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 28 Nov 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 28 November 2011

In full flight in the Fremantle Doctor, ISAF Sailing Worlds, Perth  
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 28 November 2011

In all the years we've been covering the Volvo Ocean Race and it's predecessor, the Whitbread Round the World Race (going back to the 1981-82 event) there has been no weirder photo than the one that features on this page today.

Stopping off for a round of golf on the remotest inhabited archipelago in world, while the first leg of the race is till running? You've got to be kidding! But no, the camera doesn't lie and the shot of the crew of Puma hitting out over nine holes on Tristan da Cunha is priceless.

On the course, or rather in port in Cape Town - are Telefonica and Camper, hopefully to be joined in 24 hours or so by Groupama.

Then it will be the race of the shore crews to get six boats back for the start of Leg 2 on 11 December.

Ken Read skipper of Puma checks the lie of the nine hole course on the island of Tristan de Cunha   Amory Ross/Puma Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race©

One will have to have a mast fitted. Another fitted with a new bow section. And the third hoisted aboard a cargo ship and freighted the last 1800nm before being fitted with a new rig.

Who said the adventure had gone out of this event?

In this edition we have final coverage of the Monsoon Cup, in which two New Zealand crews competed, and at the time of our last newsletter were on top of the points table.

We've also got news of the (NOT) Round White Island Race, courtesy of Lesley Haslar. The fleet had a bashing - and we've got the photo's to prove it!

Team RNZYS - debrief on the day's racing under the watchful eye of Roy Dickson - 2011 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships  Damian Devine

Don't miss the video that came in today from Fremantle of three windsurfers, including New Zealand's JP Tobin caning it in the the Fremantle Doctor. Aside from the action - which is outstanding, this video is a great example of what can be achieved through small strap on cameras - and then editing the captured video on a laptop ashore. All this was shot using Go-Pro cameras and a small video camera in the coach boat - producing HD quality video.

Same song second verse for the video off Camper showing a crewman clearing debris off the keel in mid-ocean. Remarkable stuff, and you certainly don't need a big production team and cast of thousands.

Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, finishes second on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12   Marc Bow/Volvo Ocean Race

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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2011 ISAF Worlds: The Doctor's Prescription - Video
Aaron McIntosh,
Fun video of Dorian Van Rijsselberge, JP Tobin and Zac Plavsic training for the up-coming 2011 RSX World Championships, Perth Australia in the RS:X windsurfer... [more]
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Semi finalists decided after day 2 of Harken Int'l Youth MR
Damian Devine,
Racing forged ahead today in the 2011 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships. One of the most anticipated races on day two was the match up early today of the overnight joint leaders, Jordan Reece (RSYS) and Tim Coltman (RPNYC) in flight nine to complete round one.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Real-time coaching makes debut in Malaysia
Dobbs Davis,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Borrowing from the motor sports world, where the driver is in constant contact with his crew via radio comms, real-time coaching made its debut in the Quarter-Finals yesterday. Rule 41 of the Racing Rules of Sailing which normally prohibits ‘outside assistance' has been amended here, so that coaches have been allowed to give advice and insight to their team via radio.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images of Camper's finish in Cape Town
Compiled by Sail-World,
Images from the finish of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town, South Africa,for Camper sailed by a crew from Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Puma Ocean Racing try for par on Tristan
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress: Today's sport outing was offensive. The Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg team was invited to play at the Tristan Golf Course, a beautiful nine-hole establishment built into the side of a volcano. And while the scenery certainly lived up to it's reputation, we were insulted by some of the on-site manners... [more]
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15 entries and 40knots for the (NOT) Round White Island Race
Lesley Haslar,
The '(NOT) Round White Island Race' - renamed with a new course set following the grounding of cargo ship Rena off the coast of Tauranga. Media attention from the ensuing problems of oil spills and floating containers still unsecured is very much in the public eye – I rest my case.... [more]
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49 Nations entered for the Opti Worlds 2011 at Napier
Nathalie van Dort,
Optimist World Sailing Championships organisers were today thrilled to receive an entry from the Nigerian team taking the total number of countries coming to Napier to compete up to 49! The most popular sailing event worldwide – the Optimist World Championship is only 38 days away.... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Preview Perth 2011
Robert Deaves,
There is now less than a week until the start of the Finn Gold Cup at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. For many sailors, as is the case with most classes, this will be their main trials for Olympic selection. Some sailors have already been given the nod, but for others, the battle continues, while also of course keeping an eye on the more important country selection... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper has a tough finish to Leg 2 + Audio and Video
Thomas Pryor,
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has secured second place on Leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, the team arrived into Cape Town on Sunday lunchtime, crossing the finish line at 10:48:04 UTC (27.11.11). Camper now hold 29 points on the scoreboard as they remain in second place overall two points from the lead. A solid performance in the Cape Town In Port race could mean the potenti... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Work completed on Class 40 Sec. Hayai
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) leg two start in Cape Town, on Sunday 27th November, was postponed by the Race Committee due to a forecast of strong headwinds. The new start date will be Tuesday 29 November at 12:00 local (10:00 GMT) on Tuesday 29 November, with the noon-day gun at the peak of Signal Hill as the start signal.... [more]
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ACWS San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway
John Mangino III,
John Mangino III, photographer for Isailimages, sends photos from San Diego Super Sunday from the deck of the USS Midway. This was their third third event of the Americas Cup World Series.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup – Williams defeats Berntsson in dramatic final
World Match Racing Tour,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams has added the Monsoon Cup to his third ISAF Match Racing World Champion crown after the British sailor defeated Johnie Berntsson 3-1. The double is a feat Williams first achieved in 2007 and is the second consecutive year a British sailor has won both the Monsoon Cup and the World Championship after Ben Ainslie in 2010.... [more]
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Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011,
British sailor Ian Williams, now a triple ISAF Match Racing World Champion, won the Monsoon Cup in 2007 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, the year he won the World Match Racing Tour for the first time.... [more]
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Wellington Match Racing plan coming together with another solid victor
RPNYC Events,
Tim Coltman and his crew of Emma Berry and Matthew Clough are the latest in a line of sailors to experience success by winning the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship on Sydney Harbour, defeating the defending champion Jay Griffin from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.... [more]
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N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2 - Advantage Lumix
Frank Quealey,
N.S.W. 18ft Skiff Championship Race 2. Lumix took full advantage of a match race battle between Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Gotta Love It 7, which took those two teams well away from their mark to score a convincing 2m51s victory.... [more]
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Reece and Coltman tied for first after gusty day 1 of Harken Int'l
Damian Devine,
Wind shifts were the dominant factor on day one of the 2011 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships hosted by the RPAYC on Pittwater today.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Camper - The final 24 hours + Video
Lucy Harwood,
Camper have under 300 miles remaining on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. While second place looks more certain by the hour, the Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand crew will be pleased to hear the news that they posted the biggest distance of the leg so far in the 24 hours from 1755 UTC on Wednesday as they blasted east through the South Atlantic riding a cold front.... [more]
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Marine Photographers urged to use IPTC metadata to protect Copyright
Brendan Maxwell, Tetra-Media,
Sailing and boating clubs and events need to address the need for copyright protection of images taken by event photographers. This is not a new problem, but as the media world consumes more and more images, the problem of unattributed or incorrectly attributed images being supplied by clubs and events to media is growing.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 1 Award presentation ceremony
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 Class 40 duos took time away from their boats to attend the leg one prize giving held at the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town. Awards were also presented for the fastest 24-hour leg one run by GOR sponsor, bluQube; the most impressive display of navigation and seamanship awarded by GOR sponsor, Garmin, and a media prize presented by Seahorse Magazine and [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 4 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup - Watch LIVE,
Watch the Monsoon Cup live on Sail-World, this afternoon from 3pm-5pm Malaysian time. 7am-9am GMT.... [more]
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Waka Racing: Contesting the lead at the Monsoon Cup
Waka Racing,
New Zealand match racing team, Waka Racing report in from the Monsoon Cup, Malaysia, an ISAF Level 1 regatta which is part of the World Match Racing Tour: Today was a great day for us here in Malaysia. We went into it with three races to go and came away with three victories. This put us on 8 wins – 3 losses... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fast and furious as Camper shows her true colours
Thomas Pryor,
Camper, crewed by Emirates Team NZ have been chewing up the miles on its way to Cape Town with the boat reaching speeds of between 25 - 30 knots and reducing the distance to the Leg One finish to 670 miles. Yesterday the boat travelled a staggering 551 miles in 24 hours, against a record of 597nm. Features video and also an audio interview with co-skipper Stu Bannatyne.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 start postponed
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) second leg was originally scheduled to start this Sunday, 27th November. Due to forecasts of 40-45 knot headwinds the Race Committee has postponed the start off Cape Town.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup – Bruni beats Mirsky in sudden death match
World Match Racing Tour,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Torvar Mirsky's 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Championship dream lies in tatters after a dramatic conclusion to the Qualifying stage saw Francesco Bruni beat the Australian by just half a second in a sudden death match. It completed what was a fascinating day of racing in Malaysia which also saw the wildcard of Will Tiller qualify for the quarter-finals in top spot.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by Gareth Cooke
Gareth Cooke,
WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by photographer Gareth Cooke from Subzero Images.... [more]
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