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03 Mar 2010                If you have trouble reading this email CLICK HERE          To respond to this email CLICK HERE

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Sail-World Asia wishes Stuart Alexander - aka 'The Vicar' - a speedy recovery. We are sending a pint of milk and a bucket of very large crabs, and hope that he will be up and about before the LV Trophy starts in Auckland. You should have stayed in the Main Bar at the RHKYC, Stuart, like I suggested.


Guy Nowell, Editor

Top international yachting correspondent injured in Auckland
Richard Gladwell,
One of the world's leading yachting correspondents was injured in in a car accident in Auckland today. Stuart Alexander (65), yachting correspondent for the UK daily, The Independent, who is in Auckland for the Omega Cup and Louis Vuitton Trophy, was injured when a SUV backed over him, while he was crossing a street in Auckland's downtown area, just after midday.... [more]
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Fireworks expected in Omega Cup Match Racing tomorrow
Warren Douglas,
Fierce duels were fought on the Waitemata Harbour during a practice session for the Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta today gave notice that fireworks can be expected over the next four days as the invited field of top international match racers do battle for the top honours.... [more]
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Asian Sports Boat Championships 2010, 15-19 November at RHKYC
Peter Backe, HK Sportsboats Association,
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host the Asian Sports Boat Championships, 15-19 November 2010, in Hong Kong. The last championships, held in 2007, was huge fun and highly competitive with many World European and Asian champions in attendance, not forgetting some Volvo Ocean Race skippers. The level of competition was intense in a perfect 20 knots of breeze... [more]
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Lisbon, Portugal next stopover announced in Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
After a fierce bidding process, Lisbon has been chosen as the first of the European ports for the Volvo Ocean Race, starting from Alicante in the autumn of 2011. Lisbon, located in the west of Portugal, at the point where the river Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean, will be the finish of the transatlantic leg of the race during the summer of 2012. It will be the first time that this histori... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Hunkering down in the storm
Franck Cammas,
Groupama 3 has been forced to distance herself from the direct route towards the Horn in order to skirt around a very fast low, which is circulating around sixty degrees or so South. The sea state is making the life of Franck Cammas and his men, tough, tiring and very wet. Under two reefs in the mainsail and staysail, the giant trimaran is driving hard towards the ENE to avoid the most violent... [more]
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Sand shrouds Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy IRC classes
Sharon Allison, DIMC Media,
Team Premier with Hannes Waimer at the helm, EPI Mattafix sailed by David Rostant and the young under 18 team on Go North, with Frederic Jacobs in charge took the top three places of the IRC Divisions in the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy organized by Dubai International Marine Club over the weekend. Poor visibility and strong unstable winds shrouded the event... [more]
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Two podium places for Sea Dubai at RC 44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy
Sharon Allison,
A match race win and fifth place in the fleet race meant a very satisfying third place overall for home team Sea Dubai in the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC 44 Championship at Dubai International Marine Club.... [more]
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Tsunami Event - February 27, 2010 Chile - the Tsunami forecast model & from NOAA inf,
The Chile tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.8 earthquake (35.846°S, 72.719°W ), at 06:34 UTC, 115 km (60 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile (according to the USGS).... [more]
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RC44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy - Team Aqua wins a tough battle
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake and his Team Aqua won the fleet regatta after a fantastic final battle, whilst Torbjorn Tornqvist and Artemis conquered the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy (the combination of the match race and fleet race rankings) ahead of Pieter Heerema's No Way Back and Markus Wieser's Team Sea Dubai.... [more]
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RC44s Team Sea Dubai: helmsman straight in at the deep end.
Sharon Allison,
It's been a tough start for Raimondo Tonelli on the helm on Sea Dubai for the RC 44 season opener with the strong winds experienced over the last two days. He's had no time to be eased in to his new role of helming the boat in the fleet races. ‘I guess a gentle breeze would have given me an easier introduction although I love strong winds.... [more]
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Hong Kong crew in BMW Sailing Cup Final
BMW Regatta Media/Sail-World Asia,
Hong Kong will be represented by Team Jelik, who won the match racing sail-off after last year's BMW Autumn Regatta at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.... [more]
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RC 44 Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy - Artemis chasing victory
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake and his Team Aqua still lead the fleet race ranking of the Al Maktoum Sailing Trophy RC 44; however Torbjorn Tornqvist's Artemis is now only two points behind ahead of the last day. Igor Lah's Ceeref isn't far either, currently third overall and eight points behind. The last day will be intense!... [more]
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RORC Caribbean 600 - Hat Trick for Beau Geste
Although several boat are still racing, Richard Bamford's Swan 38 Dolfijn retired this morning which means that at tonight's prize giving Karl Kwok's Farr 80, Beau Geste, will be awarded the RORC Caribbean 600 trophy for best yacht overall under IRC, the line honours trophy for monohulls and Class trophy for IRC Super Zero.... [more]
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