New Deal for the America's Cup...Kiwis race in France and Portugal...Kiel Week so so for NZL Sailing Team

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 25 Jun 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 25 June 2010

La Rochelle - Kiwi Match Racing  Logan Fraser
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 25 June 2010

Golden Gate Yacht Club delivered on its promise, when the draft Protocol for the 34th America's Cup was distributed to the team and media today.

We have featured the media release in this edition, and you can read the document for yourself (all 56 pages) America's

While many will go through the Protocol, trying to find the devil in the detail, they'll be disappointed - there's no-one home. Instead we have a very fair document, with the Defender giving away many of its rights to the Challengers, without really tilting the game one way or another.

Adam Minoprio on day 1 of Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World match Racing Tour. Portimao, Portugal. - Portugal Match Cup  Gareth Cooke - Subzero Images ©

Remember too, that this is just a discussion draft and that much will change over the coming years, as the fuzzy bits are bought into focus.

What the Golden Gate Protocol will be remembered for is being a major milestone in America's Cup history where the game was changed significantly. Now, no Defender will ever be able to go back to the bad old days of negotiating every fine point with the Challengers, and heading for the Court or Jury Room if they didn't get their own way.

Alex Thomson (GBR) and his new Hugo Boss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht. Shown here training whilst on route to NYC  Lloyd Images

We'll have a more in depth look at the Protocol and its implications over the weekend, or early next week.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Peter Campbell,
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BlackMatch Racing,
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Kieler Woche,
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Robert Deaves,
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International Match Racing Academy launches at Portimão
Yvonne Reid,
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David Staley,
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WMRT media,
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