In The Spotlight
Three days of competition saw eight international teams battle it out in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for the right to lift the trophy in the 2016 California Insurance Match Racing International Regatta. Friday started off in painstaking conditions with the first match lasting 40 minutes and 7 seconds - this was a theme that was to continue over the three days of racing.
A nail biting conclusion to the preceding five day of racing all came down to the medal races at the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup Finals today at Abu Dhabi. There were outstanding performances in all classes, some Championships won with a race to spare and others came down to the wire.
The fourth day of the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup Finals here at Abu Dhabi (5-9 April) was disappointing said both the Race Officers, Ilker Bayinder and Hong Lock Kit as they hoisted the flags indicating there would be no more racing today (Friday) on both the courses.
Another light start to the day, with 2 knots the only breeze sniffing around the race track at the scheduled start time of 1230 hours. Everyone waited for the sea breeze to set in, which eventually delivered around 1445 hours. Racing got underway in the late afternoon in a 5-6 knot breeze, increasing to 10-11 knots as the day progressed.
This is the story of how surfing (Kite, Wind, SUP) has begun in Myanmar!
Myanmar Wave Rider Cup 2015 was held in Ngwe Saung on the 28th-31st of October 2015 at the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Resort. This is the first event of its kind in Myanmar.
We hope you will find this movie inspirational as we wanted to share with the world how the power of surfing and the sport of sailing can make a positive difference.
The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships 2015 will be held at Langkawi, Malaysia during 27 Dec 15 to 03 Jan 2016. Competitors from more than 80 nations will participate at this event making it as one of the biggest ever in the hstory of the Championships...
The government of Japan is committed to creating our future through the power of sport by reaching more than 10 million people in over 100 countries until 2020.With the Sport for Tomorrow Programme, Japan aims to be involved in the promotion of sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, including assistance to developing countries; training future sport leaders at the new international sport academies; and further protect and promote the values of sport by extending anti-doping initiatives globally.
7 years after its inception, Oman Sail is going from strength to strength, and recently took on the Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth. We met the team behind their success and discuss the technical difficulties of controlling a cutting edge trimaran.
The 2016 Rolex China Sea Race will start tomorrow 23 March 2016 in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour and will finish 565nm later in Subic Bay in the Philippines. This year marks the 28th edition of this biennial Offshore Category 1 race, run under the auspices of RORC since 1972. Organising authority Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is hosting 33 local and overseas boats at its Kellett Island base prior to the start, including entries from Australia, China, Japan, Philippines, Russia and Singapore.
The first ever Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman gets underway in less than one month. Preparations are already in full swing for this America’s Cup event, which is set to be watched by millions of sporting fans around the world, many of them turned on to sailing through the intense action, close competition, and dynamic sailors that are a hallmark of racing in the America’s Cup.
The Sultanate of Oman will create a rare slice of sporting history when it becomes the first country in the Middle East to host America’s Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman in February 2016.
Extreme Sailing Series – Set against the iconic Istanbul landmarks of the Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque, the consistently dominant Extreme 40 team from Oman, The Wave, Muscat powered to a fifth Act victory in the penultimate Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™. The eight-strong fleet provided a thrilling spectacle for the thousands of spectators gathered on the shoreline with extremely sharp, close-quarter manoeuvres.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volvo Ocean Race-winning team – has finished the ninth and final leg of the gruelling round the world competition with a fifth place finish in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Extreme Sailing Series – After another day of adrenaline-fueled Extreme 40 racing in winds that topped well over 25kts in the gusts, defending champion Leigh McMillan and his team on The Wave, Muscat put in another solid performance to claim overall victory in Cardiff for the third consecutive year.
Billed as 'Asia's fun regatta', The Bay Regatta 2016 is set to welcome over 40 yachts and more than 250 competitors to the four-day inter-provincial regatta that starts and finishes in Phuket and races through some of the best sailing grounds in the world. Now in it's 19th year, the regatta will take place 17th to 21st February and is organised by Regattas Asia.
With less than month to go until the entry deadline for this year’s Rolex China Sea Race, the entry list already features 30 boats committed to this 565nm Category 1 Offshore race which will start on 23 March in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and finish, depending on the size of boat and the conditions encountered, anything from two to five days later in the Philippines at Subic Bay.
Marriott Rewards Around The Island Race – Starting at 0830hrs this morning at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Causeway Bay, 232 boats gathered on two start lines in eight to ten knots of easterly breeze hoping to be able to race the full 26nm circumnavigation to starboard.
Sai Jun, a crew member aboard Ark323 of Noah’s Sailing Club (NSC), was swept overboard from the boat when sailing near the Vietnamese coast at 2350h local time (1650h GMT) on 25 October.
Abu Dhabi sets the stage for a fascinating conclusion to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup this week, with the sport's top athletes heading into four days of intense race competition at the end of a year-round journey towards gold medal glory.