Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Collision ends bid for a better day

Collision ends bid for a better day

August 23 2014

A collision brought Emirates Team New Zealand’s bid for a better day on the water to an abrupt halt on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta at Cardiff.

Skipper Dean Barker and crew made a good start in the fifth race of the day, rounding the first mark in second and then overtaking the leader.

At the next mark, as Barker recounts, “We had an issue with Alinghi. They were trying to avoid another boat and ploughed into the back of our boat and took off the port rudder.” SAP Extreme was also involved, hitting the team’s starboard hull. No one was hurt.

“We had to pull out of that race and sit out the following two while repairs were made,” Barker said,

A jury hearing will be held tomorrow morning where culpability will be determined and decide if points will be awarded for the missed races. “We feel we have a pretty strong case but it’s up to the umpires to determine if we were in the right or wrong.”

With the boats hitting top speeds of 24 knots, and with a race course just 300 metres wide in places, the fleet were on the congested start line and even closer during the mark roundings.

Ten races were held today, each lasting just six minutes, manoeuvres had to be executed quickly and with precision, with rapid deploys of the gennakers, before gybing and furling all in less than 20 seconds.

• Groupama sailing team, damaged in a collision with GAC Pindar on the first day, was unable to complete repairs overnight and did not compete today. The team will be back on the water tomorrow and will be awarded average points for the races they have missed.

Cardiff standings after Day 2 – 20 races (23.08.14)
Position / Team / Points
1st Alinghi (SUI) 141 points.
2nd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 139 points.
3rd J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) 131 points.
4th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 120 points.
5th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) 113 points.
6th Oman Air (OMA) 106 points

7th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 91 points.
8th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) 87 points.
9th Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 75 points.
10th GAC Pindar (AUS) 67 points.

11th Groupama sailing team (FRA) 33 points.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news