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 14 Mar 2012
 




RHKYC Nations Cup 2012 - a Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman
Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com,
Anyone would think that this was a Frostbite Series fleet getting ready to crack the ice and launch on the Solent in January, but actually it was the Nations Cup trying to get under way at Kellett Island. One of those ‘not very serious' races in which there is always someone who is very very serious indeed.... [more]
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Skandia HKRNVR Memorial Vase and Top Dog Trophy Series 2011-2012
RHKYC Media,
In spite of unseasonally chilly weather in Hong Kong, 62 boats lined up to contest the Skandia HKRNVR Memorial Vase, which commemorates the volunteer sailors who patrolled Hong Kong's waters in days gone by... [more]
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Top of the Gulf Regatta at heart of marine tourism in Gulf of Thailand
Event Media,
The sailing scene in the Gulf of Thailand is experiencing a period of sustained growth as more boats choose to locate themselves in the Gulf to benefit from the stunning sailing grounds, and the international-standard sailing events attract boats from all corners of the globe.... [more]
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Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012 announces dates
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Media,
The elite annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will once again bring a fleet of sail and motor yachts to Phuket 16 - 18 December 2012. Superyachts from around the world, 100' or greater in length, are invited to join the festivities taking place on and off the waters of the Andaman coast in Thailand.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet face punishing conditions
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have faced a punishing 24 hours of conditions as they continue to be tested by gale force winds and waves the size of tall buildings.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 20 - Auckland's new sculpture
VOR Auckland Stopover,
Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, and the Race Village is open in the Viaduct. The Global Party is underway with twelve hours of entertainment every day from 9am to 9pm. Today's line up includes five live bands as well as race highlights and action on the big screens. Then there's the Volvo Experience with the Grinding Challenge, the Race simulator and Air Balls on wate... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the Race Village
Richard Gladwell,
The Volvo Ocean Race Village is open in Auckland with a range of activities in and around the magnificent Viaduct Harbour. Then there are the shore crews working frantically to get the six Volvo Ocean Race competitors into trim for the Southern Ocean leg of the 39,000 ocean classic... [more]
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Volvo Inmarsat Report: Leg 4 'Too long and hard was the consensus'
Mark Covell,
Groupama romped home on Saturday night with a healthy lead over the chasing pack. The French are the first to beat the Spanish to the top slot. It's a difficult call to start rating the legs as each one brings its own challenges. Seeing the drawn faces of the crews as they pulled into the dock told a story of its own. And when I asked them directly how the leg was, I got a similar tale from all... [more]
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RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - Wall to wall talent
Rory Ramsden,
RS:X World Windsurfing Championship entries are now closed and fleets are full. 120 men and 80 women have been accepted to race. There are more sailors from more countries here than raced in the RS:X fleets at the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships last December in Perth.... [more]
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Images of the Waitemata: Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 finish - Camper
Richard Gladwell,
Camper came close to taking a last second victory on the fourth leg, after charging up the Rangitoto Channel and then continuing at full pace once inside the Waitemata Harbour and heading for the finish off the Viaduct Harbour. The margins were more of what is expected on a Wednesday night race than one that has taken almost 20 days and 5,000 nautical miles.... [more]
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Yacht feature: Ron Holland's Kestrel 106 - pace, space and grace!
Des Ryan,
Port Vauban in Antibes will be the venue for the Antibes Yacht Show 12-15 April, where Ron Holland's newest contribution to the sailing world will be launched, the Kestrel 106.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 18 - What a Welcome
VOR Auckland Stopover,
As the fleet battle it out on the way into Auckland, the Race Village is open in the Viaduct. The Global Party begins with twelve hours of entertainment every day from 9am to 9pm. Today's line up includes five live bands as well as race highlights and action on the big screens. Then there's the Volvo Experience with the Grinding Challenge, the Race simulator and Air Balls on water... [more]
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