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RLIR 2010: HiFi leads after slow start to regatta
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Langkawi is a stunningly beautiful place to hold a regatta, and the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club is a fabulous venue to host a Grand Prix event. This year's regatta – the 8th – enjoys the support of Tourism Malaysia as well as the Malaysian national oil company, Petronas, just the sort of supporting cast that every regatta needs. Venue: tick. Organising Club: tick. Sponsors: tick.... [more]
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SIM 29th Singapore Windsurfing Open: light winds for final day
Chua Hsin Ee, Singapore Saiing,
Light winds greeted competitors in the SIM 29th Singapore Open on the third and final day of racing. The forecast 10 – 25 knots wind never appeared, and only two races were run in the RS:X, Techno 293, IMCO and Raceboard classes.... [more]
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Is it an Alinghi bird, or is it a plane....?
Alinghi Media,
Port America's Cup passers-by have been doing a double take recently due to the new arrival of two small weather planes at the Alinghi camp. Jon Bilger, Alinghi's chief weather man, has the answers ... Can you describe these devices? Are they planes, gliders?... [more]
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McDougall's Mach 2 is Moth Champ
Bernie Kaaks,
The 2010 International Moth Class Championship finished today with a resounding win to Victorian Andrew McDougall sailing a McConaghy built Mach 2 foiling Moth. He won 11 of the 15 races and most by convincing margins.... [more]
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America's Cup: Hope that issues will be sorted in Singapore?
Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sail-World,
Tom Ehman, Head of External Affairs for BMW Oracle Racing, has issued a statement on behalf of its club the Golden Gate Yacht Club, ahead of the Challenger/Defender Meeting in Singapore next week. However there are still some quite serious issues to be resolved including the question of whether Alinghi 5's sails were constructed in Switzerland.... [more]
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NAB Top Dog Trophy Series, RHKYC Tomes Cup
RHKYC Media,
In a chilly 8 knots, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club blew out the Christmas cobwebs with the second pursuit race of the National Australia Bank Top Dog Trophy Series and their first sailing event of 2010.... [more]
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SNG publishes draft 33rd America's Cup Sailing Instructions
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat and Sail-World,
The Société Nautique de Genève, the 33rd America's Cup defending yacht club, today published a draft version of the Sailing Instructions for the 33rd America's Cup Deed of Gift Match due to start on the 8 February. This draft document has been sent to the challenger and may be discussed at the meeting between the two teams in the presence of the ISAF AC Jury Chairman, David Tillett, in Singapore... [more]
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One month to go to the 33rd America's Cup Match
Jane Eagleson, BMW Oracle Racing,
Today marks the 'one month to go' date before race one of the 33rd America's Cup Match. With the BOR 90 now safely delivered to Valencia, the home of the 33rd Match, the shore team is working flat out to ensure that when the trimaran is handed over to the sailing crew, to move into 'race mode', the boat is match fit and ready to race.... [more]
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PIMEX 2010 : The Phuket Boat Show is Now Open: Day 1 Update
Phuket International Marine Exhibition Media,
PIMEX 2010 opened yesterday and is off to a great start as over 640 visitors came through the door on day one... [more]
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She has sunk! Three videos from Ady Gil - Earthrace collision with Wha,
The Carbon fibre 24 metre (78 foot) bio-diesel powered Ady Gil, formerly Earthrace, the round the world powerboat record holder tangled with the Shonan Mauru 2 has now sunk... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 - Won and Lost on First Night
Penny Haire,
Post race analysis shows that it didn't matter if you were sailing a Maxi or a Sydney 38 - the eventual winners reaped rich rewards from strong currents by making smart tactical decisions on the first night.... [more]
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SIM 29th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship 2010
Singapore Sailing,
The stage is set for the SIM 29th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships as teams from all over Asia begin to arrive in Singapore. With competitors from the Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, UK, Japan, and Norway, this Championship is expected to be hotly contested.... [more]
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