Macau Yacht Show, Gold Coast Australia win 4th Clipper race, SailRocket 2 crash, more

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 31 Oct 2011

The exhibitors said they got some good leads, the Official Line said it was huge success, everyone hated the pontoons (with good reason), and should a HK$300 entry ticket buy you a boat ride? There were more than a few bemused people on the docks by the end of the inaugural Macau Yacht Show, and we'll have a wrap-up report tomorrow. Meanwhile, check out the Opening Ceremony fireworks and the Bikini Party.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Macau Yacht Show 2011 - bringing boating to Macau's doorstep
Guy Nowell,,
The first full day of the inaugural Macau Yacht Show, Friday 28 October, brought sunshine, breeze and an appropriately Mediterranean temperature to the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. There's no doubt that this is a prime venue for a boat show, with a quayside just made for strolling. The al fresco waterfront has everything from Amsterdam street-fronts to the Coliseum... [more]
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Macau Yacht Show 2011 - it's a beginning
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The Macau Yacht Show – or the ‘Macau International Yacht Import and Export Fair, to give it full title – opened yesterday evening with a harbour cruise for government and industry VIPs, speeches, fireworks, a jetski display and a gala dinner at The Rocks Hotel overlooking the boats at Fisherman's Wharf.... [more]
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Macau Yacht Show 2011 - starts tomorrow
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Tomorrow the inaugural Macau Yacht Show launches itself with an Opening Ceremony and Gala Dinner. With ever more numerous Yacht Shows and Boat Shows trying to elbow each other off the edge of the Asian chart in recent years, the real question is not ‘why?', but why nobody has done this in Macau before. After all, the Macau Special Administrative Region of China is the epicenter of gambling in Asia... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - De Lage Landen set to finish second
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Today saw Gold Coast Australia secure victory in the fourth race as the race for the final two podium positions heats up. Notching their fourth win of the Clipper 11-12 Race, the Australian entry's crew were cheered on by a welcome party of friends, family and local residents.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Fleet work round high pressure system
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - As the winners of Leg 1, BSL and second place Campagne de France, recovered in Cape Town from 7,000 miles of racing and adapt to life on land after 32 days at sea, the four boats in the fleet's main pack were working round a high-pressure system centred 1,300 miles west of the finish line.... [more]
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America's Cup Uncovered: Episode 14 - Coming to San Diego
San Francisco Bay celebrates Fleet Week, United States Coast Guard chats with us about waterway traffic control and the transformation of San Francisco Bay into a perfect sailing stadium for spectators during AC World Series in 2012, Louis Vuitton Cup and AC Finals in 2013. America's Cup legend John Bertrand shares his opinion on the new race format with Regatta Director Iain Murray... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre. - Race director announces race start postponed
Hélène Tzara,
Transat Jacques Vabre - After a meeting between skippers and Race Direction of the Transat Jacques Vabre this morning the start of the biennial race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, race director Jean Maurel announced the decision to postpone the start. The decision was taken because of the approach of a very significant low pressure system due to generate storm force winds... [more]
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Volvo Ocean race: Groupama protest Camper Team NZ after Inport Race
Groupama sailing team's protest against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand was dismissed after deliberation by the international jury after the first Inport Race in Alicante. The protest was related to the forestay set-up on CAMPER, which was the subject of an application made to the independent arbitration panel earlier this month.... [more]
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Adil Khalid - Volvo Ocean Race's first ever Emirati sailor
Volvo Ocean Race,
Adil Khalid, an Olympic dinghy sailor, was chosen over more than 100 potential candidates for a spot on Ian Walker's crew. He celebrated Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's win in the Iberdrola In-Port Race by waving a huge United Arab Emirates flag high above him.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race - Gold Coast Australia on winning streak
Heather Ewing,
Gold Coast Australia has continued its winning streak in the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race. The ecstatic skipper, Richard Hewson, 31, from Hobart, Tasmania, said, 'It's fantastic to be home – I love Western Australia, it's like a second home and it's fantastic to be back here.'... [more]
Share this story wins BEST ONLINE PUBLICATION award
Brendan Maxwell, won BEST ONLINE PUBLICATION at the 2011 Gold Coast Media Awards, announced last night at Bond University on Queensland's Gold Coast, against a field of mainstream media with high profile consumer sites.... [more]
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US SAILING Inquiry into CYC Race to Mackinac capsize and fatalities
C. Hawley, J. Rousmaniere, R. Naranjo & S.McCurdy,
The 103rd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac experienced two tragic deaths and now an inquiry into the fatalities has been released. The inquiry was conducted by a review panel which was appointed by US Sailing on July 28, 2011. Sailing is a remarkably safe sport in large part because of the caring of its close-knit community.... [more]
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Sail-World visitors – this week a two metre snake
Brendan Maxwell,,
We get an interesting range of visitors, beyond the old salts who drop by on a regular basis, the local wild-life often call in, unannounced. This two metre green tree snake, (Dendrelaphis Punctulatus) has previously attempted to venture into the office via an open window, but this week was applying for a sub-editors role.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race overall
Rolex Middle Sea Race - The pontoons at the Royal Malta YC were full yesterday with crews from the fleet busily reloading gear and fresh supplies onboard and heading off for deliveries back to home ports throughout Europe. Malta's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean enables the race to draw from a diverse fleet which this year comprised 70 boats from 16 countries... [more]
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Sail-World on Facebook -Check us out!!
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall has key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors. 'We have already posted feature stories from many of our editors world-wide for the last six months, going forward we will be adding key feature stories each day.... [more]
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Barz Optics demonstrates Floater aquatic prowess
Jeni Bone,
Gone are the days of losing your sunnies to the bottom of the ocean. Floating like no other, Barz has put their new Floater to the test in the surf and haven't been disappointed.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 suffers damage in crash + high speed run video
Paul Larsen,
After a few good, high speed runs - disaster has struck! Vestas Sailrocket 2's main beam failed .. read on as Paul Larsen explains ....... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race – Artie first Maltese boat home
Rolex Middle Sea Race – After racing over 600 miles, the J/122 Artie crossed the finish line at 15.22 CEST, eight minutes in front of Jaru Team EC, a J/133, and, in doing so, was the first Maltese boat home. That finish also put the local entry, co-skippered by Lee Satariano and Christian Ripard, ahead of Rán (GBR) as overall handicap leader.... [more]
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