Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 27 November 2009
America's Cup Legal had another round in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court yesterday covering the issue of whether a rudder is part of a yacht's waterline length, or not - and, whether the Defender has the right to select any venue it likes.
Both parties issued their statements after the Hearing. It would seem that while no-one really wants to race in Valencia in February 2010, that is price of being unable to agree on anything - and that is where the regatta will be.
In this edition, we have a feature on the rudder issue. It is serious - as if the Appellate Division does not uphold the Supreme Court decision then BOR90 is about eight feet over length by our calculations and is disqualified.
There is the prospect of further Appeal on the decision expected before Christmas.
In Australia Sail Brisbane is underway, and in Sydney the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship is in its final day with an all Kiwi final and a first and second place assured for New Zealand crews.
In Perth the Australia Cup is underway with two New Zealand crews competing and BlackMatch Racing looking to cement their 1 World ranking for the year. With three wins from three races on the first day they were not leading, but looked to be in fine form.
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Sunseeker Australia Cup Day One - Sunshine and Breeze Rob Kothe, Sunshine and breeze on the Swan River's Matilda Bay this morning for the first day of the 2009 Sunseeker Australia Cup... [more] Onsend this story
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - the Riddle of the Rudders Richard Gladwell, After today's Hearing in the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, the Challenger for the America's Cup stated that the inclusion of rudders in the crucial Load Waterline length measurement would disqualify GGYC's yacht. Calculations by Sail-World from photos show that the length of BOR90, as the Challenger has been known to date, would extend to around 98ft,... [more] Onsend this story
2009 Turangi OK International Open at Stump Bay, Taupo
The OK Dinghy Turangi International Open, known traditionally as the 'Turangi Worlds', was held over 21 & 22 November at Turangi Yacht Club, Stump Bay, Lake Taupo. With the 2010 Worlds now just over 2 months away, this year we had a record 30 entries all looking to stake a claim to a spot in the NZ team, as well as chasing the coveted Golden Trout.... [more] Onsend this story
Musto Youth Match Racing Championship an all New Zealand final Pam Scrivenor/CYCA Youth Sailing Academy, Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship final will be an all Kiwi affair, with John Junior and William Tiller competing for the top prize.... [more] Onsend this story
North Sails signs up as official Race Partner for Global Ocean Race Global Ocean Sailing Ventures Media, In an innovative move, North Sails will also be designing a new generation of downwind sails that will be specifically for the Global Ocean Race – the GOR Code 5 and the GOR Code 3.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09- 10 - Cork repaired and back in the race Heather Ewing, The Irish entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has set sail from Cape Town following the start day crash that forced her to return to port for repairs.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Stealth Mode for fifth to eighth Transat Jacques Vabre media, Transat Jacques Vabre - And then there were four.....or not, as the case may be. The four IMOCA Open 60's which are into the final the miles of their Transat Jacques Vabre, scrapping over fifth to eighth places, are now all in stealth mode.... [more] Onsend this story
RC 44 Gold Cup - Good day onboard Katusha reports Paul Cayard Paul Cayard and Sail-World.com, This round of the RC 44 Gold Cup is being sailed in Dubai. Yesterday, the wind failed to arrive, changing the scheduling for today's all important races. On the line, was the RC 44 Tour Match Race Title.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup - Tour match race title decided + video RC 44 media and Sail-World.com, The Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup match race took place today in a light and fairly stable sea breeze. Sailing for the season title, Artemis, with Dean Barker at the helm, suffered from a steering failure during the pre-start of the first regatta against Team Sea Dubai. The irony of the story is that Artemis' main opponent today was no other than their own coach: Rod Davis, steering Ceeref exceptionall... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island and Spirit of Australia in duel Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10: For the race office team it's straight down onto the pontoons for a status update on the repairs to Cork and Hull & Humber.... [more] Onsend this story
Taring Pelangi Team wins Malaysian Match Racing Championship Rurrum, Taring Pelangi with Hazwan Hazim Dermawan at helm scored their first top podium finish when they won the Malaysian Match Racing Championship to gain entry to the main draw of the Monsoon Cup.... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre - Three into stealth mode for the final miles Kelly Russell, To add to the intense competition and anticipation the Transat Jacques Vabre has delivered, Aviva, Akena Verandas and Veolia Environnement have all entered into ‘stealth mode'.... [more] Onsend this story
Star South American Championships - New jib and tune up day Andrew Campbell, Andrew Campbell is in South America for the Star South American Championships, his final event for 2009. 'We tuned on the way out to the course to day with Robert Scheidt and Mark Mendelblatt. Brad and I are slowly working the kinks out of the P Star, but were certainly happy with the speed around the course.'... [more] Onsend this story
Sail Brisbane Day One complete as Slingsby leads the Laser fleet Craig Heydon, The 2009 Sail Brisbane regatta has gotten underway with a full day of racing for the record sized fleet. In the Laser class, Tom Slingsby took victory in race one and a second place in race two, and is followed by Chile's Martias Del Solar Go in second and Tom Burton in third.... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC44 Gold Cup - Team Sea Dubai looking forward to challenge Sharon Allison, Sea Dubai RC44 Gold Cup at Dubai International Marine Club, racing day one report... [more] Onsend this story
Puma Ocean Racing wins European Sponsorship Award PUMA Ocean Racing Media, Puma announce they have received the European Sponsorship Award for the best International Sponsor campaign for their effort during the Volvo Ocean Race. Puma was short-listed for two categories; business to consumer and international.... [more] Onsend this story
Cayard reports a quiet day at the RC 44 Sea Dubai Gold Cup Paul Cayard and Sail-World.com, Paul Cayard reports from the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup on day one, where racing was cancelled due to lack of breeze. 'The Match Racing will be shortened due to losing today. So, we will race five matches each and likewise won't race against everyone.'... [more] Onsend this story
RYA puts Optimist Sail Number ‘GBR 6000' up for auction RYA News, From 7pm on Thursday 3 December you will have the chance to bid for Optimist Sail number ‘6000' thanks to a special auction being run by the International Optimist Association.... [more] Onsend this story
Caffari and Thompson battle for position in the Transat Jacques Vabre Kelly Russell, Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson have entered the final 500 miles of the Transat Jacques Vabre.... [more] Onsend this story
The Racing Rules of Sailing Amendments effective on 1 January 2010 ISAF Press, The International Sailing Federation announced today that, as a result of actions taken by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council during the ISAF Annual Conference, several changes in The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 will take effect on 1 January 2010.... [more] Onsend this story
Legends become namesakes in windsurf launch Andrew Clouston, Thursday the 3rd of December, 4pm at Takapuna Boating Club in Auckland there will be an event for the launch of the six new Techno boards, which will support a new windsurfing development programme in Tauranga. Come and see Tom Ashley, Barbara Kendall, Bruce Kendall and Scott Fenton race on the new boards and if you have a windsurfer come and join in!... [more] Onsend this story
Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup day one breeze does not cooperate + video RC 44 media and Sail-World.com, On day one of the Sea Dubai RC 44 Gold Cup day racing could not take place due to the lack of wind. Yesterday's practice session had taken place in 15 knots and and a big swell. Alas, it was not the same today.... [more] Onsend this story
Clipper 09-10 - Spirit of Australia leads the fleet to Geraldton Clipper Ventures, Still in Cape Town after a collision at the start of leg 4, Cork may be ready to leave as early as tomorrow. Cape Breton Island has been slowly but surely chipping away at Spirit of Australia's lead. The Brisbane based skipper, Brendan Hall, confirms, 'It's been a night of hard and heavy sail changes on Spirit of Australia. We're keeping as good speed as we can as the rest of the fleet compresses... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre journey complete for Golding and Sanso RivaCom, Out of the early Caribbean morning sunshine, Mike Golding and Javier Sanso, glided the final miles to the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre off Puerto Limon, Costa Rica in an excellent third place.... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Defender stands up for rights in New York Court Societe Nautique de Geneve media, The America's Cup Defender, today argued before the NYSC Appellate Division in defence of two of the Defender's fundamental rights - to choose the venue and the right to race a challenger that complies with the Deed of Gift measurement requirements. 'It would be the first time in the history of the America's Cup that the Defender is deprived of its fundamental right to choose the venue..'... [more] Onsend this story
America's Cup Challenger claims measurement rules would disqualify Golden Gate Yacht Club media, Further to today's Hearing in the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing commented: 'Today SNG also requested that, if the Appellate Court does not reinstate RAK in February, the 33rd Match be delayed from February until May 2010.' Ehman also claimed that the published measurement process would disqualify GGYC's yacht.... [more] Onsend this story
Former Optimist Champions enter 2010 Splash Worlds at Takapuna Jonathan Masters, The 2010 World Splash Championships are being held at Takapuna on January 2-8, 2010. Takapuna Boating Club are the event organisers and Grant Cunningham is running a very tight ship at the helm backed up by a team of very competent organisers and volunteers.... [more] Onsend this story
Musto International Youth Match Racing day two Pam Scrivenor/CYCA Youth Sailing Academy, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Will Mackenzie sits in amongst the Kiwis in the Musto International Youth Match Racing after day two,... [more] Onsend this story
Images of Ras al-Khaimah: Step aboard Alinghi 5 for a training session Guido Trombetta - Team Alinghi, Ever wondered what it would be like to sail aboard an America's Cup mulithull? Guido Trombetta and Team Alinghi present this gallery of images taken aboard Alinghi 5 during a training session off Ras al-Khaimah, before the Defender of the 33rd America's Cup was put into the shed for modifications.... [more] Onsend this story
Who is faster? The kitesurfer or the hydrofoiler - see the video! YouTube, Who is faster - l'Hydroptere or Alexandre Caizergues kitesurfing? Check out both on their speed record attempts on this great video compilation... [more] Onsend this story
Tom Moody endorses Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme for sailors Perth 2011 ISAF Media, Retravision Warriors Coach Tom Moody endorsed the Perth 2011 Emerging Nations Programme (ENP) for sailors at the WACA Ground today. “It is fantastic to see young sailing athletes given the opportunity to realise their potential,” Moody said.... [more] Onsend this story
Extreme 40 crews set new records at RHKYC Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, So what do you do when you've been racing an Extreme 40 for five days in Hong Kong, including the 1O1O Next G™ Around the Island Race? The party's over, packing up the boat is scheduled for tomorrow, and life in the slow lane is going to be pretty dreary, right?... [more] Onsend this story
Transat Jacques Vabre's Groupe Bel crosses the line to finish second Rivacom, Kito de Pavant and François Gabart on Groupe Bel crossed the finish line off Puerto Limon, Costa Rica in brisk winds and afternoon sunshine to secure second place in the Transat Jacques Vabre two handed transatlantic race. The duo's constant high speeds, always pressurising the eventual winners of this IMOCA Open 60 Class, Safran... [more] Onsend this story
Swiss solo sailor successfully rescued after whale strike Sail-World Cruising round-up, A solo Swiss yachtsman would-be double circumnavigator was successfully rescued from his crippled boat Tuesday, 430nm west of New Zealand's Stewart Island, the New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre said. The rudder on the man's yacht Horizons was badly damaged after the strike on Sunday, making it difficult for him to steer.... [more] Onsend this story
Paul Cayard reports on their fleet race of the RC 44 Gold Cup - Dubai Paul Cayard, We had Bob Little ('Peaches' as he was nicknamed by his mother) on the helm. Bob is a very good sailor who decided to get a real job a number of years ago. As the fleet racing is an amateur driver competition, Bob enjoyed the opportunity to get some starting practice in. He did a great job working with our bowman Morgan Gutenkunst getting their time-on-distance judgment down.... [more] Onsend this story
International Sail Brisbane event attracts 14 clesses and 13 countries Ian Grant, Collectively all clubs from Lake Cootharaba, Noosa, Maroochydore, Lake Baroon and Mooloolaba will be represented in the 14 class event which has attracted entries from 13 countries including the Chilean Beijing Olympic Laser skipper Martias Del Solar Goldsmith and World title winning Australian Tom Slingsby.... [more] Onsend this story
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