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 18 Sep 2010

Now that the America's Cup cat is well out of the bag, take a look at the AC45s under construction already in Warkworth, NZ.

Today is the beginning of the RHKYC Sailing Season - in numbers of boats, (probably) the most active competitive sailing fleet/season in Asia. This is where it all starts, with (probably) 100 boats from 11 classes out on the harbour. The breeze is forecast to be coming from the west which might make things interesting...

There's a collection of stories from around the rest of the sailing world - Extreme Sailing Series, the AC 12m Reunion, World Speed Sailing Record etc.

Read on, but if you are in Hong Kong, don't be late for this afternoon's start! (Cruisers, 1355 hrs).

Guy Nowell, Editor

RHKYC Autumn Regatta opens the season this weekend
RHKYC Media,
The opening regatta of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's 2010-2011 sailing season will take place this weekend in Victoria Harbour, a prime venue for yacht racing in Hong Kong since the first harbour regatta was held in 1849.... [more]
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Tan Wearn Haw - back in the boat
Tan Yo-Hinn, todayonline.com,
The Singapore keelboat team are the defending champions after winning gold at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. Yesterday, the 32-year-old led Team A to a convincing 4-1 win over Team D, led by national sailor Russell Kan, in the best-of-seven final at the SAF Yacht Club.... [more]
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Melbourne to Osaka 2013 - Eighth race on track
John Curnow,
The famed Melbourne/Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race (M2O) is very much in safe hands, with planning underway for the next official event in April, 2013. The event will be co-hosted by Melbourne's Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) and Osaka Hokko Yacht Club in Japan. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) will be conducting all the on-water activities and formalities.... [more]
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Fast, spectacular, wingsail catamaran unveiled for 34th America's Cup
Americascup.com and Sail-World.com,
The draft rule for the spectacular AC72 Class has been published. Encapsulating the 34th America's Cup – the best sailors in the world on the fastest boats – the AC72 will be a physically demanding boat capable of top speeds twice the windspeed. The new AC72 class is the first-ever wingsail catamaran class for the America's Cup and the fastest-ever class in the iconic 159-year-old competitio... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans – The countdown begins!
Velux 5 Oceans Media,
Velux 5 Oceans clock is ticking and the final countdown has begun. In exactly one month's time, the international line up of ocean racers will bid their loved ones an emotional farewell and set sail from France on an epic 30,000-mile adventure alone.... [more]
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America's Cup: Regatta Director named by Golden Gate YC
Golden Gate Yacht Club and Sail-World,
America's Cup Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club has announced that Iain Murray will be the Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup. As Regatta Director, Murray (52, Sydney, Australia) will head up the new America's Cup Race Management (ACRM), holding the dual role of CEO of the independent organization. This is the first time in the event's 159-year history that the defender has divested ma... [more]
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Heavy fog on first day of the Rolex Big Boat Series - Photo gallery
Chuck Lantz,
The first day of the four day Rolex Big Boat Series got underway today, in sometimes heavy fog and good breeze for the 99 boat fleet. Photos by Chuck Lantz of the first two races on day one of the series. Complete race results can be found at: http://www.rolexbigboatseries.com/... [more]
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Rolex Big Boat Series - Fog but no damp spirits
Regatta News,
Rolex Big Boat Series' two opening races were partly shrouded in fog, but it did nothing to dampen the spirits --or dogged competition-- among 98 teams competing on San Francisco Bay. Over 1000 sailors have converged on St. Francis Yacht Club for the four-day event, and they include world champions, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veterans as well as California's top names in sailing.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship Preview
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship has been run annually since 1999 and since the selection of women's match racing to the Olympic Games for 2012 interest in the discipline has increased... [more]
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America's Cup: First images of the AC45 construction at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
BMW Oracle Racing look to be set to put the sleepy north Auckland town of Warkworth on the technology map with the establishment of a new hi-tech boatbuilding facility that will employ between 50-70 people. The new facility to be known as Core Composites is off to a flying start with the production of the new America's Cup 45 class of catamaran, but will be supplying to other boat builders and... [more]
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World Speed Sailing record - Routaboul fastest lady
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Sophie Routaboul increased the best peak speed ever recorded by a lady on Monday 6th September, to just shy of 50 knots.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 - Event preview
Michael Levitt,
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship 2010 - In one week, the world's most talented women match racers will descend upon Newport, Rhode Island and the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court Clubhouse for their world championship. And though the discipline of match racing is relatively new in women's sailing, this group is already bringing action-packed, top level racing to each event.... [more]
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Laser Masters World Championship on hold
Laser Masters Worlds,
It was 1230hrs when the race committee decided that the best option for the day was to postpone racing for the day.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2011 confirmed - bigger, better and now global!
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series is set to expand as OC Events, creator of the award-winning circuit now in its fourth season, confirm a worldwide 2011 series. The expansion is part of a new five-year vision for the professional sailing circuit that has changed the way sailing is seen, becoming one of the hottest properties in the sport.... [more]
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The America's Cup 12 Metre Reunion - Legends are in town for the event
Jan Harley,
The America's Cup 12 metre reunion - Legends are in town for the event - From September 16-19, Harbour Court, the New York Yacht Club's (NYYC) on-the-water clubhouse in Newport, Rhode Island, will welcome several hundred of sailing's 12 Metre fraternity, including 29 members of the 1977 Swedish syndicate Sverige, as they walk down memory lane.... [more]
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