Regional and international sailing news




24 Apr 2009

Major Events


So many stories, so little time... read on...

Boat Asia 2009 anchors at Marina at Keppel Bay
Boat Asia Media,
This year's Boat Asia show will also see the Asian and local debut of exciting new luxury boats. These include the innovative Four Winns SL262, the elegant Princess 42 Flybridge, and the contemporary Riviera 4400 Sports Yacht, which emerged as the '2008 Australian Boat of The Year'. The classy Fairline Targa 38, voted '2007 European Powerboat of the Year', will also be showcased at Boat Asia for... [more]

Fairline welcomes new Singapore dealer
Fairline Boats,
Leading luxury performance motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats has further cemented its market presence in Asia with the dealer appointment of SGBoating Pte Ltd, trading as Fairline Singapore. The company joins the dealer network as the sole official dealer for Fairline in Singapore, operating from its premises at Raffles Marina.... [more]

Grand Pavois to co-partner Shenzhen International Boat Show
Grand Pavois Organisation (GPO),
Grand Pavois Organisation (GPO) organises the international in-water boat show the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle (France). This benchmark show has been held annually in September since 1973, and brings together more than 700 boats each year. 103,000 visitors and 870 international exhibitors attended the boat show last year, which covered 100,000 m2 of display space.... [more]

Hanse, Moody and Fjord strengthen their organization in Scandinavia
HanseYachts AG,
HanseYachts AG, the German boatbuilder of the well-known brands Hanse, Moody and Fjord, has decided to strengthen the position in the Scandinavian market. By combining the different tasks within Fjord AS in Vettre and central organising the general import in Norway for the brands Hanse, Moody and Fjord, we are able to work far more effective and have less overheads.... [more]

Pre-TOTG Pattaya raft-up
TOTG Event Media,
The upcoming raft up on Tuesday 28 April represents the unofficial start of the Top of The Gulf Regatta. We expect Bill Gasson to be on hand to give us the latest insight in the details of the regatta, which starts with registration on Thursday 30 April.... [more]

Measuring up at Top of the Gulf
TOTG Event Media,
Measurer Phil Harper will be available on Saturday April 25 and Sunday 26th from 2:00pm onwards to measure sails. The measuring location will be at D deck in Ocean Marina tower. Access to this area is via the service elevator in front of the San Marino condominium entrance.... [more]

Ferretti back in the water
Ferretti Group S.p.A.,
Once this agreement is implemented, the Ferretti group will have the capital strength and financial flexibility needed to face the challenges on the nautical market over the next few years, and continue to assert its position as a market leader. This acknowledgment is mainly linked to the soundness Ferretti has shown over the past few years... [more]

Gladwell's Line: America's Cup likely to return to NY Supreme Court
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
The America's Cup seems to be destined to return to Court as a result of the action of Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve rejecting the offer of a Multi Challenger event sailed in yachts to the AC33 rule, made by the Challenger of Record, Golden Gate Yacht Club. At a meeting in Geneva, on Thursday, SNG/Alinghi did not accept the Multi Challenger proposal... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Out come the Stealth Play cards
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Volvo Ocean Race - What else could Telefónica Blue do? Now running hard downwind, the wind direction had called for a gybe, and Bekking's dilemma was when, exactly, should he carry out the manoeuvre? Ericsson had inched to within six miles of the blue boat.... [more]

Alinghi opts for a May 2010 America's Cup Match in Multihulls
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Societe Nautique de Geneve and the new Challenger of Record,Golden Gate Yacht Club met for the first time in Geneva overnight NZT. Various proposals were considered and discussed, however the position of the Defender was much as expected, and they announced a Match in May 2010 in 90ft Multihulls.... [more]

Portimão Global Ocean Race teams share thoughts on Leg 4
Oliver Dewar,
Following the Leg 4 weather analysis by meteo expert Chris Tibbs, the Portimão Global Ocean Race teams shared their thoughts about the forthcoming 4,800 mile section of the circumnavigation from Ilhabela, Brazil, to Charleston, South Carolina, USA... [more]

RC 44 fleet faces tricky conditions on Day 1 of Cagliari Cup
Bernard Schopfer,
Two flights could be completed on day one of the Cagliari Cup match race event. The winners of the day are Team Puerto Calero Islas Canarias, undefeated, and No Way Back, who managed to beat the match race champion Ceeref. Team Aqua, Artemis and BMW Oracle Racing are also unbeaten.... [more]

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston celebrates historic circumnavigation
On April 22 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history as the first man to sail singlehanded and non-stop around the world. He was the only competitor to finish the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race after 312 days alone at sea. April 22 2009 saw the pioneering skipper mark the 40-year anniversary of this incredible accomplishment in central London... [more]

Raimon Land continues support for Top of the Gulf
Peter Cummins,
Luxury property developer Raimon Land has signed on to continue as a key supporter of Pattaya's annual Top of the Gulf International Regatta 2009, aimed at boosting the destination's tourism prospects and fulfilling the company's long-term corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.... [more]

St. John's Island Rally 2009 - NOR
China Cruising Club,
The China Cruising Club is proud to organize a rally to St. John's Island. The co-organiser is The Administration of Tourism, Tai Shan City, Guang Dong. The St. John's Island Rally will be held on Fri 30 April to Sunday 3 May 2009.... [more]

ISAF allocate Building Slots for Elliott 6m
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has finalized the distribution order for the new Elliott 6m keelboats, the equipment selected for the Women's Match Racing event at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition... [more]

Singapore voted Best Asian Maritime Capital
YP Loke,
Singapore bagged the Best Asian Maritime Capital Award at the Asia Boating Awards 2009, beating other cities in contention that included Dubai, Hong Kong , Phuket and Qingdao. Singapore's Consul in Shanghai, Ang Choo Pin, represented the Republic to collect the Award at the Gala Dinner hosted in Shanghai, on Friday 17-April. This year the event was was held alongside the China International Boat... [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]

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]

Three Portimão Global Ocean Race yachts join Caipirinha Cup fleet
Oliver Dewar,
On Saturday 18th April, the Portimão Global Ocean Race stopover island of Ilhabela hosted the annual Caipirinha Cup: a local regatta for assorted racing and cruising yachts that was adapted to include the Portimão double-handed and single-handed boats... [more]

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]



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