Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 16 July 2010
Outstanding news frpm the IFDS Worlds in Medemblijk with the news that the New Zealand SKUD18 have qualified for the 2012 Paralympics. Joshua Mackenzie-Brown finished in the top half of the 2.4 singlehander fleet, a great effort. We have reports from both teams in this edition of Sail-World, along with some excellent image galleries from Sander van der Borch on the three classes sailed.
We need to correct a statement made in the last edition. Mackenzie-Brown isn't the first New Zealander to sail in the singlehanded 2.4 at this level. In fact, New Zealand qualified for the 2008 Paralympics in the 2.4mR Class at the IFDS Worlds regatta in Perth 2006. No representative was sent to Qingdao. New Zealand was also represented at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, and has been represented at a number of other major events including the Open 2.4mR Worlds. Well done to everyone!
New Zealand's fortunes fluctuate at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Turkey. We have all the available reports in this edition, and with one day left in the regatta, New Zealand is sitting on podium places in two classes. Latest news will be published on www.sail-world.com on Saturday morning.
New Zealand is also performing well in the Womens 470 Worlds, with another crew well positioned, at this stage for a podium position. We have the Yachting NZ reports in this edition, along with those from some of the overseas sailors.
In the America's Cup the Monohull/Multihull Trials are gearing up in Valencia, we are carrying the official statement from the Golden Gate Yacht Club in this edition and will post other information on www.sail-world.com as it comes to hand. We understand that there will not be a New Zealand representative at the trials.
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Kiwi SKUD 18 Team storms home to qualify for the 2012 Paralympics Tim Dempsey, Wind glorious wind! Finally some decent strength breeze! On the way out to the race course I said to Jan ‘this is our day'. We got a great start before heading out to the right and got to the top mark in first place then lead the fleet across the reach and down to the gate.... [more] Share this story
Womens 470 Worlds: Aleh and Powrie share lead heading into finals Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, New Zealand's Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie head into the three day finals series of the 2010 Women's 470 World Championship with a share of the lead. The qualifying round for the Women's fleet was completed overnight off the Hague, Netherlands where the Men's and Women's titles are currently being contested. Once again, racing was interrupted, this time due to stormy, blustery conditions, and onl... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Weather continues to wreak havoc James Boyd, The boats were sent out in the morning only for conditions to prove far too brisk for the majority of the fleet, which were duly sent home. With wind against tide further increasing the severity of the waves in the afternoon, it wasn't until the early evening that the final races of the qualification series could be held and even then this was only possible in the two Women's groups.... [more] Share this story
2010 Volvo Youth Sailing Worlds - Australians into medal contention Craig Heydon, 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship, Australian youth sailors move into medal contention in Turkey - As the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship heads into the final day of racing, two OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team crews have had great a great day on the water and have moved into medal positions.... [more] Share this story
470 World Championships - Long day for no reward Craig Heydon, Unstable conditions have again been the big talking point of the 2010 470 World Championships with no racing possible on day four of the regatta... [more] Share this story
Plastiki in 60 knots - closing on Australia's coast Des Ryan, Plastiki, the catamaran made of 12,000 plastic bottles, is nearing the end of its four-month-long journey from Sausalito in San Francisco to Sydney, and is slowly closing on the coast of Australia.... [more] Share this story
Images from Medemblijk: IFDS Worlds - 2.4 class Sander van der Borch, Top international photographer Sander van der Borch presents a gallery of images taken of the competitors in the 2.4 class at the IFDS Worlds sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. We've tried to feature a few closeups, so Sail-World readers can see the conditions and issues under which these sailors compete, and how their yachts are adapted.... [more] Share this story
Images from Medemblijk: IFDS Worlds - SKUD18 class Sander van der Borch, Top international photographer Sander van der Borch presents a gallery of images taken of the competitors in the SKUD18 class at the IFDS Worlds sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. We've tried to feature a few closeups, so Sail-World readers can see the conditions and issues under which these sailors compete, and how their yachts are adapted.... [more] Share this story
470 World Championships 2010 - Belcher and Page lead into Finals Lynn Fitzpatrick, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) will wear the gold dot on their sails as the Men's 470 fleet starts the Final Series of the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship on Friday. Thursday's racing was abandoned due to high winds and seas in the morning and a dying breeze in the evening. Carrying eight points into the Finals, Belcher/Page are three points ahead of their closest competition.... [more] Share this story
Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 4 at Istanbul Dave Kneale, Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the fourth day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey. Images today from the RS:X and 29er courses... [more] Share this story
America's Cup organizers plan lab experiment off Valencia BMW Oracle Racing, America's Cup - monohull or multihull? With that question in mind, event planners have scheduled four days of trials here to develop methods for making the racing more enthralling for fans, more challenging for crews and better portrayed on television screens around the world.... [more] Share this story
Images from Medemblijk: IFDS Worlds - Sonar class Sander van der Borch, Top international photographer Sander van der Borch presents a gallery of images taken of the competitors in the Sonar class at the IFDS Worlds sailed in Medemblijk, Netherlands. We've tried to feature a few closeups, so Sail-World readers can see the conditions and issues under which these sailors compete, and how their yachts are adapted.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Penultimate day ISAF, Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships penultimate day saw shifty winds in Istanbul. For the third day in a row the Istanbul sun burned down on the Marmara Sea and competitors were held ashore until the winner of the battle between the land breeze and the sea breeze was decided.... [more] Share this story
Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: NZL has gold, silver spots on penultimate day Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, New Zealand is lying in podium paces in two fleets with just one day to go at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. Finally the wind came the party in Turkey on the penultimate day of racing where the twelve sailors in the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are competing. Plenty of racing was possible, which sees some changes in the standings, as the world's premier youth regatta heads... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 World championship – Top racers see beauty of Slovenia Extreme 40 Worlds, Extreme 40 World Championship was treated to two coastal races with the stunning coastline of Slovenia showcased on day two.... [more] Share this story
Cork Week 2010 - Day four images from Ingrid Abery - Part one Ingrid Abery, Cork Week 2010 - Day four images from Ingrid Abery... [more] Share this story
Weymouth and Portland facilities unavailable for non-contracted teams WPNSA, The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has now made contractual arrangements with a number of international teams to use the venue as a training facility and is not currently able to accommodate any other ‘non contracted' teams to launch and recover boats from the WPNSA venue.... [more] Share this story
49er European champion Peter Greenhalgh interview RYA, Peter Greenhalgh and Chris Draper launched their 2012 49er campaign in March 2009 after both men had spent time away from the Olympic Classes scene concentrating on other forms of sail racing. In early July the pair clinched their first major title together at the 49er Europeans in Poland, adding to the silver they won in Palma in March. They are now preparing for Skandia Sail for Gold.... [more] Share this story
Olympic Stars to inspire 500 young sailors Andrew Jasper, Nearly 500 young sailors from around the world will be descending upon the National Sailing Academy at Weymouth from next Friday the 23rd July for the UK's largest Optimist sailing event – The 49th Volvo Musto Optimist British National and Open Championship.... [more] Share this story
RS Tera to become an RYA recognised Junior Class Ellie Williamson / RYA, The RYA has added the RS Tera dinghy to it's growing number of Recognised Junior classes, deeming the single-handed dinghy class well placed in enabling sailors to progress their racing skills and enjoy a lifetime with the sport.... [more] Share this story
Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 3 at Istanbul Dave Kneale, Top international photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this galley of images from the third day of racing at the Volvo ISAF Youth World Championships being sailed at Istanbul, Turkey. Images today from the RS:X and 29er courses... [more] Share this story
Young Kiwis report mid-contest on the 470 Worlds in Holland Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies, Young New Zealand 470 sailors, Finn Drummond and Frankie Lardies report on the 470 World Championships in Netherlands: After three days on the water we have finished five of six qualifying races over some very different conditions. On Day 1 we waited on shore for the wind to fill before the race committee sent us out but all we did was drift around and racing was called off for the day.... [more] Share this story
Ups and Holds for young Kiwis at Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds Richard Gladwell, After light winds again plagued the 2010 Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing Championships, and racing was delayed for several hours as the postponement flag tried to flutter over the venue at Istanbul, Turkey. In the 29ers, the New Zealand crew were the beneficiaries of a bad day from the English all-male crew who had bee so dominant for the first two days, but recorded a 16th and ninth place on Day 3.... [more] Share this story
Belcher and Page continue to lead the way at 470 World Championship Craig Heydon, Australian Sailing Team Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page continue to lead the 470 World Championship 2010 after day three in The Netherlands.... [more] Share this story
Laser Radial Worlds frustrating but GBR sailors pleased Ellie Williamson, After a difficult six days which saw increasingly un-sailable conditions hit Largs Sailing Club's notoriously difficult Clyde Estuary waters, Skandia Team GBR Development Squad sailor Ali Young admitted that she was pleased.... [more] Share this story
Anna Tunnicliffe - Laser Radial Worlds seventh place overall Anna Tunnicliffe, Anna Tunnicliffe - Laser Radial Worlds ended today with no racing, and Finland's Sari Mutala successfully defending her World Championship title over Netherlands' Marit Bouwmeester. My USSTAG team mate Paige Railey ended up tied for third, winning the tie breaker. I managed to rally back to a seventh place overall.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship - Heating up literally ISAF, After the scheduled lay day, Wednesday dawned with another hot and hazy day on the Bay of Marmara at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul.... [more] Share this story
470 Word Championship - Belcher and Page lead Qualifiers Lynn Fitzpatrick, 470 Word Championship. Belcher/Page posted a 5, 15 today before the fleet was sent home ahead of a torrential downpour.... [more] Share this story
Womens Radial Worlds: Wind fails to show at Largs - regatta over Laser Radial Worlds, It is never an especially satisfying way to win world titles, but with no racing on the final two days of the Laser Radial World Championships at Largs Finland's Sari Multala and Poland's Marcin Rudawski prevailed and were piped from the podium this evening as the 2010 world champions. Both sailors successfully defended the championship titles they won last year at a breezy regatta in Japan.... [more] Share this story
Womens World 470 Championships: Aleh and Powrie hit the lead Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have taken the lead in the Olympic class 2010 Women's 470 World Championship after day two of racing just completed in the Netherlands. Six kiwi crews are competing at the hotly contested regatta which will soon move from qualifying rounds to finals scheduled to run over four days culminating in a medal race on July 18th.... [more] Share this story
Volvo ISA Youth Worlds: Maloney and Bullock move into second overall Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, Alexandra Maloney and Sam Bullock have moved into second place in the Open 29er class sailing at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Istanbul. Despite being hampered once again by light winds, all eight fleets completed at least one race on day three of racing at the Championship. Two more days remain before the medals and the Volvo Trophy for team performance are decided.... [more] Share this story
Laser Radial World Championship day 6 - Champions crowned Laser Worlds, Laser Radial World Championships 6-25th July, Largs, Scotland - It is never an especially satisfying way to win world titles, but with no racing on the final two days of the Laser Radial World Championships at Largs Finland's Sari Multala and Poland's Marcin Rudawski prevailed and were piped up on to the podium this evening as the 2010 world champions.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Wind up but early home Delta Lloyd 470 News, Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships 2010 - For the first day so far, the wind conditions at sea in front of The Hague allowed racing to get away on time for the three groups in the Men's division and the two in the Women's. Today the wind was typically above 10 knots, gusting up to 18 on the men's course, the tide still pushing the doublehanders over the start line early.... [more] Share this story
IFDS World Championships - GBR sailors win Gold, Silver and Bronze Lindsey Bell, Delta Lloyd IFDS World Championships concluded today (14 July) in Medemblik (NED) with a British crew on the podium in each of the three classes including Britain's Paralympic class sailors, who scored their best ever World Championship medal haul.... [more] Share this story
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Globalising the 470 Delta Lloyd 470 News, ISAF Olympic Commission report the number of nations taking part was identified as being one of the shortcomings of sailing as an Olympic sport. For example at this week's 470 World Championships there are 39 nations represented. This is a very high number when compared to other events in sailing, but up against other Olympic sports it is small.... [more] Share this story
Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from Day 6 of the the IFDS 2.4 Worlds Joshua McKenzie-Brown, Joshua McKenzie-Brown reports from the Final Day of the the IFDS Worlds where the young New Zealander is competing in the 2.4 class... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Championships appoints host broadcaster ISAF, International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has appointed Sunset+Vine|APP as the Host Broadcaster for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour - Stage four TV scheduling WMRT, With Portimão Portugal Match Cup a few weeks ago and Stena Match Cup Sweden finishing the beginning of this week, the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is proving to be a thrilling competition for audiences across the globe.... [more] Share this story
Top Kiwis Womens crew, Aleh and Powrie, start 470 Worlds in fine form Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, Former Womens 420 World Champions, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) have made a terrific start at the Women's 470 World Championships, where racing started overnight off the Hague, Netherlands. The NZL Sailing Team duo is in second place after the initial two races.... [more] Share this story
IFDS World Championship - Australian crew maintains third Craig Heydon, 2010 IFDS World Championship, - The Australian Sailing Team's Skud 18 crew of Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox has consolidated their third position on day five of the 2010 IFDS World Championship in The Netherlands... [more] Share this story
Youth Olympic Games - Future Olympic champions ready for Games Australian Olympic Committee, One month today the next generation of Australian Olympic champions will march in a spectacular Opening Ceremony at the Float Marina in Singapore for the first ever Youth Olympic Games.... [more] Share this story
470 World Championship - Perfect start for Belcher and Page Craig Heydon, It was a perfect start for Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page at the 470 World Championship. We couldn't have hoped for a better start to the regatta,' said Belcher. 'The conditions were quite tough today as we have a current of about 70 metres a minute and only five knots of breeze so it was hard going.'... [more] Share this story
470 World Championships - Racing in challenging conditions James Boyd, After a first day lost initially to too little wind and then too much, it was with considerable relief that three races for the Men and two for the Women could be held off the Hague today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
Volvo Youth Worlds 2010- Australian youth sailors enjoy day off water Craig Heydon, Volvo Youth Worlds 2010 -The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team has enjoyed a lay day at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, recharging the batteries after two long, hot, draining days on the water.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
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