Sail-World New Zealand: January 9, 2013: America's Cup events cancelled ... Oracle highly fancied ... Tall Ships and Classics spectacle

 
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Sail-World New Zealand: January 9, 2013

Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter for January 9, 2013

Happy New Year to all our readers and advertisers, here's hoping 2013 is a good one for you.

With the return to work and the New Year the action, in this, the year of the 34th America's Cup, has picked up with the news this morning that the America's Cup Events Authority have 'stopped planning' for the two America's Cup World Series events that were to have been staged in New York in late May, early June.

In this edition of Sail-World's newsletter we have the official release, which says the focus is going on the 'Summer of Sailing' in San Francisco. In an accompanying story, we look at the ramifications of the arrangement, and how it resets the America's Cup game for 2013.

All teams benefit, in different ways - it is just that some benefit more than others.

Alex Vallings on C-tech Performance during the drifting part of the race - 12ft Skiff Interdominions - Invitation Race  Sue Debrosses

We also feature an interview by leading America's Cup commentator, Peter Montgomery (also named by the NZ Herald as one of the ten all-time great sports callers - only one other NZer made the list). Montgomery talked with Duncan MacLane a top US east coast based naval architect and long time C-class catamaran rig designer and skipper. MacLane has been associated with both America's Cup multihull Defences, notably Alinghi in 2010 and Stars and Stripes in 1988. He gives his perspective on wingsails, foiling and rates Oracle Team USA's chances in this year's America's Cup.

The Vendee Globe has taken some twists and turns, with the leaders rounding Cape Horn. However the sailor making the media running, for all the wrong reasons, is Bernard Stamm (SUI), who is battling with the International Jury over an incident that took place off the Auckland Islands, and who has now wiped off his port side hydrogenerator.

Bernard Stamm, Cheminees Poujoulat - 2012 Vendee Globe  Vincent Curutchet / DPPI

We have the latest reports and video in this edition edition of Sail-World. Unfortunately the official reports are not string on putting the stories in context, or providing a lot of background. The easiest way to get across the situation is to read back, using the story links on the bottom.

Not a lot of local news in this edition, save for the OK Nationals, won by Wakatere's Roger Wood, a certain Olympic Gold and Silver medalist was also competing - see the daily reports and results for the outcome of that little battle.

Sail-World does have an excellent submission system for daily reports and images, which is provided to make reporting on local events very easy.

Too often we hear complaints on the beach about the rough deal that sailing gets in terms of media coverage, the cause of that can only be sheeted home to the sailors themselves and their parents and supporters.

12ft Skiff Interdominions - Race 1  Sue Debrosses

We started writing back in the mid 70's as a class publicity officer. That was in the days of golf-ball typewriters, or copy that was read over the phone. Cameras were film only, certainly not digital, and certainly not the iPhone type devices that are available now.

One only had to read Sea Spray back in those days, to see see the fine efforts of a number amateur writers who made a contribution every month.

The rise of social media has not helped the coverage of racing, and sailing, in fact it has probably been a negative for the sport. Too often coverage now consists just of some images posted on a Facebook page, no results and no reports. It doesn't take too much effort to string together a few paragraphs. From time to time we publish regular guidelines which have a series of points on how even the most illiterate can string together a story.

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2013. Hardcore Platu racing.  Guy Nowell ©

If we, as a specialist sailing website struggle at times a to find information on the current local sailing events, how do you think the general sports media cope? Simple answer is they don't, and they do cover sports which are more accommodating, and do throw together a quick daily release or report.

This is an issue that lies fairly and squarely on the beach, and is probably the single-most thing that determines the growth of the sport of sailing. It's a task that can be easily done in 15 minutes a day - either after the sailing or first thing when you get up.

A New Year's Resolution for 2013?

Southern Cross American owned -Tall Ships and Classics regatta in the Bay of Islands  Steve Western

Having said all that we were very pleasantly surprised to receive some great images and a short report from Steve Western on the Tall Ships and Classics regatta staged in the Bay of Islands, followed a day later by an excellent video from Will Calver.

Steve also runs a number of marine related business in the Bay of Islands, so if you are looking for a top photographer, some accommodation or a charter - then contact Steve - details and links in his stories.

We also know of at least one young journalist who got his first job off the back of a portfolio of work written and published in Sail-World - we are happy to do the same for anyone else who wants to get established. We usually provide feedback on the stories, and where they can be improved etc and pass on the easy way of doing something. With Apple technology, life is very sweet these days. But Windows is fine, too.

Mike Golding, Gamesa - 2012 Vendee Globe  Mike Golding Yacht Racing ©
Over to you?

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

sailworldnzl@gmail.com

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Spray Of GT Yarnmouth nearest - Tall Ships and Classics regatta in the Bay of Islands  Steve Western

Naples will be the only ACWS event for 2013 - pre the 34th America's Cup, at least  Guilain Grenier Oracle Team USA©




America's Cup: US events in America's Cup World Series cancelled
Richard Gladwell,
In a media conference just concluded the America's Cup Events Authority have announced that the two America's Cup World Series events scheduled for USA have been cancelled. The events were set down from May 28-30, and May 31 - June 2, 2013. Although no venue was nominated on www.americascup.com, the official website, it was advised that they were to have been held in New York.... [more]
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America's Cup: Top designer still rates Oracle's chances of success
Sail-World,
Top America's Cup designer, Duncan MacLane rates Oracle Team USA's chances at better than 60% of mounting a successful Defence of the America's Cup in September 2013, despite the capsize in October which ripped four months out of their development program. 'I think it is possible, Oracle have an incredibly strong team and with tons of experience. At the early stages I would have said that the c... [more]
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Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic Regatta enjoys superb breezes
Steve Western,
The 2013 Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic invitation yacht regatta went off in superb conditions with a down wind start of about 18 - 20 knot, fine weather, and big beaming smiles all over the skippers faces. The race started off Russell, went around a bouy at Okahu Island, then around Motuterakihi Island and back to Russell. Classic Line honours went to Lion, and the Handicap winner was... [more]
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Images from the 2013 Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic Regatta
Steve Western,
Steve Western of www.stephenwestern.com provided this gallery of images from the 2013 Bay of Islands Tall Ships and Classic invitation yacht regatta which was sailed in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, attracting an excellent fleet.... [more]
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Roger Wood takes OK Dinghy NZ National title
Matt Stechmann,
It happened late, but like Rachael Hunter's shampoo it did happen - although he had sailed a fantastic contest up till now, the last day of the OK Dinghy Nationals arrived with the possibility of Russell Wood surrendering his hard fought lead.... [more]
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2013 NZ O'pen BIC Cup happens in Auckland this month. Come along!
Bevan McKavanagh,
What are you doing Jan 18-19-20th? If you're a keen junior sailor and you want to have a go in a really cool modern class, come and charter an O'pen BIC for the 2013 NZ O'pen Cup, , this is the classes National Titles, so far there are 15 entrants with some really high class talent along with some absolute new comers to the Class.... [more]
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America's Cup Event Authority announces focus on 'Summer of Sailing'
America's Cup Event Authority,
In an effort to retain a sharp focus on the centerpiece of sailing's most prestigious trophy, the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) will shift its attention from the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) events contemplated for later in the spring. Instead, the ACEA will turn its full focus to San Francisco's 'Summer of Sailing,' starting with the Louis Vuitton Cup beginning July 4th and culminatin... [more]
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Sail-World.com - Contributions please!
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com,
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: January 9, 2013 - Data floods Europe
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: January 9, 2013 - European markets continued the negative trend with the release of a huge volume of economic data.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet Race online entries hits capacity in 24-hours
Trish Jenkins, RORC,
By the time it hit midday, the Royal Ocean Racing Club confirmed that online entries for the Rolex Fastnet Race had hit capacity. Less than 24-hours after the online entry system opened, 300 boats had registered for this classic race. This sets a new record previously held by the last race in 2011 when the limit was reached after ten days.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - High speed action at sea
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, Bernard Stamm and his Team Cheminées Poujoulat today announced that they have elected the solution to get more fuel onboard his Open 60 Cheminées Poujoulat at sea, boat-to-boat. This solution ensures the safety for the sailor and his monohull, because approaching a port without means of propulsion, or navigation data could be dangerous.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Cheminees Poujoulat refueling at sea
Team Cheminées Poujoulat,
Vendee Globe - So a refueling at sea, via a boat, is supposed to be the solution selected by Bernard Stamm and his Team Cheminées Poujoulat. This solution is indeed the one that ensures greater safety for the sailor and his monohull, as approaching a port without means of propulsion or navigation data could be dangerous.... [more]
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2013 - Utarid opens the batting
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Opening shots at the 2013 edition of the Royal Lamgkawi International Regatta. Today was the sort of day when yo'd rather not be the Race Officer. Heavy overcast at breakfast time and nary a breath of wind anywhere to be seen, AP on shore. The AP came down at 1105h, and boats were out on the water for a look at a midday-ish start in Bass Harbour. That proved to be optimistic... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle expect second wingsail to arrive on Tuesday
Richard Gladwell,
America's Cup Defender Oracle team USA have are expecting their second wingsail to arrive in San Francisco on Tuesday. The 40 metre wingsail which has been shipped in sections, was constructed by Core Builders Composites in Warkworth, near Auckland, New Zealand.... [more]
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Australian Moth Championship 2013 – Smooth sailing on opening day
Tony Outteridge,
The Australian Moth Championship 2013 kicked off the competition in a near perfect condition on Lake Macquarie, completing all three races scheduled on Monday. Monday was the first day of Championship racing with the first 3 heats being completed in near perfect conditions on Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Stellar Field at Australian ZHIK CST 2013 Moth Nationals + Video
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
2013 ZHIK CST Moth Australian Championshipss Day 1 - The ever consistent Scott Babbage leads a stellar field after the first three races of the Championships being sailed out of Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie in the NSW Central Coast, have taken results of a second, a first and a third from the 66 boat fleet.... [more]
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One point betweeen top three Dragons in Prince Philip Cup
Peter Campbell,
Just one point separates the three leading boats after day one on Botany Bay of the International Dragon Australasian championship for the prestigious Prince Philip Cup. Matt Whitnall, sailing Akula scored two wins and a sixth place to be on eight points while equal second on nine points are Dragon class veteran and former Olympic yachtsman Carl Ryves' Sidewinder and Riga, helmed by Ian McCrossin.... [more]
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2013 Tall Ships and Classics: Video from Ocean Photography
Sail-World,
Ocean Photography's Will Calver was on the water at the 2013 Tall Ships and Classics staged once again in the picturesque Bay of Islands. He filed this video of the people and craft involved in this regatta. You can see more of Will Calver's fine work at the Ocean Gallery which is open from 10am-5pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10am-4pm on Saturdays.... [more]
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Etchells Syd Corser Regatta - Hot, stormy and windless
Bernie Kaaks,
Today was one of those days when you definitely would not want to be a race officer. The Etchells Syd Corser Regatta fleet was held ashore for lack of breeze, but at 11:15 a light breeze began filtering through and the instruction went out to head to the course.... [more]
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12ft Skiff Interdominion: Kiwis fight back in Teams Trophy
Richard Billett,
Races two and three pushed the 12ft skiffies to the limits of their skill and endurance. A 15-20 knot forecast and rain squalls made the rig choice difficult, but most went second and it turned out to the be the right choice, at least for part of the day.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Emotions high as Stamm collides with UFO + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, on Sunday morning, around 3.30AM (French time), Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) informed his shore crew he had hit an unidentified floating object, which ripped off his port side hydrogenerator. His second hydrogenerator is also broken and is not charging.... [more]
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America's Cup: Tony Rae picks up 500kg of WeetBix + Video
Emirates Team NZ,
Long time Emirates Team NZ America's Cup campaigner and Round the World sailor, Tony Rae, is one of many in the AC72 crew who are WeetBix fans. In this video Tony sets off in the team pick-up to collect almost 500kg of WeetBix from Sanitarium, makers of WeetBix.... [more]
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America's Cup: Conditioning for the Cup - a look inside + Video
Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team NZ trainer David Slyfield updates on the team's training program, the demands on AC72 sailors, and where it will go from here in the final eight months of the 34th America's Cup. There's also some comparisons between crewing on the monohull America's Cuppers and the new AC72 catamarans. Features new onboard video, plus a look at the team in the gym.... [more]
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New Zealand OK Dinghy Nationals 2013 - Woods inches closer to title
Matt Stechmann,
The New Zealand OK Dinghy National Championship is down to its final races and it looks like Wakatere's Russell Woods is closing in on the title after taking a bullet in the fourth heat and second in the fifth for five points. Ben Morrison is seeing his chance of defending his title fading away after getting 12 point over five races while Matt Stechmann rounded out the top-three.... [more]
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12ft Skiffs Interdominion Championship 2013 - All engines ready
Richard Billett,
The 12ft Skiffs Harsco Infrastructure Interdominion Championship 2013 is expecting a strong fleet from Australia and New Zealand to slug it out for the title in the weeklong event from January 4-11 in Brisbane.... [more]
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