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 07 Sep 2011

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The Hong Kong sailing season kicks off in style the weekend after next with the RHKYC Autumn Regatta. Usual turnout is 80+ boats racing in Hong Kong harbour, which is a goodly sight as long as the atmospherics allow! Sign up on the day.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Audi MedCup Circuit heads to Barcelona
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Conde de Godó Trophy - Barcelona looks set to witness the closest finish to the Audi MedCup Circuit for four years when the TP52's of the 52 Series shoot out for the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit title. Quantum Racing, skippered by America's Cup winner Ed Baird (USA), need a solid final regatta if they are to hold off the advances of Italy's Audi Azzurra Sailing Team... [more]
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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 1 – Mistral conditions in Porto Cervo
Giles Pearman,
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - During yesterday's Skippers' Briefing, Claus-Peter Offen, President of the International Maxi Association and owner of the 100-ft Wally Y3K (GER), jested about the possibility of the wind being too strong during the first day of scheduled racing. Rather than a whimsy, it proved to be a sharp prediction.... [more]
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More images of 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011
George Bekris,
Top East Coast yachting photographer, George Bekris provides a second gallery of images from the 32nd Annual Museum of Yachting Classic Regatta 2011... [more]
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Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 preview
Pierrick Garenne and Véronique Largeau,
Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - 80 contestants and six women. There will be six women to set sail for the 18th edition of the race. Six women out of 80 sailors! There are a very small number of women in offshore sailing race's world yet the most famous women have participated in the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50; two French, one American, one Italian, one British and one Dutch.... [more]
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America's Cup: Green Comm Racing capsizes in 20kts at Plymouth + Video
America's Cup media,
Green Comm Racing has become the latest member of the 'AC45 capsize club'. As Vasilij Zbogar, helmsman, stated, 'this incident didn't come as a surprise. Conditions were fresh with a southwesterly breeze between 20 and 25 knots, gusting at 30 knots, and we were pushing the boat to her limits throughout the day.... [more]
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Catana 59 - all the features, and then some
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
If you like cruising catamarans, it looks great. Catana describe it as 'a revolutionary concept in recreational catamarans,' and tell of how it has lots of go-fast features borrowed from the world of racing multihulls. Carbon fibre, curved daggerboards, high aspect main and big headsails, reverse bow profile and so on.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - New skipper for De Lage Landen
Heather Ewing,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will witness British yachtsman Stuart Jackson take over as skipper of the De Lage Landen yacht which is currently in Rio de Janeiro at the end of the first leg from the UK. Stuart, a 35-year-old Scot, who was born in Dubai and lives in Southampton, UK, has an impressive ocean racing pedigree... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper does sail-by of historic London Bridge
Camper, Emirates Team New Zealand entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has marked its arrival in Europe with a sail-by of London's historic Tower Bridge. The trip up the Thames and sail through of Tower Bridge by the Volvo 70 yacht continues a tradition began by earlier Kiwi entries in the Volvo Ocean Race, and its predecessor the Whitbread Round the World Race... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - GBR Olympian Ben Ainslie to skipper Oman Air
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series - Britain's most successful Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie will skipper Oman Sail's ‘Oman Air' Extreme 40 in the next three Acts of the Series in Trapani , Nice and Almeria. The 34-year-old already has three Olympic gold medals and one silver to his name and is gunning for a fifth Olympic medal next year in the Finn dinghy class, if selected to represent his country in 2012.... [more]
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Zoke Kiwi Match Win USA Grand Slam
Logan Fraser,
Back to back regatta wins at the Knickerbocker Cup and Oakcliff Invitational, as well as two second place finishes at the Detroit Cup and Chicago Match Cup mean that Zoke Kiwi Match take out the USA Grand Slam series in dominating fashion.... [more]
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St. Moritz Match Race - Mirsky beats Morvan in the Final
World Match Racing Tour,
St. Moritz Match Race - Torvar Mirsky is the new ‘King of the Mountain' after beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan in the final. Ian Williams finished in third place to move up into first position in the overall Championship standings going into stage seven of the World Match Racing Tour. In the end, a count back decided both the final and petit final on Lake St. Moritz.... [more]
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ISAF Team Racing World Championahips Victory for West Kirby
Vincent Ahern,
The ISAF Team Racing Championships in Schull Harbour began the final day of competition amid light southwesterly winds which developed into fresh northwesterlies by late morning. First action was the semi-final stages of the World Youth Championship.... [more]
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