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Team New Zealand win in Auckland, Simmer and Spithill talk, Hainan all set to become the centre of the sailing universe, AND WIN YOURSELF A LIFETIME'S FREE MARINA BERTHING. Go on... have a read...

Guy Nowell, Editor

The Latest Sail-World competition - Prize value over AUD$300,000,
Since 2000 we've been running Sail-World online competitions. These have been very popular, with our audience. Sailors have won everything from charter holidays, to offshore wet weather gear, inshore jackets and this year we broke new ground with our Win a Laser competition. Now we have a very different prize from those in our previous competitions.... [more]
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'Procedures website' for yachts visiting Hong Kong ticks all the boxes
Colin Dawson,
The Hong Kong Immigration Department and Hong Kong Marine Department have produced a web page for visiting yachts outlining port procedures and requirements:... [more]
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Sail Banda 2010 Regatta: NOR
Sail Banda media,
The Regatta is a Indonesia Sailing event, organized by Indonesia Sailing Federation together with the Sail Banda Organizing Committee, Provincial Administration of Maluku, Ministry of Marine and Fishery Affair, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Republic of Indonesia and Navy Force of Indonesia... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 3,
Why James Spithill did not fall off the boat... and can he get to sail a Moth? What role does the Luois Vuitton series have leading up to 2013/2014?... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand wins Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
Racing under the colours of the host Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta Sunday. The Kiwi boat extended on every leg of the deciding five-mile race off Auckland's East Coast Bays against the Mascalzone Latino Audi team representing Club Nautico di Roma, which is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 2,
Simmer admits that Alinghi made some mistakes. Now the discussion gets detailed on all kinds of onboat systems and there is talk from Spithill about 2013 or 2014 and what kind of boats are going to be sailed. And could BMW Oracle do 50 knots..... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 1,
Grant Simmer, Managing Director and Design Coordinator of Alinghi and James Spithill, Helmsman of BMW Oracle and winner of the 33rd America's Cup at their home club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney, with Rob Brown from the 1984 Austraia II Campaign - Part I... [more]
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America's Cup: 'Where to from here?' Grant Dalton on Emirates Team NZ
Richard Gladwell.,
Emirates Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton talks to Sail-World's New Zealand Editor, Richard Gladwell on what lies ahead for the team heading into the 34th America's Cup. Includes some thought on the preferred boat, timing and signing up a team and more....... [more]
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Groupama 3: Jules Verne Trophy - finish in 45 minutes
Franck Cammas,
Franck Cammas and crew aboard Groupama are poised to cut over two days off the round the world sailing record and became the new holders of the Jules Verne Trophy. As of 1016hrs NZT they have 18 miles left to sail, travelling at over 28kts and are 1489nm ahead of the record. Finish time is projected for 2245hrs, on 20 March 2010, local time off Ushant. Here is the latest report... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Oracle and Alinghi face off, one last time
Simon Reffold, for,
And the result was, frankly, surprising. Perhaps, after all the shenanigans, legal wrangling, posturing and vitriol of the past two and bit years, perhaps, sailing is going in a truly positive direction. Here's why.... [more]
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Clipper Race- Qingdao to San Francisco - heavy weather ahead
Zoe Williamson,
Clipper Race Director Joff Bailey explains, 'The fleet, in particular those that are further north, will shortly be experiencing much stronger winds - Force 8 to 10 (34-55 knots) - which will last for the next 24 to 36 hours. The weather picture for the Pacific shows some tight isobars as the next low pressure catches up with the fleet.'... [more]
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2010 World Match Racing Tour profiles the nine Tour Card Holders
Yvonne Reid / ISAF,
With the 2010 Tour Card Holders having recently been announced, each of the teams are gearing up for the tough 10 event challenge against the world's top match racing talent. Find out more about the world's top match racers as they prepare for the start of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour season in Marseille next month.... [more]
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Team RHKYC, skippered by Gavin Brady, in Congressional Cup 2010
RHKYC Media,
Gavin Brady will again be representing the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) when he competes in the 2010 Congressional Cup, hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club from 23 to 27 March. Gavin has previously won 4 Congressional Cups, including the race in 2006 when he represented RHKYC.... [more]
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Qingdao International Sailing Week
Chen Ran, Beijing Review,
The Qingdao International Sailing Week will take place at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center in east China's Shandong Province, from August 21 to 29, 2010.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta rings in the changes for 2010
Duncan Worthington, Phuket King's Cup Media,
The Phuket King's Cup Regatta is Asia's largest keelboat regatta and arguably the most popular with over 2,000 people attending each year. Now entering it's 24 years, the Organising Committee continue to innovate and develop the Regatta with the aim to provide the same high standard each year, with a few new twists.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12: Hannah Jenner first female skipper to enter
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) can announce that entry 14 – and the first female skipper – has signed up to compete in the double-handed circumnavigation for Class40's. Hannah Jenner has already logged around 130,000 miles of sailing which including a circumnavigation as skipper of fully-crewed Glasgow: Scotland with Style in the Clipper 07-09 Round The World Race... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Hainan Province, China stopover announced
Volvo Ocean Race,
Sanya, the southernmost city on the golden coast of Hainan Province, China, has won the bid to host the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The port of Sanya is now confirmed as the only stopover in Asia. Other ports on the course include the start in Alicante, where the Volvo Ocean Race now has its base, stopovers in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Lisbon, Lorient and the finish in Galway.... [more]
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Hainan plans to sail to international fame
Zhao Hanyin, Huang Yiming (China Daily),
Hainan province will take the lead in formulating the national standards for yachting, a fledgling industry to be vigorously promoted in the tropical island's spurting efforts to build an 'international tourist resort' in 10 years, the top official of the provincial capital said.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Probably the best race so far . . .
Bob Fisher,
With the threat of elimination, TeamOrigin and Artemis pulled out the most exciting race of the regatta. The advantage swung between the boats, first to the British and then to the Swedish team. Wind shifts and variable current added to the strategies while match racing tactics were seen in profusion, particularly on the first lap.... [more]
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A100 Majan surviving 70 Knots in the Southern Ocean
OC Events,
Oman Sail's A100 trimaran ‘Majan' has been battling hurricane force winds in the Southern Ocean on leg 3 of the Indian Ocean 5 Capes Race en route to the next stop over in Fremantle, Australia. From Mark Covell on board ‘Majan': It's been a long couple of days. As I woke the first day of this storm Paul, Mohammed and Mike were on watch. The sky was grey with driving rain that stung your face. The... [more]
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5th Commodores Forum - Insights into hosting commercial sailing events
Cailah Leask,
Yacht club operators across the world congregated at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Perth, Western Australia, to hold their fifth Commodores Forum to meet and share their experience and views.... [more]
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