Regional and International sailing news




21 Apr 2009

Major Events


Last weekend was the China International Boat Show, a blink-and-you'll--miss-it occasion unless you were actually there or can read press releases in Chinese. Boat Asia in Singapore next weekend...

Updates on the Portimao and Volvo races, and the AC soap opera, and a quick 'certificate reminder' for anyone heading for Top of the Gulf.

Marina at Keppel Bay ready for Boat Asia 2009
Boat Asia Media,
Targeted at boating enthusiasts in and around the region, Boat Asia 2009 will bring to Singapore shores the crème de la crème of luxury motor boats, sail boats, catamarans and mega yachts from leading brands including Maritimo, Riviera, Marquis, Leopard, Fountaine Pajot, and Riva... [more]

All Stars at the Singapore Annual Inter-Schools Sailing Championships
Ho Shu Fen, SingaporeSailing,
The annual SSSC/SPSSC National Inter-School Sailing Championship organised by Singapore Schools / Primary Schools Sports Council (SSSC & SPSSC) and Singapore Sailing Federation begins tomorrow. This year, a total 423 sailors representing 23 primary, 31 secondary schools and four junior colleges, will be competing on the water in the four-day regatta off the National Sailing Centre... [more]

Jeanneau sells fleet into China
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Jeanneau Yachts announced today that they have signed a contract to supply five Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i yachts to Taihu Shanshui Marina to 'seed' a fleet of boats with the intention of starting club racing at the new marina.... [more]

14th China International Boat Show good for trade buyers
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
This year's edition of China's oldest boat show attracted 380 exhibitors, covering an space of 33,000 sq m, and once again was housed in the impressive Shanghai Exhibition Centre on Yang An Road.... [more]

Glowing outlook for China marine business, says CIBS
CIBS Media,
Apart from the major site of Shanghai Exhibition Center, this year, the first-ever on-water display area will debut alongside the Huangpu River in partnership with Shanghai Yacht Club. Covering over 30,000sqm of exhibition space, this year's event showcases splendid arrays of boats while also present cutting-edge trends in the boating industry.... [more]

Singapore voted Best Asian Maritime Capital
YP Loke,
... [more]

Winners Decided at Asian Youth Games Sailing Trials in Singapore
Darren Choy (15) of the Singapore Sports School and Najwa Jumali (14) of Raffles Girls School topped the rankings after the five-day nomination event to select the Byte CII sailors to represent Singapore at the 1st Asian Youth Games which concluded today at the National Sailing Centre.... [more]

A Cruising Holiday aboard Raja Laut – Borneo
Maggie Joyce,
Raja Laut sets her sights southwards to the magnificence of Indonesia and Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Malaysian Borneo is blessed by Mother Nature, with imposing mountain ranges, lush rainforests, swollen rivers, a smattering of idyllic islands, and a smorgasbord of natural charm and friendly locals!... [more]

Portimao Global Ocean Race Leg 4 weather and strategy
Oliver Dewar,
Portimao Global Ocean Race: From Ilhabela to Charleston is a distance of around 4,850 nm and is the leg of the race where the competitors can expect the lightest average wind strength of the race and the warmest weather. With the southern hemisphere summer giving way to winter, there is a change in the weather and there is a chance that a cold front starting life well to the south will reach as fa... [more]

Volvo Race - Telefonica Blue sees lead halved
Volov media,
The compression has started. Although still leading the fleet, Telefónica Blue has started to sail into a ridge of high pressure, which is checking her progress towards the finish in Boston, and allowing the rest of the fleet a slice of the action. Telefonica Blue's comfortable lead of 104nm was cut to 60nm... [more]

IRC certificate reminder from TOTG
TOTG Event Media,
Just a gentle reminder that all keelboat classes except Platus and Sport boats will require an IRC 2008 certificate to compete in the 2009 TOG Regatta. Applications and renewals can be done directly via the Thailand IRC site copied above. If we need to run the sport boats with IRC we will try to run the certificates directly from here as Simon James will be at our regatta.... [more]

Vestas Sailrocket - Out of time and at the bitter end
Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket is attempting to break the World Sailing Speed record on Walvis Bay in Namibia. Their time period for attempting this record has come to an end. Latest from Paul Larsen. We did all we could as the weather once again played games with us.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Half way to Boston
Lizzie Ward,
The halfway point on leg six of the Volvo Ocean Race has been reached and long-term leader, Telefónica Blue is in the enviable position of being able to watch the battle unfold over 100 miles behind them.... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon makes progress on fleet
Green Dragon Racing Team,
Volvo Ocean Race - Green Dragon had been caught in a band of light air as they made their final approach to the scoring gate. The Dragon rounded behind Ericsson 3 in seventh place.... [more]

America's Cup - Off the Record - 17 April: The tent goes up
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. The situation as we hear it today runs something like this... [more]

Will the Class 40 launch a global take-over?
Oliver Dewar,
Until the start of the inaugural Portimão Global Ocean Race in Portugal late last year, the longest distance race for a Class 40 was 4,300 miles in the 2007 edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.... [more]

America's Cup - Off the Record - 15 April: Postman's Knock
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Much of what we have written since the Appeal Court Decision of 2 April has come from various sources close to the America's Cup action, who won't be quoted but are reasonably happy to talk off the record, on a 'not to be attributed' basis. The situation as we hear it today runs something like this... [more]



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