Regional and International sailing news roundup




13 Aug 2009

Major Events


Hong Kong COA Championship Series 2009/10
Rob Berkley,
The COA Championship Series is open to COA members and is decided from the results obtained from competing in a selection of races throughout the racing year. The COA Championship Series has been updated for 2009/2010 and will comprise of the following between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010:... [more]

2009 Rolex Fastnet Race - Steady influx of finishers
Rolex event media,
2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. At the end of the afternoon, 17 boats have arrived including eight IMOCA 60s led by Sebastien Josse's BT IMOCA 60s, and including Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson's Team Pindar... [more]

Clipper 09-10 Round the World - The boxing kangaroo is back
Media Services,
Australia has been confirmed as an entry in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race, making it the third consecutive time the nation down under has fielded an entry in the biennial event. The yacht, named Spirit of Australia, complete with the iconic image of the boxing kangaroo emblazoned on her hull, will compete against nine identical stripped down 68-foot racing yachts in the 35,000 m... [more]

2009 Rolex Fastnet Race - First arrivals
Rolex media,
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, Property developer Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard secured a second consecutive line honours victory in the early hours of this morning. Karl Kwok's brand new Farr 80, Beau Geste was second home, arriving in drizzly Plymouth at 03:25:03 GMT... [more]

Moth Worlds Day Two
Event media,
Day 2 of the CST Composites Moth Worlds, underway at Cascade Locks, Oregon and three races (Races 5-7), were sailed. Racing was postponed a short time due to light wind and the first race got underway about 11:30am... [more]

Gilles Martin-Raget's view of BMW Oracle Racing in San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
One of the world's top sailing photographers, Gilles Martin-Raget was on assignment at the presentation of BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup challenger in San Diego. Enjoy his images of two of the icons of the America's cup - separated by 158 years of history.... [more]

America's Cup: BMW Oracle Racing presentation in San Diego
Darrall Slater,
Our thanks for Darrall Slater for getting out on the water, and providing these images of BOR90 sailing off San Diego, today at the official Presentation... [more]

BMW ORACLE Racing present team and America's Cup trimaran in San Diego
BMW Oracle Racing Media,
In the first official presentation of the team since becoming the Challenger of Record for the 33rd America's Cup, team owner Larry Ellison thanked his team for their dedication and promised to leave no stone unturned in their quest for the America's Cup. See the video link in this story for the highlights of the presentation including Larry Ellison shooting from the hip on the venue and rules.... [more]

Moth World Championships Day One - Outteridge leads
Michelle Slade,
2009 CST Composites Moth World Championships day one report. Racing was consistently tight at the top of the fleet with the top five finishers battling it out all day. Today's lighter air played well for boats, with few disabling breakages. Scott Babbage caught a DNF on Race 2, after his mast exploded as it hit the water on an unspectacular maneuver between races... [more]

Ras al Khaimah: what is real?
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
'You really think it (AC33) will be held in RAK? I doubt it. The venue hasn't been constructed yet and this place has a history of failing to build anything on time.'... [more]

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 - Nominations Invited
ISAF Media,
Nominations are now invited for the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. The nominees and winners since the first presentation in 1994 form an exceptional roll call of the world's top sailors from all disciplines of the sport.... [more]

BMW Oracle Racing will rename BOR 90 as USA for America's Cup
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing have confirmed that they do not have a second yacht under construction and that they will challenge with the trimaran, BOR90, which is again sea-trialling in San Diego after major modifications.... [more]

World titles decided in Laser Radial Men and Youth Championships
Linda Parrish,
Marcin Rudawski of Poland won the men's championship with a day to spare. Ben Koppelaar nearly ruined his chances of second with an OCS in the first race today. However he kept calm and finished second in the next race to hold second by 4 points from Insub Kim of Korea. Giacomo of Italy left his run too late but can be pleased with his two wins today.... [more]

International Optimist (IODA) Worlds - Malaysia leads
International Optimist World Championship - Mohamad Faizal Norizan (Malaysia) however continues to impress and is now eleven points clear of his nearest rival, Antoine Lefort (France) after five races.... [more]

Moth sailors take up the Speed Challenge
Michelle Slade,
Taking a break between the McLube Harken US Nationals and the CST Composite 2009 Moth World Championship which starts Monday, the Moth fleet gathered at Cascade Locks Marine Park on Saturday afternoon to wind up their flying sailing machines with racing distractions that don't count for points.... [more]

BMW Oracle Racing flies in the breeze off San Diego
Gilles Martin-Raget,
The BMW Oracle Racing team put BOR90 through her paces off San Diego, this time apparently in full race mode and in a reasonable breeze, with her foils fully deployed. Sir Russell Coutts was also sailing.... [more]



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