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25 Jan 2008




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The biggest regatta in the southern hemisphere - Skandia Geelong Week - started yesterday. There are reports and pictures right here, and we'll be bringing you more right through the weekend. News of forthcoming Asia events here too - the 6th Bowne Hong Kong Inter-Schools, and Jumeira Regatta. It's the beginning of the weekend, so read on...



Raimon Land - Sportsboats win at Langkawi Regatta
By Scott Duncanson,
‘Raimon Land' fresh after a very convincing victories in Phuket Race Week and the 2007 King's Cup became an ‘offshore sports-boat' temporarily, sailing the 120 nautical mile journey from Phuket to compete in the 2008 Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Competition in the Sportsboat division was the highest seen in many years with the inclusion of the two new Longtze Premier, Thompson 6.8s.... [more]

Jumeira Regatta 2008 - preview
By Al Bawaba,
The UAE sailing community is preparing for a show of force in next month's Jumeirah Regatta, now firmly established as one of the highlights of the national sailing calendar and an event with growing international appeal.... [more]


TP52's day at Skandia Geelong Week Day 1
By Di Pearson,
After today's two windward/leeward races, the Victorian TP52 Cougar II, owned and skippered by Alan Whiteley from Sandringham has a one point lead over a second TP52 Quest and Beau Geste, with a third TP52, Wot Yot, just a further point away.... [more]


World ARC Sails Off
By World Cruising Club,
41 yachts including 6 multihulls gathered this week on the 'start line' for the World ARC, the new circumnavigation rally organised and managed by the UK-based cruising rally organisers from the World Cruising Club (WCC), best known for their annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. The fleet set off from Rodney Bay, St.Lucia on Wednesday to begin a 15-month cruising adventure of a lifetime.... [more]


Italian drops out of Warren Jones Youth Regatta
By John Roberson,
Simone Farrarese has made a last minute withdrawal from the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, saying lack of sponsorship forced his decision, and leaving a gap for a possible replacement.... [more]


Skandia Geelong Week Action
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
More action pictures from photographer Andrea Francolini from the first day of Skandia Geelong Week. Today, the racing will be again out of Williamstown. Its cool, with overcast skies at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria this morning.... [more]


6th Bowne HK Inter-Schools Sailing Festival
By Event Media,
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's (RHKYC) Middle Island Clubhouse will once again be packed with young sailing enthusiasts this weekend as 75 students aged between 12 and 18 from local and international schools take part in the 6th Bowne Inter-Schools Sailing Festival.... [more]


America's Cup E-Mailbag
By Various correspondents,
Another letter as the life is slowly choked out of the 2009 America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to nzeditor@sail-world.com... [more]


Ainslie masters tricky conditions in Finn Worlds
By Corinne McKenzie,
Multiple World and Olympic Champion, Ben Ainslie (GBR) made his way through the fleet to cross the line a few meters behind Florian Raudaschl (AUT). The young Austrian who had nurtured a good lead around the course could not match Ainslie speed on the downwind leg.... [more]


Glazed Over - Bob Fisher reports from Key West
By Bob Fisher for Stagg Yachts,
A capful of breeze one day and the next . . . zilch! The twenty-five Farr 40s motored out to the Division 1 racecourse and sat, for the most part, like “painted ships upon a painted sea.”... [more]


America's Cup: Back in Room 232
By John Rousmaniere,
Yesterday, in the latest hearing in the America's Cup case at New York Supreme Court, just a few minutes into the oral arguments, Justice Herman Cahn interrupted Barry Ostrager, the lead lawyer for Societé Nautique de Genéve (SNG), and asked, “Have the two sides had any conversations since our last hearing?”... [more]


Alinghi makes its case in Court
By Alinghi Media,
New York State Supreme Court Justice Herman Cahn heard arguments today over whether the Golden Gate Yacht Club has put forth a valid Deed of Gift challenge for the 33rd America's Cup to its current holder, Alinghi of the Société Nautique de Genève.... [more]


Hugo Boss' broken rudder, Paprec-Virbac 2 leads
By Barcelona World Race media,
Jean-Pierre and Damian are already working hard on their weather tactics for the feared Inter Tropical Convergence Zone, Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape try to fight their way out of a tricky area. While at the same time having to cope with yet more rudder problems. 'We discovered our rudder is broken again, today we have had to try and sort it out again' said Alex.... [more]


Stockholm final stopover for the Volvo 2008-09
By PR,
The Swedish capital, Stockholm, was today announced as the final stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 before its finish in the Russian Baltic port of St Petersburg in July 2009. During the stopover, between 16 – 25 June 2009, Stockholm will also host an in-port race as well as a pro-am race in its famous archipelago... [more]




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