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Sail-World New Zealand: 4 November 2009

Training in Noumea - NZ Optimist Team  
Welcome Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 4 November 2009

This weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy what's left of the Recession at an ENTRY FREE Boat Show to be held at Marsden Cove on Saturday and Sunday.

Unlike other boat shows, the Marsden Cove show is geared to let you go out and test boats at the show. If you are in the market for a boat while interest rates are cheap, then now is the time to give yourself a treat and do some serious boat evaluation.

Of course, you can step aboard the boats and have a look around, or just stroll at the Marina.

Or, you can check out the options for marina living and enjoying the great dream of owning a property, with a marina at the bottom of the garden, plus your favorite boat, and be halfway to some of the best cruising, gamefishing and fishing grounds in the world.

Crowds pour into the 2008 Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove   Marsden Cove

Check out your dreams at the Northland Boat Show - opens at 1000hrs on Saturday and Sunday.

Last weekend, the Bay of Islands Yacht Club hosted its annual Harken Labour Weekend Regatta to kick off the sailing season for the centreboarders. A strong contingent of Javelins, Mistrals, Splashes, 3.7s, Lasers and a scattering of Europe dinghies took to the bay on Saturday with a 6-7 nautical mile bay race. We have featured a report, images and results in this edition - all submitted through our automated story and image entry form accessible to all via our home page or the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

Great show of skills on the Musto and RS700 skiffs - HARKEN Labour Weekend Regatta  Larry Sutherland

There's plenty of action on and off the water in the America's Cup.

Newsflash: BOR90 is dismasted off San Diego, First reports in this issue. Stay tuned to www.sail-world.com for updates.

On the water we have another sequence of images from San Diego taken by the brilliant Gilles Martin-Raget - they are real eye candy, as is the video that we have included of BOR90/USA in full flight on the ocean - just remarkable viewing.

More and more events and teams are taking advantage of the ease of uploading material onto YouTube. Increasingly we will be featuring video from this source on Sail-World, and will try to indicate the presence of these clips with the words '+ video' in the headlines of these stories.

BMW ORACLE Racing in full flight off San Diego - catch the video.  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

We also have another set of images from Rob Wagner, on the dock in San Diego - these are large close ups of the vitals of BOR90/USA and for anyone interested in sailing technology they are a must see.

Off the water, the legal soap opera, also known as the America's Cup continues with increasingly bizarre storylines. The Hearing scheduled for Wednesday, has now been postponed until Friday (Eastern time) in New York. Three expert Jurors have been appointed, two of who are already in New York, and they will attempt to answer the five questions posed by Justice Shirley Kornreich a week ago.

Starboard helm close up - BMW Oracle Racing, San Diego 1 November 2009  Rob Wagner

Ahead of this court session, we have taken a rather long look, at the questions, and have come to some conclusions, there are links to the relevant resources. We've tried to keep it as simple as possible.

Meanwhile The Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve have appealed Kornreich's decisions of last Friday, and asked for an expedited Hearing before the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court.

BMW ORACLE Racing - BOR 90 heads home in the Californian sunset  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

In breaking news we have the announcement that French sailing icon Franck Cammas and longtime sponsor Groupama will be entering the next two Volvo Ocean Races - marking the return of the French to this premier event. They have also secured the services of a top designer. Full details in this edition.

You can submit your event/regatta/class/boat news by Clicking Here - all copy will be published, please include a photo or three with a side over 1280px wide. There's a new big icon on the home page of www.sail-world.com to make it even easier for you.

Many thanks for your help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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Newsflash: BOR 90 has dismasted off San Diego
Sail-World,
BMW Oracle Racing have just advised that their 90ft trimaran has dropped her rig while trialling off San Diego. The statement from the team says that no-one as hurt in the incident and all crew are safe. The incident happened four hours ago Support craft were with the race boat at the time and are currently working to salvage the rig and get the boat back to shore.... [more]
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Free entry to the Northland Boat Show at Marsden Cove this weekend
Sail-World,
The Northland Boat Show 2009 will be held at Marsden Cove Marina, near Whangarei, this coming Saturday. Entry is free for visitors. If you are buying or selling a boat? This is one event you should not miss. It will be the only boat show where the majority of craft displayed are available for sea trial and comparison.... [more]
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Easy Spring sailing at the Harken Labour Weekend Regatta
Catherine Langford,
The Bay of Islands Yacht Club hosted its annual Harken Labour Weekend Regatta to kick off the sailing season for the centreboarders. A strong contingent of Javelins, Mistrals, Splashes, 3.7s, Lasers and a scattering of Europe dinghies took to the bay on Saturday with a 6-7 nautical mile bay race.... [more]
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Optimists in Noumea - Training Day 1
Brian Haybittle,
Eight parents got down to the club at around 9am to sort out the boat charters and suss out the lay of the land. All the boats were in good condition.... [more]
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French sailing icons make long term commitment to the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Groupama Insurance Group confirmed today that it will enter the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race with its long term French skipper, Franck Cammas, a commitment that will last until 2015. The chosen designer for Groupama's new boat is Argentinean Juan Kouyoumdjian, the designer of the winning boats in the last two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Justice Shirley's America's Cup questions answered
Richard Gladwell,
On Friday 6 November at 0930hrs the New York Supreme Court will reconvene once again to hear submissions from lawyers representing the America's Cup Defender and Challenger. But centre stage will be three expert Jurors appointed following Justice Shirley Kornreich's remarkable decision of just a week ago. Here we look at the questions and the likely answers...... [more]
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Images of San Diego: The Big Bird flies + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provided this gallery of images from BOR90's latest test sail off San Diego. Make sure you catch the incredible video at the bottom of the gallery... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta - TEAMORIGIN announces sailing line-up
Henry Foster,
TeamOrigin announced today the sailing team line-up for the forthcoming Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in Nice, Côte d'Azur which commences at the weekend. The team includes eight sailors from Great Britain, four from New Zealand, three from Australia, and one each from France, Denmark and Poland.... [more]
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2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - one week to go
ISAF,
2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 10 November, Busan, Korea. This year four female and six male nominees have been shortlisted for the Award, based on their achievements during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009.... [more]
Onsend this story


China Cup International Regatta images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com and Carlo Borlenghi images,
Carlo Borlenghi is a 'Master of the Lens' as his images from the China Cup International Regatta reflects.... [more]
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29er EUROCUP images
Sail-World.com and Gianni Tomazzoni,
Photographer Gianni Tomazzoni presents these images from the 29er EUROCUP which has just concluded at the Fraglia Vela Riva on Lake Garda in Italy.... [more]
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Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup 2009
International Maxi Association,
In three weeks time, on Monday Nov. 23rd, the starting signal for the Transatlantic Maxi Cup, will be fired in Tenerife (Canary Islands) and five maxi yachts will race each other down the Atlantic.... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta - Sheraton check out as winners
Andi Robertson,
Plans went awry for China Boating when the Simpsons team from Hong Kong, including Yachtstyle editor Suzy Rayment, finished the regatta with a strong 2-2 and pushed China Boating off the podium.... [more]
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Swiss to appeal decision on Ras Al Khaimah for 33rd America's Cup
Alinghi Media,
The Defender of the 33rd America's Cup, Societe Nautique de Geneve (SNG), is to appeal New York Supreme Court Justice Kornreich's decision of 30 October rejecting Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates as the venue for the 33rd America's Cup. SNG has applied for an expedited appeal to avoid any delay to the February 2010 Deed of Gift Match.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Book Launch
Lizzie Green,
Spanish Castle to White Night, an award-winning story by Mark Chisnell launched. Eighty-eight men set off from beneath the ramparts of Alicante's Castle of Santa Bárbara, but only 36 would journey the full 37,000 miles to finish in the White Nights of St Petersburg. Japan's Black Tide, brutal weather, injuries, and even the credit crunch all took their toll.... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta - South African team's victory
Andi Robertson,
China Cup International Regatta - Peak windspeed today was a muscular 26 knots but most of the time it was a settled 21-22, to produce some blissful racing conditions, imprinting great memories for the crews of the 30 First 40.7 Beneteau One Design fleets from 13 different countries and regions.... [more]
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Lord Howe Race - Queensland yacht takes line honours
Peter Campbell,
Queensland yacht Ocean Affinity has taken line honours overnight in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race. Ocean Affinity, a Martens 49 skippered by Stewart Lewis from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, crossed the line at 9.12.08 last evening.... [more]
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New Zealander nominated as expert Juror America's Cup hearing
Alinghi Media and Richard Gladwell,
Société Nautique de Genève has nominated Graham McKenzie (NZL) as an expert witness for the New York Supreme Court hearing on Wednesday 4 November. McKenzie was a member of the 32nd America's Cup Jury and has sailed both competitively and for leisure in New Zealand on a wide range of yachts. McKenzie was a member of the 32nd America's Cup Jury and has sailed both competitively and for leisure... [more]
Onsend this story


Images from San Diego: More close-ups of BOR90 gear - 2
Rob Wagner,
Second gallery of images taken today of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA tied up to the dock in San Diego... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre - Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson ready
Kelly Russell,
On Sunday 8 November, British sailing duo Dee Caffari and Brian Thompson will start in the ninth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre race from France to Costa Rica, onboard the Open 60 racing yacht Aviva.... [more]
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Student Yachting World Cup - Team URI/USA final report
Team URI/USA,
Team URI/USA reports from day 6 of the Student Yachting World Cup. We were pleased with our performance this week. There will always be second guessing about where we could've pick up a point or two, but that is always the case with any event. We left everything on the race course, especially with the bullet in the last race.... [more]
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2010 International Team access at Weymouth - WPNSA
Cailah Leask,
2010 International Team access at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. With just under 1000 days to go to the start of the Games, mapping training programmes and booking venues is an important element to campaigns.... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship images
Sail-World.com and Stefano Gattini images,
Stefano Gattini/Joe Fly took these images at the Melges 24 World Championship just completed in Annapolis... [more]
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WMRT: Tour heads to Perth for Sunseeker Cup prior to Monsoon Cup
World Match Racing Tour News,
With final Tour positioning and considerable prize money at stake, skippers are keen to fine tune their crew skills and experience at the Sunseeker Australia Cup just one week prior to the final round of the Tour being the Monsoon Cup held in Malaysia. All racing will be on Foundation 36 One Design yachts, the same design for the final showdown in Malaysia.... [more]
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Images from San Diego: More close-ups of BOR90 gear
Rob Wagner,
More images taken today of the US America's Cup Challenger BOR90/USA tied up to the dock in San Diego... [more]
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More China Cup International Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi is in Shenzhen at the China Cup International Regatta and presents a gallery of images from day 3 of the event.... [more]
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China Cup International Day 3 images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com,
Carlo Borlenghi, world renowned photographer is in Shenzhen at the China Cup International Regatta and presents this gallery of images from day 3 of the event.... [more]
Onsend this story


China Cup International Regatta – Whiskey Jack, giant-killer
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Star of the show all day was Nick Southward's J/109 Whiskey Jack, scoring 1-1-2 in IRC B, and leading the combined A and B fleets over the line in the second race of the day... [more]
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Golden Gate YC announces expert Juror ahead of NYSC Hearing
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Bryan Willis will be its expert Juror for the speacial Court Hearing to be called next Wednesday at the New York Supreme Court.... [more]
Onsend this story


Legal decision brings America's Cup feud closer to resolution
Stuart Alexander. The Independent,
Stuart Alexander writes optimistically in The Independent of the latest moves to resolve the long running America's Cup dispute and has a critical look at the role the International Sailing Federation has played in the affair: 'By thinking outside the courtroom box and doing something which ISAF felt it could not do, Judge Kornreich may have found a way of taking an axe to the Gordian knot... [more]
Onsend this story


America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com. Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain, and now comment on the latest decisions from the New York Supreme Court... [more]
Onsend this story

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Louis Vuitton Trophy Series
01/01/09
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