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Water Sports

Hong Kong all fired up for Rolex Commodores' Cup

Trish Jenkins Sail World 12.05.2010
'Jamie McWilliam leads Team Hong Kong - Rolex Commodores Cup 2010'

With three months to go to the 10th edition of the biennial Rolex Commodores’ Cup, the international fleet has every prospect of being one of the more exotic in recent events.

Entries open for Phuket Race Week

YACHTe.com.au 27.04.2010
Entries open for Phuket Race Week

Registration is now open for Thailand's favourite regatta, Six Senses Phuket Race Week, and the provisional Notice of Race is online for the event that includes five nights of parties that are renowned as the best regatta parties in the region, co...


Phang Nga Bay 'Fun Regatta' gets underway today

Alan Parkhouse Bangkok Post 03.02.2010
Phang Nga Bay 'Fun Regatta' gets underway today

PHANGNGA : Thailand's rapidly growing sailing season gets underway in spectacular fashion today when a big fleet of almost 50 boats sets sail to contest the annual Phang Nga Bay Regatta in picturesque southern Thailand.

Sponsors required for Youth World Championships in Pattaya

PATTAYA : In a world clouded with doom and gloom, there is a bright ray shining at least for Thailand over the Sattahip-Jomtien-Pattaya Eastern Seaboard region. It is an event far removed from the outside turmoil. It is clear skies, sparkling wate...


Australia, China, Hong Kong and Thailand qualify for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Australia, China, Hong Kong and Thailand all secured qualification in the Techno 293 windsurfer events to be held at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Thailand voted favourite sailing venue in Asia

Chanut Nawnarong Infinity Communications 08.12.2009
Thailand voted favourite sailing venue in Asia

Phuket - Thailand was voted the favourite sailing venue in Asia and the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta best regatta in Asia, according to a recent survey. The survey found also that the Regatta generated approximately 40 million baht for the Island eco...


Singapore Top YOG Asian Qualifiers In Thailand

International Sailing Federation 30.11.2009
The top six male and top three female finishers celebrate their success

Singapore won both boy's and girl's YOG qualification events at the Byte CII Asian Championships, whilst Thailand, Malaysia and China all secured their places at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker, a 13-year-old Dutch girl, has been taken into the custody of child protection officers after a court blocked her bid to make a solo sailing voyage around the world.


Laura Dekker will find out on Friday whether the Dutch Court will back her record attempt.

A Dutch Court will decide the fate Friday of 13-year-old Laura Dekker, either making her a potential world-record-breaking sailor, or returning her to school.

In Turkey to Catch the Wind

SEBNEM ARSU The New York Times 18.08.2009
Antoine Albeau of France won the men’s slalom competition off the coast of Alacati last week.

ALACATI, Turkey — Once, this was a sleepy fishing village overlooking a bare bay, swept with a consistent wind that eventually caught the eye of a sport that longed for its northerly breezes. Once Alacati was discovered, the bay became a windsurfe...


The Fastnet Race goes from Cowes to southern Ireland and back to Plymouth

Icap Leopard, which was the first boat over the line in the 2007 Fastnet Race, has repeated the feat in the 2009 race.

Michael Phelps celebrates after being named the top male swimmer at the FINA World Championships in Rome on Sunday.

Triumphant Michael Phelps did not need to rely on hi-tech swimsuit wizardry to reaffirm his worth at the world aquatics championships.


Phelps Rebounds Amid Boycott Threat

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 29.07.2009
Michael Phelps swam the 200-meter butterfly in 1 minute, 51.51 seconds, eclipsing his own record of 1:52.03 that he set in the 2008 Olympics.

The suit had to go. Michael Phelps made the decision Wednesday night after warming up for the final of the 200-meter butterfly at the swimming world championships.

Super suits making a mockery of swimming record books

Five more world records yesterday took the tally to 11 in two days at the World Championships here and had it not been for the timing of events, Gemma Spofforth, of Great Britain, would have made it 12. Her 58.74sec in the second semi-final of the...


Records Fall, and It’s Only Day 1

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 26.07.2009
Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Matt Grevers after Nathan Adrian capped a 4x100 relay win for them at the world championships.

Despite the wishes of swimming purists, world records were dropping faster than coins in the Trevi Fountain on Sunday.

Zac Sunderland

A Southern California teenager has serious bragging rights: After docking back in his home state late Thursday morning, Zac Sunderland, 17, from Thousand Oaks, can claim to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone.


Miss GEICO Sets World Kilo Record

AMF Offshore Racing 13.07.2009
Miss GEICO Sets World Kilo Record

Three-time World Champion Miss GEICO powered by AMF Offshore Racing, LLC ("AMF") added to its staggering collection of racing records by shattering the World Record Kilo Run in Sarasota, Florida.

Michael Phelps breaks 100-meter butterfly record

Kevin Van Valkenburg Los Angeles Times 10.07.2009
Michael Phelps swims a preliminary heat in the 100-meter butterfly on Thursday.

Phelps posts a time of 50.22 seconds, finally passing the mark of 50.40 set by Ian Crocker in 2005.


Swimmer flashes her bum in embarrassing wardrobe malfunction

Poor Italian swimmer Flavia Zoccari found herself in a tight spot when her bathing suit split before a showpiece event.

New yacht race may start from HK

Hong Kong will likely be the starting point of a new world-class yacht race series bringing together 10 teams that will run parallel to the America's Cup competition, organisers say.