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 17 Oct 2010

The RHKYC's China Coast Regatta 2010 is the biggest game in town at the moment - well, in Asian sailing, at any rate. Full coverage below. There's a new world speed record (set on a kite board), and we have heard that the inaugural Neptune Regatta now has ten entries - if you're not signed up, what are you waiting for? It sounds to us like a 'Do-Not-Miss' event!

Guy Nowell, Editor

China Coast Regatta 2010 - a long day and hard work on the water
Lindsay Lyons, RHKYC Media,
Champagne sailing with a constant 16 knots gave another line honours to Jelik 3 and another first on corrected time to Evolution Racing in A, Blondie in B and Anthony Root's Archambault 35, Red Kite II in C. J/80 Hakawati, helmed by Jim Johnstone, claimed her first bullet of the regatta, while Simon Boyde's Cave Canem, extended her dominance in the IRC Cruising division.... [more]
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China Coast Regatta 2010 - more images from Guy Nowell
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
In good healthy 16-knt breeze, the trio of Mills approximately-40-footers (Ambush, Blondie and EFG Bank Mandrake) raced the three back-to-back raced practically in each others' pockets. 'The most fun I've had since a China Sea Series donkey's years ago,' said Jamie Boag.... [more]
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China Coast 2010 starts just the way it's meant to
RHKYC Media,
China Coast Regatta 2010 - Competitors arriving at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Middle Island venue this morning were greeted with a steady drizzle, which quickly gave way to the bright and breezy weather expected from Hong Kong's foremost ‘big boat' regatta.... [more]
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New America's Cup Rule released - features second wingsail
Richard Gladwell,
A revised version of the measurement rule has been released which will be used for the new AC72 class of catamaran to be sailed in the 34th America's Cup. As with any rule revision, the second release - just a few weeks after the first, tidies up some areas and clarifies others.... [more]
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RC 44 World Championship 2010 - A new leader at the Fleet Race Worlds
Bernard Schopfer,
RC 44 World Championship 2010 - BMW Oracle Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill and amateur helmsman Anders Myralf of Denmark rode the strength of all single-digit finishes to push their yacht 17 in the lead for the RC 44 Fleet Race World Championship for the Islas Canarias Puerto Calero Cup.... [more]
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Tornado is ready for the Olympic comeback
Andrew Dowley,
With the new and strict High Quality One Design concept, the Tornado is well prepared for the future and the Olympic Games. The new strict One Design Tornado has it all. The most modern Rig with an ultra light carbon mast which makes the Tornado still the most advanced Multihull available.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour filling the monohull void
Stuart Alexander,
The World Match Race Tour will continue to be raced in monohulls, despite the America's Cup, for which it was always seen as a training ground, switching to wing sail catamarans. 'The America's Cup will be very exciting,' said tour director Peter Gilmour in London, 'but there's a huge void there to fill. It's good timing for us.'... [more]
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Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!!
The Sail-World Team,
Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more]
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China to build top-class superyacht port in Tianjin
Xinhua News Agency,
The port will cover an area of 900,000 square meters in Tianjin's booming Binhai district and will have 750 berths to accommodate 300 ft luxury superyachts, Yang Shihao, a deputy head of Binhai district, said at a tourism festival on Wednesday.... [more]
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New World Speed record - Alexandre Caizergues, kitesurfer hits 54.10 k
Tanguy Blondel,
Alexandre Caizergues beat the outright world speed record under sail with an average of 54.10 knots (100.19 km/hr) over 500 metres of the Luderitz channel (Namibia) yesterday. The young Frenchman is the new outright speed record holder. He has deposed Hydroptère and its 51.36 knots.... [more]
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2nd Asia Superyacht Conference
SSA Media,
The second Asia Superyacht Conference launched in a blaze of activity on Monday night with delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors all attending the opening networking drinks reception on the Floating Bar at the stunning One°15 Marina Club in Singapore.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - Overall victory and disappointment
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series 2010 - British skipper Paul Campbell-James and his crew on board The Wave, Muscat has won the final event in Almeria of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ securing overall victory in the 2010 series, beating pre-season favourites Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (Yann Guichard).... [more]
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2010 Neptune Regatta 2010
Nongsa Point Marina 01/02/11
Combined rally/race, inc powerboats, from Nongsa Point Marina (opposite Singapore) to the Equator and back....
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2011 Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Langkawi 11/01/11
Inshore big boat regatta, racers and cruisers....
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2010 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta
Port Klang 19/11/10
Mixed coastal distance and cans racing...
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2010 Jeonnam-Jeju Yacht Race
Jeonnam 22/10/10
Point to point offshore race...
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