From Superyachts to Stars. Regional and international sailing and boating news from Asia and the World




03 Jul 2009

Major Events


Superyacht Singapore Assoc to host first Asian Superyacht Conference
Superyacht Singapore Association,
Asia is behind the traditional hot spots of the Mediterranean and Caribbean when it comes to infrastructure and facilities and the prime objective of the conference is to identify what the region needs to do to set an effective agenda to create a sustainable superyacht industry.... [more]
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1st Asian Youth Games - Thailand Looking Strong After Day 3
Dawn Liu, SingaporeSailing,
Storms on the horizon saw more breeze on the courses for the third day of racing at the National Sailing Centre. The Byte CIIs and Bic Technos flagged off to start near 1pm, after another postponement in the morning. Fortunately, the thunderstorms kept their distance until three in the afternoon, just as the last boats finished their second race... [more]
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Last two Quarter Finalists decided at Match Cup Sweden
WMRT media,
Fantastic racing conditions allowed the organizers of Match Cup Sweden, Stage 5 of the World Match Racing Tour, to complete the repechage round. Johnie Berntsson was on fire winning all three matches including a nail biter against Adam Minoprio.... [more]
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More images from the 18ft skiffs Mark Foy Trophy - Carnac
Ingrid Abery images,
More Ingrid Abery action images from the Mark Foy Trophy for 18ft skiffs in Carnac, France. [more]
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Groupama 3 in New York and Groupama Extreme 40 in Hyères
Groupama media,
Once again Groupama team is everywhere at once. Today was a training day for the second stage of the iShares Cup in Hyères; with two coastal courses on the menu, followed by a short race just off the port's jetties. Groupama 3 has arrived in New York where she is being switched to the necessary configuration for an attempt at the Transatlantic record.... [more]
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iShares Cup Hyères-TPM delivers the goods
iShares Cup media,
Today's practice races certainly delivered the goods ahead of the official start of the iShares Cup Hyères-TPM event tomorrow. The iShares Cup Raid – a ten mile sprint to the island of Porquerolles – saw a French victory as Erik Maris skipper of Luna snatched victory from James Spithill's BMW Oracle Racing after just 36 minutes of racing.... [more]
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Laser designer appointed to the Order of Canada
Sail-World and Paul Henderson,
Ian Bruce (Montreal) designer of the International Laser class, was awarded the Order of Canada on Canada Day, 1st July. Bruce was one of 60 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Former President of ISAF, Paul Henderson described the award as a 'great honour for Ian and his beloved sport of Sailing.... [more]
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Alinghi's America's Cup Defender reported to be 'spider-like'
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World has been advised by normally reliable and knowledgeable persons who have seen Alinghi's new America's Cup Defender, and who have been briefed to a degree by Alinghi personnel. They report that the the new Alinghi multihull is, as expected a scaled up 'LeBlack' concept catamaran. ('LeBlack' being a 41ft multihull owned by Ernesto Bertarelli).... [more]
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Countdown to 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
The 38th edition of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship will showcase the future stars of the sailing world at Buzios, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil from 9-18 July.... [more]
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Mark Foy Trophy series – Carnac France,
With two more wins in races three and four, Australian Grant Rollerson, with crew Jack Young and Michael Coxon have SLAM dunked their way to the lead in the Mark Foy Trophy series being sailed on the Quiberon Bay, Carnac France.... [more]
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iShares Cup Round 2 Practice session and speed run planned
iShares Cup media,
Ideal racing conditions look to be in place with consistent sea breeze in Hyeres - TPM for the second round of the iShares Cup. Warm-up races are planned tomorrow, including a 10-mile speed run to the beautiful island of Porquerolles and back.... [more]
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1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 - day 2
Dawn Liu, SingaporeSailing,
Race 3 for the windsurfers kicked off just after noon with similar breeze to the previous day's. The Bytes took a little longer to get started, as a longer postponement time and subsequent shifty winds had the race committee scrambling to shift marks around to ensure a fair course. Both fleets were able to complete their scheduled races, however, bringing the total number of races to 5 for the Byt... [more]
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Singapore and China top of their game
Dawn Liu, SingaporeSailing,
Sailing's practice race, held a day before the actual event, turned out to be an accurate dress rehearsal in all aspects - including the race postponement part! The wind seemed to be having a good laugh at us as it blew in at almost exactly the same time from the start as it did for the practice race. Racing managed to kick off smoothly on both courses, however.... [more]
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18 footers Mark Foy series Britain and USA lead,
With three Australians sweeping the placings in the first race (respectively Grant Rollerson on Slam, John Winning Junior on Appliances Online and Jonathan Whitty on Panasonic), sailed in a very light wind, it seemed Australian domination way likely at the Mark Foy Trophy.... [more]
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Britain 2010 Laser Worlds - Radial, Youth, Standard, Masters
Lindsey Bell,
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has won the right to bring the four regattas comprising the Laser World Championships to Great Britain in 2010.... [more]
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ISAF announces new ISAF Athletes' Commission line up
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is delighted to announce the ten sailors who have been elected to the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The Athletes' Commission members each represent one of the ten sailing events chosen for the 2012 London Olympic Games.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 officially over

After nine months and nearly 40,000 nautical miles of racing, this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race has come to a close. On Sunday night in St. Petersburg, the final prizegiving was an opportunity to remember and celebrate all that has happened on this magnificent adventure.... [more]
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Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for European title
Andreas Kling,
Record fleet of 98 Stars enter Rolex Baltic Week for class European Championship. Nearly 100 crews from 27 nations will race in the open 2009 Star Class European Championship from 4 to 11 July on the Outer Kiel Fjord.... [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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