Jimmy Spithill, Nitro Drennan and Gashby - the latest news

 
 
 
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Lots happening in Auckland, we've been talking to Jimmy Spithill, Nitro Drennan and Gashby - here is the latest news.

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Spithill explains BMW Oracle Racing's winning America's Cup moves
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this second part of a two part interview, we cover the management of BMW Oracle Racing, Larry Ellison's leadership style, the gains from the technology used and more... [more]
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Glenn Ashby discusses the Tornado and his sailing future
International Tornado Class Association,
Glenn Ashby (AUS) had a chat to The Tornado Class Association about the America's Cup on Multihulls, the future for Olympic Multihulls, his sailing plans and Tornados. I however would like to see the next AC as a multi challenger event with, 10 or 12 teams competing on say box rule 65 to 70ft multihulls.... [more]
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America's Cup: Nitro on trimming the WingSail - Audio
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell interviewed Noel (Nitro) Drennan, on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boat Show. In this audio interview, Drennan, who was with North Sails discusses the trimming issues between the soft sail and wingsail on BMW Oracle Racing, how the sail design and trimming crew interacted, and what was required to get the hull flying on USA-17 plus much more.... [more]
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Raymarine delivers the best of both - with Hybrid Touch screens
Brendan Maxwell,
Touch screen technology is everywhere for many of us with the iPhone, soon the iPad and on laptop screens and now its moving into the marine world. On big flybridge boats there are few issues but when you want to use a sophisticated touch screen system on open decks on fishing boats or yachts, it's a real world challenge.... [more]
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Tasmanian youngsters show skills in international dinghy classes
Peter Campbell,
The sailing skills, both in seamanship and tactics, of young Tasmanians were apparent over the weekend when Sandy Bay Sailing Club conducted the Tasmanian State championships for the International 420 and the International Optimist class on Hobart's River Derwent.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Live updates - Emirates Team NZ lose to French
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World live race updates from Day 7 of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Emirates Tean New Zealand look set to lose their first race of the 2010 Louis Vuitton Trophy. After trailing at the first mark by 95 metres or 27 seconds, the series leader Emirate Team NZ did a bearaway set and then gybed in a move known as the Zambucka.... [more]
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Intrigue notches up 58th Pennant on the River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Veteran Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert has steered this equally veteran yacht Intrigue to yet another Pennant victory with The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, winning the final three races of the season on Saturday under both IRC and AMS ratings.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 in deficit at the final marker
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - For Groupama 3 the final marker before the finish off the Créac'h lighthouse, the equator was traversed this Sunday at 11h 04' 53' UTC, after 41 days 21 hours 09 minutes at sea. Full of energy for the ascent, the crew of Groupama 3 is still just as concentrated in this final phase between the switch of hemispheres and the island of Ushant some 3,350 miles ahead.... [more]
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2010 PUMA Moth Worlds - Day Seven Report
Brigid Murphy,
2010 PUMA Moth Worlds - drama on the last day, with late podium changes. The 2010 Moth World Championships were not decided until the 14th and final race. Full news and results here.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Cape Breton Island on course for maximum points
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Race 7 Qindgao to San Francisco Day 13 report. With a comfortable lead on the chasing pack, Cape Breton Island will be confident of securing maximum points at the Pacific scoring gate, just three days away. 24 hours on and the crews of both Spirit of Australia and Hull & Humber are beginning to adjust to their change in circumstances.... [more]
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Interested in racing an International Dragon?
Peter Campbell,
The International Dragon class is one of the classic one-design yachts in the world and with the World Championships to be sailed on Melbourne's Port Phillip in 2011, there is a resurgence of interest in Australia. With two new Dragons recently joining the Hobart fleet, local sailors this Saturday morning will run a 'boat camp' to give other sailors an opportunity to crew in, or steer, one of t... [more]
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18ft Skiffs Club Championship - Race 14 to Thurlow Fisher Lawyers
Frank Quealey,
The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas took out Race 14 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship in a light Easterly wind on Sydney Harbour today, (Sunday, 14 March 2010).... [more]
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America's Cup: Nitro's Wingsail Trimming Primer
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell interviewed Noel (Nitro) Drennan, on the Sail-World stand at the Auckland International Boat Show. In this first part of a two part story, we look at the trimming differences between the soft and wing sails; how the trimmers would get USA up and hull flying;plus how Drennan made the transition from being a sailmaker at Norths into the professional sailing world... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ clear leader in Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has made it five wins in five races to consolidate its place at the top of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland leader board. The margin against the Italian team Azzurra may have been 42 sec at the finish, but the race was not without drama for Dean Barker and his crew. Rounding the first windward mark with a comfortable 50sec lead, ETNZ broke the spinnaker pole at the hoist... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: TeamOrigin in four way tie with two days to run
Leslie Greenhalgh,
TEAMORIGIN won their race today against the Russian Synergy team in an exciting race that was close until the Russians experienced a spinnaker drop problem leaving Ben Ainslie and the British team to take a comfortable win. In the other races today, the all-French derby between ALL4ONE (FRA/GER) and Aleph (FRA) led to a win for ALL4ONE giving them a solid 3 wins and 2 losses so far.... [more]
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Berrimilla's intrepid yachtsmen due in Sydney Monday morning
Peter Campbell,
Intrepid sailors Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier are due to reach their home port of Sydney tomorrow morning, Monday, 15 March 2010, ending the second of two remarkable circumnavigations in their little 10m sloop Berrimilla.... [more]
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Intrigue notches up 58th Pennant on the River Derwent
Peter Campbell,
Veteran Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert has steered this equally veteran yacht Intrigue to yet another Pennant victory with The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, winning the final three races of the season on Saturday under both IRC and AMS ratings. The Castro 40, in which Calvert represented Australia at the Admiral's Cup in England in 1985, has now won an amazing 58 Pennants on the Derwent... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - BUSTED!
Chris Cameron,
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron, was on hand to capture this sequence as Artemis (SWE) dropped their spinnaker pole in the water on the hoist at the first mark in their Round Robin match against Azzurra (ITA)... [more]
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2010 PUMA Moth Worlds -Day 6 Report - Another Payne-less day for Simon
Brigiid Murphy and Lisa Richards,
The 2006 International Moth World Champion, Simon Payne (GBR) holds his lead after five days of racing at the 2010 Puma Moths Worlds.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber and Spirit of Australia rejoin the race
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper 09-10: Team Finland's new mast has arrived in Qingdao and the team assembled there to step and rig it are confident that they will be able to send the crew on their way early next week. Hull & Humber skipper, Piers Dudin, has arrived in hospital in Japan where he has received surgery on his broken leg. Out on the water Hull & Humber and Spirit of Australia have rejoined the race.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy: Groupama 3 takes it step by step
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupam 3 attempt. Positioned 430 miles from the line separating the South Atlantic and the North early this afternoon, the maxi trimaran is now performing as she should now that she's done with the rather unfavourable tack changes, which she'd been linking together since rounding Cape Horn on 4th March.... [more]
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Estate Master holds their lead in 2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship
Sam Crichton,
Lisa and Martin Hill's Estate Master, held onto their overnight lead and extended to a four point separation after three races today in day two of the 2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Team Origin scores vital win
TeamOrigin Media,
TEAMORIGIN scored an important point on the score board today by beating the French Aleph Team. The pre-start action was dramatic with a hard contact collision between the boats as Aleph illegally altered course in the tight pre-start manoeuvring and was awarded a penalty by the on-the-water umpires. In the other races today, Emirates Team New Zealand added to their undefeated record with a wi... [more]
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America's Cup: Peter Montgomery talks with James Spithill
Peter Montgomery,
Top international yachting commentator, Peter Montgomery, caught up with winning America's Cup skipper, James Spithill in at the Auckland International Boat Show in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour. Spithill has become only the second Australian skipper to win the America's Cup - the first used a winged keel, the second a wingsail.... [more]
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Fisher's View: The best seat in the house!
Bob Fisher,
Imagine sitting behind Jason Button in his McLaren as he laps the Bahrain circuit during this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix; it's the same as being behind Ben Ainslie as 18th man on TeamOrigin in a match with Bertrand Pace and the Aleph team. Maybe the corners don't come up at more than 300 kph, but it sure as hell feels like it.... [more]
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Two new schools vow to be guardians of the Reef
GBRMPA,
Collinsville State High School and St John Bosco Catholic School are also the first in Collinsville to sign up for the environmental education program Reef Guardian Schools.... [more]
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The Club Marine Series – what a glorious day to help the kids...
John Curnow,
And what a glorious way to do it. Sandringham Yacht Club hosted Day Six of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip today. It was all about the Keeping Cancer at Bay fundraiser for Challenge, who support kids with cancer. In the end, it was smiles all around as everyone got out there to assist this marvellous charity go about their work.... [more]
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America's Cup: Russell Coutts - the Full Monty
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Rumour control has been out of control over the past few days, as comments made by BMW Oracle Racing CEO, Russell Coutts, have been taken out of context, or given an unintended spin - creating some unwarranted headlines. On Wednesday, Coutts talked with Radio Sport's Peter Montgomery, and we can now present the full and unedited version of that interview.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Fourth win for Emirates Team New Zealand
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Brisk breezes and high-pressure competition delivered a basket of surprises and some painful losses during the fourth day of competition for the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland. With three days remaining in the round robin, the host Emirates Team New Zealand has a perfect record after a convincing win today over the German/French boat All4One.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy – PredictWind Forecast - Day Six
Jon Bilger,
PredictWind.com is forecasting SW 15knots for day six of Louis Vuitton Series. Perfect wind conditions for racing ! Long Term Outlook is for moderate Southwesterlies Monday: SW 10 increasing to 15knots Tuesday: SW 10 increasing to 16knots Wednesay: SW10 increasing to 20knots... [more]
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Whitty wins Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta
Jennifer Crooks,
Lucinda Whitty, representing Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, and her crew of Stacey Jackson and Nina Curtis, have won the Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta in convincing style with three straight wins in the Grand Final... [more]
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Darren Smith looks at Hobie Cat Racing past and future
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Darren has been in and out of racing Hobie Cats — and at both ends of the boat as both a crew and as a skipper. Ironically, this year he raced and placed at the same club where he first started sailing. His sailing career started at the age of six as crew on the Hobie 16 for his dad.... [more]
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Call for Expressions of Interest - Sailing School at Manly Yacht Club
Maz Theaker,
Manly Yacht Club is seeking expressions of interest, to operate a sailing school from premises on Sydney Harbour. The successful applicant will be a business or partnership capable of conduct a sailing school for the public, members, local schools, kids and adults. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have appropriate equipment, boats and financial resources to run the sailing school.... [more]
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Auckland International Boat Show opens for business
Richard Gladwell,
The Auckland International Boat Show opened for the trade today at 4.00pm. Tomorrow is the first of four days when the Boat Show opens to the public at 10.00am and closes at 6.00pm. Sail-World's camera went for a walk around part of the show today.... [more]
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The Club Marine Series – Optifast
John Curnow,
The morning of Day Six of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip was all about splashing around for the kids in the Optimists. Out on the track it took a while for any real breeze to settle in.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's Zenith
Cammas-Groupama,
Jules Verne Trophy. At 15°S, Groupama 3 is 900 miles from the switch of hemispheres, but the sun is at its zenith as the crew approach the boreal spring. The beat finally seems to be at an end! This is certainly the case for the southern hemisphere and probably true of the northern hemisphere.... [more]
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Estate Master leads after day one -2010 Farr 40 Australian titles
Sam Crichton,
The highly competitive Farr 40 class put everything on the table today when the fleet sailed four races on day one of the 2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship. Defending champion Guido Belgiorno Nettis and his team on Transfusion started the day out with a win in the first race.... [more]
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Bacardi Cup action images from John Payne
Sail-World.com and John Payne images,
John Payne presents these action images from the Bacardi Cup in Miami, USA.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber injured skipper heading for Japan
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper Round the World Yacht race 09-10. After sustaining a fracture to his right leg on the tenth day of Race 7, Piers Dudin, Skipper of Hull & Humber has been safely medivac'd by the Japanese Coastguard. With two medics on board, Cape Breton Island, along with Spirit of Australia, was initially called upon to rendezvous with Hull & Humber to provide assistance if needed.... [more]
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Alinghi and SNG RC talk about 33rd America's Cup at Multihulls conf.
Jean Philippe Jobé,
At the recent Multihull conference in Geneva, Alinghi's builder, crew and Race Commitee talked about the Swiss boat, the AC33 series and Harold Bennett... [more]
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Winning skipper on the Opening Stanzas of the 33rd America's Cup
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
On Thursday, the opening day of the Auckland International Boat Show, Sail-World's America's Cup Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with James Spithill on the Sail-World stand close to the Halsey Street entrance. In this first part of a two part interview, we cover the opening stanzas of Race 1, of the 33rd America's Cup; alarms on the super multihulls; the areas of strength of USA-17; scariest moment... [more]
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ISAF confirms receipt of 33rd America's Cup Report Forms
ISAF,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today confirmed the receipt of the Regatta Report Forms from the ISAF Race Officials appointed to the 33rd America's Cup Match.... [more]
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Harken Women's Int'l Match Racing - Whitty suffers first defeats
Jennifer Crooks,
Samantha Osborne and Jessica Eastwell have handed Lucinda Whitty her first defeats at the Harken Women's International Match Racing Regatta. With the sun drenching Sydney Harbour and a moderate sou'easterly breeze, the Race Committee was able to get through the remaining flights of round robin two.... [more]
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Swansea Channel - good for 2010 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity race
HCW Media,
A sustained dredging program of the Swansea Channel over the 2009-10 summer means that boats looking to participate in the 2010 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race on Lake Macquarie on the October long weekend (October 2-3) should have no problems coming up the coast and getting into the lake.... [more]
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Gill is playing possum in the 18s league
Frank Quealey,
There is rarely a dull moment in the 18 Footers and supporters are never surprised at what might happen, but last Sunday saw a 'first' - something even the most ardent follower would have never expected to see in an 18ft Skiff race....... Ed called out 'look at your leg'. Dave says: 'I almost ---- myself when I saw this thing........ [more]
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The Club Marine Series – delightful penultimate
John Curnow,
Day Six of the Club Marine Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip will be the penultimate round for the season. It looks to be marvellous conditions with a gentle SE seabreeze filling in to 15 knots as racing gets underway: all on a mild little one metre or so sea. Perfect.... [more]
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Audi Medcup Circuit 2010: Two months to go
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
It is two months before the start of the first regatta of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit season, the Portugal Trophy which will take place on the testing Atlantic waters and winds off Cascais, raising the curtain on what promises to be a fascinating and exciting year for the world's leading regatta circuit.... [more]
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Henri Lloyd to provide official technical clothing to F1 team
colin burgess,
Fresh from their successful partnership with Brawn GP, winners of the 2009 Formula One Constructors' and Drivers' Championships, Henri Lloyd have now applied their knowledge and experience to develop team clothing for the team in its new guise as Mercedes GP Petronas... [more]
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E-marineworld Victorian Flying Fifteen trophy heads to Canberra Y.C.
David Williamson,
Canberra Yacht Club sailors Matt Owen and Darren Reed sailed a consistent seven race series throughout the blustery conditions that prevailed across most of Victoria last weekend. Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club at Paynesville suffered the changing weather patterns and rain squalls however the hail storms eluded the sailing on Lake Victoria where 40 Flying Fifteens gathered to contest the E-marineworld... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Hull & Humber skipper breaks leg, to be choppered out
Clipper Ventures,
Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Piers Dudin, 31, skipper of Hull & Humber has sustained an open fracture to his right leg after a fall. The incident was immediately reported to Falmouth Coastguard and is now in the hands of the Japanese Coastguard who are co-ordinating the medical evacuation of the Salisbury-based skipper.... [more]
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Australian University Sailing has arrived!
Tom Mallet,
This year, two major events will be taking place in Australia which will set a new course for Australian Sailing. The Australian University Fleet Racing Championships will be held at Great Lakes Sailing Club (just south of Forster, NSW) from April 8th-10th. The fleet racing takes place under yardstick making the event truly accessible to any boat and sail boards. Over 100 boats are expected.... [more]
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