Regional and international sailing news




21 Aug 2009

Major Events


It seems that the potential on-the-water contest is not the only battle taking place in the run-up to the next America's Cup - wherever it may be. Gilles Martin-Raget is attached to Team BMW Oracle, and Carlo 'The Godfather' Borlenghi is in the Alinghi camp - and both of them are producing fabulous pictures. Take a look.

Images of Alinghi 5: In the evening...
Carlo Borglenhi,
Top sailing photographer, Carlo Borlenghi presents some images of Societe Nautique de Geneve's Defender, Alinghi 5, sailing in Genova, Italy after her early sea trials.... [more]
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The Beast at Speed - Images of BMW Oracle Racing
Gilles Martin-Raget,
BMW Oracle Racing's Challenger for the America's Cup has been testing at warp speed off San Diego. Top sailing photographer Gilles Martin-Raget just happened to have his camera along, and posted these images...... [more]
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Aberdeen Boat Club 31st Opening Regatta
ABC Media,
The Aberdeen Boat Club, Hong Kong, announces its 31st Opening Regatta, sponsored by Sunseeker Asia for the seventh year. NOR and Entry Form can be found online at [more]
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3rd CCIR dates and NOR on line
CCIR Media,
The 3rd edition of the China Cup International Regatta (CCIR) will be held from 30 October to 02 November 2009 in the waters of Daya Bay near Shenzhen Vanke Longcheer Yacht Club, Shenzhen, China. Entries are now open to yachtsmen around the world. Enter before 18 September to enjoy an Early Entry Discount!... [more]
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The Platu Cup 15/16 August 2009, Pattaya Ocean Marina.
Ferret News,
Holidays and busy regatta schedules meant that the fleet for this third round consisted of seven local crews without the usual influx of 'foreigners', but the lower numbers did not reflect on the amount of fun to be had on the water. With the championship in mind, racing was very competitive and at times extremely close.... [more]
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Six Primorye Yachtsmen Leave for International Regatta in China
Vladivostok Times,
Six Primorye yachtsmen left today for Qingdao to take part in the Qingdao International Regatta 2009, as reported by Seven Foot Yacht Club. The event is arranged by the National Sport Department jointly with Qingdao Municipal Department and will be held 20-24 August. The regatta will be held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center.... [more]
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ONE15 Marina Club and Sevenstar to sponsor Asia Superyacht Conference
Superyacht Singapore Media,
The Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA) is releasing today the updated programme of the first Asia Superyacht Conference to be held in Singapore on 12-15 October 2009 and welcomes two new sponsors, ONE15 Marina Club and Sevenstar, in addition to MTU, the main conference sponsor.... [more]
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Young man with wide open ocean future ahead of him
Tracey Johnstone,
Australian Casey Smith has just completed his first Volvo Ocean Race as bowman aboard PUMA which finished the gruelling 37,000 nautical mile 2008-09 race in second place. Smith hails from the small town of Mooloolaba located on the east coast of Australia in the sunny state of Queensland. He started his sailing as a young fellow racing Sabots then progressed to skiffs before moving into the... [more]
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2011 Around Australia Ocean Race - the Whitsunday regattas
Rob Kothe,
2011 Around Australia Ocean Race' the Whitsunday Islands, Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a preview of what's to come!... [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? Some will sail them, lots in Masters, Others plan to give it to their Grandkids...but if you've not entered the competition you wont have to think about it!! Have you entered this competion yet? It closes soon, so do it NOW!!!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a... [more]
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Ras al Khaimah: it's all about the wind (apparently)
Kate Laven, The National,
“This is about the sailing. We will try as hard as possible to get sponsors and to attract media coverage, but the priorities this time are different and opportunities are reduced. It is difficult to predict how many spectators they'll be because there is no precedent in the UAE for a sailing event.”... [more]
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Are you listed in the the ‘Whos Who' of Yachting?,
The Dark Blue Book is the first ever ‘Who's Who of yachting' book to emerge on the scene, listing the contact details of some the most influential people in the sport. With a new edition planned for release in 2010, more entries are being sought to add to the many contacts already in the book.... [more]
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Finn Anniversary regatta ends with a blast
Robert Deaves, IFA,
60th Finn Anniversary Regatta and 2009 Swedish Championship day three report. The final day of the Finn 60th Anniversary Regatta at Uppsala Kanotforening on Lake Ekoln ended on a high, with 30 knot winds and spectacular sailing conditions.... [more]
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