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 07 Sep 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 07 September 2010

Positive Touch - 1982  Jim Young
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 7 September 2010

In this issue we are pleased to continue the series from one of New Zealand's great designers and boat builders, Jim Young as he talks about the development of Fiery Cross, his canting keelboat design, and how she led into the outstanding keelboats, the Young 88 and Young 11.

The Young 88 in particular was, and still is a stunning boat, years ahead of her time - and with impressive modern lines despite being designed almost 30 years ago. Although Jim concentrates on her hull form, the design was notable for the T-cockpit and how this feature enabled large berths below the cockpit making for a great racing and cruising yacht.

In Christchurch, the aftershocks continue from Saturday's earthquake. Several sports have been hit hard by the quakes - sailing appears to have escaped lightly, except for one club. It is sad to hear that at least one prominent Christchurch marine industry figure has lost his home.

Cracks in the main ramp at Pleasant Point Yacht Club. Photo: Adonia Wilson  .. .

In this edition we have some images of the damage to Pleasant Point yacht Club and also the four rowing clubs that have been hard hit by the earthquake.

On the international scene, Andrew Murdoch pulled out the stops on the final day of the World Laser Championships at Hayling Island, England to take the bronze medal. We have the report from the final day in this edition, along with a report from Team Jolly (Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie), New Zealand's other medalists of the 2010 Olympic class World Championship circuit.

Girls having fun - 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final  © John Carter / PWA

BlackMatch Racing also report on their latest event in St Moritz, Switzerlannd.

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Earthquake damages Yacht and Rowing clubs in Christchurch
Richard Gladwell and Rowing NZ,
Sail-World understands that a meeting was being being held tonight (Tuesday) to discuss the fate of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club after the destruction caused by the earthquake which hit Christchurch, NZ early Saturday morning. Located on the Christchurch Estuary, the club is located in reclaimed land, which has become badly cracked and has sunk in places, as a result of the 7.1 Richter scale... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing: Third at St Moritz
BlackMatch Racing,
Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report from St Moritz, Switzerland: .The wind failed to come to the party early this morning and with a tight programme to get through on the final day, the quarterfinals were called at 1 nil and we qualified for the semi final. Top qualifying Ian Williams chose to race us, which left Ben Ainslie to take on Mathieu Richard in the other semi... [more]
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NZL Sailing Team: Murdoch steps up to take Bronze at Laser Worlds
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Andrew Murdoch steps onto the podium for the bronze medal at the 2010 Laser World Championship which has just finished at Hayling Island, Great Britain. This is the third Olympic class Laser World Championship medal for the 27 year old from Kerikeri Cruising Club, after a bronze in 2005 in Brazil, and silver in 2007 in Portugal.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing: BlackMatch with one foot in semifinals at St Moritz
BlackMatch Racing,
Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, report from St Moritz, Switzerland: During an early morning briefing the quarterfinal pairings were decided, with the top ranked Ben Ainslie choosing to race Bjorn Hansen, followed by Mathieu Richard who chose to race fellow countryman Bertrand Pace, which left us to take on Damien Iehl.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Wright does it right
Robert Deaves,
Ed Wright (GBR) put a wrong to right today in winning the Finn Gold Cup in San Francisco. It has been an enigma of the class that the former world number one had never won a world title.... [more]
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Coastguard Boating Education Day Skipper Experience down South
Elwing Discoveries .,
Elwing Discoveries is an outdoor adventure programme operating at Stewart Island, onboard ‘Elwing' our 14m (46 foot) yacht. The programme is often used by schools and has been very successful in all aspects, plus encouraging voyagees to appreciate, respect and enjoy being in the wilderness.... [more]
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Jim Young: A Contrast in Hull Forms
Daniel Johnston,
Following an impressive career in the industry Jim Young has taken the opportunity to provide some insight into the development of the popular Young 11 and Young 88 designs. In this article Jim examines the transition from the first canting keel boat 'Fiery Cross' through to the modern ultra light displacement boats (ULDB).... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait regatta -Superstars Slingsby and Outteridge on board
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Two of Australia's international sailing superstars, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, will participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend to raise funds for men's cancer research and support program.... [more]
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RS700 National Championships at Hunstanton SC - Final report
Steve Marshall,
Day 0 started with a training session for a sizeable part of the fleet from a promising young 700 sailor called Jon Heissig. Day 2 was almost a repeat of the first but with less of a sea breeze (more like F2-3). Day 3 started with no wind and a short delay, then a force 4 sea breeze kicked in with good waves.... [more]
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Tasmanian crew win Youth Match Racing Championships
Shane Smith,
Elliot Noye and crew members Edward Snowball, Tom Ransley and Rowan Clark have taken out the 2010 Australian Youth Match Racing Championships hosted by Southport Yacht Club. The crew representing Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania put together two very strong performances in the round robin stages before winning the final 2 - 0 over Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's Jordan Reece.... [more]
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New Zealand marine industry: collaboration, expansion and branding OS
Jeni Bone,
Across ‘the ditch', as the Tasman Sea is affectionately known, the New Zealand marine industry is enjoying a period of growth, expansion and significant investment in infrastructure in four key regions. They are also reaping the benefits of a collaborative industry, government support, strong industry association and a training program that produces highly qualified and in demand apprentices.... [more]
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Australian Youth Match Racing - RYCT crew wins in Queensland
Peter Campbell,
Australian Youth Match Racing - RYCT crew wins in Queensland - Noye, who outsailed some of Australia's most experienced adult match racing yachtsmen in winning this year's Tasmanian Open Match Racing Championship earlier this year, won 14 of his matches in the two round-robins and then went through to win the final yesterday in straight matches.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Burton Open and TNT North Traveler update
Flying 15s UK,
Burton Open and TNT North Traveler update - On Saturday 3 races were sailed back to back and resulted in close racing. Due to the low water levels the wind was fickle and extremely difficult to read. David and Sally McKee managed wins in the first 2 races followed in each case by Andy Goddard and Mal Hartland with the places reversed for race 3.... [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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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 1 - Sailing giants in Sardinia
Jill Campbell,
The Mini Maxis completed two windward-leeward races, the first started at 12.15 p.m. and saw Alegre - whose crew is a mix of nationalities ranging from the UK, to Spain, New Zealand and South Africa – take victory over Neville Crichton's Shockwave (NZL).... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - US ocean racer sets sail for start
Sarah Hames,
Velux 5 Oceans - American ocean racer Brad Van Liew will today wave goodbye to his family, friends and supporters for the first of many times over the next nine months as he sets sail bound for La Rochelle. Today is Labor Day in the USA, a national holiday, and hundreds of wellwishers are expected to turn out to give the 42-year-old a special send off from his home town of Charleston, SC.... [more]
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Open 470 European Championships - In the balance till the very end
Andy Rice,
With the great mosques of Istanbul providing the most dramatic of backdrops, the outcome of the 2010 Open 470 European Championships remained in the balance until the final leg of the men's Medal Race.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour appoints new Sales Director
Rupert Hains,
The ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), has named Matthew Strachan as the new Sales Director as the Tour continues to implement an ambitious development plan. Strachan joins the World Match Racing Tour on the 13 September and will be responsible for identifying and targeting potential Tour title sponsors as well as secondary partners.... [more]
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PWA - Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final - Windless
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
With glorious blue skies and a light offshore breeze, sunbathing and swimming were the main activities in Almanarre today. The entire day was spent on standby.... [more]
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Former Olympian finds winning Formula on the water
2B Sailing,
C2 Formula 18 - Holland-based sailor Darren Bundock and new crewmate Jeroen van Leeuwen have extended their impressive winning run in Formula 18 racing with the pair racing off with their third successive victory on the cat in just 3 weeks.... [more]
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ISAF publish 2012 Olympic Qualification System
ISAF has published the 2012 Olympic Qualification System as approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition to be staged in Weymouth and Portland will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events.... [more]
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Team Jolly updates from Weymouth
Team Jolly - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie,
Just a quick update to finish off our 2010 European season, and our plans for the near future! We had it a bit tough in Weymouth for Sail for Gold this year, we didn't have much time off after worlds, and got right into training in Weymouth, and both Polly and I promptly got sick.. along with a lot of the rest of the kiwi contingent!... [more]
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Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show set to be another marine showcase
Samantha Linn,
Summer is fast approaching and now's the perfect time to get your marine needs sorted. Into its eighth year and proudly Waikato's only boat and fishing showcase, Hamilton's Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show is set to be another remarkable showcase of the marine industry. With a variety of industry heavy weights exhibiting and access to show only deals, the event is sure to satisfy the region's... [more]
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Images from the Laser Worlds: Hayling Island by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the Laser World Championships at Hayling Island, England... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week day three - Testing crew work
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week,
The fleet headed out onto Cleveland Bay this morning for today's 1.3 nautical mile windward/leewards to the sound of the James Bond theme song blaring from the deck of Jeffrey Brown's 007.... [more]
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Manly 16ft Skiff Club's fleet - Ready to fire
James Bury,
Competition among Manly 16ft Skiff Club's fleet is predicted to be tighter than usual over the 2010/11 season – but it was two familiar names at the head of the pack when the new campaign got underway on Saturday.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Birthday boy Slingsby wins third championship
Craig Heydon,
Laser World Championship - Birthday boy Slingsby wins third championship - Slingsby, who was celebrating his 26th birthday on the final day of racing at Hayling Island in Great Britain, has added the 2010 Laser World Championship to his 2007 and 2008 titles and also the 2010 Etchell World Championship he won with John Bertrand and Andrew Palfrey just over a week ago.... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - Day 6 and tension mounts
Andy Rice,
470 Open European Championships - Tension mounts during day 6 - Today the French dominated all three fleets across the 92-boat entry at these championships, with Pierre Le Boucher and Vincent Garos scoring 1,2 in the men's Gold fleet, and Ingrid Petitjean and Nadege Douroux winning both women's races.... [more]
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Mathieu Richard wins the ‘King of the Mountain' in spectacular style
WMRT Media,
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team won the ‘King of the Mountain' title today in spectacular style, taking a huge stride towards his quest to become the 2010 ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Having toyed with the teams all week at the St. Moritz Match Race, it was on the final day that the Maloja wind truly kicked in, bringing with it a supreme display of match racing for which the... [more]
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Laser World Championships - Thompson claims silver
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships - Great Britain's Nick Thompson secured silver on a tense final day at Hayling Island on Sunday (5 September).... [more]
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Match Racing Youth Championships - One day to go!
Shane Smith,
The Tasmanian crew lead by Elliot Noye still lead the Australian Youth Match Racing Championships with one day to play after another strong performance today with a 5-1 score for the day. The Gold Coast was not it's usual sunny weather with rain setting in early in the day. Winds were light to moderate Northerly's and a touch of westerly kept the competitors on their toes as they battled to....... [more]
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Laser World Championship - Slingsby secures third title
Laser Worlds,
Laser World Championship - With a fourteenth from a dramatic, blustery 14th and final race off England's Hayling Island Australia's Tom Slingsby clinched his third Champion title in four years ahead of Skandia Team GBR's Nick Thompson who took silver.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - Second for Team GAC Pindar
Kate Brewer,
World Match Racing Tour 2010 - Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar crew finished runner-up to Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team) today at the St Moritz Match Race. The result sees Williams move from fourth to second place in the tour standings after six events.... [more]
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Australian Youth Match Championship 2010 - RYCT team leads
Peter Campbell,
Australian Youth Match Racing Championship 2010 - The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania team led by Elliott Noye continues to lead into the second round-robin of racing at Southport Yacht Club on the Queensland Gold Coast.... [more]
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Finn World Champion Wright is crowned
Lindsey Bell,
Finn World Championship - Ed Wright signalled his intent on the sole British Finn berth at the London 2012 sailing event after an emphatic victory in San Francisco on Saturday (4 September), with teammate Giles Scott also claiming bronze.... [more]
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Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Final – Day Two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Women's Slalom World Tour 2010 - Gentle winds halt the proceedings on day two of the women's slalom final leaving the sailors to bask in the glorious Mediterranean sunshine on the beautiful beach of Almanarre.... [more]
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Laser Worlds - Slingsby hoping for great birthday present
Craig Heydon,
Australian sailor Tom Slingsby will be hoping for the perfect birthday present, a third World Championship in four years, when the 2010 Laser World Championship reaches its conclusion on Sunday at Hayling Island, Great Britain.... [more]
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470 Open European Championships - French girls spoil Italian party
Andy Rice,
A lot can happen in a day's racing on the tricky waters of Istanbul, however, and after a tough two races the Italians face a real fight if they're to keep hold of the European crown. Two French teams demonstrated incredible mastery of the light and patchy breezes.... [more]
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PWA Almanarre, Hyeres Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day one
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final – Day One. Arrigheti storms into the lead with three solid bullets in an action packed afternoon, kicking off the women's world tour finale in fine style.... [more]
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