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 30 Nov 2010

At this time of year there's hardly time to draw breath... last week end was the finish of the Raja Muda, then there was a sort of travelling circus of Hong Kong sailors in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong airports, all saying 'see you in the bar... or in Phuket'. And next weekend the Phuket King's Cup starts.

Unpack, edit photos, send out a newsletter, charge batteries, re-pack. See you in Phuket next weekend...

Guy Nowell, Editor

Raja Muda 2010. All the way down to The Wire and The Room
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
After an evenly matched start, and running level down the first leeward leg of the race, disaster struck Evolution Racing in the form of a fish trap on the keel – not unknown in these waters, but not so common inside Langkawi's Bass Harbour. ‘It definitely wasn't a lightweight carbon fibre streamlined fish trap,' said one crewmember, ruefully, ‘more of the max heavy agricultural variety'.... [more]
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All new Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket sponsors Phuket King's Cup
Event Media,
The all-new 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has signed as an official co-sponsor of the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta (PKCR). Held between the fourth and 11th of December, the Regatta is Asia's largest sailing event.... [more]
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Hong Kong Laser Class Championships
Richard Knight,
After two days of racing David Early, Class President said that the weekend had seen the best sailing conditions for these Championships in at least eight years that he has raced in Hong Kong. With 12 to 18knots from ENE in Stanley Bay, it really was champagne conditions for those at the front and somewhat challenging for the rest.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Team Azzurra training in Malaysia
Team Azzurra,
Monsoon Cup - The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's team Azzurra is once again ready for action on the international yachting scene: from Dec 1st the Italian team will compete against nine of the highest ranked skippers in the world at the renowned Monsoon Cup 2010, the final leg of the World Match Racing Tour 2010.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Double Champion Peter Gilmour looking for third title
YANMAR Racing media,
While there is strong focus on the Monsoon Cup 2010, which will be sailed in Terengganu Malaysia this week,, as the final round of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, the 12 teams competing for this ninth event on the 2010 Tour are very much aware that this event carries overall prize money of US$475,000 which it's the richest prize in sailing.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup - Minoprio stokes up pressure on Richard for title
Monsoon Cup - Defending World Match Racing Tour Champion (WMRT), Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing has cranked up the pressure on Championship leader Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team, claiming that the Frenchman's confidence is likely to be low ahead of the Tour's showdown at the Monsoon Cup this week.... [more]
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Phuket Kings Cup 2010: HiFi changes herald return to form
Tracey Johnstone,
Neil Pryde's HiFi win in last week's Raja Muda Regatta has put Ray Robert's Evolution racing on notice as they head towards Thailand for the start of the 24th Phuket King's Cup. Keel changes and new sails in the last few months have given Hi-Fi the narrow edge they needed to finally move aside Evolution Racing taking out first place on a count-back.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Town superstition
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - A year from now, the Volvo Open 70 fleet will be arriving into the first port of call in the 2011 - 12 Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town. ‘The tavern of the seas' will be a safe haven after the proving ground of the first 6,500 nautical miles of the race.... [more]
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Jeremy out to create history at the Monsoon Cup
Monsoon Cup Media 2010,
Since winning the Malaysian Match Racing Championship (MMRC) a month ago, Jeremy Koo (Mas) of Koo Racing Team-Evernew has only been dreaming of one thing – creating history in the Monsoon Cup which starts on Tuesday with the Coronation Cup.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Emirates Team NZ takes Last Waltz
Bruno Troublé,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Racing in its second home, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai today, defeating the USA's BMW Oracle Racing in two straight races.... [more]
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Royal Thai Navy set to fly flag of Thailand at Phuket King's Cup
Event Media,
The eyes of the sailing world will be upon Phuket for the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta as the event attracts participants from all around the world and media from all corners of the globe report on the international sailing event.... [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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