Sail-World New Zealand: July 6, 2012 - Laser Radial Youth Worlds...Kiwis report on A-Class Europeans ...Azzam repaired

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Sail-World New Zealand: July 6, 2012

Oracle Team USA get put through their paces in a fashion shoot for the SF Chronicle  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup¬©
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for July 6, 2012

The Volvo Ocean Race comes to a conclusion on Saturday, local time with the final InPort Race, which will determine the winner of the overall InPort Trophy.

Currently, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ is tied at the top of the points table with Puma, skippered by Ken Read, and with Groupama one point behind. Abu Dhabi is four points astern of the two lead boats and only has a mathematical chance, to win.

If they are able to win the InPort Trophy, Camper will have come away with that title, plus they have also won the speed record trophy, and look set to finish second overall. While that is obviously not a win – it is a good haul of three of the four primary overall trophies.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing make repairs to their damaged keel fairing in the Volvo Ocean Race village, in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.   Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race©

To achieve this feat, Camper have to beat both Puma and Groupama in the InPort race to be sailed on Saturday night NZT. We will be posting the links later on

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi Racing's Azzam has undergone a keel repair while afloat in Galway.

There's a lot of local content in this edition of Sail-World.

Finn and Mike Drummond get away to a pin end start, European A class Championships, Lake Garda  

From Italy, Finn Drummond (20) reports on the European A-class Championships, where he sailed with his father Mike (also Design Coordinator for Oracle Team USA), and long time A-class cat sailor Murray Philpott.

The Sail Noumea 2012 race finished almost a month ago, when TeamVodafoneSailing broke the Multihull record. In this edition of, we have a video of their race, including on-board and post race in Noumea.

Round Robin One - Regional Match Racing Training Camp  Port Nicholson Yachting Trust

From Wellington, we have two stories – the first of a learn to sail and general watersport experience running out of the Wellington Ocean Sports Centre in conjunction with Kiwisport. There's all the contact information if you know of a school that might like to be involved.

There's also been a Regional Match Race Training camp staged by Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, using the Elliott 6 Mtrs. Teams from around New Zealand came to the event – and we have a full report and images in this edition of

Emirates Team New Zealand sailors meet the Auckland Blues rugby team   Chris Cameron/ETNZ

A couple of weeks ago Emirates Team NZ took on The Blues rugby team – in a game of touch rugby and a grinder contest. We have the video of that session in this newsletter.

And for something different we have a video from a fashion shoot by the SF Chronicle, lining up Oracle Team USA, alongside the hulk of a dry dock, which is one of the less attractive features of San Francisco. It makes a great backdrop for the shoot, which is an excellent piece of video – very well compiled.

Eleonora, the largest yacht to ever compete in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race,   onEdition ©

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Bands play to a huge crowd in the Volvo Ocean Race village in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.   Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©
Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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School kids enjoy Wellington Harbour with Ocean Sport and Kiwisport
Wellington Ocean Sports Centre,
The Wellington Ocean Sports Centre in conjunction with Kiwisport have a new initiative to get school children out on the water and enjoying Wellington Harbour, this follows on from previous years were we have provided keelboat sailing opportunities. It is great to see this expanded to include other Ocean Sports this year.... [more]
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Finn Drummond's take on the European A-class Championships
Finn Drummond,
Finn Drummond (20 years old) reports on the A-Class catamaran European Championships staged on Lake Garda, northern Italy. He sailed with two other New Zealand sailors, Murray Philpott and Mike Drummond, and finished 24th overall in the regatta - a creditable result in a very difficult and technical class.... [more]
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RS:X Youth European Championships Day 4
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X Youth European Championships Day 4 - There was only one question on people's minds this morning... Where is the wind? The forecast 20 knots that everyone was looking forward to was sadly absent without leave. And what's worse never made an effort to redress the situation as the morning wore one.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ vs The Blues rugby team - Return Match
Emirates Team New Zealand joined the Blues for an early morning training session and grinder challenge at Unitec in mid-June, returning a match in Dragon boats in January... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA on the catwalk - Video
SF Chronicle,
San Francisco Chronicle's fashion team and picture editor shoot Oracle Team USA America's Cup sailing crew - a must see video shot in San Francisco... [more]
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Sail Noumea 2012: TeamVodafone Sailing breaks the race record - Video
Stuart MacKinven,
TeamVodafoneSailing, the ORMA60 trimaran skippered by Simon Hull set a new multihull record for the Auckland Noumea Race, last month. Crew member Stuart MacKinven tells their story and sent this video of their race: After a frustratingly light start, but TVS managed to wiggle our way past the top of NZ mostly with the genaker sheeted in tight. As the breeze built we hedged east of the rhumb line... [more]
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Musto Skiff World Championships - What a week!
Rick Perkins,
Musto Skiff World Championships - Well what a week ... great racing, fantastic socials, wonderful hosts and many friends made throughout the fleet.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Running repairs on Azzam's keel made in Galway
Volvo Ocean Race,
Abu Dhabi's yacht Azzam is expected to be back to 100 per cent racing fitness after the shore team spent all day working to fix their damaged keel that reduced their performance by as much as 10 per cent during Leg 9, of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's general manager Phil Allen said it was still unclear exactly what caused the damage, but it was likely that hitting a lob... [more]
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Regional Match Racing Training Camp held in Wellington
Port Nicholson Yachting Trust,
The July School Holidays have been a busy time for the Port Nicholson Yachting Trust Youth Scheme. The past four days has seen four teams from as far away as New Plymouth and Dunedin descend on the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club for a chance to sail on the Youth Scheme Elliott 6 keelboats.... [more]
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WMRT Stena Match Cup - Yanmar Racing move forward
Mark Chisnell,
After slipping from the top of the leaderboard at the end of the first qualifying session, to sixth place by the end of the second, Peter Gilmour (AUS, skipper) and his team returned to form to move up to second place, behind the overall Tour leader and home crowd favourite, Bjorn Hansen.... [more]
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68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - NOR and Application for Entry online
Jennifer Crook,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the organising authority for the 68th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the race's naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite Applications for Entry.... [more]
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470 European Championship winners decided
Luissa Smith,
The 470 Men and Women Medal Races wrapped up the 2012 470 European Championship with five nations claiming the podium places – Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Slovenia.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2012 - Independence Day
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: July 5, 2012 - July the 4th, Independence Day, sees markets are at a virtual standstill. US Markets are all closed and European trade is so thin they may as well be. This week will see lower than normal volumes as many take advantage of a mid-week holiday to extend the vacation.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup day 3 - Big Wednesday
PWA Pozo World Cup day 3 turned out to be ‘Big Wednesday'. Men's Single Elimination semi-final saw the level go quite literally sky high, as the wind hit forty knots or more and the waves continued to increase.... [more]
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WMRT Stena Match Cup - Fighting to avoid elimination
After day 3 of the Stena Match Cup Sweden several skippers need to secure wins in their remaining few matches to avoid elimination at qualification stage.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire - Speed trial
The second leg of La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire began in a frenzy of shouts and flapping sails on a busy startline, and ended with each of the 36 Figaro II one-designs slipping through the finish under spinnaker and moonlight.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - RS:X Medallists return to defend titles
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships sees 2011 RS:X Boys gold medallist Cho Wonwoo (KOR) and RS:X Girls gold medallist Veronica Fanciulli (ITA) return to defend their titles.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Top of leader board fiercely contested
Ruth Harrington,
With just two races left in the Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race, the top of the leader board continues to be fiercely contested. Although Gold Coast Australia is the clear leader, the fight for second and third place in the world's longest ocean race is still anyone's for the taking.... [more]
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Round the Island Race - Rugby's Nick Easter sets sail aboard Eleonora
Paul Smith, Sportsbeat,
Round the Island Race 2012 - One is Britain's greatest ever Olympic sailor, the other a 47-cap England rugby forward - but last weekend they came together to steer the largest of boats in a race around the Isle of Wight. Ben Ainslie, who will go for an historic fourth gold medal in Weymouth at the end of the month, joined forces with Harlequins No. 8 Nick Easter for the 81st Round the Island Race... [more]
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RS:X Youth European Championships Day 3
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X Youth European Championships third day got underway in Tallinn, Estonia. Bright sunshine. A short postponement. A soft breeze from the Northeast. Two races for the light wind specialists. Pawel Tarnowski the overnight leader was late rigging up and late for the first start of the day so posted his worst result - 10th - in race six before regaining his equilibrium and winning the seventh... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012 - They are crowned,
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2012. The final day of racing for the sailors from 19 nations was held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Queensland Australia today.... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race prologue - Line honours to Spindrift racing
Spindrift Racing,
Krys Ocean Race prologue, a 120 miles regatta between Newport, Rhode Island, and New York City, got underway on 2nd July 2012. Yann Guichard and his crew of four men finished in third place. Spindrift racing made the best out of the mild conditions off the coast of Long Island, leading the fleet all night long and until the very last miles.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Gildas Morvan second stage winner,
On Tuesday July 4, Gildas Morvan crossed the finish line in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, taking the second stage of La Solitaire du Figaro.... [more]
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470 European Championship day 6 - Gold to Croatian duo
Luissa Smith,
Today was a tense penultimate day and the last opportunity to make the cut to be amongst the top 10 teams going through to Wednesday's Medal Race, which will decide the podium finishers at the 2012 470 European Championship.... [more]
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PWA Pozo World Cup - Massive action on day 2 + Video
Chris Yates,
On the second day of the 2012 PWA Pozo World Cup, with lighter winds than the previous day, head judge Duncan Coombs made the decision to run the women's single elimination ahead of the remainder of the men's. Although the winds were lighter than on Monday, the women were still reaching for their 3.4-3.7 sails in order to survive the powerful winds of Pozo.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Gold Medallists return to defend titles
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is to be held from 12th to 21st July 2012 in Dublin, Ireland and is set to welcome back 2011 gold medallists in the SL16 and 29er. Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade (BRA) head to Dublin, Ireland to defend the SL16 title they comprehensively won in Zadar, Croatia last year whilst Spain's Carlos Robles and Florian Trittel (ESP) will be aiming to do the double.... [more]
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