Regional and International sailing news roundup




22 Sep 2009

Major Events


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7th PIMEX riding on economic recovery
PIMEX Event Media,
PIMEX 2010 is a marine and lifestyle exhibition held at the Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition and Conference centre with 2,500 sq metres of air conditioned display space adjacent to the marina basin with over 40 yachts in the water. In it's seventh year the show is the largest on water Boat Show in the region and is the regions most effective showcase for boating and marine leisure.... [more]
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Hong Kong Cruiser Owners' Association Championship Series 2009/10
Hong Kong Cruiser Owners' Association,
Good winds and a fair entry list saw the ABC Opening Regatta start the Hong Kong sailing year in true style. The ABC Opening Regatta is the first event of the COA Championship Series for 2009/10.... [more]
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More images from SF Bay: 29er US Nationals - Day 1
Erik Simonson,,
Erik Simonson of provides this second gallery of images from Day 1 of the US 29er NationalsBig Boat Series being sailed in San Francisco... [more]
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Wedding photography afloat in Qingdao,
'Good morning and welcome aboard! ' On a Friday morning in September, Ju Lan, captain of the St. Valentine's sailboat, extended his greetings on Dock C of Yinhai International Yacht Club in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China's Shandong Province.... [more]
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Al Hamra Island, Ras al Khaimah - video call
Sail-World Asia,
It's another video-visit to Ras al Khaimah, courtesy of Astrid in Dubai. There's certainly activity on Al Hamra Island. Tents. Tarmac. Tape measures. Take a look:... [more]
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Far East Boats Hong Kong Optimist Nationals 1,3-4 October 2009
'We have been holding the Hong Kong Optimist Nationals for four years now, and this is the first time we've seen such widespread interest from teams outside the SAR,' said Charlie Manzoni, President of the Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association (HKODA). 'Their participation will make this year's regatta the largest, and the first truly international event we have hosted.'... [more]
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Pattaya Platus go from strength to strength
Ferret News,
The 19 boat fleet of One Design Platus in Pattaya is increasing in both quality and quantity as word spreads. Warm seas, good winds, an ideal marina with great facilities and a fleet of identical boats, now attract some of the best crews in Asia and even further afield.... [more]
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Lawin Regatta 2009, Puerto Galera Yacht Club, Philippines
The Lawin Regatta 2009 at the Puerto Galera Yacht Club on 31st October and 1st November, 2009, is the best fun kids and kids-at-heart can have in a sailing dinghy. Organized in conjunction with the Royal Heavylift All Souls Regatta, the Lawin Regatta is for two-person dinghy enthusiasts who want to test their mettle against the best of Puerto Galera's past and present sailing champions.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 flies for the final time in Genoa
Bruno Cocozza - Alinghi,
Top international photographer, Bruno Cocozza, took these images of Alinghi 5 in one of her last training sessions in Genoa, Italy, before being shipped to the United Arab Emirates.... [more]
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Coutts' letter released to ISAF President on Cup secret agreement
Richard Gladwell,
In a confidential letter to the International Sailing Federation, BMW Oracle Racing skipper and CEO, Sir Russell Coutts requested a meeting with the ISAF Executive Committee. The Executive Committee met last weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark and Sail-World understands that a meeting took place, with both BMW Oracle Racing and Alinghi, with ISAF meeting both separately.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - the wrap
Barbara Mc Gowan,
No one knew quite what to expect, even though a year and a half of planning went into getting 19 teams from 14 nations to Newport, R.I., for the inaugural New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Host club leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - 19 teams from 14 nations at the inaugural event have sorted themselves on the race course. With two third-place finishes and a tenth to round things out today, the New York Yacht Club has 39 overall points to the 52 carried by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club team, skippered by Terry McLaughlin.... [more]
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RHKYC at NYYC Invitational - Jamie's Story (4)
Jamie McWilliam,
It certainly looked like it was a bit dodgy starting at one end or the other, so we lined up in the middle for the start of the second race, and got a beauty a few yards back from the boats either side but with a lot of space. Then the boat above us got called over, magic! Then the boat two below us got called over, even better! Then the boat directly below us got called over, WOW!... [more]
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iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing on a tricky course
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Cup teams prepare for Extreme sailing. The six-event European series sees the iShares Cup return to the Dutch capital for the third consecutive year, with nine teams again racing the 40ft long catamarans on Amsterdam's narrow waterways in the IJ-haven.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup: 'Game on' as NYYC leads
Barby MacGowan,
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Lotz gave credit to his team and tactician Ken Read (Newport, R.I.), known as one of the best sailors in the world, for a remarkable comeback in the second race that took them from sorry-at the-start to phenomenal-at-the-finish. Having jumped the start gun with three others, the team was called back to clear itself and begin again.... [more]
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