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 18 Mar 2012

Lasers, Volvo, Piracy, Clipper, Caribbean, Scotland, Cape to Rio, America's Cup, China Team... obviously there are plenty of people out on the water. Are you?

The subject of 'growing boating' is one that comes up again and again. But really, unless you are an accountant whose only concern is growing the numbers, then the main thing is that sailors get out there and enjoy themselves. Of course, numbers mean noise, noise means publicity, and publicity means sponsors and money and even maybe getting the local authorities involved (unless you are in Hong Kong). Like the advert says, 'Just Do It.' Me? It's Sunday, so I'm sailing there-and-back to the best seafood restaurant in Hong Kong. See you next week.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race images
Andrea Francolini,
Andrea Francolini images of the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race in Auckland, New Zealand.... [more]
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Notice update on piracy in the Indian Ocean for cruising sailors
Nancy Knudsen,
Every year there used to be around 250 yachts who used the Gulf of Aden to reach the Mediterranean during a circumnavigation, but no more. A Working Party from the Royal Yachting Association, the Cruising Association; the Royal Yacht Squadron; the Ocean Cruising Club; the Royal Cruising Club and the World Cruising Club offer the following update on piracy in the Indian Ocean:... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet pounded by Pacific Ocean
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet have taken another pounding from the Pacific Ocean over the last 24 hours as today sees the crews attempt to celebrate a very unique St Patrick's Day. 'Firstly, I would like to wish all the good people of Derry-Londonderry a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!' says Mark Light, skipper of Derry-Londonderry.... [more]
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Laser World Masters Championships 2012 - Down to the wire
Laser World Masters Championships media,
Today was the final day of racing for the 233 sailors from 19 nations at the Laser World Masters Championships 2012. Principal Race officer Kevin Wilson called an early start in the hope of sailing three races and completing a twelve race, two drop series.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Camper pulls off home town In Port win
Volvo Ocean Race,
Local heroes Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand clinched a dream victory on Saturday, winning the Auckland In-Port Race in front of tens of thousands of ecstatic fans to reinvigorate their Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Camper, the Spanish sponsored team who count Auckland as one of their two homeports, earned the advantage with a tack right to the shoreline off the start and once in front never... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Crew change on Team Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race,
Denmark's Martin Kirketerp will sail on Team Sanya for the Auckland In-Port Race and the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 to ItajaĆ­.... [more]
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Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta day 2 Studio Borlenghi images
Carlo Borlenghi Images,
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta - Photographer Carlo Borlenghi presents images from day 2 of the event.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - ISAF Executive Statement on Ainslie case
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - ISAF have issued a statement regarding the Ben Ainslie incident during the event: The ISAF Executive Committee has met to consider the reports from the International Jury of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships and the RYA Tribunal.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Small differences and luck make Telefonica's lead
Richard Gladwell,
Icker Martinez, skipper of the current Volvo Ocean Race leader, Telefonica believes their commanding lead in the 39000nm Round the World race is due to a combination of small things rather than a major point of dominance. 'We are where we are because we were lucky,' he told the skippers media conference today. 'Or maybe we are lucky where some others are unlucky.'... [more]
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Scotland's Malts Cruise - Highland and island adventure
World Cruising Club/Sail-World,
Cruising Scotland at the height of summer - what an idyllic thought! - but it could be real if you take the opportunity. World Cruising Club's Malts Cruise 2012 will start from Oban on 7 July and finish in Tobermory on 20 July. If you need to charter a boat for your Malts Cruise, there are several good charter companies in the west of Scotland. Bareboat and skippered options are available.... [more]
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Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta images from Studio Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi shares with us images from day one of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Enjoy!... [more]
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Cape to Rio Yacht Race - Date set, NOR now available
Royal Cape Yacht Club,
The Cape to Rio Yacht Race start date has now been announced by the Royal Cape Yacht Club, as 4 January 2014. This follows the re-establishment of the race in 2011 where there were 17 entries from six nations. The race will once again be hosted by the late Clube do Rio de Janeiro and John Martin, Chairman of the Organizing Committee expects a fleet of at least 50 yachts... [more]
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China Team announces crew for Naples World Series
Stephanie Martin,
Among the eight crew members, two skippers will be training on the recently acquired Ventilo M2 catamarans for the exclusive position of China Team skipper in Sanya. China Team's international crew will be training in Sanya from March 14 to 29, 2012, and will be heading to Naples for the upcoming America's Cup World Series.... [more]
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12th annual Summer Sailstice - weekend of June 23rd, 2012
Ken Quant/Sail-World Cruising,
In Shanghai and in San Francisco, in Sicily and even Sydney, sailors around the world will celebrate the 12th annual Summer Sailstice on the weekend of June 23rd, 2012. Traditionally held the weekend closest to the summer solstice, this global celebration of sailing invites all sailors to sail ‘together' regardless of where or what they sail, even if for some it's the shortest day.... [more]
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America's Cup: Artemis Racing test new wingsail on Orma 60 in Valencia
Top European sailing site, www.vsail.info is reporting the launch and trial of a new wingsail by Artemis Racing. The Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup has stepped a wingsail of an unknown size. Vsail.info's Pierre Orphanidis writes from Valencia: 'A major milestone in the 34th America's Cup was reached earlier this morning in Valencia when Artemis Racing launched their winged Orma... [more]
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