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 30 Aug 2011
 


Sorry, but we are reproducing below a PR 'piece' from China Team that must qualify as the most syrupy piece of writing that we have seen in a very long time. Don't miss the video - that's quite remarkable too.

Two words that need to be banned from the Sailing PR Vocabulary, everywhere - 'lifestyle' and 'passion'.

There's plenty of real news as well - read on.

Guy Nowell, Editor



Nautica Typhoon Series final race
Simon Blore,
Nautica Typhoon Series 2011 - For the final race of the series on Saturday 27 August there was all to play for in the overall series places in all divisions, but with Red Kite 2, St Happens, J-Chi and Brace having their divisions won, some of the final competition was for podium spots.... [more]
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St Moritz Match Race - The Wave Muscat Team in great form
Kinley Fowler,
St Moritz Match Race has always been one of the preferred events of skipper Torvar Mirsky and his team, with the fast paced Blu26 Swiss lake boats suiting their style. The tricky mountain venue doesn't lack challenges though, with the surrounding bringing gusty and sometimes unpredictable winds.... [more]
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Navigating A Blue 'Silk Road' - China Team CEO Wang Chaoyong at Cascai
BeiBei Song,
It's apparent that of all the projects in a diverse portfolio of investments ranging from information technology, renewable energy, and health care, to real estate, consumer products and entertainment, he is most proud of China Team, contending for the 34th America's Cup. Behind that pride, though, is a passion for the sea and a pursuit much larger, deeper and more personal... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Surfing waves and climbing masts
Lisa Blair,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race update from crew member Lisa Blair representing Queensland on Gold Coast Australia. Day eight of our first race down to Madeira ended with the birthday celebrations of crew member Patrick Cooper who was fortunate enough to be helming in ideal sailing conditions surfing waves with regular speeds of 14 knots.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy image gallery
Carlo Borlenghi,
MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy images shared with us by photographers Guido Trombetta and Stefano Gattini.... [more]
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MedCup Region of Murcia Trophy - The kings of Cartagena
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The MedCup Region of Murcia has now crowned the kings of Cartagena. Unmatched consistency on a very difficult race area ensured that the Spanish crew secured the 52 Series regatta title of the first Spanish regatta of the season as long as they finished. Such regularity was only slightly exceeded in the Soto 40 Class where the British crew of Ngoni overhauled the Spanish favourites on Iberdrola... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Drag race to the finish
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - It could be an interesting day's watching on the Race Viewer today as, with fewer than 600 miles to go, the lead yachts are expected to reach an area of lighter winds which will slow their pace slightly and allow those chasing to close the distance between them.... [more]
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America's Cup: This week in the Cup No.6
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup newsletter for 27 August 2011 - covering the racing at Cascais, and a look ahead top Plymouth in September.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou dominates
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
La Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou dominates by winning three out of four legs, a year that was marked by the extremely diverse weather conditions and unconventionally primarily coastal courses. 47 sailors set off on the 1,647-mile course, 43 finished and the Vendée based rookie sailor, Morgan Lagravière impressed all winning the rookie ranking and coming in seventh overall.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week- Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan wins IRC A
Lisa Ratcliff,
A 28-year dream of winning the Grand Prix division at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has been realised for Sydney yachtsman Marcus Blackmore.... [more]
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Bridge to Bridge San Francisco - Kites 1-2-3
Erik Simonson images and David Wells author,
Erik Simonson images from the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race held on San Francisco Bay as part of the 18ft Skiff International Regatta... [more]
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18ft Skiff Regatta - Kiteboard, Coxon winners in Ronstan race
Rich Roberts,
The Ronstan Bridge to Bridge Race was woven into the 10th annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Hometowner Bryan Lake and Michael Coxon of Australia gulped it down with satisfaction Thursday. America's Howie Hamlin, New Zealand's Alex Vallings, Australia's Nick Press and Australia's John Winning followed closely in that order.... [more]
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Rambler100 Capsize: 'People just falling into space' plus new Videos
Compiled by Richard Gladwell,
The Providence Journal is reporting the experiences of several crew from the supermaxi Rambler which capsized in the recent Rolex Fastnet Race: Just a week later, crew members who were back racing at the Newport Shipyard were greeted as heroes. Fellow sailors extended warm handshakes and kindness as the sailors shared their saga on a bright Tuesday afternoon.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup set
Jan Harley,
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex, will proceed with racing on September 13 with most of the twenty-two participating yacht club teams fresh from racing at the peak of the sailing season in the northern hemisphere. However, three teams – the CYC of Australia, Royal Cape Yacht Club and Yacht Club Argentino will be coming from winter to summer to race in Swan 42s... [more]
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