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 20 Jun 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 20 June 2010

Start of the Giraglia Race  © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 20 June 2010

Emirates Team New Zealand are not having an easy time of it in the second round of the Audi MedCup being sailed from Marseille, France.

After a slow start in light winds, the New Zealand team have cranked up their run rate in the second day of inshore racing and then the Coastal race, only to lose another day, when the Mistral cracked in last night.

We have the latest update in their points position, and will be carrying the final result when they come through on www.sail-world.com/nz tomorrow, Monday.

Emirates Team New Zealand shorecrew play touch rugby during the postponement while the race committee wait to see if the strong winds will subside sufficiently to race. Audi MedCup Marseille, France. 19/6/2010  Chris Cameron/ETNZ

In Kiel Germany, the sixth round of the ISAF World Cup has got underway, with the three crews from the NZL Sailing Team having one of their better days, particularly in the Womens Match Racing. We have the Yachting NZ report in this edition along with the official report from the regatta and all the links for results and images.

Laser - Kieler Woche 2010. Photo: www.segal.bilder.de  Kieler Woche

Staged as part of Kieler Woche this regatta is one of the largest in Europe, covering everything from dinghies to keel yachts.

Another mass participation regatta got underway off Cowes, Isle of Wight, on Saturday morning, local time - at around 0500hrs to be precise. 1750 yachts competed in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. We have a report on the results, plus a great gallery of images from the event

J Class Yacht Velsheda racing in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.  onEdition ©

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Neville Crichton's Shockwave on the burst at St Tropez, in the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2010  Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto /Studio Borlenghi

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NZL Sailing Team off to a good start at ISAF World Cup, Kiel
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World,
Racing is underway for the Olympic classes at Kiel Week Regatta in Germany. A small New Zealand contingent is competing including one women's match-racing crew helmed by Samantha Osborne, plus Mike Bullot in the Laser class and Matt Coutts in the Finn event. The team has has a relatively good opening day in the ISAF World Cup event... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Mistral stalls Emirates Team NZ's bid for win
Warren Douglas and Sail-World,
Emirates Team New Zealand reports that racing in the Marseille Trophy, the second round of the Audi MedCup, was cancelled on Saturday and prospects do not look promising for Sunday. Three days racing has been held so far in the scheduled five day regatta With a mistral wind averaging 30 knots ripping across the race course area, the teams stayed ashore but ready to leave the dock at a moment... [more]
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Images from JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
Over 1750 yachts entered the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, sailed around the historic Isle of Wight, England. First start was at 0500hrs on Saturday morning and the first yacht finished just after 9.30am - no record, but a great time was had by all in one of the classic English races.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda – Speedboat leads 183 boat fleet
John Rousmaniere / Sail-World.com,
Newport Bermuda Race 2010 - Champagne sailing conditions as Alex Jackson's Open Division 100 foot supermaxi Speedboat took the lead from Tom Hill's Titan XV at sunset on Friday night as the big 183-boat fleet headed south east toward Bermuda, 635 nautical miles to the south east, on a fast close reach in a flat sea, clear visibility, and a moderate southwest wind that gradually strengthened and c... [more]
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Yacht rescue after - Ouch!
NZ Herald/Sail-World Cruising,
It wasn't the wind or the the seas, it wasn't the loss of steering and GPS, it wasn't even the Skipper's broken wrist. No, it was the fish hook in the right buttock...Two people are in hospital - one with a fish hook in her right buttock - after being rescued from a stricken yacht off the west coast of New Zealand's South Island.... [more]
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Kieler Woche day one sailed in strong conditions
Kieler Woche,
Kieler Woche day one was sailed in strong conditions, with up to 24 knots of wind. 'We are pretty happy with the first day of racing here. We had to postpone the start this morning by one hour because of the high waves' Jobst Richter, Chairman of the Kieler Woche explained.... [more]
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British Three Peaks - Tasmania's Team Whistler win first sailing leg
Peter Campbell,
Team Whistler from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania has won the first sailing leg of the British Three Peaks Race. Sailing in moderate northerly winds, skipper David Rees and his sailing crew of Tim Jones and Jory Linscott, won a tacking duel with the race favourite, the British yacht White Clouds, pulling away on the final sail up the Menai Straits.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Race 12 - Transatlantic chase begins
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race -Race 12. Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland. Under blue skies and in a breeze of five to ten knots from the south, the nine yachts crossed the start line at 1400 local time.... [more]
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Giraglia Rolex Cup history continues
Anna Maria Gregorini,
The last boat to finish the offshore race of the 58th Giraglia Rolex Cup, organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, crossed the line at 20.40CEST last night after some 56 hours at sea. By no means an endurance record in this historic contest, in 1976 it took the first boat 68 hours to complete the course. At 36-feet, Ivo Olivero's Viva Corte (ITA) is half the length of Neville Crichton's Shockwave... [more]
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Kieler Woche Finn Focus - First day tough wins
Robert Deaves,
Finn Focus at Kieler Woche - Day one. Sailing began with a one hour postponement ashore because a coastal race had to cross the racing area. The first race was started at 12:00 in 15-18 knots (with more in the gusts), but unfortunately without sunshine and sometimes some rain, but everyone expects weather like this at least once during Kiel Week.... [more]
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Rolex Giraglia Cup - Shockwave pictures
Rolex Giraglia Cup - Shockwave pictures by Carlo Borlenghi... [more]
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Kieler Woche - Belcher and Page off to a perfect start
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page sprinted out of the starting blocks during the first day of racing in the Men's 470 division at Kiel Week. The Kiel Week regatta is the final regatta before the commencement of the 2010 470 World Championship in The Hague in July, and the team has been focused on performance, not results.... [more]
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79th Round the Island Race – the wrap
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
From the 0500 start off the Royal Yacht Squadron line when ICAP Leopard, the current monohull course record holder powered her way up the Solent to the Needles, right through to the closing stages of the race, there was little time for the race management team at the Island Sailing Club to draw breath in order to record the finish times.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Puma Ocean Racing starts
Brigid Murphy,
Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg Propulsion started the Newport-Bermuda Race at approximately 16:30 EDT this afternoon. Puma's il mostro is being skippered by Ken Read (USA). The core crew onboard include Tom Addis (AUS), Brad Jackson (NZL), Andrew Lewis USA), and Tony Mutter (NZL). PUMA is expected to arrive into Bermuda mid-day on Monday.... [more]
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Round the Island race - Yachts stream across finish line
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2010 started ten hours ago and the finishing yachts are streaming into Cowes with half of the 1754 entries having completed the 50-mile marathon... [more]
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Audi MedCup in Black and White
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann put together this new view of the AudiMedCup Coastal Race with a sequence of still images converted to YouTube and with a great soundtrack added.... [more]
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IDEC first home in the JP Morgan AM Round the Island Race
Richard Gladwell,
The 30 metre trimaran IDEC (Francis Joyon) has crossed the finish line to be first home in the 2010 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. She took just over four and a half hours for the race, starting at 0500hrs and finishing just after 9.30am. Well outside the record of 3hrs 08mins 29secs for a multihull boat, also set by Francis Joyon in 2001.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda race - Hubbard defends title
Colin Thompson,
Newport to Bermuda Race. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club stalwart, Paul Hubbard, is again competing on Bermuda Oyster with an experienced crew that includes Barbara Ashfield, Stephen Benn, Michall Gladwin, David Mello, Neil Redburn and race newbie Jodi Valentine.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda fleet - light weather start for 183 boat fleet
John Rousmaniere,
183 sailboats made the start today in the 47th Bermuda Race. The start near the mouth of Narragansett Bay off Newport Rhode Island saw boats ranging from 33-footers, Killua sailed by Jim Binch of New Cannan, Connecticut, and Sailor Bandito with Chris Palabrica of Carmel, Indiana at the helm, to Alex Jackson's 100-foot Speedboat out of Piedmont, California.The leaders are expected to complete the 6... [more]
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Black Magic pioneers zero carbon by design
Sauter Design,
Sauter Carbon Offset Design introduces Black Magic, a zero carbon vessel that points to the way future tankers can reduce their GHG emissions by 6 billion tons over the next 20 years.... [more]
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Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation: Bob Fisher - Why support us?
Bob Fisher,
Think of just two things. First, think back to the time when you got your biggest thrill from sailing. Maybe it was taking a boat out on your own for the first time. Perhaps it was the satisfaction of repairing, restoring, designing or even building a yacht. Or coping in rough weather? Or competing? Or the sheer pleasure of sailing in comfort with family and friends?... [more]
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SouthernStarRacing have a successful Europeans - but not on paper!
Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk,
NZL Sailing Team Star crew, Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk report on the recent European Star Championships sailed in Italy, in light airs: A successful regatta just missing the result on paper! Craig and I are back in Auckland from Viareggio Italy where we just finished the Star Europeans with 132 boats on the start line. This was a massive fleet and shows how strong the class is -especially i... [more]
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Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy - Borlenghi and Trombetta images
Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta present this gallery of images from the Audi MedCup Marseille Trophy regatta.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Emirates Team NZ improves in the Coastal Race
Warren Douglas,
Strong winds predicted for the weekend could decide the outcome of the second round of the Audi MedCup regatta at Marseille, France. On Friday, Emirates Team New Zealand took second place in the 40-mile coastal race, climbing to fourth on the overall leader board. Now on 31 points, Emirates Team New Zealand is 8.5 points behind Quantum, which won the coastal race, on 22.5. Matador is on 27 points... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Quantum Racing kings under the Calanques
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Quantum Racing could be justified in claiming ownership of one of the most spectacular race tracks there is on the Audi MedCup Circuit after winning on this 36-mile circuit down along spectacular Calanques limestone cliffs to Cassis and back for the second year in a row.... [more]
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J.P. Morgan Round the Island race brings in all the stars of sailing
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Annual Round the Island Race bringis Ben Ainslie, Shirley Robertson and Paul Goodison – all Olympic Gold medallists, all sailing stars and all in Cowes for the starting – and finishing – tomorrow, Saturday 19th June.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland, the 'inside scoop'
Pete Thomas,
Web reporter Pete Thomas has been in close communication with the Sunderland camp for some time now, and sailed with them on crucial legs during the preparation of her yacht. Here, for the Abby Sunderland news junkie, he gives his 'inside scoop' of life in the Sunderland Camp, after Abby's dismasting and rescue.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy - A rock'n'roll weekend?
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy regatta - Winds are forecast to be up to 20 knots today and that should make the TP52's passage down to Cassis and back quite exciting and a different test to the first two days of racing. In the GP42 Series the stronger breeze is due to increase during the afternoon.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - 30 years of Gulf Stream studies
John Rousmaniere,
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the marriage of two technological revolutions that brought the Newport Bermuda Race into the modern age. In 1980 for the first time sailors were allowed to use Loran-C navigation throughout the race. One of the first sailors to appreciate the implications of Loran was 30-year-old Richard Wilson.... [more]
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A new Round Australia Record for SOS Ocean Racing
Ian Thomson,
SOS Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Thomson from Airlie Beach, crossed the finish line off the Whitsunday Sailing club after 42d:5h:30m:2s to set the record for fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia. It has been a remarkable journey and has taken some 26d:2h:29m:58 seconds off the previous record.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Waka Racing in Slovenia: A great day at Koper
Waka Racing Media,
Young New Zealand match racing team, Waka Racing report in the first day of the Slovenia Match Cup : Greetings, It has been a wonderful first day here on the Adriatic in Koper, Slovenia. We have had 30+ degrees and perfect sailing conditions with stunning scenery in the back ground.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: TeamOrigin top scores and moves to third on Day 2
TeamOrigin Media,
While many of their nearest rivals had an up and down day it was solid consistency which kept the green TP52 of the 2008 champions Quantum Racing at the top of the Audi MedCup Circuit's Marseille Trophy regatta leaderboard on Day 2. Out on the Rade Nord, a switch from yesterday's southern arena, the breeze was equally hard to read and several teams results roller-coastered... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Emirates Team NZ - with three days to go it's all on
Warren Douglas,
Day 2 at the Audi MedCup had more reward for Emirates Team New Zealand – fourth and third finishes that put the team within striking distance of the top. Only seven points separate the top of the leader board Quantum and Matador (each on 21 points) and Emirates Team New Zealand (28 points). As skipper Dean Barker says: 'It's all on. The points are very tight.'... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Puma Ocean Racing preview
Brigid Murphy,
As the PUMA Ocean Racing powered by Berg Propulsion team preps for the Bermuda Race on Friday, we caught up with our skipper yesterday. Kenny, a Rhode Island native grew up with this race. “I did my first Bermuda race when I was seventeen, so I think that puts my count up to 12 of these races (?!?).... [more]
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Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race –SungardFront Arena wins Leg 3
Oliver Dewar,
Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race update: Leg three. At 04:07 BST on Monday 14th June, the double-handed Shetland Round Britain & Ireland Race (SRBIR) started from Barra in the Outer Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland for the 450 mile Leg 3 to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands following a mandatory 48 hour stop over.... [more]
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Newport Bermuda Race - Conditions likely to determine winning crews
Talbot Wilson/John Rousmaniere,
Newport to Bermuda Race begins on Friday 18th June and navigators and tacticians are currently hunched over computers trying to get a sense of race conditions for the 47th start of the event. Today's forecast predicts a healthy sea breeze for the start.... [more]
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Round the Island Race - Team GAC Pindar enter race
Jo Gawith,
J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, will see Team GAC Pindar's Extreme 40 join a total of 1,754 entries in this weekend's event, which begins in Cowes, on Saturday, June 19.... [more]
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