Pakistan and India dinghy sailors, Korea Match Cup qualifier, and still more on our favourite soap - the AC...




23 May 2009

Major Events


Laurie Jury Wins Korean Match Cup Qualifier
Jeff Carter,
The two New Zealand match racing teams of Laurie Jury and Rueben Corbett were dominant today dispensing the Australian and Japanese teams in the semis. The wind was around 15 knots and the Kiwis were too strong in the starts.... [more]
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India National Laser Coastal Championship
K. Keerthivasan, The Hindu,
The sea isn't bound by any rules. Sailing in the Bay of Bengal is an earnest battle between the sailors and the vagaries of nature. In fact, it's the winds and the waves that decide the fate of the sailors more than their opponents. Sailing is a sport that depends fully on the ability of the sailors to navigate their boats in the unpredictable sea... [more]
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Pakistan picks sailors for Asian Youth Games,
The Pakistan Sailing Federation (PSAF) have finalised the names of two sailors who will participate in the First Asian Youth Games to be held in Singapore from June 29 to July 7. The secretary of the PSAF Lt Commander Zahid Rauf told 'The News' on Thursday that Mustafa Ahmad and Palwasha Khattak have been picked for the event after formal trials conducted here at the Karachi Harbour from May 15 to... [more]
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HK COA Treasure Hunt 2009
Join our first Hunt for Treasure on Saturday pm, or Sunday am, or split the event between both days. See our web site for details.... [more]
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Flip Cat - all at Sea (Living)
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
We don't really have a good story to go with this, but thought you'd like it anyway. And we know that Peter Dyer (owner), and Mike Downard (driver) both have a good sense of humour and are still on speaking terms.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: More Cup Letters, or is it Handbags?
Richard Gladwell,
The Open Letter has been one of the tools of war in the 33rd America's Cup. Two more have been issued in the last couple of days. Their objective is two-fold. First to put information into the public arena, and secondly to encourage the public to see things their way. The PR war being of equal import in America's Cup legal battles, as much as what happens between their respective Learned Friends... [more]
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Damage and concern on Puma on leg 7 Volvo Ocean Race
Puma Ocean Racing Team media,
Just after 1800 GMT today, Thursday May 21st, Puma broke one of their two rudders whilst racing hard across the Atlantic Ocean. Skipper Ken Read (USA) commented from the boat: 'Sailing on starboard tack at about 1800 GMT we had about 28 knots of wind and were going pretty quick with an A-zero and full mainsail. The sea state was quite awkward.'... [more]
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Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Day 2
Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2009 moved into its second day. Peter Reggio, the principal race officer, kept the fleet ashore for two hours to allow a westerly breeze to fill in. The Farr 40s got in two races, the remaining fleets raced only once. Farr 40 racing is always tight and no more so than in the lead-up to the world championship. There is little room for error.... [more]
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Warning signs appearing for Volvo Ocean Race fleet
Volvo Ocean Race media,
The breeze is up and the Volvo fleet is rocketing downwind towards a predicted finish in Galway, Ireland early on Sunday morning. But, the old adage goes ‘red sky at night – sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning – sailor's warning', and Wouter Verbraak says the warning signs are already there.... [more]
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Mustang announces designs on Riviera
Jeni Bone,
Going ahead as planned with its official reception despite the cancellation of Day 1 at SCIBS, Mustang Marine has created a stir, announcing its interest in buying the Riviera group, currently in the hands of receivers Deloitte and Partners.... [more]
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TP52 2009 World Sailing Championship venue and date announced
Event media,
World Sailing Management (WSM) in cooperation with the Real Club Naútico de Palma (RCNP) and the TP52 Class will run the event. Both the organisers and the class manager expect entries of between 10 and 14 boats and see the stand alone World Championship as the perfect opportunity for potential TP52 owners or programmes to test their skills.... [more]
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Day 1 of Rolex Capri Sailing Week
Event media,
This morning, Capri greeted the crews of the fifth Rolex Capri Sailing Week with beautiful sunshine and the thirty-eight competing yachts set about creating a few more legends for this island of myth, celebrity and fine-cuisine... [more]
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Volvo Fleet prepare for downwind ride to Galway
Volvo media,
The fleet, led by Ericsson 4, is converging on the southeast corner of the ice exclusion zone just over three nautical miles ahead, where sheets will be eased and spinnakers hoisted as a new and exciting downwind game begins... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: At last the horizon, whale collision and other blogs
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Latest news for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, headed to Galway on leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race. On E4 its a new phenomenon - the horizon. Telefonica Blue is experiencing tremendous changes in wind speed and direction, the crew of Delta Lloyd have 'happy faces', while its the exact opposite on E3.... [more]
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Images from Alicante: Audi Med Cup by Juerg Kaufmann

Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann from was at Alicante, Spain, for the first round of the 2009 Audi MedCup, and presents this gallery. For more of Juerg's fine work see [more]
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Portimao Global Ocean Race: British team finish leg 4
Oliver Dewar,
Jeremy Salvesen and David Thomson on Team Mowgli crossed the Charleston finish line of Leg 4 in the Portimão Global Ocean Race. The race from Brazil to the USA has been tough for Salvesen and Thomson.... [more]
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Its cold out there! Onboard images from the Volvo Ocean Race
Various Volvo Ocean Race photographers/Sail-World,
Enjoy the latest onboard images from the Volvo Ocean Race leg 7, from Boston to Galway. Telefonica Blue were first past the scoring gate off Newfoundland, claiming the four points on offer.... [more]
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Volvo Race - Telefónica Blue scoops the Gate points
Volvo media,
Telefónica Blue continues to make her mark on the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 when at 03:11 GMT today, she was first past the scoring gate off Newfoundland, claiming four points. The leading pack's preoccupation with maximum points at the gate has handed the advantage to the hitherto backmarkers on the leg - Telefonica Black leads with Green Dragon second... [more]
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