Preparing to cast off the rig with bouyancy attached - Team Vodafone Sailing Colin Preston
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 11 February 2011
Good and bad news from the Wednesday night race on Aucklan's Waitemata Harbour, when the ORMA60, Team Vodafone Sailing dropped her rig in the Waitemata Harbour - that's the bad news. The good news is that (a) the wingsail floated and (b) onboard reports say the damage was minimal to boat and rig.
Contrast that with damage a monohull incurs after breaking a shroud!
In this edition we have several images of the incident which occurred when TVS was sailing at around 25kts and being hotly pursued by the AC45 with a Team New Zealand crew on board.
Also in this edition, news of two Asia teams in Auckland looking at possible America's Cup entries - which now stand at six Challengers and one Defender. The Yacht Club de Paris revealed their hard-core multihull team on Wednesday night and we carry report of that team in this edition. They will be a two AC45 and two AC72 team.
From the New Zealand sailing scene we have reports from Team Jolly (Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie) the Womens 470 Silver medallists at the 2010 World Championships, New Zealand's best performed Olympic crew last year. They update on the sailing they have done and what lies ahead in a big European summer for New Zealand crews.
In Sydney, New Zealand crews have been racing for the Hardy Cup. We carry reports on each day's racing from the event, plus a report from the winning New Zealand crew.
NZL Sailing Team members Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke with Jimmy Spithill Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com
Thanks to our contributors for their help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves. A special thanks to those who have contributed to this edition.
America's Cup: Two Asian teams checking out possible entry America's Cup Media, Two prospective teams from Asia were in Auckland for the launch of the AC45 on Tuesday. By way of contrast to the secrecy that has surrounded the teams pre-entry, to date, one group representing Chinese interests were happy to be photographed and sailed on the AC45 on Thursday. We also feature a new video looking back on the AC45 sea trials and featuring on-board footage has just been released by... [more] Share this story
ORMA60 drops rig at 25kts while chased by AC45 in Auckland Richard Gladwell, The ORMA60 TVS dropped her wing mast rig in the early stages of a Wednesday evening race, on Auckland's Waitemata harbour. The trimaran was reported to be flying two hulls and travelling at over 25kts when a shroud gave way.... [more] Share this story
FMJ Racing wins 2011 Hardy cup, 3-nil in the Finals FMJ Racing Media, Full Metal Jacket Racing report in the just concluded Hardy Cup: FMJ Racing wins 2011 Hardy cup, 3-nil in the Finals against Evan Walker. Today was the finals of the 2011 Hardy cup, as we had finished first in the two round robins we got the opportunity to choose our semi final opponent.... [more] Share this story
Summer update from Womens 470 Silver medallists - Team Jolly Team Jolly, Silver medalists in the Womens 470, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, update on their New Zealand summer of sailing in the 470: We started the year off with the third annual NZ 470 Summer Camp down at Rotoiti (including multiple fitness sessions, some sailing, some wakeboarding and an exploratory run/walk around Okere falls). It was a great way to get back into action, and thanks to Nathan (super-coach)... [more] Share this story
NZ Offshore Powerboats create 'Thunder on the Coast' Catrhy Vercoe, Round Three of the Rayglass New Zealand Offshore Powerboats takes place on Saturday 12th February off the coast of Maraetai on South Auckland's East Coast. Wind and tide have a huge impact on this area known as the Tamaki Strait as it is a relatively narrow stretch of water, running between the mainland and several islands of the Hauraki Gulf, and often acts as a funnel as the tide pours in toward... [more] Share this story
Hardy Cup 2011 - Will Tiller steers Kiwis to victory Peter Campbell, Three 21-year-old sailors from Auckland's Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron today outsailed their Australian opposition to regain the prestigious Hardy Cup ISAF 3, under 25 match racing event on Sydney Harbour.... [more] Share this story
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 February 2011 ISAF, The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 February 2011 have been released. The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 23 March 2011.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans—Gutek reclaims second as battle with Hatfield heightens Velux 5 Oceans, Velux 5 Oceans - Polish ocean racer Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski and Operon Racing have reclaimed second place after it was snatched from him by race rival Derek Hatfield in the third sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans.... [more] Share this story
Barcelona World Race – Groupe Bel technical stop Barcelona World Race, Barcelona World Race - Kito De Pavant revealed this morning that Groupe Bel has been sailing without two damaged sails. This leaves them still consistently losing miles to the Spanish duo Mapfre and Estrella Damm. Pavant says that they have been sailing without the damaged sails since January eleventh.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Peyron brothers behind the latest Challenger America's Cup Media, Energy Team, the new French challenge set up around Bruno and Loïck Peyron, has been officially registered for the 34th America's Cup since 27th January 2011. It is the sixth Challenger aiming to grab the silver ewer. Energy Team backed by the Yacht Club de France and they were announced as a Challenging Club, last week. They are the seventh team entered the 34th America's Cup to be staged in S... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race - First Open 70 measurement test for Camper video Lucy Harwood, Volvo Ocean Race - It was a big day on site for Camper and Emirates Team New Zealand when Volvo's chief measurer arrived to perform the first Volvo Open 70 measurement test.... [more] Share this story
Lewmar Limited - EVO winch retail promotion Emma White, Lewmar Ltd - For a limited period, Lewmar are offering a free award-winning OneTouch winch handle with every EVO winch purchased at participating retailers.... [more] Share this story
Banque Populaire V heading home Brian Thompson, We gybed onto the long starboard up to the Doldrums at midnight and are now heading north at good speed... [more] Share this story
Farr 40 World Championships 2011 – Boats and crew – some famous names Sail-World, 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championships will start February 23rd -26th. The Australian Summer Sprint Series scheduled for February 12-13, will be followed by the Australian titles from February 18-20th. Australian, Sail-World will be covering the event in detail.... [more] Share this story
Hardy Cup 2011 - Trans Tasman finals battle Peter Campbell, The Hardy Cup under 25 youth match racing regatta on Sydney Harbour will once again see four of the most talented young helmsmen from Australia and New Zealand competing against each other in the finals tomorrow.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche NOR posted Farr 30 International One Design Class, Kieler Woche, Farr 30 Europe - The biggest sailing event of the year cast its shadows ahead! The sailors can now study the Notice of Race and read up on the event.... [more] Share this story
Route 66 Yacht Race Entries now being accepted Paul Powney, Jointly hosted by Richmond and Onerahi Yacht Clubs, the race is scheduled to start on Friday 4th March 2011 at 3pm off Westhaven and a record fleet is expected for the fifth year this race has been run.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: A Day of Celebration for the AC45 America's Cup Media, With its technical shakedown now complete, it was handover day for the new AC45 wing-sailed catamaran, marking the beginning of the next era of the America's Cup. America's Cup Race Management (ACRM) will now manage the logistics, care and maintenance of the prototype as competitors test the boat over the coming weeks. The AC45 is the forerunner to the larger AC72, which will be used in the 34th A... [more] Share this story
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