New 420 World Champions from Singapore

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 03 Aug 2010

Congratulations to Singaporeans Justin Liu and Sherman Cheng on their Worlds title in the 420 - and take a look at the Honour Roll of Singaporean sailors at the bottom of the story - it's hard to beat!

Guy Nowell, Editor

Singaporeans Liu and Cheng are new 420 World Champions
Singapore Sailing,
Singapore sailors Justin Liu (19) and Sherman Cheng (18) have just become the first Asian sailors to win the 2010 International 420 World Championship in Haifa, Israel. The Singaporean pair came in third in the 6-race qualifying series behind Greece and France to qualify in the Gold fleet, and have been maintaining the lead in the final series since Wednesday.... [more]
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Beau Geste 'claimed the prize it came for' in 2010 Mac Race
Kathlin F Sickel,,
The 102nd Chicago to Mackinac Race concluded Tuesday, July 27, 2010, as tradition dictates, with the party and awards ceremony in the Tea Garden of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Line honours went to the 80-foot Beau Geste for being the first of the 300-plus racing boats to cross the finish line. Karl Kwok, owner of the big sloop from Hong Kong, had made clear his intent to secure... [more]
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2010 Monsoon Cup expected to generate 30% return on investment
Santhia Panjanadan,,
The annual Monsoon Cup match racing regatta held in Terengganu, the second largest international sports event in Malaysia, is set to chalk up a 30 per cent increase on its returns on investment for event, media and brand value this year compared with MYR539 million achieved last year.... [more]
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Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2010
Capt Charlie Dwyer,,
The whole of the superyacht world is looking to Asia as the next great cruising ground and organisers are seeing a steady growth of yachts in the region. As more superyachts are attracted to the region and to the fun and festive event, an invitation is extended by the organiser to power and sail vessels over 30 meters... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Cowes Week Day 3 - Guichard fights back
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - Day Three saw less wind but no less action on the water as the nine teams competing in the UK round of the five-stop circuit battled for every point and every place on the race course. The sailors were pushing all the time with some very aggressive tactics resulting in a general recall in race 15.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing squares off against Team Origin in 1851 Cup
Tim Jeffery,
BMW Oracle Racing - Two of sailing's youngest, most talented skippers – Jimmy Spithill and Ben Ainslie – square off this week in The 1851 Cup, a one-off match racing regatta between America's Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing and TeamOrigin of the U.K.... [more]
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Double Olympic medallist to skipper Abu Dhabi's VOR campaign
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
Two-time Olympic medallist, Ian Walker of Great Britain, has taken the helm as skipper for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race title pursuit, as the emirate's newest sporting outfit readies for the 'Everest of Sailing'. Appointed by the team's backer, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), Walker will lead an 11-strong crew in one of the world's toughest, most extreme sporting challeng... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Crash at Cowes Week 2010
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series At Cowes Week 2010 - In race 11 (the fourth inshore race of today), approaching the windward mark Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild hit Franck Cammas' Groupama 40 wiping out both rudders, leaving Groupama with no steerage whatsoever.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 - New sports boat fleet makes splash
Sue Pelling/CWL,
Cowes Week - The introduction of the seven-strong Longtze fleet at Cowes Week this year has created a bit of a stir. This new 6.8m dinghy/keelboat is highly noticeable by its interesting retro 505-style lines particularly the rolled top deck. The square top, bright coloured 20.6sq m mainsail is also a big giveaway.... [more]
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Jo Royle: the Plastiki experience at Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Tucked in a plastic pod, onboard a leaky boat called Plastiki with a crew of men for four months, Skipper Jo Royle has many stories to tell. But her main message is that we need to beat waste and change our attitudes to the use of one-life plastic.... [more]
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Oman Sail out in force at Cowes Week
Into The Blue,
Back again in Cowes are the two Oman Sail Extreme 40's, Masirah and The Wave, Muscat. The duo finished second and third in the first event in France and will be looking to improve their positions over the six days of racing in round two of the European Extreme Sailing Series.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships preview
Peter Kaergaard,
SAP 505 World Championships Preview - Aarhus, Denmark - Having just won the 505 Pre-Worlds Regatta in Aarhus, Denmark, Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller are looking to continue their winning ways in the SAP 505 World Championships which start tomorrow.... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup – Big guns at the ready,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is to see a fleet of top maxi yachts competing in the event in Porto Cervo. The event is a favourite gathering for these competitive and striking sailing craft, which will meet off Sardinia's spectacular Costa Smeralda from 5 – 11 September.... [more]
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