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25 Feb 2008




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Sail World Asia was out of the door a bit early today, on the way to Taiwan to visit the Horizon yard on the occasion of the launch of their new 132-footer (which makes it officially a superyacht). There will be a story on our sister news website, Powerboat-World.com, just as soon as I've wiped the salt spray off the keyboard after tomorrow's sea-trial.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Singapore who beat Moscow in the final selection for the 2010 Youth Olympics. Now there's an event to to make Singapore sport more visible! And for the rest of us in Asia, great - it's on our doorstep!

The 18' skiff is one of the most spectacular sailing craft ever to go afloat, but it is not an ISAF-recognised class, so there is no World Championship. Instead, 'skiffies' content themselves with the JJ Giltinan Trophy, which is of course every bit as good. To se who is (are) the new 'world champions', read on...

Singapore To Host 2010 Youth Olympic Games
IOC (ed Sail World Asia),
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that Singapore will host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The result was unveiled by the IOC President, Jacques ROGGE, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Singapore beat Moscow in the final by 53 votes to 44.... [more]


Clipper fleet start China to Hawaii leg
Event media,
The ten-strong international fleet crossed the start line in approximately ten knots of breeze from the south west, flying their Yankee One headsails at the start of the 4,400-mile race across the Pacific from China to Hawaii. Hull & Humber managed to sneak across the line first followed by Liverpool 08, the only boat that approached the line on a port tack... [more]


Germany leads after Day One at 2008 Tornado Worlds
Sail-World.com,
Blue skies, a south wester and 12-15 knot breeze on Hauraki Gulf for the first day of the 2008 Tornado World Championship. Germans Roland Gaebler and Gunnar Struckman were third in each of the first two races and lead the Championships with the USA's John Lovell and Charlie Ogletree second after their fifth in the second race. Mitch Booth and Pim Nieuwenhuis (NED are third overall. Day One resu... [more]


SB3's at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta
Tom Rosoman,
SB3's are already beginning to arrive in Sydney for the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta on 1st and 2nd March. Teams are trying to keep their training secret as the racing at the inaugural SB3 national championships held during Skandia Geelong Week was so close. Sailors are now focusing on trying to get the upper hand as the fleet in Geelong was often only separated by seconds at the finish.... [more]


Alinghi starts training in Extreme 40s
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
Fifteen sailors were out racing the Alinghi Extreme 40s on Saturday including Ed Baird, Dean Phipps, Yves Detrey, Warwick Fleury, Murray Jones, Lorenzo Mazza, Francesco Rapetti, Pieter van Nieuwenhuyzen, Juan Vila, Nils Frei, Curtis Blewett, Rodney Ardern, Nicolas Texier, Luc Dubois and Pierre-Yves Jorand.... [more]


Jarvin, Newton, Bell new world 18ft skiff champs
Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League,
Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Robert Bell became the new world 18ft skiff champions in Gotta Love It 7, winning the SLAM-Winning Appliances JJ Giltinan International Championship.... [more]


Images of Groupama 3: Return to Dunedin
Martin Balch,
Martin Balch took these images of Groupama 3 as she returned to Dunedin this afternoon... [more]


Home built TinCan turns back from circumnavigation
David Vann,
Builder David Vann tells his own story - Well, I had to turn back. The crossbeams that hold the three hulls together are a complicated structure that I have worried about ever since the initial stages of planning and building. I wanted a ladder-like design that would have low wind and water resistance and light weight.... [more]




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