Sail-World New Zealand: September 6, 2012 - AC72 Foiling Images and Video...Paralympics Update...Latest from Busfields

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 07 Sep 2012

Sail-World New Zealand: September 6, 2012

For those who missed our America's Cup newsletter we have featured the images of Emirates Team NZ's AC72 foiling on the Waitemata just over a week ago.

The images are remarkable for two things - New Zealand is the first of the AC72's to be fully foil-borne, and second we believe that the AC72 is the largest yacht to be fully foiling.

In this edition we have further images from today's sailing session to which some media were invited. We are endeavouring to acquire further images of the foiling, and hope to have these available Friday on In the meantime we have images taken from various locations around the Harbour.

5 - AC72 - New Zealand fully lifted on her L-Foils and sailing on the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. The windward L-foil is shown clear of the water in compliance with AC racing rules.  Swan Images

The 2012 Paralympics are at the near complete stage. The two New Zealand crews are flicking around the top ten overall with one race to sail.

Overall the British are endeavouring to emerge as the top nation, in terms of medal won, as they did in the 2012 Olympic Regatta. So far they are leading one event, are second in another and have a bit of work to do in the other fleet. For Australia it is a similar story.

Paul Francis negotiates a mark on Portland Harbour - Paralympics, Day 4  David Staley - IFDS ©

Stay tuned for the action on We are carrying all the reports from other nations competing in the event, just click on the links at the bottom of each Paralympic story to see how each country is covering this keenly contested event.

Bavaria Vision 42 saloon  

In this edition we feature the latest news from Busfield Marine Brokers, with the Bavaria Vision 42 due to arrive in New Zealand soon. There is an excellent deal on offer for the first owners - see the full story in this edition.

On Saturday, the first major centreboard event of the new season gets underway, with the Icebreaker Championship being sailed on Lake Pupuke. If you haven't entered yet see the story in this edition of

James Turner and Finn Drummond took the Silver medal in the 2012 World Junior 470 Championships  Richard Gladwell

A young 470 crew need your support - it won't cost you anything. James Turner and Carl Evans are starting their 470 campaign for Rio de Janeiro, you can help by giving them your vote - see the story in this edition. To save a lot of effort - enter the name James Turner in the search box, click on the vote button and its done.

Don't miss the latest blog from Rod Davis, one of the world's top coaches and a double Olympic medallist to boot.

Paul Francis negotiates a mark on Portland Harbour - Paralympics, Day 4  David Staley - IFDS ©

In his latest column he reviews the New Zealand Olympic effort in Weymouth and has some pointers for the USA - which is in the same position as the ANZAC's were in after the 2004 Olympic Regatta in Athens.

Our apologies for the delay in this newsletter which is caused by a difficult and ongoing IT issues in New Zealand.

Lord Coe Visits Paralympics Sailing Venue - London 2012 Paralympic Games  RYA
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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Paul Francis negotiates a mark on Portland Harbour - Paralympics, Day 4  David Staley - IFDS ©

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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ AC72 flies on Day 5 + Video
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team NZ were out again for their fifth day of sailing in their AC72, New Zealand. Conditions were a very fresh SW wind, estimated at 20kts which provided for some high speed sailing. TV crews were invited onto the team chase boats and the day featured in the prime time news.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 6, 2012 - Markets on edge
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: September 6, 2012 - Markets remained on edge after details of the ECB Bond-Buying program filters out to the market. It seems that Merkel has agreed to the unlimited purchase of Government member debt if it is short dated and is neutral to the Money Supply. The KIWI held around 0.7950 but also looks vulnerable in this market.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour Leg 1 – Dramatic grand finale
Spindrift Racing,
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Busfield Marine Brokers presents second Bavaria Vision by Farr
Following the successful premiere of the Vision 46, Bavaria presents the latest addition to the new Vision line. The new Vision 42, will be premiered at the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes which takes place next week. Busfield Marine is now pleased to be able to release technical details and price information for this stunning 42-foot yacht.... [more]
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Oracle Team USA's first day of testing ends in delay of several weeks
Lisa Ramsperger,
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ foiling on Waitemata Harbour - Images
Richard Gladwell,
Last Wednesday, after just her fourth day if sailing on the Hauraki Gulf, Emirates Team NZ were able to get their first AC72 sailing foil-borne on the Waitemata Harbour. Sail-World has reviewed a sequence of 25 images which show the AC72 returning in a fresh breeze, rounding Rangitioto Light pursued by three chase boats.... [more]
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London 2012 Paralympic Games - Fitzgibbon and Tesch win sailing gold
Craig Heydon,
Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have won gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games with a race to spare. It's the first time that either sailor has won Paralympic gold.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour first leg - Foncia claims close finish
Multi One Design,
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2012 Paralympics: Sun shines as Kiwis hold status quo on Day 5
Yachting NZ,
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Paralympics London 2012 - Britain guaranteed sailing medals
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Murrays Bay Ice Breaker Regatta on this coming Saturday
David Gunn,
The Murrays Bay Ice Breaker Regatta is an institution for Auckland Sailing and heralds the start of the Summer sailing season. This years event is on this weekend - 8 September on Lake Pupuke. Last year over 120 boats in various classes attended and similar numbers are expected this year. Sailors from all clubs are welcome.... [more]
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UK 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Round 3 overall
Ben Clothier, Mason Woodworth,
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Paralympics London 2012: Day 4 - races of two halves in Portland
It was a race of two halves for the two New Zealand crews sailing in the 2012 Paralympics Regatta on Portland Harbour, near Weymouth, England. All competitors faced another long day on the water, first waiting for enough wind to race and then struggling through a series of abandoned attempts, until finally two short races were sailed on near landlocked Portland Harbour.... [more]
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2012 Paralympics: Brit's Lucas sitting pretty in the 2.4mR after Day 4
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2012 Paralympics: Australians go clear in the SKUD18 after Day 4
Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) have put a gap of four points between them and Jen French and Jp Creignou (USA) and Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) with three SKUD18 races remaining at the Paralympic Sailing Competition. Very little has separated the top three crews since racing began with just two points the difference throughout.... [more]
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AMP Scholarship - Peoples Choice Award - Vote for James Turner
Phil Turner,
James Turner (helm) has been sailing the Olympic 470 for two years, in February 2012 together with Finn Drummond, won Silver at the 470 Junior World Championships. Carl Evans (crew) previously was helm sailing with Peter Burling in the 470 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Together we have joined forces to achieve our individual dreams - to medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.... [more]
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Paralympics London 2012 - Fitzgibbon and Tesch extend lead
Craig Heydon,
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Images from the 2012 Newport Bucket Regatta
George Bekris,
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London 2012 Paralympic Games – Lord Coe visits Weymouth and Portland
Matt Carter,
London 2012 Paralympic Games - Britain's sailors had team had a boost today (Tuesday 4 September) when Lord Coe visited Weymouth and Portland. The Chairman of LOCOG visited the Sports Arena on Weymouth and saw RYA Sailability's Try Sailing for Free sessions, running throughout the Paralympics giving disabled and able-bodied people the chance to get a taste for the sport on Weymouth Beach.... [more]
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2012 Paralympics: NZL on hold on Day 3 of Paralympics
The two New Zealand crews sailing in the 2012 Paralympics Regatta being sailed on Portland Harbour, near Weymouth, in England, have not improved their overall placing on the third day of the event, despite a third place in the 2.4mtr.... [more]
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Rod Davis: Olympics in Review - Calling New Zealand and USA to account
Rod Davis,
Former Yachting NZ Olympic Director, Rod Davis penned these thoughts on the 2012 NZ and US Olympic effort. 'After every Olympic regatta Yachting NZ, along with every other NZ sport authority, will front before Sport New Zealand, formerly known as SPARC. They're the ones with the dollars. It's a nerve-racking experience, as moneymen hold the fate and future of athletes/sailors in their hands.... [more]
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Knickerbocker Cup victory to William Tiller
Andrea Watson/,
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PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup event summary
Chris Yates,
There was thrilling action at the 2012 PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup in Alacati. Valerie Arrighetti stole the limelight come the end of the week as the French woman was crowned the 2012 PWA Women's Slalom World Champion, after a magnificent season. In the meantime, Alacati continued to enhance it's global reputation as a windsurfing Mecca by providing five days of wind out of a possible six.... [more]
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Paralympics London 2012 - Day 3 anything but boring + Video
Dana Paxton,
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, despite a brief wait this morning for suitable wind conditions on Portland Harbour, day three was anything but boring. Race organizers consolidated all three events onto one race course and completed two races for each.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère DCNS makes her mark on San Francisco Bay
Stéphanie André,
l'Hydroptère DCNS, the fastest yacht on the planet which arrived in California in July in a bid to secure the Transpacific Record (Los Angeles - Honolulu), set the nautical mile speed sailing record around the legendary San Francisco Bay on 31 August 2012.... [more]
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