America's Cup under cloud after sailor's death

Andrew Simpson

America's Cup officials are pressing on with an investigation of the capsize of a catamaran that killed Briton Andrew Simpson, seeking answers to keep the event afloat.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 3:52am

Catamaran comes with the home

When you party in the Caribbean, don't you just have to have a luxury yacht outside your door? Cove Spring House on Barbados is not for sale, but Nick Guezen, of Luxury Retreats, says it's been discussed and if it were on the market it would be listed in excess of US$70 million.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Sailors learn the ropes on how to stage a mega event

It helps when you know the ropes in Hong Kong. There are many parallels between competitive rugby and sailing, says former Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club commodore Harald Dudok van Heel.

29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Welcome to extreme sailing

Nick Maloney knows a few things about thrill seeking. So when he talks, it pays to listen.

As a sailor at least, the Australian 41-year-old has pretty much seen and done it all, from crewing in the America's Cup to circumnavigating the globe three times.

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

'Formula One of Sailing' hits harbour

The promotional material has been heralding the Extreme Sailing Series Asia as the 'Formula One of Sailing' but Tan Wearn Haw paints a different picture.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Time to set sail

Name: Peter Wilkins Age: 29 Occupation: Sailing coach

Young Post: What inspired you to take up sailing as a hobby, and eventually as a career with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club [RHKYC]?

Wilkins: I started sailing when I was 10. I guess I was influenced by my family, as my father was very passionate about it. He gave me my first lesson.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day

Hong Kong Hobie Club Open Day

The club is hosting an open day for novice and expert sailors of all ages. It will be a day out on the beach with a barbecue and a chance to sail on the catamarans. Sat, 1pm-5pm, To Tei Wan Beach, Tai Tam, free. Inquiries:

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Nine hurt in ferry accident

Nine passengers on a catamaran were slightly injured when the vessel rammed into the China-Hong Kong Ferry Pier yesterday.

The accident happened about 4.30pm as the catamaran from Zhongshan with 191 passengers and 11 crew was about to dock.

Many of the passengers who were standing near the exit were thrown to the floor by the force of the impact.

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

106 hurt in 2 fog-bound sea crashes

A total of 106 people were injured in two separate collisions in Hong Kong waters within an hour yesterday morning, as thick fog cut visibility to as little as 100 metres.

In the worst accident, 104 people were injured, two seriously, when a mainland-bound high-speed catamaran and a cargo boat collided off Tsing Yi at 8.10am.

18 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Shing out for Hobie honours

Hong Kong: Former Yachtsman of the Year Tong Shing will spearhead the Hong Kong challenge at the eighth Hard Rock Cat Hobie Asian Classic which gets under way in Cheung Chau today.

1 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Breathtaking victory takes Atmosphere to new record

Benoit Lesaffre's Atmosphere grabbed line honours in the San Fernando Race with a record-breaking sail that eclipsed Lawrie Smith's decade-old mark of two days, two hours and two minutes.

The 50-foot catamaran Atmosphere set a new standard of two days, one hour and 52 minutes after enduring a tense last few hours with Sam Chan's Ffree Fire.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Catamaran collision

A Shekou-bound catamaran with 35 passengers and 11 crew members and a Chinese trading vessel collided off Tsing Yi Island last night. A woman passenger, 50, who suffered leg injuries was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital.

8 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Austal builds Ireland ferry

Irish Continental Group has purchased an Auto Express 86 vehicle-passenger catamaran from West Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships. The vessel is due to enter service in mid-1999.

The 86-metre vessel, to be operated on the Holyhead-Dublin route, will offer four return crossings a day.

21 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Speed-lovers making waves

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So realistic is the feeling of being on water, you feel you need a towel.

21 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Catamaran suspended

The 7.40 am catamaran service from Tuen Mun to Central will be suspended from tomorrow until January 19 for regular maintenance. It will be replaced by a hoverferry.

5 Jan 1998 - 12:00am