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27 Jun 2007

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The sailing journos are in meltdown, and nobody's dictionary has enough superlatives in it to satisfy demand at the moment. If you didn't watch the third AC match, and if you weren't thrilled by it - then you have probably expired. Including the two hours with the AP up, Sail World Asia and a kind host with a 42-inch HDtv scored two bottles of red, one white and a generous quantity of Gammeldansk, so we were partly expired this morning, too.

'Race of the century', 'Pulp fiction', 'Best AC race ever', 'Best AC race since the last one in '83' - the quotes keep coming. There are a couple of stories here, but the whole darn lot are on the Sail World AC edition and the AC newsletter (which of course you have seen, haven't you?)

And there is some other (regional) news, too. The Royal Selangor are inviting Youth sailors to a Match Racing event, and the HKSF have issued a PNOR for their annual Dinghy Open.

Read on...

Sportsboats Race Report - Typhoon 5
By Peter Britten,
With 10-15 knots southerly breeze the sportsboat fleet started at 11.05 off a very port-biased line. Ambush and Catch led the fleet on a long starboard fetch out to the Port Shelter mark. Merlin also got a good start and dropped deep through the leg while Sidewinder, R2B2 and Tornado fought an ongoing battle with new kids on the block, What's the Story.... [more]

Pre NOR - HK DInghy Open 2007
By Hong Kong Sailing Federation,
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is pleased to invite entries from local and overseas dinghy sailors to compete in this three-day event. Subject to entries, racing will be provided for the following popular classes of mono-hull centerboard dinghy: Enterprise, 505, 420, 470, 29er, 49er, Laser (various), Wanderer and Optimist.... [more]

Etchells Worlds – Beadsworth leads, Smith third
By Fiona Brown,
Day One – 2007 Etchells Worlds -The first day of racing at the Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, brought two incredibly challenging races for the forty five boat, eight nation fleet.... [more]

Viva Las Vegas - America's Cup: SailJuice
By Andy Rice:,
Call it a lottery, call it tiddlywinks, call it Las Vegas, Race 3 of the 32nd America’s Cup was one of the all time greats. With the wind blowing 7 to 9 knots in an enormous swell, and the breeze shifting through 20 degrees or more, this was a hair-raising rollercoaster ride in slow motion.... [more]

Couldn't be Pulp Fiction, America's Cup -
By Mark Chisnell,
You know that scene in Pulp Fiction, where John Travel plunges the adrenaline needle straight into the chest of the overdosing Uma Thurman? She sits bolt upright, with her eyes boggling? Well… that’s how it was watching Emirates Team New Zealand beat Alinghi by 25 seconds to take a 2-1 series lead yesterday... [more]

America's Cup Quotes of the Day -Race Three
Ernesto Bertarelli, President of Alinghi, and Defender of the America’s Cup, on losing the America’s Cup Match today: It was a little bit of Las Vegas which is why I don’t think the race should have happened, but it did and now the result is here so we will take it.... [more]

Fisher's View: 'Don't do this sort of thing to me'
By Bob Fisher,
It was probably the most exciting America’s Cup race in history, with the possible exception of the seventh, and deciding, race in 1983, one in which the lead changed on several occasions, including dramatic moves and diabolic separations on a day when the wind dictated the strategies. It proved that the ability to maintain the pressure is of the utmost importance... [more]

RSYC Youth Match Racing Champs
By Dave Moxey, RSYC,
The Royal Selangor Yacht Club, in association with the RSYC Sailing Academy, and with the approval of the Malaysian Yachting Association, is pleased to announce the inaugural 'Selangor Gapurna International Youth Match Racing Regatta', believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia (and perhaps South East Asia)... [more]

Sentosa National Optimist & Byte Championships 07
By SingaporeSailing,
With the conclusion of the Sentosa National Optimist & Byte Championships 19 to 23 June 2007, the overwhelming response is testimony to the growing popularity of sailing in Singapore.... [more]

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