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 08 Nov 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 8 November 2011

Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ at the start of the Volvo Ocean Race  Chris Cameron/ETNZ
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 8 November 2011

We're getting back into the groove after the dramatic start to the Volvo Ocean Race, which caught everyone unawares.

Most of our coverage of the Volvo Ocean Race will be contained in the now weekly newsletter which is going to 115,000 subscribers around the world - making it easily the largest sailing newsletter ever sent.

For those who wish to follow every nuance of the Volvo Ocean Race we are running a microsite which can be accessed from the top heading bar on www.sail-world.com

We will be carrying some Volvo OR news on the main Sail-World site but as the race settles down this content will reduce.

Winners Stratos Simon Holdt and Colin Frankham - Hartley 16 North Island champs  Dean Stanley

For sure it has been a very well followed event by sailing fans, and there seems to be huge interest - crash and burn aside.

On the America's Cup front we have a new entry - Luna Rossa - as predicted for some time. However what was surprising was the deal and the ramifications of it for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Salperton IV under sail with her new rig from Southern Spars  Southern Spars

In this edition we have published an analysis of what it means for both teams - who can potentially make a significant gain over their rivals. Whether the benefits are realised is largely in Italian hands, as it is they who have to get up to speed, having been given the rare opportunity to buy the scarce commodity of time.

49er Men - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne  Teri Dodds

We're pleased to be able to run a report from the North Island Hartley 16 Championships staged at Te Awamutu with 14 entries. What was most significant about the event was that in these times of gloom and doom and talk of sailing going backwards, this was the first time the regatta has been staged in 13 years - and shows what can be done with a few people 'talking up the market'. Even better, Wayne Holdt reports that many of the sailors were in their 20's and taking on the so-called Flinstone generation.

One picture says it all Team Sanya's Mike Sanderson - a former NZ Sailor of the Year  Tim Stonton/Volvo Ocean Race

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition, particularly those using our online submission and image loading facility which can be accessed by clicking here

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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America's Cup: Plenty of upside with innovative Twin Team strategy
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have announced the first ever formal collaboration between two teams in the America's Cup. The seven campaign competitor will partner with a three time challenger, Luna Rossa to collaborate on design, build and performance within the time frames permitted by the 34th America's Cup Protocol. In short it is very hard to find any downside in this deal for either party... [more]
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Hartley 16 North Islands return to the racing calendar after 13 years
Wayne Holdt,
Ngaroto Sailing Club in TeAwamutu hosted the Hartley 16 North Island Champs over the weekend of 5-6 November. A great fleet of fourteen Hartley 16s from Manukau, New Plymouth, Ngaroto, and Whangarei contested the regatta which is the first North Island champs raced since 1998.... [more]
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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - NZL 49er in Melbourne
Richard Burling,
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke update on their 2012 Olympic campaign in the 49er class: We have been in Melbourne for the last week with our coach Jez, where we have been training with our Australian training partners in preparation for the first World Cup event of the season – Sail Melbourne - which starts on Monday with a small but high quality 49er fleet.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ test wingsail on Waitemata
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand today tested a wingsail on one of the two SL33's on the Waitemata Harbour. The wingsail appeared to be different from the AC45 in profile, and from what could be observed is a two element wing.... [more]
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America's Cup: Peter Montgomery talks with Grant Dalton on the Deal
Peter Mongomery,
Top international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery, spoke with Emirates Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton after the announcement of the partnership with new Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa. He explains the huge significance the deal for the New Zealand marine industry, which will now have an additional 70,000 hours of boatbuidling time for the third boat. Plus Southern Spars substantial involvement... [more]
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Southern Spars fits new mast and rigging for superyacht Salperton
The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Having been built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars' Custom Projects team in New Zealand, the replacement mast was fitted and dock-tuned by Southern Spars' Rig Pro team, on 20 October in Tarragona, Spain.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne – Australian Tom Slingsby on top form
Craig Heydon,
Sail Melbourne 2011 - Light winds have dictated racing on day two of the opening round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, with a number of Australian Sailing Team crews having standout performances in the tricky conditions. Australia's triple Laser World Champion Tom Slingsby had a great day on the water, winning both races to open up a seven point lead over Great Britain's Nick Thompson.... [more]
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Camper: Philosophy and a wise man are a big help in Volvo Ocean Race
Hamish Hooper,
Camper's MCM Hamish Hooper blogs on Day 3 of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race: Talk about chalk and cheese. In so little time of this race around the world has taken only a couple of days to experience each of the spectrum of conditions we will face. Although a nice reprieve from the brutal first 30 hours of the race, the light and at times non-existent winds have already become somewhat trying... [more]
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Images from Alicante: Volvo Ocean Race - working around the clock
The Abu Dhabi sailing and support crew are working around the clock to get the Volvo Ocean racer back in the water and playing catch up with the other four competitors as they head for Capetown via a rounding mark off Brazil.... [more]
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Tauranga Boat Expo and Water Festival Success
Brian Kent,
Tauranga's inaugural on the water Boat Expo is being hailed a success by organisers, visitors and exhibitors. A mostly fine weekend and a glistening harbour welcomed just over 4000 people through the gate over the three days. Exhibitors were kept busy with sales and enquiries. The aim of the Expo and Water Festival was to encourage people out on the water... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour unveils a new trophy and partnership
The World Match Racing Tour unveiled its partnership with Garrard this evening by presenting the new, highly coveted ISAF Match Racing World Championship trophy at Garrard's flagship store in Mayfair, London.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre – Cheminees Poujoulat crew evacuated
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race competitors, Bernard Stamm and Jean Francois Cuzon (Cheminées Poujoulat) are recovering on the Azores island of Terceira after setting off their distress beacon mid-morning today. Also damaged in the stormy seas was 2004 Vendée Globe winner Vincent Riou's PRB which has diverted towards the island of Horta.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series TV schedule
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series - UK viewers can now watch the six part TV series starting this Saturday, 12th November on Channel 4. The six programmes will run over consecutive weeks on Channel 4 and this Saturday's programme starts with Act 1 in Muscat, Oman. Whilst for international viewers, the fifth programme of the six-part series is now available to air featuring the French Act in Nice.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Audi Azzurra Sailing Team's new 52 series boat
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
As they start preparation for 2012 Audi MedCup Circuit, the Italian team Audi Azzurra Sailing Team has just formally announced that they have started the build of a new 52 Series boat to a Botin Partners design. The build of the new boat has just started at King Marine in Valencia lead by Pablo Santarsiero.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race – Budel and Van Rijsewijk cross Leg 1 finish line
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 - Following a fast Sunday night with under 80 miles to the leg one finish line, off the main harbour breakwater in Cape Town, the Dutch duo of Nico Budel and Ruud van Rijsewijk on Sec. Hayai ran into zero breeze shortly before dawn. As the sun rose at 06:00 local time, Budel and Van Rijsewijk were ten miles off Cape Town in flat calm... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet makes good progress
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has pulled ahead at the front of the pack buoyed by their latest win as the fleet makes good progress down the Western Australian coast. Skipper Richard Hewson, who lived and sailed in the area for a number of years, will be using his local knowledge to take advantage of the conditions at the start of race 5 to Tauranga.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne off to a great start
Lauren Garnet,
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011/2012 opening round is off to a great start with close racing throughout the fleets on day one of Sail Melbourne at Sandringham Yacht Club.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs: Beko 3-Buoys Challenge Race 4 - Video
Bob Killick,
Appliances on Line smashed the opposition in heat 4 of the 18ft Skiffs Beko 3 buoy Handicap Challenge. In this video interview Mark Heeley catches up with Mica after the big win.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre – Cheminees Poujoulat distress beacon activated
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - Last night when they were sailing 130 miles north of the Azores, the crew of Cheminees Poujoulat - Bernard Stamm and Jean Francois Cuzon - informed race direction that they have a significant leak on their IMOCA Open 60. After analysis of their current situation in communication with race director Jean Maurel, they have triggered their distress beacon.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Team Phesheya-Racing cross Leg 1 finish line
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Leg 1 - At 13:45:10 GMT on Sunday 6 November, the South African, double-handed Class40 team of Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire crossed the finish line in Cape Town on Phesheya-Racing taking fifth place in the Class40 fleet after 42 days 45 minutes and 10 seconds of racing.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Belcher and Page prepare for Sail Melbourne
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page,
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page provide an update on their preparations for Sail Melbourne: It's been a little while since our last update. After a long and successful European season, we really enjoyed having a month completely away from Olympic Sailing. It's funny how different life is while campaigning, especially as we built up towards London 2012.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge Series Race 4 - Difficult conditions
Frank Quealey,
18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge Series - Appliancesonline.com.au became the fourth winner from as many races when she recorded a massive 3m41s win today. The Appliancesonline team of Micah Lane, Paul Montague and Tom Anderson were brilliant in very difficult conditions and virtually had the race won with one lap of the course still to be sailed.... [more]
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Luderitz Speed Challenge - Testing a new canal
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
This year's Ludertiz Speed Challenge is the beginning of a great future for the windsurfing community. Both Sébastien Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul have planned to build a new playground for windsurfers since last year; and the new canal is proving to be the absolute weapon for them.... [more]
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Introducing Tidal Chronoscope App for iPhone and Android
A new app for Android and iPhone has been released from ChronGlobal called Tidal Chronoscope® that is slated to give the ability to know GPS Tide predictions as easily as the time. Designing this App came with one goal: Create an incredibly easy and simple way to instantly give you tide information at your very location at the touch of a screen, along with lunar and solar positions.... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup - Australian sailors prepare for Sail Melbourne
Craig Heydon,
ISAF Sailing World Cup Series - Australian sailors are busy preparing to begin their campaign at the series opening round next week. The Australian Sailing Team will be well represented at Sail Melbourne with crews competing in six classes with racing set to get underway on Monday 7 November.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team backed by Audi until after 2012 Olympics
Craig Heydon,
It has been announced that Audi Australia will continue to support the Australian Sailing Team through the end of 2012. Audi's support of the Australian Sailing Team stretches back to 2006 when the team was created, with the past five years being incredibly successful for both parties.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Fast racing in first 24 hours
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - With the first 24 hours of fast racing in their Transat Jacques Vabre despatched to their streaming wakes, the rhythm and the pace in each of the three classes is firmly established. And while the high speeds of the first night and early morning reduced slightly with the abating breeze, so the early realities start to hit home.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series San Diego – Oracle Racing to return 'home'
Oracle Racing,
America's Cup World Series San Diego – Oracle Racing Spithill will race with an unchanged crew lineup from the Cascais and Plymouth rounds of the AC World Series. Oracle Racing Coutts sees Darren Bundock take over skipper duties from Russell Coutts with Tom Slingsby also racing for the first time.... [more]
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Prada's entry ups ante for 34th America's Cup
Michelle Slade,
In a media call today, America's Cup Regatta Director Iain Murray and CEO Craig Thompson commented on the exciting confirmation that indeed, long time Cup favorite Prada/Luna Rossa is back, this time collaborating on boats and such with Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ).... [more]
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Perth Sailing World Championships Schedule Of Racing published
International Sailing Federation,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Schedule of Racing has now been published after months of planning and the careful consideration of class requirements. Racing begins on 3 December at 12:00 local time with the women's match racers kicking things off. The Laser Radial, Women's RS:X, Finn and Men's 470 take to the water on 5 December with the Medal Races taking place on 11 December... [more]
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34th America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Notice of Challenge accepted
Luna Rossa Challenge 2013,
34th America's Cup - Italian team Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 and the Circolo della Vela Sicilia of Palermo today announced that their Notice of Challenge has been accepted by the Golden Gate Yacht Club and will be held at San Francisco in September 2013. Luna Rossa Challenge 2013 and Emirates Team New Zealand have signed a cooperation agreement until 31st December 2012... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Series kicks off with Sail Melbourne
International Sailing Federation,
2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series begins its fourth series with Sail Melbourne kicking things off at Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia, in a few days time. First launched in December 2008 the ISAF Sailing World Cup brings together the existing major regattas on the Olympic sailing circuit, starting in Australia.... [more]
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