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 04 Jul 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 4 July 2010

29ers in full flight OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week 2010  Suellen Hurling ©
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 4 July 2010

A young New Zealand crew is up with the leaders in the 29er Europeans being sailed in Costa Brava, Spain. They lie in third overall in the 114 boat fleet, we have reports and images in this edition. The regatta has two days left to run ahead of the ISAF Youth Worlds which get underway in Turkey on 8 July.

The first race in the Advanced Trident Simrad Shorthanded Series was played out yesterday on the Hauraki Gulf. After a slow start the finishers trickled home after dark, We have images from the start, plus results in this edition and will update with a report when it becomes available.

Plenty of food for thought on the America's Cup scene with the announcement of the parameters for the development of the multihull and monohull class rules. We are still digesting this Defender led initiative, which at first blush doesn't exactly fill our hearts with joy.

Karma Police and Overload jockey for position at North Head, with Elliott designed Overload taking Division 1 and Karma Police second in Race 1 of the 2010 Advanced Trident Simrad SHS off North Head  Richard Gladwell

What seems to be under review is a yacht that is about the same length as the current model with better downwind performance - which given that the current ACC yachts could be beaten downwind by a good 50fter - is hardly a major step forward.

Surprisingly a multihull - with a 44metre wingsail is also on the table. Quite how these would be match raced remains to be revealed, and the demounting of wingsails, as we saw in Valencia, is no simple task - even on this smaller scale.

Both types will feature engines, which may not be used for sail trim. We have the announcement from Golden Gate Yacht Club in this edition.

Russell Coutts on stage addressing 400 young sailors on the America's Cup East Coast Victory Tour - Day 4 at Newport.  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

In Newport, Rhode Island, the America's Cup has concluded with a final victory tour of the East Coast. Highlight was a gathering of some 400 young sailors who were addressed by the team. By all accounts this event was a stunning success. We have images in this edition of Sail-World, along with an extract from Russell Coutts' biography, recounting events from his tender years, which turned the eight year old boy into the world's greatest sailor. It's a great read.

Coutts made a last minute change to his travel plans to address the young sailors, making for a magical event.

The America's Cup dignitaries arrive in Newport including the Governor of Rhode Island and Team BMW Oracle at Fort Adams. The former home of the America's Cup made a strong pitch to be the 2013/14 venue.  Daniel Forster

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New Zealand's Tim and Jan Reech - Training for IFDS Worlds in one of two SKUD 18's  Robert Hielkema

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29er Europeans – Dutch hold on after Day 3
Jerelyn Biehl,
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High Performance Mono and Multihull rules written for America's Cup
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Rating rule authorities in America and Britain have been commissioned to draft the rules for the next generation of America's Cup yacht. In asking US SAILING and the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seahorse Rating affiliate to write the rules, BMW ORACLE Racing and Golden Gate Yacht Club, winner of the 33rd America's Cup las... [more]
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Kiwi SKUD 18 Team heading to the IFDS Worlds
Tim Dempsey,
As part of our quest to win gold in the 2012 Paralympics, Sailability Auckland members Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel are heading to the IFDS (International Association of Disabled Sailing) World Championships in Medemblik, Netherlands from July 9 – 14. This is also the first of only two qualifying regattas for the 2012 Paralympics. The top six nations at each regatta will qualify their country.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts' School Days
Compiled by Richard Gladwell,,
'You don't have to be a good Optimist sailor to be a good sailor,' Coutts told the assembled sailors. 'When I was growing up in New Zealand I used to read about the races in Newport, but never thought I'd get the chance to compete. I also never dreamed of visiting the White House and meeting the President of the United States. It just shows what you can accomplish with hard work and dedication... [more]
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South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge
Hobie Fiji,
South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge. Hobie Fleet 252, Fiji has now extended their South Pacific Championships and Suzuki Fiji Hobie Challenge to now include South Pacific Hobie Youth Challenge and 2010 Worlds Training.... [more]
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IODA North American Championship - Leader OCS
IODA North Americans,
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Sardinia Cup - Germany wins 2010 ISAF Offshore titles
Jill Campbell,
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Platu 25 Spanish Championship - Worlds prelude
Sabrina Bonaiti,
Platu 25 Spanish Championship, Barcelona 24th to 27th June 2010. Bribón-Movistar secured very good results: three first places, a second, two third place, more than enough to conquer the higher step of the podium.... [more]
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Hit in the face with the boom - dramatic rescue
Sail-World Cruising,
This photo of a rescue in action was taken during a Medevac operation on the Atlantic Ocean after a swinging boom caused a crewman a severe injury. Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod was called to the rescue by the yacht Bombardino off the coast of Massachussets this week. A satellite phone was used for the rescue call.... [more]
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OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day 1
Suellen Hurling,
OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week day 1. The competitors were keen to hit the water and there were a few nerves when the 25 knot nor'wester kicked in 45 minutes prior to the first warning signal of the day.... [more]
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44th Annual Governor's Cup Teams are announced
Nancy Mellon,
Balboa Yacht Club's 44th annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship will take place July 20 to 25, 2010. The event features the best young match racing talent from all over the world. The racing will be held in the afternoons from Wednesday through Sunday in the ocean near the Newport Pier in Newport Beach, California. The round robin format of two boats racing against e... [more]
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First Short Handed Series race off to a slow start
Richard Gladwell,
Competitors in the first of the Simrad Shorthanded Series, looked to be in for a long slow day as winds deserted the 50nm race course. The forecast from PredictWind was for winds to gust to three maybe four knots around 1800hrs tonight, otherwise there would be light winds - mostly an onshore breeze for the whole of Saturday and through until mid Sunday morning when winds were expected to build... [more]
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RS:X Open Youth European Windsurfing Championships - Winners decided
RS:X Europeans blog,
RS:X Open Youth European Windsurfing Championships final day.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup - One race, one point
Fiona Brown,
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29er Europeans 2010 –Day 2 - Dutch retain lead from Kiwis
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans 2010 - Annemiek Bekkering and Kaj Bocker of the Netherlands continued their winning ways to stay at the top of the fleet after qualifying has ended.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland - the final minutes
Sail-World Cruising roundup,
Sixteen-year-old adventure sailor Abby Sunderland told the detail of her rescue to the world's press when she arrived back in Marina del Rey in Los Angeles this week. She described how she blacked out when a giant wave smashed her yacht's mast to pieces in the remote southern Indian Ocean.... [more]
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A-Class Worlds 2010 – Ashby wins seventh World Championship,
This afternoon Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy from a fleet of 100 entries.... [more]
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America's Cup at Sail Newport by Daniel Forster
Daniel Forster,
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand at Sail Newport's America's Cup Luncheon at Fort Adams, attended by the Governor of Rhode Island, Donald Carcieri and his wife.... [more]
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The Tirpitz goes yacht racing
Guy Nowell, Editor Sail-World Asia + Photographer,
What on earth is going on here? What's the strange blocky pattern on Chris Opielok's Rockall 3, seen here competing in the recent RORC IRC Nationals in the Solent, sailing under Hong Kong colours?... [more]
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Clipper expands to Victorian with Jacksons Marine
Imprint Media,
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2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Two wins for the Irish on day two
Fiona Brown,
Irish eyes were smiling on day two of the 2010 Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, as Simon Brien, sailing IRL212 Kin with Stephen Milne and David Gomes, won race three and Andrew Craig, sailing IRL192 Chimaera with Mark Pettitt and Brian Matthews, won race four of the six race series.... [more]
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2010 29er European Championship – Day 1 of the qualifying series
Jerelyn Biehl,
Conditions on Day 1 of the qualifying series couldn't have been better for the first day of sailing off Costa Brava, Spain for the 29er fleet... [more]
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RS:X Open Youth Europeans – Battle for medals hotting up in Sopot
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X Open Youth European Championship is currently under-way in Sopot, Poland and with the youth men's groups now set in gold, silver and bronze and a tough battle developing in the youth women's fleet, the race for medals at the RS:X Open Youth European Championships is getting hot.... [more]
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