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 07 Jun 2010

Sail-World Asia is heading back to Korea tomorrow for the Korea International Boat Show and the WMRT Korea Match Cup. Having been there for the Korea Cup only ten days ago, it is beginning to feel as if Korea is figuring large on the regional 'marine scene'. We went to KIBS the last two years, so it will be interesting to see how the event - and all the ancillary sideshows - has expanded. Korea undoubtedly has big plans for its marine industry - and the gumption to make things happen. So watch this space.

Koh Samui has wrapped up for another year, and Ray Roberts is the Asian Yachting Grand Prix champion. Closing report here. They've been getting their boots blown off in Sardinia at the latest LV Trophy event, unlike ICAP Leopard who is wallowing in the Atlantic.

SailRocket is back for more high speed punishment, and the RHKYC has signed a swimwear sponsor for their Around the Island Race. We suggest that every boat in the race should have a swimwear model on board - it'd be great for the pictures!

Guy Nowell, Editor

2nd Asian Sportsboat Champs expecting a big entry list
RHKYC Media,
In 2007 the Asian International Sportsboats Championships hosted by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club) had 19 entries - 9 of which were from overseas. The visitors had an unbelievable pedigree including World /European/ National Champions, Volvo Ocean race skippers, China America Cup team and leading sail makers. The event was closely followed in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.... [more]
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Koh Samui Regatta - Hat-Trick for Ray Roberts and Evolution Racing
Sawadee.com media,
Koh Samui Regatta. The Racing Class was as competitive as anyone could have hoped for. Ray Roberts and his crew were strong all week and in the end Neil Pryde and the crew aboard Hi-Fi had to succumb to the challenge from Evolution Racing.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup - World's elite match racers converge
WMRT Media,
Korea Match Cup 2010 will see the world's most elite match racers converge on the developing region of Gyeonggi in South Korea next week, for stage three of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Twelve helms will take to the tidal flats of Jeongok and Jebu lying on the West coast to fight for further valuable World Match Racing Tour score points.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour 2010 - YANMAR Racing stepping up a gear
YANMAR Racing Media,
World Match Racing Tour 2010: While its not been the best of season starts for Peter Gilmour's YANMAR Racing team, they have an 11,6 result after Match Race France and Match Race Germany, a better result might be expected in the upcoming Korea Match Cup, which runs from June 9th to 13th.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Thriller in La Maddalena goes down to the wire
Louis Vuitton Media annd Sail-World,
After being two races down, on match point, and trailing mid-way through the third race, Emirates Team New Zealand came back from the dead to win the Louis Vuitton Trophy in an action-packed afternoon of match race sailing. The New Zealand crew, winners of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland in February, prevailed 3-2 against the Synergy Russian Sailing Team, who won the first race of the day to... [more]
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MatchRaceThailand Cup II - Rather impolite at the starts
Neil Semple,
Jon Eriksson from Finland added to his tally and won Match Race Thailand Cup II here on Sunday offshore the Royal Varuna Yacht Club on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Siam in light to medium winds.... [more]
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ICAP Leopard 3 Translantic Record attempt - No wind, no record
ICAP Leopard 3 Captains Blog,
ICAP Leopard 3 Monohull Transatlantic Speed Record attempt: plagued by the lack of wind. 'I am afraid whichever way we look at our situation we have next to zero wind and are going nowhere, let alone fast. Despite a great days sail yesterday at around 02.00hrs this morning the mighty wind gods switched the fan off for us and left us wallowing around with 420 odd Nm to the finish at lands end.'... [more]
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Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally- Out of Time for 2011
Bob Williams,
The Around Australia Ocean Race and Rally event has received unprecedented interest from local and international yacht owners, crew and supporters, along with a ground swell of enthusiasm from potential event hosts around Australia – including yacht clubs, local councils, port authorities, tourism and development authorities and governments.... [more]
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Intense battles and a win... Match Race Thailand Cup 1
Morten Jakobsen,
Loud applause from the numerous spectators and fellow competitors was the accompaniment, when Jon Eriksson and his strong team consisting of Till Ahnert, Grzegorz Florkow, and Alex Samaras crossed the finish line just 30 meters from the beach bar of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club.... [more]
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America's Cup 34: Marcelino Botín talks to ValenciaSailing.com
Marcelino Botín, the Spanish head designer of Emirates Team New Zealand, talked to Valencia Sailing about his ideas on the future America's Cup yacht but also the TP52's and, of course, the brand new Volvo Ocean Race campaign the kiwis will run for the Spanish footwear group Camper. Botín and Emirates Team NZ are strong advocates of the monohull option for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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Images from Semi's - Louis Vuitton Trophy - Sander van den Borsch
Sander van der Borch,
Top international sailing photographer presents this gallery of images from the Semi Finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy - Artemis vs ETNZ... [more]
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Sailrocket Project update - New skins, sunshine and ... them!!
Vestas Sailrocket/Paul Larsen,
The UK based team behind the Vestas Sailrocket project are building a new boat to finish the job of setting the outright world speed sailing record. Paul Larsen brings us up to date with the latest progress.... [more]
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RC 44 Championship Tour explores new venues, and discovers Copenhagen
MaxComm Communications,
RC 44 Championship Tour 2010's third regatta will take place next week in Copenhagen (Denmark). Copenhagen will host the regatta on June 8 – 13. Organised by the Royal Danish Yacht Club, the event will bring together ten RC 44 one-designs for a week of fleet and match racing.... [more]
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Zoke signs as sponsor of RHKYC's Around The Island Race
RHKYC Media,
On 23 April 2010 Hong Kong, Mr Liu Rui-Jin, Chairman of ZhouKe (Hong Kong) International Holdings Ltd., and Mr Ray Parry, General Manager of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC), signed a three year agreement which will see the Chinese swimwear and leisurewear retailer give their name to one of RHKYC's most historic inshore races, the annual Around The Island Race.... [more]
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Clipper 09-10 - Victory in New York for Uniquely Singapore
Clipper Ventures PLC,
Clipper update: In a race which went right down to the wire, Uniquely Singapore has secured their first ever victory in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. The south-east Asian team has been in a nip and tuck race with fellow competitors Cape Breton Island since departing Jamaica eight days ago on the tenth leg of the global series.... [more]
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