Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 18 December 2009
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In this issue we have updated and republished the story on the Auckland International Boat Show, the Louis Vuitton Trophy, the Omega Match Racing Series and the BMW World Cup, now that all three events have been confirmed for Auckland for March 2010.
The Weta Nationals is also republished in this issue. We will have further stories on this trimaran, but in the meantime click on the banner at the bottom of the Nationals story and have a look at the great Weta website. There's also some links to some great video on the Weta site.
Hot on the closure of submissions on the new Aquaculture aka Sea Farming, it has been announced that 10 new licenses have been granted around the Banks Peninsular area for the creation of new sea farms including one grand daddy at almost 2,500 hectares. We have the story in this issue. Will it be the thin end of the wedge? The announcement also reveals who is behind these creations.
More announcements from the World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) as the venues for the Louis Vuitton Trophy series regattas for 2010 were released last night (NZT), Yet to be confirmed is a Middle East venue.
In Melbourne the first of the ISAF World Cup regattas is underway. in this issue we feature several reports from New Zealand competitors at the event.
US and world sailing lost one of its real gentlemen with the passing of Roy Disney, in this edition we feature several tributes to one of the legends of ocean and offshore sailing in USA.
If you are looking for the place to be over New Year, check out our story on Marsden Cove, they are putting on a free New Year's Eve concert in the marina with a great fireworks display. There will be Live bands including renowned Soul / Blues guitarist Billy TK Junior will be performing on a floating stage. It will be a great place to safely moor and enjoy the music.
Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats head to head - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Mainsheet Media
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Follow the action with Bass & Flinders Cruises Sail-World, On Boxing Day Bass & Flinders vessels Ocean Dreaming I, Ocean Dreaming 2 and Sun Cat will follow the Sydney to Hobart fleet right from the start. ‘We take our boat out with 200 passengers and we are able to follow them down the leading boats because our vessels do travel at about 28 knots, so we can keep up with them out on the ocean.... [more] Onsend this story
Riviera Set to Make Waves at 2010 Miami Boat Show Stephen Milne, Riviera is powering forward with exciting new models and designs, which are expected to make waves at one of the world's largest and most prestigious boating events – the 69th annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail Miami. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the 2010 event, which spans 2.5 million square feet at the Miami Beach Convention Centre from February 11-15.... [more] Onsend this story
US Sailing talks to Laser sailor Clayton Johnson Marni Lane / ISAF / US SAILING, US Sailing speaks to US Laser sailor Clayton Johnson, as he heads home from Australia with silver in hand following the opening event of the 2009-2010 ISAF Sailing World Cup season.... [more] Onsend this story
New ISAF Rules become effective 1 January 2010 ISAF Media, From 1 January 2010, the new edition of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 2010-11 comes into effect along with amendments to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 and the 2010 Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping Code.... [more] Onsend this story
NSWIS State High Performance Coach - Sailing Craig Heydon, The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is the state's peak elite sports agency. The Institute supports more than 700 high performance athletes on squad or individual scholarships over 28 sports programs.... [more] Onsend this story
Belmont Bethwaite warmup for National B14 Titles Geoff Waldon, B14s practice run at Belmont in preparation for the National Titles. Will the young guns break through or will the veterans prevail?... [more] Onsend this story
Singapore sailor wins Laser Radial gold in Melbourne Ho Shu Fen, Singapore Sailing, Singapore's Koh Seng Leong dominated the Laser Radial Men fleet to win gold while Elizabeth Yin and Victoria Chan scored a seventh and eighth in the Laser Radial Women's fleet. 15 sailors represented Singapore at the recent 2009 Sail Melbourne regatta which is the concluding event in the ISAF World Cup series.... [more] Onsend this story
Great deal on Laser 4.7s for Sabot sailors! Jardine Media, Performance SailCraft Australasia, the powerhouse manufacturer and distributor of Laser in Australia, is offering great deals on new Laser 4.7s for junior sailors competing in this weekend's Sabot National Titles at Gosford Sailing Club.... [more] Onsend this story
Boaties praised for taking proper preparations ahead of bar drama Don Scandrett, A dramatic incident at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour Bar yesterday afternoon could have cost lives had it not been for the boaties themselves being properly prepared and ready for such an incident says Coastguard.... [more] Onsend this story
Swan Transatlantic Challenge 2009 - Tie at the top Nauter Swan Racing Office, Swan 70 Stay Calm owned by Stuart Robinson, and Swan 48 Amoress 2 owned by Mats Gustafsson, have victoriously finished the 2,700 nautical mile race from Las Palmas to St Lucia winning the 2009 Swan Transatlantic Challenge in a tie... [more] Onsend this story
Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 06/03/10 Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta, hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club is now Sydney's largest, most successful Regatta since the 2000 Olympics.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1236
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