Please select your home edition
Edition
Sea Sure 2021 - RED - LEADERBOARD

Sail-World NZ - January 26, 2022: AC40 first pix..ILCA and Match Racing Nats..Transatlantic records

26/01/2022


Sail-World NZ - January 26, 2022: AC40 first pix..ILCA and Match Racing Nats..Transatlantic records

Altex Coatings GIF banner 728x90px TOP

Harken 660 (added 5-3-20) - TOP

AC40 hull mould - male plug the shape is modelled on an upgraded version of AC36 winner Te Rehutai - America's Cup - photo © America's Cup Media


Dear Recipient Name

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for January 26, 2022

In Breaking News we have the first shots and video of the AC40 to be used by the Youth, Women and two of the three Preliminary regattas in the upcoming America's Cup.

As promised the hull shape is a development of Te Rehutai, the current America's Cup champion, showing the familiar bow section and a very flat afterbody.

Emirates Team New Zealand seem to be staying true to their word to provide an update to the AC36 winner, and handing their competitors a working version of their winning design - which is unprecedented in America's Cup history.

How much they are giving away is debatable, given that the existing teams have access to their own photo library of the Kiwi America's Cup winner, which can be photogrammed to derive a computer based design of the boat reckoned to be 3kts quicker than the opposition.

AC40 hull mould view from astern - male plug the shape is modelled on an upgraded version of AC36 winner Te Rehutai - America's Cup - photo © America's Cup Media
AC40 hull mould view from astern - male plug the shape is modelled on an upgraded version of AC36 winner Te Rehutai - America's Cup - photo © America's Cup Media

No doubt the AC37 teams will be crunching the numbers from the AC75 and the new AC40 to see what improvements have been made, and the direction the Kiwi design team's AC37 thinking.

The polars for the AC40 are remarkable showing a boat that is very fast upwind - doing 39kts, compared to the 36kts reckoned to be top speed of the AC75 in the last Cup. Downwind the speed looks to be less than an AC75 which were said to regularly top 50kts - however American Magic did the top speed of 53kts, during a wild moment in the Prada Cup on Course C.

The light air speeds on the polars are impressive indicating that the AC40 and reduced weight AC75 should get foiling a lot more easily in light winds.

Eight AC40's are said to be on order - for whom is the intriguing question.

Rainbow (nearsest the camera), Thelma, Ariki - 2020 Mahurangi Regatta - Mahurangi Cruising Club - January 25, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Rainbow (nearsest the camera), Thelma, Ariki - 2020 Mahurangi Regatta - Mahurangi Cruising Club - January 25, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

In the immediate timeframe, the advice we have at Sail-World is that the "Code Red" of the Covid Protection Framework should have minimal impact on sailing.

Two significant events - the Mahurangi Classic Yacht Regatta and the Auckland Anniversary Regatta - are confirmed to go ahead for the weekend.

Yachting NZ is proceeding with the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta in mid-February. But like all regatta organisers, YNZ would appreciate early entries so any compliance issues can be resolved.

In other sports, there is a long list of significant events/activities that have been cancelled or are close to getting axed. Sailing seems to be an outlier, as is Rowing, which would also appear to be proceeding with their normal program.

There are a set of simple and understandable principles explaining the Covid Protection Framework on the Rowing NZ website as it applies to Rowing and is applicable to a Sailing situation.

Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz
Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz

With a small amount of onshore re-organisation, there is no reason that any sailing event cannot proceed as planned.

Before the Code Red was declared, the Auckland sailing scene looked to be recovering quite nicely after a 107-day stint in what was Alert Level 3. Other provinces weren't that affected by their softer lockdowns.

In the weekend, the NZ National Match Racing Championships and NZ ILCA (read Laser) titles were contested in Auckland and Picton, respectively.

Nick Egnot-Johnson and Knots Racing - Harken NZ NZ Match Racing Championship - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - January 22-24, 2022 - photo © RNZYS Media
Nick Egnot-Johnson and Knots Racing - Harken NZ NZ Match Racing Championship - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - January 22-24, 2022 - photo © RNZYS Media

As we report, the three-day Harken Match Racing NZ Championship devolved into what all match-racing should be - a very close tactical affair, with the outcome not being decided until the last moments of the final race.

With no sailing allowed, for AC36 teams, in the America's Cup until mid-September and with Emirates Team NZ needing to lift their match racing skills, maybe this is the opportunity for the America's Cup rockstars to be pitched against the top talent from the NZ Match Racing ranks. When sailed in the MRX fleet, these groups used to come together for a hit-out, but it seems to have faded with the shift to the smaller, and more nimble, Elliott designs.

2.0 Racing mid-tack - Harken NZ Match Racing Championship - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - January 22-24, 2022 - photo © William Woodworth - RNZYS Media
2.0 Racing mid-tack - Harken NZ Match Racing Championship - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - January 22-24, 2022 - photo © William Woodworth - RNZYS Media

A re-vamped event would pull the media and fan interest. The underdogs have plenty of scope to give the AC rockstars their comeuppance. Both groups would have a shared learning experience, which can only lift the standard of their sailing. Add in the considerable talents of Dean Barker and Phil Robertson, along with the ETNZ sailing team, and you have a showcase event.

The ILCA6 & 7 Nationals, staged by Queen Charlotte Yacht Club in Picton, attracted a big fleet of over 90 boats for the former Laser Radial and Laser standard rig classes.

Luke Deegan leads Tom Saunders - NZ ILCA National Championships - Day 4, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, January 23, 2022 - photo © Christel Hopkins
Luke Deegan leads Tom Saunders - NZ ILCA National Championships - Day 4, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, January 23, 2022 - photo © Christel Hopkins

The outcome of the ILCA7, or standard rig Laser event, went according to the Form Book. Indeed it would have been the shock of 2022 if the recently crowned ILCA7 World Champion, Tom Saunders, had not added the champion Kiwi title to his list of accolades. He was pushed by George Gautrey and the two Lukes - Cashmore and Deegan - who placed 3rd and 4th overall.

Caleb Armit gave the ILCA6 fleet a sailing lesson, winning nine of the ten races and finishing 30points ahead of the next placed youth competitor.

Provided he can win selection for the 2022 Youth Worlds, Caleb should get the opportunity to emulate the 2018 Youth Worlds Gold Medal win of his brother Josh. Their dad, Leith, is a four-time world champion in the OK Dinghy class and Olympic Finn reserve, and their grandfather Tony Armit was the first New Zealander to sail around the world.

Greta Pilkington (217319 - 4th overall in the Open ILCA 6 fleet) chases Dylan Forsyth (217424) 3rd overall in the ILCA6 Open fleet, giving credibility to the standard of the ILCA 6 Womens Squad - photo © Christel Hopkins
Greta Pilkington (217319 - 4th overall in the Open ILCA 6 fleet) chases Dylan Forsyth (217424) 3rd overall in the ILCA6 Open fleet, giving credibility to the standard of the ILCA 6 Womens Squad - photo © Christel Hopkins

Women took four of the top eight places in the ILCA6, which like the NZ Match Racing, was contested in an Open fleet giving the finishing place and the standard of the women sailors/crews a lot more credibility.

After being passed over by selectors for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the NZ Women's ILCA7/Laser Radial squad is on the rebuild. They made a good start in Picton, but like Caleb Armit needs to get away onto the international regatta circuit and step up to the next level.

Five points separated the first three women, in Picton, with Greta Pilkington placing 4th overall with 46pts, Annabelle Rennie-Younger 5th on 50pts, and Olivia Christie 6th on 51pts. Emily Overend was 8th in the Open fleet with 67pts, after coming adrift in the final three races of the ten race regatta.

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) on Leg 3 of the Laser Radial medal race - photo © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Marit Bouwmeester (NED) winner of three Olympic medals and four World Championships is one of a select group who dominate the ILCA6 - here on her way to win Gold at Rio2016 - photo © Richard Gladwell

The squad have a steep slope to climb for Paris 2024. The Laser Radial/ILCA6 is possibly the most competitive of the women's Olympic events. First introduced at the 2008 Olympics in Qingdao, the class has been dominated by three competitors, who, between them, have won seven of the 12 medals that have been on offer at the last four Olympiads.

Cracking into that exclusive club will not be easy, and the Kiwi sailors need a lot better support and backing for international regattas than was the case for the Rio2016. Tokyo2020 was an inevitable consequence of those premature selectorial decisions for Rio.

As mentioned, the NZ ILCA Nationals attracted a 90+ boat fleet - across all classes. That's an excellent entry, given the event was at the top of the South Island. But maybe it is no surprise, given the increased interest in dinghy sailing, across the board.

Despite being 70 years old the contemporary Cherub designs represent the sharp end of dinghy sailing. - photo © Ivor Wilkins
Despite being 70 years old the contemporary Cherub designs represent the sharp end of dinghy sailing. - photo © Ivor Wilkins

The Cherub is another dinghy class strongly in a revival. This weekend the America's Cup rockstars and their sons will compete for the Northland Cherub Championship at Algies Bay - about an hour's drive north of Auckland. We have the latest update in this edition.

Internationally, the main event has been the RORC Trans Atlantic Race - a 3000nm dash from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands to Grenada.

The multihull event was keenly contested between three 70fters, with a damaged Multi 70 Maserati being first home after eight days of sailing, followed by two MOD70's.

There was no real surprise in the monohulls with the 100ft Comanche writing another race record into her logbook.

Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati (ITA) has lost the ability to fully foil having damaged, then lost, their port rudder. #MaseratiMulti70 - photo © James Mitchell / RORC
Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati (ITA) has lost the ability to fully foil having damaged, then lost, their port rudder. #MaseratiMulti70 - photo © James Mitchell / RORC
.

We ran the daily reports on Sail-World. You can link to them off the bottom of the stories featured in this edition.

The significance of the TransAtlantic Race is that it is another foundation stone in rebuilding the sport back to where it was pre-Covid. The coverage was excellent, including a high-quality daily video.

We have several America's Cup stories in this edition.

Cup Insider's Justin Chisholm talks with INEOS Britannia's newly acquired Chief Designer, Martin Fischer - ex Luna Rossa.

Dr Martin Fischer has joined INEOS Britannia for AC37 - photo © INEOS Team UK
Dr Martin Fischer has joined INEOS Britannia for AC37 - photo © INEOS Team UK

"It took the Kiwis a bit of time to figure out how to overtake once Luna Rossa was in front. But once they had learned how to do that, there was no way for us to win. We sailed ten races in total, and out of these ten, I think Luna Rossa won seven of the starts," Fischer says of Emirates Team New Zealand's performance.

"They [Luna Rossa] were also very good around the course - I think the split helmsmen was a good move - but the fact that we had more possibilities due to the bigger foils was really important. But then, later on, it was just speed that won the races. "

Emirates Team New Zealand designer, Dan Bernasconi was also interviewed earlier by Justin Chisholm on the thinking behind the new AC40 - to be used for the Youth, Women's, and two AC37 Preliminary Events.

Sailing team manager and 3 time America's Cup winner Jono Macbeth unbuckles his helmet for the last time, announcing his retirement from America's Cup racing after the final race. Land Rover BAR, 35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 2017 - photo © Harry KH / Land Rover BAR
Sailing team manager and 3 time America's Cup winner Jono Macbeth unbuckles his helmet for the last time, announcing his retirement from America's Cup racing after the final race. Land Rover BAR, 35th America's Cup, Bermuda, June 2017 - photo © Harry KH / Land Rover BAR

We also have another outstanding podcast from double Olympic Gold Medalist Shirley Robertson, who chats with Jono Macbeth, formerly of Team New Zealand, then with INEOS Team UK, and now with North Sails. Jono is a veteran of six America's Cups. He recalled that his America's Cup career started in Ferg's Kayaks:

"I was down in a squat position," he told Shirley Robertson, "and I was about to try and pick up this fridge all by myself, and I hear this big booming voice behind me..."Do you need a hand?" And without turning around, I said, "Yeah, that'd be good mate", and glanced over my shoulder and low and behold, there was (Sir Peter) Blake, standing over me, arms folded."

What followed is one of the most exhaustive Cup careers in the sport. Blake invited Macbeth to join the team, and since that first Team New Zealand defence of the Cup in 2000, Macbeth has been a regular feature competing for the elusive trophy. He has been part of some of the modern era's most fascinating campaigns.

Those involved in the protracted venue selection process for the next America's Cup are saying little.

Emirates Team New Zealand launch Te Rehutai - November 18, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Emirates Team New Zealand launch Te Rehutai the design lineage to the AC40 is clear - November 18, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Three venues are believed to be making the serious running - two in Spain and one in Ireland.

The process hasn't been made any easier by the surge of Omicron through Europe. However, that wave appears to be receding, and the venue announcement should be made on or before March 31, without further delay.

Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz
Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz

The first AC75 sailing can get away less than two and a half months later if you are a New Team and have purchased a first-generation AC75. So Alinghi could be the first team to get sailing in the current cycle by virtue of their as-yet-unannounced purchase of Te Aihe, Emirates Team NZ's first AC progeny.

The rest of the teams can't start sailing until three months later, on September 17, 2022. That works OK for the Kiwis, who will be going into their Sumer sailing season. But of the Northern hemisphere teams, Luna Rossa will probably be able to get by from their base in Sardinia. The others will have to move south to warmer climes or have a stand-down for a further six months.

American Magic base - Auckland - January 18, 2021 - America's Cup 36 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
American Magic base - Auckland - January 18, 2021 - America's Cup 36 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

American Magic may become a beneficiary of Omicron, with the hated Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) system looking set to crumble in a few months. That could let the US team into Auckland, re-open their base, and go sailing again.

The trans-Tasman border is still on track to come down at the end of February if the NZ Prime Minister's comments yesterday are to be taken at face value. NZ's international border is expected to open a few months later.

Te Aihe - Emirates Team New Zealand - October 7, 2020 - Waitemata Harbour - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Te Aihe - Emirates Team New Zealand - October 7, 2020 - Waitemata Harbour - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Today, a High Court case challenging the legality of stopping NZ residents from returning home would have been in its second and final day. The NZ Government applied for a four-week delay to the Hearing date to allow the Crown additional preparation time - and were granted just two weeks. Either by Government or Hugh Court decree, the walls of the MIQ Jericho look set to tumble in a month or three - and that will open up Kiwis' ability to participate on international sailing circuits again.

But we digress. One of the inequities of the next America's Cup would appear to be a sailing timeline that works very well for some teams, while others will have to wait up to an effective nine months after the likes of Alinghi have foiled away.

Emirates Team New Zealand launch Te Rehutai - November 18, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Emirates Team New Zealand - launch Te Rehutai -showing a similar underbody to the AC40 - November 18, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Then, of course, there is the issue of AC40, allocation and sailing, with the Kiwis getting the first youth/women's/training boat and the Brits the second, and the rest being allocated in the order of entry.

Clearly, all teams will require some original thinking to wring the most out of their development and sailing programs.

In an event where time is as important a commodity as money, this staggered start for AC37 team programs could prove to be crucial on the outcome of the Match which will be sailed in June 2024.

Altex Hydrocoat antifoul - photo © Altex
Altex Hydrocoat antifoul - photo © Altex

Great deals from Sail-World advertisers

We have some excellent advertiser deals for our readers.

Altex Coatings are offering the opportunity to win back up to NZ$1,000 of the cost of your purchase of Altex anti-fouling paint. In the same story Altex have some excellent advice in the often confusing world of anti-fouling paint, and which is best for you and your boat.

FUJINON TS-X1440 waterproof binoculars - get the $300 cashback offer for a limited time - photo © Fujinon
FUJINON TS-X1440 waterproof binoculars - get the $300 cashback offer for a limited time - photo © Fujinon

Fujinon, is offering $300 off a select range of Fujinon Binoculars Again, there is an excellent explanation of how image-stabilised binoculars work. The Techno-Stabi-TS-X1440 provides double the power/magnification over the standard 7x power, which has been about as much as can be handled in a marine situation without electronic stabilisation. We tested Sail-World's Techno-Stabi-TS-X1440 at the NZ Match Racing Championships, and the visual improvement is just outstanding - wish we had these for the America's Cup and Olympic Regattas - they would have made a big difference to our coverage.

Between newsletters, you can follow all the racing and developments in major and local events on www.sail-world.com/nz or by scrolling to the top of the site, select New Zealand, and get all the latest news and updates from the sailing world.

For all the latest news from NZ and around the world, see the top stories below.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

 
Fujinon-CB-SUMMER-300-x-250   KZRaceFurlers
 

Harken NZ NZ Match Racing Championship - Royal NZ Yacht Squadron - January 22-24, 2022 - photo © RNZYS Media
Harken NZ NZ Match Racing Championship was decided in the final metres of the final race - photo © RNZYS Media

 
PredictWind.com 250 - 2014   Barton Marine 2019 600x500
 

Please forward your news stories and images directly to Sail-World NZ as text in the email and attach images in the standard way to sailworldnzl@gmail.com

To subscribe to Sail-World.com's NZ e-magazine published weekly, go to sail-world.com/nz and click on Newsletter and Subscribe. You can see previous newsletters by clicking on Newsletter and then Archive from the drop-down menu.

To check if you have been missing one or more Sail-World newsletters - then check on Archive in the Newsletter section - and if you are missing some, then enter a new email address for you. Again the location is www.sail-world.com/NZ/newsletter

Or if you are a potential advertiser and want to understand how Sail-World can work for your company, website or product, then drop a line to Colin Preston, whose details are in the Contact section of sail-world.com/nz.

If you need to contact the Sail-World team, our phone numbers are +649 489 9267 or 021 301030 or from outside New Zealand +6421301030 and on WhatsApp at the same number. Our Skype address is sailworldnzl

 
C-Tech 2021 America's Cup 300x250   Harken Winch 300x250
 

Doyle Sails Evening Race - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, January 19, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz
Doyle Sails Evening Race - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, January 19, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz

 
Mackay 250   Marine Auctions 2019 600x500
 

Phil Wild - Masters Champion - NZ ILCA National Championships - Day 4, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, January 23, 2022 - photo © Christel Hopkins
Phil Wild - Masters Champion - NZ ILCA National Championships - Day 4, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton, January 23, 2022 - photo © Christel Hopkins

 
Navico NZ Zeus3S MPU   Selden 2020 - Furlex electric - MPU
 

Tow out - 2022 ILCA Nationals - Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton. - photo © Christel Hopkins
Tow out - 2022 ILCA Nationals - Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, Picton. - photo © Christel Hopkins

 
Zhik 2021 Dec Choice of Champions MPU   SpinLock Deckvest 6D - 300x250
 

Rum Bucket and ZephyrusNZ chase Wired and V5 - Doyle Sails Evening Race - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, January 19, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz
Rum Bucket and ZephyrusNZ chase Wired and V5 - Doyle Sails Evening Race - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, January 19, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell - Sail-World.com/nz

 
MPU E6 question mark animated   Hyde Sails 2017 March 300x250
 

Shaving over 2 days 7hrs off the previous Monohull RORC Transatlantic Race record, the 100ft Maxi Comanche - photo © James Mitchell / RORC
Shaving over 2 days 7hrs off the previous Monohull RORC Transatlantic Race record, the 100ft Maxi Comanche - photo © James Mitchell / RORC

 
Race Yachts 2022 600x500 v1   Sail Racing 2021 MPU
 

Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz
Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Wakatere BC April 11, 2021 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz

 
Super-B 300x250px GIF   Ultralon U-Dek.com 300x250px_MRX_Mar20
 

Victory for Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati after completing the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race off Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada in the early hours of Saturday 15 January - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel
Victory for Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati after completing the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race off Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada in the early hours of Saturday 15 January - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

 
Altex Coatings banner 1 300x250px   ABS22M-SW-300x250-Banners-5
 


America's Cup: AC40's go into production - first images and video of hull plug
America's Cup one design Youth Womens and Test boat - the AC40 - is in production at McConaghy Boats in China. Images and video of the CNC milling machine have been released showing the male mould being carved before production.

iQFOiL International Games Act 1 Lanzarote - Day 1
Over a hundred iQFOiL athletes enjoyed some marvellous conditions in Lanzarote today at the start of the International Games Act 1. With 9 till 20 knots from the shore, a clear blue sky, and sun the race committee managed to race five races.

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - Comanche is back!
The Super Maxi, Comanche, will make a big splash when returning to St Barth in April 2022. Designed by Guillaume Verdier and VPLP Design, this 100' Maxi with a beam of 8 meters is one of the largest single-hull racing sailboats in the world.

 
Windcraft 2022 JAN - Solaris 40 - MPU   Vaikobi 2021 Boots - MPU
 
2022 Festival of Sails Overall - Division winners decided on a spectacular day
It was another magnificent day on Corio Bay for the final day of racing at the Festival of Sails. Racing got under way on time with the yachts heading out for a special course out the channel in a building sea breeze.

Harken NZ Match Racing title decided in the final seconds of final race
Three days of world-class match racing came down to a matter of seconds on finals day at the 2021 Harken New Zealand Match Racing Championships, with 2019 Champions Nick Egnot-Johnson and his KNOTS Racing of Sam Barnett, Zak Merton and Tim Snedden winnin

Balboa Yacht Club begins acceptance of requests for invitation for 55th Governor's Cup
Balboa Yacht Club has posted all the information necessary for requesting an invitation ("RFI") for the 55th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, July 25-30, 2022, on the event website

 
Henr-Lloyd 2021 For the love of foul weather MPU   RS_Aero 300x250_side
 
ILCA Nationals: No peeking at the leaderboard proves to be a pleasant surprise for Pilkington
Greta Pilkington had a sense she was in the running to take out the title going into the last day of the ILCA (Laser) national championships in Picton but didn't really know.

Oceanbridge Regatta to proceed but early entry is required this week
Yachting New Zealand are still looking to host next month's Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta and believe they can do it safely under the red setting of the Covid Protection Framework. But an early entry is required this week.

Auckland Anniversary Regatta to proceed as scheduled on Monday January 31
The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has announced the regatta will still be going ahead next week on Auckland Anniversary Day, Monday 31 January, 2022.

 
RS Sailing 2021 - MPU   Hella Dual Colour Floodlights - 300x250px - 001 gif
 
SailGP: Racing on the Edge // Season 2, Episode 7: Life Lessons
As the most decorated sailor in Olympic history, Sir Ben Ainslie knows a thing or two about lessons that can be applied to life as well as sport.

A really good news story for sailing
For sailing to benefit in the long-term from the boating boom of the past couple of years, then inclusivity, accessibility and a welcoming environment are three of the key pillars to realising increased participation.

Construction on the full carbon sport fisher Artnautica 60 - progress from November
Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders report that construction on the full carbon sport fisher Artnautica 60 was progressing well at the end of November, despite the disruptions of Covid 19 lockdowns.

 
Maritimo 2021 - Brand Models MPU   Vetus-Maxwell 2020
 
Auckland Anniversary and Mahurangi Regattas proceeding under COVID Code Red
The 182nd Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, on Monday January 31 and the Mahurangi Classic Regatta on Saturday January 29 will both proceed albeit with changes to some aspects of the events.

Harken NZ Match Racing: Knots Racing wins title in tight finish
Three days of world-class match racing came down to a matter of seconds on finals day at the Harken New Zealand Match Racing Championships. Knots Racing, won in one of the tightest finishes the NZMRC has seen

ILCA NZ Nationals - Day 4: Tom Saunders adds NZ Nationals to World title
Favourite Tom Saunders continued to dominate the 41 boat ILCA7 fleet, adding the 2022 New Zealand championship to his recent ILCA World Championship win. Youth sailor Caleb Armit dominated the ILCA6 fleet. Phil Wild wins Masters. Pilkington tops Womens.

 
Pantaenius 2021 NZ Sailing MPU   TNI PINDAR SW Ads_300x250px-4
 
18ft Skiff NSW Championship on Sydney Harbour - Race 7
Another brilliant finishing burst by the current Australian champion Tech2 team to win Race 7 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today has set the scene for a match race type finish to the series

Shift to Code Red status should require minimal change to allow sailing events to continue.
Sailing events can continue with only minor changes, to allow a busy summer of sailing to continue under newly declared Code Red status declared On January 21, to slow the spread-speed of the Omicron COVID virus.

Alex Thomson's C-foils to be fitted to the IMOCA Nexans - Art & Fenêtres
In refit since December, Fabrice Amedeo's monohull is undergoing a complete transformation as she's equipped with C-shaped foils.

 
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW MPU   Armstrong-FG-3 300x250
 
Ryan Finn sets off on solo journey to San Francisco
Ryan began his solo journey to San Francisco via Cape Horn on Tuesday, January 18th. He will be attempting the word record for the fastest single handed route to San Francisco.

Harken NZ Match Racing: Corbett leads with seven wins after Day 1
An overcast morning turned into a beautiful afternoon for Day 1 of the Harken New Zealand Match Racing Championship. Reuben Corbett and his RNZYS Performance Programme team remains unbeaten with 7 wins.

10 days left to win back up to (NZD)$1,000 of your Antifoul cost with Altex Coatings
The opportunity to win back up to (NZD)$1,000 of the cost of your Altex Coatings Boat Paint or Pettit Vivid or Pettit Hydrocoat branded Antifouling finishes on 31st January. However, there is still time to send your proof of purchase to be in the draw.

 
Colligo Marine 2022 - Seahorse MPU   Whitsunday Holidays 2018 MPU
 
America's Cup: INEOS Britannia's new design Mastermind, Dr Martin Fischer
Fischer: "Luna Rossa were very good around the course – I think the split helmsmen was a good move – but the fact that we had more possibilities due to the bigger foils was really important. But then, later on, it was just speed that that won the races."

Dean Barker back to defend Cherub title at Algies Bay on Anniversary Weekend
A bevy of former America's Cup sailors will be crewed by their sons at the Northland Cherub titles at Algies Bay at the end of January. Dean Barker will return to defend his trophy

2022 International WASZP Games entry opens
An event like no other! Entries are now open for the 2022 International WASZP Games, an event that will see the largest congregation of WASZPs in the class' 5-year history.

 
J Composites 2020 - MPU   Webasto AUS 2020 MPU 4
 
America's Cup: Jono Macbeth how a chance encounter developed into a six-Cup career
Top international sailing commentator, Shirley Robertson this month talks to a man that has sailed in a remarkable six America's Cup campaigns. She sits down to chat with New Zealand grinder Jono Macbeth.

Images from the Doyle Sails Wednesday Night series for 2022 - January 19
The New Year got away to a positive start with the resumption of regular club racing at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as well as the Starling, Womens and National Match Racing championships later this week.

Let's talk rig tuning with Andy Rice and Charlie Cumbley
Join North Sails One Design Expert Charlie Cumbley joins Andy Rice from Sailjuice.com to share the art and science behind optimal rig tuning and boat setup.

 
HALLSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250 SHEARWATER   Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - MPU
 
RORC Transatlantic Race - Interview with double-handed team of Jangada
Shirley Roberston calls up Jeremy Waitt and Richard Palmer on the satellite phone, as they race across the Atlantic in 'Jangada'. The pair have won the RORC Transatlantic Race before, and are again in the double-handed category.

100th Australian 18 Footers Championship to be sailed on Sydney Harbour
With the 100th Australian 18 footers Championship scheduled to be sailed on Sydney Harbour from February 5 to 13, it's a good opportunity to reflect on its history and acknowledge the contributions of designers, builders and competitors from NSW.

A perfect day of winter racing, Transatlantic Race news
The roads were icy, but far less treacherous than I feared as I eased onto I-5, my car aimed at Seattle's Shilshole Bay Marina. Amazingly, this motif of the day exceeding expectations continued throughout our team's 2022 Duwamish Head Race.

 
Sea Sure 2021 - FLO - MPU   SOUTHERNSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250-MISSY
 
2021: The Data Is In
Every year the push towards data-driven performance enhancement rolls on. More sailors get dialled-in to more data inputs, and the gap widens between those adopting smarter race tactics & training practises and those left behind.

Comanche's RORC Transatlantic Race video
The 30.48m (100ft) VPLP Design/Verdier Maxi Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth, took Monohull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race, winning the magnificent IMA Trophy.

Sail Melbourne 2022 Overall - Strong Winds and Strong Wins to Wrap up
Sail Melbourne 2022 wrapped up on Port Phillip today, with a number of classes relying on the final race of the day to decide a winner.

 
Baileys Insurance - 250 Quote Online   CollinsonCo 300x250
 
Comanche takes Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race
Comanche (CAY) - the 30.48m (100ft) VPLP Design/Verdier Maxi, skippered by Mitch Booth (AUS), has taken Monohull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race - crossing the Grenada finish line off Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina.

The Ocean Race - One year to go!
Leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23 will start on January 15, 2023, from Alicante, Spain.

Magical Maserati - Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race
Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race, crossing the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada at 05:51:41 UTC on Saturday 15th January (Corrected: 6d 18h 51m 41s).

 
Cyclops 2022 - Sailmon Bundle - MPU   Doyle Sails 2020 - Redefining Boundaries 300x250
 
Maiden and her new all-female crew set sail on their new three-year world tour
Maiden's eagerly awaited departure on the 2021-2024 World Tour took place today when the iconic yacht left the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club on her 90,000nm journey, skippered by the legendary Marie-Claude Kieffer Heys.

RORC Transatlantic Race Day 7 - Multihulls very close, with Maserati damaged
At dawn in Grenada on Saturday 15th January, a grandstand multihull finish is expected at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. The wounded beast Maserati is in third. Comanche is under 900 miles from Grenada and odds on for a new monohull race record.

How to use sailing Dog Bones
We know what you're thinking "how can a dog bone be used on a sailboat? We're not playing fetch!". Well, the type of dog bone we're talking about here is not something you would want to feed to your favourite four legged friend.

 
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 300x250px2   North Sails 2021 Innovation - MPU
 
Award for one meant for two - World Sailing recognise Race Officers' long service
Two of New Zealand's longest standing race officials John and Linda Parrish, have been recognised by the awarding of a Service Award to John, by World Sailing. Parrish has been involved in six Olympic Games, including last year's in Enoshima.

Laser World Champ works with Opti sailors at YNZ's 3-day coaching clinics
The Optimist scene is still one of the main breeding grounds for New Zealand's sailors and over the past month nearly 100 youngsters have been learning off world champions, SailGP sailors and world championship-winning coaches.

America's Cup: Mayor of Malaga confirms that Costa del Sol AC37 venue bid is in negotiation
Leading Spanish sailing journalist Juame Soler confirms on his blog that the Spanish port of Malaga has been working discreetly for weeks to host the 37th America's Cup. The regatta bid, to be staged in 2024, has been confirmed by the Mayor of the city.

 
MS 2021 October MHS Sellers MPU   Sail Exchange 300x250 2
 
SailGP: Of Flight Controllers, Drivers, Wing Trimmers, Grinders and things
The crew have to be at the top of their game each time they race the F50,but do you actually know what each of the people onboard are doing on the boat to ensure it flies across the waves?

RORC Transatlantic Race Day 4 - Record pace for the multihull and monohull leaders
Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY) is over halfway and just two hours outside multihull race record pace. The 100ft Maxi Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth, is 1,900 miles from Grenada and well inside monohull race record pace.

Westhaven Marina chooses Spinlock ‘high quality, comfortable' lifejackets
New Zealand's premier marina, Westhaven Marina, has selected the internationally-renowned, high quality range of Spinlock inflatable lifejackets for their staff.

 
Battery Town Marine 300x250 Comm or Rec vessels 2   Sail-World NZ Newsletter Subs
 
Countdown to the Optimist and Starling 2022 Auckland Championships – ENTER NOW
Held annually on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, the 2022 Auckland Optimist and Starling Championships is set to offer sailors and supporters superb sailing action from February 5th – 7th, (Waitangi weekend), off Narrow Neck Beach. Enter on the link below

Waikawa's Giesen New Year Regatta ends in fireworks
Waikawa Boating Club's annual New Year Regatta enjoyed a wide range of breezes which gave every boat ample opportunity to put themselves forward as a contender for the regatta win.

Paper Tiger Nationals: Wind doesn't play ball at New Plymouth
Not only did 46 boats line up at the New Plymouth Yacht Club but the age range of sailors (15 to 75) also highlighted the popularity of the single-handed catamaran that first emerged in the late 1960s.

P Class Nationals: Biggest fleet in over two decades at Murrays Bay SC
The Cassidy Construction Tauranga Cup attracted a field of 52 starters at Murrays Bay, the biggest fleet for the P Class nationals in a couple of decades. Notably, there were 18 females among that number.

TNI Pindar SW Ads_728x90px-2 BOTTOM

KZRaceFurlers

This email was sent to the.recipients@email.address by YY Online Services Ltd.
Towngate House, 2-8 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PW
Registered in England No. 7895890

Our records show that you signed up to receive news from us on 1 January 2000

Please do not reply to this message as this address cannot receive replies.

You can unsubscribe at any time or email us here if you encounter any difficulties
Navico NZ Zeus3S FOOTERC-Tech 2021 (Spars-QFX Racer) 728x90 BOTTOMSail Racing 2021 FOOTER