Can't get enough of this stuff, but four straight days on the water is taking its toll - the magnificent King's Cup is starting to feel like a marathon! Here's an update on yesterday's racing, and a few other items besides.
PKC 08: Strewth! another cracking day on the water Guy Nowell, Strewth, yet another cracking day on the water at the Phuket King's Cup! If the breeze carries through Saturday this event is going to start to get a reputation!... [more]
BlackMatch Racing at the Monsoon Cup: Day 3 BlackMatch Racing Media, BlackMatch Racing reports on the third day of racing at the Monsoon Cup: In the shiftiest day seen so far here at the 2008 Monsoon Cup, we managed to improve our scoreline to 7 wins 3 losses and secure our spot in the quarter final. We are currently lying a close third with one race to go and are guaranteed this position, although we can overtake Torvar Mirsky tomorrow if we beat Holmberg and he l... [more]
Oman Sail takes Arabian Extreme 40 challenge crown OC Events, The Oman Sail crew of Pete Cumming, Chris Draper, Mark Bulkeley were joined by Saleh Al Jabri and Mubarak Al Battashi, and continued to post a series of wins to take the Oman Air Trophy... [more]
Ellison: 'Return to the rules of the last Cup.' Chris Cleary, IHT, Excerpts from an interview this week with Larry Ellison, owner of the sailing team BMW Oracle Racing. Ellison, the American software billionaire, is involved in a legal dispute with the defender of the America's Cup, Alinghi, and its owner, Ernesto Bertarelli. Ellison spoke with Christopher Clarey of The International Herald Tribune.... [more]
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series settles down Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Emirates Team New Zealand's Operations Manager, Kevin Shoebridge confirmed in an interview on Radio Sport, yesterday that two teams (Mascalzone latino and Team Germany) had dropped out of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, starting in seven weeks time. Other sources indicate that one of the teams on the reserve list Spirit of France has dropped out as well.... [more]
PIMEX 2008 open this weekend PIMEX Media, Visit Asia's favourite Boat Show this weekend PIMEX 2008 at the Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition and Conference Center Open from 10 AM to 6 PM... [more]
2008 RS:X Youth World Championship: Rescheduled Rory Ramsden, RS:X Class, In the best interests of everyone concerned, the International RS:X Class Association have posted the revised Notice of Race for the 2008 RS:X Youth World Championship at http://www.rsxclass.com/document/... [more]
Right was Wrong at the Phuket Kings Cup regatta Rob Kothe, A tricky day on the water for the 93 boat Phuket King's Cup fleet today. In the Grand Prix fleet it has been rooster to feather duster and back again. Anyone of four boats could still win the series.... [more]
Postcards from Phuket Rob Kothe, Another postcard day on the Andaman Sea, as the fleet at 22nd annual Phuket King's Cup sailed on their second last day. Classic 8-12 knot breezes and bright sun, a perfect back drop for the wars on the water.... [more]
Anxious start to last ditch Monsoon match races Tracey Johnstone, Monsoon Cup match racers, while waiting for the sea breeze to settle, anxiously eyed off their competition before the start of the last six flights of the quarter final qualification.... [more]
Volvo Race: On the case of the broken daggerboards Volvo Ocean Race Media, Telefonica shore boss Campbell Field remains unsure whether collisions were responsible for the broken port daggerboards suffered by both the team's yachts in the second leg.... [more]
Images from Monsoon Cup Day 2 Al Constable, A beautiful day at the Monsoon Cup in Terengganu, Malayasia. The good conditions allowed race officials to complete seven flights, with some very interesting results. Some of the better known match racers are on 'shaky ground' after the completion of Day 2. Amongst them is current World Match Racing Tour title holder Ian Williams (Bahrain Team Pindar). Ben Ainslie had an ordinary day and is... [more]
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