Rounding up the week

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 18 Mar 2011
 


Mid-week is usually fairly quiet in the Asian sailing department, and this week is no exception.

Catch up on the latest from the AC34 2-hulled 2-boat testing, and ask yourself why you aren't sailing a 5-Oh at Hamo!

Guy Nowell, Editor



Race Committee – Walk a Day in their shoes
Mandy McEvoy,
We sailors of all shapes, sizes & classes turn up, rig up and tune up - whether it be in Twilights, Club Racing or Regatta's but there is a whole host of dedicated, passionate and supportive people behind the scenes that really do 'make it happen'.... [more]
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America's Cup: Gary Jobson on Unfurling Opportunities - Video
Vince Casalaina,
Gary Jobson came to speak at Unfurling Opportunities a forum hosted by GoSailingSF.org. His longtime association with the America's Cup as both a competitor and a commentator gives him a unique perspective on what having the Cup in San Francisco might mean. He's got some great stories and some good points to think about for anyone who wants to be a part of America's Cup 34.... [more]
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America's Cup: Principal Race Officer describes the courses - Video
Vince Casalaina,
John Craig, America's Cup 34 Principal Race Officer, gave the first public presentation in San Francisco about what the course area for the Cup races would look like. He's planning on using every available inch of open water in the main bay and working with all the stakeholders to make sure that works.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images of AC45's first two-boat test on Hauraki Gulf
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was out on the water yesterday to get the first shots of the two Oracle Racing logo'd AC45's, as they were put through their paces in a piece of two boat testing/combat, giving fans their first taste of what match racing in catamarans could look like.... [more]
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Barcelona World Race 2011 Mirabaud retires following dismasting
Barcelona World Race,
Exhausted but still determined, Wouter Verbraak admitted from the sunny, still sanctuary of Stanley in the Falkland Islands today that he and co-skipper Andy Meiklejohn went through some dark hours when they battled through two long non-stop days of painstaking work trying to repair damaged sails while aboard their Imoca Open 60 Hugo Boss... [more]
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America's Cup: Two boat trialling begins on the Hauraki Gulf
Richard Gladwell,
A significant milestone in the 34th America's Cup occurred today on the Hauraki Gulf when two AC45's being sailed by crews from Oracle Racing lined up for a two boat practice session. It is the first time that two AC45's have lined up against each other. Viewers from the shore, were treated to a glimpse of what match racing could be like in the smaller version of the AC72 catamaran to be used... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds approaching
Di Pearson,
SAP 505 Worlds is deemed as an event not to be missed for a good reason! Hamilton Island will be hosting the event along with the Australian Championship from March 20 to April first, and will feature some high-profile and surprising entries from around the globe... [more]
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America's Cup: Paul Cayard reflects on 25 years plus of pro-sailing
Erik Simonson and Vince Casalaina,
Upcoming in the next issue of Seahorse Magazine is an interview with Paul Cayard who sat down with Vince Casalaina of Image Integration and Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us for a near two hour interview. See a six minute video clip where Cayard talks of the design development of US-61 in the 1987 America's Cup, life with Raoul Gardini, a key decision aboard EF Language..... [more]
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Sail-World.com 1987 America's Cup video gallery
Sail-World.com,
Sail-World.com 1987 America's Cup video gallery. The Fremantle America's Cup event in 1987 has gone down in history as one of the very best ever. Sail-World has access to the video of that wonderful event and been releasing coverage as we delve. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and spend a little time with the collection so far.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - How media crew members changed the event
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Media crew members were introduced in the 2008-9 race and have since changed the face of the event.... [more]
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America's Cup: AC45's start massing in the Viaduct Harbour
Oracle Racing Media and Sail-World,
Oracle Racing sailors took to the water today in their team-branded AC45. With skipper James Spithill on the helm and joined by teammembers Ross Halcrow (trimmer), John Kostecki (tactician), Murray Jones (traveler), Piet van Nieuwenhuyzen (bow) and others, the crew went zipping around the Hauraki Gulf for approximately 90 minutes in an orientation sail.... [more]
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Second ISAF submission announced for Kiteboarding Olympic Event
Richard Gladwell,
Yachting New Zealand has announced a second submission made to the International Sailing Federation regarding the 2016 Olympic Events. Following the May2010 Olympic Commission report there has been little initiative shown by the ISAF in the discussion, although both the incumbent discipline, Windsurfing, and Kiteboarding have each been frequent in their statements as to which event should prevail.... [more]
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New Alliance to save whales AND sailors
PR Log,
London-based campaigning organisation the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the organisation running the Global Ocean Race 2011-2012 (GOR) announce a unique partnership to seek ways to prevent collisions between whales and yachts. The partnership between a race organisation and an environmental organisation will benefit all cruising sailors, not only those who race... [more]
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Barcelona World Race duo refuse to concede victory
Barcelona World Race,
There are mixed feelings for the pair, who will need every mile of the course if they are to overtake Virbac-Paprec 3, but equally will be missing their loved ones sharply after 73 days at sea.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show Superyachts create international waves
Celine Fenet,
Abu Dhabi Yacht Show - Two of the largest superyachts built in the UAE have made this year's list of the world's top 100 largest superyachts, according to Superyachts.com, the online resource for the international superyacht community.... [more]
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