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Sail-World New Zealand: 3 July 2011

Emirates Team New Zealand - Day 2 Boston Extreme Sailing Series  Lloyd Images ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 3 July 2011

We have an eclectic mix of news from around the world in this edition, including classic Eight and Twelve Metres racing in Germany, some of whom are over 100 years old. One is helmed by King Harald of Norway.

At the other end of the sailing spectrum we have the latest news images and plenty of video from the Extreme Sailing series, currently underway in Boston USA.

Plus we carry the format, just announced, of the Louis Vuitton Cup which will precede the 2013 America's cup in San Francsico.

Quite how many of the class of 2011, will make it through to the main Event remains to be seen. We have a preview of the first of the America's Cup World Series regattas which gets underway in Cascais, Portugal in early August.

34th America's Cup - AC World Series Cascais 2011   Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com

Don't miss the first of Dean Barker's reports for Nexus in this edition, from the Extreme 40's. We'll be continuing daily coverage on www.sail-world.com of this event.

Staying with Emirates Team New Zealand, there's a report from one of their mid-winter training spins in the Hauraki Gulf. It's wet, wet, wet.

Womens Doublehanded (470) competitor, Olivia Powrie and Jo Aleh at the NZL Sailing Team announcement  Richard Gladwell

On Friday, the NZL Sailing Team for the Pre-Olympics were presented with their competitors bibs in the NZL Sailing Team colours. In this edition we have images from the announcement and have a brief look at one of the omissions in the team which will compete in nine of the ten events.

That series, too gets underway in early August in Weymouth, England.

Heti (E 3), 1912, 12mR, Freunde der SY Heti (Hamburg, Germany)  © Rolex/Daniel Forster

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Good sailing!

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Images of Rolex Baltic Race Week, Day 4: King Harald helms
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, presents this outstanding galley, from the fourth day of racing, in Eight and Twelve Metre yachts sailing at Rolex Baltic Race Week, being hosted at Flensburger Segelclub in cooperation with Kieler Yacht Club, Germany... [more]
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America's Cup: Format announced for Louis Vuitton Cup
Jane Eagleson,
Iain Murray, the Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup, has issued the dates and format for the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup Challenger Series. To take place in 2013, the objective of the challenger series is to both build and identify the strongest possible challenger to meet the defender in the America's Cup Finals.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week: All to play for after testing day
Andreas Kling,
It was a long day on the water for organisers and competitors alike at the Rolex Baltic Week for Day 4 (2 July) of the regatta, which saw a weather front over the Flensburg Fjord bring cold and rainy conditions, and fresh north-westerly breezes of around 15-20 knots. With windspeeds forecast to ease slightly later in the afternoon, the 8-Metre and 6-Metre fleets opened proceedings at noon, while t... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston wide open at halfway stage + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 - The ever changing conditions on the second day of racing in Boston, resulted in a game of snakes and ladders for many of the 11 Extreme 40 teams and leaves Act 4 wide open going into the halfway stage tomorrow.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A wild ride for Camper
Volvo Ocean Race,
Chris Nicholson's team enjoyed a wild offshore testing trip. But is 'enjoy' really the word for Media Crew Member Hamish Hooper? He describes facing the 'constant wall of water' in his blog. 'Will Oxley's forecast was for a nice sail testing out past Great Barrier Island and through the night to the north east of East Cape,' Hamish writes.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Cammas seeks international race expertise
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Groupama's Franck Cammas, preparing to skipper the first French entry in the Volvo Ocean Race for 13 years, will rely on race expertise from far beyond his homeland to mount a serious challenge at the first attempt. Cammas boasts an astonishing competitive resume. He has sailed 73 races in 13 years for Groupama, with 59 podium finishes and 33 victories..... [more]
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Extreme 40's: Artemis Racing reports from Boston - Downwind starts??
Morgan Trubovich,
Another seven races today. They really know how to pack them in! Overall there was less wind than yesterday. Interesting feature today was a lot of 'downwind starts'. Unlike most of the racing we have done in our careers (where we have started 'upwind' – into the wind)... [more]
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America's Cup: The countdown starts for Cascais - Coutts to skipper
Jane Eagleson,
The first competition of the new multihull America's Cup era begins with the inaugural America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal, on August 6. Nine teams from eight different countries will race identical AC45 wing-sailed catamarans directly off the coast. Designed for extreme speed, the AC45 has proven to be a handful in strong conditions, which predict a strenuous, physical event in wi... [more]
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Extreme 40's: Emirates Team NZ climbs the leader board at Boston
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand climbed to third overall on Day 2 of the Boston Extreme Sailing series regatta. With four wins from the seven races held, Dean Barker and crew (Adam Beashel, Jeremy Lomas and James Dagg) end the day on 106 points on a point adrift of second place The Wave Muscat. Artemis is at the top of the leader board on 114 points.... [more]
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Australian Match Racers into quarter-finals at European Championships
Craig Heydon,
The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty has qualified for the quarter-finals at the 2011 Open European Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The Australian trio headed into day two of racing fifth overall after four wins and four losses from the opening eight races... [more]
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Images of Rolex Baltic Race Week, Day 2: The Metre Boats
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, presents this outstanding galley, from the second day of racing, in Eight and Twelve Metre yachts sailing at Rolex Baltic Race Week, being hosted at Flensburger Segelclub in cooperation with Kieler Yacht Club, Germany... [more]
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America's Cup: New style website opens for fans and media
Richard Gladwell,
A new look America's Cup website has opened as of 1 July 2011 for the 34th America's Cup and supporting events. Under the terms of the current Protocol all teams are required to be hosted on a single America's Cup website, or really a web-portal, to aggregate traffic and make simpler fan and media navigation.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Extreme 40's in Boston - Dean Barker reports on Day 1
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Boston, USA on the Extreme40 series, in which Emirates Team NZ is competing. Sailing with Dean Barker are Adam Beashel (AUS), James Dagg (NZL) and Richard Meacham (NZL).... [more]
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Cowes Week Regatta 2011 - a place for all yachting enthusiasts
Sail-World Cruising,
>If you're going to be anywhere near southern England at the beginning of August, as a sailor there's one place you'll want to be, and you'll be joining 100,000 like-minded souls to share the festivities surrounding one of the oldest regattas in the world.... [more]
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IFDS Worlds 2011 - Australian Paralympic sailors focussed on winning
Craig Heydon,
IFDS World Championship 2011 - Australia's leading Paralympic sailors are in Weymouth, England preparing for the event. Australia will be represented by six crews competing in three classes, with the 92 crews sailing in Weymouth battling to qualify their respective countries for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup: Hurry up and wait on Day 2
PWA,
As the morning progressed the trade winds kicked in allowing Steven Van Broeckhoven (F2 / Gaastra), Remko De Zeeuw (F2 / Gaastra) and Yarden Meir (Fanatic / Simmer), to hit the water to take advantage of the occasional gust to pull switch chachoos and the occasional culo.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week 2011 Day 3: Everyone stays at the dock
KPMS,
Competitors arrived at Flensburg Fjord on Friday morning (1 July) to find white horses dancing on the waters and a strong to storm-force west-north-westerly wind blowing. The rigging may have been whistling on the 46 stunning Metre yachts assembled in the marina of Flensburg Sailing Club, but with gusts topping 30 knots forecast every one remained on dock with all races cancelled.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined Worlds 2011 - Skandia Team GBR hopeful
Lindsey Bell,
IFDS Disabled Sailing Combined Worlds 2011 six-day regatta doubles as a trials event for both the 96-boat, 30-nation entry, who can earn the final country qualifying spots for the Paralympics next year, but also for the GBR crews who will hope to earn the attention of the RYA's selectors with a medal-winning display in a major event at their home venue.... [more]
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RC44 Cagliari Cup 2011 - Challenging conditions
Jessica Gray,
RC44 Cagliari Cup 2011 - 'I'm interested to see how mixed up the results will be,' were the words of Cameron Appleton before the fleet racing kicked off today. With 15 teams now competing and no discards allowed every point counts and there is no room for mistakes.... [more]
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World's top model Doutzen Kroes auctions 470 dinghy for charity
Luissa Smith,
One of the world's top supermodels, Doutzen Kroes of the Netherlands, is selling her 470 dinghy for charity. Doutzen and her 470 have already become famous in the Douwe Egberts coffee advert which features Doutzen reminiscing over her 470, which she has mainly enjoyed sailing recreationally.... [more]
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Open European Championships 2011 Women's Match Racing underway
Craig Heydon,
Open European Championships 2011 - The Australian Women's Match Racing Team crew of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty got racing underway overnight with the first eight races of the Women's Match Racing competition... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 4 - Artemis Racing day one
Morgan Trubovich,
Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 4 started today in Boston, USA. This is the first time the series has come to USA to race. The first day of the event couldn't have been much better with sunny skies, perfect temperature and 5-15 knots of wind.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 showdown
Transatlantic Race,
Transatlantic Race 2011 will commence on July 3, for the third and final start. The conditions will play a big part in deciding the overall class winner in IRC Class One and the victor will claim the Cape May Trophy. The Farr 80 Beau Geste, skippered by Karl Kwok (Hong Kong), was in fine form in the Annapolis Newport Race, beating both Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard overall after time correction.... [more]
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Competition bibs presented to New Zealand Pre-Olympic competitors
Richard Gladwell,
Competition bibs were presented, this morning, to the NZL Sailing team who will be sailing in the 2011 Pre-Olympics at Weymouth, England in early August. Yachting New Zealand has named crews for nine of the ten events.... [more]
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Kite Racing World Championships, Sylt
IKA,
IKA Kite Racing World Championships Sylt Germany. Day 3 was as windy as it could get. The riders were struggling with the tough conditions. It was not the wind, but rather the waves that made the landing difficult for the top Europeans. The day kicked off with bright sunshine and light offshore winds, and that's how it was almost all day.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 4 Boston - Challenging opening day
Extreme Sailing Series,
2011 Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 at the Fan Pier in Boston proved to be a challenging one as the 11 Extreme 40 teams made their USA debut. Roman Hagara's Red Bull Extreme Sailing pulled off two race wins in the final two races. Special guest and two-time Velux Five Oceans victor, Brad Van Liew, dropped by to experience his first Extreme 40 ride as guest fifth man.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup: Day 1 - off to a relaxing start
PWA,
The opening day of competition in Lanzarote kicked off to a relaxing start, allowing the sailors to prepare their equipment and focus their minds on the challenges ahead. On sails around 5.3m, the sailors ploughed their way through the opening nineteen heats of the single elimination. The initial rounds of the competition saw many of the top sailors display their most mind-blowing tricks.... [more]
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Countdown to Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Heather Ewing,
The start of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race from Southampton is just one month away.... [more]
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Rolex Baltic Week 2011 big breezes on day 2
KPMS,
Rolex Baltic Week 2011. It was all change on the Flensburg Fjord for day two. The 12-Metre fleet laid on a true spectacle with their giant sail areas speeding them across the Fjord in the powerful conditions. Elsewhere not all the Metre yachts – some of which are over 100 years old –survived such testing conditions unscathed.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup 2011 - World Match Racing Tour heads to Sweden
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup 2011 - The World Match Racing Tour is hurtling towards the business end of the competition as racing heads to Sweden. The first four events saw four different winners, and with only four more stages left to the Tour the action couldn't be closer with just 28 points separating second and tenth positions on the overall leaderboard.... [more]
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McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2 wins Rolex Grigalia Race 2011
McConaghy Boats,
Rolex Grigalia Race 2011 eas won by McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2. Esimit Europa 2 is one of the fastest and technologically most advanced sailing yachts in the world.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 entry list finalised
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the London 2012 Olympic Test Event, entry list has been finalised. Sixty six nations have submitted the names of the 460 sailors who will test the conditions at Weymouth and Portland one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Soto 40 Class skipper looks to top prize
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Jose María ‘Pichu' Torcida returns to the Audi MedCup Circuit at the helm of Iberdrola. Well, you always want more, but for a boat as new as this and an also new class, we've had an ok traning period.' Jose María Torcida.... [more]
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Tacktick acquired by Raymarine
Raymarine,
Raymarine, a global leader in marine electronics, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tacktick from Suunto, a leading manufacturer of sports precision instruments.... [more]
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Yachting Australia issues Amendment 9 for PFD Special Regulations
Craig Heydon,
Yachting Australia has issued Amendment 9 for the Special Regulations Part 1 for yachts, and Part 2 for off the beach boats, for personal flotation devices.... [more]
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Gold Coast Australia for Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. With a yacht named Gold Coast Australia, the Queensland entry will line up against nine other internationally sponsored teams when the race kicks off from Southampton on the UK's south coast on 31 July 2011.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 second start competitors caught off-guard
Media Pro International,
Transatlantic Race 2011. A freshening southwesterly caught several competitors off-guard, resulting in three boats -- Scho-ka-kola, Concise 2 and Jazz -- being called over the line at the start. In IRC Class Two, Christoph Avenarius and Gorm Gondesen's Shakti and Jens Kellinghusen's Varuna have begun their battle within the race.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup freestyle show down
PWA,
PWA 2011 Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup. The enchanting town of Costa Teguise on Lanzarote's Eastern Coast is set to host freestyle's crème de la crème as they embark on round five of the 2011 world tour. Boasting consistent trade winds, scorching sun and ruffled water's, La Chucharas beach attracts windsurfers from all over Europe.... [more]
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IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship 2011
Karenza Morton,
IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships 2011 get underway on Sunday 3 July, with over 160 top Paralympic sailing talents sure to be there.... [more]
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