Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 20 September 2011
The America's Cup World Series has concluded in Plymouth, England with plenty of crash and burn in the final race, sailed in winds of up to 30 kts.
Emirates Team NZ were not able to make it a clean sweep, but survived the day intact, and exiting the second round of the ACWS, with a four point lead. Bob Fisher and Ben Gladwell report for Sail-World on the final day. Plus there's some great images of the action from some of the world's top sailing photographers.
Those who follow the ratings of the ACWS will be only too well aware that there is a big spike when there is a spot of carnage, particularly if it is caught on video. But straight competitive racing with a good tactical battle and a few lead changes does not pull the punters to the same extent.
Ratings spike with every bit of carnage at America's Cup World Series Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com
The Youtube blocks are continuing unabated with the collaborating parties, America's Cup Event Authority and the NZ rights holder, Television New Zealand sticking to their guns and blocking the replay coverage on Youtube for a period of seven days.
We've provided a full schedule of the commentaries for the seven days of the event. If you can't stop the location blockers, then watch each day as the videos are progressively unblocked.
America's Cup World Series - Day 7, 18 September 2011 Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com
There's plenty of great action from Day 1 and 2 available already.
There are ways around these Youtube blocks - but they work on some systems, and not others. We will be publishing what we know and have been able to find out on the whole saga over the next day or two. However like most things with the America's Cup - if you want to find out the truth, then follow the money.
Emirates Team New Zealand in the final fleet race of the America's Cup World Series in Plymouth. 18/9/2011 Chris Cameron/ETNZ
Staying with the AC45's don't forget to catch Dean Barker's thoughts on the ACWS at Plymouth, before he headed off to a Nexus board meeting in Southampton.
Camper, Emirates Team NZ's Volvo Ocean Race entry has arrived at Camper HQ. After a tour through the impressive facilities and the opportunity for some rather excited Camper staff to meet their sailing ‘stars' things really kicked off with a BBQ and party ably encouraged by the Camper in-house band. Click here to read the full story on Emirates Team NZ's Facebook page.
Camper crewman and rock star, Tony Rae joins the band at the Camper HQ welcome Emirates Team NZ
The Auckland International Boat Show is over for another year. As we mentioned in the last edition there have been some bold moves made. In this Sail-World.com newsletter we carry a story on the Superyacht Captains Forum which was conducted during the show, and Rebecca Hayter sums up the highlights of the four day show.
Laurie Jury NZL - ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2011 Sail Sheboygan - copyright
Laurie Jury and crew have won the prestigious ISAF Nations Cup for matchracing, sailed in Sheboygan, USA. It's Jury's first win in an ISAF Level 1 regatta, and continues the run of success that Jury and his crew have enjoyed this year in USA.
Nice downwind sailing conditions for Ambassadors - RPNYC 129th Opening and Ambassador's Race Chris Coad
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