Auckland International Boat Show is massive...Louis Vuitton enjoys tight racing...Spithill and Coutts on the America's Cup

 
 
 
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Sail-World New Zealand: 13 March 2010

Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 13 March 2010.

Firstly, our deepest condolences to the Hopper family, Hopper Developments and friends on the tragic death of Stace Hopper (25) yesterday in a flying accident at Marsden Cove. Paul Shanahan of Hoppers provides a tribute to Stace in this issue, and while it is a tragedy when anyone dies at such a young age, Stace had achieved a lot in his life; had obviously made the most of the opportunities he had; and looked set to continue as family tradition of excellence, hard work, and innovation in the development of New Zealand's coastline in a uniquely Kiwi way. Again, our deepest sympathies to his family and many friends.

Emirates Team New Zealand race All4One on the fourth day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ
Sail-World is at the Auckland International Boat Show, with some great prizes to be won by visitors to our stand (306) just inside the Halsey street entrance. You can follow the Louis Vuitton Trophy racing on the big screen in the Viaduct Harbour, see the Boat Show between races, and then see the top sailors face the questions of the world sailing media at the Media Conference held alongside the Louis Vuitton Media Centre, at the conclusion of each day's racing. What a great day!

Attendance is up 15% on last year - and no wonder it is a superb show, and a fantastic Festival of Sail, that could only happen in Auckland.

Jimmy Spithill (right) with Richard Gladwell on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boatshow  Sail-World.com/NZ ©

On the Sail-World stand we have had two members of the BMW Oracle Racing team, skipper, Jimmy Spithill and trimmer, Noel Drennan being interviewed. Drennan is one of the few sailors to have won a Round the World Race, and an America's Cup. To boot he has 25 Sydney Hobarts to his credit. In this we also feature the full, unedited interview, Peter Montgomery conducted with BMW Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts, the edited version of which was played on RadioSport earlier this week.

One third of the Auckland International Boat Show, looking SE.  Richard Gladwell

In this issue, we feature the two part interview with Jimmy Spithill, and tomorrow on the website we will have Noel Drennan's comments.

The Auckland International Boat Show is huge, everyone that has been here has been impressed with its physical size - and there is something for everyone, and not just in specialist halls either, but all mixed in together - you never know what is around the corner.

Louis Vuitton Trophy Racing has resumed today after being called off yesterday due to strong winds, we have coverage of the first few day's racing in this issue.

Part of the crowd at the Sail-World stand taking in the replays of the 33rd America's Cup  Sail-World.com/NZ ©

Take the time to check out Sail-World's advertisers who have stands at the Show - Coastguard Boating Education (Pavilion 7 and on the water): Harken NZ (Pavilion 1); Hopper Developments (Pavilion 2); Manson Anchors (outside Pavilion 8); North Sails (Pavilion 4); NZ Rigging (Pavilion 7); and Weta Marine Pavilion 1. You heard all about them in Sail-World, now see for yourself!

Plenty of action in the Viaduct Basin on Friday evening as dinghys weave in and out of the superychts.  Richard Gladwell

Don't forget to ensure that your events receives proper coverage by using our online submission facility. 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. You will now be automatically informed when your submission has been posted and which regions it has been posted to - a great way to get exposure for your club, class, event, program or campaign.

All4One (GER) bowman on the fourth day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.   Chris Cameron/ETNZ

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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