Raja Muda, Monsoon Cup, Extreme 40s in Singapore

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 26 Nov 2011

The Raja Muda winds up today after a week of mixed fortunes and conditions on the water. The Monsoon Cup has taken a pasting from 40kt monsoon winds, Singapore is lining up for yet another spectacular Extreme 40 event, and Phuket is bracing itself for the King's Cup. There's plenty on the cards in Asia at this time of year!

Raja Muda 2011: the dash to Langkawi
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
At around 50nm – depending on the position of the start line - the last Raja Muda passage race from Penang to Langkawi is the shortest leg of the regatta. This one really is a straight line course, wind-dependent. It has become a feature of this year's regatta that there's more breeze at the finish than at the start, and yesterday followed on in spades.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2011: Penang Inshore races and a Grand Party
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
But between races, and after a few drops of rain to make everyone think we were about to be pasted with a monsoon downpour which never eventuated, the wind came back with a vengeance. Not quite Terengganu's 40 kts, but a good solid 15kts from the northeast.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2011: a slow start gets better
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It started off looking like a day when you really didn't want to go sailing at all. Torrential rain crashing off the corrugated tin roofs of the Seaview Hotel onto the next roof below, and enough grey in the sky to weave Gandalf a new beard. A wet breakfast and an uninviting prospect. Welcome to the tropics.... [more]
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Raja Muda 2011: ‘Inshore, inshore, inshore'
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
It's 90nm up the coast to the entrance of Pasir Bogok, very much the home of the regatta fleet hereabouts, but do not be deceived by the fact that you can connect the start and finish with one straight line. The two things that complicate the first leg of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta are the tidal currents in the shallow inshore water, and the highly unpredictable local weather.... [more]
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Peter Gilmour aims for third Monsoon Cup title win
YANMAR Racing media,
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing crew started the crucial last matches of yesterday's qualifying series at the Monsoon Cup 2011 in good form. The quarter-finals are set for a Championship showdown and they will decide the 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Champion.... [more]
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Waka Racing: Contesting the lead at the Monsoon Cup
Waka Racing,
New Zealand match racing team, Waka Racing report in from the Monsoon Cup, Malaysia, an ISAF Level 1 regatta which is part of the World Match Racing Tour: Today was a great day for us here in Malaysia. We went into it with three races to go and came away with three victories. This put us on 8 wins – 3 losses... [more]
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Transat Jacques Vabre: Britain's 40 Degrees finishes third
Transat Jacques Vabre,
Hannah Jenner (GBR) and Jesse Naimark-Rowse (USA) on 40 Degrees crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica this Friday 25 November. It is an excellent result for the British-American partnership which was really only finally confirmed the night before they did the delivery sail to Le Havre.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Telefónica powers towards Cape Town
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race leaders, Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) had just 406 nautical miles to complete on leg one to Cape Town tonight at 1900 UTC. Provided she continues with her current progress victory will be hers. However, it ‘isn't over until it's over' as the saying goes, and the crew will not rest until they are safely across the finish line in Cape Town... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fast and furious as Camper shows her true colours
Thomas Ryan,
Camper, crewed by Emirates Team NZ have been chewing up the miles on its way to Cape Town with the boat reaching speeds of between 25 - 30 knots and reducing the distance to the Leg One finish to 670 miles. Yesterday the boat travelled a staggering 551 miles in 24 hours, against a record of 597nm. Features video and also an audio interview with co-skipper Stu Bannatyne.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race Leg 2 start postponed
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) second leg was originally scheduled to start this Sunday, 27th November. Due to forecasts of 40-45 knot headwinds the Race Committee has postponed the start off Cape Town.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Visit Finland takes second
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Despite a nail-biting and frustrating finish for Gold Coast Australia, the team has secured their fifth consecutive victory into Tauranga and remains unbeaten to date in biennial the 15-race series. Beating into a strong north westerly breeze after sustaining mainsail damage in the Bay of Plenty, the team crossed the finish line at 0326 local time... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup – Bruni beats Mirsky in sudden death match
World Match Racing Tour,
WMRT Monsoon Cup - Torvar Mirsky's 2011 ISAF Match Racing World Championship dream lies in tatters after a dramatic conclusion to the Qualifying stage saw Francesco Bruni beat the Australian by just half a second in a sudden death match. It completed what was a fascinating day of racing in Malaysia which also saw the wildcard of Will Tiller qualify for the quarter-finals in top spot.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta Courses Online now
Event Media,
Courses for the 2011 Phuket King's Cup Regatta, including flags and tide table information, are now available on the Regatta Website.... [more]
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Monsoon squalls delay Monsoon Cup start
Principal Race Officer David Tallis was faced with a new problem this morning. With the Terengganu River running hard and winds of 20-22 knots mark laying was becoming difficult.... [more]
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Swanning around at the Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Event Media,
This year's Phuket King's Cup Regatta gets underway in just a few weeks and many teams are undergoing their preparations to get their boats ready.... [more]
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Muscat Regatta 2011 preview
Louay Habib,
The Muscat Regatta provides a wonderful opportunity for close to one hundred aspiring sailors from all over Oman to compete against international opposition at a spectacular venue. The Muscat Regatta is very much geared towards promoting young Omanis, mostly in their teenage years, who aspire to join the elite sailors from the Sultanate that compete at world Grand Prix sailing events.... [more]
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Sailrocket Sailing World Record attempt - Last time I dare this place
Paul Larsen,
The wind was filling nicely. It was 25 at the timing hut so we went straight to the top of the course. We had changed a few things and wanted to make sure things were right. Vestas Sailrocket 2 was released but once again struggled to bare away from the wind. Something about the wind and waves makes her weathercock in stronger winds. I tried a few tricks but she just sat there head to wind.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series heads to Singapore for final Act
Shu Fen,
Extreme Sailing Series™ ninth and final Act is being held between 7th and 11th December in Singapore, where ten Extreme 40 teams will take to the water of Marina Bay. The iconic Singapore Flyer will provide a stunning backdrop to what will be a dramatic end of season match to claim the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series Overall Championship.... [more]
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