Phuket Kings Cup 'whole-fleet' race, Farr on board Abu Dhabi VOR team, more...

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 03 Sep 2010
 


Take a deep breath, rush hour is about to start.

Over the next couple of months we've got the RHKYC Autumn Regatta, the ABC Opening Regatta, the China Coast Regatta, the Vietnam Race, the Asian Sportsboats Invitational, Hong Kong's Around the Island Race, the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, the China Cup International, the Phuket King's Cup AND the Monsoon Cup.

And just to make sure there really is enough for everyone to do, there is a new event in South Korea - the Mokpo-Jeju Race, which starts on 22 October. More on that one later.

Now take another breath, and start to mark up your calendars!

Guy Nowell, Editor



Fleet Race Challenge to find 'Best' IRC and OMR Sailors at King's Cup
Duncan Worthington,
With IRC and OMR fleets growing in Asia, the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta introduces the IRC Combined Fleet Race and OMR Combined Fleet Race on Saturday 11th December - the final day of the Regatta. With separate start lines off Kata Bay on Phuket Island's West Coast, the two-class-only race allows cruisers to take on the 'grand prix' racers on a level-playing field.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup team declared for China Cup 2010
CCIR Media,
'Entering the China Cup International Regatta allows us to renew friendships and make new friends. Many sailing federations in Asia are attending, and we feel it will be a unique opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and open up communications on developing the sport of sailing in the region,' added Whitcraft.... [more]
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Farr Yacht Design joins Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's VOR title pursuit
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing,
US-based Farr Yacht Design (FYD), one of the world's foremost racing-yacht design teams, has been appointed to develop Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Open 70 for the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, representing a major boost to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)-backed outfit's title ambitions.... [more]
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Dick Sanders Memorial Sattahip Overnight Regatta 11th & 12th September
Ian Day,
This year the Sattahip race weekend 11th & 12th September 2010, promises to be the biggest and best ever and is being held to celebrate the life of our good sailing buddy Dick ‘The Thai Raver' Sanders, who was laid to rest in the sea off Sattahip earlier this year. The format includes a Long Distance race from OMYC to Sattahip bay on Saturday 11th, party on Saturday Night ashore, and race home t... [more]
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Finn Gold Cup - Battle for supremacy
Robert Deaves,
Rafa Trujillo (ESP) who scored 1-2 and Ed Wright (GBR) who scored 2-5 increased their lead over the rest of the fleet. Race seven got underway under black flag on the third attempt and again turned into a drag race to the right.... [more]
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Jelik 5: full of Oriental Promise.
Team Jelik,
Last weekend Jelik 5, with a young Chinese crew, posted a second place finish overall in the IRC Div A of Hebe Haven Yacht Club's Typhoon Series 2010. The HHYC Typhoon Series is one of the most popular sailing events in Hong Kong, attracting over 70 entries, and taking place on alternate weekends through June to August each year.... [more]
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470 European Championships - Leaders put the hammer down
Luissa Smith,
Istanbul produced sun, wind and waves for a spectacular day three of the event. With the discard now coming into play, the British move to the front of the men's fleet and the Italians have become the leading ladies.... [more]
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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 - Maltese task force
Giles Pearman,
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2010 - Whilst the major surrounding noise will resonate around Esimit Europa 2's anticipated assault on the course record, there is much more to the race than the maxi component. The Maltese participation is a crucial element in the success and popularity of the race.... [more]
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Laser World Championships - Slingsby extends heading into final phase
Lindsey Bell,
Laser World Championships - Overall leader Tom Slingsby carries forward his consistent momentum into the critical six race Finals phase buoyed by his fourth race win and a fifth from the last day of Qualifying heats in Hayling Bay off Hayling Island.... [more]
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RS:X World Championships - Olympic legend flies into the lead
Dansk Sejlunion,
RS:X World Championships - Showing that experience pays in this class, so today veteran windsurfer and quadruple Olympic medallist Alessandra Sensini from Italy pulled into the lead at Kerteminde, Denmark.... [more]
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New 'double' World Record ratified for Oman Air Majan
WSSR Council,
The WSSR Council announces the ratification of a 'double' new World Record. Around Great Britain and Ireland double record to Oman Air Majan.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour St Moritz Match Race - Fierce start to day 1
MaxComm Communication,
The opening day of racing at the St. Moritz Match Race dawned bright but cold, with the surface of the lake covered in a thin layer of picturesque mist. So what would happen when Ainslie and Williams went head-to-head?... [more]
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34th America's Cup – Year, new fast boat and fair Protocol rules
Tim Jeffery,
34th America's Cup organizers plan on September 13 to host a press conference in Valencia to reveal three of the four cornerstones of the next competition.... [more]
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