Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 22 June 2010
It has been a very mixed bag for the New Zealand crews competing internationally.
In Marseille, France, the Audi MedCup spluttered to a finish due to too much wind.
In Kiel, Germany, the sixth event on the World Sailing Cup has been backfiring badly, due to a lack of wind.
But in La Rochelle, Black Sheep Racing have notched up another win, after bouncing a second Kiwi crew out of the Semi-Final. A second New Zealand crew competed in the Slovenia Cup.
We have reports on these regattas in this edition, along with one filed online by Black Sheep Racing.
Grant Dalton watches the white caps roll across the race course area as the Mistral settles in on the final day. Audi MedCup Marseille, France. Chris Cameron/ETNZ
There's some stirring on the America's Cup scene, where the very well connected Stuart Alexander, yachting correspondent of The Independent writes that the issuing of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup may not be too far away. Time will tell, we guess.
And, ValenciaSailing talks to Patrick Lim of the World Match Racing Tour, about his hopes for the future of the regatta.
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Philip Robertson's team (NZL) seemed invincible - Slovenia Match Race Cup Martin Brecelj
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NZL Sailing Team hits light winds again in World Cup at 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. Light winds have hampered racing once more on Day 3... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour's Patrick Lim talks to Valencia Sailing ValenciaSailing.com, During the round robin of the 2010 Korea Match Cup, Valencia Sailing had the chance to meet Malaysian businessman Patrick Lim, Executive Chairman of the World Match Racing Tour, and discuss his views and ambitions for the world's match racing championship as new owner of the circuit.... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda - Genuine Risk - genuine win Talbot Wilson, Bermuda executive Mark Watson made his first race to Bermuda memorable with a corrected time win in his Dubois 90 Genuine Risk in the Open Division for cant-keel boats.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Protocol said to be in the mail Stuart Alxander, Well connected yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander writes in UK newspaper, The Independent: The fate of Britain's challenge for the America's Cup should become clearer this week as the format to which it would have to sign up is sent out by the San Francisco-based defender, BMW Oracle.... [more] Share this story
Dual Sydney Hobart winner Westward gifted to Maritime Museum in Hobart Peter Campbell, Tasmania's dual Sydney Hobart winner Westward has been gifted to Maritime Museum in Hobart. Jock Muir designed and built Westward for Hobart yachtsman George Gibson and was sailing master in her Sydney Hobart Race wins in 1947 and 1948.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche day three - Only three classes on the water today Kieler Woche, Kieler Woche day three was again disrupted by the wind. Only three classes - the 49er, 2.4 mR and the Womens Match Racing could finish races today... [more] Share this story
SNSM Record - Gitana 11 sets new reference time Kate Jennings - Expression, SNSM Record, Gitana 11 has set a reference time across the 360 mile course proposed for the sixth edition of what has become a seasonal classic. Yann Guichard and his six crew completed the two return legs between Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantic) and Sainte Marine (South Finistère).... [more] Share this story
British Three Peaks - Team Whistler running down the leaders Peter Campbell, Despite losing vital time because of tides and getting lost on land, the Tasmanian Three Peaks Race winners, Team Whistler, is sailing in hot pursuit of the leading yachts in the British Three Peaks Race up the rugged western coastline of Wales, England and Scotland.... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda - il mostro second to Genuine Risk on handicap Puma Ocean Racing, The Volvo Open 70 il mostro crossed the finish line at 06:25 EDT less than three hours behind the 100 foot sloop Speedboat. On corrected time il mostro came second to the 90 foot Dubois Genuine Risk by a mere 13 minutes, with maxi Speedboat in third.... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda 2010 - Speedboat finishes in slow time -Il Mostro next John Rousmaniere, Newport Bermuda Race 2010 - Alex Jackson's maxi 100-footer sloop Speedboat finished the 635 nautical mile race early Monday morning at 3:49 AM EDT.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche day three - Team Tunnicliffe do it tough Team Tunnicliffe, Kieler Woche day 3 was tough for Team Tunnicliffe. Mistakes cost the team dearly and they ended the day 0-3.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans Sprint start dates confirmed Velux 5 Oceans, The Velux 5 Oceans today announces the dates of the starts of the five ocean sprints in the 2010/11 edition of the race.... [more] Share this story
NZL Sailing Team slides into Silver Fleet at 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] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour heads to Portugal WMRT, The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) teams are back on European seas this week for the 2010 Portimão Portugal Match Cup... [more] Share this story
Optimists in San Francisco: Sail and Bail Erik Simonson pressure-drop.us, Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us presents a gallery of images of Optimist racing in extreme conditions in San Francisco, entitled 'sail and bail.... [more] Share this story
Daniel Forster: Images from the start of the Newport Bermuda Race Daniel Forster, One of the world's top photographers, Daniel Forster, was at the start of the Newport Bermuda race and presents this gallery of images from the start of one of the classic offshore races .... [more] Share this story
Black Sheep continue winning ways in La Rochelle Black Sheep Racing media, After qualifying as the bridesmaid, Black Sheep were up against Laurie Jury and his team Slam Kiwi Match for the semi finals here in La Rochelle, France. The two top French teams were battling it out in the other semi final.... [more] Share this story
Slovenia Match Cup - Neugodnikov cekebrates win, Minoprio his birthday Jana Pines, The fourth edition of Slovenia Match race cup ended a day before schedule due to bad weather forecasts. At the prize giving ceremony it was Eugeny Neugodnikov who proudly lifted the biggest cup, but he wasn't the only one to celebrate.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche - Team Tunnicliffe 6-1 after day two Team Tunnicliffe, Team Tunnicliffe report from Kieler Woche, Germany. The event is part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more] Share this story
Audi MedCup: Shortened regatta stops Emirates Team NZ's run Warren Douglas, The notorious mistral wind forced an early end to the Audi MedCup regatta at Marseille. No racing was possible at the weekend and the event finished with five races unsailed. They were five important races for Emirates Team New Zealand. After a bad first day NZL 380 improved steadily but needed the weekend races to climb further up the leader board.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche - Less wind, less classes race on day two Kieler Woche, Kieler Woche day two. Less wind meant that not all classes could continue their races in the ISAF Sailing World Cup. After the surfing conditions yesterday the 49ers were able to maintain a bit more control out on the race course but it was still very tricky for the top crews.... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda Race - Carina makes the most of the Gulf Stream Talbot Wilson, Newport Bermuda Race update issued as at 15:00 EDT 20th June 2010. Carina, a Class 3 McCurdy & Rhodes 48 skippered by Rives Potts, appears to have made the most of the Gulf Stream.... [more] Share this story
MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy - Mistral prevails but Green wins Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, It was the Mistral which prevailed on the final day of scheduled racing. Out on Marseille's Rade race areas the notorious winds whipped spumes of spray and kicked up a nasty swell. Quantum Racing's (USA) victory in the TP52 Series fleet is their first event win overall and Iberdrola (ESP) leave Marseille buoyed up for the rest of the season.... [more] Share this story
Round the Island - more pictures from Richard Hampson Sail-World.com, Round the Island 2010 - more pictures from Richard Hampson from the 79th J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda -Speedboat done Thrashing John Rousmaniere / Sail-World.com, Newport Bermuda 2010 - The race leaders entered the Gulf Stream at around sunset Saturday, heading upwind into a moderate south-westerly wind with as much as four knots of favorable current in the long, hot meander that they have been steering for since the race start on Friday afternoon. Alex Jackson's Speedboat, at 100ft the largest yacht in the fleet, was making more than 12 knots over the bott... [more] Share this story
Images from Marseille - 2: Audi Medcup by Francois Richard Francois Richard, Top international photographer Francois Richard was out on the water for the Coastal Race of the Audi Medcup and presents this, the second of two galleries of images from the spectacular race.... [more] Share this story
Images from Marseille - 1: Audi Medcup by Francois Richard Francois Richard, Top international photographer Francois Richard was out on the water for the Coastal Race of the Audi Medcup and presents this, the first of two galleries of images from the spectacular race.... [more] Share this story
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