China Coast hopefuls, Clina Club winners, Malaysian match races, Mirsky wins Bermuda Gold Cup, more

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 12 Oct 2011

Starting tomorrow, it's about to get busy in Asia. From now until March next year the events are packed in like sardines, with everyone from Hong Kong to Phuket hoping for a good healthy blast of north easterlies to make their events really hum. We'll start with the China Coast Welcome Party tomorrow, and just take it from there.

Guy Nowell, Editor

RHKYC China Coast Regatta an 'Asian highlight' says Neil Pryde
RHKYC Media,
Line Honours and First Place winner on handicap in the 2008 VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race and the 2010 Rolex China Sea Race, so no surprise that HI FI has signed up for both the China Coast Regatta and the subsequent offshore race. 'We will be doing our very best to repeat our successes this year. We have a strong crew and the boat is well prepared,' says Pryde.... [more]
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China Club Challenge Match – China's No 1 regatta?
Alistair Skinner,
The China Club Challenge Match is the premier Chinese sailing event for Chinese sailors, with 34 teams from around the country battling it out for the right to challenge the 2010 trophy holder. It is run on the waters off Xiamen in Fujian Province, which this time of year serves up good breezes every day, almost like clockwork.... [more]
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Oman Sail launch Women's Sailing Programme
Nicky Moore,
Oman Sail have officially launched the next phase in its unique project – a sailing programme aimed exclusively at the Sultanate's female population.... [more]
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Traditional 22ft Dhow Sailing Championships second round
Sharon Allison,
Traditional 22ft Dhow Sailing Championships - Totally back on form, Team Dahees took off from the start line on Saturday to retain their lead all the way to finish first and notch up their second win of the season. Shamardel came followed them across the line with Emaar filling the slot.... [more]
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Malaysian Match Racing Championship - Jeremy Koo defends his title
Monsoon Cup Media,
Malaysian Match Racing Championship (MMRC) - Jeremy Koo (Abdullah Chan/KRT) emerged winner of the MMRC held at Ri-Yaz Heritage Spa and Resort in Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu. Following a dramatic race to the finish, Koo emerged victorious and won the chance to represent Malaysia at the Monsoon Cup, which will take place at the same venue in Terengganu from 22nd to 27th November... [more]
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Malaysian Match Racing Circuit gets stamp of approval
Monsoon Cup Media,
The Malaysian Match Racing Championship held at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu concluded with a victory for Jeremy Koo who will go on to compete in the Monsoon Cup at the same venue from 22nd to 27th November. But all was not lost for the rest of the competitors, as they will have something new to look forward to next year.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crash gybes cause mayhem
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crash gybes cause mayhem on Singapore and Visit Finland. 'No skipper likes to be woken up to find his boat sailing, on her side, backwards down waves in the pitch black at a fair speed,' according to Ben Bowley, skipper of Singapore. The 28-year-old refers to the situation he found himself in the early hours of this morning following an accidental gybe.... [more]
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WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup – Mirsky defeats Berntsson in close final
Kinley Fowler,
WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup – The Wave Muscat won the Bermuda Gold Cup in fine form, defeating Sweden's Johnnie Berntsson in a closely fought finals that went right down to the wire. Both teams left the dock after the final of the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup final, with The Wave Muscat up one point, having won the first race of the day sailed in the morning.... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac Race – The first report,
The Charlevoix County Michigan U.S. sheriff Don Schneider's s investigation looking the double fatality in the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Race was released last Friday.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to complete qualifying miles
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have agreed to sail a further 111 miles to complete their qualification following their retirement from a test race over the weekend. During the 360-mile qualifying race from Alicante to Palma, Mallorca and back, the six boats were required to carry out several safety drills.... [more]
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RenRe Junior Gold Cup - Waddell is named Opti Champion of Champions
Laurie Fullerton,
The RenRe Junior Gold Cup wrapped up Sunday afternoon. The world's best young sailors met each other for some premiere Opti sailing with 11 national champions facing off from 17 countries, including 22 Bermudian sailors. Wade Waddell led the regatta over all four days.... [more]
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AUDI ultra all set for RHKYC China Coast Race Week
RHKYC Media,
First up is the three-day China Coast Regatta (14-16 October) and Audi ultra's skipper, builder and co-owner Ludde Ingvall, is looking forward to stirring up the competition. 'China Coast Regatta is one of the premium regattas in the region and one I have heard a lot about. Yacht racing and big boat sailing in Asia is developing very fast and it feels right to come to Hong Kong and have some fun.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race a game of chance in the Doldrums
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race fleet at the start of week two in Leg 1 were pinned close inshore just off the coast of West Africa with a narrow band of light and variable breeze forcing them down a corridor east of the Canary Islands and spreading them over 400 miles.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Qualifying race for Puma's Mar Mostro day 2
Amory Ross,
Volvo Ocean Race update from Amory Ross, Media Crew Member, onboard Puma's Mar Mostro during day two of the qualifying race. The first night was a sleepless one for most of us on Puma's Mar Mostro, and I would have to assume it's a similar story for the five other teams out here. A strong Mediterranean Mistral made for rough but exciting sailing conditions and a violent life onboard.... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre winners recall their past glories
Transat Jacques Vabre,
There is only two weeks left for all of the Transat Jacques Vabre duos to finalise their work and get themselves and their boats to the Paul Vatine Basin in Le Havre. In the Multi 50 class Anne Caseneuve (Naviguez Anne Caseneuve) has been building miles with her son Aubin Houdet, as have the Mabit brothers (, while Yves Le Blévec and Sam Manuard have repaired their mast of Actual.... [more]
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Audi TP52 World Championship images by Borlenghi and Trombetta
Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta,
Audi TP52 World Championship 2011 images from photographers Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia regain lead
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Australian team at the front of the fleet has switched overnight as South African skipper, Juan Coetzer, on Geraldton Western Australia conceded his lead to Australian skipper Richard Hewson on Gold Coast Australia. As the two teams rounded the Cape of Good Hope at the start the 4,800-mile race to their homeland, the overall leaders regained pole position... [more]
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