Blackaller on Cats in the Cup...Kiwi Women make Top 8...Racing action from Napier

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Sail-World New Zealand: 28 January 2011

Hooligan - the former Emirates Team NZ TP 52 winning at Audi Victoria Week 2011   Andrea Francolini / Audi ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 28 January 2011

More strong wind and rain on the way this weekend, which is a three day holiday weekend for those in the upper North Island.

Keep an eye on www.predictwind.com for the latest free prognosis on the path of the storm, which will move quite quickly bringing rain, strong winds and a change in wind direction around noon on Saturday afternoon.

If you want real peace of mind, pony up a few dollars and buy a full subscription. The system works well on and iPhone and iPad and if you bookmark your favorite view and favourite location, then you have a five day weather forecast literally in your pocket. No more worrying about what the wind is going to do in your favorite anchorage overnight, or planning the next few days' sailing.

Action stations! 2011 Miami Rolex OCR  © Rolex/Daniel Forster

It's a fair bet that the AC45 will be staying in its shed in the Viaduct Harbour for saturday, but keep and eye out for her over the weekend if you are on the harbour. We'll be talking with Russell Coutts and James Spithill this afternoon and will have a report on www.sail-world.com later tonight.

In the Rolex Miami Olympic classes Regatta, round 2 of the ISAF World Cup circuit, the new Koru Match racing team have done well, progressing to the top eight.

AC45 has a night out on the town - Viaduct harbour, Auckland  Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com

We have reports from the last two days in this edition, and will be following their progress in the regatta on www.sail-world.com website. Also from the same regatta we have two galleries of images from top international photographer Daniel Forster, plus daily reports from the various classes and sailors. If you flick around the various national and regional websites for Sail-World you will see reports from several of the top sailors from that region and get their perspective on the racing.

In Napier, the NZ National Championships for the Hartley TS 16's and Noelex 25's are underway, and we feature reports form our correspondent in this edition. Stay tuned for his daily reports on www.sail-world.com

Mahurangi Regatta, on again this weekend  Richard Gladwell

Thanks to our contributors for their help and input, we're here to help sailing, and help those who wish to help themselves. A special thanks to those who have contributed to this edition.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor


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America's Cup: Tom Blackaller on Cats in the America's Cup
Richard Gladwell,
The modern America's Cup is almost completely devoid of the characters of yesteryear, epitomized by Tom Blackaller, who were never afraid to say what was on their minds, and stand up for their often extreme point of view. Sadly Tom died too young at the age of 49, but his daughter Lisa Blackaller has posted this clip of Tom, once again firing from the lip, and with a smile the width of the Golde... [more]
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Laser combat set to continue at 2011 Sail Auckland Regatta, next week
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Nine days from the start of competition at 2011 Sail Auckland, Andrew Murdoch has sent a message to his rivals in the Laser class, by winning a hard fought Laser National Championships which concluded yesterday off Torbay... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 26 January 2011
Yachting NZ,
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more]
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Images from Rolex Miami OCR: More ISAF World Cup action
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water for the first days of the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second round of the ISAF World Cup, and presents this second gallery of the action from the Olympic and Paralympic classes... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45 takes on the Wednesday night racers
Richard Gladwell,
After lining up against the regular Wednesday night fleet the AC45 spent her first night on a mooring in Auckland's Viaduct harbour. Although not an official entry the prototype AC45 showed the fleet her transom early in the race, and won by a leisurely 300metres, finishing ahead of the second, but first official entry, Simon Hull's ORMA 60 trimaran, TVS.... [more]
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Images from Rolex Miami OCR: ISAF World Cup action
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water for the first days of the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the second round of the ISAF World Cup, and presents this gallery of the action from the Olympic and Paralympic classes... [more]
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NZL Sailing Team: Women make top eight in matchracing at World Cup
Koru Match,
The New Zealand Match Race Team are through to the quarter finals at Miami OCR - ISAF World Cup. Today the team had their final 2 races in the repechage round. Conditions were a little lighter, but still pleasant for racing.... [more]
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Glendowie Boating Club ramp destroyed by storm
East and Bays Courier,
Glendowie Boating Club committee member Peter Todd was walking his dog on Sunday when he found the ramp being destroyed by pounding waves during the storm which hit Auckland over the weekend. Club commodore Angus Haslett says: 'There was nothing we could do to rescue it because it was just too risky.' He has never seen conditions that bad at the club.... [more]
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Day One of the Noelex 25 National Championship proves testing....
Sail-World Correspondent,
It was a typically glorious Hawke's Bay day on land at least, but the conditions out on the water for the first day of racing at the Noelex 25 National Championship, hosted by Napier Sailing Club and held in conjunction with the Hartley TS 16 National Championship, were anything but typical.... [more]
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Hartley TS 16 National Championship kicks off in Napier.
Sail-World Correspondent,
Fourteen Hartley TS 16s took to the water on the first day of their National Championship, hosted by Napier Sailing Club and held in conjunction with the Noelex 25 National Championship.... [more]
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Kiwi Cup and Access Class Nationals underway in Napier, New Zealand
David Staley,
Kiwi Cup and New Zealand Access Class Championships racing commenced today. The regatta has attracted 23 entries from 4 nations across the three classes.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Brits remain strong at half way point
Lindsey Bell,
Britain's sailors remain in a strong position at the halfway stage of the Miami World Cup regatta, in spite of a disrupted schedule on Wednesday (26 January).... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Good results on Australia Day
Craig Heydon,
Brendan Casey picked up his first win of the week in the Finn class to move into second overall while his teammates consolidated their positions towards the top of the leader board.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR Day 3 - A day that counted
Dana Paxton,
Racing continues through Saturday at the second stop on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit. Light wind postponed sailors onshore this morning and by the time racing began, schedules were shortened in almost all classes. USSTAG holds four of the top-10 spots in the 56-boat Star (Men's Keelboat) class.... [more]
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Miami OCR images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery images,
This Rolex Miami OCR gallery of images is presented by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Tricky day for all
Dana Paxton,
Things started out slowly this morning at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR. After two days of maintaining a lead in the 41-boat Men's 470 class, Nic Asher/Elliot Willis (GBR) were edged out today (day three) by fellow national teammates Luke Patience/Stuart Bithell for the top spot on the scoreboard.... [more]
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Miami OCR - Brendan Casey wins only Finn race of the day
Robert Deaves,
The wind wasn't playing the game on the third day on Biscayne Bay. Early postponements for most classes meant the racing schedule was curtailed and the Finns only got one race in – a pretty shifty, topsy turvy race at that.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR - Video recap from 25 January 2011
US Sailing,
Rolex Miami OCR - Video recap from 25 January 2011... [more]
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America's Cup 2013 - Official dates released
ISAF,
The 2013 races dates for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Match (Finals) have been confirmed by Regatta Director Iain Murray.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Images from closing day by Teri Dodds
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week - Images from closing day 26 January 2011 by Teri Dodds more online at: www.teridodds.com... [more]
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Argo Challenge Campaign for America's Cup announced
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
he Argo Challenge (www.argochallenge.com) announced its campaign to fund an international crew of disabled athletes in the America's Cup, the most prestigious competition in international yachting. The goal is to raise between $6 and $10 million by the March 31st deadline for entry fees. The America's Cup will be held in San Francisco in 2013 but the World Series begins in June.... [more]
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Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn at Rolex Miami OCR with Magic Marine
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn (CAN) are considering renaming their Clarke/Bjorn Sailing Team to Misters Consistency during the 2011 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta, the only ISAF World Cup event in North America. The red-hot Canadians posted straight 6's during the first three races of the Grade 1 regatta.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Sound of the sea music montage
Velux 5 Oceans,
A collection of shots from the Velux 5 Oceans ocean sprint two set to music... [more]
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Australia Day Regatta - Sea fog fails to dampen a great anniversary
Peter Campbell,
The 175th Australia Day Regatta, sailed into the nation's history today when more than 160 harbour racing yachts, classic yachts, ocean racers and modern and historical skills celebrated this remarkable yachting anniversary on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Platus in Pattaya, Thailand. The most competitive OD racing in Asia?
Kevin Scott,
During 2010, Platu racing in Thailand saw an increase in quality and international participation, and all the signs are that 2011 will see this continue. For our principal events this year we already have promises from the Italian champions, possibly the double World champions, and the Spanish champions.... [more]
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America's Cup: A cruising, coaching sort of day for the AC45
Richard Gladwell,
Sorting out a mooring, then checking up on the kids out training in the 470. Sounds like the sort of pre-Anniversary weekend preparation for many sailing families around the Auckland area. Particularly with the ISAF level 1 regatta, Sail Auckland starting next week off Takapuna.... [more]
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Australia Day Green Island race - Win to Gretel II
Peter Campbell,
Yachting legend Gordon Ingate yesterday steered his 1977 America's Cup challenger Gretel II to a line honours victory in the 40 nautical Australia Day Green Island Race – nearly a quarter of a century since he last helmed the yacht in a race.... [more]
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Images of Bay of Islands Sailing Week: The Keelboats
Christine Webb,
Bay of Islands Sailing Week is over for another year. Here we present the second of several galleries of images from regatta photographer, Christine Webb, covering the sailing action - this one of the Keelboats... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Australian Championship, race four
Frank Quealey,
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers took out today's race four of the Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour to clinch the title with one more race still to be sailed.... [more]
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Rolex Miami OCR 3-1 today takes us into the Gold Fleet
Anna Tunnicliffe,
Rolex Miami OCR group C round robin was wrapped up today successfully. We finished the day 3-1 making our round robin score 6-1, tied with Lucy MacGregor from Great Britain. We both advance onto the gold fleet that will seed us for the quarterfinals.... [more]
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Australia Day on Sydney Harbour - Images by Howard Wright
Howard Wright images,
Howard Wright, IMAGE Professional Photography, presents this gallery of images captured at the Australia Day Regatta 2011 on Sydney Harbour.... [more]
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Yachting Australia congratulates Australian of the Year Simon McKeon
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia would like to congratulate Australian Sailing Team Patron Simon McKeon on being named the 2011 Australian of the Year. McKeon has been a long time supporter of the Australian Sailing Team, and was one of the founding Patrons for the team in the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week - Hooligan six from eight in Audi IRC Series
Di Pearson,
Marcus Blackmore did not have to sail the final race of the Audi IRC Series today, but the Sydney yachtsman said there was no way his crew would miss the final race – and the TP52 crew came out and won the final race to make it six wins from eight races to claim a 10 point overall victory of the Division A series.... [more]
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THAT Australian flag - flies at Australia's largest regatta
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
When John Bertrand and his Australia II crew won the America's Cup in Newport, Alan Bond and the support crew delivered a giant Australian flag to Australia II which was hoist to the mast top, along with the iconic boxing kangaroo battle flag.... [more]
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Miami OCR images by Ingrid Abery
Sail-World.com,
These images from today's action at the Miami OCR are presented by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Downunder Pro - Formula Windsurfing Championships Preview
Sean O'Brien,
The Downunder Pro, Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships is not only attracting the best of the best windsurfers from Australia and Oceania, but from all over the globe.... [more]
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Audi Victoria Week 2011 - images from Tuesday
Sail-World.com,
Audi Victoria Week 2011 - with hundreds of boats on the water - here is more of the onwater action, from the Sail-World.com team... [more]
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ISAF publish revised Standard Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
ISAF,
ISAF published revised versions of the Standard Notice of Race and Standard Sailing Instructions for match racing events.... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 12 January 2011
Yachting NZ,
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more]
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