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 26 Nov 2010

Sail-World New Zealand: 26 November 2010

Emirates Team New Zealand sailors wear black arm bands and fly the New Zealand flag at half mast for the miners killed in the Pike River coal mine tragedy. Fleet racing day. . Louis Vuiton Trophy Dubai.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 26 November 2010

Firstly our condolences to all those who lost friends, fathers, sons or brothers in the Pike River mining disaster, which has had the whole of New Zealand on tenterhooks since last Friday afternoon.

All were hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.

On occasions like this, words cannot really express one's emotions and heartache for all involved. But the country has stood as one.

Like sailors going sea, mining does have its risks, and in spite of all the safety checks and measures, sometimes an unfortunate combination of circumstances comes together, and your time is sadly up. Our thoughts go to those who remain and we admire your courage.

Emirates Team New Zealand in the second fleet race - Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ

We also salute those who have been leading and involved in the rescue attempts. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Sometimes it takes real adversity to show humanity at its best, and we have certainly seen that displayed by the people of the West Coast, this week. Kia Kaha (Stay strong).

However, miracles do happen as in the case of three young boys from Tokelau boys rescued from the Pacific Ocean after 50 days at sea. Sadly the West Coaster miners were not so fortunate.

Emirates Team New Zealand in the second fleet race against Mascalzone Latino, BMW Oracle Racing and Artemis. Louis Vuiton Trophy Dubai. 25/11/2010  Chris Cameron/ETNZ

In Dubai, the Round Robin phase of the final edition of the Louis Vuiton Trophy is entering the Semi-Final phase. Emirates Team New Zealand have finished second at the end of the Qualifying, and after a lay day and some fleet racing between the four yachts, six teams will go on to win another Louis Vuitton Trophy to sit alongside the Louis Vuitton Cup in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

The hallowed halls of the RNZYS will once again host the Yachting New Zealand Sailor of the Year awards dinner tonight. As one of the judges for the event, it is always a very difficult choice in the main award, and also the Young Sailor of the Year. In fact the latter is often the most difficult choice. There are some changes to the awards this year, and we have re-run the full list of nominees in this edition.

Swan River action during the Sunseeker Australia Cup  John Roberson ©

We will post the winners list on Sail-World as soon as the presentation is over. Stay tuned to www.sail-world.com on Friday night around 10.00pm NZT

The racing is underway in the Sunseeker Australia Cup in Perth ahead of the final round in the World Match Racing Tour, the Monsoon Cup. Three New Zealand crews are competing in the regatta, with Phil Robertson and his team Waka Racing, were once again on a roll, on Day 1, but day 2 was a different story.

Day 2 Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship 2010  Howard Wright /IMAGE Professional Photography

We feature reports from several of the New Zealand crews in this edition of Sail-World.

In Sydney, the International Youth Match racing Championships are into their penultimate day. Crews from Royal New Zealand YS and Royal Port Nicholson YC (Wellington, for international readers) are competing, and again we have a report in this edition.

Australian Skiff, Dimension Polyant, the 2010 Interdominion Winner. Will the Aussies make it a back to back Championships?  Courtesy 12ft Skiff Association

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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Yachting NZ names top sports professional as new Chief Executive
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ and Sail-World,
Yachting New Zealand has announced the appointment of David Abercrombie as the new Chief Executive. He has been involved in high performance sport for over 20 years as a Physiotherapist initially with the All Blacks, then with America's Cup yachting on two professional teams. He attended two Olympic regattas as Physiotherapist to the New Zealand Sailing Team in 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens).... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Fleet racing in the light
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand will race the Mascalzone Latino in its semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai regatta. As top qualifier, BMWOracle Racing could choose its opponent from the three other qualifiers – Emirates Team New Zealand, All4ONE and Mascalzone Latino. Oracle chose ALL4ONE.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Bad luck comes in floods for Christophe Bullens
Velux 5 Oceans,
Belgian skipper's sail fitting breaks and food destroyed in night of drama. Up to two tonnes of water flooded into Belgian ocean racer Christophe Bullens' yacht Five Oceans of Smiles too last night after a part on his generator broke. Christophe awoke in the early hours to find water up to his knees in the engine compartment of the Eco 60 yacht.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Ainslie and Mirsky rise to the top
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup. Britain's sailing superstar Ben Ainslie showed his class on the Swan River today, rising to the top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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Tokelau teens rescued after 50 days at sea
TVNZ Media,
Three Tokelauan teenagers missing at sea for 50 days have miraculously been rescued by a New Zealand fishing boat. The three boys, Samuel Perez and Filo Filo, both 15, and Edward Nasau, 14, went missing from the atoll of Atafu on October 5. There are reports they survived by eating coconuts at the start of the ordeal and a solitary raw seagull which they managed to catch after it landed on t... [more]
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Waka Racing report from the Australia Cup, Day 2
Waka Racing Media,
Waka Racing report from the Australia Cup: Today was another glamour day here in Perth with ideal conditions for Match Racing. As far as the results on the scoreboard went for us it wasn't such a good day. However every race that we lost today there was less than a boat length in it at the finish.... [more]
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Italian Team Wins Fleet Racing at Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai
Louis Vuitton Trophy Media,
The six international crews at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai hosted local dhow skippers today in three fleet races when competition resumed off the Dubai International Marine Club. Italy's Mascalzone Latino Audi won the day handsomely with skipper Gavin Brady scoring two first places. The French/German team All4One and Sweden's Artemis Racing were second equal, while Emirates Team New Zealand... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup Day 2 images
West Australia's Shauna McGee Kinney was on the Swan River today at the Sunseeker Australia Cup .... [more]
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Musto Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images from Day Two of the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Great Britain II enters Legends Race
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The 77' maxi, Great Britain II, the only yacht ever to take part in five consecutive Whitbread Round the World Races (the forerunner of the Volvo Ocean Race), is to race once again. She will be on the start line with a host of other legendary boats, competing at next year's Volvo Ocean Race Legends reunion and regatta in Alicante, Spain.... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 24 November 2010
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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Waka Racing report from the Australia Cup
Waka Racing Media,
Waka Racing report from the Australia Cup: Today was the first day for us at the Australia Cup here in Perth, Australia. It was a solid start for the boys here with the team going through undefeated today.... [more]
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Musto Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship - Trans Tasman Final
Pam Scrivenor and Jennifer Crooks,
Today's conditions were slightly milder than yesterday with winds from the north north east at 12 knots, gusting up to 14; which gradually built throughout the day to 19 knots with gusts of up to 23 knots. CYCA's Jay Griffin will go into the last day of the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship with one win in the semi finals under his belt.... [more]
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Full Metal Jacket Racing: Sunseeker Australia Cup
FMJ Racing,
Young Kiwi Match Racing team, Full Metal Jacket, report on the Sunseeker Australia Cup: The team has travelled to Perth for the Sunseeker Australia Cup, which is the last qualifier for the Monsoon Cup. The regatta is sailed in Foundation 36's, the same class as the Monsoon. Perth is known for the ‘Fremantle Doctor' which blows 20-30 most days from the SW, creating a perfect racing venue. This year... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Sail Melbourne - World's best line up
Sam Watson,
The first leg of the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne is shaping up to be a ‘clash of the titans' as Australia's best sailors prepare to compete alongside a host of formidable international challengers.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup sails back into Melbourne
Sam Watson,
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 - A fleet of sail boats made their way up the Yarra River and into Melbourne this morning, spectacularly heralding the arrival of one of the worlds' most prestigious sailing events. Sail Melbourne Chairman Bruce Griffiths was joined by sailing hero John Bertrand, Australian sporting legend Ron Barassi and Malcolm Page to welcome the Cup back to Melbourne.... [more]
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Admiral's Cup: Australia holds on firmly to proud history and the cup
Tracey Johnstone and Peter Shipway,
Australia was the last nation to win the famed Admiral's Cup. As many of the Admiral's Cup sailors retire from the ocean racing rail, grinder, mast and helm, a group of those crusty sailors recently came together to celebrate the proud history of Australia's 18 challenges for the Admiral's Cup.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Quiet day in Dubai
Louis Vuitton Trophy,
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Quiet day in Dubai - On Thursday, all six Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai teams will participate in fleet racing. How do you squeeze six teams into four boats you ask? Well, you don't. But three races are scheduled and each team will sail in two of them. The fleet racing is scored completely separately as a stand-alone regatta.... [more]
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Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards - 2010 Winners and Finalists
Yachting NZ,
Yachting New Zealand has announced a list of finalists and awardees for the prestigious Yachting Excellence Awards for 2010. Ten Performance Awards, eight Service Awards, two Cruising Awards and the Emerging Talent Award have been announced today and will be presented at the Gala Dinner and Presentation Ceremony to be held in Auckland on the evening of Friday November 26th.... [more]
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Match and Team Racing Call Books revised editions and supplements
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the 2011 supplements to the current editions of The Call Book for Match Racing and The Call Book for Team Racing together with revised editions of the books.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Ainslie looks to bow out at the top
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour - Triple Olympic gold medallist, Ben Ainslie believes victory in the ISAF Match Racing World Championship at the Monsoon Cup next week would be the perfect swansong for TeamOrigin and the ideal retort to Mathieu Richard's taunts of inconsistency.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - NZ Champion leads after Day 1
John Roberson,
Kiwi skipper Phil Robertson manoeuvred his way through the first day of the Sunseeker Australia Cup undefeated. Behind Robertson the ladder is crowded with Frenchman Mathieu Richard, England's Ian Williams and Torvar Mirsky all on a 3 – 2 score line.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Building a High Tech 18ft Skiff
Frank Quealey,
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Musto Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship - Griffin extends
Pam Scrivenor and Jennifer Crooks,
Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship day 2 report. Following the perfect match racing conditions yesterday, today's conditions were stronger with breeze from the north east at 18 knots and gusting to 21. The sailors handled the conditions exceptionally well.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Artemis Racing by Sander van der Borch
Sander van der Borch images,
Sander van der Borch sent these images of Artemis Racing at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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12ft Skiff 51st Annual Interdomion Championships 2011
Max Gundy,
From January 6-14, the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club is proud to be hosting the 51st running of the 12 ft Skiff Interdominion Championships. 12ft Skiffs from New Zealand and Australia will be taking part in this long standing traditional rivalry between the two countries top Skiff Sailors. The race headquarters will be the Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Merrington Place, Woolwich.... [more]
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Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright presents this gallery of images from the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, which has just concluded on Pittwater.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid has sent these images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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Doyle Sails: Leading the fleet around the States
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails has been helping to get results on the water in South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania with Secret Men's Business 3.5, Flying Cloud and Dekadence amongst those collecting silverware over the last couple of weeks.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Distraction not in Minoprio's dictionary
World Match Racing Tour - Legendary sailing commentator, Peter Montgomery MBE, believes the race to become ISAF Match Racing World Champion is simply too close to call. However, one thing he is certain of is that Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/Blackmatch Racing will be focussed solely on retaining what he believes is his rightful crown.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Risks and rewards at Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand took four points from two wins on Tuesday on the last day of round robin 2 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai regatta. In both races the team got the starts it wanted then picked the wind shifts and took commanding leads.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing looks to semifinals
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing, led by its 31-year-old skipper James Spithill of Australia, advanced to the semifinal round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai as the top-ranked team with 17 points on a 13-2 record.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Semi-finalists decided
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Sailing teams from the USA, New Zealand, Italy and France will contest the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai starting Friday.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai images from Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Photographer Chris Schmid's action images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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SailTV: Louis Vuitton Trophy: Live and Replay
See live and replay coverage of the final ever event in the Louis Vuitton Trophy sailed at Dubai, UAE. The event is now being covered with video and we expect to see some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of other major sailing events, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - British solo sailor takes fourth place in Leg 1
Velux 5 Oceans,
British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major today became the fourth skipper to complete the first ocean sprint of the epic Velux 5 Oceans solo round the world yacht race. After 36 days and 44 minutes at sea, the 33-year-old from Cowes, Isle of Wight, crossed the finish line in Cape Town, South Africa, at 4.44pm local time in beautiful weather conditions.... [more]
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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 - 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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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for Club - Closing TODAY !! ENTER NOW
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
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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