Team GAC Pindar competing in the Extreme 40 class at Cowes Paul Wyeth / OC Events
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 8 August 2010
The America's Cup and its ancillary regattas, the 1851 Cup and Louis Vuitton Trophy dominate the news in this edition.
Earlier this week, we reported some dissent in the Challenger ranks over the role of the current Challenger in the negotiations to re-establish the America's Cup onto a more solid footing.
Co-incidentally BMW Oracle CEO was in Cowes town to talk with the Extreme 40 competitors about the possible use of a multihull in the 34th America's Cup. Many feel that at present the Defender is grooming the sailing world for the use of a multihull, and a wingsailed one at that, in the next America's Cup.
The Protocol is due to be published, a draft having already been announced, in just three weeks time at the end of August. And the boat decision a month after that.
ENGLAND, Cowes, 6th August 2010. 1851 Cup Regatta. Day 4. Ian Roman/TEAMORIGIN
Publication of the Protocol is a somewhat academic exercise, as if past practices are followed, it will be a living document - able to be modified after discussion at Competitor Committee meetings.
Choice of the boat type is a more 'cast in stone' decision and once announced cannot be changed.
The on-the-water performance of the Defender over the last nine months has not exactly set the world on fire. Sixth out of eight at Nice in November (albeit with the principal team working towards the 33rd America's Cup); a no-show in Auckland for the same reason; ninth out of ten at La Maddalena; and now taking just two match races off TeamOrigin out of eight sailed in Cowes. Add in not competing on the TP 52 circuit (as are many of the America's Cup teams) and it would seem, at this early stage that the America's Cup Defenders have a bit of work ahead of them.
Go the multihull way for the 34th America's Cup, and BMW Oracle Racing have a big head start on the other teams.
We also have news of the stopping of the Louis Vuitton Trophy scheduled for Hong Kong in January in early 2011. A log-jam of yet to be announced events in 2011 is said to be the issue. The final regatta in this series will now be held in Dubai, UAE in November 2010.
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TeamOrigin take 1851 Cup beating America's Cup Defender TeamOrigin Media, Ben Ainslie and the crew of TeamOrigin have won the 1851 Cup, sailed off Cowes, Isle of Wight in a celebtration of events that led to the America's Cup competition. On this the fourth day of racing, both teams appeared to have their aggression glands fully open going into today's third race.... [more] Share this story
1851 Cup - TeamOrigin images from Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, More great images from the 1851 Cup taken by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
NZL Sailing Team: Countdown to racing at Sail for Gold Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, Just two days from now racing will get underway for a large, high-calibre team of New Zealand's Olympic class sailors at Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. The venue is open, registration is underway and the Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday evening in Weymouth. Monday 9th is day one of racing for all ten events in which New Zealand is competing, with medals to be dec... [more] Share this story
Abuse penalty marks final day of 1851 Cup at Cowes Stuart Alexander, Passion boiled over, a rare penalty for abuse was the result, TeamOrigin, after winning the start of the first of three races in Stokes Bay, was in a tight situation at the top turning mark and appealed to umpire Bill Edgerton, who waved them away. The volley of fruity reaction was loud. Edgerton was overheard saying: 'I'm not having that' and promptly blasted the Brits... [more] Share this story
Cowes Week - King of XODs retires with injury Sue Pelling/CWL, Cowes Week - Stuart Jardine, known as ‘the man to beat' in the extremely competitive 88-strong XOD fleet, had to retire earlier this week with a sailing injury.... [more] Share this story
Waka Racing: Wrap up on Pornichet Waka Racing Media, New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing report from the ISAF Grade 1 regatta in Pornichet: Here's a quick run down of what is coming up for the team and also a late report of the last day in Pornichet. A disappointing end which Garthy (Ellingham) has exquisitely portrayed here in his rendition of the final day.... [more] Share this story
Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com, 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] Share this story
Day Skipper & Boatmaster Unit Standards increase in Value Coastguard Boating Education ., For those considering a career in the marine industry, be it a boat builder, ship's captain or crewing on a super yacht, the recently revised increase in unit standards for Coastguard Boating Educations Day Skipper & Boatmaster courses will provide a tangible pathway towards their goal. Units can also contribute towards NCEA.... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on a couple of issues from the past week commenting in the 505 Worlds, TV and sailing, and the speed (or lack of it) from the current America;'s Cup class.... [more] Share this story
1851 Cup - BMW Oracle Racing congratulates British crew BMW Oracle Racing, BMW Oracle Racing may have won the war in a race around the Isle of Wight, but today it dropped a battle on the Solent. BMW Oracle Racing awoke trailing the match race regatta against TeamOrigin 4-1. But with wins today worth three points, the American yacht quickly tied the series by winning the first race.... [more] Share this story
Techno 293 OD Worlds - A Championship to remember! Benoit Tréguilly, Techno 293 OD World Championships 2010 ended Saturday in Martigues, south of France,once the wind finally decided to calm down, allowing two more rounds to be run in each of the five categories.... [more] Share this story
Youth Race Week - 38 RS Tera's at Hayling Island Sailing Club Debbie Darling, HISC Youth Race saw a record number of 38 RS Tera's competing within three fleets on a sometimes sunny, sometimes windy day! With winds ranging from 8 to 20 knots the series proved challenging but many are now well on their way to a future in dinghy racing. Thunder storms on Wednesday saw racing abandoned after the windward mark and re-started again at 5.30pm!... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - A new dimension in race photography Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans has today revealed plans designed to take the photography of the 2010-11 solo ocean race to new heights. The round the world race will use an innovative three-tiered structure designed to meet the diverse needs of the media and race followers around the world:... [more] Share this story
Kiteboarding and the Olympic Games - Time for a change! International Kiteboard Association, Kiteboarding is just one of the latest additions to the sailing community, but it has so much to offer that it will be beneficial to Olympic Sailing in general. This is why be believe that KiteRacing should be part of the Olympic Sailing Competition from 2016 onwards.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong scrapped RHKYC Media, The World Sailing Teams Association, Louis Vuitton and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club have announced that preparations for the proposed Louis Vuitton Trophy Hong Kong will no longer continue.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - On the eve of the final curtain www.cammas-groupama.com, Extreme Sailing Series 2010 saw three second places and one third place out of today's eight races go to the crew of Groupama 40, who have managed to move up one place in the provisional general ranking. Now in fifth position, Franck Cammas and his men are just a point behind Red Bull tonight.... [more] Share this story
Images from Cowes: 1851 Cup, Historic Round the Island Race Ian Roman, TeamOrigin's photographer Ian Roman, is on the water for the 1851 Cup, an updated reenactment of the events that led to the creation of the event now known as the America's Cup. He presents this gallery from the historic Round the Island Race... [more] Share this story
Marine Industry promotes Optimist Sailing Boats for Kids Program Ellen Pragnell-Raascg, The Optimist Sailing Boats for Kids program was announced on Friday at the Sydney International Boat Show Breakfast by BIA's General Manager. This program offers businesses to participate by purchasing one or more Optimist dinghies, which will be allocated to successful sailing clubs which have tendered to part of the program and comply with YNSW guidelines to stage learn to sail activities.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Edmond de Rothschild Group on podium Kate Jennings, Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - The longest and perhaps most intense grand prix of the 2010 season has just concluded this evening in Cowes with the victory of The Wave Muscat. The catamaran fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild came third in the event with its second podium finish of the competition. The result has enabled Yann Guichard and his men to hold onto their overall lead.... [more] Share this story
Steve Clark looks to retake Little America's Cup Barby MacGowan, Steve Clark has been dreaming of winning back the Little America's Cup for the USA ever since he lost it to Canada in 2007. In 1996, Clark's 25- foot C-Class Catamaran Cogito had blown away designers and engineers with its mammoth wing sail and unmatchable speed, and it defeated Australia's defender to win the International C-Class Catamaran Championship, referred to as the Little America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Week - First ever event win Extreme Sailing Series, Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - Paul Campbell-James on The Wave, Muscat has won the UK Round – the first ever regatta win for the youngest skipper on the circuit - claiming an OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean watch as part of the prize as top Skipper for the UK round. The UK round of the five-stop circuit has delivered everything that the Extreme Sailing Series is about.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series Cowes - Podium finish for Ecover Lucy Harwood, Extreme Sailing Series Cowes. The hard work and consistency has paid off, as Ecover secure second place. Ecover had another outstanding performance today including a bullet to make it onto the podium for the first time since joining the series in 2009.... [more] Share this story
505 World Championships win to fast Danes Dansk Sejlunion, SAP 505 World Championships - If you can't win the regatta then perhaps winning the final race is the next best thing. That's what Jan Saugmann and Morten Ramsbæk did today in the final heat in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more] Share this story
Discussion and dialogue with potential teams in Cowes Tim Jeffery, BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, came to Cowes, birthplace of the America's Cup, to update potential teams about plans for the 34th America's Cup, scheduled for 2013 or 2014.... [more] Share this story
$150,000 raised for US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program Marni Lane, Sailing Foundation of New York raised an impressive $150,000 for the US Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program last weekend at the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala. Hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in Newport, the successful day and evening event celebrated the hard work, team work and dedication required to achieve success at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.... [more] Share this story
BMW Oracle Racing upholds tradition in race around Isle of Wight Tim Jeffery, 1851 Cup - In a race today marked with penalties, blown sails and broken equipment, BMW Oracle Racing defeated TeamOrigin around the Isle of Wight by 1 minute and 55 seconds to win the Trafalgar Cup.... [more] Share this story
World Yacht Racing Forum in Estoril –Top line-up of Speakers confirmed Bernard Schopfer, World Yacht Racing Forum 2010, the third edition of the event has already received confirmation that more than 30 top-level speakers from the yacht racing industy and other sports will attend.... [more] Share this story
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