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America's Cup: Council claims deal made in Feb America's Cup: Council claims deal made in Feb Auckland Council claims Cup course arrangements were signed off by all parties in February Two of the principal parties in the 36th America's Cup have issued conflicting media statements tonight over correspondence and agreements relating to the course area allocations for the Prada Cup, or Challenger Selection Series. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 22 Oct 22:12 NZDT America's Cup: CoR36 responds to Defender America's Cup: CoR36 responds to Defender CoR36 claim that they only learned in September about a letter written by Ports of Auckland back in The Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup has issued the following statement following decision of the Arbitration Panel, today. CoR36 claim that they only learned in September about a letter written by Ports of Auckland back in January. by Luna Rossa/CoR36 Posted 22 Oct 20:23 NZDT America's Cup: Paradise Lost for Auckland fans America's Cup: Paradise Lost for Auckland fans Controversial America's Cup course decision will have unintended consequences for Challengers "We want the America's Cup to be as accessible to as many Aucklanders and New Zealanders as possible. I would encourage all parties to work together to find a better solution." Mayor Phil Goff, on the Arb Panel decision set to blow back on the Challengers by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 22 Oct 16:05 NZDT America's Cup: C-Tech - 18 years of carbon battens America's Cup: C-Tech - 18 years of carbon battens Eighteen years ago Kiwi composites company C-Tech started working with ETNZ on its 2003 campaign Eighteen years ago Kiwi composites company C-Tech moved into a few converted pig sheds in West Auckland and started working with Emirates Team New Zealand on its 2003 campaign. by America's Cup Media Posted 22 Oct 13:48 NZDT America's Cup Rialto: Patriot's 'non-stick' hull America's Cup Rialto: Patriot's 'non-stick' hull American Magic had an extended sail in the newly launched AC75, Patriot on Wednesday American Magic had an extended sail in the newly launched AC75, Patriot on Wednesday heading out well beyond the 2000-2003 America's Cup course, in a steady sea breeze of 12-15kts, and bright sunshine. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 22 Oct 13:08 NZDT Timberwolf stalks the Coastal Classic fleet again Timberwolf stalks the Coastal Classic fleet again 'Still green' sailor Liz Alonzi is about to race Timberwolf in the Coastal Classic She brought back a once-mighty trimaran from the dead, and now 'still green' sailor Liz Alonzi is about to race Timberwolf in one of the world's iconic coastal yacht races. by Suzanne McFadden/Newsroom Posted 21 Oct 10:20 NZDT Elusive 2 wins the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race Elusive 2 wins the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race Victory for Maltese First 45 skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta At 15:00 CEST on Thursday, 22 October, 2020, the winner of the 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race was announced as the Maltese First 45 Elusive 2, skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 04:12 NZDT Dinghy Racing Channel: How to rig an RS Aero Dinghy Racing Channel: How to rig an RS Aero Peter Barton from the RS Aero Class Association shows us some basic tips Peter Barton from the RS Aero Class Association shows us some basic tips for setting up your RS Aero before getting out on the water. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 22 Oct 23:00 NZDT Intro to Short-handed Racing - J/99 JEDI Intro to Short-handed Racing - J/99 JEDI The J/99 is perfect for us as she can be easily sailed by two We've been practicing two-handed racing in our 32.6' J/99 (JEDI) whilst joining in with fully crewed fleet from RPAYC SOPS series. Whilst Ray and I have sailed together for many years, we haven't seriously raced two-handed since 2008 by Sandra Entwistle Posted 22 Oct 22:17 NZDT Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 2 Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 2 Two races for all when the sea breeze fills in The sun greeted the participants of the Optimist Europeans Championship in Portorož early in the morning already, but the sailors had to wait almost until noon before the shore warmed up enough for the sea breeze to kick in. by International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) Posted 22 Oct 22:12 NZDT Thomas Ruyant unfinished Vendée Globe business Thomas Ruyant unfinished Vendée Globe business Back armed with the well sorted Verdier design LinkedOut which has proven highly potent On the 2016 race Thomas Ruyant was lying eighth when his IMOCA60 memorably hit a floating object hard while he was west of New Zealand. by Vendee Globe Posted 22 Oct 22:11 NZDT Marcus Ashley-Jones back for the challenge Marcus Ashley-Jones back for the challenge Victory in last Sunday's Race 2 of the Spring 18ft Skiff Championship When Marcus Ashley-Jones, Jeronimo Harrison and Cam Gundy sailed Andoo to victory in last Sunday's Race 2 of the Spring 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour they showed that the team will be a force in the JJ Giltinan and Australian championships. by Frank Quealey Posted 22 Oct 19:54 NZDT iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 2 iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 2 A light start builds into an 'Ora' afternoon at Campione Plenty of races in the books on day two of the the iQFOiL International Games at Univela Sailing in Campione, Lake Garda, consolidating its reputation of an ideal spot for sailing. by Rachele Vitello Posted 22 Oct 18:59 NZDT America's Cup: Arb Panel drops Stadium courses America's Cup: Arb Panel drops Stadium courses The use of the inner harbour stadium race courses for the America's Cup has been removed Emirates Team New Zealand are outraged that after three years of planning a land-based stadium event, one of the most exciting benefits of the America's Cup event has been destroyed by an majority Arbitration Panel Decision by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 22 Oct 17:37 NZDT 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 4 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 4 In the end, it was I Love Poland No one following this year's Rolex Middle Sea Race had foreseen that two 70-foot ocean-racing maxis would match race the final 10 nm to the finish line to decide the monohull line honours title of the 41st edition of the 606 nm classic offshore. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 06:37 NZDT Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Miranda Merron Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Miranda Merron Miranda Merron has sailed most of the major ocean races, solo and two handed Since she raced the two handed Transat Jacques Vabre in 1999 with Emma Richards on the yellow Open 50 chartered from Pete Goss, English skipper Miranda Merron has sailed most of the major ocean races, solo and two handed by Vendee Globe Posted 22 Oct 02:39 NZDT I Love Poland takes monohull line honours I Love Poland takes monohull line honours In the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz Baranowski crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 11:58:05 CEST on Wednesday 21st October. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 01:18 NZDT Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 1 Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 1 Light winds and big shifts Tuesday was the first racing day of the qualifying series of the 2020 Optimist European Championship in Portorož, Slovenia. A low breeze of up to 7 knots and shifty wind conditions challenged a fleet of 113 girls and 156 boys. by International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) Posted 21 Oct 23:39 NZDT iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 1 iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 1 Almost 200 riders from 29 nations taking part Fierce competition on Day one of the iQFoil International Games in Campione, Lake Garda, for the almost 200 riders coming from 29 nations, at what it was supposed to be the first IQFoil World Championship for the Paris 2024 Olympic sail board. by Rachele Vitello Posted 21 Oct 18:14 NZDT Two GKA events confirmed in Brazil Two GKA events confirmed in Brazil Vibes are riding high Vibes are riding high after the success of the GKA Distance Battle last week, but that's not the only reason the athletes and team at the GKA Kite World Tour are smiling... we have been given the green light for competitions to resume! by Kate Chandler Posted 21 Oct 07:41 NZDT 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 A classic tale of boat for boat competition The story of day three of the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race was undoubtedly the dogfight between Maserati and Mana, which finally concluded last night (Monday) at just after 2030 CEST. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 21 Oct 07:08 NZDT AC36 challengers launched, Key West racing returns AC36 challengers launched, Key West racing returns Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA As the first chilly weather of fall starts rolling across sections of North America, there's some interesting sailing news emerging from New Zealand, from points south on our own continent, and from France. by David Schmidt Posted 21 Oct 06:00 NZDT eSailing Nations Cup Quarter Finals eSailing Nations Cup Quarter Finals Eight teams to go head-to-head Earlier this year, World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, launched the eSailing Nations Cup, a nation versus nation knockout challenge to crown the best eSailing nation in the world. by World Sailing Posted 21 Oct 05:36 NZDT Oman Sail to host 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds Oman Sail to host 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds Sailors will kickstart their path to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games The Sultanate of Oman will host a 400-strong fleet of the world's best sailors when the World Championships for three Olympic classes kick off in November 2021. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 21 Oct 04:25 NZDT Mark Towill on 11th Hour Racing's new IMOCA build Mark Towill on 11th Hour Racing's new IMOCA build David Schmidt checks in with Mark to find out more... I checked in with Mark Towill, CEO of the 11th Hour Racing Team for the 2022/2023 edition of The Ocean Race, via email, to learn more about the team's new IMOCA 60 design and build process. by David Schmidt Posted 21 Oct 04:00 NZDT Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Boris Herrmann Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Boris Herrmann Ready to take on the world He will be on the start line in Les Sables d'Olonne because, he jokes 'I read all the books, Pete Goss, Ellen MacArthur', but suffice to say when he does answer the gun on Sunday 8th Nov it will be realisation of a dream he has had since his teenage years by Vendee Globe Posted 21 Oct 02:41 NZDT WASZP appoint global class manager WASZP appoint global class manager Close to 250 new boats being pushed into the market during 2020 It is an exciting time to be part of the WASZP class, with an explosion of growth and close to 250 new boats being pushed into the market during 2020. by Marc Ablett Posted 21 Oct 02:38 NZDT Optimist European Championship officially opened Optimist European Championship officially opened 269 sailors from 34 countries taking part in Portorož, Slovenia Moments ago, the IODA flag was hoisted by two Slovenian Olympic sailors Tina Mrak and Veronika Macarol at the Opening Ceremony to mark the official opening of the 2020 Optimist European Championship in Portorož, Slovenia. by Jakica Jesih and Blaž Oman Posted 20 Oct 23:57 NZDT America's Cup Rialto: Luna Rossa refines design America's Cup Rialto: Luna Rossa refines design Luna Rossa has continued with the same design theme as their first launched AC75. While the two other challengers launched designs, late last week, that were radically different from their first launched AC75's, Luna Rossa has continued with the same design theme as their Boat 1. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 20 Oct 23:53 NZDT Auckland Finn Champs race report Auckland Finn Champs race report Karl Purdie gives an on-water perspective from a breezy regatta weekend. Held over 11 and 12 October 2020 the regatta attracted only seven entries with the wild Auckland weather no doubt deterring many of the locals from competing. by Karl Purdie Posted 20 Oct 20:45 NZDT IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 Launched to entice more maxis out on to the race course and friendly rivalry between owners The prime role of the International Maxi Association, as endorsed by World Sailing, is to encourage and support all forms of maxi racing internationally. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 20 Oct 19:21 NZDT Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Giovanni Soldini's team cross the line at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday Maserati Multi70 (ITA), skippered by Giovanni Soldini, crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday 19th October. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 09:01 NZDT 2021 Catalyst IT Laser Nationals preview 2021 Catalyst IT Laser Nationals preview Sam Meech is planning to make the most of the available domestic racing opportunities With limited ability to travel, Sam Meech, the 2021 New Zealand Laser Olympic representative is planning to make the most of the available domestic racing opportunities on the calendar. by NZLA Media Posted 20 Oct 08:50 NZDT 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update Degrees of Separation After another long day, the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race may record its first finisher this evening. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 06:55 NZDT Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Courtois, Östling set to shatter another glass ceiling Another glass ceiling for women in sailing will be shattered next week at the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship when two accomplished female skippers will race in the Open Worlds for the first time ever. by Sean McNeill Posted 20 Oct 04:14 NZDT What to wear - Principles of layering What to wear - Principles of layering The buzz word in the technical watersports clothing industry Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results. by Rooster Sailing Posted 20 Oct 02:36 NZDT America's Cup Rialto: Te Aihe goes into storage America's Cup Rialto: Te Aihe goes into storage Te Aihe had been "temporarily retired". INEOS Team UK completes foiling trial. Cup watchers were a little surprised to see the hull of Te Aihe appear outside the Emirates Team New Zealand base this morning. The only AC75 on the water today was INEOS Team UK who completed a foiling sea-trial starting in the upper Waitemata. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Oct 22:19 NZDT Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Always wanting to live and work with boats after her first sail in Austria I read literature, studying Arts for two years and then continuing with a master's in Arts. I then got my official papers to be a skipper and trainer, which allowed me to become a professional skipper and sailing instructor. by Vendee Globe Posted 19 Oct 18:01 NZDT Collinson FX: Oct 19 - Election win anticipated Collinson FX: Oct 19 - Election win anticipated The election victory was anticipated by markets, but the magnitude of the victory was not. Labour won the NZ election in a landslide. The victory was anticipated by markets, but the magnitude of the victory was not. by Collinson FX Posted 19 Oct 17:11 NZDT What to do? What to do? There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle. by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 19 Oct 10:00 NZDT 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer' The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer'; often aimed at the bigger, faster yachts using waterline length and sail area to profit from tidal gates to gain an advantage over their smaller rivals. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 09:15 NZDT America's Cup Rialto: Sirena "not impressed" America's Cup Rialto: Sirena "not impressed" Luna Rossa's Max Sirena happy with second Italian AC75 after seeing first challengers race boats Sirena, the one that goes into the water on the 20th is boat number two. We have already seen boat one, launched in Cagliari a year ago. Are there many differences between the two? by Fabio Pozzo/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Oct 01:10 NZDT
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