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15 Jan 2009

Major Events

2009 Skandia Geelong Week


Welcome to the mid-week newsletter from Sail World Asia. As per usual, we don't have a lot to report locally, but Hong Kong sailors can look forward to the RHKYC Class Regatta this coming weekend - register at

Ocean Marina YC season off to a flying start
Ferret News,
16 yachts of all types competed in the first racing weekend of the 2009 season, sailing out of the wonderful Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Usually season starts are slow but this one turned out to be fast and furious with over 80 competitors enjoying two days of fantastic racing in the Gulf.... [more]

2008 RS:X Youth World Championship Day 1
RS:X Event media,
TIPCO RS:X Youth World Championships 2008 & EWC Under 21 Championships in co-operation with Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT), from January 10th -19th, 2009. Day 1 Report and Results.... [more]

BMW ORACLE Racing confirms crew for Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
Jane Eagelson,
BMW ORACLE Racing confirmed the team's race crew for the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series starting in Auckland, New Zealand, 30 January. Three-time America's Cup winner and team CEO/Skipper Russell Coutts (NZL) will be at the helm and team owner Larry Ellison (USA) will be part of the afterguard. Hamish Pepper (NZL) will be tactician.... [more]

Final race postponed at Flying 15 Worlds,
With Grant Alderson and Dean Mcaullay of Australia and Britain's Barry Parkin and Tim Hall tied for the lead at the Flying Fifteen World Championships in Melbourne, the final race has been postponed to Thursday 15 January.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: New rudders and new crew for Telefonica Black
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Telefonica Black is planning to change the rudders on its Volvo Open 70 in Singapore less than five days before the start of the fourth leg from Singapore to Qingdao. The new rudders are identical in shape to the original ones but with 27 per cent increased length and volume. Under the rules, the team will take a three point penalty for changing the rudders... [more]

Singapore Sailing to the Top
Kate Laven,
Singapore Sailing is proud of its youth success, producing more champions at youth level than any other country. Last July, one of Singapore's most talented young sailors Griselda Khng lined up alongside 17 other young sailors for the coveted 29er girls title in the 2008 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships.... [more]

Vendee: Compensation, redress and a long way to the Horn for some
Vendee Globe media,
In the Vendee Globe third placed Armel Le Cléac'h's gains have stabilised as he moves in to lighter breeze again but the Brit Air skipper has trimmed 103 miles off the margin of Michel Desjoyeaux since 1000hrs yesterday morning. He has been awarded 11 hours of compensation for time lost during his help at the scene of Jean Le Cam's rescue.... [more]

Britain and Australia tied after Day 4 of Flying Fifteen Worlds
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
A British and Australian crew are tied at the top of the points table after the penultimate day of racing in the Flying Fifteen World Championships. Grant Alderson/Dean Mcaullay (AUS) and Barry Parkin/Tim Hall (GBR) are locked up on 18pts after a fickle day's racing.... [more]

Images from the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
Peter Idoine,
BMW Oracle Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand's four yachts are currently being reliveried at Auckland's Viaduct Basin.... [more]

Asia Maritime Education & Training (MET) Summit 2009
Event Media,
Held for the first time, 4-5th March 2009, Shanghai China, this event will bring together more than 150 MET industry executives from Asia and worldwide to discuss international cooperation and to ensure cost-efficiency and high quality in crew education and training, including long term strategies for crew training of Asia's shipping companies and explore new opportunities in this growing market.... [more]


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