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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Defending champion Wild Oats XI trails in Sydney to Hobart race

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Super maxis held three of the top five positions in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Thursday with defending champion Wild Oats XI trailing Perpetual Loyal by three nautical miles late on the first day. Wild Oats XI, attempting to win the annual race for a record-equalling seventh time, was first out of Sydney Harbour ahead of Perpetual Loyal, both ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    'Fantastic' Syd Fischer inspires Ragamuffin to China Sea Race victory

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:44am by Alvin Sallay

    ... example for all young sailors after he helped Australian maxi Ragamuffin 90 win line honours in the 27th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race. "It's something to be 87 and on the rail all ... Ragamuffin was the first in the 34-strong fleet to complete the 565 nautical mile race in 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds. Having successfully maintained a speed of nine to 13 knots for 564 ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Zanzibar skipper Mahony has faith in 'strategy' over luck in Rolex China Sea Race defence

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the Rolex China Sea Race which got underway in Victoria Harbour on Wednesday. "It will be straight down the rhumb line for the first day and then we will have to hedge our bets in the middle and decide which way to go," he laughed. The Humphreys 42 was among a 34-strong fleet which sailed off in the 565 nautical miles Category 1 Offshore Race to Subic Bay in the Philippines. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Teenagers Wilhelm Christensson and Aymeric Gillard take break from studies to to experience thrills of China Sea race

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:59pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com RHKYC youngsters leap at the chance to test their sea legs in voyage to Subic Bay Youngsters ready to test their sea legs in ocean race The youngest sailors in the Rolex China Sea Race, Wilhelm Christensson and Aymeric Gillard, will take a welcome break from their IB studies as they learn the ropes, figuratively speaking, on board Shahtoosh, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Neil Pryde's Hi Fi will be in tune for China Sea Race to Subic Bay

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong sailor, 74, is back to face the challenge of 565 nautical mile competition against 33 others Pryde's Hi Fi will be in tune for race to Subic Bay At 74, Neil Pryde is not the oldest competitor in Wednesday's Rolex China Sea Race- that distinction belongs to America's Cup veteran 87-year-old Syd Fischer- but the Hong ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Ragamuffin faces Chivas Racing in first clash of the super maxis in Asia

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a large number of pros on board," he said. While the smart money may be on Ragamuffin and Chivas Racing, multi-hull Mach2 is a dark horse that seasoned sailors say can win on handicap. Built ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin faces Chivas Racing in what is being billed as the clash of the super maxis in the first matchup of its kind in Asia ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    British sailor Andrew Taylor praises crew after his ocean rescue

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 08:47pm by NYT

    ... Associated Press Andrew Taylor was thrown overboard during The Clipper Round the World Race and faced a situation that has claimed many lives in the past Briton praises crew after ocean ... was within sight of the sloop, which is competing in The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Then he wasn't. "I never contemplated I would die. I did consider whether the boat would find ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Clipper Round the World yachts to stop in Hong Kong as precaution

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:29pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will make an enforced stopover in Hong Kong this weekend after three boats experienced rigging problems. Hong Kong had originally wanted to be a stopover in the global race, which began last September in London and has already visited Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Albany, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and Singapore. But due to the lack of berthing facilities ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Stellar fleet set for Sydney to Hobart yacht race

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney One of the most impressive fields in years will line up for the blue-water classic Stellar fleet set for Sydney to Hobart race Wind conditions are expected to favour bigger yachts at the start of the gruelling Sydney to Hobart race on Thursday but some of the smaller new entrants fancy their chances against the supermaxis in the stellar field. Some 94 ...

  10. Sport - China - SAILING

    Mainland sailor dreaming on an ocean wave

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 10:02pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... one of 12 yachts in the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Race is attempting to become the first Chinese woman to circumnavigate the globe. She is halfway there and it has been a battle on two ... I hear her voice when I call her. She cheers me up and I try to cheer her up. It's not easy. It feels so good to hear her voice, though I cry sometimes," Song said. The Clipper Race ...




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