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 12 Nov 2010

The international news is all about the ISAF Conference and where the Olympic events are going next. Closer to home there's a look at next week's Raja Muda, the Hong Kong Sportsboats Invitational, the Monsoon Cup and plenty more.

The Dubai - last - Louis Vuitton Trophy is about to start... the last time we are likely to see IACC boats racing.

Lots to read about, off you go!

Guy Nowell, Editor

Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta - absolutely as good as it gets
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Most sailors in the Asian region are pretty much familiar with the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta by now – it describes itself as ‘a challenging offshore sailing series... three overnight passage races, two days of harbour racing, regatta dinners almost every night, trishaw racing and lots of opportunities to socialise, onshore activities can be just as demanding as the sailing'.... [more]
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ZOKE Around The Island Race 2010
RHKYC Media,
ZOKE Around The Island Race 2010 - With entries still flowing in, around 200 boats are expected to converge on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Sunday 21 November for Hong Kong's biggest annual sailing event, organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and sponsored this year by ZOKE, the Chinese swimwear and leisure wear brand.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - the latest
The Sail-World Team,
More and more great sailing video footage is turning up online. For your enjoyment Sail-World is going to bring you a mixture of the latests and greatest and some historic footage each week. If you'd like to make sure everyone sees the best old stuff, give us your feedback.... [more]
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Hong Kong Invitational Sportsboats Championship 2010
David Knight, HK Sportsboats Assoc,
So while it's not quite what was planned (no shipping deal, so unfortunately few overseas entrants) we're still looking forward to an awesome weekend of sportsboats racing. With the promise of sponsored kites for the mixed SBR fleet we've got 13 Magic 25s, two Longtzes, an FT10 as well as the Hugh Welbourn/DSS 'Brace Brace Brace' set to grace the start line.... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Gender balance skewed with 2016 Event selection
Richard Gladwell,
The International Sailing Federation's Events Committee have effectively skewed the gender balance in Olympic sailing, with its choices of Event for the 2016 Olympic Regatta, which were selected at its meeting in Athens on Wednesday. The reason for the imbalance is the selection of two Mixed classes (one male and one female sailor), when previously this type of Event has not been used in the O... [more]
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ISAF Presidents Report - 11 November 2010
ISAF Presidents Report - 11 November 2010 - ISAF President Göran Petersson set out the challenges ahead as he delivered his opening address, the President's Report, to the ISAF Council members during their first day of meetings at the 2010 ISAF Annual Conference held in Athens, Greece.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - IMOCA Open 60 battle
Route du Rhum,
In the IMOCA Open 60's class it's a tactical battle which is at times painfully slow, testing skippers' patience and durability. With just under 340 miles to go to the finish and a protective zone of light winds and calm fencing off the islands, it is going to be a case of finding and knitting together the corridors of breeze to get down to Guadeloupe.... [more]
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49ers - theatre style in Perth
Jerelyn Beihl,
The International 49er class will be performing a second test of 'Theatre Style' racing in Perth, Australia on November 14th.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Minoprio dismisses rivals Williams and Mirsky
Current ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing believes Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar and Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team pose no threat to his quest to win this year's Championship.... [more]
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ISAF Conference - Multi suggest supplied boats as lobbying continues
Roland Gaebler,
ISAF World Cup Series -The votes and the comments of the ISAF Events committee members yesterday shows us clearly that many nations have major proplems to finance sailing on the Olympic Level. The Olympics and the ISAF World Cup Series with many events around the world is a real financial challenge for many MNAs and sailors.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Battle for podium positions ramps up
Velux 5 Oceans,
With less than 2,300 nautical miles to go to the finish line, the competition for a podium position in the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans is as hot as ever. While Brad Van Liew on Le Pingouin and Zbigniew Gutkowski on Operon Racing fight it out for first place, a similar battle is raging between Derek Hatfield and Chris Stanmore-Major for third... [more]
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New regulations to help UAE yacht industry
Derek Baldwin, Gulf News,
New UAE regulations to help the domestic yacht-building industry compete at a global level will help large manufacturers seek out new designs for release on to the world market that are safe, environmentally-friendly and in demand. The regulations will come into effect on July 1.... [more]
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Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2010 - first wave of superyacht entries
Captain Charlie Dwyer, Asia Superyacht Rendezvous,
Power and Sail Superyachts will soon be arriving in Phuket, Thailand from the Mediterranean and other international seas to enjoy the prestigious and fun Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, 16-18 December 2010. The event is increased in 2010 from two to three days, with a second race added and more time for relaxed socializing.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: ISAF Events Committee falls into its Heffalump Trap
Richard Gladwell,
ISAF's Events' Committee seems to have fallen into its own Heffalump Trap after conducting two key votes at the ISAF annual Conference in Athens. The trap was inadvertently set by the ISAF's own Executive Committee in the form of two submissions which prescribed two votes to be undertaken, first by the Events Committee and then by the ISAF Council.... [more]
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Dubai Muscat Offshore Sailing Race starts November 11th
Louay Habib,
Dubai Muscat Offshore Sailing Race - Starts 11th November 2010. Organised by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.There is a growing development of yacht racing in the Middle East with the Louis Vuitton Cup, the RC44 circuit and the Moth Worlds, all taking place in the warm azure blue waters around the desert city of Dubai.... [more]
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America's Cup: Construction of first AC45 well advanced at Warkworth
Richard Gladwell,
Construction of the first of the AC45 catamarans continues apace at the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland New Zealand. The 45ft long one design catamarans will be used for preliminary events leading to the 34th America's Cup and are designed to be sailed initially by America's Cup crews and they will be handed over to Youth teams from each America's Cu... [more]
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STOP PRESS: Tom Slingsby wins 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year,
Australian Tom Slingsby has been named the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, becoming the first Australian to win the prestigious award which was announced at a gala ceremony in Athens, Greece, overnight.... [more]
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IRC Congress and IRC 2011
IRC 2011 - The annual IRC Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend of 16 – 17 October. The meetings were a great success thanks in significant part to the efforts of the Turkish Offshore Racing Club.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Mascalzone Latino Audi Team get ready
Mascalzone Latino,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Mascalzone Latino Audi Team are getting ready for the 2010 season closing event in Dubai that will also mark the end of the Louis Vuitton Trophy cycle. The appointment in the most famous and populated of the United Arab Emirates will start on November 12th with the inauguration of the Race Village and the opening press conference.... [more]
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Sibex 2010 – China (Shenzhen) Internation Boat Show closing
Veronique Largeau,
Sibex 2010 – China (Shenzhen) International Boat Show - It is at 4.00 pm on Sunday the seventh of November that the fourth Sibex – China (Shenzhen) International Boat Show closed its doors. Two days of rain non-stop out of four days exhibition. As for professionals, Sibex has improved the visitor's quality and there were many connections between builders, dealers and other services providers.... [more]
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America's Cup: Sweden's Artemis Racing confirmed as a Challenger
Artemis Racing,
Artemis Racing confirmed today the team's entry as a Challenger for the 34th America's Cup, which will include competing in the America's Cup World Series in 2011-2012 and culminate with the Challenger Selection Series in 2013.... [more]
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China Cup Int Regatta 2010: not as good as it thinks it is
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
There were a lot of people at Longcheer last weekend having a lot of fun. We know, they said so. Well done China Cup for putting on a good show. No doubt a regatta in China is a fun-filled novelty if you live in Chicago, or France, or Turkey. But will they all be back again in a year's time for some more hot, close racing? We're no so sure about that. Even some ‘local' competitors – local, as in H... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - First test sailing in Dubai
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - As preparations continue for the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, two of the four race boats being used in the event sailed for the first time at the venue on Sunday afternoon. At 1300, All4One and Emirates Team New Zealand went sailing for an afternoon testing session in the two boats supplied by the Kiwi team. The other two boats for the event, from BMW Oracle Racing, wil... [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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