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 29 Jun 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 29 June 2010

NZ Optimist Worlds Team 2010  
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 29 June 2010

America's Cup news continues to dominate, with the breaking news of an announcement, apparently made in Italy on Monday that Prada Challenge/Luna Rossa will not be participating in the 34th America's Cup. This brings to an end the saga that began in New Zealand in the buildup to the 2000 America's Cup and finished in 2007 in Valencia.

Along the way skipper Francesco de Angelis became a darling of New Zealand, and the popular Italian team always ran a close second to the home team in terms of local support.

We'll have more on this announcement in later editions of Sail-World.

Maltese Falcon, day one of the Super Yacht Cup Palma 2010. Palma, Mallorca, Spain.   Chris Cameron

According to reports published in Europe, Luna Rossa will continue to compete in the TP52/Audi MedCup circuit and, interestingly, the Louis Vuitton Trophy series.

New Zealand has a fine history of producing top sailing media people. And now, those hoping to follow that path have the opportunity to do so, with the competition announced by Golden Gate Yacht Club to find new ways of portraying the America's Cup via video coverage. There's some great prizes on offer - and win or not, it may be a great way to launch a sailing media career.

Alinghi during the third stop of the Challenge Julius Baer 2010 on the D35 boat with the Open de Versoix  Chris Schmid Eyemage Media

We have several stories about young New Zealand sailors in this edition, including Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies who have been working up for the 470 World in the Netherlands in mid-July.

You can help the NZ Optimist team with its fundraising for the 2010 Optimist Worlds by clicking here. Or read the story in this edition.

YANMAR Racing win Portugal Match Cup  Gareth Cooke - Subzero Images ©

BlackMatch Racing have pulled the fat from the fire in Portugal with a podium finish in the Portiamo Portugal Match Cup. We have their final report from the regatta in this edition.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Young Kiwis build up for 470 Worlds in mid-July
Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies,
New Zealand 470 sailors, Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies report on their buildup for the 470 World Championships in Netherlands, next month: Since the end of the season we have been training hard with the rest of the NZ team preparing for the Worlds starting on the 12th of July in The Hague, The Netherlands. The NZ fleet has grown considerably over the last six months with seven boats out traini... [more]
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Images of Palma: Superyacht Cup 2010 by Chris Cameron
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on hand as 22 of the world's finest superyachts raced in the Superyacht Cup, Palma ESP. He presents this image gallery of the action on and off the water:... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
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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34th America's Cup video talent competition launched
GGYC Media,
Calling all young America's Cup movie makers. Do you have what it takes to supercharge the media production of the America's Cup? Yes? Think so? Or know so? See the video posted today on the official 34th America's Cup web site,, that launches the America's Cup Video Production Competition.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing: A podium place at the Portimao Portugal Match Cup
BlackMatch Racing,
Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report on the fourth event of the 2010 season, the Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010: After a roller coaster week of 'ups and downs', BlackMatch managed to put a horrible semi final series defeat behind them to take down Ian Williams in the petit final and clinch third position at the Portimao Portugal Match Cup.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Week - Jourdain jumps onboard
OC Events,
Extreme Sailing Series Europe at Cowes Week. Roland Jourdain has thrown his hat into the ring and will be entering his Extreme 40, Veolia Environnement. Swapping long-haul ocean racing for the short racecourses the circuit has become renowned for will certainly challenge the skipper from Quimper, France, who for the past 15 years has been focussing on long-course monohull racing.... [more]
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F18's - Multihull Champion chasing Lucky 13th World titles
Media Services,
In a sport where bananas, anything green, starting a voyage on a Friday and even whistling are onsidered 'unlucky' on boats, dual Olympic medallist Darren Bundock said he doesn't have a superstitious bone in his body ahead of his campaign for a 13th world sailing crown.... [more]
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SF NOOD 2010: THe Year of the Cat
Erik Simonson,
Beach cats, have made great strides in the past 20 years and have gained popularity world wide, yet San Francisco Bay has remained a tad bit of a black hole for the twin hull set. Cold water, adverse currents, large commercial traffic and a lack of user friendly, white sand beaches seemingly the primary culprits.... [more]
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IODA 2010 North American Optimist Dinghy Championship
Keith Richardson,
Kingston, ON - CORK welcomes 200 youth sailors aged 10-15 from 21 countries to participate in the 2010 IODA 2010 Optimist Dinghy North American Championships ( [more]
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America's Cup: World Yacht Racing Forum talks to Russell Coutts
Bernard Schopfer,
The America's Cup debate has traditionally been one of the World Yacht Racing Forum's highlights. The new Defender issued, last week, the long awaited draft Protocol for the 34th America's Cup. The team's CEO Russell Coutts speaks exclusively to the World Yacht Racing Forum and answers some of the questions that many have been asking...... [more]
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Your vote can help the NZ Optimist Team – 'Optimist Worlds 2010'
The NZ World's Optimist Team are finalists for the Toyota Believe Scholarship. To win the scholarship, they need as much support as possible - that's where you come it. It won't cost you anything - just the click of a button to VOTE, no strings attached!... [more]
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Riviera Exits Administration
Stephen Milne,
Riviera has received written notification on Friday June 25, 2010 from the company's Deed Administrators that the Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) established in conjunction with Riviera's creditors on January 22 this year has now been completed and thus Riviera has now officially exited from Administration.... [more]
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Australia Laser Masters 2011: 180-200 boats expected in Port Stephens
PSA Media Team,
‘The program for Masters just keeps getting better and better. The South Pacific Laser Masters in Queensland. 16th to 19th of July, at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Come February 2011, the Zimmer frames will be out in action in Port Stephens north of Sydney for the Laser Master 2011 Port Stephens.... [more]
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YANMAR Racing win Portimão Portugal Match Cup
YANMAR Racing Media,
Portimao Portugal Match Cup, the fourth stage on this year's ISAF World Match Racing Tour. Day Five - Finals Day. The first match of the semi-final for YANMAR Racings team of Peter Gilmour was against the reigning world champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and they won 3-0.With Torvar Mirsky beating Ian Williams 3 - 0 in the semi-finals the stage was set for an all Australian, All W... [more]
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America's Cup: Bertrand Cardis, the man behind the Décision boat yard, catches up with Bertrand Cardis, the man behind the Décision boat yard, Alinghi's partner yard during its ten years of America's Cup campaigns: Alinghi put their trust in us and we built their two America's Cup winning boats. We learnt an enormous amount during the 10 year relationship and the quality of production at Décision S.A reached unprecedented levels, something that allows us... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Emotional Cork crew leads fleet into Ireland
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - At times during the last nine months the crew of Cork might have thought this moment would never arrive but on Sunday evening at 1947 local time (1847 GMT) they crossed the finish line at Kinsale; an emotional moment as they led the fleet into their home port at the end of the final transatlantic crossing of the 35,000-mile contest.... [more]
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German Tornado Grand Prix - Perfect conditions on Lake Constance
Volker Göbner,
German Tornado Grand Prix - eight races in perfect conditions on Lake Constance. Winner Veit Hemmeter enjoyed the regatta and the success, his first title in the Tornado class. For the Lindau SC the Grand Prix was a premiere too. The 121 year old club held its first regatta for the Tornado class, initiated and organized by Veit Hemmeter and his team.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup: All Australian final - Gilmour v Mirsky
Yvonne Reid,
Portimão, Portugal Match Cup – Finals day for Stage 4 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour produced an all Australian final with Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team yet again taking on the icon of match racing, Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing.... [more]
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Swiss 5.5 nationals in Black and White
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann put together this new view of the Swiss 5.5 Nationals with a sequence of still images converted to YouTube and with a great soundtrack added.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour -Semi Finals Pairings on Defining Day
Yvonne Reid,
On a bright new morning to the Stage 4 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team had the pick of the bunch as he headed to the Semi Final pairings selection.... [more]
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