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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - SAILING

    17 yachts set sail in Hong Kong to Vietnam race

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:36pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter They're off! Some 17 yachts set sail when the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam race began in overcast conditions in Victoria Harbour on Thursday. It was the first time the race had started in the harbour as organisers wanted to make the event more attractive. In previous editions, the race had started at Lamma Island. Super-maxis Ragamuffin and Chivas Racing ...

  8. Sport - SAILING

    Ragamuffin races to record with Syd Fischer at the helm

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 12:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com America's Cup veteran praises crew after winning Hong Kong to Vietnam race Five-time America’s Cup sailor Syd Fischer added another feather to his cap when Ragamuffin 90 set a new race record and grabbed the line honours in the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race today. Fischer’s Dubois 90 smashed the old mark by more than four minutes, ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    First Harbour start for Hong Kong to Vietnam yacht race

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:44pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Organisers hope switch from Lamma will make Hong Kong event a match for Sydney-Hobart Spectacular Harbour start for Vietnam race Yachts competing in the Hong Kong to Vietnam race will, for the first time, set off today from Victoria Harbour- a move organisers hope will help make the event as spectacular as the world- famous Sydney to Hobart ...

  10. 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

    ... 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 beckons Big Blue It is being billed as the first super maxi clash in Asia and one that Geoff Hill, master and commander of the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, believes will raise the profile ...




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