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  1. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Volvo round-the-world fleet set to fill their sails

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Alicante The 39,000 nautical mile race starts with the first leg in Cape Town Volvo round-the-world fleet set to fill their sails The Volvo Ocean Race makes its long-awaited start today as a fleet of seven boats set off on their nine-month adventure with the first leg to Cape Town. This is the 12th edition of the race, which is run every three years, and first ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Hong Kong windsurfers in stunning comeback for best medal tally yet

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:17am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... was third before yesterday's last two men's RS:X races, but a win and a third-place finish in race 11 and 12, respectively, earned him a silver medal in his Asian Games debut. Coupled ... men's mistral and women's RS:X events before the last two races. I could not afford to make any mistakes or my medal hopes would have evaporated Andy Leung Hong Kong won one gold and two ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Five challengers sign up for America's Cup

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:45pm by NYT

    ... Ainslie Racing, Sweden's Artemis Racing and Team France have passed muster and paid the US$1 million first half of the entry fee. That's an increase of two challengers from the last ... and Artemis Racing was set back by a training accident that killed British Olympian Andrew Simpson. Nearly 11 months after Oracle Team USA's victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Team New Zealand beat deadline for America’s Cup challenge

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:27am by Reuters

    ... The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) issued the challenge late on Thursday on behalf of Team New Zealand, the organisation that funds and races in the regatta. All challenges had ... in the last America’s Cup in San Francisco last year only for the Americans to roar back and clinch a winner-takes-all final race and retain the trophy 9-8. The team, partly funded by New Zealand’s ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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