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29 Sep 2009

Major Events


PANGAEA - a Pan-Global Adventure for Environmental Action
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Right now there's a 105' ketch moored at the Gold Coast Marina in Hong Kong. She's built of recycled aluminium, has a 2m shoal draft (with the keel up), landing skids that allow her to be run up on a beach, and an ice-breaker bow. She's a purpose-built expedition yacht: she's called ‘Pangaea', and owner and professional adventurer Mike Horn describes her as 'a four-wheel-drive for the sea.'... [more]
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Asia Trivia Item of the Week
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
One of the trophies up for grabs in this week's racing in Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is the Rolex Trophy for Classic Yachts, presented to a “Tradition” class boat over 16 metres that has accumulated the fewest points during the regatta. One of the previous winners (2006) was a 26m yacht named So Fong - designed by Sparkman & Stephens, and built in Hong Kong in 1937. Now owned by Bruno Entrecanales... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Race 2, Day 7. Mother nature in control
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Race 2: La Rochelle to Rio de Janeiro. Day 7 report. Mother Nature pulled the plug and the normally reliable trade winds are switched off.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez sets sail
11th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, nearly 300 boats are participating in this grand event.... [more]
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 nominations announced
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2009 nominees have been announced. In deciding the nominees, the achievements of sailors made during the qualifying period of 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are taken into consideration.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Battle by Affidavit
Richard Gladwell,
Another couple of Affidavits hit desk of Justice Shirley Kornreich, in the New York Supreme Court, last week. They are the latest in a building storm over the rules to be used for the upcoming America's Cup, scheduled for Ras al Khaimah in early February 2010. While the arguments may seem to be over a few words, the implications for professional sport are potentially much more severe.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam - Seven different race winners
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam. There were seven different race winners in this penultimate event, that was more about tactics than boat handling. Gitana Extreme sailed brilliantly under pressure to win the penultimate iShares Cup Amsterdam event ahead of Oman Sail Renaissance,... [more]
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12 Metre World Championships - Evoking memories
Jan Harley,
2009 12 Metre World Championships final day report. For the final act of the world championships, two races were sailed in all four divisions – Grand Prix, Modern, Traditional and Vintage – before The Candy Store Cup was re-run after being abandoned on day two of racing.... [more]
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Jessica Watson blames instruments for bulk carrier collision
Nancy Knudsen,
Australian 16 year old Jessica Watson, who is aiming for the Round the World youngest sailor record has responded strongly to the Maritime Safety Queensland's damning assessment of the incident where her yacht was involved with a collision with a bulk carrier off the Queensland coast recently.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championship ready to roll 14 countries 101 boats
Sabrina Bonaiti,
In a few days, from the 27th of September to the 3rd of October, The Platu 25 World Championship is going to start with a 101 boat fleet sailing out of the prestigious Yacht Club in Punta Ala, Tuscany. The most competitive crews, nationally and Internationally, will take part in the World Championship in Punta Ala, coinciding with the IV leg of the Italian Circuit. There will be crews coming f... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket record attempt - video highlights
Vestas Sailrocket, piloted by Paul Larsen, has just returned to Walvis Bay, Namibia to attempt to break the sailing speed record now held by L'Hydroptere. Enjoy these highlights from the team's previous record attempts.... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket arrives back in Walvis Bay for record attempt
Paul Larsen,
Greetings everyone, once more from the Vestas Sailrocket operations base in Walvis Bay, Namibia. We had maxed out our luggage and it had been a real effort to get everything down here. We had all sorts of fragile toys... some of which are up to 7' long to get through customs and baggage terminals. I... [more]
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Performance Sailcraft & competition: Who Won the Laser?,
Chris Caldecoat from Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the Central Coast based NSW Laser dinghy manufacturer launched the Win a Laser competition in March 2009 on and the competition closed on Friday 25th September 2009 at midnight.... [more]
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iShares Cup Amsterdam Day Two - A game of Chess
iShares Cup media,
iShares Cup Amsterdam Day Two report.... [more]
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Schuyler's America's Cup letter still relevant after 122 years,
Back in May this year, Sail-World published the letter to which reference is often made regarding the need, perceived or real, for the Challenger to provide a Customs House Registry certificate so the Defender can be assured of the dimensions of the Challenging yacht. Over the months of Court Hearings and submissions the matter still has not been resolved, and the letter has a new significance... [more]
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Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 CANCELLED due to swine flu fears
Kate Duryea,
The South Korean government's closure of large events has led to the cancellation of Yacht and Boat Korea 2009 scheduled for October 29 to November 1, with the organisers looking to 2010 to host the event.... [more]
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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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