Race of the Volvo shore crews...Global Ocean Race dismasting...Round the World record ahead of target

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 03 Dec 2011

Sail-World New Zealand: 3 December 2011

2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships on December 3, 2011 in Perth, Australia.  Alex McKinnon - Copyright
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 3 December 2011

The race of the Volvo Ocean Race shore crews is well underway in Cape Town, as three of the teams struggle to get their respective charges ready for the start of Leg 2 - due to part for an undisclosed destination on 11 December.

We will have a fuller update in Sail-World's Volvo Ocean Race newsletter later this weekend.

It's just under a 100 days to go until the fleet arrives in Auckland and we have the latest newsletter from the Auckland Stopover in this edition.

Also leaving from Cape Town is the Global Ocean Race, after being held back because of bad weather, the fleet is headed south towards the Ice Gate, but has already split into two, maybe three, groups, and suffered one dismasting. Race leaders, the New Zealand father and son crew of Ross and Campbell Field, are handily placed.

Ross and Campbell Field - Global Ocean Race 2011-12  BSL

We have the story from the start and a video interview with the father and son crew from Sec Hayal as the recount their experience in moderate sailing conditions on the first night, and their options from here.

In Perth, Western Australia, the ISAF World Sailing Championships have been opened and racing is about to begin. Sail-World will have an editor in Perth for the final week of the regatta and will be carrying regular updates.

Harken International Youth Match Championships 2011- RPAYC  Howard Wright

In Sydney, a New Zealand crew, led by Dave Haszard has won the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships being sailed out of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Pittwater, we have reports and images from the event in this edition of sail-World.com's newsletter.

There's another Jules Verne Trophy attempt underway with the maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire V, skippered by Loick Peyron, well on record pace, and has already set a record for her starting point to the Equator - churning out the distance in just over five days. From reports to date it would seem that the weather windows are going their way, with her crew enjoying some very fast but relatively comfortable sailing.

Team Sanya arrive in Cape Town after retiring from leg 1 due to severe damage.   Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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Volvo Ocean Race: Kiwi build team replaces Team Sanya's bow
Although only unloaded from a cargo ship just two days ago, amazingly Team Sanya's badly holed Volvo Open 70 is today a complete boat once more. The former Telefonica Blue from the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race, split open her starboard bow on the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Transat B to B, Hotting up in the Carribean
Transat B to B Media,
No less than four 60-feet Imoca monohulls are already here in Gustavia, Saint Barts, lapping up the sunshine and the warm breeze prior to the start of Transat B to B on Monday 5 December. Tied up safely alongside in front of Gustavia's Harbour Master's Office are Mike Golding's Gamesa, Armel Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire, Vincent Riou's PRB and Marc Guillemot's Safran.... [more]
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Sir Peter Blake: A decade has passed
Catherine Masters, NZ Herald,
This Tuesday marks a decade since the death of Sir Peter Blake (53). Long time friend, Don Robertson recalls how he was struck by the friendly, tall sailor's charisma and quirky humour. There was always a focus there, which some mistook for aloofness, though Robertson says you always knew Blake was the boss - 'he'd just look down at you from 6 ft 4 and you'd go, 'oh, okay Pete, I get the point'.'... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Puma on board and en route to Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Puma Ocean Racing successfully loaded their boat onto a container ship at Tristan da Cunha on Friday, breathing new life into their chances of rejoining the race on time. The operation went off safely, team general manager Kimo Worthington reported on Friday evening. 'Loading operations on Tristan have been completed safely and we'll be leaving in the next hour or so,' Worthington said.... [more]
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Artemis Offshore Academy Development Squad start winter training
Artemis Offshore Academy,
The Artemis Offshore Academy's new Development Squad, Oliver Bond, Henry Bomby and Aaron Cooper, have started the short-handed winter training programme. The three full-time Academy Development Squad members were picked from the Selection Trials in September and are now training in La Grande Motte - the French Figaro Centre d'Entrainement Méditerranée for the winter.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet enjoy quality time in New Zealand
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet have completed race five, from Western Australia to New Zealand, and are enjoying their downtime in Tauranga to the maximum during the biennial event's historic first visit to New Zealand. All ten yachts were safely berthed in Tauranga Bridge Marina by Sunday lunchtime, a full two days ahead of schedule... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Date set for Solent return
Anna Wardley,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Advanced planning meetings have already been initiated between Southampton City Council, MDL Marinas at Ocean Village and race organisers Clipper Ventures, to prepare for the return of the ten-strong international Clipper Race fleet on Sunday 22 July next year... [more]
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Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships officially open
International Sailing Federation,
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships were officially opened today, Friday 2nd December, in Perth, Western Australia by ISAF President Göran Petersson. Seventy nine nations were represented at the Opening Ceremony with over 1,100 sailors set to compete for world championship glory in the ten Olympic events on show in Fremantle.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Tough start
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race fleet have had a tough, 72-hour start to leg two. Plummeting into the high latitudes, the five double-handed Class40s ran into light winds at 38 degrees South, 200 miles below Africa, and spent Thursday night waiting for the westerly winds to arrive. Spread over 100 miles east-west and averaging below five knots, the ten sailors regrouped, repaired and drew breath.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 - Near perfect conditions
Paul Larsen,
Walvis Bay rose to my challenge today and delivered a near perfect speed sailing day for us. This is why we come here. Vestas Sailrocket 2 is in the best shape of her life. The whole boat is starting to feel like a finished piece and I am really happy with her. The first run today went well and was very smooth.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - US Paige Railey and US Zach Railey - Two of us
Shauna McGee Kinney,
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Wings, the Next Generation
Kimball Livingston,
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Perth 2011 – Britain's Laser Gold Medallist takes the long view
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Fleet spend first full day at sea
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) double-handed Class40s have spent the first full day at sea on leg 2 from Cape Town to Wellington. The fleet were beating close inshore towards the Cape of Good Hope in strong headwinds before the breeze slackened.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Kiwi attack
Lisa Ratcliff,
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Volvo Ocean Race: Casualty Corner - Images and Video
Compiled by Sail-World,
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Extreme Sailing Series - Competing teams revealed
Extreme Sailing Series,
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Clipper 2011-12 - The final battle to Tauranga, New Zealand
Lisa Blair,
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Doyle Sails expansion into South East Queensland
Guy Waddilove,
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - Dramatic set back for Nico and Frans Budel
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race Leg 2 - After only 14 hours of racing the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel dismasted shortly before rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean. Both the Budels are uninjured and have returned to Cape Town unassisted with their Class40 Sec. Hayai while plans are already in place to rejoin the GOR. Includes Video interview.... [more]
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Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing Championship images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images captured at the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships held at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.... [more]
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Round New Zealand Two handed qualifier - (not) White Island Race.
Sally Garrett,
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Global Ocean Race fleet begin Leg 2 from Cape Town + Video
Oliver Dewar,
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NZL Sailing Team 49er crew report in ahead of the ISAF Sailing Worlds
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke,
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland Stopover News 6 - 99 days to go!
VOR Auckland Stopover,
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Dave Hazard, RNZYS crowned 2011 Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing Champ
Damian Devine,
2011 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship racing got underway at 1030hrs with the breeze an 11-12kts Nor Easter on a course north of Scotland Island.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 – BSL determined to stay on top
Jo Grindley,
Global Ocean Race leg one winners BSL prepare to maintain pole position as they head to Wellington in New Zealand, home turf for Ross and Campbell Field.... [more]
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Sail Akarana 18-19 February 2012
Suellen Hurling,
On the weekend of the 18-19 February 2012, a mixed fleet of classes ranging from Optimists, Lasers, Skiffs and Platu keelboats will descend on Royal Akarana Yacht Club (RAYC) for the second installment of the Sail Akarana regattas. The concept was launched in late October and saw 50 boats racing in the area north of the Orakei wave screen over two days.... [more]
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Peter Gilmour and YANMAR Racing look forward to 2012
Yanmar Racing Media,
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing, five times the ISAF Match Racing World Champion and twice the Monsoon Cup winner, faced Jesper Radich (DEN) Adrian Lee & Partners in the Petit Final of the 2011 Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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Maxi Banque Populaire V on form in Jules Verne Trophy
Charline Hamonic,
>Barely a week of racing has passed and there is already positive news for Maxi Banque Populaire V. After crossing the equator at 00 hours 26 minutes and 52 seconds (Paris time) last night, after five days 14 hours 55 minutes and 10 seconds* at sea, Loick Peyron and his crew are now the fastest in the history of the Trophy for this particular section.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 36
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for November 28, 2011... [more]
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Laura Dekker rounds Cape in fierce storms, arrives Cape Town
Carol Dolley, IOL/ Sail-World Cruising,
Laura Dekker, 16-year-old Dutch/New Zealand solo sailor, has rounded Cape Agulhas in 50 gusting 55 knot winds and arrived in Cape Town to be greeted by her father, Dick Dekker. 'Not even the most seasoned skipper will round Cape Point in winds like that. She's a very brave girl,' observed an experienced Cape Town sailor.... [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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