ABC sailing: from Airlie Beach to Borneo to Cowes

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 17 Aug 2010

The Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 is the headline act at the moment, with the sole Asian team, Hong Kong, hanging tough in fourth place after two days' racing.

Closer to home (just!) is the Hobie Worlds all the way up at the top of China, in Wei Hai, Not to mention the as well as round-ups from the Borneo Cup and the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth - two slightly different events!

Guy Nowell, Asia Editor

HKG at the Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 - Day 2
Jamie McWilliam,
Blondie nailed the pin and after about 3 minutes flipped across the pack and led into the top mark, only to watch the GBR Red GS43 Quokka 8 light up downwind in 16-20 to nip into a lead which we only managed to get back on the next beat through some epic work by Tom McWilliam and Patrick Pender which enabled us to hold high in the pressure... [more]
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On board with Hong Kong, at the Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010
Jamie McWilliam,
The HK team consists of the Mills 40.5 EFG Bank Mandrake, the Mills 40 Colliers Blondie IV, and the Corby 36 Rockall III. The event is a team event with 10 teams competing, and over the next 7 days we will be competing against 9 other teams, with the winner being the team whose 3 boats combine to have the lowest aggregate score. There's no discard, so gear failure, protests, and the perennial Cowe... [more]
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Hobie 16 Worlds - day 1
Anthony Duchatel,
Sailing got underway in a very light offshore breeze after an amazing opening ceremony. Rod and Kerry Waterhouse of Australia lead in the Masters from William and Lucinda Edwards of South Africa and Park Byeong Ki/Youn Hae Kwang of Korea.... [more]
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Commodores Cup - Runaway leader
Trish Jenkins,
Conditions were perfect for today's two races with brilliant sunshine and more breeze – 14-17 knots from the northwest. In the big boat class race one saw a rare corrected time tie between Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix (IRL), maintaining her perfect scoreline for the Irish team, and Nicolas Loday and Jean Claude Nicoleau's Grand Soleil 43 Codiam in France Blue.... [more]
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11th Philippine Hobie Challenge: Preliminary Notice of Race
Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Foundation,
For the last 10 years there's been a Philippine Hobie Challenge - a Raid style vent going from beach to beach, lapping up some phenomenal sailing and some even more awe-inspiring archipelago scenery. This is when the serious sailors get down and dirty in the sand and go island-hopping all over the 'pines.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing to chase circumnavigation record on Brindabella
SOS Racing,
After smashing the solo circumnavigation of Australia record by 26 days in June this year, Ian Thomson, skipper of SOS Ocean Racing announced that he wanted to go around again the following year to break the monohull record held by David Pescud's 'Kaz'. Kaz was part of the sailor's with disabilities program when it set the current record of 37d:1h:23m:7s.... [more]
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Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 Day 1 - Irish set formidable pace
Trish Jenkins,
Rolex Commodores' Cup 2010 was grabbed by the throat on the opening day by Ireland. With two windward-leeward races held in the Solent, the three Irish boats won in each of their classes. In the second race, the team's otherwise perfect scoreline was only tarnished by their mid-sized boat, posting a second. With six days of competition left, the Irish, on 7 points, already hold a huge lead.... [more]
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19th Hobie 16 Worlds in Weihai, China - Racing imminent
Anthony Duchatel,
Racing starts tomorrow in the Masters and Grandmasters series at the Hobie 16 Worlds in Weihai, China. The venue is now ready with the completion of the sailing centre. Chinese organisers and craftsman have established a magnificent stage for the launch of the World titles and for up to 400 sailors from around the World.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 - Postcard Sailing
Rob Kothe,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week day 3 was yet another glorious Whitsunday day. Progressively the divisions were gunned away from around 1.00pm in six to seven knots of wind, heading out on Course 5/6, a Pioneer Bay triangular course, set between Bluff, Grimston and Pioneer Points.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Aussie Bling...
Lucy Harwood,
Skandia Sail For Gold 2010 - Australia went home laden with gold after an astonishing week of racing in Weymouth Bay – the 2012 Olympic venue. The Aussies picked up gold in four classes; Women's Match Racing, the Skud-18, the Laser Men, and the 49er class.... [more]
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Skandia Sail For Gold: Reports from the Medal races plus Video
Richard Gladwell,
Race reports from the Medal Races on Finals Day of the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta: Laser, Laser Radials,Star,Finns,RSX Mens... [more]
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ISAF Sailing World Cup 2009/10 - Mixing it up with the Olympic stars
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2009/10 - The success of almost any major sports event is now dependent on the volunteers and their connection with the event. The final regatta in Weymouth has attracted a record fleet of nearly 700 boats and requires a large team to manage them. At this years regatta there are around 350 volunteers.... [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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