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 24 Jul 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 23rd July 2011

Day 1, 2011 World Flying Fifteen Championships, Hayling Island  Gerald New
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 23rd July 2011

There's a very eclectic mix of sailing in this edition of Sail-World - from the winter racing on the Waitemata harbour on Saturday afternoon - in rather pleasant sailing conditions, despite the gloomy weather forecasts during the week.

Emirates Team NZ has been in the news a lot during the past couple of weeks - but not for their Rugby prowess. But in this edition we feature some images taken from their Facebook page - with the Reds (Camper) vs the Blacks (AC and Extreme 40 crews).

Laser Standard Youth & Radial Men World Championships   

On the international scene, Sam Meech looks set to win the Junior Laser Standard rig championship, being sailed in La Rochelle, France. Out of 10 races sailed - Meech has won seven and placed second in the other three. However despite those results he is not an assured winner, and we will be updating on www.sail-world.com

All concentration - RNZYS Winter Series - 23 July 2011  Richard Gladwell

In the Flying Fifteen Worlds being sailed in Hayling Island, a New Zealand crew led the event after the first day. We have reports from the event, and again will be updating during the week on www.sail-world.com. We also have a report from the New Zealand crew who hold the series lead using a job that is now on its fourth world championship - and seems to have plenty of go left in it.

From Largs, Scotland the UK Int OK Dinghy class has just finished its National Championship, with two New Zealanders competing as they build up to the 2011 World Championships in the same venue, this coming week. In this edition of Sail-World we have reports from Scotland and will be continuing to update during the week on www.sail-world.com

Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE - Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011   Stefano Gattini & Guido Trombetta-Studio Borlenghi

The Audi MedCup is in full swing in Sardinia. Far from suffering from the start up of the America's Cup World Series, the event has gone up another few cogs and we have daily reports and some great images from the regatta.

We also have a preview of the 470 Junior World 470 Championships which started on Friday in Medemblijk. New Zealand is represented by James Turner and Matthew Jones, again we will be carrying reports as they come to hand on www.sail-world.com.

Dean Barker in another guise - Emirates Team NZ - Touch Rugby - Red vs Black  Emirates Team NZ

Late on Friday, Emirates Team NZ announced their crews for the Extreme 40's and America's Cup World Series events - which have been pitched by the America's Cup group to clash. The Extreme 40's are being sailed in Cowes while the ACWS is in Cascais, Portugal. same song second verse for the second event which takes place in Portsmouth England, while a few miles east the Pre-Olympics will be staged in Weymouth England.

Crews at the South Pacific Schools Teams Racing Championships Aitutaki, Cook Islands  

For a start up event, one would have thought that the America's Cup Events Authority would have been smart enough not to pitch themselves against major events, in terms of date clash. While they may be of the view that the sailing media will follow the America's Cup anyway - given the events of the past four years that should not be taken for granted any more, and the ACWS will have to stand or fall on its own merits.

Body Drag! - 2011 Techno World Championship  David Wells

For teams like Emirates Team NZ the clash at Cascais and Cowes creates an opportunity to get crews racing in two separate multihull regattas, rather than putting their eggs all in the one basket. However the pressure will go on the Extreme 40 team to maintain their ranking in this highly competitive series.

Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011  Stefano Gattini & Guido Trombetta-Studio Borlenghi

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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Volvo Ocean Race: The making of Camper's mast at Southern Spars
Join Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson, as he takes us behind the doors of Southern Spars new factory and shows a mast under construction for the Volvo Ocean racer to be sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand. This is a rare look at just how these spars are made - and gives us a look at the impeccable interior of the state of the art Southern Spars facility. And then there's an onboard video... [more]
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Images from the Waitemata: Winter racing
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera was out for the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's winter series, on Saturday and we present some images ranging from Rob Bassett's Bakewell-White 52fter to Elliott 7's and one of New Zealand's famous One Tonners from the 1970's... [more]
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MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy - Coastal success
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup's Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 has resulted in victory in the 25 mile high-scoring coastal race for Jochen Schuemann and Seb Col who took a big step towards their first regatta victory of the season. Their Audi Sailing Team Powered by All4One (FRA/GER) leads the Region of Sardinia Trophy by 8.5 points over second placed Quantum Racing which finished second.... [more]
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International OK Dinghy World Ranking list July 2011
Robert Deaves,
In the final OK Dinghy World Rankings release before next week's World Championship in Largs, Scotland, current world champion Karl Purdie (NZL) retains the number one spot from former world champion Greg Wilcox (NZL). Terry Curtis (GBR) moves up one place to third while some recent good results have boosted another former world champion Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) to fourth.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's crews switch to Rugby
With Rugby World Cup fast looming, and with crews who have been working out of the same base together for several months about to depart, team training was varied to take in a game of touch rugby on nearby Victoria Park. In a game of Red vs Black - the Volvo Ocean race entry Camper crew, lining up against the America's Cup and Extreme 40 crew,... [more]
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Sam Meech leads Laser Standard Youth World Championships after Day 5
International Laser Class Association,
New Zealand's Sam Meech leads the Laser Standard Youth World Championships being sailed at in La Rochelle, France. There was a perfect sailing day on Friday, with a NW breeze of 12-14 knots increasing later during the afternoon to 18-20 knots. The sun was out most of the time.... [more]
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Images of the Volvo Ocean Race: Around the teams - 100 days to go
A gallery of images from the seven teams entered in the 2011/210 Volvo Ocean race which starts in just 100 days.... [more]
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Flying 15 Worlds: Napier crew lead with four world old jib
Graeme Robinson,
Napier Sailing Club member, Graeme Robinson reports from the Flying Fifteen Worlds in Hayling Island, where he and James Sandall are leading the event after the first day of racing. Only one race was completed on Day 1 of the Flying 15 World Championships at Hayling Island SC. It was a frustrating light wind day for the fleets, with constant shifts frustrating the PRO in setting a start.... [more]
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Techno Windsurfing Worlds dramatic day 3
David Wells,
Broken masts, cracked boards, and whipping winds highlighted a dramatic day 3. Blue skies and mild 15-20mph winds greeted the sailors as they got ready for the day's action. Team Great Britain had a mixed day on the water in the boys under 17 fleet and had to deal with some severe adversity on the day.... [more]
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Sail Pro Cameras from ForceRacing - Moth video
Andrew Brown,
SubZero Images made this video using Sail Pro Cameras on Andrew Brown's Moth over the last week.... [more]
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Flying 15 Worlds 2011 Day 1 - New Zealand and Ireland leaders
Gerald New,
At the Flying 15 Worlds, the first day only allowed for one race to be completed at Hayling Island SC. It was a frustrating light wind day for the fleets with constant shifts frustrating the PRO in setting a start. Winner in the Blue fleet were Brian McKee and Ian Smyth from Ireland. Winner in the Yellow fleet were James Sandell and Graeme Robinson from New Zealand.... [more]
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South Pacific Teams Regatta: Beach volleyball, snorkeling and sailing
Ross Sutherland,
Ross Sutherland (NZL) reports after Day 4 of Sailing on the Muri lagoon in Rarotonga for the seventh South Pacific Teams Regatta. The South Island team are just one point behind the top Aitutaki team - much to everyone's surprise as the Aitutaki boys have been giving them all a good sailing lesson in Sunbursts all week .... [more]
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PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2011 - Sailor interviews
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2011's freestyle fleet is rigged, registered and ready to rock Sotavento beach. Hundreds of spectators have headed down to Sotavento beach to witness the world's finest freestyler's register for their sixth competition on the PWA world tour.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 - Setup for victory
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011's first couple of days of racing were sailed amid the northwesterly Mistral but, on the third day there were light conditions under which Jochen Schuemann and Sebastien Col retained their new found winning momentum.... [more]
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International OK Dinghy UK Nationals - Light airs shorten regatta
Mike Edwards,
International OK Dinghy National Championships 2011 - On the final day of the Championships the weather system affecting much of the UK again took its toll on the days racing. The race team did venture out on time but the fleet were held back on shore in the hope that some wind would fill in. Some wind did appear and many launched and headed out to the race area.... [more]
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Kiwi 35 'probably as stable upside down as she was upright'
Eric Sharp, Detroit Free Press,
Two sailors died last week in the Chicago-to-Mackinac race, after the Kiwi 35 Wingnuts turned turtle without losing her keel. Top yachting writer, Eric Sharp of the Detroit Free Press (freep.com) looks for the answers:... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 images by Studio Borlenghi
Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta,
Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 images by photographers Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta of Studio Borlenghi.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac 2011 storm video footage
Greg Alm,
Here's edited footage shot from a helmet camera aboard the J109 Realt Na Mara during the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Race in 50-60+ knots.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships - 94 teams from 26 nations ready to
Rick van Wijngaarden,
Racing at the 470 Junior World Championships kicks off on Friday 22 July. All corners of the world will be well represented in Holland. Furthest travelled will be the Kiwi team of James Turner and Matthew Jones. There are many sibling teams racing in Medemblik, with 11 sets of brothers in the men's division.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ: Dates conflict for America's Cup and Extreme Sailing
Emirates Team New Zealand has dual international missions early next month as the pace hots up for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The team will be competing in Cowes, isle of Wight, in the Extreme 40's and in Cascais, Portugal, in AC45's... [more]
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Ponsonby Cruising Club: Winter series Races 2 - 4 plus Overall Results
Ponsonby Cruising Club,
Results from the Ponsonby Cruising Club's Winter Series - Overall (Line and Handicap) for Races 1-4, plus results for individual Races 2-4 on Line and Handicap... [more]
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Day 2 delivers at Techno Windsurfing World Championships
David Wells,
At the Techno Windsurfing World Championships in San Francisco day 2 conditions certainly delivered. The sailors were again split amongst the two race courses with both fleets doing two laps on a windward leeward course.... [more]
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Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship underway
Nancy Mellon,
At the Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship the first Round Robin is complete, and the second one is well on its way. The wind is still under eight knots but with cloud cover so the temperature is comfortable. Racing is close to the Balboa Pier today so spectators on the beach and pier can enjoy the view.... [more]
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Panerai British Classic Regatta 2011 day 5 – Car meets yacht
Justin Chisholm,
Panerai British Classic Week day five was bustling bright and early for the 9 AM scheduled start time of their long inshore race. Competitors in Cowes were greeted by the best breezes of the regatta so far when they arrived at the dock this morning.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 - Hard times for Azzurra
Giuliano Luzzatto,
The MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 has resulted in a negative day for Audi Azzurra who finished towards the back of the fleet in both races. Despite these difficulties, Azzurra Sailing Team maintains their third place in the Audi MedCup overall classification. This is sailing: some days fate is against you and the more you do the less you achieve.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cowes
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series for the fifth consecutive year will return to Cowes. Twelve Extreme 40 catamarans, with world-renowned sailors from 15 nationalities, will line up on 6 August for seven days of high-octane ‘stadium sailing' action the circuit has become renowned for.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Out of the box at Cascais - 2
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Gilles Martin-Raget provides more images from Cascais as some of the teams take delivery of their new AC45's and start the assembly process... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: More images of Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images of Cascais, Portugal, from top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget went touring around Cascais, Portugal, ahead of the first event of the America's Cup World Series, with shots of the town and coast... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race 2011 - Bruni takes a break
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race 2011 - World Match Racing Tour leader Francesco Bruni has revealed his strategy for success at the next stage of the Tour – taking a break from sailing. The Italian skipper and his crewmates will step away from the water in the run-up to St Moritz Match Race so they can come back to racing 'fresh' with '100 per cent energy'.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Out of the box at Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Gilles Martin-Raget provides this gallery of images from Cascais as some of the teams take delivery of their new AC45's and start the assembly process... [more]
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International OK Dinghy National Championships day 2
Mike Edwards,
International OK Dinghy National Championships 2011 day two promised much but in the end failed to deliver. The fleet launched on time in an Easterly breeze of up to 23 knots which resulted in an exciting full on reach out to the Race Area but unfortunately by the time the fleet arrived there a Northerly wind began to fight the Easterly resulting in very confused conditions.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Images of Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget went touring around Cascais, Portugal, ahead of the first event of the America's Cup World Series, with shots of the town and coast... [more]
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America's Cup: Swiss partner for French Challenger
The French challenger Energy Team representing the Yacht Club de France has made three significant announcements in its campaign for the 34th America's Cup. With three weeks to go to the start of the first event of the AC World Series (6th August in Cascaïs) , Energy Team is launching its one design AC45, naming their crew, and above all revealing the name today of its first official partner... [more]
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Success of ex-Optimist sailors at ISAF Youth Worlds
Secretary Optimist class Sally Burnett,
Five of the six gold medallist skippers at the recent ISAF World Youth Championships had previously sailed at Optimist World Championships. Remarkably two of them, Carlos Roble (ESP) in the 29er and Martin Lowy (BRA) in the SL16 only left the Optimist class seven months ago, having participated in the Optimist Worlds at the end of 2010.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing hove-to in Tasman Sea gale
Zoe Hawkins,
TeamVodafoneSailing is expected to arrive in Sydney tomorrow or Saturday, after an eventful crossing where they met fifty knot gales. The boat is currently about 350 nautical miles from Sydney. 'They are okay, they were not able to run under bare poles, so they have been hove to since approximately 11pm last night, and may be for another 24 hours,' says boat manager Patrick O'Reilly.... [more]
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