OK's shape up for Worlds...Coutts explains the Wingsail...America's Cup TV announced

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Sail-World New Zealand: 27 January 2010

Andrew Murdoch and Josh Junior start cleanly at the boat end during Race 1 on Day 3 at the 2010 NZ Laser Nationals  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 27 January 2010.

Unfortunately, in our last edition, we omitted to include the slightly transcript of the Media Conference given by BMW Oracle CEO, Russell Coutts. So here it is now. We have also updated the story wth the addition of several videos, so you can review the best of USA-17.

Included is Russell Coutts giving a tour of the Wingsail and how it works. There's also there footage from Yachting World of USA-17 clocked at 25kts in just 6kts of wind (no, that's not a typo!)

At this stage everything is pointing towards the America's Cup being sailed on 8 February 2010, with the rules issues being sorted out afterwards.

The International Jury is expected to sit early next week to hear the issues raised by BMW Oracle Racing over the Notice of Race. We believe the US team will 'win' three of the five issues, lose one and draw the other. We'll discuss this later in the week on www.sail-world.com

It may well be that the International Jury also gets involved in the Constructed in Country if one team protests after Race 1, that will really put the cat amongst the legal hawks.

Early in February, the 2010 OK Worlds get underway in Wellington, in this issue we have two preview stories, including one with images of the class going back to 1966. The OK is New Zealand's longest established international class, competing regularly on the international stage for almost 50 years. One of the secrets of its competitive longevity has been the staging of Interdominion Championships, another of which gets underway in Wellington on 1 February.

Peter Lester (NZL) celebrates his World Championship win in 1977, Takapuna  NZ Yachting

In the Rolex Miami OCR, New Zealand is competing in three classes. The Womens Match Race crew are doing well in their first major regatta against the top international competition, having qualified already for the QuaterFinals, without having the repechage. In the 49er and 2.4Mtr New Zealand crews are mid fleet. We have reports from the womens match racing crew in this edition.

The NZ National Laser Championships have concluded, with a very interesting result. The regatta was keenly contested with many Young Guns up against the established sailors such as Andrew Murdoch and Michael Bullot. Full reports and results in this edition.

Secret Men's Business - Audi Victoria Week, Geelong, Victoria   Teri Dodds ©

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Samantha Osborne, Silver Sails awats the wind in Rolex Miami OCR  

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Interview Transcript: Russell Coutts meets the Media + Video
CEO and Skipper, Russell Coutts held a relatively impromptu Media session in the BMW Oracle Racing base last Wednesday. Following is a slightly edited transcript of that session.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Miami OCR, Florida images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images,
Photographer Richard Langdon presents these images from the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, Florida... [more]
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Silver Sails reports from Rolex Miami OCR Match Racing
Silver Sails Media,
The New Zealand Women's Match-Racing crew skippered by Samantha Osborne with Jenna Hansen and Raynor Smeal are in Florida for the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta). Here they report on their first few days of the regatta.... [more]
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NZL Women match-racers through to quarter-finals
Jodie Bakewell-White,
The New Zealand Women's Match-Racing crew skippered by Samantha Osborne (pictured left)has made a strong start to racing at the 2010 Rolex Miami OCR (Olympic Classes Regatta) on now in Florida. The women's match-racing crew, competing in Group C of the round robin racing, completed seven races on what was their first day of competition after cancellations yesterday. Racing took place today in... [more]
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Everything you need to know about the 2010 OK Worlds in Wellington
Mandy Burt,
'The World OK Dinghy Championship is certainly the biggest dinghy championship ever sailed in Wellington. In the past, Wellington has played host to America's Cup boats skippered by the likes of Russell Coutts and Paul Cayard, the Volvo around the World Ocean Race, BT Global Challenge stopovers and the 2009 Portimao Global Ocean Race.'... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 2010 - Day two, challenging races in all the classes
Media Pro Int'l,
Today counted as a perfect day at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven stops of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)Sailing World Cup 2009-2010. Especially after yesterday's weather interruptions, no one minded this morning's slight cold snap that gave way to brilliant conditions on Biscayne Bay and allowed multiple races to be completed in the 13 Olympic and Paralympic cl... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championship 2010: Sense of OKasion in a weeks time
Robert Deaves,
In just over a week the much awaited 2010 OK Dinghy World Championship opens in 'windy' Wellington, New Zealand. The defending champion is Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) who captured the title last year in Kalmar, Sweden after an enthralling race-off with Purdie of New Zealand.... [more]
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Don't Miss The Boat! – Enter BoatGearDirect NOW!!
Jay Pettifer,
Entries close on Thursday!! With hundreds of entries into our T-Shirt slogan competition from not just Australia, but from around the globe, the entries are rounding up fast. This online competition is a great opportunity for someone out there to become a ‘legend' at their local yacht or fishing club.... [more]
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Murdoch comes back to win Laser Nationals in Timaru
Mike Knowsley,
Timaru turned it on again for the final day of the 2010 NZ Laser Nationals. The breeze took just a little longer to develop, with the race committee getting the Open Laser's first race away in 10 to 12 knots at 10:40am. But it built steadily as the other 4 fleets were started.... [more]
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Last call to the 170th Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Entries are due to close for sailors to participate in New Zealand's oldest sporting event celebrating Auckland's Anniversary Day and maritime history. A fleet of vintage, classic and modern day vessels including tall ships, gaff riggers, sloops, racing keelers, sailing dinghies, radio controlled boats, elegant classic yachts... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship Race 4 - Smeg takes win
Frank Quealey,
The SP HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship has become a three boat battle after Smeg took out Race 4 of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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Secret Mens Business fights back for a win
Di Pearson,
Having led Division 1 of the Audi IRC Series at Audi Victoria Week until yesterday, Geoff Boettcher and his Secret Mens Business crew from South Australia had just one last chance to regain control in the final Race 6 sailed today on Corio Bay.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Skipper's Notebook: Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro
Volvo Ocean Race/Ken Read, skipper Puma il mostro,
Being asked to write about my Volvo experience is nearly impossible without taking up about 500m pages. But, like all stories, this one has a beginning, middle and an end, or maybe not an end. Not yet anyway. I'll get back to that in a bit.... [more]
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The J Class ‘Ranger' and Mothership MY ‘Vita' – for sale or charter
Titch Blachford,
Ranger has a proven racing record, having won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Antigua Classics. She is available fully race prepared or ready for luxury cruising.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Storm threat shortens first day
Marni Lane,
All but two of 13 classes were told to stand by on land this morning at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR. According to Principal Race Officer Ross Wilson from Australia, only the race courses for the 49er class (Men's Two Person Dinghy - High Performance) and Elliott 6ms (Women's Match Racing) were deemed close enough for racing to begin, as the sailors could be called home safely, ahead of the s... [more]
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Charity Mach 2 Moth on eBay $18,100 ends at 1300 AEST
Hurry - A high tech Mach 2 yacht is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for international children's charity, Variety. The donated yacht is courtesy of McConaghy, which has signed on as a partner of Australia's largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week. Bidding ends today 26th January at 2010 13:01:45 AEDST.... [more]
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America's Cup Umpire team announced
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the Umpire team who will officiate the races on the water of the 33rd America's Cup Match. The Umpire team for the 33rd America's Cup will follow the racing on the water and immediately adjudicate in a racing rule infringement raised by one of the teams... [more]
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Television coverage of 33rd America's Cup announced
33 America's Cup Media,
The Société Nautique du Genève (SNG), trustee of the America's Cup, has delegated the responsibility for organising the media and event activities for the 33rd America's Cup to Consorcio Valencia 2007. The 33rd America's Cup promises to be a regatta unlike everything which has been seen so far.... [more]
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Big Boys come out to play at Laser Nationals
Event Media,
Racing settled down quickly and remained clean with no protests and only one general recall in the first Open Laser race, and one in the 2nd Radial fleet. In the Open Laser fleet, after a hurry up from Andy Maloney on the first day, Andrew Murdoch and Michael Bullot have reasserted themselves at the top of the leader board.... [more]
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Double Olympic gold medallist surprise entry for Miami OCR
Tanya Denton,
The 2010 sailing World Cup series kicks off in earnest this week with some of Britain's top sailors among the 640-strong entry for the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (25-30 January).... [more]
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Formula 18 Australian Championship - New C2 has first up win
Vanessa Dudley,
Steve Brewin and Jack Benson have won the Club Marine Formula 18 Australian Championship at Audi Victoria Week with a masterful display of tactical sailing in a brand new C2 design called BO. In today's four races they added two firsts, a second and a third to their scorecard to complete the series on 14.8 points.... [more]
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Australian 18ft Skiff Championship images
Images from yesterday's Race 3 of the SP HighModulus Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. Rollerson skippered Slam to a win, causing the major shock of the day. There was very little wind but it did make for a couple of close mark roundings.... [more]
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OceansWatch needs a Skipper for the 2010 season in the SW Pacific
Jane Pares,
If you want to help the ocean environment, and have yachting skills, here is an amazing opportunity. OceansWatch www.oceanswatch.org is looking for an experienced skipper to run their flagship, Magic Roundabout. Someone with a love of the ocean and a proven conservation background. Minimum qualification is the RYA / MCA Ocean Yachtmaster and PADI Open Water diver.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 2010: 630 of the world's best sailors get ready
Media Pro Int'l,
If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That's what 630 of the world's best sailors are counting on as they prepare for tomorrow's opening day at US Sailing's 2010 Rolex Miami OCR... [more]
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Australia Day Regatta - Thousands to celebrate afloat
Peter Campbell,
Thousands of Australians will celebrate Australia Day afloat tomorrow, 26 January, including more than fifteen hundred skippers and crew competing in the 174th Australia Day Regatta on Sydney Harbour and in the traditional short ocean race from the Harbour to Botany Bay and return.... [more]
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Single-handed Mooloolaba lady sailor ready for Solo Trans Tasman
Tracey Johnstone,
Single-handed sailor Jenny Fitzgibbon leaves from Mooloolaba Yacht Club next week to start her trek to New Zealand in preparation for the start of the demanding Solo Trans Tasman Yacht Race.... [more]
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