Sail-World New Zealand: September 19, 2012 - Gold medalists reunite with P-Class...Great deals from Norths and NZ Rigging...RNZYS Winter Series Videos...

 
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Sail-World New Zealand: September 19, 2012



There's plenty of New Zealand news in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter.

Last weekend, winter gave the RNZYS Winter Series fleet something to remember ,as they copped a dusting in 30-40kt NE winds.

Always a starter for a spot of carnage, we were a little disappointed as the fleet handled the tough conditions well, sailing just off a difficult lee shore.

Nevertheless we got plenty of shots, from the base of North Head, and have a gallery of these in this edition, plus two video shot by sailors on board the TP52 V5 and the Ross 40 Satellite Spy.

Reaching for the mark - RNZYS Winter Series - Final Race September 15, 2012  Richard Gladwell

It will be a day to remember on Sunday, September 23 at Kohimaramara Yacht Club where 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie are re-united with their former P-Class, in they sailed just over 12 years ago.

For young sailors it is a great opportunity to meet the Gold Medalists, and also reflect on the fact that in just three Olympic cycles these sailors have gone from sailing a P-Class to winning an Olympic Gold Medal.

Olympic Gold Medalist, Jo Aleh, in her P-Class  

On Saturday the Auckland Winter Sprint Series for Optimists will be held at Kohimaramara YC, which is the club at which Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie first met and competed against each other in the Optimists and the P-Class.

In this edition of Sail-World we have a gallery of images of their early sailing days, including a hook up with the two Team New Zealand AC yachts one day off the East Coast Bays, and then some more images from their win last month in Weymouth.

Buckland Beach YC Open Day on this Sunday  Chris Marsh

On Sunday, too, Bucklands Beach Yacht Club will be holding their Open Day. Bucklands run a mix of sailing from dinghies through to keelboats, all from a great clubhouse. So if you live in the area, or are just passing through, drop in for a look. And if you have friends who aren't into sailing, take them along for a look. It is becoming very common now for kids from non-sailing families to be world champions. Most get their first taste of the sport through being dragged into open days, like the ones that will be held at many clubs in the next couple of weeks, and then the new sailors just stick around.

Staying with things Olympic, don't miss the video interview with GBR's David Howlett, four time Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Ainslie's coach. As well as Ainslie's three Gold Medals, in the Finn class, Howlett has worked with Gold Medalist Iain Percy in the Finn and Star classes, and Mike McIntyre and Bryn Vaille (GBR) in the Star class in 1988. Howlett may be rather dry and laconic, but this eight minute interview is well worth seeing. Certainly the affection with which he is held in British sailing circles, is palpable. We'll have more of these in upcoming editions of Sail-World and on our website www.sail-world.com

Selling the Dream - P-class gathered around Team NZ's America's Cup boats in 2000  Powrie Images

We have a couple of advertisers offering some great deals in this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter.

North Sails are offering a massive 25% off new sail orders for the month of September. Some conditions apply, but if you are thinking of getting a new sail sometime in the next season - have a look at this great deal. We couldn't believe it either!

The 60 metre long loft floor close to the Viaduct harbour allows several J class sails to be worked on at one time by two shifts of sailmakers working 20 hours per day. North Sails   Richard Gladwell

NZ Rigging has also got a deal running through the Auckland On the Water Boat Show. They are going to let go a lot of cut lengths of rope, at a very good price. All you need to do is know the length of line you require, or bring the sheets and halyards along to the Boat Show and Richard Bearda and his team will do the rest. They will even splice your current end fittings onto the sheets - all for free.

Don't forget that NZ Rigging are operating from their rigging loft in Pier 21 at Westhaven, and well as from their main spar factory in Woodside Road, Northcote.

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2013  © Christophe Jouany / Les Voiles de St. Barth

Predictwind, have also made a key announcement with their move to the cloud - (based computing, that is). In this edition of Sail-World we detail the benefits of this for an already great, and essential piece of software - that will both help you improve your racing and give you peace of mind if you are a cruiser.

Auckland based designers Bakewell-White Yacht Design, took the two top positions in the Simrad Shorthanded Series, with the much campaigned 52fter Wired, taking the top position, and Omega 8, being runner up in the overall series. We have a short story on their achievement in this edition of Sail-World.

The Bakewell-White designed Omega 8 competing in the 2012 Simrad Shorthanded Series  SSANZ

Despite the rather difficult financial times, which have hit the superyacht industry very hard, it is great to see that Alloy Yachts has secured an order for delivery in 2014, for a 44 metre yacht. Despite the high dollar and everything working against New Zealand financially it is great to see that the quality of the New Zealand Marine Industry is recognised by international buyers.

V5 - RNZYS Winter Series - Final Race September 15, 2012  Richard Gladwell

Olympic Gold Medalist, Olivia Powrie having fun in her P-Class  Powrie Images
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Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

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Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie - from P-Class to Olympic Gold Medal
Jodie Bakewell-White,
The ‘Mighty P-Class' is the little kiwi boat nearly all of New Zealand's best sailors. Last month in Weymouth, England, New Zealand's latest Olympic champions, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, secured their place in New Zealand sailing history winning the Women's 470 Gold Medal . Both sailed the P-Class in their formative sailing years.... [more]
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Major technology upgrade gives PredictWind faster forecast updates
Zoe Hawkins,
Popular wind forecast site PredictWind has achieved dramatic speed efficiencies by adopting Amazon Web Services' Cloud computing to deliver high-resolution wind forecasts for almost any part of the globe. By co-opting Amazon Web Services for its Cloud computing power, PredictWind has access to almost six times more computing power with which to process its Volvo Ocean Race-proven weather models.... [more]
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Gold Medal Girls set to inspire at their junior Yacht Club
Jodie Bakewell-White,
Olympic sailing Gold medalists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, will be guests of honour at the Kohimarama Yacht Club Open Day marked on the calendar for Sunday 23rd September. Jo Aleh is excited about the opportunity: - 'I am really looking forward to going back to Kohimarama Yacht Club and meeting some of the young sailors coming through,' she says.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: Final of RNZYS Winter series at 30kts
Richard Gladwell,
The final of the RNZYS Winter series was sailed on Saturday afternoon in a very healthy breeze that topped 30 knots, with big seas - for Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. David Nathan's TP52 V5 streaked around the course, others varied from taking things easy to pushing it a little too hard at times.... [more]
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North Sails NZ offer massive 25% discount for September only
Hannah Morris,
North Sails NZ have announced a massive discount on new sails. There is no better time than now to buy a new sail. Norths are reducing the retail price of their sails by 25% for the month of September and everyone that comes in the door to get a quote will get a free T Shirt, conditions apply*.... [more]
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Bakewell-White Yacht Design win top two Shorthanded Series places
Sail-World,
Bakewell-White Yacht Design boats have taken first and second place of Division 1 in New Zealand's premier short-handed series, the 2012 B & G Simrad Series. Wired, Rob Bassett and Brett Russell's Bakewell-White 52 was dominant across the two-handed B & G Simrad Series clean sweeping line honours in all three races, also taking the top honours on PHRF in Races 1 and 2.... [more]
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AWSS organisers invite all Optimist Sailors final day on Saturday
Richard Cave,
AWSS organisers invite all Optimist Sailors from and near Auckland to prepare for the Summer Season and join the final AWSS day at KYC on Saturday 22nd September 2012 ready for a 12:50pm briefing and a 1:30pm Race Start.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 19, 2012 - KIWI on hold
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX market Commentary: September 19, 2012 - Market fears rose with doubts over the European debt recovery program and its ability to solve the crises. The Spanish have indicated that they will consider a bailout if conditions are acceptable. Commodities drifted from highs pulling the AUD back to 1.0440 although the KIWI remains bid on 0.8260.... [more]
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NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now!
Sail-World,
In the market for new Halyards, Sheets and Control Lines?, Measure up what you need and come and see Richard (Bart) Bearda and the crew at NZ Rigging on stand 323 at the Boat Show. We have some amazing prices on cut lengths of rope.... [more]
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Satellite Spy - RNZYS Winter Series Race 10 - See the race on video!
David Cosgrove,
Video footage taken of Saturday's Race 10 I took of the RNZYS Winter Series from onboard the Ross 40 Satellite Spy. The wind speed was averaging over 30 kts and the maximum puff on board was 42 kts.... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Fears of black Wednesday emerge
Matthew Pryor,
The twelve riders remaining in the single elimination competition of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup face a black Wednesday on the water in notoriously tough on shore conditions in Klitmøller tomorrow. Windsurfing's oldest enemy - a lack of wind - kept the sails grounded in Klitmøller on Tuesday.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour - Spindrift Racing takes third in Leg 3
Spindrift Racing,
In the MOD70 European Tour, Spindrift racing came into Cascaïs late this afternoon in the third place spot after a tiring and a bit monotonous 213 mile race up and down the Portuguese coast. Considering how fast his opponents learn how to handle their big one design trimaran, and how hard it has been to save this third place, Guichard and his five man crew focus tonight on the good points.... [more]
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52 Super Series - Valencia Cup practice race
Jacaranda Marketing,
The 2012 Audi Valencia Cup is set to welcome a fleet of thirteen TP52 and Soto 40 grand prix yachts to Mediterranean waters. The event will be hosted at Marina Real Juan Carlos I, the former Port America's Cup, in Valencia, Spain. Today was the practice race day for the season finale of the 52 Super Series and the Soto 40 class.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Barth 2013 dates announced
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is being held from eighth to 13th April 2013. It has taken just three years to get racers from around the world used to the concept of yachting for pleasure and to develop this passion. The passion for magnificent yachts, fine cruisers and elegant Maxis, the passion for the extraordinarily beautiful waters and the passion of the men, who bring these yachts to life.... [more]
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America's Cup: Your chance to buy a piece of sailing history
Graeme Swan,
On August 28, 2012 Emirates Team Team NZ's AC72 caught fully foiling on the Waitemata Harbour by photographer Graeme Swan. The photograph that stunned the sailing community world wide is now being offered as a collectable in A2 and A1 sizes together with documents of authenticity and provenance.... [more]
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Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Open Day 23rd September 2012
Chris Marsh,
Buckland's Beach Yacht Club would like to welcome you to join their Open Day on September 23rd 2012. Nestled in Halfmoon Bay, the yacht club offers a broad range of boating activities from keeler and centreboard sailing, to launch and power, fishing, and model yachts... [more]
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America's Cup; Jury rigged Oracle Team USA sails in San Francisco
Sail-World,
Oracle Team USA 17 returned to the water today on the San Francisco Bay. A full team ran the new AC72 through various tests, taking the next steps in preparing the boat to sail at full speed. The boat was sailing for the first time since August 31 when testing was cut short due to daggerboard failure in the starboard hull. Temporary daggerboards were used during today's exercises.... [more]
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Alloy Yachts signs 44m Motoryacht for late 2014 delivery
Sail-World,
In the last week of August, Auckland superyacht builder, Alloy Yachts signed a contract for a 44m Sorgiovanni Design displacement motoryacht. The project, known as AY54, will be the first time this customer and his experienced team have built with Alloy Yachts.... [more]
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Tornado World Championships - Day 1 on Lake Garda
Andrew Dowley,
A fleet of 41 Tornado's from 11 different nations across the World have arrived in the beautiful scenic location of Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy for the annual Mixed and Open Tornado World Championships. The competition will take place from the 17th - 21st September.... [more]
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Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trials conclude
Artemis Offshore Academy,
A total of 16 candidates from around the UK were selected to attend the Artemis Offshore Academy Selection Trials from the ninth to 14th September. Tested to the limit over 52-hours of grueling mental and physical activities, each candidate rose to the challenge, some were overwhelmed but they all shared one thing in common at the end – complete exhaustion.... [more]
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Sealegs-powered Smuggler boat debuts at Auckland On Water Boat Show
Kate Gordon,
The Auckland On Water Boat Show features a world-first with the public debut of an entirely new high tech New Zealand-built vessel, the Smuggler Strata 770 powered by Sealegs technology. Smuggler Marine has wheeled in Sealegs technology to give amphibious capability to its flagship rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), the Smuggler Strata 770, and the new boat makes its public debut at the Auckland On W... [more]
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Sailing ready to capitalise on 2012 London success
Craig Heydon,
Australia's recent success at the London 2012 Olympic Games thrust sailing into the limelight across the country. For the first time our Olympic sailors were on the front page of every newspaper and leading every television and radio news broadcast.... [more]
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49er European Championship - Images of the Final and Grand final race
Fabio Staropoli-fotofiore.com,
The best pictures of Final and Grand final race action of the 49er European and Youth World Championship by fotofiore.com/Fabio Staropoli.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 55 - AC72's and Oracle's foil break
ACM,
To fly or not to fly? This week's Americas Cup Discovered focuses on the latest technology as the hydro-foiling 72 foot wing-sailed catamarans become a reality. The secrecy around all the teams and their boat design has been rife, but we were there the moment Oracle Team USA went on the water - including the instant the foil broke. Features the US AC72 starting to lift, and then the floating foil... [more]
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Carlo Borlenghi wins China Worldwide Sailing Photographic Competition
Zhao Di,
The 2012 International Excellent Sailing Photograph Exhibition was held in the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Museum. Sailing photographic works of master photographers throughout the world made their debut in Qingdao, bringing a stunning visual feast for photography enthusiasts.... [more]
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