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 20 Dec 2013
 


Test Asia Newsletter

Dongfeng - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15  Team Dongfeng
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛代表中国参赛的东风队首轮中国船员选拔活动今天在东风队位于中国海南三亚的半山半岛帆船港的官方训练基地正式举行。三亚半山半岛帆船港是2011-2012赛季沃尔沃环球帆船赛在中国地区的停靠港,并将再度成为下届沃尔沃环球帆船赛的官方停靠港。在接下来的几个月中,东风队的船员选拔活动以及从二月正式开始的船员训练活动将在作为东风队官方训练基地的三亚半山半岛帆船港进行。'我们非常自豪和兴奋东风队把半山半岛帆船港作为训练基地。这里的帆船环境和训练设施将为东风队提供最好的服务,同时也希望东风队把这里当作他们喜欢的家。' 三亚半山半岛帆船港有限责任公司副总经理李鼎超说


The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host the Hong Kong Dragon Championship from 10 to 12 January 2014 with the continued support of Central Oceans and Northrop and Johnson, with nine races scheduled to take place over three days in waters to the east of Lamma, south of Hong Kong Island.

1977/8 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race: 'Flyer' skippered by Cornelis van Rietschoten Image by Tom Luitweiler/PPL
  Barry Pickthall/PPL ©

Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.

Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race.

Van Rietschoten is reported to have struggled for some time with poor health and died of a stroke.


Jedda



Greek sailing coastlines - do they want cruising sailors or not?
Des Ryan,
If you are thinking of sailing in Greece any time soon, you may become confused when you seek more information. Last month the authorities slapped a new tax on yachts which sail, moor or anchor in Greek waters. This would naturally tend to cause yachts to vote with their raised anchors and sail off to friendlier countries like Turkey and Croatia.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts.... [more]
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Big initial entry for revival of One Ton Cup - event planning underway
Alan Sefton,
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1).... [more]
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东风队船员选拔活动在三亚半山半岛帆船港正式举行
Dongfeng Race Team,
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛代表中国参赛的东风队首轮中国船员选拔活动今天在东风队位于中国海南三亚的半山半岛帆船港的官方训练基地正式举行。三亚半山半岛帆船港是2011-2012赛季沃尔沃环球帆船赛在中国地区的停靠港,并将再度成为下届沃尔沃环球帆船赛的官方停靠港。... [more]
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