Big line squalls to round off Six Senses Phuket Raceweek

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 27 Jul 2010

If the amount of wind that arrived at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek on the last day - in a couple of short, powerful, destructive bursts - had been averaged out over the whole four days of racing, there would have still been plenty to go round! And the rain... horizontal, and hurting.

Plus a round-up of the last couple of days from around the world.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Six Senses Phuket Raceweek - All hell breaks loose on the final day
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek media,
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek - At the sumptuous Six Senses Evason breakfast overlooking the racing area, the warning signs for a tough day ahead were already in full view. White caps and lumpy seas, stirred up by 20 to 25 knot South West Monsoon winds.... [more]
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2010 Rolex Osprey Cup - ISAF Grade 1 event
Dana Paxton,
The Notice of Race for the 2010 Rolex Osprey Cup has been posted by organizers St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.) to the website.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Three
Vivienne Masters,
PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 - The third day of fast and furious racing off Sotavento's white sands belonged to Dunkerbeck, but the week is still Albeau's.... [more]
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RC 44 Season Championship resumes tomorrow off Valencia
Bernard Schopfer,
RC 44 2010 Season Championship features 11 crews ready to battle in match and fleet race disciplines, and resumes here tomorrow on the Mediterranean Sea.... [more]
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International Laser sailors competing in Oz -PSA Summer Transport Deal
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia freight offer will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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America's Cup television trials conclude with bang
Tim Jeffery,
A strong sea breeze on the final day of the America's Cup television trials concluded what has widely been regarded as a highly successful evaluation. Over the past four days two high-performance monohulls and multihulls have been loaded with a plethora of cameras and microphones and put through match racing maneuvers to help find new camera angles and test surround sound format.... [more]
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Australia's rock art discovery - sailing vessels visit in mid-1600's
A team of researchers from The Australian National University and Griffith University have discovered evidence of Southeast Asian sailing vessels visiting Australia in the mid-1600s – the oldest contact rock art in Australia.... [more]
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Letter from the Defenderland: How the America's Cup could be run
Dick Enersen,
Dick Enersen shares his perspective of the latest happening in the America's Cup world: 'I have written that it will be very difficult to conduct an old school America's Cup on San Francisco Bay and, frankly, nothing has changed on the Bay to alter that thought, since the tides still rip, container ships, tankers and ferries still come and go, and it's not as big, or as deep, as it looks.... [more]
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Internet Images Rules for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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Platu 25 World Championship Modus Vivendi 3Alfa wins in 2010
Platu Worlds 2010,
Kostas Karageorgiou's Modus Vivendi-3Alfa gets the title with one race to go and with no less than a 17 points lead on the second placed and 21 on the third.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Paneri Cowes Regatta 2010 - final day
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Paneri Cowes Regatta 2010 - final day. Although light airs prevailed on the final day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta, there was just enough wind for the single scheduled race to be started on time at midday.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Artemis bounces back on Day 4 at Barcelona
Audi MedCup Media,
After an uncharacteristically disappointing regatta in Marseille last month, finishing eighth, Paul Cayard and the crew of Torbjorn Tornqvist's Swedish flagged Artemis have bounced right back ahead on the penultimate day of the Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy... [more]
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