It's warmer in Phuket...

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 07 Jan 2011

When it's cold and grey in Hong Kong, go somewhere warmer. In this case, Phuket, where PIMEX is currently taking place. Sit in an 'al fresco' bar, stroll the docks, soak up a little sunshine, look at some expensive merchandise. Aaah, that's better!

Guy Nowell, Editor

Phuket International Boat Show - USD $100 million in boats on display
Andy Dowden,
Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) 2011 - The show opened today to a packed in-water display and Exhibition Hall. 47 boats fill the marina basin, an increase of more than 25% on last year, and the Exhibition Hall is packed with marine products, luxury cars and high-end real estate.... [more]
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Moth Pre-Worlds Action Photos, has been on Lake Macquarie for the Moth Pre-Worlds. Here are a few of our action images. There will be lots more during the Worlds... [more]
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Mirror Worlds - Perfect Conditions but drama on day 4
Anthony Galante,
Day 4 of the 2011 Landcorp Mirror Worlds started with a fresh sou-westerly with the fleet bathed in sunshine. Hard work was the motto of the day for sailors in the 15 knot breeze. The day ended in drama following the disqualification of the Championship leader after completing only one circle in a two-circle penalty for pumping under Rule 42.... [more]
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Optimist (IODA) World Championship - Poonpat (THA) retains lead
Optimist Class Association,
Noppakao Poonpat, despite an OCS in the second race and a 16th in the final race of the day, remains ahead by eight points... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - CSM takes the Southern Ocean in his stride
Velux 5 Oceans,
For many sailors the thought of taking on the mighty Southern Ocean at all is enough to send shivers down their spines, let alone facing it singlehanded. 'Getting knocked down was just one of those things,' Chris Stanmore-Major said. 'I feel very respectful of what's possible in the ocean but I am very conservative when it comes to heavy weather and I am looking forward to the next blow.'... [more]
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420 World Championship - Great Britain and Argentina take Gold
420 Class Association,
Last day of the championship with nine knots from the 290ยบ open and ladies races starts with papa and clear... [more]
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America's Cup - San Francisco celebrates
Stephanie Martin,
America's Cup - San Francisco will play host to a very different America's Cup Finals. With a focus on enhancing the overall event experience, substantial enhancements are being added to both on and off the water elements.... [more]
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29er World Championship day 3 - Argentine teams hold top spots
Jerelyn Biehl,
29er World Championship day 3. The conditions were quite different then the previous days with lighter wind, a little rain and confused seas left over from the previous day. Argentine teams currently hold the top six positions going into the finals.... [more]
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A Class Nationals - Day 3
Rob Griffits,
A Class Nationals - Glenn Ashby is relentlessly tightening his grip on yet another major A Class event. After six races, Glenn has a solid overall lead, having won five of the six races, whilst capsizing when leading in other remaining race. A formidable record.... [more]
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IODA World Sailing Championship - Asia dominates top five
Three more races were sailed today and even when positions can still change, sailors at the top of the ranking can start feeling more 'at ease'... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Different emotions
Barcelona World Race,
They may be in separate oceans, dealing with very different conditions, but the moods of the Barcelona World Race skippers today spanned a full range of emotions and each did not necessarily directly reflect their current fortunes.... [more]
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World Champions bringing boat they sail in heaven to Geelong
Etchells Australian titles 2011 Media,
While a lot of sailing events like the Sydney to Hobart or our Geelong Week have fleets of all sizes and shapes and speeds, the very tightest racing on the world sailing scene is done in One Design boats - fleets of identical boats, all of the same speed - and in those races the first boat across the finish line wins.... [more]
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America's Cup: Work begins on creating a world class event venue
Michelle Slade,
New Zealand born journalist, Michelle Slade, now based in San Francisco, interviews Craig Thompson, CEO of America's Cup Event Management for the Marin Independent Journal: We've already surveyed office space in San Francisco and are planning to be there this month. We're going to start building up a staff in January and will continue building that staff up until we get to the America's Cup... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Bullens forced to retire after further problems
Velux 5 Oceans,
Belgian solo sailor Christophe Bullens has been left with no choice but to retire from the Velux 5 Oceans. With the second leg taking the fleet through the notorious Southern Ocean, fears about the safety of Five Oceans of Smiles too further added to Christophe's decision to pull out of the race.... [more]
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Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveils new emblem
Rio 2016 Olympic Games' emblem was unveiled on a packed Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janerio by IOC President Jacques Rogge, IOC Coordination Commisssion Chair for 2016 Nawal El Moutawakel, and Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman.... [more]
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2011 Neptune Regatta
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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