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Sail-World New Zealand: 19 July 2010

Gold medallist, Thomas Saunders from New Zealand competing in the Laser Boys class on day 4 of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 19 July 2010

New Zealand won three medals in World Championships over the weekend, an event which is virtually unreported in the local media (except for Newstalk ZB news) - reflecting the myopic focus of the New Zealand media and complete lack of understanding of the sport and their professional inability to follow major sailing events outside the America's Cup.

That should not take away from the fact that New Zealand won a Gold medal in the Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds sailed in Istanbul Turkey. Thomas Saunders took the title for the second time, and for the second successive time by a Tauranga sailor. He follows in the same footsteps as some other great New Zealand sailors such as America's Cup skippers, Russell Coutts and Dean Barker, and Round the World winner Stu Bannatyne and a host of Olympians.

Saunders won his medal from a fleet of 50 - yes that is countries - the same as will turn up for the world rowing championships in NZ - and more than compete in the Mens singlehander in the Olympics.

Youth Worlds: (l-r) Laser Boys medalists Keerati Bualong from Thailand (silver), Thomas Saunders from New Zealand (gold), Giovanni Coccoluto from Italy (bronze) in the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

Winning Silver in the 29er by Alex Maloney and Sam Bullock was a tremendous achievement, given the cold shoulder by the New Zealand Sports media, and covered by a paragraph, if you looked hard in the weekend papers and unmentioned anywhere else (save PJ Montgomery's excellent sailing show an Saturday morning.)

In this edition of Sail-World we have full reports and image galleries from the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds, including one gallery in tribute to the New Zealand team who finished a very creditable fourth in the Volvo Trophy for overall teams performance.

470 Worlds: Women's medal race leaders - Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships  Thom Touw ©

Then late last night (NZ time) came the big one as Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie attempted to win the 470 Womens World Championship. With incredibly consistent sailing the New Zealand crew went into the Medal Race with a single points lead - not enough to give them the lead ahead of the second placed Dutch crew. Aleh and Powrie are on just their second season sailing in this Olympic class and were up against a four time world champion sailing in their home country.

Sail-World stayed up late last night to provide live coverage of the race, which saw the Kiwi crew dig deep and stage a tremendous comeback - which in this day of internet technology we were able to post (with images from a previous race) within a few seconds of the race finish.

Youth Worlds: (l-r) 29er medalists Alex Maloney and Sam Bullock from New Zealand (silver), Gael Jaffrezic and Julien Bloyet from France (gold), Antoine Screve and James Moody from USA (bronze) in the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey  Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©

Maybe if the NZ sports media had spend a few less hours on what Andy Haden might and might not have said on a TV show, or where punters are going to drink after a Rugby World Cup function in 11 months time, and instead concentrated on what is happening in the real sports world with three outstanding achievements at World Championship level in New Zealand's most successful Olympic sport.

Many thanks to those who have submitted stories and images for this edition, 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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Images from Istanbul: Kiwis at the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds
Dave Kneale,
Top Volvo Ocean Race photographer, Dave Kneale, presents this gallery of images of the NZL International Yachting Trust Youth Team at the Volvo ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, just conclued in Istanbul, Turkey.... [more]
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470 Worlds: New Zealand crew stumble but stay on task in Medal hunt
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
Conditions off the Hague, Netherlands allowed for three races to be sailed overnight, the NZL Sailing Team pair of Aleh and Powrie recording a DNF in the first race of the day. It was the local girls who shone today in the Netherlands with Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout climbing up to overtake the overnight leaders by winning all three races sailed. Two more days of the regatta remain... [more]
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NZL Yachting Trust Youth team score Gold and Silver at Worlds
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
New Zealand has produced two medals – one gold and one silver - at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships which have concluded in Istanbul, Turkey. The final day of the six day event provided the best sailing conditions of the series with reports noting ‘a spectacular summer day with warm sunshine and a gusty offshore breeze ranging from 8 – 14 knots.'... [more]
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Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show: Building up the boating business
Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show Media,
The Waikato Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show is the only marine exhibition in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area. To be held on the 15-17 of October 2010, the event is on track for another successful year. Emerging out of an economic strain, the 2010 event is set to be paramount in paving the year ahead for the marine industry.... [more]
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CrossFit - get fit for sailing without leaving the beach!
Sail-World,
It used to be that the way to get fit for sailing involved going for a run, doing a few press-ups and if you got really serious then maybe a light, weights program. A group of four golfers from the Institute of Golf (iGolf) are using a different form of training - CrossFit - to train for a marathon style relay they will undertake from North Shore City to Wellington, New Zealand from 16-21 August.... [more]
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Match Race decides 2010 Womens World 470 Championship
Sail-World,
The first race, for the Mens title had already been decided ahead of the Medal Race. However that was not the case with the Women and only a single point separated the two top crews The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie led the regatta with 23pts. Their lowest score, save for a broken halyard in race 6, was a fourth and they were able to discard the did not finish score.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club
Sail-World.com & Powerboat-world.com,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing: Midway and third overall
BlackMatch Racing,
Current World Match Racing Champions, BlackMatch Racing, reflect midway through the 2010 World Tour : Five events down and at the halfway stage of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour, BlackMatch racing are poised in 3rd position on the overall leader board. Following a lacklustre performance in Sweden last week it seems a long time ago... [more]
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More Images from the 470 Worlds: GBR and NED by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the 470 World Championships at the Hague, Netherlands and provided this second gallery of images of GBR and NED competitors.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship 2010 - a thrilling finale
Extreme 40 Worlds,
Extreme 40 fleets were pushed to their limits in an exhilarating finale to the first ever World Championship. With winds gusting up to 20 knots blowing through the bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, the fleet proved exactly why these boats are called 'Extreme'.... [more]
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British 470 crews positive after Worlds display
Lindsey Bell,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships top 470 sailors from Britain remained in positive moods at the close of the Delta Lloyd 470, which concluded in The Hague on Sunday (18 July) with a fourth for Nic Asher and Elliot Willis, and a fifth place for Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark at their first World Championship together.... [more]
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Aleh and Powrie win Silver at Womens Worlds 470 Championships
Jodie Bakewell-White,
o Aleh and Olivia Powrie have won the Silver medal at the Olympic class 470 World Championship missing out on the title to local favourites Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout. The regatta has just concluded after six days of racing off the Hague, Netherlands.... [more]
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Berkhout enters the record books with fifth World Championship win
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship - Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.... [more]
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Pacific Cup boats slug it out in middle divisions
Pacific Cup,
Pacific Cup - Limit has finished and moved off to the other side of the island, where her length and draft can be accommodated. Pegasus MotionX-50 has finished and is on the way to our docks for a well-earned maitai and lei welcoming.... [more]
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Girl Power versus Generation Next in Viper battle
Darren Bundock,
2B Sailing - While former round the world team-mates Carolijn Brouwer and Liz Wardley are hoping Girl Power will sweep them to their second major win as a Viper team, multiple Olympic medallist Darren Bundock will be relying on youthful exuberance and enthusiasm to keep at bay a rising tide of young sailing talent.... [more]
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World 470 Championships: Live Coverage of the Medal races
Sail-World,
Live coverage of the Medal Races in the 2010 470 World Championships can be seen on Sail-World.Com. Medal races for the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship are to take place Sunday directly off the beach at the Hague. The warning signal for the Men's medal races will be at 1355 local time followed an hour later by the Women.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Belcher and Page leave the competition behind
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championship in The Netherlands is currently underway and the Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have one hand on the trophy, needing only to sail a clean race in Sunday's final medal race to take the title.... [more]
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Steve White to set sail Around the World non-stop and the wrong way
Andi Robertson,
Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating single-handed, non-stop the 'wrong way'. Taking place this winter, the attempt will mark the 40th anniversary of the original record set by Sir Chay Blyth (CBE BEM) on ‘British Steel', who embarked on the epic journey described by The Times in 1970 as the ‘Impossible Voyage'.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Race Week - For some a perfect day
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Race Week. 107 boats left their berths in Newport Harbor to converge on three race circles: two 'outside' on Rhode Island Sound and one 'up the Bay. For leaders in seven of the 12 classes, when it was good it was very good. The conditions enabled them to post nothing but first-place finishes in multiple races.... [more]
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Mother gives 14-year-old sailor last minute blessing as court meets
Nancy Knudsen,
Just three days before a Dutch Court will meet to consider the case of a fourteen-year-old girl who wants to sail solo round the world, her mother has published a letter giving the voyage her support.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Day 4 action and video
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship continues. Taking each team's fifth man spot for one of the races were Slovenia's ambassadors to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan. Each got first hand experience of racing the high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans alongside some of the best sailors in the world.... [more]
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Belcher and Page clinch 470 World Championship
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
As long as they sail a clean race in tomorrow's Medal Race they will be crowned 2010 World Champions in the Men's 470 Class, which is the Men's Olympic sailing centerboard discipline.... [more]
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Images from Prince of Wales Cup - The Flying Fourteens
Ian Roman,
Top international photographer, Ian Roman, presents a gallery of images from the Prince of Wales Cup sailed at Hayling Island Sailing Club. The Int 14 websites reports: After a frustrating first day on Thursday when gale force winds kept the fleet ashore the 14 fleet hoped that Friday would bring better conditions for the PoW race, the historic event was sailed on Saturday, two days late.... [more]
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New Zealand assured of Medal in Womens Worlds 470 Championships
Jodie Bakewell-White and Sail-World,
New Zealanders Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are hot in the running for the Olympic class Womens World Championship title in the 470 class. The regatta, being sailed off the Hague, Netherlands has just one day left to sail and will finish tonight (NZT) with the top ten placed sailors set to sail off for the title, in the medal race. The race will be broadcast live on the internet.... [more]
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470 Worlds - Belcher and Page the 2010 World Champions
James Boyd,
A return to World Cup fever overcame the British camp today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, when after the opening race in the Men's fleet 23 year old Skandia Team GBR crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved into the lead position with double world champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis second. This was the first time at this regatta that the Australians Matt Belcher and Malcolm Page... [more]
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470 World Championships - rudder failure ends medal hopes for Britain
Lindsey Bell,
There was drama for leading British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell on the penultimate day of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships in the Netherlands on Saturday (17 July), when a rudder breakage ended their hopes of a second consecutive Worlds medal.... [more]
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Images from the 470 Worlds: GBR and NED by Richard Langdon
Richard Langdon,
Top international photographer, Richard Langdon (GBR) is at the 470 World Championships at the Hague, Netherlands and provided this gallery of images of GBR and NED competitors.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Worlds - Gold for Australian sailors in Turkey
Craig Heydon,
Volvo Youth Worlds - The OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Sailing Team multihull crew of Chase Lurati and Paul Darmanin has won Gold at the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Istanbul Turkey. In their debut at the world's largest youth sailing event the Australian pair headed into the final day with an unbeatable nine point lead over the second placed Danish crew and kept... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Lulu Belle Uncorked - the final instalment
Anne Stockdale,
Cook Week 2010 - Another Australian report - Day 5 and we're done. If we sailed well today we knew we could take the competition (give or take a place or two) .We awoke to rain, sun, hail, sleet, just a normal Irish summer really. Wilson had returned from partying and gave the crew a pep talk.... [more]
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470 Worlds 2010 - Belcher and Page retain lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) extended their lead in the Gold Fleet of the Final Series of the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship on Friday having posted an 7,7,1 in breezy conditions, a lot of current and 'tricky waves' as Belcher referred to them. Australia's Golden Boys have 23 points.... [more]
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470 World Championships - local talent comes good
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships - Finally after an unorthodox few days off the Hague, with the wind and wave states severely disrupting the race schedule, so for the first time at the Delta Lloyd 470 the organisers were able to hold three races back to back, on time, allowing crews to return to shore by mid-afternoon.... [more]
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ISAF Youth World Championships - US Team wins three bronze medals
Marni Lane,
US Sailing's Youth World Team won three bronze medals at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship today for the first time in 18 years: Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) in the Laser Radial, Antoine Screve (Kentfield, Calif.) and James Moody (Tiburon, Calif.) in the 29er, and Taylor Palmer (Miami Shores, Fla.) and Mac Agnese (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) in the Sirena SL16... [more]
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470 Worlds 2010 - Belcher and Page retain lead
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) extended their lead in the Gold Fleet of the Final Series of the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship on Friday having posted an 7,7,1 in breezy conditions, a lot of current and 'tricky waves' as Belcher referred to them. Australia's Golden Boys have 23 points.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship – Medals decided
ISAF,
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship saw a spectacular summer day with warm sunshine and a gusty offshore breeze ranging from 8 – 14 knots which provided a superb last day of racing at the event.... [more]
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Cork Week 2010 - Day five images from Ingrid Abery - Part three
Ingrid Abery,
Cork Week 2010 - Day five imagery from Ingrid Abery - Part three... [more]
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Audi MedCup to be hosted by Barcelona's Moll de la Fusta
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit, the world's leading regatta circuit offers an unparalleled visitor experience on land. From 17 to 25 July, Barcelona's Moll de la Fusta is the location of the Public Village of the Camper Regatta - Conde de Godó Trophy - Barcelona, an enjoyable self contained fun and entertainer area for all ages with free daily access from 11:00 to 20:30hrs.... [more]
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