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 13 Jul 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 13 July 2011

Georgia Schofield (NZL) - Race Day 4 - 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds, Zadar, Croatia  Sime Sokota/ISAF Youth Worlds
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 13 July 2011

The America's Cup is back in the news, for New Zealanders at least, with the unveiling of Emirates Team NZ's two SL33's today, coupled with the announcement of Dell as their technology partner.

To some the events of today might seem like more America's Cup hoop-la, the point is that the twice winner of the America's Cup is on a different course from the other Challengers and Defenders, and would seem to have gained a jump in their development program.

A slight contrast to the heavy snowfalls in New Zealand - taking time out - 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds, Zadar, Croatia  Sime Sokota/ISAF Youth Worlds

The team now has the capability to sail catamarans at will - which none of the others teams can do - for the simple reason that their training boats are en route to Cascais for the America's Cup World Series - and will be in pack, ship and unpack mode for the three rounds of the World Series - and same again for the seven rounds of the ACWS to be sailed next year.

Emirates Team NZ - SL33 - training on the Waitemata  Richard Gladwell

Quite how they do two boat testing, and on the water design and performance development, with their boats on a ship will be interesting.

Acquiring more AC45's is maybe one solution, but they are a one design class and can't be dropped out of that mode without infringing the Surrogate Boat rule in the America's Cup Protocol.

In this edition we have a close look at the SL33's sailing - they are very impressive - and no doubt will be sporting wingsails in the near future.

Race Day 3 - 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds, Zadar, Croatia  Sime Sokota/ISAF Youth Worlds

In Zadar, Croatia, the ISAF Youth Worlds are well advanced. Light winds have played havoc in the team standings. Currently New Zealand is in eighth place in the country standings for the Nations Trophy - and surprisingly, Great Britain is two places further back on 10th. Currently New Zealand crews are lying second and fourth in two events - and will be looking to come away from Zadar with two medals.

We are carrying full coverage of this event on

Emirates Team NZ - SL33 - training on the Waitemata  Richard Gladwell

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Crowded House - 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds, Zadar, Croatia  Sime Sokota/ISAF Youth Worlds

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Richard Gladwell
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ signs with Dell and launches new boat
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have announced a partnership with US based multinational, technology company Dell computers. The team will be looking to make up one of the 'holes' in its 2007 America's Cup campaign – which was in the area of applied technology, which by the estimate of CEO, Grant Dalton, cost the team about 10 seconds a leg in that event.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2011 day 2 images by Paul Wyeth
Paul Wyeth,
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2011 day two images by photographer Paul Wyeth.... [more]
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All-star line-up to open America's Cup World Series in Cascais
Some of the best sailing teams in the world are coming to Cascais, Portugal in August for the opening event of the America's Cup World Series. The America's Cup World Series – Cascais will feature 10 boats, sailed by nine teams, representing eight countries.... [more]
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Napier OptiWorlds: 38 nations already entered
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Six months from now the world's best Optimist sailors will descend upon Napier, New Zealand set to play host to the 2011 Optimist World Championships and already 38 nations have confirmed their entry.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup Day 1 images by Paul Wyeth
Paul Wyeth images,
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2011 day one images by photographer Paul Wyeth.... [more]
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Transpac 2011 - Dang, the Weather Guys were right
Kimball Livingston,
For Transpac 2011, lighter winds, as predicted, and a bit of lane-shifting re-sorted parts of the racing fleet overnight, but James McDowell's SC70, Grand Illusion, continued to run 1-1, first in the Sleds and first overall with about 1,200 miles to go at 0800 roll call. In a re-sorted division two, we see Jorge Ripstein's Patches, a TP52 navigated by John Rumsey, popping out to a nice lead.... [more]
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PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 preview
PWA Tenerife World Cup 2011 is set to take place from 14th-20th July. Tenerife boasts year round sunshine, consistent winds and pumping swell, making it the perfect choice for the next stop on the PWA World Tour. The sailors will be busting their most daring maneuvers in order to claim their share of the €45,000 prize purse, and to gain precious points towards their overall world ranking.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship 2011
Jake Fish,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship 2011 is set to start August 29th with a fleet of J/22s. The event which is hosted by Rochester Yacht Club, will run until September 1st, 2011. Teams from three countries have registered to compete in this historic event, including the United States, Canada and The Netherlands.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011's Phaedo beats the odds + Video
Trish Jenkins,
After a dual with the largest privately owned yacht in the world, Maltese Falcon, in the ‘Open Division', the Lamborghini-orange multihull Gunboat 66, Phaedo, crossed the finish line at The Lizard, Cornwall in light air this morning at 10.11.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 dreams come true
Barby MacGowan,
Just after sunrise Zaraffa, a Reichel Pugh 65, passed The Lizard to finish the Transatlantic Race 2011. Zaraffa completed the 2,975 nautical mile course in less than 12 days and was over 400 miles ahead of any other yacht in Class IRC Three, winning the class by a handsome margin.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2011 - RS:X only race on Day 4
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2011 - Youth Olympic Games gold medallist, Siripon Kaewduang-Ndam (THA) and Spain's Mateo Sanz won both of their races today in the RS:X Boys and Girls. The RS:X Boys and Girls sailed two races on day four to catch up with races lost over the opening three days due to light winds whilst the rest of the fleets enjoyed a day of rest.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 heads to Cagliari
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Cagliari 2011 - Last year Cagliari, capital of the beautiful island of Sardinia, played host to the glittering finale of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit. The gulf of Cagliari was where the final battles were settled and the titles won. When the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit reaches Cagliari in one week's time the shimmering waters and engaging mix of breezes will set the scene for the theore... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 18 - Cascais Bound
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 12 July 2011 covering the announcement of the latest team... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook
Sail-World,, the world's international sailing network has today launched its Facebook site, on Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World. Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.... [more]
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Transpac 2011 - Shifting gears: The next transition
Kimball Livingston,
The latest report from Hap Fauth's R-P 69, Bella Mente - the boat that already has people talking 'Barn Door winner' even though it's a bit early for that - advises: 'We are keeping a close eye on Magnitude. They are definitely keeping us on our toes.... [more]
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Coutts Quarter Ton Cup Day 1 - Aguila leads
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2011 - In race one, Louise Morton's 'Espada', (helmed at this event by Colette Blair standing in for the injured Morton) turned in a line honours performance in the first race, which was good enough to also give 'Espada' a corrected time race win by just under a minute.... [more]
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Open Europeans 2011 - A light and shifty testing day
Kurt Lönnqvist,
At the Open Europeans 2011 taking place in Helsinki, Finland, conditions seem to be constantly changing. Sailors had to deal with tricky and light winds which forced the race committees to postpone or cancel races. However, sailors have been provided with a good mix of conditions so far and this year's European winners will have shown their ability to perform in all circumstances.... [more]
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Finn Europeans 2011 - Defending champion takes the lead
Robert Deaves,
The Finns are racing in the largest single fleet in Helsinki with no grouping, and it is also the only class on the most demanding race course out on the open sea course, some five or six miles from the venue. Just getting there and back is major operation.... [more]
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More images from Zadar: Third day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Moreimages from Zadar, Croatia from the third day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
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Images from Zadar: Third day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Images from Zadar, Croatia from the third day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
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PWA Pozo Gran Canaria World Cup 2011 event summary
Ed Sinclair,
The internationally recognized location of Pozo, Gran Canaria played host to the world's finest wave sailors are they embarked on the opening event on the men and women's wave tour. Pozo is famous for its howling winds and steep waves that allow the sailors to perform their most extreme and radical maneuvers known to windsurfing.... [more]
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Silver Eagle Long Distance inside the Bay race 2011
Erik Simonson,
Island Yacht Club's Silver Eagle Long Distance inside the Bay race 2011 was held Saturday on San Francisco Bay. Ushered in with a heaping helping of a deepening marine layer and brisk winds, 15 boats from three classes started promptly at 10:30 AM at the St FYC, windward to Blackaller, then cracked off Harding Rock, then Blossom Rock before heading to points North.... [more]
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US Sailing Roadshow 2011 a big hit
Jake Fish,
Since the program was launched in mid-June, the Roadshow crew has visited sailing venues and yacht clubs who are hosting regattas, clinics and other events. US Sailing has created a Roadshow Blog to document and share their experiences.... [more]
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U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship 2011 preview
Jake Fish,
U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship 2011 - Mantoloking Yacht Club (Mantoloking, N.J.) and Bay Head Yacht Club (Bay Head, N.J.) are co-hosts for the Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy, a US Sailing National Championship event. Forty teams will race in Club 420s this Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14 on Barnegat Bay.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 only two months away
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 presented by Rolex is now less than two months away. The excitement and anticipation are palpable. The waters off Newport, Rhode Island, provide the setting for this sailing event that promotes a level playing field and a Corinthian spirit. The competition is strictly limited to non-professional sailors tackling a one-design class: the NYYC Swan 42.... [more]
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Puma Ocean Racing complete Transatlantic Race
Transatlantic Race 2011. Puma's Mar Mostro was the second boat to cross the finish line at Lizard Point, Cornwall, U.K., behind Rambler 100, and is currently leading the IRC overall standings based on corrected time. Puma's Mar Mostro reached a maximum speed of just over 30 knots early in the race, traveling 551 nautical miles on Day 3. By Friday, light air slowed the pace through the line.... [more]
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US Windsurfing National Championship 2011 event preview
David Wells,
US Windsurfing National Championship 2011 event preview. With strong steady winds, and the stunning backdrops of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline, the radical windsurfing action at this year's event should be a feast for the eyes.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1
Jeraldine Kennedy,
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps.... [more]
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J/80 Worlds win to Ignacio Camino
Stuart Johnstone,
After four days, nine races of great sailing Spanish sailors swept the top four of five spots. The new World Champion is Ignacio Camino's team sailing Nextel Engineering. The beat a world-class group of multiple Olympic Medallists and World Champions from multiple classes. second was Jose Maria van der Ploeg, third Carlos Martinez and fourth Rayco Tabares. American Glenn Darden was fifth.... [more]
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Melges 24 Volvo Cup victory for Little Wing
Elena Giolai,
The fifth round of the Melges 24 Volvo Cup 2011 has come to a thrilling conclusion. Two races were sailed today totaling eight altogether. Apart from the first day, where there was no wind whatsoever, the three following days had identical weather conditions with the first race running under light winds of five to seven m/sec, and the course leaning to the left.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 - Rambler 100 takes line honors and record
Barby MacGowan,
Transatlantic Race 2011 fleet are nearing the finish line with Rambler 100 skippered by George David (Hartford, Conn.) having crossed the finish line on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 – Ian Williams victorious
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Ian Williams ensured Stena Match Cup Sweden stayed in British hands today as he scored his second consecutive win of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar picked up where 2010 event winner Ben Ainslie left off, coming from behind to defeat local hero and arch rival Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team in an exciting five-match finale.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 update from Puma's Mar Mostro
Ken Read,
Transatlantic Race 2011, skipper Ken Read reports from on board Puma's Mar Mostro: We have now gone from days of exhilaration to listening to the second hand on the clock ticking away as the race can't come to an end soon enough in these light and unpredictable conditions. And, I have a feeling I am not alone in this fleet.... [more]
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Transpac 2011 Outbound, Quickly
Kimball Livingston,
Transpac 2011 - Friday's 34 Transpac starters made short work of clearing the west end of Catalina Island and cracking sheets for a track south of the rhumb line, Los Angeles to Honolulu.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 2
Jeraldine Kennedy,
The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website, as well finding links to the iPhone apps. Here is part two of our interview with Grog himself.... [more]
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Race to Mackinac - Cheap Thrills with T10's – a Great Lakes tradition
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The 103rd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot, is one of the oldest and most prestigious freshwater sailing races in the world. This year 361 boats will be racing across 20 sections, each section will provide a race within the race. One of the hardest fought, amongst the one design fleets of Tartan T10 and younger LS10s - boats that just seem to say Great Lakes.... [more]
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