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Extreme 40s


Congratulations to the Singapore sailing squad on some truly great results in Australia – read the story below.

We also have a story on the Speed Dream, a proposed design that's going to cruise at 40+ knots, and hit in excess of 50kts. Straight out of the box, and from the same designer of Fazisi (which if we remember correctly, was known as the Russian Submarine). Please excuse the slight skepticism, but there have been a lot of people chasing the 50kts mark recently (and getting there), and this sounds like quite a tall order. But read the story and make up your own mind – comments always welcome, along with Event and Class reports which you can post through the “Submit” button on the top right hand corner of the Sail-World Asia home page (

Amazingly, “they” (the AC teams) have found something more to argue about. There's the Country of Construction query, and now we hear that BMW Oracle really don't want to mess around in the AC Basin at Valencia with their wing up – not much room to manoeuvre – but Alinghi are insisting that that's where the measuring has to take place... Read all about it.

Starting next week, the Royal Langkawi International Regatta. This is one of the most scenic regatta venues in Asia, with the limestone cliffs of the archipelago providing a great backdrop for what is shaping up to be some good racing. 28 entries declared so far, racing in five classes. Frank Pong and Neil Pryde go head-to-head (in a manner of speaking) at the top of the list, with Peter Wintle's re-energised Koull Baby (formerly Jaywalker) looking for a good scrap with the likes of Phoenix (Niels Degenkolw) and Stuart Williamson's Skandia Endeavour of Whitby. We'll be there, so watch for race reports next week.

Singapore Sailing CEO hands over the helm
Singapore Sailing,
The Singapore Sailing Federation (SingaporeSailing) announced today that Andrew Sanders, Chief Executive Officer, will be handing over the helm of SingaporeSailing to Edwin Low, incumbent Secretary-General and Head of High Participation, in the first quarter of 2010.... [more]
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Double Gold for Singapore at the Australian Laser Nationals
Singapore Sailing,
A day after Singapore sailors Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng won the Australian 420 Nationals title in Adelaide, Koh Seng Leong (26) and Elizabeth Yin Yue Ling (18) have scored another coup at the Australian Laser National Championship winning the Radial Men's and Women's titles for Singapore.... [more]
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Bahrain Boat Show promises major exposure for exhibitors
Jeni Bone,
Marine group, Knotika Holding is promising a bigger and better 2nd Bahrain Boat Show International, which it will host at Amwaj Marinas 20-24 April 2010.... [more]
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Speed Dream: The quest for the fastest monohull on the planet
Speed Dream Media,
Record breaking project announced Details of groundbreaking new design aimed at breaking world monohull records... [more]
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Upload your own Event and Class Sailing News Now!!,
If your Nationals are running and there is no report on Sail-World, email or call your Publicity Person now with this information.!!! Sailors are used to reading the sailing news of today, online. It might be the B14's, the Sabots, J-24's, Etchells, 505's, Fireballs, Hartley TS16's, Mirrors, NS14's, - All these classes post reports via the Sail-World Upload system.... [more]
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Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010
Maggie Joyce,
Win a Trip for two in the Croatia Yacht Rally in September 2010 worth $15,000. Mariner Boating Holidays and Yachting Victoria proudly announce their support for Variety Splash with a chance for you to win an all-inclusive trip for two on Mariner Boating Holidays 2010 Croatia Yacht Rally. Purchase tickets on line – follow the link - [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Eventful 24 hours
Clipper Ventures,
Where to begin? The last 24 hours on board the ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in Clipper 09-10 have been eventful, to say the least. As the southerly airflow begins to become a little unstable Edinburgh Inspiring Capital and Uniquely Singapore have made a move to the east of the pack in a bid to gain some advantage.... [more]
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International 14 World Championship - Dark horse shaping up
Neil Patchett,
Sydney sailor Ben Austin and his crew Peter Nicholson had another hot race today in the CST Composites International 14 World Championship on Sydney Harbour. The nor'easter kicked in at 20-25 knots with gusts to 30. The conditions were made more difficult with a strong ebb tide.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing starts racing while America's Cupper unloads +Video
Jane Eagleson,
In the early hours of Monday, BOR90 race boat arrived in Spain as the team completes its move from San Diego back to Valencia for the 33rd America's Cup Match next month. Monday morning, CEO Russell Coutts addressed the team at its Base in the Darsena, thanking everyone for their commitment to date and urging the team on through the final stretch.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - Cape Breton Island leads
Clipper Ventures,
A little over 24 hours on from the start of Race 5 and it has clearly been an emotional day for all of the crews competing in this stage of Clipper 09-10. California's crew will be hoping the new year brings a reversal of fortune. They got off to a flying start, following Spirit of Australia across the start line in second place yesterday. Cape Breton Island has taken the early advantage overnight... [more]
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Another meeting to try to resolve America's Cup impasse
Richard Gladwell,,
Following a meeting held late last year in Sydney between representatives of the Challenger and Defender, a second meeting will be held in 12 January 2010, in Singapore to try and resolve several issues relating to the 33rd America' s Cup. At this stage it is not known who will attend the second meeting, and whether they will have the power to make binding decisions on SNG... [more]
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America's Cup: Both Challenger and Defender arrive in Valencia
Peter Rusch and Sail-World,
The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation. The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.... [more]
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70 knot storm brings end to Antarctica dream
Nancy Knudsen,
A Swiss professional boat builder, who had a dream of sailing to Antarctica and then around the world, is out of sails and out of cash after his four-year dream was dashed by a 70knot storm in the Southern Ocean. Unable to fund his adventure further, the 33-year-old would-be-circumnavigator will sell his boat and go home to Switzerland... [more]
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21st century explorers return with unique data from Indian Ocean
International Union for Conservation of Nature,
A team of the world's leading marine experts, paired with scientists from the Indian Ocean region, returned in December from a six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean... [more]
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