Rounding up the week sailing in Asia

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 27 Nov 2010

It's a very full newsletter to round up the week, right down to the Readers' Mailbag. Today is the last day of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, so Sail-World Asia is running for the camera boat right now...

See you next week!

Guy Nowell, Editor

Raja Muda 2010 – Penang-Langkawi – ‘A race of two halves'
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
In Class 4, Mat Salleh sailed a blinder to not only win her division, but also post the best corrected time of the entire fleet. The crew motto is ‘Tonight we Drink, Tomorrow we Sail!' but indications are that celebrations went on a lot longer than last night.... [more]
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RMSIR 2010, Penang Inshore Races. Eveline's Day in the Sun
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Meanwhile, as everyone cooked on the grill, Mat Salleh entertained the troops with optimistic vocals ('Tonight's gonna be a good night') and some sort of arcane matelot line dancing. Commander Tharama's POLIS pursuit boat (aka camera boat, aka mark boat) made a number of high speed dashes to the western reaches of the racing area looking for breeze (and finding little or none).... [more]
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RMSIR 2010 – ‘Dash, smash and crash' at the Penang Trishaw Races
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Take ten Penang trishaws, and hope there are five serviceable ones left afterwards. Take 12 teams of wannabe F1 trishaw racers (team = driver + passenger) from among the crews racing in the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, give them a beer and let them loose...... [more]
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RMSIR 2010, Race 2, Pangkor-Penang.
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Two hours later Classes 1-5 presented themselves for a 1300 hrs gun, but there was so little breeze that the RO hoisted an AP and L and took off west and north round Pulau Pangkor looking for something workable, and leaving class 6 still doing heavy breathing exercises in the vicinity of the original start line. In the end a small bag of puff was uncovered to the north of Pulau Pangkor.... [more]
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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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Phuket King's Cup 2010: Innovative combined fleet attracts support
Tracey Johnstone,
Size won't matter in the final race of this year's 24th Phuket King's Cup Regatta to be held from the fourth to 11th December. It will be a case of racing the handicap to win. The large fleet will be split into two on the final day of racing in this year's regatta. The monohulls will be pitted against other in an innovative move to bring the boats together in a spectacular race competing for the... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: Comfortable giants to chase Premier honours
Tracey Johnstone,
The Phuket Kings Cup Premier Class members, ranging in size from 15 metres to over 30 metres, will be the elegant giants of the modern racing boats competing in this year's event starting on 4th December. They may not be as fast as the Racing Class, nor carry the very latest in sail and rig technology, but what they lack in these areas they will make up in size and comfort.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Chris Schmid images
Chris Schmid images,
Chris Schmid images from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - New Points System and 2011 Tour Schedule
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has unveiled a new scoring system for the 2011. Under the new scheme the winner of each stage will still win 25 points but the runner up and third place will now receive 22 and 19 respectively compared to the existing model of 20 and 15.... [more]
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BlackMatch Racing win 2010 Yachting New Zealand Sailor of the Year
Yachting NZ,
Reigning champions of the prestigious World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Adam Minoprio and his BlackMatch Racing crew have been named 2010 Singapore Airlines Sailor of the Year at the Yachting Excellence Awards held tonight in Auckland. 25 year old Adam Minoprio and his crew of Nick Blackman, Dave Swete, Dan McLean and Tom Powrie, all products of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Youth Progra... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Great Britain II enters Legends Race
Volvo Ocean Race Media,
The 77' maxi, Great Britain II, the only yacht ever to take part in five consecutive Whitbread Round the World Races (the forerunner of the Volvo Ocean Race), is to race once again. She will be on the start line with a host of other legendary boats, competing at next year's Volvo Ocean Race Legends reunion and regatta in Alicante, Spain.... [more]
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Asian Games crowns champions in China,
Asian Games - While there was almost an information blackout - the medallists were decided at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou China. The home nation came out on top with eleven medals including four golds. Thailand was next on the medal table with three gold medals adding to their total of eight.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup: 150,000 people expected to flock to Terengganu
Monsoon Cup: About 150,000 spectators are expected to travel to Terengganu to watch the six-day yachting championship beginning Nov 30... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - Ainslie looks to bow out at the top
Audrey Lakai,
World Match Racing Tour - Triple Olympic gold medallist, Ben Ainslie believes victory in the ISAF Match Racing World Championship at the Monsoon Cup next week would be the perfect swansong for TeamOrigin and the ideal retort to Mathieu Richard's taunts of inconsistency.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Fernandez claims Wave World title
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Victor Fernandez claims his first ever PWA wave world title following a gruelling nine days on standby in Cabo Verde!... [more]
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Asian Games: SingaporeSailing selection row
Low Lin Fhoong,
Asian Games: SingaporeSailing president sticks to his guns - Tan won sailing gold at the Asian Games in 1994 and is now the president of SingaporeSailing, having succeeded Low in June.On Saturday, Low criticised SingaporeSailing's selection for the keelboat team, after the sailors failed to defend their gold medal when they missed out on the semi-finals at the Asian Games.... [more]
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Lost & Found - happy ending to yacht rescue off Qingdao
Alistair Skinner,
With the coastguard informed, they responded with at least two powerful cutters heading out tor sea in the gathering gloom and we watched as the searchlight swept the sea with the occasional flare being sent up to see if the casualty could see them.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup 2010 day eight - Within reach
At the 2010 PWA Cabo Verde World Cup, less than 24 hours separate Victor Fernandez from possibly claiming his first ever world title!... [more]
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Get Ready For The Most Exciting Monsoon Cup Ever
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
The Monsoon Cup, which has a tradition of exciting racing and unexpected results, will once again take centre stage when it hosts the final event of the World Match Racing Tour season with up to five skippers still in with a chance of being crowned ISAF Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Race veterans head Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team
Volvo Ocean Race,
The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race winning navigator, Jules Salter (GBR), heads a strong quartet of race veterans signed up to the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team for the 2011-12 round-the-world race. Jules Salter (GBR), Craig Satterthwaite (NZL) as watchleader, Justin Slattery (IRL) on bow, and Simon Fisher (GBR). With skipper Ian Walker at the helm, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing will have one of the most experie... [more]
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Images of Dubai: Dhow racing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy + Video
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget presents this gallery of images of the dhow racing staged on the lay day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - providing the top monohull racing crews with a taste of centuries old sailing culture in boats built of Indian teak and capable of sailing almost at the speed of the wind.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans: Chris Stanmore-Major reflects
Velux 5 Oceans,
Congratulations first to Derek Hatfield and the Active House team on their podium position - I tried my best to catch him. After keeping my head down for the past few days in this foul weather I have begun to reflect on the past month and tried to analyze what I have got out of this trip if not the podium position I was so keen for.... [more]
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Asia Games - Chinese windsurfers lead the way to the top
Tan Yo-Hinn,
Asia Games - Chinese windsurfers lead the way to the top - Few expected Singapore to continue to reign as the top nation in sailing at the Asian Games, with China, owning a sea-faring heritage that stretches back centuries, the hosts this year.... [more]
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Asian Games - China sails to top of medal standings
AHN Sports &,
Asian Games - China continues its domination in all fields, as Asia's sports giant ended up with the most medals in sailing at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.... [more]
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PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Day seven
Paul Griffiths,
PWA Cabo Verde World Cup - Clear blue skies, calm seas, and a gentle tropical breeze provided idyllic conditions for a relaxing afternoon in paradise.... [more]
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ZOKE Around The Island Race 2010
RHKYC Media,
Mr Lui Rui Jin, Chairman of ZOKE, fired the 0825hrs warning signal to get the start sequences underway on both inner and outer start lines, with start sequences culminating with the F18 fleet at 0950hrs.... [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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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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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!clicking_here... [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....
For more details and news for this event, go to:

2011 Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Langkawi 11/01/11
Inshore big boat regatta, racers and cruisers....
For more details and news for this event, go to:

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