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 21 Nov 2010

Packed to the doors today with Asian and International news. The Raja Muda fleet has completed its first passage race of this classic series, and there's news from the Asian Games. The Sail-World mail bag has been bursting at the seams (EVERYONE'S got an opinion!) and the big boats are going at it hammer and tongs in Dubai.

SW Asia is off down to the docks here in Pangkor to assess the beer supplies at the marina, and the RHKYC's ZOKE Around the Island Race will be finishing about now.

If you weren't sailing this weekend, why not? Well, at least you can read all about it...

Guy Nowell, Editor

Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta 2010 - the circus hits the road
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Walawala touched the pin boat, and Deputy Superintendent Tharamadurai, Royal Malaysian Marine Police, was heard to growl, 'if he hits my police boat, I'll arrest him!' (They did, he didn't, and the crew is reported to be still at large – there's nothing like having a few fugitives from justice in the fleet).... [more]
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2010 - Ready, set...
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The RMSIR sails off into its 21st edition tomorrow, with 45 starters to celebrate the ‘coming of age' of one of the very best sailing events in Asia. Or is that 46? – there was some talk at dinner tonight of a boat that had just turned up, found that there was a regatta on, and signed up. It's that sort of an event: thoroughly welcoming.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: Due for a change of luck
Tracey Johnstone,
Runner-up in the 2009 Phuket Kings Cup IRC Division 2, Peter Dyer, described sailing as a humbling sport as he summed up on the last day his team's performance in the tough regatta. Two points behind CPO Wiwat Poonpat and his Thai Navy 1 team going into the final day of racing, gear breakages on board Dyer's Team Bentley in the key last race cost him the regatta and handed Poonpat a well... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup set to welcome 2,000+ international participants
Phuket King's Cup Media,
Phuket is prepared and ready to host Asia's largest sailing event, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. Held fourth - 11th December off Kata Beach, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta attracts in excess of 100 boats and 2,000 participants from around the world to Phuket every year. Participants come to enjoy the Island, the tropical sailing conditions, and to challenge for the Royal Trophy.... [more]
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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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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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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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Asian Games: Singapore sailors score eight medals
Channel News Asia,
At the Asian Games, Team Singapore's sailing contingent secured two golds, two silvers and four bronzes on the penultimate day of competition at the Asian Games on Saturday... [more]
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Asian Games: Protests agains host unheeded in sailing competition
Zulhilmi Supaat Bernama,
Asian Games - Protests raised by almost all the competing countries, including Malaysia asking the jury to cancel wins obtained by China's competitors for using oar-shaped rudders went unheeded causing Malaysia to end up with only two silver and a bronze in sailing events.... [more]
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ISAF Asian Games: Silver lining for Tarapore
Deccan Herald Agency,
At the ISAF Asian Games in Guangzhou, veteran sailor Farokh Tarapore added another feather to his cap when he led India to silver success in Open Match Racing on Saturday.... [more]
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2010 PWA Cabo Verde World Cup – Day six an all British affair
Vivienne Masters,
On day 6 of the PWA Cabo Verde World Cup, a dramatic day sees four more heats completed, a man in hospital, the first title contender down, and a few less urchins on the rocks of Curral Joul!... [more]
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Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - More on the Olympic Decision
Sail-World Readers,
Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November - following the 'Olympic Decision - will ISAF get caught by a Yorker?' and the earlier 'Olympic sailing destined for another major jolt at Athens in November'. You can have your say on the Olympic Events by http://www.one.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-Olympic-Decision---will-ISAF-get-caught-by-a-Yorker/75967!clicking_here... [more]
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Perth International Regatta - RS:X Open Up Top, Down Under
Shauna McGee Kinney,
Three of the RS:X Sailors competing at the 2010 Perth International Regatta on the Fremantle course share their stories while waiting for the unusually light wind to fill-in.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - All4One leads the way in the dhow race
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - The All4One team found success on the waters off the Dubai International Marine Club on Saturday afternoon, winning the traditional dhow race on Heritage Day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Louis Vuitton Trophy - Dhow racing
Sander van der Borsch,
Top international photographer, Sander van der Borsch, was on the water for the lay day at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Dubai when the six teams went dhow racing... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai: On board the Dhows
Chris Cameron,
Six high-tech yacht racing teams went sailing on traditional Arab dhows today - the team's competing in the LVT Dubai found some surprising modern touches – carbon-fibre spars for instance. The guys found themselves handling the sails through blocks and tackle (no high-tech winches here) in a down-wind race to the ...finish. For the record ALL4ONE was first, Emirates Team NZ were second.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Derek Hatfield finishes third in first leg
Velux 5 Oceans,
Veteran sailor arrives in Cape Town after 33 days alone at sea. Canadian solo sailor Derek Hatfield today sailed into Cape Town to take the third podium position in the first ocean sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans. Derek's arrival in the South African city ends a gruelling 33 days at sea for the 57-year-old, the oldest skipper in the Velux 5 Oceans fleet.... [more]
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ISAF Regional: Building up to the medals at the 16th Asian Games
At the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, 17 nations are contesting 14 events. The athletes have faced a mix of conditions and the countdown is on to decide the medals.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing continues winning ways
Tim Jeffery,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - BMW Oracle Racing today ran its record at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai to 10 wins in 11 starts with a 48-second victory over Synergy Russian Sailing Team on Day 6 of the two-week regatta, the start of Round 2.... [more]
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Sailing Videos of the Week - the Sail-World selection - serious action
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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America's Cup: Construction of AC45 passes milestone at Core Builders
America's Cup Media,
This week marked a significant milestone in the building of the new AC45 catamarans, when the first hull was released from its moulds at the Core Boatbuilding facility in Warkworth, north of Auckland, New Zealand. 'This is an exciting time for us,' said Tim Smyth, who along with Mark Turner directs the boatbuilding operation. 'This is where we get to see the quality we have achieved.'... [more]
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The Pope speaks on the 2016 Olympic Events
Paul Henderson,
Former ISAF President Paul Henderson was one of the comments Sail-World NZ alluded to as being one of the many off the record comments we received after the announcement of the 2016 Olympic Events by the International Sailing Federation.... [more]
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A Wicked Weekend for the Singapore SB3 Fleet
Chris Holmes,
Wicked Racing, Wicked Current, Wicked Port End Bias – A Wicked Weekend for the Singapore SB3 Fleet. The Singapore SB3 Fleet concluded the annual championship with the final weekend regatta over the weekend of the 6/7th November.... [more]
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Admiral's Cup: A unique reunion full of classic memories
Tracey Johnstone,
A proud part of Australia's sailing history was celebrated last night when members of Australian Admiral's Cup teams gathered for a unique opportunity to reunite with fellow team members. Over dinner at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney fellow old salts had the opportunity to travel down ocean racing's memory lane as they reminisced about the challenges, hardships... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Gutek takes second place in first leg
Velux 5 Oceans,
After exactly one month at sea, Polish ocean racer Zbigniew Gutkowski sailed into Cape Town this evening to claim second place in the first ocean sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans. The 36-year-old, known as Gutek, crossed the finish line off the South African coast at 10.03pm local time, 31 days, six hours and three minutes after leaving La Rochelle in France.... [more]
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Images from Dubai: BMW Oracle vs Emirates Team NZ
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was on the water to capture the action from the matches between Emirates Team NZ and BMW Oracle Racing - the two top America's Cup teams in the competition. Both emerged from the day with a win each, and the racing was enthralling.... [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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Audi Victoria Week 2011 Notice of Race released
Audi Victoria Week,
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race for Audi Victoria Week 2011. The event will open in Docklands with the Audi Docklands Invitational, Audi King of the Docklands and a youth teams sailing event on Thursday 20th January and Friday 21st of January.... [more]
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Route du Rhum - From St. Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre...
Soazig Guého,
Route du Rhum - Crossing the finishing line at 1.30 a.m. French time on Monday 15th November, Safran took third place in the Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale 2010. This result confirms Marc Guillemot's determination and perseverance throughout the 3550 miles of this long and extremely demanding race.... [more]
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ISAF Olympic fallout - From the Star Class
ISAF - The Star class fully supports the ISAF decision-making process and the eventual outcome. We understand and appreciate many of the challenges ISAF faces in making our sport more attractive to the media and we believe the Star can make unique and valuable contributions in this area.... [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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