Regional and International sailing news




08 Apr 2009

Major Events


Hong Kong - San Fernando Race 2009 starts 8 April
RHKYC Event Media,
The 19 entrants in the 2009 RHKYC San Fernando Race (SFR) are in the final throes of preparations for a Victoria Harbour start on 08th April, with Category 1 scrutineering of the boats well underway. The entry list features a healthy selection of old hands and China Sea virgins, with the largest boat in the fleet, Peter Churchouse's Warwick 64 Moonblue 2 claiming over 20 years' SFR experience aga... [more]

No more Tramps in San Fernando
San Fernando Gweilo Mayor,
‘San Fernando Gweilo Mayor', reports that both Tramps Night Club and the Kola Lodge Motel closed last weekend.... [more]

Top teams set sail for Korea Match Cup '09
Kim Young-ju, Joong Ang Daily,
Entering its second year, the five-day Korea Match Cup 2009 will kick off on 3 June. A total of six America's Cup teams are booked for this year's event, setting up what is already being billed as the biggest competition in Korean sailing history.... [more]

Fisher's View: America's Cup – Way To Go
Bob Fisher,
Recriminations offer solace only to those who make them. Progress is made by those with vision. The clouds of war are rolling away, or at least there is a break in the sky, so that the America's Cup problems should shortly be resolved. Both Ernesto Bertarelli and Larry Ellison have publicly stated that their primary wish is for a multi-challenger event as soon as possible.... [more]

Are there mermaids in Hong Kong harbour?
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
There are plenty of good sailor's yarns about things that have come with the anchor, but nobody can argue with this... Today the RHKYC's committee boat, Kellett IV, dredged up an item of ladies' underwear - see photo! Race Officer Gareth Williams, conducting the HKRNVR Memorial Vase Pursuit Race, said 'There was a whale in Hong Kong harbour recently, but I didn't know we had mermaids as well...'... [more]

Gladwell's Line: Way now clear for more Louis Vuitton Series?
Richard Gladwell,
The Appeal Court of New York State Decision has, of course, fractured the Protocol signed between SNG and Club Nautico Espanol de Vela (CNEV) and the documents linked off that Protocol, these include the Event and Competition Regulations.This will mean that the teams are then free to sail their own events similar to the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series... [more]

Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition.!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]

Telefónica Blue wins Volvo's Rio In-Port Race
Lizzie Ward,
It was a great win in the ‘Light In-Port Race' for Bouwe Bekking's Telefónica Blue after a long postponement in Rio de Janeiro today. Puma (Ken Read/USA) put in a solid performance to take second, but the surprise result was the outstanding performance by the rejuvenated Delta Lloyd with Spaniard, Roberto Bérmudez in charge, who took the third podium position.... [more]

All quiet on the America's Cup front
Richard Gladwell,
There were no public moves on the America's Cup front overnight (NZT). Sources close to the two principal parties confirmed they had adopted a low key strategy, in an attempt to get a positive basis for the negotiations which were expected to start next week.... [more]

Green Dragon on countdown to Volvo In-Port race
Lucy Harwood,
Just one day remains until the Volvo Rio de Janeiro In Port race this Saturday 4th April. Green Dragon has been back on dry land for less than a week and the shore team have been working around the clock. After one of the longest legs in the history of the race, one of the biggest jobs on the list was to hand wash and fumigate down below.... [more]

Crew lists announced as Volvo fleet prepare for 'Light In-Port Race'
Volvo Ocean race media,
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet returns to sea this weekend. Two races are scheduled on Saturday, beginning at 13:00 local time (16:00 GMT), and they will be scored as a series. The winner on the day will be awarded four scoring points towards the overall Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard.... [more]



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