At this time of year there's hardly time to draw breath... last week end was the finish of the Raja Muda, then there was a sort of travelling circus of Hong Kong sailors in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong airports, all saying 'see you in the bar... or in Phuket'. And next weekend the Phuket King's Cup starts.
Unpack, edit photos, send out a newsletter, charge batteries, re-pack. See you in Phuket next weekend...
Guy Nowell, Editor
Raja Muda 2010. All the way down to The Wire and The Room Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, After an evenly matched start, and running level down the first leeward leg of the race, disaster struck Evolution Racing in the form of a fish trap on the keel – not unknown in these waters, but not so common inside Langkawi's Bass Harbour. ‘It definitely wasn't a lightweight carbon fibre streamlined fish trap,' said one crewmember, ruefully, ‘more of the max heavy agricultural variety'.... [more] Share this story
All new Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket sponsors Phuket King's Cup Event Media, The all-new 5-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket has signed as an official co-sponsor of the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta (PKCR). Held between the fourth and 11th of December, the Regatta is Asia's largest sailing event.... [more] Share this story
Hong Kong Laser Class Championships Richard Knight, After two days of racing David Early, Class President said that the weekend had seen the best sailing conditions for these Championships in at least eight years that he has raced in Hong Kong. With 12 to 18knots from ENE in Stanley Bay, it really was champagne conditions for those at the front and somewhat challenging for the rest.... [more] Share this story
Monsoon Cup - Team Azzurra training in Malaysia Team Azzurra, Monsoon Cup - The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's team Azzurra is once again ready for action on the international yachting scene: from Dec 1st the Italian team will compete against nine of the highest ranked skippers in the world at the renowned Monsoon Cup 2010, the final leg of the World Match Racing Tour 2010.... [more] Share this story
Monsoon Cup - Double Champion Peter Gilmour looking for third title YANMAR Racing media, While there is strong focus on the Monsoon Cup 2010, which will be sailed in Terengganu Malaysia this week,, as the final round of the ISAF World Match Racing Tour, the 12 teams competing for this ninth event on the 2010 Tour are very much aware that this event carries overall prize money of US$475,000 which it's the richest prize in sailing.... [more] Share this story
Monsoon Cup - Minoprio stokes up pressure on Richard for title WMRT, Monsoon Cup - Defending World Match Racing Tour Champion (WMRT), Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing has cranked up the pressure on Championship leader Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team, claiming that the Frenchman's confidence is likely to be low ahead of the Tour's showdown at the Monsoon Cup this week.... [more] Share this story
Phuket Kings Cup 2010: HiFi changes herald return to form Tracey Johnstone, Neil Pryde's HiFi win in last week's Raja Muda Regatta has put Ray Robert's Evolution racing on notice as they head towards Thailand for the start of the 24th Phuket King's Cup. Keel changes and new sails in the last few months have given Hi-Fi the narrow edge they needed to finally move aside Evolution Racing taking out first place on a count-back.... [more] Share this story
Volvo Ocean Race - Cape Town superstition Volvo Ocean Race, Volvo Ocean Race - A year from now, the Volvo Open 70 fleet will be arriving into the first port of call in the 2011 - 12 Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town. ‘The tavern of the seas' will be a safe haven after the proving ground of the first 6,500 nautical miles of the race.... [more] Share this story
Jeremy out to create history at the Monsoon Cup Monsoon Cup Media 2010, Since winning the Malaysian Match Racing Championship (MMRC) a month ago, Jeremy Koo (Mas) of Koo Racing Team-Evernew has only been dreaming of one thing – creating history in the Monsoon Cup which starts on Tuesday with the Coronation Cup.... [more] Share this story
Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Emirates Team NZ takes Last Waltz Bruno Troublé, Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai - Racing in its second home, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai today, defeating the USA's BMW Oracle Racing in two straight races.... [more] Share this story
Royal Thai Navy set to fly flag of Thailand at Phuket King's Cup Event Media, The eyes of the sailing world will be upon Phuket for the 2010 Phuket King's Cup Regatta as the event attracts participants from all around the world and media from all corners of the globe report on the international sailing event.... [more] Share this story
2010 Neptune Regatta 2010 Nongsa Point Marina 01/02/11 Combined rally/race, inc powerboats, from Nongsa Point Marina (opposite Singapore) to the Equator and back.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?Eid=1419
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