Regional and International sailing news roundup




07 Oct 2009

Major Events


China Club Challenge Match 2009
Al Skinner,
The China Club Challenge Match got underway on 2 October, after a windless practice day. In recent years the event has gone from strength to strength, with entries up from 10 last time to 18 this time around. That's a small regatta perhaps compared to some of those in Europe and the US, but it started in 2005 with only two clubs competing... [more]
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HK Optimist National Champs - Malaysia on top
Hong Kong Optimist Association,
Members of Malaysia's National team dominated in all but one race across the three-day Far East Boats Hong Kong Optimist Nationals held from October 1 to 4. 13 year old World Number 2 Optimist sailor Mohammad Faizal B Norizan capturing the top spot overall, while 14 year old Hebe Haven Yacht Club's Cosmas Grelon took the top Hong Kong spot to win the title of National Champion.... [more]
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Langkawi Regatta spurs development of marine industry,
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) has spurred development of the maritime industry in the island resort, Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC) senior manager Abdul Rahman Mahani said. He said the regatta which gathers 30-40 yachts from all over the world had created many business opportunities to Malaysian maritime industry players.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Nice - Two more entries announced
PR 4 Sail,
The World Sailing Teams Association (WSTA) and Louis Vuitton are delighted to announce the addition of two world-class sailing teams for the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta to be held in Nice next month (7th to 22d November). This brings the regatta total to eight confirmed teams, which is the ideal number for end-of-summer expected weather conditions... [more]
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Vestas Sailrocket - Team happy with steady run
Vestas Sailrocket team/Paul Larsen,
Vestas Sailrocket news from Paul Larsen. 'Righto, here we go again. Outside it has all the makings of a good day... but it is a great day that we seek. I'm taking no chances and have doubled the size of the launch anchor which Vestas Sailrocket strains against once the guy holding the nose into the wind let's go as we commence a run.'... [more]
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iShares Cup - The need to stay cool under pressure
Event media,
iShares Cup - The top three teams are separated by just one point going into the final fight for the overall title of 2009 iShares Cup Extreme 40 Sailing Series Champions, whilst throughout the fleet it's equally close!... [more]
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TP52 World Championships - A Quantum day
Event media,
TP52 World Championships - A delay while the sea-breeze built to allow a start just after 1520hrs afforded the ten TP52 crews the chance to make final preparations and to ease gently into the championships. The top three boats proved to be those which started best.... [more]
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Jewel of Muscat nears completion in Oman
Oman Sail Media,
The Sultanate of Oman, at the Eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is going through a renaissance of it's maritime heritage. Taking it one step closer to their goal is the Jewel of Muscat project which is nearing completion. The importance of the relationship between modern Oman and its famed ancient seafaring traditions is of paramount importance as this oil rich Sultanate looks to diversifying... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Day 15 - Hull & Humber suffers major spinnaker damage
Clipper event media,
Clipper 09-10 - Hull & Humber has suffered major spinnaker damage as Team Finland continues to extend their lead at the front of the fleet.... [more]
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America's cup: TVNZ's ONE Sport visits Ras al-Khaimah
Martin Tasker,
ONE Sport's Yachting reporter, Martin Tasker, visited the proposed America's Cup venue of Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates and filed this report, showing the state of preparation, three and a half months from the 33rd Match... [more]
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America's Cup E-Mailbag - latest correspondence
Various correspondents,
More letters as the life is slowly choked out of the America's Cup. Sail-World is happy to publish our readers' views an opinions on the America's Cup: Please address your contributions to Here Skip Lissiman (Australia II) comments, plus a letter from Spain, and now comment on the latest decisions from the New York Supreme Court... [more]
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Alinghi V set to test the waters in Ras al Khaimah
W Johnson, The National,
Alinghi's arrival at Saqr Port last week took place under a veil of secrecy because of concerns over possible damage on its way from Europe. The new yacht saddled with the responsibility of keeping the America's Cup in the Swiss hands of multi-billionaire businessman Ernesto Bertarelli, should be sailing on Gulf waters before the end of next week.... [more]
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Alinghi 5 arrives in Dubai - latest images and video
Astrid van der Knaap/Sail-World Asia,
Alinghi 5, the 90x90 cat built to defend the America's Cup, has arrived in Dubai. But, with the AC going back to court, whether she'll have anyone to race against remains to be seen.... [more]
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Classic and Modern Yachts in Saint-Tropez - Book and Images
Juerg Kaufmann,
The world's most exclusive reunion of restored wooden sailing yachts and the latest sophisticated maxi yachts happened again last week in Saint Tropez. The book about it: Classic and Modern Yachts in Saint-Tropez is produced and ready by mid-November. You can get a first glimpse of it on [more]
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America's Cup: New Charitable Trust formed - your chance to join
Peter Huston,
The America's Cup Trust has been established as a Charitable Trust under the laws and codes of the United States of America by JohnTommy Rosas for the purpose of protecting the America's Cup from damage, past, present, and in the future. The US Department of Treasury/IRS has provided documented confirmation and verification of The America's Cup Trust.... [more]
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Interview with Mike Urwin, RORC Rating office Technical Director
Louay Habib,
In this interview Mike Urwin, RORC Rating office Technical Director, explains some of the changes proposed to IRC, and the overall objective of the IRC rule.... [more]
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TeamOrigin confirms Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta entry
Henry Foster,
TeamOrigin, the British America's Cup sailing team, today confirmed its entry in the new Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta to be held in Nice, France. TeamOrigin's entry in the Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas forms the mainstay of the team's extensive sailing programme for 2010.... [more]
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