Kiwis compete at Airlie Beach Race Week...America's Cup auction...Seafood Festival at Marsden Cove

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 17 Aug 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 17 August 2010

Sara Winther (NZL) under the cosh in the Laser Radial class on the final day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.  onEdition ©
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 17 August 2010

After the frenetic action at the Skandia Sail For Gold, last week, in England, we move to sunny Queensland this week for the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, in which several top New Zealand yachts are competing.

We feature several background stories from the regatta in this edition, along with photo galleries and race reports.

One of the features of the next Volvo Ocean Race will be the Legends Regatta, in which many of the yachts which have competed in previous Whitbread Round the World races and Volvo Ocean Races, will participate. And, their old crews will be able 'reunionise' - to remember the good times and talk about the tough days.

Just to keep the record honest, in this edition we feature a story republished from, from one of the crew aboard the winner of the original race, Sayula II from Mexico.

Sayula II - Ramon Carlin (MEX) first Whitbread Race winner  Volvo Ocean Race ©

It's an interesting contrast to the current times of freeze dried food, water makers and satellite phones.

Sail-World has donated a large America's Cup print for auction, with the proceeds going to the four beneficiaries of a charity run, now underway, from Auckland to Wellington.

Measuring 1.2 metres by 850mm the image of what became the signature moment of the 33rd America's Cup is a unique shot - which was not easily obtained, as media boats would not venture the 25nm out from the Valencia coast to the race start area.

USA-17 enters the starting box - Race 1 33rd America's Cup - you can own this large scale print.  Richard Gladwell

The image is listed on Trademe, with the auction closing in just over a week. The first bid met the reserve price - and now you have the opportunity to own a striking and unique image from a sailing event, the likes of which the world will probably and hopefully never see again.

One of the difficulties with the 33rd America's Cup was appreciating the size and scale of the boats - unless you were on the water. Large scale images do go some way to conveying the amazing spectacle - and will look great on the wall of your office, yacht club, or special room. This is a once only offering!

To bid on this auction click here

Wired (NZL) - Day 4 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week  Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week

If you are looking for an event with which to see in the Spring, then make sure you get your tickets for the Northland Seafood Festival to be staged at Marsden Cove, in four weeks time.

We have the announcement of the event, in this edition, and what will be on offer. Sounds very tempting and with some great entertainment laid on to go with the outstanding Northland seafood.

Plenty of entertainment at the Northland Seafood Festival - September 18  Marsden Cove

At Sail-World, we have changed our submission system so that you can load images and stories in the one frame. The change is a big improvement and we have been using it ourselves for story and image compilation - very simple. One of the features of the system is that you get an automated acknowledgment when the story is put online together with a link and advice as to which world regions the story has been posted.

The Mills 39 Marinerscove (IRL) Rolex Commodore's Cup  © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo

Thanks for your help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Northland Seafood Festival - Party time again - Marsden Cove – Sept 18
Paul Shanahan and Sail-World,
If you enjoy great local wines, seafood, music and love the idea a fun - filled day out with friends to celebrate the arrival of spring, Northland's Seafood Festival at Marsden Cove on Saturday September 18 will be just the ticket. Make up a party and book your tickets before they sell out.... [more]
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Signature moment of 33rd America's Cup offered in charity auction
Richard Gladwell,'s America's Cup Editor took a sequence of images of what is now regarded as the signature moment of the 33rd America's Cup as USA-17 flew two hulls before attacking the Swiss Defender. This image is offered for auction - in a large size print of 1200mm by 850mm, gloss finish (smaller size if requested in these proportions).... [more]
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420 Junior European Championships lead to Greek crew,
420 Junior European Championships, La Rochelle, France. Alexandros and Geogios Kavvas - the best that we have been able to get from these boys is 'nice!', volunteered by Georgios.... [more]
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Junior 470 Europeans: Perfect Six for 'Slow' Bouvet and Mion
Andy Rice,
With six wins from six races, Sofian Bouvet and Jérémie Mion have dominated the opposition so far in the 470 Junior European Championships. However tomorrow we will see how good the French really are once the 86 boats in Blue and Yellow qualifying groups have been reorganised into Gold and Silver groups for the finals.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 – Way up north
Rob Kothe,
Sailors all over Australia know there are 74 islands in the Whitsundays and over the years the regatta fleets have rounded many of them.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends: Caviar, Cocktails and Central Heating
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Englishman Butch Dalrymple-Smith was a crewmember aboard the Mexican entry, Sayula II, the winner of the very first Whitbread in 1973-74. In the Volvo Ocean Race's 'Legends Look Back' series ahead of next year's first official reunion in Alicante, Butch remembers the good and bad. 'After each day's six-hour watch, those coming off the deck would be handed a rum tonic or a vodka or gin...... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach - Generation difference adds to regatta
Tracey Johnstone,
Walking down the marina at the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week it is great sight to see a diverse range of ages across the competing boats. Men, women, boys and girls head out each day set to battle the winds and their divisional foes. What is particularly pleasing to see is a group of keen youth sailors joining their dads on the race track.... [more]
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Moth Europeans Dash for Cash
Moth Europeans,
Moth Europeans - Despite the rain and lack of wind, a nice crowd has been watching the exciting race, commented by America's Cup Winner Christian Scherrer... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - day 1
Anthony Duchatel,
Sailing got underway in a very light offshore breeze after an amazing opening ceremony. Rod and Kerry Waterhouse of Australia lead in the Masters from William and Lucinda Edwards of South Africa and Park Byeong Ki/Youn Hae Kwang of Korea.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Stamm and Girolet collide and abandon race
Carla Anselmi,
Under a grey sky the 44 skippers taking part in La Solitaire du Figaro left Kinsale for the fourth and decisive leg. Tension was high and the Committee was forced to give two general recalls.... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland – Record fleet for 2010 edition
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is one of the most challenging races in the world and for the 2010 edition, more competitors than ever will be racing around Great Britain, Ireland and all of the outlying islands.... [more]
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Drastically reduced accommodation for Hamilton Island Race week!
Kristie Kaighin,
Still need accommodation for Hamilton Island Race Week? We have some fantastic options left - drastically reduced rates!... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Buckley v Corbett in final
Dobbs Davis,
Hardesty leads Chicago Match Cup - Mike Buckley (USA) and his team of Nathan Hollerbach, Dave Hughes, Danielle Soriano, and Mark Pinney have claimed the top prize in this ISAF Grade 2 event, the first of the August Grade 2 Trifecta. Buckley has also earned an invitation to next month's Danish Open, the next event on the ISAF Grade WC World Match Race Tour.... [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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18ft Skiff International Regatta - Thrills aplenty on the Bay
Rich Roberts,
The powers ruling the next America's Cup want to make sailing a spectator sport, they need look no farther than their own front yard for a primo demo with the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta starting Sunday.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - Postcard Sailing
Rob Kothe,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 was yet another glorious Whitsunday day. Progressively the divisions were gunned away from around 1.00pm in six to seven knots of wind, heading out on Course 5/6, a Pioneer Bay triangular course, set between Bluff, Grimston and Pioneer Points.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 Day 1 - Irish set formidable pace
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 was grabbed by the throat on the opening day by Ireland. With two windward-leeward races held in the Solent, the three Irish boats won in each of their classes. In the second race, the team's otherwise perfect scoreline was only tarnished by their mid-sized boat, posting a second. With six days of competition left, the Irish, on 7 points, already hold a huge lead.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 3 images
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Media,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 Sunday Day 3 images... [more]
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Laura Dekker arrives Portugal, set to start solo circumnavigation
Nancy Knudsen,
Dutch teenage sailor Laura Dekker arrived in Portugal Saturday after a ten-day test and repositioning leg with her father leading up to her beginning of her solo circumnavigation on her 11.5 metre (38ft) Jeanneau Gin Fizz ketch called Guppy.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week: Day 4 images,
Here are some images of racing on day 4 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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