Rounding up the week sailing in Asia

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 19 Feb 2011

Cold, grey and damp here in Hong Kong, but it's bound to be nicer somewhere else! Or even colder if you are preparing to round the Horn, like some of the Velux 5 Oceans sailors.

Don't blow the weekend - go sailing!

Guy Nowell, Editor

The famous Iloilo Paraw Regatta
T.W. Villavert, PIA Information Services,
The first Paraw Regatta race started in 1973 with the mission to preserve the historic value of the paraws. The competing paraws sailed through the Iloilo Strait between the islands of Guimaras and Panay duing the 30-kilometer race.... [more]
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Puerto Galera Yacht Club Easter Regatta 2011: NOR
Puerto Galera Yacht Club,
Puerto Galera Yacht Club would like to invite you all to this year's Easter Regatta at the PGYC from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24. There will be free mooring on a first come first served basis from April 21 – April 24. As always, our racing follows a pursuit racing format... [more]
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Barcelona World Race - Pole after Wellington stop-over
Barcelona World Race,
Barcelona World Race - After two days on land, making key repairs to the rig and boat, Virbac-Paprec 3 is back on the racecourse and in pole position this afternoon. Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron (FRA) slipped their lines at exactly 1111hrs (CET) today, having completed the mandatory 48-hours on shore for their technical stopover.... [more]
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2011 Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi season starts in Oman
Alinghi begins an exciting new journey in the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series this weekend with the first event of the championship taking place in Oman... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans - Fleet expected to round Cape Horn within a week
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans – The fleet continues to make quick progress through the Southern Ocean bound for the ultimate landfall for sailors: Cape Horn.... [more]
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Superyachts sailing to Abu Dhabi for the Yacht Show 2011
Informa Yacht Group Media,
Superyachts built by four of the world's top ten yacht builders according to the Global Order Book 2011, will feature in the line-up for next month's Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011, the Middle East's premier show for superyachts.... [more]
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Inaugural Singapore Yacht Show in April
Informa Yacht Group Media,
The Informa Yacht Group unveiled more details for the upcoming Singapore Yacht Show that will see a flotilla of luxury superyachts streaming into Singapore for a new exclusive yacht show. The Singapore Yacht Show, which will be held from 8 to 10 April at ONEĀ°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, will see luxury boat builders, brokers, designers and naval architects... [more]
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America's Cup: Video's of the Week or so
America's Cup and Oracle Racing Media,
The various media arms associated with the 34th America's Cup have been busy with video production over the past week or so. The opportunities afforded by the recent Sail Auckland Regatta and Harken International have presented a great chance to tempt the Facebook generation sailors with the AC45... [more]
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New Vestas Sailrocket 2 launch set for March 8
Paul Larsen,
The Sailrocket team launches its second-generation speed sailing boat from the Isle of Wight on 8 March, 2011. During the last 15 months, the Sailrocket team has been focused on building a better, safer and –above all – faster boat in Vestas Technology R&D's facilities on the Isle of Wight. Now Vestas Sailrocket 2 will be launched to the public for the first time.... [more]
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Rude awakening for Derek Hatfield in Sprint 3
Velux 5 Oceans,
Canadian Velux 5 Oceans solo sailor wakes to find Active House out of control doing 21 knots! When you're alone in the depths of the Southern Ocean, the last thing you want is to lose to control of your boat. But that was the situation facing Canadian Derek Hatfield last night when he awoke to find his Eco 60 Active House screaming along at a dangerously quick 21 knots,... [more]
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America's Cup: Eighth entry received - now seven challengers
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup event organizers have confirmed the receipt of an eighth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The official announcement by the team is expected soon. The receipt of an eighth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013 was confirmed today. This seventh challenger for the America's Cup joins ranks with ...... [more]
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Team Australia to contest America's Cup
Team Australia Media,
The Australian Challenge for the 34th America's Cup was officially accepted by the defending Golden Gate Yacht Club on 11 January 2011. For the first time in over a decade, Australia has a team in the competition for the world's oldest sporting trophy.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Games sailing schedule announced
London 2012 Olympic Games - The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced the complete sports competition schedule, including ticket prices, for the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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