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Sail-World New Zealand: 4 February 2010

Tom Ashley lies third after Day 1 of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland Regatta  Event Media
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 4 February 2010.

With just a few sleeps left until the start of the 33rd America's Cup, Sail-World is pleased to be able to announce our coverage of this historic event - the likes of which we will probably never see again in our lifetimes.

Your humble scribe is on the plane for Valencia, and we hope to be up and running on Sunday (local time), Sunday evening (NZT). Our America's Cup newsletter will go to 85,000 subscribers around the world.

If you are receiving this newsletter, you will be receiving our special America's Cup newsletters - if you have friends, or members of your sailing club who do not receive Sail-World, then send them this newsletter and get them to subscribe directly for our America's cup coverage.

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

Sorry we do not know what the TV coverage plans are for NZ or anywhere else, save that we understand that USA will be receiving it via ESPN360, and you can try watch it live via www.americascup.com we are led to believe.

On other news, the 2010 OK Interdominions and National Championships have concluded in Wellington, we have have full reports from each day, plus excellent images galleries each day from Adrian Rumney.

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland got underway today off the Kohimaramara Yacht Club, and we have a report and image from the first day's racing.

Karl Purdie wins race 8 of the OK Nationals & Interdominions - OK Dinghy Nationals & Interdominions  Adrian Rumney

While we are at the America's cup, make sure your event receives proper coverage by using our online submission facility. You can submit your event/regatta/class/boat news by Clicking Here - all copy will be published, please include a photo or three with a side over 1280px wide. There's a new big icon on the home page of www.sail-world.com to make it even easier for you. You will now be automatically informed when your submission has been posted and which regions it has been posted to - a great way to get exposure for your club, class, event, program or campaign.

The International Jury and Competitor representatives meet in Valencia  Valenciasailing.com

Many thanks for your help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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Sail-World's America's Cup coverage - we're taking you to Valencia!
Sail-World Media,
Sail-World will again be producing a special newsletter for the 33rd America's Cup. The world's largest email newsletter will provide over 85,000 subscribers, worldwide with the latest information from the regatta venue, Valencia. New Zealand and US Editor, Richard Gladwell leaves for Valencia on Friday evening, and will remain until the end of the regatta or around the 13th February.... [more]
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OK Dinghy World Championships 2010 about to start
Mandy Burt,
By winning the final race of the regatta Karl Purdie cemented his lead and became the NZ OK Dinghy National champion for 2010. Karl sailed a strong regatta and was seldom far from the front of the fleet. Purdie certainly looks to be in good form going into the OK Dinghy World Championships which start in Wellington, New Zealand this weekend.... [more]
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Close racing on Day 1 of Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland
Sara Roberts,
Day 1 of the Singapore Airlines sail Auckland Regatta was characterized by some close racing. Dutch sailor Dorian Van Rijsselberghe leads the RS:X 9.5 fleet just clear of local rivals JP Tobin, Olympic Gold Medalist Tom Ashley. In the 470, Mark Overington and Ben Goodwin lead the 470 fleet with two first and one second, over the Singaporean team helmed by Roy Jun Hao Tay.... [more]
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Ireland's bid to host Volvo Ocean Race stopover
Irsih Sailing Association,
Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism has announced (Tuesday 2 February 2010) that the Government has committed €4 million in support of Let's Do it Global's (LDIG) bid to host a port stopover in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race 2011–12.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race appoints new Director of Television
Volvo Ocean Race,
Adam Binns (35) is the latest new recruit to join the Volvo Ocean Race, which starts its 11th race around the world from Alicante, Spain, in the autumn of 2011.... [more]
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Warren Jones Int'l Youth Regatta 2010 - Kiwis versus Aussies in semis
John Roberson,
William Tiller of Auckland's Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, heads the leaderboard at the end of the shortened round robin section of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, so gets the privilege of choosing his opponent in the semi-finals... [more]
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RYA volvo dinghy show 2010: What is on at this year
Emma Slater,
Over the weekend of 6-7 March 2010; Alexandra Palace, London once again becomes home of the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting and Suzuki, the only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing.... [more]
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It's working! Used sails for Haiti are arriving
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Used sails and telephone calls are pouring into Shake a Leg Miami. Keep them coming because the rainy season starts in Haiti in two weeks and the people who survived have been exposed to the elements day in and day out for three weeks now. Even structures that remained standing are susceptible to collapse. No one is sleeping indoors out of fear that buildings will collapse... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup series - Bumper medal haul to USA in Miami
The US team collected a bumper haul of 10 medals as the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup series made its second of seven stops at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - In the line of sight
Jules Verne Trophy - A last gybe is scheduled this Wednesday evening to take the crew right around the outside of the Cape Verde archipelago and above all conserve an optimum angle in this descent towards the equator.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Match Racing in multihulls works
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Asia - Some said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but theSome said it couldn't be done on more than one hull, but the six Extreme 40s here at The Wave, Muscat for the Extreme Sailing Series Asia demonstrated that match racing in multihulls is not only viable, but spectacular. is not only viable, but spectacular.... [more]
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Images from Day 3 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 3 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Challenger has a good day in America's Cup Jury Room
Richard Gladwell,
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Telefonica's testing times
Volvo Ocean race,
Telefonica Blue is back in the water carrying out equipment and materials tests. Given that the 2011-12 Race Rule and Notice of Race show a number of changes from their predecessors, aimed at containing costs, Pedro Campos and his team have made an early start to their preparations for a Spanish campaign in the next race.... [more]
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OK Dinghy Nationals: Karl Purdie is New Zealand and Interdom Champion
Mandy Burt,
The champagne is open for Karl Purdie this evening. He has, provisionally, become the NZ OK Dinghy Association champion for 2010. Fellow Kiwi Paul Rhodes finished in second place on line in Race 8 which was enough to put him into second place overall. Nick Craig from Great Britain rounds out the podium.... [more]
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America's Cup Jury rules that there will be no wind limits for Match
Richard Gladwell,
In a decision just announced the five strong International Jury has ruled that the wind limits written into the Notice of Race for the 33rd America's Cup are illegal, and will not apply for the match which starts in five day's time on Monday 8 February. Earlier the International Jury for the 33rd America's Cup has ruled on the amount and location of water ballast allowed to be used by the America'... [more]
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29erXX Superbowl - Day 2, Nattrass (AUS) and Biehl (USA) hold lead
Jerelyn Biehl,
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J.J. Giltinan Trophy Championship 2010
Frank Quealey - 18 Footer League,
18ft Skiff Racing's greatest challenge begins on Sydney Harbour on 12th February when 31 of the world's best crews line up to contest the 61st J.J. Giltinan Trophy Championship. The recently crowned NSW and former Giltinan champion Michael Coxon is the early favourite to win back the crown he previously held in 2006 and 2007.... [more]
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NZ Marine Cup secures more support
Kate Gordon,
Momentum is building with one month until the New Zealand Marine Cup: Kiwi Kawau Challenge with three more companies extending their support to the special one-off superyacht race to Kawau Island. Integrated Marine Group (IMG), Yachting Developments and Villa Maria Wines have confirmed their sponsorship of the event on Thursday 4 March.... [more]
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's NZL 49er Miami OCR regatta report
Peter Burling/ Blair Tuke Burling / Tuke,
Out of 16 races in the 49er class at Miami OCR, NZL 49er Peter and Blair had 3 races wins (including the medal race) and 4 second places but finished 8th overall. We have just won the 49er medal race to finish 8th overall at the Miami OCR World cup event. Our 49er fleet was made up of 36 boats from 17 countries.... [more]
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Mahurangi Regatta Image portfolio
Paul Gilbert - aquapx.com,
Paul Gilbert was also at the Mahurangi Regatta last Saturday and provided this portfolio... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 devours deficit
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 has already made up the deficit she accumulated during the first day in relation to the reference time. They are now dramatically picking up the pace, which should enable them to rake in a lead over Orange 2's reference time during the coming days.... [more]
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Eight teams to compete at Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland in March
Louis Vuitton Trophy media,
In just six weeks time, during the Southern hemisphere Summer, eight of the best sailing teams in the world will race a Louis Vuitton Trophy match race regatta in Auckland New Zealand. Just over a year ago the inaugural regatta was sailed in Auckland, the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series. Ten of the best sailing teams in the world, including the current Challenger and Defender of the America's Cu... [more]
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Images from Day 2 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from from Day 2 of the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - Cat and Mouse on day two
Mandy Burt,
NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions - There was profound ‘argie-bargie' all day with a game of ‘virtual dodgems' between current World Champion, Thomas Hansson-Mild of Sweden, past Pommie World Champ Nick Craig and Terry Curtis of UK, Soenke Behrens of Germany, Christian Hedlund of Denmark, and the local boys. Over the course of Day 2, in Races 3, 4 and 5, they were all ‘up there', first around th... [more]
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Classics of the Mahurangi
Richard Gladwell,
Auckland, New Zealand boasts one of the best fleets of classic yachts in the world. The Mahurangi Regatta is one of their principal racing events. sail-World was there on Saturday to witness the occasion of these classic yachts dating back into the 1800's and beautifully restored, being raced hard.... [more]
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Sailing with the Treleavens- West Caribbean: Guatemala, Belize, Mexico
Andrea and Ian Treleaven,
Long time cruising couple Andrea and Ian Treleaven have returned to Guatemala where they left their boat at a marina in the Rio Dulce during the cyclone season. After spending time completing their new book about their cruising adventures, they have now returned to start cruising again.... [more]
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SailJuice Global Warm-Up: Perfect Winter's Day draws 148 entries
Andy Rice,
An unpromising forecast failed to deter 148 boats from coming to Northampton Sailing Club for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Preparing for singlehanded round the world ocean racing
Tim Kelly,
Researchers, from the University of Portsmouth Department of Sport and Exercise Science (UK), will study what it takes to be a world-class solo sailor and produce guidelines on how to prepare for sailing single-handed around the world.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 over a hundred miles behind
Cammas-Groupama 3,
Groupama 3 - Jules Verne Trophy update. After 24 hours on the water, Groupama 3 is conceding a deficit of nearly a hundred miles in relation to the reference time. On paper, this might appear worrying, but on water the situation is becoming favourable again for the giant trimaran this Monday afternoon.... [more]
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OK Pre Worlds 2010 - Day 1 to New Zealand
Mandy Burt,
Day 1 – OK Nationals and Interdoms – Pre Worlds 2010. In the first race sailors had two attempts at a start which resulted in two general recalls. It was a case of third time lucky, with a clear start, although under a black flag.... [more]
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Burling and Tuke wins Rolex Miami OCR Medal Race in 49er
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta has concluded for 2010, with New Zealand's 49er crew taking the bullet, leading from start to finish in the 49er Medal Race sailed this morning. The classy finish wasn't enough to improve their overall position, and Peter Burling and Blair Tuke finish the regatta in 8th place.... [more]
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Silver Sails reports from Rolex Miami OCR Match Racing - Final day
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 the final day... [more]
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Images from Day 1 of the OK National and Interdoms, Wellington
Adrian Rumney,
Adrian Rumney presents an image gallery from the 2010 NZ OK Nationals and Interdominions, being held at Wellington, New Zealand as a build up to the 2010 World Championships.... [more]
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Americas Cup: Images from Valencia - More of USA-17 +video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Americas Cup There was a good breeze today in Valencia and both America's Cup sailing teams took full advantage of it. BMW Oracle's Gilles Martin-Raget was in the helicopter and took these shots. Points to note here are the clean wakes, and the amount of camber that is being induced in the wingsa... [more]
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