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 18 Apr 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 17 April 2010

Kiwi sailors at SoF, Hyeres  Andre Raoult
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 17 April 2010.

There's plenty of local and international news in this edition of Sail-World

At Lake Taupo, a record entry of 238 sailors have competed for the NZ Secondary School Team Racing title. We have daily reports and images in this edition.

From US, we have a couple of stories of note.

In first, Erik Simonson takes a look at the possible venues for an America's Cup in San Francisco. Erik has a commentary on the merits of six sites around the San Francisco area, along with photos of each. It is a very interesting review, particularly if you have a copy of Google Earth running as well, and can see the possible sites in aerial view and their adjacent sailing water.

The former Naval Air Station offers near perfect existing infrastructure and a deep water port, almost tailor made for an America's Cup village in San Francisco  Erik

The US national body US Sailing has announced a series of new prescriptions covering Protest and Redress Hearing rules, following the controversy involving US boardsailor, Farrah Hall, at the 2008 US Olympic Trials. Sail-World understands that Hall will not be making any further statement, however as background to this polished statement, we have reproduced some of the stories and statements that appeared two and three years ago on the issue

Hublot Palma Vela, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (15-18 April 2010) Second day of racing.   Sander van der Borch / Artemis ©

Since that time US Sailing has elected a new President, Gary Jobson, who has now closed the stable door through which this particular horse bolted some years ago. It should be noted that these prescriptions only apply in USA, and elsewhere in the sailing world, the standard provisions of the ISAF Racing Rules still apply.

We also have announcements of two upcoming sailing events - the Club Marine National Keelboat Championships to be sailed in Royal Akarana YC's fleet of Platu 25's from 29 April to 2 May. The other significant event is the ANZAC 18ft Skiff regatta which has attracted a fleet of 14 crews, including four from Australia. Should be a great series, which we preview in this edition.

Hublot Palma Vela, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (15-18 April 2010) Second day of racing.   Sander van der Borch / Artemis ©

On the subject of upcoming events, we made an error in our last editorial. The Devonport YC's Mayday Sale is on the 2nd May from 0900 - 1600hrs, and not this weekend. However the Club will gratefully accept donations of items for the sale, before this date.

For those readers with iPhones (and maybe soon iPad's) one of our favorite photographers, Juerg Kaufmann of has launched an iPhone photogallery with his latest images. Click here for the link for the app or go to the App Store on your iphone and search using 'jurg kaufmann' and the gallery app will download - and it's FREE!

Juerg Kaufmann has launched a FREE image app for the iPhone  © Juerg Kaufmann
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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Kerikeri High School win School Team Sailing Nationals
Kirsty Laws,
Kerikeri High School has won the National Secondary School Team Sailing Championships ahead of Tauranga Boys College, after a final day disrupted by strong southerly winds. The two teams had dominated the A fleet throughout the regatta. Napier Girls High School, the top seeded girls' team, retained their position throughout the event and won the girls final series, with New Plymouth Girls second.... [more]
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Images of Palma Vela: Day 2 - three wins for Artemis
Sander van der Borch,
Top international photographer Sander van der Borch provides this gallery from the second day of TP52 racing at Palma Vela, and reports: 'Artemis had a very good day, winning all three race in the TP52 class. The last race was the most exciting. Artemis was third around the last top mark, but overtook both Cristabella and Matador on the last run. '... [more]
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2010 ORC International World Championship open for entries
ORC Press,
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and Flensburger Segel Club (FSC) are pleased to announce the 2010 ORC International (ORCi) World Championship is now open for entries. This is the only ISAF-sanctioned offshore World Championship, and will be held in Flensburg, Germany over 5-11 September 2010.... [more]
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US Sailing announces new Protest and Redress Hearing rules
US Sailing and Sail-World,
'These new prescriptions establish practices that are good for the sport, racing sailors, event organizers and race officials,' said US Sailing President Gary Jobson. 'Many event organizers, from local to the highest level, have been following these practices for years. For those events that may not presently follow these practices, US SAILING is confident that they will be able to do so... [more]
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San Francisco America's Cup Village site possibilities examined
The petite yet suddenly powerful Golden Gate Yacht Club, is just yards away from the St Francis YC With a decision originally slated for the Summer on if San Francisco will indeed host the 34th edition of the Cup and any challenges prior, local website takes a closer examination or the possible candidates and their pluses and minuses.... [more]
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Twenty crews face off in the Harken Young 88 Nationals, this weekend
Zoe Hawkins,
When the Young 88 fleet gathers for its annual national championship event, you can guarantee a fleet packed with sailors who are not only amongst the best in the country, but the very best in the world. Twenty boats will contest the Harken Young 88 National Championships taking place this weekend, 17-18 April in Auckland. The winning skipper and crew will be considered one of the very best sail... [more]
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TP52 Palma Vela - A very good day for Artemis
Paul Cayard,
A very good day on Artemis today with three more bullets. It wasn't as easy as it looks from the score line. In fact, in the last race we were third at the last windward mark.... [more]
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Sail Port Stephens - Glenn Ashby adds a touch of sailing royalty
Lisa Ratcliff,
Last night Sail Port Stephens competitors were treated to a special treat at the Tyrrells Yachties Ball with 13-time world sailing champion and Australian Olympic silver medallist Glenn Ashby sharing with the audience his experience as coach of BMW Oracle's winning America's Cup syndicate.... [more]
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Newport to Ensenada - It's OK for now . but DC will have his say
Rich Roberts,
As the Australians learned at the 1987 America's Cup down in Fremantle, don't mess with Dennis Conner when he has a score to settle. That's on the minds of Lew Beery, Andy Rose and Tom Purcell, the Tres Gordos LLC group that owns It's OK, an Andrews 50, as they prepare to defend last year's Maxi class victory in the Newport Ocean Sailing Association's Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race... [more]
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Spike Doriean Memorial Service,
The international sailing world was stunned on Tuesday April 6 2010 by the news of the sudden death of Peter ‘Spike' Doriean, 38, one of Australia's best known professional sailors and one of the nicest guys any of us have had the privilege of knowing. Spike is survived by his wife Nicki and two young children, Jemima aged 5 and Fox aged 3. Spike's memorial service will be held on Friday 23rd Ap... [more]
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Hublot Palma Vela - Artemis wins first race
Paul Cayard,
Artemis is in Palma racing in her first TP52 regatta of the 2010 season. The Palmavela event is not part of the Audi MedCup circuit, but it is an opportunity to test the boat after the winter modifications.... [more]
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TeamOrigin forge into a busy training and racing season,
TeamOrigin are about to embark on their busiest season yet! For the first time ever, the team have been able to put together a proper training and racing calendar, which focus on three main classes of event; TP52 Audi MedCup circuit, Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas and World Match Racing Tour events.... [more]
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Round the Island Race – Young and old, ancient and modern,all fabulous
PR Works UK,
So many of the boats that enter this extraordinary race have a fascinating provenance and the Island Sailing Club, organisers of this 79th edition of the Round the Island Race, is delighted to welcome back previous competitors to the Race this year, along with a healthy turnout of first timers and/or totally novice crews.... [more]
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O Canada - First Steps in an Open 60 for Elite Canadian Sailors
Nathan Baron,
Nathan Baron is a Mini Transat Sailor based out of Kingston Ontario. This past January Wind Athletes Canada was seeking expressions of interest in an opportunity to go to Auckland and sail an Open 60 for two weeks. I immediately got to work on my application letter and was rewarded with a quick response saying that I had been accepted.... [more]
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TP52's get their first workout under new rule at Hublot PalmaVela
Artemis Racing and Sail-World,
The seventh edition of the Hublot PalmaVela will be sailed from the Real Club Náutico of Palma de Mallorca starting on 15 April. Maxis and TP 52 will be in charge of raising the curtain on the regatta at 12:00 hours The TP 52 class will also have their acid test tomorrow, after undergoing the new rule's modifications for the 2010 season.... [more]
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New York to Barcelona - Deliverance and decisions
The two IMOCA Open 60's pass into their second week of the New York to Barcelona Transoceanic Record Sailing Challenge battling with the toughest conditions of the passage so far.... [more]
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18 teams to contest Club Marine National Keel Boat Championship
Mark Overington,
Up to 18 teams will hit the water to contest the prestigious Club Marine National Keelboat Championship title starting April 29th. Royal Akarana Yacht Club will host the event which runs over four days with the winner to be decided on May 2nd.... [more]
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42nd Semaine Olympique Française Hyères – 1012 registered sailors
Agence Effets Mer,
The 42nd Semaine Olympique Française Hyères (SOF) will begin on the 24th of April in Hyeres, and organisers are ready to welcome the 1012 sailors that have registered. The sailors, from no less than 58 different countries, will be taking part in the fourth leg of the Sailing World Cup, which will run until the 30th of April.... [more]
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Big fleet for Maersk/Ronstan/North Sails 18 ft skiff ANZAC Regatta
Graham Catley,
The fourth Maersk/Ronstan/North Sails 18 ft skiff ANZAC regatta will be sailed out of the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay, from April 22-25. Four boats from Australia will be competing along with 10 boats from NZ giving a solid fleet of 14 boats. NZ will be privileged to host, one of the Australian competitors, Yandoo sailed by John Winning (Woody).... [more]
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Devonport Yacht Club: Mayday Mayday Sale Sale
Mike Strong,
Devonport Yacht Club is staging a Mayday Sale for bargain hunters, drop by and have a great day out for the whole family! enjoy the fun with Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Sausage Sizzle, Huge garage sale, books, Heaps of Jewellery, Ornaments, toys, marine section, plants, DVD's and other great events. Fundraising for the Devonport Yacht Club building renovations... [more]
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Online advertising continues to grow - world-wide
Media Services,
ZenithOptimedia in the US has released 2009 figures for global media spend. The internet grew its share of global ad spending to 12.6% last year from 10.5% in 2008, surpassing magazines' slice of the pie for the first time, and will keep growing in share - to 13.9% in 2010, 15.4% next year and 17.1% in 2012.... [more]
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