In Hong Kong - Lipton Trophy today, Tommy Bahama Around the Island tomorrow.

 
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 10 Nov 2012
 




Tommy Bahama Around The Island Race 2012
RHKYC,
On Race Day, from 0830hrs, the race will feature two start lines and a total of 20 starts for sailing boats at RHKYC's Kellett Island clubhouse, while a record 22 outrigger canoes and eight coastal rowing boats will start and finish in the calmer surroundings of RHKYC's Middle Island sailing and rowing centre.... [more]
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Phuket King's Cup Regatta leads Phuket's sports tourism drive
Phuket King's Cup,
The full complement of classes for the 2012 race year include IRC Zero (international 'Grand Prix' boats), the highly competitive IRC1, IRC2, IRC3, Premier, Sport Boats, Modern Classic, Bareboat Charter, Multihull, Firefly 850 Sports, Classic and Cruising classes.... [more]
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Singapore 2012 SB20 National Championship
Chris Holmes,
The Singapore SB20 National Championship was held over the weekend of 4-5 November at raffles Marina in Singapore. A competitive fleet of eight boats made the start on Saturday and Sunday, and was greeted by a very pleasant force 2-3, with perhaps some stronger gusts.... [more]
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Bird's Eye View of before and after Hurricane Sandy
Des Ryan,
It is difficult for those not affected to envisage the scope of Hurricane Sandy. However, thanks to photos from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), here is a bird's eye view of before and after the worst Atlantic Hurricane on record hit the north east coast of North America.... [more]
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America's Cup: Luna Rossa trains on the Hauraki Gulf
Sail-World,
The Italian America's Cup Challenger, Luna Rossa was out on the Hauraki Gulf on Friday for what appeared to be a good training session in a light onshore breeze, which later changed to a moderate offshore breeze as she entered the Waitemata Harbour.... [more]
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Waka Racing: Shoot to end AWMRT season how we started it!
Garth Ellingham,
So far the Alpari World Match Race Tour 2012 season has been a bit up and down for all of us involved with Waka Racing. After a cracking start to the season winning Match Race Germany, then following that up with third and fourth places in Korea and Sweden this should have had us placed right near the top of the leaderboard come the business end of the season.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Final countdown underway
Vendee Globe,
For the Vendée Globe, weather forecasts look promising for the 20 solo skippers who start the seventh edition of the 28,050 mile solo non-stop around the world race tomorrow, Saturday at 1302hrs (French time, 1202hrs UTC). The final hours before the start are never, ever easy to deal with.... [more]
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Sailing enthusiasts invited to vote for Yacht Racing Image of the Year
Bernard Schopfer,
Sailing enthusiasts are invited to vote for their favourite yacht racing photo on the World Yacht Racing Forum Facebook Page. The ‘Yacht Racing Image of the Year 2012', presented by Mirabaud and Cie Private Bankers, is open to professional photographers from all over the world.... [more]
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ISAF Conference: Near-miss for Windsurfing in Olympic re-open call
Richard Gladwell,
The ISAF Council failed to support moves to re-open the topic of the 2016 Olympic Events and the vexed issue of Windsurfing and Kiteboarding. The move to re-open the decision made at the Mid-Year meeting of the ISAF Council in Stresa, Italy failed to gain the threshold of 75% support... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Skippers come together for final press conference
Vendee Globe,
With an audience of more than two hundred media, Bruno Retailleau, the President of the Vendée General Council, accompanied by Louis Guédon, the mayor of Les Sables d'Olonne, Patricia Brochard the Co-President of the Sodebo and Denis Horeau, Vendée Globe race director presented the twenty skippers who will take part in the imminent Vendée Globe.... [more]
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WMRT Monsoon Cup - Everything to play for in Malaysia
AWMRT,
In a month's time, the world's top match racers will descend upon Malaysia for the final event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour season, the Monsoon Cup. Whilst Bjorn Hansen and Ian Williams are touted as the most likely winners of this year's title, the stats suggest that the Monsoon Cup could well provide a twist in the tale of the season.... [more]
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Record fourth ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for Ainslie
Matt Carter,
Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor ever, was awarded the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for a record fourth time on Tuesday, 6th November. The 35-year-old Finn sailor snagged the award at a glittering ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland, with China's Laser Radial sailor Lijia Xu named as the female world sailor of the year.... [more]
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Another breaching whale lands on boat off South Africa
Lee Mylchreest,
Apart from not sailing during the migration season, an underwater collision with a whale is one of those unavoidable incidents that any sailor dreads; but a whale that breaches on top of your boat is too terrible to imagine. This is the second such incident to occur in South Africa in as many years.... [more]
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David Gilmour earns Asian Match Racing entry at Monsoon Cup
Bernie Kaaks,
T-Best Events SdnBhd, organising authority of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour's (AWMRT) season ending Monsoon Cup together with the Warren Jones Foundation have today announced that the top placed Australian from the 2012 Warren Jones International Regatta will be invited as the Asian Match Racing entry to the upcoming Monsoon Cup.... [more]
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