Welcome to Sail-World.Com's NZ newsletter for 18th April 2009
In this issue we have another in our America's Cup 'Off the Record' series, looking at the some developments in Europe.
For those who enjoy the intrigue of the America's Cup, they are a good read, covering the erection of the assembly tent at the Alinghi building facility, a look at the design of the Defender, an update on the first Challenger/Defender meeting and Bruno Trouble.
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The first of the Volvo Ocean Race competitors have rounded the gate off Fernando, Brazil. We have pictures of Telefonica Blue rounding the landmark, at the end of a drag race from the start off Rio de Janeiro.
Graham Catley, North Sail's Hayden Whitburn and Riley Dean in full flight on the Waitemata harbour, training for the ANZAC regatta
On the local scene, the Young 88 Nationals and Townson 32 Nationals will be sailed this weekend on the Waitemata. And starting on Thursday 23 April is the ANZAC regatta for 18ft skiffs with four competitors coming across from Australia - making a total fleet of 10 boats who will be racing from Thursday to Sunday.
Roger Hall adds Waiuku Finn Veterans Champs win to a successful year Alan Dawson, The 23rd Waiuku Finn Veterans Champs held over Easter weekend 10-12 April 2009 was another great success with a very competitive 14 boat fleet and the full nine races sailed over the three days.... [more]
America's Cup - Off the Record - 17 April: The tent goes up Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com, Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. The situation as we hear it today runs something like this... [more]
Medal day as RYA Volvo Youth Nationals close at Largs Karenza Morton, Two-time class 29er National champion helm Bleddyn Mon added the RYA Youth National title to his trophy haul as he and crew Nick Redding struck gold at the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials. Other winners included - George Bowles, RS:X boys - Izzy Hamilton RS:X girls - Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton, 420 - Phillip Reynolds, Laser - Hannah Tilley, Radial and Oscar McVeigh boys Radial... [more]
Goodison returns to World Cup circuit in Hyeres Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, Sailors from over 50 nations are in France preparing for the start of the Semaine Olympique Française this weekend, the fourth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Amongst the star names featured for Hyeres is 2008 Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison, who is making his return to the Laser class after victory at Beijing last August... [more]
America's Cup Defender launches Décision 35 by chopper Alinghi Media, Alinghi launched its recently modified Décision 35 from the Alinghi boatyard in Villeneuve, Switzerland, by helicopter. The newly modified multihull is race-ready for the next Challenge Julius Baer which kicks off on 8 May with the Grand Prix Corum on Lake Geneva.The launch has created additional interest due to the build of the America's Cup muiltihull... [more]
Telefonica Blue first to Fernando Gate in Volvo Ocean Race VOR Media, Telefonica Blue, skippered by Bouwe Bekking (NED) was first through the scoring gate of Fernando de Noronha at 19:58:56 GMT 16 April 2009, securing 4 points, on of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Rio de Janeiro to Boston... [more]
Slingsby back in Laser action in Hyères France Corinne Rolland-McKenzie/Sail-World.com, Dual Laser World Champion Australia's Tom Slingsby is amongst the sailors from over 50 nations are in Hyères, France preparing for the start of the Semaine Olympique Française this weekend, the fourth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more]
Hyères France - second European Stop for ISAF Sailing World Cup Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, Sailors from over 50 nations are in Hyères, France preparing for the start of the Semaine Olympique Française this weekend, the fourth event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.... [more]
RYA Volvo Team GBR named for Buzios ISAF Youth Worlds Karenza Morton, As the curtain came down on the 2009 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials Friday, selectors named 8 of the 10 RYA Volvo Team GBR sailors to compete at 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds in Brazil this July... [more]
Volvo Ocean Race – Leg Six Week One summary LIzzie Ward, The first points of leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race have now been earned, and early yesterday evening, just before darkness fell, Telefónica Blue claimed the maximum of four points as she led the seven-strong Volvo fleet through the gate at Fernando de Noronha.... [more]
470 Class - 2009 Sailors' development programmes launched Luissa Smith, The International 470 Class is expanding its Sailor Development Programmes with the launch of the 'You Can Help' programme and the continuation of the 'International 470 Solidarity Programme'. The 'You Can Help' programme aims to secure donations of 470 equipment for sailors from emerging sailing nations.... [more]
Newport to Ensenada - Big Boat Wash leads in to a clean, green race Rich Roberts, Count on the 62nd Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race starting Friday, April 24, to be clean and green. This year's entry list, boosted by increased security measures by Mexican authorities in cooperation with NOSA officials, has passed 250, including 15 of the class winners from last year.... [more]
Dempsey lends nous to ISAF Youth Worlds selections Karenza Morton, Double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Dempsey is putting her experience to good use acting as a selector at the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships and Trials in Largs, Scotland this week.... [more]
Volvo Fleet race for scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha Volvo media, Today it is pure boat speed and the ability of each crew to squeeze out the last ounce of performance that is making the difference as the Volvo fleet reaches towards the scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha at a steady 15 knots. The fleet is now clear of Recife on the Brazilian coast and sailing directly towards the western end of the scoring gate, 129 nm ahead.... [more]
Volvo Ocean Race - Ericsson 3 snaps top mast runner Various Volvo Ocean Race Competitors, Latest news from the Volvo Ocean race fleet on leg 6 to Boston. Drama on Ericsson 3 as her top mast runner snapped. Quick thinking by the crew saved the mast from coming down. Delta Lloyd's navigator explains their roamings all over the course and on Puma they are trying to avoid that one big mistake. On Ericsson 4 its all about snacks........ [more]
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