Roy Disney remembered...Kiwi impressions of Sail Melbourne...Louis Vuitton Trophy dates and venues confirmed

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Sail-World New Zealand: 18 December 2009

Roy and Mickey and Minnie  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 18 December 2009

Welcome back to our subscribers

Welcome too, to two new advertisers with Sail-World - Auckland International Boat Show and Weta Marine.

In this issue we have updated and republished the story on the Auckland International Boat Show, the Louis Vuitton Trophy, the Omega Match Racing Series and the BMW World Cup, now that all three events have been confirmed for Auckland for March 2010.

The Weta Nationals is also republished in this issue. We will have further stories on this trimaran, but in the meantime click on the banner at the bottom of the Nationals story and have a look at the great Weta website. There's also some links to some great video on the Weta site.

Hot on the closure of submissions on the new Aquaculture aka Sea Farming, it has been announced that 10 new licenses have been granted around the Banks Peninsular area for the creation of new sea farms including one grand daddy at almost 2,500 hectares. We have the story in this issue. Will it be the thin end of the wedge? The announcement also reveals who is behind these creations.

Peter Burling / Blair Tuke - NZ (49er)
2009 Sail Melbourne regatta
ISAF Sailing World Cup
  © Sport the Library

More announcements from the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) as the venues for the Louis Vuitton Trophy series regattas for 2010 were released last night (NZT), Yet to be confirmed is a Middle East venue.

In Melbourne the first of the ISAF World Cup regattas is underway. in this issue we feature several reports from New Zealand competitors at the event.

US and world sailing lost one of its real gentlemen with the passing of Roy Disney, in this edition we feature several tributes to one of the legends of ocean and offshore sailing in USA.

Jo Aleh / Olivia Powrie - NZ (470)
2009 Sail Melbourne regatta
ISAF Sailing World Cup
  Jeff Crow/ Sport the Library ©

If you are looking for the place to be over New Year, check out our story on Marsden Cove, they are putting on a free New Year's Eve concert in the marina with a great fireworks display. There will be Live bands including renowned Soul / Blues guitarist Billy TK Junior will be performing on a floating stage. It will be a great place to safely moor and enjoy the music.

Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats head to head - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge  Mainsheet Media

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Roy Disney's Passing
Genny Tulloch,
Top ranked US Womens Matchracer, Genny Tulloch sailed on Morning Light in 2007 with Roy Disney and reflects on her experiences: ' Today we have lost a hero, a legend, an icon, mentor, and a friend in the sailing world. With Roy Disney's passing comes a lot of grief for me personally, but above the grief comes the honor that I feel for having been able to be a part of his life.... [more]
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TeamOrigin seeks UK Louis Vuitton Trophy venue
Leslie Ryan,
TeamOrigin, the British America's Cup team headed by Sir Keith Mills, today announced their intention of securing a venue in the UK to host a Louis Vuitton Trophy event – as early as August/September 2010 or during the 2011 season – and possibly repeating annually thereafter. The overall objective is to bring America's Cup type racing to British shores as soon as possible.... [more]
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Splash Worlds attract entries from 11 countries to Takapuna
Zoe Hawkins,
On Saturday 2 January, nearly 80 young sailors from 11 countries will take over Takapuna Beach with multi-coloured sailing dinghies and seek to prove on the racecourse that they have what it takes to be the best in the world. The sailors are competing in the week-long Splash World Sailing Championships – a prestigious international event for single handed (solo) dinghy youth sailors.... [more]
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Limit Match Races Loki for Rolex Trophy Rating Series Lead
Di Pearson,
Day 2 of the Rolex Trophy Series finally started with breeze just before 1.00pm on the Macquarie Circle off Sydney Heads.... [more]
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Drummond and Lardies report from the 470's in Sail Melbourne
Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardes,
Top young 470 crew, Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies report from Sail Melbourne regatta: We are now entering our 4th day of competition at Sail Melbourne in Australia. We are racing out of Sandringham yacht club on Port Phillip Bay. While we have been here we have experience every condition available from one day of 39 degrees, to much colder temperatures, light winds and heavy winds.... [more]
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Close racing sets the stage for final day of Sail Melbourne
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne. The Paralympic classes, along with the invited classes, got racing underway at 12pm in light breeze between five and seven knots. Unfortunately the wind disappeared before the afternoon's racing could begin.... [more]
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Kiwi Skud 18 Team report on Day Four from Sail Melbourne
Robert Hielkema,
Kiwi Skud 18 Team Tim Dempsey and Pauline Eitjes report from Sail Melbourne: 'Today was a nice contrast from day three; sailing in temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius is something we need some more practise in. It caused a couple of brain fades in the form of missed wind shifts. We did a lot of learning and were confident that we had a lot to build on for day four.... [more]
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Roy E. Disney will be missed
Rich Roberts,
The Transpacific Yacht Club membership joins the rest of the sailing world in expressing our deepest sorrow at the passing of Roy E. Disney. Roy Disney passed away the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.... [more]
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Etihad Stadium Supermaxi skipper gets some sleep at last
Jody O'Brien,
The owner and skipper of the Etihad Stadium Supermaxi got to bed before 3am for the first time in a week last night, with a transport solution for the replacement mast appearing to be settled.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy series to include Middle East venue
ValenciaSailing and Sail-World, reports that the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton today announced more Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas for 2010 and early 2011. Citing a media release sourced from Louis Vuitton, the Spanish based website says that these new international events follow the successful regatta held in Nice, France, last month.... [more]
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Liz Wardley has dismasted
SolOceans Media,
This morning at dawn, in a Force 7 wind with gusts and a stormy sea, Liz Wardley aboard the SolOceans One-design suffered two knock downs due to successive failures of the NKE autopilot. The SolOceans One-design has dismasted 158 miles west of Madeira and 619 miles south west of Lisbon (Portugal). Liz Wardley is not hurt and there is no damage to the SolOceans One-design.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy will run with Auckland International Boat Show
Richard Gladwell,
Louis Vuitton's Bruno Trouble has confirmed that the next Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta will take place in Auckland beginning on 10 March 2010. At this stage, due to what are believed to be budget considerations, only two boats will be used between the eight teams competing. The Emirates Team NZ boats will be used, with one of the BMW Oracle Racing boats on standby. It is intended to sail four rac... [more]
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Josh McKenzie-Brown reports on Day 4 Sail Melbourne Regatta
Joshua McKenzie-Brown,
Josh McKenzie-Brown (18) reports from Day 4 of the Sail Melbourne regatta being sailed on Port Philip Bay. Sail Melbourne is the first round in the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit. Josh is competing in the 2.4Mtr singlehanded class with the objective of representing New Zealand in the 2012 Paralympics at Weymouth... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Last day in the Southern Ocean for Hull & Humber
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 - Geraldton, Western Australia stopover. The strong winds that turned yesterday's finish into a sprint for the line have eased to a pleasant sea breeze today - keeping the crews cool as they set to work today cleaning their yachts and carrying out routine maintenance.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne day four - Limited racing
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne day four of racing had a stop-start feel with the weather having a major influence on proceedings. Reigning 49er World Champion Nathan Outteridge was left crewless today with Iain Jensen stuck on shore due to illness.... [more]
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2009 Ronstan NZ Weta Championship attracts big fleet in Rotorua
Chris Kitchen,
The 2009 Ronstan Weta New Zealand Championships were held at the Rotorua Yacht club over the weekend. On Friday afternoon we started with a coaching session provided by Mike Bullot (runner up in the 2009 Laser Worlds) and Chris Kitchen (2008 Weta New Zealand champion). Despite the cold gloomy weather there was a good turnout of sailors keen to build on their skills.... [more]
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New sponsor for Yachting Australia programs
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has signed a new sponsorship agreement with safety and survival equipment specialist RFD which will see the company play a role in Yachting Australia's Sports Services and Training programs.... [more]
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US SAILING Mourns the Passing of Roy Disney
Jake Fish,
Roy Edward Disney passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with stomach cancer. In 2008, US SAILING, national governing body of the sport, awarded Disney its prestigious Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy for his outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the U.S. over many years. Disney was 79.... [more]
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ISAF releases World Sailing Rankings - 16 December 2009
ISAF Media,
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 16 December 2009 have been released.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Can Alfa Romeo spoil the party for Wild Oats XI?
Susan Maffei Plowden,
Race record-holder Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, chasing her fifth consecutive line honours win, faces strongest competition from Neville Crichton's near sister Reichel/Pugh designed Alfa Romeo, and Mike Slade's Rolex Fastnet Race record holder ICAP Leopard, a Farr design from the UK.... [more]
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US Sailing's Best of 2009 are shortlisted
Jake Fish,
The release of US Sailing's shortlist of nominees for the 2009 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards marks the traditional December milestone for the sport of sailing in the United States. It was an outstanding year of achievement on-the-water during the 2009 calendar year.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne Day 3
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne, Day 3 report. Shifting winds dominated the afternoon racing on day three of Sail Melbourne, with the conditions keeping sailors on their toes and forcing them to work hard for every position gained.... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code updated with Group 2 to be eliminated
Following on from decisions taken at the ISAF Annual Conference, the ISAF Sailor Classification Code is changing and starting from 1 April 2010, the category of Group 2 sailors will be eliminated.... [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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Josh McKenzie-Brown reports on Day 3 Sail Melbourne Regatta
Joshua McKenzie-Brown,
Josh McKenzie-Brown (18) reports from Day 3 of the Sail Melbourne regatta being sailed on Port Philip Bay. Sail Melbourne is the first round in the 2010 ISAF World Cup circuit. Josh is competing in the 2.4Mtr singlehanded class with the objective of representing New Zealand in the 2012 Paralympics at Weymouth... [more]
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IKA launches bid for inclusion at the Olympic Sailing Regatta 2016
International Kiteboarding Class Association,
With the successful bid of Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Sailing Regatta 2016 held on the beaches of the Copacabana, Kiteboarding would perfectly suit into this scenery and add a true highlight to the Olympic Games.... [more]
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The McConaghy Prelude
John Curnow,
McConaghy built boats took out the top three positions in yesterday's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour. This was on the very same day that ICAP Leopard III, the third of the McConaghy built titans coming in for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart showdown, arrived back in the country, on the deck of a containership. So then, which other of the many McConaghy builds also occupied the podium?... [more]
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