Dinghy racing, boat shows and windsurfing in Asia

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 25 Apr 2012
 




MINOX Middle Island Regatta 2012 - dinghies, wall to wall
Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia,
Weather-wise, Saturday afternoon was not exactly Hong Kong in a party frock. There was enough south westerly breeze to start proceedings, but not sufficient to blow away the clinging pall of haze draped over Deep Water Bay. Never mind, PRO Charlie Manzoni was on top of it all, and set inside/outside trapezoid courses to keep everyone moving and racing... [more]
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Boat Asia (Singapore) 2012 reports ‘solid sales'
TMX Productions,
Boat Asia celebrated two decades serving Singapore and the South East Asia region, with solid onsite sales and many high-potential ongoing talks, organisers TMX said, based on official survey feedback.... [more]
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Singapore Schools Windsurfing Grand Prix – Fresh and Fun!
Singapore Sailing,
Schools windsurfing received a boost with the inaugural Schools Windsurfing Grand Prix held off the beaches of the National Sailing Centre on Friday, 20 April. Held against the backdrop of the final day and prize giving ceremony of the week-long National Schools Sailing Championships, the windsurfers strutted their stuff in front of hundreds of onlookers.... [more]
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Xu Lijia - riding on a wave of success
China Daily,
Even though her name is far from a household word in China, Xu Lijia ranks among the top sailors in the world after becoming the nation's first Olympic sailing medalist in 2008.The young sailor won her first gold medal at the World Championships 10 years ago when she was only 15, and followed that with a bronze in the Laser Radial competition held in Qingdao as part of the 2008 Olympic Games.... [more]
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Laser Radial Worlds Youth and Mens 2012 – NOR and online entry soon
Rob Kothe,
The 2012 Laser Masters Worlds was sailed out of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) in Brisbane Australia in March and there are two more Laser Class World Championships scheduled for the same venue. World Laser Radial Youth Championship 2012 - Thu 28th June - Wed fourth World Laser Radial Men's Championship 2012 - Wed 11th July - Tue 17th July... [more]
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5th Xiamen International Boat Show. With wedding photography.
What's On Xiamen,
Following the breathtaking 2012 Xiamen International Marathon Race, Xiamen will again draw the international spotlight with its annual international boat show. The fifth China (Xiamen) International Boat Show, which is themed with 'Exploring Sea Culture, Enjoying New Life' this year, is scheduled to be held during second-5th November at scenic Wuyuan Bay.... [more]
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PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup - Dramatic finishes and first victories
PWA,
The final day of the PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup delivered wind late in the day, as it had the previous evening. It wasn't until 17:30 that the north wind kicked in to allow the conclusion of the men's first elimination, and the completion of the women's second elimination. It was a great way to end the event with dramatic finishes for both divisions.... [more]
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Go Yachting appointed official broadcaster for Top of the Gulf Regatta
Infinity Communications,
Go Yachting – Asia's leading marine TV production specialists – have been appointed official broadcaster for the 2012 Top of the Gulf Regatta – Asia's largest sailing event. Held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand 4th to 8th May 2012, this is the second year Go Yachting have filmed the event.... [more]
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Mystery Chinese sailing junk is finally going home
Sail-World Cruising round-up,
The Free China is an authentic Chinese sailing junk - the oldest surviving wooden Chinese sailing vessel in existence and the last of its kind. Its first fifty years are a mystery, but in 1955 the Free China made headlines when it beat all odds to cross the Pacific with a crew of five young Chinese men and one American diplomat. Now it is going home.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - A fleet divided, keep your enemies close
Sail-World and Volvo Ocean Race,
In the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand (Chris Nicholson/AUS) continue to maintain the lead in Leg 6 to Miami from their inshore position, 20 nautical miles off the Brazilian coast, but the fleet is clearly divided on whether sailing inshore or offshore will pay off.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race leader continues to lose miles
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race - The chasing trio of Class40s continue to close down on the lead boat with two distinct weather systems controlling the leaderboard as the fleet races east of the Caribbean's Windward and Leeward Islands. For the southern group, the NE Trade Winds held firm until late on Tuesday, delivering solid ten to 11 knot speed averages... [more]
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Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 – Enter online Now
Airlie Beach Race Week media,
The Notice of Race for Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 is now able to download from the event website at www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au and online entries are now being accepted. Competitors will need to book directly with Abel Point Marina to secure their berth.... [more]
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Piracy down in Indian Ocean, but up in West Africa, Indonesia
International Chamber of Commerce,
Piracy in the waters east of Africa is slightly down, but it is still a no-go zone for yachts and a nervous crossing for ships. West African shores are experiencing increased piracy attacks, and there have been five kidnappings in Indonesia, according to the Global Piracy Report by the International Maritime Bureau.... [more]
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Five simple steps to Winch wisdom
John Jamieson,
Did you know that in just 15 knots of wind, a large 150% Genoa can exert over 750 pounds of pressure? Or that without the correct number of wraps around a winch, you will lose pulling and hauling power--and need to work harder than necessary?... [more]
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PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup day 3 - Racing conditions at last
PWA,
On day three of the 2012 PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup, the promising forecast did eventually deliver racing conditions. From the beginning of the day, the wind was just below the threshold of the seven knots required to allow racing to begin. Sailors and organizers alike were in a buoyant mood about what the day ahead held in store.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for second place
Heather Ewing,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Visit Finland and New York have been racing neck to neck around the bottom of Baja California overnight as they battle to catch Gold Coast Australia in fluky downwind conditions. 'We've had an encouraging run during the last couple of days and we're trying to keep the distance covered down to a minimum,' Visit Finland's skipper, Olly Osborne, said.... [more]
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PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup - Day 2 and still on standby
Chris Yates,
On day two of the 2012 PWA Reggio Calabria World Cup, there was an air of excitement early on as the day started with glorious sunshine and the anticipation that the thermal winds would kick in and deliver the perfect conditions for racing. However, as the afternoon developed, the weather turned increasingly stormy and inclement, which prevented the wind from strengthening.... [more]
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ISAF releases 2016 Kiteboarding Format Evaluation reports
ISAF,
The 2016 Kiteboarding Format Evaluations were held in Santander, Spain from 21st to 25th March 2012. ISAF has now released the Evaluation and Technical reports.... [more]
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