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Sail-World New Zealand: 8 September 2011

Aberdeen Asset Management in action during the UK stage of the 2011 Extreme 40 European Sailing Series  Lloyd Images ©
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for 8 September 2011

There's a taste of the viewing-fest that is to come in this edition of Sail-World, with the announcement by the Volvo Ocean race of their first batch of TV coverage broadcasters - a 'mere' 57 broadcasters in 50 countries.

America's Cup Events Authority has announced their crop - by our count to about 40 countries.

Add to that the online TV coverage available on a raft of events such as the Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing Tour, and the Audi MedCup. There's certainly a plethora of coverage available.

Quite whether the America's Cup announcement will do the sponsorship job for the commercial teams remains to be seen. We suspect not.

There are some new features with the America's Cup that we do like. First if the availability of replays of all racing on Youtube - which means that you can view them on everything from an iPhone to a large screen TV.

TeamVodafoneSailing - Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011  Stu Mackinvern

New this series is a series of short daily clips from around the venue at Plymouth. The style of them reminds us of the old Movietone News but they grow on you - and we are featuring them each day on www.sail-world.com and in this newsletter.

As New Zealand heads into six weeks of World Rugby Cup fever, sailing and boating fans plus the general public will have the opportunity to check out the major upgrades that have occurred in the Viaduct Harbour area - and take in the Auckland International Boat Show - which will be an outstanding event.

Commentators try to stay with the action - Cascais 2011 - TV Compound  Ricardo Pinto

The redeveloped complex and events centre in the Viaduct Harbour are just stunning, and have given the area a whole new feel, and allow the people to embrace the sea.

In March 2012 the Volvo Ocean Race will stop over in Auckland. To catch your first dose of Volvo fever make sure you have a look at the new Volvo Ocean Race trophy, which will be on display at the Auckland International Boat Show in the Viaduct Harbour from 15-18 September.

05/098/2011 - Plymouth (UK) - 34th America's Cup - AC World Series - Plymouth 2011 - monday Training  Gilles Martin-Raget/www.americascup.com - copyright

Part of the Auckland Stopover will be another marine show, or spectacular, including the NZ Marine Export Showcase, along with team bases and plenty of other entertainment. There were 30 exhibitor spaces available - most of which had sold at the start of this week. XClick here to find out what is on offer and how you can secure your area at the Auckland Stopover show.

Vestas Sailrocket 2   Paul Larsen

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America's Cup World Series: Hatches battened in Plymouth - Video
ACM,
On a wet and windy Tuesday, Principal Race Officer John Craig talks about the race course area and his plans for the racing in Plymouth, England, for the second round of the America's Cup World Series, which starts on Saturday.... [more]
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TeamVodafoneSailing returns from Airlie Beach
Zoe Hawkins,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2011 participate TeamVodafoneSailing, won every race that it entered during its two month stint in Australia at Airlie Beach and even a couple that it didn't but, now the sixty foot trimaran is midway across the Tasman and will soon be back in New Zealand, ready to commence the spring racing calendar.... [more]
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America's Cup: Expanded TV coverage announced
Sail-World,
As the AC World Series prepares to make its second stop in Plymouth September 10-18, event organizers today announced that Comcast Sportsnet in the San Francisco Bay area and Viasat Sports in Scandinavia have joined the list of broadcasters carrying the final Sunday winner-take-all event live.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper on the Thames - Video
Camper Media,
With two months to go until the start of the Volvo Ocean Race Camper's entry made a dramatic arrival in Europe when she sailed up the River Thames and through Tower Bridge, one of London's most iconic landmarks. The event was also a symbolic return to London for the Spanish footwear company as 134 years previously the grandfather of the current Camper President sailed up the River Thames... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Auckland Stopover News 3 - See the Volvo Trophy
VOR Auckland Stopover,
NZ sailing fans have a rare chance to see the new Volvo Ocean Race trophy as it goes on display at the Auckland International Boat Show in the Viaduct Harbour from 15-18 September. Visitors to the Show will be able to view the magnificent Race trophy on display with the Volvo Penta IPS marine diesel range on the Volpower NZ Ltd (Volvo Power) stand.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Buried up to the wing - Video
ACM,
Skipper Terry Hutchinson of Artemis Racing talks about 'nose-diving' in the AC45 in fresh conditions on Plymouth Sound.... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 8 September 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]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Initial TV cover to 57 broadcasters in 50 countries
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The Volvo Ocean Race and IMG Media – host broadcaster and global media distributor for the event – have announced the first group of broadcast partners for the 2011-12 edition of the race with 57 broadcasters covering over 50 countries. Among the current list of broadcasters, roughly 75 percent of them have agreed to take the live production of the In-Port Races and Leg Starts in the upcoming race... [more]
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RYA publishes RYA Manifesto
Louise Nicholls,
The RYA's purpose is to promote enjoyable, safe and successful UK sailing and motorboating. A central aspect of this is to represent recreational boating to government and other agencies in order to ensure that they understand, and take account of, recreational boating activity.... [more]
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ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final preview
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final, hosted by Sail Sheboygan, one of four US Sailing Centers, the competition will see some of the finest sailors from across the globe mixing it up along the Lake Michigan shore in identical one-design class sailboats for this culmination of a series of eight match racing regattas that started in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on 24 March.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup challenged by southerners
Jan Harley,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex, will commence with competition on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 with most of the 22 participating yacht club teams being fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season in the northern hemisphere.... [more]
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Star Europeans on Dublin Bay
Royal St. George Yacht Club,
The Star European Championship will take place from second-10th September at Dun Laoghaire (Co. Dublin, Ireland). Today, racing successfully started on Dublin Bay as gales finally abated for the 26-boat fleet gathered at the Royal St. George Yacht Club.... [more]
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US Sailing Board of Directors 2011 elections
US Sailing,
From September 9 to October 19, 2011, US Sailing will hold its annual election to fill three seats on its Board of Directors. As a member, you have the power to directly elect the Board members, thereby building ownership in the organization and selecting the best people to lead the sport in the United States.... [more]
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ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final set for Sheboygan
ISAF,
The ISAF Nations Cup will hold its Grand Final in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA from 13-18 September. Hosted by Sail Sheboygan, one of four US Sailing Centers, the competition will see some of the finest sailors from across the globe mixing it up along the Lake Michigan shore in identical one-design class sailboats for this culmination of a series of eight match racing regattas... [more]
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Global Ocean Race final entries announced
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race has now announced the final entries for the 2011-12 edition. The race is set to begin its first leg, from Mallorca to Cape Town, on September 25th. In the early summer, 19 teams were officially entered and this number has gradually been reduced to six confirmed entries for the 2011-12 circumnavigation.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 set for Trapani + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series 2011 is coming up on Act 6 which will take place in Trapani, Sicily from the 14th-18th September and will be supported by Telecom Italia. The beautiful island of Sicily with its pertinent strapline of ‘Sailing Seacily' will play host for the second consecutive year and expectations are high after the action-packed first edition.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Day 2 - A Flying start
KPMS,
Heading into the first race at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, anyone finishing ahead of Rán 2 would have had cause for celebration. With places in the coastal races scored in at a 1.5 multiple, this could prove a significant victory for Rán 2 as the upcoming windward/leewards are graded at one point per place.... [more]
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Museum of Yachting 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta wraps up
Cynthia Goss,
The 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Officine Panerai, was welcomed in Newport by strong winds and sunny skies. The North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge has wrapped up marking the second year that the event has taken place.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - New points system explained
World Match Racing Tour,
Argo Group Gold Cup - As the World Match Racing Tour heads into the penultimate event the race to become ISAF Match Racing World Champion is as competitive as ever. Following the cancellation of the 2011 Danish Open, a points system has been incorporated to award points for that event which could yet add a twist to the season.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup images from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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Project Windsurf-UK launches at National Windsurfing Festival
Emma Slater,
Project Windsurf-UK, officially launched during the weekend of 3rd and 4th September at the National Windsurfing Festival at Hayling Island, is a brand new initiative dedicated to windsurfers across the country.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings – Williams and Tunnicliffe top list
ISAF,
ISAF Match Race Rankings – Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) has moved to the top of the Women's Match Race Rankings for the first time whilst Ian Williams (GBR) maintained top spot in the Open Match Race Rankings. The American broke into the top ten in the Women's Rankings in December 2009 and has steadily worked her way up to take top spot.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Loick Peyron on Energy Team
Energy Team,
Loïck Peyron and the crew of Energy Team have been training since last Thursday in Plymouth Sound, which is famous for hosting the start of the transatlantic race. The French challenger has been through five busy days of training in conditions that have often been quite rough.... [more]
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Star European Championship day 3 racing abandoned
Sonja Lee,
Star European Championship - High winds once again dictated the racing on the third day of the series that has had two races out of the original programme completed. The overnight offshore gale eased slightly during the morning and a two-hour postponement by principal race officer David Lovegrove offered some hope of racing for the 27 crews waiting at the nearby Royal St. George YC.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup more images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup more images from photographer Ingrid Abery.... [more]
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An interview with 2011 Tornado World Champions
Andrew Dowley,
ITA Secretary Andrew Dowley interviews the 2011 Tornado World Champions about their victory and what's next. Dany and Kostas, congratulations on your new World Title!!... [more]
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Australian Laser skipper forced to bow out
Ian Grant,
Normally the Noosa River Yacht and Rowing Club sailor would be involved with extensive training sessions and racing on the tricky Noosa River estuary to ensure he is boat fit for the coming summer. But unfortunately as every Laser dinghy sailor has leant to understand personal fitness is a key factor behind achieving top results in the class.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - New skipper for De Lage Landen
Heather Ewing,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will witness British yachtsman Stuart Jackson take over as skipper of the De Lage Landen yacht which is currently in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the first leg from the UK. Stuart, a 35-year-old Scot, who was born in Dubai and lives in Southampton, UK, has an impressive ocean racing pedigree... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit heads to Barcelona
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Conde de Godó Trophy - Barcelona looks set to witness the closest finish to the Audi MedCup Circuit for four years when the TP52's of the 52 Series shoot out for the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit title. Quantum Racing, skippered by America's Cup winner Ed Baird (USA), need a solid final regatta if they are to hold off the advances of Italy's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 1 – Mistral conditions in Porto Cervo
Giles Pearman,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - During yesterday's Skippers' Briefing, Claus-Peter Offen, President of the International Maxi Association and owner of the 100-ft Wally Y3K (GER), jested about the possibility of the wind being too strong during the first day of scheduled racing. Rather than a whimsy, it proved to be a sharp prediction.... [more]
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