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America's Cup- Emirates Team NZ's Kevin Shoebridge looks shoreside *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 4:23 AM Thu 7 Feb 2013 GMT
In past America's Cups, the shore and support crews have been very much an unseen force. But in the 34th America's Cup - while they are still largely unseen - the dependence of the team on their skills and dedication has never been more crucial. In this video interview, on the occasion on Emirates Team NZ's christening of their second AC72 catamaran, Chief Operating Officer for the team, Kevin ...
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America's Cup- Dean Barker talks about the sailing side of NZA *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:12 PM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's skipper, Dean Barker discussed the sailing issues and program with the teams new AC72, New Zealand Aotearoa. Surprisingly he reveals that the team only have 13 sailors, and that they will be announcing a 'First Eleven' from that group. For most teams that would not even be a viable reserve bench. Who is the backup skipper? ...
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Southern Cross Cup – a new TP52 game begins *Feature By John Curnow, 8:43 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013 GMT
From Friday, February 8, something not quite seen in Australia before will take place. It is a new Grand Prix if you will, and fittingly the first round of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup is to take place in the home of the Formula One GP, Melbourne. ...
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America's Cup- Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch in Auckland *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:38 AM Mon 4 Feb 2013 GMT
Images from Emirates Team NZ's launch of their second AC72 in Auckland. These images of the boat and gear show a lot of the refinements which have been done from the first design, mainly in the area of platform fairing and drag reduction. The boat features smaller foils and slightly altered hull shape from its predecessor ...
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Volvo Ocean Race- Auckland confirmed as a stopover for two editions *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:44 AM Tue 29 Jan 2013 GMT
Auckland has been confirmed as a stopover for two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The announcement was made at a media function attended by Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean race organisation, the Mayor of Auckland and representatives from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development. The NZD$5.5million event fee has been funded jointly by Auckland Council and the NZ Government. ...
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Nick Egnot-Johnson wins Auckland Optimist title by big margin *Feature By Sail-World, 9:58 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
Fresh sea breezes once again greeted the 140 boat fleet contesting the two Auckland Optimist Championships being sailed off Wakatere Boating Club, on Auckland's North Shore. Overnight leader Nick Egnot-Johnson (Murray's Bay) won the regatta, with a very comfortable 23 point margin over Leonard Takahasi-Fry ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship (Festival of Sails) – The Business *Feature By John Curnow, 12:47 AM Mon 28 Jan 2013 GMT
The business of determining winners and conducting race management is complete at the Audi IRC Australian Championships. Part of Victoria’s Festival of Sails at Geelong, the whole regatta has been blessed with good winds, sunshine, festivities and laughter, much to the delight of event management. ...
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IRC National Championship at the Festival of Sails – Deep Purple *Feature By John Curnow, 7:55 AM Thu 24 Jan 2013 GMT
You know – smoke on the water. As a direct result of the bushfires raging across a lot of Southeastern Australia, smoke and that real BBQ flavour permeated just about everything as we sat in Geelong waiting for racing to begin. ...
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Images of the Waitemata- 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 2 - Big breezes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:02 AM Sun 20 Jan 2013 GMT
Racing on Day 2 of the NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals was cancelled today on the back of a weather forecast of winds averaging 25kts, gusting 35kts for the afternoon. Grey skies in the morning gave way to a beautiful day in the afternoon, and some of the top crews went out for some practice ahead of the JJ Giltinan Series in Australia, next February. ...
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Images from the Waitemata- NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:46 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...
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Images from the Waitemata- 18ft Skiff Nationals, Day 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 8:34 PM Sat 19 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World's camera was on the water for third race of Day 1 of the 18ft skiff Nationals, sailed on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour, attracting a great fleet of 10 skiffs ahead of the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, next months - the unofficial world championship for the class. ...
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America's Cup- Nick Holroyd on Emirates Team NZ's design gains + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 11:14 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'These boats have a long gestation', explains Nick Holroyd, Design Director for Emirates Team NZ. 'The designs for the tooling up at Cookson Boats, were delivered after just four or five days sailing in Boat 1.' ...
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America's Cup- Inside the AC72 hangar with Grant Dalton + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 9:09 AM Fri 18 Jan 2013 GMT
'Two years ago, we were pretty well gone for all money. We were basically broke and trying to stay alive', says Emirates Team NZ's Grant Dalton, reflecting on the team's then dire situation, back in early 2011. 'We managed to get some good people on board, but they all knew that if we didn't have the money by April 2011, then we were gone. But it's moved a huge distance since then', he adds. ...
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America's Cup- The Wing is the Thing for Emirates Team NZ's next AC72 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 10:05 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand are on target to launch their second AC72 catamaran, around February 4, with their Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup having her first sail on February 7. Doors at the teams base were thrown open for the New Zealand media today, showing the 72ft catamaran, with hulls in place, beams fitted and in an advanced state of preparation. ...
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America's Cup- Designer Mike Drummond looks at foiling and pitchpoling *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:39 AM Thu 17 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World talks with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup. In this second part of the interview the issues of foiling and the trade-offs are discussed, along with the factors that led to the pitchpoling of Oracle's USA-17, and what is expected to be seen in the second generation of AC72 catamarans ...
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America's Cup- Ex-Oracle design chief looks at the Class of 2013 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:16 AM Tue 15 Jan 2013 GMT
Sail-World caught up with Mike Drummond, former Design Director for Oracle Racing in the 2010 America's Cup and asked his overall impression of the four designs currently working up towards the 2013 America's Cup regatta. 'From the design point of view there are three and a half groups,' he counters. ...
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Images of the Waitemata- 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan - 2 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:43 PM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Second image gallery from the 18ft skiffs training on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Sunday ...
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Images of the Waitemata- 18ft skiffs training for the JJ Giltinan *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jan 2013 GMT
Those who frequent the Auckland waterfront, will have noticed the steady growth of the Auckland 18ft skiff fleet over the past couple of years. The Auckland Championships are next weekend. We caught these images from Sunday's practice sessions. ...
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Australian Moth Championship - Crash and Burn, gusty action at Wangi *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 4:21 PM Thu 10 Jan 2013 GMT
Today, day four of the 2013 Australian Moth Championship, was used for re-sails, as Tuesday was cancelled. The racing started in a gusty 10-14 knot easterly which tended to have constant swings of five to ten degrees. The sailors were again a little too keen at the first start resulting in a general recall, however they all got away cleanly in the re-start. ...
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Australian Moth Championship - Kiwi leads world class fleet *Feature By Tony Outteridge, 4:17 PM Wed 9 Jan 2013 GMT
At the Australian Moth Championship, with the Southerly Change coming over night, the temperatures dropped and the enthusiasm of the sailors increased. Racing got underway on the third day of racing on time in a 15-18 knot SSE breeze. In an attempt to try and keep the fleet out of the big waves whipped up over night by the southerly change, a slightly smaller course was set. ...
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America's Cup- Oracle expect second wingsail to arrive on Tuesday *Feature By Richard Gladwell, 3:14 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013 GMT
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. ...
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Etchells Pre-Nationals conclude in light weather *Feature By Bernie Kaaks, 2:00 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013 GMT
Day 3 of the Syd Corser Etchells Regatta started where day two left off – the promise of breeze to come, but no delivery! The Race Committee ventured half way to Africa in search of breeze (well, as far as the Kwinana deepwater channel), and set a course on 020 degrees in very light conditions under grey, cloudy skies, with the threat of rain about and very high humidity. ...
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Sailing and Sponsorship – you can’t have one without the other *Feature By Jeni Bone, 7:27 AM Mon 7 Jan 2013 GMT
Recently, a feature piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship ran on this and other sites in the TetraMedia group, pondering the pros and cons of sponsorship in the sport of sailing, and lamenting that too often, the branding overshadows the sailors. ...
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Put us on your iPhone or iPad *Feature By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, 9:43 AM Thu 3 Jan 2013 GMT
On the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad you can put bookmarks for any site, creating one-tap shortcuts to your favourite websites. Sail-World, Marine Business World, Powerboat World, and Fishing Boating World now have custom icons for you to save for quick, easy access! ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the better mousetrap *Feature By John Curnow, 11:59 PM Tue 1 Jan 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - The grand classic ocean race is remembered for many things from records and personal achievements, to tribulations and unfortunately, disasters too. 2012 will be no different in that department. However, rising out of the turmoil with a plan and path forward is the Supermaxi, Wild Thing and her enigmatic Skipper, Grant Wharington. ...
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