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 07 Mar 2012
 




Skandia HKRNVR Memorial Vase
RHKYC Media,
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, with Skandia as title sponsor, the HKRNVR Memorial Vase is the final of four pursuit races comprising the Top Dog Trophy Series 2011-2012. Over 130 boats have entered the series overall and with just one race to go; the current leader with 14.35 points is Anthony Root on Red Kite II who will be looking defend his hold on first place.... [more]
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AC China Team setting up shop in Sanya
China Team ACWS Media,
China Team, the sole Chinese challenger for the AC 34, to take place in San Francisco in the summer of 2013, is delighted to announce that they will set up a training base in Sanya, at the Serenity Marina. Serenity Marina will host China Team's boats and sailing requirements for the upcoming training of China Team.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race: Light winds or not for race finish?
Richard Gladwell,
Wednesday morning at 1000hrs, Sail-World ran a further prediction on the finish time for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, following a change in the situation which developed 12 hours earlier. Using up to four wind and weather feeds in the routing function of www.predictwind.com!Predictwind, there are two models facing the race navigators.... [more]
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Congressional Cup - Williams to defend title
Rich Roberts,
The Long Beach Yacht Club's 48th Congressional Cup is set to take place from 27-31 March with the world's number one match racer, Ian Williams of the UK, returning to defend his crown - though he will not be the only sailing celebrity on the boat.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Hang on for the bumpy ride
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race's remaining 1,000 nautical mile stretch of Leg 4 is proving to be a see-saw ride with small gains and miserable losses spreading right across the five boats chasing clear leaders Groupama. Although the runway to the Auckland finish is becoming shorter by the minute and while there seems to be no stopping the French at present, Groupama 4's skipper Franck Cammas is cautious.... [more]
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New structure for RS International Class Associations launched
Martin Wadhams,
RS International Class Associations new structure has just been launched to support the fast growth of RS boats around the world and enable RS sailors everywhere to join their International Association. The RS Tera and RS Feva have enjoyed international Class structures for some time, so this relates to the other racing dinghy classes.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Close encounters
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia has pulled ahead of the tightly packed fleet. The ten yachts are still roughly in a line running north east to south west as they race through the East China Sea towards the southern tip of Japan and the open Pacific Ocean.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race - Phesheya-Racing closing in
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - At 15:00 GMT on Tuesday, the final Class40 racing in Leg 3, Phesheya-Racing of Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire, has finally found following winds as the South African team closes in on the coast of Argentina with 205 miles remaining to the finish line.... [more]
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Gulf of Aden crossing and a pirate rendezvous - PlanetSolar
Raphaël Domjan,
The crew of Turanor PlanetSolar, the largest solar-powered yacht on the planet and aiming to be the first to complete a circumnavigation, now break their radio silence to give the story of their trepidatious journey through the Gulf of Aden. Here, Raphaël Domjan, co-founder and expedition leader, tells the story:... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Race fleet set sail for San Francisco Bay
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race fleet have started the first day of race nine from Qingdao to Oakland, California. Yesterday the Race Committee decided to postpone the start of the 6,000-mile journey due to difficult weather conditions and poor visibility as fog blanketed the fleet just five minutes from the start.... [more]
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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2012 - it's going to be good
TOG Media,
The Racing Class looks to be competitive again with Neil Pryde planning to return and try again for the class title. Sports boats are also looking strong with two new Shaw 6.5's expected to add to the fleet. And the all-new, never-before-seen Soto 30 will be racing as part of its worldwide launch. More on this in a future newsletter.... [more]
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2012 Hong Kong Interschools Sailing Festival - what a blast!
RHKYC Media,
Saturday's conditions were tough, with gusty shifting winds on the race area just in front of RHKYC's Middle Island clubhouse. There wasn't much the weekend's Race Officer, Sofia Mascia, could do about the 180 degree windshifts but nonetheless made the best compromise available in setting the course and ensured racing got underway.... [more]
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FX: What the Sailors say about the Olympic Womens Skiff entry + Video
Ben Gladwell,
In this video double Olympic representative, Jo Aleh, ISAF Youth World Gold medalist Martine Grael (BRA) and Olympic Bronze medalist Isabel Swan (BRA) give their impressions of the FX. And ISAF World Youth Silver medalist, Alex Maloney, and double ISAF Youth Representative in the Womens Singlehanded event, Molly Meech talk about transitioning to the new Event and their hopes for 2016 Olympics.... [more]
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J Class Arrives on Social Media
J Class Association,
The Official J Class Facebook page and @OfficialJClass Twitter account have both been established to relay news and images to supporters around the world in real time. These J Class Social Media accounts give supporters an opportunity to interact with the class and each other, sharing their own J Class images and stories.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Thrilling opening Act
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series - There were massive Omani celebrations at The Wave, Muscat as Oman Air and The Wave score a one-two, squeezing out the French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild who had finished every day but the last on top. Going into the first Act, the all-French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild were favourites on paper and few would have predicted the final outcome... [more]
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