Yachting News 29th April 2011

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2011 18 FOOT SKIFF – JJ GILTINAN HD – Images by Christophe FAVREAU

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Wild Days Rum Tours on Waiheke Island – more details here

Greetings yachties,

In this issue;

Oracle Racing Digest – latest issue here,

Groupama 4,

AC45 – Testing Continues,

AC45 – Match Racing Images here,

Sailing Anarchy – latest America’s Cup chatter here,

Born this way,

Camper sending it down the coast,

Sail-World NZ – latest issue here,

Sail-World USA – latest issue here,

Sail-World Australia – latest issue here,

Yachting New Zealand News - latest issue here,

Enjoy

Russell Coutts presentation free for school children

A presentation by four time winner of the Americas Cup and Olympic gold medallist Russell Coutts is planned for Wednesday 25th May at 8pm at the Orewa College Auditorium in Orewa. Admission is free for school children.

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follow the chatter on Sailing Anarchy here

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“With 12- 20 knots and rain from start to finish, the guys started with caution, wanting to gently nurse the boat into its work.

“A short while after and Camper was going very nicely, ‘too nicely’ I was wondering? I looked around each of the guys and noticed a common expression. A half restrained grin like an addict getting a taste of something, knowing they shouldn’t but doing it anyway.

“As we rounded the top of Coromandel Peninsula a call from Will Oxley, the Australian navigator, from the hatch: ‘Time to turn down boys. Let the dog off the chain!’ “I thought we were going fast enough, but obviously not.

“Blasting down the coast of the Coromandel, in excess of 23 knots boat speed, harnesses and lifejackets on, and a warning from Salty (Rob Salthouse): ‘Clip on and don’t sit there unless you like sitting in the middle of raging torrents.’”

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