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 22 Sep 2012

Gold medallist Lijia Xu seeks sailing awareness, not fame,
Lijia Xu is proud of her sailing gold medal, but she wants a quick return to normal life, writes Sun Xiaochen. Winning is good, but hold the applause and toasts. That's what Chinese sailor Lijia Xu hopes for after unexpectedly rising to stardom as swimming prodigies Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen did following her London Olympics triumph.... [more]
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Lost at sea for 15 weeks before rescued - by a shark
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
One of a sailor's worst nightmares is losing the boat, taking to the liferaft only to drift and drift and drift. A man from Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean has lived that nightmare and survived. He was at sea for fifteen weeks before, he claims, a shark led him to rescue and safety.... [more]
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2012 Olympics: Rod Carr on the rise and rise of British Sailing
In this long interview RYA former CEO and longtime coach and Olympic manager, Rod Carr explains the thinking and lessons behind the rise and rise of British Olympic sailing, gives insights as to what it takes to win in the Olympic environment. Yes, talent is important but attitude even more so This is a video that needs to be viewed, and inwardly digested by every sailor, coach and administrato... [more]
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America's Cup: Nathan Outteridge hooks up with Artemis Racing
Richard Gladwell,
Artemis Racing have confirmed that 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 49er class, Nathan Outteridge (AUS) will be joining their team in its challenge for the 34th America's Cup. Outteridge's departure from another America's Cup Challenger, Team Korea, was signalled yesterday, when the first-time America's Cup Challenger announced that Peter Burling (NZL) would be taking the helm of their AC45... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - SUP action in Klitmoller
Chris Yates,
On day five of the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, there was clean chest to shoulder high waves rolling into Klitmoller, with light to medium cross shore wind. With the double elimination being completed yesterday, there was no windsurfing competition today. However, there was still plenty of action on the water as a stand up paddleboard contest was held in the ideal conditions.... [more]
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MOD70 European Tour Leg 4 – Omani crew extend lead
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
MOD70 European Tour Leg 4, from Cascais to Marseille, is currently underway. Since pulling into the lead around midnight last night when they were the first to gybe east to pass Cape St. Vincent, Musandam-Oman Sail has continued to make the best of the difficult conditions compared to her rivals today.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Bringing together world class sailing
Miyeera Navaretna,
The Monsoon Cup is being held from 3rd to 8th December 2012 at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa bringing together world class sailing as the ISAF Match Racing World Champion gets crowned alongside fun, wholesome activities for the family.... [more]
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Asia Pacific Student Cup - Singapore on top after Day 1
Christopher Lim,
The inaugural Asia Pacific Student Cup (APSC) 2012 kicked off yesterday with 11 teams representing tertiary institutions from countries including Singapore, Japan, Thailand, China and Australia vying for top honors in this match race event. Organized by the Singapore Management University (SMU) the APSC has become the largest match race event ever held in Singapore... [more]
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Arctic ice gone by 2016, says polar expert
Media Services,
If you've always had a dream of sailing the Northwest Passage, by 2016, if a leading expert is correct, you'll be able to do it easily. One of the world's leading experts has predicted the Arctic sea ice will totally collapse in the summer months as early as 2016, comparable to adding 20 years of carbon emissions.... [more]
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2014 Youth Olympic Games - Sailing qualification system published
ISAF has published the qualification system for the sailing competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. The second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will take place in Nanjing, China from 16-24 August 2014 and will feature 100 young sailors from around the globe. The sailing events at Nanjing 2014 are open to sailors aged 15-16 years old who must have been born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 1999... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Traversa claims victory in Klitmoller
Chris Yates,
On day four of the PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup, the double elimination was completed as Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) took on the 2011 and 2012 PWA Wave Champion, Philip Köster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) in the super final. With the conditions looking marginal throughout the morning, the sailors and the crowds had to wait for a few hours before the action began.... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Traversa victorious in Klitmoller + Video
Matthew Pryor / Karina Kold,
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup – Klitmoller, Denmark. The view from the beach with Karina Kold: Thomas Traversa gets a big hug from his friend and caddy for the final, Alex Mussolini, as he comes out of the water after 25 minutes battling with wave world champion, Philip Köster, in the Super Final. His girlfriend, Sophia Regerbis, runs towards him and congratulates him with a kiss.... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - French David beats German Goliath
Matthew Pryor,
Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup final day was held in Klitmøller on Thursday afternoon. Thomas Traversa sent shockwaves through the world windsurfing tour by beating the double world champion, Philip Köster, in the super final.... [more]
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SMU/SSF and the inaugural Asia Pacific Student Cup
Jason Lim,
The Asia Pacific Student Cup builds on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Singapore Management University (SMU) – the current chair of the Singapore Universities Sports Council - and Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) in March 2012,... [more]
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PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Epic super final battle brewing
Matthew Pryor,
In the super final of the 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup, it will be David against Goliath, the young king against the new star, the German heavyweight against the French flyweight. Thomas Traversa, who upset the formbook on Wednesday morning, could be forgiven for being intimidated when he meets the German giant of windsurfing, Philip ‘the kid' Köster.... [more]
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St.Regis sponsorship announced for RHKYC China Coast Regatta
Following the announcement of Starwood Hotels & Resorts as the America's Cup Official Hotel, Starwood-owned St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has been announced as the title sponsor of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's China Coast Regatta from 12-14 October 2012. The China Coast Regatta is a major inshore, three-day, seven-race regatta, considered to be one of the premier events of this type in Asia.... [more]
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Sail Indonesia Rally - hundreds of yachts spread across Indonesia
Sail-World Cruising,
The Sail Indonesia Rally, which left Darwin on July 28 is one of the three annual rallies now leaving Darwin and is in its thirteenth year. The fleet, consisting of hundreds of yachts from dozens of countries, is spread out all over Indonesia with some yachts in Morotai while others are in Lombok and Bali.... [more]
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New Host Hotel Sponsor for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous,
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous organisers are happy to present the prestigious international event's new Host Hotel Sponsor, the Angsana Laguna Phuket and Xana Beach Club. It will be the new home of the annual prominent gathering of superyachts, taking place in Phuket, Thailand 16-18 December 2012.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race announces crew recruitment campaign
Ruth Harrington,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race campaign 'watch my story' launched today, Monday 17th September. This new international crew recruitment campaign is urging people to ‘achieve something remarkable' by swapping the tedium of their daily routine for the excitement of racing across some of the most challenging oceans on the planet. No experience necessary!... [more]
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