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We hear that the next Ashes Test is going to be played in Montevideo, the Melbourne Gold Cup is going to take place in Senegal, and the Tour de France will soon be moving to Alaska, all venues steeped in the history of the respective sports. Meanwhile, a spot of camel racing will be taking place in Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Are we missing anything?

But be assured that the Phuket King's Cup will still be running in Phuket this December, and the last day of the regatta (05 December) is of course His Majesty the King of Thailand's birthday.

Keep sailing! Keep reading!

Guy Nowell
Editor, Sail-World Asia



Alinghi confirm Ras al-Khaimah as the venue for the America's Cup
Alinghi Media,
The America's Cup Defender, Alinghi, and its yacht club, the Société Nautique de Genève, today announced the venue for the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010. 'We are pleased to announce that Ras al-Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, will be the Host Country for the 33rd America's Cup,' said Fred Meyer, Vice-Commodore of the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG).... [more]
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Entries now open for 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Event Media,
The 23rd Phuket King's Cup Regatta will take place 28 November – 5 December 2009, off Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand, and already entries are coming in. The online entry system allows skippers to complete entry and payment online with a secured facility, and thus minimise the time needed to register at the opening weekend.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Dana Paxton,
New York Yacht Club Invitational - while Newport is set along America's East Coast on Aquidneck Island, three of the visiting yacht clubs – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club – also can claim their place as notable island yacht clubs tethered securely to the Corinthian spirit of competitive sailing.... [more]
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'Discover the Fun on Water' with China Cup
CCIR Media,
Bénéteau, Simpson Marine and China Cup International Regatta presented a relaxing Day of Discovery for some 60 distinguished guests such as luxury car owners, bankers, investors, and entrepreneurs. Participants couldn't hide their excitement for the newly discovered pleasure on water, which also reflected the growing demand for yachting and high-end coastal tourism in mainland China.... [more]
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Images from the Star Worlds: Day 3 by Juerg Kaufmann
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann, of www.go4image.com Juerg Kaufmann presents a superb gallery of images taken Day 3 of the Star Worlds in Sweden. Don't forget to click on the 'view large photo' option to truly appreciate these magnificent shots which cross the boundary from realism into art.... [more]
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America's Cup 33: Venue announced as Ras-Al-Khaimah
Sail-World JPJ,
SNG has selected one of the United Arab Emirates and it is Ras-Al-Khaimah, roughly 60 miles north-east of Dubai. It is a light wind selection which is in line with the design parameters of the Swiss catamaran. Meanwhile Alinghi 5 is been prepared to be airlifted to Genoa on Friday... [more]
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Mike Perham still on target
PPL media,
Mike Perham, the teenager from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire who has high hopes of sailing into the record books at the end of August. He and his Open 50 yacht Totallymoney.com left Panama last Tuesday, but says he has not been able to sleep for more than two hours a day, sometimes down to one and never longer than 15 minutes at a time.... [more]
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Cowes Week Day Four - on water action
Sail-World.com,
Here is a selection of Rick Tomlinson's images from Day Four, Cowes Week.... [more]
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Double Glory at iShares Cup UK round for Oman Sail Teams
Oman Sail media,
The sun was shining, the wind was blowing and the crowds were cheering as both Oman Sail teams took control of the six races sailed on Monday at the UL Round of the iShares Cup at Cowes Week.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race preview
World Match Racing Tour,
The prestigious St. Moritz Match Race will unite some of the world's best match racers in the Swiss Alps on September 1- 6, 2009. The Swiss World Match Racing Tour stopover is a Grade W event (W stands for World Championship); it has also been an integral part of the ISAF Match Racing World Championship since 2005 and is therefore essential to the attribution of the world champion title.... [more]
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Chris Cameron at 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre
Chris Cameron,
Top international sailing photographer, Chris Cameron is at the 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre regatta and provided this image gallery... [more]
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Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre - Mini Maxi debuts
Event media,
The brand new Mini Maxi Alfa Romeo won the first two races in the IRC class, in the opening of the 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. The start of the first race for the IRC was postponed by 1 hour and 20 minutes, until the sea breeze built in the Bravo area, the most central of the three set up for the windward-leeward races.... [more]
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Images from the final day of action at the iShares Cup Cowes Week
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery was in the thick of the action on the final day of the iShares Cup UK Round at Cowes Week. Here's a selection of her images - www.ingridabery.com. Enjoy!... [more]
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Oman Sail Masirah clinch iShares Cup UK Round at Cowes
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup at Cowes Week. It was a battle to the end for Yann Guichard and Loick Peyron with Gitana Extreme – Groupe LCF Rothschild. Celebrities from the world of music, Formula 1 and TV joined the iShares Cup to ride shotgun on an Extreme 40.... [more]
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North Atlantic battle belongs to Banque Populaire V
Banque Populaire V media,
The North-Atlantic in 3 days 15 hours 25 minutes and 48 seconds* for the Maxi-Trimaran Banque Populaire V. Pascal Bidegorry and his crewmen have made history. Pascal Bidégorry and his crewmen just made history by setting an incredible new benchmark time on the Transatlantic record.... [more]
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Taiwan Strait and the Cruise in Company?
Guy Nowell,
The brief history of yachting across the Taiwan Strait already appears to be a story of in-fighting and political manoeuvring. It seems a shame that a simple cruise in company (or a race, even) can fall victim to politicization and paranoia, but that's the way it is in China at the moment.... [more]
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International 420 World Championship: Final Series races begin today
Antonio Sueri,
Riva del Garda...Sunday, August 2, 2009...Intense competition today for both the 420 Class Men's Championship and also the 420 Women's Championship.... [more]
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Hong Kong Hobie Club Hosts Asia's No 1 Hobie Event
HK Hobie Club,
This will be the fourth running of this successful and popular Asian regatta, and the third time it has been organised by the Hong Kong Hobie Club. Entries from Thailand, the Philippines, Japan and India, amongst others, will join local Hong Kong based sailors of a dozen other nationalities on the racecourse.... [more]
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Maritime online alert service launched
Marine Business News,
The bar continues to rise, as innovative new online services are being provided to improve boating safety. One of the leaders in this area is NSW Australia. NSW Ports and Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi today launched a first in Maritime safety – an on-line alert system to help boat owners and rock fishermen prepare and plan a day out on or near the water.... [more]
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Images from the UK round of the iShares Cup - Cowes
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery took these images of the Extreme 40s battling it out in the UK Round of the iShares Cup, being sailed during Cowes Week 2009.... [more]
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Only one winner in Transatlantic Battle of the Trimarans
Cammas-Groupama 3 media,
Congratulations from Franck Cammas Groupama 3 to Pascal Bidégorry Banque Populaire V, the new Transatlantic record holder. 'We're happy to have crossed the line and it was nice to see Banque Populaire V over the last few hours of the course: it motivated both crews! We managed to really get Groupama 3 to cream along, which enabled us to make up a bit of ground on them...' Cammas.... [more]
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