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Hong Kong Race Week, 12-14 February 2019
Hong Kong and Asia's biggest dinghy regatta is just around the corner! Hong Kong Race Week is also a constituent event of the ASAF Youth Cup and represents Leg 2 of the 2018 – 2019 series.

South East Asia Parasailing Champs: Singapore scores
Singapore won two bronze medals at the first South East Asia Para Sailing Championships at Hebe Haven Yacht Club in Hong Kong over the weekend 7-8 December. Desiree Lim was third in the 2.4mR class after seven races, with a score of 18 points

America’s Cup news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued in the GGR 2018
International sailing news is giving Pacific Northwest sailors some mental reprieve until our next regatta-rain, wind and all-or until the snow gets deep enough for the powder skis.

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Phuket King's Cup 2018 - close and wrap
Saturday's closing day at the 32nd Phuket King's Cup started with the obligatory bright sunshine, and 10 kts or so of breeze from the east. PRO confided over breakfast that the plan was for “two windward-leewards for the Racing classes."

America's Cup: Ben Ainslie reflects on the progress by the Brits
Sir Ben Ainslie, helmsman, skipper and CEO of INEOS Team UK reflects on the year for the America's Cup Challenger, including the launch and trialling of their test platform - T5, the GC32 racing campaign and the new additions to the team.

Classic Yacht Owners Association announces continuation of Classic Yacht Racing Series in 2019
With Panerai's recently announced intention to discontinue their support of classic yachting events in both Europe and the US, the series was left without an Organizing Authority.

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Golden Globe Race - Day 159: Susie Goodall rescued!
Busies simply wrote - ON THE SHIP!!! by way of explaining how the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian now has her on board, 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn and en route for Argentina.

Phuket King’s Cup 2018 – a major hiccup in the programme.
After a day off, when the breeze continued just like the day before, there was plenty of enthusiasm to get going again for the fourth day's racing. 0730h on the beach and the longtails were filling up, returning, and filling up again

Royal Huisman and Berret-Racoupeau Launch in Asia
Royal Huisman shipyard is teaming up with Berret-Racoupeau Design to produce custom-built multihull superyachts, both power and sail, that redefine luxury catamaran design from the waterline upwards.

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Documentary: 2018 China Sailing League Weifang
This intense competition brought forth Gao Mengfan and Lu Yunxiu as men's and women's RS:X class champions respectively. Xu Yani and Wei Mengxi were the winners of women's 470 class, while Zhang Dongshuang took the 1st place in women's laser.

Francis Joyon heading for Asia
Opening new routes, sailing away across the sea, reaching out to people, widening the usual definition of ocean racing, which can be somewhat limiting... These are passions shared by Francis and Patrice Lafargue.

Phuket King’s Cup 2018, day 3. As good as it gets - really.
What do want you for a perfect day's racing, in Asia? 18kts of breeze, flat water (but a little bit of chop allowed), blue skies, deep blue ocean, 25 deg, t-shirts and shorts for ‘wet weather' gear, and the tactician doubling up as the fridge trimmer?

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RORC Transatlantic Record for My Song
Pier Luigi Loro Piana's Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on Tuesday 04 December 2018 at 17:47:11 UTC taking Monohull Line Honours.

Phuket King’s Cup 2018. A trip round the islands.
Another grey day to start with, but it burned off pretty quickly and out came the sun with his hat on. The Cruising fleet (Bareboat A/B, Cruisers, Multihull Cruisers, Classics and Modern Classics) got an off-wind start and set off towards Koh Kaeo Noi

There were all the usual pleasantries last evening – Skipper's Briefing, Opening Speeches from Royal Varuna YC and local Phuket dignitaries, ring the bell and pull up the flags (thank you, the Royal Thai Navy)

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Kindly Leave the Stage - What Happens to Ex-Olympic Classes?
The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service.

Documentary: 2018 Fareast 28R World Championship at Fuxian Lake, China
The first days started off in light conditions, but during the last two days some nice breeze picked up with gust up to 20 knots and sunny weather, which turned this second FAREAST 28R World Championship into a success!

Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2018 - Last Gasp
Saturday 24th was the last racing day and closing dinner and prizegiving for the 29th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. Having lost a race in Penang (too much breeze) and another in Langkawi (not enough breeze) the day before...

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Maserati finishes RORC Transatlantic Race just ahead of PowerPlay
Today, 1st December 2018 at 06:54:34 UTC, Giovanni Soldini's Italian Multi 70 Maserati was the first to cross the line in Grenada, taking multihull line honours to finish the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race.

Jo Aleh: "Struggling to find where your heart sits"
Jo Aleh devoted 12 years of her life to sailing a dinghy day-in, day-out, in her quest for Olympic glory. When she walked away from her boat, exhausted but clutching gold and silver Olympic medals, she tried to find her next big challenge behind a desk.

Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - what happens next?
News that there have been a further eight Notices of Challenge for the 36th America's Cup, has left most pundits gobsmacked.

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America's Cup: Eight new Notices of Challenge received
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand can confirm there have been an additional eight Notices of Challenge received by the 5pm (NZT) deadline.

A busy first day at 2018 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show
Thai dignitaries, VIPs, media and the public enjoyed the first day of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show where an impressive line-up of boats in-the-water and diverse exhibitor displays onshore showcased Pattaya and Thailand's East Coast leisure market.

Australia's SailGP Team boat revealed for first time as it hits water for testing
Australia's SailGP Team boat has been revealed for the first time on Wednesday as the crew, led by skipper and Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby, tests the revolutionary new F50 off the coast of New Zealand's Northland region.

Classy fleet for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup.

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