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Sail-World New Zealand: 3 September 2011

Alinghi's Decision 35, racing at Beaulieu-sur-Mer, in the 6th Act of the Vulcain Trophy.  © Chris Schmid/Alinghi.com
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 3 September 2011

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On Friday, North Sails staged their Wind Warrior Regatta at the Viaduct Harbour, the event was well attended - with viewing room at a premium - once each race got underway.

It was also a great opportunity to see the latest developments in the Viaduct Harbour ahead of the Auckland International Boat Show which gets underway in two weeks on 15 September.

All concentration - North Sails Wind Warriors Regatta - Viaduct Harbour  Richard Gladwell

It is a stunning area - with the new Events Centre and connection bridge to Downtown Auckland - which as well as providing access, also provides an outstanding vantage point to view the action and marine scene.

We have a picture gallery of the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta in this edition, along with some images of the Viaduct Harbour marine vista.

Malice has a fast lap around Magnetic Island - Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week 2011  Teri Dodds ©

Next Saturday, 10 September, the second Round of the America's cup World Series gets underway in Plymouth, England. In this edition of Sail-World we have the latest edition of America's Cup Uncovered, the latest in the weekly magazine series on the 34th America's Cup. We also have the latest America's Cup Weekly newsletter.

There's some changes being rung for the next round of the ACWS, with a new coach and skipper being announced for the China Team, plus the addition of a new helmsman to replace departed double Olympic medallist Mitch Booth.

Waka Racing at St Moritz, Switzerland  

In the sixth stage of the World Match Racing Tour, the St Moritz Match race, the New Zealand team Waka Racing have placed ninth overall in the field of 12 entries. In this newsletter we have the latest reports from Switzerland, and reports from Waka Racing on their performance - along with comments on the vagaries of Swiss lake sailing.

If you are keen young windsurfer, there have been some changes made to the format of the Kendall Cup for 2011-2012. We have details of the changes in this edition of Sail-World, plus the announcement of the now six regattas that will make up the tour.

Barbara Kendall sailing in the Medal Race in Qingdao - her fifth Olympics  Richard Gladwell

There's been a change in the age groups for the event as well - all designed to improve the event, and it's great to see the organisers ringing the new moves. Hopefully they will help pull more young sailors through to compete at the very top levels of New Zealand's most successful Olympic event - for men and women.

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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
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Skippers jostle for a view at the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta
Richard Gladwell,
Images from the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta which was held Friday afternoon in the in the newly developed Viaduct Harbour area. There was a good turnout - with standing room at a premium on the dock once racing got underway.... [more]
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Changes announced for Techno - Kendall Cup
Stuart Pedersen,
2010-2011 was the first season of the Kendall Cup series for NZ Techno sailors. We indicated that we hoped to learn from the first season and make improvements where possible. We received some helpful feedback about the running of some of the events, and the difficulty of new sailors being pushed up into the next age division for the spring regattas.... [more]
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America's Cup: Top Brit signs on with China Team as Coach
Sail-World,
Top British yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in The Independent, reports that the British Olympian and yacht designer Derek Clark signed on with China Team as head coach. Clark's first task will be to get the Asian team up to speed for the America's Cup World Series which gets underway next Saturday in Plymouth, England.... [more]
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Waka Racing reporting from St Moritz, Switzerland after Day 1
Waka Racing,
New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing, led by Phil Robertson, report after Day 1 of the sixth stage of the World Match Race Tour - St Moritz Match Race: 'Pristine conditions greeted us this morning as we left the dock. The sun was shining and the breeze was blowing. Perfect for racing.'... [more]
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China Team announces Mitch Booth replacement
Sail-World,
China Team, the Chinese challenger for the 34th America's Cup, has rung the changes in its sailing team for the second round of the America's Cup World Series, due to get underway on 10 September in Plymouth, England. After the conclusion of the first round of the ACWS, skipper Mitch Booth, who had been with the team since its first sail in Auckland, left the team in unexplained circumstances.... [more]
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Waka Racing reporting from St Moritz, Switzerland after Day 2
Waka Racing,
New Zealand matchracing team, Waka Racing, led by Phil Robertson, report after Day 2 of the sixth stage of the World Match Race Tour - St Moritz Match Race: A tough day today. Light airs and extremely shifty. We got off to a good start with a nail biting win against Jesper Radich but unfortunately that's all we could get. We had two more races in the morning where we came up short... [more]
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Maxi trimaran IDEC flips in record challenge but solo sailor stays put
Sail-World.com,
Greater love hath no sailor but that he refuses to leave his sailing boat even though it's capsized in the Atlantic Ocean. Francis Joyon, standing on the keel of his upturned boat IDEC, in which he was trying to break a record across the Atlantic, refused to abandon ship, and spent an incredible 36 hours in its tiny cabin bobbing up and down in the rough waters off Long Island until a tow arrived... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 6 - World Series, Plymouth
ACM,
America's Cup Uncovered Episode 6 begins where the 34th America's Cup will end - in San Francisco. Join America's Cup Race Management CEO and Regatta Director Iain Murray as he flies high over the City and the racing area for the 2013 events. Then it's onto Plymouth, where the locals share their excitement for the AC World Series Plymouth which begins September 10 and much more...... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – Mirsky into Final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Pierre-Antoine Morvan put in a stunning semi-final display to defeat in-form skipper Ian Williams to make the final where he will face Torvar Mirsky. Williams will now need to win the petit final tomorrow against Bjorn Hansen if he is to overhaul Francesco Bruni in the 2011 World Match Racing Tour standings after six stages.... [more]
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Images of Alinghi: Racing Decision 35's on the Med
Chris Schmid,
Twice America's Cup winner, Alinghi, leads the nine strong fleet of Decision 35's competing on at Beaulieu-sur-Mer, sandwiched between Nice and Monaco on the Mediterranean, in the sixth Act of the Vulcain Trophy. The Swiss sailing team now lead the Grand Prix Beaulieu-sur-Mer regatta by eight points ahead of French Foncia Team, with one day left to sail.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing Worlds final day victory for West Kirby
Vincent Ahern,
The ISAF Team Racing Championships in Schull Harbour began the final day of competition amid light southwesterly winds which developed into fresh northwesterlies by late morning. First action was the semi-final stages of the World Youth Championship.... [more]
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XIV Pacific Games – Men's Laser and Mixed Hobie underway in Noumea
Sail-World.com,
XIV Pacific Games – Sailing kicked off today after 11.30am with the Men's Laser and the Men's Mixed Hobie. The Laser men are placed second in the Teams Event however, in the individuals are placed in the middle of the field. Tomorrow, Sunday is a rest day and commences again on Monday with the Women's Laser and Men's Lasers.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – Morvan defeats Williams in stunning semi final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Pierre-Antoine Morvan put in a stunning semi-final display to defeat in-form skipper Ian Williams to make the final where he will face Torvar Mirsky. Williams will now need to win the petit final tomorrow against Bjorn Hansen if he is to overhaul Francesco Bruni in the 2011 World Match Racing Tour standings after six stages.... [more]
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America's Cup: This week in the Cup No.7
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup newsletter for 3 September 2011 - covering the build up to Round 2 of the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, next week.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Slow progress in tough conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It's tough going for the remaining five boats still racing towards Rio de Janeiro.Strong southerly winds are buffeting the teams, making progress painfully slow and life on board extremely tough. It's the last thing they need after three weeks racing across the Atlantic Ocean when they are physically and mentally exhausted.... [more]
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2011 Mobility Cup final day
John Kernaghan,
Pierre Richard saved the best for last, winning the final two races in Gold Fleet competition in the 2011 Mobility Cup. Genevieve Wickham of Sailability/Royal Perth Yacht Club of Perth, Australia, who led the Access Liberty Fleet all week, sank to seventh in the second last race on the final day, a result she could discard.... [more]
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Testing Conditions at Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Teri Dodds,
After yesterday's day of ideal conditions for sailing, things very much changed here at Magnetic Island. Today, the keelboat fleet were sent around the island, in strong SE breeze with 2-3 metre swell, which tested many crews. It was also the start of the Fantasea F18 Australian Championships.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race focus shifts
Paul Hankey,
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, New York and Visit Finland have now secured the fourth and fifth positions respectively in Race 2, and the focus now turns to the remainder of the fleet as they enter the final few hundred miles in the race to Rio de Janeiro.... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week day 2 weather
Greg Connor,
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week weather report for day two of competition to include Cleveland Bay forecast and Townsville.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing Worlds battle royale continues
ISAF,
At the ISAF Team Racing Worlds, taking place on Schull Harbour, the competition was intense on Friday as teams from Great Britain and United States fought for the top five places to make the cut for the quarter finals. On this third day of round robin racing the joint leaders overnight, West Kirby Hawks (GBR1) and Team Extreme (USA1) went head to head in the first race of the day.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2011 - Strong multinational fleet ready for start
KPMS,
The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will get underway on Tuesday and a typically extravagant week is in store: the 47-strong multinational fleet present at this year's regatta is the second largest in the event's history. These multifarious crews arrive on the back of some starkly contrasting seasons.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – Richard digs deep for quarter final place
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race – Mathieu Richard turned his fortune around after digging deep in the final Qualifying Session to book his place in the quarter-finals while Championship leader Francesco Bruni failed to qualify for the knock out stages in consecutive World Match Racing Tour events.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing World Championships - Battle at the top + Video
Vincent Ahern,
ISAF Team Racing World Championships - Competition was intense as teams from Great Britain and USA fought for the top five places to make the cut for the quarter finals. On this third day of round robin racing the joint leaders overnight, West Kirby Hawks (GBR1) and Team Extreme (USA1) went head to head in the first race of the day and, after a titanic struggle, the Hawks took the spoils... [more]
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Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week day 1 - Teri Dodds images
Teri Dodds images,
A gorgeous day on the water for the start of the Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week. Here are the first of many images taken by Victorian sailing photographer Teri Dodds, please enjoy.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship win to Cory Sertl
Jan Harley,
When the 36 teams of all-women sailors – who hail from 16 U.S. states, Canada, Great Britain and The Netherlands – left Rochester Yacht Club this morning, there were eight races on the scoreboard and a very tight point spread among the top-three in the standings... [more]
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St Moritz Match Cup - The Wave Muscat on the move up
Kinley Fowler,
A new wind direction meant tactician Kyle Langford had his work cut out navigating his way through the endless maze of wind shifts.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing Worlds - West Kirby atop pecking order
Vincent Ahern,
The ISAF Team Racing Worlds have completed another day of competition on Schull Harbour and the top ranked British team, the West Kirby Hawks, have finished first in the pecking order. In an exciting head to head they smashed the early challenge of second ranked fellow countrymen, the British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) team.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - Another step closer for Williams
World Match Racing Tour,
The St. Moritz Match Race is the sixth stage of the World Match Racing Tour and is currently taking place on Lake St Moritz in the Engadin Valley. During the day's competition, Ian Williams took another step closer to qualifying directly for the semi-finals after dispatching his joint overnight leader Johnie Bertnsson in a tie-break match in the second Qualifying Session.... [more]
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Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship - Tied at the top
Katie Nicoll,
Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championships - Anna Tunnicliffe moved into first to tie up the lead with Sally Barkow. Corey Sertl remained in second and Carol Cronin moved into fourth. Racing on Lake Ontario didn't start until after noon, when the wind came in and settled. After that the race committee pulled off three good races.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race preview
KPMS,
Rolex Middle Sea Race entry list is bulging with international competition. This is typical for the race that starts and finishes at the ‘Crossroads of Europe': Malta. Once again this offshore classic, which rivals the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Sydney Hobart for complexity and challenge, is displaying the essential ingredients to be another thriller.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race – Hard first day for The Wave Muscat
Kinley Fowler,
St. Moritz Match Race - New Challenges and tough conditions on the lake of St. Moritz meant a hard first day's racing for The Wave Muscat, but they approach day two in fourth place with high hopes and improvements to be made.... [more]
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