TVS crosses the finish line at Russell. Image: Paul France .. .
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 24 October 2010
In this edition, we have the complete coverage of the 2010 Coastal Classic which started with a lot of promise of a smashed record, but in the end, the best laid plans of mice and men ...
Certainly there were some great performances particularly from the Rob Shaw designs.
Once again PredictWind was pretty much on the button with its forecast.
In this edition we have a gallery of images from the start including a complete gallery on TeamVodafoneSailing, as we paced her at almost 30kts as she slingshotted out of the Rangitoto Channel.
Crac-A-Jac tied up to Sea Harmony in Russell - HSBC Coastal Classic 2010 margaret Dijkhuis
The first competitor meeting of the 34th America's Cup was held on Friday night (NZT) in Paris. the meeting was remarkable for its attendance - way more than expected by most Cup followers, but unfortunately there is no list of players being made publicly available.
After the meeting we caught up with America's Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray, and got his thoughts and impressions of the meeting, and where the America's Cup game is headed from here.
34th America's Cup - Potential challengers meeting - Hotel Crowne Plaza Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com
We also have another look at the results from the America's Cup survey, now that we have 1,000 responses from Sail-World readers, some of the trends we saw in the first batch of the responses are still just as definite. But there is one call that is very loud and clear - almost unanimous.
On Thursday afternoon the five year plan for the New Zealand marine industry was presented showing a a period of significant growth despite a recession in the local and world economies which had hit superyacht production, in particular, very hard.
TVS launches at the start of the 2010 Coastal Classic Richard Gladwell
However that time would appear to be over with 11 orders placed with New Zealand yards in the past 11 months, and some very significant refit work also underway or completed.
We have a report on the meeting, and the projections for 2015 in this edition.
Thanks for your help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves. Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition.
America's Cup: Large turnout for secret Challenger Briefing in Paris America's Cup Media and Sail-World, Twenty-four prospective teams for the 34th America's Cup met today with the newly established independent organization, America's Cup Race Management (ACRM), regarding the details for the next Cup racing cycle set to begin in 2011 with an America's Cup World Series.... [more] Share this story
14 year old Edwin Delaat finishes the HSBC Coastal Classic Two-Handed Margaret Dijkhuis, Edwin Delaat and crew member Steve Alloway had a blinder of a race up to Brett till the wind died away to nothing and got parked up with a lot of other boats of the fleet. The bunch finally finished around half past ten Saturday morning in very light winds.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Regatta Director Iain Murray on the Challenger Meeting Richard Gladwell, With the Regatta Management and Event Management sides of the 34th America's Cup, briefing the Challengers group, Regatta Director, Iain Murray (AUS) believes most would have come away well informed. 'It was the start of the Event. I think they got more than they were expecting and they were appreciative of our candor and being up front, and our desire to tell them what we know', he told Sail-Worl... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - Preliminary Bids ISAF, ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has received a very positive response to the request for preliminary bids to host the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Questionnaire: Checking in at the 1,000 response mark Richard Gladwell, With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. Here we take another look at the responses, now there are 1,000 submitted, and the margin of error is much tighter than when we had the first 200 responses.... [more] Share this story
Kiteboarder sets new NZ speed record of over 50kts
Auckland kite boarder Gavin Broadbent has smashed the existing national speed sailing record at the international Luderitz Speed Challenge for sail powered craft. At 50.93 knots, Broadbent has become the first NZ kiteboarder to break 50 knots - at the international competition on Namibia's coast, attended by 40 of the world's fastest speed sailors.... [more] Share this story
Malaysian Match Racing Championship 2010- Semi Final Results David Tallis and Event Media, Malaysian Match Racing Championships (MMRC) – Terengganu Malaysia Semi-finals A bright blue sky greeted competitors on the final day, as the light land breeze faded early allowing the sea breeze to build from the north east to a steady 8-10knots by mid morning.... [more] Share this story
P and Starling North Island 2010 - Day 1 at Napier Kevin Hayton, Three races were held for both classes in 5-8knts light sea breeze. P Class fleet had 30 entries and the Starling fleet had 51 entries with clubs represented from Dunedin to Auckland. There are three more races scheduled for Sunday and the forecast is once again expected to be light winds.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 - Start preparations Alex Bocage, Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 - The day before the start of the 2010 Rolex Middle Sea Race and for the crews of the 75 boats registered there are different approaches to be battle ready. Most of the boats have been onsite in Malta for the past week and despite some rough conditions early on, they have been able to get out a few times to practice.... [more] Share this story
La Route du Rhum - 86 in Saint-Malo La Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale, In the glowing Autumn sunshine 2010 Route du Rhum La Banque Postale took shape and form today around the historic basins in the heart of Saint Malo, a remarkable fleet mustering for what promises to be a remarkable ninth edition. There are nine days still until the start gun sounds at 1302hrs on Sunday 31st October.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans day 5 - Brad Van Liew knock down Velux 5 Oceans, rican ocean racer Brad Van Liew had his first scare of the VELUX 5 OCEANS just days into the first ocean sprint when his yacht Le Pingouin was knocked flat in the Atlantic. Brad had been resting in his bunk with Le Pingouin travelling at 20 knots when the power to his autopilot, failed, forcing the boat to crash gybe.... [more] Share this story
Moth World Championships 2011 to be sponsored by Zhik Scott Babbage, The International Moth Class Association (IMCA) welcomes the timely addition of Zhik as title sponsor of the Zhik 2011 International Moth World Championships and Australian Championships, to be held on Lake Macquarie, Australia in January 2011.... [more] Share this story
Coastal Classic: A race of two halves for big record hope Zoe Hawkins, TeamVodafoneSailing enjoyed better than expected conditions when the HSBC Premier Coastal Classic started today. Brisk South Westerly winds set the scene for an exciting start with the big red trimaran, owned by Aucklander Simon Hull, taking a conservative line and gybing itself into clear air before clearing the city and making a fast exit via the outer Hauraki Gulf.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: new AC45 class build progresses in Warkworth Ivor Wilkins, A couple of weeks after his last visit, Ivor Wilkins toured the Core Composites facility to check progress on the new AC45 class that will be used for the opening rounds of the America's Cup World Championship series of regattas. The first set of female moulds have now been constructed from the male moulds that were being finished in the last visit, in preparation for the first layup.... [more] Share this story
Coastal Classic: Alfa Romeo's record stays intact Richard Gladwell, The ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing has missed breaking the record for 119nm Coastal Classic Race, after she failed to cross the finish line by 4.43pm today. Although TVS, a 60ft wingmasted trimaran, made good time from the start being clocked at close to 30kts at times, the wind faded as she neared Cape Brett at the entrance to the Bay of Islands and the finish off Russell.... [more] Share this story
Australian Team selection policy for London Olympic Games Test Event Craig Heydon, Australian Team selection policy for London Olympic Games Test Event - Yachting Australia will select athletes from within the sport to represent Australia and to constitute the Australian Team for the Test Event.... [more] Share this story
Images of the 2010 Coastal Classic: Start to Rangitoto Light - 1 Richard Gladwell, Although TeamVodafoneSailing was pulling most of the media interest in the 2010 Coastal Classic, the rest of the fleet looked set to enjoy a good fast, but comfortable race in ideal sailing conditions.... [more] Share this story
Images of the 2010 Coastal Classic: Team Vodafone sailing Richard Gladwell, The Simon Hull skippered ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing formerly the French owned Geant 3 was the centrepeice of today's Coastal Classic start off Devonport Wharf. Starting at the windward end of the line in a 13kt SSW breeze, the 60ft trimaran soon showed her transoms to the fleet, however not before she had been snagged in the traffic at North Head.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans day 4 - Van Liew relishes the battle Velux 5 Oceans, It's day four of the Velux 5 Oceans and with 700 of 7,000 nautical miles sailed the competition is hotting up. American yachtsman Brad Van Liew has taken to using film comparisons to describe his tussle with Polish solo sailor Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski at the head of the Velux 5 Oceans fleet.... [more] Share this story
Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! The Sail-World Team, Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more] Share this story
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Readying for the start Alex Bocage, Rolex Middle Sea Race - The bulk of the fleet is situated in Grand Harbour, the waterfront area of Valletta, specifically in Galley Creek, the body of water that lies between Fort Saint Angelo and Fort Saint Michael. Towering above the fleet docked in the Grand Harbour Marina in Birgu, is the 19th-century clock tower, built of iron, steel, and Maltese rock, rising above the Malta Maritime Museum.... [more] Share this story
New Zealand marine industry set to boom with aggressive plan for 2015 Richard Gladwell, The worldwide recession would seem to be at an end for the New Zealand superyacht construction industry. At a meeting of the NZ Marine Industry today at Westhaven, Executive Director reported that in the 14 months to September last year, New Zealand boatbuilders had not received a single order, creating real angst in the industry.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup winner reports on his return home Brad Webb, Brad Webb, one of the crew of USA-17 returned home to the club where it all started for him. He reports: Back home in New Zealand recently for a friend's wedding I took the opportunity to return to Muritai Yacht Club on the shores of Wellington Harbor. Muritai is where I started sailing P Class and it still exemplifies the renowned, homegrown, kiwi yachting culture.... [more] Share this story
Northland Yacht club shut down by Maori occupation Various Media, Newstalk ZB reports that a Far North yacht club has been occupied by two brothers - nephews of MP Hone Harawira - who are using it as their base of operations for a Treaty protest. The brothers have moved into the Taipa Sailing Club, which is on land they claim is whenua.... [more] Share this story
Coastal Classic 2010 Forecast: Record gets harder - update PredictWind.com, A series of wind and optimum course projections by www.predictwind.com shows that there is a good chance of the record for the Coastal Classic being shattered by the ORMA60, TVS. Based on a forecast compiled by PredictWind at 0900 Thursday 21st October and using software similar to that used to win the 32st and 32nd America's Cups, PredictWind.com expects the wind to be from a SW direction blow... [more] Share this story
Kite Racing World Championships 2011 at Sylt IKA, The 2011 Kite Racing World Championships will be held on the well known German island of Sylt from June 28th – July 3rd, 2011.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Day 3 and the harsh realities set in Velux 5 Oceans, He has only been alone at sea for a few days but already British ocean racer Chris Stanmore-Major is quickly learning the harsh realities of long distance solo sailing. Constant breakages, lack of sleep and the realisation of leaving loved ones behind are all things every Velux 5 Oceans skipper must overcome, and CSM is no exception.... [more] Share this story
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