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Date set for J24 Asia - Pacific Championship in Adelaide
Event Media,
The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia will host the first J24 Asia - Pacific Championship. With resurgence worldwide in the J24 class Asia is one of the last areas on the globe to have an active international circuit fot the class. Five Australian states as well as Singapore and Korea will be represented at the Regatta.... [more]
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2009 Asia Boating Industry Conference at KIBS
KIBS Media,
‘The management, marketing and technical conference for the Asian boating industry'... [more]
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Korea International Boat Show is BIG
KIBS Media,
In 2008 the show received over 350,000 visitors, making it instantly one of the world's most highly attended boat shows (compare this to 112,000 for this year's London Boat Show or even 238,000 for Dusseldorf, Europe's biggest boat show). This is hardly surprising, with a local population of over 22 million living within 50 miles of the boat show site hungry for new leisure activities.... [more]
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Laurie Jury Wins Korean Match Cup Qualifier
Jeff Carter,
The two New Zealand match racing teams of Laurie Jury and Rueben Corbett were dominant today dispensing the Australian and Japanese teams in the semis. The wind was around 15 knots and the Kiwis were too strong in the starts.... [more]
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Firebird-Prince Bira Trophy to include big boats
OMYC Media,
The traditional Firebird - Prince Bira Trophy, organized by RVYC, will take place on Sunday, May 24th. This year a big boat section will be included, organized by OMYCsailing.... [more]
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Lots more knots than forecast - RHKYC Spring Regatta, day 2
RHKYC Event Media,
Instead of the measly one knot offered by the online pundits, Race Officer Simon Boyde recorded 10 to 12 knots with the best conditions in the west of Victoria Harbour, leading him to set a Club Line start for both races with a Committee Boat IDM.... [more]
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Ambush gets the jump at RHKYC Spring Regatta
RHKYC Event Media,
An ominous sky and unpromising WindGuru forecast failed to deter the 89 competitors who signed on for Day 1 of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Spring Regatta. The entry list included 17 Etchells and 13 IRC Cruisers amongst the ten classes.... [more]
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New Hans Horrevoets trophy for Volvo Ocean Race Rookie
Event Media,
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Longtze European Tour: Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale, Finistère
Longtze Media,
“It was a bit of a gamble last year, including the Longtze Premiers in the Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale', explained Alain Daoulas, head organizer of the regatta. “The boats had only just arrived in France, but we worked with Longtze so that they would all be ready in time. It wasn't easy, but it turned out to be a wonderful success!? We were immediately seduced by the boat because it fits perfectl... [more]
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The America's Cup Files: Transcript of the NY Supreme Court Hearing
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World presents a couple of extracts from the full transcript of the full Hearing of the New York Supreme Court held on 11 May 2009, to consider the matter of Contempt of Court against Societe Nautique de Geneve, and a second claim against Golden Gate Yacht Club for not furnishing their Customs-House Registry certificate 'as soon as possible' as required by the Deed of Gift... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon heads through the fog and bitter cold
Lucy Harwood,
The exit out of Boston was a challenging passage for Green Dragon, as they weaved their way through hundreds of lobster pots and the container ships which lined the route out. Navigating the lobster pots was not an easy task and it turned into a bigger challenge for Green Dragon after they became entangle with several lobster pots.... [more]
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Light winds, heavy tension at final day of iShares Cup Venice
Event media,
Great starts, impressive speed and flawless manoeuvres allowed Yann Guichard's crew to shine on the racecourse since Day 1 at the iShares Cup Venice... [more]
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Fog makes for interesting times in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7
Volvo Ocean Race media,
For the fleet racing in leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race, it's the fog that they have to concentrate on. Fog is one of the worst hazards at sea and it means constant radar watch. However, radar does not pick up the dozens of lobster pots, which littered the area just after the fleet set out into the open ocean.... [more]
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Confusion at start of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The last open ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 got underway. After the gun fired, the seven-strong fleet split immediately with Puma looking really strong on port tack, followed by Delta Lloyd, Telefónica Black and Ericsson 4, while Ericsson 3, Green Dragon and Telefónica Blue opted for a starboard tack start.... [more]
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Cammas and Groupama 3 crew set new Trans-Mediterranean record
Groupama 3 media,
Franck Cammas and his Groupama 3 crew have bagged the first record of their 2009 campaign beating the time set by Bruno Peyron in 2004 between Marseilles and Carthage.... [more]
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Don't throw away your paper charts! - GPS failings to come
Blackwattle Studios,
A report just out by the Government Accountability Office of the USA has revealed significant issues with the future of the GPS world wide system, currently provided free by the USA. The report is entitled 'Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities' and was released last week.... [more]
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Ericsson 4 skipper warns not to under estimate leg 7 Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is ready to face the North Atlantic for leg seven as the teams make their final preparations ahead of Saturday's start. Torben Grael, skipper of the overall race leader, Ericsson 4, cautioned that this leg could be a brutal one.... [more]
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iShares Cup Venice - BMW Oracle leads after five hotly contested races
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Venice and the 10 Extreme 40s put away five races this afternoon, before the breeze died. With two consecutive second places and a win in race 3, Gitana Extreme - Groupe LCF Rothschild impressed by their speed, consistency and tactics, and with BMW Oracle and Renaissance (Oman Sail) having posted a win each, the leading boats were clearly identified early in the competition.... [more]
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Groupama 3 go to Code Green for Friday record attempt
Cammas/Groupama 3 media,
Code green for Groupama 3 and Franck Cammas' crew - departure from Marseilles scheduled tomorrow morning, in a bid to break the Mediterranean record. Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama 3, and Sylvain Mondon from Météo France, have just confirmed the presence of a favourable weather window to tackle the Mediterranean crossing record held by Bruno Peyron for the past five years... [more]
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America's Cup Court decision again goes in favour of BMW Oracle
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Societe Nautique de Geneve, the club Defending the America's Cup has lost all the decisions handed down in the New York Supreme Court today. For the first time in a almost two year legal saga, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled from the bench of the Court rather than reserving her Decision.... [more]
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Rolex Fastnet - An Open and Shut Case
Key Partners (KPMS),
Applications for the 2009 Rolex Fastnet opened on 1 January and effectively closed two months later when the 300 cap on entries was reached. Organisers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, immediately set up a waiting list, which currently stands at seventy... [more]
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If it doesn't float, is it a 'boat'?
Mirabaud LX/Sail-World.com,
The 2009 version of the Mirabaud LX foiler has been presented to the public and media this morning during a press conference at the Société Nautique de Genève. Supported by Mirabaud & Cie, Banquiers Privés, Thomas Jundt's foiler has captivated the national and international sailing audience last year thanks to its revolutionary concept. But is it a boat?... [more]
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