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11 Sep 2007




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Sail World Asia has been 'on the road' (literally) for the past few weeks, but is heading back to Hong Kong this evening. We apologise for recent patchy newsletter coverage, but promise that normal service will be resumed very shortly.

Festival of sailing - Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
By Jill Campbell,
A total of fifty boats spanning virtually the entire history and size spectrum of international yachting assembled in Porto Cervo to help the Club, founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1967, celebrate forty years of challenges, innovation and sportsmanship.... [more]


Court refuses to grant injunction in Cup Case
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
After a brief hearing in the New York Supreme Court today before Justice Cahn, the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) is pleased to announce that the Judge did not grant the Golden Gate Yacht Club’s (GGYC) application for an injunction, and instead ordered the parties to submit written legal arguments designed to dispose of the case in the shortest possible time.... [more]


ValenciaSailing: Farr signs with Desafío Español
By www.valenciasailing.com,
Spanish website, ValenciaSailing.com is reporting a media conference held earlier today in Valencia, where Desafío Español announced that they have signed Bruce Farr and Associates as their exclusive designer for the 33rd America's Cup... [more]


Medals decided at South Pacific Games
By Katrina Jocumsen,
Samoa's sailing team accomplished a first on Thursday at Mulifanua earning a two team bronze medals and an individual bronze medal at the South Pacific Games. These are the first medals ever won by Samoa's Sailing team in any major international competition. Entering Thursday's competition Samoa's Luana Milroy was holding onto a two point lead over New Caldonia's Paiscillia Poaniewa, while New Caldonia's Matthew Frei and Michael Borde battled with each other to grab the gold in the Standard Laser.... [more]


Supermaxi Alfa Romeo for Sale
By Edward Rowe,
The 30 metre (98 footer) Alfa Romeo, described as the fastest and most successful super maxi in the world, is available for sale after its second highly successful European season ends in October, with its owner and skipper, Neville Crichton looking forward to his next sailing challenge.... [more]


Asian Match Racing Champs - Day 1
By Adam Minoprio,
We are currently in Malaysia competing in the Asian Match Racing Championship. This is the second year this event has been run and the winner earns the right to compete in the prestigious Monsoon Cup World Tour event.... [more]


Alinghi delighted with Arbitration Panel Decision
By Alinghi Media + Sail-World,
Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, was delighted with the decision of the Arbitration Panel published last night. The Arbitration Panel ruled in favour on the validity of Club Náutico Español de Vela, CNEV, as Challenger of Record of the 33rd America’s Cup. The Panel also ruled that Société Nautique de Genève, SNG, had been obliged to accept the challenge as it was the first valid challenge... [more]


Glory at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
By KPMS with additional content from Sail-World,
Goliath beat David in the final race of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup when Germany's Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory sailed Australian Stephen Ainsworth's Loki off the course.... [more]


ACM announces Tom Schnackenberg as consultant
By ACM Media,
ACM, Event Authority for the 33rd America's Cup, named Tom Schnackenberg as the class rule and competition regulations consultant for the design consultation period due to start on 15 September with current challengers... [more]

Hong Kong’s spectacular Catamaran Classic
By Brenda Davies,
Horwath Hobie Asian Classic 2007, held from Saturday September 29th to Monday October 1st, will be one of the largest and most competitive catamaran events in Asia this year. The mixed fleets of beach catamarans will provide an exciting and colourful sailing spectacle as the sailors compete for class honours and the title of the Horwath Hobie Asian Classic Champion.... [more]


Germany confirmed in 33rd America's Cup
By PR,
United Internet Team Germany, become the fifth official challenge to enter under the protocol for the 33rd America's Cup. After conducting usual due diligence, ACM sent the letter of acceptance on August 30th, making the German team the fifth official challenger for the 33rd America's Cup... [more]


Countdown Begins for Kings Cup 2007
By Event Media,
The 2007 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is gearing up for another strong showing from the world’s racing community with high profile confirmations coming in and the list growing ever day. This year's event, from December 1 to 8, will be held to celebrate His Majesty the King of Thailand's 80th Birthday. Another exciting year of races is expected.... [more]


Qingdao – Sailing in China - a call to action?
By Lynn Fitzpatrick,
The 2007 Qingdao International Regatta Special was co-published by the information office of the Qingdao Municipal Government and China Daily. This duo prepared for this regatta with the fanaticism and focus of an Olympic athlete. Like the athletes, they have taken a tremendous, but highly calculated, risk in investing in sailing.... [more]

Horwath Hobie Asian Classic 2007
By Event Media,
Having hosted the highly successful Hobie Asian Championships in 2005 and 2006, the Hobie Club is returning to its traditional big local regatta format this year – the Horwath Hobie Asian Classic 2007. We have been running our Hobie Asian Classic Open Regatta since 1995, though its origins stretch back to the 1980s. The regatta, held from Saturday September 29th to Monday October 1st, will be one of the largest and most competitive catamaran events in Asia this year.... [more]




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