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
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