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 03 Nov 2010

China Cup Int Regatta 2010 – N over A on the last day of racing
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It was going to be light, so we took a couple of turns off the rig. Outside the marina there was barely six kts of breeze, but that was going to be enough.... [more]
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China Cup International Regatta 2010 – softly softly catchee shifty
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The wind – what there was of it – had swung from 010° to 130°, and the second of race on the day was ‘same as the first', except this time the fleet gasped its way round the full course in a breeze as wobbly as a toddler learning to ride a bicycle.... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010 – smoke and mirrors on a grand scale
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
We still haven't worked out why the Opening Ceremony was held exactly half way through a four-day regatta, but such niceties of terminology disappeared like the skin off a mast man's hands when competitors were bused to a local sports stadium to find a ceremony of almost Olympic (well, at least Asian Games) proportions waiting for us.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - Bertrand Quentin (Cote d'Or II) medivac by helicopter
Route du Rhum media,
Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale news flash! Medivac required for Cote d'Or II skipper Bernard Quentin. In coordination with the MRCC and race director Jean Maurel, the skipper was asked to activate his distress beacon.... [more]
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Kiteboarders make strong claim for 2016 Olympic inclusion
Richard Gladwell,,
With the International Sailing Federation's Annual Conference due to get underway in Athens, Greece, next week, the International Kiteboard Association makes a strong claim for inclusion in the 10 event card for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.... [more]
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Phuket International Boat Show spurs marine growth in Asia
Duncan Worthington,
As Asia leads the world out of the global financial crisis, Phuket cements its Asian marine hub status with the hosting of the region's largest in-water boat display at the 2011 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX). Now in its eighth year, PIMEX will take place 6-9 January 2011 at the prestigious Royal Phuket Marina and is the place to be in Asia for boating business.... [more]
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Finn Class - 'Sailing at its best' video
Robert Deaves,
Finn Class - 'Sailing at its best' video - A new video released this week by the International Finn Association hopes to demonstrate what is possible and is offered to showcase how appealing sailing can be, as much as it showcases the Finn.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Mathieu Richard in confident mood
Monsoon Cup hopeful Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team, is in buoyant mood ahead of the World Match Racing Tour's decider event, confident in the belief he can exploit the weaknesses of his nearest rivals to win the Match Racing World Champion title that has so far eluded him.... [more]
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America's Cup: Entries open today, announcement expected later
Richard Gladwell and AC Media,
Today is, or was 1 November 2010 - the first day entries for the 34th America's Cup will be accepted. The entry widow for the receipt of Challenges will remain open until 31st March 2011. Due to the fact that the defender Golden Gate Yacht Club is located in San Francisco, they will see the first day of November later than most - certainly after New Zealand and Europe from where the first c... [more]
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Oman Air Majan starts La Route du Rhum - La Banque Postale 2010
Lucy Harwood,
The multihulls powered off the line and extended from the monohull fleet as they headed towards Cap Fréhel 18 miles to the west of St. Malo, where the fleet rounded a mark of the course before gybing offshore into the English Channel.... [more]
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Phuket Dinghy Series - Wet and windy at second series
Duncan Worthington,
The sailors at the second weekend of the four-part 2010 Phuket Dinghy Series were greeted with sun and blue skies at the Sailing on Phuket club as they readied themselves for two days of on-water action.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Bugs on Spartan
Velux 5 Oceans,
Yesterday was a botanist's dream come true when without warning Spartan sailed through a cloud of insects of all different sorts and nationalities which descended on the decks in an instant and in their hundreds. Inch long black Katydids, a two or three inch cricket, leaf cutters, things that jump, things that scurry and things that fly they were all here.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Over for another year
Seventy-six boats started the race, and 60 finished, one of the highest numbers of finishers in recent years.... [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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