Water Sports

China Coast Regatta 2011 takes place in Hong Kong

Organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) and awarded Asian Regatta of the year 2011 (Asian Marine and Boating Awards), China Coast Regatta 2011 takes place this week in Hong Kong. Regarded as a “sailors’ regatta” due to the physical and tac...

Hong Kong, Guadalajara and Kazan bid for 2015, 2017 swim worlds

Hong Kong, Guadalajara in Mexico and Russia’s Kazan are the only cities to have submitted formal bids to host either the 2015 or 2017 world championships, swimming’ s world governing body FINA announced on Tuesday.


Yacht Regatta Cancels Hong Kong Leg After City Says Skippers Lack Licenses

Organizers of the fourth China Cup International Regatta, a series of yacht races that has attracted teams from more than 20 countries, have cancelled the Hong Kong leg after city officials said some crews didn’t have the correct license.

Hong Kong all fired up for Rolex Commodores' Cup

Trish Jenkins Sail World 13.05.2010
Hong Kong all fired up for Rolex Commodores' Cup

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.


In Turkey to Catch the Wind

SEBNEM ARSU The New York Times 19.08.2009
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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...

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


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Polytechnic University trainers yesterday basked in the glory of China's first male swimming champion Zhang Lin who the mainland media have now equated to icons Yao Ming and Liu Xiang.

Phelps Rebounds Amid Boycott Threat

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 30.07.2009
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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.


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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 27.07.2009
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Despite the wishes of swimming purists, world records were dropping faster than coins in the Trevi Fountain on Sunday.


Michael Phelps breaks 100-meter butterfly record

Kevin Van Valkenburg Los Angeles Times 10.07.2009
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Phelps posts a time of 50.22 seconds, finally passing the mark of 50.40 set by Ian Crocker in 2005.

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


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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.

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Great Britain’s gold-medal chances at next month’s World Championships have been hit after sportswear firms forced a U-turn on plans to ban a new generation of performance-enhancing suits.


Swimmer Competes Again After Failed Bid for Beijing

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 15.05.2009
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Seated between the 2008 Olympians Mark Gangloff and Peter Vanderkaay in a news conference Thursday, Mary DeScenza might have endured it with a sour face, disappointment rising in her throat like bile, as they talked about the Olympics and their af...

Back in the Pool, Phelps Is Mapping a New Course

KAREN CROUSE The New York Times 13.05.2009
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Delivering multiple golds was going to be like labor: an all-out push for the Beijing Olympics, followed by a breather, then another hard push for the 2012 Games in London.


Demanding Bowman puts Hoff through paces

Kevin Van Valkenburg baltimoresun.com 06.05.2009
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Seeking elusive gold, swimmer adjusts to new coach's rigorous program

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American swimming sensation Michael Phelps is set to compete in his first race since winning a record eight gold medals at last year's Beijing Olympics.


A new wave of surfers to compete at Lower Trestles

Pete Thomas Los Angeles Times 28.04.2009
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The 6.0 Lowers Pro roster includes a big contingent of next-generation athletes who will challenge many of the world's top-ranked surfers this week.

Swimming tries to get a grip on high-tech suits

Christopher Clarey International Herald Tribune 20.03.2009
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Some distant day, when Michael Phelps can puff away in peace and swimming records are no longer cheaper than Wall Street stocks, what happened to Therese Alshammar in Australian waters this week may look like the beginning of the end of an age of ...