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 01 Oct 2011
 




40 entries for China Club Challenge 2011
Alistair Skinner,
This event unequivocally positions the CCCM as China's oldest keelboat regatta, and the event lays to rest any suspicion that sailing in China is NOT growing. Last year there were 22 teams on the water - this year around 40 teams start in two flights to try and become the challenger to the current holders of the trophy.... [more]
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez welcomes stunning classics
KPMS,
The Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez could not have welcomed a more impressive fleet of classic boats then the more than 100 racing this week at what is an armada that showcases designers from the golden ages of yachting history: Among them, Herreshoff, Fife, Sparkman & Stephens, Rhodes, Mylne, and Alden.... [more]
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ISAF Annual Conference Meeting papers published online
ISAF,
The 2011 ISAF Annual Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 3-13 November and will bring together the ISAF Council, Committees and Commissions along with other leading figures from the sailing world to debate, discuss and decide upon the key issues in the sailing world.... [more]
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'Yacht: Navigation in the ocean of leisure' at Xiamen Boat Show
China (Xiamen) International Boat Show 2011,
The fourth China (Xiamen) International Boat Show will kick off at Xiamen's Wuyuan Bay from November 4 to 7. Themed with 'Yacht: Navigation in the ocean of leisure', the show will continue its routine of various activities. This year's event, thought to be the best one in China in recent years, will showcase a different ocean feast as well as a brand new luxury lifestyle and theory.... [more]
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Dean's Diary: Nothing extreme at Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
Dean Barker,
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: The second day here in Nice was slightly better for us. We managed to put together some good results and a couple of not so good but all in all much improved on yesterday.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race fleet pushing though the confusion
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet welcomed a northerly breeze on Wednesday afternoon and are now on the move once again on the heels of a period spent stuck in light airs to the north-west of Rabat on the Moroccan coast. Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron with Campagne de France held the lead by four miles, running along the West African continental shelf chased by Ross and Campbell with BSL... [more]
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Simpson Marine on show at two Macau luxury events
Simpson Marine,
For the first time, Macau will host its own Yacht Show at Fisherman's Wharf from October 27-30, 2011, displaying the world's most exclusive yachts, while scoring another first with Top Marques Macau, the only live supercar show, headquartered in Monaco, which earlier this year for the first time incorporated luxury boats. Top Marques' Asian debut will take place from November 24-27, 2011... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Red Bull clings to lead after Day 2
Sail-World,
Austrian skipper, Roman Hagara, has retained his place at the top of the leaderboard for the second day of the Nice round of the Extreme Sailing Series. The action began in the morning with the 11 Extreme 40 teams sent out to race early to take advantage of the north-westerly gradient breeze from the land. Britain's three-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie, scored his first race win in Nice,... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Leg 2 - Fight to the finish
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12 – Derry-Londonderry has won the fight for fifth place after an intense battle with Qingdao that went right to the line. As they closed in on the finish in Table Bay after 3,300 miles of racing across the Atlantic, the two boats were matching each other mile for mile with Welcome to Yorkshire and New York hot on their heels.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya skipper Sanderson may miss qualifying leg
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Mike Sanderson was rushed to hospital yesterday evening for an emergency appendicitis operation and now looks set to miss the qualifying leg in just over a week. The skipper of Team Sanya said from his hospital bed in Alicante that his chances of participation in next Friday's (October 7) Volvo Ocean Race qualifying leg from the southern Spanish port are 'marginal'.... [more]
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PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam day 5 - Estredo blow out
Ed Sinclair,
e 2011 VW PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam has now completed the fifth day of competition in which Estredo blew the competition out of the water in the second round. Another glorious day in Sylt meant that the slalom sailors were unable to hit the water to complete elimination one... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series: Red Bull dominates, Rookie well placed + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Light winds dominated the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, south of France. The beautiful resort in the heart of the French Riviera provided plenty of sunshine and sparkling Mediterranean waters for the 11 Extreme 40s to commence their battle for supremacy.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race: Three leaders in three days + Start Video
Richard Gladwell,
The Global Ocean Race has its third leader in three days as the six boat fleet head for Capetown, South Africa on the first leg of the round the world race. Current race leader is Campagne de France (Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron) who at the 0600 UTC sked were 1.7nm ahead of Buckley Systems (Ross and Campbell Field)... [more]
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Puma's Mar Mostro heads to Alicante
Ken Read,
The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 is set to get underway on October 29. The crew onboard Puma's Mar Mostro are currently on their way to Alicante, Spain where the race will begin. Skipper Ken Read reports.... [more]
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WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup preview - 24 teams go head to head
World Match Racing Tour,
Argo Group Gold Cup Chairman Brian Billings believes there are a group of young and hungry match racers with the potential to upset five of the competing Tour Card Holders who have each lifted the Gold Cup. After wrestling first place in the Championship from Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing following a third place in St. Moritz, Ian Williams (GBR) will be the man to beat... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race – Third victory for Gold Coast Australia
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2011-12 - Gold Coast Australia have continued their winning streak by finishing first in the third stage of racing, from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town, crossing the finish line at 1056 UTC on Tuesday. The Australian team remains unbeaten after the first three races of the year-long series with their latest victory keeping them firmly at the top of the leader board... [more]
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