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 14 Jan 2012

An unusually breezy Royal Langkawi International Regatta is taking place right now in Malaysia, and Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan has the regatta by the throat.

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Royal Langkawi 2012 – new Around the Island record for Jelik
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
16 kts and grey skies, wind over tide and a downwind start, and surprisingly enough there wasn't a single OCS as the fleet set off around Pulau Dayang Bunting – 28nm for the full distance, although some of the divisions were handed down a shorter 22nm course. Occasionally the sun peered through the clouds, but still nothing like the ‘baking on the grill' conditions that some of us remember from th... [more]
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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2012 – day 2
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Like the line from the old song, 'bright and breezy, free and easy,' day 2 of the 10th RLIR started off with a splash of sunshine and 12kts, and ran most of the day around the 10kts mark. Two windward-leeward races for IRC 0 and 1, one for the Platus (Sportsboats) and IRC 2, and a ‘cruising' course for everyone else that sent them south out into open water.... [more]
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Royal Langkawi 2012: Hooligans throw down the gauntlet
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
The 10th edition of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta started yesterday with an entry list of 36 boats racing in seven divisions. Grey and overcast skies may not have looked very pretty, but the breeze was definitely ‘in' for the first days' racing in Bass Harbour, just a short run out from the marina at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.... [more]
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An enduring image of the Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race,
The Volvo Ocean Race's first Emirati sailor, Adil Khalid, waved a United Arab Emirates flag in celebration of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's team victory and the image of that celebration is growing to be an enduring image of the 2011-12 edition of the VOR.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race - Abu Dhabi takes top spot + Video
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing scored a commanding victory on home waters taking top spot in the Etihad Airways In-Port Race to the delight of thousands of ecstatic fans at the Volvo Ocean Race's first Middle Eastern stopover. Abu Dhabi, skippered by Ian Walker, produced a faultless performance along the eight nautical mile course to win in a time of 57 minutes 51 seconds... [more]
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Sailing Arabia The Tour – Courrier Dunkerque to participate
Tanguy Blondel,
Sailing Arabia The Tour 2012 - The crew of Courrier Dunkerque, four-time champion of France and World Farr 30 champion in 2010, will participate. The Dunkerque Plaisance group, led by Daniel Souben, will make the most of the occasion to sail the Farr 30 to the Sultanate of Oman, as a boat which has already competed in the Tour de France à la Voile.... [more]
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Internet Images 101 for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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Chinese Weichai Group takes controlling interest in Ferretti,
Weichai Group (SHIGWeichai Group) has announced that it has reached agreements with the major creditors of the world's largest luxury yacht maker, the Italian company Ferretti Group ('Ferretti'), to acquire a controlling interest in Ferretti by participating in Ferretti's debt restructuring.... [more]
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Sail-World Facebook format - Have your Say!!
The Sail-World Team, is the largest sailing news network in the world. Around the world each day on, we publish up to fifty stories; but, because the site uses geo-location, (meaning that it knows where you are), we only deliver U.S. interest stories to U.S. based audiences and UK interest stories to UK readers for example and as such, most of us only see about 20 new stories each day... [more]
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America's Cup: Ainslie launches hybrid Challenge
Stuart Alexander,
Top international yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the The Independent (UK) takes a look behind the newly announced Ben Ainslie Racing team pitched at the America's Cup World Series. The new team will sail under the burgee of an English yacht club, but will enjoy the patronage of the US Defence team.... [more]
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Sailing World Champions book tickets to London Olympics 2012
Mike Tancred,
In a year of sporting ups and downs, it was Australia's sailors that provided a shining light at the end of 2011, taking an impressive three gold medals at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The newly crowned World Champions are some of the athletes selected today by the Australian Olympic Committee to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: Ainslie Racing plans novel approach to America's cup
Richard Gladwell,
Reports in an English newspaper reveal that Ben Ainslie will announce in a few hours, a team to be backed by the America's Defender's Patron, software billionaire, Larry Ellison. The team will be unsponsored with Ellison as its Patron. The team will be entered under the burgee of a British yacht club. The team plan to compete in the America's Cup World Series from September 2012... [more]
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Rena Disaster: Stern section of Rena sinks + Video
Sail-World and Maritime NZ,
Maritime NZ are reporting this morning that the 130metre stern section of the MV Rena is reported to be slipping off the Astrolabe Reef. They have previously stated that if this happens they expect the section to sink, which at the mid-morning report seems to be happening, and more debris and containers will be released. Latest reports, video and images will be included as they come to hand... [more]
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Australian whale defenders boarded Japanese Whaler in Australian water
Jeff Hansen - Sea Shepherd,
'It appears that the Japanese have clearly abducted three Australian citizens from the territorial waters of Australia inside the twenty-four nautical mile contiguous zone. These men were removed from Australian waters against their will without Australian Customs and Immigration clearance and they do not have passports,' said Captain Paul Watson.... [more]
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London 2012 Olympic Games – New members announced for Team GB
Lindsey Bell,
London 2012 Olympic Games – Two of the rising young stars in British sailing are the newest members of Team GB, it was announced today by the British Olympic Association (BOA). Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, who compete in the Men's 470 Class, have been nominated to Team GB by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the National Governing Body for the sport of sailing.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy: Video of Banque Populaire finish
Banque Populaire,
Video just posted of Banque Populaire V completing her round the world non stop speed record. Just before midnight on 7 January, the max trimaran Banque Populaire V (Loick Peyron) crossed the finish line off the French coast to trim 2 days and 18 hours off the previous mark... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy claimed by maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V
Banque Populaire Voile,
In the 2011 Jules Verne Trophy, the 14 sailors on-board Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V just burst into the history of offshore racing by becoming the fastest men around the globe with crew, after 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds of sailing*. Loïck Peyron and his crew improved the reference time of the Jules Verne Trophy held by Groupama 3 since March 2010... [more]
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Banque Populaire has set a new round the world record
Banque Populaire V, the 40 metre maxi trimaran, has set a new round the world non-stop sailing record. At the finish point off Oessant, France, she will finish 1650nm ahead of the reference point for the previous record holder, Groupama (Franck Cammas).... [more]
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