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15 Jul 2009

Major Events


Yesterday we posted photos of the new Alfa Romeo at McConaghy's China at 11.19am Hong Kong time. By the end of the morning the images were appearing on Australian and NZ websites, then UK and later US websites. Traffic was being driven to Sail-World by other marine news websites, and even by Twitter. Proof positive - if it were needed - that the way to get your event, your news, or your advertising - seen worldwide is on the web!

Is it a boat? Is it a sports car? Pics of the new Alfa Romeo
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Congratulations, Neville, on your new TransPac record. And congratulations on being the owner of the only pocket maxi in the world with wing mirrors on the steering pedestals and a sports car stashed down below.... [more]
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Team Jelik completes first RC 44 event - Malcesine Cup 09, Lake Garda
RC44 media,
Everyone knew this morning - as the teams were getting ready on the pontoons - that this last day would be a tough one. Indeed, four teams were merely separated by seven points ahead of race 6 and everything remained possible with four more regattas to complete.... [more]
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Putrajaya Regatta scales new heights,
After last year's success, the Organising Committee decided to go all out and try to make this event the best of the ten KFC regattas on the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA) calendar. Invitations were extended to all Asian nations, with sailors coming from Bahrain, India, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore... [more]
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Back to sea again! CCIR ‘Day of Discovery' on China Navigation Day
CCIR Media,
China Navigation Day is a commemoration of Admiral Zheng He's seven pioneering voyages around Asia and the Indian Ocean between 1405 and 1433. Some 60 Shenzhen residents – with no sailing experience - were selected through Shenzhen Traffic Radio, Shenzhen TV, Nanfang Daily and [more]
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Surprise win by Korean yacht in Arirang Race
Kate Duncan, The Korea Times,
The yacht, which was built in Holland and bought in France, crossed the line sixth on the day of the competition. However, the race held a big surprise for the sailors as, when the day after the race Jeong Hyun-jae and his crew were told that due to the handicap on the vessel under International Yacht Rules, they had in fact won the race.... [more]
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Green Dragon - one of only four boats to complete the VOR
The Irish Times,
There's a famous old saying in sailing that weight is only useful in a steamroller. For the Green Dragon, weight wasn't the problem – it was where they put it. The story of how Green Dragon got around the world without ballast or money is truly unique.... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition.!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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Alinghi respond to America's Cup Contempt Hearing issues
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) have issued the following statement in reaction to the latest Golden Gate Yacht Club legal action. Sail-World has spoken with several sources in connection with this matter. None would comment on the record. It would seem that the 33rd America's Cup will, as with all other sailing events, be sailed under the current version of the ISAF Racing Rules... [more]
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2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5 - Albeau pushed to the edge
PWA - David Swift,
2009 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam Day 5. New challenges awaited the fleet at Pozo this morning, with a course format that favored the more technical sailor. A six-mark layout shortened the broad reaches and increased the pressure at the gybes, forcing a day of tight and unforgiving racing.... [more]
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470 Junior World Championships - Fleets ready for Day 2
470 media,
At the 2009 470 Junior World Championships, three races were completed for each of the fleets on Day 1 of racing. A fantasic opening day for the defending Silver medallists in the women's fleet Tara Pacheco and Berta Betanzos (ESP) who scored a fourth in the opening race, which was solidly backed up with a first and second to lead the fleet overall.... [more]
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America's Cup: You've got mail (again)!

While some of the most high technology kit ever seen in sailing was wheeled out of the shed in Villenueve, and San Diego, the Open Letter writers were at it again. This time drawing their respective lines in the sand as to where the 33rd America's Cup must be sailed, and how big the yachts are allowed to be.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Knut Frostad reflects and looks ahead to 2011
Lizzie Green,
Knut Frostad, Volvo Ocean Race CEO, takes time out to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the ground-breaking 2008-09 race and provides an update of the outline plans for the next event.... [more]
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Extreme 40 Sailing Series planned for Asia Pacific
OC Group media,
Over 70 venues around the globe have already expressed their interest in staging an Extreme 40 event, either as part of the expanding European iShares Cup circuit or as part of the planned Extreme 40 Sailing Series in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions, the latter following the success of the inaugural Arabian Extreme 40 circuit held in Dubai and Oman.... [more]
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Strong winds stop racing in Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds on Day 2
Richard Gladwell,
Strong winds prevented racing in all classes on Day 2 of the Volvo ISAF Youth Worlds in Brazil today. Winds of over 35kts were caused by a stationary front ahead of a deepening trough of low pressure.... [more]
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