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 20 Mar 2013
 


Rumour has it that there is an event warming up in China - the Around Hainan Race - but as quite often happens in China there is no press info leaking out. There's a website of sorts, but when you click on 'English' you get... more Chinese. Anyone up for a spot of translation? Otherwise this amazing world-beating event is likely to go unnoticed.

Guy Nowell, Editor



5,500 nautical mile Melbourne Osaka Cup 2013 under way
Sail-world.com,
The 5,500 nautical mile Melbourne to Osaka Race, first held in 1987 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Osaka, Japan is run every four years to celebrate the City of Melbourne and the City of Osaka Sister City and Sister Port relationship. The race features staggered starts to try and ensure the boats arrive as close as possible together in Osaka. The first start... [more]
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Singapore Youth Olympic Festival - Eventful final day + Video
Icarus Sailing Media,
The second and final day of the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival was an eventful one, and this included a very undecided weather, which sometimes created problems for the young athletes that were taking part. Right from the first races, a heavy rain forced the organizers to postpone competition for couple of hours and wait for the skies to clear.... [more]
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Easy Tiger IV wins Platu Open in Thailand
Lulu Roseman,
Easy Tiger IV, the new Platu 25 launched last week by Easy Tiger Racing Team has won her debut regatta, the Platu 25 Open at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand.... [more]
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Singapore Youth Olympic Festival - Day 1 in Marina Reservoir + Video
Icarus Sailing Media,
The exciting event that is the Singapore Youth Olympic Festival is on its way to becoming an institution for the Southeast Asian city. In the second edition of this event, sailing is included for the first time. The Festival is one of the legacies of the 2012 Youth Olympic Games, and should serve well to keep the spirit alive until next year's Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China.... [more]
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Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2013 - Caribbean flight
Jill Campbell,
Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2013. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the British Virgin Islands provided the sumptuous setting for the Caribbean sailing spectacle which concluded today after four days of sporting competition. Over 20 Nautor's Swan yachts representing nearly ten countries and territories provided a dynamic spectacle in idyllic waters and varying wind conditions.... [more]
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A sailing clubhouse with a difference
Nancy Knudsen,
The Arabella is the new 150ft clubhouse for the Manhattan Sailing Club in New York. Not content with using their clubhouse as an earthbound springboard for going sailing, the Manhattan Sailing Club has taken their passion for sailing to the next level - not one, but two, floating clubhouses. The Arabella is the latest.... [more]
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Salt and Speed - Kitesurfers in great shape for record attempt
Tanguy Blondel,
In the strong winds (Force 9) of the past two days, kitesurfers Alexandre Caizergues and Rob Douglas have linked together a number of runs at over fifty knots on the 500m 'Volkswagen Transporter Arena' course in France's Salin-de-Giraud.... [more]
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