Sail-World Asia: China Club Challenge, Green Dragon, Bermuda Gold Cup, more...




02 Oct 2008

Major Events


Sail-World Asia is a little land-locked at the moment - 14 km from the Australian coast in the middle of the Otway Ranges, to be precise. Never mind, the news is still coming through, and flavour of the week is China's oldest-established inter-Club event, the China Club Challenge Match in Xiamen. Read on...

Gloves off at China Club Challenge Match
Al Skinner,
Marks were hit three times - in fact one team didn't realize that the race officials took the marks home, and performed a creditable attempt at towing it down the course. There were people pushed to OCS, some didn't respond to the push quickly enough, doubts of whether room was a team's right and tacks with nowhere for the give way boat to go. In other words Chinese big boat racing is coming of ag... [more]

2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Five
PWA / Andrew Buchanan,
2008 PWA Colgate World Cup, Sylt – Day Five. Josh Angulo shows defiance in the face of hammering 35-knot wind; slaying the opposition to claim his first ever slalom race victory... [more]

ISAF Athletes' Commission meet at ISAF Secretariat
ISAF Media,
The ISAF Athletes' Commission held their annual meeting at the ISAF Secretariat on 24-25 September, chaired by 2008 Olympic silver medallist Marcelien De Koning.... [more]

Col erodes Williams World Championship lead
Dobbs Davis,
Sebastian Col (FRA) and his French Match Racing Team/K-Challenge have closed to within only 4 points of current leader and reigning World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) and his Team Pindar... [more]

Green Dragon announce In Port additional crew
Lucy Harwood,
With just three days to go until the first Volvo Ocean Race In Port race on October 4th, Green Dragon have announced their additional crew in the form of America's Cup sailors David Carr and Julien Cressant.... [more]

Emirates continues Team NZ support with TP52
Emirates Team NZ media,
Emirates, the Dubai-based global airline, on Wednesday confirmed its continued support for New Zealand and the sport of sailing by renewing its successful partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand. The airline has also committed to backing Emirates Team New Zealand on the Mediterranean TP52 regatta circuit next year.... [more]

4th China Club Challenge Match kicks off
Al Skinner,
This year 12 teams (11 challengers and the holders Hansheng Yachts) assembled for the 4th running of the event making this, we believe, the widest yet gathering of Corinthian sailors in China. Over 100 participants from all over China, mostly Chinese but with a sprinkling of foreign sailing talent, arrived to do battle in the Flying Tiger 10s lent by trusting local owners... [more]

Close Classic racing in Saint Tropez
Regatta News media,
Racing at the 10th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez began this morning under bright sun and almost summer conditions. Today was also the first day of the Rolex Trophy, which is open to classic yachts over 16 metres in length.... [more]

WMRT continues with King Edward VII Gold Cup
Talbot Wilson,
The World Match Racing Tour battle continues in Bermuda next week with the Argo Group's King Edward VII Gold Cup. Mathieu Richard (FRA) will be looking for revenge after the Troia Portugal Match. In Bermuda, he'll battle against fellow Frenchman Sebastian Col (FRA) .... [more]

New teams join the RC 44 Class
Bernard Schopfer,
Formerly known as the Trieste Cup, the Friuli Venezia Giulia RC 44 Cup will take place next week in Trieste (ITA). The fifth event of the RC 44 Championship Tour 2008 will take place in Trieste (ITA) on October 7-11. The regatta will assemble some of the world's best sailors on board ten strict one design RC 44's.... [more]

Four J class Yachts for Superyacht Cup
Kate Branagh,
Four J Class yachts, including the new Huisman-built Hanuman, have communicated their intention to participate in The Superyacht Cup 2009 in Palma, June 24-27. It will be the first time the four J's, Ranger, Velsheda, Shamrock V and Hanuman will race against each other.... [more]

2009 Skandia Geelong Week
Skandia Geelong Week 2009 runs from January 23rd to 26th 2009...
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2008 - 2009 Volvo Ocean Race
The 2008-09 event will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon...
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Extreme 40s

Extreme 40 sailing events...
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