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 14 Aug 2010

The South Africans went to Cowes Week to 'take a look at the Solent', and won the J/109 class, beating the European Champions, the UK Champ and the previous four-times winner of Cowes Week into the bargain. Tactician Mark Sadler said: 'The Solent is a tricky place to sail so it has been a steep learning curve this week.' Now that has to Understatement of the Week - clearly this is a boat to watch out for in the Commodores' Cup which starts today!

Jelik 5 to compete in China Cup 2010
CCIR Media/Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Competition in the IRC class for this year's China Cup International Regatta just hotted up, with the entry of Frank Pong's newly-acquired TP52 Jelik 5. Originally Alta Vita, the boat was designed by Laurie Davidson and built in 2001 by Cooksons.... [more]
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South African yacht wins at Cowes Week
Richard Crockett,
Cowes Week is now at an end, but this year for only the second time in the 168 year history of the event, one of the largest (with over 800 boats) and most prestigious sailing regattas in the World, a South African yacht has won its class.... [more]
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Beau Geste, just truckin' along...
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
You've been here before, right? Quietly trucking up the beat, concentrating on staying in the groove, when all of a sudden a quick glance on the rear view mirror and... 'What was that?', and something BIG shoots past making you feel as if you are standing still...... [more]
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Stunning Sailing in Darkest Borneo
Simon Farmer,
Selmar Star notches up third consecutive win in the 2010 BIYC... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Day 2 Weather - Early Glass?
Kenn Batt,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Here is this morning's forecast by meterologist Kenn Batt for Day 2 of the 21st annual regatta. It was a great day in paradise yesterday, but I still can't explain the 'glassout' with that synoptic situation? Such are the vagaries of weather! A shame about the wind today! But at least the rest of the weather will be nice.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup – 2010 team line-up complete!
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup commences on Sunday, 15 August, with the first race scheduled for 10:30am and, as one would expect, there has been no shortage of activity since close of challenges for the 10th biennial edition.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold - First champions medal at Weymouth
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail for Gold created its first 2010 Champions today in three classes. In the other ten classes, it was also judgment day of a kind. The drop was looming yesterday, and this evening we can see the big names that didn't make the cut for tomorrow's medal race.... [more]
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North Sails 3Di - The How and Why
Rob Kothe,
During the lead up to the 32nd Americas Cup, the Swiss Alinghi team hoisted sails on their boat so unique, that it had tongues wagging and people speculating as to just what were those unique, solid black looking sails with no apparent Mylar film.... [more]
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SailTV: Skandia Sail For Gold
Live and replay coverage of the Skandia Sail For Gold being sailed off Weymouth, England. This event is our first look at the venue and form for the 2012 Olympic venue and competitors. Live and replay coverage of the World Match Race tour, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays. Have a look at the new VirtualEye Interactive - run your own replays... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 heading for Malta,
At 606-nautical-miles the Rolex Middle Sea Race is a major test in anyone's programme and once again, the 31st edition is attracting the usual mix of professional and Corinthian adventurers. At present 25 yachts have committed themselves to the challenge.... [more]
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America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - Sailing's 'Royalty' reunite
Jan Harley,
America's Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion - The members of sailing's royal court include any veteran of the storied 12 Metre era racing that stretched from 1958 to 1987. With 80 teams competing as contenders or defenders, there is a cadre of sailors whose involvement in the Cup – as skipper, crew, afterguard, designer, builder, syndicate member, race manager or press – has earned them admittance.... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - The return of the king?
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail for Gold 2010 - It cannot have been an easy decision for the triple Olympic gold medalist, Ben Ainslie, to return to the Finn class. Ainslie completely dominated the Finn, unbeaten between 2004 and 2008, winning gold medals at both the bookending Olympic regattas. Ainslie was the man who put the bite into Dennis Connor's book title, ‘No Excuse to Lose'.... [more]
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