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 14 May 2010

If you haven't sailed in the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta then you really haven't ‘done' Asia. The Raja Muda is the most infuriating and challenging racing on the calendar - and its unique mix of cans and distance racing, ‘circus on the move' atmosphere, and parties and racing packed together for eight unrelenting days, makes it a real tour de force, a sort of marathon triathlon on water. Read all about it.

There's a Hong Kong Team getting ready to strut their stuff in the Commodores' Cup in Cowes, Jessica Watson arriving home after her short-course circumnavigation, the Singapore SB3 fleet inviting you to get your feet wet, and some fairly serious pronouncements from ISAF's Olympic Commission. Plenty to read.

And in an entirely novel bid to popularize – or at least show off - sailing to a large number of people in China, the Beijing Sailing Centre is organising the ‘BSC Ladies Cup 2010' this weekend 22/23 May. Seven prominent VIP Beijing ladies, all sailing novices, and one of them a member of the CPPCC, will spend a day and half learning to sail in Omega dinghies, and then race for bragging rights on Sunday afternoon. Ladies, apply your sunscreen! Go! We'll bring you reports on this interesting little PR event just as soon as we receive them.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Announcing the 21st Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, 2010
Jeff Harris,,
In November 2010, one of Asia's oldest and most respected sailing regattas 'comes of age.' For the 21st consecutive year, the Royal Selangor Yacht Club (RSYC) in Malaysia is organising the latest edition of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR).... [more]
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Hong Kong all fired up for Rolex Commodores' Cup
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup. With three months to go to the 10th edition of the biennial Rolex Commodores' Cup, the international fleet has every prospect of being one of the more exotic in recent events.... [more]
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Singapore SB3 Laser Champs - NOR
SB3 Fleet Captain,
Stage 2 of the Singapore Laser SB3 Championship will take place on 22/23 May 2010 at Raffles Marina. The last Tiger Cup was a great success with 13 identical boats fighting hard to get the best out of the 11 races sailed. There will be a maximum of 9 starts scheduled this time, and a barbecue on the Saturday night.... [more]
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Dick Sanders RIP
OMYC Sailing Comittee,
We are very sad to announce the passing of Dick Sanders, owner and Skipper of 'Thai Raver' and we offer our condolences to his family and close friends.Following surgery last December for a brain tumor, and in spite of continuing chemotherapy, he passed away early Wednesday morning in a Bangkok hospital.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing Day 10 - The Western Australian current
SOS Racing,
Save Our Seas Ocean Racing is into day ten of Ian Thomson's solo sailing world record attempt. Save Our Seas Ocean Racing departed Airlie Beach on the fifth of May at 10:30:20 in an effort to break the world record for sailing non-stop solo around Australia.... [more]
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The Wetass Chronicles: Jessica Watson's 'Adventure Lost'
Tim Zimmerman, in Sailing World,
Jessica Watson will soon become the youngest sailor to circle the globe non-stop and by herself. But modern technology has taken much of the challenge out of this once superhuman feat.... [more]
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Jessica Watson to appear at Sydney International Boat Show
Bob Wonders,
Headline acts at every turn with the Sydney International Boat Show. Sponsored by NSW Maritime and scheduled for five action-packed days, July 29 – August 2, space bookings are going ‘gangbusters' with the association forced to open Hall 6 following a complete sell out of floor space in the primary (and cavernous!) Halls 1 through 5.... [more]
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Portugal Match Cup 2010 - New venue
WMRT Media,
Portugal Match Cup 2010 has a new venue for stage four РPortiṃo. The tour, which is into its seventh edition arrives at Portimao in June. The event will be held at the Marina of Portiṃo from June 22 Р27, 2010.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Olympic Commission report a thunderbolt for the sport
Richard Gladwell,
The report of the International Sailing Federation's Olympic Commission, presented last weekend to the ISAF Events Committee and Council, is a thunderbolt that should not be ignored by the sport.... [more]
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Sailing ISAF World Championship - Youth sailors set sail for Istanbul
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship. The event has been held in 23 countries over the past 40 years, but it is the first time Istanbul has hosted the championships. With the highest number of competitors of recent years, the regatta looks set to be a competitive regatta for the best young sailors of the world.... [more]
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Multihull mistake forces ISAF Olympic Sailing overhaul
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
Sometimes a major tragedy is needed to prompt a major change. The death of six sailors in the 1998 Sydney Hobart race prompted major changes in offshore racing safety regulations and the removal of the fastest and most exciting boat, the Tornado multihull for the 2012 London Olympics, may in the long term be the trigger that changes the face of sailing world-wide over the coming decades.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series-Red Bull joins forces with Olympic Medallists
Extreme Sailing Series,
The European circuit isn't the first foray into Extreme 40 racing for the Red Bull team. They joined the inaugural Extreme Sailing Series Asia over the winter of 2009/2010 visiting Hong Kong, Singapore and Muscat, Oman, racing five other established Extreme 40 teams.... [more]
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Match Race Germany - Mathieu Richard aims for top points scorer
WMRT Media,
Richard is sitting comfortably on top of the leadership ladder with 25 overall points and a five point lead over close rival Ainslie. Skipper of the French Match Racing Team and previous tactician for the French America's Cup Team, Aleph in Auckland, he has not won Match Race Germany to date. 2010 could be Mathieu's year... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing Circumnavigation - Day 7 A very interesting morning
Ian Thomson,
It is day seven into Ian Thomson's solo sailing world record attempt. 'In a time period of three hours all before 6am this morning, I had to deal with a spinnaker wrapped around the forestay, a jammed tiller and a broken drive unit. Lets just say this morning has been interesting.' It is day seven into Ian Thomson's solo sailing world record attempt.... [more]
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