Sail-World New Zealand: October 5, 2013 - Welcome Home!

 
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Sail-World New Zealand: October 5, 2013 - Welcome Home!



Emirates Team New Zealand received an outstanding welcome home from their New Zealand fans on Friday, with a capacity, in fact over-flowing crowd at Shed 10 on Auckland's waterfont, followed by a harbour cruise, as fans lined all available vantage points.

For a team who left San Francisco rather shell-shocked by not winning the 34th America's Cup, the Auckland welcome was the tonic they required.

New Zealand fans have a habit of turning feral on teams which don't win – notably Rugby World Cups. However this welcome was a first for New Zealand, and clearly fans could see past the on the water result – which very nearly went the other way.

Then what a welcome there would have been.

Emirates Team New Zealand welcome home event in Auckland. Grant Dalton and Dean Barker on the stage in Shed 10. 4/10/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Clearly the fans want to see the team continue. While Emirates Team NZ is an America's Cup Team, it has also competed in the Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup World Series and the Extreme Sailing Series.

The team has reached out to a new fan base, well outside the usual sailing aficionados, in fact the sailing set was well outnumbered on Friday. This is the People's Team.

There was a change of heart by the NZ Government too. While previously scathing of the decision by the previous administration for their $36million backing of the team, this administration now realises how an extremely successful trade and export effort can be leveraged off sailing campaigns.

Emirates Team New Zealand welcome home event in Auckland. Fans in Shed 10. 4/10/2013  Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

In fact the Minister of Economic Development, Steven Joyce commented that while the fans would have preferred to have seen the America's Cup end earlier (and with an Emirates Team NZ win). From NZTE's perspective the extended length of the America's Cup itself was a huge bonus, as New Zealand surfed the steep wave of US media and industry interest.

As matters now stand the Government seems to be even more keen than the Team on the next America's Cup. Any entry will be dependent on the new Protocol - with conditions regarding boat type, nationality and practical cost reductions being of paramount.

Waitangi- 2013 Auckland On The Water Boat Show  Richard Gladwell ©

In this edition of Sail-World.com's newsletter, we are still playing catch-up to some extent – and in this edition feature several galleries of images from last weekend's Auckland On The Water Boat Show, which seems to have been more notable for the amount of business transacted, with some excellent reports from exhibitors.

On the water there was a fine display of craft – mostly imported, while ashore the local industry and innovation was very much on display.

Classic yachts - 2013 Auckland On The Water Boat Show  Richard Gladwell ©

We're pleased to be able to announced that Sail-World.com broke existing readership records in September, with visits to the site topping a massive 1.2million for the month. This is almost double the previous record of 650,000 set in September 2012, off the back of the Weymouth Olympics. Sail-World.com had over 560,000 unique visitors in the month, who read on average nine stories per vist, and stayed over 20 minutes on the site. That's great exposure if you are an advertiser with Sail-World.com.

In terms of ratings against other websites, according to the independent Alexa rankings, Sail-World.com is the top sailing news website in the world, ranking at around 21,000 in the world. (Facebook is the top site). We have occupied that position since February 2013.

Events Clothing Annual Clearance Sale at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - October 4-6, 2013  
The next few months will certainly be watched with interest - we believe that we can hold most of this readership off the back of our America's Cup coverage.

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Stay tuned to Sail-World.com/nz website for all the latest news.

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
NZ Editor

sailworldnzl@gmail.com

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- Melges 24 Worlds - October 3, 2013  John Navas ©


Chivas in the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race  © RHKYC/Guy Nowell




Events Clothing Annual Clearance Sale - this weekend - October 4-6
Claire Skellon,
ECome down and see us from Friday to Sunday (9am – 6pm) this weekend to get your hands on tee's, jackets, polo's, shorts, fleeces, wet weather gear and accessories for a fraction of the normal cost. Perfect timing for any last minute additions needed for the Coastal Classic or the summer sailing season. There is also a HUGE range of casual, corporate and sportswear as well as mixed boxes with... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from the Harbour welcome home for Team NZ
Sail-World.com,
Emirates Team New Zealand were welcomed back to Auckland on Friday with a tour of the Auckland waterfont Ten thousand fans turned out to see the team.... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - Around the Stands
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here here we check out some of the stands... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - On the Marina - 3
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here is the third image gallery from afloat.... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from The Shed - Welcome home for Team NZ
Sail-World.com,
Emirates Team New Zealand were welcomed back to Auckland on Friday with a formal welcome in The Shed on Auckland's waterfront, attended by thousands of fans. Followed by a harbour welcome. Ten thousand fans turned out to see the team. The NZ Government announced that they would be again partnering the team - provided the next Protocol was acceptable by the NZ Team.... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - On the Marina - 2
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here is the second image gallery from ashore and afloat.... [more]
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Seen at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show - On the Marina - 1
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's camera did the rounds at the Auckland On The Water Boatshow, last Sunday. Here is the first image gallery from ashore and afloat.... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds: Images from Races 4 and 5 + Video
John Navas,
John Navas was on the water for Day 2 of the Melges 24 Worlds being sailed in San Francisco, and organised by the San Francisco Yacht Club. He provided these images and video from Races 4 and 5... [more]
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Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - A game of cat and mouse
Clipper Ventures,
It's been a game of cat and mouse at the top of the leader board with just five miles separating leaders PSP Logistics and second-placed Jamaica Get All Right after 5,000 miles of racing.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 4, 2013 - Shutdown bites
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 4, 2013 - The US Government partial shutdown cast a shadow across markets again overnight with equities taking a further hit. The impasse in Washington continues with no compromise in sight and Obama being far more intransigent with Republicans than he is with international adversaries.... [more]
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2013 Tornado World Championships - Light winds on day four
Andrew Dowley,
Light winds greeted the sailors when they arrived at the beach this morning for the fourth day of the Tornado World Championships... [more]
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Vietnam Race will provide first supermaxi head-to-head in Asian waters
RHKYC Media,
A late entry from Super Maxi, Chivas has pushed the entry list in the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race to a record 17 boats hailing from all over the world. It has also set up one of the juiciest offshore contests for armchair enthusiasts in the 17 years since the inaugural race in 1996, with a ‘Clash of the Titans' shaping up between Syd Fisher's Ragamuffin 90 and... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds: Images from Day 3
John Navas,
John Navas was on the water for the third day of racing at the Melges 24 Worlds and provided this gallery of still images from the day. His video of the day's racing will follow as soon as it is uploaded.... [more]
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America's Cup: NZ Government backing confirmed for Team New Zealand
Sail-World,
Fans who have given Team New Zealand a heroes' welcome in Auckland have been told unreservedly: the Government will support another America's Cup challenge. Skipper Dean Barker, boss Grant Dalton and the rest of Team New Zealand were greeted rapturously by a crowd which had gathered since early this morning to see the defeated challengers.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Red Bull Sailing Team on the rise
Extreme Sailing Series,
In Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the intensity ramped up a level as the fleet moved into Stadium Racing mode today in Nice, as the French Riviera continued to push the fleet to their limits – both physically and mentally. The eight Extreme 40s steamed around the course at full throttle, drag racing down the downwind legs and holding nothing back.... [more]
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Argo Group Gold Cup - Showdown brewing in Bermuda + Video
Alpari World Match Racing Tour,
The longest standing event in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup, will set sail next Tuesday, October 8th. This will be the penultimate event of the 2013 Tour.... [more]
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America's Cup - Greatest comeback in the history of sport?
John Mangino,
America's Cup - The greatest sports comeback in the history of sports happened last week in San Francisco. Probably going widely unnoticed here seeing we really don't cover water sports and local sailing, something I believe should change... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds - San Francisco: Images and Video - Race 2 & 3
John Navas,
John Navas presents a gallery of images and a video from Race 2 and 3 of the Melges 24 Worlds, being contested on San Francisco Bay, and run by the San Francisco Yacht Club... [more]
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Melges 24 Worlds - San Francisco: Images and Video - Race 1
John Navas,
John Navas presents a gallery of images and a video from Race 1 of the Melges 24 Worlds, being contested on San Francisco Bay.... [more]
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More from the EPA on on anti-fouling for NZ boats
Mike Rose,
Over the last three years the New Zealand government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken a significant reassessment of all the antifouling paints used in New Zealand. The aim has been to ensure that both the environment and those applying the paints are properly protected, preferably without unduly compromising the effectiveness of the antifouling paints.... [more]
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Free map creator software available for B&G Zeus
Andrew Golden,
Navico, parent company to the B&G brand — announced today its new Map Creator software that allows cartography enthusiasts to make their own maps.... [more]
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America's Cup: Former PM Bob Hawke at Cup 30year reunion
Sail-World,
Former Australian PM Bob Hawke, was in fine form at a 30 year reunion of the Australian America's Cup victory in 1983. He was on stage with skipper John Bertrand, and team principal, Alan Bond. Here, courtesy of ABC is his contribution to the evening.... [more]
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New Zealand's biggest coastal yacht race starts in three weeks
Zoe Hawkins,
The PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic starts in Auckland and finishes in Russell on Friday 25 October.... [more]
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America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the 34th America's Cup
Sail-World,
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker, was interviewed for an hour on Radio Sport this morning on the 34th America's Cup. In this full length audio and 11 minute video clip he discusses the campaign, the mistakes that were made, why Oracle Team USA ultimately prevailed and what it is like having Jimmy Spithill for a neighbour in Auckland's Herne Bay.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Nerves of steel needed on day 1 in Nice
Extreme Sailing Series,
On the opening day of Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, ‘extreme' ‘on the edge' and ‘intense' was how the fleet of elite Extreme 40 sailors described the action packed racing. Twenty knots of breeze with gusts of 25 knots and rolling two metre seas saw the eight Extreme 40s hurtle around the Bay of Angels with hulls soaring, bows diving and water spraying.... [more]
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Laser Radial Women's World Championship - Action underway in Rizhao
ISAF,
The Laser Radial World Championship has commenced in Rizhao, China with American Paige Railey taking the early advantage. In the 77-boat field the American was consistent on the opening day of racing picking up a third and a second in the Yellow fleet.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - A final shakedown before battle commences
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 fleet took to the sky blue waters of Nice, on the French Riviera in admiration of local onlookers today for one final shakedown before battle commences tomorrow (3rd October) from 14.00 CEST. With less then 24 hours to go on the EDOX countdown clock until the eight-boat fleet take to the starting blocks, every minute trialling the Nice racecourse has been crucial.... [more]
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