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.
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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
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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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
Miami OCR images by Ingrid Abery Ingrid Abery images, This Rolex Miami OCR gallery of images is presented by photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
Rolex Miami OCR - Video recap from 25 January 2011 US Sailing, Rolex Miami OCR - Video recap from 25 January 2011... [more] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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] Share this story
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