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Sail-World New Zealand: 15 January 2010

Underside of a 3DL mold with actuators controlled by a highly sophisticated computer program.  North Sails
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 15 January 2010.

With just over three weeks to go, there is still little agreement on anything to do with the upcoming America's Cup Match, in Valencia.

Talks held in Singapore, originally scheduled for one day stretched for two, but still with no definitive outcome.

In this issue we background the issue as best we know it, as well as splicing information between the now predictable lines of the Media Releases emitted at every new twist of the plot.

Overnight (NZT) a gale hit Valencia, causing damage to the Alinghi base, we have the latest pictures and video in this edition.

The Constructed in Country issue has taken a new turn. We have the latest releases from the Challenger and Defender and with the assistance of North Sails NZ have some very interesting shots of the key steps in this process.

Alinghi's sail tent is demolished in gale of 14 January 2010  George Johns/Alinghi

We have plenty of local news in this issue. For the first time ever, all our NZ news has been submitted via the story and image loader for which the link can be found on the home page of

Sutter Schumacher has been doing an outstanding job with the reports and images from the P and Starling Nationals at Naval Point Sailing Club in Christchurch, and similarly with Garrick Cameron and Russell Davis in the 12ft Skiff Interdominion in Auckland.

Read Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's report from the recent 49er Worlds, in this edition.

Tauranga Cup, Naval Point SC, Day 1  Garrick Cameron

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Starling Nationals, Naval Point SC, Day 1  Garrick Cameron

On Saturday the World Star Championships get underway in Rio de Janeiro with the current World Champions, George Szabo and Rick Peters (USA) looking to defend their title and the new Kiwi combination of Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk looking to make their mark in the event..

Drama in the Clipper Round the World race as one competitor hits a rock in the Java Sea and the crew evacuated. We have the initial story in this issue. Follow developments on

There are some pretty stunning image galleries of the 12ft skiff Interdominion being sailed on Auckland's Waitemata harbor. For those who have not seen these boats in action, they are barely in touch with reality and the harbor. Fresh winds yesterday were a great excuse to 'send it!'.

Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms  Garrick Cameron

One of the crews have a combined 110 years between them!

And while those in Australia swelter in 40degree plus heat, in England one of their premier race the Bloody Mary has been sailed in snow flurries and 25kt northerly (cold) winds. In this issue we feature a gallery of images from Ian Roman from the event.

Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms  Garrick Cameron

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Queen Mary Sailing Club, January 9th 2010, Bloody Mary Pursuit Race, Scenes around the club house.  Ian Roman

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Richard Gladwell
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America's Cup: Challenger takes construction issue to NY Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell and Golden Gate YC,
Golden Gate Yacht Club, the Challenger for the 33rd America's Cup has filed papers in the New York Supreme Court, challenging the use of 3DL sails, claimed to have been made at the North Sails facility in Nevada. The move in the New York Supreme Court comes while the Challenger and Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, are meeting in Singapore, under the facilitation of the the International sa... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 4 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the fourth day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Buchanan retains lead at Tauranga Cup after a harsh day on the water
Sutter Schumacher,
Wind, waves and temperatures on Thursday proved challenging -- and in some cases, thrilling -- for even the most confident of sailors at the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Tauranga Cup at Naval Point Club Lyttelton.... [more]
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Narrow escape for Alinghi sailmakers in gale force winds + Video
Alinghi Media,
Alinghi's 1,000m2 temporary sail repair tent in the outer Dársena of Valencia was blown over and destroyed in winds gusting up to 60 knots on the morning on 14 January 2010. Thankfully no one was inside at the time and there were no injuries in the accident, but with gale force winds averaging 40knots anticipated throughout the day... [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 prepare for the Match expected to be sailed on 8 February 2010, we present the some of the latest sailing videos produced by the teams.... [more]
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Brad Butterworth on America's Cup negotiations in Singapore
Alinghi Media,
On his return to Valencia, Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and representative at the recent Singapore meetings with BMW Oracle, comments on what happened: 'We had a meeting with BMW Oracle representatives from 09:00 SGT on Tuesday 12 January until 20:00 that night and agreed to reconvene the next morning to continue as there were a lot of issues that we had agreed on but a few that were... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing weathers storm in Valencia
Peter Rusch BMW Oracle Racing,
A wind storm hit Valencia today, causing BMW ORACLE Racing to batten down the hatches at its team boatyard to ensure none of its equipment was damaged ahead of the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. The storm force winds are the result of a fast moving low pressure system to the north of Valencia.... [more]
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Images from Day 5 at Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Just a few more Postcards from the Edge...... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship: Beashel challenges
Rob Kothe,
It's day three of the Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship. Today it was Adam Beashel and crew Bruce Wookey and Gary Gudmunson on Steam Packet 7 who led the fleet from start to finish in both races.... [more]
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2010: Joined at the hip
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The two boats have played tag team all week, and over the last five races have collected all of the second and first places between them, except one, relegating Jelik II (Frank Pong) to an inevitable third place with the Royal Malaysian Navy's Zuhal bringing up the tail of the division. Game on. HiFi won the Phuket King's Cup in December last year after losing out on countback in both 2008 and 200... [more]
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Images from Naval Point: Starling and P Nationals
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron took a break from the 12ft skiff Interdominion to travel to the Tauranga Cup for the OP clas and 2010 Starling National Championships at Naval Point Sailing Club, Christchurch and filed this gallery of images of the day.... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....? + Video
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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Rough conditions for Day 2 of Starling Nationals
Sutter Schumacher,
Sailors faced testing conditions on the second day of the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling National Championships at Naval Point Club Lyttelton on Thursday.... [more]
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Anna on TeamTunnicliffe: Ready to tackle the world
Anna Tunnicliffe,
The new Olympic discipline of Women's Match Racing, combined with the Elliot 6m (an overgrown, physically demanding dinghy) pulled at my heart strings and convinced me to follow that path... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship images Day one
Photographer Greg Mulvaney presents these images from day one of the Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship.... [more]
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Warren Jones International Youth Regatta - more international entries
John Roberson,
Competitors from five nations could give the 2010 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta its most diverse and international field in this its eighth year. The Warren Jones Regatta is considered to be a bridge from the youth circuit to the senior circuit, and has become a launch-pad for match racing stars, with the top two on the current world rankings, Adam Minoprio and Torvar Mirsky, past winne... [more]
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Star Worlds, Brazil: Practice race is anything but practice
ZDL - João Pedro Nunes,
The 81 teams entered in the Star World Championship Race will have a first class training opportunity this Friday. The teams will compete in the 66th Darke de Mattos Regatta, the oldest Star sailing race of the country. This special promotional course will start in front of the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro and takes the boats out to Copacabana beach and back to the club in Urca... [more]
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America's Cup talks fail while Swiss hawks ponder final agreement
Richard Gladwell,
The originally planned one day meeting in Singapore, chaired by ISAF Rules and Int Jury Chairman, David Tillett, has broken up without agreement being reached on the complete package of rules trade-offs designed to resolve all outstanding issues in the 33rd America's Cup.... [more]
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NYYC Invitational Cup: Invitations extended to 26 US Clubs for 3 spots
Media Pro International,
David K. Elwell Jr., commodore of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), announced today that the club has invited 26 pre-eminent American yacht clubs to compete for to compete for three spots in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, which will be sailed in Newport, R.I., September 10-17, 2011.... [more]
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Images of the Bloody Mary: Not exactly tropical!
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman presents this gallery of images from the Bloody Mary Pursuit sailed on the Queen Mary Reservoir, London, last weekend during some of the coldest weather ever experienced in the UK.... [more]
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Buchanan leads Tauranga Cup after Day 1
Sutter Schumacher,
When the Naval Point race committee began the starting sequence for the first race of the 2010 P Class National Championships today on Lyttelton Harbour, many eyes were on the 2010 Tanner Cup alums to go to the head of the class, or at least to the front of the fleet.... [more]
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Dunning-Beck leads after Day 1 at the 2010 Starling Nationals
Sutter Schumacher,
After three races, Logan Dunning-Beck leads the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling Nationals at Naval Point Club Lyttelton. Just one point behind is arch rival Declan Burn, followed by another close rival, Luke Stevenson, with just two points more.... [more]
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Murphy & Nye 2010 Etchells Australian Championship - Bertrand's day
Rob Kothe,
Murphy & Nye 2010 International Etchells Australian Championship competitors breathed a sigh of relief after the very hot conditions of the last 24 hours were alleviated by a southerly this morning.... [more]
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There's nothing can stop her now...Jessica Watson rounded the Horn!
Nancy Knudsen,
With a 'mere' 35-40 knots and a 'mere' three metres of swell, Jessica Watson in her 36ft yacht Ella's Pink Lady must have been the luckiest girl in the world as she rounded Cape Horn at 0940GMT today.... [more]
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Sam Davies wins YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year
Yachting Journalists' Association,
The coveted YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year title has been won by female solo round the world yachtswoman Sam Davies. The trophy was presented at a ceremony at Trinity House in London by three time winner of the title, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.... [more]
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke report on the 2010 49er Worlds
Burling Media,
The NZ 49er crew of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have just returned from the 49er Worlds in Grand Bahamas and filed this report: We've just finished the 2010 49er Worlds in the Bahamas – finishing 17th overall out of the 62 boats and 10th country out of 25. We had hoped for a higher placing - but are pleased that our position has improved 9 places since the Italy worlds... [more]
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Images of the 12's: Day 3 Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Garrick Cameron,
Garrick Cameron presents this gallery of images form the third day of racing in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Freesssh big rig for the Barfoot and Thompson 12 foot skiff Interdoms
Russell Davis and Sail-World,
Racing continued in the 50th 12ft skiff Interdominion, being sailed from Auckland Sailing Club on the inner Waitemata harbour. The forecast was promising a nice breeze from the southwest. Racing started on time at 12 o'clock with the fleet having a split call on big and second rig.... [more]
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40th Contender World Championships - a new Champion
Rob Kothe & Al Constable,
Today it was ‘do or die' for several Contenders with aspirations of winning the 40th Contender Worlds title which is on offer this afternoon.... [more]
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International 14 Class World Championship 2010 presentation
Neil Patchett,
Britain's Archie Massey and his crew Dan Wilsdon were presented tonight (11 January) with the CST Composites International 14 Class World Championship 2010 trophy.... [more]
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Images from Naval Point: 2010 Davie Norris Tanner Cup
Sutter Schumacher,
Sutter Schumacher presents this gallery of images from the final day of the 2010 Davie Norris Boatbuilders Tanner Cup (P class) sailed at Naval Point Sailing Club, Christchurch... [more]
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Temperatures rise at IODA Oceania Championship
Sally Burnett IODA,
Adelaide Sailing Club, Holdfast Bay, in the Gulf of St Vincent, South Australia, played host to the IODA Oceania Championship and the AIODA Australian Nationals from 5th-10th January. This event attracted 94 sailors from 11 countries and 4 continents and was the largest Oceania Championship ever held and the first one in Australia.... [more]
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New Records Set at the Zhik Australian 470 Championship 2010
BaldWIN Media,
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page retain their Australian 470 Championship title for the second year, sailing home once they secured the victory after winning all nine races they competed in.... [more]
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PredictWind on Murphy & Nye 2010 Australian Etchells Championship
Nathan May,
With a fleet of 58 boats entered into the 2010 Australian Etchells Champs we can expect to see some world class sailing over the next few days at Lake Macquarie. Here is's forecast of what is expected for the first few days of the Championship.... [more]
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North Harbour's Dawson wins 2010 Tanner Cup in Lyttelton
Sutter Schumacher,
Despite having an OCS in the final race, Erica Dawson, sailing for North Harbour, won the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Tanner Cup regatta on Lyttelton Harbour.... [more]
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Burn wins 2010 Starling Match Race Nationals
Sutter Schumacher,
Declan Burn, sailing for Marlborough, won the Davie Norris Boatbuilders 2010 Starling Match Race National Championship on Monday, beating Bay of Plenty's Luke Stevenson 3-1 in a best-of-five match final sailed out of Naval Point Club Lyttelton.... [more]
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Flying Dutchman Australian Nationals 2009/10 winners decided
Michael Nolan,
The Flying Dutchman Australian Nationals have finished one day early with three races on the final day - Ian McCrossin and James Cook won with one race to spare...but there were less than three points in it, and the next two boats were on equal points.... [more]
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CST Composites International 14 World Championships: The day in photos,
Christophe Favreau was on the water at the CST Composites International 14 World Championship in Sydney, 10 January, 2010 and here is a selection of some magic photos of the days action in which Archie Massey gained back to back titles with his fearless crew of Dan Wilsdon... [more]
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