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 30 Oct 2010

China Cup International Regatta – Acting on information received.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
This morning Sail-World Asia spoke to Roger Tupper, Director of the Hong Kong Marine Department, and asked him for his take on the sudden tightening of pleasure vessel licensing regulations. 'Yesterday morning we (the Marine Dept) received a complaint from a member of the public... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010 hits a speed bump... in the garage
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was a-hummin' and a-buzzin' this evening, with all the crews in town – many of them overseas – for the opening cocktails and the skippers' briefing for tomorrow's passage race from Hong Kong to Longcheer, Daya Bay, Shenzhen, the opening event of the CCIR.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2010 sees wave of Asian Sailors
Duncan Worthington,
The 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta is less than two months away and with entries flooding in from all corners of the world the fleet looks set to be a global mix of nationalities and cultures. Leading the way are the Asian-based entries with the number of boats and crew from the Asian region, particularly China and Japan, expected to beat all previous records.... [more]
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Busan Cup Women's Match Race - Day 1
Very exciting first day in Busan for the third edition of the Busan Cup Women's Match Race. Principal Race Officer Peter 'Luigi' Reggio (USA) and his team including WIMRA Asia Representative, Junko Takano (JPN) worked hard and ran 10 flights of races for the 12 teams.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Preparations nearly complete
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - The final Louis Vuitton Trophy event is scheduled to start in Dubai on November 12th, featuring six of the top international sailing teams in the world.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup 2010 - Robertson a threat - wins Asian Championship title
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
New Zealander Phil Robertson showed today why he has the scalps of some of the top guns on the ISAF World Match Racing circuit hanging on his belt.... [more]
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ISAF announces appointment of Int Jury for the 34th America's Cup
International Sailing Federation,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) today announced the appointment of the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup. The 34th America's Cup Match is planned to be held in 2013, with lead up events commencing in 2011. A new class of boat, a 72 foot wing sail catamaran is currently being developed as is a new shorter race format.... [more]
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World Speed Record broken twice - now 55.65 knots + Video x 3
Luderitz Speed Challenge,
Ludertiz Speed Challenge Namibia - The wind blew up to 45 knots today and the organisers decided to built a retaining wall after the finish of the run to keep the water in at low tide. This paid huge dividends today and many records were smashed !... [more]
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Route du Rhum - New challenges for the Professor and a Benjamin
Gaia Coretti,
Route du Rhum - Christopher Pratt is unequivocal. His dream of becoming a solo ocean racer was born twenty years ago when he vividly remembers watching the victory of Florence Arthaud into Gaudeloupe, the flares, the lights, the excitement, the history.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: One year to go - Knut Frostad reflects
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
With one year remaining until the 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race begins with the In-Port race in Alicante, much is in place and a lot is still to be done. CEO Knut Frostad discusses preparations for the grand departure and explains why he feels this will be one of the closest races ever.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Class winners confirmed in Malta
Rolex Middle Sea Race winners have now been confirmed. If the early miles of the race were a test of patience, the latter miles were a true test of endurance. A strong mistral of up to 40+ knots helped push the fleet homeward to the finish in Malta.... [more]
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Finn - outstanding display of sailing skills and athleticism
Robert Deaves - IFA,
Based largely on the Olympic Commission report, the ISAF Executive has since published two submissions which outline an exciting new future for the selection and decision making process for Olympic sailing events and equipment. The Finn is positioning itself to be part of that future.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans Fleet take on biggest challenge yet: the Doldrums
Velux 5 Oceans,
The competition - and the weather - is really starting to hot up as the Velux 5 Ocean fleet press south towards the Equator. After ten days of sailing which have seen the fleet encounter a host of weather conditions from frustrating, light breeze to strong winds and high seas, the five ocean racers have their biggest challenge of the leg so far ahead of them: the Doldrums.... [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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