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 02 Mar 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 2 March 2011

Yachts from the SSANZ Round the North Island race were moored in Wellington on Tuesday, ahead of the start of the third leg tomorrow (Wednesday, March 2). - SSANZ Round the North Island  Genevieve Howard
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 2 March 2011

Above and on our website we have posted the banners which will link through to the official fund which has been established by the New Zealand Government to help the people of Christchurch get back on their feet, after the earthquake of eight days ago.

We have a couple of updates on the situation in Christchurch in this edition including a report from a Commodore of one of the clubs in the affected region.

What can be done to help?

Here are a couple of ideas from Yachting NZ's Regional Support Officer, Kate Spackman on the ground in Christchurch. She writes: 'CBYC (Charteris Bay YC) which has its own water supply is happy to have any Christchurch sailor over to their club for coaching and sailing commencing 14 March. The commodore of CBYC is going to send me a programme and invite to circulate to sailors. Naval Point will have yacht and dinghy racing at their club this weekend.'

Christchurch Earthquake - 22 February 2011  

(Naval Point is based at Lyttleton harbour, the epicenter of the earthquake - so this is a great effort to be up and operational at this stage.)

'I think the way NZ clubs can help is by offering financial assistance and support to young sailors attending the Opti Nationals, 420 Nationals and the Secondary School teams racing by a monetary donation to cover the entry fee and transport and billeting the sailors.'

'Queen Charlotte YC have kindly offered to billet TR sailors so they can train with their TR sailors.'

There's some great and practical ideas above. If the New Zealand and international yachting family can work together, we can help the Christchurch sailors get through this tragic disaster.

Jim Saltonstall prepares for the day's debrief at Singapore Photo: Intl 420 Coaching Clinic in Austria & 2011 Class Development Programme   420 Class Association

The Two Man Round the North Island Race gets underway again today, in this edition of Sail-World, we feature a gallery of images from Genevieve Howard of the fleet in Wellington plus a report from SSANZ on the second leg which saw a significant number of withdrawals plus two dismastings.

We also have the links for the entry to the Clash of the Cove regatta and feeder races in this edition of Sail-World. Click here for the link and scroll down for the online entry forms for the Clash at the Cove and Feeder Race.

San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - Arrival of USA 17 in San Francisco onboard Star Isfjord  Gilles Martin-Raget/

The winner of the 33rd America's Cup, USA-17 has arrived at San Francisco - her first time in her home port. It is uncertain as to her fate - at this stage there are no plans for her to sail again, and she may be just put on permanent display.We have images of her arrival in San Francisco in this edition of Sail-World.

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.

Emirates Team NZ competing at Muscat, Oman  eXtreme 40 Series

And once again our thoughts go out to the people of Christchurch. Any fundraising you or your club can do will be appreciated, I'm sure.

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Online Entry forms for the Clash At The Cove Regatta available here
MCV Media,
The regatta program for the Clash at The Cove to be staged on the 25-27 March 2011, has been announced and you can enter using the link below. Boats competing in the Feeder race and the Clash at the Cove Regatta itself need to complete both entry forms available from the following download link... [more]
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Images of the Round the North Island Race: Wellington stopover
Images Genevieve Howard; Words: SSANZ,
Wellington based photo-journalist Genevieve Howard captured these images of the Two Man Round North Island Race during their Wellington stopover. The first yacht, Cookson 50 Akatea, arrived in Wellington on Friday afternoon ahead of a vicious southerly front which pounded the rest of the fleet with 40 knot headwinds on Friday night. Many yachts took shelter in New Plymouth or the Marlborough Sound... [more]
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Two Man Round North Island Race finishes Leg 2 with casualties
SSANZ Media,
Wow... what a leg. The great news is all the sailors made it back to dry land safe and sound. Chris Skinner was injured after been flung overboard in a knockdown. He has broken three lateral vertabrae and has been advised to do very little for the next eight weeks but he will recover (Luckily he was harnessed to the boat as the other scenario doesn't bear thinking about).... [more]
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Final Day - The whole range
Antje Muller,
On the last day of the Europe Class Championships, Evans Bay offered light winds and medium breeze in beautiful sunshine, making for a glorious day of yacht racing.... [more]
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Christchurch Yacht Club report from the Commodore
Nick Richardson,
This season has been eventful in that we opened the season without sailing because of contamination from the September quake. A fortnight ago we had a sewage line break. But we have tried to keep sailing. Tuesdays quake has left our storage shed on the brink of falling into the sea. So we have evacuated the yachts. Rescue boats been removed from our very badly clubhouse.... [more]
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Rowdy claims 2011 North Island Paper Tiger Title
Rowdy Leatham,
The 2011 North Island Paper Tiger Championships were hosted during the last weekend of February at Stump Bay, Lake Taupo by the Turangi Yacht and Power Boat club. Rowdy (Ryan) Leatham from New Plymouth took his first Paper Tiger North Island title in a very close fought contest between himself, and class stalwarts (and mentors) Glenn Syman and John Thomson from Wellington.... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: Donation details - Official Fund
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World has spoken to one of the assessors on the still shaking ground at Christchurch. He advises that the damage in Christchurch is far, far more serious and extensive than the previous earthquake in September, and the situation is ongoing. The New Zealand Government has this morning established an official disaster fund for assistance of the people of Christchurch. Here's how we can help... [more]
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International 420 Coach Clinic and Development Programme
Tony Mapplebeck,
420 Class is organising a fourth coaching clinic in Europe. Aimed to strengthen coaching capacity and to encourage and sustain youth sailing, this clinic will be led by Jim Saltonstall. Coaches will develop skills, share knowledge and reflect on practice, working with a fleet of 420s and sailors. The seminar will be hosted by the Austrian National Sailing Training Institute at Neusiedl am See, Aus... [more]
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2011 Budget Marine Match Racing Cup win to Gavin Brady
Heather Tackling,
2011 Budget Marine Match Racing Cup and in come-from-behind fashion on the deciding race of the New Zealand ace Gavin Brady defeated Virgin Island legend Peter Holmberg.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans third sprint to Brad Van Liew
Velux 5 Oceans,
Brad Van Liew, the American veteran singlehander, finished first in the Velux 5 Oceans third sprint, the 6,000-mile sprint to Punta del Este.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Central Lechera Asturiana breaks mast
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race competitor Central Lechera Asturiana at between 1815hrs UTC this Tuesday evening broke their mast with half of the spar falling into the water. Central Lechera Asturiana are heading for Wellington which was 290 miles from their reported position.... [more]
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Offshore Racing Congress GP Class rules posted
ORC Press,
Offshore Racing Congress is pleased to announce the 2011 Grand Prix class rules for the GP26, GP33, and GP42 classes have been finalized and posted on the ORC website. While the GP33 rules have remained unchanged from 2010, the GP26 and GP42 rules have some new features in response to requests from designers and sailors in these classes.... [more]
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YNZ announces team for 2011 Pre-Olympics in Weymouth
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Yachting New Zealand's appointed selectors have met to decide the New Zealand Team of sailors to compete at the Olympic Test Event Regatta in Weymouth from first – 14th August 2011. Representatives have been announced in seven of the ten Olympic classes with announcements in the remaining three classes to be made following June's Sail for Gold Regatta, also on in Weymouth.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Selection process for host venues begin
Sarah Collins,
Extreme Sailing Series - With the first Act finishing last week in Oman, the organisers have opened the next round of Host Venue selection process for prospective cities and regions that wish to host an event in 2012 and beyond. The award-winning and innovative circuit provides Host Venues with an outstanding value-for-money destination marketing package, alongside direct economic benefits.... [more]
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Vietnam PWA Grand Slam - Arutkin draws first blood on day five
Vietnam PWA Grand Slam - On day five Alice Arutkin draws the slalom fleet's first blood with victory in the opening race elimination of the Vietnam PWA Grand Slam.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Robust conditions take their toll
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - From the leading duo counting down their final 750 or 800 miles to Cape Horn to those nearly 5000 miles behind fighting to make it across the Tasman to the Cook Strait, the vast majority of the fleet today are either racing in strong winds, or expecting them imminently.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Raceā€”De Lage Landen ‘embraces the world'
Heather Ewing,
De Lage Landen, a global provider of asset-based financing programmes, announced today at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show that it will enter the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. In addition, their involvement in the race has secured the inaugural stopover for the Netherlands; the ten-strong Clipper fleet will make an official host port visit to the Netherlands in July 2012... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race – RORC increase number of places available
Trish Jenkins,
In an effort to absorb the large waiting list for the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club have decided to increase the number of places available to IRC yachts by removing the ‘professionally' sailed classes from the 300 entry limit. The Volvo Ocean 70s, Imoca 60s, Class 40s and Multihulls will be counted over and above the previous 300 entry limit... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff International - The Holy Grail of Skiff sailing
Simon Brown,
The Australian 18 Footers League Double Bay Sydney is all set to stage the Holy Grail of Skiff Sailing the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff International 2011 from Fri 4th to Sun 13th March... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of USA-17's Return Home
Gillles Martin-Raget,
The winner of the 33rd America's Cup, BMW Oracle Racing's USA-17 returned to her home country on Monday, local time. It was her first trip to her home town and port of San Francisco - although she was built an sea-trialled at Anacortes and then taken to San Diego for a final work up. At this stage there are no definite plans her her to sail again.... [more]
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RC44 fleet in San Diego images by Darrall Slater,
San Diego is gearing up for the first event in the 2011 RC44 Championship Tour, the Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego, March 2nd to sixth. Photographer Darrall Slater has provided this gallery of images of the fleet out on practice day.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Caffari and Corbella encounter big winds
Coralie Rassinoux,
Barcelona World Race update from Gaes Centros Auditivos. As British yachtswoman Dee Caffari and her Spanish co skipper Anna Corbella head towards the West Pacific Ice Gate, the all female duo encountered squalls and big winds as they entered their third month at sea.... [more]
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New Zealand Marine Industry trains to retain
Jeni Bone,
The New Zealand marine industry is investing in training, raising loyalty and professional standards to combat a national skills shortage and attract, train and retain the best and brightest for the ranks of the future.... [more]
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Soto 30 One Design launched
Tim Long,
Building on the strengths and growth of the Soto 40, the new Soto 30 will be an evolution to the 30 foot racing genre to provide a new design that brings a fast, affordable alternative to the start line.... [more]
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Gottifredi Maffioli – world leader in rope technology now Down Under
Brendan Maxwell,
Carl Watson, a veteran of 15 Sydney Hobart races and many other International and National regattas, is the CEO of a new company on the Australian waterfront ,Projects Marine and the former M.D. at Harken Australia, is one of the leading experts in Australia in hardware selection, winch specification, installation and servicing,... [more]
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RS Class reveals plans for record-setting dinghy sailing event
Pollyanna Tyekiff,
The RS Games will see sailors from nine RS fleets will compete for a number of National, European and World Championship titles from 15-26th August 2011. With racing spread throughout the two week period and up to three races per class per day scheduled, there will be daily on the water action.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans interesting developments
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans - Derek Hatfield and Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski were today neck and neck in the sprint for the finish line of the third leg of the race. Separated by just a few miles, the race rivals could see each other from their yachts, an incredible achievement given they have been at sea for more than three weeks and have covered more than 6,000 nautical miles through the Southern Ocean.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race podium race on
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - The battle for third place in the Barcelona World Race may appear to be slightly remote from the leading duo, more than 1400 miles behind Virbac-Paprec 3 and Mapfre, who this afternoon had around 1200 miles to make to Cape Horn.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Groupama Team campaign down to business
Kate Jennings translation,
Since 15 February, Groupama Sailing Team has really been getting down to business at their base in Lorient, France. From the four corners of the globe and France, the crew of the future Groupama 4 are back on Breton soil to get back down to training.... [more]
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America's Cup - USA 17 trimaran back home
Oracle Racing,
America's Cup - The ship carrying USA 17 passed underneath the Golden Gate Bridge at 0530 PST and berthed alongside San Francisco's Pier 80 at 0650. The trimaran may not sail again, her place in history assured by two brief, glorious moments in February 2010. USA 17 has only ever contested two races in her life. She won both convincingly to win the oldest trophy in international sport from the Swi... [more]
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Derek Hatfield on Sustainability
Dereek Hatfield,
Velux; the main sponsor for this race and a huge proponent of sustainability; has requested that the skippers comment on different sustainability issues in each leg and how it relates to us on board. For this leg, food is the topic. Let's be honest, I do not have any special training in environmental studies with regard to this topic but I can make some observations that relate to my situation.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss sail off Lands End
Alex Thomson Racing,
Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss sails off Lands End using the Hugo Boss Watch spinnaker. We thought it would be a good time to remind you that Andy and Wouter have now crossed the International Date Line, and are now over half way in the Barcelona World Race. Next milestone in their sights - Cape Horn.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - North American interest growing
World Match Racing Tour,
While the popularity of match racing in North America has traditionally lagged behind the levels of enthusiasm seen elsewhere around the world, a recent steep rise in the number of events and participants indicates that the tide is starting to turn... [more]
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RYA Volvo Dinghy Show – Only five more days to go
Emma Slater,
There are just five more days until the start of the Show, when Alexandra Palace, London becomes the centre of all things dinghy sailing... [more]
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Winners decided at Musto Wellington Match Race Cup
RPNYC Events,
The inaugural Wellington Match Race Cup ended with a surprise in the men's fleet and a solid all round victory in the women's event. After four days of very close racing Full Metal Jacket Racing skippered by William Tiller took out the Men's section of the Musto Wellington Match Race Cup.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week expands
Rob Mundle,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week organisers have announced that following the successful introduction of a superyacht sailing division last year, a superyacht division for motor yachts will be an additional feature at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011.... [more]
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California Dreamin' Series - Round one to Bennett
Rich Roberts,
Shawn Bennett 2-0 took victory over Russ Silvestri Sunday to win the first stop of the California Dreamin' Series. The overall winner of the California Dreamin' Series gets a pass to the Ficker Cup at Long Beach March 17-19.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - UAE national candidates down to three
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - After months of rigorous fitness, psychometric and endurance assessment, 120 hopeful UAE national candidates were finally cut down to three aspiring sailors in the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team's final phase selection for its Emirati crewmember.... [more]
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