We sailors like to think of our sport as 'environmentally friendly' - which, by and large it is. A quick glance at the fund-raising efforts of the competitors in the Hebe Haven Long Beach 24 hr Dinghy Race (they raised at least HK$800,000) and sailing looks pretty community-friendly as well. Congratulations to one and all.
The Mumm 30 Worlds wrapped up in Porto Cervo, and the talking heads in the AC saga are at it again (and we're still listening!). The Clipper fleet is on its way across the Atlantic, and there's a new solo round-the-world race (SolOceans). Read on...
Long Beach 24 hr Charity Dinghy Race 2007 By Guy Nowell, Sail World Asia, Last weekendï¿½s Hebe Haven Yacht Club Long Beach 24 hr Dinghy Race was conducted in light to variable breezes. 26 teams sailed their respective boats round a (approx) 1 nm course among the moorings in front of the HHYC clubhouse, while on the hardstanding the entertainment ranged from a pipe band and a salsa demonstration to childrensï¿½ games and merchandise stalls.... [more]
Sri Lankan National Sailing Champs By Harry Jayachandra, Sunday Times Online, ï¿½We are expecting a good turn out for the event. The four categories are the Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and Laser Standard. Boats in the Laser events are handled by only one person. Then in the Enterprise Class we have the GP 14 and Fleet Race. Those two events will have a crew consisting of two people. It is a very eco-friendly sport as all the boats sail using only wind-power.ï¿½... [more]
Longtze Premier sportsboat on display By China Team, The first prototype of LONGTZE Premier, the new Sport Boat class produced by China Team, has been on display in Shenzhen International Airport since 29 September and will be there for the next two months. Shenzhen is one of the biggest airports in China with 20 million passengers passing through each year. Longtze Premier was transported 2000 km by land from Qingdao, and Thierry Barot was in charge of the operation... [more]
Moby M30 World Championships 2007 Results. By Sail-World.com, Full results for the Moby M30 titles sailed into Porto Cervo. Italy, USA, France and Australia took top placings. Matrix ArcaTxActive (ITA), co-owned by Luigi Melegari and Gianmarco Rinaldi with Tommaso Chieffi calling tactics won the eleventh annual M30 World Championship. Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad (USA) was second and Vincent Portugal’s New Caledonia (FRA), was third overall. Australia's Guy Stening took fourth place overall in his first international regatta... [more]
Steve McConaghy reports from M30 Worlds By Sail-World Australia, Guy Stening's Optimumm finished fourth in the 2007 Moby M30 (Mumm 30) Worlds. Tactician Steve McConaghy reports from Porto Cervo.... [more]
ValenciaSailing talks America's Cup to Mascalzone By ValenciaSailing.com, Vincenzo Onorato certainly stole the spotlight of the America's Cup world by announcing on Saturday that Mascalzone Latino filed an amicus brief in the case between the Golden Gate Yacht Club and Société Nautique de Genève. Mascalzone Latino has presented the New York Supreme Court with documentation that in their view will allow the judge to see the point of view of a potential challenger.... [more]
Early results from first day of the US Olympic and Paralympic Trials By Sail world.com, Early results from first day of the US Olympic and Paralympic Trials... [more]
Kingfisher officially launches in Singapore By IBI Magazine, Kingfisher Marine, sole distributor for Horizon Yachts in SE Asia and China, has officially opened its new sales office at ONEï¿½ï¿½15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, Singapore. The new office is expected to capitalise on the anticipated growth in demand for luxury yachts and boat charters in the region, and will offer sales of Horizon yachts as well as the Azurea Lifestyle Yachting membership programme, providing easy and affordable access to the world of lifestyle yachting.... [more]
Wellington stopover for SolOceans By Event media, In the New Zealand Embassy in Paris, the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in the presence of Her Excellency, Sarah Dennis, the New Zealand Ambassador for France, announced that Wellington will be the stopover city for the first single-handed oceanic round- the- world race sailed on equal footing... [more]
Mascalzone Latino enter the America's Cup row By Mascalzone Latino media release, The Italian America's Cup team, Mascalzone Latino (Latin Rascal) has filed an amicus curiae brief in the case between BMW Oracle and Alinghi. Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia (RYCCS) and Mascalzone Latino have submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Court Case between Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sociétè Nautique de Genévè and to bring their views to the attention of the Court... [more]
Clipper - Nova Scotia recovers after breakage By PR, Reports that a broken guy lead to Nova Scotia falling 45 miles behind race leader Durban 2010 but Nova Scotia have now cut that lead to 29 miles. New York also appear to have found some wind, posting a 12 hour run of 102 nautical miles overnight, their best for the last week... [more]
Clipper fleet approaches Cape Verde Islands By Heather Ewing, Thirteen days into the race and it's not proving unlucky for the two lead boats Durban 2010 and Beyond and Nova Scotia as they continue to battle it out at the head of the fleet.... [more]
King Edward VII Gold Cup Regatta By Sean McNeill, The King Edward VII Gold Cup, Stage 13 of the World Match Racing Tour will be sailed in Hamilton, Bermuda from Oct. 9-14, 2007.... [more]
How to Anchor Safer with a House Brick By Nancy Knudsen/Glynne Attersall, MHYC, You’re in a deserted anchorage. It’s a dark night, no moon. You can’t even see to line up to the shore. It’s a lee shore - that’s the only way you could escape the worst of the 30 kt winds out there in the ocean - but invisible. In here, although the sea is calmer, the wind is still hitting 25 kts occasionally. It’s a small anchorage and deep, 20 metres. You have 80 metres of chain out. Scope 4 to 1. Is it enough? Will you sleep?... [more]
Olympic stars turn-out for RYA Olympic Series By RYA, The competition to be the best Olympic Classes sailors in the country is hotting up as the second of the 2007 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series events takes place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this weekend... [more]
Half the Classes for Rolex Miami OCR By PR, Though it will have fewer classes for its 2008 edition, US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR again will fulfil an annual promise to supply world-class racing to sailors eyeing the next Olympic and Paralympic Games - Racing will be only for the Laser, Laser Radial, Star and Yngling, plus Paralympic classes... [more]
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