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25 Sep 2007

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Party, party, party for a good cause
By HK49er Team,
The HK 49er sailing Team - Olympic hopefuls Mike Halkes and Richard Knight - invite you to their first Fund Raising Party. All proceeds will go towards the expenses of their Olympic campaign, particularly the forthcoming 2008 49er Worlds in Melbourne, Australia.... [more]

Blowing old boots in Port Shelter
By Dave Campbell,
With Typhoon Francisco in the vicinity, weather watchers were well pleased to see the predictions for the weekend 22-23 September promising good breeze in advance of one of HHYC’s most popular events, the UK-Halsey Port Shelter Regatta... [more]

Power issues for Sail-World web-site
Our Sail-World website systems have been down for much of the day caused by power failure and then a power spike in our server farm.... [more]

Southampton Boat Show visitors increased 8%
By Event media,
The 39th Southampton Boat Show, in association with ITV Meridian, finished yesterday after a successful ten days. With over 127,200 people visiting the Show, attendance increased by 8% - equating to 9,500 more visitors than last year.... [more]

Sail for Gold - Final day report/images
It was a clean sweep for Team GBR at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta for the medal day races today at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The tension on the water was clear, not just because of the battles to win the various classes but because every competitor’s goal is to represent their country at the Olympics... [more]

RHKYC Long Beach Autumn Regatta 2007 - day 2
With the first race of the day lasting just over an hour, the second race was designed to allow a quick finish before the forecast drop in wind stranded the boats in the Eastern approaches once again. This proved to be a popular choice with the sailors.... [more]

Qingdao leads Clipper fleet at start of Race 2
By Heather Ewing,
Some very tactical, skillful and close sailing saw Qingdao just edge over the line ahead of Liverpool 08 and who were jostling with Uniquely Singapore for position as the Clipper 07-08 Race 2 from La Rochelle to Salvador started.... [more]

Possible record fleet for M30 Worlds
Mumm becomes M now that Champagne Mumm are not longer sponsors,but they still go fast .... entries for the Moby M30 World Championship 2007 are approaching record levels with 44 boats enrolled to date.... [more]

Cruising the Pacific- the Coconut Milk Run
By Nancy Knudsen - three days from Fiji,
It's called the Coconut Milk Run – pejorative term that. The Coward's Way Out, it says, the Easy Way across the Pacific. I am not sure who's saying it. Presumably all those who have done polar circumnavigations, rounded the Horn, or visited the Antarctic by sailing boat.... [more]

Clipper fleet prepares to depart La Rochelle
By Heather Ewing,
Skippers have been holding final briefings for their teams, last minute repairs and adjustments are being undertaken, laundry washed and fans installed above bunks in preparation for the heat of the transatlantic crossing to Salvador da Bahia during which they will cross the Equator for the first time into the southern hemisphere.... [more]

International fleet for Moby Mumm 30 Worlds
By Jill Campbell and Vincenzo Frigo,
Entries for the Moby M30 World Championship 2007 are approaching record levels with 44 boats enrolled to date. This is the 11th edition of the Mumm 30 World Championships and the third time the event has been held in Italy. Current World Champion Erik Maris will be present aboard Twins (FRA) to defend his title against entrants from Australia, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and USA.... [more]

Deepwater – the story of Donald Crowhurst
By Hopscotch Films,
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent sixties, Deep Water is the stunning and thoroughly absorbing true journey of Donald Crowhurst, a 36-year-old father of four, free thinking electronics inventor and Sunday sailor.... [more]

Branson may back Earthrace powerboat record
By Rob Kothe,
British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson may back the second Earthrace bid to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat run on 100% renewable fuel. Sir Richard Branson took a 45-minute trip aboard Earthrace last week from St Catherine's Dock, on the Thames, to Chelsea Harbour.... [more]

Hull & Humber's victory in Race 1 Clipper 07-08
By Event media,
Hull & Humber stormed to victory in the first race of Clipper 07-08, crossing the line at La Rochelle more than 50 miles ahead of their closest rival, Liverpool 08.... [more]

Shirley Robertson can't take Yngling snub easily
By Tim Jeffery, Telegraph, UK,
Double Olympic champion Shirley Robertson has accused British sailing officials of making an 'easy decision' after they left her out of the squad for next year's Olympic Games in Beijing.... [more]

Sailing and Cruising in Sardinia and Corsica
By Trevor Joyce,
The second Bonifacio Yacht Rally conducted by Mariner Boating Holidays in Sardinia and Corsica ended in brilliant conditions... [more]

Images from Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 4
By Erik Simonson, h2o Shots,
Top US photographer, Erik Simonson was there with the action on Day 4 at the Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay.... [more]

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