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 29 Sep 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 29 September 2011

Phil Robertson - Waka Racing - Chicago Match Race   CMRC - Chicago Match Race Center
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 29 September 2011

The New Zealand crew of Ross and Campbell Field are not having the Global Ocean Race all their own way as the six boat Class40 fleet have cleared Gibraltar and are heading down the African coast,

At the latest reports the Fields are locked in a match race with an Anglo/French Mixed crew aboard Campagne de France.

In this edition of Sail-World we carry the latest updates from the race, plus Campbell and Ross Field update from aboard Buckley Systems.

Buckley Systems Ltd (BSL) in Palma - Global Ocean Race 2011-12  Global Ocean Race

In Nice, South of France, Dean Barker is not having a good day at the 'office'. It's the first day of the Extreme 40's sailing in the Extreme Sailing Series. Coming fresh from the AC45's in the America's Cup World Series, Barker was expected to maybe show the Extreme 40 fleet a thing or two, but it was not to be.

We have a report from the first day of racing, plus Dean Barker's own comments. We'll be updating on on each race day - so stay tuned

Puma Racing - Sailing from Lanzarote to Alicante  Puma Ocean Racing

News just in from the Volvo Ocean Race:

Volvo Ocean Race skipper Mike Sanderson was rushed to hospital yesterday evening for an emergency appendicitis operation and now looks set to miss the qualifying leg in just over a week.

The skipper of Team Sanya said from his hospital bed in Alicante that his chances of participation in next Friday's (October 7) Volvo Ocean Race qualifying leg from the southern Spanish port are 'marginal'.

However, his participation in the race proper is not in doubt.

We'll carry the full story on - check for updates

Mike Sanderson skipper of Team Sanya in the Volvo Ocean Race  Oskar Kihlborg/Volvo Ocean Race

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
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Global Ocean Race: Atlantic match racing championships - Day 4
Richard Gladwell,
In the last 24 hours the two leaders in the Global Ocean Race have jumped out to a 40nm lead but continue their match race down the Moroccan coast. After trailing Campagne de France (Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron), Ross and Campbell Field have been flicking across their stern for the first 12 hours of the fourth day of the Round the World race... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper arrives in Alicante for race start
Paul Todd, Volvo Ocean Race,
Emirates Team NZ's entry in the the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, has arrived at the Volvo Ocean race headquarters in Alicante, Spain ahead of the start of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Photographer, Paul Todd was there to catch the action.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominees announced
The International Sailing Federation received nominations for the 2011 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 are taken into consideration. There can be only one winner in each of the two categories, male and female... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Pierre Fehlmann named as Ambassador
Lizzie Ward,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta - Swiss sailor Pierre Fehlmann, the only person to skipper an entry in five Whitbread Round the World Races, has joined Lady Pippa Blake, Sir Chay Blyth, Tracy Edwards, Skip Novak and Magnus Olsson as an ambassador to the event. A co-founder of the Swiss Ocean Racing Club, Fehlmann took a line honours victory in the 1985-86 race aboard the maxi UBS Switzerland... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: All is well on board BSL after four days of racing
Jo Grindley,
Global Ocean Race - Ross and Campbell on board Buckley System Ltd Day 4 update: All is well on board BSL, we are having a great time and enjoying being settled into an onboard routine. Apologies for not sending out any blogs for a few days, we have been spending all our time either sailing or sleeping.... [more]
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Chicago Match Cup - Taylor Canfield leads
Chicago Match Race Center's ISAF Grade 1 Chicago Match Cup. With eight matches sailed, 32nd-ranked Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands has won six matches. Even though conditions were a near-perfect 7-14 knots throughout the day, it was hardly smooth sailing in most matches, with some very hotly contested.... [more]
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Coastal Classic: Fleet lines up for 30th Race ahead of World Cup Final
From the hot-rods of the water, to the stately classic Iorangi, and a range of small boats and family cruisers, the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club's Coastal Classic yacht race has attracted entrants from across the spectrum of yacht racing. The race fleet, which expected to get as big as 200 yachts, will start at 10am on Friday 21 October off Devonport Wharf in Auckland... [more]
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Best of NZ marine innovation showcased in The Cloud
NZ Marine,
Members of the public and media will next week be able to get a rare insight into the type of innovation that has made the New Zealand marine industry so successful and so highly respected around the world.... [more]
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NZ Marine industry forecasts growth despite global gloom
NZ Marine,
The New Zealand marine industry is expecting grow at a rate of around 8% per annum over the next decade and to increase its level of exports by almost $1 billion.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Bad day at the office in Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: We are in Nice, France for the 7th Extreme Sailing Series event. After sitting out the last two X40 events due to clashes with the AC45, I was really looking forward to getting back into the racing.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 5 - Estredo blow out
Ed Sinclair,
e 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now completed the fifth day of competition in which Estredo blew the competition out of the water in the second round. Another glorious day in Sylt meant that the slalom sailors were unable to hit the water to complete elimination one... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Red Bull dominates, Rookie well placed + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Light winds dominated the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, south of France. The beautiful resort in the heart of the French Riviera provided plenty of sunshine and sparkling Mediterranean waters for the 11 Extreme 40s to commence their battle for supremacy.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Podium finish for De Lage Landen
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - De Lage Landen finishes third to claim first podium position in race 3, just over three hours behind Visit Finland yesterday. It is a remarkable achievement for the team led by Southampton-based skipper, Stuart Jackson, who only took command of the yacht in Rio de Janeiro just four days before the start of this race.... [more]
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Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012 - News Update 4
Lesley Haslar,
It's October this weekend – less than 90 days to the Bay Regatta 2012. Have you entered yet? Part of the fun is looking to see who you'll be competing against and who you have to beat over the start and finish lines.....If you need help entering, just contact us.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Three leaders in three days + Start Video
Richard Gladwell,
The Global Ocean Race has its third leader in three days as the six boat fleet head for Capetown, South Africa on the first leg of the round the world race. Current race leader is Campagne de France (Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron) who at the 0600 UTC sked were 1.7nm ahead of Buckley Systems (Ross and Campbell Field)... [more]
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Elements Watersports Spring Racing - great start to the season
Leigh Hawes,
Another magic Tauranga morning raised a few concerns early on, but those enthusiastic competitors who had made the effort to roll down to Fergusson Park early were more than happy to register and wait. Along with Alexander from A'ND Distribution, some of Auckland's finest sailors had also made the trip down for a bit of ‘Bay action'.... [more]
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Nathan Outteridge - ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award finalist
Craig Heydon,
Nathan Outteridge has been named as a finalist for the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award. Outteridge's successes in the last year include winning the 2011 International Moth World Championship, the 2011 49er European Championships, 2011 Sail for Gold and the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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North Sails and Yachting QLD supporting junior sailing in Regional QLD
Media Services,
The camp which was organised by Yachting Queensland had a range of different classes including 29ers, 420's, Sabots and Optimists accompanied by some of Australia's top coaches including; Adrian Finglas, Andrew Gough, Ben Callard and David O'Connor from North Sails Australia.... [more]
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Heaven can Wait Virtual Race heads to $19k
Heaven Can Wait media,
A serious battle at the front of the fleet in the 2011 Heaven Can Wait virtual race, with Granny Jen still in the lead but the bunch is closer behind and closing - the combined pool is rapidly heading towards $19k. Last year the event raised money for the NSW Cancer Council and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie;it raised more that $40,000.... [more]
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Puma's Mar Mostro heads to Alicante
Ken Read,
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 is set to get underway on October 29. The crew onboard Puma's Mar Mostro are currently on their way to Alicante, Spain where the race will begin. Skipper Ken Read reports.... [more]
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Tornado Speed Sailing day 2 at Southampton + Video
Andrew Dowley,
The second day of Hydropool Tornado Speed Sailing at the PSP Southampton Boat Show set off with more wind, more crowds, and much closer action on the water. Set directly off the impressive marina pontoons of the boat show, the Hydropool Tornado fleet raced four races over a 100 metre windward/leeward course.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Positions change in squeeze through Med funnel
Oliver Dewar,
As the six Class40s in the double-handed Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) entered the funnel between Spain and the African coast, the fleet's ranking positions altered as the teams squeezed into the 110-mile wide section of the Mediterranean and Alborán Sea leading to the Strait of Gibraltar.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 4 winds lacking
The VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now completed the fourth day of competition. Day four's lack of sufficient winds prevented the slalom sailors from hitting the water however, blazing sun and peeling waves provided the ultimate conditions for the Reno world cup SUP race and a tow wave sailing session.... [more]
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WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup preview - 24 teams go head to head
World Match Racing Tour,
Argo Group Gold Cup Chairman Brian Billings believes there are a group of young and hungry match racers with the potential to upset five of the competing Tour Card Holders who have each lifted the Gold Cup. After wrestling first place in the Championship from Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing following a third place in St. Moritz, Ian Williams (GBR) will be the man to beat... [more]
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Graet Race - Fastest sailing skiff in the world
Chris Haskard,
Carlton United Graet Race - What is the fastest 18 footer in the world? Sydney Flying Squadron has completed the 'Graet Race' to find the fastest sailing skiff in the world on Saturday 24 September 2011. In the tradition of the 18 footers the race was on Saturday and did start at 2.30pm.... [more]
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ISAF World Sailor of the Year - Anna Tunnicliffe nominated as finalist
Team Maclaren,
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards – Team Maclaren reports on Anna Tunnicliffe´s nomination: Great news for Team Maclaren!!! Anna was nominated for the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year. The announcement was made earlier today when the final list of nominees was released. The winner will be selected from this list of four sailors on November 8th at the ISAF annual meeting in Puerto Rico... [more]
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Trio of British sailors nominated for World Award
Matt Carter,
Skandia Team GBR sailors Ben Ainslie and Alexandra Rickham along with Round The World Yachtswoman Dee Caffari have all been nominated for the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award, it was announced on Tuesday (27 September). Launched in 1994, the awards are recognised as the pinnacle award a sailor can receive in recognition of his or her outstanding achievements... [more]
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International Sail Brisbane regatta - Klade Hauschildt in training
Ian Grant,
International Sail Brisbane regatta - An ankle injury proved to be a serious setback for the talented Noosa Yacht and Rowing club Laser dinghy sailor Klade Hauschildt as he focuses his career on being fully fit to contest the Australian championship on Brisbane's Waterloo Bay.... [more]
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