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02 Jan 2008

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Next on the Asian calendar is the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, but to date Sail World Asia has received no press releases, no NOR, no entry list, nothing. We'll bring you some news - if we receive any.

We received news yesterday that Purple-X, an Oyster 49 belonging to Raymond and Carolyn Lee (Hong Kong) was abandoned on 31 December, two days out from the Philippines en route to Hong Kong. The boat was dismasted in severe conditions, and the crew of seven took to the liferafts. The survivors were located by MRCC Hong Kong and a fixed-wing aircraft from the HK Government Flying Service, and subsequently picked up by an oil tanker on its way to Thailand. We will bring you more news as and when available. Meanwhile, all those in Hong Kong and the Asia region who know the Lees will be glad to hear that the whole crew were safely rescued.

New Commodore at Royal Langkawi YC
By K P Waran, NST Online,
Debonair, handsome, down to earth and likeable is how I would describe Tunku Yaakob Tunku Abdullah, but a sailor he is not, and he admits that stepping into the shoes of his father, Tunku Abdullah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, as Commodore of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) is a daunting task... [more]

Status symbols of China's ultra-rich
By Claudia Blume,,
For boat manufacturers, the yachting market of the future is China, where luxury sailing yachts and motorboats are becoming the ultimate accessory of the super-rich. New marinas are being developed, and the government is promoting sailing ahead of next year's Olympics... [more]

Sail Melbourne 101
By Dave Donaghy, Melbourne Herald Sun,
Beijing is a world away from Melbourne, but this month the Chinese capital, host of this year's Olympic Games, will be at the forefront of the minds of thousands of competitors at the Sail Melbourne Regatta.... [more]

New Course -Pittwater Coffs Race goes to Pittwater
By Rob Kothe,
Royal Prince Alfred Commodore Angus Gordon announced at the 8am briefing at the Club this morning that after 27 years the 2008 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race will not be sailed to Coffs Harbour this year. Because of the heavy swell and wind conditions which had been present on the Queensland and Northern NSW coast this week, which have delivered dangerous conditions at the Coffs Harbour entrance.... [more]

Tragic photo as crew watch their sailboat sink
By Mitra Malek, Palm Beach Post,
The sailing boat Scarf had crossed the Atlantic, stopped in Venezuela and Tobago and endured two years of Quebec's arctic cold. Engineless for two years in the Caribbean, its captain had always kept it on course. But strong winds at the Lake Worth Inlet in Palm Beach Florida Sunday morning caused the demise of the 1968 Armagnac... [more]

Robot Boats to Hunt High-Tech Pirates
By Eric Sofge,,
The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have expressed interest in the 30-ft.-long Protector, a robot boat which comes mounted with a machine gun and could be retrofitted for commercial use.... [more]

New Year's Day race re-start for Clipper fleet
By Clipper Event media,
The last of the fresh food victualling was completed, sails returned on board, freshly replenished gas bottles stowed and the fleet was given a final re-polish by many of the new joiners whose adventure starts tomorrow. In the afternoon, it was individual boat briefs from the skippers before a mass crew brief that covered the race start programme in detail as well as covering the challenges tha... [more]

Victory for Singaporean pair at Aussie 29er Champs
Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng from Singapore won the 29er Australian Nationals held at Mordialloc Sailing Club, Australia. Byron White and William Ryan (AUS) were second and Alexandra Maloney and Blair Tuke (NZL) third... [more]

Competition keen for Olympic slots in Tornados
By Richard Gladwell,
After the first round of entries closed today, a total of 32 competitors from 15 countries have entered so far. Additional entries will be taken but will be subject to a late entry fee. Three crews have entered from New Zealand with a further five expected. Amongst these will be Rex Sellers, 1984 Gold Medallist and 1988 Olympic Silver medallist.... [more]

Hobart pain is brief for those with no cigars
By Crosbie Lorimer,
Most of those who participated in this years's Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race would agree that this year's race was one of the quitetest for a while. But quiet does not mean easy. The faces of many of the skippers and crew who arrived in Hobart on Friday and Saturday looked every bit as exhausted as they have in previous heavy weather years. The concentration and energy required to avo... [more]

Line Honours results 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart
Here is the full list of 2007 Rolex Sydney Hobart Line Honours results... [more]

Liu and Cheng (SIN) lead Aussie 29er Nationals
Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng from Singapore have taken the lead in the 29er Australian Championships. The pair recovered from their poor start of the first day to move into the lead on day two. With the discard still to come into effect they lead second placed Judge Ryan and Hans Henken (USA) by 19 points after six races... [more]

It's Hobart alright but where's the laundry?
By Crosbie Lorimer,
With almost two thirds of the 79 yachts expected to finish this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now arrived in Hobart ,there is plenty of colour and movement at Constitution Dock for the locals to enjoy on a warm Sunday afternoon. The one unusual characteristic of the scene on the dock is the absence of the usual jumble of wet weather gear and equipment draped across every part of the boa... [more]

Next America's Cup will be in Multihulls - GGYC
By Golden Gate YC Media and Sail-World,
The Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) said today it will compete for the next America's Cup according to the basic rules of the Deed of Gift, and will seek to have an upcoming Court Order confirm the regatta for October 2008. 'It is time to move on and know where we stand,' Russell Coutts, CEO of the club's BMW ORACLE Racing team, said.... [more]

Skandia's Sydney Hobart mast story: the final cut
By Crosbie Lorimer,
If you want to understand when and why carbon fibre masts break, you can do little better than speak to Malcolm Park, a composites specialist who is a Watch Captain on the Sydney to Hobart overall handicap winner Rosebud. Malcolm explains the structural properties of carbon fibre with this simple analogy. ‘Imagine standing on one foot on an empty beer can. Apply the pressure evenly from the... [more]

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