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Sail-World USA: 16 March 2010

The America's Cup is on display in Auckland for three days  
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's US newsletter for 16 March 2010.

Emirates Team New Zealand have emerged a clear winner from the Qualifying Round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Behind them is a logjam on the points table. In this edition we are carrying reports and images from the regatta, along with what happens next in the regatta.

The America's Cup has arrived back in New Zealand, we expect to have some coverage later in the week.

In the Atlantic, Groupama 3 has closed the gap in the Jules Verne Trophy attempt and at the latest report is currently is expecting to finish this weekend.

Paul Cayard skippered Artemis broaches after Origin receives a double penalty. Race day 7, Round Robin 1. Auckland, New Zealand, March 16th 2010.   Sander van der Borch /Artemis

America's Cup news remains the top rating stories in Sail-World. Today we have posted a sequence of video taken at the start, from the Committee Boat end of the line - it is spectacular - much more so than the version screened on TV.

The interviews we have published with Jimmy Spithill, skipper of BMW Oracle Racing, have been another top rating story over the last couple of days, and are now joined with the first part of the interview with Noel 'Nitro' Drennan sail trimmer aboard USA-17. We've updated the interview with more images, including a shot of the wrist PDA, which was vital part of the 'wireless boat' concept used by USA-17 and which was adapted to a number of very cool devices, all new to sailing.

Artemis (SWE) versus All4One (GER). David Aboard Artemis, David Brooke is being flipped over the side by the jib sheet, but get back on board because he holds on to the jibsheet. Race day 7, Round Robin 1. Auckland, New Zealand,   Sander van der Borch /Artemis

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Sheet loads were reduced from 26 tonnes with the soft sail to three tonnes with the wingsail  

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Richard Gladwell
US Editor


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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 breaks even
Jules Verne Trophy - On the 44th day at sea, Groupama 3 has made up the ground on Orange 2 very quickly. Amassing a lead of up to 620 miles (6th day) and a 492 mile deficit (40th day) off Brazil, Groupama 3's progress has often been thwarted by rather unfavourable weather.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Team Finland leaves Qindgao for San Francisco
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland has left the Olympic Sailing Centre in Qingdao and has begun her race to San Francisco where she will join the rest of the Clipper 09-10 fleet. At 0900 GMT the leading yacht, Cape Breton Island, had approximately 50 miles to run to the Scoring Gate, with Jamaica Lightning Bolt and Uniquely Singapore in hot pursuit.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Artemis images from Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch images,
Photographer Sander van der Borch presents these images from Artemis Racing on Day 7 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland. In the first race Artemis almost lost mastman David Brooke over the side when the jib sheet got caught underneath his legs. See Sander's sequence below.... [more]
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2009 Phuket King's Cup Regatta - the video wrap
Event Media,
After the recent America's Cup 'entertainment', it's back to the real sailing world and more specifically the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. 2009 proved to be a record year on many counts and you can relive the fun (or see what you missed) as the final 10 minute TV edit is now complete.... [more]
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Andrew Campbell on Bacardi Cup: Big breeze, we placed 13th overall
Andrew Campbell,
Chris Rogers and I set the boat up for big breeze and got our angles sorted out but were quickly nulified by a 20 degree swing to the left right as the gun went off. We flopped onto port tack and essentially fetched the windward mark some 2 miles later.... [more]
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Artemis Racing: Cayard rates quality of Louis Vuitton Day 8 contest
Paul Cayard, Artemis Media & ARL media,
Paul Cayard, skipper of Artemis Racing reviews the racing from Day 8, with the help of some graphics from Animation Research Ltd's Virtual Eye: We had a great day today on Artemis. Things really went our way and it was very satisfying. First, we had a good tussle against ALL4ONE. Our second match of the day, ranks right up there with some of the all time races I have had in 20 years of racing i... [more]
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Fisher's View: Close...too close for comfort.
Bob Fisher,
Contacts, loss of control, shouting, more shouting and more flags than you see at a Coronation. That was some helluva race – the one between Artemis and TeamOrigin. It had promised to be a cracker and lived up to the promise, because there was so much at stake. An early error saw TeamOrigin penalised and a split tack start gave Artemis the right hand side... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - A free team-building exercise!
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Louis Vutiion Trophy Auckland - Packed with protest flags, incidents and flogging sails at three marks of a four-leg course, this close-fought duel went ultimately to Artemis and her helmsman Terry Hutchinson on a series of umpire calls. Asked to explain all that happened, Cayard simply said: 'We should have had to pay for that (team building), but luckily the Brits paid for it for us!'... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - New Cork skipper revealed
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht race. Hannah Jenner will celebrate her 30th birthday as she races into Kinsale as the skipper of the Cork, Ireland, entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ on top after Qualifying Round
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has finished top qualifier in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta with a six win, one loss record in the round robin. In today's final race in the round robin, Emirates Team New Zealand beat Synergy by a minute. The race committee's mission on Tuesday was to get seven races away to catch up on the three lost yesterday because of the wind.... [more]
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Images of San Francisco: The Big Daddy Regatta
Erik Simonson,
Erik Simonson of h2oshots.com presents a gallery of images from the Richmond Yacht Club's annual spring rite of passage, the Big Daddy Regatta.. This is the first major event of the YRA calendar - two days of racing, one day of round the buoys and on the second day there is a pursuit race with an awesome theme party in the middle.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Live updates - Racing underway after delay
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World presents live race updates from Day 8 of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand are first up against Synergy.However the wind has been up and down in strength and with substantial variances in direction, and there has been two delays thus far.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi marks Middle East Volvo Ocean Race Debut
Volvo Ocean Race,
An agreement signed in the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi, today will see the Arabian Gulf's emerging marine leisure hub become a host port for the 2010-12 race.... [more]
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America's Cup: New, stunning, video posted of Race 1 start
Richard Gladwell,
At the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World ran all the video we had of the 33rd America's Cup. One 20 minute section of the start of Race 1 was guaranteed to stop the crowds and pack them around the big screen. Having been on the water, and later seen the broadcast, we don't believe that the broadcast did justice to that opening stanza of the 33rd America's Cup. However Sailing Anarchy... [more]
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America's Cup arrives in New Zealand on Tuesday 16 March
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
The America's Cup trophy is returning to New Zealand, where it will be on display for public viewing during the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in Auckland. The Cup, which was won one month ago by the American team BMW ORACLE Racing, has been residing in its new home at the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco. It is scheduled to arrive in Auckland on Tuesday, March 16th.... [more]
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Black clouds alter Louis Vuitton Trophy complexion
Louis Vuitton WSTA,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Strong and gusty sou-west winds forced a cancellation to the day's competition but not before previously unbeaten Emirates went down in defeat to France's seventh-placed Aleph. Four teams crowding the top of the points table were slated to square off today.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - action images from the Waitemata Harbour
Cathy Vercoe,
Cathy Vercoe of Luvmyboat.com presents this gallery of images from Day 3's racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy on the Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 in deficit at the final marker
Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3 the final marker before the finish off the Créac'h lighthouse, the equator was traversed this Sunday at 11h 04' 53' UTC, after 41 days 21 hours 09 minutes at sea. Full of energy for the ascent, the crew of Groupama 3 is still just as concentrated in this final phase between the switch of hemispheres and the island of Ushant some 3,350 miles ahead.... [more]
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Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2010 - In close order
Rich Roberts,
Cal Maritime Academy, USC and Maine Maritime Academy, in that close order---are within three points at the top entering the last day of another dogfight of a Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta Sunday... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 3 images
Joy Dunigan images,
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Event No. 3 images courtesy of Joy Dunigan.... [more]
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America's Cup: Nitro's Wingsail Trimming Primer
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell interviewed Noel (Nitro) Drennan, on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boat Show. In this first part of a two part story, we look at the trimming differences between the soft and wing sails; how the trimmers would get USA up and hull flying;plus how Drennan made the transition from being a sailmaker at Norths into the professional sailing world... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - BUSTED!
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture this sequence as Artemis (SWE) dropped their spinnaker pole in the water on the hoist at the first mark in their Round Robin match against Azzurra (ITA)... [more]
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2010 PUMA Moth Worlds -Day 6 Report - Another Payne-less day for Simon
Brigiid Murphy and Lisa Richards,
The 2006 International Moth World Champion, Simon Payne (GBR) holds his lead after five days of racing at the 2010 Puma Moths Worlds.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The best seat in the house!
Bob Fisher,
Imagine sitting behind Jason Button in his McLaren as he laps the Bahrain circuit during this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix; it's the same as being behind Ben Ainslie as 18th man on TeamOrigin in a match with Bertrand Pace and the Aleph team. Maybe the corners don't come up at more than 300 kph, but it sure as hell feels like it.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - the Full Monty
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Rumour control has been out of control over the past few days, as comments made by BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, have been taken out of context, or given an unintended spin - creating some unwarranted headlines. On Wednesday, Coutts talked with Radio Sport's Peter Montgomery, and we can now present the full and unedited version of that interview.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week: Day 2 Melges 20 update
International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
A looming, yet vicious storm system lurked to the north of Miami, Fla. as the fifteen-strong Audi Melges 20 fleet anticipated a second day of racing. Nothing could hold back the Audi Melges 20s and Melges 24 fleets as race one kicked off on time.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week cancels sailing class competitions
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week,
In addition to the Star Class being stymied due to weather, all other classes including Melges 20, Melges 24, Viper, and J/24 were also all cancelled for the day. With weather on Biscyane Bay hoping to improve tomorrow, the Bacardi Cup plans to fit two Star Class races in for a full six to be included in tomorrow's final standings.... [more]
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LA Harbor Cup Intercollegiate Regatta: Navy sweeps the first day
Rich Roberts,
Only two points separate first-place Navy and Chapman University after first two of nine races Friday in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup/Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta, but it could have been a lot closer.... [more]
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Bacardi Cup action images from John Payne
Sail-World.com and John Payne images,
John Payne presents these action images from the Bacardi Cup in Miami, USA.... [more]
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PUMA International Moth Worlds Day 5 Payne (GBR) holds the lead, just
Brigid Murphy,
Just six of a maximum scheduled fifteen races remain in the ultra-competitive PUMA Moth World Championship 2010, and 2006 Moth World Champion Simon Payne (GBR) retains a slim lead over Brad Funk (USA) and Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI).... [more]
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Winning skipper on the Opening Stanzas of the 33rd America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this first part of a two part interview, we cover the opening stanzas of Race 1, of the 33rd America's Cup; alarms on the super multihulls; the areas of strength of USA-17; scariest moment... [more]
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Spithill explains BMW Oracle Racing's winning America's Cup moves
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this second part of a two part interview, we cover the management of BMW Oracle Racing, Larry Ellison's leadership style, the gains from the technology used and more... [more]
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Star Barcardi Cup - Andrew Campbell cruising up the scoreboard slowly
Andrew Campbell,
Andrew Campbell's repoprt from the Star Bacardi Cup. We tightened our settings anticipating a breezier race but still had good speed as the wind fizzled out as the weather moved across northern Florida. Chris and I broke out to the right hand side after starting near the boat end.... [more]
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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week: An incredible start for the Audi Melges 20
International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
With breeze on conditions forecasted, 15 Audi Melges 20s made their way out on to the race course for the first day at Bacardi's Miami Sailing Week, hosted in part by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC), supported by Shake-A-Leg Miami and Melges Performance Sailboats. Leading the field of fierce competitors is 2010 Miami Winter Series leader Jeff Ecklund (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) on STAR... [more]
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US Olympic Paralympic Sailing Program's Golden Spinnaker Regatta Gala
Marni Lane,
To benefit and support the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, the Sailing Foundation of New York will sponsor the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala at New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court on Saturday, July 31, 2010... [more]
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