A sprinkling of news from around the world and Asia. Patrick Lim talks about growing the size and appeal of the World Match Racing Tour, Ao Chalong Yacht Club gets ready for the 3rd Sea Property Multihull Champs, and the Royal Selangor gets a visit from the 'Jewel'.
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Guy Nowell, Editor.
3rd Sea Property International Phuket Multihull Championships Peter Dyer, Sea Property International, The third SEA Property International Phuket Multihull Championship will take place 16-18 July in the Chalong Bay area. This increasingly popular event is expected to attract over 20 entries this year and is a perfect feeder for Six Senses Phuket Raceweek.... [more] Share this story
New Archambault M34 launched and sailing at La Rochelle Brenna Pringle, Southern Spars, Following months of design and development, the first Archambault M34 was launched and sailed last week in the seaside port of La Rochelle, France. This innovative Joubert-Nivelt-Mercier design was selected as the new class for yachting's famous Tour De France a la Voile, starting in 2011, replacing the Farr 30 after 12 years on the circuit. A full regatta schedule and a transatlantic race a... [more] Share this story
Schools Out! 5 SB3's Go out to play... Chris Holmes, The Singapore Sb3 fleet held an impromptu days racing on Saturday 19th June. A competitive fleet of 5 boats raced in a strong tide, a pleasant 12knots of wind and clear blue skies. Overall final positions were Dutchess, Su Me, Bandit, Pyxis and Vitra.... [more] Share this story
Portugal Match Cup - Some surprise results on day two WMRT, Portugal Match Cup Day two and the wind again ruled the race course. Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing) lost both matches today, while Adam Minoprio (ETNZ/Blackmatch Racing) and Torvar Mirsky (MRT) sit at the top of the leaderboard, after winning their matches.... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10: Where is Spirit of Australia? Clipper Ventures PLC, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Race 12 Cape Breton Island to Kinsale, Ireland Day 6. The home team, Cork, is maintaining its lead over the fleet, although the pack, led by Jamaica Lightning Bolt, is slowly closing down the miles to their target. The unknown quantity at this stage is Spirit of Australia... [more] Share this story
First definitive guide to Borneo's sharks and rays CSIRO, Which island of South-East Asia has the most stingray species in the world? Borneo. Sharks and Rays of Borneo describes the features, distribution, local names, habitat, biology and conservation status of 118 shark and ray species.... [more] Share this story
RSYC 'hijacks' Jewel of Muscat stopover AsianYachting.com, The Jewel of Muscat actually arrived on Tuesday afternoon, under tow (no wind, and no engine!) organised by committee member Capt Kumar's ship forwarding agency SEACON, and were expertly escorted by Cdr (Rtd) John Ferguson through the strong and tricky currents of the Klang river and comfortably berthed alongside the pontoon in front of the RSYC.... [more] Share this story
Tim Sewell joins ISAF as Head of Marketing and Events ISAF, Tim Sewell has joined the Secretariat of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in a new role as Head of Marketing and Events.... [more] Share this story
Kieler Woche winners decided Kieler Woche, Kieler Woche - ISAF Sailing World Cup. Competitors have had to endure some long days on the water at this years Kieler Woche, which began with blustery wind and waves producing some exciting sailing and then became a crawl to struggle through the schedule with very light and shifty conditions across all course areas.... [more] Share this story
One design time in Porto Cervo Jill Campbell, Porto Cervo - The sleek superyachts that graced Porto Cervo Marina for the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta last week have given way to pared-down Farr 40 and Melges 32 one design racing machines. From 25th June to 3rd July the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda will organize three regattas for the fleets: the Audi Invitational Melges 32, a leg of the Farr 40 European Circuit and the Audi Sardinia Cup.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: 'New Deal' Protocol sent to teams for comment America's Cup Media, In a joint initiative by the defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club and the Challenger of Record, Italy's Club Nautico di Roma, a draft of the Protocol rules for the 34th America's Cup was sent to the challenging teams today. Foremost amongst numerous innovations is a forward-thinking structure that allows funds and assets to transfer from one America's Cup to the next.... [more] Share this story
International Match Racing Academy launches at Portimão Yvonne Reid, Portimão, Portugal Match Cup, Stage 4 is home to a new international match racing Academy launch today. The ‘Sun Sailing Academy' is the first match racing development facility of its kind for Portugal and is the latest sports venue profiled to be, ‘the World's best Match Racing Academy'.... [more] Share this story
Tracking takes centre stage at Optimists events Sally Burnett, The Optimist North American Championship is approaching fast. More than 200 sailors will gather in Kingston, Canada for 5 days of tough competition. Just a few days later, another even larger fleet will gather in Kamien-Pomorski, Poland for the Optimist Europeans. This year, both events will feature live tracking.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup Protocol scene-setter to be released this week Richard Gladwell, Sail-World's sources confirmed today that the first version of the 34th America's Cup Protocol would be released this week. The document which sets out the conditions under which the 34th America's Cup and the Challenger Selection Series will operate will not name the basic tenets of the event - being the boat, the dates and the venue. These three basics are still the subject of a consultati... [more] Share this story
Newport - Bermuda 2010 Noonmark VI wins Gibbs Hill Division John Rousmaniere, Newport Bermuda Race 2010 Noonmark VI has handily won the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy based on provisional standings for the 47th Newport Bermuda Race.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour's Patrick Lim talks to Valencia Sailing ValenciaSailing.com, During the round robin of the 2010 Korea Match Cup, Valencia Sailing had the chance to meet Malaysian businessman Patrick Lim, Executive Chairman of the World Match Racing Tour, and discuss his views and ambitions for the world's match racing championship as new owner of the circuit.... [more] Share this story
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