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 14 Jul 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 14 July 2010

Joshua McKenzie-Brown waiting for the wind on Day 5. - IFDS Worlds  Helen McKenzie
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 14 July 2010

In this edition we have more reports from young Paralympic sailor, Joshua MacKenzie-Brown who is competing in the 2.4Mtr class at the IFDS Worlds in Medemblik. Joshua is the first New Zealander to compete in this singlehanded class at this level. With the regatta in its closing stages, Joshua is mid-fleet but going up a big learning curve against more experienced competitors at this level.

We also have reports from the New Zealand sailors competing in the SKUD 18 class at the same IFDS Worlds. This is the first time that a New Zealand crew has sailed internationally in this class and at last report were on target to qualify for the 2012 Paralympics - which is a great achievement.

Full credit to all who have made the sacrifices to get these crews to this event, and indeed for all the support required just to get these courageous sailors on the water.

We only ever sailed a 2.4Mtr once (in a boat test many years ago) and it was scary experience to say the least. So well done to these great sailors. We salute you!

The breeze, or lack of it, has dealt a bad hand to the New Zealand sailors competing at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey. We have reports and image galleries in this issue - with the pictures telling the real story.

Kiwi SKUD 18 Team with coach Rob Hielkema  Robert Hielkema

Back these up with the only report from competitors in the team, the Boys 420 crew of James Turner and Logan Dunning-Beck, and you start to see the picture behind the points table.

It seems to be part of any Youth Worlds that the wind vacates the the regatta for the duration of the event, and 2010 is proving to be no different.

In our last edition we carried reports from the New Zealand 49er crew, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke giving a daily update on the 49er Europeans. In this edition we have further report - an overview of the event, how they overcame a slow opening day, and where they are headed over the remainder of the European summer. It is another great read from a young crew that have achieved so much in such a relatively short space of time, in a very difficult Olympic class.

The New Zealand crew get a pin end start on Race 3 of the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed in Istanbul, Turkey  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

There has been no racing in the Laser Radial Worlds due to a lack of wind. We are getting nothing other than official reports, however the two New Zealand competitors Miranda Powrie and Sara Winther are lying 38th and 29th respectively in the 114 boat fleet, and both have made the cut for the Gold fleet.

On the America's Cup front there has been a further shakeup in TeamOrigin, with the separation of the team from their design group JYD. We have the details and some analysis in this issue, and speculate on what might be to come.

Alex Maloney and Sam Bullock from New Zealand competing in the 29er class on day 1 of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

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An estimated 7,000 boats and 65,000 to 70,000 people attended Brad Paisley's concert - AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event  David K. Witty

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NZ 420 Boys crew report from Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds - Tough Start
James Turner and Logan Dunning-Beck,
The New Zealand 420 Boys crew of Logan Dunning-Beck and James Turner report from the ISAF Youth Worlds: So far we've had three races all averaging about 3knts With two finishes in the 20's and a 10th. Not at all a start we had hoped for. We lacked largely in speed and height relative to our competitors, and without those two elements we had no options around the course.... [more]
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Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from Day 4 and 5 of the the IFDS Worlds
Joshua McKenzie-Brown,
Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from Day 4 and 5 of the the IFDS Worlds where the young New Zealander is competing in the 2.4mtr class:... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 2 at Istanbul
Dave Kneale,
Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the second day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey. Today's images come form the 420 course... [more]
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Burling and Tuke review the 49er Europeans and look ahead to UK
Compiled by Richard Burling,
NZL Sailing Team members, Blair Tuke and Peter Burling review the 49er Europeans in Gdynia, Poland: We have just finished 9th 49er European championships in Gdynia, Poland. 82 boats from 27 countries competed. Thanks to Dan Slater, our coach at this regatta – he was able to share some old 49er tricks that still work. Dan, with Nathan Handley, are NZ's only 49er Olympians - Sydney 2000.... [more]
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470 Blood Runs in the Family
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page made headlines during Kiel Week last month for winning three races in one day, having a perfect score going into the medal race, winning the Men's 470 gold medal and clinching the 2010 ISAF World Cup Title.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship in Portoroz - The stage is set
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship - With the sun blazing down, a fresh breeze blowing through the beautiful bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, and a host of international sailing stars, the stage has been set for the inaugural Championship, hosted by The Ocean Racing Club.... [more]
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Tough day for Aussies as Laser Radial Worlds head into finals
Craig Heydon,
2010 Laser Radial World Championship - The first day of finals racing in Scotland has been a tough one for Australia's two Gold fleet representatives Laura Baldwin and Krystal Weir.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - La Rochelle celebrates the opening of the Velux House
Velux 5 Oceans Media,
The doors to the carbon neutral Velux House were today thrown open to the public in the French port of La Rochelle. The official opening of the eco-friendly building, which was moved from Copenhagen (Denmark) where it was used as part of the COP 15 Climate Conference in December 2009, marks 100 days to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds - Good race for Anna Tunnicliffe
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Anna Tunnicliffe - I had another good day on the water, finishing second in the only race of the day at the 2010 Radial World Championships. It was the first race in the Gold fleet racing, and what a tricky race it was.... [more]
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470 Worlds start delayed by Dutch tempest
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
At about 4:30 in the afternoon the 470 Worlds racing was cancelled for the day and the armada hastened to shore to beat out an afternoon storm... [more]
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World & European Championships Sailing 2010 has 239 pre-entries
Diana Bogaards,
World & European Championships Sailing 2010 in Lelystad/Netherlands is a week prior to the start, and the organization has 239 pre-entries. The Dutch are strongly represented at the Yngling Worlds, Splash Europeans and Eurocup Flash on their home water. All three medalists of the 2009 Yngling Worlds and 2010 Europeans are competing. The Flash and Splash classes face a fierce competition as well.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 – Costa del Cork
Louay Habib,
Cork Week 2010 began today and as if by magic, sublime, almost Mediterranean weather, arrived for the first day. Sunshine and a moderate breeze of 10-15 knots from the southeast, gave competitors a day to remember. Racing for all classes commenced with few delays and there were some happy sailors returning to the dock this afternoon, having had a spectacular day on the water.... [more]
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Yachting NZL Trust Youth Team: Light winds and delays on Day 2
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Day two of the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships saw light winds cause delays to the start of racing for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Istanbul. All 344 sailors at the world's premier youth regatta had a long wait for wind and were kept ashore until well into the afternoon. The Laser Radial, 420 and multihull fleets all managed one race each, while the Boy's and Girl's RS:X... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Long Day 2 on the water in Istanbul sun
ISAF Media and Sail-World,
250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the glaring Istanbul, Turkey, sun early in the morning of the second day of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, waiting for a sea breeze to form. Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time for the breeze to fill. When the postponement signal was dropped a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get a... [more]
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Yachting NSW restructures towards new national model
Jeni Bone,
Yachting NSW has issued a statement to the state's affiliated member clubs with a message from the president, Geoff Davidson, that signals a total restructuring of the organisation – to be amalgamated into Yachting Australia offices – but also heralds a new national system to be revealed in the next 12 months.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships Day 4 - Champions in control
Laser Worlds,
Laser Radial World Championships - Finland's defending champion stepped further clear of the chasing pack today when she sailed to a well earned fifth place from another difficult race at the Worlds on the Clyde off Largs. Both Women's and Men's current title holders lead their championships.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - calm before the storm
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships opening day conditions transpired against the possibility of racing, taking place off the Hague, Holland.... [more]
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TeamOrigin update on design resource for AC34
TeamOrigin and Sail-World,
TeamOrigin today announced that discussions with JYD for the 34th America's Cup are not progressing. Grant Simmer, who joined TeamOrigin in June after 10 years with Alinghi in various senior roles, including design coordinator, has been undertaking a review of the team's design options. Simmer holds a strong view that with a new design rule soon to be announced, teams need to be in a position t... [more]
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Kiwi SKUD 18 Team in hunt for Paralympics Qualification spot
Tim Dempsey,
The New Zealand SKUD 18 team reports from the third day and fourth day of racing at the IFDS Worlds being sailed at Medemblijk, Netherlands. The regatta doubles as a qualification regatta for the 2012 Paralympics: Just one race was held on day three. We both felt good about the day due to having 8 – 10 knots, at long last something that felt remotely like home... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Delayed racing on Day 2
Richard Gladwell,
Racing was delayed until the late afternoon on the second day of the Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships being contested in Istanbul Turkey. After a day of sitting around ashore the breeze settled in sufficiently to allow some racing, results are still coming through but it would seem that all classes had at least one race and some had two.... [more]
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Alessandra Sensini presents the WADA Play True initiative
ISAF World Sailing,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship Youth sailors were introduced to the WADA Play True Presentation last night at the host venue in Istanbul, Turkey.... [more]
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Mauri Pro Sailing - The multi lingual online chandlery
David Schmidt,
Sourcing the right gear for your team and your boat can be tricky business. Proper experience can dictate the difference between an excellent choice and a poor finish on a racecourse or a lackluster cruising experience. Therefore, choosing the right chandlery quickly becomes as important as the equipment itself.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule
Stena Match Cup Sweden came to an action packed conclusion yesterday where all eyes were on living legend Ben Ainslie from Team Origin taking top title as ‘Maestro of Marstrand'. Torvar Mirsky now moves into second place on the Tour standings with Mathieu Richard retaining his overall lead 17 points out in front of his next contender.... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Istanbul
Dave Kneale,
Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the first day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey... [more]
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International Moth Class National Championship win to Payne,
International Moth Class National Championship has been won by Simon Payne, finishing ten points clear of the rest of the fleet.... [more]
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Kiwi SKUD 18 Team: Day 1 and 2 update from the IFDS Worlds
Tim Dempsey,
The New Zealand SKUD18 team report from the IFDS Worlds in Medemblijk, Ntetherlands: Day 1, Race 1: We got off to a great start in light winds. At the top mark we were in fifth place ahead of some very experienced teams. On the downwind leg we sailed good angles, despite this we dropped back to seventh.... [more]
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Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from the IFDS Worlds - Days 4 and 5
Joshua McKenzie-Brown,
Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from Day 3 of the the IFDS Worlds where the young New Zealander is competing in the 2.4mtr class: Another challenging day today with several postponements of the start and a general recall. We were excited initially as it looked as if we would have 10 - 15 knots of wind for the race, which would've been a nice change.... [more]
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Australia's newest National Judge hits water in Scotland
Craig Heydon,
Victorian Danielle Pascoe has recently become Australia's second ever female National Judge and the 21-year-old is currently plying her trade in Scotland at the Laser Radial World Championship.... [more]
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2010 Laser Radial World Championships - Anna sticks to her plan
Anna Tunnicliffe,
2010 Laser Radial World Championships, Anna Tunnicliffe sticks to her plan on day 3 - 'After sitting around for most of the day waiting for the wind to drop, we finally got on the water around 3:45 for a 5pm start of racing. We completed one race, in which I finished with a good fifth place, before the wind died to nothing at the Laser Radial World Championships in Largs, Scotland.... [more]
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Laura Baldwin leads way for Australia at Laser Radial World titles
Craig Heydon,
The final day of qualifying races has been completed at the Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland, with Laura Baldwin the best placed Australian sailor after three days of racing.... [more]
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49er European Championship 2010 - West Australian 49er crew impress
Craig Heydon,
2010 49er European Championship, West Australian 49er crew impress - The Australian Sailing Development Squad crew of Steven Thomas and Nick Brownie has finished an impressive 10th at the 2010 49er European Championship in Poland. Making the performance of the West Australian crew all the more impressive is the fact that the European Championship was just their second event together... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Racing beings for Australian sailors
Craig Heydon,
The 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship is underway in Istanbul, Turkey, with mixed results for the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team on day one of racing.... [more]
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Sunderland and US Coast Guard drop Bermuda Race claims
John Rousmaniere,
Abby Sunderland's father and the US Coast Guard have retracted statements that a boat was lost in the 2010 Bermuda Race. When the young singlehanded ocean sailor Abby Sunderland and her father, Laurence, and brother Zac appeared on NBC's 'Today' show on June 30, 2010, host Meredith Vieira asked Laurence Sunderland to comment on the extensive critical press coverage of his daughter's recent rescue... [more]
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Womens Laser Radial Worlds: Only one race sailed in Scotland on Day 3
Event Media and Sail-World,
With a second place from today's only race on the Clyde off Largs, Scotland, Finland's reigning champion Sari Multala has emerged at the top of the leaderboard of the Laser Radial World Championships as the fleet move into the Finals phase. Holland's Marit Bouwmeester was a woman in a hurry despite the fading breeze.... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: No single country dominates on Day 1
ISAF Media and Sail-World,
In contrast to the wet and unstable conditions of the practice race the opening days racing provided a light breeze of 5 – 7 knots from the north-west and warm dry conditions once the early clouds had dispersed. The first starts were scheduled for 12:00 local time (15:00) UTC but most fleet were only able to complete two races with the breeze fading during the afternoon. The 29ers however did m... [more]
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Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Kiwis in top three in two events after Day 1
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World,
Racing is underway at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with at least two races sailed in each of the eighth classes being contested in Istanbul, Turkey. 'The opening days racing provided a light breeze of 5 – 7 knots from the north-west and warm dry conditions once the early clouds had dispersed,' describes the official report.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Match Cup Sweden finale
During a penalty flag festooned semi final today on the last day of Stena Match Cup Sweden Jesper Radich (DEN) Radich Racing Team smoked Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Sigma Racing Team 3-0. Living legend Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin defeated Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team going through to the final on 3-1.... [more]
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2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Class World Championships - Belcher & Page ready
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
2010 470 Worlds, Belcher & Page ready for racing - It's the eve of this years World Championships (sailing that is, not soccer). Our preparation has been going very well. Winning the last World Cup event, and the practice racing have been going very well. We have shown some good speed and racing ability. Hope we can hold the form right through the regatta.... [more]
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470 Worlds 2010 - Britain's Asher and Willis aim for third title
Lindsey Bell,
Only three men's crews have ever managed a hat-trick of World Championship titles in sailing's 470 class, and Britain's Nic Asher and Elliot Willis will aim to extend that list when they take to the waters of The Hague this week for the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships (12-18 July).... [more]
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