Two regattas and a teen sailor

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 19 May 2010
 


It was a quiet weekend for sailors, but there are two regattas on the horizon – Six Senses Phuket Raceweek and the Koh Samui Regatta and the Koh Samui Regatta. Info on both of them, below.

Meanwhile, Sail-World is taking a side trip to the Korea Cup (www.koreacup.com) which involves a tall ship and a very small rock in the Eastern Sea. We'll tell you all about it when we get back, but the news may be a little patchy in the meantime – bear with us!

Guy Nowell, Asia Editor



Jaguar to unveil new XJ series at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek 2010
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek media,
Six Senses Phuket Raceweek also marks the opening leg of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix (AYGP). A selection of top class racing class events, AYGP sees the finest teams compete over the season in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines as well as Thailand.... [more]
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Singapore Sailing president Low Teo Ping to step down
Singapore Sailing,
After 12 years at the helm, Singapore Sailing president Low Teo Ping is calling it a day. The 65-year-old is the longest serving president that the Sailing Federation has seen.... [more]
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Sail-World Boat Test: Flying the fabulous Weta
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell test drives the Weta trimaran off Takapuna Beach: Over the past 30 or so years there have been several seminal boats and designs. Bruce Kirby did it with the Laser, Hoyle Schwietzer with the Winsurfer, Hobie Alter with the Hobie 16, and Frank Bethwaite did it with the 29er. And now, Roger and Chris Kitchen and the team at Wetamarine have done it with the Weta.... [more]
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America's Cup: Shock announcement as Sanderson exits TeamOrigin
Richard Gladwell,
In an incredible announcement, just over an hour ago, TeamOrigin has announced the departure of team head, Mike Sanderson. The announcement is ostensibly following a decision to restructure the organization, however no alternative structure has been announced, and no replacement named.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Training kicks off in La Maddalena
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Ten Louis Vuitton Trophy teams took to the waters off La Maddalena on Tuesday for the first official training session of the regatta.... [more]
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Designers focus on new America's Cup Class
Golden Gate Yacht Club,
A significant step was taken towards creating the next America's Cup boat when 19 designers met in Valencia. Central to the deliberations was whether to develop a monohull or a multihull for the 34th America's Cup. The conference was held at the home base of BMW Oracle Racing during its successful 33rd America's Cup campaign.... [more]
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Jessica Watson's voyage provides some sailing sponsorship insights
David Fuller,
On Saturday, Australian teenager Jessica Watson sailed into Sydney Harbour to complete an amazing journey. The 16 year old has spent 7 months sailing around the world, on her own, without stopping. The voyage will have a huge impact on the way sailing is regarded and also has big implications for the sponsorship of sailing activities. Jessica's story is not about sailing, not really.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Ecover Sailing Team announces all Brit line-up
Lucy Harwood,
The Extreme Sailing Series begins in two weeks and the Ecover Sailing Team have announced an all British line up for the season ahead.... [more]
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Longtze European Tour 2010 – Stage two - Champion crowned!
Longtze European Tour,
The Longtze European Tour always brings the same suspense! Not until the final leg of the 11th round of the Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale, second stage of the Longtze European Tour, was the winner revealed. German Eckhard Kaller (Wet Feet) and his team take it by one small point from Jimmy Pahun's “RĂ©gion Ile de France 2010”. The students from the team CSC – HEC Ecole Navale are third.... [more]
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Sawadee.com Regatta Samui extend support for Youth Sailing development
Citrus Public Relations,
The Sawadee.com Regatta Samui has a tradition of giving back to support the individuals and the community that hosts it - as well as encouraging and supporting youth sailing across the Asia region. And this year is no different, with two additional initiatives that will contribute significantly to the development of competitive sailing.... [more]
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Jessica Watson – too young for 2010 Sydney to Hobart race?
Sail-World.com,
On arrival in Sydney back in Sydney on Saturday Jessica Watson stated her desire to do some ocean racing. Don McIntyre the owner of the S&S 34, Ella's Pink Lady, which Jessica Watson just sailed into Sydney Harbour after 210 days at sea, has proposed that the boat should be sailed in the 2010 Sydney Hobart race by an all girl crew.... [more]
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Olympic Garda 2010: Closing day tomorrow
Fraglia Vela Riva Press Office-E.G.,
Another great day of racing on upper Lake Garda at Olympic Garda 2010. The wind from the South kicked in at around midday, allowing 4 legs to be completed for the 49er, 3 for the 470 class, Laser and RS:X and 1 for the Star, on this, the penultimate day of competition.... [more]
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