The Race to Zero, China Coast, Hebe Haven 24hrs, more...

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 12 Oct 2010

It's not often that a totally new event appears over the horizon - so take a look at the Neptune Regatta 2011. 'Not just another regatta', this is planned to be a race/cruise/rally for sailors and motor yachts too, from Nongsa Point Marina (Batam, Indonesia, on Singapore's doorstep) to the Equator and back. Pollywogs please sign up immediately!

The RHKYC's premier China Coast Regatta runs over next weekend (preview) and Hebe Haven had a brustery and successful 24hr race last weekend (wrap-up).

Throw in the Indian International Regatta and the China Club Challenge Match, and there's plenty of sailing happening in Asia. Read on...

Guy Nowell, Editor

Racing to the Equator: the Neptune Regatta 2011
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Heads up! Here's something seriously new! The Neptune Regatta in February 2011 will take a race fleet and a motor yacht rally down south to the equator and back. The event will include ‘The Race to Zero' finishing on the Equator. Is there any other race in the world that does this? – if so, we've never heard of it! And motor yachts are most definitely in the programme too.... [more]
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RHKYC China Coast Regatta 2010
RHKYC Media,
From this Friday, 45 boats in eight Divisions, ranging in size from the 75' Reichel Pugh, Jelik III to a brand new fleet of J/80's will contest China Coast Regatta in the waters to the south east of Hong Kong Island. Three days of racing, typically in a 15 to 20kt nor'easterly breeze on a lumpy sea, will offer combinations of windward/leeward and islands courses out of RHKYC's Middle Island base... [more]
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HHYC Benoy 24 Hour Aquathon 2010: a full day, full on
Simon Blore, HHYC,
HHYC International 24 Hour Charity Race 2010: Results... [more]
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Indian International Regatta 2010 - Malysian optimist sailors triumph
Indian International Regatta 2010 - Four great days of sailing with a variety of conditions tested the young sailor's talents at the 2010 Indian International Regatta in Channai.... [more]
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China Club Challenge Match - 2nd Half
Alistair Skinner,
22 teams, seven days of racing, around a dozen protests submitted (and 6 heard), close to 30 races completed, and three seminars run. I may be biased, but the Committee Boat team and the Umpires of the China Club Challenge Match should be as proud of their achievements as the eventual winner of the event.... [more]
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Top Italian firm to build Abu Dhabi's VO70
Mariam Ibrahim Al Sayed Al Hashmi, ADTA,
The yacht build has already commenced in Persico's dedicated manufacturing facility in Northern Italy, in tandem with works in progress by Farr Yacht Design (USA) - one of the world's foremost racing-yacht design teams - which is responsible for final design geometry.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Party time! Skippers and family enjoy some downtime
Velux 5 Oceans,
Party time! Skippers and family enjoy some downtime before the start of the race. Brad Van Liew plays host to a birthday party.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Ainslie wins King Edward VII Gold Cup
Talbot Wilson,
World Match Racing Tour - Ben Ainslie, Great Britain's four-time Olympic medalist won the Argo Group Gold Cup and the $50,000 cash prize for the second year in a row. He and his TeamOrigin crew defeated Denmark's Jesper Radich 3-1, a victory that has lifted Ainslie to third in the World Match Race rankings.... [more]
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Extreme 40s Day 2 - Big breeze and big action
Extreme 40 Media,
The second day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Almeria delivered exactly what it says on the tin... Extreme racing, on the limit of control, with an abundance of thrills and spills. The thousands of Spanish public who flocked to the race village today were enthralled as the boats flew past within touching distance of the stadium walls: 'It was unbelievable, the crowds give... [more]
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18 ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour - Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy
Frank Quealey,
Australian 18 Footers League opened its 2010-2011 Season with the traditional Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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America's Cup: Fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of monohull
Richard Gladwell,
With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. As of the close of the working week, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls which were the preferred option by just 22.34% of the Sail-World readers.... [more]
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Extreme 40's: Emirates Team NZ tests the waters at Almeria
Warren Douglas,
The jib is borrowed but everything else about this Extreme 40 is 100% Emirates Team New Zealand.... Emirates Team New Zealand is competing in the Extreme 40 regatta being sailed this weekend at Almeria, Spain.... [more]
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J/80 Worlds day 3- Wild, spectacular sailing up the Bay
Stuart Johnstone,
PERALEJA GOLF Hanging to Lead By A Thread (Newport, RI)- The J/80 Worlds fleet was in for something special on their third day of sailing when PRO Tom Duggan hoisted 'B' course area flag and sent the fleet up Narragansett Bay north of Gould Island. And, a special day it was, nearly post-card perfect winds and weather.... [more]
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