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 20 Aug 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 19 August 2010

TeamVodafoneSailing's crew line up at the TVS Launch - 19 August 2010  Richard Gladwell
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 19 August 2010

Simon Hull's ORMA 60, which arrived in New Zealand from France, earlier this year, was today officially launched in her new livery , as TeamVodafoneSailing and looks set to become Auckland's new sailing statement.

The lightweight trimaran will fly her main hull in about 15kts of wind, and has already clocked speeds of 40kts in the Hauraki Gulf.

In this issue we take a look above and below decks of the multihull, which looks set to crack all records around the New Zealand coastline, plus events in which she is allowed to enter, in the southwest Pacific.

Wired is one of two boats that will represent New Zealand in the South pacific Cup at Hamilton Island   Andrea Francolini / Audi ©

While rumours fly around the Auckland media as to what has already been decided regarding the next America's Cup, Sail-World can reveal that senior (but not THAT old in years) members of the BMW Oracle Racing team will be in Auckland over the next few days to refine the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup - ahead of its intended publication on 31st August.

The boat choice comes a month after that.

Waka Racing - Chicago Match Cup  Logan Fraser

City Hall in San Francisco is now having to go through a fast track planning exercise, and from what we are seeing in the local papers, there seems to be some legal spadework ahead. However from other sources we hear that progress is being made - at rocket pace by normal San Franciscan standards; and way too slow compared to cities run under a benign dictatorship model.

Moth Europeans 2010  Loris von Siebenthal

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.

Arrival of the long race at the Rolex Commodores' Cup  Kurt Arrigo/Rolex

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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TeamVodafoneSailing: Red boat launches with Vodafone support
Wilde Media and Sail-World,
When TeamVodafoneSailing hits the water in August it will be the fastest sailboat in the country, and one of the fastest in the world. The ORMA60 measures in at 18m (60 foot), the head-turning trimaran is as wide as it is long, and capable of sustaining speeds of 40 knots – more than 74 kilometres per hour. It is a precision balanced machine that requires immense skill to sail and manoeuvre.... [more]
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SLAM Kiwi Match - Shaky Chicago
Logan Fraser,
It was another case of close but not quite close enough for SLAM Kiwi Match in Chicago. It came down to the last couple of hours of racing on Sunday afternoon but unfortunately the shifts didn't quite go our way; and boy, they were some serious shifts!... [more]
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A walk on the wild side - above decks on TeamVodafoneSailing
Richard Gladwell,
Images taken above and below decks on the ORMA 60 TeamVodafoneSailing, launched at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Thursday 19 August.... [more]
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420 Junior Europeans - Reigning Silver Medallists take the lead
Reigning Silver Medallists, Yoav Levi and Dan Froylich have taken the lead at La Rochelle.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia's South Pacific Cup team named
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The Australian team won the South Pacific Cup against the kiwis when it was first contested two years ago. Series organisers have now nominated the two Australian yachts which will defend the South Pacific Cup team trophy against the New Zealand challengers.... [more]
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Simple and light - a look below decks on TeamVodafoneSailing
Richard Gladwell,
Images taken below decks on the ORMA 60 TeamVodafoneSailing, launched at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Thursday 19 August.... [more]
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SFO Chronicle: America's Cup may need environmental exemption
Richard Gladwell,
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that environmental and planning issues will need to be fast tracked, if the Californian state is to realise its dream of staging the 34th America's Cup: 'Officials are moving quickly to acquire an exemption to state environmental law in time for a deadline to submit a proposal on hosting the next America's Cup, The Chronicle has learned.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing: Simon Hull explains his need for speed - Audio
Richard Gladwell,
TeamVodafoneSailing's Simon Hull explains why, after sailing 19 Coastal Classics (the annual coastal drag race from Auckland to Russell) he was persuaded to get involved in a serious offshore multihull, which led to the purchase of the ORMA60 'G3' and his plans for the boat.... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - Australians Masters and Grandmasters Champions
Anthony Duchatel,
Rod and Kerry Waterhouse and Anthony Duchatel and Evelyn Curtis, both Australian teams from Palm Beach Sailing Club in Sydneys northern beaches, convincingly won the Masters and Grandmasters respectively.... [more]
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Finn World Championships - Finns arrive in... Richmond?
Erik Simonson,
Finn World Championships images. For the first time ever, the Finn World Championships, aka Silver Cup and Gold Cup have come to San Francisco. And while being hosted at the StFYC on the SF Marina, the hub of operations is the Marina Bay Harbor in Richmond.... [more]
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470 Junior European Championship - Two more bullets
Luissa Smith,
470 Junior European Championship- Bouvet and Mion fire 2 more bullets - In this high quality, 86-boat fleet made up of some of the best young sailors in the world, they have sealed championship victory with two days to spare. Bouvet was not celebrating yet however. 'We want to race tomorrow and we must race in the Medal Race on Friday,' said the reigning 470 World and European Junior Champion.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 18 August 2010
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 18 August 2010 have been released.... [more]
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Waka Racing: Waka Racing 3rd in Estonia
Waka Racing Media,
New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing report from Europe: Today after an hour long delay due to lack of wind we headed out to race in the lightest conditions yet, in Estonia. In our semi-finals we were up against the Italian Simone Ferrarese, who we were quite happy to race. Unfortunately for us the Italians were on fire in the light conditions and although we definately had our chances we fai... [more]
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International Moth Europeans - Lead to Nathan Outteridge
Australia's Nathan Outteridge leads the Moth fleet at SyzMothEuro 2010.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Irish hold the line
Regatta News,
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Boats have been returning to Cowes Yacht Haven throughout today, back from the offshore race. With a 2.5x point co-efficient this race had the potential to provide a major upset in the results, but after four days of competition the Irish team hold an even more commanding lead, now up to 29.5 points.... [more]
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Yachting New Zealand CEO announces resignation
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Des Brennan, Chief Executive has announced that he will be leaving Yachting New Zealand at the end of September: 'I joined Yachting New Zealand early in 2005 following disappointing international results in the preceding Olympic cycle. The organisation lacked clarity of purpose and was under resourced. Today we have a great team of people at Yachting New Zealand.'... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup - Long race arrival images
Kurt Arrigo,
Rolex Commodores' Cup, long race arrival images by Kurt Arrigo... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland Race: Phesheya-Racing hoping for a record
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race update: Having recently completed the two-handed Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race in the South African Racing Team's Class 40 Phesheya-Racing, Nick Leggatt has signed up as a last minute entry to the RORC's fully crewed, non-stop Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Monday 23rd.... [more]
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Youth Olympic Games - Aussie sailors return to Singapore Seas
Matt Bartolo,
Youth Olympic Games, Day two update: Australian sailors have had a mixed bag of results today as Madison Kennedy and Mark Spearman took to the Singaporean seas for the second day of competition.... [more]
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Finn Silver Cup - Finn class heads to San Francisco
Robert Deaves,
The Finn Silver Cup for the Jorg Bruder Cup – the Junior World Championship – will get underway on August 20. San Francisco will be the centre of the Finn World for the next three weeks as this is followed by the Finn Gold Cup on 27 August.... [more]
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Waka Racing: Lightning, Thunder, Rain, and Wind!
Waka Racing Media,
New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing report from Europe: Since we last left you we have done quite a lot. We have travelled by overnight ferry, arriving mid-morning in Tallinn, Estonia. Then not wasting much time to head straight out racing and not coming in untill 8pm last night. Racing for us has contined today in lightning, thunder, and torential rain truly testing our Zhik Wet Weather gea... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 18 August 2010
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 images from Teri Dodds
Melbourne photographer Teri Dodds presents this gallery of images from racing on day 5 of Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week.... [more]
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Bidding underway for Signature moment of 33rd America's Cup
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World.com'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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Monsoon Cup Qualifer opens up to World
Monsoon Cup 2010,
The Asian Match Racing Championship (AMRC) will allow sailors under the age of 25 from outside of Asia to compete in the event for the first time this year. The decision was taken to encourage the development of Match Racing, something the AMRC has been in the forefront of since its inception.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Regatta 2010 - Down to the wire
Al Constable,
The 21st annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach regatta is reaching the pointy end with tight battles in many divisions, however some are clear cut. In the Grand Prix IRC Racing Division 1 Michael Hiatt's Farr 55, Living Doll, the 2009 Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Grand Prix winner is set to take the 2010 series too.... [more]
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470 Junior European Championships - Illness knocks out local boys
Luissa Smith,
Junior European Championships - Illness knocks Local 470 Boys out - After a mediocre 18th in the first race, followed by a disastrous black flag disqualification, Peponnet and Lebrun made amends in the best way possible, with a race win.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit returns to Cartagena in a week
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2010 - The penultimate regatta, the Caja MediterrĂ¡neo Region of Murcia Trophy starts off Cartagena in just one week's time and has drawn a full complement of 11 TP52 teams and five GP42's. With the public village opening next Saturday the Audi MedCup logistics team is working at full stretch to make sure everything is ready for another successful visit to Cartagena.... [more]
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Commodore's Cup - Tough night ahead on long race
Trish Jenkins,
The 30 strong Rolex Commodores' Cup fleet shot off east down the Solent this morning. The course for the 10 teams is full of zigzags taking them first out towards Selsey Bill while tonight they will be heading west along the bottom of the Isle of Wight en route for a mark off Poole Harbour.... [more]
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1851 Cup Regatta to be broadcast on Sky Sports!
1851 Cup regatta action in Cowes between BMW Oracle Racing and event winners, TeamOrigin will be broadcast on Sky Sports this week. BMW Oracle and TeamOrigin go head-to-head in the 1851 Cup at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It recreates the famous race that gave rise to sailing's most revered event: the Americas Cup.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold – Tenth place for Campbell and Nichol
Campbell Sailing,
Skandia Sail for Gold update from Andrew Campbell: A lot of things needed to fall just right in the medal race Saturday for us to make a move up the leader-board after barely squeaking into the tenth spot. The breaks we finally got on Friday didn't last as we lined up in a gold-star-studded medal race.... [more]
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Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games - Light airs cause delays
Yons/ISAF Media,
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Light airs in the morning caused a delayed start to racing on the first day... [more]
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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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