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 27 Oct 2010

Today we have stories that range from the sublime to the ridiculous - you can work out which is which.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Jeonnam-Jeju International Yacht Race 2010
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Decision-making appears to be strictly make-it-up-as-you-go-along. ‘It has been decided' and ‘it has been changed' are almost catch-phrases here, and such decisions as there are appear to be made with more consideration for political positioning than any desire to organise good racing for the sailors. The usual procedure of running a regatta according to a set of Sailing Instructions does not seem... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Asian Qualifiers: Another Younger Gun?
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
In 2007 a young Kiwi sailor Adam Minoprio won the Asian Match Racing Championship, one of the qualifying events for the Monsoon Cup, the final event in each seasons ISAF World Match Race Tour (WMRT). For Minoprio that was the key to the door, his first World Match Tour event. Just 25 months later Minoprio and his Emirates NZL Black Match team won the 2009 World Match Tour.... [more]
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Yacht and Boat Korea 2010 Draws Praise
Kate Duryea,
South Korean boat show, Yacht and Boat Korea 2010, has drawn praise from the marine industry at the conclusion of the event mid October. Event organiser GnA International released attendance figures as 120,000 for the Boat Show and an associated music festival close to the venue. The Show drew 155 exhibitors from 19 countries.... [more]
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Busan Cup Women's International Match Race skippers confirmed
WIMRA Press Office,
3rd Busan Cup Women's International Match Race - Twelve teams from eleven countries will be competing this coming week in the third Busan Cup Women's International Match Race in Busan, South Korea. In addition to being an ISAF Grade 1 event with valuable ranking points on the line, with USD 100,000 in prize money, the competitors will be battling for cash to help fund their match racing campaigns.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup Qualifier - Asian Match Racing Championship: Hot racing
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
The Monsoon Cup, the final event in the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, is just a month away and nine crews racing in the Asian Match Racing Championship, being raced at Terengganu Malaysia are fighting for a single 2010 Monsoon Cup berth. After day two, David Gilmour, the 19 year West Australian university student is leading the round robin series with ten wins and two losses.... [more]
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Gilmour suffers first defeats as Malaysians come to the fore in AMRC
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour is one win away from reaching the Asian Match Racing Championship (AMRC) semi-finals, but his perfect record was crushed in stunning fashion by Reuben Corbett (NZL) Black Sheep Racing and his all-Malaysian crew at the five-star Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa today.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - The Architect of his own success
Gaia Coretti,
Route du Rhum - Tanguy De La Motte has long and very fond memories of the Route du Rhum start days, having been a regular visitor since he was a babe in arms of six months old. As yacht design student at Southampton Institute in 1998 he took two weeks off ‘school' to help Ellen MacArthur in the dash to prepare the 50 foot former Aqua Quorum for her first Route du Rhum.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Passage at Pantelleria Island images
Sail-World & Carlo Borlenghi mages,
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Passage at Pantelleria Island. Images from master photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - First blood spilt
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans Polish ocean racer suffers deep cuts to forehead as fleet heads south. It has been another day of drama for the skippers as they head further south. Following on from a manic day on the water yesterday which saw Polish ocean racer Zbigniew ‘Gutek' Gutkowski became the first skipper to sustain a notable injury after slicing his head open on the blade of his wind generator.... [more]
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America's Cup: Peyron brothers set to join forces for French Challenge
Agence Mer et Media,
After studying the matter for several months and following various discussions, the French sailors Loïck and Bruno Peyron are getting together in an attempt to unite the leading figures from French multihull sailing. This new challenge is being set up with the goal of bringing the America's Cup, which will be raced on multihulls in 2013... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Line honours to Esimit Europa 2
Esimit led from the race start in Grand Harbour and managed to keep putting distance on Leopard until some 25 miles from the Strait of Messina where the maxi stopped in a big hole and their speed dropped away to zero.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie ‘determined' to take fourth Olympic Gold
Helen William,
Ben Ainslie does not think he is the hot pick, at the moment, to qualify for Britain's sole spot in the Finn for the London 2012 Olympics.... [more]
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RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships 2010 - RS:X youth gathering
RS:X Class,
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships 2010 - 114 athletes from 16 nations and three continents are assembling in Limassol, Cyprus for the 2010 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships which starts racing on Monday 25 October.... [more]
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Moth World Championships 2011 to be sponsored by Zhik
Scott Babbage,
The International Moth Class Association (IMCA) welcomes the timely addition of Zhik as title sponsor of the Zhik 2011 International Moth World Championships and Australian Championships, to be held on Lake Macquarie, Australia in January 2011.... [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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