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 11 May 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 10 May 2010

Barbara Kendall - Barcelona 1992  Ivor Wilkins
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 10 May 2010.

A chapter closed in New Zealand sailing with the announcement by Barbara Kendall of her retirement from Olympic sailing.

Kendall was 20 years old when she won her first world championship, and went on to sail in five Olympics, medalling in three of them.

In this edition we feature a review of her career from Yachting NZ, along with some more recent images of her long sailing career.

Certainly Kendall leaves a very big pair of shoes to be filled in the New Zealand windsurfing scene.

1985 NZ ISAF Youth Team from left: Craig Monk, Harold Bennett, Jarrod Kriletich, Barbara Kendall, Andrew Mitchell, Bruce Trotter, Jon Bilger  

We have plenty of news from the New Zealand sailing event in this edition, including daily reports from the Elliott 5.9 Nationals sailed off Buckland's Beach YC.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke update on their 49er campaign as they prepare to head offshore again.

Two crews competing in the Korea Match Cup Qualifier report in this edition - congratulations to Waka Racing for taking out the event. New Zealand crews took the top three places overall.

Waka Racing winners of the Korea Match Cup  

Late last week, and over the weekend the ISAF held its Mid-Year Meeting in Hungary. In this edition we report on some of the key points, and will have more on Wednesday or Thursday when the Olympic Commission report is expected to be released by the ISAF. Our initial information is that this report is very thorough, and doesn't leave too many stones unturned. The consequence of the sport not opting for change are expected to be clearly spelled out. It would seem that the days of lobbying for Olympic class status are over.

NZ 49er championships  Richard Burling

As we went to air in the last edition, Emirates Team New Zealand announced the addition of Stu Bannatytne to the crew of CAMPER, as a watch captain. As a three time winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Bannatyne is a great acquisition for the CAMPER team. We have the announcement in this edition.

The Bakewell-White designed Doosan speeds past the Chelsea Sugar works in Auckland - 2010 Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship - 2010  Cathy Vercoe

Congratulations to Bakewell-White Yacht Design on their fourth successive overall win in the New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship. There's not many designers who can launch an exciting 36ft offshore racer, one day and win a powerboat title the next. We also have a report and some great images from the final round of the Rayglass Offshore Powerboat Championship held on the Waitemata on Saturday.

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Voodoo takes a 5 point lead after 5 races of the 2010 Auckland Championship - 2010 Appleton Estate Elliott 5.9 Auckland Champs - BBYC  Rob Gill

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Richard Gladwell
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's NZL 49er campaign is getting busy again
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's NZL 49er campaign is getting busy again with our departure to Europe now a week away.... [more]
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Voodoo takes out 2010 Elliott 5.9 Auckland Champs
Elliott 5.9 Class Association,
Voodoo (Simon Manning, Andy Robertson and Phil Quinn - RAYC) was the convincing winner of the 2010 E5.9 Auckland Champs. Winning 6 of the 8 races, Voodoo finished comfortable clear of current national champions Slam Dunk (Cameron Horne, Brett Elliott and Miles Addy - Auckland).... [more]
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Gold Coast Boat Show 2010 – lots of boats, but no shade
Guy Nowell and Suzy Rayment, Sail-World Asia,
Storm Force Marine, a supplier of marine equipment and products, was particularly affected - Director Simon Boyde was very grateful for the assistance given by the Gold Coast Yacht Club to get them back in action with replacement tentage. In addition, 'our laptop computer was full of water, but after a quick draining it was back in action. I now have more faith in marinised laptops...'... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 8 - All yachts finished and due into Panama
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Race 8, Day 19- San Francisco to Panama. Victorious Spirit of Australia is due in Panama on Monday as Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and California win their battles with Hull & Humber and Qingdao.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - John Winning, the modern day Mark Foy
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
John ‘Woody' Winning added yet another 18ft Skiff title to his already distinguished record over many years when he skippered ‘Yandoo' to victory in the ANZAC Regatta, sailed on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland in April.... [more]
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Barbara Kendall retires from Olympic competition
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Barbara Kendall is retiring from Olympic competition after a wind surfing career spanning close to a quarter century and encompassing multiple Olympic and World Championship medals. Now 42 years of age, Barbara is one of New Zealand's most accomplished athletes and a recognised role model.... [more]
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Family rescued from Oyster after hitting iceberg in South Atlantic
Nancy Knudsen,
In a rescue that showed again how important it was for minders to route Jessica Watson and Abby Sunderland around the Horn in full summer, an English family of four have been rescued after their yacht hit an iceberg and sank in the south Atlantic. The Falklands protection warship HMS Clyde sailed 200 miles to rescue them after their distress call was picked up by the Falmouth coastguard in the... [more]
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Nespresso Cup 2010 comes to a stylish conclusion
Nespresso Cup Media,
The anticipated duel between Magic Carpet Squared and J One, driven by owner Jean-Charles Decaux, became a reality as the two boats headed out to the racecourse on equal points.... [more]
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Waka Racing take Korea Match Cup Qualifier
Waka Racing,
Waka Racing report on the Korea Match Cup Qualifier: 'After a long day of drifting around with no racing, the race officer abandoned racing at 3 o'clock. This meant, as top qualifiers in the round robin we were given the regatta victory and entry to the Korea Match Cup 2010. This is a great result for the team but not the way we wanted to win the event.... [more]
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Superboat Racing in the Super City!!
Cathy Vercoe,
It was all action on the waters of Auckland Harbour today with the final of the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship. Crowds turned out and lined the foreshore to watch the exciting race with plenty of thrills for everyone as these powerful boats competed fiercely for the end of season titles.... [more]
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ISAF Mid Year Meeting considers America's Cup, Olympics and Tracking
Richard Gladwell,
The Council of the International Sailing Federation has been meeting for the past two days in Budapest, Hungary. The key topics under consideration at this Mid-Year Meeting include future Olympic strategy, America's Cup and Tracking systems. Olympic Commission Chairman, Phil Jones (AUS) has made a presentation to the Council on the changes the new Commission believe should be made... [more]
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38 days at sea - Plastiki claims it's proof for 'PET'
Nancy Knudsen,
Plastiki, the 60ft sailing catamaran made from 20,000 plastic bottles is on its way again from Kiribati to Sydney, and its skipper says that the catamaran has already served one of its purposes. The yacht left San Francisco on March 20 this year to call attention to issues like bottled water and plastic waste, the expedition being a brain-child of banking heir David de Rothchild.... [more]
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Day one 2010 Appleton Estate Auckland Elliott 5.9 Champs
Elliott 5.9 Class Association,
Voodoo turns the tables on Slam Dunk to take a 5 point lead after 5 races of the 2010 Auckland Championship, the first event of the 2010 Appleton Estate Traveler Series.... [more]
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2010 Audi MedCup Public Village opens in Cascais
Audi MedCup Circuit,
In 2009, the world's leading regatta circuit featured a new free access Public Village, which allows visitors to really experience the heart of the regatta atmosphere, and enjoy a complete leisure program which included interactive contests with the sailors, live broadcasting, thanks to the 3D Virtual Eye system, simulated skipper contests, concerts. The 2010 season will set a new standard... [more]
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Bakewell-White Yacht Design wins 4th New Zealand Powerboat Title
BWYD Media,
Second place in the last race of the 2010 Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Championship was enough to secure both the Superboat Class and overall New Zealand Title for ‘Doosan' and her crew of Sam Filmore and Cary Gleeson.... [more]
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Nespresso Cup - J One clinches first race
Julie Royer,
The first day of the Nespresso Cup, the very first exclusive Wally regatta, has drawn to a close after a day of challenging conditions on the waters of Portofino. As the fleet of Wally yachts nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Portofino left their moorings and headed out towards the racecourse, expectations were running high.... [more]
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World Sailing Teams Association welcomes plan for 34th America's Cup
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
“We want discussion and debate now in order to avoid disagreement later,” said Russell Coutts, the CEO of BMW Oracle Racing. “Our minds and our ears are open.”... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week – Capri prepares for Rolex Sailing Week
Regatta News,
This year's Rolex Capri Sailing Week, an event that has become a favourite as the kick-off for the Mediterranean's sailing calendar, will have several fleets competing off the Gulf of Naples, sandwiched between an island of devastating beauty and a volcano with a reputation for devastating behaviour, Mount Vesuvius.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère is back on the water for an exceptional programme
l'Hydroptère Press,
l'Hydroptère was launched in Lorient on the third of May 2010 after four months at the shipyard. Lifted by crane in front of her shed, she was then moored at the pontoon of 'La Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly'. She will stay there for one week, in order for the team to prepare and equip her for her first sailing sessions.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour – First female entry for Match Race Germany
WMRT Media,
Both Match Race Germany and the ISAF World Match Racing Tour actively welcomes female entries to the Tour series which provides an amazing opportunity for these sailors to race against some of the world class match racers on a level field.... [more]
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Team Jolly updates from Hyeres
Team Jolly - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie,
A bit of an update on the second half of our first trip of the year...We competed in the French Spring Cup in Marseille, which was rather eye opening, as we raced together with the men, and with 63 boats on the start line, just getting off the line was an achievement. We had at least 2-4 general recalls (when the race committee recalls the start as too many people are over the line) per race... [more]
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America's Cup details kept to a minimum
Stuart Alexander,
The seven hills of Rome were due to roar today but instead could muster little more than the squeak of a mouse when the first major announcement about the next America's Cup was proclaimed in the majestic forum of the Musei Capitolini on the imperious Piazza del Campidoglio. What the fans wanted, but those in the know did not expect, was a combined blueprint from the San Francisco-based holder,... [more]
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Auckland's Wynyard Quarter attracts interest aplenty
Sea+City Projects,
There has already been strong interest in a key marine site in Wynyard Quarter, which is currently open for expressions of interest. Several parties, mostly local, have already confirmed their interest and are working on development ideas for the 2.8ha land and water space at the corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont streets.... [more]
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Rayglass NZ Offshore Powerboat Final - The Heat is On!!!!
Cathy Vercoe,
Things just got hotter for the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboat final taking place on Auckland Harbour this Saturday with the return of 'Fairview Windows and Doors' in the Superboat Class. Fairview was thought to be unable to race for the rest of the season, so her entry on Saturday will come as a surprise to many. Fairview, driven by Warren Lewis and Ted Taiatini was rumoured to have been... [more]
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London '12 Olympic Games-Australian Womens Match Racing Team announced
Louise Tillet - Yachting Australia,
The AWMRT will now represent Australia at forthcoming ISAF Sailing World Cup rounds at Medemblik in the Netherlands, Kiel in Germany and Weymouth in England. Dayne Sharp will continue as the Australian Women's Match Racing Team coach.... [more]
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Morrelli & Melvin Helps Shape AC 34
Morrelli & Melvin Media,
Morrelli & Melvin is one of two Southern California yacht design teams tapped to help re-energize the America's Cup. Starting off on the right foot, the Defender and the Challengers are cooperating in discussion, debate, consultation and collaboration. At a press conference in Rome on May 6th it was announced that shaping the design rule for the next generation of America's Cup boats is a key ing... [more]
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Stu Bannatyne joins CAMPER/Emirates Team NZ for Volvo Ocean Race
Emirates Team NZ/Camper,
CAMPER announced today the appointment of Stuart Bannatyne as a watch captain for its Volvo Ocean Race project. Bannatyne has raced around the world five times, most recently in the 2008-09 VOR on board the winning yacht Ericsson 4. The CAMPER campaign for the 2011-2012 round-the-world race is being run by Emirates Team New Zealand. The race starts from Alicante, Spain, in October 2011 and... [more]
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2010 Elliott 5.9 Appleton Estate Traveller Series starts this weekend
Elliott 5.9 Class Association,
The 2010 E5.9 Auckland Champs to be sailed this weekend (May 8-9 2010) and hosted by Bucklands Beach Yacht Club will be the first regatta in the 2010 Appleton Estate Traveller Series. The series comprises 5 regatta around the North Island each year and has been sposored by Appleton Estate since its inception several years ago.... [more]
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Team Selected for Ultimate Ride Jet-ski from London to Auckland
Angela Jones,
The team who will attempt to break the world personal watercraft record by riding from London to New Zealand is in place and in training for their 32,000 km epic journey to boost public awareness about ways to prevent cancer and raise funds for global cancer research.... [more]
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