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Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 15 November 2011
The Volvo Ocean Race continues to fascinate fans despite the fact that the fleet has been reduced by a third. The first week of the race was the biggest viewing week we have had on Sail-World.
Currently another key phase of the race is about to be entered as the leaders enter The Doldrums, and each believes they have the route for a speedy exit and into the glorious Tradewinds which beckon on the otherside.
In this edition we present the latest update from Volvo Ocean Race. The leaders have slowed a little, and the back runners lifted their speeds. Quite who makes the gains won't be known for probably the next 24-36 hours.
We are featuring graphics from Predictwind.com to illustrate the boats' positions, expected windspeed, and course options.
Stu Bannatyne, watch captain, Chris Nicholson, Skipper, & Adam Minoprio, Trimmer sailing in the Atlantic trade winds onboard Camper Hamish Hooper/CAMPER/Volvo Ocean Race
As you can see in our Volvo Ocean Race section there's a wealth of coverage, including plenty of excellent images and video reports from on board the competitors.
In this edition we have presented the latest update, and a report from Stu Bannatyne aboard Camper, as they enjoy some fast sailing ahead of the Doldrums.
Port City Challenge Day 2 - America's Cup World Series - Day 2, 13 November 2011 Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com
Over the last two days, the Port Challenge section of the America's Cup World Series has been sailed in San Diego. There was no TV coverage on the first day, however organisers provided a limited broadcast of the racing yesterday on Youtube.
The Matchracing round begins on Thursday, New Zealand time, followed by the Fleet Race Championship on Monday morning New Zealand time.
2011 NZ Matach Racing Champions Left to right: Tim Coltman, Matthew Steven, Matt Clough, Jono Clough, Chris Jones RNZYS Media
Emirates Team NZ performed well, winning the Port Challenge, even though they were one of the few teams not representing a port.
Bob Fisher provides his unique view of each day's racing, and will be continuing to report all this week for Sail-World.
We're sad to report the passing of two very accomplished New Zealand sailors.
Stu Brentnall, 1977 One Ton Cup winner
Stu Brentnall (77), a noted keelboat skipper and winner of the 1977 One Ton Cup in which he skippered the Farr designed centreboarder, The Red Lion, ably crewed by Roy Dickson, Dick Jones and friends. Brentnall came within an ace of winning the trophy the previous year in Jiminy Cricket. He passed away on 5 November aged 77years.
Gavin Bornholdt (63), an Olympic representative in the three man Soling keelboat, died suddenly on Saturday after a bike ride. The well known Wellington yachtsman crewed with Chris Urry, under the redoubtable Hugh Pool, representing New Zealand in the 1976 Olympics in Kingston, Canada. Bornholdt remained an active Sunburst sailor in his latter years sailing in the highly competitive Wellington fleet.
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