America's Cuppers arrive in Valencia...Splash Worlds two breezy days...Images from 49ers, Splash, Int 14s Worlds and more

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Sail-World New Zealand: 05 January 2010

2010 Splash Worlds - Day 2, Takapuna, NZL  Will Calver Ocean Photography NZL
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 5 January 2010.

The 2010 Splash Worlds are well underway off Takapuna Beach, with fresh offshore breezes making for some exciting sailing.

Currently the New Zealand sailors are performing well with two in the top three overall. However there are a few surprises in the fleet, and certainly the Splash class is allowing a new group of younger sailors to get good racing in an international class, before stepping up to the next level.

In this edition we have reports and images from the first two days of racing.

More action on the America's Cup front, with the calling of another meeting between the Challenger and Defender, this time to be staged in Singapore on 12 January 2010. We have a report on the discussion points for the meeting and some new correspondence which tends to indicate that the gap between the two clubs is as great as ever.

2010 Splash Worlds - Day 2, Takapuna, NZL  Will Calver Ocean Photography NZL

We have also featured a very complex piece on the Construction in Country issue, which the parties would seem to have one last opportunity to resolve themselves, before the job is done for them by the International Jury or the New York Supreme Court. In that circumstance, one or both teams could be disqualified, depending on the stance taken - particularly by the New York Supreme Court - which will be more concerned with correctness in law, than an equitable outcome for sailing.

Both Challenger and Defender have arrived in Valencia. Alinghi 5 was the first to arrive, followed soon after by BOR90, we have events covered in this issue with images, reports and a video.

Alinghi exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon  JPJ-Sail-World

In this issue we have an exclusive from the Alinghi 5 Exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon on Lake Geneva. It is an interesting expose of the Alinghi 5 technology. Sail-World's Swiss based correspondent took the time to travel to the exhibition and had some on and off the record discussions with the Alinghi 5 team members present. As our corespondent is also an accomplished multihull sailor his reading between the lines of the technology is very incisive.

33rd America's Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

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There's plenty of local sailing action coming up, with the Paper Tigers, P-class, Starlings and 12ft Skiff Interdominions getting underway in the next week -see the full list at

Alinghi arrives in Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup (Spain).  Alinghi Team

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2010 49er Worlds, Day 2, Grand Bahama Island  Fried Elliott

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2010 Splash Worlds: Former World champion holds lead after Day 2
Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World,
Day Two of the Splash World Sailing Championship sailed off picturesque Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand, delivered more exciting conditions for the fleet of 73 youth sailors. Six races have been sailed and provisional results show that Ben Lutze (NZL) now holds a lead of five points over Michael Kamp (NED). George Lane (NZL) is in third position.... [more]
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Images from Takapuna: Day 2 2010 Splash Worlds
Will Calver, Ocean Photography,
Will Calver of Ocean Photography presents this gallery from Day 2 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL)... [more]
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When a rescue is an Emotional Rescue
Sail-World Cruising,
The word rescue when applied to the sailing world can have a host of meanings, but this week when New Zealand's Bay of Islands Coastguard went to the rescue of a yacht with six people on board, the crew of eight went beyond the call of duty and did much more than merely rescue the six, which included two children.... [more]
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Contender Pre-Worlds – The Fab Five?
Rob Kothe,
Queensland Contender Class President Matt Mulder has not been the perfect host in the first two days of the Contender Pre-Worlds. The 40th Contender World Championship event organiser has not been standing back as a good host; instead he's elbowed everyone aside and grabbed all the lollies, winning the first three races.... [more]
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Richard Gladwell,
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Gladwell's Line: Constructed in Country - it's complicated!
Richard Gladwell,,
Yet another legal storm is brewing on the America's Cup horizon - with just five weeks left until the start of the regatta. This time the point of difference is over the interpretation of another phrase in the America's Cup lexicon.... [more]
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Lake Taupo Yacht Club to host Trailer Yacht Regatta 16-17 January
Kerry Check,
Lake Taupo Yacht Club are holding a Trailer Yacht Regatta for all classes of Trailer Yachts on 16th and 17th January, 2010. This regatta includes round three of the Bay of Plenty Noelex 25 Tri Series.... [more]
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Images from Grand Bahama Island: 49er Worlds, Day 2
Fried Elliot,
Top photographer, Fried Elliott, presents this gallery from Day 2 of the 49er Worlds in Grand Bahama Island.... [more]
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29er World Championship day one - Denmark on top and Jerelyn Biehl,
Oscar Haumann and Taus Holtug of Denmark (2, 11, 2) are the leaders after day 1 of the 2010 29er World Championships.... [more]
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49er World Championship day one - Outteridge and Jensen lead and Jerelyn Biehl,
Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen lead the fleet after three races at the 49er World Championship in the Bahamas.... [more]
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Azzura Marine excels with Quality
Azzura Marine,
Australia's premier superyacht refit and repair facility, Azzura Marine Newcastle, has delivered one of the world's fastest luxury sailing multihull yachts to her owner, 'Virgin Limited Edition'.... [more]
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Alinghi exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon
JPJ for Sail-World,
Sail-World's correspondent JPJ reports from the Alinghi exhibition at the Leman Museum in Nyon on 4 January 2010. He writes: Yes it's snowing in the northern hemisphere... close to the castle of Nyon (some 10 miles from Geneva, pic Nyon-0), there is a Museum dedicated to Lake Geneva and for a couple of months there is a small exhibition about Alinghi 5. Outside in front of the entrance there... [more]
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International 14 World Championship Day 2 - Images from Sydney
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau presents this gallery of images from Day 2 of the CST Composites International 14 World Championship sailed on Sydney Harbour... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing starts racing while America's Cupper unloads +Video
Jane Eagleson,
In the early hours of Monday, BOR90 race boat arrived in Spain as the team completes its move from San Diego back to Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. Monday morning, CEO Russell Coutts addressed the team at its Base in the Darsena, thanking everyone for their commitment to date and urging the team on through the final stretch.... [more]
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Int 14 World Championship - Austin and Massey running hot in Qualifier
Neil Patchett,
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Another meeting to try to resolve America's Cup impasse
Richard Gladwell,,
Following a meeting held late last year in Sydney between representatives of the Challenger and Defender, a second meeting will be held in 12 January 2010, in Singapore to try and resolve several issues relating to the 33rd America' s Cup. At this stage it is not known who will attend the second meeting, and whether they will have the power to make binding decisions on SNG... [more]
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Alinghi arrives in Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup
Daphne Margan-Barnicoat,
The 33rd America's Cup defending team, Alinghi, arrived in Valencia, Spain today and will transfer to its existing base in the Dársena (the inner harbour of Valencia) over the next couple of days to begin its final preparations towards the Deed of Gift Match that starts on 8 February.... [more]
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America's Cup: Both Challenger and Defender arrive in Valencia
Peter Rusch and Sail-World,
The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation. The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.... [more]
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Images from Takapuna: Day 1 2010 Splash Worlds
Will Calver, Ocean Photography,
Will Calver of Ocean Photography ( presents this gallery from Day 1 of the 2010 Splash Worlds being sailed at Takapuna Beach, North Shore (NZL).... [more]
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Brisk breeze plays part on first day of 2010 World Splash Champs
Zoe Hawkins and Sail-World,
Three races were sailed on Day 1 of the 2010 Splash World Sailing Championship held off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City (NZ), in brisk 18-22 knots breeze. The gusty southwesterly and outgoing tide created a short, steep chop that was challenging for all, but benefited those that really have the ability to work a heavier breeze.... [more]
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Contender Worlds – the Washing Machine continues
Nathan May, is forecasting more 'Waterloo Slop' or 'Washing Machine' conditions for the 2010 Contender Australian Championships. More south-easterlies mixed with out going tides should produce the same wind against tide conditions that were experienced during race one of the Australian Championships.... [more]
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Contender Worlds - Waterloo Bay, the Washing Machine
Rob Kothe,
There have been big tides all week. The tide runs out to the south easterly of the Waterloo Bay course between King and Green Island and with a south easterly breeze of 17-26 knots, classic wind against tide conditions. With sharp little seas, 1-1.5 metres, there was some ‘washing machine' about it and the locals call it ‘Waterloo slop'.... [more]
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2010 29er and 49er Worlds - Sailing in Paradise
Jerelyn Biehl,
The key word for the 2010 Seiko 29er and 49er Worlds beginning Monday, January 4, 2010 in Freeport, Grand Bahama is quality... [more]
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Entries closing for Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
The Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championships being sailed out of Lake Macquarie Yacht Club on Lake Macquarie are just a week away and initial entries without late fees close off today.... [more]
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Australia's Contender dinghy makes world sailing history
2010 Contender Worlds Media,
A classic Australian sailing dinghy from the sketch pad of Ben Lexcen who designed the America's Cup winner Australia II will become part of world sailing history today.... [more]
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2010 Contender Worlds - Where a foot is not always 12 inches
David Henshall,
The New Year was a fairly sedate affair here in Paradise, with a very multi-national, not to mention multi-cultural group enjoyed the relaxed tee shirt , shorts and flip flops (or as our hosts here call them, thongs) style of formal dress.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship day one - Black Flags and restarts
Neil Patchett,
CST Composites International 14 World Championship day one report. Defending World Champion Archie Massey blitzed the fleet in his first qualifying race and was then black flagged in the second to finish 53rd overall.... [more]
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Takapuna Beach comes alive with world championship action
Zoe Hawkins,
The Splash World Sailing Championship for international youth sailors is being raced this week off beautiful Takapuna Beach in Auckland, New Zealand. 74 competitors from 12 countries are participating. On the eve of the first official race anticipation was high as sailors prepared for the opportunity to secure sailing's first world title of 2010 by competing in a warm-up race in brisk 15 knot... [more]
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Splash Worlds get underway off Takapuna Beach
Richard Gladwell,
The 2010 Splash World Championships, the first World sailing championship of the new decade, got underway off Takapuna Beach today with sailing of two Practice Races. 77 competitors from 12 countries are competing in the event which has been dominated by New Zealanders since 2000 - winning five of the 10 world championships sailed in that time.... [more]
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