Korea Match Cup (yes), Vietnam Match Cup (no), Abby Sunderland safe, more...

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 13 Jun 2010
 




Vietnam Match Cup 2010 – off the chart
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Last night at the Korea Match Cup 2010 Gala Dinner, Sail-World Asia spoke to WMRT Tour Director Craig Mitchell who confirmed that the Vietnam event is on hold. “We and our Vietnamese partners were not quite able to get the funding in place – we were about half way there, and the local partners were still confident that it “could be done”, but it would have meant trimming some of the elements... [more]
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Star European Championship victory to Polgar and Koy
Star Europeans,
Star European Championship Viareggio, Italy. Star Class European Championship victory to the German crew of Johannes Polgar and Markus Koy, who led the regatta from start to finish. The USA crew of Andrew Campbell and Brad Nichol finished the regatta well and moved up to take the silver medal. Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn took the bronze.... [more]
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2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship win to Gair
Musto Etchells Australasian Winters media,
2010 Musto Etchells Australasian Winter Championship. Final day, final race report. New Zealand's Alastair Gair (velsheda) wins from NSW David Clark.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland transferred at sea - latest images
Sail-World and AMSA Media,
The latest update from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on the Wild Eyes dismasting reports that Abby Sunderland will be transferred to another vessel at the Keugelen Islands, deep in the Southern Ocean.... [more]
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Korea Match Cup: Williams, Richard, Hansen and Mirsky smash into Semis
WMRT- amended by Sail-World.com,
Korea Match Cup Gyeonggi, Korea – The torrential downpours experienced on Day 4 of Korea Match Cup were not part of the event brochure for Stage 3 but the additional wind speeds that came with the change in weather were hugely welcomed by the ISAF World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) teams going into the quarters and ultimately deciding on slots for the semi finals.... [more]
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Tsunami Alert for Indian Ocean after 7.7 magnitude earthquake
Sail-World.com,
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has issued a regional tsunami watch for all areas of the Indian ocean following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near India's Nicobar Islands, early this morning.... [more]
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Last Chance to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Ten Sail-World readers will win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 per subscription. Enter NOW!! COMPETITION CLOSES VERY SOON!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Inaugural Macau International Dinghy Regatta this weekend
Macau Daily Times,
Hac Sá bay will this weekend host the Macau International Dinghy Regatta, which brings together 56 local and Hong Kong youngsters. According to Jon Galbraith, director of event organisers Macau Yacht Sailing Academy, it will be “the biggest regatta ever and the first of its kind” to take place in the territory.... [more]
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Korea International Boat Show and the national kick-start programme
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
In Asian terms it's bigger than Ben Hur, and it's got more hoop-la than a three-ring circus. It's definitely bigger than any other boat show in Asia. It's the Korea International Boat Show, the WMRT Korea Match Cup and the Gyeonggi-do Marine Festival all rolled into one marine-themed extravaganza. There's a marine industry conference. A pop concert. And fireworks.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère hits 42 knots on the Solent
l'Hydroptère,
Alain Thébault and his crew onboard l'Hydroptère left her home port of la Trinité sur Mer at the end of May to head to the legendary marina of Cowes on the Isle of Wight and the start of their European Tour. At the end of the week, it will be time to head to Kiel. The crew will spend a few days in the North sea.... [more]
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Abby Sunderland's father says her quest is now over
www.abc.net.au,
Crew on a Qantas plane have made contact with a solo sailor who is in trouble in the southern Indian Ocean. 'Probably the best news we at home base could have wished for. We are ecstatic.' Mr Sunderland says his daughter's quest to sail around the world in her Wild Eyes yacht is over.... [more]
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U.A.E Sailing and Rowing Federation aims for ISAF recognised status
Dan Jaspers,
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is happy to announce that the U.A.E Sailing and Rowing Federation, based in Abu Dhabi has applied for inspection of their National Sail Training Programme (NSTP) with the aim of becoming accredited as having 'ISAF Recognised Training'.... [more]
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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta images from Carlo Borlenghi
Sail-World.com/Carlo Borlenghi images,
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo, Italy is underway and renowned photographer Carlo Borlenghi presents this gallery of images from day one of the event... [more]
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Shenzhen Universiade places 2nd in Taiwan Straits Cup Regatta
Dominic Huang, CCIR Media,
The Regatta ran from May 29 to June 1 and attracted 21 boats from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan competing in Beneteau First 40.7, IRC and ARCH Class. This year, the regatta consisted of an inshore race in Keelung Port and a 220 nautical-mile passage race. The regatta featured more entries and longer course in the passage race... [more]
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America's Cup to visit former home in Newport, RI
Tim Jeffery,
BMW ORACLE Racing, the American winners of the 33rd America's Cup, will bring the oldest trophy in international sport to Newport, Rhode Island, on Thursday, July 1, 2010. The iconic trophy will be on show at open-to-the-public events. Rhode Island, host to 12 of the 33 America's Cup regattas from 1930 to 1983, and home to the America's Cup Hall of Fame, will welcome the trophy and team repres... [more]
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