Javelins at Gisborne...RNI restarts at Napier...Eage exits Freo...Coastguard Education and the ICC

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 07 Mar 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 7 March 2011

Bay Nissan in full cry, and on the way to win the Javelin Nationals at Gisborne  
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 7 March 2011

The fourth and final leg of the two man Round North Island Race got underway off Napier this morning, after a delay of 24 hours. According to Predictwind.com the fleet should be sailing in a strong tailwind of 15-25knots, which will continue for a couple of days at least, moderating slightly, and then starting to ease on Wednesday.

We have the latest report in this edition of Sail-World from the Short Handed Sailing NZ site. The outstanding performer of Leg 3 was the 30ft Rob Shaw 30ft design Karma Police, which finished just 40 minutes astern of the very well sailed Cookson 12metre Akatea.

Our series of YouTube clips in The Freo Files series are attracting a lot of comment both from those who were part of the Fremantle America's Cup and from those who weren't around for that great series. In this edition we have another clip - this of the exit of Eagle Challenge out of Newport Harbor YC, skippered by now Team NZ coach and Olympic medalist, Rod Davis. There's a montage at the end of that clip showing more of the action from Fremantle outside the end of the Round Robin and start of the Semi's - including some shots of the young New Zealand sailors involved in the then New Zealand Challenge. How many can you recognise?

Stephanie Hazard (3. Telecom) gets a penalty in Race 3 of the finals v Olivia Powrie (9. Doyle Sails) - New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships 2011  Sara Roberts

We also have reports from the Javelin Nationals sailed last weekend at Gisborne and the LIVESport Telecom Womens Matchracing Nationals sailed in Auckland - which saw a crew including NZL Sailing Team members Olivia Powrie and Jo Aleh come up against the two more established Womens crews, Koru Match and Silver Sails.

Hot off the press this morning is the news that Coastguard Education Services are now able to offer the ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) - a qualification available previously only to UK citizens or residents. Hopefully the pressure will come on members of the sailing and powerboat fraternity to obtain this internationally recognised qualification, and that the insurance companies will require it as a prerequisite to obtaining insurance, particularly for launches and powerboats greater than say 20ft long and capable of more than 15knots.

Details of the qualification are in this edition or click here to read.

Day one of the 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the biggest regatta in the Caribbean.  Tom Zinn/OutsideImages.com

Sadly we have to report the passing of longtime Finn and OK Dinghy sailor, Wayne Watkin, who passed away early last week after a six year battle with cancer. Wayne was one of the gentlemen and enthusiasts of dinghy sailing, and physically blessed with a tall rangy frame that works so well in many classes. He represented New Zealand in both the Finn and OK Dinghys at World Championship level - one of a small group to do so. His service was on Friday and attended by many who had sailed with him in those classes. Fair winds.

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.

Pure Blonde crew have time for a drink - Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship  Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League

And once again our thoughts go out to the people of Christchurch. We have a story in the edition as to the effect on rowers and clubs based on the Avon, which were affected by the September earthquake, but the quake on 22 February has had a dramatic impact. Any fundraising you or your club can do will be appreciated.

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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Successful Conclusion of Four-Year Campaign for Bay Nissan
Antje Muller,
The Gisborne Yacht Club ran a fantastic event this weekend for the OK and Javelin Classes, offering great racing and fantastic off- the-water entertainment. Class Veteran Ben Bax together with Adam Scott-Mackie claimed the National Title with their newly built Bay Nissan Javelin Skiff.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Freo Files - 'Bye 'Bye Birdie - Eagle exits
Sail-World Archive,
The Newport Harbour Yacht Club's Challenger Eagle fluttered rather than soared at the 1987 Louis Vuitton Cup. Designed by Johan Valentijn and skippered by Rod Davis, the Challenger from California exited the 1987 America's cup before the Semi-Finals. TVNZ's Jane Dent goes behind the scenes to talk with her design and skipper and other crew.... [more]
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Olivia Powrie wins LIVEsport Telecom New Zealand Women's Match Racing
Sara Tucker,
Olivia Powrie and crew saved their best for last winning the finals 3 – nil over Stephanie Hazard. The two were certainly very evenly matched and the racing in the finals series was action packed with the lead changing in each race.... [more]
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Christchurch Earthquake: Four rowing clubs likely to be irreparable
World Rowing,
New Zealand's rowing stronghold of Christchurch has been hit by a devastating earthquake. This is the second big earthquake to hit Christchurch since a 7.1 shock in September last year and the already damaged rowing boathouses have been left virtually beyond repair. The September shock caused extensive damage and meant that rowers could not use the waterways for two months because of polluted w... [more]
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Two Man Round North Island Race starts Monday, Karma Police shines
SSANZ Media,
All yachts have now finished the third leg into Napier. The start of the fourth leg has been delayed and will now go at 1000hrs on 7 March. Until recently coastal or offshore races were often described as a 'Big Boat' or 'Small boat' race depending on the weather conditions. Not anymore. With Karma Police (a 30 footer) finishing just over 40 minutes behind Akatea (Cookson 50) and ahead of M1 (Ross... [more]
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Coastguard Boating Education: ICC now available to NZ Citizens
Coastguard Boating Education,
The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (known as an ICC) is now available to New Zealand citizens (before March 1st 2011 ICCs were only available to UK citizens or residents). ICCs are awarded following a short practical and knowledge assessment through an RYA Training Centre.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race contrast in fortunes
Barcelona World Race,
Not for the first time in this Barcelona World Race, and almost certainly not for the last, has the contrast in fortunes between the pacemakers and the back markers of the fleet been vast.... [more]
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National Windsurfing Week launched by Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey
RYA Media,
Olympic bronze medallist and Team Volvo for life sailor, RS:X windsurfer Nick Dempsey encouraged people to dust off their boards and get out on the water for the event which brings the whole windsurfing community together, National Windsurfing Week 2011... [more]
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Barcelona World Race – We Are Water shelter from tough conditions
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - We Are Water have been encountering very tough conditions at the entrance to Cook Strait and after going downwind for while last night, seeking respite from the strong southerlies – over 50kts and big waves with breaking crests... [more]
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Stephanie Hazard and Olivia Powrie to Womens Matchracing Finals
Sara Tucker,
Stephanie Hazard and her crew continued their winning form LIVEsport Telecom New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships despite the light airs and tough sailing conditions, beating Samantha Osborne 2 - nil, to qualify first for the finals series which begins tomorrow. Hazard qualified in first place after the triple round robin and chose to race Osborne in the first to win 2 semi finals. Thi... [more]
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Optimists States Final - World champion's sons win Tasmanian title
Peter Campbell,
Two sons of former Fireball class world sailing champion Stewart Hamilton today followed in their father's illustrious wake by each winning a Tasmanian State championship on Hobart's River Derwent... [more]
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RC44 Cup San Diego down to the final day
RC44 Class Association,
t took a little longer to get racing going today. The westerly sea breeze must have been out late but when it did turn up, it came on strong at 8 to 14 knots for most of the day. The third and final race of the day belonged to Ceeref. Owned and steered by Igor Lah, they sailed beautifully to win their first race of the 2011 season.... [more]
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True Blue Racing second at Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
True Blue Racing Media,
Tue Blue Racing's Yngling team of helmsman Jordan Reece, father Alan Reece and twin brother Michael Reece were using the ASHR to test out their new set of sails and as a final preparations before the team heads to Lake Garda, Italy for the Europeans in May.The Yngling division saw racing take place between Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bradley's Head.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs JJ Giltinan Championship race 2 fightback
Frank Quealey,
Gotta Love It 7's Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage had set a challenge to all challengers after a brilliant win yesterday but were unable to match the light wind speed of the winners. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers scored an impressive win after taking the lead from the first windward leg of the course.... [more]
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Club Marine Series images by Alexandra McKinnon
Alexandra McKinnon images,
This gallery of images from The Club Marine Series race on March 6th is presented by photographer Alexandra McKinnon.... [more]
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Outside Images: Day 1 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
Tom Zinn, Outside Images,
Top international photographer, Tom Zinn, from OutsideImages.com is at the 2011 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta along with the equally talented Bob Greiser. Here Tom Zinn presents some images from Day 1 of the biggest regatta in the Caribbean.... [more]
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Don McIntyre: On the loss of the yacht Berserk in the Antarctic
Don McIntyre,
Sailing adventurer Don McIntyre, who has made nine sailing voyages to and through Antarctic waters, here comments on the tragic loss of the Norwegian yacht Berserk in the Ross Sea in the Antarctic. The steel yacht was skippered by Norwegian television personality Jarle Andhoey. On land trying to reach the south pole, he survived the sinking that cost the lives of three of his crewmates.... [more]
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Extreme 530 Sports fisher the gate prize at Hutchwilco 2011
Mike Rose PR,
A new Extreme 530 Sports fisher that is so new it will be first launched just days before the show is to form the heart of the gate prize for the 2011 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, 12-15 May.... [more]
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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta day two changes
Heather Tackling,
On day two in the thirty-first running of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, with a pair of contests conducted for the CSA racing classes one-six, the opportunity to move up—or down—was at hand. The Bareboat fleets; CSA divisions seven and eight; and racing and cruising Multihull classes enjoyed a single afternoon race to Marigot.... [more]
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RC44 Cup San Diego day 4 good for Artemis and Katusha
Paul Cayard,
RC44 Cup - Another good day today for Katusha and Artemis Racing. Katusha continues to lead the fleet here in San Diego with scores of two, six, two and thirty-five points. Artemis Racing had a one, four, six for a total of fourty-six for the series and fourth place.... [more]
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NZ Boat Builders unite following Christchurch quake
Ian Cook, President NZ Marine Industry Assoc,
The New Zealand marine industry is deeply grateful for the generosity, sympathy and support they have received from around the world since the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, and stand united in their efforts to support their colleagues and friends in the region. The earthquake was confined to Christchurch and Lyttelton, and many businesses there are already back up and running.... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship heat 1 images
Michael Chittenden,
Photos taken by Michael Chittenden from Bradleys Head during heat 1 of the 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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RC44 Cup San Diego day 3 video highlights
Jessica Gray,
Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego day three of the event and the teams are starting to figure out this brand new RC44 race course in San Diego Bay.... [more]
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RYA Club of the Year announced
Sarah Alexander,
South Staffordshire Sailing Club were crowned RYA Club of the Year by Skandia Team GBR sailor Penny Clark and RYA CEO Sarah Treseder today (05 March) at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2011... [more]
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RYA launches new Sail for Gold programme
Emma Slater,
Under a cloud of gold confetti and to the shouts of 'Sail for Gold' from excited youngsters the RYA officially unveiled its new Sail for Gold programme today (Saturday 05 March) at Alexandra Palace... [more]
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RC44 Cup San Diego day 3 Artemis Racing and Katusha
Paul Cayard,
RC44 Cup - An excellent day on Katusha as we took the lead and Artemis strong in fourth, Paul Cayard reports... [more]
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Sailing stars open the 2011 RYA Volvo Dinghy Show
Emma Slater,
Not one, not two but four members of Skandia Team GBR joined a packed house for the opening ceremony of the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show 2011.... [more]
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JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs Championship George Calligeros Trophy
Frank Quealey,
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and his Gotta Love It 7 team of Sam Newton and Scott Babbage gave an awesome performance to win Race 1 of the Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race images
Michael Chittenden,
For those of us on the north shore not able to get across the bridge, Bradleys Head offers fantastic views of this years 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship.... [more]
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Hitting the groove - Day 3 of Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego
Dobbs Davis,
The two boats that had it worked out best today in Day 3 of the Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego were Katusha and Team Aqua - the latter erasing the mistakes that marred Day 2 to produce an almost flawless performance. Not bad when you consider how late Scott Young stepped up to the plate to replace owner Chris Bake at the wheel of Team Aqua, the oldest boat in the fleet.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta images by Andrea Francolini
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2011 day one good breeze for this huge Sydney regatta. Andrea Francolini was in his element as usual. You will find more images as afrancolini.com... [more]
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Vietnam PWA Grand Slam day 8 on hold
Vivienne Masters,
Vietnam PWA Grand Slam - A promising start to competition's eighth day had the race crew scrambling to set the slalom course, and seize the afternoon's thermal wind. While the slalom fleets patiently waited for the required minimum of 7 knots to fill the race course, it became apparent that the wind wasn't following its usually clockwork cycle.... [more]
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