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18 Mar 2008

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After some unseasonally pleasant weather, the skies have clagged down just in time for the China Sea Race. Preview here.

Fireball Worlds at Royal Varuna, Thailand - reports.

And Pete Goss has turned part of HMS Victory into the chart table for his new boat.

Read on...

24th Rolex China Sea Race - preview
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Every year since 1962 the fleet has headed south. An educated guess says that the weather was probably no better at Easter-time then than now - varying amounts of combinations and degrees of rain, cold and mugginess prevail. The prospect of a trip in the general direction of the sun has definite pulling power.... [more]

Longtze Premier sportsboats heading for Europe
Longtze Premier media,
They're on the way! Nine production series boats are headed for Europe. Acquired by Belgian, Dutch, French, German and Swiss owners, they will sail in European waters this coming spring.... [more]

New Singapore Youth Champions Crowned
The Singapore National Youth Sailing Championships concluded today with over 337 sailors competing in seven classes. Performance in the championships forms part of the nomination and selection procedure for the SingaporeSailing Team... [more]

Hyde Sails under new ownership
EADT 24,
Former Essex car dealership owner Nigel Grogan has acquired a majority stake in Hyde Sails, a sailmaking business formerly based in the county but now carrying out its manufacturing overseas. The business was formed in Essex in 1965 by Keith Musto - who left in 1980 to focus on the development of the Musto outdoor clothing business, based in Laindon - and Edward Hyde, who has continued to develop... [more]

Rescue Hero Uses Nelson's Flagship in New Voyage
BBC/Sail-World Cruising,
Pete Goss became instantly world famous and then was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) after rescuing a fellow competitor in a live sea drama watched by millions. The incident occurred in the Southern Ocean during a round the world race in 1997. Now Goss is preparing for a new - and very different - adventure.... [more]

Fireball Worlds Day 2 - Brits lead Aussies
Chris Payne,
Day 2 of the Fireball Worlds started under a black flag on the third attempt attempt as there was a following tide. Peter Inns/Chris Went(AUS), rounded the first mark just ahead of Heather Macfarlane/Chris Payne(AUS) with Tom Jeffcote/Mark Hogan (GBR) very close in third.... [more]

Day 1 Fireball World Championship – Thailand
Event media,
Day 1 of the worlds saw perfect conditions for the Fireball Worlds, with 12-16 knots and beautiful warm water. Matt Mee and Richard Wagstaff lead after two races were completed on day one. Australia's Nathan Stockley and Sam Muirehead are in second place and Dave Wade and Ben McGrane third... [more]

Mathieu Richard claims win in 2008 MIMR
Sophie Claudon,
The sixth edition of the Marseille International Match Race drew to a close today. And in the end Mathieu Richard, the World Number One, was the winner of the 2008 MIMR.... [more]

Clipper fleet heads for Hawaii
Clipper event media,
The Clipper fleet continues on towards Hawaii. Durban 2010 and Beyond, who have been dismasted and are motoring to Hawaii, are being shadowed by several of the other teams, including Uniquely Singapore who rendezvoused with the South African team this morning.... [more]

Al Masaood Marine to manage UAE boatyards
IBI magazine,
Al Masaood Marine and Engineering, an Abu Dhabi-based marine workshop operator, has signed a deal with the Federal Ministry of Environment and Water to manage the government's 10 boat maintenance facilities on the UAE coast.... [more]

Gulf Boating Conference opens in Dubai
IBI Magazine/Bransom Bean,
The fourth Gulf Boating Conference opened yesterday at the Dubai International Marine Club in the UAE, in conjunction with the Dubai International Boat Show. Subjects on the programme include the Lusail Project, presented by keynote speaker Magdy Youssef of Qatari Diar, and Dubai's marina developments, discussed by Chris Ahern of Island Global Yachting. Dr Mohammed Hamdan is the conference's chair... [more]

New Gulf Craft models at Dubai International Boat
Gulf Craft,
Gulf Craft Inc, the Middle East's largest boat and yacht manufacturer, has today revealed 5 new models in its expanding product range that aims to tap into its rapidly expanding customer base. The new additions include two new luxury yachts, the Majesty 77 and Majesty 121 as well as the Silver Craft 37, representing Gulf Craft's latest product line up, the Silver Craft range, and the revolutionary... [more]

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