Monday sailing news roundup




17 Aug 2009

Major Events


A roundup of sailing news from the Fastnet Race to Optimist Worlds

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]

Images from San Diego: BMW Oracle Racing Presentation
Gilles Martin-Raget,
More images from the BMW Oracle Racing presentation in San Diego last Wednesday from one of the world's top sailing photographers, Gilles Martin-Raget.... [more]

Pulau Duyong's local heroes set sight on bigger seas
Putrajaya, 16 August 2009 - When eight kampung boys from Pulau Duyong first took to the deck to learn to sail together back in 2006, they had one goal: to stay afloat.... [more]

2009 Moth World Championship - Moth World Champion decided
Michelle Slade,
2009 CST Composites Moth World Championship final day. Once he knew he'd taken the first race, Gulari turned the fun dial up and relaxed into the last race, enjoying the lead down the first beat. Missing a tack going into the top mark set him back about five positions and he rounded the mark behind Psarofasghis, Payne, Bergan and Outteridge, so was in top company for the first run.... [more]

Images of the Rolex Fastnet Race by Carlo Borlenghi - Luna Rossa
Carlo Borlenghi,
One of the world's top sailing photographers, Carlo Borlenghi presents this gallery of images of the Rolex Fastnet Race. This gallery of the mini maxi, Luna Rossa... [more]

The America's Cup is heading for RAK. What's that all about?
Olivier Auroy, gsFitch Dubai,
Ras al Khaimah's selection as the venue for the America's Cup has given the emirate a splendid chance to get its message as a tourist brand out to the world. The America's Cup is slated to take place in Ras al Khaimah next February. The emirate's unexpected selection as the home for the world-renowned race is a formidable move by RAK Tourism.... [more]

Finn Anniversary Regatta Day 2
Robert Deaves, IFA,
Finn Anniversary Regatta day 2 report from Lake Ekoln, near Uppsala in Sweden. The courses were set just off the clubhouse with the trapezoid course just about fitting between the two shorelines. This ultimately affected the racing with those favouring one side of the other generally finding the bigger shifts, though not always in the right direction.... [more]

Rolex Fastnet Race 2009 - the Wrap
Rolex media,
While the previous Rolex Fastnet Race is remembered for the course record time being demolished, the only record broken in this year's running of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial 608 nautical-mile classic was one relating to competitor patience, as light winds at the start and end, combined with spring tides, made for a 'tactically challenging' race, and one of the longest in recent years.... [more]

Bare Boat Charter in Whitsundays- one of the best holiday experiences
Deni Linforth,
There is something liberating about bareboat chartering in the Whitsundays with Whitsunday Rent A Yacht... The sheer exhilaration and freedom at the helm of your own yacht or motor cruiser is hard to beat... and the kids will love it too. Its not just us saying this - look at a recent testimonial...... [more]

International Optimist World Championships - New World Champion
Event website/IODA,
International Optimist World Championships Niteroi, Brazil. Congratulations to Sinclair Jones (PER272), the new world Champion! In the second place was Mohamad Faizal (MAS85), followed by Ignácio Rogala (ARG3118).... [more]

A new era for the oldest major event in Victoria
Stacey Jarvis,
It is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere - it is older than the Melbourne Cup, attracts more competitors than the 2006 Commonwealth Games, has more attendees than the AFL Grand Final - and has a brand new name.... [more]

Skype co-founder's Ran 2 wins 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race
Rolex event media,
2009 Rolex Fastnet Race. This afternoon the Royal Ocean Racing Club, organisers of the biennial British 608-mile classic offshore race, confirmed the overall handicap winner of the race.... [more]

Multihulls out - IOC confirms just 10 Sailing events for 2012 Olympics
Rob Kothe,
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today confirmed there will be just 10 sailing events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The IOC has not saved ISAF from the consequences of its unpopular and clearly political decision to cut the multihulls from the Olympic program ahead of one of the dinghy classes.... [more]

New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup (NYYC)
Dana Paxton,
the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) is organizing the Invitational Cup, a highly anticipated fleet racing regatta to take place in Newport, R.I. from September 15-19, 2009. This event is, in fact, the world championship for the main yacht clubs of the world,' said Bruno Troublé, who will skipper the Yacht Club de France's entry.... [more]



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