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25 Aug 2007

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TOTAL Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Race Week
By Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club,
All eligible boats are invited to enter the 2007 TOTAL Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Race Week, based in Hong Kong and organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC). The event comprises the TOTAL Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Regatta from 12 to 14 October and TOTAL Lubmarine Asia Pacific Hong Kong to Hainan Race, which starts on 25 October.... [more]

Australians lead Malaysian Youth Match series
Yesterday’s Sumatra storm had disappeared over the horizon by the time the sailors for Malaysia’s inaugural match racing event went afloat for Match Day 3 at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Port Klang. Today’s weather was much more pleasant, with bright sunshine and force 3 – 4 winds providing near perfect conditions for the day’s racing.... [more]

Singapore Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2007
All skippers and crew are poised for the third and final day of racing at Raffles Marina. Although the points for the podium places would seem to be decided there are two races to go and the drop race is yet to be included into the scoring. Most boats have suffered from a bad race and by being able to drop that result may have a big effect on the overall standings by the end of the day.... [more]

Yendys takes overall honours at Race Week
By Di Pearson,
Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats X won IRC Racing line honours in the final race at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today to complete an unblemished record of line honours wins during the week, Geoff Ross’ Reichel/Pugh 55 Yendys has provisionally won the series overall. ... [more]

Jack Atley's images - Final Day Hamilton Island RW
The final day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and Jack Atley was out capturing all the action.... [more]

Gold Rush continues for Team GBR in Qingdao
Great Britain’s Yngling and Laser sailors added two more gold medals to the British stockpile at the 2007 Olympic Test Event in Qingdao on Thursday, with the nation’s final medal count standing at five gold and one silver... [more]

Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds underway in Copenhagen
By Giles Pearman KPMS,
Friday was the first day of racing in the Rolex Pre-Worlds, a tune-up for the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships, which begins on 29 August and runs through 1 September. Teams from USA (7), Denmark (6), Italy (6), Australia (4), Norway (3), France (2), Germany (2), Switzerland (1), Ukraine (1), Finland (1), Brazil (1), and Sweden (1) took to the water today to get a feel for the local conditions with mixed results.... [more]

Images Day 3 Ronstan 18’ Skiff International
On a day when not a single boat managed to stay upright through two races, well known photographer Abner Kingman captured all the action on San Francisco Bay.... [more]

Gilmour bestowed honour of Title in Malaysia
By Yvonne Reid,
Peter Gilmour, Monsoon Cup Race Advisor and four time Match Racing World Champion, has been conferred the title of Darjah Dato' Paduka Mahkota Terengganu (DPMT) which carries the title Dato’.... [more]

ISAF vice president gives thumbs-up to Qingdao Reg
By Xinhau News Agency,
Australia's David Kellett, vice president of International Sailing Federation (ISAF), praised the organization and the services in the Qingdao International Regatta here on Thursday.... [more]

Alinghi responds to Legal Proceedings by GGYC
By Michael Hodara, ACM. Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
The Société Nautique de Genève, Alinghi and America’s Cup Management are very disappointed that BMW Oracle Racing, through the Golden Gate Yacht Club, has followed through with its threat and officially filed legal proceedings in the New York Courts.... [more]

Williams and Leroy top of World Match Rankings
Ian WILLIAMS (GBR) is holding firm and three more podium positions at ISAF Grade WC regattas sees him extend his lead yet further. World Championship victory was finally claimed by world 1 women's match racer Claire LEROY (FRA) and there is no surprise that she stays firmly at the top of the rankings.... [more]

GGYC granted court order on America’s Cup response
By Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
The Supreme Court of the State of New York today granted an order sought by the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) requiring the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) to promptly answer a request to speed up the legal process for resolving its proposed new rules for defending the next America’s Cup.... [more]

Qingdao Olympic Test Event Full Results Day 7
Full results set from the Qingdao Olympic Test event for yesterday Day 7 and overall.... [more]

America's Cup winner hatches ludicrous plan
By Eric Sharp Free Press,
The America's Cup was a joke almost 20 years ago when a 60-foot American catamaran clobbered a lumbering, 135-foot monohull from New Zealand. But the scam the Swiss defender is trying to pull for 2009 is even more laughable.... [more]

It's Barking Mad at Rolex Baltic Week
By Andreas Kling,
Jim Richardson from the United States is the first overall winner of the Rolex Baltic Week 2007. The owner and helmsman of 'Barking Mad' and his team have won the Farr 40 competition on the Baltic Sea off Neustadt, Germany as well as the European Circuit, a grand prix series of this prestigious international class comprising five separate regattas... [more]

Selangor Gapurna Int Youth Match Racing Champs
By Dave Moxey, RSYC,
The inaugural event in the series sponsored by Malaysia’s Gapurna Group gets underway on Tuesday 21 August with registration and boat familiarisation sessions during the morning and afternoon. Racing takes place 22-26 August.... [more]

Francolini's images from Day 2 Race Week
By Sail-World,
Day 2 racing images from international photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]

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