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 12 Jun 2012

Congratulations to:

1. Hong Kong sailor Mark Thornburrow on a 2nd place finish in the Mooloolaba Etchells Winter Champs

2. The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012 on being terribly well organised (see below), and

3. The Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta 2013 for the same, but with a party thrown in.


Guy Nowell, Editor

Raja Muda 2012 NOR online now
RMSIR Media,
Raja Muda 2012 NOR online now... [more]
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Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta NOR Party!
Neptune Regatta 2013,
To celebrate the Notice of Race for the third Neptune Regatta, along with the signing of a three-year naming rights sponsorship with Mount Gay Rum. Plus the launch of a competition with a very, very cool (and valuable) prize... As always there will be free flow Mount Gay Rum Cocktails to wash down some yummy tapas. Everyone is welcome but there is a max of 150 so please RSVP.... [more]
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SingaporeSailing nominates sailors for 2012 London Olympic Games
Jason Lim, SingaporeSailing,
Following the conclusion of the final selection event at the Skandia Sail for Gold World Cup on 10 June 2012, the second and final selection event for sailors vying for the two berths that Singapore has qualified for in the forthcoming Olympic Games, Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) has put forth its nominations to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC).... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Final showdown set for Newport
Jane Eagleson,
The inaugural champion of the America's Cup World Series will be decided in Newport, Rhode Island on July 1, the final day of racing in the series. Under the spotlight of a nationwide audience on NBC, the grand finale will witness one of eight teams win the title.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Pressure continues to mount in Leg 8
Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Telefónica and Iker Martínez/ESP have continued to put the pressure on, needing to win Leg 8 to regain their position at the top of the overall leaderboard, a place that Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA), just 0.7 nautical mile behind at 1900 GMT tonight, is not going to relinquish without blood on the tracks.... [more]
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Yacht Club of Monaco-'New clubhouse new horizons,' says Prince Rainier
Yacht Club of Monaco/Sail-World,
The Yacht Club of Monaco is getting a new clubhouse and with the shell of the spectacular new building finished, it was time to celebrate at the traditional 'summer cocktail', attended by sme 1,000 members. The President of the Club, HSH, the Sovereign Prince Albert II opened the celebrations, saying:... [more]
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Singapore sweeps titles at 2012 Asian Optimist Championships
Singapore Sailing,
At the 2012 Asian Optimist Championship held in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from second to 10th June, the Singapore Optimist Team has swept all titles at stake, continuing a fine run at major Optimist events around the world. The Singapore team comprised Loh Jia Yi, Elisa Yukie Yokoyama, Jessica Goh, Scott Lau, Edward Tan Yizhu, Ryan Teo and Samuel Neo.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Tightly grouped fleet in a drag race to the Azores
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
Telefónica's bid for redemption and the return of their overall lead was well underway on Monday with the Spanish team leading the Leg 8 race to Lorient, France, though the sight of current race frontrunners Groupama on their shoulder is a sobering thought. Includes the latest onboard video from Camper, along with the comment that they are 1kt slower than the Juan K boats in these conditions... [more]
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PWA Catalunya World Cup preview
Chris Yates,
From the 12th to the 17th June, Costa Brava shall once again play host to the stars of the windsurfing world, as the third event of the men's PWA Slalom World Tour takes place. The rankings remain unbelievably tight at the top after the close fought encounter of Korea, ensuring that the PWA Catalunya World Cup will be another mesmerizing event, packed with highs, lows and non-stop drama.... [more]
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Adventure sailors go for new northern route in Northwest Passage
Nancy Knudsen,
Canadian Nicolas Peissel and Swede Edvin Buregren are making final preparations to sail a new northern route through the Northwest Passage that has never been achieved before, on their 31ft Hallberg-Rassy, the Belzebub II. In doing this they will be again demonstrating to the world just how rapidly the Arctic is melting.... [more]
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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012, Newsletter No 1
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2012,
This year´s event will take place from 16th to 24th November and will consist of the now familiar format of overnight passages races interspersed with harbour racing in Penang and Langkawi. As always, the organisers are working hard to add some new refinements and come up with a few surprises, especially on the social scene.... [more]
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Sailors rescued by Japanese bulk carrier
Sail-World Cruising,
There were two Japanese, 19 Filipinos and three Vietnamese on board and not an Australian in sight but they were a welcome growing dot on the horizon when the two sailors on the yacht Mehitable put out a distress call this week 170 nautical miles off Brisbane. The merchant sailors were on their way to Newcastle on the bulk carrier Yahagi Maru when they heard the call of the drifting yacht.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul - The Wave Muscat takes Act 3 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
In the Extreme Sailing Series' closest finish so far this year, British Olympian Leigh McMillan and his crew onboard The Wave, Muscat won Act 3 in Istanbul, after four days and 29 races which has seen them in a game of cat and mouse with Roman Hagara and his Austrian Red Bull Sailing Team since the word ‘go'.... [more]
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ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship - Final showdown
ADCO Etchells Australasian Winters media,
The final day of the 2012 ADCO Etchells Australasian Winter Championship began in overcast conditions. Race 5 was a clean start and Mark Thornburrow, four up from the pin, got the best start while series leader Matthew Chew and fellow podium contender Peter McNeill (Iris 11) were buried.... [more]
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Sail for Gold - Giles Scott emerges victorious
Robert Deaves,
In the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Giles Scott (GBR) has been a man on a mission all week and today was no different. After winning five out of the seven opening series races, he wrapped up his most dominant week ever with a medal race win to take the victory by a sizeable 30 points. Ben Ainslie (GBR) finished the week in second despite capsizing and finishing last in the medal race... [more]
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Asian Optimist Championship 2012 underway
Asian Optimist Championship 2012 is hosted by Yachting Association of Sri Lanka. Just one day of competition is left. Countries include China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Malaysia plus Australia, Czech Republic, New Zealand and USA from outside of Asia... [more]
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Yacht sails away from skipper
Des Ryan,
Just another incident? The worst of all nightmares for a solo sailor is being in the water and watching the yacht sail away. The skipper of a sailing boat in the Gulf of Mexico near Houston, Texas, has just had that experience when he dived overboard to free a fouled rudder. Luckily he was not solo and his crew member called the Coast Guard, who rescued him successfully.... [more]
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