All quiet on the Asia front

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 06 Jul 2010

Maybe Asia's sailors have all gone into stealth mode, or maybe there's just a gap in the calendar - whichever, the news is thin on the ground after this weekend.

Never mind - the sun is shining in Hong Kong (that's a welcome change) and there's Six Senses Phuket Raceweek to look forward to (21-25 July).

Guy Nowell, Editor

World Match Racing Tour Stena Match Cup Sweden: Skippers out in force
Simone Felsberger,
Stena Match Cup Sweden, Stage 5 of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, has attracted an abundance of the World's leading Men's and Women's match racers.... [more]
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F18 Worlds Day One Pictures,
Alex Udin's images from Day One of the 2010 F18 Worlds Erquy France... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race Legends Regatta is to be held in Alicante, Spain from 1st to 5th November 2011. The event will include a full racing schedule. As part of a rich programme of events, which will include a regatta prizegiving and a host of social events in the week running up to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.... [more]
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Optimist Asian Championship – Elephants and fire jugglers
Optimist Asian Championships opening ceremony followed a practice race that was held at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club. Before the Flag ceremony there was the unique experience of being able to see, touch and get onto an elephant. This enthralled all the sailors!... [more]
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Laser Radial World Championships - A breezy welcome to Largs
Andi Robertson,
Laser Radial World Championships. A full 18-25 knots of south westerly breeze Friday and Saturday gave the growing number of international athletes a challenging taste of the upper wind ranges, as well as the chilly Clyde waters as more and more Laser Radial sailors familiarise themselves with the race areas.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - A Key event
Simone Felsberger,
Stena Match Cup Sweden is synonymous with the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and has been part of this professional sailing series since its inception. The match racing event is renowned for attracting the best sailor's in the World. Stena Match Cup Sweden is Stage 5, marking the halfway point of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour which originally served as the model for the entire Tour.... [more]
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IODA Asian Championship - Breaking the 100 mark
The IODA Aasian Championship is underway in Pattaya, Thailand and runs from July 3rd until July 11th... [more]
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A-Cat Worlds 2010 - Full Results and more pictures,
Here are the final results and images from the Presentation of the 2010 A Class Catamaran World. Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy, from a fleet of 100 entries. Ashby won from current Australian A Cat champion Steve Brewin and in third place was Darwin sailor Jack Benson, who this week will be crewing for Brewin at th... [more]
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29er Europeans – Dutch hold on after Day 3
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er Europeans - Annemiek Bekkering and Kaj Bocker of the Netherlands had a tough day on the course with three races held for the opening of the finals for the 29er Europeans.... [more]
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High Performance Mono and Multihull rules written for America's Cup
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
The Defender of the America's Cup, Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Rating rule authorities in America and Britain have been commissioned to draft the rules for the next generation of America's Cup yacht. In asking US SAILING and the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seahorse Rating affiliate to write the rules, BMW ORACLE Racing and Golden Gate Yacht Club, winner of the 33rd America's Cup las... [more]
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A-Class Worlds 2010 – Ashby wins seventh World Championship,
This afternoon Australia's Glenn Ashby has taken out his seventh A Class World Championships, on the Adriatic in Cesenatico Italy from a fleet of 100 entries.... [more]
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Rockall 3's paint job...
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
What on earth is going on here? What's the strange blocky pattern on Chris Opielok's Rockall 3, seen here competing in the recent RORC IRC Nationals in the Solent, sailing under Hong Kong colours?... [more]
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