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 01 Jul 2011
 


It's a late call, considering the race starts in just four months, but stopover port Sanya has brought in Mike Sanderson to head up a team on board the ex-Telefonica Blue for the next Volvo Ocean Race. That makes six confirmed entries for the event, and gives it an even better excuse to wander north from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi and Sanya before returning to the real race track in Auckland. Racing round the world these days is very much akin to G K Chesterton's 'The Rolling English Road', which tells of "the night we went to Glastonbury by way of Goodwin Sands". Sorry, but we can't help but think there is a case of 'the tail wagging the dog' going on here.

Sail-World continues to consolidate its world-wide presence with full media coverage of the forthcoming Chicago-Mackinac Race which starts on 16 July. In terms of numbers, this event is the biggest single distance race in North America, and it is amazing to think that a fleet of (this year) 355 boats will race 289nm on fresh water! Racers who compete in 25 Mackinac races are invited to join the exclusive 'Island Goats Sailing Society', originally named for their appearance, aroma, and behaviour upon reaching Mackinac Island - sorry, we can't bring you the 'aroma' on Sail-World, but maybe that's not such a bad thing!

Guy Nowell, Editor



RHKYC Youth Squad sailors selected for OCBC IODA Oppie Asian Champs
RHKYC Media,
Two members of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Youth Sailing Squad (‘the Sharks') have been selected by the Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association (HKODA) to represent Hong Kong in July's OCBC 21st IODA Asian Optimist Championship 2011. Joining Sophie Tulloch (age 12) and Clara Krantz (age 13) in their first major international regatta, will be eight other Hong Kong youth sailors... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2011 partner with Pulse Group PLC
Miyeera Navaretna,
Monsoon Cup 2011 and Pulse Group PLC partnership will guarantee a first-rate event. As the sailing sector continues to bring constant changes and advancements to the sport, it is imperative to stay aware of its progress to adapt seamlessly to any changes.... [more]
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2011 Siam Surveyors Thailand Tasar Championship decided on final race
Duncan Worthington,
Good winds greeted the sailors at the inaugural Siam Surveyors Thailand Tasar Championship held 26th and 27th June in Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand. A relatively new introduction to Thailand, the Tasar is growing in popularity and there is no shortage of competitive spirit as was evident in the close racing at the national championship.... [more]
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Sail-World at the Chicago-Mackinac Race
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Sail-World is unique in that it's a global sailing news network; as a result we have editors and sub-editors working around the clock.... [more]
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103rd Race to Mackinac – The Midwestern tradition continues
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The Chicago Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the 103rd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot has reached 361 boats and entries are now closed.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson's Team Sanya announce boat choice
Volvo Ocean Race Media and Stuart Alexander,
Team Sanya, the first sole Chinese Entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, have announced the boat they have selected to compete in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. The yacht will be rechristened ‘Sanya Lan' and will undergo a four to five week refit in the UK before hitting the water in early August, ahead of the start of the race on October 29 in Alicante.... [more]
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Countdown to Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Heather Ewing,
The start of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race from Southampton is just one month away.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 - 420 sailors going for Gold
International Sailing Federation,
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2011 - Tessa Parkinson and Elise Rechichi (AUS) sailed the 420 together at the 2004 ISAF Youth Worlds in Gdynia, Poland winning gold. And four years later the girls picked up gold for Australia at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition in the Women's 470. This year's 420 sailor's will be looking to emulate the Australians by picking up gold in the 420.... [more]
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Gold Coast Australia for Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. With a yacht named Gold Coast Australia, the Queensland entry will line up against nine other internationally sponsored teams when the race kicks off from Southampton on the UK's south coast on 31 July 2011.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 second start competitors caught off-guard
Media Pro International,
Transatlantic Race 2011. A freshening southwesterly caught several competitors off-guard, resulting in three boats -- Scho-ka-kola, Concise 2 and Jazz -- being called over the line at the start. In IRC Class Two, Christoph Avenarius and Gorm Gondesen's Shakti and Jens Kellinghusen's Varuna have begun their battle within the race.... [more]
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PWA Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup freestyle show down
PWA,
PWA 2011 Costa Teguise Lanzarote World Cup. The enchanting town of Costa Teguise on Lanzarote's Eastern Coast is set to host freestyle's crème de la crème as they embark on round five of the 2011 world tour. Boasting consistent trade winds, scorching sun and ruffled water's, La Chucharas beach attracts windsurfers from all over Europe.... [more]
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PWA Aruba Grand Slam 2011 25th edition
PWA,
2011 Aruba Grand Slam delivered eight days of freestyle and slalom action for the second stop of the competition... [more]
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More images from the Round the Island Race
onEdition,
As the crews and photographers recover from yesterday's JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, England, many new images of the race boats are being posted. The fleet hit rough seas as they rounded The Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, and had more on their hands than the early settlers when winds freshened to Force 7 on the leg to S... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya specifies Stratis Sails from Doyle
Guy Waddilove,
Stratis GPx sails from Doyle Sails New Zealand have been chosen to power Team Sanya around the globe in the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.... [more]
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From Predictwind, an upgraded weather model
Sail-World Cruising,
Predictwind, arguably the world leader in wind forecasting, has been live for 3 years now, and it has been a huge success with rapid growth. Now the company is announcing an upgraded weather model.... [more]
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Transpac announces six-Hour Tracking delay - might other races?
Kimball Livingston,
Inside Transpac, one of the lively conversations of 2011 has centered on position-reporting delays, pro or con.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston. Every day of the Boston five-day event is open to the public and is part of the Boston Harborfest. This is the first time the circuit has held an official event in the USA – from Thursday, 30th June until Monday, 4th July.... [more]
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America's Cup: The View From Spithill's Office
Michelle Slade, Sailblast,
Jimmy Spithill's version of getting up and heading to the office is just a little different to most. He starts in the gym about 7.00am, heads home for a shower and breakfast, then hits the ORACLE Racing HQ at San Francisco's Pier 80 for an operations meeting which sets the team's agenda for the day.... [more]
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