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 06 Sep 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 6 September 2011

Team Harken - F18 Class, Monday's racing Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
  Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week Media
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 6 September 2011

Emirates Team NZ's 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race campaign got it first European airing yesterday with a sail up the River Thames to London Bridge.

In this edition of Sail-World we have a gallery of images from the English tour, a route carved by a few previous Kiwi round the world campaigns.

Emirates Team New Zealand sail up the River Thames, through Tower Bridge.  Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

In USA, Laurie Jury and the crew of Full Metal Jacket have won their second successive ISAF Level 2 Regatta - the Oakcliffe Invitational following on the back of their win in the Knickerbocker Cup last week.

Not having so good a time was the Waka Racing crew of Phil Robertson and friends competing in St Moritz Switzerland.

34th America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - Monday Training  Gilles Martin-Raget/ - copyright

We have reports on the fortunes of both teams in this edition.

There has been some developments in the America's Cup World Series. Another team has capsized during training in Plymouth. Yep, we've go the photos of that, too.

And then there's the announcement of a new venue for the America's Cup World series - in fact this venue will also feature in 2013 - ahead of the 34th America's Cup. So far six of the 13 venues have been announced in the America's Cup World Series. As yet there is nothing pencilled in the DownUnder slot believed to be late January 2012, or maybe a year later.

Buckley Systems (Campbell and Ross Field) Global Ocean Race Delivery: Lymington - Palma  Global Ocean Challenge

Double Round the World race winner, Ross Field along with son Campbell, are on their delivery voyage in the two man Class 40, ahead of the start of the Global Ocean race. We have the second of their reports plus images in this edition.

The ante has increased between the America's Cup World Series and the rival Extreme Sailing Series with the announcement that tripe Olympic Gold medallist, Ben Ainslie (GBR) has joined the Extreme 40 circuit. With a bevy of other Olympic medallists, plus four past and present America's Cup teams, the Extreme 40's would look to have bragging rights.

32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011  George Bekris

The ACWS has pitched itself against several other key events when it starts on Saturday, and runs for a week. It will be interesting to see how it rates alongside the Extreme 40's, Audi MedCup, and the finals of the ISAF Nations Cup.

We've a couple of stories of interest around the Auckland International Boat Show which gets underway in just over a week in the Viaduct Harbour.

Laurie Jury and friends - USA Grand Slam  Logan Fraser

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper does sail-by of historic London Bridge
Camper, Emirates Team New Zealand entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has marked its arrival in Europe with a sail-by of London's historic Tower Bridge. The trip up the Thames and sail through of Tower Bridge by the Volvo 70 yacht continues a tradition began by earlier Kiwi entries in the Volvo Ocean Race, and its predecessor the Whitbread Round the World Race... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Please find a replacement for Ross Field's watch!
Campbell Field,
'A fantastic 24 hours on BSL, with the breeze piping in from behind to the mid to upper 20's late yesterday and starting off with a confused following sea to longer more organised waves. We played with a few sail combinations and found the right one and sent it though the night.... [more]
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Images of 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011
George Bekris,
Top East Coast yachting photographer, George Bekris provides these images from the 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011... [more]
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Brett Bakewell-White to speak at Auckland Int Boat Show on stability
Matt Woodley,
Sydney Hobart and Kenwood Cup winner Starlight Express will be moored at the Auckland International Boat Show and open to the all visitors for a taste of offshore sailing. Visitors can learn more about Sail Noumea 2012, register interest in the race, or just get a look at this iconic New Zealand offshore race boat.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie joins Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series
Ainslie is Britain's most successful Olympic sailor ever and will replace Frenchman Sidney Gavignet. Ainslie has spent an intense 10 months competing in his Finn Olympic dinghy where he is trying to gain selection to the 2012 Olympics to defend his current Olympic title and he is looking forward to the shift to multihull sailing.... [more]
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Zoke Kiwi Match Win USA Grand Slam
Logan Fraser,
Back to back regatta wins at the Knickerbocker Cup and Oakcliff Invitational, as well as two second place finishes at the Detroit Cup and Chicago Match Cup mean that Zoke Kiwi Match take out the USA Grand Slam series in dominating fashion.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: New European venue named for May 2012
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup World Series event managers have today named the Italian port of Venice, Italy as a stop on the ACWS tour. The Venice regatta will take place on May 17-20 2012, with match and fleeting racing championships as well as the overall winner-take-all title.... [more]
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Earthquake Appeal: Fundraising for Windsports community nears $2000
Bruce Spedding,
The Windsurfing NZ fundraising for the Christchurch Windsports community is approaching $2000. The final amount will be presented to the CWA at the Lake Clearwater weekend event in November so there is still time to contribute... [more]
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More images of 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011
George Bekris,
Top East Coast yachting photographer, George Bekris provides a second gallery of images from the 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011... [more]
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GOR yachtsman Felipe Cubillos dies in the Chilean air crash tragedy
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Round-the-world Chilean yachtsman, Felipe Cubillos (1962-2011), was among the 21 passengers and crew of a FACH (Chilean Air Force) plane that went missing off the Juan Fernández Islands, 515 miles off the Chilean coast on Friday 2 September.... [more]
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New Zealand to welcome Superyacht Captains Forum delegates next week
Clive Bennett,
In less than one weeks weeks time, the inaugural NZ Marine Export Group Superyacht Captains Forum will start off with a welcoming address by the New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key, at the Opening Cocktail Function, Wednesday 14th September, Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Artemis Racing announces crew
Artemis Racing,
America's Cup World Series (ACWS) – Following on from the inaugural regatta in Cascais less than a month ago, the world's top sailing teams are in the final stage of preparations for the ACWS – Plymouth which begins on Saturday. Close racing, with stadium-like viewing for spectators will again be the order of the day for fans watching the racing live in Plymouth, while it will also be streamed... [more]
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Final Day at Magnetic Island - Teri Dodds Images
Teri Dodds,
The final day of the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week was raced today in perfect sailing conditions. Here are a final day images as well as the winners for the regatta from Teri Dodds.... [more]
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America's Cup: Green Comm Racing capsizes in 20kts at Plymouth + Video
America's Cup media,
Green Comm Racing has become the latest member of the 'AC45 capsize club'. As Vasilij Zbogar, helmsman, stated, 'this incident didn't come as a surprise. Conditions were fresh with a southwesterly breeze between 20 and 25 knots, gusting at 30 knots, and we were pushing the boat to her limits throughout the day.... [more]
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Star European Championship day 2 - Italians lead
Star European Championship media,
On Sunday a lull allowed two races to be sailed today (Monday 5th September) that saw Italians Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini deliver two consistent results of a race win and a second place in the 27-boat fleet from 17 nations.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview – A dramatic week of action expected
Giles Pearman,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – The 47 crews from 12 countries and territories present at the event are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast ahead of tomorrow's scheduled start to this eye-catching regatta. The outlook is lively. After a potent and contrasting cocktail of thunderstorms and benign winds was served over the weekend, predictions are for gusts of up to 30-35 knots for tomorrow... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - A challenging week ahead
Jill Campbell,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - The quays of Porto Cervo marina are bustling with the owners, sailors, technicians and supporters of the 45 maxi yachts gathered in Porto Cervo for the event, which will also include the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship. Over the past few days boats have been measured and weighed and registration procedures completed... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - GBR Olympian Ben Ainslie to skipper Oman Air
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series - Britain's most successful Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie will skipper Oman Sail's ‘Oman Air' Extreme 40 in the next three Acts of the Series in Trapani , Nice and Almeria. The 34-year-old already has three Olympic gold medals and one silver to his name and is gunning for a fifth Olympic medal next year in the Finn dinghy class, if selected to represent his country in 2012.... [more]
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Malaysian Yachting Associaton Seeks Endorsement For Malaysian Match Ra
Monsoon Cup,
KUALA LUMPUR (28 August 2011): Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) is poised to gain approval for the Malaysian Match Racing Circuit from the World Match Racing Tour. The WMRT Development Council will be considering the proposal from MYA for their new series to be supported by KFC.... [more]
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Nick Craig reflects on fourth OK Dinghy World Title
Robert Deaves,
Nick Craig chats to Robert Deaves after his record-equalling fourth OK Dinghy World title: How times have changed. A little over seven years ago, no British sailor had ever won the OK Dinghy World Championship. It was a commonly held belief in the class that no British sailor ever would.... [more]
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Flying Dutchman National Championship in Italy
Andrea Ambrosio,
Flying Dutchman National Championship 2011 will be held from 9th to 11th September in Forio d'Ischia, Naples, Italy. European and Italian teams will take part in this event belonging to the famous and prestigious Flying Dutchman sailing class, considered a symbol of beauty, elegance and technological innovation for more than 60 years.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 day 3 - On Fire
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
On day 3 of the Fantasea 2011 F18 Australian Championships RO Stewart ‘Jock' Ross started the fleet at 10.00am, aiming to complete four races for the day. Race 5 of the championship, at the top mark for the first time Dale Mitchell (Ullman Sails) led the fleet.... [more]
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NZ bill amendment gives go-ahead to aquaculture growth
Media Services,
A new aquaculture bill could mean salmon farms are approved in areas of the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011 Day 4 - Perfect conditions
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week,
After three strong wind days, the gradient winds are easing today, providing relief for a lot of tired bodies. The forecast is for 14-16 knots from south east across the day.... [more]
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Harken NZ Newsletter - August 2011 - Focus on Safety
Harken NZ,
Spring is upon us and it is a great time to look at the summer ahead and some lifesaving products available for sailors in the know. Also in this month's release we follow the very recent capsizes of maxi's 'Rambler 100' and 'IDEC', announce an exciting new agency, and have a look at options for the cruising sailor.... [more]
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The Canada's Cup trophy returns to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Mary Devries,
The hotly contested Canada's Cup match race sailing competition concluded today with Team Vincere of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, Canada, winning by an overall score of five wins and three losses over Team Heritage of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club of Holland, Michigan. The Canada's Cup trophy returns to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club awaiting a future challenge from US sailors.... [more]
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Star European Championships day 1
Star European Championship,
The Star European Championships were welcomed by winds gusting above gale force which have delayed the start of racing for the 27 boats that have gathered from 17 nations. The forecast conditions have already altered the schedule with two races instead of one intended to be sailed.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Daily Video Updates from Plymouth
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup World Series are producing a daily update of the Plymouth event which gets underway on 10 September. Here we feature the daily updates from the past three days... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race victory for The Wave Muscat
Kinley Fowler,
The winner of the St. Moritz Match Race has now been decided. The day began with heavy clouds and rainfall which meant that the teams would be held on shore for most of the day, but as the breeze filled in from every direction, the race committee sent the teams out and attempted to get some racing done.... [more]
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Vulcain Trophy, Grand Prix Beaulieu-Sur-Mer images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmidt images,
Vulcain Trophy, Grand Prix Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, France images from photographer Chris Schmidt... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - Mirsky beats Morvan in the Final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Torvar Mirsky is the new ‘King of the Mountain' after beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan in the final. Ian Williams finished in third place to move up into first position in the overall Championship standings going into stage seven of the World Match Racing Tour. In the end, a count back decided both the final and petit final on Lake St. Moritz.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – The Wave Muscat into the Final
Kinley Fowler,
St. Moritz Match Race – After an epic day The Wave Muscat has made it through to the finals. Up against the youngest skipper representing the French Match Racing Team, Pierre-Antoine Morvan, The Wave Muscat go into the series as the favourites.... [more]
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Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 - Day 2 images
Teri Dodds,
It was another testing day on the water for the fleet racing in the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships 2011 at Magnetic Island Race Week 2011.... [more]
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Oakcliff Grade 2 Invitational - Jury in control
Jacon Mayer,
Jury was going to be hard to catch for Will Tiller and Full Metal Jacket racing. Then, at the Knickerbocker Cup last week in Manhasset Bay, which was also sailed in the Oakcliff Swedish Match 40s, Jury didn't drop a single race.... [more]
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