran.... [more]
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Harken Youth Match Racing Day One - Tiller takes a firm grip
Damian Devine,
William Tiller and his crew of Donovan Neil, Shaun Mason, Arnau Farras-Knowles from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron set the early pace with a perfect record to take a firm grip on Day One of the 2009 Harken International Youth Match racing Championship winning all of their seven matches. 'Really pleased with our efforts today, I couldn't ask for a better start,' Tiller said.... [more]
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Yachting Excellence Awards to be presented tonight at RNZYS
Yachting New Zealand Media,
Finalists and winners in the 2009 Yachting Excellence Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron tonight in Auckland, Friday 20 November. The Yachting Excellence Awards are an occasion which recognises not only the best performers in our sport, but also the tireless, hardworking volunteers who make it all possible... [more]
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Ian Neely appointed to Yachting NZ Youth role
Yachting NZ Media,
Yachting New Zealand has announced that coach and coach facilitator Ian Neely has now been appointed to the role of Youth Head Coach & Manager, taking over from Marty Watson.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing claim Bragging Rights on 2009 season
BlackMatch Racing Media,
Check out this video review of BlackMatch Racing's 2009 season which see them as World 1 ranked matchracing team. Wasn't so long ago that this crew were running in the Lion Foundation's Youth Training Scheme conducted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and yet to step up onto the first rung of the international matchracing ladder.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Submerged BT arrives in the Azores
BT Team Ellen Media,
The BT yacht is now inside the harbour in Terceira (Azores), nearly fully submerged but safe from the Atlantic ocean waves that have been battering her since Friday.... [more]
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Yacht Club to hold Inquiry on fatal race,
After the tragic deaths of sailors Andrew Short, the owner/skipper of Andrew Short Marine and crew Sally Gordon, the CYCA Board of Directors has resolved to hold an inquiry into the incident that occurred during the Flinders Islet Yacht Race on 10 October 2009.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Compression at the gates to the Caribbean
Transat Jacques Vabre,
The Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, which to date has been experiencing brutal conditions, now faces lighter winds. The two French leaders and Britain's third placed Mike Golding who is racing with Spain's Javier Sanso on Mike Golding Yacht Racing, will tomorrow be first to hit a wall of lighter, even more unsettled breezes and compression – as the chasing pack catches miles back on them.... [more]
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New Jules Verne Trophy record attempt in January for Groupama 3
Kate Jennings - Expression,
Groupama 3 - After having envisaged making directly for the technical base in Lorient, Franck Cammas and his crew have finally decided to make for South Africa to carry out repairs under good conditions.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell - Starting Lines
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell reports on the comments regarding his last story - Starting Lines. 'Tactically, from the racer's point of view, we always need to err on the side that makes the PRO happy - Andrew. Brad Nichol and I are heading to South America for the last event of the 2009 season in the Star on Thursday.... [more]
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Brad Butterworth speaks with Peter Montgomery on America's Cup issues
Brad Butterworth and Peter Montgomery,
Alinghi skipper, Brad Butterworth was in Auckland and Wellington recently and took the time to talk to the world's foremost yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery, about the next America's Cup, scheduled for next February. Butterworth talks about the extent of the current legal issues, what it is like sailing on one of the multihull America's Cup multihulls and other issues.... [more]
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Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup: One week to go
RC 44 Gold Cup Media,
Organised by Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC), the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup will be theatre of a fierce battle between Team Aqua (Chris Bake / Cameron Appleton) and Team Artemis (Torbjorn Tornqvist / Dean Barker). The two leaders of the Championship Tour will battle it out for all the titles at stake, with several other teams also in a position to grab the lead in some of the rankings.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery and Ingrid Abery images,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice images from photographer Ingrid Abery. Ingrid presents a gallery of unusual black and white images.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Azzurra to race TeamOrigin
Azzurra media,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice. Francesco Bruni's team Azzurra (ITA) find themselves paired with Ben Ainslie's TeamOrigin (GBR) in the remaining semi-final matches.... [more]
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It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Paul Cayard.
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
If Paul Cayard didn't have a sterling CV that spans decades and has transcended the sport of sailing, you'd think he was an eager young sailor trying to earn his way onto a team. At 50, he'll do whatever it takes to build a team, have fun, stay fit and lead by example.... [more]
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Sail Brisbane countdown
Craig Heydon,
2009 Sail Brisbane regatta preparations are in full swing for competitors and organisers alike with a strong field set to compete. Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be hosting the ISAF Grade 2 regatta in the club's 125th year of sailing, with the three race courses located on Waterloo Bay.... [more]
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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]
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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]
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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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