Slow start in Youth Worlds...America's Cup formats announced...Final reports from Optimist Europeans and IFDS Worlds

Home Directories  
 If you are having difficulty reading this email - view in your browser.    To respond to this email CLICK HERE
     
 10 Jul 2011
 


Sail-World New Zealand: 10 July 2011

Laser Radial - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland  Richard Gladwell
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 10 July 2011

The tail end of the week has been a little quiet in terms of hard racing news, but that ended yesterday, with the start of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Zada, Croatia.

In this edition we have reports from the opening day of the regatta, plus an image gallery - New Zealand crews generally got away to a slow start - not helped by winds of less than 5kts.

Keeping checking on www.sail-world.com for the latest updates during the week.

Yesterday, New Zealand's triple Olympic medalist, Barbara Kendall, was elected to the International Olympic Committee - a tremendous honour - and we carry a brief report in this edition.

New Zealand's multihull team were the best performed at Zadar, Croatia - 2011 ISAF Youth Worlds - Day 3  Sime Sokota/ISAF Youth Worlds

The count down for Cascais - the first of three venues for the America's Cup World Series - which will launch in 26 days time. Ahead of that the teams will be working up for what will be the first real test of the 34th America's Cup.

In this edition we carry the format for the regatta, which is not your usual America's Cup preliminary.

Courses on Cascais for the first round of the ACWS in AC45's  America's Cup

During the week, we wrote of the non-selection of a New Zealand Womens Match Racing crew. The reaction, not for publication, has been interesting.

In this edition we carry the first of a two part story from our Australian editorial team on the state of play with the Australian Sailing Team. They have been under the spotlight with the de-selection of a crew who has been very consistent in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, and substituted them with a new combination for the Pre-Olympics or the Olympic Test event, as it is officially known.

In Sweden the Stena Match Race Cup, part of the World Match Racing Tour is underway - in fact very near its conclusion.

Torvar Mirsky and Peter Gilmour collide in the Quarter Final match.- Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011  Dan Ljungsvik / Stena Match Cup Sweden

We carry reports from the event in this edition, and updates on www.sail-world.com.

The IFDS World have concluded in Weymouth, three New Zealand crews competed in the event - with two in the Singlehander (2.4Mr) event, and one in the SKUD 18. We have daily reports from the event. Our contacts on the water, tell us that the New Zealand crews showed good potential in both events. The question being whether New Zealand decides to have a serious crack at the Paralympics - in two classes at least.

Windsurfer - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland  Richard Gladwell

Finally, as everyone knows the weather has been dreadful in New Zealand for the past few days. Yesterday a few hardy souls ventured forth on Takapuna's Lake Pupuke, while the 'breeze' was flicking around 25-40kts on the Waitemata harbour. In this edition we feature a gallery of images from the day.

Busy start line - Optimist Europeans 2011  Capizzano.com

Many thanks to those who have contributed to this edition, particularly those using our online submission and image loading facility which can be accessed by clicking here

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

nzeditor@sail-world.com

Send your news and images directly to Sail-World by clicking here

To subscribe a friend to Sail-World's FREE newsletter click here


If you wish to come off our mailing list please click the unsubscribe button on this newsletter, or drop a line to nzeditor@sail-world.com or call (649) 489 9267

Stay up with the latest sailing news, as it happens, on our website www.sail-world.com/nz




Triple Olympic Windsurfing medallist elected to IOC
Richard Gladwell,
Five times Olympic Windsurfing representative and three time Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall (NZL) has been elected to the International Olympic Committee, at its meeting in South Africa.... [more]
Share this story


Images from Lake Pupuke: Mid-winter sailing in 30kts plus
Richard Gladwell,
From time to time we have a guilt trip about running too much professional and Olympic sailing. So Saturday was a great chance to head for Lake Pupuke, on Auckland's North Shore - a favorite place when it is blowing hard - too hard for racing on the harbour.... [more]
Share this story


Transpac 2011 Outbound, Quickly
Kimball Livingston,
Transpac 2011 - Friday's 34 Transpac starters made short work of clearing the west end of Catalina Island and cracking sheets for a track south of the rhumb line, Los Angeles to Honolulu.... [more]
Share this story


Australian Sailing Team – 12 months before the 2012 Olympics
Sail-World.com,
Australia is amongst the top sailing nations and expectations are high 'down under'. Behind Swimming, Sailing provided the equal second most successful Australian sporting team at the 2008 Olympics. Sail-World provides an insight on how the team is travelling as London 2012 approaches.... [more]
Share this story


ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Five Australian crews in top ten
Craig Heydon,
Light winds in Zadar, Croatia, tested all of the crews at the world's most prestigious youth sailing regatta. The Australian Youth Sailing Team's 420 boys crew of Angus Galloway and Alex Gough ended day one fifth overall, starting their regatta with a 15th before bouncing back well with a second place position in race two.... [more]
Share this story


Solo Around Australia sailor Bruce Arms starts today from Mooloolaba
Suzanne Arms,
Bruce Arms is departing for his Solo Around Australia world record attempt from The Yacht Club at Mooloolaba Marina today, Sunday 10 July at 12 noon. Arms, after months of hard work and preparation, said today he is ready to embark on the epic voyage. He aims to create a world record by sailing solo around Australia in just 35 days in his 14 metre catamaran, Big Wave Rider.... [more]
Share this story


PWA World Cup Pozo Gran Canaria day 5 - Fifty knots and major upsets
Ed Sinclair,
Pozo Gran Canaria PWA World Cup day 5. The judges announced the heats would be twelve minutes long, and the best three jumps and two wave rides would decide the sailor's fate. The men were first to brave the challenging conditions, maxed out on their smallest equipment the sailors launched into their largest manoeuvres at full speed.... [more]
Share this story


Images from Zada: Opening day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
ISAF,
Images from Zada, Croatia from the opening day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
Share this story


Open Europeans 49er lead maintained
Open Europeans,
At the Open Europeans Helsinki 2011, a light breeze finally filled in late in the day to allow three races for the 49er and two races for each of the 470 fleets.... [more]
Share this story


America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced
Sail-World,
Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America's Cup World Series competition in Cascais. The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America's Cup in 2013.... [more]
Share this story


ISAF Youth Worlds: Light winds test NZers on Opening Day
Jodie Bakewell-White and Sail-World,
Racing kicked off overnight in Zadar, Croatia on day one of the 41st Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship 2011 where the twelve kiwi sailors of the 2011 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are up against their counterparts from around the world. 'The wind was very light,' reports Team Manager, Ian Neely. 'Many races were raced in one to five knots of breeze which made it tough going for everyone –... [more]
Share this story


Rolex Ilhabella Sailing Week 2011 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi images,
Carlo Borlenghi images of the winners of the Rolex Ilhabella Sailing Week 2011.... [more]
Share this story


Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Gilmour and Hansen into semis
WMRT,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Gilmour turned his fortunes around on the waters of Marstrand Fjord defeating Mirsky. Gilmour's hopes of his first event win of the 2011 season are still alive – but first he must face Portimao Portugal Match Cup winner Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar in the semi finals tomorrow.... [more]
Share this story


ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 underway + Video
ISAF,
ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 are now underway in Zadar, Croatia. ISAF Athlete Participation Programme sailors Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor (PUR) have ended the opening day of sailing at the top of the leader board. The boys, who are benefiting from the coaching of World Youth Sailing Trust coach, Hugh Styles (GBR), ended race one in eleventh place before claiming the bullet in race two.... [more]
Share this story


Europeans, Helsinki - Finn Europeans hot, windless first day
Robert Deaves,
The opening day of the Finn Europeans in Helsinki did not quite live up to expectations. High pressure and no wind meant a long, hot day ashore waiting for the wind to arrive. Following a series of early postponements in the hope that wind would arrive, the PRO, Peter 'Luigi' Reggio, posted a final postponement until 14.55... [more]
Share this story


Finn sailing opportunity for the world youth in Moscow
Robert Deaves,
Are you 21 or under? Have you ever wanted to sail in Moscow? Have you ever fancied having a go in the Finn class but never had the opportunity? Well here is a unique opportunity to do both. The 2011 Finn Silver Cup – the Junior World Championship – is being held once again at the Moscow Sailing School, using its own fleet of Finns which are being generously provided free of charge to all sailors.... [more]
Share this story


Transpac 2011 last start underway
Kimball Livingston,
Last start of Transpac 2011 got underway at 1.00pm. All 34 of the boats entered reported-in today to answer the guns. First away from the dock was Truth, an Open 50 that Philippe Kahn and 'Crusty' Christensen in 2009 sailed to a new doublehanded record under the name (as with all of Kahn's boats) of Pegasus. Meanwhile, two of Monday's 19 starters have dropped out.... [more]
Share this story


Stena Match Cup Sweden - Gilmour on the edge, Williams and Hansen safe
WMRT,
Stena Match Cup Sweden has resulted thus far in Ian Williams and Bjorn Hansen booking their places in the Quarter Finals after finishing the third Qualifying Session at the top of the leaderboard. The pair finished the day each with nine wins under their belts to secure progression through to the next stage of the Cup.... [more]
Share this story


Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Andrew Cape joins Team Telefónica
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. One of the world's most respected navigators, Australia's Andrew Cape will be part of the Telefónica Volvo Ocean Race crew, as confirmed today. Alongside this announcement, another key name has been revealed: that of Media Crew Member, Spaniard Diego Fructuoso, also one of the 'Under 30's' on the Spanish yacht.... [more]
Share this story


Transpac Race 2011 – Crash withdraws
Kimball Livingston,
Transpac Race 2011 – Jeff Brauch's Crash (what's in a name?) reported early today that it is abandoning the race and returning to Los Angeles. Gordon Leon, navigating the Aerodyne 43 that is registered from the Hawaii Yacht Club, Honolulu, checked in with this: Had major fresh water leak during the night. No immediate danger. Crash is withdrawing and returning to LA.... [more]
Share this story


Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Team Telefónica crew additions
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. One of the world's most respected navigators, Australia's Andrew Cape will be part of the Telefónica Volvo Ocean Race crew, as confirmed today. Alongside this announcement, another key name has been revealed: that of Media Crew Member, Spaniard Diego Fructuoso, also one of the 'Under 30's' on the Spanish yacht.... [more]
Share this story


Australian Schools Team Racing Championships 2011 – Day 2
Peter Campbell,
Australian Schools Team Racing Championship - Three schools, St Josephs from South Australia, and Scotch College and Christ Church Grammar have each scored 10 wins after two days of competition. Christ Church Grammar, the defending champion school, had headed the leader board at the end of day one, but today was displaced by both St Josephs and Scotch College as club officials completed 14 rounds... [more]
Share this story


IODA European Championship day 5 challenging conditions for the fleet
IODA,
At the IODA European Championship day 5, two races were completed for the day, with the first race starting in about 10 knots. It was a difficult day for both the race committee and the sailors. Despite this, Luis Cabrera, Spain was first in both of his races, a remarkable result in these difficult conditions.... [more]
Share this story


IFDS Worlds 2011 - New Skud Champions Rickham and Birrell
IFDS Worlds,
One title is decided as Brits Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell wrap up their third straight SKUD crown on the penultimate day of the IFDS Worlds. But the race for the Sonar and 2.4mR titles are still in the balance as the 155 sailors that have done battle on the 2012 Paralympic Waters of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this week prepare for one final race tomorrow.... [more]
Share this story


Transpac 2011 - Take a peek
Kimball Livingston,
Transpac Yacht Race 2011. Even with a strategically built-in six-hour delay, the boat tracks as displayed on Transpac's Yellowbrick transponders tell a visual story. All 19 boats struggled with light winds at night in the inner coastal waters - with helmsmen accepting any course that kept the boat moving.... [more]
Share this story


Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 Day 2 - Young Australian skipper on top
WMRT,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 Day 2 and the Australian duo of Gilmour and Swinton dominated the headlines. The starts were key to Swinton's success, bossing opponents Rasmus Viltoft (DEN) Team Viltoft and Alvaro Marinho (POR) Seth Sailing Team around the box in the pre-start sequence to gain the upper hand in both races.... [more]
Share this story


America's Cup: Int Jury upholds basis of Challenger selection
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World understands that the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup has upheld the position advanced by the Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, over the transition of the original Challenger of Record role to Sweden's KSSS. The full Jury decision can be read in this story... [more]
Share this story


NZ Optimist Team at 2011 European Optimist Championships
New Zealand Optimist Team,
The regatta officially got underway last night with the opening ceremony being held in central Tavira. The ceremony started with a parade of all the countries alongside the River Galio and across a 500 year old roman bridge into the central square of Tavira. The New Zealand team distinguished themselves by the boys doing a haka on stage as the team was introduced to the crowd. It went down well wi... [more]
Share this story


Kiwi SKUD 18 Team Report from IFDS Worlds Day 3 and 4
Tim Dempsey,
The NZ SKUD 18 team report from the IFDS Worlds In Weymouth, England: 'We battled with the two Americans and the current Regatta leader Great Britain for the rest of the race and came very close to beating GBR to finish in fourth'... [more]
Share this story


Stena Cup: France victorious in Olympic Womens Match Race run up
Sail-World,
French women's match racing star Claire Leroy scored a crucial win in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics with victory in the at the Stena Match Cup Sweden today. The world number two put on a downwind masterclass to come from behind in the last race of the final to snatch victory over American rival Anna Tunnicliffe.... [more]
Share this story


America's Cup: Team Korea names top 49er sailor as skipper
Sail-World,
Team Korea finally revealed their skipper and helmsman, a young man who has been one of the dominant forces in the light and fast 49'er dinghies over the past decade. Having focused mainly on the fast and light 49er ‘skiff' type dinghy in his career, the 33 year old, married with a young child is a two time world champion in the class, multiple vice-world champion, two time European champion, and... [more]
Share this story


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing unveils Volvo Ocean Race entry in Portofino
Volvo Ocean Race,
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing unveiled its eye-catching new Volvo Open 70 racing yacht in Portofino, Italy on Tuesday, a state-of-the-art Farr design emblazoned with a falcon across its bow and main sails. The yacht will carry the 11-strong crew, skippered by Britain's double-Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, through the 39,000 nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race, starting in Alicante on October 29... [more]
Share this story


Optimist European Championship 2011 – Day 2
IODA,
Optimist European Championship 2011 - Racing continued today with another two races for all eight divisions. The conditions were similar to yesterday, blue skies and high temperatures. Race three was started in about 10-12 knots which gradually dropped during the day to eight knots.... [more]
Share this story
 


If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
 
Naa, please don't send me another. Click here to unsubscribe
 



Follow Sail-World on Twitter


Customised news feeds

Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.


CLICK HERE  to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.
------------------------------------------------------------------

Too much sailing news? Not enough?

Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
Change your newsletter subscription profile here or take off list

If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser
http://www.sail-world.com/subscription/index.cfm?sid=<:id:>&pwd=<:password:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&tmpid=<:templateID:>


To subscribe to this newsletter click here