Regional and International sailing news roundup




29 Aug 2009

Major Events


It's a 'Worlds' week - 505 Worlds, Laser Worlds, Snipe Junior Worlds, 470 Worlds, Byte C11 Worlds... they're all here.

We know we're all going to be famous for 15 minutes - Andy Warhol said so. But here's something that brings it home: on 16 July, at the age of 17, Zac Sunderland (USA) became the youngest solo circumnavigator. And now, a little over a month later, Mike Perham (GBR) has taken over the title. If the achievement is recorded by the Guinness Book of Records, then the 'title' will skip straight from Jesse Martin (AUS) to Perham, and miss out Sunderland altogether. Fleeting fame, indeed. Sic transit gloria Monday, roll on the weekend.

iShares Cup Day One - Capsize and collisions, crew member hospitalised
iShares Cup media,
Capsize and collisions in gusty conditions on day 1 of the iShares Cup Kiel. 'It was carnage out there...' said Oman Sail crew David Carr. Ecover's capsized between races 3 and 4, resulted in a broken mast.... [more]
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2009 Snipe Jr. World Championship win for Brazilians
Kimberly Kruger,
The Snipe Jr. World Championship fifth and final day was a battle to the end with only one point separating the leading two boats at the start of the day, with two more races left to complete the regatta.... [more]
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470 World Championships - Snakes and ladders on leaderboard
Sailing Intelligence,
470 World Championship - With the final culling to determine the top 10 boats in both the Men and Women's Gold fleet going through to tomorrow's concluding medal races some impressive snakes and ladders took place despite the late stage of this regatta. Common to both the Men's and Women's fleets is that the Gold medal position tomorrow is looking reasonably secure.... [more]
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Images from the 470 Worlds - Day 5: by Juerg Kaufmann
Juerg Kaufmann,
Top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann, of Juerg Kaufmann presents a superb gallery of images taken Day 5 of the 470 Worlds in Denmark.Don't forget to click on the 'view large photo' option to truly appreciate these magnificent shots which cross the boundary from realism into art.... [more]
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Speakers announced for Asia Superyacht Conference
Superyacht Singapore Association,
The Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA) released today the updated program of the first Asia Superyacht Conference to be held in Singapore on the 13-14 October 2009 and welcomes two new sponsors, ONE15 Marina Club and Sevenstar on top of MTU, the main conference sponsor.... [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 on September 25th, so do it NOW!!!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser... [more]
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OMYC/Thai Raver race to Sattahip
OMYC Media,
The annual race weekend to Sattahip, with overnight stay, is one of the traditional highlights of the OMYC sailing calendar. This year the event is counting on the generous sponsorship of Dick Sanders of Thai Raver, and will take place over the weekend 12/13 September. Race briefing will be at 0930 hrs on Saturday... [more]
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2009 SAP 505 World Championship Day Four - New leaders
Rich Roberts,
2009 SAP 505 World Championship day four and the scenario has shifted in the event hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.... [more]
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iShares Cup Skippers ready for fast and furious action in Kiel
iShares Cup media,
The ten teams competing in the fourth event of the 2009 iShares Cup are ready for three days of fiercely contested Extreme 40 racing, which kicks off tomorrow, August 28th.... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - New maritime route for 60-foot Imoca class
Event media,
A few hours to go to the Bosphorus Trophy and the start of the Istanbul Europa Race, the skippers of the six participating boats said they are proud to pave the way for a new maritime route in the 60-foot Imoca class.... [more]
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Byte C11 World Championships - Day one and two reports and images
Event media,
The Byte C11 World Championships are currently being sailed at Cork, in the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario. The event runs from August 22 to August 27. Competitors from eight countries - Brazil, Bermuda, Great Britain, Singapore, Cayman Islands, Jamacia, Canada and USA are contesting the event.... [more]
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Laser World Championship - New World Champion
Event media,
Nautel Laser World Championships 2009. There's a new Laser World Champion. 'The final race was classic with Goodison and Bullot hunting each other at the start,' said event manager Duncan Enman. 'It was a mesmerizing dance along the start line as each athlete tried to outplay the other. Amazing sailing, amazing sport, as one would expect at a World championship.'... [more]
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Child protection officials against thirteen-year-old's solo world sail
Sail-World Cruising,
It was when the local council learned that thirteen-year-old Laura Dekker was intending to leave Holland and sail around the world that the storm broke.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - King of the Mountain trophy at stake
World Match Racing Tour,
The St. Moritz Match Race will take place next week in the Swiss Alps. Eight members of the world's top ten are confirmed. The event starts on September 1. Twelve teams will fight for the coveted title of 'King of the Mountain'. Racing will take place on Lake St. Moritz, a natural amphitheatre that provides a perfect and natural viewing platform from the shore.... [more]
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Bladerider RX gets foiling at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Bladerider Media,
Layday on the Island was the perfect opportunity for three Bladerider sailors to get up and foiling to entertain the crowds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Ben Rankin, Brent Pearson and Dave Barnes are out and about demonstrating the fun you can have on a Bladerider Moth.... [more]
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Twenty Six Years of Hamilton Island Race Weeks
Rob Kothe,
Today is the lay day for the 194 yachts in the 26th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. This is most popular offshore regatta in the southern hemisphere, at its start 26 years ago no one would have guessed it would be continuing today as its first few years were certainly rocky.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championship - The battle is just beginning
Rich Roberts,
Mike Martin and crew Jeff Nelson have won two of the three races in the 2009 SAP 505 World Championship. But its Mike Holt and crew Carl Smit of Santa Cruz, Calif who lead Australia's three-time world champion Chris Nicholson and crew Casey Smith.... [more]
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Monsoon sailing school a breeze
Charles Fernandez, The Star Online,
World-class coaches like Bill Gladstone and Charlie Enwright from the United States and Brad Sheridan from Australia were flown in for the classroom sessions and on-water training. They lent credence to the sailors' preparation for the Monsoon Cup Malaysia Open Qualifier in November.... [more]
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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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