Around the Island, up and down the coast, around the cans. Asian and World sailing news from all over.

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 17 Nov 2010

Around the Island, up and down the coast, around the cans. Asian and World sailing news from all over. From the Cape to Rio, to Dubai, Oman, Thailand and Malaysia.

ZOKE Around The Island Race 2010
ZOKE Around The Island Race 2010 - 200 boats will converge on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour this coming Sunday for Hong Kong's biggest annual sailing event, organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) and sponsored this year by ZOKE, the Chinese swimwear and leisure wear brand.... [more]
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Sunseeker Australia Cup - Ainslie to contest the Cup
John Roberson,
Sunseeker Australia Cup - Britain's golden boy of sailing, Ben Ainslie, has confirmed that he will be contesting the Sunseeker Australia Cup later this month, on the Swan River, close to the heart of the city of Perth.... [more]
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Optimist class at Asian Games
Sally Burnett,
The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, opened in dramatic style with a ceremony which drew on Guangzhou's rich maritime history, held in a purpose built arena, located on a small island on the Pearl River. Sailing is one of the 42 sports in this multi-sport event, held every four years in Asia, allowing athletes from all over the Asian continent to compete.... [more]
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Sailing is alive and well in the Philippines
Jerry Rollin, Chairman – Race and Rules Officiati,
Jerry Rollin, Chairman of the Race and Rules Officiating Committee, Philippine Sailing Association tells us that 'sailing is alive and well in the Philippines - in Puerto Galera, Punta Fuego, on Taal Lake, in Subic Bay, among the Hobie fleet and in Boracay...... [more]
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Louis Vuitton - Artemis Racing images from Sander van der Borch,
A selection of images of the Artemis Racing team competing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta in Dubai from photographer Sander van der Borch.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Stanmore-Major pays credit to Van Liew
Velux 5 Oceans,
British skipper Chris Stanmore-Major described his American rival Brad Van Liew's win in the first leg of the Velux 5 Oceans as a 'masterclass' in solo sailing. 'It's a bit demoralising when Brad gets in and you realise just how far ahead he has been,' Chris said this morning.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Wildcard Hansen thinks Ainslie should win World title
Hansen, who has a strong record at the Monsoon Cup having twice finished on the podium, is relishing the chance of getting back to Kuala Terengganu and signing off his season with a strong performance. Hansen said 'I actually think Ben [Ainslie] will win, he's in good form.'... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - New trophy unveiled
Sophie Luther,
Volvo Ocean Race - The spectacular new trophy was unveiled in Race Headquarters, Alicante this evening, in front of representatives from all 10 host ports, the racing teams, local authorities and race sponsors. This event crowns the first night of the Volvo Ocean Race Conference for the 2011 – 12 edition.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic Fallout - From the Kiteboard Association
We surely made a huge step forward at this year's ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboarding's participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Spithill unbeaten
Louis Vuitton Trophy,
James Spithill, the youngest skipper to win the America's Cup, continued an unbroken record today as his BMW Oracle Racing team posted two more victories in close match racing. Spithill was merciless in his opening match against Italian Francesco Bruni steering Synergy Russian Sailing. Spithill waited until the last minute of the pre-start before swooping in to attack.... [more]
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Hong Kong Invitational Sportsboats Championship 2010 - day 2
David Knight, HK Sportsboats Assoc,
The Hong Kong Invitational Sportsboats Championships ended on Sunday with a clear winner in the mixed SBR fleet. Peter Backe on Black Magic answered his critics with a superb display of downwind speed, picking up three consecutive bullets to push the overnight leader Frank van Kempen (Fly by Wire) into second place.... [more]
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ISAF's Annual Conference - Multihull 2016 update from Paul Pascoe
Paul Pascoe,
Paul Pascoe reflects on the International Sailing Federation's Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. Pascoe led the multihull representatives as chairman of the Multihull Commission. 'The following is not an official report from the ISAF Multihull Commission, but an unofficial account including a number of personal opinions on the subject of multihulls and the process of getting them back into the... [more]
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Heineken Cape to Rio Yacht Race - From the Race Director
John Martin,
Heineken Cape to Rio Yacht Race - Excitement mounts as we reach the two month countdown to the start of the iconic Heineken Cape to Rio Yacht Race. Our counterparts in Brazil are as excited as we are and look forward to welcoming you all under the magnificent Sugarloaf.... [more]
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Muscat Regatta, Oman - A Warmhearted winter venue
Louay Habib,
Muscat Regatta has two days of well-managed dinghy racing, in a spectacular location. The Muscat Regatta is very much geared towards promoting the grass roots of racing in Oman. An offshore breeze ranging from 10-15 knots, with a slight sea-state, combined with tropical air temperatures to provide near perfect race conditions.... [more]
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Kiteboarding and the Olympics - lets start some creative thinking !
Markus Schwendtner,
We surely made a huge step forward at this years ISAF annual conference with regards to kiteboardings participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, however at the moment there are only 2 medals available for 4 possible board sport event which up till now only allow for a limited number of choices...... [more]
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Dubai to Muscat Race yachts banned from Omani waters
Martin Croucher, The National,
For the first time in its 17-year history, the Dubai to Muscat sailing race has become an Emirates-only affair after Oman mysteriously banned racers from entering its waters at the last minute. Sailors were forced to take an alternative route after being warned that no boat should enter Omani waters in the course of the race,... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup: Olympic helm to steer all-Chinese Jelik 5 team
Tracey Johnstone,
China's highly successful dinghy sailor, Xiaqun Song, will take the helm and lead the all-Chinese team of sailors on board the TP52, Jelik 5, next month in the Phuket Kings Cup Regatta. Song is a talented sailor representing China at the 2008 Olympic Games in the Yngling class along with her crew of Yanli Yu and Xiaoni Lie... [more]
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Hydroptè - 'Flying boat' dips its wings in Lake Geneva
Simon Bradley,
Hydroptè - A revolutionary Franco-Swiss 'flying yacht' project that aims to smash the round-the-world sailing record has started testing on Lake Geneva.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: Loads of skills, local knowledge and no mistake
Tracey Johnstone,
While entries continue to flood in for the 24th Phuket Kings Cup, to be held from the fourth to 11th December, the pre-regatta battles have begun as skippers starting talking up their potential results and preview their opponents. Multihull class top place getters from the 2009 regatta, Thor's Henry Kaye and Fergus Wilmer, and Miss Saigon's David Liddell are just two of the skippers who have... [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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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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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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