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Welcome to Sail-World.Com's NZ newsletter for 20th April 2009
We have plenty of local news on this issue, including reports on the two National Keelboat titles decided over the weekend.
Congratulations to Tony Kendall and his crew on winning the Townson 32 Nationals sailing a yacht he has owned for 35 years!
The North Sails team performed well, with Rod Davis winning the Young 88 Nationals and Stephan Goldwater, also powered by North sails, winning the owner driver title.
Michael Bullot, Silver medalist in the Laser class, a couple of weeks ago in the Princess Sofia Trophy, in Palma, gives his personal view of that event, and looks ahead to the next event at Hyeres, France.
Alsogaray leads Laser fleet - Hyeres SOF - Day One Guillaume Durand
Speaking of Lasers, don't forget to make your entry in Sail-World's competition toWin a Laser, click on the link, or see the entry details button on the top right hand corner of the Sail-World website.
Dawn Riley commentates aboard the BMW Oracle corporate yacht during the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series Peter Idoine
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Don't forget that the ANZAC Regatta for 18ft skiffs, starts on Thursday, with four competitors coming across from Australia - making a total fleet of 10 boats who will be racing until Sunday.
The Marine Industry Sailing Trophy features a block from the champion A-class "Ranger" MRX Yachting
No real news on the America's Cup scene, aside from being advised last night that Alinghi skipper, Brad Butterworth, will be part of their three man team to meet with Golden Gate Yacht Club over arrangements for the 33rd America's Cup.
And don't forget Barbara Kendall needs your support in tonight's final of Dancing with the Stars. To vote after 8.30pm tonight, txt Barbara to 8981 or, phone: 0900 89 811 and help support the Barbara Kendall - Upside Downs Education Trust
Olympic Golden Girl needs your help to win Dancing with the Stars Sail-World.com, Tonight, Olympic Gold, silver and Bronze medalist, Barbara Kendall takes on the Final of top rating TVNZ show, 'Dancing with the Stars'. She needs all your help - vote by mobile phone, just send a txt to 8981 and message Barbara; or phone 0900 89811. The vote goes to support Barbara, and the donation goes to the Downs Syndrome education fund.... [more]
Sunshine wins Townson 32 Altex Marine Paints Burnsco Class Champs Townson 32 Class media, Tony Kendall, original owner and helmsman of Sunlight for 35 years won the 2009 Townson 32 Altex Marine Paints/Burnsco Class Championships in a 6 race series off the Tamaki River entrance over last weekend. Sunlight with 8 points broke a three regatta winning streak from Tony Evans on Team Grenada which placed second this year with 11 points.... [more]
Triple 888 and Panama Jack take Young 88 National titles Zoe Hawkins, North Sails cemented its claim at the top end of the Young 88 fleet during this weekend's national champs. With 27 boats entered in the championship event for New Zealand's most popular one-design keelboat class, racing was always destined to be competitive to the extreme, with winners rewarded for their ability to capitalise on a great start with superior boat speed in all legs of the race.... [more]
Volvo Ocean race - Does Puma know the fastest way to Boston? Ken Read - Puma Ocean Racing, Latest news from Puma sailing leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Boston. 'The race is essentially starting over again and the two Ericsson boats are right next to us - essentially tied with us in distance to the finish. '... [more]
Update: Mike Bullot reports on his Silver at Palma Michael Bullot, Michael Bullot, winner of the Silver Medal in the Laser class in the Princess Sofia Trophy, at Palma, Spain reports before the start of the next event in the ISAF World Cup... [more]
Ovlov Marine take out inaugural NZ Marine Industry Sailing Challenge Tom Mackie, MRX Yachting, The inaugural Marine Industry Challenge was organised by the MRX Fleet with the backing of their Marine Industry sponsors. A star studded line up of 88 sailors competed for the Touch of Gloss NZ Marine Industry Sailing Trophy. The sailors featured a who's who of the NZ Marine Industry with Ray Davies and Rod Davis from Team NZ making guest appearances.... [more]
Vestas Sailrocket - Out of time and at the bitter end Paul Larsen, Vestas Sailrocket is attempting to break the World Sailing Speed record on Walvis Bay in Namibia. Their time period for attempting this record has come to an end. Latest from Paul Larsen. We did all we could as the weather once again played games with us.... [more]
Finn focus in Hyeres – Gasper Vincec (SLO) leads after day one Robert Deaves, World number one Gasper Vincec (SLO) underlined his ranking position today with two great races at the Semaine Olympique Française in Hyeres. However, the Slovenian is on equal points with Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) who won the first race and followed that up with a second place. Third place after two race belongs to Ed Wrght (GBR)... [more]
Three Portimão Global Ocean Race yachts join Caipirinha Cup fleet Oliver Dewar, On Saturday 18th April, the Portimão Global Ocean Race stopover island of Ilhabela hosted the annual Caipirinha Cup: a local regatta for assorted racing and cruising yachts that was adapted to include the Portimão double-handed and single-handed boats... [more]
Beneteau First 40 replaces the iconic Beneteau 40.7 cruiser racer Jardine Media, When the Beneteau 40.7 burst onto Australian Racing scene, she quickly demolished all available competition, winning the IMS Division at Hamilton Island Race Week in both 1999 and 2000. A few years later a 40.7 went on to win both IMS and IRC Divisions of the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart. With great handling and an attractive handicap, the 40.7 quickly became the weapon of choice for serious racers... [more]
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week NOR online – Enter now Denis Thompson, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race 2009 week is now only four months away and time to dig into the back of the wardrobe for your loudest floral shirt and best sunscreen. The excitement of race week is starting to build. The Notice-of-Race has been published and entries are already starting to come in. Check the event website www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au and get your entry in quickly.... [more]
Tricky conditions - Hyères Day One Event media, The 41st Semaine Olympique Française, fourth event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup started with a long day on the water. The light and unstable conditions provided for tricky racing for the 505 teams engaged in the event.... [more]
Volvo Ocean Race - Half way to Boston Lizzie Ward, The halfway point on leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race has been reached and long-term leader, Telefónica Blue is in the enviable position of being able to watch the battle unfold over 100 miles behind them.... [more]
Volvo Race - Telefonica Blue maintains lead overnight Volvo media, Telefonica Blue continues to lead but have not extended any further from the chasing pack overnight. Bekking and his blue boat were first into the trade winds, and as such, added to their advantage over the first 24 hours. The chasing pack is 100 nm astern and led by Ericsson 3, they are covered by just 50 nm... [more]
Jeanneau sells fleet into China Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Jeanneau Yachts announced today that they have signed a contract to supply five Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i yachts to Taihu Shanshui Marina to 'seed' a fleet of boats with the intention of starting club racing at the new marina.... [more]
Anna Tunnicliffe: Settled in Hyeres, France Anna Tunnicliffe, 2008 Olympic Gold medallist, Anna Tunnicliffe reports from Hyeres, France: "I've been in Hyeres, France since Saturday afternoon, training for the fourth leg of the ISAF World Cup series, the Semaine Olympique Francaise regatta. Brad (Funk) and I took the overnight ferry at the end of the regatta in Palma, Spain. We had a double cabin that we shared with Bryan Boyd, a USSTAG Finn sailor, with who... [more]
Will Earthrace become a Whale-saver? Powerboat-world.com, The next challenge for the bio-diesel fuelled 78 foot trimaran wave piercer Earthrace could be helping to save whales in Antarctica.... [more]
Telefónica Blue extends her lead in Volvo Ocean Race to Boston Lizzie (Green) Ward, One week from the start of Leg 6 in Rio and Telefónica Blue has extended a nice margin over rest of the Volvo fleet, as they head for Boston, although skipper, Bouwe Bekking, says the fleet will compress again as soon as Telefónica Blue starts sailing in lighter airs.... [more]
TackTick acquired by Suunto Media PR, Suunto, the leading manufacturer of sports precision instruments, has today announced the acquisition of the UK based Tacktick Ltd, manufacturer of wireless marine sensors, instruments and displays... [more]
GBR Olympic sailors set to return at French World Cup event Lindsey Bell, A number of familiar faces will be making their return to the Olympic Classes sailing arena next week as the ISAF Sailing World Cup series makes its way to Hyères, France. GBR Olympic Champion Paul Goodison returns in the Laser class after a post-Beijing break, with Beijing representatives Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes also returning for Skandia Team GBR in the 49er class... [more]
Ainslie and TeamOprigin to compete at Match Race Germany Event media, Ben Ainslie will compete in the second World Match Race event in Match Race Germany at the end of May. Also taking part will be Australian Peter Gilmour, making his first appearance on the 09 circuit for the America's Cup legend. Gilmour will lead the Yanmar Racing Team in the 12th edition of Match Race Germany, taking place at Langenargen on Lake Constance from 27 May... [more]
Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon makes progress on fleet Green Dragon Racing Team, Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon had been caught in a band of light air as they made their final approach to the scoring gate. The Dragon rounded behind Ericsson 3 in seventh place.... [more]
Puma through Volvo Ocean Race leg 6 scoring gate in fourth place Puma Ocean Racing Team, Puma passed through the leg six scoring gate in fourth place last night, to maintain their current overall second place in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. Fernando de Noronha, an Atlantic archipelago which the fleet passed to the west of during leg one and to the east late last night, is the first milestone of the leg to Boston.... [more]
Peter Gilmour and Yanmar Racing Team to compete at Match Race Germany Event media, Peter Gilmour and his Yanmar Racing Team have announced their comeback onto the World Match Racing Tour competing at Match Race Germany.... [more]
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 13/08/09 Owners and charterers of suitably found single hull, self-righting boats are invited to apply for entry in the 20th Annual Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week, on the waters of Pioneer Bay.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1157
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