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 18 Dec 2012

What do superyacht crews do when they get a run ashore? They go looking for the kind of service that guests on superyachts enjoy, that's what. More info, from a superyacht owner - 'It's a lot easier to find guests than it is to find crew.' Yup, can believe that! This and other vital and useful information brought to you from in-depth discussions at the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.

Guy Nowell, Editor

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous on course for success
ASR Media,
The first night of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous kicked off with a bang. Late afternoon showers threatened to dampen the spirits, but came to naught. Angsana Laguna Resort staff spent the day welcoming event participants, guests and media to their magical surroundings.... [more]
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Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta 2013 – ready to launch
Neptune Regatta Media,
The countdown to the third Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta 2012 – the yacht race and motor yacht rally to the equator which takes place over Chinese New Year, 10-16 February 2013 - kicked off last week with a sponsor's party held in Singapore with 200+ guests and VIPs celebrating the addition of three new sponsors to the existing regatta partnerships and the doubling of the 2012 entries.... [more]
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Argentinian tall ship set free by International Tribunal
Des Ryan,
Tall ships of today are known to have adventurous lives, but not many of them are held hostage in a foreign country along with all their crew and students. Argentinian tall ship Libertad has just been freed after two months held hostage by Ghana.... [more]
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Chinese solo sailor caught in the Doldrums
Sail-World Cruising,
What's disturbing Chinese solo sailor attempting to sail a circumnavigation of the world non-stop and unassisted in a Class 40 racing boat, is not gales or cyclones, but no wind - or little wind - at all, according to his land-based support team.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Ocean match racing and air guitars? + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, after 37 days, three hours and 13,984.72 nautical miles of racing (as of 1500 UTC) Francois Gabart (Macif) was just 15.8 miles ahead of Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) at the front. Behind them are three more private battles, races within the race, that have been going on almost since the start.... [more]
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Al-Mussanah Sports City prepares for Laser World Championships 2013
Oman Sail,
Al-Mussanah Sports City is making preparations for the Laser World Championships 2013. The 4.2m long Laser singlehanded dinghy is one of the world's most prolific sailing boats with more than 250,000 having been built, but is best known for being one of the premier sailing classes included in the Olympic Games.... [more]
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Kingdom Match Race - Russia 'A' Team emerges victorious
Rami Ayoob,
In the 2012 Kingdom Match Race, Russia 'A' yesterday took the win in an event which came down to an exciting finish at the Bahrain Sailing Club near Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq. Facing former champions Estonia in the final, the Russians pulled off one of their best performances in the championship this year to capture a well-earned 3-2 win in a best-of-five title decider.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars to be mast supplier for Volvo 65
New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. For the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races, Southern Spars will supply a high modulus mast, high modulus racing box boom and a full EC6 bundled carbon fibre rod rigging package with deflected backstays for the... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly
Rob Mundle,
The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago.... [more]
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How Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winners are anointed
Jim Gale,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is all about who gets there first for many casual spectators and also many in the media. There are few sights in sport more awesome than a 100 foot super maxi blasting through the waves at better than 25 knots.... [more]
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UON SB20 World Championships 2012 - Brits put pressure on Russians
Lisa Ratcliff,
The UON SB20 World Championships 2012 has already reached its halfway mark with Russian team of skipper Oleg Zherebtsov and helmsman Rodion Luka still lording on top of the leaderboard despite facing pressure from Great Britain team led by Ben Saxton in the 42-boat racing event at Hamilton Island.... [more]
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The resurrection of Olympic windsurfing + Video
Patrik Pollak,
Windsurfing has been thru ups and downs in recent years. End of the world predictions were almost truthful for Olympic windsurfing this year. There was a lot of discussions about why windsurfing should stay at the Olympics.... [more]
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Book of the Week: The Art and Science of Yacht Design
Henry J Cooney,
For that yachting enthusiast for whom you just can't find the right gift (and that might be yourself), here's a timely suggestion, 'The Art and Science of Yacht Design', by Martin Black, who spent 20 years researching the the life of an amazing, but largely forgotten, yacht desiger. Here read the synopsis by Henry J Cooney:.... [more]
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Product of the Week: Pocket-sized Turbo Meter
Sail-World Cruising,
Particularly when sailing remotely, redundancy is the key to successful cruising. Here's a natty pocket-sized tool which will contribute to your overall redundancy. If your wind instruments become damaged - even a bird can do it - it can require a trip up the mast to correct it. That's not a good thing in heavy weather, when knowing the wind speed is critical.... [more]
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Tobago to Trinidad in a 14ft Laser
Nancy Knudsen,
Just when you think that all the records have been set, when everybody has conquered almost everything in the world of the cruising sailor - the oldest - the youngest - the first-ever, along comes another, because there's always some new remote first-ever that hasn't yet been done. This time it's sailing a 14ft Laser from Tobago to Trinidad in open seas off the north-east coastline of Venezuela.... [more]
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