Getting ready for Six Senses Phuket Raceweek




29 Jun 2009

Major Events


We're in the news-desert now - it's summer in Asia which means that there are very few events on the calendar. The Volvo Race is over, and so is the Portimao Race. If you have any news from Club or Class racing - do let us know!

Next on the horizon is the Six Senses Phuket Raceweek, recently described by Yachtstyle magazine as "Asia's luxury regatta". There's no doubt that the Six Senses Evason Resort and Spa is one of the most delightful regatta venues in the region. Check it out on their website, and then find yourself a crew and register online... easy!

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2009
Event media,
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek is now entering its sixth year and 2009 promises to be the biggest and the best one so far with four days of world class yacht racing and five nights of prestigious parties. Competitors will engage in battle on the idyllic waters off Phuket's south east coast during four days of high octane and adrenaline pumping racing.... [more]
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18 footers in Europe – all dressed up and no where to go
Célia Mas-Delfault/amended by Sail-World,
A strong field of 18 foot skiffs from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Switzerland have assembled at the Yacht Club de Carnac for the inaugural Mark Foy Trophy series from 28th June to 4th July... [more]
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Its all over - Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009
Riath Al Samarrai,
Ericsson Racing Team completed their Volvo Ocean Race adventure with Ericsson 4 becoming the official overall winner of the 37,000-mile round the world yacht race in the early hours of Saturday June 27, 2009. 'It has been a long journey, but it feels good - a nice feeling of mission accomplished,' said Torben Grael.... [more]
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All in readiness for Match Cup Sweden
Dobbs Davis,
Early July on the World Match Racing Tour calendar means a visit to Marstrand. A total of fourteen teams are in the running this year, led by eight Tour regulars who have their 2009 Cards and attend nearly all ten events on the circuit, but they will be challenged by six teams invited for their ranking and past performance at this and other international match race events... [more]
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Sailors will be the only Malaysians at Asian Youth Games
The Star Online,
National Sports Council (NSC) back-up branch director Jeffri Ngadirin confirmed yesterday that only the sailing team, comprising two athletes and a coach who are already there, would compete in the multi-sport event.... [more]
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Ancient Balangay sailing vessel sets out on four year saga
Mindanao Examiner/Sail-World Cruising,
A replica of an ancient Philippines boat called a balangay, has finally been launched in Pasay City in Manila after many months of effort by a group of adventurers intent on showing the world the old mariner skills of the people of the Philippines.... [more]
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Images from St Petersburg - Volvo Ocean Race Finale
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
Images from the finale to the Volvo Ocean Race in St Petersburg, Russia as they parade down the River Neva into the St Petersburg city centre for the Leg 10 prize giving. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, for the first time it took in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Peters... [more]
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Images from the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship
© Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo images,
Images from the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship sailed at Porto Cervo Italy. Jim Richardson's Barking Mad, with Terry Hutchinson calling tactic, took the crown from three-time (in a row) Mascalzone Latino (Vincenzo Onorato).... [more]
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New World Champion takes the stage at Rolex Farr 40 Worlds
Porto Cervo laid it on thick and the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2009 delivered. Two races were sailed in winds from the northwest that gusted to the mid-twenties and stretched the already tired crews on the last day of competition. The scene was fit for a Championship finale and the two leading contenders made sure the curtain did not fall on the regatta without a flourish from those on stage.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race extended - No, it's not 1 April !!
Sail-World and Ken Read,
After sailing 37,000nm around the planet, organisers have extended the length of Volvo Ocean Race to meet a deadline for the raising of two bridges at the entrance to St Petersburg. Leg leader, Puma Racing's Ken Read is incredulous. read his latest email.... [more]
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Slot Reservations flooding in for 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race
Event Media,
The 2011 Race event is for monohull and multihull yachts (Category 1). The event format is designed to allow yachts from all around Australia, and overseas, to compete.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Another jaunt into the unknown
Various Volvo Ocean Race competitors,
Latest emails from the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they sail towards their final destination in St Petersburg, Russia. Telefonica Blue and Ericsson 4 are playing tag and on Ericsson 3 the mood is happy. On Green Dragon it's 'here we go again' and on Ericsson 4 the crew is looking forward to another jaunt into the unknown. Read on ......... [more]
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iShares Cup - All eyes on the leaders
iShares Cup media,
Just a week to go until the French port of Hyères in the region of Toulon Provence Mediterranée (TPM) welcomes the return of the iShares Cup fleet. Round 2 of the 2009 iShares Cup will take place between 3rd to 5th July at the Mediterranean venue famous for its Mistral conditions. All eyes will be on current leaders Gitana Extreme - Groupe LCF Rothschild...... [more]
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The final Volvo Ocean Race leg for Green Dragon
Lucy Harwood,
The fleet will set sail from the city of Stockholm for the 400 mile leg to St Petersburg in Russia tomorrow afternoon (25/06/09) at 1400 local time (GMT +2). Whilst the 400 miles should be a short leg, current forecasts suggest light and tricky conditions, which will make the final miles of the race a frustratingly slow time for the crews onboard.... [more]
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Sails greet the sun in Shanghai for Annual Summer Sailstice
Event media,
The 9th Annual Summer Sailstice weekend on June 20-21 increased worldwide awareness of this international sailing holiday among both mainstream sailors and the sailing media, expanding virally through social networking, and deepening Summer Sailstice traditions with continued strong participation by the general public... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A short, sharp sprint to the overall finish line
Volvo Ocean Race media,
It was like the end of a school term at the skippers' press conference in Stockholm today as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet prepares to tackle Leg 10, a final, short, sprint to the overall finish line in St. Petersburg.... [more]
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Minoprio extends World Match Racing Tour lead
World Match Racing Tour media,
Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch team have earned 20 points for their standing on the World Match Racing Tour leader board after finishing their last event as runner-up to Troia Portugal Match Cup winner Torvar Mirsky (AUS). This extends what was a shaky one-point lead to twelve points over a new runner-up, reigning match race World Champion Ian Williams (GBR).... [more]
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