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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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com 'Fantastic' Fischer inspires Ragamuffin to victory Eighty-seven-year-old America's Cup veteran Syd Fischer was held up as a glowing example for all young sailors after he helped Australian maxi Ragamuffin ...

  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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Mahony putting faith in strategy over luck Jonathan Mahony had already mapped out the best way to skipper Zanzibar to a successful title defence at the Rolex China Sea Race which got underway in Victoria Harbour on Wedne ...

  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 G ...

  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& ...

  5. 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 rescue Halfway between China and San Francisco, British sailor Andrew ...

  6. Sport - China - SAILING

    Mainland sailor dreaming on an ocean wave

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

    ... and was lucky to be picked. Sailing is a relatively new sport in China and I'm fortunate to be in this position," Song said. "If I'm able to complete this race and become the first Chinese woman to sail around the world, I'm sure it will raise the profile of the sport at home and that is my aim." The race solely for amateurs and held every two years ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    John Bertrand takes his winning formula from the sea to the pool

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Man who broke sport's longest winning streak now aims to revitalise Australian swimming Bertrand takes winning formula from sea to pool John ... sport's longest winning streak- 132 years- and took the America's Cup from the United States home to Australia reveals the answer: "Ah, your majesty, there is no second". "The ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Sevens regular drops anchor in Hong Kong stopover

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 01:01am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Among the Round-the-World competitors stopping for repairs was a familiar face- that of former England captain Ollie Phillips Sevens regular drops anchor in HK stopover Ollie Phillips has been to Hong Kong many times. Bu ...

  9. 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

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Round the World boats will arrive at weekend as precaution after series of rigging woes Clippers to stop over in Hong Kong for repairs The 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will make an enforced stopover in Ho ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Can China rule the waves again?

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 09:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... knew about or were interested in the sport. But that is all changing. "Ever since we started winning medals at the Olympics in sailing, the profile has risen and more people are taking notice. This is another step towards the goal of making the sport popular across China." Our aim is to have a crew of which at least half will be Chinese... [and] one day down the line, ...




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