Sail-World New Zealand: March 7, 2013 - AC72 racing - video and pix ... NZ Titles decided ... Experience 18fter sailing with Magicam

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 07 Mar 2013

Sail-World New Zealand: March 7, 2013

Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for March 7, 2013

Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand, the two America's Cup Challengers, based in Auckland, enjoyed a great afternoon's sailing on the Waitemata, with plenty of high speed foiling in the fresh offshore breezes. In this edition of's newsletter we feature two image galleries of the afternoon's racing in AC72's, along with four videos of the action.

For those who are not up with the technical nuances of AC72's, foiling and apparent wind sailing, the images give a good idea of what to expect in the America's Cup regatta later this year. And the trainspotters will have a field day.
The videos are best watch in high quality - we will have a shot at trying to improve the video quality later in the day.

In this edition, we also have the latest news and video from San Francisco to provide some balance to what is happening in New Zealand.

NZA piles on the pace and digs her bow in after rounding the top mark - Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Race Training - March 6, 2013 NZL ©

Also in this edition we feature an unofficial race schedule and format for the 34th America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup. With just three Challengers there has had to be some changes from the traditional format, and how the points will work through the Louis Vuitton Cup is explained. This guide is invaluable for anyone thinking of traveling to San Francisco for the America's Cup regattas - as you can calculate exactly how long you need to be there, rather than just go for the duration.

For TV fans, particularly yacht clubs wanting to have the Cup screening, this guide will also be invaluable. We stress this isn't official, but has been complied by Jack Griffin of from a variety of sources, and is the best guide we have seen.

Oracle Team USA sailing in San Francisco (USA) - the America's Cup will be sailed on the water between Alcatraz (to the left) and Marina Green ahead of the AC72  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©

Staying with video, we feature the first of our videos shot using AEE Magicam technology. These mini video cameras (similar to the well known Go-Pro's) were positioned on several positions on the boat and give a good feel for the sailing action. We have not been able to see any difference in quality between the AEE Magicam and the popular Go-Pro, in fact if anything the nod in the quality stakes probably goes to the Magicam.

The Magicam really does score in its attachment systems, with a range of clamps available, plus even a pole. The attachment systems allow you to set up a boat very quickly and be confident of the cameras not being knocked off (although an attachment tie as a backup is highly recommended).

Where is Magicam really jumps ahead is in the price, being around half the price of similar products, and with very reasonable pricing for the attachments, which are screwed to the camera, as well as having the usual bolt arrangement.

Step aboard Yamaha 2 for a Magicam experience - 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 1, January 19, 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

Magicams can be obviously used for production of action video, such as has been done in the 18fter story in this edition. But where they really come into their own is in coaching and training. It is relatively simple to set these up in a boat - underneath the spreaders is an idea location, or at the back of the boat. After the training session you have the video to self-review your training session, or load it to Youtube and get some advice from a remote coach, who is working with you, and with the aid of the video, can probably put their finger on the issue that has been bugging your performance.

Emirates Team NZ use the mini-video camera technology extensively for design analysis and crew-work. With Magicam technology you can enjoy a similar platform, at a very reasonable price.

There's also a sister product which will turn your iPhone into an action video camera - for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, again both products are very reasonably priced.

Having a great time is a key part of the Etchells experience. - Entire 2013 Etchells Victorian State Championship  © Alex McKinnon

The Etchells class have resumed regular Tuesday night racing in Auckland, with ten boats competing on Tuesday. In this edition we have another of Alex Webster's excellent reports. The class Nationals are being staged from 6-7 April. A ten boat minimum fleet is required, if you want to join the class that offers the best one design international keelboat racing, then check out the Etchells. Now if the time to start the beg, borrow, steal - if you don't already have a boat for the Nationals.

Final building stage of the Volvo Ocean 65 first hull at Persico Marine, Italy.   Mark Somerville/Persico Marine

In the Volvo Ocean Race, there have been a couple of significant developments - first is the dispatch of the first Volvo Ocean 65 hull to have its deck fitted. We have the latest update, together with the previous videos from VOR's Rick Deppe.

Overnight the latest stopover has been announced - Cardiff in Wales. Details in this edition of's newsletter

2012 Olympic Gold medalist - Dorian Van Rijsselberghe - 2013 RS:X World Championship - Day 4  Vincenzo Baglione
Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Luna Rossa approaches the camera boat in full and steady flight - Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Race Training - March 6, 2013 ©

Young 88's - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron Evening Race, March 6, 2013  Richard Gladwell ©

AEE Sportscam: Experience the action aboard 18ft skiff Yamaha - 2
Ever wanted a taste of 18ft skiff sailing without getting wet? Join the crew of Yamaha 2 as they put the 18ft skiff though its paces on Waitemata harbour - all captured on a series of AEE Magicams.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Wednesday night race
Sail-World's camera was on hand to capture some of the later starting divisions as they competed in the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron's Wednesday evening race, sailed in a moderate south westerly breeze.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72's line up in Auckland - Luna Rossa does a flypast
Emirates Team New Zealand and the Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa were out race training again, off Auckland's North Shore. Italian Challenger did this spectacular fly-past the Sail-World camera boat.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC72's line up in Auckland - at the windward mark
Emirates Team New Zealand and the Italian Challenger, Luna Rossa were out race training again, off Auckland's North Shore. Sail-World's camera caught this sequence as the two AC72's rounded a windward mark, went through the 'Zone of Death' and headed downwind.... [more]
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Finn Masters: Annual Up the Creek Classic - Plucking the mangroves
Alan Dawson,
Finn Master sailor, and former All Black, Alan Dawson gives his perspective on Annual Up the Creek Classic: We have a new mangrove champion. Yes the 'slippery, sly, smooth, smiling, sailor' (sssss) Dirch Andersen wins the Annual Up the Creek Race.... [more]
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Bay of Islands turns it on for the 470 Nationals
Lesley Haslar,
Well known Northland sailing identity, Lesley Haslar gives her view of the New Zealand 470 National Championships sailed from March 1 to March 3 and irganised by Kerikeri Cruising Club, in her beloved Bay of Islands: Nine eager pairs on the 470 class sail boats battled across the start line in each of the ten races off from Kerikeri Cruising Club in the Bay of islands.... [more]
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Interislander Optimist Challenge and South Island Starling champs
Rob Burn,
Leonard Takahashi-Fry, 2011 and 2012 Optimist National Champion, showed his class beating a 90 strong Optimist Open fleet at the Interislander Optimist Challenge Regatta in Picton. With one race outside of the top 10, Leonard gave the Fleet a lesson in consistancy to win by 23 points.... [more]
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Snow-Hansen and Willcox are NZ 470 National Champions 2013
Christine Hansen,
Nine crews sailed in the New Zealand 470 Class Nationals with entries from Kerikeri, Manly, Auckland and Tauranga. 2012 Olympic 470 helmsman Paul Snow-Hansen with new crew (and old rival) Daniel Willcox of Auckland won the regatta in a competitive open fleet. Racing was held over three days at Kerikeri Cruising Club, a wonderful host with a small core of friendly helpers.... [more]
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NZ Olympic class 49er/49erFX championships staged at Akarana YC
NZ 49er Association,
The Royal Akarana Yacht Club was the venue for the NZ 49er/49erFX Championships sailed over the weekend of 2/3 March 2013 with the races being held mostly in Mechanics Bay. A fun, enjoyable weekend was had with plenty of races.... [more]
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Susannah Pyatt has come from behind win in NZ Women's Match Racing
Amber Roberts,
Susannah Pyatt and her team of Jenna Hansen, Olivia Powrie and Heather Trudgen, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, won the 2013 New Zealand Women's Match Racing Championships, which concluded on the Waitemata Harbour on Sunday. Plus Video..... [more]
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America's Cup: Flying high in the Hauraki Gulf - Four Am-Cam videos
Four Am-Cam videos from the Hauraki Gulf, of Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ race training. Features some expert commentary from a 5 year old fan.... [more]
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America's Cup Discovered: Episode 79 - AC History with Gary Jobson
This week on America's Cup Discovered Cup veteran and America's Cup World Series commentator Gary Jobson take us on a journey through the oldest trophy in sport.... [more]
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America's Cup: A fine February in San Francisco
America's Cup Media,
San Francisco Bay came alive in February with AC72 sailing from Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA, along with the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. Here's a taste of the action from san Francisco last month, as well as a quick (perhaps too quick!) sense of what the AC72s can do... Watch through to the end!... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 1 - The relentless podium push + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
At the halfway stage of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, the pressure turned up a notch as the new faces began delivering podium places in the Extreme 40 stadium. It may be the familiar sails of Oman and Austria setting the pace with The Wave, Muscat and Red Bull Sailing Team sharing spoils atop the leaderboard but the three new skippers of Team Duqm Oman, Team Korea and GAC Pindar are pushing... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2013 - KIWI drifts back
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2013 - The huge burst in Equity confidence in the US has not spread to the risk currencies with the AUD falling back to 1.0230 with political turmoil engulfing the country as the Victorian Premier is forced to resign and rumblings in Croc Territory! The KIWI drifted back below 0.8300 with little happening on the domestic front.... [more]
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Etchells Tuesday Night Series: Ten Etchells racing in fresh breezes
Alex Webster,
Flight 12 of the Auckland Etchells Tuesday Night Season were sailed on Tuesday March 5, 2013, Fleet Captain Alex Webster reports: Flight 12 saw some of the freshest conditions of the entire series and a fleet of 10 boats enjoyed two long races into the lively nor' easter. This flight also saw the relaunch of Tortuga (779) and a welcome return to form of former world-beater Captain Pete. Aboar... [more]
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Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show: Plenty of fishing stars and bargains
Mike Rose,
The 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on May 16-19 will be a fun day out for the whole family. In addition to all of the latest new boats, engines, electronics and accessories, the show will also feature lots of free helpful advice, some stunning bargains and hours' worth of entertainment for kids of all ages.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Cardiff named host port for 2017-18 edition
Jon Bramley, Volvo Ocean Race,
For the first time in over ten years, the Volvo Ocean Race will return to the United Kingdom when Cardiff hosts a stopover in the 13th edition in 2017-18 – a move that will see the world's premier round-the-world sailing race visit Wales for the first time ever.... [more]
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RS:X World Windsurfing Championship - Gold on day 4 for Lee-El Korsiz
Mariana Peccicacco,
The RS:X World Windsurfing Championships will come to a close tomorrow in Búzios, Brazil, but the Israeli-Lee El Korsiz is already celebrating another title, the third in a row. With light winds, the Race Committee did only two of the three races scheduled for today and Lee won the first and was 18th in the second, which became her discard.... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa opt for initial base alongside Artemis
Various news sources in San Francisco are reporting that the Italian America's Cup Challenger, Luna Rossa, will be moving into the disused sea plane base at Alameda.They will join the base's other tenant, Artemis Racing (SWE) but working out of another hangar.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Act 1 kicks off in grand style
Extreme Sailing Series,
Act 1 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, taking place at The Wave, Muscat, Oman kicked off amid champagne sailing conditions and a baptism of fire for the new teams who thrived on the Extreme 40 race course.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Volvo Ocean 65 project approaching major milestone
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean 65 project will achieve a major milestone in the next few days as the first hull and deck leave their sheds at Persico and Multiplast to be assembled in the UK at Green Marine. Hull number one is being packed up and loaded onto a trailer at Persico in Italy. Later in the week, it will be towed by a Volvo truck from Bergamo to England's south coast.... [more]
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Put us on your Android
The Team,
Recently Sail-World provided instructions on how to add icons to our bookmarked websites onto the Iphone and Ipad home screens. Now we would like to extend this information by adding to our how to list. Here is how to add icons to Android mobiles.... [more]
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Why annoy Media, if you want their help? Don't use PDF for e-PR
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
Why annoy the Media, if you want their help? Do NOT use PDF's for Electronic Press Releases. When events, clubs and organisations send out media releases, it's presumably because they want media publications to use their content.... [more]
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18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy - Murray one of crew shuffles + Video
Bob Killick,
The 18ft Skiff Ferry Patrons Trophy 2013 kicked off the competition Sunday on Sydney Harbour with Mojo Wine cruising to an easy victory. It was a more relaxed affair, following on from the high adrenalin levels of the final race of the JJ Giltinan. Another helm change was a huge surprise, with Iain (Jethro) Murray, replacing Seve Jarvin on this years JJ Giltinan champion skiff Gotta Luv it 7.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Ferry Patrons Trophy on Sydney Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Ferry Patrons Trophy for 18ft skiffs, sponsored by Haier Appliances, made for a nostalgic day on Sydney Harbour when some of the greatest names in 18ft Skiff Racing history skippered boats in the race. The legendary Iain Murray, six-times, undefeated Giltinan champion between 1977 and 1982, five times champion Trevor Barnabas and 2000 winner John Winning all skippered top contenders.... [more]
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