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Small boats, big ambitions in long march

China Team are taking their pledge to create a yachting nation to the boatyard, designing and buying a fleet of small training yachts for their sailing academy.

Sunday, 22 April, 2007, 12:00am

Jumping ship

FED UP WITH noise, insects, and seeing her children spending their time sitting indoors watching television, Anna Lovell Knight decided this year that she'd had enough of apartment life. So, together with husband Martin and children Milly, eight, and Josh, five, she moved onto a boat moored at Discovery Bay Marina.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Young crew aims to sail around Britain in record time

When Hong Kong yachtsman Simon Townsend felt that first thrill as the wind filled his sails and bore him over the seas, he knew he had found his calling.

'I love being on the water. When you can't see land and there is just the sea lapping up against the hull and the wind in the sails, there is no other feeling, really,' said the 21-year-old.

7 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Wet 'n' wild

A racing yacht isn't the place to be if you don't know your spinnaker from your mainsail ... as the crew of the 15-metre cruiser Kiboko would tell you. The salty old sea dogs, pictured here with skipper Peter Churchouse at the helm, came home first in their class, and seventh overall, in the recent Round the Island race ...

26 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Sales of luxury boats far from sunk: dealers

Boat dealers say many people are still keen to spend large amounts on the craft of their dreams despite the faltering economy.

While belt-tightening has driven prices down and hit the second-hand market hard, top-of-the-range speedboats and yachts remain popular.

9 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Drennan captures early regatta lead

Australian Noel Drennan took the early advantage by winning the first race of the OOCL World Etchells Championship yesterday off Lamma Island.

Drennan rounded each mark in first place and kept position down the final leg to win from compatriots Colin Beashel and John Bertrand.

10 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Dane grabs early edge over Etchell rivals

DENMARK'S Poul-Ricard Hoj-Jensen raised hopes of a good run in the OOCL World Etchells Championships when he won the practice race yesterday off Lamma Island writes Nazvi Careem.

With excellent wind speeds of around 20 knots, only five boats completed the two-mile course with the rest of the fleet using the race to gain a measure of their opponents.

9 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Crack field sets sail for Fifteens glory

SIX existing and former world champions, including current title-holder Roger Craddock, will take part in this month's International Flying Fifteens World Championships in Clearwater Bay.

New Zealand's Craddock won on Whiffler in last year's World Championship and is one of five Kiwi crews competing in the regatta from October 23-30.

13 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Bookie favours Snow

MAXI yacht Brindabella, owned by George Snow, has been made a 2-1 favourite for the 630-mile Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race starting on December 26.

Northern Territory bookmaker Wayne Cross, who holds the official race book, said he could shorten Brindabella's odds if blustery northerly winds were forecast for the race start.

15 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Pryde and Ellis take top honours

WIZARD and High Flyer tuned up for this month's China Coast Cup with impressive performances in the Champagne Mumm Port Shelter Regatta yesterday.

High Flyer, Neil Pryde's new Farr-designed Beneteau, won the best in regatta award.

11 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Bertie is perfect stand-in

YACHTING judge Bertie de Speville put aside his rule book to show he is still a class competitor on the water by scoring an upset win in the annual Champion of Champions match-racing series in Junk Bay yesterday, writes Bruce Macdonald.

The series brings together the champions of the various racing classes in Hongkong in a once-a-year round-robin clash in one-class craft.

31 May 1993 - 12:00am