Carnage in Extreme 40's - Images and Videos...Kiwis in Spring Cup...Emirates Team NZ perform in Qingdao

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 18 Apr 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 18 April 2011

Dean Barker helming Emirates Team NZ - Extreme Sailing Series 2011. Qingdao. China.

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Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 18 April 2011

Extreme 40's provided most of the sailing action over the weekend, with the third day of the regatta being very spectacular.

We have full coverage of all the racing, plus several videos from the third day - showing the four capsizes.

For Emirates Team NZ, this was a very good regatta as the world's top professional sailing team transition into the multihull world. They led the regatta in its open water phase, before racing moved inside the breakwater, and had to fight hard on the final day in the light winds off Qingdao.

It is significant in the context of the big picture of the 2013 America's Cup that Emirates Team NZ will have probably 35 events in the Extreme 40's and AC45's ahead of the start of the Challenger Selection Series for the 34th America's Cup. Compare that to just 13 events in the 2011-2013 period for a team that is not sailing in the Extreme 40's and the New Zealanders, along with Artemis Racing (SWE) will not be lacking for target practice.

The Extreme Sailing Series 2011. Act 2. Qingdao. China
Pictures of The Wave Muscat capsizing on day 2 of racing.
Sui Zhi Qiang
  Lloyd Images ©

Bear in mind too that the races in the America's Cup will be about the same duration as one half of a game of rugby. Yep, the AC races will be over at half-time, meaning that there will be a big premium on short term gains, rather than grinding out a position through superior boatspeed on a 20 minute beat to windward.

So the 20 minute races in the Extreme 40's are maybe not that irrelevant to the AC game. Time will tell.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders on Day 1 of the 2011 470 Spring Cup. (Icarus Images)  

Two New Zealand crews are sailing in the 470 Spring Cup in France ahead of the fourth round of the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres. We have reports on the first two days of racing with Jo Aleh and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher competing in the open fleet along with Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders, who were series leaders after the first day of racing.

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition, particularly those using our online submission and image loading facility which can be accessed by clicking here

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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