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 21 Jul 2010

As the skies darken over Hong Kong, Sail-World Asia shifts off today to Phuket for the Six Senses Phuket Raceweek - the 'Green Season' regatta, timed to take advantage of the (usually) more windy conditions of the summer "off" season in Thailand's no 1 sailing spot. There's a 39-boat entry list waiting for starters' orders tomorrow, and we'll be there to bring you the stories and the pictures.

Guy Nowell, Editor

SEA Property Multihull Challenge 2010,
Overnight the strong conditions over the last couple of days moderated down to a mere 5 knots for the last day's racing at the SEA Property Multihull Challenge in Phuket Thailand. There was a ‘bonus' patch of 10 knots half way around the course. Simon James' race team sent all boats on an 18nm passage race out to the safe water mark, then back through the Chalong Bay gate and up around Koh Bon... [more]
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America's Cup Video Competition- three selected as early winners
Tim Jeffery,
34th America's Cup Video Competition early entry has closed with three winning videos selected from 10 excellent finalists.... [more]
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Supplying the boats from optimist sailor to Olympic champion
ISAF World Sailing,
ISAF Youth World Championship equipment of choice, the 420 class celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The 420 was at the very first Championship, held at Angelholm, Sweden in 1971 and has been at almost all championships since including this year in Istanbul.... [more]
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ISAF World Match Racing Tour announces latest TV schedule
Media WMRT,
ISAF World Match Racing Tour - If you haven't been lucky enough to see the teams in action, we have all the details of where you can watch exclusive footage in the highlights programmes, news shows and of course live action at future events on TV channels around the world.... [more]
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Images from Cowes: British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta
Mark Lloyd,
Mark Lloyd presents a beautiful gallery of images from the opening day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta racing in idyllic conditions on the Solent.... [more]
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America's Cup in San Francisco a $1.4 billion anchor
SF Chronicle,
America's Cup could increase Bay Area's economy by $1.4 billion! Sailing may not be as popular as football in this country, but hosting the world's premier regatta would pack at least three times the economic punch for San Francisco as a Super Bowl.... [more]
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Bayview Mackinac Race update - 136 finished to date,
A total of 206 sailboats in 20 classes raced in the 2010 Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race that started under blue skies and a light 12 knot breeze and ended with a rainstorm and 20-knot gusts on Saturday in Lake Huron. 136 sailboats have now completed the race.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie and the University of the America's Cup
Ben Ainslie,
Team Origin and the America's Cup update comes from triple Olympic Gold Medallist and Britain's Team Origin skipper Ben Ainslie.... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship –Closing ceremony marks the end
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship officially came to an end with the Closing Ceremony held at the poolside of the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul. Over the past week close to 350 sailors representing 59 nations have battled for the eight Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship titles at the 40th edition of the Youth Worlds.... [more]
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Sarawak Regatta gets MYR50,000 sponsorship from Nippon Oil
The Borneo Post,
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (Nippon Oil) yesterday presented a sponsorship of RM50,000 to the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage for the Sarawak Regatta.... [more]
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Steve White to set sail Around the World non-stop and the wrong way
Andi Robertson,
Steve White has announced his intention to break the current world record for circumnavigating single-handed, non-stop the 'wrong way'. Taking place this winter, the attempt will mark the 40th anniversary of the original record set by Sir Chay Blyth (CBE BEM) on ‘British Steel', who embarked on the epic journey described by The Times in 1970 as the ‘Impossible Voyage'.... [more]
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Borneo International Yachting Challenge (BIYC) 2010 begins 25th July
Simon Farmer, BIYC Media,
This annual event, now in its seventh year, takes a fleet of cruising boats from Miri to Labuan - a distance of 105 miles, and then from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) which is another 65 miles. The regatta finishes in Kota Kinabalu with two races around the Tunku Abdul Rahman national Marine Park on Friday 30 July, followed by a lavish prize giving dinner at Sutera Harbour Marina Club... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship - Day 4 action and video
Emily Caroe,
Extreme 40 World Championship continues. Taking each team's fifth man spot for one of the races were Slovenia's ambassadors to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan. Each got first hand experience of racing the high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans alongside some of the best sailors in the world.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships preview
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships begins on Monday 19th July and runs until Friday 23rd July. 108 entries represent 16 nations. One practice race is scheduled for Sunday [tomorrow] at 1500 hrs leaving enough time for final preparations and those arriving late to switch into World Championship race mode in the morning.... [more]
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CrossFit - get fit for sailing without leaving the beach!
It used to be that the way to get fit for sailing involved going for a run, doing a few press-ups and if you got really serious then maybe a light, weights program. A group of four golfers from the Institute of Golf (iGolf) are using a different form of training - CrossFit - to train for a marathon style relay they will undertake from North Shore City to Wellington, New Zealand from 16-21 August.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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