Regional and international sailing news




24 Aug 2009

Major Events


Not long ago the panel of one of the regional boating magazizes voted Singapore to be "Asia's Marine Capital". And last weekend racing in the Singapore Western Circuit Regatta had to be cancelled because boats were not able to 'clear out' outside office hours! How's that for Asia's Marine Capital?

The warm water sailors are hard at it down at Hamilton Island, and the Typhoon Series has come to an end in Hong Kong - Ambush won (we heard it from her designer, Mark Mills), but we have not received any race or series report yet.

Singapore Western Circuit Regatta - day 3,
The ominous dark rain clouds building up over the Malaysian coast played a big part in the days proceedings. Right from the beginning it turned into a reaching startline for a point-to-point soldiers course up and down the Johor Straits.... [more]
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505 World Championships - Carnage on the first day
Lynn Fitzpatrick -,
Carnage at the 2009 505 SAP World Championship. It was a long tough slog back to San Francisco for the teams who broke down during the first and second races of the SAP 505 World Championship regatta on Sunday.... [more]
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470 World Championships Day 1
Sailing Intelligence,
470 World Championships - Conditions could not have been better for the opening day of racing in Denmark. At the end of day one, in the Men's division three teams are locked on four points with two more on five.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Brady pushes the limit
Lisa Ratcliff,
After finishing almost bottom of the pile in yesterday's opening race, Alan Brierty's RP63 Limit displayed some threatening form today, New Zealand America's Cup import Gavin Brady showing plenty of grit on the wheel at the start of the second windward/leeward as he shaved the pin end smack bang on the starting signal and backed it up with the all important handicap win.... [more]
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Western Circuit 09 - Red tape forces Pisang Race to be abandoned,
Refusal by the Singapore Immigration Dept to clear the boats out of office hours forced the committee to abandon having the long distance Pisang Race included in this years program. The crews that took advantage of the pin end were rewarded with a windward berth and a fine reach to the first mark.... [more]
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Today's Sunrise and Progressive Results,
Another beautiful morning on Hamilton Island for the start of Day 2 of the 26th annual Race Week series. We will have the detailed weather forecast shortly.... [more]
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2009 Archipelago Raid - Sweden's team Thule takes the win
Daniel Ferrando,
The Archipelago Raid 2009 finished today with Swedish team Thule as winners. Martin Strandberg and Johan Örtendahl made an extraordinary final effort to claim first prize.... [more]
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Ben sets sail for Hamilton Island Race Week
Hamilton Island Media,
Ben Southall, Tourism Queensland's Best Job in the World Island Caretaker, is preparing for an action-packed week of on and offshore activities as part of the 26th annual Hamilton Island Race Week.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini
Sail-World Andrea Francolini,
Hamilton Island Day 1 in Pictures by Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Nominations invited: ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009
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]
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Extreme 40s in Hong Kong and Singapore?
Sail-World Asia,
OC Events, organisers of the spectacular Extreme 40 circuit, the iShares Cup, have been eyeing up an Asian tour for quite some time. Now it's getting closer to happening.... [more]
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Eight weeks to go for the Rolex Middle Sea Race
Rolex Regatta News,
Two months out from the start of an event the stature and complexity of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, most yacht clubs would be happy to be entering the home straight of processing competitor registrations. Not the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Not only are they organising this 606 nautical mile offshore race, they are preparing to start it from a new line and with the new yacht club premises still in buil... [more]
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