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17 Oct 2007

Major Events


We've wrapped up the China Coast Regatta (with a great win by possibly the best-optimised IRC racer in the world - Jelik) and now we are launching into the inaugural China Cup International which really is shaping up to be something. The stories are all here.

There's still plenty of steam in the AC argument stakes - check it out here. Last week in Shanghai was the Special Olympics, the Clippers have all 'crossed the line', and the Vendee Globe says it is 'set to make history'.

Must be the best mid-week read in your office...

Total Lubmarine Asia Pac China Coast - day 3
By Event Media, RHKYC,
As competitors reached the start area for Day 3 of Total Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Regatta, ARO George Strome was convinced that racing should have started at 0800hrs when the wind was blowing 26knots. As it was, a sudden 35 degree wind shift forced Strome to abort the start sequence for the first race... [more]

Total Lubmarine Asia Pac China Coast - day 2
By Event Media RHKYC,
Still grey, but day 2 of the Total Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Regatta offered up a fabulous 20-25 knots for the IRC fleets, which turned out in numbers for a trio of Windward / Leeward courses while the HKPN fleet looked forward to a Geometric and an Islands course.... [more]

Total Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Regatta
By Event Media,
A grey Hong Kong day greeted the 38 entrants in Total Lubmarine Asia Pacific China Coast Regatta 2007, but, accompanied by a 20-25 knot easterly, the cobwebs from the previous night's welcome drinks were quickly blown away by the 1155hrs warning signal.... [more]

Strong international fleet for China Cup
By Rob Kothe,,
If the fleet for the inaugural China Cup International Regatta, which starts on 19 October, is a guide to the future, then this new keel boat regatta is likely to have a significant impact on the Asian and international sailing scene.... [more]

Diamonds at first China Cup
By Event Media, China Cup International Regatta,
F-Diamond is the official after-party venue for China Cup International Regatta 2007. Fashion TV announced today that their F-Diamond megayacht (452.8ft) will be the venue of the official China Cup International Regatta After-Party, scheduled for Sunday 21 October in Shenzhen � the first F-Diamond party in China waters.... [more]

America's Cup E-Mailbag
By Various correspondents,
Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to [more]

History making -China Cup International Regatta
By Suzy Rayment & Rob Kothe, Sail-World,
The Inaugural China Cup International Regatta 2007 is being organised by the Chinese Yachting Association and the Executive Authority of the Organizing Committee of the 26th Summer Universiade (Shenzhen, China).... [more]

EPIRB warning for offshore boaters.
Offshore boaters, anglers and yachtsmen and women have been warned to 'avoid the rush' and switch to a digital 406 MHz distress beacon before July 1 next year.... [more]

All Clippers Now in Southern Hemisphere
The entire fleet is now in the Southern Hemisphere. The final five boats crossed the Equator on Sunday 14 October... [more]

The Maltese Falcon: Art on Innovation
By Nancy Knudsen,
Recognized as the most incredible, influential and ground breaking yacht the world has ever seen, the Maltese Falcon has now been captured within the pages of an exclusive art book; The Maltese Falcon: Art of Innovation.... [more]

Special Olympics: They Know They Can!
By Alistair Skinner,
Put almost 100 competitors from over a dozen countries together and you can expect the competition to be fierce. On Dianshan Lake, just to the west of Shanghai, it was not much different. This was the venue for the 2007 Special Olympics Sailing Regatta which closed yesterday after a week of competition... [more]

Seven Challengers take umbrage at Cup Protocol
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Just two weeks after the finish of the 32nd America's Cup, seven of the Challengers signed a letter expressing their views of the Protocol which had been signed between the Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, and their Challenger of Record Club Nautico Espanol de Vela.... [more]

Vendée Globe 2008-09 to make history
By Vendée Globe Media,
Twenty years after its first edition, when this race was first created around an idea, which was both simple and crazy: sail single-handed non-stop around the world via the three capes without any external assistance, Philippe de Villiers, race organiser, officially presented the 2008/09 Vendée Globe in Paris today, Wednesday 10th October 2007.... [more]

Full text of Mascalzone Latino letter on 2009 America's Cup
By Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World has obtained the full text of the 'amicus curiae' letter sent by Mascalzone Latino to the New York State Supreme Court, prior to its hearing on 22 October. At first blush the letter appears to traverse much of the ground already covered by the protagonists, but there are some new angles.... [more]

Classic Conditions Kick off Gold Cup - Bermuda
By Sean McNeill,
In a classic Bermuda day resplendent with sunshine and a westerly wind around 15 knots, the 59th annual King Edward VII Gold Cup got underway today with three flights in all three round robin groups. The 21 teams have been split into three groups of seven for the initial round robin racing.... [more]

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