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19 Jul 2007

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Calm before the (racing) storm
By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia,
With 31 boats registered and ready to race, Evason Phuket Raceweek looks set to be yet another great regatta down here on the south-eastern corner of Thailand’s showcase island. Now in its fourth year, and getting a little bit bigger and a little better every time, Evason Phuket Raceweek is the summer ‘off-season’ regatta ‘when the wind blows’.... [more]

Eight America's Cup teams request dissolution?
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZL,
The reputable Spanish newspaper, El Mundo is reporting that it has information saying that at least eight America's Cup teams have joined together in a joint formal communication... [more]

Rosebud has Pyewacket in its sights in Transpac
By Rich Roberts,
Morning roll call positions and Flagship tracking showed Rosebud, Roger Sturgeon's STP 65 from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., had ended its dive into the deep south in quest of favorable breeze and turned west toward the islands as Pyewacket, about 200 miles to the north, continued its steady slide directly down the middle of the course, trailed by several other big boats.... [more]

America's Cup heist might backfire on Bertarelli
By Cowes online,
If Louis Vuitton, who has sponsored the Challengers Series for many years but which has now withdrawn from the America's Cup and is locked in a legal battle with America's Cup Management, decides to support a new event along with the bulk of the Challengers, Alinghi and Ernesto Bertarelli may find themselves regretting the day they tried to hijack the America's Cup... [more]

TeamOrigin get sailing in GBR 75 off Valencia
By Tim Kelly,
TeamOrigin took their new training boat ‘GBR 75’ on a test sail in Valencian waters this week-end with technical and shore team members of the Alinghi and TeamOrigin team as part of the handover process (formerly SUI 75)... [more]

Largest ever OK Dinghy World Championships
By Robert Deaves,
The International OK Dinghy is one of those classes that has stood the test of time. This year marks the 50th anniversary of its creation in Denmark in 1957 and as part of the celebrations, quota for places at the world championship have been increased to allow extra sailors to take part... [more]

Pyewacket starts minus Disney in Transpac 2007
By Rich Roberts,
Disney, unfortunately, won't be sailing at all in what would have been his 16th Transpac.... [more]

Light airs prevail for first day Volvo Youth Worlds
By Event Media,
Over 220 athletes sailing seven fleets of dinghies and windsurfers are competing at this championship. Three races were scheduled for all classes, but, after race one was sailed in a breeze which had promised great action, the wind dropped and became increasingly unstable.... [more]

Singapore new IODA Optimist champions
By Ho Shu Fen, SingaporeSailing,
The final race of the 2007 IODA Asian Optimist Championship started just after 11.00am in light winds and strong current conditions. It was still all to play for in the open division between Luke Tan (SIN) and fellow teammate Rachel Lee (SIN) who were tied with 44 points.... [more]

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