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Sail-World New Zealand: 10 December 2009

Jo Aleh Olivia Powrie (NZL) are excel in the 470 Women's Sail Sydney  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 10 December 2009

The lead story in this edition is the announcement of the combined Auckland International Boatshow and the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Since that story was published, Bruno Trouble has confirmed that the regatta will take place in Auckland, however at this stage only using two boats between the eight teams competing.

It is intended to sail four races a day. Next week the full list of Louis Vuitton Trophy events will be announced for 2010. All other regattas will use a full four boats, as was used for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series in Auckland earlier this year.

The combining of the two events will have significant impact internationally and will entice even more international media and captains of the marine industry to Auckland.

Quite why only two boats will be used in Auckland remains to be explained.

Auckland International Boat Show will re-orientate its focal point in 2010  

At Marine Industries Association briefing yesterday, plans were also outlined for the redevelopment of the America's Cup base area designed to turn the locale into a proper marine events centre focussed on the many watering holes around the Viaduct Basin. The plans presented yesterday appeared to be very workable, and will create a new presence and focal point for marine events in the downtown Auckland area.

Elsewhere in this issue we have caught up on a lot of local news stories, after some extensive system rebuilds by Sail-World NZ. This weekend there are several sailing events taking place some of which we have outlined in this edition.

Wakatere Boating Club will host an Open Junior regatta this Saturday.  Richard Gladwell

On the America's Cup front there has been little in the way of developments. Decisions are yet to come from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, but regardless of that outcome both sides are preparing for the Match in February in 2010 - and that event would seem to be near certain to proceed.

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the 19ft skiffs will contest their National championships this weekend.  Richard Gladwell

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Auckland International Boat Show and Louis Vuitton Trophy to combine?
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland's Viaduct Harbour and America's Cup bases are slated for removal/relocation and replacement with events facilities designed to turn the Viaduct area into an outstanding marine events centre. The first stage of the redevelopment will get underway early next year and the first event in the new layout is scheduled to be the combined Auckland International Boat Show and Louis Vuitton Trophy... [more]
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New Zealanders make podium in five events at Sail Sydney Regatta
Zoe Hawkins,
230 entrants participated in Sail Sydney, including a large international contingent keen to amass points towards their Olympic campaigns for London 2012. Sailors from 22 countries completed in the event including entries have come from: Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Chile, Spain, Singapore, Greece, Canada, Japan, Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, India, Korea, Norway, Croatia, Poland and... [more]
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Drummond and Lardies report from Sail-Sydney
Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardes,
Top young 470 crew, Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies report from the recently concluded Sail Sydney regatta: The last two days of competition at Sail Sydney gave us a variety of conditions. We have learned lots from our first international regatta. On day three we had two races in a light building seabreeze. The first race got away in 5 knots. We had good speed and got away to a good start and... [more]
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America's Cup: Latest video from Alinghi and BMW Oracle Racing
BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi Media,
As both 33rd America's Cup teams break camp for the Match expected to be sailed in February 2010, we present the two latest sailing videos produced by the teams. The first is for a presentation at BMW Technology Workshop in Munich, attended by many of the leading lights in BMWOracle Racing. The second shows Alinghi 5 sailing in a good breeze and flat seas off Ras al-Khaimah... [more]
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18ft skiff re-engage for the Nationals this weekend
Scott Kennedy,
The NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals are to be raced on Auckland Harbour this weekend, 12th - 13th December. An exciting fleet will be assembled on the water with 8 boats expected to race for the National Title. After a strong start to the season, all boats are sailing fast and in with a chance to win!... [more]
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Why do we Drown? How to increase your chances of survival
Basil Orr,
Drowning is caused by cold shock - gasp reflex or heart attack, muscle strength loss, or eventually hypothermia. Professor Michael Tipton from University of Portsmouth, UK spoke to 500 yachtsmen and marine emergency crews at RNZYS on 24 November 2009, with an entertaining address well supported with photos, videos and charts.... [more]
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CYCA's Flinders Islet Inquiry may affect 2009 Sydney Hobart safety reg
Rob Kothe,
After the tragic deaths of sailors Andrew Short, the owner/skipper of Andrew Short Marine and crew Sally Gordon, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) Board of Directors resolved to hold an inquiry into the incident that occurred during the Flinders Islet Yacht Race on 10 October 2009 and the interim recommendations may affect the 2009 Sydney Hobart safety regulations.... [more]
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Rolex-Sydney-Hobart: The story of Watching whales and Watching yachts
When the whale season finishes in early December, Bass & Flinders turn their attention to boat watching. 'If the forecast are right this year, it will be a spectacular sight as the fleets sets spinnakers as they come out of the heads. Last year we ran to Kurnell with the leaders came back through the fleet to the middle group,stayed with them and then came up to the tail enders'... [more]
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Wind ready for 40th Contender World Championships + Video
Rob Kothe,
It is fitting that this 40th World Championship is returning to its spiritual home as dinghy designer Bob Miller (later known as Ben Lexcen) designed the Contender in 1966 as a possible Olympic high performance single hander, to replace the Finn.... [more]
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Countdown on to start of ISAF Sailing World Cup Season Two
ISAF Media,
There are just four days to go until Sail Melbourne - the first leg of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup, and the impressive number of competitors is increasing daily... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Qingdao concentrates on straight line speed
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Over the last 24 hours on Qingdao those scheds have brought some kind of satisfaction to those on board. Skipper, Chris Stanmore-Major, reports, 'This morning all concentration is on straight line speed and our helms and trimmers have been working hard to hit our speed targets and to stay bang on course. So far so good, with Qingdao being the fastest boat in the fleet over the past... [more]
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ISAF World Match Race Rankings - Minoprio and Leroy lead
Newly crowned ISAF Match Racing World Champion Adam Minoprio of New Zealand maintains his hold on the top spot in the latest release of the Open ISAF World Match Race Rankings, as France's Claire Leroy extends her four and half year unbroken run at 1 in the Women's Rankings.... [more]
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Open Junior regatta at Wakatere this Saturday 12 December
Wakatere BC,
The Wakatere Junior Regatta will be staged this Saturday at Wakatere Boating Club, Narrowneck (next one south of Takapuna and before you get to Devonport!). Registration opens from 0800hrs on Saturday 12th December. Four races are scheduled and may be back to back, sailing instructions will be issued on completion of registration. Classes sailed - Optimist open/green, P class, starling open/gr... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans launches 'Taking On The Elements'
Velux 5 Oceans Media,
The Velux 5 Oceans today launched its sustainability agenda under the banner of ‘'Taking On The Elements'. The concept brings together all the key stakeholders in the race under the umbrella of the shared value of sustainability, providing a basis of understanding and a platform for activities and communications in 2010 and 2011... [more]
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World Yacht Racing Forum, Edition 2: The Business of Yacht Racing
MaxComm Communication,
An mpressive turnout of over 350 delegates is expected at the second World Yacht Racing Forum tomorrow. Michel Desjoyeaux, Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth, Tom Whidden, Juan Kouyoumdjian, Cam Lewis and Knut Frostad are amongst the event's headline speakers.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - The endless progression
Neil Patchett,
Defending champion Archie Massey may be British but he is taking on an Aussie tint for the upcoming CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney. The I14 World event begins on 28 Dec with Teams Racing and then the World Championship Invitation Race on 3 January 2010 and Heats from 4-11 January out of Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club, Manly, Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Blind sailors invited to compete in Worlds at Garda, Italy
Dick Lancaster,
The New Zealand Council for Sailing for Blind and Vision Impaired invites Expressions of interest from Blind Sailors wishing to trial for the NZ Representative Team to compete at the IFDS World Homerus Match Racing Championships to be held on Lake Garda Italy, from 20 to 27 June 2010.... [more]
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Michel Desjoyeaux named 2009 French Sailor Of The Year
Vendée Globe winner Michel Desjoyeaux was named yesterday evening the 2009 French Sailor Of The Year, during the traditional 'Soirée des Champions' organized by the French Sailing Federation... [more]
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Two-Handed Around Waiheke Race this weekend
Bill Jaques,
The Devonport Yacht Club's annual 2-Handed Around Waiheke Race is coming up Saturday next the 12th December. Just another around Waiheke race - but with a difference - this one is two-handed with extras and the course presents its own conundrum - leave Waiheke to port or starboard at skipper's choice. It is part of Devonport's shorthanded series - Notice of Race etc at [more]
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Tidetech – The Naviguessor's Weapon
Penny Haire,
Over the last year top navigators have quickly adopted ocean data specialists Tidetech as their weapon of choice for information about currents, tides and sea temperature.... [more]
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Lüderitz Speed Challenge wrap - Records and crashes + videos
Lüderitz Speed Challenge News,
The last day of Lüderitz Speed Challenge racing saw Rob Douglas hit just over 50 knots, with his brother Jamie close behind with an excellent 48.67 (both on Cabrinha kites), and Alex Caizergues (F-One) again in the top three with 48.55. The French, however, dominated as usual, with Alex Caizergues, Sebastien Cattelan and Christophe Prin-Guenon dominating the rankings... [more]
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No wind scuppers Cayards day at Nestle Brasil Match Cup
Paul Cayard,
Unfortunately the wind did not cooperate today. No wind and no racing. Seems like I have been experiencing a lot of this lately... [more]
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