Asia regional and international sailing news




25 Sep 2009

Major Events


Giving away a Laser must rate as one of the very best bargains going – so if you haven't already entered our competition, then make sure you do so today BECAUSE IT'S THE LAST DAY FOR ENTRIES! And get your friends to enter, too... if one of them wins, they might let you borrow the boat occasionally!

LAST DAY!!! Win a Laser sailing boat!! - AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495

Entries are flooding in, with hundreds more today. 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 competition yet? It closes tonight -so do it NOW!!... [more]
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Bob Fisher: Swiss club gains control of America's Cup rules
Bob Fisher, The Guardian,
In a seven-page document, which until recently was kept secret, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has given the Swiss holders of the America's Cup carte blanche with the sailing rules for the event, in exchange for a sum of €150,000 (£136,000). The ISAF has granted the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG), which is represented by the Alinghi team, the right to amend the universally used R... [more]
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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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New Investors take a stake in the World Match Racing Tour
WMRT media,
Hong Kong - based private company Regal Faith Ltd and its consortium of investors based in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia has acquired ProMatch Tour Ltd, the exclusive rights holder of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Match racing veteran Peter Gilmour has been appointed Acting President and will become the Tour Advisor once a full time replacement has been found.... [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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12 Metre World Championship - No surprises
Jan Harley,
12 Metre World Championship. There were no surprises in the finishes posted by the 17 Twelves who completed only a single race today at the 2009 12 Metre World Championship. After sailing out to the old America's Cup racecourse off Brenton Point, the wind speed took a nosedive as it changed direction from WSW to NNW, leaving the competitors drifting for close to two hours.... [more]
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2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race - 73 yachts have entered so far
Event Media,
Two weeks to go to close of entries and the 2009 Rolex Middle Sea Race looks set for another cracking edition -its 30th. 73 yachts have entered so far, only five short of last year's record number. The varied fleet will have different aspirations, but from the largest, ICAP Leopard, to the smallest, Sipi's Song; from the ten launched in 2009 to the oldest launched in 1974, Zizanie... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Crash, bang and first collision of the round
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam collison report. There was dramatic racing on the water during the preview media day of the iShares Cup Amsterdam this afternoon when in the fourth race of the day, Mike Golding's Ecover was hit by Oman Sail Renaissance, skippered by Loick Peyron, in a classic port starboard confrontation.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10: Battle of Biscay won
Clipper Event media,
The Clipper 09-10 race viewer indicates this morning that Hull & Humber may have won the Battle of Biscay. With only a few miles to go before rounding Cape Finisterre the team has a comfortable lead on the rest of the fleet. Despite having issues with their spinnaker Hull & Humber's decision to stay further offshore as they head towards Cape Finisterre has paid dividends.... [more]
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Gilmour pours cold water on Louis Vuitton World Series
In an interview with, the new head of the World Match Racing Tour, Peter Gilmour, has revealed that the WMRT have sole the rights to use of 'World' in their Championship title as regards matchracing, and that any new event pitched at the professional level of the sport would require the sanction of ProMatch Tour Ltd. It is believed that these rights stem from an agreement ...... [more]
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Istanbul Europa Race - Hope until the end
Event media,
The outcome of the final stage of the Istanbul Europa Race was in doubt until the end. But for the victor Desjoyeaux, his crew and those who turned out and waited in Brest for the finish of a cliff hanger of a finale, it was a memorable night. Until the beginning of the afternoon the gains into the narrow channel off Brest looked set to continue, until the breeze all but deserted the scene,... [more]
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Two views of the latest America's Cup Legal Decision
Alinghi Media and BMW Oracle Racing Media,
Both Societe Nautique de Geneve and Golden Gate Yacht Club have responded to Justice Shirley Kornreich's decision handed down in the New York Supreme Court, today: 'The statement from Societe Nautique de Geneve reads: 'In her ruling relating to a hearing on 10 August, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich highlights '...the unsportsmanlike behavior of Golden Gate...'... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Supreme Court again rules in favour of Golden Gate
Richard Gladwell,
In a decision issued this morning, NZT, Justice Shirley Kornreich has ruled that Golden Gate Yacht Club do not have to provide their Customs House Registry certificate until two weeks before the 33rd America's Cup Match, scheduled for 8 February 2010 in United Arab Emirates. Kornreich was ruling on a motion lodged by SNG, requiring that the Challenger be required to produce the document... [more]
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