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 23 Nov 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 22 November 2010

49ers - Medal Race - Perth International Regatta  Perth 2011
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 22 November 2010

There's plenty of racing news in this edition of Sail-World.

In Dubai the Louis Vuitton Trophy continues. We've been watching a lot of the racing on the internet (see the SailTV story for the link) and it has been very good. Much more enjoyable than previous editions with their delays and frequent periods of no racing, or struggling with trying to run a full series on just two boats.

While there may be nothing hanging on this series, such as a world title or whatever. And to some it may be exhibition sailing. But when you are dealing with these competitors, no-one just participates - they always play for keeps - doesn't matter if it is the America's Cup or a game of pool on a rest day. So far there has been some very good racing and great coverage. Dubai has been a great regatta and venue.

Emirates Team New Zealand and BMW Oracle Racing (USA) pass Synergy (RUS) and All4One (FRA/GER). Round robin two. Louis Vuiton Trophy Dubai.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ

The dhow racing over the weekend was a rare experience for western crews, and we have some great images from that event, and the other world that it represents, in this edition of Sail-World.

This is, of course, the last edition of the Louis Vuitton Trophy and when the new America's Cup World Series gets underway in June 2011, it will be in the AC45 catamaran class.

Dubai Louis Vuitton Trophy - Traditional dhow races for competing teams  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Closer to the present we have a great report and images from the second round of the Paper Tiger Grand Prix series sailed at Lake Ngaroto. Where they pulled a superb fleet of 25 catamarans for some great racing. This story was submitted through Sail-Worlds home page submission system.

In Perth, Australia (not Scotland), the NZL Sailing Team has been competing in the Perth International regatta - a prelude to next year's ISAF World Championships and principal Olympic qualifier regatta. JP Tobin won a bronze medal in the boardsailing, with New Zealand crews finishing fourth in three classes. We have reports and some images in this edition of Sail-World.

Scott Pedersen - 2010 Ngaroto Paper Tiger Regatta  Ross Wrenn

Locally the Telecom Match Racing championships were staged over the Thursday, Friday and weekend, with a great win for one of the fast rising New Zealand teams on the international match racing circuit. We have been running daily reports from the organisers and competitors, on our website with are republished in this newsletter.

David and Craig blazing a trail in the Javelins - Rotoiti Spring Sprints 2010  Nadine Moeller

Last Thursday we were privileged to attend a function staged in Auckland by the New Zealand Olympic Committee to honour the six women who have won Olympic Gold medals for New Zealand. Boardsailer, Barbara Kendall who has represented New Zealand at five Olympics, winning three medals and was one of the select group. In this edition of Sail-World we feature some excerpts from the interviews given by the medalists - all had some quite remarkable and unique stories to tell.

Intense racing In Trans Tasman Battle Between CYCA/AWMRT Olivia Price v RNZYS Stephanie Hazard - Hardy's Australian Women's Match Racing Championship  David Pricey

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.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Emirates Team NZ: Flying spinnaker has dear price in Louis Vuitton
Warren Douglas,
With Round Robin 2 drawing to a close, the big mover today was the Italian Mascalzone Latino which won both its matches. Emirates Team New Zealand ended any chance of winning the race in the second round robin of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. Each race in this round is worth double points.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing clinches round robin
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing clinched the top spot in the double round robin of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai with a victory today over Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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Australian Women's Match Racing Championship images from David Pricey
David Pricey,
Our thanks to David Pricey for these images from the Hardy's Australian Women's Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - The second wave of Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
Throughout Thursday and early on Friday, the lead pack of single-handed Class40's swarmed over the finish line of the Route du Rhum. Thomas Ruyant and his 2009 Tyker40 Destination Dunkerque were first across the line, followed by Nicolas Troussel and the new Pogo S² Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne just over three-and-half hours later.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Race veterans head Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team
Volvo Ocean Race,
The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race winning navigator, Jules Salter (GBR), heads a strong quartet of race veterans signed up to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team for the 2011-12 round-the-world race. Jules Salter (GBR), Craig Satterthwaite (NZL) as watchleader, Justin Slattery (IRL) on bow, and Simon Fisher (GBR). With skipper Ian Walker at the helm, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will have one of the most experie... [more]
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Zhik Australian 49er Championship 2010-11
Margaret Outteridge,
A fleet of aspiring and reigning champions will come together on Lake Macquarie this week to contest the Zhik Australian 49er Championship 2010-11. Australia fields a very strong 49er fleet, led by reigning champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, who will return to the east coast fresh from their runaway win last week at the Perth International Regatta.... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Dhow racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images of the dhow racing staged on the lay day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - providing the top monohull racing crews with a taste of centuries old sailing culture in boats built of Indian teak and capable of sailing almost at the speed of the wind.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Here come the Italians
Bruno Troublé,
Kiwi skipper Gavin Brady guided the Italian team to a comfortable victory against Sweden's Artemis Racing after overtaking them a few minutes into the first beat. The Italian team is only half a point away from overtaking second-placed Emirates Team New Zealand which lost today after botching a spinnaker takedown and flying the giant sail like a flag from the top of their mast.... [more]
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A very Kiwi sailing weekend for the Javelins
Antje Muller,
A dozen Javelin enthusiasts came together this weekend at a small bach in Rotoiti for an extraordinary little event bringing together competitive racing and relaxed socialising.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for Club - Closing soon - enter now! &,
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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Louis Vuitton Trophy images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmidt images,
Photographer Chris Schmid presents this gallery of images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. We hope you enjoy them... [more]
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Rowdy wins 2010 Ngaroto Paper Tiger Grand Prix Regatta
Rowdy Leatham,
The second regatta on the Paper Tiger North Island Grand Prix circuit was hosted by the Ngaroto Sailing Club on 20-21 November. 25 boats travelled from all four corners of the Island to compete at a fantastic regatta in a magnificent location. With nine past or present New Zealand Team members and three past national champs in attendance the completion was always going to be fierce.... [more]
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Kiwi girls too good for Aussies in Hardy's Womens Match Racing
Peter Campbell,
The New Zealand Sailing Team crew skippered by Stephanie Hazard have underlined their London 2012 Olympic Games medal-winning prospects by winning the Hardy's Australian women's match racing championship on Hobart's River Derwent. Hazard, sailing with Susannah Pyatt (bow), Nichola Trudgen (trim and pit) and Jenna Hansen (main), progressed through a double round robin to the semi-finals a... [more]
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Perth International: JP Tobin wins bronze, three others in top five
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World,
A team of New Zealand's Olympic class campaigners have been competing in Fremantle at the Perth International Regatta where the final races were sailed yesterday and the medals presented. The notorious ‘Fremantle Doctor' was in full force in the lead-up to the regatta, but failed to show when racing got underway and the event was hampered by postponements and shortened schedules.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing during the second day of the RR2. Not the best day as Artemis Racing lost two matches, one against Synergy and one against BMW Oracle.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing dominates
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - The American team BMW Oracle Racing sailed a near-flawless race today against Sweden's Artemis Racing to maintain their margin at the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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Around Australia on Brindabella - 18 days till applications close
Ian Thomson,
There are only 18 days now until applications close for sailors to join a world record attempt on Brindabella. Applications are open to any sailor with offshore experience who would like to join Save Our Seas Australia onboard Australia's most famous racing yacht, the almighty Brindabella, in their attempt to break the world record for the fastest monohull circumnavigation of Australia.... [more]
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America's Cup - City wants Cup, but analyst warns about costs
John Upton,
America's Cup - For at least 43 days, Mayor Gavin Newsom proposes to turn San Francisco Bay into an arena for the America's Cup, the world's most prestigious yacht race. The water would be cleared of unauthorized boats and a no-fly zone imposed 6,000 feet above the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Angel Island.... [more]
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Louis Viutton Trophy: Emirates Team NZ cuts leaderboard margin
Warren Douglas,
Day 7 at Dubai and Dean Barker and the crew sailing NZL 84 played a patient game to beat Mascalzone Latino and take two more points in round robin 2 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Dean Barker led all the way in a race that was sailed in the late afternoon, with fading light and fading breeze. It was shifty, too.... [more]
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NZL Sailing Team Match Racers win in Tasmania
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
With Stephanie Hazard at the helm a New Zealand crew has taken out the Australian Women's Match Racing Championships which finished today in Tasmania. The regatta, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, was staged over four days, with ten teams of four women battling it out on on the River Derwent. Racing for the Australian Women's Match Racing Championship was in Elliott 5.9s.... [more]
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Waka Racing report from Telecom Matchracing Championships - Day 4
Waka Racing Media,
Waka Racing report from the Telecom Matchracing Championships Day 4 : Today was the fourth and final day of the New Zealand Match Racing Championships. Conditions were a fresh, blustery, South Westerly breeze. We battled throughout to beat Josh Junior and his Wellington Spirit team 3 – 1 in the finals.... [more]
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Full Metal Jacket Racing: Telecom Match Racing Champs - Day 4
FMJ Racing,
Young Kiwi Match Racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report on the Telecom Match Racing Championships: Today was the final day of racing at the Telecom NZ Match Racing Nationals. We were racing for third place against world ranked number 12 Rueben Corbett, one up in the first to two series from yesterday we had to win one more to take out third. The wind was blowing hard at about 25 knots from the sou... [more]
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Perth International Regatta images from Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon images,
Photographer Richard Langdon has sent these images from today's competition at the Perth International Regatta... [more]
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Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship win to NZ crew from RPNYC
Damian Devine & Tom Spithill,
After four grueling days of racing, The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club team of Tim Coltman, Michael Trudgen, Hana Maguire and Matt Clough have won the 2010 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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NSW 18ft Skiff Championship - Jarvin has tight grip
Frank Qealey,
Seve Jarvin took a tight grip on retaining the title when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to her third consecutive win. Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage trailed Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) at the end of the first lap but dominated the fleet over the final two laps to score a 44s win.... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say on the Olympic Events by!clicking_here... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai & Extreme 40s in Miami
Artemis Racing,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Today was a special day here in Dubai. The Louis Vuitton Trophy racing was put on hold so the six teams could race a traditional Dhow race. Dhows have plied the waters of the Arabian Gulf for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Nowadays, they race them regularly in fleets of up to 70 boats.... [more]
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Barbara Kendall celebrated as one of the Olympic Golden Girls
Richard Gladwell,
Triple Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall was one of six women honoured at a NZ Olympic Committee function on Thursday night at the Heritage Hotel. Each addressed the dinner guests for about 20 minutes in an interview situation which recalled both their Olympic wins, but also set the context of that win in the training approach of their time, and how they became involved in their sport.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Two early medals for GBR sailors
Lindsey Bell,
Perth International Regatta - Giles Scott claimed silver for Great Britain in the Finn class on the penultimate day of the Perth International Regatta on Saturday (20 November), with Paul Goodison taking Laser bronze on another day plagued with poor conditions at the 2011 World Championship venue.... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Dhow racing
Sander van der Borsch,
Top international photographer, Sander van der Borsch, was on the water for the lay day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Dubai when the six teams went dhow racing... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Slingsby wins Gold in tricky conditions
Craig Heydon,
Perth International Regatta - Tom Slingsby has picked up the Australian Sailing Team's first medal at the Perth International Regatta, winning Gold in the Laser class on Saturday.... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - Medal race results
Perth Internatonal Regatta,
Perth International Regatta - Newly crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Australian Tom Slingsby, took out the Laser Men's event today at the Perth International Regatta after a double points medal race sailed in light and fluky winds.... [more]
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Full Metal Jacket Racing: Telecom Match Racing Champs - Day 3
FMJ Racing,
Young Kiwi Match Racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report on the Telecom Match Racing Championships: Today at The Telecom Match Racing Nationals the second round robin was completed along with the semis and one race of the petit and final. The wind started out from the north with a steady 8 to 10 knot breeze. Three teams, Dickson, Wood and the Full Metal Jacket had a chance to make the last spot... [more]
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Telecom Match Racing: Robertson has clear round on Day 3
Kelly Gilkison, RNZYS Media,
Phil Robertson has continued his domination of the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships coming out on top of the Round Robin series with 15 wins from 16 races. A 3-0 win in the semi-finals advanced him to the finals and he ends the day 1-0 up in the first to three final series.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: ETNZ opens RR2 with a solid win
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand opened its Round Robin 2 account, in the final edition of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Dubai, on Friday afternoon with a win over Artemis by 32s. RR2 matches score double points, so New Zealand is now second on the leader board, behind BMWOracle.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Tradition arrives
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Gaining a sense of tradition in Dubai takes time. After a visit to the Dubai museum; the spice, gold and textile souks; the Dubai museum; a wooden taxi boat ride on the Dubai Creek and the arrival of the Dhow boats at the Dubai International Marine Club, it is all coming together.... [more]
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Full Metal Jacket Racing: Telecom Match Racing Champs - Day 2
FMJ Racing,
Young Kiwi Match Racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report on the Telecom Match Racing Championships: Day two of the Telecom NZ Match Racing Nationals brought good wind from the North blowing from 14 to 18 knots. The plan for the day was to get through the rest of round robin one and start on the second round of racing. Nine flights were completed today... [more]
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Telecom NZ Match Racing: Robertson has clean sweep on Day 2
Kelly Gilkison, RNZYS Media,
Phil Robertson had a outstanding day with eight wins from eight races to end Day 2 with a 3 point advantage over his nearest rivals in the Telecom New Zealand Match Racing Championships , assuring him of first place and choosing rights for the semi-finals.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - serious action
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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The Pope speaks on the 2016 Olympic Events
Paul Henderson,
Former ISAF President Paul Henderson was one of the comments Sail-World NZ alluded to as being one of the many off the record comments we received after the announcement of the 2016 Olympic Events by the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Dubai: Emirates Team NZ live dangerously, again
Warren Douglas,
A good race and a bad race. That was day five for Emirates Team New Zealand at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai. The good: race two against Synergy (Russia). An aggressive Dean Barker forced Synergy over the start line early and they had to restart. The result: Emirates Team New Zealand earns an almost immediate four boat-length lead, an advantage Barker defends and extends until the finish.... [more]
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Harken Youth Match Racing Championships - Perfect scores after day one
Damian Damian,
After Day One of racing - seven of the 10 flights in Round Robin One were completed with the CYCA's Jay Griffin and RSYS's Jordan Reece finishing with a perfect five from five to finish on top of the day's racing, with the pair yet to sail off against one another.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Split races bunch leaderboard
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Competition between Sweden's Artemis Racing and the French/German team All4One in today's matches epitomized the character of racing at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai today.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2011 shaping up
Louay Habib,
Antigua Sailing Week - With just over five months until Antigua Sailing Week, entries are coming in thick and fast from all over the world. Compared to this time last year, five times the number of entries have been received for the oldest and most prestigious regatta in the Caribbean calendar.... [more]
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Admiral's Cup: A unique reunion full of classic memories
Tracey Johnstone,
A proud part of Australia's sailing history was celebrated last night when members of Australian Admiral's Cup teams gathered for a unique opportunity to reunite with fellow team members. Over dinner at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney fellow old salts had the opportunity to travel down ocean racing's memory lane as they reminisced about the challenges, hardships... [more]
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Festival of Fifteens - Game of tactics
Wayne Henderson,
The Festival of Fifteens regatta on the weekend of 13th and 14th November 2010,was one that relied on the skill and tactics of the Skipper and Crew. With the wind so fickle and from any direction at any given time, the result was always going to reward for good decisions and punish for the poor ones.... [more]
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