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RHKYC Spring Regatta 2009 this weekend 16-17 May
RHKYC Event Media,
Spring Regatta, the closing regatta of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's 2008-2009 sailing season, will take place this weekend in Victoria Harbour, a prime venue for yacht racing in Hong Kong since the first harbour regatta was held in 1849.... [more]
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Monsoon Cup opens doors of opportunities for all
Audrey Lakai, Rurrum Communications,
The 2009 Monsoon Cup, the final leg of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT2009), promises to open more doors of opportunities to a wide range of society with the staging of its fifth premier sailing event this year.... [more]
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Who gets to compete in the 'inaugural' Taiwan Straits Race 2009?
China Boating Intelligence (CBI)/Sail-World Asia,
Well, it certainly won't be any Mainland Chinese boats or sailors, as the Preliminary NOR issued recently by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club clearly states that: 'All Mainland Chinese registered boats & Passport holders must apply for permit to participate in this race to Kaohsiung two months in advance.'... [more]
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RHKYC announces inaugural Taiwan Straits Race 2009
RHKYC Media,
With the support of the Chinese Yachting Association and the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is proud to announce a major yacht race of historical significance, the first Taiwan Straits Race.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup 2009 dates announced
Phuket King's Cup Event Media,
The regatta is traditionally held during the first week of December each year, including December 5 which is His Majesty the King of Thailand's birthday (Patron of the regatta). This year, the final day of racing and the closing party will fall on HM's birthday.... [more]
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Koh Samui Regatta promises to be better than ever
Thailand Marine Guide,
This year's regatta will of course be first class, with one of the best line-ups so far. Off the water we will continue to have exceptional parties for the crews, and for the first time we will be having spectator boats and a spectator bar... [more]
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Win a Laser sailing boat!! - value AUD$9,200 - NZ$11,495
Sail-World.com,
What would you do with a new Laser? To celebrate the 2009-2010 season Performance Sailcraft Australasia, the ‘down under' Laser builder has teamed with Sail-World to launch an online competition. http://www.laser-sailing.net/sweepstakes_form.cfm?SSid=32!Enter_online_now!new to win a choice of a Laser 4.7, a Laser Radial or a Laser Standard sailing boat, built by Performance Sailcraft Australasi... [more]
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America's Cup espionage reported in Alinghi affidavit - photos
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World,
Lucien Mesmejan, General Counsel for Societe Nautique de Geneve and Team Alinghi has revealed that an employee of BMW Oracle Racing was caught undertaking espionage activities around the team's building facility in Villenueve, Switzerland and was interviewed by police in connection with the incident. The revelation comes in papers lodged on 12 May by SNG and Alinghi in defence of their Contempt... [more]
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Gladwell's Line: History repeats with second multihull challenger?
Richard Gladwell,
Two words should have come flashing into the mind space of America's Cup fans, after the announcement by Circolo di Vela Gargnano (CVG)of a challenge for the 33rd America's Cup, in what will be the second Deed of Gift Match.... [more]
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Images from Volvo Ocean Race Boston Pro-Am
Leighton O'Connor images,
Images from the Volvo Ocean Race, Boston Pro-Am courtesy of Leighton O'Connor... [more]
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Images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009
Carlo Borglenghi,
Leading international yachting photographer, Carlo Borlenghi presents the following gallery of images from the Portofino Rolex Trophy 2009:... [more]
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Russell Coutts talks to Peter Montgomery on SportsWorld

Sunday morning (NZT) the top rating SportsWorld program on Newstalk ZB ran an extended 'conversation' with BMW Oracle skipper and CEO Russell Coutts. The long discussion touched on a number of points, including the efforts to arrange meetings and a dialog with Alinghi and Societe Nautique de Geneve, the speed that has been reached in BOR90, and his thoughts on that 'keelyacht'.... [more]
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Portimão Global Ocean Race - Desafio Cabo de Hornos on the hunt
Oliver Dewar,
Felipe Cubillos and José Muñoz on Desafio Cabo de Hornos are still hunting hard with both boats recording average speeds of 14 knots last night with 12 knot averages this morning.... [more]
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Telefonica Blue rules Boston In-Port races
Volvo Ocean Race media,
Telefónica Blue ruled the day on Saturday afternoon earning two wins from two starts on in-port race day at the Volvo Ocean Race stopover at Fan Pier, in Boston.... [more]
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New antifoul discovery - 100% effective AND green
Nancy Knudsen,
A spectacular new study has shown there to be a natural fungus that, when added to hull paint, may completely solve the barnacle problem on the hulls of boats in the future.... [more]
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Green Dragon crew changes for Boston In Port race
Lucy Harwood,
Green Dragon has announced their crew for the In Port race this Saturday 9th May in Boston. Also onboard will be Green Dragon shore team regulars Johnny Mordaunt and and James Carroll. With navigator Ian Moore currently on leave in the UK the team has been re-organised to accommodate some change in roles.... [more]
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ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review
ISAF,
ISAF has launched a major new safety initiative in response to the growing number of structural failures, publishing details of the new ISAF Offshore Special Regulations Structural Plan Review. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) have been amended to strengthen the regulation surrounding hull construction.... [more]
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Caffari and all female crew challenge Round Britain and Ireland record
Kelly Russell,
In June, Dee Caffari will attempt to break the record for sailing around Britain and Ireland. Caffari will be joined onboard her yacht Aviva by an all female crew, including fellow British yachtswoman and Vendée Globe race rival Samantha Davies, for the record attempt.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ overcomes TP52 measurement issue ahead of MedCup
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand have overcome a measurement issue on their new TP52, and will leave Valencia for Alicante, Spain on Saturday, local time. The measurement discrepancy was found by Emirates Team New Zealand as the yacht was being dismantled before leaving Auckland.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race HQ to relocate in Spain
Volvo media,
The Volvo Ocean Race is to move its headquarters from the South Coast of England to Alicante, Spain. The Mediterranean city will become both the starting port and the home of the race for the next three editions. Agreement was signed Thursday in Boston between the Volvo Ocean Race and the Spanish regional government of Valencia... [more]
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Bahrain Boat Show beats expectations
Knotika Holding,
The inaugural Bahrain Boat Show has been declared a hit, welcoming over 10,000 visitors to the 5 day event.... [more]
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C-Tech extending technology from skiffs to America's Cup and beyond
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.Com,
Most associate Alex Vallings with skiff sailing – of the 12ft and 18ft kind. He's better known for bouncing down the Waitemata harbour. Trapeze wire tight. Extended tiller in hand, and to most people's minds only barely in touch with reality. Alex is a sailor, most comfortable at the extremes of the sport.... [more]
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