Two new races, and The Great AC45 Picture Show

Home Directories  
 If you are having difficulty reading this email - view in your browser.    To respond to this email CLICK HERE
 25 May 2011

Two new races: the RHKYC's Taiwan Strait Race has just happened (Ambush, by a country mile and then some), and the Rolex Volcano Race (start near Vesuvius, go round Stromboli and Vulcano) has just started. And plenty more news, from PWA windsurfing to dhows, from SailRocket to Clipper. Read on...

Guy Nowell, Editor

RHKYC Taiwan Strait Race 2011 – Ambush goes south!
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Ambush slipped into the lead right from the start of the race, and departed Hong Kong on port with the rest of the fleet, but then surprised everyone who was watching the Yellowbrick tracking system by heading severely south and away from the rhumb line. 'We'd done the homework before we started,' said Russ Parker.... [more]
Share this story

RHKYC Taiwan Strait Race 2011 - Ambush claims inaugural line honours
RHKYC Media,
After paying tribute to the quality of his wife's catering, Taylor gave his verdict on the race; 'a beautiful code zero reach pretty much all the way. We did have one moment where the boat was caught with a little too much sail up as 40 knots came out of the darkness... [more]
Share this story

Straight into it: RHKYC Taiwan Strait Race 2011
RHKYC Media,
'Great oaks from little acorns grow' and it is to be hoped that from the five pioneering boats on the start line for the inaugural Taiwan Strait Race, a much larger fleet grows over time.... [more]
Share this story

Rolex Volcano Race first edition fleet underway
Rolex Capri Sailing Week's Volcano Race has a star-studded international fleet for its first edition and was given a rousing send off in the medieval quarter of Gaeta.... [more]
Share this story

Musto Winters: Seven year itch eased with move to Etchells class
Tracey Johnstone,
Moving from Sydney to Airlie Beach, leaving behind one-design class racing, led Robert Holm to taking seven long years away from his passion. But now, back on the water in charge of an Etchells and having again experienced the pleasure of racing in a one-design fleet, Holm has thrown himself right back into the fray so much so he is working on setting up a new Etchells fleet in the Whitsundays.... [more]
Share this story

Greg Elliott: From Sports boats to record holders and cruising tourers
Richard Gladwell,
Latterly Greg Elliott has been better known as the designer of the Elliott 6, the Womens Keelboat to be used for the 2012 Olympics. His focus on easily driven racing designs transfers well into Elliott's cruisers. 'Cruising boats to me are about safety, comfort and speed. Once you have sailed what I call the Tourer version, you'll never go back.'... [more]
Share this story

Majid Bin Mohammed Watersports Championships 22ft Dhow Sailing race
Sharon Allison,
Ebrahim Ismail Al Marzouqi and his crew on Al Zeeb won the Dubai Traditional 22ft Dhow Sailing race. The race started in about eight knots of wind on a 4.5 nautical mile course, but the light wind mixed with a choppy sea swell made the already hot and humid conditions tricky for the crews.... [more]
Share this story

TeamVodafoneSailing pulls out the stops for Fiji race record + Video
TeamVodafoneSailing Media,
All going well, TeamVodafoneSailing will treat New Zealand's biggest offshore yacht race, the Auckland Fiji Race, as a sprint - expecting to complete the course in just a few days. The 1140 nautical mile race starts on 4 June from Auckland, and finishes in Musket Cove, Fiji. Enroute the 60 foot trimaran, which is capable of sustaining speeds of up to 30 knots, could encounter anything the o... [more]
Share this story

WMRT Match Race Germany live coverage
Conditions for the Qualifying Sessions for stage 2 of the World Match Racing Tour, Match Race Germany are forecast to be light and shifty. Alongside the recognised faces of the Tour Card Holders stand William Tiller (NZL) Full Metal Jacket Racing, Eric Monin (SUI) Team Ocalys Corum, Eugeniy Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy and Stefan Meister.... [more]
Share this story

Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race start from Southampton
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race will start from the historic maritime city of Southampton on the south coast of England on Sunday 31 July 2011. At 40,000 miles the event is the world's longest sailing race and will take the ten identical 68-foot ocean racing yachts almost a year to complete their circumnavigation of the globe.... [more]
Share this story

Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Istanbul Grand Prix Act 3 preview
Kate Jennings translation,
Following on from the Sultanate of Oman and mainland China, tomorrow's backdrop for the Extreme Sailing Series will be Turkey: the fabulous city of Istanbul is playing host to the third act of the season.... [more]
Share this story

Sailrocket 2 and a bottle of champagne
Paul Larsen,
It was quite a promising day today as Vestas Sailrocket 2 thrust the team effortlessly into the fridge for the 30 knot bottle of Pol Roger champagne.... [more]
Share this story

Borneo International Yachting Challenge 2011
Margaret Ringgit, Borneo Post Online,
The eighth Borneo International Yachting Challenge is back, this time, featuring 21 competing teams, including one from Malaysia.... [more]
Share this story

America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation.... [more]
Share this story

Antigua Sailing Week 2011 What go you think? + Video
Antigua Sailing Week,
Antigua Sailing Week wants to hear from owners, skippers, crews and friends that in some way took part in Sailing Week 2011.... [more]
Share this story

PWA World Cup 2011 Ulsan - Awe inspiring action
Andrew Buchanan,
PWA World Cup 2011 Ulsan, in Korea was raced 14th to 20th May, has drawn to a conclusion after seven days of awe inspiring action and vehement slalom encounters.... [more]
Share this story

Mr Skype brings new dimension to Audi MedCup racing
Richard Gladwell and Stuart Alexander,
Stuart Alexander, yachting correspondent for the English daily, The Independent caught up with the skipper of Rán after he had helmed the TP52 on the second day of the Audi MedCup circuit. He is the only owner-driver on the circuit - hopefully he will encourage other owners to reclaim the handlebars and put a new dimension on this event.... [more]
Share this story

Click HERE If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
Click here to unsubscribe

Follow Sail-World on Twitter

Customised news feeds

Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.

CLICK HERE  to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.

Too much sailing news? Not enough?

Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
Change your newsletter subscription profile here or take off list

If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser<:id:>&pwd=<:password:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&tmpid=<:templateID:>

To subscribe to this newsletter click here