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 28 Aug 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 28 August 2011

Region of Murcia Trophy day three - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011  © Ingrid Abery
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 28 August 2011

We continue with our round up of the sailing action from around the world in this edition of Sail-World.

Hamilton Island Race Week, is all over, we have reports on the regatta and plenty of images as well in this edition of Sail-World. We had a team in Hamilton Island who have been providing excellent coverage all week.

Catch the great gallery of images of the TP52 Hooligan, formerly Emirates Team NZ, which won the last two Audi MedCups.

Hooligan downwind in the Windward Leewards - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011  Crosbie Lorimer

In San Francisco, three New Zealand crews are competing in the 18ft Skiff International, which also concluded today. Best performed of the New Zealanders was Alex Vallings and friends aboard CT Sailbattens. We have reports from Rich Roberts and other correspondents in California.

The Half Ton Cup continues in Cowes. It's billed as a classic regatta, and that is what it is - no new boats - just a lot of boats from a bygone era, that have been refurbished and are now raced hard again by some very enthusiastic owners and crews - who are after some great keelboat racing without the expense of a new boat.

Region of Murcia Trophy day three - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011  © Ingrid Abery

In Spain the Region of Murcia Trophy is well underway in the Audi MedCup TP52's. We have racing reports and images in this edition, plus there is a story with the live and replay player for the daily race action. As we write the live video is playing on another computer - and the organisers certainly have done a great job with the coverage.

Russell Coutts wears sunglasses by Kaenon   

We have also featured some advertisers newsletters in the edition of Sail-World - there's something interesting in all of them - and they're a great way of find out the latest products are on offer - and usually can be purchased online. Check out who is on the Kaenon sailing team - it's an impressive list.

Team Jolly reaching in the breeze at Weymouth  

A little late, but nevertheless an interesting read, is the report/review from Team Jolly (Olivia 'Polly' Powrie and Jo Aleh) who were expected to cream the fleet in the Womens 470 event at the Pre-Olympics, but instead finished fourth - thanks to an outstanding win in the final medal race. It could have been a lot worse.

Mum kicks up her tail - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011  Crosbie Lorimer

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
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Rambler100 Capsize: 'People just falling into space' plus new Videos
Compiled by Richard Gladwell,
The Providence Journal is reporting the experiences of several crew from the supermaxi Rambler which capsized in the recent Rolex Fastnet Race: Just a week later, crew members who were back racing at the Newport Shipyard were greeted as heroes. Fellow sailors extended warm handshakes and kindness as the sailors shared their saga on a bright Tuesday afternoon.... [more]
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Region of Murcia Trophy - 52 Series coastal race
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Region of Murcia Trophy - With the arrival of the brisk NE'ly Levant life becomes no simpler or straightforward than the light SW'ly sea-breeze which has marked the first three racing days at the regatta. The stronger offshore breeze is set to top 20kts, will be gusty and shifty especially close to the shore.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs International Regatta HeadCam images fron onboard OCanada
Erik Simonson,
GoPRo headcam images on the yellow boat OCanada, from the finale at the St Francis Yacht Club 18ft Skiffs International Regatta on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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Kaenon Kronicle: Special Edition Frame Style & World Championship Wins
The America's Cup World Series was sailed in Cascais, Portugal and top sailors like Cup legend Russell Coutts, in Klay Titanium G12, Team New Zealand's Ray Davies, in Hard Kore Black C12, and Terry Hutchinson, wearing Kore Black C12, are benefitting from Kaenon Polarized when reading the breeze and sea conditions... [more]
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Team Jolly update on the Olympic Womens 470 at Weymouth
Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh,
The overall result was not what we were looking for, obviously we went to Weymouth looking to win, and after some a) Weird boat things, and b) Rather poor decision making at times, we came away with a fourth, which was a little surprising, considering how badly we sailed at times, we were happy to just make the medal race!... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Derry-Londonderry crosses Equator
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - All ten of the 68-foot yachts are now in the Southern Hemisphere. Derry-Londonderry finally managed to shake free of the chains keeping her in the north and has joined the rest of the fleet on a southerly trajectory. 'Hooray!' writes skipper, Mark Light, in his morning report to the Race Office. 'At last we have crossed into the Southern Hemisphere!... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta images by photographer Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson images,
18ft Skiff International Regatta images from San Francisco Bay by photographer Erik Simonson.... [more]
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Harken NZ Newsletter - July 2011 - Cruising, Racing and Boat Show
Harken NZ,
We talk about some great options for cruising boats and give you the opportunity to walk away with even more Harken Sport product in this month's competition. The Rugby World Cup promo machine will be in full swing so don't forget to book your tickets at the Auckland International Boatshow (September 15-18th). Held in the new events facilities in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour this year will be one no... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou dominates
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou dominates by winning three out of four legs, a year that was marked by the extremely diverse weather conditions and unconventionally primarily coastal courses. 47 sailors set off on the 1,647-mile course, 43 finished and the Vendée based rookie sailor, Morgan Lagravière impressed all winning the rookie ranking and coming in seventh overall.... [more]
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RAYC Newsletter for 26 August 2011 - New Commodore and Committee
RAYC Newsletter for 26 August 2011. There is a new Commodore and General Committee after the AGM on Tuesday evening. The first of the series of information evenings leading up to the Noumea Race was held with an excellent turnout. The Club received a grant to buy new boats to replace the Cadets. We've received funding for the first three RS Feva's, an International class Dinghy.... [more]
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Tornado World Championships day 3 - Racing abandoned
Andrew Dowley,
Tornado World Championships - Shortly before 3pm was the long awaited first race. The storm warnings and the hazy sky with clouds towers led to various discussions as to whether a start was too risky. 26 boats took to the water and were rewarded with one race completed. The westerly wind was blowing at a good twelve knots.... [more]
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Buddy Melges Challenge - Aussies Souter and crew to race for Bronze
Craig Heydon,
Buddy Melges Challenge - The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew of Nicky Souter, Jessica Eastwell and Katie Spithill are set to race for a Bronze medal on the final day of racing. The trio started the day locked one-all in their quarter-final matchup against Renata Decnop of Brazil with the Australians coming out firing, winning the next two races to progress to the semi-finals... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Southern crews dominate cruising divisions
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Tasmanian crews have taken top honours in two of the three cruising divisions. Southern excellence has made a big splash in what is once again the largest division racing at Hamilton Island where the competition wrapped up today with the abandonment of the final Molle Islands Race.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 IRC Class B - To Victoire -victory
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Darryl Hodgkinson's Victoire had the IRC Class B series sewn up before today's final scheduled Molle Islands Race, the Sydney plastic surgeon's champion Beneteau 45 remaining on the dock while the rest wallowed about in light winds and drizzle in Dent Passage until racing was postponed.... [more]
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18ft Skiff International Regatta - The Wrap
Rich Roberts,
It's been said about this City by the Bay that if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes. Echo that about racing sailboats here. Howie Hamlin, a 58-year-old land broker from Southern California, has now won six of the 10 annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, but Friday's clutch scenario played out like the Perils of Pauline.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan wins IRC A
Lisa Ratcliff,
A 28-year dream of winning the Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has been realised for Sydney yachtsman Marcus Blackmore.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Images of IRC Champion Hooligan
Crosbie Lorimer,
In yesterday's race around the islands, Marcus Blackmore's TP 52 Hooligan (formerly Emirates Team NZ) convincingly sealed victory as the Class A winner in the Audi IRC Australian Championships, taking her seventh division win of the week in this closing championship regatta of the 2011 series.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 7 – Its blown out!!
The Molle Island Race in the 2011 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week did not started as scheduled. Boats were circulating in Dent Passage but there was not a scintilla of breeze. Many of them were sitting head to tide, as the tide ebbed north.... [more]
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J Class Race Newport - Velsheda wins the three hour battle
Ben Stack,
J Class Race - Had you been sailing in the vicinity of Newport harbour, USA, yesterday, you would have come across a remarkable sight; two J class yachts, Velsheda and Ranger, in an epic three hour battle around the Harbour. This was the last race in a private three race series that was a pre-cursor to the Newport Bucket, unfortunately cancelled due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Last Day Not in the Brochure
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 7. Its raining here on Hamilton Island, ‘definitely not in the brochure' said New Zealander Simon Hull, the owner skipper of the giant trimaran TeamVodafoneSailing as he waited for coffee in Main Street a few minutes ago.... [more]
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Half Ton Classic Cup 2011 day 5 victory for Chimp + Video
Fiona Brown,
Half Ton Classic Cup - Even a complete lack of wind and racing couldn't dampen the spirits of the Half Ton sailors on the final day of the 2011 Half Ton Classic Cup supported by South Boats. While they waited in vain for the wind to fill in they found other ways to entertain themselves including water fights, some dastardly piracy and crew kidnapping with ransom demands... [more]
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Memorial Service for Gary Ticehurst, Tuesday 30 August 2011, 11:30am
Gary's widow Theresa, daughter Michelle and son Matthew, would like to advise that a memorial service for Gary will be held in Rushcutters Bay Park on Tuesday 30 August 2011, commencing at 11:30am.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy Day 3 images from photographer Ingrid Abery... [more]
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Haute Route - Sailors take on ‘extreme cycling'
Extreme Sailing Series,
Haute Route - Known for their achievements on board multihulls, monohulls and speed machines, a group from the world of professional sailing, are lesser known for their prowess on two-wheeled speed machines – until now. This week the likes of Andrew Palfrey, Artemis Racing coach and Olympian, Mark Turner are competing in Europe's highest and toughest cycling challenge... [more]
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Region of Murcia Trophy day 3 – Close at the top
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Region of Murcia Trophy - After the lightest of breezes which have prevailed through the first two racing days relief seems to be written into today's forecast with the race area expected to offer up to 15kts by the middle of the afternoon and up to 17kts later in the day.... [more]
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Bridge to Bridge San Francisco - Kites 1-2-3
Erik Simonson images and David Wells author,
Erik Simonson images from the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race held on San Francisco Bay as part of the 18ft Skiff International Regatta... [more]
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Knickerbocker Cup day 1 - Jury and Barkow on fire
Andrea Watson,
Knickerbocker Cup - Mother Nature is trying the patience of everyone here at the Knickerbocker Cup this year. Manhasset Bay is known for its fluky winds and variable conditions, but this year the bay as full of surprises. Teams selected for the morning flights faced unstable winds, a lightening storm delay mid-day, and squalls from all points on the bay.... [more]
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Bourke dominates SB3 class at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Lisa Ratcliff,
The SB3s wrapped up their regatta today, Bourke hammering the final nails in with a first and second in the closing two races sailed in Dent Passage just off Hamilton Island Yacht Club.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Regatta - Kiteboard, Coxon winners in Ronstan race
Rich Roberts,
The Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race was woven into the 10th annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Hometowner Bryan Lake and Michael Coxon of Australia gulped it down with satisfaction Thursday. America's Howie Hamlin, New Zealand's Alex Vallings, Australia's Nick Press and Australia's John Winning followed closely in that order.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Whale Watching With Wild Oats XI
Crosbie Lorimer,
In the Whitsunday Passage a mother whale and her calf were having a very enjoyable afternoon today, breaching and rolling as Wild Oats XI led the fleet past their playground to the race finish in Dent Passage. Crosbie Lorimer was nearby and captured these images of all three 'supermaxis' in action.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 6 – Easier and overcast
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 6 - Lighter winds today and with the ebbing tide delivering wind with tide flat water until mid-afternoon, a much easier day for the 190 boat fleet.... [more]
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Hooligan on form at Audi IRC Australian Championship
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Audi IRC Australian Championship - Multiple Laser world champion and Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby has been part of many different race programs. When asked what he believes is the magic ingredient, the explanation for Marcus Blackmore's mind boggling success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with his TP52 Hooligan, Slingsby says it's the team.... [more]
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Flying Fifteen Scottish Nationals at Holy Loch
Holy Loch Sailing Club,
The Flying Fifteen Scottish Nationals, sponsored by Loch Fyne Oysters and Holy Loch Marina, this year welcomed a total of twenty-four boats who entered the four races amid a variety of conditions. The sponsors did a commendable job as did Bill and his team out on the water.... [more]
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O'Pen BIC North American Champs - Unconventional excites youth sailors
Nevin Sayre,
O'Pen BIC North American Championships - Before the event some of the sailors (but mostly parents) were nervous about the 'Un-Regatta' format that they had not yet experienced. By the end of day two, boat handling skills had improved tremendously, the top sailors led the standings, and big smiles were all around.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - The lead off Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
In the MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy, it has been another day of light wind racing off Cartagena. Bribon, the Spanish TP52, has now emerged with a slender overall lead after holding their nerve to take the victory in the second race of the day. In the Soto 40 Class, Kevin Sproul (GBR) and the crew of Tony Buckingham's Ngoni (GBR) lead after two races after scoring a second then a first place.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 day 5 images by Sail-World.com
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Day 5 images. It started with misty rain but then the skies cleared with 18-25 knots. More Sail-World photos from the 28th annual event.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup set
Jan Harley,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex, will proceed with racing on September 13 with most of the twenty-two participating yacht club teams fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season in the northern hemisphere. However, three teams – the CYC of Australia, Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yacht Club Argentino will be coming from winter to summer to race in Swan 42s... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy day 2 images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy day two images from Photographer Ingrid... [more]
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Round Jersey Race at Royal Channel Islands YC overall
William Harris,
British Airways Round Jersey Race annual event saw twenty six boats coming to the start line in St Aubin's Bay. With a good westerly breeze forecast, conditions were set fair for an enjoyable and competitive sail around the Island despite the somewhat dull outlook.... [more]
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