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 18 May 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 18 May 2011

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Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 18 May 2011

After five day's of silence the announcement finally came through this morning (NZT) of the appointment of a new Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup.

It has not been lost on too many of the sailing media that the two collaborators on a multihull circuit, planned to be sailed in 70ft catamarans, and announced four years ago, are now very cosily ensconced as Defender and Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup.

Normally America's Cup stories will top Sail-World's story ratings, however this one was an exception, getting bounced off the top spot for the day by the stunning revelation that Prince William and Kate had chartered the fastest yacht in the Seychelles.

We have both stories in this edition - maybe you can judge for yourself, which is the most newsworthy.

One of the targets for the new America's Cup is the attraction of young sailors to the event and develop a fan and sailing base that is blonde, rather than grey or no-haired.

In this edition we feature an entry level catamaran, developed by Neil Deverell and sailed by his son Nathaniel who will represent NZ in the 2011 Optimist Worlds, later this year.

Easily fly a hull - Junior Training for the Americas Cup  Neil Deverell

Certainly the design looks to have the goods, and could do to multihull sailing what the 14ft Paper Tiger did many years ago when Ron Given produced a fast, light and simple catamaran - that has well stood the test of time.

Two of the Volvo entries launched have either completed or in the process of doing their 2000nm Qualifying voyages. In this edition we report on Camper's tour of the NZ coast along with a couple of video's from on board.

Telefonica out on the water, before leaving the start port of Alicante, Spain  Volvo Ocean Race ©

Puma, we hear has returned to Newport, Rhode Island this morning having been on a jog down the Florida coast to Miami. Meanwhile in Spain Telefonica has started her Qualifier in the Mediterranean. We report on the former and the latter in this issue.

Camper undergoes a pulldown test to measure stability/righting moment in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour  Emirates Team NZ

As reported in our Monday edition, the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show was something of a watershed for the marine industry - as the recession was shaken off and boaties got out their wallets. In this edition we report on the great sales that were made, and which should help a nervous industry get through the winter, and be poised for an excellent summer.

Melges 24 World Championships, Corpus Christi Texas.
Day 1  Rick Tomlinson - copyright

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Richard Gladwell
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Junior Training for the America's Cup
Neil Deverell,
Bay of Islands Yacht Club Optimist sailor and world's team member Nathaniel Deverell is hooked on cats! One of the rewards for getting into the world's team was a sail on Oracle Racing and he has been buzzing ever since! Nathaniel sailed on Oracle White with James Spithill on 3rd May. Jimmy gave Nathaniel the helm and he steered the boat for 10 min, which was a great thrill for him!... [more]
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34th America's Cup: New Challenger of Record appointed
Richard Gladwell,
Following the announcement last Thursday by Mascalzone Latino principal Vicenzo Onorato, that he was pulling out of the 34th America's Cup for financial reasons, a new Challenger of Record has been appointed. While Mascalzone Latino, the team of the Challenger of Record, Club Nautico di Roma, had raised some sponsorship it was not sufficient for them to mount a competitive (read 'winning' ) cha... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland Stopover NZ Marine Export Showcase + Video
Kerry Ellis,
Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover announces the NZ Marine Export Showcase. The main focus will be to provide a platform of the best NZ Marine Export products to the global market. The Showcase will be situated in the Viaduct Events Centre, the center of the public experience of the Volvo Ocean Race Village.... [more]
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Hutchwilco Boat Show: Recession over - boat sales and attendance booms
Mike Rose,
Smuggler Marine co-owner Pauline Pringle echoed the thoughts of many when she declared, three-quarters of the way through this year's Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland: 'The recession is over.' Pringle made the comment while accepting the GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres Award at this year's Boating NZ/NZ Fishing News Boat of the Show Awards Evening.... [more]
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Sea Craft Miller Moyes' Lionel Sands inducted into Hall of Fame
Mike Rose,
Lionel Sands has been a member of the New Zealand marine industry for literally his entire life. In that time, he has been an integral part of the switch from the well-built, solid timber boats of the 1960s to the gleaming well built solid GRP boats of today. He has helped lead the industry through some tough times and has been an inspiration to generations of young boatbuilders.... [more]
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Zoke Kiwi Match Win Nations Cup Regional Final
Logan Fraser,
Zoke Kiwi Match has qualified for the Nations Cup Grand Final having just won the Oceania Regional Final in Australia last week. The event was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia which is based on Sydney harbor. The team produced a convincing performance losing only 1 race in the 3 days of competition.... [more]
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New Optimists and Lasers for OSAF Championships, Aitutaki, July 2011
Anne Tierney,
New Optimists and Lasers are on the way for OSAF Youth Championships, Aitutaki, July 2011. 1022 new Optimists have been bought, 12 by Rarotonga Sailing Club and 10 by the Aitutaki Sailing Club. All are targeted to be used for the Championships and then by each of the Clubs.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show open
Kate Duryea,
The 23rd Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show opened today with 384 exhibitors generating a multi-million dollar display. The four-day show, which runs to Sunday, May 22, has consolidated its position as an international event with exhibitors from China, Taiwan, South Africa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.... [more]
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Open Europeans Helsinki 2011 - Eight classes to compete
Open Europeans Helsinki,
Open Europeans 2011 will be held at Hernesaari, Helsinki between 29th of June and 15th of July. There is a total of eight classes competing: Laser, Laser Radial, 470 Men & Mixed, 470 Women, Star, Finn, 49er and Match Women.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 presents new Audi Sailing Arena
Roland Gaebler,
The Tornado Class and Kieler Woche Management officially announce the new 'Audi Sailing Arena' in the Centre of Kiel Sailing City at Kieler Woche 2011.... [more]
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Doyle Sails Australia delivers dhow sails in record time
Guy Waddilove,
In United Arab Emirates they take dhow racing seriously; seriously enough to offer over $1 million prize money for a race. When they need sails in a hurry they turn to Doyle Sails Australia. On Tuesday morning Doyle Sails in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney received an email from a customer in UAE requesting a mainsail for a 60 foot dhow with the instruction that it needed to be shipped by Thursday.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs 18ft Grand Prix 1 Hungary
Frank Quealey,
Dockyard 18ft Skiff Grand Prix 1 Hungary was sailed at Lake Balaton. The UK champion Pica team of Jamie Mears, Tristan Hutt and Stewart Mears scored a convincing victory... [more]
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Volvo Gill Optimist Inlands - Strong winds, testing sailing conditions
Alain Waha,
Strong winds of around 20-22 knots, gusting around up to 25 upset the racing schedule on the first day, while the wind was lighter for the second day at around 12 knots, gusting 14/15. The 200 Main fleet sailors managed six races over the weekend with Matt Whitfield, 14, from Penarth Sailing Club taking the overall win by 8 points from Sarah Norbury, 14, from South Staffordshire Sailing Club.... [more]
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Ron Holland's praise for Queensland's Gold Coast
Bob Wonders,
World-famous superyacht designer believes industry making a comeback. According to Ron, the superyacht industry was severely battered during the global financial ‘meltdown', which he said had produced 'very testing times' for the world's ship builders.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 hits 20 knots
Paul Larsen,
We hit just over 20 knots so that means two bottles of Pol Roger champagne are history (the 10 and 20 knot bottles). Vestas Sailrocket 2 is setting up for an attempt on the Outright World Sailing Speed record. In the latest trial run the boat hit 20 knots. Paul Larsen 'We are very excited by this. The boat felt great, the rudder was steering, the back float was lifting on the foil... it was sim... [more]
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Nathan Outteridge, Tom Slingsby and Ian Brown Video interview
SB3 Worlds,
Australians Nathan Outteridge, Tom Slingsby and Ian Brown on One Design Sailing currently lie in seventh place after day 2 of the Zhik SB3 World Championships in Torquay, UK.... [more]
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Prince William and Kate - fastest yacht in the Seychelles
Lee Mylchreest,
We could have told them they'd be better on a sailing yacht, but at least Prince William and his new bride Kate could ensure some privacy when they chartered the fastest motor yacht in the Seychelles for their honeymoon. The Sea Stream, their 23metre (76ft) Ferretti yacht with a top speed of 25 knots, can outrun any paparazzi who might have ideas of trailing them... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Camper refits ahead of Fiji race
Emirates Team NZ Media,
CAMPER is back at the Emirates Team New Zealand Auckland base after three weeks at sea. The yacht has been stripped and the shore team will start a re-fit ahead of the next event in the calendar, the Auckland to Fiji race. Skipper Chris Nicholson said the shore and sailing teams have had an extensive debrief. 'We have a good job list ahead of us. The boat will be lifted out of the water for... [more]
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PWA World Cup Ulsan - Josh Angulo's secrets
Professional Windsurfers Association,
Amid the presence of a teasing thermal wind that never quite blew in sufficient measure to resume racing, we had a chance to catch up with PWA World Cup Ulsan entrant Josh Angulo to find out all the secrets behind some of his finest racing to date, Angulo boards, his move to Boston and more...... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy TP52 practice race
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 Cascais Trophy official practice race today for the TP52's was the warm-up prelude to Wednesday's first races of the circuit.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans skipper Gutek battles with issues in ocean sprint 5
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans Polish skipper Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski has had a difficult start to ocean sprint 5 which left Charleston SC for La Rochelle, France on Saturday... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 4 May 2011
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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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 10 - We're Outta here!
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 17 May 2011 covering the latest entries and America's Cup World Series and more.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Telefónica starts on her qualifying 2000nm voyage
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Team Telefónica left her base in Alicante this morning for Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Skipper Iker Martínez and his crew will attempt to complete the 2000-mile qualifying passage. 'It took nine months to build her, so everyone is really looking forward to get out there and sail to see how everything is working,' said Martínez. After being unveiled in her Valencia's boatyard, Telefónica's new Vo... [more]
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Extreme Moths fly into Sail Mooloolaba
Holly Kenny,
The world's fastest single-handed, monohull sailing boats will contest their State Championships in conjunction with Sail Mooloolaba over the weekend of June 4-5th 2011. International Moth class, sailing's answer to Formula One, has never before competed on the Sunshine Coast.... [more]
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Atlantic Cup win to Cutlass/11th Hour Racing + videos
Atlantic Cup,
Congratulations to Cutlass/11th Hour Racing the Champions of the Atlantic Cup. Enjoy the videos.... [more]
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Images of the Atlantic Cup: Class 40
George Bekris,
Top US photographer, George Bekris presents this gallery of images pf the Class 40's competing on the first day of the Atlantic Cup.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes 2000nm qualifier + Video
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Chris Nicholson and his ten crew completed their 2000-mile qualification sail this Sunday. Coming back to the team's base in Auckland, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand will now take some time to rest a little after four weeks of sail testing.... [more]
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Audi MedCup 2011 Practice race - New builds to the start line
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 season first official practice race sees six new TP52's to three different designs from two different design houses expected to take to the start line.... [more]
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TP52 Azzurra baptised by Princess Zahra Aga Khan
Audi Azzurra Sailing Team,
Azzurra, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's new TP52 which is set to compete in the prestigious Audi MedCup circuit, was today officially baptised by godmother Princess Zahra Aga Khan... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans sprint five front spot battle
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans sprint five maybe only three days in but it's already shaping up to be a thrilling battle with overall race leader Brad Van Liew and young gun Chris Stanmore-Major duelling for the front spot... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011 only one week to go
International Sailing Federation,
Delta Lloyd Regatta 2011, the fifth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, will be hosted in Medemblik, the Netherlands, from 24th to 29th May. The 2010-2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup has already seen regattas in Melbourne, Miami, Palma and Hyères with fans, officials and sailors being treated to some expert sailing from the worlds finest.... [more]
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RHKYC Spring Regatta Day 2 - sailing with the fishing fleet. Really.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It was an unremittingly grey day on Hong Kong harbour yesterday – just the sort of weather to make you go back to the Clubhouse and spend the day in the bar. There was a little breeze, but not a lot, and visibility in any direction was probably less than 2,000m. And not even that, upwards...... [more]
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ORC International World Championship 2011 record number of entries
Offshore Racing Congress,
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Sailing Club of Rijeka (SCOR) are pleased to announce that as of this week 117 teams from 15 nations have committed to converge on Cres, Croatia for the 2011 ORC International World Championship.... [more]
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International 420 Class launches free online training video
Nick Drougas,
The International 420 Class Association is pleased to announce the launch of a free online training video to provide coaching and training tips for both the beginner and experienced 420 sailors... [more]
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Action full on at Eurosaf Match Racing Women's European Qualifier
Elliott 6m Sailing,
Action was full on in the weekend at the EUROSAF Match Racing, Women's European Championships 2011 Qualification event in Helsinki, Finland. Held by the HSS Match Race Center, Hesinki in the fleet of Elliott 6m yachts the sailors and wild weather provided a spectacle for all. Winds of up to 32 knots delayed sailing for a morning.... [more]
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Antipodean Laser firepower – a chat with Dan Slater
John Curnow, PSA media,
Laser sailors in New Zealand have a very accomplished pair of hands to help helm them through their boat requirements. Dan Slater, a proud Kiwi Olympian and podium finisher at World Championship level, is one of the Laser distributors for New Zealand. Not only passionate about the sport, because he's very actively involved at the highest level, he also has some very astute observations about t... [more]
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Lasers - Be Quick! A great deal during PSA's Ex Charter Boat Clearance
PSA Media,
Performance Sailcraft Australasia are clearing out all their used and ex charter Lasers. Get in quick for a great deal! All Lasers are in excellent condition, have been factory detailed and are complete ready to race. Ex charter boats will come with New sail + new rope / turbo kits, used spars, used foils and used beach dolly.... [more]
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